Jewish Canadian writer David Bezmozgis directs his acclaimed short story of forbidden teenage love between Mark, a Toronto slacker and his troubled Russian cousin by marriage. Bezmozgis’s highly provocative and deeply poignant coming-of-age drama features the extraordinarily measured performances of Alex Ozerov as Mark and newcomer Sasha K. Gordon as the sexually precocious Natasha, the dark star who forever alters Mark’s staid, suburban existence.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 6:20 PM
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 7:50 PM
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 6:25 PM
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 8:30 PM
A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone
Bay Area artist and civil rights activist Edythe “Edy” Boone is a sprightly septuagenarian who seems only to gain energy over the years. Since she was a girl, this celebrated muralist (i.e. the San Francisco Women’s Building) has aspired “to develop a new color no one has seen in life.” Her unflagging drive and determination are captured by Berkeley filmmaker Mo Morris in this film’s every frame. Preceded by Arc of Justice.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 11:00 AM
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 1:50 PM
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
Norman Lear wrote, produced, created, and developed more than a hundred television shows. His legendary body of work includes such iconic programs as: All in the Family; Maude; Good Times; The Jeffersons; and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Now about to turn 94, this Jewish World War II veteran is the focus of the documentary Norman Lear: Another Version of You and the author of an autobiography, Even This I Get to Experience. The Festival is honored to present this year’s Freedom of Expression Award to Norman Lear, the television pioneer and founder of the advocacy organization, People for the American Way, whose passionate, inspiring involvement may be needed now more than ever.
Screened at Sundance 2016
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 3:15 PM
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 6:15 PM
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 2:10 PM