Documentary Program 2017

VTFF2017 Documentary Program
2:50 PM | 80 minutes | Rating: NR

Radiofrequency Ablation
Radiofrequency Ablation (5:59, USA) Directed by John Akre (website)
The story of my heart operation.

Richard Twice
Richard Twice (10:00, USA) Directed by Matthew Salton (website)
Richard Atkins, the singer and songwriter of the early 70’s California psychedelic folk duo ‘Richard Twice’, was on his way to stardom and a huge success with his first debut album when he mysteriously walked away from it all.

Jordy in Transitland
Jordy in Transitland (6:00, Netherlands) Directed by Willem Timmers (website)
Jordy is on the brink of her physical transition. Especially now, wandering in the realm between man and woman, she feels that the dichotomy is more poignant than ever. Must she conform herself to fit in? And what is the price for doing so? A modern, raw fairytale as a poetic protest against today’s parochialism.

Back to Abstraction
Back To Abstraction (9:58, USA) Directed by Matthew Quezada (website)
Stacy Elaine Dacheux’s autobiographical narrative unpacks the artist’s own associations with the concept of abstraction, not just in relation to art history, but life itself.

Sweet Pie
Sweet Pie (9:04, USA) Directed by Pierce Cravens
Sweet Pie, also known as Paul Winer, revives his career as the baron of bare-assed boogie-woogie and blues at the Public Theater in NYC.

Semiotics of Sab
Semiotics of Sab (5:35, USA) Directed by Tina Takemoto (website)
An oblique portrait of gay Japanese American actor Sab Shimono, whose work on stage and screen spans more than five decades. The grammatology of his career attests to conflicting lexicons of race, representation, and selfhood.

Please Come Again
Please Come Again (9:34, Japan/USA) Directed by Alisa Yang (website)
The film narrates the collective and personal memory of three generations of Asian women though the lens of Japanese love hotels.

Small Talk
Small Talk (6:30, USA) Directed by Hilary Campbell (website)
A young woman returns to her childhood neighborhood to document their daily activities but find the outdoor bustle less active during the winter season.

Emerald Ice
Emerald Ice (15:59, USA) Directed by Jesseca Ynez Simmons (website)
Emerald Ice is a cinematic journey exploring the mind of the American poet Diane Wakoski. Narrated by the poet herself, the audience assumes the side of the reader as facts of the author’s life weave through enigmatic, fantastical and fractured stories.