Pocket Film Series
A series of short films played on loop for the duration of the Guelph Film Festival in small unique venues.
Ben Garfield | USA
"I heard destiny calling... I was going to be a cheesemaker." When Oleg Sirota discovered his native Russia was banning all Western cheese imports, he quit his IT job in Moscow, sold his house and cars, took out a $100k loan and set about building a cheese factory in the snowy wilderness. "Russian Parmesan" was born.
Maya Annik Bedward | CANADA
Marvin came to Canada from Jamaica in the early 1950s. With no Black barbers in his neighbourhood, he endured many painful haircuts as a child. At 65, he still hates to get his haircut. A funny and refreshing take on the classic immigrant story, The Haircut is an exploration of assimilation and resistance through the portrait of one man's refusal to cut his hair.