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.
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.
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.
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.
Fred Lyon: Living Through the Lens is an intimate exposé of one of America's leading photographers that takes the viewer inside Lyon's world and showcases his best known photos of the streets of San Francisco.