Temescal Street Cinema 2010
JUNE 17 – 8PM
PELADA (REBEKAH FERGUSSON, LUKE BOUGHEN, GWENDOLYN OXENHAM AND RYAN WHITE)
Former U.S. college stars looking for a soccer fix travel the world to play in pickup games ranging from converted landfill tournaments in Africa to rooftop Japanese club games. A truly transcendent and inspirational documentary about cross-border commonalities and stark realities told through the magic of the beautiful game.
Ships Sea Bear (1:02) – by Susan Chen
Venus Transform (2:17) – by Geraldine Lozano
Opening music: Macabea – Brazilian Jazz Fusion
JUNE 24 – 8PM
ETIENNE! (JEFF MIZUSHIMA)
A young man in San Francisco learns that his hamster will soon die and decides to take the beloved pet on a last road trip. This quirky and deadpan comedy for the whole family mines several veins of unexpected poignancy as the two meet a rich cast of characters on their travels.
But Peter, He’s Your Son (0:58) – by Scott Vermeire
Opening Music: Sacred and Profane – A Chamber Chorus
JULY 1 – 8PM
P*STAR RISING (GABRIEL NOBLE)
A startlingly talented 9-year-old girl tries to make it in the rap world, urged on by a single father whose own career in the music business ran aground. As success begins to change their lives, tensions emerge and this entertaining documentary takes a turn into the difficult issues of family, fame and the end of childhood.
Excerpt from A Self-Made House (10:00) – by Lydia Greer
Opening Music: Girls Rock Camp Presents (a Girls Rock Band)
JULY 8 – 8PM
WILL POWER (A NIGHT OF SHORT FILMS)
From a TV show on romanticism that devolves into hilarious meditations on reality to a man who gives up everything to sail the world in his own boat, these diverse shorts track the limits of our ability to control our world.
The Chambered Nautilus (3:47) – by Vanessa Woods
Opening Music: Amber Gougis – Acoustic Blues/Soul
JULY 15 – 8PM
SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE BEARD CLUB (LAURA LUKITSCH)
(Press Hold) A documentary about all the ways culture and personality get expressed through facial hair. Eccentrically entertaining and surprisingly moving, The Beard Club will leave you thoughtfully stroking your beard (or lack thereof).
How to Build the Perfect Canvas (3:16) - by Stueart Pittman
Opening Music: The Mission Three - Old timey blues originals and classics
JULY 22 – 8PM
READY SET BAG! (JUSTINE JACOB, ALEX D. DE SILVA)
Every February competitive grocery baggers from across the country meet in Las Vegas to vie for the title of National Best Bagger. Ready, Set, Bag! explores the lives of eight state champions, following these delightfully fun, quintessentially American characters from local contests to their moment on the national stage.
Lost Pet (about 2:00) - by Doug Williams
Opening Music: Square Dancing with Pearson’s Pork Pies