CAUTION CODES – A – Adult Themes, D – Drug Use, N – Nudity, P – Profanity, S – Sexual Issues, V – Violence, W- War, M – Medical Procedures


4 Little Girls: Moving Portraits of the Civil Rights Movement
4 Little Girls deepens the audiences’ understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement by using the universal languages of photography, song and dance to depict stories from the era.

Wednesday 11/3 1:20 p.m. Pineview 6
Thursday 11/4 8:30 p.m. Pineview 6

2018, US
Run time: :25
Director: Kerri Edge, Katherine Fisher, Saiku Branch, Brice D Vick, Eddy Marrero
Producer: Kerri Edge, Nadia Rush
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Jw_kOYYBv2I

Contact:
Kerri Edge
[email protected]
347-321-5873


Al Imam
Despite controversy and threats, a Muslim woman takes a stand for justice through activism and a progressive practice of Islam.

Tuesday 11/2 10:30 a.m. Pineview 9
Thursday 11/4 5:00 p.m. Pineview 10

2017, US
Run time: :19
Director: Omar Al Dakheel
Producer: John Palmer, Sara Fenton
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW0302W3T2E

Contact:
Omar Al Dakheel
[email protected]
786-972-9922


All the Possibilities…
How do you make a documentary about one of the most important American paintings that no one has ever heard of? All the Possibilities… is a documentary meditation on artist Vernon Pratt’s 1,450 square foot systematic abstraction painting, All The Possibilities Of Filling In Sixteenths (65,536). The painting was completed in 1982, but was recently exhibited for the first time posthumously. With a percussive score composed by Rich Holly, All the Possibilities… immerses viewers in Pratt’s world of systematic abstraction, a symphony in black and white.

Tuesday 11/2 2:10 p.m. Pineview 7
Thursday 11/4 7:20 p.m. Pineview 8

2019, US
Run time: :16
Director: Marsha Gordon, Louis Cherry
Producer: Marsha Gordon, Louis Cherry
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/354015272

Contact:
Marsha Gordon
[email protected]
919-247-2443


Animal Calling
An intimate portrait following a recently-graduated veterinarian as she enjoys a rare, relaxing morning in her blissful country home. While Dr. VanRooy quietly prepares for her day, she reflects on the mental health crisis currently impacting the field of animal care revealing the emotional and psychological challenges faced by those dedicating their lives to veterinary medicine. (Animal euthenasia)

Monday 11/1 3:00 p.m. Pineview 8
Wednesday 11/3 5:00 p.m. Pineview 9

2020, Canada
Run time: :06
Director: Candice Dixon
Producer: Olivia Chafe, Samantha Yabut
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHtpIsrX3fM

Contact:
Candice Dixon
[email protected]


As We Are
When Evan Bertrand was diagnosed with autism at eighteen months, doctors told his mother to go home and mourn the loss of a “normal child.” Instead, she and her son went on to discover his gift for music. Twenty years later, Evan and Andrea are putting on the biggest concert of his life, just as they are. (Family Friendly)

Tuesday 11/2 3:20 p.m. Pineview 10
Friday 11/5 9:10 p.m. Pineview 6

2020, US,
Run time: :25
Director: Michael R Faulkner
Producer: Robin Miller Ungar
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSEu89WwkVU

Contact:
Robin Miller Ungar
[email protected]
310-922-3209


Attention at Tension
The tension of going through a pandemic shifts my attention and creates anxiety within me. As many questions bubble up in my mind, I reflect on what I have been going through by creating a journal entry in the hope of finding answers.

Monday 11/1 3:40 p.m. Pineview 8
Wednesday 11/3 5:40 p.m. Pineview 9

2020, Indonesia
Run time: :09
Director: Azalia Muchransyah
Producer: Azalia Muchransyah
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Lr0rxXyMysI

Contact:
Azalia Muchransyah
[email protected]


Burnt Toast
Galen Paul Dively III lives on a remote mountaintop in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and makes his living selling “novelty toast art”. This documentary follows Galen on a day in the life and explores the evolution of his company Burnt Impressions from the Jesus Toaster to the Selfie Toaster, while he entertains a future beyond the world of toast. (D)

Tuesday 11/2 7:30 p.m. Pineview 10
Thursday 11/4 1:50 p.m. Pineview 10

2019, US
Run time: :17
Director: Timothy Racca Morrish
Producer:
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/428790400

