Twists and turns as a clever policeman investigates the death of an abusive businessman who has recently divorced his wife and taken custody of their only child, by revealing her past as a porn star. LAURA LOHNER is his prime suspect in a web of S&M games filled with prostitutes and high class hookers. There’s one problem: Laura has the perfect motive…but she also has the perfect alibi.
When FRANK LOHNER is found shot dead execution style, with six bullets to his body and an unconscious (and drugged) beautiful prostitute at his side, DETECTIVE ADAMS suspects Laura Lohner and sets out to question STAR, the young prostitute about her connections to Laura. As he delves deeper into the suspicious connections between the two women, the detective sets a trap to catch Laura in the act of pulling strings. He convinces Star she too is a victim, even though Laura has been the only one to protect her from her vicious ex-boyfriend SID…who coincidentally acted with Laura back in the day.
As Detective Adams closes in on Laura, he is convinced he can get her to confess, and save Star from her obsession with the manipulative Laura.
But who is playing whom? And who is the real victim?
Benjamin Haad is a 30-year old native New Yorker. He drives a cab in post 9/11 New York City in order to support his obsession for acting, in spite of his Muslim parents’ demand for him to get a real job, get married and get a “life”. But Ben has no time for love and certainly no desire to look for it. He’s headed for Hollywood and nothing’s going to get in his way. Enter Helen Clark, 28, beautiful, smart, and an aspiring photographer irresistible and their relationship rapidly blossoms into something wonderful. Chaos ensues when we discover that Ben is under investigation by the F.B.I. who believes that he may be part of a terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack on the citizens of New York. Ben leads a confused group of agents on a merry chase through the streets of dumb shmuck trying to land a role in a Tom Cruise movie. Ben and Helen’s relationship comes to an abrupt HALT when Helen’s father, a high-ranking retired General, warns her of Ben’s clandestine activities and spirits her away to a secret hiding place leaving the two lovers heart-broken. Helen questions the evidence, which seems irrefutable - or is it? Is Ben a terrorist, a cab driver or just another wannabe actor who cant see past his own cue cards. All is revealed in the final, frenetic surprise ending.
A childless couple celebrates their 7th anniversary with an annual ritual on the night of the Rose Moon. What begins with a romantic effort to get pregnant ends in a petty argument. Speeding off in the fog from a remote restaurant they hit something. What it is and how they leave it will change their lives forever.
A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they’ve brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.
Some Girls is a feature documentary following a group of troubled Latina teens from a Bronx-based suicide prevention program who are transformed by an exploration of their roots via the use of ancestral DNA testing, followed by a trip to the seat of the Americas. On that journey to modern-day Dominican Republic, the white supremacist narratives about American history they've been taught are challenged, leaving them free to reconstruct their own respective identities. What does it really mean to be American? And, more importantly, what does that look like?
Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, and its interconnected systems can easily adapt to slow change. But the natural balance gets disrupted when changes happen rapidly. Our growth and prosperity are changing Planet Earth, and some of those changes may be forever.
Two high school debaters in the 1980s ride home together on a school bus after a tournament. They can talk about anything from nuclear weapons to farm subsidies — but can they talk about how badly he wants to touch her?
A refugee woman finds herself stranded in a foreign land estranged from her family and home. Relying on the kindness from a stranger she finds shelter on a small farm with an aging lonely man. Soon it is apparent that they need each other as his health declines. Together they form a beneficial bond as she fights through her post traumatic experience of her exile and the memory of her sister being stripped away from her.
In an ever-changing corner of New York City, a longtime resident realizes she no longer recognizes the neighborhood that she calls home. Unsure about her future, she is confronted by a young man with a direct link to her past. She is forced to ask: When do we hold on, and when is it time to let go? Shot on 16mm film on location on the Lower East Side. With the closing of the city's last film lab, Off Track Betty is one of the last films ever to be processed in NYC.