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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival - November 17th, 2018

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South Park Center

1149 South Hill Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015

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The fall 2018 NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) slate continues with a presentation of InFocus: American Indian, Aboriginal & Inuit Cinema, which showcases films by indigenous filmmakers from America, Canada, and New Zealand, as well as documentaries about native subjects, in addition to a selection of local and international films.

The first screening of the evening is feature film Sometimes Our Friends Come Over (and sometimes we're all alone), a brutally honest and startlingly timely look at the unraveling of a millennial relationship in the shadow of the Trump era, written and directed by visual and sound artist and CalArts Art/Technology MFA Daniel Watkins, who frames the film in a striking lo-fi aesthetic that places the audience in the middle of painfully realistic moments of awkwardness and confrontation.

The evening continues with shorts program InFocus: American Indian, Aboriginal & Inuit Cinema, which includes some of the strongest emerging voices in Native filmmaking today, including films which premiered at Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival and ImagiNative. Themes of familial struggle, exploration of identity, the meaning of home, and childhood hope and wonder run through the selection.

The night concludes with a shorts program that carves a narrative path from an absurd prep school interview to a comical look at a routine household chore, then to the personal effects of hatred, through a quinceañera, lingering in the loneliness of alienation in a digital age, on to the poetic exploration of addiction, and finally, into a moment of kindness that emerges from tragedy. The program tells these tales through animation, music videos, and live action.


Below is the schedule for the evening:

4:00pm – Pre-Reception: Feature Program


4:30pm Feature Program

(Runtime: 89 Min)

· Sometimes Our Friends Come Over (and sometimes we're all alone) – Dir & Writ Daniel Watkins


6:15pm – Audience Q&A with first program Filmmakers. A reception will follow the Q&A session.


6:30pm – Pre-Reception: InFocus - Shorts Program #1 – InFocus: American Indian, Aboriginal & Inuit Cinema


7 pm Shorts Program #1 – InFocus: American Indian, Aboriginal & Inuit Cinema (Runtime: 77 Min)

· Mud (Hashtł’ishnii) – Dir. & Writ. Shaandiin Tome

· I Like Girls – Dir. & Writ. Diane Obomsawin

· Unearthed – Dir. & Writ. Zulfiya Hamzaki, Erin Semine Kökdil

· Laundry – Dir. & Writ. Becs Arahanga

· Waiting – Dir. Amberley Jo Aumua & Writ. Samuel Kamu

· Cowboy – Dir. & Writ. Boise Esquerra

· Nan Isht Akokpachi (The Gift) – Dir. & Writ. Steven Judd


8:30pm – Audience Q&A with second program Filmmakers. A reception will follow the Q&A session.


8:45pm – Pre-Reception: Shorts Program #2


9:15pm Shorts Program #2 (Runtime: 70 Min)

· The Interview – Dir. & Writ. Stanislav Sambozhuk

· General Dupont in General Dupont Doing Laundry – Dir. & Writ. Thu Vu Kim Nguyen

· Pagg – Dir. & Writ. Nardeep Khurmi

· Camisa Al Reves – Dir & Writ Andrew Vasquez

· Warm Human Magic – Dir. & Writ. Madeline Zima

· Poison – Dir. & Writ. Erica Eng

· When the Shadow Falls – Dir. Jeseung woo & Writ. Marco Arizpe, Jeseung Woo


10:30pm – Audience Q&A with third program Filmmakers. A reception will follow the Q&A session.


10:45 pm – After-Party


11:30pm – Event Wraps


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