SouthSide Film Institute

2022 Films Page 4








On/Off directed by Nicolás P. Villarreal

2021 | 7 minutes | Animated Short

Endless distractions threaten to destroy creativity.

One Last Wish directed by Galia Osmo

2021 | 10 minutes | Animated Short

The Fisherman and the Fish folk tale comes to life, in a bittersweet animation.

One Pint At A Time directed by Aaron Hosé

2021 | 89 minutes | Documentary Feature

Craft beer generates tens of billions of dollars annually for the US economy. Despite beer’s Egyptian and African heritage, these traditions have been mostly forgotten and are rarely found in American brewing culture. Today, Black-owned breweries make up less than 1% of the nearly 9,000 breweries in operation. Eager to shift the historical perception of who makes and drinks beer, Black brewers, brand owners, and influencers across the country are reshaping the craft beer industry and the future of America’s favorite adult beverage.

Only In Theatres directed by Raphael Sbarge

2022 | 93 minutes | Documentary Feature

Laemmle Theaters, the beloved art house cinema chain in Los Angeles has an astonishing legacy, with ties to the origins of Hollywood. This is a story about a family business and their determination to survive. Headlines question the future of movie theaters in a fast changing world. This families’ personal mission, for over 84 years and three generations, has been to elevate the art of film, and the artists who make them, providing incalculable benefit.

Our Words Collide directed by Jordan W. Barrow & Matt Edwards

2021 | 94 minutes | Documentary Feature

A documentary following the lives of five teenage spoken word poets in Los Angeles as they navigate their final year of high school and exploring many of the challenges facing young people today – identity and expression, transitioning into adulthood, and overcoming mental health issues – through the unique prism of their poetry. The film highlights the poets of the Get Lit program, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles educating and empowering young people through poetry.

Over directed by Ellie Kline

2021 | 9 minutes | Narrative Short

When she becomes pregnant unexpectedly, recently-bereaved young adult Greta is caught between unresolved grief and the pull of her own future.

Peace by Chocolate directed by Jonathan Keijser

2021 | 100 minutes | Narrative Feature

After the bombing of his father’s chocolate factory, a charming young Syrian refugee struffles to settle into his new Canadian small-town life, caught between following his dream to become a doctor and preserving his family’s chocolate-making legacy.

Pigeon directed by Sang Joon Kim

2021 | 6 minutes | Animated Short

Joe is having a bad day. But now he is at the brink of becoming a part of the world that makes bad days.

Prince in a Pastry Shop directed by Katarzyna Agopsowicz

2020 | 16 minutes | Animated Short

A philosophical parable about a couple eating cakes in a cafe that touches upon fundamental issues that are close to everyone – the elusiveness of happiness, the fact that we are not always able to perceive it, let alone experience it as fully as possible.

Pumpkin Boy directed by Trent Shy

2021 | 2 minutes | Narrative Short

This Halloween…he’s born.

Relict directed by Ilya Polyakov

2021 | 8 minutes | Narrative Short

A tormented old man wrestles with his demons, which manifest themselves in terrifying ways.

Roberto directed by Carmen Córdoba González

2020 | 9 minutes | Animated Short

15 years have passed and Roberto is still in love with his neighbor, but she prefers to hide ashamed of her body. With his art and an old clothesline as the only ways of communication, Roberto has a plan to push his beloved to face her monsters at once.

Roy directed by Ross White

2021 | 15 minutes | Narrative Short

Trapped in a lonely existence, reclusive widower Roy passes the days by cold-calling strangers from the phone book, looking for brief moments of companionship. But when he accidentally calls adult hotline worker Cara, an unlikely friendship is born that will help them both rediscover the joy of life.

Sirens directed by Rita Baghdadi

2022 | 78 minutes | Documentary Feature

On the outskirts of Beirut, Lilas and Shery, co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East’s first all-female metal band, wrestle with friendship, sexuality, and destruction in their pursuit of becoming thrash metal rock stars.

Stunt Rock (Restoration) directed by Brian Tenchard-Smith

1978 | 91 minutes | Documentary Feature

While working on a TV show in Los Angeles, famed Australian stuntman Grant Page helps an up-and-coming fantasy-themed rock band develop special effects and dangerous stunts for their act.

Sunshine directed by Martha Goddard

2021 | 10 minutes | Narrative Short

A distraught woman has a chance encounter at a cafe which changes her life.