Shorts: Charged Spaces

2019, 108 minutes, Digital, NR

These dramatic gems envelop characters within contentious and powerfully resonant scenes. In them, figures combat physical threats, rehashed memories, and awkward exchanges. Punctuated by dashes of laughter, Charged Spaces is high on drama, but also vibrantly human.

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Adam Meeks, 2018, USA, 11 minutes, World Premiere
A teenage girl and her older brother's best friend find themselves alone at a cliff jumping spot in the California mountains.
Matthew Puccini, 2019, USA, 10:31 minutes
A young gay man grows increasingly entangled in the marriage of an older couple.
Celine Held and Logan George, 2019, USA, 12:10 minutes
Struggling with feelings for her best friend, 14 year-old Marie stages an almost perfect plan.
Mahalia Melts in the Rain
Emilie Mannering and Carmine Pierre-Dufour, 2018, USA, 11:15 minutes
Mahalia, a timid 9-year-old black girl, feels different from the other girls in her ballet class. Hoping to boost her confidence, her mother brings her to the hair salon to get her hair straightened for the very first time.
The Rat
Carlen May-Mann, 2019, USA, 12:00 minutes
It's Halloween night, and Renee is madly in love with Jim. On their way to a party, Jim detours to a haunted house, where Renee is forced to confront a terrifying situation.
Hallie Cooper-Novack, 2019, USA, 11:00 minutes
Two adult cousins have different views on a secret sexual encounter from their youth.
The Role
Farnoosh Samadi, 2018, Iran, 11:38 minutes
A woman accompanies her husband for an audition. The thing that happens there leads her for an important decision...
Jesse Thurston, 2018, USA, 15:36 minutes
Space is an intimate portrait of three friends in orbit around each other, each struggling to find balance between the forces that draw them together and the desire to fly off on their own.
Things That Happen in the Bathroom
Edward Hancox, 2019, USA, 13 minutes, 35mm
In the intimate sanctuary of the bathroom, a lonely young queer yearns for love, and learns how to survive heartbreak.