Shorts Package 2: “In Hindsight”

When: Saturday Sept 16th at 10am

Duration: 90 mins

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Sloan’s Lake

Looking backward, or looking inward, the subjects of these seven short docs make meaningful observations about their pasts while turning toward the uncertain future.


I Was Only 14

DirectorFroukje van Wengerden
Country: Netherlands
Run Time: 12 mins

Description:

While a 86-year-old woman looks back on a life-changing event just after her fourteenth birthday, we look into the eyes of girls who are fourteen years old now, full of stories of their own and with their open glance forward.


Jesszilla

DirectorEmily Sheskin
Country: USA
Run Time: 7 mins

Description:

Jesselyn “Jesszilla” Silva is serious about boxing, and at 10 years old trains seriously with dreams of becoming a professional fighter. Her father, Pedro, finds himself caught in between supporting her dream and worrying about her future as she tries to master a combat sport.


Cecil & Carl

 

DirectorElvis Leon
Country: USA
Run Time: 15 mins

Description:

Cecil has lived alone in a giant house ever since Carl, his partner of 43 years, was diagnosed with advanced dementia and admitted to a nursing home. Not about grand gestures of love or being gay, this story focuses on commitment and the duties that come with it.


Mama Kim

DirectorJaime Wilken
Country: USA
Run Time: 12 mins

Description:

Mama Kim follows a 77 year-old Korean woman who owns one of the oldest standing bars in Seoul, Korea. Mama is a tough, funny and charismatic woman who has lived through the Korean War and has dealt with insurmountable hardships. However, her silver lining has been her husband and the happiness he has brought her.


No Harm No Foul

DirectorCheng Zhang
Country: USA
Run Time: 22 mins

Description:

Triggered by the water crisis in Flint, Mich., the issue of lead contamination in drinking water has been brought under the spotlight for months since the fall of 2015. Over a decade ago a similar lead crisis happened in Washington DC, and the health harm was twenty to thirty times worse than Flint. History is repeating itself, but the question is why.


Arrested (Again)

DirectorDan Goldes
Country: USA
Run Time: 5 mins

Description:

Activist Karen Topakian has been arrested dozens of times for using nonviolent civil disobedience to protest nuclear proliferation, human rights abuses, environmental issues, and war. What drives her to repeatedly put her body on the line?


Let There be Night

DirectorBenjamin Hameury
Country: France
Run Time: 15 mins

Description:

In a world of shadows, Benjamin meets Attila. They start playing a game, and as the sun goes down, they become friends.