Director Benita Raphan "explores the twin concepts of genius and stupidity," focusing primarily on deaf and blind Helen Keller and itinerant mathematician Paul Erdős. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Alexei Dmitriev creates a visual illustration of hermeneutics, the art of interpretation. With the cunning use of WWII footage, he creates what appears to be a typical war film, until everything changes. | Read MoreDocumentary
A lyrical essay film that captures the spirit of excess and adventure embodied by The Great Gatsby (published in 1925) in fragments from home movies of a wealthy American family abroad in Europe and North Africa.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Journeys Across Cultural Landscapes program. | Read MoreDocumentary
When director Jonathan VanBallenberghe turned thirty-six, he realized that he had been addicted to gambling for a third of his life. To end the problem once and for all, he entered into psychotherapy and made this documentary about the experience. Lapse portrays the fractured state of mind of a person in the grip of a gambling addiction. Its narration and dialogue were recorded during VanBallenberghe’s own psychotherapy sessions. | Read MoreDocumentary
For the last 53 years, The Last Ice Merchant Baltazar Ushca has harvested glacial ice from the tallest mountain in Ecuador, prompting this tale of cultural change and indigenous people.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Long Story Short program. | Read MoreDocumentary