Amy Jo Johnson / Narrative, Shorts, US Cinema / Canada / 2012 / Children, Music, Personal Vision, Woman Filmmaker, Women / 20 minsGrowing up in a religious cult, Jackie and Amelia, now in their late thirties, meet up once a year at Amelia's mother's grave to reconnect and talk about life. 'Are we broken?' they ask themselves, only to decide after a topless escapade through their old sect, that they are only bent. Bent is a short film about those life long friendships that thankfully keep us feeling normal. Actress, singer, songwriter, musician and gymnast Amy Jo Johnson (the Pink Ranger in “Power Rangers,” “Felicity”) directs and acts from her own script.)
Special Guest Amy Jo Johnson will sing and play her original songs at the show.
Precedes: Live Music featuring Amy Jo Johnson
Jonathan Demme / Arts In Film, Documentary, International / Italy, USA / 2012 / Art, Biography, Music / 80 minsEnzo Avitabile, renowned Neapolitan saxophonist and singer/songwriter, is here filmed by Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, a longtime admirer of Avitabile’s music. This work represents an incredible opportunity as one of the world’s great directors tells us not just about the music of a singular artist in its fusion of Neapolitan, world music (and especially Arab with performances by Naseer Shamma and Palestinian singer Amal Murkus) and jazz but also of a city, Naples, with all of its treasures and contradictions, as Enzo creates amazing new music with collaborators from all over the world, including Eliades Ochoa of Buena Vista Social Club, Naseer Shamma, Daby Touré and Trilok Gurtu.
Ramón Tort / Arts In Film, Documentary, International / Spain / 2012 / Aesthetics, Music, Performing Arts, Personal Vision / 101 minsSant Andreu Jazz Band is about a project arising from a music class in Catalonia. Conductor, professional musician and teacher Joan Chamorro, brings together children between 6 and 18 years old, around a big band classic jazz repertoire with lots of swing.
A Film About Kids & Music: Sant Andrue Jazz Band
The Dunbar Elementary School
September 29, 2013 1:00 pm
Mike Magidson / EcoCinema, International, Narrative / Greenland / France / 2010 / Adventure, Food, History, Indigenous Peoples, Music, Native American, Road Movie, Youth / 90 minsAs a child, Inuk (played as a teen by newcomer Gaba Petersen) witnessed his father’s death in a tragic dog-sledding accident. Since then he has lived with his increasingly alcoholic mother in the capital, Nuuk, cut off from his former life in the wilds. When social services finally steps in, Inuk finds himself living near his traditional home and paired up with taciturn hunter Ikuma (Ole Jorgen Hammeken), whose attachment to the land and knowledge of traditional ways offer a glimpse of a different life for the troubled teen.
INCLUDES Live Performance Inuit Drum Dance Ceremony
Preceded by: Live Performance Inuit Drum Dance Ceremony
Emilio Ruiz Barrachina / Arts In Film, Documentary, International / Spain / 2011 / Art, Cultural, Dance, Film Art, Music, Poetry, Social Issues / 110 minsA stunning musical film with renowned but controversial flamenco singer Enrique Morente, who created his flamenco songs based on poems by Pablo Picasso. This inspired body of songs were the last work in the life of Enrique Morente. In the course of the film we discover Morente’s soul, his philosophy and of course, his unique music.
Gretchen Olivero / Narrative, Shorts, US Cinema / USA / 2013 / Comedy, Healing/Health, Music, Seniors, Transformation, Woman Filmmaker / 15 minsLee and Viv mourn the death of Max, their unfamiliar coworker when they hide out in his cubicle to avoid group counseling and discover his love for music trivia. When Lee decides to call into Mutiny Radio to win DJ for a day the two have a new found look at life.
In Person: Director Gretchen Olivero to attend.
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