Friday, October 26, 2018
Uptown Cinema 1
ADULT: $13 | YOUTH: $12 | GROUP: $11
As the old adage goes: "my mind's telling me no, but my body...is telling me yeah." Sometimes our minds and bodies are disconnected, and these films expertly explore the causes and effects of that — from a photographer creatively informing his friends of his AIDS diagnosis to a couple facing a choice between a risky surgery and living with a challenging disease. Life is full of choices, but sometimes the choice is not ours to make. *Tissues strongly advised*
Ben Joyner - 23, Dumaine Babcock - 21, Zack Hetlage - 22
A fine art photographer employs his craft to heal old wounds and ease his anxiety about sharing his HIV/AIDS diagnoses with his loved ones, creating an acclaimed portrait series in the process.
Rolf Klein - 24
This film explores the connections between mental health and homelessness, challenging common misrepresentations in the media. Using the medium of the spoken word, the film questions whether we can ever view issues such as these in an objective way.
Kama Sood - 20
Michelle is a mother and former full-time worker tasked with taking care of her elderly mother, Indira. Indira is suffering from the early stages of dementia, which has been progressively getting worse. Now faced with the prospect of having to put her in a home, Michelle struggles to evaluate her priorities.
Cecilie Elmholt Skou - 14
Albert lives in his own little universe; a universe where turtles can fly in parachutes and all of the world’s diseases can be cured. Albert and his best friend Theodor often plays on the rooftop of Albert’s apartment, it is the only place where time stands still and where everything is possible.
Jessie King - 21, Suzy Le Bel - 21
Reading isn’t natural and it is a struggle for each of us to master as children, but those with dyslexia must fight to read their entire lives. In the Dark is an up-close and personal film about performance, persistence, and a woman named Phyllis who says she can cure dyslexia is as little as five days.