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2015 Wine Country Film Festival

Shorts


  1. Camouflage

    Daishi Kato / Shorts / Japan / 2015 / Drama, Short / 25 mins
    Because of his stutter, Satoru is the constant victim of bullying. His classmate Eri is sympathetic, but turns a blind eye in order to fit in with her friends. As the teasing gets worse, Eri decides to make a housecall, but her visit to Satoru's doesn't turn out as planned...
    Plays In:
    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Thursday

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 17, 2015 1:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Saturday

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 19, 2015 1:30 pm


  2. Dance! Dance! Dance!

    Ken Ochiai / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / Drama, Music, Short / 25 mins
    Furu is a DJ that lives alone in Tokyo. Every evening, his skyrise apartment is haunted by visions that remind him of his relationship with Yukino. A Japanese ghost story. Director Ken Ochiai is an exceptional talent to watch.
    Plays In:
    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Thursday

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 17, 2015 1:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Saturday

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 19, 2015 1:30 pm


  3. Mama Tang

    Cathy Tang / Shorts / USA / 2014 / Drama, Family, Short / 10 mins
    An aging woman moves from China to San Francisco to live with her son and daughter-in-law. Unable to speak English, she struggles to find a place in her son's new life.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program Two

    Orpheus Winery
    September 19, 2015 11:15 am


  4. Super Hero Hotline

    Miles Levin / Shorts / USA / 2015 / Comedy / 9 mins
    A woman strapped to a bomb has three minutes to live and calls the Super Hero Hotline in hopes of being saved. Will her incompetent hero be able to defuse the bomb in time? Or will the awful customer service kill her first?
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program Two

    Orpheus Winery
    September 19, 2015 11:15 am


  5. This Uphill Climb

    Tomoko Miyamoto / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / Drama, Short / 25 mins
    At the top and bottom of a hill are two factories. One is on the verge of bankruptcy while the other continues to profit. In order to help her father, 19-year-old Yuriya accepts wealthy Hayato's proposal for marriage. But when things don't go as expected, she is thrust into a world of confusion.
    Plays In:
    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Thursday

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 17, 2015 1:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Saturday

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 19, 2015 1:30 pm


  6. A Warm Spell

    Toshimichi / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / Drama, Family, Short / 25 mins
    When their mother's funeral brings two brothers together again, they are forced to confront their old conflicts and resentments. Terrific camerawork distinguishes Toshimichi's film style.
    Plays In:
    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Thursday

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 17, 2015 1:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Saturday

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 19, 2015 1:30 pm