Contact:
Timothy Racca Morrish
[email protected]
802-338-7712


Dance with Me
Where was I on your wedding day? That was the question I asked my mother when I was a child, and my mother’s usual answer was “you were not yet born”. Dance with Me is a film about acquaintance, marriage and the decision to have a baby. After the death of Abbas Kiarostami, a workshop was held at Karnameh Institute, named “Life and Death”. In the works of Master Kiarostami, his students made a decision to produce a film which he named “Life and Death”. This is the film. (A)

Wednesday 11/3 10:10 a.m. Pineview 8
Friday 11/5 6:40 p.m. Pineview 8

2019, Iran
Run time: :28
Director: Hamidreza Hosseinian
Producer: amidreza Hosseinian
Trailer: TBA

Contact:
Hamidreza Hosseinian
[email protected]


Desert Mourning
This film takes a deep, personal dive into the ongoing conflict over the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monument in Southern Utah. Learn how the Monument’s 2017 reduction has affected the lives of three people who live on the monument’s edge: Harlan Featherhat, a Paiute man who helped determine the monument’s original boundaries in 1996; Lonnie Pollock, a Mormon rancher and retired schoolteacher; and Megan Smith, a former backcountry ranger on the monument and advocate for public lands. When landscapes and economies change around us, whose values do we prioritize, and who gets left behind?

The filmmaker will be joined by Glenn Rogers, Chairman, Shivwits Band of Paiutes, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

There will be a short musical performance after this film by a Paiute Princess Emma Nava, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Valerie King, regent for the Color Country Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and local organizer of “Wreaths Across America” ceremonies in Southern Utah to honor all veterans at participating locations which includes Shivwits Band of Paiute Cemetery.

Tuesday 11/2 11:00 a.m. Pineview 9
Friday 11/5 5:00 p.m. Pineview 6

2020, US
Run time: :19
Director: Henry Kinder
Producer: Albert Tholen, Marsha Holland
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/401729163

Contact:
Henry Kinder
[email protected]
510-333-6246


Fighting for Survivors
The story of the 2018 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and how a group of determined and brave people under the direction of the UN fought political violence, disinformation and a deadly infection to save a nation.

Wednesday 11/3 1:10 p.m. Pineview 9
Friday 11/5 8:10 p.m. Pineview 10

2019, US
Run time: :35
Director: Melonie Kastman
Producer: Melonie Kastman, Igor Kovalik, Pamela Griner
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/441511397

Contact:
Igor Kovalik
[email protected]
310-600-9461


Forever Voters
Why do only 36% of 18-25 year olds vote? Many high school seniors are eligible to vote and have very strong opinions about what needs to change, but they don’t really know much about the voting process or how to register. The league of Women Voters is stepping in to educate high schoolers to prepare them for voting, because they know that people who vote early, vote forever.

Monday 11/1 3:20 p.m. Pineview 8
Wednesday 11/3 5:20 p.m. Pineview 9

2019, US
Run time: :07
Director: Sky Bergman
Producer: Sky Bergman
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/368395833

Contact:
Sky Bergman
[email protected]


Fowl Claims
For years, prospectors staked their claims with hollow pipes, which inadvertently became bird traps. Thousands of pipes are scattered across Nevada’s landscape. Jim Boone’s mission is to save birds from dying in these claim markers.

Monday 11/1 11:00 a.m. Pineview 9
Thursday 11/4 5:00 p.m. Pineview 7

2020, US
Run time: :12
Director: Fred Bell
Producer: Fred Bell
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/user6035345/fowlclaimstrailer

Contact:
Fred Bell
[email protected]
(702) 526-6116


Greenlander, A
A Greenlander follows Pierre Auzias (66) a French Painter fully integrated in Uummaanaq, a settlement 450 miles north of the arctic circle in Greenland. Pierre speaks Greenlandic, travels by dog sled and teaches art therapy to neglected children. After 14 years in Greenland, Pierre’s partner retires from her position as the town Doctor and returns to France. Pierre spends an agonizing 9 months in limbo, waiting to find out if the Danish Authorities will grant him citizenship. (Animal Cruelty/hunting, p)

Tuesday 11/2 9:10 p.m. Pineview 9
Friday 11/5 11:50 a.m. Pineview 7

2020, F-United Kingdom
Run time: :37
Director: Nicholas Jones
Producer: Nicholas Jones
Trailer: TBA

Contact:
Nicholas Jones
[email protected]


