America ReFramed

Hosted by journalist and filmmaker Natasha del Toro, America ReFramed showcases films that will give viewers a “snapshot” of the transforming American life —the guts, the glory, the grit of a new and changing America. From contemporary life on Native American reservations to stories of recovery on the Gulf, from hardships and revitalization in towns big and small, to stories from city streets across the country, these independent, personal and opinionated films document the times in which we live.

America ReFramed: "Rachel Is"

Rachel is mysterious, funny, difficult and full of contradictions but she wants what most people her age want -- to move out of her mother's house. This dream of independence seems impossible. Rachel, who is developmentally disabled, can't be left alone and the social services needed for her to live an "adult life" are unavailable. 

Her mother Jane is at her breaking point. The relationship between mother and daughter is full of fighting and frustrations with both wanting independence from each other but it comes at a cost. What is Jane willing to sacrifice for Rachel to be independent? And what happens to a parent when they don't have the support they need to give their child a good life? 

Drivers Wanted

Drivers Wanted

America ReFramed

The experiences of NYC taxi drivers who work out of a Queens garage are documented.

 

 

60 min.

Broken Heart Land

Broken Heart Land

America ReFramed

The parents of a gay teen who committed suicide.

120 min.

Dignity Harbor

Dignity Harbor

America ReFramed

The story of a homeless encampment in St. Louis.

60 min.

Rachel Is

Rachel Is

America ReFramed

FIlmmaker Charlotte Glynn chronicles Rachel, her sister who is developmentally disabled, and their last year of school together.

90 min.

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

America ReFramed

A Boston teacher returns to his native Gulf Coast community.

90 min.

Deputized

Deputized

America ReFramed

An in-depth look at the slaying of an Ecuadorian immigrant.

60 min.

Schedule

Saturday
11/1/14 10:00 PM
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Sunday
11/2/14 3:00 AM
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Sunday
11/2/14 9:00 AM
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Sunday
11/2/14 5:00 PM
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