The Best of Our Youth
Everything that ends up at Brian's car repair shop is broken down including his relationship with his father, ex-partner and his little daughter. Wise to his procrastination, his ex hands over their five year old daughter, Rosie, to stay with Daddy until the clutch is fixed. He's behind in his work, he can't get the part for a few days and a mechanic's workshop is no place for a fairy princess -- or is it? Directed by Jackie Shulz. Cast: Brendan Cowell, Tony Barry, Anna Lise Phillips and Claudia Silvia.
- View a streaming version of Clutch at www.atomfilms.com.
Rain Is Falling
Based on a short story by Iranian author Mahtab Ebrahimzadeh, a young girl goes to extraordinary means to care for her sick mother. In a time in which all borders of ethnic, religious and cultural differences are being questioned, this beautifully shot film reveals that we all want the same thing. With humanity and quiet grace, this eloquent and deceptively simple film speaks volumes about love and devotion. The actions taken when no one is looking uncover the true power of humanity. Director Holger Ernst shot the award winning film in Morocco. Cast: Fadma Ettagoum, Zehra Ettagoum and Abdellah Ettagoum.
More Than the World
A poor hunter has only known the love of his faithful companion dog. That is, until the day he meets the girl of his dreams. But this love comes with a high price. The award winning film was written, directed and edited by Lautaro Nunez De Arco. Cast: Jose Luis Nunez, Betun, Nadia Cristaldo, Victor Hugo Carrizo and Italo Damiano.
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Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.