Eight short black and white films by First Year students in the MFA Program in Documentary Film and Video.
IN SCREENING ORDER:
Gladys' Search for the Dead by Catharine Axley (7 min.)
A former city librarian's 50 year-long quest to account for the names of those who died in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.
Hauled Out by Melissa Langer (4 min.)
A Captain and his two-man crew ready their boat and their minds before the onset of crab season.
Justice is a Warm Cupcake by R.J. Lozada (4 min.)
An attorney and advocate fights Islamophobia, one cupcake at a time.
Perpetual Ed by Max Good (5 min.)
An eccentric musician faces his imminent death with cynicism, humor, and defiance.
Funny Work by Kristine Stolakis (5 min.)
A portrait of two San Francisco based comedians beginning their careers in making people laugh.
Last Stop in Santa Rosa by Elizabeth Lo (5 min.)
An animal hospice called Bright Haven opens its doors to elderly and disabled pets that would have otherwise been euthanized.
New Mission by Chris Giamo (5 min.)
A Chicano man endures the loss of his community in San Francisco's Mission District.
The Columbarium by Tyler Trumbo (4 min.)
As the sole caretaker of over 80,000 deceased at the San Francisco Columbarium, Emmitt Watson can't help but see life in the midst of death.
Free and open to the public.