Screening: May 14, 2017, 2:15pm
Because the World Never Stops – When we tune into a newscast, we expect a reassuring authority, but is what we see anything other than a performance? Shot behind the scenes during a live broadcast, Because the World Never Stops is a revelatory look at the hidden side of the evening news. Directed by Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck.
The Arrival – A little boy feels betrayed when his mother has another son and decides to give her a taste of her own medicine–by summoning another mother. Directed by Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe.
Dawn of the Deaf – When a strange sound wipes out the hearing population, a small group of deaf people must band together to survive. Directed by Robert Savage.
Victor and Isolina – Creatively visualized through 3-D printing, two elderly Latinos embark on a resonating he said/she said account of the events that led them to live separately after more than 50 quirky and stressful years together. Directed by William “Davy” Caballero.
Night Shift – Olly Jeffries (Tunde Adebimpe | Band TV On The Radio, Nasty Baby) is an on-again, off-again actor. His long term gig as a bathroom attendant erupts on this night, forcing Olly to face his failing marriage and fleeting dreams. Directed by Marshall Tyler.
The Collection – Two friends stumble upon a unique and valuable treasure trove of movie memorabilia in Omaha, Nebraska. Directed by Adam Roffman.
Nutag-Homeland – A non-narrative hand-painted visual poem about ideas of diaspora, homeland, and the tragic mass-deportations of the Kalmyk people during WWII. Directed by Alisi Telengut.
Mare Nostrum – On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter’s life at risk. Directed by Rana Kazkaz & Anas Khalaf.