The lives of Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman are set against the golden era of Hollywood, HUAC and the issue of McCarthyism of the 1950s. This intimate look at the lives of two of this century’s literary titans follows their tumultuous affair, drinking bouts, career highs and lows, and activities in support of left-wing causes including Hammett’s public avowal of Communism and his membership in the Communist Party and Hellman’s sympathies for the Stalinist regime in the Soviet Union before World War II.
A young man recalls his affair with a young French woman who traveled with him across the United States. They began to drift apart during the trip, and eventually each had affairs with other people before realizing that their relationship had run its course.
All her life Tori has faced poverty, vice and addiction. Still a child, she finds herself hunted by a renegade cop who has been systematically murdering street kids like her.
Barney Barnaby was alone, stuck in a life that seemed to be heading straight to nowhere. He could only find excitement in the larger-than-life world of action films. Looking for a real life adventure, Barney hires a hitman to have himself killed.
In this western adventure set in 1903, four imprisoned cowgirls bust out and begin trailing a famed Irish killer who is planning to assassinate President Teddy Roosevelt. Along the way, the foursome encounter many exciting adventures.
Bruce LaBruce teams up with photographer Rick Castro in a wild re-imagining of Sunset Boulevard, set in 90’s Santa Monica. Anthropologist Jurgen Anger heads to LA to research hustling as a social phenomenon, but after spotting angel-faced hustler Montgomery Ward, he falls hopelessly in love.
A look at the lives of several struggling L.A. musicians. Gwen, a singer-songwriter, is on a quest for the big-time. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, Gwen tries to steal her boss’ boyfriend, a veteran rock producer. The producer, meanwhile, is trying to orchestrate a comeback for an ’80s band.
The relationship between human emotions and the art created is illustrated by a selection of artistic works which span all periods of history and a variety of subjects. Shows ways in which artists use many materials and methods to translate their personal feelings into visual forms: murals, landscapes, portraits, posters, billboards, abstract paintings, cartoons, pop art, sculpture and motion pictures.