TUESDAY JULY 11, 2023
7PM - 9PM
This screening session features 8 shorts. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
204 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474
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MULIKA (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO) BY MAISHA MAENE
Synopsis: An 'afronaut' emerges from the wreckage of a spaceship in the volcanic crater of Mount Nyiragongo. As he descends into the city below, encountering the people of present-day Goma, he begins to understand what he must do to change the future for his people. Running time: 00:13:35.
Selections/awards: Sundance FF, Locarno FF, Brussels Independent FF.
1979 (USA) BY MIKE TAYLOR
Synopsis: 1979 is a nostalgic look at young love, following a couple as they meet as children, fall in love as teenagers then drift apart as young adults. The paper cutout, stop-motion animation is all set to the song of the same name by Sweden’s Pain of Salvation. Running time: 00:03:00.
DOWN TO THE BOTTOM (USA) BY CARINA MILLER
Synopsis: An unflinching, 13-minute look at alcohol use disorder and it's impact. The short documentary pulls from conversations between a father and daughter recorded in 2022. Running time: 00:13:15.
BASSIST NEEDED (USA) BY SPIKE KITTRELL
Synopsis: When their bassist quits, best friends Beth and Ken race against the clock to find a replacement before tonight's big show. Running time: 00:11:30.
PORTRAIT OF A PLAGIARIST (USA) BY DAVID ORLOWITZ
Synopsis: A camera crew follows around an out of work actor after he recently undergoes facial reconstructive surgery. Running time: 00:07:18.
UNDER A SHOOTING CONTRAIL (USA) BY RIKA NAKAYAMA
Synopsis: A little stop-motion puppet leaves his studio and explores the outside world. He experiences the vast, dynamic, and unpredictable world of nature through a lens of a stop-motion puppet. Running time: 00:06:28.
SONA (IRAN) BY ZAHRA TORKAMANLOU
Synopsis: As a young and single girl living with her old mother in a traditional society, Sona attempts to overcome her problems including loneliness, sexual desire, and emotional feelings... Running time: 00:15:00.
COTTON FEVER (USA) BY DANIEL BLAKE SCHWARTZ
Synopsis: James, a low level drug dealer and addict, struggles to raise money for a new family. Running time: 00:18:17.