About the Film:
Short Films from Western New York directors.
Community partner: Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission
COMMUNISTS IN THE SUMMER HOUSE by Camille Howard [18 min]
Explore one of the most fundamental rights of passage with this lighthearted documentary that focuses on the menstrual experience of women of all ages!
DON’T DEFINE ME by Don Casper [12 min World Premiere]
An artist shares intimate moments with people affected by HIV, creating watercolor portraits that capture their image, thoughts, feelings, joys and challenges.
Matt & His Dad Visit Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum by Matthew Ehlers [6 min]
In quiet Jupiter, Florida there once was a museum created by the legendary Burt Reynolds. Before it was demolished in 2012, Matthew Ehlers and his father were able to sneak a camera into the museum and document this amazing cultural oddity.
MY BROTHER BLAKE by Joey Ressler [20 min]
As a twin, it is hard to find your identity, but for Blake, it’s even harder. Share this journey through mental illness, drug addiction, and gender transition in one tumultuous year.
PHILIP JAMISON PIANOS by Elkin Jaramillo [2 min]
A brief look into the world of Philip Jamison, seasoned piano tuner.
PLANTING IN CONCRETE by Kaitlyn Dolan [9 min]
Parker Booth is one of 2,000 Iroquois people living just south of Syracuse in the Onondaga Nation, and remains dedicated to traditional indigenous ways of life.
RINGSIDE by Nathaniel Silverman [9 min]
Ringside follows Phil Greene and Future Boxing Club in Rochester, New York as they make champions both in and out of the ring.
WATKINS GLEN RACING HISTORY by Mike Martinez & Kevin VanValkenburgh [21 min]
This film traces the history of Watkins Glen International from its start on the streets of Watkins Glen, NY in 1948 to one of the most famous race tracks in the world.