2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Documentary Shorts 2


David Hockney IN THE NOW (in six minutes)

Director: Lucy Walker

The sexy story of the iconic British artist David Hockney, who is adamant about living life in the now.

Font Men

Director: Dress Code

You've never heard of Jonathan Hoefler or Tobias Frere-Jones but you've seen their work. Together they run the most successful and well respected type design studio in the world, making fonts used by the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States. Font Men, gives a peek behind the curtain into the world of Jonathan and Tobias. Tracking the history of their personal trajectories, sharing the forces that brought them together and giving an exclusive look at the successful empire they've built together.

Eleanor Ambos Interiors

Director: Andrew Michael Ellis

A close-up look at the whimsical life of 86-year-old interior designer Eleanor Ambos. Since her arrival to the U.S. at age 20, Eleanor's strong will and keen eye have transformed her design business into a multi-million dollar empire. Yet at home, this eccentric tycoon's lifestyle is astonishingly simple. Furnishing the homes of diplomats, remodeling dilapidated properties, and maintaining her own warehouses full of antique furniture, she gives little thought to retirement. But as Eleanor loses her eyesight to macular degeneration, she is forced to reckon with a crumbling structure that even she can't restore.

Phoebe's Birthday Cheeseburger

Director: Will Lennon

Phoebe turned 10 in 2013 and she celebrated by eating a cheeseburger.

The Home Team

Director: Joshua Seftel

"The Home Team" follows the biggest night of the year in tight-knit, all-American Murray, Kentucky – it's the last home game of the season for the Murray State Racers. Murray is a town so small its entire population fits into its basketball stadium, fans bake cakes for the players’ birthdays and the head coach is engaged to the town’s middle school teacher. In a state where college basketball is religion and the Racers are the underdog, how do they keep winning? On the biggest night of the year, the team’s NBA-bound star player does something surprising that reveals the secret of Murray’s success. *This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

The Pioneertown Palace

Director: Andrew McAllister

10 years ago, Robyn Celia and Linda Krantz moved from NYC to the nearly deserted Pioneertown, CA in hopes of reviving Pappy and Harriet's, one of the last remaining original honky tonks in the country. Today, the venue has become a major destination deep in the Mojave Desert and has attracted artists and musicians from all over the world - ranging from Victoria Williams to Robert Plant to Vampire Weekend.

Notes on Blindness

Director: Peter Middleton, James Spinney, James Spinney

In 1983 writer and theologian John Hull went blind. He began keeping an audio diary to make sense of his loss. With exclusive access to these original audio recordings, "Notes on Blindness" is a cinematic documentary encompassing dreams, memory and imaginative life, excavating the interior world of blindness.

Director: Various


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