I Want to Make a Film About Women
The new Soviet Union of the 1920s championed equality for women and great innovation in the creative arts. Until it didn’t. History remembers the men who were celebrated and then shut down. But women were there too and they were influential, powerful and brilliant. This film gazes into a creative communal kitchen and watches these women transform it into a workshop, then a stage set, then a film, all the while juggling noisy men and the wolves of history. It imagines what the revolutionary women artists of the 1920s said, what they did, and what they might have created had it not been for Stalin’s suppression. (A)

Tuesday 11/2 3:30 p.m. Pineview 6
Thursday 11/4 7:00 p.m. Pineview 7

2021, Australia
Run time: :12
Director: Karen Pearlman
Producer: Richard James Allen
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/370015980

Contact:
Richard James Allen
[email protected]


In the Same Direction: Jeff Pifher & Socrates’ Trial
From the inception of a musical idea, through the recording process and live performance, this short documentary tells the story of Jeff Pifher and his band Socrates’ Trial and their idea of what jazz can be today.

Tuesday 11/2 10:00 a.m. Pineview 8
Thursday 11/4 5:00 p.m. Pineview 9

2020, US
Run time: :17
Director: Alexander Craven
Producer: Jeff Pifher, Merlin Showalter
Trailer: https://youtu.be/6oYmhgCLSG0

Contact:
Jeff Pifher
[email protected]
310-259-2169


Intentions
Noa’s prayers are full of questions. In an attempt to make her peace with some of them, Noa befriends two young women, a Christian and a Moslem, who are also Jerusalem residents. Together the three explore the challenges and reservations they have about their respective religions, but the best intentions in the world cannot paper over the chasm of differences that exist between them. The film itself becomes a prayer.

Tuesday 11/2 8:00 p.m. Pineview 7
Friday 11/5 12:50 p.m. Pineview 9

2019, Israel
Run time: :27
Director: Noa Anikster Oren
Producer: Noa Anikster Oren
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll81XSocxug&feature=youtu.be

Contact:
Katie Green
[email protected]


It’s Rocket Science
Ky Michealson is a regular guy from Minnesota. He likes sushi, he loves fast cars and he has built more rockets than anyone else on this planet. This short portrait documentary looks at the self-named, but fully-earned ‘Rocketman’ and how his struggle with dyslexia and dropping out of school pushed him to forge his own unique future. (N)

Monday 11/1 12:50 p.m. Pineview 8
Wednesday 11/3 7:40 p.m. Pineview 8

2020, US
Run time: :05
Director: Rachel Knoll
Producer: Rachel Knoll
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/526152594

Contact:
Rachel Knoll
[email protected]


Keeper of the Fire
Keeper of the Fire explores the life and work of activist poet Alejandro Murguia, a writer passionately involved with the struggles of his times. Following in the footsteps of the Beat poets and inspired by the rich tradition of Latin American literature, Murguia fights for social justice with his words and his deeds. One of the celebrated Mission Poets, he has championed revolutions in Latin America, led cultural and educational programs in San Francisco and campaigned against rampant gentrification nationwide all while winning two American Book Awards and becoming the first Latino to serve as Poet Laureate of San Francisco.

Wednesday 11/3 10:40 a.m. Pineview 9
Friday 11/5 5:40 p.m. Pineview 10

2020, US
Run time: :33
Directors: David L. Brown, Louis Dematteis
Producer: David L. Brown, Louis Dematteis, Raymond Telles
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/445430720

Contact:
David Brown
[email protected]
15-468-7469


Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses
Heroic World War II veterans vividly share their liberation journeys, drawing parallels between the past and present. These powerful eyewitness accounts from Steven Spielberg’s USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive®, share a cautionary tale and compelling reminder of what can happen when insidious hatred remains unchecked. (A, N, V, W)

Monday 11/1 5:00 p.m. Pineview 8
Wednesday 11/3 3:00 p.m. Pineview 10

2019, US
Run time: :41
Director: Vanessa Roth
Producer: Andy Friendly, June Beallor
Trailer: https://youtu.be/K5qhiRVzp_w

Contact:
June Beallor
[email protected]
323-708-5737


Little Patch of Earth, A
As the focus of early childhood education in America becomes more centered around academic achievement, Sally Swiatek is trying to preserve the one thing that allows children to develop holistically: play.

