Short Film Program 1
Includes the following short films:
In This Program
Amy Jo Johnson / Narrative, Shorts, US Cinema / Canada / 2012 / Children, Music, Personal Vision, Woman Filmmaker, Women / 20 minsGrowing up in a religious cult, Jackie and Amelia, now in their late thirties, meet up once a year at Amelia's mother's grave to reconnect and talk about life. 'Are we broken?' they ask themselves, only to decide after a topless escapade through their old sect, that they are only bent. Bent is a short film about those life long friendships that thankfully keep us feeling normal. Actress, singer, songwriter, musician and gymnast Amy Jo Johnson (the Pink Ranger in “Power Rangers,” “Felicity”) directs and acts from her own script.)
Special Guest Amy Jo Johnson will sing and play her original songs at the show.
Precedes: Live Music featuring Amy Jo Johnson
Afarin Eghbal / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International, Shorts / United Kingdom / 2011 / History, Latino, Social Issues, Women / 10 minsGrandmothers explores the traumatic ramifications of General Videla's military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976-83. During this time, an estimated 30,000 men, women and children, 'disappeared'. Using real-life testimonials from members of the 'Grandmothers of May Square', this animated-documentary raises issues of memory, repression and loss.
Bolaji Tijani-Qudus / Cinema of Conscience, Narrative, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Social Issues / 11 minsKenny Anderson is having a good time at the bar with his buddy. He receives a disturbing call from his son. Kenny jets to his ex wife's home to confront her new boyfriends. An altercation ensues that leads to an unexpected tragedy.
In Person: Director Bolaji Tijani Qudus to attend.
Josecho de Linares / International, Shorts / Spain / 2012 / Children, Human Relationships, Latino, Women / 13 minsZurdo maintained a special relationship with his grandmother. Since he went away to study they have lost contact. On the last day of summer Zurdo decides to visit her with the intuition that he might not see her again.
Billy DaMota / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Human Relationships, Seniors, Women / 22 minsPosey is the story of Linda Flemming who makes the heartbreaking decision to take her grandmother, Posey, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease to a retirement home. In a desperate move to avoid the inevitable, Posey escapes, and while her loved ones desperately search for her, Posey finds herself the star of a Bollywood movie.
Gretchen Olivero / Narrative, Shorts, US Cinema / USA / 2013 / Comedy, Healing/Health, Music, Seniors, Transformation, Woman Filmmaker / 15 minsLee and Viv mourn the death of Max, their unfamiliar coworker when they hide out in his cubicle to avoid group counseling and discover his love for music trivia. When Lee decides to call into Mutiny Radio to win DJ for a day the two have a new found look at life.
In Person: Director Gretchen Olivero to attend.