In-Person Superfest Film Festival in Berkeley
Superfest Film Festival will be held in-person at Freight and Salvage 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley CA 94704 on Saturday, October 22nd featuring the following films:
Divine Decadence, Darling
Denmark, 2020 (Experimental Short, 14 min)
An alternative version of the traditional cabaret’s staging of politically edgy and playfully erotic entertainment. “Divine Decadence, Darling” invites the audience through surreal, staged scenarios in an empty nightclub with five disabled performers.
UK, 2020 (Experimental Short, 5 min)
Alpen offers images of Emma, who lives with chronic pain, moving through familiar pathways in her kitchen. Her movements are complex and choreographic as she shifts her weight between surfaces. The imagery is accompanied by a poem that she wrote about her day-to-day movement and the sound of her steps and the wheels of her stool are overlaid with sounds of snowboarders in the Swiss Alps. These different layers resist binary divisions of space and time into before and after pain.
Don Julio’s Nails
Columbia, 2021 (Dramatic Short, 10 min)
Don Julio has Parkinson’s disease and can’t clip his own nails. When his daughter is unable to help out, Don Julio goes on a journey through his residential complex, looking for a generous soul who can clip his nails.
Italy, 2021 (Dramatic Short, 15 min)
Hadamar, Germany, 1938: A young man with disabilities is taken to a clinic for some “experimental treatments.” This film provides a personal glimpse into just one of the many lives lost in Nazi Germany’s T4 program.
Pas de Deux
UK, 2021 (Experimental Short, 6 min)
Follow Brogues and Sparkly Toes on their adventures of love, loss, dancing, and lots of mud! A heartbreaking LGBTQ+ tale told entirely through feet!
Our First Priority
USA, 2021 (Dramatic Short, 10 min)
A horrifying tale of one girl’s experience of medical gaslighting and the avenging angels that keep our universe in balance.
USA, 2021 (Dramatic Short, 18 min)
An isolated Black Deaf woman has constructed a world of order to keep a childhood trauma buried deep in her psyche. Then an unexpected turn of events forces her to confront her demons from the past, who threatens to destroy everything she has built.
Don’t Come In… Yet!
Australia, 2021 (Experimental Short, 10 min)
As a wheelchair user, Jake is constantly watched over by his dad and lauded for his bravery by everyone. Now 18, he’s finally been left at home, without supervision, with his best friend June. Together, they plan to use the opportunity to have sex. But his overbearing dad, a spider and an ageing football superstar present some complications. Most of all they reinforce the macabre nature of life as a disabled person in society.
Exit Strategy #5
*Innovation in Craft Award*
USA, 2020 (Experimental Short, 9 min)
An origin story and the rebirth of an identity after trauma. Blood, desire, and fucking. The fifth in a series regarding the filmmaker’s emotional and physical traumas.
Adventure and Outings (A and O)
While we cannot completely eliminate the risks associated with COVID-19, we will follow the guidelines of local health departments and the City of Berkeley and take the necessary steps to minimize risk.
The following BORP COVID-19 guideline updates will remain in place until further notice for all individuals aged 5 years and older.
“Fully vaccinated” – Per the City of Berkeley, “fully vaccinated” is defined as 14 days after the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine or 14 days after the second shot of the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. BORP is also requiring that staff, participants and volunteers have received their booster if it has been more than five months since their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or more than two months after the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine.
Adventures & Outings
Participants, their families, volunteers, and staff will be asked to be fully vaccinated and wear a mask for both indoor and outdoor activities due to the nature of the activities.
Masks: Participants, their families, volunteers, and staff are required to wear an N95 or comparable mask (KN95, KF94), or be double-masked for all indoor activities.
If you have a fever, don’t feel well, or have any other symptoms, please stay home.
*Proof of Vaccination as outlined in the order by the City of Berkeley revised on February 7, 2022, shall include only the following documentation indicating that a person is vaccinated for COVID-19. BORP is not equipped to read QR codes at this time:
a. A Vaccination Card issued by the CDC or a foreign governmental jurisdiction which includes the name of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccine provided, and the date(s) the dose or doses were administered;
b. A photo or copy of a Vaccination Card either as a hardcopy or stored on a phone or electronic device; or
c. Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider; or
d. A personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California and available by going to https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/ or similar documentation issued by another state, local, or foreign governmental jurisdiction.
Please register by taking the following steps:
- Contact me Lori Gray, Outing coordinator, by phone at 510-843-4398 after 10am please. You can also email; however, I will most likely need to reply via telephone so be sure to include your phone number.
- After you’ve gotten the information about an outing then please reserve your spot.
- Unless otherwise specified payment for outings will be due on the day of the outing.
- Cash is preferred. If you need to pay via check, please let me know in advance. I am unable to process credit cards at this time.
- At this time, we currently have one bus, space is limited, and we will not be socially distancing on the bus. Everyone must wear a mask and be fully vaccinated. We will need to ride with the windows open so please dress in layers.
- If you prefer, you can transport yourself and meet us at the location of the outing.
- We are currently offering a hybrid of both virtual and limited in person outings. Due to the fact that we will be going to public places, everyone will need to remain masked unless eating or drinking. If you are exhibiting symptoms, please DO NOT attend
We will need volunteers for all in person outings.