Andrea Salles is an independent photographer working with the film festival’s PR agency, Larsen Associates. Salles sent in these photos from the docs shown at the Roxie over the weekend.
THE WORK (Centerpiece Film) Jairus McLeary & Gothic Aldous USA 87 min California Premiere
Set entirely inside Folsom Prison, THE WORK follows 3 men during 4 days of intensive group therapy with convicts, revealing an intimate and powerful portrait of authentic human transformation that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.
MOTHER’S DAY (8:00 min.)
The impact of mass incarceration on a generation of youth is explored through an annual Mother’s Day charity bus journey that take children from across California to visit their mothers in prison.
CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER (local filmmaker) Doug Nichol USA 103 min CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and others.
RESISTANCE IS LIFE Apologetics’s W. Bazidi USA 73 min
EVLIN is an 8-year-old girl who escaped with her family from their village in Kobane, Syria in September 2014, fleeing the terror of the militant Islamic State (ISIS). She now lives in an overcrowded refugee camp on the edge of the Turkish-Syrian border, so close that you could still hear the explosions. Evlin joins the adults who pray and sing on the border, watching the smoke rise above their beloved Kobane.