Local, USA: Opioids from Inside
Follow the journey of three women, all mothers, who have served time in New York State jails for opioid-related crimes. Growing up, these women dreamed of having a family, a career. But these women are not simply addicts, they are mothers and daughters, they are loved and feared, they are abusers and victims, but most of all, they are humans.
Stories from the Stage: Wanderlust
It’s nearly universal - to explore the world and in doing so, learning something about yourself. Julian finds the meaning of home on a road trip; Jeffrey delivers a perfect show to a deserted bar; and Renata goes ghost hunting and discovers we all have a zany side. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Wanderlust, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Stories from the Stage: Uh Oh
“It seemed like a good idea at the time...” Paul fears for his job after posting a saucy FAQ; Ken and his friends discover that staging a public fight can have hair-raising consequences; and Bruce reveals the thrills - and the ultimate downside - of a shoplifting spree. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Uh Oh, hosted by Mike Tow.
Stories from the Stage: In the Dog House
Paying tribute to our canine companions. Robin puts it all on the line for her dream job: a gig on the Oscar Mayer® Weinermobile; the love of two dogs enriches Lina’s life after she is left blind; and Ron comes to understand a tragedy through the loss of his dog. Three storytellers, three interpretations of In the Dog House, hosted by Mike Tow.
America ReFramed: Random Acts of Legacy
Finding a cache of deteriorating 16mm home movies spanning from 1936 to 1951, Ali Kazimi deftly crafts a story of history and memory. Random Acts of Legacy reveals a rare portrait of a creative and enterprising Chinese American family in middle America during the Depression, and offers a counter-narrative to the stereotypes of Chinese Americans.
Stories from the Stage: Road Trip
Road Trip! On the highway where anything can happen, take a ride on a journey that changed everything. Melissa tells us about the night she opened for Bob Dylan; Suzanne drives home with a feisty ram; and Akshobh discovers hospitality and humanity in the wilderness. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Road Trip, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Reel South: See The Keepers
See the Keepers gets up close and personal with big cats, penguins, snakes, Komodo dragons, and their human caretakers at the Memphis Zoo. When Kofi the giraffe faces an uncertain future, the film bears witness to the complexity of caring for animals in captivity, and the love and fortitude of the keepers that care for them.
Reel South: Driven Blind
Dan Parker, a world champion drag racer, struggles to adjust to his new reality after he is blinded in a fiery racing accident. Though visually impaired, Dan has not given up his love of working with his hands, or his love of racing. Driven Blind follows Dan’s single-minded quest to find meaningful work and to get back behind the wheel.