Opening Night Film

Sponsored by CMX Fallschase

Bernadette

A film by John Psathas

1994 was the perfect summer… for heartache. At 15, Archie has an impossible goal: to win the heart of Bernadette, a much older French foreign exchange student and local lifeguard, before she returns home at the end of the season. To gain her affection, Archie enlists the help of his first boss, Dixon, a local Lothario, suburban legend, and the park district’s least valuable employee.

Actor James Psathas (“Dixon”) is expected to be in attendance at the screening for a post-film discussion.

The screening of Bernadette for Opening Night will be preceded by the premier of the five short films produced by Florida High School students for the 2019 Filmmaker Bootcamp, a unique Leon County outreach partnership between TFF and Command Media.

98 min | US | English | Comedy

Friday, April 5 at 7pm at CMX Fallschase


Closing Night Film

Black Mother

A film by Khalik Allah

A visionary immersion into Jamaican life, and, as its title implies, the lives of its women, Khalik Allah’s bracing, hypnotic documentary comes to light in a rush of imagery that conjures both the mythic and the matter-of-fact. These scenes are captured with sometimes overpowering intimacy in the raw grain of 8 and 16mm film, as well as video and still camera images, which the filmmaker, who has family roots on the Caribbean island, has been shooting since his adolescence. As poetic, abstract and fiery as a free-jazz horn solo, and as epic as life itself, Black Mother is a bold expression in sight and sound that speaks its own cinematic patois. “In exploring the country, encountering its people, discovering its landscapes, revealing its historical and spiritual overtones, Allah also questions his own consciousness and sense of identity,” writes Richard Brody in The New Yorker. “Moment by moment, Black Mother plunges the viewer into a universe that’s as much an individual creation, a reflection of subjective imagination, as it is a depiction of a place; it’s as much a tracing of the historical and political forces that converge in Jamaica as it is a passionate revelation of its residents and its ways of life.”

Filmmaker Khalik Allah is expected to be present at the screening for a post-film discussion.

Sunday, April 7 at 7:15pm at FSU Student Life Cinema


Spotlight Films

Body at Brighton Rock

A film by Roxanne Benjamin

Indie horror maven Roxanne Benjamin steps up to her debut feature as a director, after producing such anthologies as the V/H/S franchise, as well as XX and Southbound – for which she also wrote and directed. Hot from its premiere at SXSW, Body at Brighton Rock introduces us to Wendy (Karina Fontes), a klutzy junior park ranger with a problem on her hands: Not only is she lost in the woods, she’s stumbled onto a dead body, and she’s going to need all her survival skills to make it to daylight. “There’s an early lightness to Benjamin’s film — both literal and metaphorical — that separates it from some of its Midnighter peers,” applauded the Austin Chronicle. “Like many indie horror titles, this one draws on ’80s culture for inspiration, but here the reference points are Oingo Boingo and Crispin Glover, a welcome change from the gloomy aesthetic of so many modern homages to the decade.”

Saturday, April 6 at 9:45pm at FSU Student Life Cinema


Buckjumping

A film by Lily Keber

Buckjumping is a feature-length documentary about dance traditions in New Orleans, observing both their contemporary expression and abiding significance. The film follows six communities as they demonstrate ownership of the streets of New Orleans, commemorate their dead, forge community and find spiritual transcendence.

The filmmaker Lily Keber along with one of the dancers featured in the film, is expected to be in attendance at this screening for a post-film discussion.

Sunday, April 7 at 12:00pm at All Saints Cinema


Collected Works of
Jimmy Joe Roche

The Collected Works
of
Jimmy Joe Roche

Prominent Baltimore artist and a longtime Dan Deacon collaborator, Jimmy Joe Roche, a Tallahassee native, will host a retrospective of his short experimental films on April 6. Roche, a graduate of SAIL High School, is a professor of Film and Media at Johns Hopkins University whose mix of video, sculpture and performance has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Museum of the Moving Image. A short history of his short pieces will include titles which features Dan Deacon’s collaboration.

Filmmaker Jimmy Joe Roche and musician and DJ Dan Deacon are expected to present for a discussion at the end of this screening. Dan Deacon will also follow this screening with a DJ set at The Wilbury.

70 min | Learn more about the films in this special program >>

Saturday, April 6 at 8:30pm at All Saints Cinema


Hail Satan?

A film by Penny Lane

Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.

