Superfest Showcase: Redwood City
For over 30 years, this annual festival in San Francisco and Berkeley has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability in all its diverse, complex, and engaging facets. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch the films you've missed brought to Redwood City!
Free with reservation.
All films are shown with captioning and audio description. For live captioning and ASL interpreting of program, please request by April 26th, 2017 through Emily Beitiks via firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 405-3528. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us.
Everything is Incredible, (2011), Hungary, 11 minutes
Everything is Incredible tells the story of Agustin, a Honduran man born into poverty and living with the debilitating effects of polio in the small mountain town of Siquatepeque, Honduras. Since 1958, he has been building a helicopter from miscellaneous materials, including bicycle parts, rebar, and wood. Agustin's project is admired by some members of his community and scoffed at by others. His story reveals his imagination, creativity, and perseverance.
Supersonic, (2014), England, 30 minutes
Isaac has been going off the rails since his father left years ago. He looks up to the local mechanic as a surrogate father figure, until his estranged father returns with a startling supernatural secret.
Predators of Transylvania, (2014), Slovakia, 7 minutes
Kids are followed by a great wolf. They are trying to escape from large sharp fangs by climbing on a tree. The dawn comes and first rays of sun reveals, that nothing is, as it seems.
The Sea Reminds Me, (2013), England, 11 minutes
Mark, a disabled man who cannot come to terms with his father's death, is yearning for real touch and connections. He is drawn to a Welsh seaside town, a place haunted with childhood memories.
Bastion, (2014), UK, 10 minutes
Just before closing time, a completely bald man walks into a barber shop. Reflections in the window and an irritating fringe have told him that it’s time for a haircut.
Regione Caecorum (In the Land of the Blind), (2013), US, 3 minutes
If a society is built with blind persons as the norm, it might be the person with sight who feels disabled as this short stop-motion animation illustrates.
Once Again, (2013), US, 18 minutes
Using a mixture of home video footage and original animation, Spottswood Moore vividly portrays what it is like to grow up with obsessive compulsive disorder.
The Mural, (2014), US, 19 minutes
The Mural is a short documentary that explores the unlimited nature of Art and its capacity to express freedom, even for those individuals whose lives seem constrained by the boundaries of prejudice.
Like If…, (2014), Italy, 5 minutes
An unlikely heroine must deal with a particular epidemic; will she alone be able to save the world?
The Interviewer, (2012), Australia, 13 minutes
When Thomas Howell goes to interview for his dream job at a prestigious law firm, he isn’t expecting that the interviewer will be a quirky, pop culture-referencing, young man with Down syndrome. However, as Thomas, the interviewer, and the firm’s senior partner learn, the right man for the job can come in an unexpected package.