This is a Spotlight Program
(Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening)
Enjoy a taste of Mendocino’s homegrown talent with this sampling of the latest projects from our artistic and creative community. Following the program, stay for a Q&A with the filmmakers and a special performance by ruth weiss.
Directed by Laurie York & Carmen Goodyear
The Albion River Bridge on the Mendocino Coast is the last remaining wooden trestle highway bridge in California and perhaps in the United States. Will local residents be able to save this historic bridge from destruction? 4 min.
Directed by Molly Mielke
A farewell to childhood. A girl reflects on the meaning of home amidst the delicate transition from youth to adulthood. 5 min.
Directed by Mischa Hedges
Following its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, the fishing industry in Noyo Harbor suffered major decline. The Noyo Center for Marine Science is partnering with local fishermen and the community to support the fishing industry’s restoration and longer term viability. 6 min.
Directed by Willow O’Feral
Excerpt from a feature-length documentary, ‘Break the Silence’ features raw, powerful, intimate interviews with 18 Southern Vermont women about their personal sexual & reproductive health histories. Vermont women from diverse backgrounds candidly recount their histories of sex ed, early sexual experiences, abortion, birth control, relationships, gender transition, menstruation, STIs, gynecological exams, sexual assault, pregnancy, pleasure, and much more. Break the Silence challenges social taboo with unflinching candor, courageous vulnerability, and often great humor. 20 min.
Directed by Laurie York
The simple life of a farmer/gardener preparing for Spring. 5 min.
Directed by Melody C. Miller
Sneak preview of an upcoming feature-length documentary. A film about an extraordinary woman nicknamed “The Goddess of the Beat Generation”, ruth weiss. From escaping the Nazis with her family, to surrounding herself with Chicago jazz, New Orleans lifestyle, and San Francisco fog, she has overcome the unimaginable and continues to perform her love of poetry for the last 90 years. The documentary uses poetic imagery through dance, art, animation, and music to reflect the expression and emotions of her poetry. 15 min.