Stepping Up follows three New York City high school seniors who have been trained to work as peer college counselors in the under-resourced public schools that they attend. Against the odds, they are determined to be the first in their families to go on to higher education. But they are not stopping there. As they navigate the complex college application process for themselves, they are also helping their peers do the same.
After Peter LaTang’s last living relative passes away, he returns to a small New England town where he grew up. When the bus arrives, he can't find his wallet, so he calls his childhood friend Donald Treeback for some help. What was supposed to be just a ride turns into a long day’s journey through their awkward past.
A Gothic Caribbean love story... Amidst the ruins of a coconut plantation in rural Trinidad, a displaced girl seeking her roots is drawn to a young fisherman who shares her desire to look beyond. Their taboo attraction grows despite family disapproval, political turmoil and mysterious hauntings from ancestral spirits.
Sister Simone is a Catholic nun, a lawyer, an author, and a lobbyist.
The film follows Sister Simone, leader of the historic Nuns On The Bus tour, as she challenges both the Catholic Church and US Government to reclaim their core values. This treacherous and heartwarming journey challenges our notions of religion and politics, the role of government, women and power, our own faith, and our sense of ourselves as a nation.
Fifty miles from Manhattan, a community of Hasidim are building their version of utopia, redefining Judaism in America, and challenging the boundaries between Church and State. This documentary will explore what life is really like inside this village, the appeal and power of ultra-orthodox strain of Judaism, and how its exponential growth is creating new tensions and struggles.
On the eve of selling their family home, a baby boomer empty-nester retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her relocating husband to Kansas. Arriving in the quaint seaside town, she stumbles upon a free-spirited mentor and embarks on a quest for self-discovery. Supported by a local artist, her literary agent and a sexy fisherman, our heroine finds herself anew, an “unfinished woman” ripe with possibility.
Decades after her mother’s death, a young photographer goes on a transcontinental journey to learn about the mother she never knew, and subsequently herself, by revisiting iconic photographers her mother interviewed decades before.
When international artist Peter Bjorn’s much anticipated show is panned by critics he disappears from the art world without a trace. He finds refuge in a remote Polish village, where he is enchanted and transformed by the haunting tones of pipe organ music and the sweet voice of a hiking nun. In the meantime his artwork mysteriously starts selling out in auctions and black markets, ironically making Peter B. sought out by collectors, and museums alike. When Peter B. reads online that he is thought to be dead he decides to go back and confront his past life.
93Queen follows a tenacious group of Hasidic women who are shattering the glass ceiling in their Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhood to start the first all-female volunteer EMS corps in New York City.