OCTOBER 16, 2:00PM
The World's Most Miserable Priest
United States / Documentary / 10 mins
Director/Writer: Xin Xue
Producer: Xin Xue
Cast: Michael Lopez
A tattooed, cigar-smoking, non-conforming monk, who grew up in a Puerto Rican family, does all he can to support his community in the heart of Queens of New York City, but faces challenges.
United States / Documentary / 9 mins
Director: Devin T. Klos
Producer: Jay Masai
Cast: Hidemi Takagi
This documentary is an introspective exploration of Hidemi's journey to as she connects with these Brooklyn residents and learns the meaning of community.
Momma Bear Down: An Exposé about women Veteran suicides
United States / Documentary / 16 mins
Director: Michael Thomas Sandknop
Producer: Michael Thomas Sandknop
Why have thousands of women Veterans died by suicide since 9/11?
Canada / Documentary / 14 mins
Director: Sean Wainsteim
Writer: Sean Wainsteim, Aurora de Peña
Producer: Simone Stock, Misha Skoric, Sean Wainsteim
Cast: Liam Hill, Michael Jordan, JJ Greenberg
After festival rejections, a director revises his intensely personal short film about trauma, suicide, and the Holocaust, and transforms it into a painful, blunt and funny dissection of the film and his life.
United States / Documentary / 30 mins
Director: Lyuwei Chen
Producer: Lyuwei Chen
Having forged his own path out of desperation, MacArthur Genius award-winning musician Bright Sheng describes his experience in becoming a musician during the Cultural Revolution in China. Being a musician was the only way he could embrace his destiny, but it is a path that his talented 11-year-old daughter isn't sure she wants herself.