Eugene Jarecki’s powerful documentary The House I Live In, which won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize, traces the roots of the War on Drugs and lays out the inequalities in drug enforcement, mandatory sentencing, and the prison system, while also explaining the economic realities that create both drug problems and a rise in incarceration. Using his relationship with his family’s longtime caregiver, Nannie Jeter (Nannie is her given name, not her title in the household) and her family as a stepping off point, Jarecki explores the failure of America’s drug policy.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday January 31, 2011 5:00 pm|
One Too Many Mornings was a Sundance 2010 selection thanks to its realistic dialog, acting and melancholy black and white footage.
Fischer and Peter, now in the their late twenties, are best friends from childhood. Fisher moved to Los Angeles, where now he lives rent free in a church in exchange for coaching soccer, turning off the lights and locking up. Peter visits unexpectedly after a major fight with his girlfriend and Fischer tries to help him heal by picking up cougars for them in a bar and throwing Peter a fake birthday party.
The cougar adventure turns out a bit differently than expected, and the party explodes in a series of disasters which could resolve both their problems. Or not.
Friendship, adulthood, love, responsibility and a free place to live are at stake here. Will Fischer and Peter make the right choices?