Over 400 films were submitted to SDFF 2019, all vying for a spot in our final program. So many voices from around the world. Stories have no boundaries. Documentary filmmakers want, more than anything else, to have their films seen; to be in the midst of public awareness and discussion. Sounds a bit like this community we call home.
The voice of a 14-year-old girl recalls the fires through her singular voice in From the Ashes We Will Rise.
Buckle up! There is a riotous romp when A Great Rides' unabashedly Lesbian pioneers chose to leave the city and migrate to our nearby northern communities including Oakmont. How local filmmaker Deborah Craig kept filming is a mystery.
The Goya Award is Spain’s version of the Oscars®. Last week it was given to The Silence of Others - Best Documentary of the year. It took filmmakers over 6 years to film remarkable citizen efforts to honor the victims of Franco’s reign and restore a country’s memory. A cautionary tale about fascism and the dangers of forgetting the past.
If it’s music and memories you’re hankering for, head on over to the Last Dance at Johnson’s Barn. A joyful remember when? story we all have in our lives.
Shorts Saturday returns to Rialto Cinemas® Saturday, March 30th all day and a bonus block on Sunday. This year look for the Mini-Docs. Amazing what can be revealed and in under 10 minutes. Some are 3 minutes and are as fully accomplished in story and craft as any 90-minute feature … sometimes better.
The 12th Annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is Live and Waiting for you