SHORTS: Inspired Visions
This program examines the distinct ways three women find fulfillment in making a living through their art. In Slowerblack, directed by Jessica Edwards, a hand-poke tattoo artist in Brooklyn reflects on her unique style and approach to inking. Directed by Nicole Triche, All Skate, Everybody Skate follows Miss Doris’s roller-skating rink in a town tucked away on picturesque Topsail Island, N.C. The rink pops with energy as Miss Doris leads her customers in games and skates—something she’s done for over 50 years. To conclude, in Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405, directed by Frank Stiefel, animated drawings and extraordinary shots of Mindy Alper’s sculptures create a lovely portrait of the artist. Alper unabashedly examines her experiences with a mental disorder, which prevented her from speaking, while discussing art, love, and life.