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Sunday, April 09, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:30 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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Directors Mario Furloni, Kate McLean, Cameo Wood, Patrick Bresnan (April 9), Ophelia Harutyunyan (April 9) expected.

Description

Total running time 91 min

This compilation of narrative and documentary shorts showcases expertly crafted visual storytelling from around the world. Each film offers its own insight into a wide range of subjects and locales—from a young bride’s wedding in Armenia to a family excursion in the Florida Everglades to an unconventional convention in Washington—in ways that are surprising, captivating, and provocative.

And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow’s Eye
Anxiety falls upon a small village in Chile one morning with the unexplained death of cows and the return of an unwelcomed visitor.
(Francisca Alegria, Chile/USA 2016, 19 min)

A Brief History of Princess X
An absurdist interpretation of Constantin Brancusi’s infamous sculpture, ‘Princess X.’
(Gabriel Abrantes, Portugal/France/UK 2016, 7 min)

The Convention
An intimate gathering of transgender women in northern Washington reveals the affirmation of community as well as the psychological toll of dual identities.
(Jessica Dimmock, USA 2016, 10 min)

Gut Hack
To treat his chronic gastro-intestinal problems, Josiah devises a bold biological experiment that involves the exchange of bodily excretions.
(Mario Furloni, Kate McLean, USA 2017, 16 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

The Rabbit Hunt
A companion piece to last year’s award-winning The Send Off, this visceral film follows teenager Chris and his family as they hunt rabbits in the Florida Everglades.
(Patrick X Bresnan, USA 2016, 12 min)

Real Artists
Sophia, an ambitious and idealistic animator, interviews for a dream job at a top film studio and discovers the hidden secrets of success.
(Cameo Wood, USA 2017, 12 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Red Apples
A young Armenian bride’s hopes for a new life are dashed when an interfering mother-in-law imposes her will.
(George Sikharulidze, Armenia/Georgia/USA 2016, 15 min)

—Audrey Chang
Film Details
  • Running time: 91

Find a list of short film print sources here