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David Mehlman

David Mehlman

Documentary Film and Video

About

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Odessa Steps

video

JUNE, 1997
VIDEO DURATION: 17:47 MIN.
Portrait of Russian Jewish immigrant families living in San Francisco whose children participate in competitive ballroom dancing.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Dore Schary Award, 1997

Down for Life

16mm color film

JUNE, 1996
VIDEO DURATION: 7:49 MIN.

Portrait of a former drug addict who has cleaned up his life. This man, who likes to be known as Lord Relentless Ha, reflects on his past and his journey to become clean. Furthermore, Lord Ha talks about how he has taken on the identity of a warrior to show his resolve to live in spite of the fact that he is HIV-positive.


White Knuckles

video

MARCH, 1996
VIDEO DURATION: 6:33 MIN.

The story of a woman who developed a fear of flying after enduring an extraordinarily turbulent flight. Her fear now keeps her off planes, even in the face of important events.


Eyes Like His Father

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 1995
VIDEO DURATION: 3:35 MIN.

A personal film about the maker's relationship with his father. Though Mehlman identifies with his father, he also suggests he has grown up to become very different from him.