2020 Festival

Archived: Coherence

MICHIGAN Premiere!
Cost: $5
Tickets: at the door only
Location: 2500 S. Washington Ave.

*Alcohol offered at this event

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

Narrative Feature, Short Film

Film Information


On the night of an astrological anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. Part cerebral sci-fi and part relationship drama, COHERENCE is a tightly focused, intimately shot film that quickly ratchets up with tension and mystery.

James Ward Byrkit / 2013 / 89 minutes / English / USA

Film Information


Insomniacs is an emotionally charged, romantic drama about two lost souls connecting through a shared misery.

One restless night, on opposite sides of a flat complex, Jade and Theo become consumed by their insomnia. Burdened with lovesickness, Theo sees one light on during these late hours. Theo observes Jade from a distance – he becomes intrigued by someone suffering from a similar restlessness, attracted as he watches her move about. In a manic episode, Jade escapes to the rooftop and Theo follows.

Theo builds a connection with Jade through releasing their mutual frustrations – they confront their anxieties, what keeps them up at night. They remain awake throughout a restless night, surrendering to their insomnia.

Charles Chinzter Lai / 2014 / 14 minutes / English / United Kingdom