Martha & Ethel is a story that you don’t see very often, perhaps because it shows the flip side of the privileged lifestyle. It is the story of 2 lifelong nannies and the two families they worked for in Manhattan and Greenwich, Connecticut from the 1940’s up to the 1990’s. The film follows the nannies and their relationship to the families’ children for a lifetime.
“Throwing Curves – Eva Zeisel” explores the life and art of a brave & adventurous woman who conquered the 20th century with her curvilinear style to become one of the most famous industrial designers of the modern era. She thought of her designs as gifts to others. Her motto was “the playful search for beauty.”
Mimi Weddell, 92 years young, makes her living in New York City in “theatre, movies, print and little TV things that come along.” As the camera follows her from lessons to auditions and back, we discover one woman – seen in Sex & the City, Law and Order, Hitch and The Purple Rose of Cairo – with more energy and initiative than nearly any trio of 30-year-olds you might find.
Parents and students understand the energy and emotions conjured by the SAT, which is not only part of the college admissions process, but also a true rite of passage for teenagers in the United States. Most of us never forget our score, or how we feel about it. This film endeavors to support individuals—especially young people—by examining what the test measures and means, and asking a range of visionaries, admissions professionals, and interested parties to discuss the use and ramifications of the test.
A housekeeper from El Salvador wants to tell her story. She works on the Tiburon peninsula, in one of the wealthiest communities in the United States. Her work ethic is compelling, as is her sense of humor. Please meet, the Queen of Belvedere.
Fine Art Photographer Charles Johnstone explores the vivid canals and ancient passageways of Venice, Italy in search of a new book project. A meditation on artistry and craft, “Remnants of Memory” celebrates beauty in the overlooked, anonymous objects we pass every day.
“Preparing for Life” takes viewers inside the Waldorf School of the Peninsula where the focus is on creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence over rote learning.