Superfest Showcase: Redwood City

Saturday, May 6, 2017
2:00pm to 5:00pm
A silhouette of attendees watching films.
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!

Map and Directions

Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave, Redwood City, CA

Event details

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 pklinst@sfsu.edu or (415) 405-3528. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us.

Film Schedule

Everything is Incredible, (2011), Hungary, 11 minutes
An elderly man in a wheel chair closes his eyes and smiles at the camera as he is surrounded by bike parts, scrap metal, and old tires.

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
Ayoung black man with a hearing aid leans on his knuckles as he stares off

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
A werewolf stares up at two sihlouttes of a boy and a girl sitting on a branches of a tree

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
The silhouette of a table sits between two chairs on a beach during low tid

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
A bald, caucasian man smiles at the camera. Hunched over behind him stands barber who's eye brows are raised as he grasps a pair of scissors in his hands

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
Two children wearing circle eye glasses sit across from each engaged in their project of position crafts of a table

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
A caucasian young boy with a bowl haircut grasps his hands hands together and smiles with his eyes closed.  Streaming from his head are a jumble of life changing questions in different fonts.

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 
Underlaying the streak of a paintbrush, the tired eyes of an old elderly white man stares into the camera.

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
A black and white photograph of a blond woman wearing glasses sitting in a wheel chair stares off into the right corner of the frame.

An unlikely heroine must deal with a particular epidemic; will she alone be able to save the world?

The Interviewer, (2012), Australia, 13 minutes
A caucasian man with Down syndrome wearing glasses and a business suit contently smiles at the camera as he pumps his fist in his air.

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.

Event Organizer

Sponsor: 
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Hosted by Magical Bridge Foundation, Redwood City Parks and Recreation, and Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation
Contact: 
Emily Beitiks
Phone: 
415-405-3528