NEW SHORTS: Docs: Night of the Living Docs: Interiors
18:30 Fri 15 Jan 2016
Fill your boots with the legendary LSFF double whammy of short documentary. In the first part, we cast our gaze inwards to explore the interiority of the mind. Memory, illness and subjective experience all play a role in this selection of introspective and personal expressions of the human condition.
Film running order:
THE THIRD DAD Theresa Moerman 10 mins
ARLENE Farouq Suleiman 8 mins
DEAR ARAUCARIA Matt Houghton 10 mins
LOVE ALWAYS Nicola Francis 2 mins
THE WOLF, THE SHIP AND THE LITTLE GREEN BAG Kathryn MacCorgarry Gray 15 mins
EXPRESSION OF THE SIGHTLESS Jessica Sarah Rinland 7 mins
NORMA’S COLOURS Florence Kennard 12 mins
ISABELLA Ross Hogg & Duncan Cowles 9 mins
BORN WRONG Robert Daglish 8 mins
Farouq Suleiman 8 mins (UK, 2015)Arlene Garrison collapsed with a brain tumour in London 2006. Following an operation to remove it, Arlene woke up to a very different world.
Robert Daglish 8 mins (UK, 2015)"Born Wrong" is an experimental film about my family coping and reacting to my brother going through a sex change. The film is a visual snap shot of the emotional turmoil one feels when making such a transition, as well as the emotions of those closest to them.
Matt Houghton 10 mins (UK, 2015)Better known by his pseudonym Araucaria, John Graham set the Guardian cryptic crossword for 55 years. In December 2012, crossword number 25,842 appeared in the paper with a series of clues that once solved, revealed a personal message from Araucaria to his puzzle-solving followers. A puzzle in itself, this short film unpicks crossword number 25,842 to journey into John’s world of clue-making.
Jessica Sarah Rinland 7 mins (UK, 2015)A blind man's inquisitive hands explore a sculpture.
Ross Hogg & Duncan Cowles 9 mins (UK, 2015)At the age of ninety-two, Isabella struggles to remember… As she becomes ever fragile and her short-term memory begins to falter, we are taken on an immersive journey which explores, questions and brings her past to life. How much of your life do you need to remember to remain yourself?
Nicola Francis 2 mins (UK, 2015)The relationship between a father and daughter overcoming illness and depression to regain balance in their lives. This is a retrospective look at the obstacles families like my own face learning to live with Parkinson’s Disease and everything that comes with it.
Florence Kennard 12 mins (UK, 2015)A daughter's reflection on the life of her mother becomes an immersive and surreal exploration of her mother's extraordinary collection of belongings.
Theresa Moerman 10 mins (UK, 2015)Ten years after breaking all ties with her father, and seven years after his death, a daughter sets out not only to find his grave, but also redemption. Poetically merging archive material, new footage and an immersive soundscape, THE THIRD DAD is a personal journey that interweaves memory, self-discovery and a desperate attempt at reconciliation.
Kathryn MacCorgarry Gray 15 mins (UK, 2015)A documentary joining three ladies, Karin, Peggy and Anne, who after meeting ten years ago in a physiotherapy class became close friends, meeting every week for tea and conversation. As they reflect on their lives, and particularly their adolescent years, they decide on particular moments that resonate as being significant to them and made them the people they are today.
Tara Wood 4 mins (UK, 2015)They say that neurotic behavior is typically within socially acceptable limits, so how do you solve the puzzles in your head while being ''normal''? This film, using a rather abstract and nonlinear narrative form, explores borders, while also taking shape and characteristics of a scattered mind that is experiencing perhaps its first symptoms of the dissociative identity disorder.