Three screenings were added to the line up by popular request. The first was "Shakespeare High," a documentary following highly motivated students from very diverse backgrounds as they prepare for the 90th Annual Shakespeare Competition sponsored by the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC).
The second added was "Detropia." This gorgeous verité documentary follows a blogger, a club owner, an auto union rep, an operatic impresario, and a band of illegal salvage scrappers. The inevitable question is whether this storied metropolis has the courage, creativity and grit to reinvent itself in the face of new realities.
The third added was "Kyle Kinser: Made in Makanda." In an isolated Illinois forest, Kyle Kinser, one of the last master woodworkers, wanders in search of fallen trees out of which he makes beautifully conceived minimalist furniture pieces. This tactile film celebrates the humanistic pleasures to be found in one-of-a-kind goods in a world of mass production.
Stay informed on the happenings of the festival by visiting their blog and facebook page! We hope you get a chance to check out some of the films.
Until next time,
Lauren of Team Yala