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Film Info
Section:5@5 Shorts
Mind the Gap
Running Time:102 min.
Note Writer:Kelly Clement


Please note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am PT on Friday, October 9, and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 18.


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"I am a street watching the people walk as I listen to conversations glisten as they start to talk." In this documentary shorts program, we present a collection of true-life tales from Bay Area directors about extraordinary individuals. In Peter Spirer’s Sacheen, Breaking the Silence (US 2019, 25 min), Sacheen Littlefeather tells the real story about the courageous moment she refused the Oscar® on behalf of Marlon Brando at the 1973 Academy Awards® and raised awareness for Native American people. Harris Cohen’s Phyllis: A Self Portrait (US 2020, 10 min) is an inspirational portrait of Phyllis Thelen, a 93-year-old working artist and force of nature. Caregiver: A Love Story from Kevin Gordon & Jessica Zitter (US 2020, 23 min) challenges viewers to acknowledge the growing strain placed on family caregivers and to envision a new approach in caring for the dying. In Deanne Fitzmaurice’s Small Footprint (US 2019, 4 min), we meet the Goepels who are an inspiring surfer family living life off-the-grid in Hawaii and creating the sustainable life they believe in. In Erin Turney & Sam Huff’s Michael Aragon: The Beat Goes On (US 2020, 7 min), we learn about the impact jazz drummer Michael Aragon has had on his bandmates, as well as the Sausalito community, having performed the same Friday night gig at the NoName bar since 1983. Brandon Moore’s Dennis: The Man Who Legalized Cannabis (US 2020, 19 min) tells the story of Vietnam veteran and LGBTQ+ and cannabis activist Dennis Peron, who fought to get cannabis to HIV/AIDS patients in 1990s San Francisco. In One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural (US 2019, 14 min), Tasha Van Zandt follows renowned French artist JR in the creation of his first-ever video mural project, The Chronicles of San Francisco, which brought over 1,200 people together into a single work of art. This is a wonderful set of stories taking place in our own backyard.

Included Shorts

Caregiver: A Love Story (23min) More
Dennis: The Man Who Legalized Cannabis (19min) More
Michael Aragon: The Beat Goes On (7min) More
One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural (14min) More
Phyllis: A Self Portrait (9min) More
Sacheen, Breaking the Silence (26min) More
Small Footprint (4min) More