Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost we lose balance. When we are happy and excited we forget we walk on a rope. We can even fly! Main characters are girl Luba and her friend Sparrow. Silly Sparrow doesn’t know fear. By playing with him Luba forgets her she is on a rope.
After several unsuccessful attempts, Raul finally gets the courage to ask his co-worker, Rosa, out on a date. To his surprise, she says yes, but when the anticipated day arrives, Raul is met with an unforeseen event that changes his life forever.
Luna (8) lives alone with her mother, Isabella (32), a professional boxer. During an important match Isabella is badly hurt and ends up in a wheelchair Luna takes on the lonely fight to encourage her mother to believe in once again becoming the fighter and mother who Luna knows, loves and needs.
Flo is a sweet old taxidermist living in the Chicago neighborhood Albany Park. She has a quirky habit of talking to corpses like her stuffed dog, hamster, and her deceased husband, Dicky. As she takes Dicky out on the town, the beautiful day takes her all around the city and closer to accepting Dicky is no longer there.
In 1963, 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. The film connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, and youth activism.