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S02E04: True Stories Part 1

September 14, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Shorts 4: True Stories Part 1

Documentary Shorts About Identity

Sat Sept 14, 215p, 90 min



Follow the Sun

Joe Bill Munoz

USA 26 min

As they wait for asylum in Mexico City, Follow The Sun captures the liminal moments of Central American men who find themselves in between grave danger and the hopes of a better life.


What If Black Boys Were Butterflies

DaeQuan Collier

USA 4 min

While other boys can enjoy a childhood of freedoms, for many reasons, Black boyhood is a brief, complicated existence. What If Black Boys Were Butterflies, is a non-linear experimental short film displaying what Black Boyhood is and what it ultimately could be.


Behind the Site – SFO Hotel

Hamza Ali Shallwani

USA 4 min Local

Behind the Site is inspired by the term, “Behind the Scenes,” as it dives into a construction site at the San Francisco International Airport; allowing viewers to gain a sense of the harmonious chaos present at the jobsite. The film takes a close look at the craft and motivation of the proud tradesmen and tradeswomen that transform the vision of engineers and architects into reality by the sweat and hands of their labor.


Mothership to Reno

Derek Zemrak

USA 15 min Local

All aboard! The MOTHERship is calling you. Each year on Easter weekend over 100 Drag Queens from San Francisco board a bus for trek to Reno. Heklina and Sue Casa are the “Den Mothers”- hosting the buses and wrangling this giant pack of traveling drag queens, kings, and all other species of weirdo.


The Life I’ve Seen

Dean Ginsburg

Australia 5 min

West-Australian grandmother Shirley Affleck reflects on a life well-lived and the lessons learned along the way with her husband of 67 years.


Shadow Life: Shining Through Colorism and Depression

Miranda Kahn

USA 6 min

Shadow Life: Shining Through Colorism and Depression is a short documentary about a young woman dealing with racism and colorism and how it led to depression and anxiety. Interview footage of Shaina Lynn Simmons, a performing artist who grew up in New Orleans, is intermixed with stop motion animated shadow puppetry to tell a story about mental illness and healing. 


Heel on Red, The Life and Photography of Sam Holden

Charles Cohen

USA 30 min

A photographer with a sideshow interest in fetish gigs isn’t that unusual, but having his story told as a visual personal essay by his long-time girlfriend, Donna Sherman, offers some deep looks into a hard to articulate passion. 




September 14, 2019
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm


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