SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH

FREE WORKSHOPS & PANELS AT ROLLING BAY HALL

LOCATED AT 10598 NE VALLEY RD. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA 98110

Join us for a collection of free filmmaking workshops & panels starting at 10 AM, followed by our opening night party at The Marketplace in Pleasant Beach & our featured screening at the Historic Lynwood Theatre.

Seating is limited so please arrive early as admission is first-come, first-serve.


WRITING FOR A VISUAL MEDIUM:

SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP WITH LIZ ELLIS

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Static, witty dialogue has value on stage, but what do you have to add to make it compelling on film? How do you protect your vision without "directing on the page"? We'll explore these questions and more by working with 1-3 page scripts submitted by interested attendees. Scripts should be sent to Liz prior to November 2nd. You do not have to submit a screenplay to attend.

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Bainbridge Islander, Liz Ellis was nominated with her fellow writers for Indie Series Awards in 2013 and 2014, and won the award for Best Director of a Comedy in 2013 for her work on the web series WRECKED.

She was the 2014 recipient of Bainbridge Island's Amy Award for young artists and is currently the Programming Director of Seattle Web Fest and Education Director of Bainbridge Performing Arts.


FROM STAGE TO SCREEN WORKSHOP

A THEATER ACTOR'S GUIDE TO THE CAMERA WITH CHRIS SOLDEVILLA

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Actor, performer, and set coach Chris Soldevilla will direct this workshop designed to focus on scene study skills and how to translate that work onto camera. The class covers on camera auditioning, reading copy from a board, on camera technique and being able to see things things in real time as you are filmed while working. Audience participation is encouraged but not required.

Those who are interested in making the jump from stage work to auditioning for the many commercials, tv shows, and films that are produced in the area, or who simply want to see what it takes to cross over to the silver screen are welcome to participate. Are you ready for your close up?

Chris Soldevilla has been performing and teaching acting and improvisation for over 25 years in Boston, Los Angeles, and Seattle. A veteran of stage (most recently in Swinging Hammer’s Glengarry Glenn Ross) and screen (Coyote Ugly, 7 Minutes, The Wedding Pact) and a performer with Seattle-based troupe The Edge, his main passion is to pass on his skills through coaching, to open up creativity, confidence, and communication. He has worked as a set coach on such productions as Once Upon A Time, V, and Lost. He teaches these skills in his classes at The Studio on Bainbridge Island and various venues around Seattle.

For more information on classes at The Studio, visit: chrissoldevilla.com

Camera work for this workshop will be provided by Tom Ciaburri of Honey Toad Studio.

Camera work for this workshop will be provided by Tom Ciaburri of Honey Toad Studio.

The team at Honey Toad creates original, creative video – for clients and for themselves. We cover all stages of production, from concept to shooting to post and release.

The team at Honey Toad creates original, creative video – for clients and for themselves. We cover all stages of production, from concept to shooting to post and release.


CRAFTING "THE STORY" IN DOCUMENTARY

LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION WITH THE SEATTLE DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

All films need a powerful story. Join several prominent members of the Seattle Documentary Association as they discuss the importance of telling a story through structure and purpose within the documentary format. Audience members should come prepared with questions they'd like to ask the panel of filmmakers.

MEET THE PANELISTS

Danny Tayara / MODERATOR

Danny is a filmmaker and animator in Seattle. Some of their more notable documentary projects include: OH I GET IT, LUCKY THEM, WHILE WE’RE ASLEEP, and REJECTION & OTHER HAPPY ENDINGS (currently in production).

As Programming Coordinator with Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Danny manages screening committees for TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival and Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival. Their career as a filmmaker began at Reel Queer Youth video production and media literacy training for LGBTQ+ youth and allies. She now manages the program. Danny collaborates with many different organizations to bring their projects to completion. She thanks Blanket Fort Films, Reel Grrls, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema for providing huge support.

Marta Masferrer
Director/Producer of THE LAST COURSE  - in production.

Marta Masferrer is a Cuban-American director and editor whose films have screened at festivals internationally including Cinequest, Cannes Short Film Corner, and SXSW, among many others. Her graduate thesis film, ASTERNAUTS showed at over 40 international film festivals picking up over 13 awards. Marta is an alumna of the Berlin Talent Campus and Finalist for the Berlin Talent Award.

