Archived: Shorts Block: American Film Institute Women Directors Showcase
Filmmaker in attendance.
Tickets: at the door only
Location: 1215 Turner St.
*Alcohol offered at this event
Alaska is a Drag
Leo stands out in a crowd. That’s not always a good thing working in a fish cannery in Alaska. His dreams of leaving this small town are hard fought, until a new boy moves to town and sees him for who he really is – an international superstar.
Shaz Bennett / 2012 / 14 minutes / English / USA
Burn Brightly is the story of Andy Shaw, a 15-year-old who is allergic to the sun. From his second-story room, Andy watches the suburban street outside. It’s through that window that he falls in love with the 40-year-old woman who jogs by his house each day. He’s watched her for months. And today is the day Andy will profess his love, somehow — even if it means putting himself directly in harm’s way.
Lauren Ludwig / 2012 / 12 minutes / English / USA
Learning to Fly
An imaginative boy develops a friendship with his odd neighbor be believes could be a superhero.
Juliana Penaranda-Loftus / 2012 / 19 minutes / English / USA
When the producer of a hit reality TV show receives inside information about a contestant from the show’s psychologist on its closing night, her moral compass is tested.
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro / 2012 / 20 minutes / English / USA
She Comes In Spring
A mysterious young woman visits a middle-aged father in a Serbian village, compelling him to uncover a dark secret buried in his wartime past.
Antoneta Kastrati / 2012 / 16 minutes / English / USA
A middle-aged seamstress, sold into marriage as a child, finds a unique opportunity to reclaim her life.
Catherine Dent / 2012 / 16 minutes / English / USA
Six Letter Word
An unlikely mom is forced to confront her young son’s autism after they have an unexpected encounter with one of her johns.
Lisanne Sartor / 2012 / 16 minutes / English / USA
Courage, love and memory collide as two generations of women bear witness to the brutality of wild horse roundups in the American West.
Stephanie Martin / 2012 / 20 minutes / English / USA