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Films, Music and More

7th Annual
Bernal Heights Oudoor Cinema
September 2-5 & October 4, 2010

2010 Film Lineup

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Thurs. 9/2 | Fri. 9/3 Inclusions • BHNC • Bernal Library • Bernal Yoga • 4Star |
Sat. 9/4 | Sun. 9/5 | Mon. 10/4


Thursday, September 2, 6:30-9:30pm
Opening Night at Kingmond Young Photography — 416 Cortland Ave.

Our traditional Opening Night and Preview Party comes to Cortland Avenue. The studios of Kingmond Young Photography, last season’s host of a great night of 3-D film, shorts, classical music and a cappella singing will open its doors for the Opening of the 7th annual Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema screenings. It’s a party, a performance, a preview and a celebration of our annual end-of-summer ritual.

Vic Wong & Nick Christie, gypsy guitars — 6:30–7:15pm
Panique is a San Francisco-based band specializing in acoustic jazz and swing as pioneered in the 1940s by Django Reinhardt. The group also performs French musette waltzes, traditional gypsy songs, and original compositions.

Toshio Hirano, old-time country and blue grass — 8:30–9:30pm
Subject of Oscar Bucher's film WAITING FOR A TRAIN: THE TOSHIO HIRANO STORY screened during 2009 BHOC series.

SCREENINGS — 7:30 to 8:30pm

A VALENTINE FOR ALICE          Amber Yada         TRT 2:35
This animated short is about and inspired by the cinematic pioneer Alice Guy-Blache. Many consider her 1896 work, “Le Fée Aux Choux” to be the first fictional film in cinema’s history. Never heard of her? Find out more, here.

ELEMENTOS          Adrian Arias          TRT 3:45
In "Elements" we meet fire, earth, water and air through the motions of a dancer to express their essence.

DOMESTIC ANIMALS #1         Erin Mei-Ling Stuart         TRT 6:20
A couple turns breakfast into a choreographed passive-aggressive battle of wills. Tactics include the silent treatment, toast sabotage, and making that sound you hate when he/she drinks coffee.

SHOUTIN’ THE BLUES: SONNY TERRY          Yasha Aginsky          TRT 6:00
Award Ciné International Film Festival, 1980
n a motel room in Oakland, CA, in 1969, blind blues harmonica legend Sonny Terry tells a story about his start in show business and then plans an original solo in his own amazing style.

CAPOEIRA CLARION          Tomas Wischerath          TRT 5:04        
A young man enters Clarion alley in the Mission district of San Francisco with bare feet and a berimbou, a musical instrument made of string and wood. As he begins to play, he shows more of what the instrument is all about. Anintroduction and a showcase of Ignacio Maldonado, a local devoted practitioner and teacher of Capoeira.

IN SEARCH OF GOOD FOOD — Introduction         Antonio Roman-Alcala          TRT 12:00
The original (12 minute) trailer we made, before we went on the footage-gathering interview trip that forms the bulk of the "actual" movie. It is a sort of "day in the life" of me, looking for good food in the city, and introduces the idea of seeking out the sustainable food system by traveling the state.

Waiting for a Train: The Story of Toshio Hirano — 5 minute clip   Oscar Bucher  TRT 5:00
Toshio Hirano relates his epiphany when he discovered Hank Williams and old time American music.


Friday, September 3, 6:30-9:30pm
Film Crawl on Cortland — Kicks off at Inclusions Gallery at 6:30pm

Start the crawl from one end of Cortland Avenue to the other for a roving cinema experience. Evening begins at Inclusions Gallery for Meet-the-Filmmakers reception and music. Films will be shown at multiple venues: Succulence/Four Star Video, the Bernal Branch Library, Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Inclusions Gallery, and Bernal Yoga. Plan to enjoy a movable feast of film going, meeting filmmakers and film-lovers, alike. Many thanks to our Site Sponsor: Good Life Grocery **** 6th year as Site Sponsor

Maya Dorn, guitar — 6:30–7:15pm — Inclusions Gallery, 627 Cortland Ave.
Called a "troubadour" by some — her influences include her father, poet Edward Dorn, and artists Allen Ginsburg, Amiri Baraka and Marianne Faithfull.


