FILM ABOUT RACES
2010, HD, 94 min. (WORLD Premiere, DWF 2010)
Dir: Paul Duddridge
• Writer: Paul Duddridge • PRODS: Jonathan Marc Baker,
Featuring: Paul Duddridge
Do any of us really know what race is? Writer and entertainment coach
Paul Duddridge examines the key role “race” plays in all our
lives. With the help of leading scientists, philosophers, authors, and
sociologists he explores the subject whilst attempting to organize a “mini
race olympics” in LA. Along the way he desperately seeks out competitors,
attempts to solve the Middle East crisis, buys hundreds of twinkies, and
tries to figure out which teams (races) will actually compete. There is
a serious point to this seemingly irreverent approach: if we can't easily
define race, why can it sometimes seem so easy to define racism?
ART OF KARAOKE
2008, HD, 8 min.
Will Hartman • Prods: Jonathan Carpio, Robert Rodriguez, Kevin Diamond
Featuring: Art Himmel, Esther Himmel, Justin Vargas
Himmel discovered he could sing like Sinatra in the twilight of his life.
Now this WWII veteran and Cancer patient sings karaoke three nights each
week at little clubs in Los Angeles. He does it for fun; he does it for
health. In our increasingly youth-obsessed world, Art is living, singing
proof that you're never too old to be as young as you feel.
THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
2009, HDV, 90 min.
(DWF 2009 - AUDIENCE AWARD)
Featuring: Paul Watson, Alex Cornelissen
on an extraordinary journey with 46 volunteers determined to stop an illegal
whaling fleet in the Antarctic Ocean. With a combination of brilliant
& bizarre strategies and against all odds, the crew members of The
Farley Mowat and The Robert Hunter turn this uniquely beautiful and dangerous
corner of the world into a battleground. Beyond the action & adventure,
the risks they take raise larger questions of ends & mean, injustice
& indifference and life & death.
THE WHITE LINES
USA, Documentary, 2004, Digital, 90 min. (Southwest
Premiere, DWF 2004 - AUDIENCE AWARD)
Dir: Lynn d’Angona • Prods: Lois Ann Porter, Kim Turrisi •
Featured: UCLA Women’s Softball Team of 2000
captivating portrait of tenacity and sacrifice in women’s athletics.
This documentary chronicles the UCLA Women’s Softball Team on their
journey to the College World Series as defending National Champions. Using
intense game footage, interviews and a great soundtrack – the viewer
gets a real sense of the game and competition, the fans, coaches, players
and their families. Through the journey of this fierce group of competitors,
they realize it’s not just about winning or losing, it’s about
the pride in wearing the uniform. Experience the family of the team, their
thrills and disappointments, and friendships that last far beyond their
years playing “Between the White Lines.”
USA, Documentary, 2002, Digital, 15 min. (DWF 2003)
Writer/Prod/Dir: Liliane Matta
A filmmaker’s personal account of growing up during the 1975-1990
War in Beirut - Lebanon. It is a revelation about some unforgettable visual
and auditory memories and the constant struggle to survive. This film
is both a dedication to her parents, who struggled so hard to help their
children survive and a tribute to Beirut, her hometown, which became a
city torn by war and destruction.