She is an alumna of the UCLA Professional Screenwriters program, an AIVF Screenwriting Fellow, a NALIP Documentary and Narrative Fellow, and an IFP New York Project Involve Honoree. More recently she served as one of the editors on LAS MARTHAS, a PBS documentary that premiered on Independent Lens. Marta received her MFA in Film from Columbia University and her BFA in Fine Art from Carnegie Mellon University. She is the founder of SOFRITO a marketing and video production company specializing in short form documentaries and branded content for networks, non-for-profits and corporations alike.

 

Christopher Boffoli
Executive Producer, The Last Course

Christopher Boffoli is a filmmaker, journalist and a fine art and commercial photographer. His diverse body of work includes editorial and documentary travel photography, feature stories and independent film.  But he is best known for his Big Appetites photography series which features tiny figures posed against real food landscapes.  In addition to his commercial and advertising work for brands large and small, his fine art photographs may be found in galleries and private collections in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. He was a finalist for a 2012 James Beard Foundation Award for Humor.  He currently lives and works in Seattle.

 

JOANNE ARDINGER
DIRECTOR, EDITOR
Jo is a director and Telly and CINE Golden Eagle Award-winning editor and founder of Tandybrook Productions. Past credits include short documentary, Beyond The Visible: The Story of the Very Large Array, narrated by Jodi Foster. In 2012, she edited two feature documentaries broadcast on PBS, Into Deepest Space: The Birth of the ALMA Observatory and Papa Boss. Her other work includes the Military Channel’s Lions of Babylon — A Soldier’s Diary and Discovery’s Fantastic Festivals of the World — Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival. Ardinger is also a guest instructor at the University of Washington, where she teaches digital storytelling in science.

 

Christopher Rufo

(Cancelled / Unable to attend)

Chris is Creative Director of the Documentary Foundation and has directed three films for PBS. His last documentary, Age of Champions, grossed more than $1.5 million and reached more than 3 million viewers through direct distribution. Christopher graduated from Georgetown University, has been hailed by the New York Times for his "good eye for the unusual," and has appeared on NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, HLN, and FOX News.

SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 5TH

OPENING NIGHT Celebration

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Have your picture taken on the red carpet and meet local filmmakers during our Opening Night Celebration at The Marketplace in Pleasant Beach Village, right across the street from our festival venue, the Historic Lynwood Theatre. (4738 Lynwood Center Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110)

This ticketed event is a chance for film fans and the general public to schmooze with local and regional filmmakers. VIP tickets are $50 each and include hors d'oeuvres, wine, tickets to that night's featured screening as well as all screenings on Sunday. Filmmakers with a film in the festival receive one free ticket with their festival badge and may purchase half-price tickets for their guests.



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FEATURED SCREENING

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

"8:AM"

A Narrative Short by Emily Pando / 8 minutes

Filmmaker scheduled to attend

The moment before everything changes, the lost moments we have all experienced, the shared human experience of missed opportunity. This story is a reminder to cherish every breath before all counters hit zero.

The moment before everything changes, the lost moments we have all experienced, the shared human experience of missed opportunity. This story is a reminder to cherish every breath before all counters hit zero.


PILCHUCK, A DANCE WITH FIRE

feature documentary BY JOHN FORSEN / 68 Minutes

The Pilchuck Glass School outside Seattle has been going for 43 years. Started by Dale Chihuly, when glass in America was at its infancy. This school is responsible for making the US Studio Glass movement what it is today.

It's an international institution now, bringing students from all over the world. It started in 1971, during the peace movements, Flower Power and war in Vietnam. Narrated by Jeff Bridges, this documentary tells the story of it's beginnings, and how it's now made the Pacific NW, the largest glass art center in the world.

SCREENINGS FOLLOWED BY FILMMAKER Q&A


STUDENT FILMS

FROM THE MINDS OF YOUNG FILMMAKERS

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

DEAR

BY LAURA MALATOS

short narrative / 2 minutes / Filmmaker scheduled to attend

During WWII, an evacuee child tries to remain in contact with his mother through their only means of connection: words.

