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GI Film Festival SD: Selected Shorts and Local Films
September 28, 2018 @ 8:15 pm
Many of the films in this collection feature San Diego area filmmakers, events, people, or places; all present stories for, by, and about America’s military and veterans. This block includes: “Hotflakes,” “Satellite Drop,” “The Dark Resurgence,” “Safe with Me,” “G.I. Jose,” “Lion in a Box,” “Popcorn & Chocolate,” and “Let It Go”.
Many of the filmmakers are scheduled to attend.
In This Program
TREVOR NEUENSWANDER / MADE BY OR STARRING MILITARY MEMBERS OR VETERANS, STUDENT FILM, LOCAL FILM SHOWCASE / USA / 2018 / NARRATIVE / 11 MINS
In 1976, Richard and Willie try to sell their last kilo of cocaine to a private buyer. When they can’t read Willie’s handwriting, they must blindly choose a house and hope it is the right one.
L. V. O’CONNELL / MADE BY OR STARRING MILITARY MEMBERS OR VETERANS, WOMEN FILMMAKER, LOCAL FILM SHOWCASE / USA / 2017 / NARRATIVE / 10 MINS
Satellite Drop is based on the true story of U.S. Marine Michael Johnston on his first tour of duty and the Sergeant responsible for training him at a remote Intelligence Post in Scotland. Things take an unexpected turn after the two learn they’ve been assigned Satellite Drop duty. Their task is to deliver a canister of intel to the Watch Officer before time runs out.
The Dark Resurgence
MICHAEL MCCUMBER / MARINES, MADE BY OR STARRING MILITARY MEMBERS OR VETERANS, LOCAL FILM SHOWCASE / USA / 2018 / NARRATIVE / 12 MINS
In this “Star Wars” fan film, an old Sith Empire emerged from the shadows to seize control of the galaxy.
Safe with Me
RYAN KELLY / ADVENTURE, MADE BY OR STARRING MILITARY MEMBERS OR VETERANS, LOCAL FILM SHOWCASE / USA / 2017 / NARRATIVE / 19 MINS
In the midst of an apocalyptic epidemic, a sheriff SWAT officer tries to save one more innocent life before time runs out.
ALEJANDRO MARQUEZ VELA / LATINX, STUDENT FILM, POST 9/11 / USA / 2017 / NARRATIVE / 11 MINS
A Mexican-American U.S. Army soldier comes back home and faces the dilemma of whether to defend his family, or the laws of the country he vowed to protect.
Lion in a Box
MELANIE BROWN / HEALING, MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA, ANIMATION, STUDENT FILM, WOMEN FILMMAKER, POST 9/11, WOMEN IN SERVICE / USA / 2017 / NARRATIVE / 4 MINS
“Lion in a Box” is an experimental film that elucidates the margins of sacrifice and combat.This first person documentary recounts one woman’s military training, and the battles she endured to achieve her goals.
Popcorn & Chocolate
CATHRINE HATCHER / FAMILIES IN SERVICE, HEALING, POST 9/11 / USA / 2018 / NARRATIVE / 15 MINS
A tenacious middle school band student selling fundraisers helps a grief stricken military family recover from their loss.
Let It Go
STEPHANIE HEIM / HEALING, MARINES, WOMEN FILMMAKER, LOCAL FILM SHOWCASE, WOMEN IN SERVICE / USA / 2018 / NARRATIVE / 4 MINS
A Marine deals with loss.
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