Film Crawl on Cortland, Fri. Sept. 3
— 627 Cortland Ave.
7:30pm & 8:30pm

META MORPH         Claire Bain         TRT 3:15
Young at Heart sung by Frank Sinatra
I made "Meta Morph" when I was teaching video to a high school class. I used only iMovie (2004 version), a VCR, a one-chip video camera and a TV monitor in order to demonstrate low-tech special effects that can be done using minimal equipment. The film depicts the transition from cocoon to butterfly, because that's what stage of life teenagers are in. The paper puppet I used is a drawing based on a photo of an Anise Swallowtail butterfly (a local species) that I had raised from a caterpillar.

ELEMENTOS          Adrian Arias          TRT 3:45
In "Elements" we meet fire, earth, water and air through the motions of a dancer to express their essence.

LIGHT FALLING ON WHITE FLOWERS        Sandhya Kumar         TRT 13:30
Many years ago, a young girl was born with one dream, to trace back the sacred roo of dance and restore it to the highest place in the arts. Isadora Duncan came to invent the “Modern Dance.” Where dwells this poetic spirit, today?

NORMA’S FALL         Rita Piffer          TRT 09:00        
Norma's Fall is a dream-like short narrative. The protagonist, Norma — translated in Portuguese as norm – lives in a monochromatic box entirely made of cardboard. Norma's perception is challenged when simply-made drawings of nature are thrown into her box changing the dynamics of her perfectly labeled environment.

HANG 332        Matt Venuti         TRT 8:10
The Hang is a new musical instrument that has gained unprecedented popularity on youtube but is extremely difficult for most people to obtain due to the high demand, expense, low numbers made, and trip to Switzerland (by invitation only) requirement. When composer and Hang artist Matt Venuti made one of his journeys to visit the Hang Makers in Bern, Switzerland, he recorded a conversation between himself, the Hang Makers and a young traveler from Argentina Nico whose philosophical musings over the nature of freedom and attachment and his desire to acquire the Hang inspired this piece.
Live Music Interval:      Matt Venuti will play the Hang #332 between screenings


Film Crawl on Cortland, Fri. Sept. 3
Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
515 Cortland Avenue

NOT ENOUGH         Jakob Hofso         TRT 1:52
Shot and edited entirely on a mobile phone, this tale tells the story of an average guy who happens to witness the attempted hanging of a very wealthy man. He immediately cuts the man down. The savior, expecting a handsome reward, is disappointed by the paltry sum offered to him, and turns on the man who he saved.

WHERE THE MONEY AT         Sophia Rivera         TRT 4:13
A Rap music video about AIG performed by a 7-year-old boy named LiL Yani and accompanied by other grade school children. (People losing their homes and jobs, and are unable to get loans because of the decline in the economy.)

IMMERSION          Richard Levien         TRT 14:00
“No Violence” award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Golden Gate Award for Best Bay Area short film at the San Francisco International Film Festival
Ten-year-old Moises has just immigrated to California from Mexico. He doesn't speak English, but he's good at math, so he hopes to do well on his first math test in the USA. Using untrained child actors from public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, “Immersion” plunges its audience into the visceral experience of a child who cannot understand his teacher.

THE SUBLET         Gretchen Olivero          TRT 10:02
Elsie, an elderly woman posts a rental sign in her window to sublet a room for rent while house sitting. When a man stops by to inquire, she accidentally poisons him and the grocery delivery girl. The gardener in fear of deportation, hides the bodies, though he isn’t the cause of the deaths, and when Elsie leaves she leaves no survivors.

SKY BURIAL          Ellen Bruno         TRT 12:00
Sky Burial follows the ritual of "jha-tor," the giving of alms to birds in a northern Tibetan monastery — where the bodies of the dead are offered to the vultures as a final act of kindness to living beings. At the Drigung Monastery lamas chant to call the consciousness from the body. Juniper incense is burned to summon the vultures. Special body breakers, or "rogyapas," unwrap the bodies and cut away the flesh. The bones are crushed and mixed with tsampa, roasted barley flour. The entire body is consumed by the birds, assuring the ascent of the soul. To merge with the sky after death is a holy event, one that replaces the sufferings of this world with peace. CAUTION: May be difficult to watch.


Film Crawl on Cortland, Fri. Sept. 3
Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
515 Cortland Avenue
8:30pm Screening

THE MATH TEST         Sam Rubin         TRT 6:00
One boy's experience of standardized tests as his imagination takes him on a (R)(T) = D journey.
Sam Rubin, filmmaker, says: "Different kids have different kinds of minds."

TWO MINUTES ABOUT MY FATHER        Ya-Hsuan Huang       TRT 2:00
The filmmaker recounts her meeting with her father after
10 years of separation.

THE GRIND         BAYCAT         TRT 31:09
Set in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) neighborhood, THE GRIND follows the parallel lives of Kilo and his estranged adult son Ricky. On parole and recently sober, Kilo is trying to start a new life caring for his infant son Angel, but is struck by poverty and the reality of life on the street. Meanwhile, Ricky tries to provide stability for his wife and daughter, while he struggles to avoid making his father’s mistakes. THE GRIND is based on the real lives of the two lead actors, Keith "Kilo" Perry and Antoine "Goddi" Perry.


Film Crawl on Cortland, Fri. Sept. 3
Bernal Library
500 Cortland Avenue
7:30pm (one screening, only)

BALLET & BUSINESS         Xochitl Bernadette Moreno         TRT 8:41
A busking ballerina finds a business man’s wallet and while trying to “dance” him down, inspires the business people around her to stop listening to their i-pods, reading magazines and tweeting to join with her in dancing in
the streets!

THE STORY OF ANNA'S MERMAIDS         Francesca Faatar         TRT 4:00
Inspired by T.S. Eliot's "the Love Son of J. Alfred Prufrock," the STORY OF ANNA'S MERMAIDS examines one young woman's struggle with anorexia and the inner conflict she faces while trying to attain her ideal body image. Made in collaboration with the Youth Program of TILT, Ninth Street Independent Film Center.

DIRECTED BY         Adam Kennedy         TRT 15:55
Two directors set out to collaborate on a film. Neither is aware that the other is a control freaks. Each expects he will have directorial control. The result is chaos.

MR. REUBENS GOES TO MARS          Sheila Malkind         TRT 15:00
A withdrawn older man becomes the unlikely hit of a downtown swing dance club.


Film Crawl on Cortland, Fri. Sept. 3
Bernal Yoga
461 Cortland Avenue
7:30pm Screening

ANIMACRACKERS (sample reel)         Mark West and Barbara Bayne         TRT 0:74
Local animation studio shares some of the characters they have produced for their commercial clients.

GET UP         Judith Keenan        TRT 2:05
Shot on the staircase in the Health Center at City College of SF.

HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS         Crystal Fitzgerald         TRT 2:14
Hundreds and Thousands—aptly named after the Australian slang for sprinkles—follows the process of baking vegan cupcakes. The short film was produced, directed, and edited by filmmaker Crystal Fitzgerald, with production assistance provided by her friend and neighbor, Rachel Brennan. Hundreds and Thousands was shot in the span of five hours, in Crystal’s tiny kitchen, with a 1-Chip Mini DV camera and a half-working light kit.

PIGS IN A BLANKET         Nilima Abrams         TRT 8:09
For most Americans, "pigs in a blanket" are a food item. Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pigs became expensive fad pets in the 80's. Once the initial thrill wore off and the pigs kept growing, many people abandoned them. The families featured in this film, however, adore their pets, and each has between 2 and 26 miniature pigs. This film is divided into musical sections displaying each family's relationship with its pets. They show us their pigs doing tricks, getting into mischief and acting as emotional companions.

LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK         Eliciana Nascimento        TRT 2:15
LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK is a stop-motion animation film that explores the difficult aspect of decision-making while making our way through the natural world. This short peace is a lesson in life. It's the result of an assignment on "shot-reverse-shot" from the Narrative Filmmaking class, taught by Caroline Blair at City College of San Francisco.

WHEN BANANAS ATTACK         Elijah Post         TRT 5:00
The main protagonist travels to her workplace--a weather satellite that monitors strange occurrences.  A red phone rings and she learns that bananas have evolved to drive people crazy! Can she save the day? Made in collaboration with the Youth Program of TILT, Ninth Street Independent Film Center.

ON FIRE!         Karil Daniels         TRT 2:00
The Fire Pixies perform at The Exploratorium. This was shot spontaneously while at the Exploratorium on a tiny RCA pocket video camera the size of a pack of cigarettes and edited in iMovie. 
This is the result.

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE         Tomas Wischerath        TRT 3:50
A young woman puts a message in a bottle and throws it out to sea.

Selected Animations         San Francisco School         TRT 8:00
Students of San Francisco School create stop action and traditionally animated films and visually interpret their musical performances.


