Documentary Shorts Program
LoliGirls: The Story Behind the Frills and Bows - Dir: Chris Joslin
LoliGirls is a short documentary that lifts the veil of the underground Lolita fashion movement and subculture as it presently exists in the United States. The film examines the lives of three American girls who are hopelessly enamored with this whimsical fashion.
Out Here in the Fields: The Field on Beach Lane – Dir: Alec Hirschfield
A working farm located within walking distance of a prime Atlantic Ocean beach; this land was nearly sold for development. The Peconic Land Trust facilitated an arrangement between the Town of East Hampton, farmer Andy Babinski, and a group of neighboring landowners, to conserve this farm through a purchase of development rights. Still Here – Dir: Alex Camilleri - New York City native Randy Baron has been infected with HIV for 30 years, making him an inadvertent witness to the AIDS epidemic. Today, he has given his life new meaning by working to help to prevent the spread of the disease that devastated his life and the lives of his friends.
Take My Hair - Dir: Cat Del Buono
On four interchanging screens, this short documentary tells the story of hair donation to a chemotherapy patient. However, plans are halted when the wigmaker himself falls ill.
The Day I Thought I Died – Dir: David McCallum
A minute personal narrative about the possible meaning of ones own death. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful song 18 by Moby, and using a combination of home-movie footage and dramatic re-creation,the short film explores the greater meaning of our lives, and the impact that the loss of that life has on both ourselves and those around.