The Henry Miller Library screening features You. Me. We. and asks two questions: What tears us apart? What brings us together? There will be a total of six short films shown including: “Mare Nostrum,” “What Tears Us Apart,” “Artalde,” “White Face,” “Light Sight,” and “The Sugaring Off.” (Also check out the screening on 3/24 at the Henry Miller Lab in Carmel).
This year, the festival features 22 short films from 12 different countries around the world, divided into four different thought-provoking programs. Each of the programs has been curated to stir the viewer’s conscious and hopefully inspire action around a wide range of issues. “Each film tells it’s own small story and together each of our programs tells a larger story,” says festival director, Michael Harrington.
In addition to showing thought-provoking short movies, Wandering Reel’s mission is to engage its audiences in ways that many other film festivals cannot do. A community-centric format is designed to maximize audience participation and cultivate community building. “By exposing communities with films that are compassionate in their approach and passionate in their purpose, we hope to inspire conversation and collaboration between individuals and communities through the common experience of cinema,” remarks Mike. The screening is followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, filmmaker, and former Big Sur resident, Michael Harrington.
Tickets are free. A $10 suggested donation is encouraged.