During WWII, an evacuee child tries to remain in contact with his mother through their only means of connection: words.

 

REMEMBER

BY HYLA 8TH GRADE STUDENTS

A man's guilt is awakened down a familiar road.

A man's guilt is awakened down a familiar road.

 

METAMORPHOSIS

BY HYLA 8THE GRADE STUDENTS

Short Narrative / 6 minutes

Several personalities struggle to find their sanity within one mind.

Several personalities struggle to find their sanity within one mind.

 

A GRAND FOREST

BY BENTLEY ELDRIDGE

short narrative / 15 minutes / Filmmaker scheduled to attend

Friends Blake and Jeffery love playing Halo together. But when the neighbor kid Theora stops by, they attempt to ditch her by escaping into the nearby forest. Unfortunately, they soon lose their way and darkness begins to fall. The choices they make and situations they encounter could leave them forever changed.

Friends Blake and Jeffery love playing Halo together. But when the neighbor kid Theora stops by, they attempt to ditch her by escaping into the nearby forest. Unfortunately, they soon lose their way and darkness begins to fall. The choices they make and situations they encounter could leave them forever changed.

 

SCRAMBLED

BY THE STUDENTS OF BHS

short narrative / 20 minutes

In this silent Film Noir mystery, follow renegade detective Phillip Piledrive in his most important and personal case yet!

In this silent Film Noir mystery, follow renegade detective Phillip Piledrive in his most important and personal case yet!

 

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH ATTENDING FILMMAKERS AND/OR CAST


WORLD PREMIERE - "WOOD WITCH: THE AWAKENING"

BY COURTNEY JONES

FOUND FOOTAGE HORROR MOVIE FILMED & PRODUCED ON BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

When a group of friends goes into the woods to relive the glory days, they foolishly wake a sleeping urban legend and unleash Hell!

 

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH ATTENDING FILMMAKERS AND/OR CAST


SHORT DOCS

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

 

The Bridge

by Marta Masferrer

SHORT DOCUMENTARY / 3 MINUTES

I came in with a very superficial idea of what kind of story I’d capture, and walked away with a profoundly different way at looking at the things we chose to own. And a friendly reminder that you don’t have to travel far to find a poignant story.

I came in with a very superficial idea of what kind of story I’d capture, and walked away with a profoundly different way at looking at the things we chose to own. And a friendly reminder that you don’t have to travel far to find a poignant story.

 

Owen's Playground

by Bainbridge Community Broadcasting

short documentary series / 7 minutes / Filmmaker scheduled to attend

Meet Stacy Marshall, Owen's mom and the visionary behind the innovative and inclusive “Owen’s Playground” on Bainbridge Island. The park’s name is in memory of her son who died at age 6 in 2013, of complications associated with cerebral palsy. We join Stacy at the heart-warming grand opening of the playground. There, on June 16, 2016, years of community donations and hands-on community involvement blossomed on a beautiful day with hundreds of local participants. This is the first of five episodes of a web series about Owen's Playground published by Bainbridge Community Broadcasting, the only nonprofit all-volunteer community podcasting project that focuses exclusively on Bainbridge Island. The project to create an inclusive park, designed to be safe and accessible for all, has been embraced by hosts of individuals and organizations who made the creation of this remarkable play space a true labor of love.

Meet Stacy Marshall, Owen's mom and the visionary behind the innovative and inclusive “Owen’s Playground” on Bainbridge Island. The park’s name is in memory of her son who died at age 6 in 2013, of complications associated with cerebral palsy. We join Stacy at the heart-warming grand opening of the playground. There, on June 16, 2016, years of community donations and hands-on community involvement blossomed on a beautiful day with hundreds of local participants.

This is the first of five episodes of a web series about Owen's Playground published by Bainbridge Community Broadcasting, the only nonprofit all-volunteer community podcasting project that focuses exclusively on Bainbridge Island.

The project to create an inclusive park, designed to be safe and accessible for all, has been embraced by hosts of individuals and organizations who made the creation of this remarkable play space a true labor of love.

