Jonathan Fung / Cinema of Conscience, Narrative, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Asian, Children, Human RIghts, Social Issues / 15 minsHark is about a man who is confronted with a moral dilemma to save his own life or risk the life of another. The characters in Hark are ordinary people making choices to survive. The story draws attention to the harsh reality of human trafficking and shines light where there is darkness.
Hark plays with Don't Shout Too Loud by Courtney Campbell. They will join Professor Felicity Schaeffer-Grabriel of UC Santa Cruz and Professor Julietta Hua of San Francisco State University for a Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking.
Don’t Shout Too Loud preceded by Hark and followed by Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking
St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 28, 2013 4:00 pm
Catriona McKenzie / EcoCinema, International, Narrative / Australia / 2012 / Adventure, First Filmmaker, Folklore, Human RIghts, Indigenous Peoples, Landscape, Road Movie, Spirituality, Terroir of Cinema, Vision Quest, Woman Filmmaker, Youth / 90 minsPete and Jagamarra live in an abandoned drive-in movie theater, enjoying the vast skyscapes and starry nights. Pete’s grandfather teaches the boy the traditional Aboriginal shamanic ways and how to live with nature alone. Pete resists his grandfather’s mystical teachings, preferring to race around on his bike with his friends. That changes when they discover that the new owners are going to demolish their home, the old outdoor cinema. Pete and his friend decides to trek to the city to plea for its preservation, only to get lost in the desert wilderness on the way. Starving and thirsty Pete learns the value of his grandfather’s teachings.
Preceded by: KickStart Theft
Satellite Boy preceded by KickStart Theft
Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
September 29, 2013 8:30 pm
Chang Jung-Chi / Arts In Film, Documentary, International / Taiwan / 2012 / Art, Dance, Disabilities, Human Relationships, Human RIghts, Music, Terroir of Cinema / 110 minsBased on a true story, “Touch of the Light” follows Taiwanese pianist Huang Yu Siang from his countryside home to a university in Taipei where he enrolls in a music program. Yu-hsiang shines in the film, playing himself, which is a difficult task even for seasoned actors. With Live Music and TaiChi before the Feature Under the Stars.
ARRIVE EARLY TO ENJOY Special Cuisine and a Live Performance by San Francisco Guzheng Music Society and a SWORD DANCE by Kung Fu Master Justin Eggert and an interactive Tai Chi experience.
Touch Of The Light (Come early to enjoy special food and Live Performance by Guzheng Music Society and Sword Dance!)
Deerfield Ranch Winery "Al Fresco™' Outdoor
September 28, 2013 8:00 pm