CULTURE NARRATED

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | 8PM SHOWTIME

DEERING ESTATE (OUTDOOR SCREENING IN COURTYARD)

No matter where we are from, our lives are shaped by society, politics, family, and tells a story that is best “culture narrated.”

TURF NATION

TURF NATION | DIRECTED BY JUN BAE | MUSIC VIDEO / DOCUMENTARY | 13:27 MIN | USA

Turfing is an Oakland-born dance form that combines roots in gang culture with elements of tutting, gliding and bone breaking; Turf Nation follows the street dancers perform on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains, as they pave their own paths towards freedom and independence.

NOMINATED FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT


ANNA

ANNA | DIRECTED BY DEKEL BERENSON | NARRATIVE | 14:59 MIN | UK

Cannes Official Selection 19′ – Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love. Nominated for a short Palme d’Or, BIFA award winner for Best British Short Film, was shortlisted for a BAFTA, more than 200 selections and dozens of awards.

NOMINATED FOR BEST NARRATIVE SHORT


SHE REALLY HURT MY FEELINGS IN YOGA CLASS

SHE REALLY HURT MY FEELINGS IN YOGA CLASS | DIRECTED BY BETTE BENTLEY | NARRATIVE | 9:03 MIN | USA

When gorgeous yogi Rachel steps on Maggie’s yoga mat, Maggie is triggered and spirals into a grand fantasy world where she must work through trauma in order to rejoin class.


DRY LEAVES

DRY LEAVES | DIRECTED BY ALI SOHAIL JAURA | NARRATIVE | 10:00 MIN | INDIA

Zahida arrives at a home for the old, believing her son will take her back after a week. Hesitant and apprehensive, she meets Farhat, who is full of hope but as the story unfolds she realizes that the future might be different from her expectations.

NOMINATED FOR BEST NARRATIVE SHORT


I THINK IT’S ENOUGH, ISN’T IT?

I THINK IT’S ENOUGH, ISN’T IT? | DIRECTED BY EMILY SHIR SEGAL | DOCUMENTARY | 3:46 MIN | ISRAEL

Reconstructing one last encounter with Dad.

NOMINATED FOR BEST short SHORT


MY FATHERS FABULOUS FUNERAL

MY FATHERS FABULOUS FUNERAL | DIRECTED BY MARK STOLZENBERG | NARRATIVE | 15:00 MIN | USA

A quirky comedy about a dysfunctional family who struggle to give their oddball father a fitting funeral despite the difficulties presented by their obnoxious stepmother.


JUNU KO JUTTA (THE SHOES OF A LITTLE GIRL)

JUNU KO JUTTA (THE SHOES OF A LITTLE GIRL) | DIRECTED BY KEDAR SHRESTHA | NARRATIVE | 12:59 MIN | NEPAL

Junu, a 5-year-old girl who has trouble learning left from right is often asked by elders around her to wear her shoes correctly. After constantly trying she finally comes up with a new way to decode her confusion.

NOMINATED FOR BEST NARRATIVE SHORT


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