After his cousin commits suicide, Stewart Cooper begins to unravel a web of shaming, lies, and secrets. Driven by his own emotional turmoil, he turns the tables on his cousin's ex and the man she had an affair with -- her church pastor.
Emmett is a junior at Heart High School and a highly imaginative twelve year-old genius. After his brother Luke, also a junior and Emmett’s best friend, is accused of being involved in a rash of thefts at school, Emmett must find a way to prove his innocence before their mom ships Luke off to boarding school. Emmett enlists the help of his sixty-something SAT tutor and crime novelist, Mary, to help him find the real culprit. Together, with the assistance of his oddball friends and a benevolent science teacher, Emmett and Mary set out to prove Luke’s innocence.
DC NOIR is a collection of short stories by novelist George Pelecanos set in Washington, D.C. In The Lovers, an adulterous couple plot the murder of the spouse who is on their indiscretions (dir: George Pelecanos). In String Music, a young man navigates the rough world of the city with help from a veteran patrol cop (dir: Gbenga Akinngbe). In Miss Mary’s Room, the loyalty of two friends is tested after a drug deal gone wrong (dir: Nick Pelecanos). In The Confidential Informant, a man fallen on hard times seeks redemption in one desperate heroic act (dir: Stephen Kinigopoulos).
“Maverick” comes home to the Bronx, after twenty-one years. Suffering from the traumas of abuse and neglect, that go hand-in-hand with our American prison systems, he's become a loner, hardened over his lengthy sentence. Layers of frustration and fear, lie underneath his heavy penetrating stare. He’s a changed man figuring out his place in a family he barely remembers, while dealing with the pressures of a changed world and a twenty-one-year-old daughter he doesn’t know.
Nick, better known as “Damage” in the streets of Miami, is the young leader of an infamous graffiti crew that leaves its mark wherever it goes. As they grow larger in fame and number, problems start arising–Nick’s personal life goes on a downward spiral; the illegal nature of his passion is bound to get him in trouble with the authorities, and, on top of that, he has to learn to fend off the local rival crew.
Rose, an undocumented Filipino girl, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new reality, is forced to flee the scene, leaving behind the only life she knows and embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home in the honkytonk world of Austin, Texas.