Threat to Justice

Doc Shorts: Showcase Sampler

Nonfiction standouts from the 2020 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and new works by artists with ties to the region.

115 minutes 8 Films
Available Nov. 5-22
Available in the U.S.

Q&As with "Growing for Good" co-directors Vân Nguyen & Morgan Paar and subjects Arthur & Nancy Culbert, "Taboo Teaching" director Dan Steadman, and "Valley Relics" director Ashley Seering.

Doc Shorts Programming sponsored by Barry & Jackie Albrecht and Pat Scallet


Environmental Focus sponsored by Carol & Ward Klein

 

Always Coming Back

Always Coming Back

Directed by
Nate Townsend
2020
9 minutes
English
Webster Groves rallies around a man with a mental disability to support his greatest passion.
For Ismet

For Ismet

Directed by
Christian Del Rio
2020
24 minutes
English
A tribute by a Washington U. grad to Ismet, a Bosnian refugee, U.S. citizen, and exemplary father who touched the lives of everyone who knew him through his resilience, humility, and desire to help others.
For Plant's Sake

For Plant's Sake

Directed by
Jerod Welker
2020
4 minutes
English
A young woman discusses her spiritual connection with plants.
Growing for Good

Growing for Good

Directed by
Vân Nguyen & Morgan Paar
2020
15 minutes
English
A look at urban farmers Arthur and Nancy Culbert, who planted the initial seed that became the Central West End Farm in St. Louis.
On Task

On Task

Directed by
Alex H. Rafi
2019
7 minutes
English
In this profile by a St. Louis University assistant professor, a young high-school teacher in San Jose, Calif., pushes himself and his students to work for their success.
Taboo Teaching

Taboo Teaching

Directed by
Dan Steadman
2019
27 minutes
English
A profile of Missouri history teacher Rodney Wilson, who garnered national attention when he came out to his students in the early 1990s and nearly lost his job at Mehlville High School.
A Threat to Justice

A Threat to Justice

Directed by
Chris Files
2020
13 minutes
English
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked a wave of protests and civil unrest worldwide, including in St. Louis, a city already marked by a strained relationship with its police force.
Valley Relics

Valley Relics

Directed by
Ashley Seering
2019
14 minutes
English
A longtime St. Louis filmmaker offers a portrait of Tommy Gelinas, who has made it his mission to document and preserve the history and pop culture of the San Fernando Valley in Southern California.