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The Brave Locomotive

The Brave Locomotive

An Old West musical tale with 1940s flair about a mighty little train facing harrowing disaster.

7 min. | USA | Animation

PSCC March 24, 11 am Theatre 1

Andrew Chesworth

The Illuminer

The Illuminer

Once we have chosen the difficult path, we have to follow it to the end. At the beginning of the journey, the man does not know the other people's pain. We are shown what happens when one shows compassion and what is the price we pay.

 min. | BULGARIA | Animation

PSCC March 24, 12:00 pm Theatre 3

Lachezar Velinov

The Last Maker

The Last Maker

A son’s observational portrait of his father, Steven Lowe, and his, critically endangered, craft of Lastmaking.

10 min. | UK | Documentary Short

PSCC March 21, 12 pm Theatre 3

Edgar Lowe

Take Me To The Ocean

Take Me To The Ocean

In the aftermath of a car accident that changes her life in a single moment, Erena struggles with survivor's guilt and depression. Seeking solace, she turns to the water which holds a deep connection to childhood memories of time shared with her father. Through submerging herself in the ocean, she feels an emotional connection and comfort that helps her process her loss.

5 min. |  CANADA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC March 22, 4:30 pm Theatre 2

Ilanna Barkusky

The Dictator

The Dictator

Dictatorship is a huge evil!!!
It has no nationality and does not depend on the country!!!
It makes people afraid!
Tolerate! Suffer!!
Get humiliated!!
And it seems that, having strengthened, the dictatorship becomes invincible...

4 min. | UKRAINE | Music Video

PSCC March 23, 6:30 pm Theatre 1

Parenyok Prostoi

This Is For You

This Is For You

Two bone-fide giants of music attempt to outdo each other with trickery, silliness and cake fights. With a specially made music track that takes from both bands to make something brand new. Why don't we do it in the road?

4 min. |  UKRAINE  |  Music Video

PSCC March 23, 6:30 pm

Kseniya Simonova

Texas Music Revolution

Texas Music Revolution

Follow Joshua Jones, general manager of Dallas-based indie Americana radio station KHYI-FM, as he struggles to produce the silver anniversary of a beloved roots music festival in the wake of that pandemic and set against a backdrop of stories and performances by Texas music artists Ray Wylie Hubbard, Charley Crockett, Joshua Ray Walker, The Derailers, and Kiefer Sutherland.

103 min. | USA | Documentary Geature

PSCC March 24, 6:30 pm Theatre 1

Troy Paff

The Exchange Girl

The Exchange Girl

Explore how Margaret Booth, one of the great editors, started her legendary career that way. I'm a filmmaker and college professor in Los Angeles, and this is based on my PhD research at Berkeley and my book out with Routledge.

9 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC March 24, 7 pm Theatre 2

George Larkin

The Jock

The Jock: A Montford Point Marine

In the midst of systemic racism and unyielding trials, an American Marine from the segregated boot camp of Montford Point challenges societal expectations, excelling at sports while overcoming great adversity to etch an indelible mark on the annals of the Marine Corps and the Veteran’s Administration.

22 min. |  USA | Documentary Short

PSCC March 25, 2:30 pm Theatre 3

Daniel Leonard Bernardi

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

Follow the efforts of the Chicago-based Hot Clown Company to put together a show under the bold -- and polarizing -- leadership of its head clown, Thirsty.

15 min. |  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC March 22, 4:30 pm

E. Haskell, C. Wesson, Q. Eggert

The Making Of Smarter Cars

The Making Of Smarter Cars

What kind of relationship does a new force of science and technology strongly intervene in the traditional automobile industry as well as people's lives? Will the future of intelligent driving really come?

 30 min.|  CHINA  | Documentary Short

PSCC March 25, 11:30 am

Susie Song, Vanessa Leng

The Only Girl In The Orchestra

The Only Girl In The Orchestra

87-year-old Orin O’Brien never wanted the spotlight, but by being the first woman hired to the New York Philharmonic, it was inevitable. Now, in her retirement, she insists that her students and colleagues not make a fuss. As a double bassist, she prides herself on being the supporting role. Exploring Orin’s remarkable career as she transitions out of the competitive world of classical music, we live her words of wisdom that the key to enjoying life is to play second fiddle.

