Current & Upcoming Films
Doc Fest: Local Docs (Shorts)
Running Time: 72
Year of Release: 2013
Bring it on Bay Area filmmakers! We are excited to show a diverse group of documentaries made in and around and by bay area film makers. This year we focus on steps of life including:
THE SCENES (Directed by Laura VanZee Taylor, 10min): following a group of elementary students who find an unusual way to spend their time during recess. These students decide to put on ‘scenes’, singing, dancing and acting, attracting attention and scorn from students who can’t quite figure out what it is the ‘scenes’ are.
AWARDWINNINGGIR (Directed by Shoot Like A Girl , 8min) one women as she navigates dating in the bay… on OkCupid! One woman’s quest to find love over the internet, learning all along the way.
BETWEEN LAND AND SEA (Directed by J. Christian Jensen, 9min) A man in woman’s is tested by the isolation and constant work as lighthouse keepers. Working on the tiny East Brother Island and surrounded by lighthouse kitsch and romantic views of the San Francisco Bay, the strain of serving up an idealized tourist experience and living in extremely close quarters is beginning to show.
THE HJEMKOMST: THIRTY YEARS LATER (directed by Eli Kaufman and assistant directed by Alex Gorosh, 15min) one middle school teacher’s dream to build a Viking ship and sail to its historical land in Norway. Now, thirty years after the trip the crew is reunited.
THE SUM TOTAL OF OUR MEMORY (Directed by Barbara Klutinis, 30min) Couples fearlessly (and humorously) face the onset of Alzheimer’s disease what it means to relate to life with ‘holes’ in your memory. This film joyously takes on the hardships of losing one’s memory, and all the new ways one must relate to life, working in the garden and sex!