BLOCK 1

Each of our shorts blocks is designed to take our audiences on a full-spectrum emotional journey. We sprinkle in a little of everything - drama, comedy, documentary, experimental, genre, and international flavor. What unites these films and makes them part of our lineup? We have found that they all have aftertaste.

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Taylor Rees, Renan Ozturk

Winfred Rembert, the only living survivor of a lynching, a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist, develops a friendship with Doctor Shirley Jackson Whitaker who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era. Together, their journeys of healing intertwine.

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Thessa Meijer

During an extreme heat wave, a shy girl seeks refuge in an ice cream shop. But when she looks into the eyes of the charming vendor, she is on thin ice...

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Koya Kamura

Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Murai braves danger and wanders through the no-go zone in order to spend time with Jun, his eight-year-old son.

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Patrick Muhlberger

A group of coworkers try to rescue a dog trapped in a hot car. Chaos ensues in a single shot.

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Hanna Adams, Cole Bacani, Max Edmeier, Dariel Filomeno, Alexandra Gottlieb, NamQuyen “Q” Le, Yolanda Morgan, Victoria Perez, Benjamin Ragasa, Josie Stocks, John Stover, Jinghan Tian

Yolanda Morgan recalls her experiences with racism and the impact it has had on her.

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Avi Kaye

Everything seems to be getting in Jake’s way as he tries to get out the door in time for his flight.

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Georgi M. Unkovski

After an unsuccessful attempt to renew his car registration, Dejan falls in a bureaucratic trap that tests his determination to be a responsible father.

RUNTIME

95 min


SHOWTIME

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Available to watch on demand from August 22-29, 2020


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