2018 Films: V
V-Card: The Film (USA, 1 hour 21 min)
Directed by: Jamaal Green
Dillon, a 23 year old virgin (not for lack of trying), sets out on a comedic journey to discover what virginity means in our society.
Virginity and Beyond (USA | 2017, 4 min)
Directed by: Yuhao Chang
Virginity and Beyond is a video installation that interprets people’s first-time experiences. The soundtrack is recorded tap dancing and the visuals are abstractions created by mixing liquids, such as milk, oil, soap water, glow sticks and more, presented as wall projections. The installation tries to recreate and reawaken in people their highly-charged/engaged and intense moments of first-time experiences.
Vitch (USA, 1 hour 18 min)
Directed by: Sigal Bujman
Filming starts in Australia where a daughter tells the story of the controversial choices that her father, a Jewish artist from Poland, made in order to survive the Holocaust. Eddie Vitch (née Ignace Levkovitch) was a talented caricature and mime artist. His iconic drawings of the silver screen’s biggest stars covered the walls of the Brown Derby in Los Angeles - a famous backdrop to Hollywood and the stuff of celebrity lore. In the 1930’s US immigration deported him back to Europe where his mime act became a huge success. When Germany invaded France in 1940, he was performing in Paris. The Nazi officers who saw him on stage sent him to perform in Germany by orders of the Propaganda department. Throughout the war he performed in front of the Nazi elite and the Gestapo in Germany’s most prestigious theaters. His documents identified him as “Levkovitch,” a recognizably Jewish name. In other words, he was hiding in plain sight, or maybe the Nazis were protecting him? As Vitch’s mysterious life is revealed, it becomes clear that what happened decades ago still affects his family today.
Voice (Koe) (Japan | 2017, 10 min)
Directed by: Takeshi Kushida
A short film about opening your ears.
Vows (USA | 2017, 5 min)
Directed by: Mark McKinsey
Vows is the story of a man on one of the biggest days of his life - he is incredibly excited, but is suddenly reminded of a deep sadness that plagues this very happy day with the person he loves most.