Tuesday 11/2 10:00 a.m. Pineview 9
Thursday 11/4 9:10 p.m. Pineview 9

2020, US
Run time: :17
Director: Celine Francois
Producer: Celine Francois
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/418740740

Contact:
Celine Francois
[email protected]
425-691-6885


Master Brewer, The
A magical comeback story about Leo Andelin, who in 1963 developed the most famous food of Finland – Lapin Kulta beer. A boy from a working class family in remote Tornio, Leo grew up to become the humble gentleman of beer, who passionately nurtured his “northern beer flower”. Leo’s life’s work was destroyed in 2010 when the time-honored Tornio brewery was shut down by the global beer giant Heineken. Local returnee Kaj Kostiander flies to the rescue of the old beer Jedi and passes on his wisdom to the younger man. Together they launch a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign and hunt for the original beer yeast. Like a real-life fairy tale, a golden reward awaits Leo and Kaj at the end. (P)

Wednesday 11/3 3:10 p.m. Pineview 6
Friday 11/5 6:40 p.m. Pineview 7

2021, Finland
Run time: :27
Director: Antti Haase
Producer: Antti Haase
Trailer: https://youtu.be/I9DjjnllG3g

Contact:
Antti Haase
[email protected]


Mochitsuki
The ancient tradition of preparing Mochi to celebrate the Japanese New Year goes back centuries. Join one close-knit intergenerational community in the ceremonial pounding of the cooked rice, the forming of the warm Mochi cakes, and, of course, eating the yummy results!! Elders and kids alike reflect on what Mochi means to them, leaving not a cheek untouched by rice flour.

Monday 11/1 10:30 a.m. Pineview 8
Wednesday 11/3 9:30 p.m. Pineview 7

2019, US
Run time: 4:49
Director: Sky Bergman
Producer: Sky Bergman
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/382224727

Contact:
Sky Bergman
[email protected]


Moustafa and Maram
“Moustafa & Maram” is an intimate portrait of an Egyptian-American father and daughter in New York City. Through their eyes, this documentary short explores what it means to be Muslim in America.

Wednesday 11/3 8:40 p.m. Pineview 6
Friday 11/5 12:20 p.m. Pineview 10

2020, Canada
Run time: :30
Director: Malcolm St-Pierre
Producer: Stephen Baxter
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/519360460

Contact:
Malcolm St-Pierre
[email protected]
(514) 476-9718


Roads Most Traveled, The: Photo Journalist Don Bartletti
Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist Don Bartletti shares heart wrenching stories from his forty year career documenting history as it unfolds. Internationally recognized for his commitment to photographing the migration of Central Americans to the United States, Bartletti’s images reveal the never ending saga of illegal immigration by individuals desperate to improve their lives. (V, W)

Tuesday 11/2 2:40 p.m. Pineview 10
Friday 11/5 8:30 p.m. Pineview 6

2020, US
Run time: :24
Director: Bill Wisneski
Producer: Bill Wisneski
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/386350344

Contact:
Bill Wisneski
[email protected]


Rosa Porto Beyond the Box
A Cuban immigrant family creates a beloved foodie destination in their new home of Los Angeles, California.

Tuesday 11/2 10:00 a.m. Pineview 10
Thursday 11/4 7:20 p.m. Pineview 10

2019, US
Run time: :22
Director: Tabatha Laanui
Producer: Tabatha Laanui, Hana Kawabata
Trailer: TBA

Contact:
Tabatha Laanui
[email protected]


Shaba
This is a personal story about a group of women and an elephant named Shaba who changed each other’s lives. Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is the first-ever indigenous community-owned and run sanctuary in all of Africa. The sanctuary is empowering young Samburu women to be the first-ever indigenous women elephant keepers in all of Africa. At first, the community didn’t think there was a place for women in the workplace. Now, the success of these women elephant keepers is unlocking new possibilities and setting a powerful example for young girls.

Monday 11/1 10:50 a.m. Pineview 7
Thursday 11/4 5:20 p.m. Pineview 6

2020, UK
Run time: :11
Director: Ami Vitale, David Allen (Edit Director)
Trailer: www.shabathefilm.org

Contact:
Gaby Bastyre
[email protected]
0794-138-7314


Simple Things
When Maya, who was raised on a secular kibbutz, decided to become ultra-Orthodox, she couldn’t have imagined how complicated it would be to search for a life partner. Dating might be a “simple” matter in the Western world, but in the world that Maya has embraced, dates are only with men you have never met, and they are arranged by a matchmaker. Maya is a doula who has helped women bring their babies into the world over one hundred times. But going on over one hundred arranged dates in nine years has not brought her any closer to love, marriage, and having a family of her own. (S)

