Sewing, Singing, Suits, and Cemeteries - George Dawes Green

“When I was around him I couldn't breathe. I felt like he was the world.”

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Sewing, Singing, Suits, and Cemeteries

An adolescent boy leaves home and finds a peculiar new family, a fashion guru is forced to improvise, a Baptist finds himself at a gay bar and a young woman discovers the beauty in the hometown she’d left behind years before.


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13:01
Coming of Age in a Mausoleum

by George Dawes Green

George Dawes Green spends the best summer of his life squatting in a mausoleum with a drug dealer. 

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06:12
The Briar Patch

by Warren Holleman

A Baptist man finds himself at a gay bar

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07:25
Underpacked

by Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn is the Emmy winning producer, co-host and mentor for Lifetime’s “Project Runway.”

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13:40
200 One-of-a-Kind Shirts

by Natalie Chanin

After spending much of her life running away, a woman returns home to Alabama to manufacture the hand-sewn clothes she has designed.

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Natalie Chanin’s Alabama Chanin factory.

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Stitch: A Documentary Film from Alabama Chanin

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