SUNDAY SEPT. 11, 2022
10:00am - 11:30am
FOREIGN FEATURE FILM
Logline: A late-in-the-game pregnancy and the sudden ending of a relationship are not necessarily catastrophic by themselves. Combine the two, and it is like throwing fire accelerant on charcoal.
Review: "As far as romantic comedies go, Sweet Disaster is one of the most original and imaginative ones in recent memory." (Jack Walter, Loud and Clear Reviews)
11:30am - 12:30pm
SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS Block 3
Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope
Logline: Featuring interviews with individuals currently experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless, homeless advocates, service providers, policy professionals, experts in addiction and mental illness, law enforcement, political leaders, and homelessness innovators, Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope is an exploration of what’s driving the homelessness crisis in California, with a focus on San Francisco, and an in-depth study of an alternative approach that has reversed what had been a growing crisis in San Antonio, Texas. Through contrasting the two approaches, Beyond Homeless offers a vision and new hope with real solutions for San Francisco—and beyond.
Review: “A well-made educational documentary on the homeless issues in San Francisco.”
La Fiera: The Piera Rodriguez Story
Logline: For Piera Rodriguez, a contract with the UFC has always been a distant dream. Now, after seven years her one shot to be on the UFC roster has finally arrived. After a tumultuous journey from Venezuela through Panama and finally arriving in Los Angeles, her economic and emotional hurdles strengthen her dream and determination.
Review: “A perfect short documentary--that starts off in media res and leaves us in just over 12 minutes feeling that we really know this fascinating female fighter.”
12:30pm - 2:30pm
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM 3 + Q&A
Logline: When a wild tiger is removed from the wild for killing forest guards who enter his territory massive social uproar ensues.
Review: “Beautifully edited, photographed and narrated, with an in-depth look at the Rathambore Nature Reserve in India.... One particular tiger, T24, has been responsible for killing and eating 4 villagers over a several year period--and it is fascinating to see how the authorities and the villagers deal with this issue.”
2:30pm - 5:00pm
DRAMA FEATURE FILM + Q&A
Jimmy and Carolyn
Logline: "Jimmy and Carolyn” is a family comedy-drama starring Film and TV veteran, Gregory Harrison alongside two-time Tony nominee, Mary Beth Peil. Jimmy is the original rebel without a cause, and Carolyn is the Italian-American, big city beauty queen who married as high school sweethearts in 1959. On a whim, to celebrate Jimmy’s 75th birthday, Jimmy and Carolyn decide to drive up from Florida to Westerly, Rhode Island to surprise their son, James, and his partner, William, a landscaper from Costa Rica. The bigger surprise that awaits them is the emotional crisis threatening to destroy James and William’s twenty-year relationship. Returning home to New England triggers painful memories and crushing regrets for Jimmy and Carolyn, revealing darker truths between the Pinot Grigio and the pepperoni loaf, as all four struggle with the past and the now-or-never choices they face if they are to remain a family.