Winner of the 2002 Sundance Excellence in Cinematography Award.
A Toxic Comedy Look at Vinyl, The world's second largest selling plastic. With humor, hope and a piece of vinyl siding firmly in hand, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand and co-director Daniel B. Gold travel from Helfand’s hometown to America’s vinyl manufacturing capital and beyond in search of answers about the nature of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
EVERYTHING’S COOL is a film about America finally “getting” global warming in the wake of the most dangerous chasm ever to emerge between scientific understanding and political action.
From director Stephen Ives and writer Michelle Ferrari comes New Orleans, a fascinating portrait of one of America's most distinctive and beloved cities: a small French settlement surrounded by water that ultimately would become the home of America's biggest party, Mardi Gras, and its most original art form, jazz; the site of explosive struggles with both integration and segregation, and a proving ground for national ideas about race, class and equality; a mirror that reflects both the best and the worst in America.
A friend to the famous, a crook to the feds, father, brother, gambler, bum, but most of all Toots Shor was the owner of America’s greatest saloon. Directed by his granddaughter, Kristi Jacobsen, TOOTS is a provocative, loving and unmistakably authentic portrait of the self-made, unapologetic and quintessentially American man who became the unlikely den-mother to the heroes of America’s golden age.
The challenge was to make an innovative PSA about the brutal ugliness of domestic violence for a new organization that supports women transitioning back to life from the shelter.