 

COWBOY UP

By Rich Deline

short documentary / 7 minutes / Filmmaker scheduled to attend

A short documentary film produced for the new Legacy of the Plains Museum next to Scotts Bluff Monument, Nebraska.   Filmed in Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle, it describes how tough it is to be a cowboy, both in the old days and today.   The film is incorporated into an old line shack exhibit at the museum and features a local cowboy.  It is one of many custom films and exhibits produced in partnership with Exhibit Design Associates for the museum.

A short documentary film produced for the new Legacy of the Plains Museum next to Scotts Bluff Monument, Nebraska.   Filmed in Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle, it describes how tough it is to be a cowboy, both in the old days and today.   The film is incorporated into an old line shack exhibit at the museum and features a local cowboy.  It is one of many custom films and exhibits produced in partnership with Exhibit Design Associates for the museum.

 

MAJESTY: OUTSIDE THE FRAME

By Robin Sarmento

short documentary / 13 minutes

Majesty: Outside the Frame chronicles the exciting adventures of Astrid Harrisson and Robin Sarmento photographing diverse and rare horse breeds on location in India, Mongolia and Australia. Harrisson’s stunning images published in The Majesty of the Horse: Illustrated History capture the awe-inspiring species in a frame while Sarmento’s video follows the moving elegance of the horse and expands to illustrate the varied cultures. Exclusive interviews and behind the scenes footage of Harrisson’s photoshoots bring the book to life and stirs emotions for anyone who loves horses, travel and photography.

Majesty: Outside the Frame chronicles the exciting adventures of Astrid Harrisson and Robin Sarmento photographing diverse and rare horse breeds on location in India, Mongolia and Australia. Harrisson’s stunning images published in The Majesty of the Horse: Illustrated History capture the awe-inspiring species in a frame while Sarmento’s video follows the moving elegance of the horse and expands to illustrate the varied cultures. Exclusive interviews and behind the scenes footage of Harrisson’s photoshoots bring the book to life and stirs emotions for anyone who loves horses, travel and photography.

 

LOCAL TREASURE

By CHRISTY X

SHORT DOCUMENTARY / 20 minutes / Filmmaker scheduled to attend

Local Treasure unveils the largest beach restoration project on Puget Sound. This film highlights a 10 year collaborative project focused on restoring the natural processes of the shoreline creating a healthier ecosystem benefiting both community and animal habitats at Seahurst Park in Burien, Washington. Once considered just an "urban landscape" the Seahurst Park restoration project has established a precedence in stewardship, salmon restoration and open community space.

Local Treasure unveils the largest beach restoration project on Puget Sound. This film highlights a 10 year collaborative project focused on restoring the natural processes of the shoreline creating a healthier ecosystem benefiting both community and animal habitats at Seahurst Park in Burien, Washington. Once considered just an "urban landscape" the Seahurst Park restoration project has established a precedence in stewardship, salmon restoration and open community space.

 

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH ATTENDING FILMMAKERS AND/OR CAST


OTHER CULTURES

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

 

COMMUNITY VIGIL AT JAPANESE EXCLUSION MEMORIAL

by JOHN MCKENZIE

short documentary / 5 minutes / Filmmaker scheduled to attend

On December 14, 2015 a group of concerned citizens from Bainbridge Island came together to express their deep concern about recent abhorrent political rhetoric around the exclusion of certain religious / ethnic groups.

On December 14, 2015 a group of concerned citizens from Bainbridge Island came together to express their deep concern about recent abhorrent political rhetoric around the exclusion of certain religious / ethnic groups.

 

FESTIVAL!

by KEITH BROFSKY

short documentary / 12 minutes / Filmmaker scheduled to attend

The story of The Alliance For Tompotika... a ten year old organization founded in an effort to save the rare species only found on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The org, started by Marcy Summers, a Bainbridge native, has evolved into community outreach, visiting the villages of the region with a traveling festival and theater program, that educates and entertains the entire community.

The story of The Alliance For Tompotika... a ten year old organization founded in an effort to save the rare species only found on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The org, started by Marcy Summers, a Bainbridge native, has evolved into community outreach, visiting the villages of the region with a traveling festival and theater program, that educates and entertains the entire community.