34 min. |  USA  |  Documentary Short

PSCC March 23, 1:30 pm Theatre 1

Molly O'Brien

The Lost Courier

The Lost Courier

The package may have gone through some incredible things before the courier reached us.

3 min. | CHINA | Animation

PSCC March 22,  2:30 pm Theatre 3

Ma ZiDong

The Mayfly

The Mayfly

The Mayfly's quest takes her from Central Park West to the Upper East Side's Carlyle Hotel where she dances her final opus at the elegant Cafe Carlyle.

7 min. | USA   | Animation

PSCC March 24, 7 pm Theatre 3

Sue Perrotto

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The Opener

Street performer Philip Labes gave himself a challenge — write 30 songs in 30 days to help him process his grief and isolation. He posted those songs on TikTok and, for the first time in his life, his music went viral and connected with people all over the globe, including one of his heroes, Grammy-winner Jason Mraz. When the world opened back up, Jason asked Philip to come on tour and be his opener for eight shows in front of audiences of thousands.

72 min. | USA | Documentary Feature

PSCC March 25, 6:30 pm Theatre 1

Jeff Toye

The Mailman

The Mailman

Kevin has walked the circumference of the globe over four times, delivering mail and touching hearts. "The Mailman" tells his story while discovering the personal weight of a career of service.

5 min.  | USA |  Documentary Short

PSCC March 24, 12:00 pm Theatre 3

Jacob Stauff

The Nectar Instead

The Nectar Instead

A young fly gets trapped in the fly trap in the stop-motion studio only to have the existential realization that it spent its entire life chasing after the wrong thing.

4 min | USA | Animation

PSCC March 22, 2:30 pm Theatre 3

Yoo Lee

The Orchestra That Chuck Built

The Orchestra That Chuck Built

In 2016, the League of American Orchestras conducted a study that revealed a shocking statistic: only 1.8% of the professional orchestra workforce in the US is Black. From an old church rec room in the inner city of Los Angeles, former lawyer-turned-conductor Chuck Dickerson is on a mission to change that.

23 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC March 24, 11:30 am Theatre 2

Christopher Stoudt

The Other Ones

The Other Ones

12 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC March 25, 1:30 pm Theatre 1

Jim Tuttle

Jimmy James came to the Esperanza Community after googling “Texas homeless camps.” He had been living on the streets of Houston for about three years, and he arrived in Austin to find an encampment of roughly 150 people living in tents and temporary shelters on a sprawling, flat slab of asphalt off U.S. 183.

The Red Bellied Lemurs

The Red Bellied Lemur On The Verge

16 min. | TURKEY |  Documentary Short

PSCC March 24, 1:30 pm Theatre 1

Özlem Ayse Özgür

Follow Stacy Tecot as she studies how Red Bellied Lemurs look after their babies as a community to survive in the unpredictable secondary forests of Madagascar at the time of climate change.

The Vanishing Strings

The Vanishing Strings Of The Andes

13 min. | UK | Documentary Short

PSCC March 21, 12 pm Theatre 3

Sam Watkins

High in the Andes mountains, an age-old generational craft is on the verge of extinction; this is the story of Ecuador’s forgotten guitar road.

Through The Storm

Through The Storm

22 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC March 21, 11 am Theatre 1

Fritz Bitsoe, Charles Frank

Despite dwindling interest and a two-decade-long losing record, a determined coach and group of young athletes fight to keep their football program alive. An exploration in overcoming loss, the film follows the personal triumphs and hardships of the players and their families, and how football serves as a symbol of hope, unity, and resilience for the people of Red Lake.

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow

106 min. | USA | Documentary Feature

PSCC March 22, 5 pm Theatre 3

Martina Radwan

While on assignment filming orphaned street kids in Mongolia, NYC-based cinematographer Martina Radwan feels drawn to help three of the kids escape their dead-end situations. Naive, idealistic and thoroughly unprepared she dives in to fix things - is this is a Westerner’s savior complex, or something more?

