Shorts: Politics 101
THE CANNONS is a documentary feature film following the lives of two Black teenage hockey players and one legendary coach, in one of America’s toughest neighbourhoods: Southeast, Washington DC. Part coming of age story, part social-political commentary on the Black American experience, the film chronicles the Fort Dupont Cannons, one of America's only predominately Black hockey teams, as they must overcome the challenges of life on and off the ice.
Steven Hoffner, AJ Messier
Indie Film Distribution 101
Film distribution in the 21st century is constantly changing. Join a panel of film distribution company representatives for a discussion on the evolving media landscape. Topics will include: video on demand, streaming services, self-distribution, and how to develop a multi-pronged distribution strategy. This panel is moderated by Joe Brown, filmmaker and professor of film at the University of Denver. The panel includes Marc Mauceri from First Run Features, Jeffrey Winter from The Film Collaborative, and Kym Stanton from Films for Change.
Joe Brown, Marc Mauceri, Jeffrey Winter, Kym Stanton
In wealthy Sausalito floats one of the last free places in California. A vibrant liveaboard community of mariners, nomads, disaster survivors, and those cast out by high costs of living and no social safety net struggle against a harbormaster and a wealthy community that wants them gone. The conflict and class tensions between Sausalito’s anchor-outs, politicians and wealthier residents is a close look at a larger issue – the story here reveals a dark reality to how we treat people who live on the margins.
Katie Bernstein, Clara Mokri