Geoffrey Quinn, Christine Weicher / Arts In Film, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Art, Buddhism, Cultural, Seniors, Spirituality, Woman Filmmaker / 27 minsAt 95 years, Wilma Daubenspeck Cliff is an undiscovered American artist with a life well lived. But, her life also is not without tragedy and that centered -- and distinguished -- her art. In this 27-minute short documentary, the artist narrates her journey.
In Person: Filmmakers Geoffrey Quinn, Christine Weicher and nonagenarian Wilma Daubenspeck Cliff (Saturday ONLY) with some of her art in hand.
Britta Erickson / Arts In Film, Documentary, International, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Art, Asian, Biography, Buddhism, Enlightenment, Philosophy, Woman Filmmaker / 12 mins“The Enduring Passion for Ink” consists of ten short films about ten Chinese ink painters living in China, Europe, and the United States. Ranging from 78 to 38 years old, some remain embedded in the circle of Chinese ink connoisseurs while others are famous on the international art circuit, but all face the same choices: Why ink? How is ink’s expressive range distinct from that of other artistic media? How does the artist approach issues such as tradition, creative innovation, and personal expression?
In Person: Britta Erickson and Zheng Chongbin, an abstract painter living in Marin County, will attend the screening.
Precedes: A Portrait Of Artist Adam Shaw
Carroll Moore / Arts In Film, Documentary, International, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Art, Art History, Biography, Buddhism, Poetry, Politics / 32 minsNarrated by Ed Harris, this film is a portrait of Catalan artist Joan Miró, who was passionately committed to his native Catalonia and its struggle for independence from Spain. But he also longed to escape into artistic freedom. This tension drove his art in strange and beautiful ways. Miro was by turns influenced by Dada, surrealism, and abstract expressionism. His changes in styles and subjects also reflected the horrific events of the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the dictatorship of Franco. This documentary includes original footage shot in Barcelona and Catalonia, interviews with scholars, images of Miro's paintings and sculpture, and archival footage and photos.
Precedes: Breathing Earth
Breathing Earth preceded by Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape
St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 27, 2013 5:30 pm
Lucy Walker / Documentary, Food On Film, International, Shorts / Japan, USA / 2012 / Agriculture/Viticulture, Art, Buddhism, Cultural, Food, Japan, Philosophy / 24 minsThis film explores an almost 400-year-old Japanese company, the impact it had on a small farming community in Middle America and the art of naturally brewing soy sauce. Founded by a woman in feudal Japan, Kikkoman has been guided by a family creed handed down for 19 generations. Each article of the creed serves as a thematic chapter for this amazing story of shogun warlords, culinary craftsmanship and lifelong friendships.
IN PERSON: Producer Jon Drawbaugh
Precedes: Slow Food Story
Slow Food Story preceded by Make Haste Slowly: The Kikkoman Creed
The Dunbar Elementary School
September 29, 2013 4:45 pm
Marlo Poras / EcoCinema, International / China, USA / 2012 / Asian, Biography, Buddhism, Women / 50 minsA tale of two sisters caught in the whirlwind of China’s breakneck modernization. Juma and Latso, young women from one of the world’s last remaining matriarchal societies, are thrust into the worldwide economic downturn when they lose their jobs in Beijing. Left with few options, they return home to their remote village in the foothills of the Himalayas.