Ex-principal dancer of the Golden Gate Ballet Company, San Francisco, Nick Thorson has had an idea for many years and he feels now is the time to put it into action.
This largely improvised drama evolves before your eyes, sometimes striking directly to a powerful emotion, at other times getting lost in fussy actorish moments and forced lyrical flights that fall flat. (New York Times)
In the all-night world of San Francisco's Tenderloin, aging Beat poet Phil suffers a debilitating stroke, leaving him in the hands of his caring, clumsy pal, Johnny. Meanwhile Johnny's sometimes boss, pimp Modisco, is putting the squeeze on his friend, the faded angel Svetlana, to get back in the business. Johnny hopes these two misunderstood outcasts, Phil and Svetlana, can provide much needed solace for one another from a dark world. (film.com)
A Town Has Turned to Dust (1998) - TV Movie
In a futuristic desert hamlet, a ruthless town boss lynches a falsely accused Native American teen, setting the stage for revolt and a clash with a troubled, drunken sheriff. (imdb)
Richmond, California, 1993. Right off Highway 80 on Cutting Boulevard, a small island of run-down buildings sits behind the huge cranes of the old Kaiser shipyards. Among these buildings, "The Tree" -- Earl Watson's Crabtree pool hall -- still stands. Years ago Watson, a 60-year old black man, was a pool hustler up in the Sacramento Delta... (citizencinema.com)
Over 16 hours, in February, 1987, a man confronts jealously and rage as a love affair falters. (imdb)
Feel the pain, live the dream, share the glory
A day in the life of two middle-aged San Francisco cab drivers, Marty and Speed, both who are living in a state of turmoil, unable to shake the anguish of the lives they didn't live.