Shorts: Character Study

This captivating assortment of shorts focuses on incisive, character-driven narratives, showcasing an array of personalities and varied lives on screen.

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Shorts: Character Study

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2019, 107 minutes, Digital, NR

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Program Notes

This captivating assortment of shorts focuses on incisive, character-driven narratives, showcasing an array of personalities and varied lives on screen.

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Atarraya
Esteban García Garzón, 2018, 15 minutes, North American Premiere
Maryuri, a young woman from the outskirts of Cartagena, must take the decision to put her life at risk or return to her fisherman boyfriend.
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Bubblegum
Kelly Turner, 2018, USA, 12 minutes
A young artist works toward his future during a transitional period in his life.
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Charmer
Judah Finnigan, 2018, New Zealand, 12 minutes
A single woman in her fifties has a rocky first date with a disagreeable bachelor. Over the course of the evening, she’s forced to decide what’s more important to her: companionship or compatibility.
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East of the River
Hannah Peterson, 2018, 13 minutes
When Teonna (Ayiana T. Davis) is unexpectedly suspended from school, she encounters a girl from her past who takes her on an adventure through the city.
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Farewell Winona
Daiva Zalnieriunas, 2018, 14 minutes, Color Super 16mm, World Premiere
Farewell Winona is a coming-of-age story about a girl, Winona (14), on the last day of summer before entering high school.
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Like A Good Kid
Arian Vazirdaftari, 2018, Iran, 20 minutes
Sara, a 22-year-old girl is babysitter to 7-year-old Matin. One day Matin tells a story that makes Sara plan to steal something from the house.
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THE MINORS
Robert Machoian, 2019, USA, 10 minutes
A slice of life film about a Grandpa and his Grandsons, the future and the past.
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Now You Know
Molly Gillis, 2018, USA, 10 minutes
An uninhibited 10 year old girl faces the fallout of flashing her class at her strict Catholic school.

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