2019 “Sweet 16” Party, Awards & Retrospective

Saturday, September 14

“SWEET 16” PARTY, AWARDS & RETROSPECTIVE

MISSION CULTURAL CENTER
FOR LATINO ARTS

2868 Mission Street
3:00 pm — Awards presentation and screening of the 2019 award-winning films
4:30 pm — Retrospective look at a selection of “Best” films from 2013 to 2018
5:30 pm — “Sweet 16” Party — All invited
Music by DJ Jim McCartney

 

AWARDS

PARISH 
Brian Favorite
Documentary 18:00
A chronicle of the transformation of the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish community in the Castro District from the 1960s to the 1980s.

CROSSING LIMITS 
Monica Menor
Drama 8:46
A young girl living in a religious household gets pregnant and runs away to get an abortion.

JACOB + MALIKA 
Vahan Bedelian
Drama 12:00
A Muslim girl moves to the U.S. and falls in love with the boy next door and they attempt to keep their relationship alive in an increasingly hostile culture.

THE FIDDLER 
Brett Marty
Documentary 9:27
A tech pioneer, facing a deadly illness, finds meaning in music as he prepares for his unexpected
final act.

RETROSPECTIVE, 2013-2018

ANGELA WILSON, A BUTCHER’S STORY – 2018 Best of Bernal
Gaby Scott
Documentary 7:00
A portrait of Angela Wilson, the owner of Avedano’s on Cortland Avenue in Bernal Heights.

WHEN RABBIT LEFT THE MOON – 2017 Best of Bernal
Emiko Omori
Documentary 14:00
Contemporary footage of a journey into a harsh landscape is interspersed as the story of life in the internment camp unfolds through images and excerpts of official documents.

CLOUD RUNNER – 2017 Bright Star – Emerging Filmmaker
Anabella Mortenson
Narrative 4:26
A girl living in an arid landscape chases a cloud, or is she being followed by it?

OLIVER’S OPERA – 2016 Audience Favorite
Dean Mermell
Narrative 7:13
Oliver W. Lowe, Esq. and his associates prepare to see the great tenor, Enrico Caruso, on the eve of disaster.

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED – 2015 Best of Bernal
Amir Jaffer
Documentary 12:00
The artistic journey of a photographer takes him to the back corners of trashy dollar stores and dingy Chinese markets to capture consumerist scenes abounding with cheap plastics and stinking fish

LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO – 2014 Best of Bernal
Joe Talbot
Narrative 5:00
The concept trailer that Joe Talbot and Jimmie Fails produced to submit to Sundance. The rest is history.

CHECKMATE – 2013 Spirit of Bernal
Wen Yu
Documentary 4:00
A visual interpretation of a spoken word piece explores the struggle of a student facing the decision to drop out or stay in school.

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