DRAMATIC SHORTS PROGRAM
Dir. Various I 2014/2015/2016 I Canada, India, & U.S.A. I 91 min.
Screening #1: Friday, September 9 at 12:30pm
Screening #2: Saturday, September 10 at 10:30am
Special Guests will be in attendance.
Synopsis: These eight dramatic shorts will open your eyes and heart to new stories of grief, compassion, acceptance and falling in and out of love for the first time.
Dir. Yen Tan I 2016 I U.S.A. I 8 min.
A dying man seeks out a beauty consultant to hide his symptoms.
ANY OTHER DAY
Dir. Vikrant Dhote, Srikant A. Krishnan I 2015 I India I 12 min. I U.S. Premiere
Where are we to turn when the ones sworn to protect us are the ones against whom we must be protected?
Dir. Kyle Reaume I 2015 I Canada I 4 min I Southwest Premiere
Sam would do anything to be touched by his former lover once more – even if it means getting violent.
Dir. Sal Bardo I 2015 I U.S.A. I 5 min I Southwest Premiere
A 70-year-old woman leaves her husband of 50 years to be with a woman she met in her youth.
Dir. Diana Fraser, Sam Dunnewold I 2016 I U.S.A. I 9 min. I Southwest Premiere
A 20-something leaves her girlfriend at home to catch up with an old college friend, and during their night on the town sparks fly.
LIGHTNING BUGS IN A JAR
Dir. Robert Ian Simpson, Sara Wolkowitz I 2015 I U.S.A. I 19 min. I Texas Premiere
When a mother and son with a caustic history are reunited to pack-up their old house, sparks fly as long-buried secrets are revealed, and it might fall upon the shoulders of the son’s boyfriend to help heal old wounds.
TALKING TO MY MOTHER
Dir. Leon Le I 2014 I U.S.A. I 17 min. I Texas Premiere
The film explores the complicated relationships between Michael, a second-generation Chinese American man; his mother, Mrs. Yue and; Julianne, his girlfriend of two years, to whom he plans to propose.
WALK WITH ME
Dir. Hazart I 2016 I U.S.A. I 15 min. I World Premiere
Eric and Ryan, in a chance encounter, end up on an impromptu date walking around the city streets. One relationship, six blocks. Featuring Evan Todd (4th Man Out).