Monthly Film Festival – January 19th, 2019

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) begins its 2019 slate with InFocus: Anti-Ageism, highlighting stories whose perspective offers us the world through the lens of ageing characters and subjects. InFocus: Anti-Ageism is the first shorts program of the night, and features a selection of local and international shorts whose protagonists are grappling with ageing, living in its wisdom, and defying its societal expectations (with style!).

The night continues with Shorts Program #2, a mix of strange, playful and dark stories. Featured in this program are the aesthetically rich tale of two widows of the same man who form an unlikely bond, the exploration of a long-ago conspiracy theory about a baseball player presented through an experimental documentary, the journey of a corgi trying his best, the blending of the natural and supernatural the night that a man decides to kill his wife, the quiet contemplation of a girl’s internal struggle reflected by her job applying pesticides, and closing it is a story of the power of idealization and obsession through the eyes of a former TV star.

The evening concludes with the World Premiere of feature film Myra by Christopher Baiza, a fast-paced and complicated tale of love and betrayal shared during a police interrogation by a transgender Mexican-American girl as she lives it. The program opens with Lisa Donato’s short film Foxy Trot, which comedically captures one lesbian couple’s experience of having their relationship tested by a ballroom dance class.

SCHEDULE
Shorts Program #1 – InFocus: Anti-Ageism
4:00 PM – Pre-Reception
5:00 PM – Program
6:15 PM – Audience Q&A
Shorts Program #2
6:30 PM – Pre-Reception
7:00 PM – Program
8:15 PM – Audience Q&A
Feature Program – Myra (Preceded by Foxy Trot)
8:30 PM – Pre-Reception
9:00 PM – Program
10:15 PM – Audience Q&A

Location:
Event Entrance
1139 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles 90015
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Parking
1133 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Shorts Program #1 – InFocus: Anti-Ageism
Philharmonic

Philharmonic

Dir. Weijie Sun & Writ. Aaron Yu
16 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Jormundur

Jormundur

Dir. & Writ. Jack Bushell, Alex Herz, Nicole Stock & Madeline O'Hara
5 Mins | Iceland
Film Synopsis

Eli

Eli

Dir. & Writ. Colin Gerrard
11 Mins | UK
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Eve

Eve

Dir. & Writ. Susan Bay Nimoy
21 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis

Here & Beyond

Here & Beyond

Dir. & Writ. Colin West
17 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Shorts Program #2
Library Hours

Library Hours

Dir. & Writ. Jim Vendiola
11 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

The Beaning

The Beaning

Dir. & Writ. Sean McCoy
10 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis

Stumped

Stumped

Dir. & Writ. Christina Farman
5 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis

Esther

Esther

Dir. & Writ. Montana Mann
10 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Meninas Formicida

Meninas Formicida

Dir. & Writ. João Paulo Miranda Maria
12 Mins | Brazil
Film Synopsis

Voxgirl

Voxgirl

Dir. & Writ. David Bashford
23 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis

Feature Program: Myra (Preceded by Foxy Trot)
Foxy Trot

Foxy Trot

Dir. & Writ. Lisa Donato
15 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis

Myra

Myra

Dir. & Writ. Christopher Baiza
54 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis