Never Not Working: Short Films on Labor from True/False

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

7:00pm Doors Open + Live Music // 7:30pm Screening

Leading up to Labor Day, we present highlights culled from a decade's worth of programming at Missouri's great True/False Film Fest. These short documentary films depict stories of labor as an inevitable part of our lives, whether enjoyable and fulfilling, difficult and necessary, and/or both.

The Films

Tina Delivers a Goat (USA, Joe Callander, 2 min)
Through taking council with a local village elder, Tina discovers the benefits of a goat, delivers the goat, says hi to mama and papa and behbeh, takes a photo, and leaves. Global generosity in all its blunt simplicity.

El Cerco (Catalonia, Ricardo Íscar/Nacho Martin, 12 min)
As the fishing boats close in on the tuna, the tension escalates until the men capture their prizes.

Breadmakers (UK, Yasmin Fedda, 11 min)
At a unique Edinburgh bakery, a community of workers with learning disabilities makes a variety of organic breads for daily delivery to local shops and cafés.

A Son's Sacrifice (USA, Yoni Brook, 26 min)
A young American Muslim struggles to take over his father's halal slaughterhouse in New York City. Winner, Best Documentary Short, Tribeca Film Festival

Il Capo (Italy, Yuri Ancarani, 15 min)
A choreographed, spooky look at a marble quarry, this film features the best use of a monolith and upward pan since Kubrick's 2001. Man, machines, nature come together in an elemental masterpiece.

Post-Screening Q&A

We will be joined by True/False Co-Founder Paul Sturtz, Programmer Karen Cirillo, and award-winning filmmakers Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed.

The, stick around to share a drink, meet the panelists, and bask in the glow that is True/False!


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