Sorry for Your Loss: The Human Struggle of Grief and Finding the Resolve to Rebuild

Thinking of you. Sending you love. Deepest condolences. Sorry for your loss. These exchanged between well-meaning people to those experiencing a loss come flooding in immediately after a death. The further removed from the date of the death, the less commiseration one receives until they stop completely and you're reminded that the only person that …

Where in the World is 25 Years Later? Italy: Bicycle Thieves

During the mid-1940s, a cinematic movement was making an impression throughout the entire world. This week, 25YL stops in Italy to take a look at Italian neorealism and one of the seminal films from that movement, Bicycle Thieves. Italian neorealism explores existential responsibility, the duty to one's family, and the difficulties of interpersonal relationships. Characterized …

Where in the World is 25 Years Later? Chile: Endless Poetry

Days before his 86th birthday, legendary director Alejandro Jodorowsky along with Satori Films took to Kickstarter to fund the auteur's next film. Poesía sin fin (Endless Poetry) illuminates -- through the autobiographical lens of the director himself -- his early life when he dedicated himself to poetry and never looked back. The story takes place …

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling: Searching for Truth through Comedy

Whether you know Garry Shandling from his standup comedy, his brilliant masterpiece in deconstruction, It's Garry Shandling's Show, his groundbreaking examination of ego and interpersonal relationships, The Larry Sanders Show, or even if you don't know of Garry Shandling at all, the documentary detailing the life and rise of the comic is essential viewing for the human …

Mad Men Part 3: Breaking the Chains of Expectation

The second and third seasons of Mad Men illustrated in great detail how the characters in the series were confined by either their gender, sexual orientation, or place in the world. Their confinement dictated their position in their homes, their companies, and often, within themselves. Mad Men pulled audiences into the stifling 1960's, an era …