Life’s struggles can turn to joy through music which brings together a community. Featuring Farafina Kan, a djembe drum orchestra based in Washington DC.
Nevelson: Awareness in the Fourth Dimension by Dale Schierholt DC-Area Premiere
A profile of sculptor Louise Nevelson, told in her own words and those of her family and friends who knew her well. A fresh look at art and an artist whose unyielding dedication allowed her to achieve the artistic success she knew was her destiny.
One Skin by Gudrun Cram-Drach Mary is confronted by different paths of womanhood — independence at a cost or the confinement of traditional roles. In her efforts to rise above these limiting scenarios, Mary is offered a glimpse of freedom in the bird she seeks as well as a potential solution in the actions of a rebellious little girl.
Price of Fuel by Quinn Wilson
The film depicts our nation's endeavors in the Middle East, predominately pertaining to oil and its effect on the American people.
Quinn Wilson is also the founder of the "Far from Normal" Film Festival in Normal, Illinois that offers young filmmakers an opportunity to show their work.
Subdivided: Isolation & Community in America by Dean Terry
Director Dean Terry moves to the suburbs and finds nothing but isolation in a landscape of big box stores and McMansions. He discovers that community has been declining everywhere in America, talks to urban planners and critics about design and sprawl, and finds a small neighborhood where community has managed to flourish.
Urban/Rural Landscapes Curated by local filmmaker Chris Lynn A program of captivating and challenging experimental shorts by moving image artists from around the globe. The films include:
Observation of a Satelliteby Andrew Busti and Layne Garrett(4 minutes). An homage to the enchanted wanderer, Joseph Cornell.
Interstate (part one) by Cortlund and Halperin (6 minutes). A night surveillance artifact. Elephants and zebras move in circadian rhythm while traffic flashes across the stream in waves.
Iceland by Fabiene Gautier (4 minutes). Iceland's landsape seems to reflect a particular internlization of feeling. It speaks to the internal mind.
London 6 by Chris Lynn (5 minutes). A typical Sunday near a London train station provides the backdrop to this meditative and transformative piece.
Premonitionby Dominic Angerame (10 minutes). Influenced by the avant garde filmmakers of the 1920s-30s, this is a city symphony that is haunting, lyrical, and serene.
Berlin Warszawa Express by Caroline Koebel (19 minutes). A disappearance becomes a departure, but rather than attempting to reconstitute what is lost,the filmmaker follows the clues and signs framing the site with an anticipatory gaze.
Midden by David Dinnell (20 minutes). Shot in rural Japan, a video that documents the rapidily disappearing landscape near Mt.Tsukuba.
I'm Back by Robert Robertson (13 minutes). Spike Hawkins' poems are set to film in an attempt to capture what happens at the moment a poem is being written.