The People You Know - 77 minutes Elizabeth Spear; Austin, TX
Will and Edie just turned 30. They've been married since they were 18 - nothing else to do really when you come from a small town. Now Will is a disillusioned unemployed psychotherapist, and Edie is a wannabe novelist who?s been holding the fort down by writing erotic fiction while Will was in school for forever. Will and Edie have invited their old friend from high school, Kate, and her new boyfriend Jake, to Will?s family house out in the Texas countryside for a long weekend. Good time for everybody to catch up, right? Talk about their hopes and dreams, offer support, drink a little, enjoy a stress-free mini vacation. Will and Edie?s marriage troubles come to the surface almost immediately, and Will and Kate start to rekindle their old feelings for each other. Edie finds comfort in Jake?s music and gentle style?they?re both artists, after all. Boundaries are tested when the group revisits their past, examines their relationships, and ponders their future.
Fork (comedy, short) - 8.5 minutes Austin Herring; Charlotte, NC
A young man finishes up breakfast with his girlfriend at a late-night diner. His frustrations with her come to a boiling point when she lights up her obligatory, post-meal cigarette, and a stream of issues come pouring out of his passive aggressive mouth...all fueled by the Satan-like, imaginary Brute crouched under the table.
New Nick - Sunday, April 22 - 3:30 pm