Photographer Flo Fox has been documenting the streets of New York City since the 1970s. Now in her sixties and battling multiple sclerosis, lung cancer, and visual impairment, Flo still maintains her feisty spirit and sense of humor. No longer able to hold a camera, she instructs her attendants how to take photos for her. As a hot, young “chick,” she never minded using her looks to get what she wanted; these days she leverages her disability.
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.
Remember when close friends corresponded by letters? When intimate thoughts about life, family, and mortality were written on the page? This is the kind of friendship that Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark shared — a beautiful but complicated relationship maintained over fifty years and hundreds of letters. Shepard is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor. Dark, his former housemate, has been his close friend since their beatnik days in Greenwich Village and now lives a solitary life in New Mexico with his dogs, working at a supermarket deli counter. At first glance, Shepard and Dark are an odd duo — the restless, iconic writer and his happily reclusive pal. When the pair agree to collaborate on a book of their correspondence, it forces them to confront painful memories and personal shortcomings. Shepard & Dark is an honest and often funny meditation on love, companionship, and loneliness, and the remarkable connection of the written word. [mature]
Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his successful career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach, CA. There, he undergoes a radical transformation, changing his name to Slomo and trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades. Some think he’s crazy. Others think he’s a genius. Either way, it’s impossible not to be taken with Slomo’s charisma and unique approach to the puzzle of existence.
Alienated from his friends and haunted by his brother’s death, a young Israeli boy sparks an unusual friendship with a Palestinian boy from the other side of the West Bank separation wall. However, as the political divide intensifies, can this wordless, and unseen, relationship overcome the seemingly inevitable escalation of conflict manifested by the wall’s towering presence? [subtitles]
On a sweltering hot day, a very pregnant Maria (Lauren Ambrose), desperate for a cooling swim, encounters obstacles on her path to the river. Work schedules, mechanical failures, and complex human relationships all seem to be conspiring against her. Maria must rely on her “loving-kindness practice” to improvise the path to a much-needed swim. Featuring Jay O. Sanders, Adam Driver, Michael C. Hall, Kate Skinner, and Ron McLarty. [language]