In this hilarious and charming film, a 5th grade theater production of THE WIZARD OF OZ becomes a larger-than-life coming of age drama. Both school and home quickly become pressure-cookers for each of the kids: the class clown, the overachiever, the chubby kid, the stutterer. With opening night rapidly approaching, the kids must face all their hopes and fears. How can life be so exciting and terrifying? And who knew growing up was so hard?
NYC’s urban miners, called Sandhogs, have built every tunnel under the city for over a hundred years. They are rough and tumble brotherhood of men who work hundreds of feet below New York, in a parallel universe. Their work is crazy dangerous, but also wildly important. Without these tunnels, the city above literally couldn’t exist.
When James Allen opened the Addicts Rehabilitation Center in Harlem it was New York State's first residential treatment center for people without money. Forty three years later, the center is still an embattled facility in the center of some of America's meanest streets. But the doors are still open, and, to date, over 25,000 troubled people have come through them. "The Gospel According to Mr. Allen" follows three addicts through A.R.C, as they try to break the grip of drugs. Peter wants to stay out of jail. Michelle would like to get her children back. And Brett hopes for a record contract. But any of them really make it? Can the battle against poverty, hopelessness and addiction ever be won? The Addicts Rehabilitation Center offers a unique perspective. Famed for its tough-love, trash talking staff as well as its Gospel Choir, A.R.C. continues to write the rules. This is a compassionate film about people who never give up on people. The results will surprise you.
Tom Hanks narrates this epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan.
BOATLIFT premiered at the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit in Washington. The Summit kicked off a national movement to foster community and national resilience in the face of future crises. In addition, this documentary short film has received over 9 million views on YouTube and is shown in schools, corporations, church and community groups around the world.