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Jobs For Rent
Jobs For Rent
2010 | 36mins
TVPG
Shorts
JOBS FOR RENT follows the emotional and financial journeys of three 20-somethings establishing their careers during an economic and generational time when instability is the only sure thing. Relate to the overachieving lawyer, struggling artist and wandering Starbucks barista as they each grapple between passion and practicality. The Starbucks barista's journey involves her deciding between stability in receiving health insurance for working part-time hours and finding a new endeavor where, in her words, she can "be creative" and "work with people". The lawyer works for a boutique law firm, as an underpaid associate. She struggles between paying off $160,000 in law school loans and her underpaid job, all the while training as a competitive track runner for the Beijing Olympic Games in the women's 10k. The artist, a fine art painter who focuses on painting images of hands, needs to leave his art world to focus on achieving a nine-to-five job. He begins his jaunt, trying to find steady employment - in anything: mural painting, "ghost painting" for another "artist", as a bike messenger, teaching figure drawing, driving a hearse, working in construction, working on a train, bartending, working for underprivileged kids. You name it, he mentions it. Will the lawyer find a higher paying law firm job and have to give up on her dream of competing in the Olympics? Will the barista quit Starbucks in exchange for a more favorable job? Will the artist find a nine-to-five and leave painting for good? The Jobs for Rent journey may lead them in the right direction.
Jobs For Rent
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Inside Bob Dylan's Jesus Years: Born Again
Inside Bob Dylan's Jesus Years: Born Again
NR
Music
Once called "Dylan's God Awful Gospel" by his most loyal fans, Bob Dylan's "Jesus Years" are today regarded as among the best of his career. Finally, here is an insiders view into Bob Dylan's "Born Again" transformation, and its affect on his life and music. In late 1978, Bob Dylan fell into the Arms of the Lord through the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church. In his first-ever interview, Dylan's Bible class teacher, Pastor Bill Dwyer, details Bob Dylan's embrace of Jesus Christ and Christianity. Dylan then made three Gospel albums, winning a Grammy for Gotta Serve Somebody. However, Dylan's radical new direction alienated fans and enraged critics as he preached evangelical messages from the Book of Revelation. Director/Producer Joel Gilbert weaves the story of Bob Dylan's Jesus Years through revealing insider interviews, including legendary Slow Train Coming producer Jerry Wexler, background singer Regina McCrary, keyboardist Spooner Oldham, iconic San Francisco Chronicle rock reporter Joel Selvin, award-winning songwriter Al Kasha, and Dylanologist AJ Weberman. Included are rare photos and exclusive live concert footage from 1978-1981, while Bob Dylan himself explains the impact of Jesus on his life and art in a recently unearthed interview from 1981. Visits to the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, the Vineyard Church, and the Fox Warfield Theatre all help tell the intimate tale of Bob Dylan's Jesus Years.
director Joel Gilbert
starring Bob Dylan
Inside Bob Dylan's Jesus Years: Born Again
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Sewing Hope
Sewing Hope
2014 | 54mins
TVPG
Faith and Spirituality
For more than two decades, Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) terrorized Northern Uganda. They abducted children and forced them to commit atrocities against their own families and communities. Girls as young as thirteen were degraded to sex slaves for Kony's officers. The war is over, but the years of brutal conflict have deeply scarred Uganda's people. Child soldiers have returned to the communities where they committed violent crimes, and the girls carry with them a constant reminder of their abuse: their captors' children. They are often ostracized by their communities, and most lack the skills they need to provide for their families. Named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2014, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe presides over Saint Monica's Vocational School in Gulu, Uganda. She lived through the horror created by Kony's LRA, and now works to heal the wounds he inflicted on her people. She invites formerly abducted girls to Saint Monica, where they learn sewing, tailoring and other practical crafts. Through vocational training, these young women gain independence. Through community with their fellow students, they find forgiveness. Through the restoration of their lost futures, they find hope. Narrated by Forest Whitaker, this provocative documentary melds compelling stories of survival with edgy animation to tell one woman's fight to bring promise back to her troubled nation.
director Derek Watson
starring Forest Whitaker, Sister Rosemary Nyirumba
Sewing Hope
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