Also! Check out TFF Artistic Director Steve Dollar’s video interview with Hail Satan? director Penny Lane on her latest hot doc >>

Saturday, April 6 at 2:45pm at FSU Student Life Cinema


Starfish

A film by A.T. White

Wanna make a great thriller? All you need is a girl and mixtape. The absorbing debut feature by rocker A.T. White, of the jam band Ghost Light, suggests that music not only can save your life… it can save the world. That’s what Aubrey (Virginia Gardener) discovers when her mourning period for a lost friend is interrupted by the apocalypse. Certain doom, in the harrowing form of… well, you’ll see… can only be averted with the help of a series of mixtapes, a fateful legacy left behind by her departed BFF, Grace. A novel perspective on the end of the world as we know it, the film “works best when evoking the essence of grief through sound,” wrote the fantastic cinema pundits at Birth.Movies.Death. “Music becomes a living part of the narrative, speaking for the character when she cannot and transporting her back to good times and bad. Enhanced by Virginia Gardener’s performance, an upbeat indie soundtrack, and beautiful imagery, Starfish mixes genre cinema and music to create a unique portrayal of loss. Featuring music from Sigur Rós, Sparklehorse, Grandaddy, Ghost Light, The Notwist and more, every mixtape becomes a chance for Aubrey to momentarily reunite with Grace, reminding us of the unifying power of music – and  the lost art of saying “I love you” through a compilation of songs.” A favorite from last year’s Fantastic Fest.

Saturday, April 6 at 7:15pm at FSU Student Life Cinema


The Art & Times of Frosty Myers

A film by Chris Stearns

The Art and Times of Frosty Myers, documents the career of sculptor Forrest “Frosty” Myers over the past half-century.  Coming to New York City from San Francisco in 1961, he entered a rapidly changing art scene.  American artists were ripping away established European traditions, replacing them with Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Earth Art, Hard Edge painting and sculpture, and embracing Art and Technology.

The cultural changes of the social justice movements and the anti-war protests were intertwined with the daily lives of Frosty and other artists.  Their camaraderie at the famed New York City bar, Max’s Kansas City, created synergies in art, music and culture. These artists pioneered living and working in abandoned lofts and led the urban renewal in what became the downtown scene in lower Manhattan, Soho and ultimately Brooklyn.

Frosty’s wide-ranging works include NYC landmark artwork “The Wall” aka the Gateway to Soho, “The Moon Museum” the first art placed on the Moon, and his radical furniture that blurred the lines of art and design. Frosty has produced a body of work that pushes all boundaries.

Artist and sculptor Frosty Myers is expected to be present at this screening for a post-film discussion.

Sunday, April 7 at 4:30pm at FSU Student Life Cinema


Working in Protest

A film by Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley

Weaving together the themes of race, power, and the media from over 30 years of footage, Working in Protest offers an observational narrative about the history of protest and activism in the United States – from Occupy Wall Street to Trump rallies, Tea Party outrage and the Black Lives Matter movement – leading up to the events, and controversy, around North Carolina filmmakers Galinsky and Hawley’s latest film, The Commons, from which excerpts also will be featured. 

The filmmaker Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley are expected to present at this screening for a post-film discussion.

Sunday, April 7 at 2:00pm at All Saints Cinema


The Great Pretender

A film by Nathan Silver

The Great Pretender is a roundelay set in the off-off-Broadway world of New York theatre. Trying to exorcise her past, lovesick French director Mona comes to America to mount a play based on her last relationship: a tumultuous affair with hard living street photographer Nick. For the on-stage rendition of her real-life story, Mona casts seemingly naïve French actress Thérèse to play herself and bumbling Brooklynite Chris to play Nick. Mona develops feelings for Chris, Chris falls madly in love with Mona, while Thérèse falls in love with Chris. The film is told in five chapters, each centered around a different character, culminating in the production of the play.

Saturday, April 6 at 8:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Official Selections

3 Days

A film by Julie Sharbutt

When three women friends sense danger on a camping trip, they keep each other laughing until a horrible twist makes them feel more alone than ever. 3 Days is an anecdotal horror story about women’s bodies in public space and the role that female friendships play in our bravery.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Reflections program.

12 min | US | English | Thriller, Drama

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at Mickee Faust Black Box


A Cake for Lizzie

A film by Michel Kreisel Vaisberg

In a dystopian future in Los Angeles, Sofia, a by the book cop and a single mother wants to bake her ill daughter a cake. In a world where food only comes in pre-cooked rations controlled by a totalitarian government, getting fresh ingredients will mean risking it all.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Drama program.

