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FILMS — Saturday, 9/10/16

Under the Stars – 9/10/16

Precita Avenue at Folsom Street
6:30 to 10:00 pm

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

6:30–7:30 pm Music






The Latin HEAT Jazz quintet performs dynamic music with soaring melodies and fiery Latin rhythms using authentic Latin percussion inspired by the exciting music from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Latin America and New York. 

7:45 pm Films (GENERAL AUDIENCE)

kinda-blue-still-02KINDA BLUE 
Anabella Mortenson        Narrative Short        2:00
A young girl wants to go swimming but her mother is busy. Boredom sets in and imagination takes over as she takes matters into her own hands.

Earn-the-DayEARN THE DAY
Daniel Lichtenberg        Documentary        6:00
In September of 2014, Bay Area non-profit Earn the Day took twenty kids from San Francisco’s Mission District surfing for the first time. This short documentary captures the adventure as it happens. Starring the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia Park club members

Ashley Lauren Saks        Music Video        5:00
OUR “WATCH ME” REMAKE was produced by Dance Video Students at AccessSFUSD:The Arc, taught by educators/artists Ashley Saks and Radka Pulliam. The team involved members of the community and shot in different locations around San Francisco. They were inspired by the super fun song “Watch Me” by the young talented artist Silentó and hope you enjoy their version of it!

Amir Jaffer        Documentary        17:15
After immigrating to the U.S. in 1999, Sonja Ohldag was diagnosed with a Seizure Disorder. She relies on the help of Service dogs so she can live her life to the fullest. Unable to afford a service animal from an organization, she trains them herself. With her previous Service Dog retired, Sonja takes her chance with Chief: a Cairn Terrier mix that is not a stereotypical Service Dog.

Beat_the_FOMO_3“BEAT THE F.O.M.O.”
Sean M. Perl        Comedy        4:00
A comparison between a girl who suffers from F.O.M.O.(Fear of Missing Out) and a girl who does not.

CleanGreen_stillIT’S CLEAN, IT’S GREEN
Miguel Gomez, Esteban Noyola, and Jose Mendoza
Documentary        6:53

A short documentary about San Francisco energy companies’ work to develop more clean energy for a sustainable future, while a Bay Area activist group protests the oil refineries that still dominate the energy industry.

Mark West & Barbara Bayne, AnimaCrackers
Animation        1:53

An irreverent homage to classic Japanese monster movies. Radioactive sludge. Innocent little sea creature. What could go wrong? See our animated storybooks in the iTunes book store, and visit the AnimaCrackers Channel on YouTube.


8:45 pm Films (YOUTH AND ADULTS)

Sylvia Colt-Lacayo, Gema Ceron and Kideok Kwon
Documentary        1:33
Sylvia shares her personal experience of ableism.


Reid Davenport        Documentary        3:00
With no end in sight for the already historic drought gripping California, a water witch uses his tools to locate underground relief for some of the state’s desperate farmers.

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Julia Retzlaff        Music Video        3:57
An experimental music video about family and loss.


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Reyna Colt-Lacayo        Documentary        2:00
A personal look at Asian representation in the media.



Kristin Tieche        Documentary        7:45
Velo Visionaries presents a series of interviews with great thinkers of today’s global bicycle culture from the point of view of the person behind the handlebars. In Episode 2 of Velo Visionaries, we talk/ride with Morgan Fitzgibbons, the co-founder the Wigg Party, [freespace], the Urban Eating League and the NOW! Festival. He is also an adjunct professor of Environmental Studies at the University of San Francisco and he holds a Masters degree in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

the_great_escape_still_4THE GREAT ESCAPE
Tan Wei Keong        Experimental Animation        6:00
Two men and their olive tree.



Laura J. Lukitsch        Documentary        7:00
Wendell (aka #FunGuyFinds) is a self-proclaimed bike scavenger who sells t-shirts for a living. His business is more than an economic imperative caused by a recent job loss, it is a philosophy that reflects our unstable economic and environmental times.


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