Stories from the Stage: Loves Me, Loves Me Not
Is there anything more fickle than the human heart in love? Joe’s marriage proposal turns to be more unexpected than planned; Lauren’s broken heart is held together by one hundred women; and Aaron faces his fear of adventure to embrace his wife’s spirit. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Loves Me, Loves Me Not, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Stories from the Stage: Holiday Surprise
Holidays happen every year but they can bring an element of surprise. Lani’s Thanksgiving cooking mistake becomes a family secret; Phil calls out the monks to break up a street fight between witches and preachers; and Diana leans in for a special New Year’s kiss. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Holiday Surprise, hosted by Wes Hazard.
America ReFramed: Through the Repellent Fence
Follow the creation of a two-mile long ephemeral art installation by Native Americans artists Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist, known as "Postcommodity." Their piece "Repellent Fence" installs floating balloons north and south of the border to represent a metaphorical "stitching" together of the United States and Mexico.
America ReFramed: The Corridor
San Francisco’s Five Keys Charter School: the first high school in the U.S. providing inmates the opportunity to earn a high school diploma to prepare them for successful reintegration into their communities. For many of the inmates, the experience validates their humanity. Is education the first step along the pathway to restorative justice?
America ReFramed: Beyond the Wall
Beyond the Wall revolves around former prisoner Louie Diaz as he works to guide formerly incarcerated men safely through the minefield of life outside of jail. By helping others, Louie is able to maintain his own sobriety and preserve his freedom. But for those with little to no support from the criminal justice system, how will they find hope?
America ReFramed: MILWAUKEE 53206
MILWAUKEE 53206 introduces viewers to a community with the highest rate of incarcerated African American men. The film unfolds through the stories of postal code 53206 residents directly impacted by imprisonment: Beverly Walker and her husband Baron, Chad Wilson, and Dennis Walton, who is creating a support system for men seeking re-entry.
Reel South: First Lady of the Revolution
Henrietta Boggs finds her way to Central America in the 1940s, in search of adventure. Instead, she is swept up in political upheaval, when her new husband is elected president of Costa Rica. First Lady of the Revolution portrays a courageous woman who escaped the confines of a sheltered existence to help nurture a young democracy.
Reel South: Alabama Bound
In the months leading up to the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, gay families in Alabama were fighting discriminatory state laws. Alabama Bound chronicles the roller-coaster ride for gay rights in the South, and a community that lives with frustration and hope in a place where the line between church and state is often blurred.