Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Lottery is teaming up with New York Needs You for a donation challenge!


What Can You Do? Click the "LIKE" button at the top of The Lottery facebook page. Already "LIKE" The Lottery? Please tell all of your friends.

But hurry! Our donation tally began this week and only lasts until November 22!

Who Receives the Donation?

For each new LIKE on our page, New York Needs You will receive one more dollar!

NYNY is the only non-profit organization in NYC that targets first-generation college students.

Donor funds go to business and leadership training for this traditionally undersupported group.

Why First-Generation College Students?:

First-generation college students earn 10% less after graduation than their peers. First-generation college students drop out at 5 times the rate of their peer group. "We chose first-generation college students because that best reflects the American dream. These are kids who are paving the way for their family." - Robert Reffkin, Founder and President

New York Needs You aims for 90% of their fellows to graduate from college and work in their desired field, and for 100% to go on to projects that positively impact their neighborhoods.

Almost all of New York Needs You Fellows are classified as low-income - help break the cycle of poverty for these individuals.

LINKS: The Lottery


Film Synopsis

In a country where 58 percent of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, The Lottery uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year. The Lottery follows four of these families from Harlem and the Bronx who have entered their children in a charter school lottery. Out of thousands of hopefuls, only a small minority will win the chance of a better future.Directed by Madeleine Sackler and shot by award-winning cinematographer Wolfgang Held (BrĂ¼no, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Children Underground), The Lottery uncovers a ferocious debate surrounding the education reform movement. Interviews with politicians and educators explain not only the crisis in public education, but also why it is fixable. A call to action to avert a catastrophe in the education of American children, The Lottery makes the case that any child can succeed.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Holliday Releases From Breaking Glass Pictures!

The holliday season is upon us, but don't worry because Breaking Glass Pictures is offering up some great titles that make for the perfect gift!


"Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives" Don't miss this homage to revenge films of the 70's. You will be transfixed!

"Rock and Rule" Hear some tunes from Cheap Trick, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop just to name a few in this animated classic.


"Vomit Gore Trilogy" This box set features three great horror films, and a bonus disc of special features that you won't soon forget!

"American Fetish" When the son of a convicted convicted killer inherits a "blue movie" that may clear his dad's name and solve a 50 year old double murder, he finds himself drawn into a forbidden world of sexual obsession in this erotic drama.


"Edie and Thea : A Very Long Engagement" Travel through the years with Edie and Thea as they prove love can stand the test of time.

"Anotherworld" Take a look at the gay culture in Italy in this riveting film.

"Henry Jaglom Box Set" Enjoy three of Henry Jaglom's films in this romantic three film set!


"Taxi Zum Klo" Hailed as one of the first and best films about mainstream gay life, this 30th anniversary edition is a must have.

"The Stranger in Us" In this poetic debut feature, director Scott Boswell explores the pleasures and perils of losing and regaining oneself through the journey of a young, gay man in the wake of a traumatic breakup

"Seeing Heaven" In the vein of David Lynch, Seeing Heaven is an erotic thriller that rivets viewers with its chilling imagery and its expressionistic tale of sexual subversion.

Breaking Glass Pictures is your one stop shop for the perfect holliday gift!

Edie Windsor – of the Doc ‘Edie & Thea’ – Files Suit Challenging the Defense of Marriage Act

Philadelphia, PA – Edith Windsor, who is featured in Breaking Glass Pictures’ upcoming documentary “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement,” has filed a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Windsor is seeking the return of the $350,000 she paid in estate taxes after the government failed to recognize her marriage to Thea Spyer, who passed away in 2009. The documentary tells the story of the couple’s 44-year-long engagement and their 2007 marriage in Toronto. The lawsuit was filed with the assistance of the American Civil Liberties Union, the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and the New York Civil Liberties Union.

In “Edie & Thea,” directors Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir recount the lives of Windsor and Spyer, focusing on the time the two women met in New York City in the 1960s till their wedding over four decades later. The film has won more than 20 jury and audience awards at international film festivals this past year and will arrive on DVD Nov. 30.

For more information on “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement,” including screeners, final DVDs, and interviews with Edie or the directors, please contact: