When wanna-be director Beatrice is forced to reckon with her actress roommate Hanah’s fiance Brady — who becomes the unlikely inspiration for the filmmaker’s documentary — their lives and art seem to fold into each other, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.
Held hostage by her abusive father Albur, sixteen year old Zadie Emerson desperately fights to get free and start a new life. When she awakens a mysterious power within her, however, she must decided between using it to runaway or exacting her revenge.
Brilliant and esteemed architect John Roebling is injured in a freak accident just as construction begins on his greatest work, the Brooklyn Bridge, leaving the project in the untested hands of his son, Washington.
The famed Cyclone, Coney Island’s historic roller coaster, celebrates it’s 90th birthday this year. In our short documentary, we look at the popular Luna Park ride and its long history, as told through the eyes of the people who have helped operate her, and the frenzied fanatics who ride her day after day.
Singer John Hemmer reunites with his band of showgirls from the famed Lou Walters Latin Quarter nightclub in New York City, and in doing so, finds renewed purpose.
A retired performer's memories as a singer are intertwined with facing the rigors and rewards of his past and present, as he discovers resilience along with way.
JOHN HEMMER & THE SHOWGIRLS takes a celebratory peek inside the unique golden age of live entertainment of mid-century America, while considering themes around hidden identities, vanishing histories, personal and shared legacies, and what role community plays in one's vitality as we grow older.