May 28 | Stories from San Diego Filmmakers
May 29, 2020
Even though our community shows signs of re-opening, we’re continuing to offer you exceptional content to binge-watch from your home. This week, we have a lineup of films that highlight San Diego storytellers.
Scramble the Seawolves: San Diego filmmaker Jeff Arballo brings us the story of the Navy’s first and only Attack Helicopter Gunship squadron in this Telly award-winning film. Established in 1967, the Seawolves used war-torn hand-me-down Huey’s and became the most decorated squadron in the Vietnam war and naval aviation history. Official GIFFSD 2019 Selection.
Polka.: Filmed in San Diego, this short film follows the story of Kenny, who, near his campsite under a bridge, makes a discovery that changes his lonely existence. Determined to build a new home where he can live in peace with his new prize, Kenny faces numerous challenges that allow him to appreciate the simplicity and beauty of his new treasure. Official GIFFSD 2019 Selection.
American Umpire: From San Diego director and producer James Shelley and writer/producer Elizabeth Cobbs, this thought-provoking documentary film investigates U.S. foreign policy over the past 150 years. Through a series of outstanding interviews with prominent policy makers, scholars, military leaders, and journalists, it asks whether it’s time to rethink our current policies, scale down military spending, and bring our allies back into the game as fellow umpires.