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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 1

Q&A with expected guests Preeti Deb, Akeemi Ooka, and Maria Karpoukhina (Three Boys Manzanar), and David Scott Smith and Svetlana Cvetko (Yours Sincerely, Lois Weber).

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS:

THU, NOV 9 | 5:15 PM | Freemark Abbey

SUN, NOV 12 |10:00 AM | JaM Cellars Ballroom

THE OTHER SIDE

Deported musician Jose Marquez has been separated from his daughter for almost 15 years. Once a month they meet on either side of the US-Mexico border wall.

RUN TIME: 6 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Documentary Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Griselda San Martin
PRODUCER(s): Griselda San Martin
KEY CAST: José Marquez, Susana Marquez

THREE BOYS MANZANAR

A beautiful bittersweet story of the 70-year old reunion of three men interned at Camp Manzanar as children: incarcerated by circumstance and bound together by history.

RUN TIME: 7 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Documentary Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Preeti Deb
PRODUCER(s): Micro Documentaries

ALL AMERICAN

72 years after D-Day, WWII paratrooper Les Cruise flies again on the very same old plane. This time his family boarded with him. Dramatic reenactments help tell his heroic story.

RUN TIME: 9 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Documentary Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Michael Ayjian, Stephen Skeel
PRODUCER(s): Michael Ayjian, Stephen Skeel
SCREENWRITER(s):
KEY CAST:

AT MIDNIGHT

57 years ago, Maria escaped from Hungary to Australia where she married a director who made a film about her life. Now she tells her version of the story.

RUN TIME: 4 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Documentary Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Amber McBride
PRODUCER(s): Wen Yi Yan
SCREENWRITER(s): Amber McBride
KEY CAST: Maria Finlay

YOURS SINCERELY, LOIS WEBER

Told from the perspective of a young photographer in 1916, discover the forgotten legacy of Lois Weber, the highest paid silent film director at Universal Studios.

RUN TIME: 6 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Documentary Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Svetlana Cvetko
PRODUCER(s): David Scott Smith, Elizabeth Banks, Benjamin Alfonsi
SCREENWRITER(s): Lisa Di Trolio, David Scott Smith
KEY CAST: Elizabeth Banks, Anne Brochet, Cristina Rambaldi, Stina Nielsen, Carol Monda

A FEW THINGS ABOUT ROBERT IRWIN

Pioneering Light and Space artist Robert Irwin explored the nature of perception for over six decades. His innovative work challenged the definition of what art can be.

RUN TIME: 7 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Documentary Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Lisanne Skyler
PRODUCER(s): Erin Wright
SCREENWRITER(s): Lisanne Skyler

THE COLLECTION

Marilyn and DJ paid $2,000 for old movie letterpress blocks they found at an antique shop in Nebraska. The collection is now appraised to be worth millions of dollars.

RUN TIME: 11 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Documentary Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Adam Roffman
PRODUCER(s): Adam Roffman

BEFORE THE BRIDGE

Automation is projected to replace 47% of current U.S. jobs within the next 20 years. Can humans find work and purpose in an ever changing automated world?

RUN TIME: 18 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Documentary Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Lewis Wilcox
PRODUCER(s): Lewis Wilcox, Savannah Mark