22 min | US | English | SciFi, Drama

Saturday, April 6 at 2:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


A Minor Variation

A film by Sal Lahoud

Jackie, 75, is adjusting to life after the death of her beloved husband. Her solitude is a stark reminder of the sacrifices she made in order to build a family, most importantly giving up her lifelong dream to be a jazz singer. To find her voice again at this stage of her life, she must rediscover her individual identity.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Reflections program.

15 min | US | English | Drama, Romance

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at Mickee Faust Black Box


Alluvium

A film by Malia Bruker

The rolling hills and ancient villages of Tuscany provide the backdrop for Alluvium, both an experimental documentary about art-making and a piece of art in itself. As artists from across Italy gather to create work in and inspired by the Tuscan landscape, Alluvium observes their praxis, then quietly drifts into its own. The cinematography makes magic of the process of finding inspiration, as it slips between reality and illusion, observation and performance.

Filmmaker Malia Bruker is expected to be in attendance at the screening for a post-film discussion.

Screens as part of the Doc Shorts: Visions program.

11 min | US | Experimental, Art, Documentary

Saturday, April 6 at 2:15pm at All Saints Cinema


Alone

A film by Esteban Valdez

Alone is a philosophical meditation on man’s desire to leave Earth in search of a new one among the stars.

Screens as part of the Animated Shorts program.

6 min | US | SciFi, Animation

Saturday, April 6 at 12pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


America

A film by Jonathan Avigdori & Rani Sa’ar

A dramedy about a group of immigrants who come to the United States in order to pursue the “American dream” and the ongoing challenges that each one of them must face while trying to manifest such dreams.

Screens as part of the TV / New Media program.

32 min | US | English | Comedy, Drama, TV

Saturday, April 6 at 1:15pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Cap City Video Lounge

A film by Rhea Begazo & Hunter Black

In today’s age of convenience, video streaming dominates how we watch movies and TV. But, Tallahassee’s one and only video store, Cap City Video Lounge, is a movie lover’s paradise and home of a dedicated community.

Screens as part of the Doc Shorts: Portraits program.

8 min | US | English | Documentary, Florida Focus

Saturday, April 6 at 12pm at All Saints Cinema


Dace Road

A film by Silk.

On a night ride, a female cab driver tries to convince her client he is in a coma, and that a collision is the only way for him to wake up.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Other Worlds program.

9 min | France | English | Thriller, Experimental

Saturday, April 6 at 4:30pm at All Saints Cinema


Distant Tropics

A film by Marcelo Costa

A man isolated on a submarine makes his connection to the world through a periscope: an instrument intended to observe at distance; a mechanical eye to rediscover forgotten memories.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Other Worlds and Shorts: High Concept programs.

35 min | Brazil | German | Drama, Thriller, Experimental

Saturday, April 6 at 4:30pm at All Saints Cinema (Other Worlds)
Sunday, April 7 at 4pm at All Saints Cinema (High Concept)


El Aguacate

The Avocado

A film by Darwin Serink

Coworkers, Rosa and Raul always share their lunch breaks together, which always includes Rosa’s homemade dishes and an avocado from Raul’s tree. With hopes of companionship and possibly of love, Raul finally gets the courage to ask Rosa out on a date.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Reflections program.

10 min | US | English | Romance, Drama

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at Mickee Faust Black Box


First Disco

A film by Helen O’Reilly

It’s 1983, Culture Club are no. 1, everyone’s glued to Knight Rider, and Kelly is not only experiencing her first crush, she’s going to her first disco. The only problem is that she’s getting outfitted with braces before her big night and becomes besieged by self consciousness. However, with the help of her best friend, Kelly realizes what’s really important in her life.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Comedy program.

18 min | Ireland | English | Comedy, Coming of Age

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at All Saints Cinema


Flows

A film by Natalia Fentisova

Flows is a short film about female transformation. A woman writes and rewrites her story, diving into her emotions until she faces her new status, her new self and accepts the transformation. Flows of water wash off the past and bring the change.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Other Worlds program.

4 min | Russia | Experimental

Saturday, April 6 at 4:30pm at All Saints Cinema


For Your Consideration

A film by Patrick Green

A pop culture provocateur and Naked Trump sculptor team up to take down Harvey Weinstein, creating a statue of the disgraced movie producer that goes viral and incites further conversation.

Screens as part of the Doc Shorts: Portraits program.

