Iraqi-American filmmaker Usama Alshaibi explores the nature of his own family’s dual sense of identity, the experiences of other Arab Americans and the depictions of Arabs in mainstream media.
Where We Started
After her husband is murdered just before Christmas, a suburban woman begins a downward spiral into a world of decadence and debauchery, especially when she learns that her dead spouse had been having an affair with an exotic dancer.
A man and a woman in their thirties, who are both married to other people, meet randomly at a Texas roadside motel and consider embarking on an affair together after both reveal how dissatisfied they’ve become with their lives.
Plagues & Pleasures On The Salton Sea
This adaptation of the notorious 1886 sexual study by Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing recreates several of the aberrant behaviors detailed in the book.
The Vampire’s Tomb
This documentary reveals the troubled history of Salton Sea, which was once the site of a wonderful resort in the California desert, but soon turned into a fetid, largely abandoned area. Narrated by John Waters.
No Through Road
A family gathers at a mansion on the edge of a graveyard for the reading of the will of a deceased aunt, who may have returned from the grave to get revenge against her greedy relatives.
Cul De Sac: A Suburban War Story
A reclusive photographer finds a strange girl hiding in his house and protects her by any means necessary against three brutal thugs who desperately want her for mysterious reasons.
This documentary examines the causes and ramifications of when Shawn Nelson, a plumber, stole a National Guard tank and drove it around the suburban streets of San Diego, California.
After killing her husband, a harried housewife goes on the lam and ends up in a village that is is ruled over by an evil queen and is populated solely by degenerates and criminals.
Delinquent teenager Dawn Davenport (Divine) runs away from home and gets sucked into a world of outrageous criminal activity by a twisted couple hellbent on proving that “Crime Is Beauty.”