In Breaking Through, openly LGBT elected officials at all levels -- including the first gay US Senator, Tammy Baldwin -- share their stories of self- doubt and triumph over multiple barriers ranging from race and poverty to gender and sexual orientation, revealing a deeply personal, rarely-seen side of politicians and gay people.
Though featuring politicians, it isn't about politics: it's about people who feel fear and shame, yearning to live meaningful lives. They reveal how they broke through barriers internally - daring to believe something different than what they were told - and externally to achieve the future they envisioned. By showing that "anything is possible," they impact people from all walks of life.
In a battle for power, several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld. Theirs is a never-ending struggle to end up on top, or at least survive, in a corrupt world of constant betrayal and vengeance.
In 1996 the Cork n' Bottle String Band began playing bluegrass shows at the empty hole in the wall Ken's Bar. The agreement was for the band to play for pitchers of beer. By the end of that same year the band had packed Ken's Bar far above its capacity with people from all walks of life. The band played weekly until the bar was torn down in 2003.
The movie tells this story with band interviews, fan interviews, bluegrass enthusiasts (including Country Music Historian Bill Malone), archived footage from Ken's Bar and a touch of humor that only the Cork n' Bottle String Band can create. Cameos include Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and former Badgers head coach Barry Alvarez.
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