WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 2020

8 PM - 10 PM (tbc)

 

This screening session features 6 shorts. All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.

Location:

Somerville Theatre

55 Davis Square

Somerville

MA 02144

United States

Free entry:

Seating for films is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free of charge. To reserve seats please send your name, number of seats and the specific night(s) you'd like to attend to info@bostonshortfilmfestival.com. We'll confirm ASAP.

Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa (U.S.) by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Mike Attie

What is the Hyde Amendment and why is its repeal becoming a litmus test for progressive politicians? In this short documentary we see how the Hyde Amendment successfully contrived to prevent those struggling financially from access to abortion. At an abortion fund in Philadelphia, counselors arrive each morning to the nonstop ring of calls from women and teens who seek to end a pregnancy . . . and can’t afford to.

Duration: 00:13:00

Trailer

noonwraith blues (United Kingdom)

by Kamila Kuc

Ominous cinegrams of Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia print intercut, like cascading scythes, with depictions of a woman in a field, evoking repetitions that exist in harvest rituals, as well as in gestures of madness. Specters of familial anxieties creep into this loose take on the myth of Południca (noonwraith or Lady Midday), a Slavic harvest spirit that could cause madness in those who wandered the fields alone.

Duration: 00:03:29

Trailer

Freedom Prep (U.S.)

by Elle Ginter

Freedom Prep follows a team of female rugby players living fearlessly to break free of stereotypes and re-define strength on and off the field as they navigate high-school life in impoverished corners of Memphis, TN.

Duration: 00:08:21

The Undocumented Lawyer (U.S.)

by Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci

Lizbeth Mateo is an attorney in Los Angeles—one who started a law practice, hired employees, and took an oath to uphold the U.S. constitution. She also has no legal right to be in the country. Lizbeth is undocumented. Frustrated by a broken system, she draws from her own experiences to fight for immigrant rights in the streets and in the courts. Lizbeth teaches to fight back—because sometimes you need to ignore the law in order to change it.

Duration: 00:19:02

Trailer

PACIFIC (Lebanon)

by Angie Obeid

Whenever I walk through the dark reddish hallways to reach my apartment, whenever I would look out of my windows and dive into that expended view of the city of Brussels, unusual feelings would emerge... until the day I read an article about my building PACIFIC, entitled "the suicide tower".

 

Duration: 00:23:00

Trailer

Ashes to Ashes (U.S.)

by Taylor Rees, Renan Ozturk

Winfred Rembert, the only living survivor of a lynching, a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist, develops a friendship with Doctor Shirley Jackson Whitaker who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era. Together, their journeys of healing intertwine.

Duration: 00:25:00

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