All Skate, Everybody Skate // Nicole Triche :: a portrait of a woman in her late seventies who has known hard times and met them with head-on with grit and an extraordinary work ethic that has kept her climbing that wooden staircase each evening to rent and repair skates, spin vintage 45s, and weave smoothly in-between the tourists in her white skates with the red wheels.
Abby The Spoon Lady // Justinsuperstar Johnson :: You’ve never seen anyone play the spoons like this! Asheville-based Abby Roach is one of a few in the world who makes a living clacking a pair of flatware. Often underestimated, Abby’s incredible life story is anything but dull.
Jesszilla // Emily Sheskin :: Jesselyn “JessZilla” Silva is serious about boxing, and at 10 years old trains seriously with dreams of becoming a professional fighter. Her father, Pedro, finds himself caught in between supporting her dream and worrying about her future in boxing.
McKayla // Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich :: McKayla Hanson’s story is a much needed reminder of life’s angels. This documentary short tells the story of how one athlete from Flint, Michigan managed to survive and compete in the face of great odds.
Under The Mask // Alex Hoelscher :: Erica Julien, age 71, embarks on a journey to compete in the World Fencing Championship. This leads her back to the town in Germany she was born in as a refugee after WWII. She must come to terms with her birth, her history and her place in the world while sword fighting in this coming-of-age story.