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Wednesday, March 8 • 6:00pm - 7:38pm
Short Film Block #1

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Screening order:

La Invitacion (Sleepover) directed by Susana Casares
No Soy Yo (This Isn't Me) directed by Manfred López
Counter Act directed by Heath Affolter
Promise directed by Tian Xie
A State of Emergency directed by Tarek Roehlinger
Dryad directed by Thomas Vernay
Love is a Sting directed by Vincent Gallagher
The Boy by the Sea directed by Vasily Chuprina

Short Films
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Counter Act

USA Premiere | Canada -  15 minutes | | Writer/Director: The Affolter Brothers | Producer: The Affolter Brothers | Cast: Teal Fiddler, J. Alex Brinson, Naika Toussaint, Cameron Bright, Louis Ferreira, Chelah Horsdal | | When Alice, a naïve young woman having lunch in a diner circa 1960, joins Mary and Ray in their “sit-in” protest, the ire of the racist patrons boils over and Alice learns what it truly takes to stand up... Read More →
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Dryad

Nebraska Premiere | France -  12 minutes | | Writer/Director: Thomas Vernay | Producer: Olivier Berlemont et Emilie Dubois | Cast: Elaura Thomasson, David Vigroux | | The wind blows, noises of armor resound. A knight escorts a young woman athwart plains. The thunder begins to scold, clouds invade the landscape. The knight, worried, stares the castle on the horizon. The end is close.
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A State of Emergency

Nebraska premiere | Germany/France -  12 minutes | | Director: Tarek Roehlinger | Writer: Andrej Sorin, Tarek Roehlinger | Cast: Moussa Sylla, Rémy Ferreira, Julien Courbey, Ridwane Bellawell | | A movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding an official building. An abandoned bag, curious passants and a crazy tramp move the situation into its climax. The lines between... Read More →
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No Soy Yo (This Isn't Me)

USA Premiere | Mexico - 3 minutes | | Writer/Director: Manfred Lopez Grem | Producer: Manfred Lopez Grem, Victor Solorio Silva | Cast: Regina Pavón Durán, Claudia Ramírez Silva, Christopher Contreras Cortés | | Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death. This film explores the harrowing consequences of what we swear will never happen to us. | | http://manfredlopez.com/film/this_isnt_me.htm... Read More →
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Promise

Nebraska premiere | China - 16 minutes | | Director: Tian Xie | Writer: Tian Xie & Chu Suming | Producer: Tian Xie & Fu Cheng | Cast: Feng Linhua | | Deep in Yunnan, China, simple peasant parents have raised a smart boy. But life for the family has become impossible financially, so the parents take jobs in a distant city. Promising to return on the new year, they leave their only son to live on his own. Months pass as he dreams of their... Read More →
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The Boy by the Sea

Nebraska premiere | Netherlands -  7 minutes | | Director: Vasily Chuprina | Writer: Andreas Illmer | Producer: Vasily Chuprina | Cast: Ad van Kempen, Rom Elzakkers | | The story of an unlikely friendship. A young boy sitting by the sea, watching the stones he throws disappear beneath the surface. An old lighthouse keeper. A different truth beyond the water. | | http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5560706... Read More →
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La Invitacion (The Sleepover)

Nebraska premiere | Spain -  14 minutes | | Writer/Director: Susana Casares | Producer: María Zamora, Gema Vidal | Cast: Patricia Arbues, Teresa Soria Ruano, Rodrigo Poisón | | Pushed by the fear of losing her friends, Silvia (10) has invited them to a sleepover... but things can be complicated when your home is not exactly what your friends may call a home. | | http://www.madridencorto.es/2016
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Love is a Sting

Nebraska premiere | Ireland -  18 minutes | | Director: Vincent Gallagher | Writer: Benjamin Cleary | Producer: Ian Hunt Duffy | Cast: Ciarán Hinds, Seán T. Ó'Meallaigh | | Written by Academy Award® Winner Benjamin Cleary, ‘Love is a Sting’ tells the story of struggling children’s book writer Harold Finch. At his lowest point, Harold gains an unexpected house guest in the form of an ageing... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 6:00pm - 7:38pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

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