Based on three short plays by Susan Charlotte, the film follows the lives of six characters: a shoemaker and his customer, a cabbie and his passenger, and a dyslexic director and his date.
On September 11, 2001, a shoemaker (Danny Aiello) is frantic to close his shop early. A college professor with a broken sole (Judith Light) is desperate for him to keep the shop open. With the backdrop of tragedy, a pair of shoes on a shelf awaits the return of its owner, who will never return for them.
Danny Aiello would reprise this role off-broadway in 2010 and 2011 in The Shoemaker.
In October 2001 a nervous real-estate broker (Laila Robins) takes a ride with an over-enunciating cab driver (Bob Dishy).
The Dyslexic Lover
In December 2001 Nan (Margaret Colin), an actress who supports herself with a job at a travel agency and Bob (John Shea), a dyslexic director try to come to terms with their on-again, off-again relationship.
Danny Aiello - The Shoemaker
Margaret Colin - Nan
Bob Dishy - Cabbie
Judith Light - Hilary
Laila Robins - Passenger
Rebekkah Ross - Louises Voice (voice)
John Shea - Bob
An original composition by Philip Glass appears in this film, originally commissioned by Susan Charlotte for the short film; Love Divided By. It also appears on his album "Saxophone."