After a two-year hiatus, the Nitehawk Shorts Festival returned to celebrate independent filmmaking. Its closing night showcased a lineup featuring young women navigating their worlds and people chasing their heart’s desire.
Ricki and I were going to chat about her latest documentary film Weed the People, which exposes the myriad benefits of medical cannabis for pediatric cancer patients, and how the profiled families risk financial and political stability to heal their children.
Squad Goals for a New Era: Soleil Nathwani on Skate Kitchen and Crystal Moselle's Lens on Female Friendships
Crystal Moselle’s debut feature Skate Kitchen, a narrative film that follows a group of girls and is deeply rooted in their real life experiences, feels truthful and poignant even as the skateboarding that binds them steeps the audience in less familiar territory.