Future Frontier

Friday, Aug. 3, 12:00 PM

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At the future frontier everything can be broken–linear time, power, cyclical patterns. Women dominate these shorts as they make decisions on navigating present and future technologies, and confront moral dilemmas in imaginative ways.


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Resistance: The Battle of Philadelphia

Dir. M. Asli Dukan • United States, 2018, 40 min.

Resistance: the battle of philadelphia is a six-part, short-form, speculative fiction web series about a clandestine collective of residents who mobilize to resist the pervasive surveillance and the repressive state violence of a powerful corporate government in a near-future Philadelphia. Inspired by films like Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames (1983), Ivan Dixon/Sam Greenlee’s The Spook Who Sat By The Door (1973) and Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers (1967), the series also subverts the dystopian genre to form a complex and historically rich narrative about the struggle for justice and liberation.

World Premiere

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Sight

Dir. Janeen Talbott • United States, 2017, 15 min.

Naji, a nonbeliever from a parallel earth, must make the ultimate sacrifice to save her tribe when supernatural forces bring a dark truth to light.

Premiere

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Recurrence Plot: The Family Circle

Dir. Bryan Oliver Green • United States, 2018, 14 min.

A crystal, memory-storing bracelet transports a young mother back to the day of her own mother’s traumatic death and challenges the notion that time flows in only one direction…

World Premiere

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Prototype

Dir. Christopher Ortega • United States, 2018, 19 min.


Afrofuturist Sci-Fi: A reluctant black woman scientist trapped in her mother’s lab seeks to program an android with human-like empathy.

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