Melting in Madras: In 1995, a wide-eyed 23-year-old H.R. Britton traveled to India to explore meditation, yoga, and music. But his quest for spiritual clarity took a detour when he became seriously ill. "Melting in Madras: Seeking, Singing and Sickness in India" uses character work, humor, and live music to tell the story of his pilgrimage with all its confusion, inspiration, and beauty. Director: Rajeev Varma, one of New Zealand's leading Indo-Asian actors and solo performers.
Monocular Man: In the Woodstock era, everyone's making bombs-including our 1-eyed, 2-fisted hero: Monocular Man! R. Jim Stahl boldly takes on race, privilege, and manhood with autobiographical stories about a sensitive but resilient boy's unusual life, featuring a fireworks mishap, boxing lessons, and an art thief. Alternating between comic and poignant, "Monocular Man" is set against the political and social upheaval of the 1960s. Director: Kate Lohman, former Artistic Director, San