Monthly Film Festival

November 16, 2019 12:00am PST - 11:59pm PST

The night begins with shorts program InFocus: Native Cinema, which offers a collection of short films from Native and indigenous filmmakers that explore questions of identity, femininity, cultural preservation and revival, and poetic resonance in the everyday.

The evening continues with Shorts Program #2: The Monsters Inside, a collection of thoughtful, and at moments haunting, examinations of protagonists metaphorically at odds with their bodies.

The conclusion of the program is the World Premiere of Up The 5, an eclectic and character-driven comedy that navigates a range of comedic styles as it follows the path of a lime green VW bus up the 5 Freeway in pursuit of a pair of con artists in a stolen Cadillac. Up The 5 is the first feature by director Gabriel Adams.

Schedule Details

Shorts Program #1 – InFocus: Native Cinema
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Pre-Reception
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Program
6:00 PM – 6:15 PM – Audience Q&A
Shorts Program #2 – The Monsters Inside
6:15 PM – 6:45 PM – Pre-Reception
6:45 PM – 8:15 PM – Program
8:15 PM – 8:30 PM – Audience Q&A
Feature Program – Up The 5
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Pre-Reception
9:00 PM – 10:30 PM – Program
10:30 PM – 10:45 PM – Audience Q&A
10:45 PM – 11:30 PM – After-Party
11:30 PM – Event Wraps

Event Location

Event Entrance
1139 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles 90015

Parking (fee)
1133 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

InFocus: Native Cinema
the bookends.
Dir. Elizabeth Hinkler, Dir Emily Hinkler
8 Mins | USA
Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki
Dir. Justyn Ah Chong
20 Mins | USA
Waniska – an Awakening of Indigenous Knowledge Thumbnail
Waniska – an Awakening of Indigenous Knowledge
Dir. Florence Allen, Rose Bird, Willie Ermine, Preston Gardypie, Gilbert Kewistep, Mary Lee, Margaret Reynolds
25 Mins | Canada
Métis Femme Bodies Thumbnail
Métis Femme Bodies
Dir. Chanelle Lajoie
6 Mins | Canada
Everything Looks Better On Fire Thumbnail
Everything Looks Better On Fire
Dir. Elizabeth Hinkler
4 Mins | USA
Rosie Thumbnail
Dir. Gail Maurice
17 Mins | Canada
The Monsters Inside
Afternoon Delight
Dr. Michael Lockshin
13 Mins | USA
Propolis, Part 7 Thumbnail
Propolis, Part 7
Dir. Patricia Beckmann Wells
3 Mins | USA/Switzerland
The Pregnant Ground
Dir. Haolu Wang
25 Mins | UK
Thee Conductor – “Face Crinkle” Thumbnail
Thee Conductor – “Face Crinkle”
Dir. Scott A. Shellhamer, Dir. Jason Butler, Dir. Chritstian Murray
3 Mins | USA
Piel Canela (Cinnamon Skin)
Dir. Michelle Salcedo
23 Mins | USA
First Position. Thumbnail
First Position.
Dir. Michael Elias Thomas
20 Mins | USA
Feature Program
Up The 5
Dir. Gabriel Adams
85 Mins | USA