FRIDAY

Aug. 2

12:00 PM
Pearlstein
TICKETS

Shorts Program 3


Familial relationships are thick and complex, more so in times of duress. These shorts explore family dynamics and the life circumstances that complicate them.




99 mins.

Q&A to follow


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Short Narrative

Blackwood

Dir. Kalu Oji
12 mins., Australia, 2018

Following mother and son, Mary and David, Blackwood is comedy-drama set in small town Australia. The film intertwines spoken word with traditional narrative form to explore the intricacies of family, self love and empowerment, and more subtly; the social politics that exist within Australia.

Philadelphia Premiere


Trailer

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Short Narrative

CAP

Dir. Marshall Tyler
17 mins., United States, 2019

15-year-old Manny Bennitt learns, the hard way, the price of being cool.

Philadelphia Premiere

Best Short Narrative Nominee


Trailer

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Short Narrative

The Field

Dir. Sandhya Suri
19 mins., France/United Kingdom/India, 2018

A poor agricultural labourer leads a double life in the village’s last remaining cornfield. But the harvest is approaching…


Trailer

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Short Narrative

On the Clock

Dir. Tayo Amos
15 mins., United States, 2018

When Sofia gets her first period, Lucas sets out to secure the feminine products she needs, confronting many harsh realities along the way. ‘On the Clock’ is a kinetic and intimate portrayal of two siblings coming of age in East LA.

East Coast Premiere


Trailer

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Short Narrative

Peripatético

Dir. Jessica Queiroz
15 mins., Brazil, 2017

Three friends living in the same neighbourhood in the suburban area of São Paulo, sharing dilemmas and doubts about their early adulthood. Through music and provocative language, the film portrays black and poor urban youths who are afforded no opportunities by the Brazilian State.

North America Premiere


Trailer

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Short Narrative

Sisters

Dir. Florian Moses Bayer
20 mins., Austria, 2019

During the organization of their mother’s funeral, two estranged sisters with completely different personalities are forced to face each other once again. They will have to confront their differences, as well as their relationship.

North America Premiere