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Art Department (feature film)
Dewey Finn is a hell-raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur. Kicked out of his band and desperate for work, Dewey impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. The private school''s uptight and skeptical head, Principal Mullins, watches on as the ''new sub'' preps the kids for Battle of the Bands.
Greg Focker is head over heels in love with his girlfriend Pam, and is ready to pop the big question. Greg realizes the key to Pam''s hand in marriage lies with her formidable father, Jack Byrnes. A trip to New York for her sister''s wedding seems just the right occasion for Greg to ask Pam to be his wife. But everything that could possibly go wrong, does. Upon his arrival at the family''s picturesque home, Greg is greeted by what appears to be the picture-perfect family. But for a guy who usually resorts to dry wit in stressful situations, Greg is suddenly shooting blanks with Jack, a retired horticulturist--and rather imposing figure. No one is good enough for Jack''s first-born daughter, and the fact that Greg is a cat-hating male nurse with a vulgar-sounding last name is not helping things at all. While Greg bends over backwards to try and make a good impression, his weekend begins with lost luggage at the airport and turns into a series of disasters.
The story of the staging of Marc Blitzstein's 1937 musical "The Cradle Will Rock", which the government placed an injunction against. The actors led the audience through New York to another venue and acted in the auditorium without props or costumes, just one action during the charged Depression-era
Andy Kaufman, who died in 1984 at the age of 35, was considered one of the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic performers of his time. A master at manipulating audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silence, tears or brawls. Whether inviting the audience out for milk and cookies
Shane O'Shea was a 19-year-old, good-looking guy living with his severe dad and two siblings in a small, boring town in New Jersey... until he crossed the river into New York City and entered a world overflowing with luxury, sexual desire and decadence. A nightclub that was nothing less than the cen
Gary is a ticket scalper, and not just any scalper but the best in the business. But he has two problems: a seemingly wealthy competition who is willing to pay way over the odds to beat Gary to tickets, and his ex-wife who wants him to go straight. Although separated, Gary and Linda are still attrac
This return to Auggie Wren's friendly neighborhood cigar store, the same locale viewers visited in "Smoke" (USA/1995), offers a series of love letters to (among other things) marriage, nicotine, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the spirit of living together and getting along in a community of colorful chara
Anthony Curtis is a bright 18-year-old from the Bronx who, in 1968, is stepping into manhood. Choosing not to immediately enroll in college, Anthony decides to leave his mentor Kirby, girlfriend Juanita Benson and her sister Delilah, to enlist in the Marine Corps. His buddy Skip and friend Jose soon join him. It is 1972 when Anthony returns to his neighborhood, only to discover that he is not treated as a hero. Though for a while he manages a part-time job in a butcher''s shop, Anthony, with his girlfriend Juanita, who bore his daughter shortly after he enlisted, is living in an infested South Bronx apartment, barely making ends meet. Afforded little respect, and eventually unemployed and desperate, Anthony feels he has no alternative but to take part in a scheme to obtain some "dead presidents"--a slang term for cash. He believes that one well-executed score will secure a chance at a better life for himself, for his daughter and for the people of his community.
A host of characters, including a disenchanted writer, struggle with their identities in contemporary Brooklyn, New York.
Set in 1907, this satire on health fanaticism in turn-of-the-century America takes place at Dr. John Kellogg''s famous Battle Creek sanitarium, known as the "temple of health."
Sixteen-year-old Drew is a misfit back at home, but during two weeks on Martha's Vineyard visiting his aunt and uncle, he falls in love for the first time and begins to discover who he is.
A comic fable about a man whose victory in a pinochle game gains him a wife.
Story about two working-class sisters who grew up along the Jersey Shore. After five years of estrangement, the older sibling--en route to Riker's Island Prison for welfare fraud--shows up on her younger sister's doorstep, leading to a resumption of their relationship.
A hitman is hired by a yuppie to kill his wife and her baby, but later realizes he can''t go through with it.
Three half-brothers take their ailing father back to France to find the "love of his life," a young woman he left behind following the Normandy Invasion of 1944. The old man dies shortly thereafter, but his three sons know themselves and each other better as a result of their quest.
Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)
On Omri''s ninth birthday, he receives a skateboard, a helmet, a Skeleton Warrior action figure, an old wooden cupboard, and a miniature plastic Indian. That night, Omri finds a special key and locks the Indian inside the cupboard without dreaming of the magic to follow. When Omri opens the cupboard, a three-inch-tall living Indian named Little Bear emerges. Little Bear is from the Onondaga nation, which is part of the Iroquois confederacy; he''s also from 1761, a time when his people are in danger of extinction. Omri hides Little Bear from his family and shares this secret only with his best friend, Patrick. Ignoring Omri''s warnings, Patrick places a plastic cowboy inside the cupboard and another small being emerges--the cowboy Boone, who''s from the 1870s, when the modern world is fast encroaching. The boys will soon discover the many startling consequences of their actions.
Special Thanks (feature film)
A double portrait of two complex minds, and two completely opposing approaches to gay sexuality.
Art Director (special)
A drama presentation on the "American Playhouse" series. A literature professor falls desperately in love with a student.
Art Department (TV Mini-Series)
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