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    Being Seen

    Paul Zehrer / Cinema of Conscience, Shorts / USA / 2016 / Healing, Romance, Social Issues / 15 mins
    “Being Seen” explores the poorly understood subculture of people living with "developmental disabilities." Rather than defining themselves by their diagnosis, individuals (young and old) strive to create meaning, meet adversity, and dream of their futures.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Film Program Sunday

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 25, 2016 11:00 am


  2. QuarrHill

    Born to Be Wild: Quarryhill’s Conservation Quest

    Joshua Dylan Mellars / EcoCinema, Shorts / USA / 6 mins
    The Quarryhill Botanical Garden — located in Glen Ellen, California — has become a base station for international conservation efforts and a living laboratory for scientific researchers and students. A tranquil refuge from our increasingly urban way of life, the garden is a lush cornucopia of Asian plant life grown from wild seed during the past quarter century. This North Bay Bountiful segment highlights the garden’s efforts to conserve the rare and endangered maple Acer Pentaphyllum. (Director-Producer: Joshua Dylan Mellars)
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program -Joshua Dylan Mellars’ Salute

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 5:30 pm


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    Currencies

    Maggie Heaman / Arts in Film, Shorts, Woman Filmmaker / USA / Art, Theatre, Woman Filmmaker / 5 mins
    What is happening to American arts companies?
    Plays In:
    Shorts Film Program- Arts in Film- Saturday

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 11:45 am


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    Fading Nocturne

    Rowden Metzger / Arts in Film, Cinema of Conscience, Shorts, US Cinema / USA / 2016 / Art, Dance, Healing, Romance / 27 mins
    In this insightful short drama, acclaimed choreographer Alex(Rowden Metzger, noted dancer and instructor) struggles to complete a new work as his past haunts him. As the journey of his trauma is revealed we get an honest view of the creative process and what goes into drawing fine art from the depths of one’s heart.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Film Program- Arts in Film- Saturday

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 11:45 am


  5. Helping Paw

    A Helping Paw

    Faith Cox / Cinema of Conscience, Shorts / USA / 2015 / 8 mins
    This short film tells the stories of two people partnered with service dogs as well as a service dog trainer in a series of three vignettes. Each story takes a closer look at these incredible animals and how they impact the lives of those around them.

    Precedes: Dusty and Me

    A Helping Paw

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 3:00 pm

    Precedes:
    Dusty and Me

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 3:00 pm


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    The Jungle

    Onur Saylak, Doğu Akal / Shorts / Turkey / 2015 / 15 mins
    In the center of Istanbul, a mega city of nothingness, Omar who fled from the war in Syria is struggling to rebuild his life. He finds stray dogs and sells them to Fahri the owner of a pet shop. Fahri has an unusual request - he wants Omar to find a snake from the nearby forest. A middle class couple Zeynep and Dundar living in their comfort zone are jogging by when their path in the forest intersects with Omar. Unexpectedly their lives change forever.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Film Program Sunday

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 25, 2016 11:00 am


  7. The Lake

    The Lake

    Michael Buie / Shorts / USA / 2016 / 15 mins
    A provocative, ambiguous, moving short film about personal choices, morality, control … and a cat and dog — this is a masterpiece in style and brevity, poignantly encapsulating the conflicting opinions about end of life care. The story is based on Michael Buie’s stepdad Paul Kuntz, the prominent Kitchener businessman (Kuntz Electroplating) and philanthropist. He is the inspiration for Buie's film, about a man diagnosed with terminal cancer who decides to end his life on his own terms to save his family the pain of his gradual decline.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Film Program Sunday

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 25, 2016 11:00 am


  8. Land of Nod

    Land of Nod

    Joshua Dylan Mellars / Arts in Film, Shorts / 2016 / 2 mins
    In this short — inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Land of Nod,” — a man, no longer young, climbs a mountain towards the possibility of buried gold in a Portuguese fortress and finds a fleeting dream of the wonder and the wanderlust of youth. The short was filmed on location in Portugal and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program -Joshua Dylan Mellars’ Salute

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 5:30 pm


  9. Lucky Star

    Lucky Star

    Priya Amritraj / CineLatino, Shorts, Youth / USA / 19 mins
    Inspired by true events, Lucky Star centers on 12-year-old Camila Garcia. Desperate to help her hardworking, single mother, she buys lottery scratchers at the local corner store. Giving one of its regulars the money to make the purchase for her as she’s underage. After months of nothing, Camila actually wins $100,000. The sort of money that could change their lives—if she can find a way to claim it. Lucky Star looks at the timely and relevant issues of immigration and income inequality through the eyes of a young girl in an emotional love story between a daughter and her mother.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Film Program Sunday

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 25, 2016 11:00 am


  10. Molat and Molat

    Molat and Molat

    Katharine Duhamel / Shorts / 6 mins
    This is the story of Pascal Molat dancing as told by Matisse Molat, age 5.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Film Program- Arts in Film- Saturday

