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Full Program for October 12 Screening

Our sixth great season wraps with a selection of award winners from this summer’s Scruffy City Film and Music Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. Oh, and one local gem, too. We’d love it if you could join us!

P.S. We have a pair of tickets to give away courtesy of imagineNATIVE to their LOVE STORIES shorts program on Saturday October 21st at 5:45pm. One raffle ticket free with admission. Others are just $1 each!

Thursday October 12th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from LAST CALL LENNY

LAST CALL LENNY

Dir: Julien Lasseur
USA – 2016

Lenny Upton combines euthanasia with his used furniture business to provide suicide assistance to melancholy customers with a death wish. Armed with a briefcase full of weapons and an eye for antiques, he custom designs a personalized death experience for his one-time clients. All sales are final in this short film that takes a darkly comic evaluation of the value of life and used furniture.

  • Best Narrative Short – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 12:30


Still from PRELUDE

PRELUDE

Dir: Isaiah Stratton
USA – 2016

With the help of an intuitive therapist and the love of a woman that he does not remember, a damaged musician fights through the loss of his memory.

  • Audience Award, Short Film – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 10:00


Still from THE OTHER SIDE

THE OTHER SIDE

Dir: Griselda San Martin
Spain – 2016

The Other Side is the story of deported musician Jose Marquez and his daughter Susanna who have been separated for almost 15 years but meet every month on either side of the US-Mexico border wall.

  • Best Documentary Short – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 6:00


Still from CHANGE

CHANGE

Dir: Isaac Kerlow
Singapore – 2016

Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, and its interconnected systems can easily adapt to slow change. But the natural balance gets disrupted when changes happen rapidly. Our growth and prosperity are changing Planet Earth, and some of those changes may be forever.

  • Best Animated Short – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 5:15


Still from A LOVE STORY

A LOVE STORY

Dir: Anushka Naanayakara
UK – 2016

A powerful tale about love faced with darkness.

  • Best Student Film – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival
  • BAFTA Award – Short Animation

Duration: 7:00


Still from WISHING BOX

WISHING BOX

Dir: Lizzie Zhang
USA – 2016

The pirate Derek and his monkey sidekick, after years of sailing the high seas, finally find a treasure chest, a magic box that makes wishes come true.

  • Best Director – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 5:30


Still from SILENCE

SILENCE

Dir: Dejan Mrkic
Australia – 2016

A sensuous portrait of a young musician who begins to tackle the fragility of her own identity when her hearing starts to fade into a seemingly muted existence. NOTE: Contains nudity and sexual content.

  • Best Actress, Best Sound Design – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 14:30


Still from WOMAN WITH AN EDITING BENCH

WOMAN WITH AN EDITING BENCH

Dir: Karen Pearlman
Australia – 2016

Inspired by the woman who edited Man with a Movie Camera (1929), Woman with an Editing Bench reveals the personal impact of Stalin’s censorship of cinema on a woman navigating politics, bureaucracy and the impetuous outbursts of collaborators to create something beautiful despite the odds.

  • Best Editor – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 15:00


Still from URBAN AUDIO SPECTRUM

URBAN AUDIO SPECTRUM

Dir: Marina Schnider
Germany – 2016

An audio visualization through manipulation and animation of video recordings in the city of Berlin.

  • Best Music Video – Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Duration: 4:00


Still from POLLYANNA

POLLYANNA

Dir: Roman Gubin
Canada – 2017

A young girl’s internal struggle is expressed through a contemporary dance.

Duration: 1:30


It’s time to celebrate six seasons! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) just $10, and door tickets are only $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

Full Program for April 14 Screening

Spring is nearly here! We’ve got you covered with one of our strongest lineups yet, including three recent Sundance selections. We’d love it if you could join us!

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


Still from The Procedure

THE PROCEDURE

Dir: Calvin Lee Reeder
USA – 2015

A man is captured and forced to endure a strange experiment.

  • Short Film Jury Award, US Fiction – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival

Duration: 4:00


Still from We Are Outside in the Garden Playing

WE ARE OUTSIDE PLAYING IN THE GARDEN

Dir: Friedericke Hoppe
Germany – 2013

The Indoor Garden Institution™ is an indoor garden institution where people can apply to go on holidays from their everyday life. We offer ponies, garden games, princess costuming etc. Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! PARTY PARTY! YAY PARTY! YAY!

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Official Selection – Brooklyn Film Festival

Duration: 13:00


Still from Homebodies

HOMEBODIES

Dir: Yianni Warnock
Australia – 2015

Shannon cooks dinner whilst speaking to a perverted stranger online. Andrew takes a bath wrapped in seared Christmas lights. What could possibly shock this estranged couple from their malaise?

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival

Duration: 13:00


Still from Killer

KILLER – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Matt Kazman
USA – 2015

When Dusty masturbates for the first time, something terrible happens.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 20:00


Still from Blue Thunder

BLEU TONNERRE (BLUE THUNDER)

Dir: Jean-Marc E. Roy and Philippe David Gagne
Canada – 2015

Bruno, in his thirties and in desperate need of a purpose, ends up homeless after a breakup. Without despairing and under the watchful eye of his motherly big sister, this sawmill worker will find the drive to put his beloved blue suit back on and to rekindle an old flame.

  • Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes Film Festival
  • Official Selection – The Shortest Day (Canada)

Duration: 21:00


Still from Thunder Road

THUNDER ROAD

Dir: Jim Cummings
USA – 2015

Officer Arnaud loved his mom.

  • Canadian Premiere
  • Short Film Grand Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival

Duration: 13:00


Put some spring in your shorts! 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 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

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

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

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

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

SLINGSHOT – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

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

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

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

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

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? 🙂