Mom’s Clothes / Tears Need Rest / Santuario / Gloria’s Call / Continents Quiver as Memories Erupt Into Earthflames / Instant Surf / Little Saluda USA
Director: Jordan Wong / 5:35
“I did the thing I was told to do, but it wasn’t what I wanted. I’m pretty strong but if you bully me enough, it’ll wear me down.” A nonfiction reflection on being out of the closet. As a queer person of color, it’s taken me a long time to be as comfortable as I am through navigating forms of intimacy, gender, and self worth. It doesn’t always get better, but you’re beautiful however you decide to present, including the choice of garments you decide to wear.
Tears Need Rest
Director: Halvor Nitteberg / 5:30
Two years ago Hanne lost her sister. In this film she tells about the time after and about the tears that need to rest.
Directors: Pilar R Timpane, Christine Delp / 26:00
Juana Luz Tobar Ortega came to the United States 24 years ago as an asylum seeker from Guatemala. For the last six years living in North Carolina, Juana has checked in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) annually and received a stay of deportation. But in April of 2017, she was told without warning that she had 30 days to leave the country or be deported.
Director: Cheri Gaulke / 16:47
From the cafés of Paris to the mountaintops of Samiland, a scholar’s life is forever changed through her friendships with the women artists of Surrealism.
Continents Quiver as Memories Erupt Into Earthflames
Director: Georg Koszulinski / 14:00
A personal essay film reflecting on the connections between the Anthropocene, poetry, parenthood, and the history of Alan Moore’s 1980’s run on the Swamp Thing comic book.
Director: Adam Bell / 5:00
Matt Smith has been shooting Polaroid and instant photographs for over a decade, capturing surfing and beach life that surrounds and inspires him. He breathes new life into a near-extinct photography medium, specialising in expired film and using an impressive armoury of vintage cameras he has collected over the years.
Little Saluda USA
Directors: Lillian Burke, Amada Torruella / 13:00
In Saluda, SC, established latino immigrants and generations of black and white residents coexist in isolation. A poetic exploration of the rural South, this immersive documentary showcases a collage of experiences from 21st-century America.