Macabee Cohen, whose heyday as a rock musician is long gone, travels the city in a beat-up VW bus, supplying records to local juke boxes. His beloved Lower East Side neighborhood is in turmoil: rampant real estate speculation, tenants on rent strike, art invading the bars, etc. Mac’s personal life is in turmoil, too: his girlfriend dumped him for the Air Force, his neighbor is pressuring him into a green card marriage, his father has left his mother for a younger man, and his brother is sending post cards from his sexual sojourn to all fifty states. Then a mysterious girl appears in his life, and Mac’s obsession to find her becomes a quest of…
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In this crime drama, an African American ex-Army officer forms a militant organization to fight for equal rights and equal pay. Their trouble begins when he and his crusading commandos rob a factory to help pay the bail of jailed colleagues. Loosely based on the 1947 Carol Reed film “Odd Man Out.”
A group of students pay their way through school by forming a pop band called Toomorrow; sonic vibrations from a special instrument called a “tonaliser” cause an extraterrestrial to abduct the group, and have them entertain the Alphoid population.
Franek, a petty criminal and gambler, befriends a man who performs inspections of meat plants. His assistant. Rysio, suspects wrongdoings at the slaughterhouse. Franek, despite his age, cannot find a place in life, with nothing achieved and, what’s more, still not knowing what to do.
An itinerant troupe of show-biz folks arrives in Cactus Creek. This band of traveling players consists of a hammy Shakespearean actor named Tracy Holland; Lily Martin,an ex-hoofer, and the young ingénue, Julie Martin. Edward Timmons is the show’s combination prop man, stage manager and extra, who has aspiration of becoming an actor. While the show is going on, local badman and leader of a bank-robbing gang, “Rimrock” Thomas steals everything that isn’t nailed down. This leads to several complications.
Aya is the Madame who runs a restaurant where geishas meet with their customers to eat, drink, listen to music and sing. Miyako, the daughter of Aya, is a liberal girl but far from the world that surrounds her and her mother. Her best friend is the daughter of one of the best customers in the house and a very rich man who in turn tries to Aya. But the mother and the daughter are in love with the same man.
Lee White, recently married to Katherine Bryant, eyes a vacation from marital responsibilities when Katherine goes out of town to attend a friend’s wedding. But he soon becomes bored and accepts the hospitality of his in-laws, and soon finds himself as a partner in his father-in-law’s real estate business. But, well-meaning as it is, he soon grows tired of his in-law’s interference that it soon results into domestic spats between he and Katherine.
M/OTHER centers on a seemingly stable relationship at the moment when it starts to come apart. Tetsuro, owner of a chain of elegant, loss-making restaurants, is recently divorced; his ex-wife has custody of their eight-year-old son, Shun. Tetsuro now cohabits with a younger woman, Aki, a graphic designer. When Shun comes to stay for several weeks (his mother is in hospital with a broken leg), Aki finds herself cast as his surrogate-mother– or is it that she unconsciously casts herself in the role, to measure herself against the absent ex-wife?