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May 7, 2013
UC Davis Film Festival films screen May 22 and 23

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A slate of live action shorts and documentaries will be screened during the 13th annual UC Davis Film Festival, May 22-23.

The films to be screened are the work of UC Davis undergrad and graduate students, and include the following films:
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-- "7 Kilometer" by Jacob Greenlund. The film is a blend of fiction and documentary, wherein a nice guy attempts to win a rap battle to impress a girl. A second film by the same director, "The Candidates' Debate," uses found footage to explore the spectacle and performance elements of presidential debates.

-- "The Big Chop" by Alexis Alizor, explores issues of race, gender and beauty by telling the story of three African American women who have transitioned from chemically straightening their hair to wearing it natural.

-- In "The Box," student Layth Haddad investigates his generation's short attention span and addiction to distractions.

-- "Four Generations" by Jhunehl Fortaleza, provides a snapshot of four generations of women living in the filmmaker's house in a film heavily influenced by the work of filmmaker Sadie Benning.

The 13th Annual UC Davis Film Festival

Where: Davis Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St., Davis
When: 8:30 p.m, May 22-23,
Tickets: $7
Information: (530) 758-5264; www.facebook.com/UCDavisFilmFestival

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