Shorts 4: Bay Area Shorts

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First show: June 10

Shorts Program 4: There is so much going on in this place we call home. We’re incredibly lucky to have such such a vibrant community of documentary filmmakers to capture the good, the bad and the beautiful.

A VIEW FROM THE WINDOW

An immersive glimpse of a school day through the eyes of deaf children.

Directed by Christian Filippone and Azar Kafaei. 7 minutes. USA. 2017. 

ANGELA WILSON: A BUTCHER’S STORY

This is a short documentary about Angela Wilson, a female butcher and the owner of Avedano’s butcher shop located in San Francisco. The film portrays her as a somewhat novel figure in her profession while juxtaposing her identity against the shifting community of San Francisco asking what it means to be a small business owner today.

Directed by Gaby Scott. 7 minutes. USA.

THE CENTER OF THE BOOK

In the center of the Bay Area, the center for all things tech, lays a center of a more analog nature. The San Francisco Center for the Book. But what is at the center of a book? The evolution, function, and form of the book is chronicled from early clay tablets to the invention of the printing press to the modern smartphone that now fits in your pocket. Since 1996, The San Francisco Center for the Book has proved to be a tactile oasis in an increasingly digital city, dedicated to teaching and creating the art of the book, and instilling that book will continue to live on. 

Directed by Joshua Moore and Liz Payne. 4 minutes. USA. 2018.

GIVE

After decades of building an alternative visual narrative for the black community, a senior Reverend seeks to preserve its monumental legacy before his impending retirement. 

Directed by David de Rosaz. 16 minutes. USA. 2018.

JUST ONE THING

Artist Jocelyn Meggait describes her social practice art project. 

Directed by Keith Woolf. 5 minutes. USA. 2017.

ONE THING IN NOTHING

On October 8, 2017,  the Tubbs fire ripped through the county of Santa Rosa, marking the most destructive wildfire in california history. Over 2,800 homes were destroyed and twenty people lost their lives. 

Directed by Whitney Legge. 4 minutes. USA. 2017.

ROOM 140

Immigrants just released from detention centers spend their first night in Oakland at a motel, paid for by one of the workers. For one night of respite, they rest, reflect, and prepare for the next phase of their journey. 

Directed by Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz. 11 minutes. USA. 2017.

SWAN

An experimental documentary that follows a ballet soloist for the “Dying Swan.” 

Directed by J.P. Dobrin & Laetitia Jacquart. 4 minutes. USA. 2017.

TENDER SOULS

Tender Souls is a short documentary about three San Francisco Tenderloin residents that live vastly different lives in the the same square mile and yet share a common history of pain and struggle. The film unearths the story of a man who has struggled with homelessness and addiction on the streets of the Tenderloin for the last 20 years, a mother and daughter making due in 300 square foot apartment all while navigating the unsettling nature of the neighborhood, and a community leader who prevailed from a life marred by death, addiction and illness to now serving as a public leader in the community. 

Directed by Brenton Geiser. 23 minutes. USA. 2017.

 

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