Shorts 1

Short film program Shorts 1

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Total running time 97 min
From Colombia to the Philippines, these international narrative and documentary shorts tackle the perils of dating, unique ways to conquer job ennui and writers block, and the glories of moving to a new home.  Other selections honor the rich legacy of African-American culture here and abroad.

Titles are listed in alphabetical order. Program order will vary.
At Night I’m Lying
Bored and beautiful Pauline impulsively contacts Jim through a dating app one night and can’t get him to leave.  So begins a long night’s journey into day.
(Aurelia Morali, France 2017, 23 min)
Crisanto Street
Armed with a video camera, eight-year-old Geovany Cesario joyously captures the mood of his family during a pivotal moment in their lives.
(Paloma Martinez, USA 2017, 12 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
I Will Not Write Unless I Am Swaddled in Furs
A fussy writer battles his large ego and high expectations to create a work of art.
(Wade Shotter, New Zealand 2017, 6 min)
Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month
A gas station attendant makes a final and defiant action on her final day of employment in this punk-infused and explosive short.
(Carlo Francisco Manatad, Philippines 2017, 13 min)
Sebastián Pinzón Silva’s beautiful, impressionistic portrait of the people of San Basilico de Palenque, the first freed slave settlement in the Americas, where music, color, and traditions abound.
(Sebastián Pinzón Silva, USA/Colombia 2017, 24 min)
A dazzling display of flying pigeons above the cacophony of Old Delhi.
(Eva Weber, UK 2017, 4 min)

While I Yet Live
Maris Curran’s luminous short film brings into focus the deep historical bond of African-American women quilters in Gee’s Bend, Alabama.
(Maris Curran, USA 2017, 15 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Film Details
  • Running time: 97

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