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Feelings Are Facts
Feature Documentary (Post Production)
At the age of 25, she took her first dance class. At the age of 28, she changed dance forever. "Feelings Are Facts" chronicles the remarkable life and career of postmodern dance maverick Yvonne Rainer. As a choreographer, performer, filmmaker and writer, Rainer has been a key figure in the American avant-garde for five decades. Over the course of her career, she revolutionized modern dance, created what later became known as “performance art,” and changed the basic tenets of experimental filmmaking - all during a time when women were largely ignored in the art world. Rainer’s defiant, uncompromising, and highly influential ideas have informed artists as varied as Trisha Brown, Steve Paxton, Lucinda Childs, Robert Morris, Meredith Monk and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Today she continues to push forward, creating vibrant, courageous, unpredictable work that mixes artistic disciplines, inspiring a new generation of artists to question, overthrow, and generate possibilities of their own.
Feature Narrative (Post Production)
Attempting to locate her grandmother’s wedding dress, Jenny travels to the Salton Sea. Amid the brutal ecological disaster of the sea and mounds of family debris, she reconnects with her eccentric aunt and begins to uncover a murky family history. As she starts to see the beauty of the neglected oasis and its inhabitants, she realizes her life is not what she thought it was. When secrets emerge, she must make hard choices about her future to be free from the past.
Feature Documentary (Production)
The film is a character study of Harriet Goldstein Colarusso. A very attractive, Jewish woman, she grew up in Brooklyn, and was the first female cab driver in New York. As a result, she was discovered by a New York columnist. Soon after a story about her was published (in the dailies), she appeared on "The Johnny Carson Show” and “Who's Line Is It Anyway”. During the civil rights movement, Harriet, managed gay clubs in the Village. Never officially coming out, Harriet was a well known lesbian within the gay community of New York. In the 70s, she settled out in Las Vegas where she worked as a blackjack dealer and later ran a meat packing business. Unfortunately, her gambling habit and hard-nosed living left her penniless. These days she lives in subsidized housing on the lower east-side. The story follows her life, dreams, mistakes and hardships as seen through her eyes and the eyes of her colorful siblings.
Feature Narrative (Pre Production)
Cristina stumbles out of rehab with no job, no money, and one friend, Linda. When Linda is murdered, Cristina is sober enough to find the killer.