Q&A with Send Me Home filmmaker Fiz Olajide and subject Rickey Jackson at the 7:30pm program on Oct. 10
Q&A with James Shallot(Last Whispers) and Ghost Fleet director Lucas Gath and editor-stitcher Simon Toro at the 5pm program on Oct. 12
Metro Viente Dir. Maria Belen Poncio, Argentina, 2018, 19m Juana uses a social app to arrange a date with Felipe, without mentioning the fact that she uses a wheelchair. Together they will navigate a typically awkward first date and along the way help each other discover something about themselves in Poncio’s elegant 360-degree experience.
World Premiere Eyelydian Dir. Ryan Schmal Murray, USA, 2019, 3m This evocative, wholly original 360-degree experience begins by presenting the audience with abstract images, colors, and sounds meant to replicate sunlight against closed eyelids before evolving into a meditative, dreamlike state.
Ghost Fleet Dir. Lucas Gath and Shannon Service, USA, 2019, 8m Modern-day slavery is explored through the eyes of Tun Lin, who at the age of 14 was kidnapped and forced into labor aboard a fishing vessel before escaping. In this VR experience, his gripping story opens a window onto a dark world where countless men and women still suffer at sea.
Send Me Home Dir. Lonelyleap, USA, 2018, 13m Rickey Jackson spent 40 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and was only released after a key witness recanted testimony. Now, Jackson has thrown himself into making the most of his life, asking the rest of us to reflect on our own lives as well, in this deeply personal, 360-degree film about time lost and time regained.