Updated Mar, 24th 2013
MARTY BLAINE (29M) walks from his office to a trendy lounge, on a busy city street, while talking on his mobile phone. He explains to the unidentified person on the other end of the line that he is rushing to meet a blind date for a quick drink, having been set up via a mysterious matchmaking service a co-worker had recommended. He further explains how he is dreading the big 3-0, but excited to see everyone at his party later that weekend.
Rumspringa: Rabbi Rosen is a popular pulpit rabbi living in a New York suburb, happily married and devoted to his four children. Rabbi Rosen and his family lead lives in accordance with Jewish law, but once a year, Rabbi Rosen boards a plane, by himself, and spends one week completely disconnected from his family and his faith, violating all of the laws that govern his life all year long. On one such trip to a resort in the Carribbean, Rabbi Rosen runs into a friend and prominent member of his synagogue. Rabbi Rosen must explain his vacation from Jewish law to his congregant and to himself. The question of whether the rabbi's community learns of this custom is left unanswered.
Blind Date: Martin shows up for a blind date at a trendy bar. After waiting for a bit, he wanders into the backroom, where he finds a "blind" surprise 30th birthday for himself. Martin does not recognize any of the people in the room, who introduce themselves to him as his parents, coworkers, siblings, college roommates, etc. Martin enjoys meeting the people in his life, all of whom seem to know everything about him and are eager to get close to him; no explanation is given for how/why this all occurred. Martin has a great time and we see him genuinely enjoying his "family" and "friends," bu Martin winds up connecting with the waitress for the party, who legitimately works at the bar and has nothing to do with the crowd there to celebrate Martin. He leaves thrilled to have her number in his phone.
Blackline: In a conference room of a major law firm on a Sunday afternoon, we meet three somewhat frantic associates trying to finalize a legal documents to facilitate the sale of their clients' assets at a court hearing the next day. As they scramble to get the documents in order, Kyle, the most junior associate discovers a drafting error that could unravel the entire deal. Partners are called in to salvage the deal, and it becomes evident that the senior partners' failure to pay attention to the evolving changes to the documents could expose the client to a loss of more than $11 million. At the risk of losing the client for the mixup, the well-liked leader of the practice, who personally recruited and mentors Kyle, blames the entire affair on Kyle and fires him.