2021 Festival

Always Shine

Lansing Public Media Center / 2500 S Washington Ave, Lansing MI 48910

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Narrative Feature, Short Film

Film Information

Always Shine

Two women, both actresses with differing degrees of success, travel north from Los Angeles to Big Sur for a weekend vacation. Both see the trip as an opportunity to reconnect after years of competition and jealousy have driven a wedge between them. Upon arrival at their isolated forest retreat, the pair discover that their once intimate friendship has deteriorated into forced conversations, betrayals, petty jealousies, and deep-seated resentment.

Sophia Takal / 2016 / 85 minutes / English / USA

Film Information

The Story

*FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE*  In the aftermath of a mysterious murder – and in a single, breathtaking shot – a winding trail of clues unravels a tale of tragedy, betrayal, and violence.

Cameron Dingwall / 11 minutes / English / United States