Part of SFFILM Festival
The personal becomes political in this selection of narrative and documentary films. From a musical extravaganza about loving your neighbor to a hair-raising portrait of medics on the frontline in Venezuela to the provocative story of a young woman pushing her boyfriend’s sexual boundaries, these films tackle their topics in bold and vibrant fashion.
Total running time 85 min
Titles are listed alphabetically rather than in order of play. All films are in competition.
Eat the Rainbow
This effervescent musical from director/producer Brian Benson, featuring a Bay Area all-star cast, shows us what the world could be if we all celebrated our differences and “lived our life in Technicolor.”
(Brian Benson, USA 2019, 19 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
The personal stories of three Black residents reveal the persistent practice of Jim Crow discrimination laws in Crystal Kayiza’s poetic documentary portraying life in a small North Carolina town.
(Crystal Kayiza, USA 2018, 15 min)
Young, hip, and gorgeous Alice, who can get any boy in town, challenges her loving but conservative boyfriend to explore a new sex aid.
(Anette Sidor, Sweden 2018, 14 min)
The extraordinary risks of undocumented workers are dramatically depicted in this compelling film about two Turkish pedicab drivers living clandestinely in New York City. Winner of the Sundance Shorts Jury Award for US Fiction.
(Suzanne Andrews Correa, USA 2018, 13 min)
Scenes from a Dry City
A visually stunning documentary illustrating how the water crisis in Cape Town mirrors the lasting racial and class division between white and Black South Africans.
(Simon Wood, François Verster, USA/South Africa 2018, 13 min)
Where Chaos Reigns
In 2017, Venezuelans around the country took to the streets after years of oppression. This visceral short documents the fearlessness and patriotism of several doctors and a devoted medical student who defy the corruption in their country by choosing to remain and serve.
(Braulio Jatar, Anaïs Michel, USA/Venezuela 2019, 10 min)