Seed&Spark is thrilled to announce its inaugural #FairTradeFilmmaking festival, WestFest: three evenings of Seed&Spark films, filmmakers, and film curators!
Taking the S&S concept of film collections, called “Conversations,” offline and into real life conversations, we’ll be hosting 3 nights of carefully selected movies from our Cinema and talks with our expert guest curators. And just like in our streaming Cinema, you can take comfort in knowing that our filmmakers will take home their fair share of the ticket sales.
For the price of a latte, you’ll get movies + conversation + beer + wine. And of course that warm and fuzzy feeling of directly supporting your film community.
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Tuesday, October 1st @ 7:30PM - OPENING NIGHT
Films from blogger/programmer Christine Davila’s forthcoming multi-culti Conversation, MAS AMERICAN
THE CRUMBLES (Akira Boch, 73 min). An indie rock slice-of-life tragicomedy about Darla and Elisa, two young women struggling to catapult their talented but directionless garage band to stardom. FILMMAKER IN PERSON!
Preceded by GABI (Zoe Salicrup Junco, 20 min). Gabi Padilla thrives in a life full of pleasure and independence. But after her mother’s unexpected death, she is forced to return to her mother’s rural hometown - a place where Gabi’s sensual flair is not welcome.
Wednesday, October 2 @ 7:30PM - CENTERPIECE
Films from Seed&Spark Founder/CEO Emily Best’s Conversation, UNCONVENTIONAL WOMEN
I SEND YOU THIS PLACE (Andrea Sisson & Pete Ohs, 68 min). Part memoir, part travelogue, part philosophical rumination, I SEND YOU THIS PLACE is an exploration of mental illness and operates as such - embracing obsession and delusion as it focuses on a sister’s struggle to understand her brother’s schizophrenia. FILMMAKERS IN PERSON!
Preceded by CAFE REGULAR, CAIRO (Ritesh Batra, 11 min). A young couple find themselves speaking about things they have never spoken about before as they try to find their own place in a changing world.
Thursday, October 3 @ 7:30PM - CLOSING NIGHT
Films from Twitch Film’s East Coast Editor Ben Umstead’s upcoming Conversation on the immediacy of distance, SHARED SPACES
THE SOUND OF SMALL THINGS (Peter McLarnan, 75 min). Sam, a hobby musician and copywriter, and Cara, a survivor of a mysterious accident resulting in a loss of hearing, are navigating a fragile young marriage. A series of secrets and interlopers begin to blur the borders of truthful communication between them, upsetting the delicate balance.
Preceded by TRUE COLOURS (Barney Elliott, 10 min). Neil picks up his wife Sharon on the way to the supermarket. She can see he has a fat lip, and she’s not buying his story. Inside, Neil’s threshold is tested and Sharon finds him in yet another impossible situation - this time changing their family unit forever.