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Nicholas Petron’s grandfather, Rocco Galasso, moved to New York City from Italy with the hopes of making a better life. For eighteen years Rocco served as owner and superintendent of an apartment building where much of his family resided — until the day they were given notice that their building faced demolition to make way for new apartments. Nick remembers the day when everything changed.
Four characters — Wife, Doctor, Husband and Sister — all yearn to solve their problems. Wife is suffering from stomach pain and firmly believes Doctor can cure her. Doctor has no idea how. Husband is secretly hunting for a snake in an empty lot, wearing a beekeeper’s hat. Sister talks a lot, but is she speaking the truth? Life is a constant struggle to find the right answer.
Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez was raised in a small farming community in Southern California in the 1950s. As was common practice at that time, teachers at his local elementary school anglicized the names of the Mexican American students. Ramon became “Raymond,” Maria became “Mary,” Juanita became “Jane.” But in 2nd grade, Chunky remembers a new classmate who proved to be the exception to the rule.
Every day items such as baseballs, dice, pincushions, Christmas lights, golf balls, chess, and monopoly pieces cook up a very unusual meal. One of the most unique video artists of his generation, PES (Western Spaghetti) once again surprises and delights with his signature style of stop-motion animation that recycles the familiar and puts ordinary cooking shows to shame!
After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. They live separate, parallel lives in the same house, never talking, barely even looking at each other. When Walter discovers a long-lost memento of their wedding day, he tries to reignite their old romance. But it brings their equilibrium crashing down, and the couple that can’t agree which way is up must find a way put their marriage back together.
In Ireland, old hand-painted furniture is often associated with hard times many would rather forget. As a result, much of the country’s craft heritage lies rotting in barns and sheds. In Irish Folk Furniture, sixteen pieces of abandoned folk furniture are lovingly restored and returned to daily use. This film was made in a green and environmentally friendly way, using local craftspeople and narrators, cheap secondhand equipment, and natural light.
Having rejected her nudist lifestyle years before, Willy goes home to visit his dying mother. When she dies soon after, Willy tries to return to the naturist community where he grew up, but it proves to be too much for him. He runs into the nearby woods, where he embarks upon an unexpected — and somewhat hairy — adventure. [mature]