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Part of SFFILM Festival

Shorts 2

13 Apr
Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm PT
17 Apr
Wed, Apr 17 at 6:00 pm PT
Roxie Theater


The perfect party goes comically awry when the help decides not to show up. Scared and worried callers flood a hotline in San Francisco looking for more information on their rights when confronted by ICE. A Native American teen competes in the fast-paced sport of indigenous relay racing. These are just a few of the provocative and timely scenarios explored in in this collection of narrative and documentary shorts.

Total running time 89 min
Titles are listed alphabetically rather than in order of play. All films are in competition.

Director’s Commentary
What starts as director’s commentary to the film of the same title, begins to take on new life as the characters, the commentators, and the narrative devolve into a blurred reality of the film it thought it was and the dance film it wanted to be.
(Jonn Herschend, USA 2018, 10 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Dunya’s Day
All Dunya wants to do is throw the absolute perfect graduation party to impress her rival “friends,” but things start to unravel quickly.
(Raed Alsemari, USA/Saudi Arabia 2018, 14 min)

Enforcement Hours
A San Francisco rapid response hotline tries to help anyone involved in an ICE raid, as calls range from worried individuals who are unsure if they are a target to xenophobic messages that are trying to hold up the process, in the newest film from Paloma Martinez (Crisanto Street, Festival 2018).
(Paloma Martinez, USA 2018, 12 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Fast Horse
Siksika Nation lead horseman, Cody Big Tobacco, is training a new horse and hoping to win an upcoming Calgary Stampede in this fast-paced, dynamic look at the extreme sport of Indian relay racing.
(Alexandra Lazarowich, Canada 2018, 14 min)

Lost World
As millions of tons of sand from Cambodia are being cultivated and shipped to build new land mass in Singapore, livelihoods and natural surroundings are being slowly impacted in devastating ways.
(Kalyanee Mam, USA/Cambodia 2018, 16 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

The Slows
The Slows are the last humans that give birth and age naturally in a world that has almost erased all suffering. When a researcher enters into their territory, she sees the beauty of motherhood and learns that science does not have to be the only way, but it may be too late for the Slows.
(Nicole Perlman, USA 2018, 23 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

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