This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
TRU, 37, is a serial bed-hopping lesbian who cannot commit to a relationship or a job for long...that is, until she meets ALICE, 60, a beautiful widow, who has come to town at the last minute to visit her daughter, SUZANNE, 35, a too-busy corporate lawyer and Tru's friend. Alice and Tru begin to forge an unlikely friendship...and more. Suzanne, who has a deeply conflicted relationship with her mother and a complicated past with Tru, becomes increasingly alarmed at the growing bond between Tru and her mother. Tensions escalate after Suzanne witnesses an intimate moment between them. She tries to sabotage the budding romance, but it backfires, as Tru Love is hard to contain.
30 GHOSTS is a documentary that chronicles struggling paranormal investigator Kim Hadfield, as she pursues her dream of capturing proof of the paranormal.
"Behind every man now alive stand 30 ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living". - ARTHUR C. CLARKE
30 GHOSTS chronicles eccentric horse farmer and struggling paranormal investigator Kim Hadfield as she assembles a team of like-minded counterparts in her quest for recognition, respect and to prove to mankind that ghosts exist. Our crew follows Hadfield and her troupe - the Halton Paranormal Group - as they "get their ghost on". These phantasm-hunting females spend their time investigating local eccentrics' homes, as well as boarded-up abandoned houses, often encountering the local police department while doing so. We follow the group as their profile grows, gaining widespread media coverage. But as Hadfield gains experience, her personal and financial life suffer, and we witness the mental strain that this ghostly obsession puts on her. The results are at times tragic, comic, heartwarming and genuinely spooky.
Jana is a faded B-Movie actress on the eve of her 40th birthday. Famous for her roles in Amazon b-movies, she will not let her dream of being a legitimate actress die. With her boisterous young friend and protégé, Li, a bright-eyed optimist who has experienced none of Jana's failures, she goes out into the world every day looking for her big break. She auditions for a director, Derek, who knows her work from the good old days and seems ready to give her a shot at something new, something real. Could this be her big break? No time to dwell on that, as duty calls and she and Li have to get back to the night shift at a Hollywood gentleman's club full of sleazy industry types. One in particular, a dark character named Calvin, would love for Jana to return to her old ways and tries his best to lure her back. Back at home, she tries to find love with her young boyfriend Aron, a nightclub DJ with a hungry nose and a wandering eye. No love there. But, she's still got her faithful agent, Margaret, only she's getting ready to leave a business that bleeds so many people dry. Jana feels that things may finally be going her way despite the problems that surround her. Derek is the golden ticket, and Jana will use all her guile to make sure she hitches on to his star. But at a meeting with the director it becomes readily apparent that he's only interested in Jana as a way to feel out the beautiful and still slightly naive Li. But Jana isn't ready to let a little thing like the truth get in the way of her dream. As her life begins to spiral downward Jana finds herself telling more and more "little lies" to keep her spirits up. The meeting with Derek went "great", her boyfriend "loves her," she doesn't look a day over 25. The next day Jana is 40, her boyfriend's a drug-abuser and a womanizer, her dream role is going to her younger friend, and there's a new girl at her job who she'll be “sharing” her hours with. The pressure boils over and Jana's dream, the thing she's been holding onto with all her strength, finally suffocates. As she destroys everything around her, and her delusions crumble, Jana takes the hardest fall yet.
One man will risk it all to stop the tar sands of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from crossing his land. Shot in the forests, pastures, and living rooms of rural East Texas, Above All Else follows David Daniel as he rallies neighbors and environmental activists to join him in a final act of brinkmanship: a tree-top blockade of the controversial pipeline. What begins as a stand against corporate bullying becomes a rallying cry for climate protesters nationwide. As in his previous film, Mississippi Chicken, director John Fiege puts a human face on a complex case of social injustice, capturing the South in all its drama and contradiction.