Dina, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old invites her fiancé Scott to move in with her. Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world blind to the value of their experience, the two are head-over-heels for one another, but shacking up poses a new challenge. Scott freezes when it comes to physical intimacy, and Dina wants nothing more than to share with Scott all she’s learned about sensual desire from books, TV shows, and her previous marriage. Her increasingly creative forays to draw Scott close expose anxieties, insecurities, and communication snafus while they strive to reconcile their conflicting approaches to romance and intimacy.
History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this narrative is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who fought tirelessly alongside Chavez for racial and labor justice and became one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. Even as she empowered a generation of immigrants to stand up for their rights, her work ethic was constantly under attack, with false accusations eventually pushing her out of the very union she helped create. DOLORES seeks to set the record straight on one of the most effective and undervalued civil and labor rights leaders in modern U.S. history.
In this entertaining and charming documentary, we learn the story of Ella Brennan: a New Orleans matriarch and the force behind the famous Commander’s Palace restaurant. When Brennan began her career in the 1940’s, the restaurant industry was still in its infancy. Her journey in food service was not without hardships, but Brennan’s wits and determination made her into the pioneer she is today. ELLA BRENNAN: COMMANDING THE TABLE shares the intimate and delicious story that created a culinary revolution in the South and the nation.