Down to Earth – 2023

Tuesday, April 11, 1:00 PM

The Stream XII-II
Director: Hiroya Sakurai, Experimental, Japan, 5 min
In the artificial environment of the reed fields, wind and fire —elements of nature—follows the rules of the artificial.

The Dormant Language of Love
Directors: Jacob Koestler, Michael McDermit, Documentary, USA, 11 min
Every 17 years like clockwork, the skies of the northeastern USA are filled with millions of cicadas singing passionate songs of romantic longing.

Ice Merchants
Director: João Gonzalez, Animation, Portugal, 14 min
Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily.

This Is Not A Place For You
Director: Ceyda Aşar, Narrative, Turkey, 15 min
A young lady, living in a big city is searching for a flat that suits her needs. While they are searching for a flat, her distress rises and she begins to follow her instincts.

Directors: Joel Penner, Anna Sigrithur, Documentary, Canada, 19 min
A stunning visual exploration of matter in various states of microbial transformation begs fundamental questions about human cultures’ complicated relationships with other species.

A Field Guide to Coastal Fortifications
Director: Tijana Petrovic, Documentary, USA, 24 min
A Field Guide to Coastal Fortifications is an essay film charting the technological evolution of military bunkers built within the San Francisco Bay’s eroding coast.