Film Crawl on Cortland, Fri. Sept. 3
Bernal Yoga
461 Cortland Avenue
8:30pm Screening

A MESSAGE FROM THE UTC         Jason Shamai         TRT 1:24
A bike rider wends his way home from work

ONE WINDY DAY         Linden Bengtson         TRT 5:00
A girl loses her glove in the breeze.  A smitten boy finds it mysteriously in a local mini-mart and tries to find a way to get her glove back and meet her again. Made in collaboration with the Youth Program of TILT, Ninth Street Independent Film Center.

JEFF VS. TIM         Cody Meeks         TRT 3:25
This entry is a short narrative, comedy about a battle of wits and grasping for dominance.  Jeff and Tim try to outdo one another in a series of contests, testing the limits of both body and mind.  

The Weird Turn Pro         Chip Lord         TRT 8:40
Featuring Pollo Del Mar 2000–2009
Surf band Pollo Del Mar playing in the plaza where the Bay to Breakers route crosses Market and heads up Hayes Street. Because of this strategic location and the nature of the music, many artist/runners pause to perform with the band. Featured are President Nixon, Batman and Robin, mermaids, sharks, multiple Elvises and a naked sax player along with a cast of thousands running past.

A PERFECT PLACE         Derrick Scocchera         TRT 25:00
A tragi-comedy. Two drinking buddies try to find the “perfect place” bury a body. A very “noir” film. CAUTION: Language


Film Crawl on Cortland, Fri. Sept. 3
Four Star Video/Succulence
402 Cortland Avenue
7:30pm & 8:30pm

MY WOODEN VALENTINE          David Winn          TRT 2:25
Some things just aren't made like they used to, as shown in this claymation animation.

GRAFFITI          Audrey Daniel         TRT 1:15
A young graffiti artist in the neighborhood comes face to face with his own symbolic art. Two local skateboards discover the mysterious painting by the artist in true astonishment. Shot on location in Bernal Heights.

MY FATHER’S HOPES         Sheila Malkind       TRT 5:00
A poetic and moving short documentary about the filmmaker’s father, who studied art as a young man, but was diverted into the business world by family responsibilities. After his wife’s death, he faced a profound crisis, which eventually resulted in a remarkable old age.

THE EDGE OF THE WILD (trailer)          Gail Mallimson          TRT 8:09
The trailer for The Edge of the Wild set on San Bruno Mountain, just south of San Francisco. Although this 3,500 acre mountain is right in the middle of a major urban area, it is home to rolling grasslands, pristine oak forests, and three endangered butterflies. In 1982, landowners on the mountain wanted to build houses on endangered species habitat there and were successful in getting the federal Endangered Species Act amended to allow them to kill endangered species if they agreed to finance a fund to help the endangered butterflies elsewhere. The Edge of the Wild looks at the effects of this exemption on three locations, with the primary focus on San Bruno Mountain.  

NOW LEAVING COLORADO CITY          Samantha Grant         TRT 23:00
Steve, Fawn, and Enos were all born and raised inside the extremely private and extremely religious polygamous community known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. All under the age of 23, these young people are part of a larger community nearly a thousand strong commonly referred to as “The Lost Boys” who were forced out of the insular world they’d been raised in to start a new life on their own in the outside world.  Through intimate conversations, family photos, and an emotional return trip to Colorado City, this documentary explores the origins of the FLDS church, the current state of life in the twin cities, and what it means for these young people to try and reconcile a challenging religious past with a bright and hopeful future.


Saturday, September 4, 6:30-9:30pm
Outdoor Cinema Top of the Hill
Bernal Heights Park
Folsom Street at Bernal Boulevard

Enjoy film and the stunning view from the top of the Hill in Bernal Heights Park. The gates will be open to pedestrians, joggers and our impromptu audience as Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema returns to set up on the northwest corner of Bernal Hill where Folsom Street meets Bernal Heights Boulevard. The “die hards” know to bring blankets, cushions, and low-backed lawn chairs to a have a comfortable view of the screen and city lights.

Mister Odom and the Odom Poles — 6:30–7:30pm


GET UP         Judith Keenan         TRT 2:05
Shot on the staircase in the Health Center at City College of SF.

INVISIBLE         BAYCAT         TRT 3:50
This music video is a segment of a larger film project still in production. A plea from the youth featured in the piece to look beyond the surface and really "see" them, their struggles, hopes and dreams.

