Opening Night 2017

Reception & Films

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 7

7:00–9:30 pm

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street

Master of Ceremonies: Ian Williams
Teacher, stand-up comic and neighbor.

7:00–8:00 pm  Reception & Music

Melody Yan plays the Guzheng (chinese harp), a traditional instrument with origins traced to ancient China. She is accompanied by Barry Despenza who specializes in playing the cajon, a South American drum.

 

8:00–8:30 pm  Awards Presentation

“Best of Bernal,”  “Spirit of Bernal” and “Emerging Filmmaker” awards

8:30 to 9:30 pm  Films

BLACK WHITE & GREY
Kingmond Young
Drama        
4:00
Two strangers crash into each other on the sidewalk. One of them beats the other unconscious because of a misunderstanding. The misunderstanding is soon corrected, sort of . . .

A HAPPY COYOTE
Janet Kesler        Nature Documentary        3:29
A coyote channels Ralph Waldo Emerson: “It is a happy talent to know how to play.”

 


THE RIDE

Jeff Adachi & Jim Choi       Documentary        15:00

SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi travels into the underbelly of the criminal injustice system when he takes on the case of Michael Smith, a young African-American man charged with assaulting police officers.


WHEN RABBIT LEFT THE MOON
EMIKO OMORI            Video Poem    7:13

Words to describe the camp experience seem inadequate to me — either too many or not enough.  This video poem is an attempt to express long buried feelings without words.

 

 

 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIO WOODS
Mohammad Gorjestani
Documentary         6:00

Six months after his death, Gwen Woods visits her son Mario’s grave and the site of his shooting.

VELO VISIONARIES: ALICIA TAPIA
Kristin Tieche      Documentary    7:38

Take a ride with Alicia Tapia, creator of Bibliobicicleta, as she rides her free library on wheels through San Francisco’s Panhandle.


CLOUD RUNNER

Anabella Mortenson            Narrative           4:26

A girl living in an arid landscape chases a cloud, or is she being followed by it?