Sun, Apr 25 / 12:45 / Kabuki / SOLI25K
Wed, May 05 / 3:30 / Kabuki / SOLI05K
This program of narrative and documentary shorts visualizes some of the possibilities and potentialities of solitude. From reflecting on issues of depression and isolation to fantasizing at the Laundromat or on the subway, these shorts present a wide behavioral gamut of what we do when we’re alone—or just feeling like we’re alone.
The Darkness of Day
Using fascinating and varied images salvaged from discarded film library collections, this poetic documentary explores suicide and the inherent aspects of depression, mortality and isolation. (Jay Rosenblatt, USA 2009, 26 min) In GGA competition.
Screenwriter Alan Bissett recalls the intense experience of growing up next to one of Europe’s largest petrochemical plants and the harrowing explosion that deformed his father. (Adam Stafford, Scotland 2009, 10 min) In GGA competition.
See what happens when a guy decides he has too many friends. (Matt Schuman, USA 2009, 11 min) In GGA competition.
A Laundromat reverie takes on a surprisingly literal form. (Danielle Katvan, USA 2009, 5 min) In GGA competition.
When a child goes missing in a game of hide-and-seek, his friend Aaron’s reflections provoke some strange memories of that day. (Jamie Travis, Canada 2009, 22 min) In GGA competition.
A young female translator imagines the things unsaid by other passengers on her subway train. (Sonya Di Rienzo, Canada 2009, 8 min) In GGA competition.
An unsettling fable set in an enclosed world in which meaning is about to disappear. (Sara Eliassen, Norway 2009, 13 min) In GGA competition.
Total running time 95 min. Still Birds is presented with support from the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, San Francisco.
Presented in association with Bay Area Video Coalition.