THURSDAY JULY 13, 2023
7PM - 9PM
This screening session features 10 shorts. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
204 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474
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HEAT WAVE HALLUCINATION (USA) BY JIL GUYON
Synopsis: “Heat Wave Hallucination” is a kaleidoscopic self-portrait that transports the viewer into a psychedelic world of vibrant color and dramatic, hypnotic sound. Running time: 00:01:29.
Selections/awards: Brussels Independent FF, Super Shorts LA FF, Obskuur Ghent FF, Manhattan Indie FF (Best Experimental Film), Sydney World FF, and more.
DISAPPEARING ACTS (USA) BY SARAH E. JENKINS
Synopsis: Darkness encroaches upon a loggy landscape of animated tricks and turns. Running time: 00:03:43.
MOLTEN (USA) BY MATT ANDREW, HILLARY FEDERICO
Synopsis: Molten is a deeply personal exploration of loss and grief. After the unexplained death of her father, Hillary is plunged into an unknown world. She is met by blooming darkness that forces her to confront questions about the people we lose, the things they leave behind and how we, as the survivors, can learn to live on. Running time: 00:05:33.
THE DREAM MACHINE (FRANCE) BY MICHAEL WILLIAM WEST
Synopsis: A woman experiments with a Dream Machine, hoping to escape trouble. Within the light and dark of the machine, violent emotions awaken. Running time: 00:09:29.
Selections/awards: L'Etrange Festivale, Brussels Independent FF (Best Experimental Film), Super Shorts Los Angeles (Best Experimental Film), Obskuur Ghent FF, and more.
TURNSTILE (USA) BY MAX BOGEN
Synopsis: New York City is unforgiving when eighteen year old Jack neglects the responsibility that comes with being an older brother. Running time: 00:10:20.
BEFORE PANDEMIC AND WAR, THERE WERE BED BUGS AND LOVE! (LITHUANIA) BY NURUZZAMAN KHAN
Synopsis: He was filming her. They were dreaming of living together between Bangladesh and Lithuania. They were dreaming to make films together, to open a 5 meals restaurant and to adopt orphans. Now he looks back at his life and his broken love relationship. Running time: 0:17:00.
Selections/awards: Drama International Short FF, Glimpses of Europe Scanorama, Diorama IFF, Liberation Docfest Bangladesh, Ghent International Short FF (Best Documentary Film), and more.
TOGETHER, LAUGHING (USA) BY CLAIRE MASKE
Synopsis: Using 16mm imagery of wilt and decay and archival audio of sick or deceased members of my family, “Together, Laughing” is a meditation on transience, memory, and the failure of the archive to truly preserve anything at all. Running time: 00:03:00.
LATE SUMMER (USA) BY ELIZABETH RAO
Synopsis: On the last day of summer, a skateboarder packs to leave Brooklyn but is interrupted. Running time: 00:08:04.
THE LEAK (BELGIUM) BY PAOLA CUBILLOS
Synopsis: The quietness in a woman's apartment is imperiled by the emergence of a water leak. As the drops fall, unspoken memories of a sleeping man surface with a scared child begging to be seen and protected. Running time: 0:07:40.
Selections/awards: Leuven International Short FF, Festival Premiers Plans Algiers, Ghent International Short FF, Athens Animfest, and more.
JEROME (USA) BY GIANFRANCO FERNÁNDEZ-RUIZ
Synopsis: Basketball connects Jerome to his long-absent father, though not in the ways he wishes. As he struggles to accept his family’s shortcomings, Jerome questions who he and who he'll become. . Running time: 00:14:27.
Selections/awards: Pan African FF.