Huntsville Station

USA | 2020 | DCP | Color | 14 min | Jamie Meltzer, Chris Filippone

THURSDAY 1 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 14 MIN

TUESDAY 6 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES SALA 5 | 20:00 HRS. | 103 MIN

Director: Jamie Meltzer, Chris Filippone
Producer: Jamie Meltzer
Cinematography: Chris Filippone
Editing: Chris Filippone, Jamie Meltzer
Sound: Jamie Meltzer, Nico Sandi

Synopsis:

Every weekday, inmates are released from Huntsville State Penitentiary in Texas, taking in their first moments of freedom with phone calls, cigarettes, and quiet reflection at the Greyhound station up the block.

 

Biography:

Jamie Meltzer’s feature documentary films have been broadcast nationally on PBS and have screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. His documentary feature, True Conviction (2018), a co-production of ITVS and the recipient of a Sundance Institute grant and a MacArthur grant, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it received a Special Jury Mention in the Best Documentary Feature category. Informant (2012) was released in theaters in the US and Canada in Fall 2013 by Music Box Films and KinoSmith. Previous films include: Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story (2003), Welcome to Nollywood (2007) and La Caminata (2009). He teaches and is the Program Director of the M.F.A. Program in Documentary Film at Stanford University.

 

Chris Filippone is documentary filmmaker whose work has screened in the Berlinale, Visions du Reel, SXSW, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Ann Arbor Film Festival. He has received support from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MiND TV, and the Bread and Roses Fund as well as fellowships from the Telluride Student Symposium and UFVA. He is a graduate of Stanford University’s M.F.A. Documentary Film program and is currently a Lecturer at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Festivals:

Berlinale, 2020, Germany

SXSW, 2020, USA

Hot Docs, 2020, Canada

AFI Docs, 2020, USA

DOXA, Honorable Mention: DOXA Short Documentary Award 2020, Canada

Docaviv, 2020, Israel

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 2020, USA

Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo, 2020, Mexico

Telluride Mountainfilm, 2020, USA

Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, 2020, Germany

Kyiv International Short Film Festival, 2020, Ukraine

Champs-Elysées Film Festival, Jury Prize: Short Film, 2020, France

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, 2020, USA

Palm Springs International ShortFest –Special Mention: Best Documentary Short, 2020, USA

Odense International Film Festival, 2020, Denmark

Indy Shorts International Film Festival, 2020, USA

Lille International Short Film Festival, 2020, France 

Crested Butte Film Festival, 2020, USA

DC Shorts Film Festival,  2020, USA

Rhode Island International Film Festival,  2020, USA

Nashville Film Festival, 2020, USA

 

Contact:
Jamie Meltzer

jmelt@stanford.edu