A Hole as Big as the Grand Canyon
Snapshots for Henry
Pent and Angie are party people. Tim and Joanne are a hard-working (= boring) couple with a baby. The only thing these couples share is a duplex -- until life throws them all a cruel curve. Sex, drugs and rock n' roll are the backdrop to one woman's recollection of her youth, and the fateful decision that unexpectedly touches her life 25 years later. Engaging performances and a refreshingly unapologetic script populate this story of regret and rebellion. Written and directed by Teresa Hannigan. Principal cast: Zoie Palmer, Allan Hawco, Daniel Petronijevic and Molly Jane Atkinson. To learn more about the film, go to snapshotsforhenry.ca.
Ten Feet Tall
Two men, bound together in trying circumstances, must rely on one another to prepare for an uncertain future. The sparse dialogue captures how men attempt to deal with grief and look for ways to start again. Directed by Aaron Wilson and based on the song of the same name by Australian singer/songwriter Pete Murray. Principal cast: Samuel Johnson, Michael Veitch and Georgia Van Cuylenburg. To learn more about the film, go to tenfeettall.com.au.
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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.