 

NATURAL GIFTS

by CRAIG JACOBROWN & Keith Brofsky

SHORT DOCUMENTARY / 3 MINUTES / Filmmaker scheduled to attend

An ancient Native American fable, as told by an elder of the S'Klallam Tribe of Port Gamble, WA.

An ancient Native American fable, as told by an elder of the S'Klallam Tribe of Port Gamble, WA.

 

HUCHOOSEDAH: TRADITIONS OF THE HEART

by KATIE JENNINGS

feature documentary / 57 minutes / Filmmaker scheduled to attend

After 20 years, Vi Hilbert's story about the importance of maintaining Native language traditions is still fresh and moving. The work of cultural revival continues today in the hands of many talented and dedicated people, particularly our Suquamish neighbors who incorporate daily Lushootseed language classes into the curriculum at Chief Kitsap Academy.

After 20 years, Vi Hilbert's story about the importance of maintaining Native language traditions is still fresh and moving. The work of cultural revival continues today in the hands of many talented and dedicated people, particularly our Suquamish neighbors who incorporate daily Lushootseed language classes into the curriculum at Chief Kitsap Academy.

 

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH ATTENDING FILMMAKERS AND/OR CAST


FEATURE FILM - "PARALYTIC"

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Feature Film / 87 minutes

May Contain Content Inappropriate for Audiences Under 17

A contract killer takes vengeance against a ruthless drug cartel, resulting in a mysterious puzzle that a small town sheriff must solve in order to stop untold horrors.

 

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH cast & crew


SHORT FILM COLLECTION

GOOD FILMS DON'T NEED TO BE LONG

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Some Films in this Screening Block May Contain Content Inappropriate for Audiences Under 17

OF FOLEY AND MEN    

by ISAIAH COREY

A 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT / 8 MINUTES

Grandpa Daniel recounts the glory days of his slapstick comedy group.

Grandpa Daniel recounts the glory days of his slapstick comedy group.


ONE STEP TOO FAR    

by BEN M.F. RAPSON    

48 HOUR FILM PROJECT WINNER 2016 / 8 MINUTES

An eclectic group gathers for support, expression, and release.

An eclectic group gathers for support, expression, and release.


LIFE SOCKS

by LIZ ELLIS & MATT LONGMIRE

48 HOUR FILM PROJECT WINNER 2015 / 7 MINUTES

Michael Anthony is a broken man. He goes about each day waiting for something to happen. Something to get him out of his perpetual “funk.” Until one day, while performing a few simple chores like doing his laundry, he meets a couple of… socks.

Michael Anthony is a broken man. He goes about each day waiting for something to happen. Something to get him out of his perpetual “funk.” Until one day, while performing a few simple chores like doing his laundry, he meets a couple of… socks.


THE PERFECT PIECES

by KRK NORDENSTROM    

SHORT NARRATIVE / 6 MINUTES / Filmmaker scheduled to attend

A father tries to protect his daughter from the difficulties of self employment and things go horribly awry.

A father tries to protect his daughter from the difficulties of self employment and things go horribly awry.


LOST

by MICHAEL CHEN    

SHORT NARRATIVE / 12 MINUTES / Filmmaker scheduled to attend

A little girl finds a stuffed rabbit and tries to reunite it with it's owner.

A little girl finds a stuffed rabbit and tries to reunite it with it's owner.

 

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH ATTENDING FILMMAKERS AND/OR CAST


THE NEXT EPISODE

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WEB SERIES

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Some Films in this Screening Block May Contain Content Inappropriate for Audiences Under 17

THE ADVENTURES OF TRACY & FELT

ELIZABETH SCHIFFLER    

WEB SERIES / 5 MINUTES

A mini-web series following two explorers learning the magic of science.

A mini-web series following two explorers learning the magic of science.

 

VERDE NOIR    

GREG BROTHERTON    

WEB SERIES / 7 MINUTES / Filmmaker scheduled to attend

Verde Noir combines narrative improvisation, documentary interviews, and stop action animation to tell the story of two Washington State cannabis cultivators who attempt to make the transition from black market to the regulated I-502 market.

