The people of Darwin, CA (population 35) coexist without government, a church, jobs or children. Together with their fellow outsiders and eccentrics, they enjoy the freedom of isolation in California's Death Valley.
Stand depicts South LA residents using krump dancing to take a stand and is part of the episode Truly CA Shorts: State of Discovery, which features five short films exploring the California experience.
Bill Babbitt supported the death penalty until it came knocking at his door. In this richly animated personal narrative, one man makes a decision to stand by his brother in the face of war, crime and capital punishment.
In SLOMO, a former neurologist recreates himself as a Venice Beach regular. SLOMO is part of the episode Truly CA Shorts: State of Discovery, which features five short films exploring the California experience.
Poet and filmmaker James Broughton (1913-1999) lived by the motto "follow your own weird." His remarkable story spans the Beat generation, his escape to Europe during the McCarthy years and his ascendancy as a revered bard of sexual liberation.