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San Diego Film Week: A Woman’s Place – Shorts Program / 90 mins
March 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
SAN DIEGO FILM WEEK: A Woman’s Place – Shorts Program
7:30PM | A Woman’s Place / 90 min program of shorts
Supporting and showcasing women on the big-screen is important now more than ever. This block features films that were made with women in prominent positions behind the camera. Whether it’s as a producer, director, DP or writer or editor, this block just goes to show you that A Woman’s Place is on the big screen!
In This Program
ANNETTE CYR / A WOMAN’S PLACE / UNITED STATES / 2017 / ART, ARTIST, DISABILITY, DRAMA, ELDERCARE, WOMAN / 15 MINS
An artist struggles to finish her paintings for a major exhibition. Her father, going blind, moves in with her. That night she cannot see the stars. Her dealer cancels her upcoming show. She learns she has the same gene for blindness as her father. She rejects her father’s suggestion she do something else besides art. She hears him relearn to play a Chopin nocturne wonderfully. Inspired, she An artist struggles to finish paintings for a major show, as her father, now going blind, moves in with her. She learns she has the same gene for blindness. He has given up astronomy and relearns a Chopin nocturne. She refuses to do something else besides art. Inspired by his playing, she creates sparkling sculptures in wire, like the stars she can no longer see. works in wire, a visual and tactile medium. She looks at her new work with pride, sparkling in the dusk, not unlike stars in the night sky.
SUSAN DAVIS / A WOMAN’S PLACE / UNITED STATES / 2017 / 6 MINS
When the family Matriarch of a multimillion dollar pie conglomerate dies, the family is assembled to hear the reading of the will and thats when it all goes south.
Anibal Alcaraz | A Woman’s Place / United States / 2017 / Immigration, Latino, Social Justice / 10 mins / English / Color / Digital
A documentary looking to humanize the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and shine a light on those closely affected by it.
Javier Augusto Nunez | A Woman’s Place / United States / 2017 / 5 mins / English / Color / Cannon Digital
Renata’s addiction to social media and to being Noticed by men drives her boyfriend Nick insane triggering his deepest insecurities. Nick decides to convince his co worker Robert to make a move on Renata and prove her unfaithfulness.
When a man and a women’s need to be Noticed is greater than having a relationship the games begin.
cassidy mitchell, Tristan Vakili | A Woman’s Place / United States / 2017 / 6 mins / English / Color / 4k
Can robots learn to love?
Heriberto Murrietta y Fernanda Martinez | A Woman’s Place / Mexico / 4 mins
Nalini Asha Biggs | A Woman’s Place / United States / 2016 / art, Autism, Design, disability, Drawing, Experimental, Painting / 8 mins / Color / Digital
When I was little I never knew what to say. So, I drew. Since I was very, very small I’ve kept a small sketchbook with me. I take it with me everywhere. I draw the world, and sometimes I collage pieces of things. It’s never been for anyone else, my sketchbook. It’s just how I survive in a world that simple isn’t designed for me, an Autistic person. Because drawing is transformative. It’s meditative. This is a visual essay of what I experience when I hyperfocus on art, something only people like me can do. Drawing is the purest projection of my own soul.
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