THE LEGEND OF TOILET-SEAT CHARLIE         Jeremy Kaller        TRT 12:00
Meet Charlie Deal, Mill Valley, California’s unofficial mayor, folk icon, and inventor of the toilet seat guitar. Charlie stated that he was “sitting on a good idea” in 1965, when he envisioned the unique instrument. This short documentary explores Charlie's rock ‘n’ roll dream and the community that cherished him.

THE OAK PARK STORY         Valerie Soe         TRT 22:00
This documentary follows three very different families who find themselves together in a run-down housing complex in Oakland, CA. When the city condemns the building because of landlord negligence, the families form a multiethnic alliance to fight for their housing rights and preserve their community.


LATINAS MUNDIAL BY TRUCHO                  Jose Garrotte          TRT 3:27
Trucho celebrates his love of the Latinas of the world through song.

SIN PAIS (Without Country)         Theo Rigby         TRT 19:35
One family's complex and emotional journey involving deportation. In 1992, Sam and Elida Mejia left Guatemala during a violent civil war and brought their one-year old son, Gilbert, to California. Two years ago, immigration agents stormed the Mejia's house looking for someone who didn’t live there. Sam, Elida, and son Gilbert were all undocumented and became deeply entangled in the U.S. immigration system. With intimate access and striking imagery, Sin País explores the complexities of the Mejia's new reality of a separated family--parents without their children, and children without their parents.

THROUGH THE NEGEV         Ya-Hsuan Huang         TRT 18:00
Stories from Sudanese women refugees who found temporary oasis at an Israeli women's shelter. Told through first-person narratives from women and children, this short documentary gives voice to the refugees' struggle for home and safety. Caught in complicated geographic, religious and political webs, the simplicity of their message becomes even more powerful: all they want is a place to call home. 

BLACK ROCK (trailer)         Kevin Epps         TRT 15:00
An accounting of the black experience at Alcatraz Prison as told thru the eyes of Ellsworth “Bumpy Johnson, infamous Harlem gangster, Robert Lipscomb, counterfeiter turned prison activist, and William “Ty” Martin, the only black inmate to participate in a planned escape from Alcatraz. Some people believe that all criminals are treated equally, and many are deceived by the notion that all individuals receive equal treatment under the law. The Black Rock highlights the truth about the perseverance, sufferings, and resilience of African-Americans who experienced Alcatraz during this time of racial prejudice and discrimination. Interviews with historians, archival footage, as well as photographs and re-enactments are used to present an entirely new perspective on the most feared prison of its time.


Sunday, September 5, 6:30-9:30pm
Closing Night
Precita Park
Folsom Street at Precita Avenue

What’s Closing Night at Precita Park without live music and a special surprise? As always, the weekend ends on a high note with an outdoor party-picnic-street food buffet with all of our neighbors, friends and organizing partners! Many thanks to our Site Sponsor: Mona Tong & Associates **** 6th year as Site Sponsor

London Street — 6:30–7:30pm


FEELIN’ ALRIGHT          Tiffany Graham, CACS         TRT 6:50
Student Directors: Kiesha Ireland-Tran, Claire Kamibayashi and Andre Parker-Grisby

A group of 7th and 8th graders from Creative Arts Charter School made the music video,"Feelin' Alright", with guest artist Adrian Arias, in a "Video Shorts" class, as part of the Middle School Arts Electives Program.  "Feelin' Alright" represents the collective and poetical belief of these students that one of our country's greatest hopes for the future lies in the creation of music and art.  

THE HEALER          Alex Vargas                  TRT 6:10
Martin does not know it, but his father has lost their home to the bank. Martin meets the man in charge of his home’s demolition and in doing so he discovers a supernatural gift.

LA CAMINATA         Jamie Meltzer           TRT 15:00
Seven hours south of the US/Mexican Border lies the small town of Alberto, where the local community, like many pueblos across Mexico, has lost 80 percent of its population to migration into the US. But Alberto has a plan to revive its community, the creation of a theme-park event: a simulated border corssing, complete with balclave-cald “coyotes” as guides and “border patrol” that chase “migrants” over the terrain throughout the night. They call this event “La Caminata” — the journey, hike, trek.

LIKE A MOTE OF DUST         Nicholas Quesada          TRT 10:42
A short mockumentary chronicling the struggles of dust bunnies politically in a world where they are misunderstood and hated.

CARRY THAT WEIGHT         Vincent Tremblay         TRT 20:00
The little known or discussed dog sport of scootering and carting, which involves a dog pulling some sort of load behind it. Through interviews with dog trainers, owners, scooterers and carters, the film shows how these activities are accomplished, and also takes a look at their history, why they still exist and what they provide for the dogs and dog owners alike.


