| 4th International SF Shorts Film Fest Comes to Red Vic Movie House
By Tom Mayer Sep 02, 2009
The fourth annual San Francisco International Festival of Short Films will be shown at Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight St. The festival is a celebration of the rebellious nature at the heart of all great filmmaking, and includes over 60 films and music videos from 19 countries,
SF Shorts delights in screening a range of films. SF Shorts is about grabbing someone and making them think, feel and react. It's about what people see every day but now stare at in wonder. The festival screens a wide mix of genres to watch films rub up against each other, and proves that entertainment can have human value.
SF Shorts will run from Sept. 9 to 12 at the Red Vic Movie House. Tickets are available through the website www.sfshorts.com and at the door the week of the festival. Films in the festival include:
Close to Home (USA, Documentary)
Brian Marquez was murdered on a San Francisco street corner in 2005. Since that day his father Luis, has been on a quest to find the killers that took his son. During the traditional Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead, the film portrays a father that has yet to deal with the death of his son, and a daughter who is looking for the father she once had.
All Animals (USA, Drama)
An elliptical mysterious scene between two characters that asks: Where between sound and silence does communication appear?
Amare (UK, Drama)
Andrea and Felice are two kids whose lives center around the sea. One day during a fishing excursion their usual routine is disturbed when something unexpected appears from the water. Will their friendship survive the turbulent events that follow?
The Mouse That Soared USA, Animation
A famous flying circus mouse reflects on his humble beginnings in this high-altitude adventure in aerodynamics.
Andheri (India / USA, Drama)
In Mumbai, the most densely populated city in the world, lives collide and, in an instant, can change forever. Anita is a live-in maid, who after years of a quiet lonely existence, finds the courage to run away in search of a better life.
Fast as She Can (Jamaica/USA-SF, Documentary)
The film explores the sudden emergence of Jamaicans as the fastest Olympic sprinters and follows young women as they run for their lives to put their country on the map.
Prayers for Peace (USA, Animation Documentary)
A stop-motion animation drawn entirely on a chalkboard, the artist confronts the memory of his younger brother killed in Iraq.
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