Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.
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Not Waving But Drowning is a chronological look at growing up, formed from two different stories. The two sets of friends represent the American dilemma between what you have known and what you hope to know; the tear between longing for the past and the desire to explore.
Twelve-year-old Nick lives with his Uncle Murray, a Mr.Micawber-like Dickensian character who keeps hoping something won’t turn up. What turns up is a social worker, who falls in love with Murray and a bit in love with Nick. As the child welfare people try to force Murray to become a conventional man (as the price they demand for allowing him to keep Nick), the nephew, who until now has gloried in his Uncle’s iconoclastic approach to life, tries to play mediator. But when he succeeds, he is alarmed by the uncle’s willingness to cave in to society in order to save the relationship.
Scarlett, a neglected, agoraphobic girl who has lived alone since she was a child, suddenly finds herself pregnant. When she has no recollection of how this happened, she tailspins into a complete mental breakdown.
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An American journalist and his cameraman are caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia, a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help reunite her with her family in exchange for serving as their interpreter. As the three attempt to escape to safety, they witness–and document–the devastation from the full-scale crossfire and cold-blooded murder of innocent civilians.