Down By Law (1986)

Local DJ Zack (Waits), pimp Jack (Lurie), and Italian tourist Roberto (Benini) all find themselves locked up in a New Orleans jail, with their own varying level of guilt and responsibility. All three of them are in states of isolation prior to going into prison and the camaraderie they build helps break them out.

The aspects that stand out the most in Down By Law, are: the black and white New Orleans city- and landscapes and the fact that the escape is completely glazed over. The jail break film is less about a jail break and more about taking the time to understand those around us.

Sherlock Jr. (1924) – Short Film

A young projectionist, Buster Keaton, yearns to be a detective. When he is framed by the Local Sheik, Ward Crane, he must put his new skills to work. Although, his childlike demeanor leads him to be less successful than his ambitions. While his skills lack in reality, he makes up for these short-comings once he enters dreamland.

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Rob Reiner’s 1989 classic stars Billy Cristal and Meg Ryan in what has become one of the most iconic romantic comedies of all time. When Harry Met Sally weaves together the complex nature of relationships, the ups and downs, as well as the cliches. Focusing in on the famous question can friendship be strictly platonic between a man and a woman?