AmDocs Film Fund Pitch WINNER

Salton Sea Project

Troubled Waters: Salton Sea Project

25 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC March 22, 7:30 pm Theatre 3

Angela Chen

Deep in the blistering 120-degree desert of Southern California, you'll find the Salton Sea. The unique body of water is California's largest lake -- and also California's largest environmental disaster. In its heyday, the waters were coveted, a fabulous playground of Old Hollywood with stars like Frank Sinatra and The Beach Boys partying at the massive lake. Today, the Salton Sea resembles an apocalyptic wasteland. The lake is shrinking at a rapid pace, with massive wildlife die-offs and subsequent toxic dust spreading the area.

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The Perfect Shot

The Perfect Shot: Antarctica

10 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC March 22, 4:30 pm Theatre 2

Quinn Halleck

Award-winning fine art photographer Artem Shestakov attempts to photograph the most remote locations on the planet affected by the climate crisis.

The Right To Joy

The Right To Joy

20 min.| USA | Documentary Short

PSCC March 23, 4 pm Theatre 1

Jay Melena, Tim Kressin

After surviving a rare cougar attack on a ride outside of Seattle in early 2018, Izzy was hospitalized with severe facial trauma while hateful anti-trans rhetoric filled comment sections of news articles that he had little to no control over. In the years since, he has struggled to overcome his anxiety of being alone in the woods and the self-doubt brought on by strangers after the attack.

The World According To Pussy Noir

The World According To Pussy Noir

24 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC March 23, 4 pm Theatre 1

Amy Oden

Follow Pussy Noir’s historic fellowship at the Kennedy Center as she blends history, queerness, and couture into a queer fashion show. Can she make her ideas sing on the catwalk?

Tilted Arc

Tilted Arc

13 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC March 21, 2:30 pm Theatre 3

Baxter Stein

In 1981, minimalist sculptor Richard Serra installs a 120-foot-long wall of steel that cuts New York's Federal Plaza in half. The artwork’s appearance and placement cause controversy, leading to a public hearing where Serra rallies fellow artists to his defense as bureaucrats wage war on minimalism.

Tracing Imperfection

Tracing Imperfection

8 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC March 21, 2:30 pm

Chehade Boulos

As master conservator Naoko Fukumaru demonstrates kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing pottery using gold, she recalls how learning the practice has taught her to embrace her own imperfections as it’s mended her own life.

Viable

Viable

46 min. |  USA  | Documentary Short

PSCC , March 22, 7 pm, Theatre 2

Ben Feldman

A startup TikTok ad agency's outrageous co-founders rent a house in the Hollywood Hills for 30 days in a fleeting attempt to make their business viable.

The Prince's Dilemma

The Prince's Dilemma

5 min. | USA  | Animation

PSCC March 23, 4 pm Theatre 1

Devin Rowe

Prince Philip longs to be with a prince of his own, must decide to follow the traditional tale expected of him or forge his own happily ever after.

The Test

The Test

16 min.| USA | Documentary Short

PSCC March 24, 12:00 pm Theatre 3

Claudia Myers, Laura Waters Hinson

A Ghanaian maintenance worker at a Virginia retirement community dreams of becoming an American citizen to provide a better life for his family. With their future at stake, he enlists the help of two elderly residents to prepare for the biggest test of his life: the US Citizenship exam.

Don't Make 'Em Like Willie Anymore

They Don't Make 'Em Like Willie

3 min. | USA | Music Video

PSCC March 23, 6:30 pm

B. Rose, K and Karen Foster, C. DeJarnett

Willie Nelson's songs have played an important role people's lives as evidenced in this tribute: "The Don't Make 'Em Like Willie Anymore."

To Myself With Love

To Myself With Love

21 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC April 22, 12 pm Theatre 3

Diane Weis

The first black woman of motorcycling never let obstacles stop her from achieving her dreams. From being abandoned as a child to riding across the segregated United States in 1930 -- six years before The Green Book was published.

Full Title: To Myself, With Love: The Bessie Stringfield Story

Troubled Waters: Colorodo River Crisis

Troubled Waters: Colorado River Crisis

25 min. | USA | Documentary Short

PSCC March 22, 7:30 pm Theatre 3

Angela Chen

KESQ anchor Angela Chen explores the impact on the Coachella Valley and our dependence on the water. In the “Troubled Waters: Colorado River Crisis” series, our team travels to Colorado and tracks the path of the river back to California, talking to water experts, environmentalists, farmers and more along the way to understand the impact of the Colorado River on the west and why we need to do something about the chronic overuse before it’s too late.

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