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March 26, 2022 8:00 PM
March 26, 2022 8:00 PM
Generation Impact: The Coder
Jay Jay Patton was only 13 when she designed and built Photo Patch, a mobile app to help kids send photos and letters to incarcerated parents. Jay Jay’s own dad was in prison for five years. Jay Jay and her dad founded Unlock Academy, a school that teaches coding and provides mentoring to enable young people of color to have careers in STEM fields. GENERATION IMPACT is a new docu series that features teenage entrepreneurs using technology to break barriers and better their communities. THE CODER is the first film in the series.
Did you know there are over 30,000 conservative, Christian mothers in America who accept their LGBTQ+ children and identify as “mama bears”? Although they may have grown up as evangelical Christians, mama bears are willing to risk losing friends, family and faith communities to keep their children safe — even if it rips their worlds apart. MAMA BEARS explores this growing movement through the lives of three diverse mothers and their LGBT+ offspring.
Being Dead is made up of a couple o’ freaks in the heart of Texas. Multi-instrumentalists Juli Keller and Cody Dosier started playing music together in 2016, but Being Dead didn’t take its true form until the following year, when they decided to stake out a 2-person operation. Keller and Dosier share instrument duties, swapping between vox, keys, guitar, and percussion, the end result a lo-fi creep-rock experimentation at the intersection of brash and melodic. Sharing a passion for blood and darkness explored through a playful sound, the duo offers a fresh look at hell.
"Generacion Suicida started as a side project in a garage circa 2010, but since then has continued to blow the doors open for Latin American punk by continuously writing, recording, and releasing some of the best up-beat punk to date. G.S. is well versed with both male and female vocals, harmonizing melodic song structures while keeping it short and to the point. Since their inception in 2010, G.S. has accumulated a fairly vast discography with 16 releases in total. Renowned for their energetic live performances and relentless global touring, Generacion Suicida continues to push forward, existing as 4 friends Tony, Kiwi, Mario, & Elias who together Love punk and pushing the boundaries of what is possible within the DIY music scene. Homebase: Los Angeles, California Label: Going Underground Records (USA) Doomtown Records / Symphony of Destruction (Europe)"
What We Leave Behind
At the age of 89, Julián takes one last bus ride to El Paso, Texas, to visit his daughters and their children — a lengthy trip he has made without fail every month for decades. After returning to rural Mexico, he quietly starts building a house in the empty lot next to his home. In the absence of his physical visits, can this new house bridge the distance between his loved ones? Over several years, director Iliana Sosa films her grandfather's work, gently sifting through Julián's previously unspoken memories and revealing both the daily pragmatism and poetry of his life.