Reception & Films
Thursday, SEPTEMBER 7
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
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.”
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
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.
Anabella Mortenson Narrative 4:26
A girl living in an arid landscape chases a cloud, or is she being followed by it?