Shorts 9: Dramatic Crossroads

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St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Mon, Apr 20, 2015 7:15 PM
Film Info
English Title:Shorts 9: Dramatic Crossroads
Program:Shorts Programs
MN Made
Filmmaker/Guest Attending
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Type:Short Narrative


Two Strangers Meet in a Bar
Country: United Arab Emirates, Hungary, USA | Language: English | 2014 | Runtime: 13 min
Director(s): Máté Bede-Fazekas, Nolan Funk
Producer(s): Julia Saubier, Adam Pivirotto, Chani Gatto, Alon Benari, Szilvia Viczián
Screenwriter(s): Máté Bede-Fazekas, Nolan Funk | Cinematographer: Matthew Mendelson
Editor(s): Máté Bede-Fazekas, Nolan Funk
Principle Cast: Máté Bede-Fazekas, Allison Brown, Attilio Rigotti, Yannick Trapman-O'Brien, Megan Vincent, Julia Saubier

Two Strangers Meet in a Bar is an interactive narrative short. Audiences work together by using their cell phones to seamlessly change the plot in real time, affecting the meeting of two complete strangers. Instructions for interactivity will be provided at the screening.

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The Light of Each New Day
Country: USA | Language: English | 2014 | Runtime: 14 min
Director: James Byrne | Screenwriter: James Byrne
Screenwriter: James Byrne
Principle Cast: Shelby Richardson, Michael Hanna, Jauston Campbell, Jessie Scarborough-Ghent.

A gentle portrait of a zealous book collector who struggles to keep her life from spinning out of control.

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Country: USA | Language: English | 2014 | Runtime: 10 min
Director(s): Jonathan Oster, Grant DeMesquita
Producer: Jonathan Oster | Screenwriter(s): Jonathan Oster, Grant DeMesquita
Cinematographer: Jonathan Oster | Editor: Jonathan Oster
Principle Cast: Grant DeMesquita, Tiffani Brewer

After waking up in a strange place, a young man is guided by mysterious forces to alter someone's fate.

Carry On
Country: China,USA | Language: Chinese,Japanese | 2014 | Runtime: 17 min
Director: Yatao Li | Producer: Yatao Li
Screenwriter: Yatao Li | Cinematographer: Qiang Peng
Editor: Yatao Li
Principle Cast: Cheng Chang, Miura Kenichi

Carry On tells a story set in Japan-occupied China during World War II. In 1944, the tide turned against Japan and the war began winding down. Prior to their retreat, Japanese troops looted every Chinese village in their path. They took only food and women from these villages followed by massacring all others and burning everything to the ground.

Air Between Us
Country: USA | Language: English | 2015 | Runtime: 9 min
Director: Kjell Kvanbeck | Producer: Jakk Beckett
Screenwriter: Kjell Kvanbeck | Cinematographer: Chris Bourke
Editor: Kjell Kvanbeck
Principle Cast: Chris Cummings, Delia Jurek

Air Between Us explores the relationship between a mother and her son, and the lengths we will go to for those we love, even if misguided in our attempts to help one another.

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Country: Italy, USA | Language: Italian | 2015 | Runtime: 14 min
Filmmaker: Hisham Bizri

Exposure in creating and expiry in having created, such is the lot of the passionate artist. At pivotal moments in human history has the creator affirmed the value of creation, only to tempt this passionate's own demise--filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini filming Salo, Jesus Christ on the cross, among cultural regenerators whose passions have served as mandates for (self-)assassinations. “We are what we love, especially when we are no more,” appears to say Bizri in his alluring, mesmerizing cinematic requiem.” -- Mohannad Ghawwanmeh, film curator & scholar, Los Angeles.

Country: USA | Language: English | 2015 | Runtime: 12 min
Director: Chris King | Producer: Chris King
Screenwriter: Chris King | Cinematographer: Ryan Black
Editor: Chris King | Principle Cast: Mandy Moody, Chris Gouchoe

When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that life ahead for them is going to be a difficult and yet amazing journey.

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