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2005 Schedule

THIS SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO LAST MINUTE CHANGE.

final schedule will be available at festival.

SEE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR FILM DESCRIPTIONS...

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

0:00

REPRISE

 

1:00 PM

1:10 PM

0:10

Introductions and Thank You's

 

1:10 PM

1:15 PM

0:05

To Have/To Find

animation

1:15 PM

1:15 PM

0:00

VISUAL POETRY

 

1:15 PM

1:22 PM

0:07

Flying Fingers

animation

1:22 PM

1:26 PM

0:04

In/visible signs

visual poem

1:26 PM

1:30 PM

0:04

See(m)ing is Believing

visual essay

1:30 PM

1:40 PM

0:10

What is Art?

visual essay

1:40 PM

1:42 PM

0:02

The Leaf

visual poem

1:42 PM

1:43 PM

0:01

The Lips

visual essay

1:43 PM

1:53 PM

0:10

Auto

visual essay

1:53 PM

2:03 PM

0:10

DISCUSSION

 

2:03 PM

2:03 PM

0:00

DEAFUMENTARY/DEAFSTORY

 

2:03 PM

2:04 PM

0:01

Cigars 101

cigars

2:04 PM

2:06 PM

0:02

Tree Top Opera

cicadas

2:06 PM

3:00 PM

0:54

Deaf Northwest

documentary

3:00 PM

3:10 PM

0:10

DISCUSSION

 

3:10 PM

3:10 PM

0:00

AUDISM UNVEILED

 

3:10 PM

3:12 PM

0:02

Overdue

deaf call for resistance

3:12 PM

3:28 PM

0:16

Text, Batteries, and Earwax

d vs. D

3:28 PM

4:18 PM

0:50

Audism Unveiled

documentary essay

4:18 PM

5:00 PM

0:42

LECTURE

Dr. H-Dirksen Bauman

5:00 PM

6:30 PM

1:30

RECEPTION

 

6:30 PM

6:30 PM

0:00

includes open discussion 6:00-6:30 PM

 

6:30 PM

6:35 PM

0:05

Jack in the Box

mystery

6:35 PM

6:49 PM

0:14

Deaf Noir

Croation madness

6:49 PM

6:49 PM

0:00

DEAF FAMILY

 

6:49 PM

6:52 PM

0:03

J&J Exterminators

animation

6:52 PM

7:08 PM

0:16

Little Hands

children

7:08 PM

7:19 PM

0:11

Asrama ku

drama malaysian

7:19 PM

7:24 PM

0:05

Lost reels

drama of deaf blind

7:24 PM

7:36 PM

0:12

Help Me

drama

7:36 PM

7:46 PM

0:10

DISCUSSION

 

7:46 PM

7:46 PM

0:00

DEAFLOVE

 

7:46 PM

7:48 PM

0:02

Soulmate

romantic comedy

7:48 PM

8:00 PM

0:12

Don't Mind

drama

8:00 PM

8:08 PM

0:08

Mother's Love

drama on family

8:08 PM

8:11 PM

0:03

Mr. V

comedy

8:11 PM

8:11 PM

0:00

FEATURE

 

8:11 PM

10:33 PM

2:22

Dear Frankie

FEATURE FILM

10:33 PM

10:43 PM

0:10

Hear No Evil

romantic comedy

10:43 PM

10:49 PM

0:06

Sang Froid

fun

10:49 PM

11:02 PM

0:13

Skye

fun-ky

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asrama Ku (Malaysia, 11 min., Malaysian Sign Language with English subtitles at the end.) Directed/produced by Leon Lim. A Deaf man reflects on his dormitory struggles when he attends his class reunion.   

Audism Unveiled (USA, 60 min., ASL) Directed/produced by H-Dirksen Bauman, with Ben Bahan and Facundo Montengro. While the word “audism” may be relatively new, what it refers to-the discrimination of Deaf and hard of hearing people  has been occurring for centuries. This documentary film explores the experiences of audism in the lives of Deaf and hard of hearing people.

Auto-Film (France, 16 min, French Sign Language ) Directed/produced by Levent Beskardes. When I was little boy, I always wanted to be a movie actor. I realized that I wanted to make a film with just myself and not in front of a team. It is a curious film adventure.

Cigars 101 (USA, 1 min., no dialogue). Directed/produced by Tracey Salaway. This silent short shows the Cuban cigar man in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida.

Deaf Noir (USA, 14 min., ASL and Crotian Sign Language with English subtitles). Filmed in the noir style, Deaf Noir features an uptight accountant, a drunk, Croatians and madness!

