Features & Docs A-Z


Directed By Spencer Wilkinson | 67 minutes
Two artists form an unlikely partnership to paint their most ambitious mural to date in Oakland’s downtown, ground zero for gentrification. The mural is dedicated to the diverse cultural artists who are threatened by displacement to justify “progress”. As the mural dries, a luxury condo building is approved by the City Council even though it… View Article


Saturday, June 12, 6:45 pm, Celebration Cinema


Directed By Kevin Derek | 89 minutes
Pat Morita, the Oscar-nominated actor best known for his role of Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid series, left behind a painfully revealing autobiographical record of his life. He contracted polio at a young age and was told he would never walk. His determination carried him through to the bright lights of Hollywood where he… View Article


Friday, June 11, 6:30 pm, Celebration Cinema


Directed By Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed | 85 min
This incredible documentary deserves to be seen on the BIG SCREEN! Oscar Winner for Best Documentary, MY OCTOPUS TEACHER will amaze you with its unique, almost other-worldly story of one man’s relationship with an octopus in a South African kelp forest. You will gasp, gape, smile and cry at the uncanny human traits of intelligence,… View Article


Sunday, June 13, 7:30 pm, Celebration Cinema

Shorts B

LOVE, DEATH AND TOMATOES Directed by Tuğba Erdem 10 min. A dying man and his wife decide to commit suicide together while eating at a diner. NO MONSTERS ALLOWED Directed by David Burgis 3 min. A young girl is terrified by the horror movie being watched by her older brother. She can’t fall asleep because… View Article


Saturday, June 12, 3:00 pm, Celebration Cinema
Sunday, June 13, 7:15 pm, Celebration Cinema

Shorts C

AGE OF BRYCE Directed by David Feagan, Brian Elliott 10 min. Smothered by an adoring, over-protective mom, 12-year-old Bryce is pushed to the brink of pubescent revolution. It’s time to ripen, bloom, break the shackles of parental paranoia. It’s the Age of Bryce. Sometimes a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. ANNA Directed… View Article


Saturday, June 12, 8:40 pm, Celebration Cinema

Shorts A

HUNG UP Directed by Damon O’Steen 13 min. The indomitable cowgirl, Patty “Duke”, doesn’t let broken bones prevent her from doing what she lives for and loves – riding bulls. ICONS Directed by Ronnie Cramer 5 min. Five-hundred years of world art in 5 minutes. Made up of 2500 individual drawings by nylon tip pen,… View Article


Friday, June 11, 8:30 pm, Celebration Cinema
Sunday, June 13, 5:00 pm, Celebration Cinema


Directed By Ross Taylor | 54 minutes
This documentary examines the intense last moments shared between people and their pets. Nationally, tens of thousands of pet owners go through this heartbreaking experience each year. Yet an emerging trend is at-home pet euthanasia performed by a professional. THE HARDEST DAY shows the love and the bond between pets and their owners as well… View Article


Saturday, June 12, 5:15 pm, Celebration Cinema


Directed By Phillip Harder | 101 minutes
1972. Vietnam War protests and racial tension is sizzling the late summer hear of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Billy, a recent college graduate, spends the summer working on the lush grounds of an antiquated mental institution. His psychiatrist father runs it. Virginia, a patient, becomes the object of his affection and love without knowing if she is… View Article


Sunday, June 13, 2:30 pm, Celebration Cinema