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.
Claude Gagnon / International, Narrative / Canada, Japan / 2012 / Art, Asian, Cultural, Folklore, Personal Vision, Spirituality, Transformation, Vision Quest / 101 minsPierre, a retired professor in his early sixties who ends up making a short, unsettling trip around Okinawa with Junko, a 40-year-old runaway wife. The confused intellectual would rather not get involved with this unlikely and unexpected lover but decides to follow his destiny, wherever it (or she) may take him.Director Claude Gagnon who also wrote the script, was able to effectively combine elements of existential doubt, romance, a spiritual quest, admiration for traditional handcrafts and a good dose of humour.
Arturo L. Garza / Arts In Film, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Art, Latino, Spirituality / 29 minsCarmen Lomas Garza celebrates her Mexican American heritage through traditional art forms rendered in her unique style. Among those forms are papeles picados, the Mexican art of cut paper, familiar as banners that flutter in the breeze at birthday parties. Imagine these paper cut-outs as grand in scale as the great Mexican murals, built to withstand Texas hurricane winds and abate freeway noise, but like their paper ancestors, letting air and light pass.
In Person: Director Arturo Garza and Artist Carmen Lomas Garza will appear along with her unique art.
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