*Director Nina Davenport Attending*
Filmmaker Nina Davenport redefines both ‘family’ and ‘documentarian’ in this self-portrait of a single 40-year- old who decides to have a baby. Davenport turns the camera on herself, inviting the audience into all aspects of this process: from the earliest deliberations between friends and family to well-past the birth of her baby. First Comes Love is a touching and moving documentary, and a credit to Davenport who is both an affecting director and a compelling character.
With tenacious empathy for his characters, Swiss filmmaker Frank Matter (In the Garden of Sounds) returns with a new documentary following four stubborn, noble and unconquerable elderly individuals through their everyday lives. Observing how they manage
the frustrations of gradually losing autonomy, Matter explores their increasing dependence on outside help, their insistence on living at home, and how their nurses reconcile their compassion with the professional, economic and bureaucratic demands of their
Post-Show Fruit Party featuring Dulci Berry Miracle Fruit!
*Director Tommy Haines & Executive Producer Tom Haines Attending*
From the Minnesota-based filmmaking team that brought us the 2008 Festival hit Pond Hockey. 500 years have passed since the conquistadors sailed, but the fever for gold persists. Gold Fever witnesses the arrival of the global economy to formerly remote San Miguel Ixtahuacán where a new mine has turned the town on its head. Caught in the crosshairs of a worldwide frenzy for gold, three people defend their ancestral lands in the face of long odds, and grave consequences.