ROXIE MIXTAPE #4
December 14 only
This December we are proud to present Roxie Mixtape, an on-going series celebrating diverse and engaging short works by Bay Area filmmakers. Join us for a night of unique, provocative and inspiring movies. An eclectic mix of comedy, drama, documentary, experimental and ‘other’, there is sure to be a little something for everyone in this program.
Featuring 14 short films all 15 minutes or less. Immerse yourself in a night of Bay Area Cinema.
Stick around for a QA after the program!
The Kodachrome Elegies by Jay Rosenblatt
“The Kodachrome Elegies” is a short experimental documentary that evokes the bygone era of Kodachrome’s pinnacle. While it is a paean to this lost filmstock, the film suggests the end of an era and the loss of innocence.
Project Y by Marian Wallace
A dada-ist mystery set in the Bay Area in the early 1980s, signposting long-gone, off-the-radar surrealist sites that used to be part of every-day life here! Industrial soundscape track drives the story, behind the de-volving quest of the two searchers. Features Kurt Kren, Bruce Pollack, Gina Lamb, the sculpture and studio of Steve Hurd.
73 Questions by Leah Nichols
This colorful hand-drawn animation inverts the pop culture trope of celebrity interview and uses it to create a soulful profile of a long-time San Francisco resident.
Nothing to Write Home About by Luz Olivia
Nothing to Write Home About is an exploration of whether it is possible to assess the legitimacy of trauma based on emotion and memory, rather than the evaluation of physical science. Digital transfer of hand processed 16mm film.
Invisible Men by Nina Reyes Rosenberg
A magical pair of glasses liberates a young woman from a world filled with everyday sexism.
Shadow Beat by Sarah Frei
Paying tribute to a vivid local history of experimental film, Shadow Beat uses lines, shapes, and jazzy percussion to take us on a brief journey into the world of abstract sound and image. (Shot on Super 8).
Onikuma by Alessia Cecchet
Onikuma is Japanese yokai, a demon bear known for chasing horses. Surrounded by a foreign landscape, two women will understand that demons can come in different forms.
Be Brave by Dominic Mercurio
A narrative music video for the Oakland-based band Bells Atlas
Ghosts of Empire by Brett Kashmere
Ghost-poem and/or draft sketch for football horror film. Source footage is from a 1967 NFL Films production titled They Call it Pro Football.
The Clock and Compass by Nelson Murray
In an America where Muslims have been placed under constant surveillance and banned from practicing their religion, Eliza, a teenage daughter of Muslim immigrants, is sent on a mission to connect with her faith.
Treasure Island by Noemie Serfaty
Smadar is being evicted from her house on Treasure Island. She reveals that her landlord – the city of SF – has been acting a slumlord to all the residents of the Island.
Black Witch Moth by Deb Leal
‘Black Witch Moth’ is a short film contextualizing a dream preceding the death of Leal’s grandmother and the folklore surrounding the moth in Latino cultures. In Mexico, it is said that if the creature touches all four corners of your home, death will befall you or a loved one.
Beautiful Truth by Alex Ajayi
An animated spoken word poem dealing with racism.
There is Always A Way by Darryl Jones
There’s Always a Way is a stop-motion animated short featuring “Little Boy Blue”, who is visited by the spirit of his Grandmother who was killed while crossing a street.
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90 min program with a short intermission. Order above does not reflect the order of the program.
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