DAVID HOSTETLER: THE LAST DANCE (USA 68 mins)
Directed by Casey Howard
After 80 years, world-renowned artist David Hostetler reflects on a life and career filled with more turns and curves than the women he has become so well-known for carving.
Drawing on a wealth of never-before-see home movies and images from Hostetlerâ€™s past, the film explores the roots of his talent and passions. True to his life, the film is a medley of jazz, wood and women that leads the viewer on a journey to the heart of the creative process and the forces that shape all great art.
ONLY WHEN I DANCE
(UK/Brazil 78 mins)
Directed by Beadie Finzi
Only When I Dance is a classic narrative documentary following two young teenagers, Isabela and Irlan as they strive to realize an extraordinary dream. One girl, one boy; both black and poor, and living in one of the most violent favelas on the outskirts of Rio. Irlan and Isabela both want to dance ballet and their ambition is to leave Brazil to join one of the great companies in the North. For them, dance is the way out, an escape, and on stage, an ecstasy, that is rarely found in their day to day lives. The question is, can they make it? Only When I Dance follows these two gifted teenagers during the year that will make or break all their future dreams.
(USA 7 mins)
Directed by Dustin Zemel
More Please is a reedit of 30 seconds of footage from the cable news program 'Nancy Grace.' Small sections of the film are repeated and slowed down to emphasize how arbitrary included newsreel footage can be. The use of repetitive b-roll with abandoned narration emphasizes its lack of signification, while the heavily slowed down visual bumper shows how much post-production and creativity goes into five seconds of footage the audience never pays any attention to.
(USA, 6 mins)
Directed by Eunhua Choi
Red Revenge is a woman revenge dream story related to her dream from childhood. Through her emotional and weird dreams she found that she becomes to be mature. It is 6 minutes animation based on personal experiences and Freudâ€™s dream theory.
(USA 6 mins)
Directed by Dennis Iannuzzi
Experimental animation that explores the relationship between motion graphic techniques, electronic music, typography and the use of traditional graphic design ideas as a way of visually organizing an animated film.
Dramatic Appalachian Features