A VALENTINE FOR ALICE             Amber Yada             TRT 2:35
This animated short is about and inspired by the cinematic pioneer Alice Guy-Blache. Many consider her 1896 work, "Le Fée Aux Choux" to be the first fictional film in cinema's history. So why isn't she a household name, even within film circles? Well, let's get to changing that!

UNDER HIS WINGS          Phillip Cha         TRT 8:09
Rochelle dreams of becoming an entrepreneur in the food business. But tormented by "voice" she seek help and is daignosed with schizophrenia. Rather than letting her illness permanently shatter her hopes for living a normal life, Rochelle finds strength through medication, family support, and her faith in God — but not without first coming to terms with her boyfriend’s surprising reaction to her illness,  her anger at God, and dilemma regarding an unexpected pregnancy.

131 RUSS         Silvia Turchin         TRT 4:24
A poetic documentary that calls attention to beauty found in details of the anachronistic and declining, and suggests that this particular variety of melancholy beauty is born of a withdrawal from the world’s forward push.  The protagonist of the film is a large 80-year-old food-manufacturing/co-packing factory in San Francisco.

THE PROFESSOR         Jason Price        TRT 25:00
In a meager, one-bedroom apartment on the outskirts of New York City lives a quiet, old man who was once President of an African nation. Former law professor and Supreme Court justice David D. Kpormakpor served as Interim President of Liberia between 1994-95, during its disastrous civil war. "Prof" now lives alone, on welfare, among thousands of other Liberian refugees, many of whom question why he did not simply take the money and run when he had the chance. An unforgettable, lyrical portrait of a decent man, THE PROFESSOR ultimately reflects upon the nature of honor and character in an often unjust world.
FINAL NOTE: Professor Kpormakpor passed away, August 19, 2010.


Monday, October 4, 7:30–10pm
Season Finale
El Rio — on the patio
3158 Mission Street
El Rio brings back its outdoor screenings in October and has generously invited BHOC to program the first evening in the series.

TIGHTLY KNIT         Jenni Nelson          TRT 4:42
The story of three passionate and quirky characters obsessed with knitting. It defies the stereotype that knitting is just for grandmothers and introduces contemporary trends in a vibrant knitting community.

DEATH RATTLE         Bucky Knaebel         TRT 3:18
This is the first short I've ever made. It was part of an assignment where we were allowed one 10-hour day of filming, on school property, and only two characters. I converted a studio to look like a bedroom where the short played out. It's a quick story about a woman surviving a home invasion.

CHILDREN OF THE COCKETTES          Mr. Wa         TRT 7:00
A backstage look at the characters who have maintained the Cockettes as a San Francisco institution since the 1970's.

WASTELAND          Luke Frazier and Mark Frazier         TRT 6:41
Set after a nuclear holocaust, this tale follows one man as he encounters others in this post-apocolyptic world. Tensions are high because resources are low, and no one can be trusted.

GREAT HIGHWAY (work-in-progress)         Mark Gunson         TRT 16:52
Documentary on the history of surfing from San Francisco’s Ocean Beach to Maverick's.


Kevan Arrington, Mark Kliem, Brandin Lakee, David Lynam         TRT 7:00
A comedic television parody about being summoned to the Gay People’s Court for a crime involving a pair of pink suede high top shoes.

NEUROTIQUE, NO 1         Nara Denning          TRT 5:30
ara Denning, awarded "Best New Silent Filmmaker in San Francisco" by SF Weekly.
Scorned for the last time, a young man snaps and swears off the fairer sex for good.  "Doing it My Way", he builds a robotic masterpiece of feminine virtue who does his laundry and showers him with "l'amour mécaniques"perhaps even more that he can stand.

AFRICAN JOURNEY          Emiko Omori          TRT 15:00
Screening programs have successfully reduced cervical cancer mortality rates and the incidence of advanced disease in industialized countries, but in Uganda and all over sub-Saharan Africa, througout Latin America and Southeast Asia, women continue to die from this preventable disease. This piece produced for PINCC (Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer) recounts the efforts of those trying to change the outcomes for these women.

MOVING DAY          Jamin Lombre         TRT 15:00
In a culture often defined by color, what happens when two young men leave their black-and-white worlds and are forced to face a vibrant reality?



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