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NOVEMBER 6, 2016
VETERAN'S THEATRE
203 E. 14TH ST.
DAVIS, CA
 
 
 
 

   

   

Sunday Shorts - 2:00pm - Doors Open 1:30pm

   

When the Land Turned Black - Blair Briody (4 min)

This film is a glimpse into the life of a third generation farmer, Donny Nelson, and the changes he's seen to his land during North Dakota's oil boom. With over 25 oil wells drilled on his property, Nelson has documented spills, accidents and the release of dangerous gasses on his once-peaceful farm. Donny's connection and love for his land is a powerful contrast to the oil industry around him.

   

Death of Del Paso - Phil D'Asaro (10 min)

The glory days for North Sacramento's Del Paso area date back to the Gold Rush, but its decades-old story of decline may have a modern-day purple lining.

   

Citrus Avenue - Tony Wisneske (4 min)

What would happen if two kids opened up lemonade stands right next to each other? This animated short is about the struggle to compete in a free market and how determination and thinking outside the box can overcome the obstacles in one's path.

   

Code Oakland - Kelly Amis (22 min)

"Code Oakland" examines the evolution of Oakland through the eyes of social entrepreneurs determined that youth of color not be left on the sidelines as Silicon Valley expands into the city that is home to the second largest black community in California.

   

Through the Pane - Dawn Westlake (6 min)

The pain of loss reflected through panes of glass.

   

Oasis - Aidan Kahn (9 min)

While pretending to be a cowboy, Max sees a beautiful girl in the middle of nowhere and imagines saving her from her oppressive, backwater life.

   

The Loss - Didem Avkan Gultekin (9 min)

This film was made as a result of events in our country of Turkey. I wanted to portray the loss experienced by families of loved ones, and how their lives continue but the loss flows between them.

   

Twinsburg - Joe Garrity (16 min)

Jerry, sentimental about his fading twin identity, reunites with his reluctant brother Paul for a weekend of reveling at the world's largest congregation of twins.

   

Love Unleashed - Kacey Klonsky (14 min)

This short film celebrates the relationships between dogs in the twilight of their lives and the people who love them.

   

Intermission 15 min

   

Silo, A Spiritual Path - Pablo Lavin (70 min)

Silo, a Spiritual Path, tells the inspirational story of one man's response to global violence and the repressive regimes of Argentina and Chile. Silo's radical system of self-realization leading to nonviolent social change speaks powerfully to those working for social justice and human rights today.

   

Dinner Break 1 hour showing:

Rites of Passage: Mentoring the Future - Frederick Marx (12 min)

   

Sunday Night - 6:15 pm - Doors Open 6:00

   

Afternoon Delight - Danna Wilberg (10 min)

While Alain Trudeau is busy working for the French Embassy, his wife Janine is busy too...keeping a secret.

   

Between the Miles - Michelle Opitz (90 min)

Florence reluctantly takes a job as a guitar teacher at a homeless drop-in shelter in L.A. where she meets three rambunctious teens who remind her of herself. As much trouble as they give her, she can't help but form a connection.

   

Intermission

   

Happy Accidents - Nick Coleman (10 min)

"Happy Accidents" is modeled after the fast-paced, zany antics of screwball comedies of the 30s and 40s, with nods to later films such as Some Like It Hot. The story itself is a comedy about a divorced couple who don't know what they want and wind up back together, despite their therapist's sage advice.

   

Monotony's Lover - Judith Plank (52 min)

Two years after the death of her husband in Iraq, a woman finds an old photo of a lost love. Determined to find him, she ends up finding herself.

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