Verde Noir combines narrative improvisation, documentary interviews, and stop action animation to tell the story of two Washington State cannabis cultivators who attempt to make the transition from black market to the regulated I-502 market.

 

COOKUS INTERRUPTUS

CYNTHIA LAIR    

WEB SERIES / 4 MINUTES

How to cook fresh local organic food despite life's interruptions.

How to cook fresh local organic food despite life's interruptions.

 

THE BHAMA SHOW    

BHAMA ROGET    

WEB SERIES / 20 MINUTES

Bhama Roget presents her particular brand of humor across with standup and sketch comedy. Just picture the Chapelle Show with a white lady.

Bhama Roget presents her particular brand of humor across with standup and sketch comedy. Just picture the Chapelle Show with a white lady.

 

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH ATTENDING FILMMAKERS AND/OR CAST


THE MUSIC WITHIN

A COLLECTION OF SHORT DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT WHAT MUSIC MEANS TO EACH OF US

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

CAB ELVIS

by Andrew Franks

SHORT DOCUMENTARY / 11 MINUTES

Dave Groh, a cab driver who dresses like Elvis, finds himself not only in a battle with the city of Seattle but also the dark side of Elvis.

Dave Groh, a cab driver who dresses like Elvis, finds himself not only in a battle with the city of Seattle but also the dark side of Elvis.

 

GOD'S IN THE GARAGE

by Kendall Rock

SHORT DOCUMENTARY / 18 MINUTES / Filmmaker scheduled to attend

Exploring the interactions and conflicts of faith and music. Featuring Seattle artists Allen Stone, Zach Fleury, Noah Gundersen, and Galen Disston (Pickwick), this film also follows Colorado musician Brian Wight as he chooses between his artistry and the prospects of a comfortable lifestyle.

Exploring the interactions and conflicts of faith and music. Featuring Seattle artists Allen Stone, Zach Fleury, Noah Gundersen, and Galen Disston (Pickwick), this film also follows Colorado musician Brian Wight as he chooses between his artistry and the prospects of a comfortable lifestyle.

 

IRONING BOARD SAM'S RETURN

by Tom Ciaburri

Short Documentary / 25 Minutes / FILMMAKER SCHEDULED TO ATTEND

Emerging from a quiet retirement, 74 year old Ironing Board Sam zips up his gold lamé suit to take on some of the world's largest blues stages.

 

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH ATTENDING FILMMAKERS AND/OR CAST


BEYOND FUNNY

WHEN COMEDY LETS US SAY THE THINGS WE DON'T ALWAYS WANT TO HEAR

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Some Films in this Screening Block May Contain Content Inappropriate for Audiences Under 17

BOMBING

BY GLORIA MERCER

SHORT NARRATIVE / 13 MINUTES

Sophie is an unmotivated comedian. When her estranged young daughter is unexpectedly thrust back into her life, Sophie's plans have to be reshuffled. While they both struggle to adjust to the new environment, Sophie must come to terms with the fact that she's in over her head.

OH, I GET IT

BY DANNY TAYARA & Sara McCaslin

SHORT DOCUMENTARY / 9 MINUTES / Filmmakers scheduled to attend

"Seattle-based queer comedians are changing comedy using their own brand of humor, proving that social change is best served funny." OH, I GET IT was made by Union Street Films, a feminist and pretty queer film collective in Seattle, WA. 2015 Dir. Sara McCaslin & Danny Tayara TRT 9min Fusion Documentary Challenge Finalist (2016) Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (2016) Slamdance Film Festival (2016) Queer Hippo International LGBT Film Festival (2016) Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival (2016) The Springfield MA - LGBT Film Festival (2016)

 

LOOKING FOR LENNY

BY CARLA POLKINHORN

FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY / 69 MINUTES

FILM CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WILL BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME VIEWERS. DISCRETION IS VERY MUCH ADVISED. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR VIEWERS UNDER 18.

Comedian Lenny Bruce's legacy provides the backdrop for the documentary "Looking for Lenny" as it examines his impact on stand-up comedy and Freedom of Speech in America. Top comics discuss an America 45 years after Bruce's death, where his trailblazing act would still spark controversy.

 

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH ATTENDING FILMMAKERS AND/OR CAST