Bleeding Kansas: The Border War is a film about a series of violent confrontations in the United States between 1854 and 1861 which emerged from a political and ideological debate over the legality of slavery in the proposed state of Kansas.
After the event of Hurricane Sandy in the town of Brick, New Jersey a local by the name of Kayden MacGeraghty befriends a pharmacist who will eventually be the cause of a statewide heroin and opioid epidemic.
Carlo and Claudia are a married couple in the midst of a heated argument regarding a suspicion of infidelity, but they had previously made an agreement that neither one of them could leave their bedroom until any conflict has been resolved, acknowledging a plot device in the 1941 Alfred Hitchcock film, ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith.’ Claudia is determined to honor this rule despite Carlo’s insisting that the idea was merely stated in jest. As Carlo proceeds to insult Claudia’s supposed lack of cinematic knowledge, it soon becomes apparent that the language of film is something they are both well versed in. What is not readily apparent is whether their conflict is real, or the product of art. Secrets, lies and the roles couples play. For better or worse. This is ‘Marital Arts.’