A documentary about Caroll Spinney who has been Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. At 78 years old, he has no intention of stopping.
In a blend of fiction and reality, Five Star explores the relationship between two men – Primo, an actual gang leader in the East New York Bloods, and John, a young man trying to decide whether gang life is the path for him. As Primo mentors John in the workings of the gang world, a secret threatens both men’s futures. The film is a nuanced portrait of two men struggling with gang life, and an intimate contemplation on manhood in the modern urban environment.
After weeks of traveling through Europe, the immature William finds himself at a crossroads in Copenhagen. Not just another European city, Copenhagen is also the birthplace of his father. When the youthful Effy befriends the older William, they set of on an adventure to find William’s grandfather. Effy’s mix of youthful exuberance and wisdom challenge William unlike any woman ever has. As the attraction builds and William truly connects with someone for the first time in his life, he must come to grips with destabilizing elements of his family’s sordid past.
After giving up on making it in the Chicago improv scene, a young comedian fatefully reconnects with the former love of his life working late one night at a coffee shop in their hometown. Afraid of growing old and alone like his divorced father, Warren must choose between winning her back, or finding the courage to go after his dreams for a second time.
DamNation uncovers how intricately the dams engineered since the industrial revolution have severely altered the landscapes, wildlife ecosystems and native populations that surround the countless river systems across America. As dam removal becomes more mainstream, rivers are bounding back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right to return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation suggests that nothing lasts forever, including the concrete monoliths that have impounded America’s free-flowing rivers in the name of “progress” for ages.