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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 13 Screening

Spring is here (maybe) and we’ve got a great lineup of (mostly) funny films to brighten your April. We’d love it if you could join us!

Thursday April 13th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)


Still from ANIME

ANIME

Dir: Arnaud Brisebois
Canada – 2016

We showed Arnaud Brisebois’ first short film Trotteur way back in April 2012, so it’s a pleasure to welcome him back in 2017. Anime follows two young people through a post-apocalyptic cityscape as they scavenge for food and shelter. Brisebois’ sense of visual style is stronger than ever.

Duration: 12:00


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THE COMMITTEE

Dirs: Gunhild Enger and Jenni Toivoniemi
Norway/Finland/Sweden – 2016

Three delegates from Sweden, Norway and Finland are gathered in Lapland to decide on an art piece, which is to be placed where the three borders meet geographically. But the committee is in for a surprise.

  • Official Selection – Locarno Film Festival

Duration: 14:00


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SECOND TO NONE – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Vincent Gallagher
Ireland – 2016

Frederick Butterfield is tired of always being runner up. When he becomes the world’s second oldest person, he hatches a plan to claim first place.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 7:00


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TEN METER TOWER (HOPPTORNET)

Dirs: Axel Danielson and Maximilien Van Aertryck
Sweden – 2016

A ten meter diving tower. People who have never been up there before have to choose whether to jump or climb down.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 16:00


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AUDIBLE STATIC

Dir: Sai Selvarajan
USA – 2016

Thaddeus is a teenager in love. Love comes with panic. Silence. Racing thoughts, but no words. Just, audible static. In the last days of analogue, Thaddeus finds a way to cheat the system.

Duration: 11:00


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3-WAY (NOT CALLING)

Dir: Molly McGlynn
Canada – 2016

A couple decide to spice up their sex life with a threesome. Now where can they find the willing third?

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 11:00


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A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X

Dir: Gabriel Abrantes
France/Portugal/UK – 2016

A supercharged history of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s infamous “Princess X,” a futuristic bronze phallus that is actually a bust portrait of Napoleon’s equally infamous great grand niece, Marie Bonaparte.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Locarno Film Festival

Duration: 7:00


It just might be shorts weather again, so we’ll show you ours if you’ll show us yours! 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 January 12 Screening

We’re kicking off our SIXTH great season next month and we’d love it if you could join us. We have an amazing lineup of films and after that, we’ll be walking over to Lou Dawg’s Southern BBQ (76 Gerrard St. E.) for food, beverages, and post-screening conversation. We’d love it if you could join us!

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


Still from OBJECT

OBJECT

Dir: Paulina Skibińska
Poland – 2015

Object is a creative and abstract image of an underwater search. The action takes place in the dimensions of two worlds – ice desert and underwater. The story is told from the point of view of the rescue team, of the diver entering the water all covered by ice, and of the ordinary people waiting on the shore.

  • Winner, Short Film Special Jury Prize for Visual Poetry – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 15:00


Still from PEACE IN THE VALLEY

PEACE IN THE VALLEY

Dirs: Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher
USA – 2015

Peace in the Valley follows the town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas on the eve of a groundbreaking vote for LGBT rights. As the polls close, citizens on all sides of the issue grapple with the roles faith, sexuality and commerce play in their personal lives and community. Meanwhile, at the largest outdoor production of the life of Christ in the USA, the audience is waiting and the show must go on.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 15:00


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SUNRISE ON THE TOTAL CHAOS

Dir: Craig Norris
Canada – 2016

An experimental short that surrealistically transports viewers to the deck of the Total Chaos, a lobster fishing vessel on the magnificent Bay of Fundy at sunrise.

Duration: 5:00


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THE SHINING STAR OF LOSERS EVERYWHERE – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Mickey Duzyj
USA – 2016

The strange but true story of how Japanese racehorse Haru Urara became a nationally celebrated symbol of perseverance while enduring a losing streak of epic proportions. Director and artist Mickey Duzyj traveled to Japan to uncover the story behind the horse’s unlikely rise to celebrity, and presents this animated short as the answer to how an undersized horse who vowed to “Never Give Up” became known as The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere..

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 18:00


Still from ROUGH WATERS

ROUGH WATERS

Dir: Claire Imler
USA – 2016

Submerged in the darkness of her depression, Katie struggles to stay afloat the rough waters in her life, but uncovers what matters most in her journey to recovery.

Duration: 6:30


Still from THESE C*CKSUCKING TEARS

THESE C*CKSUCKING TEARS

Dir: Dan Taberski
USA – 2016

The uncompromising voice behind the first gay-themed country music album – 40 years after its release.

  • Official Selection – Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

Duration: 16:00


Still from UNDERDOG

UNDERDOG

Dirs: Naomi Mark and Vivian Belik
Canada – 2016

With economic and physical challenges in the way, a young Japanese expat prepares to compete in a 1000 mile dog sled race to fulfill her mother’s dying wish.

Duration: 10:00


Show us your shorts and we’ll show you ours! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) just $10, and door tickets are only $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