doxita is a traveling festival of documentary films that are under 40 minutes in length. The program, comprised of approximately two hours of film, represents a wide variety of documentary – domestic and foreign, super-short and longer format, serious and funny. It is designed to profile the great content and artistic vision that non-fiction short films provide, but that people don’t often get a chance to see.
"The Hours of Our Lives "
The 1st annual doxita features the following films:
Vángelo Monzón (Argentina/Sweden, Andréas Lennartsson, 8 min.) - A visit with Vángelo Monzón who's been making bricks in Argentina since he was a boy.
Cross your Eyes, Keep them Wide (USA, Ben Wu, 23 min.) - An invitation into the San Francisco "Creativity Explored," a work space for artists with development disablilities.
The Guarantee (USA, Jesse Epstein, 10 min.) - Through animated drawings, a man tells how he considered plastic surgery for his ballet career.
El Cerco (Spain, Ricardo Iscar/Nacho Martin, 16 min. ) - A breathtaking look at tuna fishing in the Mediterranean sea where the fight is a ritual of blood and death.
Martin Thomas (UK/Wales, Dylan Wyn Thomas, 31 min. ) - The sometimes painful yet ultimately joyous journey of one man's quest to stop his stammer.
Shit and Chicks (The Netherlands, Kees van der Geest, 10 min. ) - A portrait of a traditional method of feeding chickens in Ghana, done with gentle restraint.
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If you are an art/film/music venue, please consider screening the doxita program. If you are a generous soul, please consider funding the doxita cause. In either instance, you can reach us via email at email@example.com
February 7: Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC
February 15: Space Gallery, Portland, ME
February 22: Webster University, St. Louis, MO
March 8-9: Pickford Cinema, Bellingham, WA
April 23 : Michael Rabinger Center for Documentary, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
May 4-5: Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
May 12: IFC Center, New York, NY
June 9-10: Harris Theater , Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 18 : Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA
Sept 26-7 : Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
Sept 27-8 : Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR
Oct 2-4 : NC State, Raleigh, NC
Oct 29 : Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Dec 6-7 : Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY
Season 2: All in a Day's Work
Season 3: Life is a Progress
Season 4:: Inside/Outside