We love Tangerine as much as the next fest, but there is still something magical about films shot on film. The patience and knowledge-set that the process requires is almost counter-intuitive to the quick-twitch insta-lives we all live today. 16mm or 35mm, any kind, gives a film the wear of a film that has already been lived in, an older wiser expression. Here, there are stories with an obviously classic narrative feel, like Breathe, as well as stories unlike much of what has been explored on film-stock, frantic multi-headed beasts, such as Little Bill’s Peep Show. *Films will be projected digitally.
Do More of What Makes You Happy (Super 16mm), dir. Dakota Pailes-Friedman, Dylan Pailes-Friedman / Narrative / USA
Lira's Forest (35mm), dir. Connor Jessup / Narrative / Canada
Little Bill's Peep Show (Super 16mm), dir. Kevin Rios / Narrative / USA
MAMA, MAMA (16mm), dir. Jose Fernando Rodriguez / Documentary / Puerto Rico (Spanish)
The Shuttle (Super 16mm), dir. Lu Han / Narrative / USA
To Be Free (35mm), dir. Adepero Oduye / Narrative / USA
Breathe (16mm), dir. Aisha Ford / Narrative / USA
Showcase runs approx. 70 minutes with a filmmaker Q&A to follow.
And, if you are looking to learn traditional film-making locally, check out cinema-arts non-profit MONO NO AWARE who offers classes in Super 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm shooting, processing and projecting on film.