2014 Short Film Program Two
Téte-a-Téte ( LGBT / Arts In Film 16 min)
Directed by Lisa Reznik
They are one of the world’s legendary couples. We can’t think of one without thinking of the other. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre — those passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher-writers — had a committed but notoriously open union that generated no end of controversy.
Zio Ninuccio (Italy / Eco Cinema 16 min)
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
This short documentary is about Carmine Ametrano – one of the few remaining farmers practicing traditional wine-making on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius in southern Italy. His techniques go back to the ancient civilization of Pompeii.
Natsanat (Freedom) Cinema of Conscience (USA/Ethiopia 26 min)
By directors Cheryl Halpern, Mitchell Stuart
This film celebrates a little known story of heroic young female freedom fighters in Ethiopia during the 20th century. These women left their families and homes to join the struggle to bring freedom, peace and democracy to their country. Their success resulted in them becoming diplomats, members of Parliament and important role models for leadership and courage for women worldwide.
Jewish Caviar (USA, 2014, 23 min)
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
By directors Erik Sather, Robin Hemley
Annually, Krakow, Poland hosts the biggest celebration of Jewish Culture in the world. Jewish performing acts play to a largely gentile audience a mere forty miles from Auschwitz. Follow Jewish writer Robin Hemley as he eats and dances his way through the festival. Hemley interviews the festival’s founder, a well-known poet, an artist who photographs desecrated Jewish tombstones, a sociologist, an bitter cab driver, a famous cantor, and festival-goers. While he first feels the festival is largely motivated by collective guilt and little else, his appreciation and understanding grow as he navigates the murky waters of Authenticity and ownership. A must see!
In This Program
Lisa Reznik / Arts in Film, Shorts / France / 2013 / Drama, LGBT, Short / 16 minsThey are one of the world's legendary couples. We can't think of one without thinking of the other. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre -- those passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher-writers -- had a committed but notoriously open union that generated no end of controversy.
Precedes: Barolo Boys – The Story of a Revolution
Cheryl Halpern and Mitchell Stuart / Shorts / Ethiopia, USA / 2012 / Documentary, History / 26 minsThis film documents the the heroic stories of young female freedom fighters in Ethiopia during the 20th century. These women left their families and homes to join the struggle to bring freedom, peace and democracy to their country. They serve as role models for leadership and courage for women worldwide.
Precedes: Little White Lie
Erik Sather and Robin Hemley / Shorts / Poland, USA / Documentary, Drama / 23 minsAt the biggest celebration of Jewish Culture in the world in Krakow Poland, Jewish acts play to a largely gentile audience. Follow Jewish writer Robin Hemley as he navigates the festival and examines the notion of collective guilt and the murky waters of authenticity and ownership.