THE ART OF EATING: THE LIFE OF M.F.K. FISHER

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CREATE | DOCS US 2022, 85 min, Director: Gregory Bezat “I don’t know how to do anything else,” M.F.K. Fisher once said of her writing, in a feat of understatement. San Francisco director Gregory Bezat’s well-balanced documentary…

SUNNYLAND

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¡VIVA EL CINE! | US CINEMA US 2022, 77 min, Director: Xavi Medina It’s no easy feat to capture the enigmatic, dreamlike magic of childhood in movie form, but Xavi Medina does just that with his feature debut. The filmmaker wrote, directed,…

SHORTS: TRUTHS (AND SPOOFS) FROM THE YOUTHS

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Total program 91 min This year’s collection of peer-reviewed, youth-produced short films showcases an international cohort of storytellers working in animation, documentary, comedy, horror, and drama. It’s an inspiring display of emerging…

SHORTS: THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS

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Total program 74 min Narrated by Sigourney Weaver, The New Environmentalists — from Malawi to Peru (US 2022, 30 min) is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group’s Emmy Award-winning series about the dedicated recipients of the Goldman…

SHORTS: STRANGERS BY NATURE

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Total program 66 min “I’ve never seen the sky this color before. It’s like I’m noticing everything a little bit more.” These short films are vivid, beautiful, compassionate, and unforgettable. A normal medical procedure becomes a nightmare…

SHORTS: SKYFALL

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Total program 66 min “Hear my heart burst again. For this is the end. I’ve drowned and dreamt this moment.” These powerful stories highlight the intersection of identity and mortality in touching ways. A school teacher must face some urgent…