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DOCSIDE FILM FESTIVAL

 

Grossman International Conference Center
University of the Incarnate Word
Hwy. 281 N. and Hildebrand Ave.
365-8933
www.docfilmproject.org

Individual Tickets: $7 adults/$5 students per two-hour block program

Festival Passes: $50 (non-transferable) and valid for all screenings, the Fesival Premiere, Awards Party, and the Filmmakers' Reception
Festival Premiere Tickets: $10

Friday, April 12
Noon-7pm: tickets and passes on sale
5:30-6:30pm: Filmmakers reception (for festival and media pass holders, panelists, guest speakers, sponsors, and volunteers)
6:30-9pm: Festival premiere / DocSIDE Film Festival Nominees for Best Short Doc

Screw Your Courage
Directed by Zsuzsanna Varga
26 minutes

Young African-Americans who've dropped out of high school try to get their lives back on track with an unusual project for their impoverished Oakland, California, neighborhood. After spending their days doing hard labor at minimum wage, they transform into bloody-handed kings and queens in a performance of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Street Pitch
Directed by Brian Dentz
30 minutes

The filmmaker follows the daily activities of a cult-like advertising agency and its salespeople as they hit the streets of Manhattan. They use charm, sex appeal, and bully sales techniques on strangers to aggressively pitch a promotional offer for a hair salon.

Beauteous: Stephanie
Directed by Giovanna Chesler
15 minutes

Stephanie was born with a cranio-facial deformity — a cleft lip and palate. By the time she was 16 years old, she had over 20 plastic surgeries for medical and cosmetic purposes. The pain she endured reached beyond the hospital to the schoolyard where children ridiculed her. Through these experiences, Stephanie was able to bravely reflect and transform her understanding of inner beauty.

Changing Habits
Directed by Sara Needham
25 minutes

After surviving a troubled adolescence, coming out as a gay man, and finding religion, Brother Karekin Madteos became a Georgian Friar who now lives and works in San Francisco's Castro District.

Severed Souls
Directed by Tina Morton
25 minutes

Corrine Sykes was an illiterate, Philadelphian "colored" maid accused of killing her employer and the first African-American woman to be executed in Pennsylvania. But years after Corrine's death, rumors circulated within the African-American community about a death-bed confession related to the killing that was published in an obscure corner of a local newspaper. Everyone remembers reading the confession but copies of the article were never found.

Saturday, April 13
10am-7pm: tickets and passes on sale
9:30am-2:15pm: Documentary Filmmaking Conference
9:30-11am: Guest speakers Austin Haeberle (Listen Up!) and Monica Guevara (Communications Arts High School)
11:15am-2:15pm: The State of Documentary Filmmaking After September 11
Moderator: Dr. Denise Barkis Richter (Palo Alto College)
Panelists: Jill Freidberg (co-director, This Is What Democracy Looks Like), Ray Santisteban (director, Voices From Texas), Kaye Cruz (producer), John McAteer (producer and writer)
12:45-1:15pm: Fiscal Sponsorship
Mary Lampe (executive director, Southwest Alternate Media Project)

Screenings
2:30-4:30pm: Block A
Nominees for Best Feature Doc

This is What Democracy Looks Like
Directed by Jill Freidberg and Rick Rowley
72 minutes


Strong Roots
Directed by Maria Luisa Mendonca and Aline
41 minutes


4:45-6:45: Block B
Nominees for Best Feature Doc continued

Artists and Orphans
Directed by Lianne Klapper McNally
44 minutes


Spare Some Change
Directed by Joachim Lombard
47 minutes


That's A Family
Directed by Debra Chasnoff
35 minutes


7-8:30pm: Block C

On and Off the Res'
With Charlie Hill
Directed by Sandra Osawa
57 minutes


Look Back, Don't Look Back
Directed by Randy Bell and Justin Rice
30 minutes


8:30-9:30pm: Awards Party

Sunday, April 14

10am-5pm: tickets and passes on sale
10:30am-12:30pm: Block D

Standards
Directed by Luis Valdovino
26 minutes


Observations on Climate Change (Canada)
Directed by Bonnie Dickie
42 minutes


Healthcare Crisis
Directed by Fred Silverman
56 minutes


12:45-2:30pm:
Block E

Undetectable
Directed by Jay Corcoran
77 minutes


disABLED
Directed by Justin Downing and Kathleen Barber
13 minutes


Slow Motion
Directed by Stacy Bloom
8 minutes


2:45-4:45pm: Block F

Right Road Lost
Directed by Victoria Gamburg
12 minutes


Inside/Out
Directed by Jennifer Petrucelli
8 minutes


Younger, Thinner, Smoother
Directed by Elizabeth Sher
51 minutes


Grrlyshow
Directed by Kara Herold
18 minutes


What a Girl Wants
Directed by Elizabeth Massie, Jacob Bricca, and Matthew Buzzell
32 minutes


5-6:45pm

Everyday Heroes
Directed by Rick Goldsmith and Abby Ginzberg
109 minutes

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