17 NO LESS THAN A MAN DIR: WILLIAM TYLER / MOORE, OK / 9MIN A short film based off a poem by William Tyler, has you looking at homeless people as being no different than yourself. MORGUE DIR: LAURENT PRIM / LUXEMBOURG, SCOTLAND / 15MIN In the middle of a bitter divorce, Max gets a phone call from Anne: They must meet at the hospital to identify the body of their long missing daughter. Anne hopes for closure whereas Max is looking to change the inevitable. BIRTH OF A KILLER DIR: DANIEL MALDONADO / SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS / 35MIN After discovering his father’s murderer is to be released from prison, Lucas, a troubled kid flees an abusive home to kill the man who has destroyed his family, but, a run in with a cartel hitman may derail his plans. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA
GASTON MELIES AND HIS WANDERING FILM COMPANY DIR: RAPHAEL MILLET / FRANCE / 1HR In 1912-1913, while his brother Georges Méliès was still filming imaginary trips in his Parisian studio, Gaston Méliès undertook a ten-month long trip around Asia-Pacific, taking him with a team of about 15 collaborators from San Francisco, to Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Java, Singapore, Cambodia and Japan. He did not return to the USA but traveled straight back from Japan to France, where he died shortly after, in 1915, quickly falling into oblivion, as the world was engulfed in World War I. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA 5PM COMEDY SHORTS HIGH SIGNS DIR: DAMIEN PATRIK / LOS ANGELES, CA / 13MIN
A docu-comedy that takes a look at one of America’s least coveted professions-costumed characters and sign spinners. RYE MANHATTAN DIR: MICHAEL GOLDBURG / BROOKLYN, NY / 7MIN What happens when a young man is waiting for his dream date...in the wrong bar! In the vein of Martin Scorsese’s “After Hours,” RYE MANHATTAN is a charming, fast-paced comedy about how finding the right person in the world of modern dating is tough. JEWISH BLIND DATE DIR: ANAELLE MORF / LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND / 16MIN Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure. JORDAN ALMONDS DIR: LORRAINE PORTMAN / FLORIDA / 8MIN A black comedy in which Ella struggles to understand a friend’s death, and finds meaning in a box of candy and a belligerent older woman. THE CANDY GIRL DIR: JOSHUA COSTEA / NORTH VANCOUVER, BC CANADA / 15MIN The Candy Girl clandestine business has been operating smoothly in school until the principal infiltrates an undercover spy in the group. Would the infiltrator betray them? THE DOODOO MAN DIR: RAYMOND J . DANIEL / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 7MIN The DooDoo Man is a creepy dark comedy. TWO BELLMAN TWO DIR: DANIEL MALAKAI CABRERA / LOS ANGELES, CA / 20MIN Shot on location in Dubai, “Two Bellmen Two”, a Substance Over Hype production, once again blends comedy with parkour, martial arts, dance, and music action. Leading Hollywood stuntmen William Spencer (“SPIDER-MAN”; “SPIDER-MAN 2”) and Caine Sinclair (NBC’s “Grimm”; CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother”) reprise their roles as the Bellmen, and Freida Pinto (“Slumdog Millionaire”) joins the cast as Leila. FEIK FAMILY ROTUNDA 7PM H.O.M.E. DIR: DANIEL R MALDONADO / NEW YORK, NY - NEW YORK / 1HR12MIN
A meditation on urban communication, H.O.M.E. is a film woven of two vignettes. Part 1 is a lyrical tone poem concerning a missing young man with Asperger’s Syndrome who wanders through the subways of New York City unnoticed. Part 2 follows a gambling Ecuadorian livery driver who offers a ride to a stranded Chinese woman desperate to get home to her sick child. Along their journeys through the city, they each discover the deeper value of their intimate connections. H.O.M.E. is an exploration through themes involving alienation & meaningful encounters through the lens of a “disconnected” city in constant motion.
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July 25 - 31, 2016