Tuesday, 23 March 2022
Location: BFI Stephen Street
21 Stephen Street
London W1T 1LN
This screening session features 6 films.
All films are english spoken and/or english subtitled.
Free entry. Tickets will become available in February 2022.
BY SARAH SEENÉ
Lumen (meaning light in Latin) is a sensorial film shot in Super 8 that paints a portrait of an adolescent with albinism. The hypersensitivity that this genetic condition engenders and the lack of pigmentation in her skin and eyes lend her an extraordinary aura. This film echoes a series of photographs entitled Fovea, which takes as its subject visually impaired young people. Running time: 00:01:41
MARRIED PEOPLE (UNITED KINGDOM)
BY TYRO HEATH
Made during the Covid-19 lockdown, the director paints a portrait of her parents and their long marriage. Running time: 00:01:29
GRANDMA KITTY'S PING PONG (UNITED STATES)
BY SAGE BENNETT
A grandmother's lifelong dreams of playing ping pong with the best of the best are realized. Running time: 00:02:49
BY JANNIS ALEXANDER KIEFER
Words. Rooms. Family. History. (No) Connections. Ringing Bell. Running time: 00:05:00
HYDRO K (UNITED KINGDOM)
BY ALEX SIMPSON, PHILLIP SUDDICK
Kelsey is a dancer from London. Growing up he battled with a life threatening illness, and won, shaping his outlook and redefining his path towards teaching. He talks about how this has fed into his philosophy on life, and influenced his approach to movement. Kelsey’s story is testament to finding inner strength by using dance to channel positivity and resilience. Running time: 00:04:09
THE STATE OF TEXAS VS. MELISSA (FRANCE)
BY SABRINA VAN TASSEL
Explores the life journey of Melissa Lucio, the first Hispanic woman to be sentenced to death in the state of Texas. After awaiting her fate for years, she now faces her last appeal. No one had ever seen Melissa be violent towards her children, yet she was blamed for the daily abuse and subsequent death of her two year-old daughter, who died from blunt head trauma. Set in the heart of the Latino community of South Texas, the film takes a look at Melissa’s broken childhood, her adult life plagued by poverty and prejudice, and the miscarriage of justice Melissa faced. The portrait of a woman’s fight against an entire system. Running time: 01:38:18