After a hiatus in her acting career, Toni’s agent gets her a “chemistry read” with the reality show, rapper Top Dogg for his upcoming movie. Their paths have crossed before; now she has to face his entourage, and he has to face his childhood.
The song Singing in the Dark Times was written in December 2016, a month after the presidential election. America had just taken a momentous turn—one that would affect not only social policy but also the temper of the nation. What concerned me then, and does now, is how we, individually and collectively, should respond to powerful, destructive forces. How do we hold on to our personal guidelines for decency when facing a daunting malevolence? I felt compelled to write a song about that, and in my search for a central metaphor I remembered the short poem, Motto, by Bertolt Brecht:
“In the dark times, will there also be singing?
Yes, there will be singing about the dark times.”
Two middle-aged dads just want to spend a quiet day with their daughters at the park. But when an obnoxious group of teens drive by, too fast and too loud, it spurs these aging, disgruntled dads into a self-righteous act of passive-aggression.
2020 Online New England Film Festival | Arlington International Film Festival | Boston Latino International Film Festival | New Haven International Film Festival | Documentary | Maine | Massachusetts | Watch Online Now |
“Back of the House” is a short documentary film about the vital and undervalued role immigrants play in the restaurant industry. The film explores the strength of five Hispanic immigrants and tells their stories coming to and working in the United States. In addition to the personal narratives, three leaders in immigration law and policy: Susan Church, Vincent Rougeau, and Brian Lang bring a unique perspective on how immigration has affected them.
“Joy” is a short film centered around a young woman who gets a job at Reinbeck and Johnson Curtain Company. She quickly realizes how boring this new office really is, but not without finding the rhythm that lies underneath all of the mundane work. Through dance and music, Joy transforms the office and rekindles imagination and wonder in her coworkers. They form new connections with each other while also reconnecting with their own youthful wonder.
After Leigh is cut off from her cold, wealthy mother, and witnesses the arrest of her loving-yet-scheming father, she attempts to support herself by capitalizing on her love of wild mushrooms. But while foraging along the forest floor she discovers a shocking family secret.
Who says that being 90 should stop you from dancing? Our short film, Disco Boomers follows Norman and Gerri as they get their boogie on and keep the romance hot!
Pathosis is a short, psychological, horror film about a woman named Sam, who is visiting her soon-to-be mother-in-law with her fiance. Things begin to spiral out of control for her when she starts seeing a contorted figure following her around the house in the black of night.