Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066

Filmmaker: Jon Osaki, See Filmmaker Interview Now!
2018, U.S.A., TRT: 65 mins
Language: English, Subtitles: No
Trailer: vimeo.com/358876772, Website: 5blocksproject.com, Socials – @urbanstreetfilms
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Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 examines the false information and political influences that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, while also drawing parallels with the current climate of fear, targeting of immigrant and religious communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.

Synopsis
Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 is a documentary feature film about the false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans.

Alternative Facts sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order 9066 which authorized the mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans. The film will expose the lies used to justify the decision and the cover-up that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Alternative Facts will also examine the parallels to the current climate of fear, attitudes towards immigrant communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government

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5 Blocks

Filmmaker: Dan Goldes + Robert Cortlandt, 2019, U.S.A., TRT: 50 mins
Language: English, Subtitles: No
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A San Francisco neighborhood undergoes its most dramatic change in 50 years.

“5 Blocks is about the complex process of revitalizing a neighborhood, a process in which one must ask, ‘Who has the right to be here?’ People may think of city planning as an organized, linear process, but the way cities really change is through hundreds of small decisions made every day by all kinds of people. It’s a messy, non-linear, far from black-and-white process. And it requires that we all examine what kind of city—or neighborhood—we’re creating.”

—Dan Goldes, Director

Synopsis:
San Francisco’s Market Street was once the grandest boulevard in America. Though located just minutes from City Hall, the area fell into decline and became home to some of the city’s most marginalized populations. Today, tech companies and those they employ confront the realities of existing in one of the City’s poorest neighborhoods. Five Blocks explores income disparity, changing demographics, and the nature of place.

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That’s My Jazz

Filmmaker Ben Proudfoot, 2018, 14 min, U.S.A.
Social Media Handle: @breakwaterstudios, breakwaterstudios.com

WEBBY AWARD WINNER!

Milt Abel II, a world renowned pastry chef, reflects on his relationship with his deceased father Milton Abel Sr., famed Kansas City Jazz musician.

Milt Abel II, the son of Kansas City jazz legend, Milt Abel Sr., longed to follow in the fortuitous footsteps of his father, but on a different stage. From a young age he found his passion in the culinary arts, working his way from being a dishwasher in diners to the head pastry chef at Thomas Keller’s prestigious restaurant, The French Laundry, and sous pastry chef at the two-Michelin-star Noma. But while Milt II was rising to the top in his career, his father’s was slowly coming to an end. “That’s My Jazz” follows Milt II at the peak of his career yet facing the realization of his own limitations. Finding himself at a critical crossroad of life, Milt II pushes the button to turn back time, reflecting on the rise of his star and its intersection with the sunset of his father’s.

Strange Tenants: Ska’d for Life

Filmmaker: Fiona Cochrane
2019, 53 mins., Australia

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Film Website: www.f-reel.com/Strange-Tenants.html

Strange Tenants were the “Godfathers of Australian Ska”, emerging in the 1980s in the wake of UK two-tone ska bands like The Specials but producing original political ska songs unlike most other Australian ska bands. 36 years later they’re still around and still political.

The Poster Boys

Filmmakers: Joshua Lamme Hilliard, Bob Simmons
72 mins. U.S.A.

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Two young artists help develop a visual language that became an integral part of Austin’s music scene and underground culture, beginning in the 1960s and 70s.

Armed only with pen and ink, a few artists found a need and filled it, and along the way, changed a sleepy Texas town into a vibrant international city. The Poster Boys is the story of a few artists who pooled their talents to visually inform a cultural revolution in Austin, Texas. Beginning in the proto-psychedelic late 60’s through to the cosmic cowboy 70s, they created thousands of images to promote the music and defined the city along the way. In so doing, they set a scene that went on to define an internationally recognized artist-centered city. This feature doc is a tale about a special time and a place that will not be seen again, but begs to be examined and celebrated. The film drops a formal film score and instead is set against the music of the era, including Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, Shiva’s Headband, Mance Lipscomb, and other other psychedelic, blues and country tracks of its day.

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