SCREENING SCHEDULE / TICKETS

MONDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2021

10:00am "UNSETTLED" Documentary

A teenager ran away from his drug addict father’s house because of constantly being forced to live in an orphanage. He struggles to find his unseen mother. He doesn't have an ID-card and this has caused many problems in his dailies.

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11:15am SHORT FILM BLOCK H

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FEATURED SHORT FILMS:

 

NEBULA

00:10:00

The Fear

00:11:59

Ms. Rossi

00:05:00

Soul Catcher

00:09:29

Pathei Mathos

00:14:41

Refraction

00:05:58

Haunted City

00:10:11

JADAI: THE BROOME BRAWLER

00:12:00

THE LAST DAY OF PATRIARCHY 

00:15:00

1:00pm LONG FORM SHORT FILMS

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FEATURED LONG FORM SHORT FILMS

 

WHITE EYE

LOST RABBITS

IN THE SKY YOU LET ME FALL

DIGNITY

3:15pm - BREATHE 

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With the recent political, racial, and global unrest occurring throughout 2020/2021, writer and performer, Philicia Saunders, wrote a one-woman live theater show based on her life-changing personal journey towards activism after a chance trip to a Civil Rights monument during a civil rights tour in Alabama, and mentorship by a luminary of activism in Watts, California, Sweet Alice Harris. Unfortunately, no one ever saw that live theater version of the show because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, necessity is the mother of invention, and Saunders knew that this story would educate, inspire, and transform those who see it. Thus came Breathe. Directed by award-winning playwright/performer Roger Q. Mason, this film is art activism - fusing live performance, cinema, performance art and artistic swimming in a hybridized narrative that could only be born during these challenging, yet galvanizing times. 

This film is not just a reflection of Saunders' own experience of racism, but it is also a glimpse into the myriad ways that racial bias affects millions of people of color around the world. Breathe. evolved from Saunders' graduate school thesis called Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired, which focused on Sweet Alice's groundbreaking social activism in Watts. Relevant to what’s happening today, Breathe. will spark further discussions about the intergenerational burden and transformative power of activism on a personal, professional, spiritual and civic level. As Saunders learned from Sweet Alice: "You can't just be silent and stand in one place."

5:00pm BODY OF WATER - FEATURE FILM PRESENTATION

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Body of Water explores how women self-identify in a world that presents us with constantly conflicting perceptions of what it is to be female. It examines the destructive nature of eating disorders and body dysmorphia within a narrative film framework.

Stephanie, a woman in her mid-thirties, is trying to overcome chronic anorexia in order to re-establish her relationship with her daughter, Pearl. Pearl now lives with Stephanie's mother, Susan and her fiancee Annette. The burden of Stephanie's illness puts pressure on their relationship, with Pearl angry at her mother but also hopeful that Stephanie is getting better. Stephanie is also challenged by a tension quietly simmering between herself and Susan, while attempts to find solace in a relationship with her nurse, Shaun, invite more turmoil.

7:00pm SHORT FILM BLOCK L 

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FEATURING:

The War Within

00:14:59

Casey Jones : Lawbreakers Beware!!!

00:11:17

The Sound of Winter

00:07:45

 ANOMALIE

00:26:00

8:30pm FEATURE FILM PRESENTATION

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Manolo, a private detective specialized in adultery cases operating in the beach-front Costa Azul sector in San Juan, spies and records the affair of two old friends while reconstructing the events that led to the murder of his twin-brother Frank, an Iraq War veteran.