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 11:45 am


  11. Saving Heirlooms

    Saving Heirlooms: Honey Bees, Seed Banks and Crop Diversity

    Documentary, EcoCinema, Shorts / USA / 7 mins
    We visit Petaluma’s Seed Bank, one of an increasing number of providers of heirloom seeds for gardeners desiring a wider diversity of feedstock and a re-connection with our agricultural roots. From Petaluma, the film travels to Point Reyes, where beekeeper Kevin Forrester builds eco-friendly hives, and then finally to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway which stores an extensive collection of plant seed samples representing the world’s crop diversity.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program -Joshua Dylan Mellars’ Salute

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 5:30 pm


  12. Shakespeare in the Shadows

    Shakespeare in the Shadows

    Joshua Dylan Mellars / Arts in Film, Poetry, Shorts / Sweden, USA / 2016 / 10 mins
    Set against San Francisco backdrops of swirling winds, wave pounded rocks, foreboding coastal promontories and stark film noir cityscapes, SHAKESPEARE IN THE SHADOWS shows the power, the purity, the prosody and the simplicity of the master dramatist's work: its beauty, its excellence, its well-turned phrases, its pithy and its sardonic, its diminuendo and its crescendo, its whisper and its roar. The film is a collaboration with classically trained stage actor Mark Cohen, who honed his craft at Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) affiliate Guildhall in London.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program -Joshua Dylan Mellars’ Salute

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 5:30 pm


  13. Shorts Film Program Sunday

    Shorts / 90 mins
    These short films are great because they tell more in as little as four minutes than many feature films. Concentrated and meaningful, they take our breath away. An amazing collection of short films including Muscle, Lucky Star, Wings, The Lake, Being Seen, The Jungle

    In This Program: Being Seen, The Jungle, The Lake, Lucky Star, Muscle, Wings

    Shorts Film Program Sunday

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 25, 2016 11:00 am


  14. Spanish Gardener

    Joshua Dylan Mellars / EcoCinema, Shorts / USA / 5 mins
    Over the past forty years, Sebastopol, California nursery owner Polo de Lorenzo has created a rare and alluring garden which draws its inspiration from childhood memories of his native Canary Islands. In the film Mr. de Lorenzo reveals his “garden of earthly delights” and muses on the secret of living the “beautiful life.”
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program -Joshua Dylan Mellars’ Salute

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 5:30 pm


  15. Syncretic Noise

    Syncretic Noise

    Stephen Bullen / Arts in Film, Shorts / USA / 5 mins
    A man dances secluded from a city at battle with itself. Defying conventional logic and storytelling, layered soundscapes and symbolic visuals fuel the dark atmosphere. In a hyper society portrayed in time-lapses the dancer's natural motion continues across cuts over discontinuities of space from forest landscapes to gritty urban life.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Film Program- Arts in Film- Saturday

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 11:45 am


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    Tilda Swinton’s The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

    Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz / Arts in Film, Biography, Documentary, Shorts, Woman Filmmaker / Switzerland, UK, Scotland / 2016 / Agriculture, Art, First Filmmaker, Food, Landscape, Literature, Nature, Personal Vision, Philosophy, Poetry, Spirituality, Terrior of Cinema, Woman Filmmaker / 91 mins
    Prolific artist, philosopher, writer, storyteller and "radical humanist" John Berger is the focus of Tilda Swinton’s vivid four-part cinematic portrait. In 1973, he moved from urban London to the tiny Alpine village of Quincy. THE SEASONS IN QUINCY: FOUR PORTRAITS OF JOHN BERGER examines different aspects of Berger's life in this remote village in the Alps. In four seasonal chapters, the film combines ideas and motifs from his work with the texture and history of his mountain home. A terrific insight into the creative process: perfect for our Arts In Film section.
    Tilda Swinton’s The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 1:15 pm


  17. The Whirl

    The Whirl

    Celal Argın / Arts in Film, Documentary, Shorts / Turkey / 2016 / 22 mins
    “Semazens” are dervishes perhaps known best for their mystical dance, the “sema”. This documentary sets out to chronicle the rigorous training required from a very early age to become a “semazen”, not least the process of spinning around a nail on the practice floor.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Film Program- Arts in Film- Saturday

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 11:45 am


  18. Gerard Depardieu and Takeda Eriko in Winter Frog

    Winter Frog

    Slony Sow / Food On Film, Shorts, Terroir of Cinema, Wine, World Cinema / France / 2011 / Art, Asian, Cultural, Healing, Landscape, Nature, Terrior of Cinema, Viticulture, Wine / 18 mins
    Benjamin, winemaker, sees his wife die in his arms following a long illness. Only one way for him: death. But a young Japanese woman, coming specially to taste his wine, will gently bring him to mourn the death of his wife by a series of symbols and exchanges between two cultures. A moving portrayal by French actor/winemaker Gérard Depardieu put this film at the top of our favorites.

    Precedes: Saint Amour

    Precedes:
    Saint Amour

    Muscardini Cellars
    September 22, 2016 7:40 pm