Off Beaten Paths: Documentary Shorts

  • Circle Cinema - Theater 3 10 South Lewis Avenue Tulsa, OK, 74104 United States

These C*cksucking Tears

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 16 min.
Directed by Dan Taberski


SYNOPSIS: Meet Pat Haggerty, the man behind the world's first and only gay-themed country music album, Lavender Country, 40 years after its release.


Love Bite: Laurie Lipton And Her Disturbing Black & White Drawings

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 34 min.
Directed by James Scott


SYNOPSIS: No one on the planet has drawn more than Laurie Lipton. With millions of tiny strokes of her humble pencil, Laurie’s haunted images seek answers to some of the most uncomfortable themes in our culture - fear, politics, sexuality, murder, mayhem, greed, and indifference. But what compels her to live a life of isolation drawing is neither black nor white.


The Provider

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 22 min.
Directed by Leah Galant


SYNOPSIS: Restrictive laws, such as House Bill Two (HB2) in Texas, threaten abortion providers and force clinics to shut down or hire out-of-state practitioners. Some abortion doctors, such as Dr. Shannon Carr, travel hundreds of miles to provide legal and safe services, while encountering threatening opposition from anti-abortion forces.


The Head of Joaquin Murrieta

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 30 min.
Directed by John J. Valadez


SYNOPSIS: For over a decade filmmaker John J. Valadez searched for the remains of Joaquin Murrieta, a legendary Mexican outlaw who blazed a trail of revenge across California after the murder of his wife. In the summer of 1853 he was killed by bounty hunters. They put his head in a jar, displayed it in saloons and brothels, and charged people a dollar to see their trophy. Now, 163 years later Valdez is convinced he finally has the head. He embarks on a quixotic cross-country road trip through history, memory and myth to bury the fabled head of Joaquin Murrieta and finally lay to rest a dark and troubled past - one that has chilling parallels with the filmmakers own family story.