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Cast (feature film)

About Cherry (2012)
Angelina is an 18-year-old on the verge of finishing high school and rushing to escape her broken family life. After reluctantly taking nude photos at her boyfriend's behest, she takes the cash to skip town with her best friend. Angelina gets a job as a cocktail waitress in a San Francisco strip clu
Down Time (2001)
This unvarnished look at life in prison is a raw glimpse into a man-made purgatory that is equal parts hell and ennui, where basic survival is as important as passing time. Sent to prison after a deadly shoot-out in a drug deal gone rotten, Slim must confront years of terror, loneliness, and boredom
Exploding Oedipus (2001)
A young man ditches the real world for that of film, but eventually comes to realize that running away is no substitute for the sublime beauty of everyday life. When Hilbert's father has a near-fatal heart attack, he falls into a downward spiral of introspection, re-evaluating and restructuring his
Daughters (1997) as Gary
Jade is an aging baby boomer who lives with her mother and daughter in the same lower middle-class neighborhood where she's lived her whole life. On her 50th birthday, she confesses that she feels she's still waiting for her life to begin, even as she's trying to keep her family together and her com
Phenomenon (1996) as Cal
Everybody in the small town of Harmon knows George Malley as a nice guy, a good auto mechanic, and a dependable friend. But on his 37th birthday George begins to change. As a result of an extraordinary occurrence, George''s seemingly unremarkable life takes a mystifying and wonderous turn. George has a sudden insatiable appetite for learning, and begins to comprehend the beauty and intelligence of the universe. Suspicious about the new-found power of George''s mind, and apprehensive of the riddle he has become, George''s life-long friends begin to turn away from him. But with the love and support of the cautious, yet caring, Lace, George is able to see the larger picture of his place in the scheme of things, and to trust the remarkable path of his life.
After Dark, My Sweet (1990) as Charlie
The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.
Hubert Sumlin: Living the Blues (1988) as Himself
Documentary examining the evolution of blues music from its origin in the Mississippi Delta to the electric Chicago blues, through the career of legendary blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin, most noted for the 25 years he spent with Howlin' Wolf.

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Music (feature film)

Taking Woodstock (2009)
In 1969 Elliot Tiber, inadvertently played a role in making the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was. Working as an interior designer in Greenwich Village during culturally and politically exciting times, Mr. Tiber felt empowered by the gay rights movement. But he was al
Michael (1996) as Song Performer ("The Spider And The Fly")
When rumor of Michael''s existence reaches the National Mirror, washed-up journalist Frank Quinlan smells a page-one scoop. True or not, it''s his job to track down this alleged angel, and bring him back to Chicago in time for Christmas. But his fiesty boss won''t let him go alone. He sends Quinlan on assignment with angel expert Dorothy Winters and Huey Driscoll, another jaded reporter who would have been canned years ago had he not rescued Sparky, a mongrel that has become famous as the paper''s prized mascot. As the trio travels to Iowa, each believes the trip is a colossal hoax until they come face-to-feather with Michael. He smells like cookies, acts like a playboy and tosses off miracles when everyone least expects them. As Quinlan and Dorothy search for the incontrovertible proof they need not to believe in Michael, Michael sets out against all odds to get Dorothy and Quinlan to believe in each other.

Art Department (feature film)

Psych-Out (1968) as Set Decoration
A deaf girl gets mixed up in drugs and free love while searching for her missing brother.

Cast (special)

Mississippi: River of Song, The (1999)
Special that examines the array of music that has grown up around the Mississippi River. Part one travels from the river's headwaters in Minnesota to Iowa, and covers such divergent genres as Scandinavian fiddle, Dixieland jazz, Tex-Mex and Ojibway. Part two, moving from Illinois to Kentucky, showca

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