Total running time 60 min

“If I could make the world as pure and strange as what I see, I’d put you in the mirror I put in front of me.” True-life tales, all by extraordinarily talented Bay Area filmmakers, give us an intimate look at how the dramatic times we’re living in are challenging us to dream of a new future.


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Plant Heist

Chelsi de Cuba, Gabriel de Cuba, US 2020, 18min

Suspicious packages found in a small town in Northern California expose a vast network of succulent plant poachers

Eleven Weeks

 Anna Kuperberg, Julia Caskey, US 2020, 15min 

We are witness to a couple’s final conversations in a story that is more about love than death. 

Going Dark, Finding Light

Matt Klug and Joshua Harding

A San Francisco-based chef and his team found a way to bring a new dining experience to life during the pandemic.

Eric and The Bees

Erin Brethauer, Tim Hussin, US, 2020, 8min

When Eric Grandon discovered beekeeping, he had no idea that bees would give him the power to transform both his own life and that of many others.

My Little Hilton

Kevin Duncan Wong, Todd Sills, US, 12min 

After 25 years as an in-home caregiver, a Midwestern Black woman in her 60s strikes out for San Francisco to restart her music career.

We will be joined in person for an onstage conversation with My Little Hilton director Kevin Wong and producer KarYin Tham, Eleven Weeks co-directors Anna Kuperberg & Julie Askey, Plant Heist co-directors Chelsi de Cuba & Gabriel de Cuba, Eric and the Bees producer Rachel Serada Barth and executive producer Ariana Blair, and Going Dark, Finding Light co-directors Matt Klug & Joshua Harding.



Tuesday, Oct 12, 3:00pm, Smith Rafael Film Center

$10 All admissions


Available in US only

$6 Member | $8 General