FRIDAY JULY 14, 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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WRITING OF APE (SWEDEN) BY GUSTAV HUGO OLSSON
Synopsis: A poetic one-minute short film that delves into the experience of digital seclusion and the sensation of losing touch with reality. As the lines between dreams, memories and actuality blur, viewers are left contemplating the nature of existence as well as what it means to be grounded in a world dominated by technology. Running time: 00:01:00.
EMERGENCE (USA) BY NICK PASCOAL
Synopsis: The serenity and calm of the peaceful countryside is brought to an abrupt halt when a mysterious colossal nemesis invades. The only person who lives there is an isolated man in his home, whose anxiety and paranoia are about to be pushed to its limits. Running time: 00:03:54.
OUR MALES AND FEMALES (JORDAN) BY AHMAD ALYASEER
Synopsis: A father and mother are faced with the painful task of washing and shrouding their deceased transgender daughter. Shrouding is an Islamic religious practice that is deemed obligatory to carry out upon death. But when no one agrees to wash her and shame falls onto the family, how far is the father willing to go to make sure his "son" is washed? Running time: 00:11:00.
Selections/awards: Clermont-Ferrand IFF, Cleveland IFF, Dallas IFF (Audience Choice Award / Jury Special Mention), Slamdance FF, Florida FF, and more.
THE CHROMAKEY MAN (BELGIUM) BY WILLIAM SAMAHA
Synopsis: Dan always wanted to be an actor, but instead of achieving his dreams, he ends up a chromakey technician on movie sets. Covered in a bright green suit from head to toe, he is stuck in a rut until he gets offered an audition and the possibility to step into the limelight. The opportunity is potentially life-changing, and this absolutely terrifies him. Dan is portrayed by Alexander Arnold (Skins, Yesterday, Pistols, The Outpost). Running time: 0:13:45.
Selections/awards: Flicker's Rhodes Island IFF, San Diego IFF, Cinequest FF, Manchester FF, Transilvania Shorts IFF, Brussels Short FF, and more.
RIPS (USA) by Major Dorfman
Synopsis: A 9-year-old girl discovers that her favorite sweatshirt is a hand-me-down. Running time: 00:13:00.
LOVE IS THE MONSTER (COSTA RICA) BY NETO VILLALOBOS BRENES
Synopsis: In a dystopian society a grandmother wants to spend more time with her granddaughter, but a series of events turns what seems to be a perfect afternoon into something else. Running time: 00:15:41.
Selections/awards: Shnit San José FF.
JUST RIGHT (USA) BY CAMILLE WORMSER
Synopsis: A peek inside the absurd and whimsical mind of Mel, a woman with severe OCD trying to do something new with her day. Running time: 00:15:30.
Selections/awards: Slamdance FF.
SUPURBIA (NORWAY) BY ALEXANDER GUDMESTAD
Synopsis: While his neighbors, friends and family all prepare for an emission-free Constitution Day celebration, Gunnar struggles to cope with life in the materialistic suburbs of Norway. “Supurbia” is a satirical slice of Norway’s new-wealth middle class and their unspoken rules for achieving the perfect life. Running time: 0:15:00.
Selections/awards: PÖFF Shorts, Ghent International Short FF, Norwegian International FF, FilmFest Bremen.