Local Shorts with Q & A
The High Falls Film Festival is proud to present these shorts made in the Rochester and Finger Lakes area.
Directed by Lorraine Portman
Charlotte puts Rochester in her rear view as she runs away from the life she has now. She has never been on her own and doesn’t know if she’ll make it as her resources are stripped away. She meets diverse women who offer connection, insight, and laughter on the road to Florida and a possible new life.
Election Day 2016 (14m, USA)
Directed by Linda Moroney
After a long and contentious presidential campaign, on Election Day 10,000 people spontaneously came to pay tribute to Susan B. Anthony’s grave in Rochester, NY. They placed their ‘I Voted’ stickers upon her headstone and expressed their pride and gratitude to America’s most famous suffragist. On November 9, the day after the election, the grave site, although still a gathering place, was far different.
Salt of the Earth (15m, USA)
Salt of the Earth is a short documentary that explores the sentimentality and nostalgia we feel for rural American life. Images and interviews highlight the story of Watkins Glen, NY through the eyes of longstanding community member and town matriarch, Rosanne Doane. Watkins Glen is a small town sustained by the salt mining industry as well as seasonal tourism to vineyards and the Watkins Glen International Race track. Is the tourism enough to keep the town economically afloat while the community maintains their values and ideals, or will lack of jobs and infrastructure drive people away?
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