Deaf Northwest (USA, 25 min., ASL with English subtitles) Directed/produced by Irene Taylor Brodsky. Deaf Northwest is a small deaf community outside of Portland, Oregon in the country’s only assisted-living facility exclusively for deaf and deaf-blind adults. This film explores the need for effective communication for deaf and deaf-blind persons as they age. 

Dear Frankie (Scotland, 142 min., Spoken English with English subtitles). Directed by Shona Auerbach. Nine year old Frankie and his mom, Lizzie, have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they’ve run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story to satisfy her son’s curiosity. Eventually, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth and finding another way to pacify her son’s need to see his father.

Don't Mind? (USA, 12 min., ASL with English subtitles). Directed/produced by Patti Durr and Elizabeth Dena Sorkin. Bill opens his home when he is unexpectedly asked to baby-sit a neighbor’s daughter. The child invites chaos and confusion in his life and teaches him how to laugh again.     

Flying Fingers (USA, 7.5 min., no dialogue). Directed/produced by Tracey Salaway. A computer-animated film about communication barriers, in both imaginary and real worlds.

Help Me (USA, 12 min., ASL with English Subtitles). Directed/produced by Kamau Buchanan. A Deaf man struggles with reality.     

In/visible signs (USA, 4 min., ASL). Directed/produced by Emily Jane Steinberg. A visual-video poem which explores the beauty and expression of movement both in language and nature.    

J&J Exterminators (USA, 14 min., ASL and Crotian Sign Language with English subtitles).

Jack in the Box (USA, 5 min., no dialogue). Produced/directed by Wonsuk Chung. Two women wonder what to do with a mysterious Jack in the Box.

Little Hands (Denmark, 16 min., Danish Sign Language with English voice over and subtitles.) Produced/directed by Katrine Talks. A child’s eye-view of the vibrant and lively world of Deaf children. At a Danish “fritidshjem,” an after-school recreation center, we follow a group of Deaf children playing freely, arguing and chatting in sign language.        

Lost Reels (UK, 5 min., British Sign Language). Directed/produced by Matthew Humphreys. Mervyn is deaf and has recently become blind. The lifecycle of a butterfly, memories and the simple act of making a cup of tea are entwined to articulate Mervyn’s experience.

Mother's Love (USA, 8 min., ASL). Directed/produced by Bridget Klein. The film explores the meaning of family. It is the story of two mothers, one Deaf and one hearing, creating a loving family with their Deaf child.        

Mr. V (USA, 3 min., no dialogue). Directed/produced by Ryan Commerson and Wayne Betts, Jr. The imagination gone wild.

Overdue (USA, 2 min., no dialogue) Directed/produced by Laura Mauldin. A specific book has disappeared from shelves of a library. Venturing into the library section on deafness, the main character finds that the shelves are filled, one after the other, with rows and rows of audiological/pathological texts. This film concludes with a call for resistance.     

See(m)ing is Believing: Questioning What We Know. (USA, 4 min., ASL). Directed/produced by Shawn Broderick and Emily Jane Steinberg. What happens to a concept when you build it with moving images instead of written words? Should we believe what we see? Or is seeing really just seeming? This film offers, not an explanation nor a translation, but a beginning.

Soulmate (USA, 2 min., no dialogue). Directed/produced by Ryan Commerson and Wayne Betts, Jr.The trappings of past loves.

Text, Batteries, and Earwax. (UK, 16 min., British Sign Language with English subtitles). Directed/produced by the Reid Brothers. Comical drama focuses on the unlikely friendship between Lenny and Steve, two very different D/deaf men.

The Leaf (USA, 2.5 min., no dialogue). Directed/produced by Elizabeth Dena Sorkin. I believe there are two kinds of people in life; busy people and people who take the time to smell the roses. This short film shows us a day in the life of a leaf

The Lips (USA, 1 min., no dialogue). Directed/produced by Elizabeth Dena Sorkin. As a Deaf person, I grew up with hearing people who expected or assumed every deaf person could lip-read. Even if they talk too fast, have a mustache, or mumble, they assume we can lip-read perfectly.

To Have/To Find.(USA, 5 min., ASL.) Directed/produced by Susan Dupor. This hand-animated film is the tale of a young Deaf girl’s escape from reality with her dog, Lucky. The film draws upon the artist’s personal experiences.   

Tree Top Opera (USA, 2.5 min., no dialogue). Directed/produced by Tracey Salaway. Cicadas, the most amazing insects, emerge from burrows in 17-year cycles and arrive to the treetop especially males to make songs in order to attract females.

What is Art? (USA, 10 min., no dialogue). Directed/produced by Robyn Girard. What is art? This film may suggest an answer.

 

update 3 31 05