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FILMS — Friday 9/9/16

Film Crawl on Cortland – 9/9/16

Bennington to Anderson Streets

Simultaneous film screenings at six locations on the avenue
NOTE: show times at different venues may differ

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PROGRESSIVE GROUNDS
400 Cortland Avenue

7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm Films

Co-presented with
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Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) —
The Factory

SifuSIFU
Walden Smith        Documentary        5:55
Danny tells his story about how he found family and a home doing Kung Fu.

 

SeniorYearSENIOR YEAR
Kelly Lau        Visual Essay        2:53
A montage of moments from a teenage girl’s senior year in high school

 

StraightFromSourceSTRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
Janelle Kung and Walden Smith
Documentary        4:52

A look at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s process of bringing quality drinking water from the valleys of Hetch Hetchy to the homes of San Francisco’s residents, while also revealing the problems that arise from California’s drought. Done in Partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

Seated-SirenTHE SEATED SIREN
Sylvia Colt-Lacayo        Narrative        5:35
A teenage girl struggles when she realizes society views her differently than she views herself because of her disability.

The-GameTHE GAME
Janelle Kung        Music Video        6:23
Fueled by obsession and jealousy, the animal people take children’s games too far by resorting to violence.


GrowingCommunityGROWING COMMUNITY

Kelly Lau and Sylvia Colt-Lacayo
Documentary        5:57

Green spaces in the urban environment are important for the physical and mental health of residents as well as for the health of the environment. College Hill Garden in Bernal Heights is working to help add more productive green spaces in San Francisco. Done in partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Free_to_PeeFREE TO PEE
Judy Lee, Nicole Rivera, Diego Leong
Essay        2:07

Judy shares her views and experiences with nongender-specific bathrooms

ConcreteCanvasCONCRETE CANVAS
Gema Ceron and Nicole Rivera
Documentary      5:21

Public art is integral to the empowerment of urban communities and is essential to democratic growth within communities. Concrete Canvas explores how urban agencies in San Francisco are facilitating the empowerment of communities through commissioned urban art projects. Done in Partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

Our-JewelsOUR JEWELS
Nicole Rivera        Documentary        4:30
Sexuality and masturbation have been historically abused and desensitized by the male dominating view, but in this short documentary liberating diverse souls will step out of that perspective and share their personal experience.

Missing-PartofMeMISSING PART OF ME
Elizabeth Hewlett        Documentary        7:10
A personal documentary about a young woman discovering her Nicaraguan heritage.

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BERNAL STAR
410 CortlandAvenue

8:00 and 9:00 pm Films (NOTE: no screening at 7 pm)

OddballODDBALL FILMS
Joshua Moore        Documentary        5:00
Step inside the world of Oddball Films, the largest private film archive in Northern California and also the most unusual- focusing on the odd and the extraordinary.

NAPNN.A.P.N
Dan Dion        Comedy        5:51
A young boy visits his grandparents in Northern California.


JOANI_YOUNG_DRUMMERJOANI: QUEEN OF THE PARADIDDLE  

Tina Gordon        Documentary        31:00
In 1935, at eight years old, Joani Hannan picked up a pair of drumsticks and beat her path into entertainment history. Joani was a pioneering female jazz drummer who traveled the world with the USO and played alongside Marilyn Monroe in “Some Like It Hot.” Despite the challenges and constraints of the 50s and 60’s for women and queers, Joani transcended stereotypes exemplifying to all who she met the strength, self love and courage to be true to oneself no matter what. A trailblazer, Joani inspired everyone she met and in her own words recollects her life and adventures.

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KINGMOND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY
416 Cortland Avenue

7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm Films

Co-presented with
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Cine+Mas, San Francisco Latino Film Festival

 

DIABLO       
Paula Sozzi Saslow        Narrative         21:00
Somewhere in Northern California, a construction worker finds a large sum of money while excavating a job site but when he learns that it is “blood money” from a drug lord, he decides to take justice into his own hands with unexpected consequences.

libertad-short-4-1024x576LIBERTAD        
Brenda Avila-Hanna
Documentary         10:00

The story of Alejandra Santiago, an indigenous transwoman from Oaxaca whose life journey transcends multiple borders. Edited by Claire Weissbluth

StaySTAY       
Andrés Gallegos          Narrative         5:00
Driven to reconstitute his past, an aging man searches for his most precious memory.

 

 

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BERNAL BRANCH LIBRARY
500 Cortland Avenue

7:00 and 8:00pm Films (NOTE: no screening at 9 pm)

Co-presented with
Legacy

Legacy Film Festival on Aging

 

Chum-2CHUM (HJÓNABANDSSÆLA)
Jörundur Ragnarsson (Iceland)
Narrative        15:00
Uggi and Kiddi are bachelors pushing seventy whose routine small-town life together resembles a marriage. Every day they do exercises, soak in the hot tub, then work side by side scaling fish. One mornng their friendship is thrown into peril. In Icelandic, with English subtitles.

