SouthSide Film Institute

Film Schedule – Saturday







1:20pm to 3pm
Charter Arts

3:20pm to 5pm
Charter Arts

5:20pm to 7pm
Charter Arts

7:20pm to 9pm
Charter Arts


Time: 1:20pm

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.

VENUE: NMIH | 602 E. 2ND ST.

Time: 1:20pm

Delivering Hope directed by Jordan Orsak

2021 | 89 minutes | Documentary Feature

Eight days before his 50th birthday, ultra-runner Kevin Kline set out to become the first person in history to run the northernmost 300 miles of Alaska’s dangerous Dalton Highway, in winter, to raise awareness for children battling pediatric cancer. Delivering Hope tells the ultimate story of people coming together for something bigger than themselves.


Time: 1:20pm

Local 1196: A Steelworkers Strike directed by Samuel George

2022 | 60 minutes | Documentary Feature

In March of 2021, the steelworkers of USW 1196 struck, citing unfair labor practices. Over the next four months, “Local 1196” follows from late night conversations on the picket lines, to fiery debates at the union hall, to the living rooms of the members themselves. Taken together, this film gives unique insight and access into the daily struggles of America’s blue-collar workers.


Time: 3:20pm

The Automat directed by Lisa Hurwitz

2021 | 79 minutes | Documentary Feature

The Automat tells the story of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, the inspiration for Starbucks, where generations of Americans ate and drank coffee together at communal tables. From the perspective of former customers, the Horns, the Hardarts, and key employees – we watch a business climb to its peak success and then grapple with fast food in a forever changed America.

VENUE: NMIH | 602 E. 2ND ST.

Time: 3:20pm

Terrible Children directed by Shanti Thakur

2021 | 56 minutes | Documentary Feature

The filmmaker discovers a story about her father from a letter that remained unopened for 20 years. She tells his lyrical nightmares and archival dreams about religious war, love, and redemption across India, Denmark, USA and Canada.


LGBTQ+ Block | Time: 3:20pm

The Liberator directed by Patrick Fritz

2021 | 18 minutes | Narrative Short

A Black, Gay, Holocaust researcher, Emmett, struggles to convince his boyfriend’s grandfather Sam, A Dachau liberator, to reveal his untold story of gay pink triangle survivors.

All Those Sensations in My Belly directed by Marko Djeska

2020 | 13 minutes | Animated Short

While transitioning from male to female gender, Matia struggles with finding a genuine intimate relationship with a heterosexual man.

In Nature directed by Marcel Barelli

2021 | 5 minutes | Animated Short

In nature, a couple is a male and female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. You may not know it, but homosexuality isn’t just a human story.

Loving directed by Matt Hamilton

2020 | 8 minutes | Documentary Short

Loving portrays the history of romantic love between men in hundreds of moving and tender vernacular photographs taken between the years 1850 and 1950. This visual narrative of astonishing sensitivity brings to light an until-now-unpublished collection of hundreds of snapshots, portraits, and group photos taken in the most varied of contexts, both private and public.

The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night directed by Fawzia Mirza

2021 | 11 minutes | Narrative Short

All cards are on the table when a queer Pakistani Muslim woman brings her Puerto Rican partner home for the first time on the family’s annual game night.

Take Me to Prom directed by Andrew Moir

2019 | 21 minutes | Documentary Short

Featuring the high school prom stories of queer people ages 17 to 88, ‘Take Me To Prom’ captures 70 years of LGBTQ social progress through this adolescent milestone.

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2021 | 12 minutes | Narrative Short

A queer Black aspiring Baltimore rapper must outwit his vengeful day-job boss in order to avoid getting fired after accidentally eating an edible.

Tank Fairy directed by Erich Rettstadt

2021 | 10 minutes | Narrative Short

In Taiwan, “song wa si de” are workers who routinely supply gas tanks to street vendors and old residential buildings. The magical Tank Fairy delivers her tanks unlike any other – with sass, stilettos and a healthy helping of glitter. Tank Fairy is a musical extravaganza that encourages us all to embrace our authentic selves.


Time: 5:20pm

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.

VENUE: NMIH | 602 E. 2ND ST.

Documentary Block 1 | Time: 5:20pm

DEERWOODS DEATHTRAP directed by James P. Gannon

2021 | 9 minutes | Documentary Short

50 years ago Jack and Betty were hit by a train and survived. This is their story.

If I Tell Them directed by Oliver Sutro

2021 | 12 minute | Documentary Short

James Sampsel, a plein air painter and fly-fishing guide, comes to terms with his past and bi-polar diagnosis that hangs over his future.

Breaking Trail directed by Jesse Roesler

2021 | 30 minutes | Documentary Short

Emily Ford sets out with Diggins, a borrowed Alaskan Husky sled dog, to become the first woman and person of color to thru-hike the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail in winter. As the 69-day journey through subzero temperatures tests her physical and mental endurance, Emily and her canine protector develop an unbreakable bond as they embrace the unexpected kindness of strangers and discover they’ve become figureheads in the movement to make the outdoors more accessible for everyone.

Total Disaster directed by Keil Orion Troisi, Molly Gore

2022 | 12 minutes | Documentary Short

Trickster environmental activists pretending to be oil behemoth Total stage a satirical press conference to introduce “RéHabitat”, a plan to rescue animals from the East African Oil Pipeline by relocating them to “more sustainable” habitats in France. Using humor and mischief, they shed light on a deadly ecological and humanitarian disaster.

Mountains We Climb direct by Ryan Canney

2021 | 20 minutes | Documentary Short

In 2019, Doylestown native Chris Baccash had a best ever result at the Bucks County Classic Pro Cycling Race. He and his team looked forward to what the 2020 season could bring – racing the Leadville 100 at the top of the list. Four months later came a devastating diagnosis, life-saving surgeries, and a global pandemic. In the midst of the adversity, Chris finds the key to climbing the mountain ahead.

The Captain directed by Greg Kohs

2020 | 8 minutes | Documentary Short

Of Maine’s more than 5000 commercial lobstermen, only 4% are female. The Captain is a short documentary film that celebrates that fearless 4% through the lens of Sadie Samuels, a 28-year-old lobster boat captain who is equal parts beauty and badass.


Time: 5:20pm

A Cartoon of a Cat Sleeping directed by Randall Christopher

2022 | 7 minute | Animated Short

A 7-minute comedy which unfolds entirely in one shot with no edits, cuts, or camera movements. As the story gets more and more chaotic, one big question looms: Will the cat ever wake up?

Cat Daddies directed by Mye Hoang

2021 | 89 minutes | Documentary Feature

A heartwarming collective portrait of eight unique men whose love for cats has changed their lives, from internet celebrity to occupational therapy – and in the case of one disabled homeless man, a reason for hope.


Time: 7:20pm

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.