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More Than I Want To Remember


Birds


Favorite Daughter


Big Water Summer: A Creation Story


Saturday Oct 15
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door

More Than I Want To Remember
 -- One night at her home in southeastern Congo, 14-year-old Mugeni awakes to the sounds of bombs. As her family scatters to the surrounding forests to save themselves, Mugeni finds herself completely alone. From there, she sets out on a remarkable solo journey across the globe, determined to reunite with her lost loved ones and lift up the Banyamulenge people. Amy Bench (Director) is a cinematographer and filmmaker whose work spans documentary and fiction films. As a cinematographer her credits include "Trans in America" (Emmy, 2019), "Uprooted" (HBO Max, 2021), "Bad at Dancing" (Silver Bear, Berlinale, 2015), "Holy Hell" (Sundance, 2016) and "Running with Beto" (SXSW, 2019). Her camera work has won an Emmy, 2 Webby awards, and has screened at festivals including Berlin, SXSW, Sundance, The New York Film Festival, and at MOMA/PS1. Upcoming feature cinematography includes collaborations with Julie Cohen (RBG, Julia), Daresha Kyi (Chavela), Michael Tully (Ping Pong Summer), and Gretchen Stoeltje (Bionic Beauty Salon). 
 
Birds -- Moments in the lives of Austin teenagers in the heat of Texas summer. Katherine Propper (Writer/Director) is best known for Birds (2021), Street Flames (2019) and Penrecost (2018).
 
Favorite Daughter -- A grandmother, mother, and daughter quarantine together in a Tribeca apartment as they laugh about life over wine. Dana Reilly (Director) is a documentary filmmaker. Her films are intimate and collaborative, exploring how work, love, and family shape women's sense of self. She is grateful to those who share their stories and time with her. Her work has screened at SXSW, Big Sky, Hot Springs, New Orleans and Cinequest film festivals. Her most recent film, MS DIVA TRUCKER, won the Jury Award at the PBS Shorts Festival and is currently available to stream on NoBudge.com.
 
Big Water Summer: A Creation Story -- follows the farm over a summer where nothing goes as planned.As a farmer on the Navajo Nation, Cherilyn Yazzie and her husband are embarking on their biggest crop to date to grow produce for their community. Big Water Summer follows the farm over a summer where nothing goes as planned. Sophie Harris (Director) was born on February 23, 1983 in Santa Clara County, California, USA. She is a producer and director, known for Big Water Summer: A Creation Story (2022), How to Die in Oregon (2011) and Beware the Slenderman (2016).. 
 
Long Line of Ladies-- A girl and her community prepare for her Ihuk, the once dormant coming-of-age ceremony of the Karuk and Yurok tribes of Northern California. Rayka Zehtabchi (Co-Director) is an Iranian-American director and producer working in both documentary and fiction. Her passion lies in telling human stories that bring awareness and action to little-known social causes. Rayka’s Oscar-winning Netflix short documentary, Period. End of Sentence. is about a group of village women in Northern India who start a sanitary pad-making business in an effort to improve feminine hygiene and de-stigmatize menstruation. Rayka has also directed multiple branded documentaries including United O and A Woman’s Place, which can be seen on Hulu. Outside of branded work, Rayka’s films (SHn(y)oof), Just Hold On, and Are You Still There? have collectively received Vimeo Staff Picks and won Jury awards at prestigious festivals such as SXSW and AFI Fest. Rayka continues to work in both documentary and fiction, pushing the boundaries of each form with every project she helms. Shaandiin Tome (Co-Director) is a filmmaker based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her breakout, award-winning short film Mud (Hashtł’ishnii) premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2018, with foreign debut showings worldwide elevating her as a writer/director. Shaandiin returned to Sundance in January 2022, co-directing ‘Long Line of Ladies.’ The short film was bestowed with the ‘Documentary Shorts Jury Award’ at SXSW. Her cross-cultural experiences allow her to collaborate with other trailblazers in capturing untold stories among the indigenous community, both as a director and cinematographer.  She aims to bring resonating imagery in a blend of convergence with story, illustrating her perspective as a Diné woman.


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