Pete is a good guy who used to be cool. Once living his dream in the music industry, he now toils away in the pricing department of a failing supermarket chain to provide for his loving wife and young son. When Pete’s new boss, Susan, takes over the department, her high-energy enthusiasm and unconventional ideas start to shake things up. She aims to reinvent the company while grooming Pete for the executive fast track. Making more money now than he ever hoped to in the music industry, Pete begins to wonder if this new career is just what he needs to become the man he’s always wanted to be.
A day in the life of Mia Roarke, a once well-known actress now approaching the age of 40 and struggling to maintain her dignity while navigating the empty facade of Hollywood. Desperate to stay relevant, Mia becomes her own worst enemy and eventually spirals out of control. [Synopsis courtesy of LA Film Festival]
THE ONE I WROTE FOR YOU follows a songwriter who defers his dreams to support his family. He gets a second chance when his 10-year-old daughter, Gracie, secretly enters his name into a song writing contest/reality show. Fourteen original songs help tell the story of Ben Cantor, who follows his dream, but loses himself along the way.
A formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison (Gena Rowlands) hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti (Cheyenne Jackson) to give her private dance lessons —one per week for six weeks— in her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.
What begins as an incompatible relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, and Contemporary Dance. By the final lesson, Lily shares her most closely guarded secret and he shares his greatest gifts, his loyalty and compassion.
MUTUAL FRIENDS showcases the interlocking tales of ten New Yorkers who collide at a surprise party that goes spectacularly wrong. Liv (Fitzgerald) must host the perfect evening to assure the guests and herself that she is truly in love with her too-good-to-be-true fiancé, Christoph (Jackson), while avoiding the realization that she slept with her best friend Nate (Scanavino) on the night of her engagement.
Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.