SF DocFest 2018: SHORTS 1 – GET YOUR YA-YAs OUT
First show: June 02
Shorts Program 1: Tales of sublimation, exaltation and psychedelic cumbia punk.
Kayla narrates a letter to her mom, who gave her up as a baby. She reflects on her childhood, her adopted mother, and the voide she’s felt losing her adopted mother and never knowing her birth mother.
Directed by Matthew Kaundart. 4 minutes. USA. 2017.
FROM PARTS UNKNOWN
Jesse “Madman” Manson decided to live out his fantasy by starting an underground Professional Wrestling league in the backyards of Spokane, Washington. Ten years later, Spokane Anarchy Wrestling is gaining momentum and popularity, but Jesse’s incurring injuries from years of wrestling are proving to be a threat to the one thing that has given him an outlet to express himself.
Directed by Michael T. Workman. 27 minutes. USA. 2017.
A formerly homeless Oakland man uses skateboarding to escape and entertain.
Directed by Derek Knowles. 2 minutes. USA. 2017.
THE MOON AND THE SUN AND THE MUSKETEERS
A small town on the border between Portugal and Spain. A place beyond space and time. Not much happens during the day. But at night old ghosts roam once again the ancient streets of the village. A completely different facet of the village rises from the shrouds of the past. Mystery once again takes its place in the life of the villagers allowing them to cast a glance to the other side.
Directed by vahagn khachatryan. 20 minutes. Portugal. 2017.
THEE COMMONS: NI DE AQUI, NI DE ALLA
Thee Commons: Thee Documental is a short ethnographic film about Thee Commons, a self-described “psychedelic cumbia punk” band from East Los Angeles. The film explores the acculturative process that inform the band’s vibrant stylistic bricolage alongside the experience of being young, educated, and creative Latinos working towards independent success.
Directed by Jack Sample. 30 minutes. USA. 2017
REGULAR TICKETS $13/ADVANCE, $15/DOOR
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