This short film,followed by a short performance by Ray Benson and band members, chronicles the improbable four-decade transformation of a group of ragtag hippies into today's status as Texas cultural icons. From the early days in Paw Paw, WV to the big breaks in San Francisco, settling permanently in Austin, and then on to each of the unpredicted come-backs through the years, the story culminates in a triumphant 2010 concert that reunites the "family" for its 40th anniversary.
Depressed and frustrated 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. Director: Josh Izenberg
"Skin To Bone" is a visual representation of Linkin Park's song by the same name. The video was filmed in darkness and highlighted with special effects created by producers Brandon Torio and Taha Dawoodbhoy. The video reflects upon the death and darkness present in the song's words "ash to ashes, dust to dust, skin to bone, steel to rust". Director: Taha Dawoodbhoy, Brandon Torio
Before sunrise on August 29, 2005 Nolan (Paul Walker) arrives at a New Orleans hospital with his pregnant wife Abigail (Genesis Rodriguez) who has gone into early labor. What should be one of the happiest days of Nolan’s life quickly spirals out of control when the birth goes tragically wrong and Hurricane Katrina ravages the hospital, forcing an evacuation. Told to stay with his child, who is on a ventilator, Nolan and his newborn are soon cut off from the world by power outages and rising flood waters.
When a giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages across the city of Los Angeles, it is up to one clever exterminator and his security guard sidekick to kill the creature before the entire city is destroyed. "Big Ass Spider", (aka "Mega Spider"). Director: Mike Mendez
Disturbed by a dream, a man awakens to realize his unconscious has called his self-awareness into question. When confronting himself, misfortune brings the temporal world into perspective. Director: Hugo Vargas-Zesati
Leigh's 29th birthday party takes a sudden turn when she announces that the evening may be the last time her friends see her alive. A night of questions, coping and debauchery immediately follow.
On the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent north by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.
A 30-year-old American woman enters a teenage party in the South of France. Some of the guests wonder who she is and what she is doing there.
"In Hanford" is artist Chris Mars's fantastic exploration of real incidents in Hanford, Washington, where the local environment was poisoned as a result of cold war era nuclear arms manufacture.