BAG MAN is the understated story of a 12 year old African American boy, who takes us on an introspective journey out of the city and into the remote countryside of upstate New York. With a mysterious duffle bag in hand, its contents unknown to us, we journey from the urban hustle of Harlem, into the winter-ravaged woodlands a world away. On the road, we slowly discover his real intentions, and the startling significance of what is hidden inside a young boy’s bag.
Disillusioned with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.
Winner of over a dozen awards, including:
Best Short Documentary at SXSW
Best Short Documentary at the International Documentary Association Awards
Audience Award at AFI Docs
Audience Award at Ashland Independent Film Festival
Best Short Documentary at Sheffield Doc/Fest
Special Jury Prize at the Independent Film Festival Boston
Director: Josh Izenberg
Pet that pussycat, pop that cork, grab that bull by the horns. The titles for Showtime’s highly acclaimed new series Masters of Sex take us on a cheeky ride of erotic euphemisms. Through liberal use of stock footage, animation, carnal close-ups, and clips of the clinical, Santa Monica-based studio Elastic playfully explores variations on taboo.
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