Wednesday 11/3 10:00 a.m. Pineview 9
Friday 11/5 5:00 p.m. Pineview 10

2019, Israel
Run time: :31
Director: Liel Sharon Gur
Producer: Liel Sharon Gur
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuwGasTOlYc&feature=youtu.be

Contact:
Katie Green
[email protected]


Take Me To Prom
Featuring the high school prom stories of queer people aged 17 to 88, Take Me To Prom captures 70 years of LGBTQ social progress through this adolescent milestone. (A, D, P, S)

Tuesday 11/2 2:10 p.m. Pineview 9
Friday 11/5 6:00 p.m. Eccles Main Stage

2019, Canada
Run time: :20
Director: Andrew Moir
Producer: Andrew Moir
Trailer: trailer https://youtu.be/IQy3pxI-UX8

Contact:
Andrew Moir
[email protected]
416-797-2894


Trial By Fire

During the devastating Thomas Wildfire, inmate firefighters relish the opportunity to emerge from their restraints and find serenity and a sense of purpose through the work that they devote their lives to.

Tuesday 11/2 11:50 a.m. Pineview 7
Thursday 11/4 5:00 p.m. Pineview 8

2018, US
Run time: :14
Director: Alex Astrella
Producer: Carissa Moore
Trailer: TBA

Contact:
Alex Astrella
[email protected]
949-374-7781


Vasectomy Doctor, The
Dr. Andrew Rynne was the first doctor to perform vasectomies in Ireland and has performed over 35,000. This is a distinction that did not come without controversy in the extremely Catholic Ireland of the 1970s and ‘80s, but Dr. Rynne persevered in the face of opposition from the church. In the ‘80s, he challenged the restrictive laws on contraceptives by selling condoms without a prescription. He got his day in court and forced the government to change policy. In 1990, Dr. Rynne was about to perform a vasectomy, when a gunman entered his surgery and shot him. After surviving the attempt on his life, he would later meet with his assailant and forgive him. (S)

Monday 11/1 2:20 p.m. Pineview 10
Thursday 11/4 5:00 p.m. Pineview 6

2018, Ireland
Run time: :11
Director: Paul Webster
Producer: Ronan Cassidy
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/300375336

Contact:
Carbonated Comet
[email protected]
0035387-773-7804


Veterans Journey Home: Kalani’s Story
This is the first in a series of short documentaries telling a different story of soldiers returning from war. American veterans struggle to transition back to civilian life with PTSD, addiction, and suicide rates much higher than the general population. The film focuses on these new brands of American bravery: bravery to face anguish and loss, fear and rage, paralyzing self-doubt, shame, and even self-hatred. The series highlights the best people, practices, and programs doing the work necessary to support vets in this healing. (P, V, W)

Monday 11/1 8:20 p.m. Pineview 7
Wednesday 11/3 2:10 p.m. Pineview 10

2020, US
Run time: :40
Director: Frederick Marx
Producer: Frederick Marx
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIOIJvdEMtU

Contact:
Frederick Marx
[email protected]
510-338-6727


War Inside Me, The
A short documentary that follows one refugee on her search to find her missing family members while taking a journey through her troubled past.

Tuesday 11/2 12:20 p.m. Pineview 10
Friday 11/5 3:20 p.m. Pineview 9

2019, US
Run time: 23:16
Director: Stephanie Neumen
Producer: Stephanie Neumen
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/338359237

Contact:
Stephanie Neumen
[email protected]
323-449-5080


We Eat Socca Here
On the sun-soaked Côte d’Azur, a local food specialty reigns. Socca is just four simple ingredients: chickpea flour, water, salt, and olive oil. But what it lacks in complexity, it makes up for in rusticity, history, cultural significance, and, most importantly, an incomparable crispy, fluffy, and delicious flavor. How Nice!

Monday 11/1 10:00 a.m. Pineview 10
Wednesday 11/3 5:00 p.m. Pineview 10

2019, US
Run time: :09
Director: Scott Petersen
Producer: Scott Petersen
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWTwRu_cGSI&t=6s

Contact:
Scott Petersen
[email protected]
(818) 642-6301


What the Rain Feels Like
In May of 2020, the Navajo Nation had the highest COVID-19 infection rate in the United States. With Love, From Strangers was founded as a result of the pandemic to connect strangers and inspire the sharing of resources with those in need.

Monday 11/1 12:10 p.m. Pineview 10
Wednesday 11/3 5:20 p.m. Pineview 10

2020, US
Run time: :09
Director: Dane Christensen
Producer: Christine Thuet
Trailer:

Contact:
Dane Christensen
[email protected]
801-448-4851