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S02E08: True Stories Part 2

September 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Shorts 8: True Stories Part 2

Documentary Shorts

Sun Sept 15, 12p, 87 min



The Video Shop

Isaac Seigel-Boettner

USA 13 min

From Scorsese to Sandler, this neighborhood institution had it all. For decades, it was where you went to find the perfect film for family movie night, date night, or just to track down that foreign indie doc that you couldn’t remember the name of. With tens of thousands of titles and a manager with an encyclopedic knowledge spanning everything from horror to British period dramas, everyone could find a story to take home and enjoy at The Video Shop.


Heartbeat by Heartbeat

Emmanuelle Antolin

USA 6 min Local

In Heartbeat by Heartbeat, Demond Rodgers, Sr. struggles past homelessness and addiction in one of the richest cities in the world, San Francisco. Demond shares his story to help others understand the roots often beneath the spread of HIV, in his authentic quest to inspire others and above all, to survive and thrive with hope.


Still Plays with Trains

Ross Kaufman

USA 16 min

Still Plays With Trains captures one man’s passion to share the joy of childhood. By recreating his 10th birthday with a 3000 square foot replica of the old Lackawanna Railroad in his basement, he gives us a nostalgic glimpse of what it was like growing up in the 1950’s.


Seeing Through

Jordan Quaglia

USA 12 min

Seeing Through is a short documentary about people trying virtual reality (VR) for the first time, exploring themes at the intersection of immersive technology and the cognitive science of fear. 


The Mozart of Fly Casting

Kenneth Price

USA 5 min Local

Maxine McCormick began fly casting when she was 9 years old. At 15, she is the reigning world champion of the sport.


One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural

Tasha Van Zandt

USA 14 min Local

One Thousand Stories is a documentary film which follows the artist JR’s process in the creation of his first video mural project, The Chronicles of San Francisco. Through the film we see over 1200 people who were involved in this incredible work of art. The film shows the potential for unity that hides beneath the face of this divided city and brings together over a thousand voices into one piece of art.


The Last Harvest

Alexis Spradic

USA 20 min Local

America’s food values are rapidly changing. We are experiencing a food revolution that is demanding better-tasting, natural and sustainable food and yet, we don’t often consider who is responsible for growing this food. 75% of the fresh fruit consumed in the U.S. is completely dependent on hand harvesting. Without the workforce to pick the crops, growers are at risk of losing their livelihood. The Last Harvest offers a rare glimpse into the hopes, hardships, and uncertain futures of three family growers. 



September 15, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


New People Cinema
1746 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States