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april, 2022

202230apr1:45 pmTHROUGH THEIR EYES SHORTS PROGRAM1:45 pm Palm Theatre

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SPONSORED BY PAUL & ROBYN METCHIK

A collection of four wonderful short films produced and directed by SLO Film Fest alum and Oscar Nominee Ben Proudfoot with Breakwater Studios, chronicling the lives and fascinating stories of four individuals who were ALMOST a household name! THE FIRST REPORT, THE UNCHOSEN ONE, THE SILENT PULSE OF THE UNIVERSE, and 2022 Oscar Nominee THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL all come together in a heartfelt and memorable collection showing us all how to keep pushing forward even when you feel unseen.
70 min | USA

DIRECTOR: Ben Proudfoot

THE FIRST REPORT
In 2002, the investigation into the Catholic Church”s cover-up of decades of child sexual abuse by priests caught the global media by storm. The reporting won the Pulitzer Prize and became the subject of the 2015 Oscar winner Spotlight. But it was Louisianan freelance journalist Jason Berry who had originally discovered and exposed the cover-up in the late 1980s, long before the media and the world were ready to listen.
16 min | USA


THE UNCHOSEN ONE
For child actor Devon Michael, the coveted role of Anakin Skywalker in George Lucas’ hotly anticipated The Phantom Menace was the part of a lifetime. Chosen as one of George’s final three for the role, Devon recollects the moment that would change his life, and Star Wars history, forever.
16 min | USA


THE SILENT PULSE OF THE UNIVERSE
Jocelyn Bell was a graduate student at Cambridge in 1967 when she pushed through the skepticism from her superiors to make one of the greatest astrophysical discoveries of the 20th century. While Jocelyn was belittled and sexually harassed by the media, the Nobel Prize was awarded to her professor and his boss.
16 min | USA

THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL
2022 Oscar nominee for Best Short Documentary, The Queen of Basketball explores one of the greatest living women’s basketball players. With three national trophies, being drafted to the NBA, and having scored the first basket in women”s Olympic basketball at the 1976 Olympics, why have we never heard of Lucy Harris?
22 min | USA

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