19 min | US | English | Documentary, Art, Culture

Saturday, April 6 at 12pm at All Saints Cinema


Future Language: The Dimensions of Von LMO

A film by Lori Felker

Future Language is a distorted portrait of an artist that explores storytelling, ego, delusion, conviction and memory. Von LMO is a musician/artist and self-proclaimed alien-hybrid who was a part of the late 70s New York No Wave music scene. Between trips to his home planet of Strazar and multi-dimensional travel, Von has also spent some very real time in prison and on the streets of Earth.

84 min | US | English | Documentary, Music, Experimental | View Trailer

Saturday, April 6 at 9:30pm at Mickee Faust Black Box


Genesis

A film by Abtin Mozafari

A fantasy short film with a critical point of view about the horrible situation in Syria. This is the first episode of three.

Screens as part of the Animated Shorts program.

10 min | Iran | Animation

Saturday, April 6 at 12pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Girls on a Square
-An Untold Diaspora-

A film by Jorrit Smink

While the whole world talks about open borders and building walls, Chile received more than 700,000 migrants in just four years. 300,000 of them are from Haiti, trying to find a new life in Latin America. Girls on a Square -An Untold Diaspora- talks about this unknown mass migration. Most Haitians found jobs and almost no one is involved in criminal activity. Is Chile an example for the world?

73 min | Chile | English | Documentary, Culture

Saturday, April 6 at 4:45pm at Mickee Faust Black Box


Happy Birthday Papa

A film by Bennett Krishock

A dark, absurdist dramedy about two adult brothers and the actions they take that result in tragedy… depending on who you ask.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Comedy program.

15 min | US | English | Comedy

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at All Saints Cinema


Hierophany

A film by Kevin Contento

Living on the margins of American society, a Florida boy comes in contact with the sacred.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Other Worlds and Shorts: High Concept programs.

11 min | US | Drama, Coming of Age, Florida Focus

Saturday, April 6 at 4:30pm at All Saints Cinema (Other Worlds)
Sunday, April 7 at 4pm at All Saints Cinema (High Concept)


Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge

A film by Aaron Johnson

Milwaukee’s Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge is the crown over Summerfest and has become one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. But it’s also a popular site for suicides. This animated documentary explores the issues of the bridge and suicide through three intimate interviews. Follow animator, Aaron Johnson, as he shares the stories of Dave, John and Mary.

Screens as part of the Animated Shorts and Doc Shorts: Portraits programs.

9 min | US | English | Documentary, Animation

Saturday, April 6 at 12pm at All Saints Cinema (Doc Shorts)
Saturday, April 6 at 12pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse (Animated Shorts)


In a Landscape, Dreaming

A film by Ross Morin

A pianist’s reverie carries him through the mountains. Shot in five meticulous panning shots throughout the mountains, the film choreographs the moving landscape in an exploration of Zen Buddhist concepts of peace and terror in the infinite. The film is equal parts experimental, documentary, landscape, dance, and music film as it contemplates questions about the relationships between art and artist, human and nature, conservation and destruction. The film features world renowned pianist, Pedja Muzijevic, performing the work of John Cage.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Performance program.

7 min | Experimental, Music

Saturday, April 6 at 6:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


In Search Of

A film by Edward Neil Bowen

What if someone could answer all your questions? Would you be able to hear them?

Screens as part of the Shorts: Pushing Through program.

16 min | US | English | Drama

Saturday, April 6 at 4:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Karma Coma

A film by Guillaume Courty

François, a young student, is accosted in the street by a stranger saying he needs money for medicine. François decides to give him a twenty-euro bill… but he is very far from suspecting the consequences of his gesture.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Pushing Through program.

15 min | France | French | Drama, Suspense

Saturday, April 6 at 4:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Labor

A film by Cecilia Albertini

A surrogate mother faces a harrowing dilemma when she’s asked to abort the baby she carries for another woman.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Reflections program.

13 min | US | English | Drama

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at Mickee Faust Black Box


Last Wish

A film by Hayden Croft

Jo and Will have been best friends since high school but Will is dying of a rare disease. When Jo visits Will at the hospital, a revelatory interaction shifts the dynamic of their friendship.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Comedy program.

11 min | US | English | Comedy

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at All Saints Cinema


Lesson #2

A film by Alberto Ferreras

A woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown meets a therapist on the verge of a nervous breakdown. After a controversial diagnosis, chaos ensues. Lesson #2 explores not only the relationship between a doctor and a patient, but between gay men and heterosexual women.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Reflections program.

