2009 Fall MFA Documentary Film Screening
Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 7:30pm
Free and open to the public
8 SHORT FILMS Screening of short films by First Year MFA students in the Documentary Film and Video Program.
Q&A with filmmakers and reception will follow.
IN SCREENING ORDER:
We Continue in the Old Style
by John Rory Fraser
A visit to Paul's Hat Works in the Richmond district of San Francisco. Paul's is a 90-year-old men's hatter, now under the ownership of four young women. The film explores their position as women at the heart of a traditionally male-dominated business, as well as their dedication to quality, handmade goods.
by Rebekah Meredith
The story of a black California farmer who finds support for his produce in an unlikely place.
by Jenni Nelson
Three passionate characters reveal the quirky and enchanting world of the contemporary knitting community.
by Kevin Gordon
Naturally produced radio signals surround us all the time but are invisible to the human ear. This film explores the world of one natural radio enthusiast and his journey to capture these sounds.
by Ryan Malloy
Kept delves into the environments and lives of three anonymous clutterers who have amassed and held on to so many possessions that their belongings have come to interfere with their daily lives.
Michael and His Dragon
by Briar March
Michael and His Dragon is a fresh insight into the experience of post traumatic stress disorder told from the perspective of a contemporary veteran.
The Final Chapter
by Mina T. Son
The Final Chapter explores what death means to two people who deal with it on a daily basis.
The Comfort of Cold
by Sara Newens
A portrait of one man's ritual escape into the cold waters of the San Francisco Bay and the art that is influenced by his meditative experience.