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.
Do More of What Makes You Happy, dir. Dakota Pailes-Friedman, Dylan Pailes-Friedman / Narrative / USA
Lira's Forest, dir. Connor Jessup / Narrative / Canada
Little Bill's Peep Show, dir. Kevin Rios / Narrative / USA
MAMA, MAMA, dir. Jose Fernando Rodriguez / Documentary / Puerto Rico (Spanish)
The Shuttle, dir. Lu Han / Narrative / USA
To Be Free, dir. Adepero Oduye / Narrative / USA
Breathe, dir. Aisha Ford / Narrative / USA
Showcase runs approx. 70 minutes with a filmmaker Q&A to follow.