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Total running time: 91 minutes


Bendito Machine VI - Carry On

Jossie Malis
France/Spain, 2018, 14 minutes, animation
An inevitable and enigmatic bio-technological interweaving is just around the corner. What can go wrong? Bendito Machine VI is the final installation of a six film series following the saga of "charming vertebrate creatures and their unholy machines."
Website  |  Interview with the filmmaker


A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness

Brent Green
USA, 2018, 5 minutes, animation
A hand-drawn animated tale about love in an increasingly dark world.
Website  |  Interview with the filmmaker
Save this date too: June 30 Brent Green performs live with Percussionist Brendan Canty (Fugazi) at the National Gallery of Art


My Burden

Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Sweden, 2017, 13 minutes, animation
In a suburban shopping center next to a large freeway, low wage workers channel their existential angst into cheerful musical numbers. The apocalypse is a tempting liberator.
Trailer/Website  |  Interview with the filmmaker


Driving Lesson

Leland Hall
USA, 2017, 6 minutes, narrative
Learning to drive with Dad is a challenging rite of passage in the best of times. These are not the best of times.
In Person: director Leland Hall on Saturday, April 28


The Good Mother

Sarah Clift
Mexico/UK, 2016, 6 minutes, narrative
A Mexican mother embarks on an epic journey to fulfill her son's singular, albeit timely, birthday request.
Website/Trailer  |  Interview with the filmmaker


Into the Blue

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic
Croatia, 2017, 22 minutes, narrative
Thirteen year old Julija and her mother flee their abusive household to find refuge on the idyllic Croatian island where Julija grew up. Emotionally scarred, Julija is desperate to reconnect with her best friend, Ana. But Ana is in love with a boy and Julija is no longer a priority. Ana's mounting rejection re-ignites Julija's wounds and family history, awakening the monster of violence she thought she's left behind.
Nominated for a Student Academy Award, Into the Blue, is now the basis for Antoneta's first feature film, Murino, which explores the violence hidden beneath the surface of family life on a remote Croatian island.
Trailer  |  Website  |  Interview with the filmmaker


Judith Loves Martha

Anna Gaskell
USA, 2017, 10 minutes, documentary
A wily 87-year-old New Yorker, Judith Godwin, is one of the rare women from the 1950's Abstract Expressionist Movement. This highly successful artist describes a creative awakening in college, and the catalyst meeting with choreographer Martha Graham, that led her to produce the brilliant, gestural paintings she continues to make today.
Website


Reina

Philip Vickery
USA, 2017, 15 minutes, narrative
A blind date with Michelle goes awry when Seth can't stop talking about his broken heart. Then the evening takes a notable turn for the worse.
Trailer  |  Facebook
In Person: director Phil Vickery


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8:30 PM
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3:30 PM

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