Screens Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM
November 7 - 9, 2019 at Synchronicity Theatre
Bright Lights - The Perils of the Pokies
by Charby Ibrahim - Australia - 15 min.
‘Sharon’ (63) has been addicted to poker machines since they first arrived in Australia in 1992. Through this fully animated documentary film, she takes stock of the devastating costs. Told in the first person, Sharon’s story culminates with an incident that pushed her over the edge; an encounter with her 7 year old daughter, and her precious piggy-bank. Sharon’s cautionary tale is unique in that it is comprised of several real life stories (taken verbatim), and amalgamated into a single narrative that speaks to a universal, yet personal experience, as voiced by Claudia Karvan.
Swipe Left : The Documentary
by Kayla Lattimore - USA - 20 min.
Millions of people download apps like Tinder and OkCupid, but for women of color these apps have been a gateway to overt racism and fetishism.
January 11, 2020
Boca Del Lobo
by Jesse Moss - USA - 17 min.
Mario Guevara, a reporter for Mundo Hispanico, investigates the impact of ICE arrests on his Atlanta community.
Ashes to Ashes
by Renan Ozturk & Taylor Rees - USA - 25 min.
Winfred Rembert, the only living survivor of a lynching, a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist, collides and develops a friendship with Doctor Shirley Jackson Whitaker who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era. Together, their journeys of healing intertwine.
Shorts Three : I Am You Are Me
Join us Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Synchronicity Theatre for the Spotlight Film Awards, a showcase of the very best independent films of 2019.
by Abbey Hoekzema - USA - 6 min.
A young American migrant worker reflects on his family and his dreams for the future.