Storyville: Experimental Short Films
Scribe Video Center
3908 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Squirrel Hill Falls (USA, 2019, 20 mins) directed by Hilary Brashear
Squirrel Hill Falls, a "work-in-progress," is a short docu-fiction film about an abandoned park with an identity crisis. Part history of this gated community space and part story of an enchanted park figuring out who they are, this film wrestles with the purpose of ownership and value of protecting natural spaces.
Witness (USA, 2017, 36 mins) directed by Marie Alarcon
An experimental documentary about Bartram Village and Gardens, this contemplative collage of audio interviews and slowmotion video explores relationships between place and self, and the multifaceted narratives of home, joy, and struggle.
Recurrence Plot: Family Circle (USA, 2018, 16 mins) directed by Bryan Oliver Green
Adapted from a short story written by Rasheedah Phillips, it is the story of a crystal, memory-storing bracelet that transports a young mother back to the day of her own mother’s death.