Francis and Blake Falls are Siamese twins who live in a neat little room in a rundown hotel. While sharing some organs, Blake is always fit and Francis is very sickly. Into their world comes a young lady, who turns their world upside down. She gets involved with Blake, and convinces the two to attend a Halloween party, where they can pass themselves off as wearing a costume. Eventually Francis becomes really ill, and they have to be separated.
Winner of the Grand Jury prize at the 1997 Slamdance Film Festival, Daniel J Harris’ foul-mouthed indie takes a look at the wasted lives of five middle-age traveling salesmen who sell bibles and guns. Harris’ ultra-campy tale is set-off when it’s announced that the company’s big wigs are going to shut down the Anaheim branch if the salesman working there don’t get a grip on their shoddy sales numbers. To save their jobs, the Anaheim crew travels west and encroaches upon the sales territory of the company’s Las Vegas branch thus waging a violent turf war.
TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman’s off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it becomes clear that the steambath is a sort of Afterlife, where indifferent souls come to tell their stories to God who happens to be the attendant picking up the towels.
In this heartwarming drama, a dying widow “abducts” a trio of women suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and embarks upon a journey to the title Texas town in order to fulfill her lifelong fantasy of seeing the ocean.
At the end of his senior year of high school, Tommy finds his education in the form of Diana. His friend Ralph learns the lesson from Ms. Jackson. Without knowing what would soon be awaiting them after meeting the older women, Tommy and Ralph form a rock band as a path to unlimited sexual opportunity. The story unfolds, through the promiscuous, funny and sometimes touching lives of the young band members. By the end of Tommy’s senior year, he’s ready to take on the world.
A tribute to graffiti art and the city where it all began. Blest, a 19-year-old graffiti writer, has just graduated from high school. With no ambition toward mainstream goals of work and family, he spends his time bombing the city with graffiti messages until he and his crew become the most wanted bombers by the corrupt NYPD Vandal Squad. He even attracts major media and gallery attention for his tags. As they fight with their spray cans and their tags, Blest meets a political activist, Alexandra. Soon after, Blest’s relationship with Buk 50 and the crew fragments as Blest ponders his position in life.
Described by Meredith Monk as a “memorial piece for a world at war” and an “opera in three movements,” Quarry is a typically difficult-to-classify multimedia piece by Monk, combining dance, song, film, and theatrical performance. Set during World War II, Quarry is told from the expressionistic perspective of a sickly child (played by Monk), whose idyllic domestic life becomes increasingly distorted and terrifying as news of the world enters her home and reshapes her imagination.
Manhattan-based writer Rich falls victim to AIDS in As Is. Virtually abandoned by friends and family, Rich is looked after by his gay lover, photographer Saul. Based on a play by William M. Hoffman, As Is wisely avoids editorial comment on the principals’ lifestyle, nor does it wallow in the tragedy of the situation.