3 films available online for 24 hours on February 20 starting at midnight
Getting That Note Out – Francesca Soans (Waterloo, Iowa) - An aging blues guitarist re-connects with her music, revealing the power and resilience of the creative spirit. Past collides with present in this intimate slow cinema documentary about blues guitarist Etheleen Wright as she re-connects with band members to perform at a local music festival. As she visits abandoned buildings and plucks remembered strings, Etheleen’s memories reveal a story of struggle, loss, and resilience. Getting That Note Out is a story about the power of creativity in all of us. 2021; 57 min.
Deerwoods Deathtrap – James Gannon (Broklyn, New York) While on a trip to Cape May New Jersey in 1971, Jack and Betty survived an accident that not many other humans have...they were hit by a train. Not only did they survive, but their 4-year-old son, infant daughter, and elderly Mother survived the crash as well. 50 years later, they return to the scene of the accident to recount their conflicting memories. 2021; 9 min.
Polavision, An Instant Failure – Álex López (Ferrol, Spain) - The instant-processing Super-8 Polavision was one of the most important technological achievements of the 20th century. This documentary describes the process, with interviews with those responsible for its development, with sequences shot on this additive colour cinema system for the first time in the 21st century. In Spanish, subtitled. 2021; 20 min.