Yellow

Nick Cassavetes’ seminal work, Yellow, is a searing take on modern society and the demands it makes on people. Centered on Mary Holmes, a young woman has a difficult time feeling things, and swallowing twenty Vicodin a day doesn’t help. We enter her hallucinatory world, peopled with Busby Berkeley dancers, Cirque de Soleil, Circus freaks, and human farm animals where nothing is quite what it seems. [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

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.