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Full Program for January 14 Screening

It’s hard to believe, but we are launching our FIFTH amazing season of showing “the best little films on the big screen” and we’d love it if you could join us!

Thursday January 14th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)

Still from Timmy Brothers - Water Makers


Dir: Paul Riccio
USA – 2015

A short look at the Timmy Brothers, Brooklyn–based makers of bespoke drinking water.

Bill and Terry Timmy are introducing handcrafted water to the world with an almost pathological attention to craftsmanship and a thirst for helping people become less thirsty.

The Timmy Brothers. They make water.

Duration: 5:00

Still from Digits


Dir: Alexander Engel
USA – 2015

After losing the last two digits of a girl’s number, a socially awkward fish enthusiast tries every combination to seek her out.

Duration: 7:45

Still from Frontman


Dir: Matthew Gentile
USA – 2015

When an emotionally self-destructive rock star starts to lose his hearing, his personal and professional lives begin to unravel.

Duration: 19:00

Still from Lothar


Dir: Luca Zuberbühler
Switzerland – 2013

Forced to be alone: Whenever Lothar sneezes, nearby objects explode. To protect the world he locks himself into a subterranean home, isolated from the outer world.

Duration: 13:00

Still from Slingshot


Dir: David Hansen
Australia – 2015

An amusing analogy of modern love, seen through the eyes of one of its latest victims.

Duration: 7:00

Still from Tom


Dir: Omry Fisher
Israel – 2015

An astronaut encounters a major problem upon returning to earth after a long space voyage.

Duration: 9:00

Still from Bottle


Dir: Kirsten Lepore
USA – 2010

Animated on location at a beach, in the snow, and underwater, this stop-motion short details a transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle.

Duration: 5:00

Still from Red Onions


Dir: Simon Ryninks
UK – 2014

Failed writer Ryan is a man on the edge. Alone and broke, with an estranged wife and mounting debt, he attempts to earn some quick cash by agreeing to pen a short story for a magazine. With the deadline just hours away he heads to a local café and, inspired by the young waitress and the customers around him, cooks up a love story tinged with cynicism.

Duration: 5:00

Still from Living Legend


Dir: Alonso Llosa
USA/Peru – 2015

Charly, the most dangerous gangster in Lima, must face his ultimate fear: moving out of his mother’s house.

Duration: 15:00

Join us as we kick off our 2016 season! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

Full Program for January 15 Screening

2015 is just around the corner! Start the new year off right and join us on Thursday January 15th for another great selection of short films. We’ll even have subscription packages available for 2015! Please join us!

Thursday January 15 at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)

Still from This Is It


Dir: Alexander Engel
USA – 2013

Two college kids. First apartment. Shit gets real. Fast.

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Staff Pick – Vimeo

Duration: 3:00

Still from Day 40

DAY 40

Dir: Sol Friedman
Canada – 2014

“The story of Noah’s Ark has rarely been told from the animals’ perspective. In this darkly comic, animated account, the assorted fauna reveal their decidedly unholy natures as the water rises.” – Alex Rogalski, TIFF

  • Official Selection – Canada’s Top Ten
  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 6:00

Still from Quelqu'un d'extraordinaire (An Extraordinary Person)


Dir: Monia Chokri
Canada – 2013

Sarah, a beautiful and intelligent 30-year-old, has everything she needs to succeed. But her fear of banality keeps her in a permanent state of ennui. One day, she wakes up in an unknown suburban house after a complete blackout. Helpless, she calls her friend Catherine and lands, against her will, at a bachelorette party with old acquaintances. As the night unfolds and the tension builds, Sarah’s pursuit of authenticity leads to a merciless climax where secrets are unveiled and friendships destroyed.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 29:00

Still from The Champ


Dir: Rosemary Travale
Canada – 2014

In this stop motion short, a little boy obsessed with professional wrestling gets the birthday present of a lifetime.

Duration: 1:30

Still from Sangre de unicornio (Unicorn Blood)


Dir: Alberto Vazquez
Spain – 2013

Two teddy-bears go hunting unicorns, their favourite prey. Unicorns have tender flesh and delicious blueberry-flavoured blood which the bears need to stay cute-looking.

  • Official Selection – Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

Duration: 8:30

Still from Pop the Grapes


Dir: Nicole Dorsey
Canada – 2013

Stephanie needs $500 for an advanced self-defence course in the big city. When she finds an envelope full of cash, she reluctantly turns it over to a security guard. Assuming he’s used the cash to buy a pair of high-class cowboy boots, Stephanie shows him the meaning of brute force.

  • Official Selection – Air Canada enRoute Film Festival

Duration: 16:00

Still from Carrots, Crown, & Rollerblades


Dir: shawy (Jean-Louis Pêcheur)
France/UK – 2014

A young king had a dog for a best friend, until one fateful day a hot dog van came speeding down the street…

  • North American Premiere

Duration: 3:30

Still from Por eso no tengo hermanos (That's Why I Don't Have Brothers)


Dir: Paco Cavero
Spain – 2014

Antonio and his brother-in-law Carlos spend some time at the lake, where Carlos hopes to spot a Loch Ness type monster. Antonio is late for a bachelor party. Hilarity ensues.

Duration: 12:00

Join us as we kick off 2015! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And, by the way, 2015 subscriptions are on sale! Get all your 2015 shorts in advance!