BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY - EVENT FULL!
Superfest Showcase 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018
2:00 to 4:00 pm

BERKELEY
PUBLIC LIBRARY
Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch

1901 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

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FILM LINEUP

Shot from above, Chief, an adorable white service dog sits in the center of a group of people

CHIEF

Directed by Amir Jaffer
United States, 2016, Documentary 

This reverent ode to the service dog tells the story of German immigrant Sonja Ohldag, who is diagnosed with a seizure disorder after moving to the U.S. in 1999. Unable to afford a service animal from an organization, Sonja trains her dog herself and takes a chance on Chief, who is not your average service dog.

 

The Cotton family, 3 daughters, mom and dad, sit on their couch and signs their name

ON BEAT

Directed by Cheng Zhang, Reid Davenport
United States, 2015, Documentary Short

This documentary short follows the lives of a deaf couple with hearing children and the unexpected outlet that brings their family closer together.

 

 

 

In profile, a man with a shaved head, wearing a shiny superhero costume, kisses the back of a large lizzard

THE BARBER OF AUGUSTA

Directed by Michèle Hozer
Canada, 2016, Documentary Short
Liane Yasumoto’s Jury’s Choice Award

Toronto native Matthew Genser goes to great lengths to find his unexpected superpower: cutting hair. Like all superheroes, he has a dark side; but in his costume, he’s invincible. Put on your cape and get lined up!

 

A contingent of people both in walking and in wheelchairs march in a political demonstration

RHIZOPHORA

Directed by Julia Metzger-Traber, Davide De Lillis
Germany, 2015, Documentary Short

Forty years after the Vietnam War, the toxic remnants of Agent Orange have not faded. In this dreamlike meditation on the impact of war and the resilience of humanity, "Rhizophora" follows 11 disabled Vietnamese youth on a whimsical, poignant and whirling journey through a day in their lives.

 

AWAKE

Directed by: Michael Achtman
England, 2015, Comedy Short

Anna, a woman living with Multiple Sclerosis is visited by Doreen, a door-to-door proselytizer who makes herself at home and stays the day, slowly defrosting her non-welcome. Together they walk in the park, bake a chocolate cake, and watch an Ingmar Bergman film.