2019 Festival

About A Donkey

*MICHIGAN PREMIERE // DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE*

Hotwater Works Warehouse / 2116 E Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48912 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Narrative Feature, Comedy, Narrative Short

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About a Donkey

About a Donkey follows the Owens family: Ann & Tim, their 3 adult children, Cecilia, Burgh, and Annie (and her husband Paul), and matriarch Farrah. When Tim brings home a donkey in a mixture of wanting to rescue both it and himself, all of the characters’ lives are shaken up and pushed forward.

Ann, who has been struggling with depression, doesn’t quite know how to navigate her marriage and sudden neighborhood interest with the new animal in her life. Cecilia, also struggling with identity issues due to a recent unemployment, passes the time by helping her grandma Farrah with experimental inventions, which Farrah only enjoys because it gives her bragging rights with the other seniors at her nursing home. To Cecilia’s delight, there’s a new independent living assistant who makes hanging out with her grandma far more intriguing. Meanwhile, Burgh struggles with telling his family about an old acquaintance back in his life, and a very pregnant Annie just tries to keep the peace between all members of the family.

 

Christina Raia / 2018 / 77 minutes / English / USA

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Dearly Departed

Vera’s relationship with Fred is beginning to blossom but she can’t help feeling distracted by the presence of the three very opinionated ghosts who also inhabit her house. Through the expression of song, Vera and the ghost’s learn to deal with the highs and lows of a modern relationship. However, when Fred begins to further their relationship, Vera is left with a life-changing decision.

Elise Martin / 2018 / 14 minutes / English / United Kingdom

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Only A Movie!

Guy realizes that life is a terrible movie and searches for a way to rewrite his own ending.

Teddy Cecil / 2018 / 17 minutes / English / USA

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