Docfest: Shorts 1: COOL OLD GUYS

First show: June 04

A passion of gold and fire - 560 x 315 Born Fighter Phil's Camino - 560x315Find out what makes these old guys tick, including a bee keeper, a black panther, a boxer and a bondsman, a model with MS and SF’s legendary “Godfather of Skating.”

Shorts included:

“Rollin’ For Miles” This is the story of David Miles Jr., the charismatic and flamboyant figure known in San Francisco as ‘The Godfather of Skating’, who has for the last 35 years been a major proponent of the recreation and sport of roller skating. (8 min.)

“A passion of gold and fire” A beekeeper shares his worries about the future of his apiary school. A passion of gold and fire which definitely helps our environment to keep on living. (6 min.)

“Bob Swann” A bail bondsman discusses the culture of the bail industry. (9 min.)

“Born Fighter” The portrait of Johnnie Gray’s boxing gym, a temporary haven for kids and young people who are at-risk of the dangers and temptations of the streets. (5 min.)

“David Fair is the King” David Fair and his brother Jad co-founded the legendary, highly-influential, underground band, Half Japanese. Decades later, David is a retired Bookmobile librarian, spending his days frequenting thrift stores, making art and music, getting inventive with home decorating, and always looking on the bright side of things. (8 min.)

“Emory Douglas: The Art of the Black Panther” Emory Douglas was the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party. He used his art as a weapon in the Black Panther Party’s struggle for civil rights and today Emory continues to give a voice to the voiceless. (8 min.)

“Phil’s Camino” He’s a veteran, husband, father, outdoorsman, and Catholic. He also has Stage IV cancer. (27 min.)

“Robin Brown” Robin was an athlete and model from rural Texas whose charisma and incredible looks and made him an honorary member of the Parisian social elite, until a diagnosis of severe MS upended his life. Now 60 and struggling with the physically disabling condition, he reflects on acceptance, self-compassion, and making peace with his absent father.

This film is screening as a part of San Francisco Docfest. Click here to learn more about the festival and its schedule.


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