August 26

August 26, 1:00 pm – Orinda Theatre #2

General Magic

Director and Producers: Sarah Kerruish & Matt Maude

Documentary, United Kingdom

92 mins

The side of Silicon Valley you never see. General Magic, the multi-award-winning documentary, is a tale of how a great vision, a grave betrayal and an epic failure changed the world. Spun out from Apple in 1990 to create the ‘next big thing,’ General Magic shipped the first handheld wireless personal communicator in 1994. From the first smartphones to social media, e-commerce and even emoji, the ideas that now dominate the tech industry and our day-to-day lives were born at General Magic.

August 26, 3:00 pm – Orinda Theatre #2

JFK: The Last Speech

Director: Bestor Cram

Producer: Portland Helmich

Documentary, Boulder, CO

58 mins

JFK: The Last Speech explores the dramatic relationship between two seminal Americans—President John F. Kennedy and the poet Robert Frost—which reached its tragic climax in a surprising encounter with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the height of the Cold War. Born out of these events is Kennedy’s remarkable speech about poetry and power, which alters the life course of a group of Amherst college classmates who witness this compelling address and continue to exemplify in their contemporary lives a portrait of the challenges facing America.


August 26, 6 pm – Orinda Theatre #2

Birds of Passage

Directors and Producers: Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra

Producer: Katrin Pors 

Drama, USA

125 5 mins

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.  In Wayuu, Spanish and English with English subtitles. 

August 26, 8:30 pm – Orinda Theatre #2 

Bay Area Showcase

The short film program includes eight (8) short films featuring the work of filmmakers from the San Francisco Bay Area.



Writer, Director and Producer: Bill Bentley

Documentary, Danville, CA

16 mins

A California family travels to Oregon to see the great eclipse.



Writer and Director: Fred Fuld III

Producer: Bill Bentley 

Comedy, Concord, CA

17 mins

Phonies is a television sitcom about a group of telemarketers who make phone calls to set up appointments for home vinyl siding salesmen. The eccentric personalities of the diverse group of quirky characters make for interesting and humorous interactions. 


Finding Oasis

Director: Shelly Russell

Producer: Pauline Russell

Drama, Concord, CA

16 mins

Kathryn relies on other people's advice to make decisions in life, but encounters situations that make her rethink her choices.


The Kook

Director and Producer: Sam Blakesberg

Producers: Matt Klasco and Jack Ebstein

Comedy, San Francisco, CA

15 mins

A former pro skier goes on a quest to popularize a new sport, Urban Skiing.



Writer and Director: Tomasz Wysocki

Producers: Sebastian Camard and George Anagnostou

Drama, South San Francisco, CA 

13 mins

In the corner of a dark bedroom sits a young boy named Don, breathing heavily with an AK-47 pointed at an intruder standing at his doorway. Don thinks of his older brother, Rich, before shutting his eyes. When he opens them, the scene shifts to earlier that day. 


But I Love the Zine

Writer, Director and Producer: Fiona McDougall

Documentary, San Francisco, CA

16 mins

A revealing look at the resurgent San Francisco Bay Area culture of zines – self-made artistic publications that are accessible, intentionally tactile, and not the Internet. Meet remarkable zine authors in their studios, a major art museum curator, and avid zine festival goers and promoters.


Star in the East

Directors: Katie Garibaldi and Marc Morgan

Music Video, South San Francisco, CA

3 mins

Katie Garibaldi is an award-winning Americana singer/songwriter and guitar player from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an endorsed Breedlove Guitars artist and has been named a Music Connection Magazine Top 100 Live Unsigned Artist. An avid national touring performer, Katie has amassed a devoted fan base due to her engaging live shows and personal connection to her listeners through her music.


Have I Done Any Good?

Director and Producer: Sinohui Hinojosa

Producers: Dr. Arthur L. Jue, Daniel Jue and Joel H. Hinojosa

Music Video, San Jose

4 mins

Pop indie music video.