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Narrative Shorts 1: A Fly In Your Soup (96 mins)

FRI 9/27 - 9:30 PM - Majestic Theatre #2

SUN 9/29 - 6 PM - Majestic Theatre #1

 

ALBATROSS SOUP

Winnie Cheung
(USA, 2018, 7 mins)

Colorado Premiere

In this striking, animated film, a scenario is described: a man gets off a boat, walks into a restaurant, and orders albatross soup. He takes one sip, pulls out a gun, and shoots himself. Can you figure out why he did it?

 

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OLD HAUNT

Andre Hyland
(USA, 2019, 11 mins)

Colorado Premiere

A procrastinating writer goes to an Airbnb to try to get some work done, but after an unexpected visitor arrives, he finds himself in an increasingly unsettling set of situations that he can't explain.

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SUNCATCHER

Parker Croft
(USA, 2019, 12 mins)

A broken car window shatters Kira’s precarious life. A chance encounter offers an opportunity to put it back together. 

PORTRAITIST

Cyrus Neshvad
(Luxembourg, 2019, 26 mins)

Colorado Premiere

A grandfather at the edge of despair is called to care for his dying granddaughter. Through art, he kindles a relationship with her that brings beauty to the darkness in their lives.

 

CURATED

Gillian Jacobs (in person)
(USA, 2018, 12 mins)

Colorado Premiere

Nancy and her husband reluctantly take a trip to pick up a few items at her late grandmother's estate, where they meet a curator who gives them a rather, um, "unsettling" tour of the house.

HOT DOG

Alma Buddecke Marleen Valin
(Germany, 2019, 8 mins)

Colorado Premiere

Many moments define Hannah’s love-hate relationship with her vagina. The props she uses to illustrate them in this wildly imaginative memoir include a Roman snail, a dachshund, and a PlayStation controller.

UPSET BODY

Delphine Le Courtois (in person)
(Canada, 2017, 20 mins)

Colorado Premiere

A 30-year-old woman learns that she cannot have a child, something she might have wanted in the future. It’s a hard truth: wanting control, unlimited choice, and then realizing it’s not always possible.


Narrative Shorts 2: Hell Is Other People (89 mins)

FRI 9/27 - 3:30 PM - Majestic Theatre #2

SAT 9/28 - 3 PM - Majestic Theatre #1

 

DRIVING LESSONS

Marziyeh Riahi
(Iran, 2019, 13 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

Learning to drive is stressful under any circumstance. Now, imagine doing it on the busy streets of Iran with your traditional, chauvinistic husband in the backseat. Welcome to Bahareh’s confined little nightmare.

 

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25 YEARS

Ben Measor (in person)
Mark Reeb, Actor (in person)     
(USA, 2019, 10 mins)    

World Premiere

The current political and social climate sparks heavy debates at a midwestern family's gathering. Ben wants no part of it.

 

I THINK SHE LIKES YOU

Bridey Elliott
Teresa Lee, Screenwriter (in person)    
(USA, 2019, 9 mins)

Colorado Premiere

When Justine and Julia pick Jake up at a bar, it’s not quite the threesome he was expecting.

 

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BUG BITE    

Emily Ann Hoffman   
(USA, 2019, 8 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

"Don’t let the bed bugs bite"? A young woman in the throes of an infestation forms the unlikeliest of bonds with a female bed bug. Don’t try this at home.

REGULATION    

Ryan Patch (in person)    
(USA, 2019, 12 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

In the near future, a young social worker (Sunita Mani, GLOW) travels to a small community to administer behavior-modifying patches that guarantee happiness for the wearers. What to do when a precocious girl refuses to accept the patch?

SOMETIMES, I THINK ABOUT DYING    

Stefanie Abel Horowitz    
(USA, 2019, 12 mins)    

Can one date save a life? Fran quite often thinks about dying, in gruesome detail, but her coworker’s advances might make her reconsider.

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THE MOON AND THE NIGHT     

Erin Lau (in person)   
(USA, 2018, 19 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

When her ex-convict, alcoholic father enters her beloved pet into an underground dogfight, a native Hawaiian teenage girl must accept that her father, the only family she’s ever known, can never be the dad she needs.

WHITE NOISE     

Frida Perez     
(USA, 2019, 6 mins)  

Colorado Premiere  

What would YOU endure for a little extra cash? Struggling financially, a young, black waitress participates in a paid physiological study.


Narrative Shorts 3: One Big Happy Family (92 mins)

Big surprises can come in small packages.

FRI 9/27 - 9:30 AM - Majestic Theatre #2

SUN 9/29 - 12:30 PM - Majestic Theatre #2

 

CÚL AN TÍ (THE BACK OF THE HOUSE)    

Stuart Douglas    
(Ireland, 2018, 16 mins)    

US Premiere  

A spare and deeply felt story of a daughter's homecoming. Inspired by the eponymous poem by the Irish poet, Seán ó Riordáin.

ME TIME    

Iyabo Boyd    
(USA, 2019, 11 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

It’s been a long week. Deborah wants, needs, and deserves some time to unwind. Three drastically different figments of her psyche have other plans. Which Deborah will ultimately get her way?

NORA EPHRON GOES TO PRISON    

Hannah Elless, Director & Actor, in person
Steve Sielatyck, Producer, in person 
(USA, 2019, 8 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

Two women from very different worlds meet in unexpected circumstances. Through their common love of Nora Ephron and her films, hope conquers a confining reality, and an unlikely friendship blooms. Watch what happens when Mary meets Ally.

SKIN    

Guy Nattiv
(USA, 2018, 20 mins)    

In a small supermarket in a blue-collar town, a black man smiles at a 10-year-old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash. Graphic violence. 

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JUARIA    

Pedro Pio    
(France/Colombia/Sweden, 2019, 15 mins)    

Colorado Premiere

A man lives in the forest surrounded by a pack of dogs. He feeds, cleans, and cares for them. One day, one of the pack disappears. The man must find the straggler.

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SHUCKY DARN    

Andrew Matthews & Katie Graham
Mark Reeb, Actor, in person 
(USA, 2019, 15 mins)      

The career of a pie-eating champion didn't prepare Wade for an impending nuclear attack. Or did it? 

THIS PERFECT DAY    

Lydia Rui    
(Australia, 2018, 7 mins) 

Colorado Premiere  

Jules’s life, already in flux, is about to change forever as they step into a dingy music store. Just not in the ways they expect.