Darkside Hosts Traveling Reel

Twenty-five short films on a journey to feature compassionate cinema – seems quite timely about now.

Topics range from gender and equality, to overcoming obstacles and remembering the little moments that make a life whole. The majority of films featured this year happen to be directed by women, a fact that according to festival director, Michael Harrington, was “not intentional but a wonderful surprise once the final films were chosen.” Films are selected on basis of telling a powerful story, then programmed with films that, together, are an integral part of a larger story.

This will be the fourth season for the Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival at The Darkside. Here’s the schedule:

Festival Schedule:
Friday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.
Program A: Gender Blender

Encounter stories of people who disrupt (or uphold) traditional gender roles and who represent the juxtaposition and sometimes every day interplay between toxic masculinity and the struggles of feminism in the modern world. 

Films: Game • The Beep Test • I Think I Have A Crush On You • The Gunfighter • Cheese • Vs • Counterfeit Kunkoo

Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Program B: Outsiders

Identity can put you in a box, and it can also set you free. Discover the hidden stories of being an outsider in a society stuck on its definition of “norms.”

Films: Death Metal Grandma • Libre • Born in the Maelstrom • Schoolyard Blues • Little Potato

Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m.
Program C: Our Basic Assumptions

What happens when we leave our assumptions at the door? These seven shorts challenge stereotypes around poverty, race, integrity, sexuality, gender, age, and more.

Films showing: Caroline • Emergency • Sacrilege • Dik • For Nonna Anna • Intimity • Coffee Time

Saturday, Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m.
Program D: Moments In Time

Take a peek at portraits of the seemingly mundane moments, memories, and dreams that play meaningful parts in our lives through the unique styles of six visionary storytellers.

Films: Bonobo • Into the Blue • Three Red Sweaters • The End of Time • The Boatman • End of the Rainbow

Prices: Tickets are $9 per screening, $15 for two screenings, or $28 for all four programs. Each showing is followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

By Josephine Wallace