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Saturday, March 21

11:30am CDT

Documentary Shorts 1
Boxeadora Director: Meg Smaker
One woman defies Fidel Castro’s ban on female boxing to follow her dreams of Olympic glory and become Cuba’s first female boxer.
El Porvenir Director: Josh Chertoff, Alfredo Alcantara, Alfredo Alcantara
El Porvenir tells the story of Abelardo Olguin, a third-generation cockfighter struggling to hold on to his family's way of life in the face of a growing movement to ban the sport across the Mexican states. Cockfighting has been Abelardo's passion since he was five years old. Now with children of his own, he hopes to pass on the tradition, but he and his fellow cockfighters see the world changing before their eyes.
Bob Spells Backwards Director: Josh Polon, Ryan Maxey, Ryan Maxey
Bob demonstrates his strange compulsion to spell every word he hears backwards.
THE LAST MILE Director: Ondi Timoner
The Last Mile is a tech incubator founded inside San Quentin, California's oldest men’s prison. The program teaches inmates entrepreneurship skills with the goal of having each participant found a company that addresses a social issue and includes a technology component - without any access to computers and the Internet. Many of these men have never used a laptop or smartphone, as they've been incarcerated for two decades. Award-winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows their journey as they struggle to craft a business plan, pitch their ideas in front of a live audience of venture capitalists at Demo Day, and then reenter society.
Picturing Barbara Kruger Director: Pippa Bianco
How do you make a film about the artist’s image without using it? Narrated by Barbara Kruger, original score by Nico Jaar featuring Kanye West’s Blood On The Leaves, commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the ART+FILM series.
Growth Director: Mishka Kornai
“Growth” is an exploration of the universality of growing up through the eyes of those who have experienced it first hand. Captured entirely from above and featuring over 75 unique individuals, this short meditative documentary explores the complexity, subtlety, and beauty of growing up.
Every Day Director: Gabe Spitzer
At 86, Joy Johnson was the oldest woman to run the 2013 New York City Marathon. This is the story of an inspiring athlete with an uncommon passion for her sport, and for life.
I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! Director: Charlie Tyrell
In the late seventies David Boswell created Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman, a comic book anti-hero and counter culture icon. By the following decade, Warner Brothers was preparing a Hollywood feature film. Narrated by Academy Award-Winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense), I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! combines stop motion animations with interviews from Boswell, his Hollywood friends, and fans as they discuss the enduring appeal of the World’s Toughest Milkman.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 93min
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Saturday March 21, 2015 11:30am - 1:03pm CDT
Alamo Lamar C
  Interactive, Shorts Program

6:30pm CDT

Documentary Shorts 2
Born To Be Mild Director: Andy Oxley
The modern world is constantly speeding up. But not for the Dull Men's Club - a group of men quite content with life's more sedate pleasures. This film unearths some of England's most obscure hobbyists - including a roundabout enthusiast and milk bottle collector.
Spearhunter Director: Adam Roffman, Luke Poling, Luke Poling
Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own bizarre obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy.
Calls to Okies: The Park Grubbs Story Director: Bradley Beesley, Ben Steinbauer, Ben Steinbauer
In the early 1980s, before the Jerky Boys brought prank phone calls to a mainstream audience, a group of Oklahoma teenagers were conducting strange backwoods experiments with their landline telephone. These underground prank calls gained infamy, and became known as Park Grubbs, garnering such fans as The Flaming Lips, Daniel Clowes (Ghostworld, Art School Confidential), and Peter Bagge (Hate). Directed by two Okie filmmakers, Bradley Beesley and Ben Steinbauer, and featuring interviews with both the pranksters and the pranked, the legendary Park Grubbs prank calls come to life in this one-of a-kind documentary.
Love Has No Age Director: Eli Born
"Love Has No Age" is a love story that got lost over forty years of time. The two characters in this Docu-film; Ron Raffaelli, and Charlene Peters "Isis Aquarian", went their separate ways; one joining a cult, called "The Source Family", and another continuing his legendary rock photography career... There paths met again and they reunited on this journey.
unmappable Director: Diane Hodson, Jasmine Luoma, Jasmine Luoma
Weaving together the life and work of iconoclastic psychogeographer and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood, this meditative portrait unveils the inner workings of a man who unapologetically pushes boundaries both personally and professionally.
Terms of Intimacy Director: Melissa Langer
A glimpse into the emerging industry of professional cuddling and the lives of the clients that use this service.
The Little Deputy Director: Trevor Anderson
Trevor tries to have a photo taken with his father.
Tiger Hood Director: Christopher André Marks
Patrick Barr, a.k.a. "Tiger Hood," has a passion for golf. What he doesn't have are fairways or golf balls. Undaunted, Tiger hits the links on the corner of Spring St. and Lafayette, amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 102min
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Saturday March 21, 2015 6:30pm - 8:12pm CDT
Alamo Lamar A
  Interactive, Shorts Program