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GI Film Festival San Diego 2018

Selected Shorts and Local Films

Families in Service, Healing, Latinx, Marines, Student Film, Post 9/11, Local Film Showcase

Selected Shorts and Local Films

Museum of Photographic Arts
September 28, 2018 8:15 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Description

Many of the films in this collection feature San Diego area filmmakers, events, people, or places; all present stories for, by, and about America’s military and veterans. This block includes: “Hotflakes,” “Satellite Drop,” “The Dark Resurgence,” “Safe with Me,” “G.I. Jose,” “Lion in a Box,” “Popcorn & Chocolate,” and “Let It Go”.

Many of the filmmakers are scheduled to attend. 

In This Program


  1. Hotflakes

    Trevor Neuenswander / Made By or Starring Military Members or Veterans, Student Film, Local Film Showcase / USA / 2018 / narrative / 11 mins
    In 1976, Richard and Willie try to sell their last kilo of cocaine to a private buyer. When they can't read Willie's handwriting, they must blindly choose a house and hope it is the right one.

  2. Satellite Drop

    L. V. O'Connell / Made By or Starring Military Members or Veterans, Women Filmmaker, Local Film Showcase / USA / 2017 / narrative / 10 mins
    Satellite Drop is based on the true story of U.S. Marine Michael Johnston on his first tour of duty and the Sergeant responsible for training him at a remote Intelligence Post in Scotland. Things take an unexpected turn after the two learn they’ve been assigned Satellite Drop duty. Their task is to deliver a canister of intel to the Watch Officer before time runs out.

  3. The Dark Resurgence

    Michael McCumber / Marines, Made By or Starring Military Members or Veterans, Local Film Showcase / USA / 2018 / narrative / 12 mins
    In this "Star Wars" fan film, an old Sith Empire emerged from the shadows to seize control of the galaxy.

  4. Safe with Me

    Ryan Kelly / Adventure, Made By or Starring Military Members or Veterans, Local Film Showcase / USA / 2017 / narrative / 19 mins
    In the midst of an apocalyptic epidemic, a sheriff SWAT officer tries to save one more innocent life before time runs out.

  5. G.I. José

    Alejandro Marquez Vela / Latinx, Student Film, Post 9/11 / USA / 2017 / narrative / 11 mins
    A Mexican-American U.S. Army soldier comes back home and faces the dilemma of whether to defend his family, or the laws of the country he vowed to protect.

  6. Lion in a Box

    Melanie Brown / Healing, Military Sexual Trauma, Animation, Student Film, Women Filmmaker, Post 9/11, Women in Service / USA / 2017 / narrative / 4 mins
    "Lion in a Box" is an experimental film that elucidates the margins of sacrifice and combat.This first person documentary recounts one woman's military training, and the battles she endured to achieve her goals.

  7. Popcorn & Chocolate

    Cathrine Hatcher / Families in Service, Healing, Post 9/11 / USA / 2018 / narrative / 15 mins
    A tenacious middle school band student selling fundraisers helps a grief stricken military family recover from their loss.

  8. Let It Go

    Stephanie Heim / Healing, Marines, Women Filmmaker, Local Film Showcase, Women in Service / USA / 2018 / narrative / 4 mins
    A Marine deals with loss.


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Selected Shorts and Local Films

Museum of Photographic Arts
September 28, 2018 8:15 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets