November 19 - 21, 2015 at doogallery

Life Altering Events: Documentary Shorts Two

80 min. total running time
Screens Friday, 11/20 at 3:30 PM

Last Day of Freedom 
(32m, U S A) dir. by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman

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When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision- should he call the police? Last Day of Freedom, a richly animated personal narrative, tells the story of Bill’s decision to stand by his brother in the face of war, crime and capital punishment. The film is a portrait of a man at the nexus of the most pressing social issues of our day – veterans’ care, mental health access and criminal justice.

In Memory
(11m, U S A) dir. by 72 U

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In Memory tells the story of one community's digital journey through the life, death and remembering of PlainWhite Tom, a Chicago street performer who tragically took his life on January 1, 2013. After PlainWhite Tom used his Facebook as the stage for his goodbye's, his family and friends flooded his online profile with frantic messages of concern and love, pleading for him to change his mind. Within minutes, PlainWhite Tom's Facebook profile evolved from a social networking platform into an intimate support community, where Tom's family and friends honor his life and legacy through the sharing of photos, video and messages.


(16m, U S A) dir. by Eric Latek

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'Anna' is an intimate portrait through the eyes of Anna who is a wife, mother, grandmother and Native American activist who endures the final stage of Alzheimer's. This film is only through her eyes.

What Makes Dave Run 
(13m, U S A) dir. by Peter Zander

Dave James started running ten years ago and hasn't stopped. He is one of the top ultra-marathoners in the world . He says he likes the endorphin high, the process of turning his body into a machine; it takes his mind off things he'd rather not think about. Through his story, Peter Zander explores grief and the ways we run from it. 


Seven Ways From Sunday 
(8m, U S A) dir. by Robert Sickels

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Every once in a while, often when we least expect it, somebody randomly interacts with us in a way that forces us to gaze upon ourselves through the lens of how others see us and that can forever alter our perception of how we fit into the world. Through an innovative blend of documentary audio and mixed media visuals, Seven Ways From Sunday compellingly chronicles a series of these unexpectedly startling moments of personal revelation, resulting in a powerful meditation on how seemingly fleeting moments of human contact can have profound long-term repercussions