2011 Films

The PRAXIS film festival was an exciting event, with fourteen films on the schedule! We screened films from both established independent filmmakers and student filmmakers alike. The 2011 schedule included the following films:

Edgar — A desire to work leads Edgar to a life of crime. Director: Fabian Busch. Germany. Screening: Saturday, Jan 29th, 8:00 p.m. (12 min)


 

Eighth Day, TheThis mockumentary shows what would happen if heaven were run like a business. Follow the archangels as they resume business-as-usual, once God’s seventh day of rest is up. Director: Shelby Treichler. UNC-Wilmington. Screening: Saturday, Jan 29th, 2:00 p.m. (18 min)

Firewall of SoundMP3 and file-sharing have changed the music business for better and worse. This documentary is part love-letter to music, part explanation of gray areas between art and industry. Director: Devin DiMattia. Wilmington, NC. Screening: Saturday, Jan 29th, 10:00 a.m. (63 min)

Food, Not BombsA group of loosely organized activists turn Friday night ‘garbage’ into a Sunday afternoon meal in order to raise awareness on issues of food politics. Directors: Andy Myers & Laura Murphy. UNC-Wilmington. Screening: Saturday, Jan 29th, 2:00 p.m. (7 min)

The Happy Poet — Bill, an out-of-work poet, puts his heart, soul, and last few dollars into starting an all-organic mostly-vegetarian food stand, but complications with the business jeopardize his dreams for a hot dog-free future. Writer/Director: Paul Gordon. Austin, TX. Screening: Saturday, Jan 29th, 8:15 p.m. (85 minutes)

Honeymooner — Left at the altar, Fran spends what would have been his honeymoon hanging out with his friends who are in less-than-committed relationships of their own. Director: Col Spector. United Kingdom. Screening: Friday, Jan 28th, 8:15 p.m. (74 min)

LatrinaliaThis documentary includes16mm film, super 8, 35mm still, and digital still as it reveals the human nature presented in modern-day U.S. graffiti, public art left on the walls of bathhouses in Pompeii, and pictures left in caves thousands of years ago. Director: Joselyn McDonald. UNC-Wilmington. Screening: Saturday, Jan 29th, 2:00 p.m. (11 min)

One Square Mile of Earth – Bill the Bunny, Gary the Frog, Lucy the Goat, Thad the Bear, Leon the Hippopotamus and Pedro the Squirrel take us on a tour of the bar scene. An animated film that is true to life! Director: Jeff Drew. Albuquerque, NM. Screening: Saturday, Jan 29th, 2:00 p.m. (12 min)

Plastic Bag — A self-aware plastic bag travels the world in search of its maker, a journey the bag believes will lead it to understanding of the meaning of life. Director: Rahmin Bahrani. Cinematographer: Michael Simmonds. New York/North Carolina. Screening: Saturday, Jan 29th, 2:00 p.m. (18 min)

Seeds of the Fall Eva and Rolf live the comfortable life of middle age, except Eva desires more passion that Rolf provides. Thanks to a freak accident that tears down a wall in their bedroom, the couple enters into a new phase of their relationship with each other and with their neighbors. Director: Patrik Eklund. Sweden. Screening: Friday, January 28, 8:00 p.m. (18 min)

 

SkeletonsA bumbling pair of exorcists help people by uncovering the skeletons in their literal or figurative closets. The case of a woman whose husband has disappeared and whose daughter is mute, moves each to examine his professional motives. Director: Nick Whitfield. United Kingdom. Screening: Saturday, January 29th, 4:30 p.m. (94 min)

Stanley Pickle – Though an adult, Stanley lives with his parents and follows the safe routine of a young boy. But chance brings about change that causes Stanley to desire a life outside the world he has created. Director: Victoria Mather. United Kingdom. Screening: Saturday, Jan 29th, 2:00 p.m. (11 min)


Supermen of Malegaon – A documentary that chronicles a filmmaker’s hilarious attempts to overcome a myriad of unseen challenges as he films a comedy based on the comic book hero, Superman. This documentary captures the sheer joy and excitement inherent in films and filmmaking. Director: Faiza Ahmad Khan. India. Screening: Saturday, January 29th, 11:30 a.m. (72 min)

Treading WaterTreading water is a short experimental animated documentary showing the perspective of different male surfers at different points in their lives. Director: Russ Roe. UNC-Wilmington. Screening: Saturday, Jan 29th, 2:00 p.m. (7 min)

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