Shorts Package 1: “In Transition”

Shorts Package 1: “In Transition”

Shorts Package 1: “In Transition” When: Friday, September 15 4PM Where: Alamo Drafthouse Sloan’s Lake The subjects of these seven short documentaries are in transition…whether that’s geographically, physically, or in terms of their personal identity. Purchase Tickets Now A Doll’s Eyes Director: Jonathan Wysocki Country: USA Run Time: 12 mins Description: In his personal essay film, filmmaker Jonathan Wysocki searches for the meaning behind his lifelong obsession with the movie ‘Jaws.’ Wysocki recounts the terror that kept him out of the ocean during his childhood and the dark desire that drew him back as an adult. He returns to the ocean to discover a fear deeper than the shark stalking his imagination. Sand Men Director: Tal Amiran Country: UK Run Time: 14 mins Description: Neculai, Aurel and Raj all left their homes in Romania for the same reason – to seek a better life for their family. Now, in Britain, with their loved ones depending on them, they survive by creating sand sculptures on London’s streets. They try to find hope in the hardships they endure, while thoughts of their children’s futures keep them going. The Art and Dreams of D.J. Sheskin Director: Emily Sheskin Country: USA Run Time: 2 mins Description: At 73-years-old, D.J. Sheskin dreams of seeing his art in MoMa before he dies. This short piece explores the artist’s body of work, his dreams, and his general outlook on being an artist.erience. Hotel USA Director: Marisa Pearl & Andrea Meller Country: USA Run Time: 11 mins Description: An airport motel off of I-95 is an unlikely haven for asylum seekers during their first hours in America. And yet, after...
Shorts Package 2: “In Hindsight”

Shorts Package 2: “In Hindsight”

Shorts Package 2: “In Hindsight” When: Saturday Sept 16th at 4:35pm 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. Purchase Tickets Now I Was Only 14 Director: Froukje 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 Director: Emily 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   Directors: Elvis Leon & Gaston Yvorra 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 Director: Jaime 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,...
Shorts Package 3: “In Conclusion”

Shorts Package 3: “In Conclusion”

Shorts Package 3: “In Conclusion” When: Sunday Sep 17th 1:45pm Duration: 92 mins Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse The journeys of the subjects of these seven short docs are coming to a close (at least that’s what they’ve been told). Despite these voices claiming their actions are futile and their fates doomed, they persist. Purchase Tickets Now Love of Place Director: Brian Olliver Country: USA Run Time: 10 mins Description: In 1982 Southern Pacific Railroad employee Bill Wolverton was pulled into his boss’s office and informed he was being let go. Left without a job and facing an uncertain future, Bill was disheartened. In a daring move Bill sold his Sacramento home and headed east to a small town called Escalante in search of a new life. Mom Director: Reid Antin Country: United States Run Time: 16 mins Description: A middle-aged woman explores the complicated relationship she has with her mentally-deteriorating mother. Balancé Director: Ian Winstanley Written and Produced by: Paul Griffin Country: UK Run Time: 14 mins Description: “Balancé” tells the story of working ballet dancer, Laura Purkiss. She is a soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet with a unique difference; she is also Laura Tye; mother of two. Face Value Filmmakers:  Stefan Wisnoski, Maureen Maloney, Oanh Le, Marteene Gabrielle Country: USA Run Time: 14 mins Description: Face Value explores the life of artist Ian Robert McKown, particularly his reputation as an enigmatic tattoo genius. Journey to Aleppo Directors: Juuso Lavonen Country: Finland Run Time: 21 mins Description: ”Panic doesn’t help by sharing news items in social media.” Short documentary tells a story of Syrian born Finnish citizen Rami Adham who delivers humanitarian aid to the children of the world’s most...