Inspired by the uprisings of the Arab Spring, filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman embarks on an exploration of his roots in 1970s Chile, where as a child he witnessed the first peaceful socialist revolution in history. Fascinated by the transformative power of art, Dorfman uncovers the power and legacy of his father’s controversial book How to Read Donald Duck, which the military junta burned and banned for exposing Disney’s hidden capitalist messages. When Occupy Wall Street explodes in New York City, Dorfman, camera in hand, begins a new quest -- for the spirit of the Chilean Revolution in the euphoria of the Occupy Movement. A story of courage, defeat, and resistance, this trans-American film examines whether revolutionary consciousness can awaken our imaginations in a world seduced, and flattened, by capitalism and white supremacy.
Tommy is a sixty year-old man with an ASD and the life-long dream of singing with a Big Band. Against all odds, armed with his golden voice and his all-american optimism, Tommy embarks on a quest to have the "world on a string". Please help us finish the film! Your contributions are tax deductible! Visit htttp://www.tommythemovie.com
Filmed during the tumultuous summer and fall of 2011, Monsieur Contraste follows the adventures of Jean-Christian Rostagni, a French photographer living in the American South who would rather stay true to the purity of his art than satisfy what he sees as the demons of marketing. When his wife gives him one year to make it as an artist or get a real job, he lands a gallery show that could be his last chance.
Winner of the Full Frame Jury Award for Best Short, Best Cinematography at the Charlotte Film Festival - screened around the world, finally available for your enjoyment! Musician and band leader John Brown is about to live the dream of his life: to make a big band Jazz recording. Set in the legendary recording studios of Mitch Easter, this short film takes you into the body and soul of what it means to be a Jazz musician today. Starring the John Brown's Big Band and John Brown Trio with Cyrus Chesnut.