SHOW 1: BAY AREA WOMEN FILMMAKERS
The future is now. Filmmaker Q&A follows the screening.
10am • Sunday, March 25 | Albany Twin Theatre MAP
$10 (included with Festival Pass/Sunday Shorts Pass)
Comedy, documentaries, drama . . . Start your Sunday with five very different and thought-provoking films from Bay Area Women Filmmakers and stay after for Q&A.
THE FINAL SHOW • Dana Nachman • Narrative (9:54)
In this comedy of the afterlife, a woman who has lived a long life full of love and loss has to decide, based on all she has learned, who to take along to eternity. Starring veteran comic actors Marion Ross ("Happy Days") and Nancy Dussault.
Welcome to the Neighborhood • Pam Uzzell • Documentary (25:00)
When artist Mildred Howard, daughter of legendary Berkeley activist Mable Howard, loses her South Berkeley home due to soaring rental prices, it costs Berkeley a piece of its history and its legacy. This story of an African American family illuminates both personal power to create possibilities in adversity, and the broader issue of gentrification and a housing crisis that threatens a community's diversity.
So much yellow • Erica Milsom • Narrative (10:30)
A young girl tries to make sense of a family's drive through the countryside. Inspired by true stories, the film explores the expressionistic nature of memories about institutionalization and loss in a family, particularly among siblings where one child has Down syndrome.
The construct: Female laborers and the fight for equality • Jalena Keane-Lee • Documentary (24:42)
An exploration of gender inequality and rapid change in Burma through the eyes of a human rights activist and a young female day laborer.
Encuentro • Florencia Manovil • Narrative (16:19)
When Claudia meets another Latina woman in a bar, the encounter leaves her with an unexpected experience and a new perspective.