Saturday, November 12th
Saturday Night Festival After Dark
Enjoy live music, complimentary light refreshments and a cash bar in Cornerstone Arts Center as early as 6:30pm, before your choice of two great film programs starting at 8pm.
choose your own saturday night adventure!
fabulous feature or stunning shorts:
Art & Pep
Directed by Kathryn Ferguson
With Sinéad O’Connor’s name, two images may come to mind: an androgynous, ultra-cool buzzed head in a black turtleneck, and a ripped-up photograph of Pope John Paul II. Director Kathryn Ferguson’s documentary Nothing Compares is an excellent primer on the captivating Irish singer’s brief moment of skyrocketing fame and politically-targeted plummet, which goes far further than just aesthetics or controversy to take a dedicated look at the origins of a fascinating, outspoken voice. Through poetic recreation, sharp-tongued archival interviews, and indelible moments of culture-making, Ferguson paints a fascinating portrait of a woman whose freedom was found through her own music.
Narrated by O’Connor, as well as her friends, colleagues, and admirers, the documentary cements O’Connor as a protest singer more than a pop star and reveals a persona that invites newer audiences to celebrate her activism alongside her one-of-a-kind voice. In an era where our relationship to celebrity, especially young women in the spotlight, is facing a reckoning, Nothing Compares mounts a compelling argument for the reassessment of yet another intense, intensely interesting musician demonized far beyond the scope of her actions.
Directed by Susan Béjar
When a man starts talking to himself in a busy subway car, Maria decides to answer back and bridge the distance.
Help Me Mary
Directed by Anne Tippe
Mary, a hospice nurse who has lost all sense of compassion, rediscovers her call to care in the most unlikely place: a dead possum.
Directed by Jesse Roesler
Emily Ford sets out with a borrowed Alaskan Husky sled dog to hike the entire 1200-mile Ice Age Trail in winter in subzero temperatures, the first woman and person of color to attempt this challenge.
Directed by Bea de Silva
Tula is the cleaning lady at a private school for girls. During her workday, she meets the headteacher’s fourteen-year-old daughter in the toilet. The girl is going to tell Tula her secret. Tula will have to decide whether to help her or not.
Directed by Destiny Macon
A timid engineer develops a wild and expressive split personality to help her speak up to the boy’s club at work.
After Dark Ticket