United States 2020, 14 min, English and Spanish, Hebrew & English subtitles

Their first moments of freedom are spent on such little things: a phone call, a drag on a cigarette, a splash of perfume. Every week, newly-released former inmates sit at the bus stop, still failing to process their situation, and wait for the bus to take them back to their lives.
Screened as part of Shorts Competition 1: Moment

Previous Festivals: Berlinale, SXSW (South by Southwest)

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  • Shorts Competition: Moment, will be available until September 30th

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Directors & Editing: Chris Filippone, Jamie Meltzer
Production: Jamie Meltzer
Cinematography: Chris Filippone
Sound Design: Dan Olmsted

Source: Jamie Meltzer


Chris Filippone's work explores themes around labor, marginalized voices, and contested spaces. His films have screened in the Berlinale, Visions du Réel, Sheffield, and Ann Arbor.

Jamie Meltzer was born in Washington D.C. in 1973. He earned his M.F.A. at San Francisco State University’s Cinema program in 2002. He teaches and is the Program Director of the M.F.A. Program in Documentary Film at Stanford University.

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