This day long documentary film festival will showcase 18 movies from around the globe, including projects from Israel, Serbia, Montenegro, Sweden, USA, Germany, China and Brazil.
Los Angeles, CA, November 22, 2017 — The line-up is as published below:
I Lived on Parker Avenue – Directed by Philip Braun II
Adopted at birth and raised in Louisiana, David Scotton is on a journey to Indiana to meet the birth parents he’s never known.
The Honey Badger – Directed by Daniel Hayes
This documentary follows professional boxer Daniel Hayes as he prepares for his fight in Mexico.
I’d Be Home Soon – Beyond the Headlines – Directed by Thomas Ellis
A young Syrian Refugee in Serbia travels back to the border crossing that he passed through before taking asylum there.
The Tables – Directed by Jon Bunning
A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they’ve brought together.
Joshua Tree: Threatened Wonderland – Directed by Bill Wisneski
Joshua Tree National Park, with its mysterious rock formations and iconic trees, has long provided a haven for those seeking inspirational experience. But with current threats from air pollution, fires, and global warming, scientists believe the majority of Joshua Trees may be gone in less than 100 years.
The Bus Trip – Directed by Sarah Gampel
Sarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip. She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line.
Boat People – Life on Latsch Island – Directed by Jennifer Whalen
In one of Minnesota’s most scenic areas, you’ll find one of its quirkiest neighborhoods. Latsch Island is in the middle of the Mississippi River near Winona, and it has around 100 boathouses floating on water.
ARLETTE. MUT IST EIN MUSKEL – Directed by Florian Hoffmann
A journey from Africa to Berlin turns into an unexpected journey from childhood to adulthood. The film centers around Arlette, a 15-year old girl from the Central African Republic who suffered severe injuries during the last war.
LADDIE: The Man Behind The Movies – Directed by Amanda Ladd-Jones
LADDIE is one daughter’s journey to discover her father, Alan Ladd, Jr, the quiet studio head and producer behind such iconic films as Star Wars, Alien, Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire, Police Academy and Young Frankenstein.
Hans // Farbe: Rosa (Hans’ Colours) – Directed by Pedro Dannemann
Colourful, chaotic, marvellously wrong: the young Brazilian director Pedro Dannemann met our protagonist at the national theatre in Freiburg, Germany by chance during his internship in 2014. The unexpected encounter developed into an unusual friendship.
Documented America: Spirit of Iris – Directed by Jayaweera
The story of Iris exemplifies the pioneering stories of the first women who flew on behalf of the US Military during WWII… and the colorful lives that they led and contributions they made afterwards.
Yi – Directed by Jiacheng Xu
A glimpse into the life of a Chinese migrant worker, the home he left behind, and the diaspora community that he’s embraced.
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct – Directed by Lady McClain
Three women discuss the process of their creativity and reveal what drove them to become directors. Each director shares valuable insights into how they face and overcome obstacles.
Single Mother Only Daughter – Directed by Ellie Wen
A personal documentary capturing a conversation between a mother and daughter that brings them closer.
The Duel – Directed by Sean David Christensen
A sixteen-year-old girl must save her younger brother from the dangerous reality of their father’s sudden mental breakdown.
Zaratustra Ainda Fala – Directed by Luiz Fernando Fernandes Machado
Dreaming of his future as a filmmaker, the prisoner and film student Luis Fernando trained his prison colleagues to compose the technical team and perform the first feature-length documentary recorded and finalized in the Brazilian Prison System.
Do U Want It? – Directed by Josh Freund
Do U Want It? is an exploration and celebration of the musical culture of New Orleans. The film chronicles the rise of legendary New Orleans’ band Papa Grows Funk.
Sherry – Directed by Eliane Lima
Sherry is an experimental documentary film which witnesses the private life of Robert, a 75 years old gentleman from Orange County. Every day, Robert transforms himself into a living doll, Sherry.
Additional event information is available at www.nfmla.org
Founded in 2007, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. NFMLA’s programs annually serve approximately 120,000 patrons in the Greater Los Angeles area. NFMLA has screened over 2,500 films from 75+ countries, highlighting local and international talent.
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