Film al Fresco / Program II

Film al Fresco / Program II
Saturday, June 28th '14 12:30 am – 2:30 am
Aviator Park, Logan Square West
  • Shane Salanitri (slideshow)
  • Shane Book (slideshow)
  • Matt Suib (slideshow)
  • Lisa Jiang (slideshow)
  • Laurence Salzmann (slideshow)

Tonight's program is a series of five shorts including:

Around the Block (3 min. 36 sec.) | Shane Salanitri 
Tyler is a 22-year-old kid struggling to deal with the recent murder of his mother while trying to raise his six-year-old sister. Now he must try and overcome his guilt from that dreadful night and face his financial struggles. So why not accomplish both at once?

Dust (8 min. 30 sec.) | Shane Book 
A young poet's final evening with his girlfriend sparks memories of an afternoon spent with this ailing grandfather. Adapted from Shane Book's National Magazine Award-winning poem, an exploration of the nature of grief becomes a poetic meditation of water, skin and dust.

Red Brick, Green Grass, Blue Sky (31 min. 24 sec.) | Matt Suib & Aaron Igler 
Red Brick, Green Grass, Blue Sky is a portrait of artists Leroy Johnson and Sarah McEneaney, commissioned by Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. This short-feature documentary follows the artists and their creative process during the production of their respective public art commissions for the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center in West Philadelphia.

LIE (14 min. 30 sec.) | Lisa Jiang 
Ying is an illegal immigrant struggling to make it in America.  When she applies for a job in the fashion industry, it is with the naive hope of gaining a work visa, and possibly making it big. However, being so used to hiding, she has spun a web of lies that ultimately puts her daughter, and her freedom, in danger. 

I Remember Them Now (17 min.)​ | Laurence Salzmann 
In the 1970s Laurence Salzmann spent two years documenting the surviving Jewish Community of Radauti, a small town in Romania's Bukovina Region. Forty years later, while organizing his photographic archives, he came across several metal boxes containing Kodachrome and Ektachome slides that he had made during that time. The memory of those recorded long ago is the personal narrative that Salzmann attaches  to this animated account of a community whose last members are now just a memory in the minds of the people who once knew them.


Tacos Don Memo |
Little Baby’s Ice Cream |

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