Unnecessary Farce (Feb): 2 cops. 3 crooks. 8 doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, 2 undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.
The Wild Women of Winedale (May): This joyful &exuberant comedy focuses on the Wild sisters of Winedale, Virginia - Fanny, Willa, & Johnnie Faye. This feisty & fun-loving trio has supported and cheered on one another through life's ups and downs. And they really need each other now as Fanny faces her 60th birthday. Willa is so stressed out from her nursing job she resorts to vodka, & widowed Johnnie Faye desperately tries to find a man. With equal doses of hilarity &heart, these women come up with delightful & surprisingly unorthodox ways to move their lives forward.
The Cover of Life (Aug): Tood, Weetsie, and Sybill are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943. Each married a different Cliffert brother. The men are off to war & a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. Deciding they belong on the cover of Life Magazine he assigns Kate o the story. Though she views doing a "women's piece" as a career set-back, she accepts because it's her first cover story. Kate's urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face-to-face with her personal conflicts.
The Men of Mah Jongg (Oct): Sid, a lonely, reclusive widower lives alone in his New York apartment. Upon opening his mail one day, he discovers a DVD addressed to his deceased wife entitled How to Be a Champion at Mah Jongg. Seeing how his wife was an avid Mah Jongg player, he feels it is a sign from his dearly beloved & goes about trying to convince his 3 buddies that their hallowed Friday night game of poker be replaced with the female game of Mah Jongg. It is then that the fireworks begin!
The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Dec): Atlanta, Georgia, in December of 1939. Gone with the Wind is having it's world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland - but Atlanta's elistist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Especially concerned is the Freitag family. The family gets pulled apart & then mended together with plenty of comedy.