PresenceProjectTHE PRESENCE PROJECT
Lisa Fierstein        Documentary        5:00
A recent art school graduate working at a senior living community forms a special bond with residents suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, hearing their stories, and painting their portraits, honoring who they were and who they are now. Student filmmaker Lisa Fierstein will be present.

LegacyPREVIEW OF 6TH LEGACY FILM FESTIVAL ON AGING
Sheila Malkind, Exec. Director
Presentation of trailers, descriptions, and explanations of the upcoming film festival, September 16–18, 2016.

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BERNAL HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
515 Cortland Avenue

7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm Films

whatawoman_brtWHAT A WOMAN’S SUPPOSE TO LOOK LIKE
Janelle Kung        Documentary        1:08
A personal look at the stress felt about body image.

JoelHunt_screenshotJOEL HUNT
Valerie Soe        Documentary        10:00
A short portrait of Iraq War veteran and bicyclist and competitive skier Joel Hunt (Team USA, 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games) , who suffers from traumatic brain injury stemming from injuries during his tour of duty in Iraq. The film outlines the ways in which Hunt’s TBI has impacted his life and how his athletic activities help him to cope with his injuries.

LowriderLOWRIDER LAWYERS: PUTTING A CITY ON TRIAL
Benjamin Bac Sierra        Drama        33:40
In Lowrider Lawyers: Putting a City on Trial, the barrio community rises with creativity and amor for Alex Nieto. When the Homies discover that Alex, who had never even been arrested in his entire life, has been unjustly executed, they request that the heavy hitters handle the case. Caravanning with other fine rides, the Lowrider Lawyers lowride in a wine-colored 1966 Chevy Impala Convertible to the colonial courthouse, where indigenous danzantes drum out and stomp over evil spirits, and summon the truth into the justice system. A jury of peers, cholo homeboys and homegirls, listen intently to the evidence presented.

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INCLUSIONS GALLERY
627 Cortland Avenue

7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm Films

7:00 & 8:00 pm  Films

EarthBodyHOMEEBH-still
Eric Koziol        Experimental        6:05
This triptych video is an homage to the art, life, and spirit of feminist artist Ana Mendieta. The work combines natural imagery photographed in Oaxaca Mexico and Santa Cruz California with performance by dancer Zoe Klein and textural animation, both 2D & 3D. This video was originally created as part of a gallery installation at ODC in San Francisco to accompany the live performance of EarthBodyHOME directed by Amara Tabor Smith.

POFAStill_05MELANCHOLY PALACE OF FINE ARTS
Samati Boonchitsitsak        Experimental        7:00
Rainy ambiance over Palace of Fine Arts creates gloomy and melancholy feeling, especially for the weeping maidens atop the colonnades who mourn for life without arts. This poetic experimental film commemorates 100 years of San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exhibition of 1915.

CellistaCELLISTA
Brian Favorite        Documentary fairy tale hybrid        6:04
The relationship between artist and audience is a precarious affair. This modern day fairy tale explores a cellist confronting her fear that the work she shares with her audience can never be quite…good…enough.

FireandSpiritFIRE AND SPIRIT
Audrey Daniel        Documentary        14:29
Through five sculptures we explore the artist, Jack Kamesar’s philosophy of life and art. Previously inspired by his memories of growing up in Israel and his deep connection to classical art, haunting, abstract figurative works were his primary focus. Then a river rafting trip down the Grand Canyon inspired him, at the age of 79, to create a new body of work — an interpretation of the walls of the Grand Canyon capturing “Frozen Time.” The innovative, experimental music of cellist Joan Jeanrenaud matches the visual impact of the film’s story.

LongAgoLONG AGO AND FAR AWAY
Mark Brecke        Narrative – Music        11:30
Taught to play the trumpet by his father who abandoned him, a man struggles with his resentment to allow a meeting between his father and his daughter. This struggle is wrapped up in a musical journey as he makes a decision to forgive.

9:00 pm  Films ***ADULTS, ONLY***

GoneGreenGONE GREEN
Jacob Krummel        Drama        5:10
A combat veteran struggles to cope with life after the military while suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder by using copious amounts of medical marijuana.

SOFT TARGETS
Charlie Blecker, Ben Vu and Luca Foggini
Comedy, Thriller, Animation        8:35

When William Veidt, a renowned critique of death, gives a dead man a brutal review, he finds his own life suddenly exposed when the dead man comes back to life.

When-You-AwakeWHEN YOU AWAKE
Jay Rosenblatt        Comedy        11:00
“The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.” –Sigmund Freud
An unscientific and comedic study of what happens when two people are hypnotized leading into an exhilarating journey into the unconscious mind (the repository for fears, desires, aggressions, dreams) where all the images, sounds and music are from found footage.

FrequencyFREQUENCY
Geoffrey Haack        Narrative/SciFi        12:00
A lone traveller enters an uncharted world in search of life.

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