Licensed To Kill takes a riveting journey into the minds of men whose contempt for homosexuals led them to murder. Attacked in 1977 by gay bashers on the streets of San Francisco, filmmaker Arthur Dong confronts murderers of gay men face-to-face in his film. He asks them directly: “Why did you do it?”
What happens when religiously conservative Christian parents have children who have “become homosexual?” Family Fundamentals is filmmaker Arthur Dong’s personal attempt to answer that explosive question.
In 1993, the controversy over the US military’s ban on homosexuals touched off a furious and polarizing national exchange. Yet, for many Americans this issue seemed to come out of nowhere. Coming Out Under Fire, an hour-long documentary from Arthur Dong, goes to the World War II origins of today’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” compromise.
Yank Tanks reveals the phenomenon of classic American cars of the 1950s that have survived in Cuba. Like an exotic, endangered species, these colorful cars – Caddies, Buicks, Hudsons – roam this island paradise, trapped in a time warp.
How far would you go for a direct experience with the divine? On a quest for spiritual awakening, a naturopathic doctor and an accountant journey to the Peruvian Amazon to drink the hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca, the ‘Vine of the Soul’.
The film uses Jordan’s own family as a microcosm to reveal what is happening today to family farms around the world. As well as being an intimate portrait of a warm, funny and courageous group of people, Troublesome Creek exposes the dilemmas encountered every day by farmers desperately trying to hang onto their way of life and their heritage in the face of obstacles not unlike those faced by the pioneers of the Old West.
Based on figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, experts estimate that there are currently 7-10,000 tigers being kept by private individuals in the United States. Twenty-four of them live in Flat Rock, Indiana, in Dennis H’s backyard.
Two years after the 9/11 attacks, Zia Rahman went before the zoning board in his hometown of Voorhees, New Jersey. He had applied to build a mosque on the site of a derelict building he was ready to purchase. A storm of controversy erupted, along with rumors the mosque would attract extremists and terrorists.
When asked what he would do differently in the years since his ALS diagnosis, 34-year-old Stephen Heywood replied, “Have more sex on film.” SO MUCH SO FAST is a black- humored cliffhanger of romance, guerilla science and the redefinition of time from Oscar nominees Steven Ascher & Jeanne Jordan.
When a Swedish woman named Hilde Back sponsored a young, impoverished Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She paid rough- ly $15 dollars per term to keep him in primary school. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but many years later, he appears in her life.