Shorts: Documentary

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Program Notes

In this eclectic array of short-form non-fictions, a rich tapestry of American stories unfolds, mixing loving familial portraits with haunting recollections of past tragedies. Alternating between touching and disturbing, this affecting collection of works both surprises and inspires.

 

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BABY BROTHER
Kamau Bilal, 2018, USA, 14 MIN
A look at a young man experiencing a summer impasse after moving back in with his parents.
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FOOTPRINT
Sara Newens, 2018, USA, 19 MIN
FOOTPRINT is a purely observational meditation on how different people engage with the World Trade Center Memorial, exploring the ways we choose to commemorate tragedy in the age of technology, social media, and changing attitudes toward patriotism.
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JOHN & JAMES
M. Holden Warren, 2018, USA, 11 MIN, World Premiere
JOHN & JAMES is an intimate portrait of the cross-cultural bond between Baltimore's iconic Arabbers and a community of rural Pennsylvania Mennonites. United by a love of horses and decades of doing business at the New Holland auction, they finally break bread together. In loving memory of John Cave.
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A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN
Marshall Curry, 2017, USA, 7 MIN
In 1939, over 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism.
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THE PAINTINGS PAINT THEMSELVES
James Hollenbaugh, 2017, USA, 6 MIN
For the past 20 years, New York based, self-taught artist Bill Mayer has been creating an exuberant and startling body of work. Mayer invites us to his studio for an intimate look at his art as formal practice, expressive therapy and a way to create the worlds he wants to see.
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TOMNODDY
Charles Poekel, 2018, USA, 13 MIN
Pioneer soap bubble entertainer Tom Noddy has taken his act around the world for over thirty years, conjuring fleeting beauty as he tries to stay true to himself and his art.
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WHILE I YET LIVE
Maris Curran, 2018, USA, 15 MIN
Five acclaimed African American quilters from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, talk about love, religion and the fight for civil rights as they continue the tradition of quilting that originally brought them together.

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