Fifty-two year old JOANNE BLANDA, divorced, unemployed, and desperately broke pawns her wedding ring to pay for her rent, only to be robbed by two street thugs. Contemplating suicide, she buys a gun at a pawn shop, but as she loads the pistol she spies the men who robbed her. She finds them on the verge of making a drug deal involving a duffel bag filled with cash. Confronting them, JoAnne demands her purse, her life, her dignity back.
1736: Somewhere to Turn
"1736: Somewhere to Turn" is a powerful documentary written, directed, and produced by critically-acclaimed screenwriter Brian Herskowitz and edited by George Missor. Beginning with an overview of domestic violence from the impact of the OJ Simpson case in 1994 to the year 2010, the film educates the viewer on the history of domestic violence including national statistical information. The film highlights stories of courage, survival, and hope for a safe and better future for the many children, women and families recovering from domestic violence at 1736 Family Crisis Center in Los Angeles.
Odessa or Bust
In the not too distant future an old actor waxes philosophically about a career that never happened and remembers his struggles on the streets of Hollywood.