10 min | US | English | Comedy

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at Mickee Faust Black Box


Life on the Mississippi

A film by Bill Brown

A short essay film about a river and the limits of knowing it. Using Mark Twain’s Life On The Mississippi as a road map, Brown travels from Memphis, Tennessee to New Orleans and considers some strategies for rehearsing, abstracting, and encountering the Mississippi River.

Screens as part of the Doc Shorts: Visions program.

28 min | US | English | Documentary, Culture

Saturday, April 6 at 2:15pm at All Saints Cinema


Lost Tribe

A film by Neil Butler & Jason Chimonides

A history lesson delivered around the household hookah holds a surprising relevance for the stoners present.

Filmmaker Jason Chimonides is expected to be in attendance at the screening for a post-film discussion.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Comedy program.

3 min | US | English | Comedy

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at All Saints Cinema


Meat Eater

A film by Jared Callahan

A woman in the woods makes her escape.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Comedy program.

2 min | US | English | Horror, Comedy

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at All Saints Cinema


Melodi

A film by Michael Kam

An awkward, lonely boy is infatuated with his new neighbor, a young caregiver. In his own way, he reaches out to her.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Other Worlds program.

12 min | Singapore | Chinese | Drama

Saturday, April 6 at 4:30pm at All Saints Cinema


Miracle Desert

A film by Mark Hosack

Work-in-progress

Two would-be criminals buried up to their necks in the desert must outwit a dangerous lawman before the real killer arrives.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Comedy program.

13 min | US | English | Comedy

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at All Saints Cinema


Musicult

A film by Andrew Bourne

This funky, eccentric, and fun musical comedy tells the story of a young woman named Ava. She attends an exercise retreat with her boyfriend unaware of the oppressive evil cult they have stumbled into.

Filmmaker Andrew Bourne is expected to be in attendance at the screening for a post-film discussion.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Performance and Shorts: High Concept programs.

17 min | US | English | Musical, Comedy, Florida Focus

Saturday, April 6 at 6:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse
Sunday, April 7 at 4pm at All Saints Cinema


Out on the Streets

A film by John Haley

When your family rejects you, where do you sleep? How do you survive? For the estimated 40% of homeless youth in America who identify as LGBTQ, embracing their true identity often meant that they must also struggle to live on the streets. Jason and Luis, two young gay men in Chicago, face this reality head-on in their personal journeys to self-acceptance.

Screens as part of the Doc Shorts: Portraits program.

17 min | US | English | Documentary, LGBTQ

Saturday, April 6 at 12pm at All Saints Cinema


Patrick

A film by Kyle Taubken

Two strangers with very different backgrounds get to know one another over crummy coffee and shared struggles in an old church basement.

Filmmakers Kyle and Emily Taubken are expected to be in attendance at the screening for a post-film discussion.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Pushing Through program.

15 min | US | English | Drama

Saturday, April 6 at 4:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Personal Melody

A film by Sébastien Baulain &
Basile Alaïmalaïs

Christophe is a young man whose life is accented by the music he listens to. A lightning strike will bring this music to life, performed by a mysterious musician whom only he is able to see and hear.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Performance program.

20 min | France | French | Comedy, Romance

Saturday, April 6 at 6:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Play Me I’m Yours

A film by Dean Anderson

The story follows Layla, a teenager on the outskirts of society living in a tent and barely getting by. Layla earns money by playing the public piano in the city train station, her only solace between trying to survive a life of poverty and trying to control the epilepsy that affects her life daily. Layla’s past is a mystery, but she holds hope in her ability to play and manages to get an audition for a prestigious orchestra.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Performance program.

21 min | UK | English | Drama

Saturday, April 6 at 6:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Rendezvous in Chicago

A film by Michael Smith

Rendezvous in Chicago is a short comedic feature film comprised of three vignettes corresponding to the beginning, middle and end stages of a relationship: Paul, a charming young man, attempts to pick up Delaney, a bookish grad student, in an otherwise empty wine bar. Rob and Andy are enjoying the bliss of newly formed couplehood. Julie comes home from work early to find her boyfriend, Wyatt, in bed with another woman.

69 min | US | English | Romance, Comedy, Drama

Filmmaker Michael Smith and Production Designer Haley McCormick are expected to be in attendance at the screening and for a post-film discussion.

Preceding the feature Haley McCormick’s short film, Dancer, will be screened. Dancer uses analog video feeds of a lone dancer and her physical features to distort and warp them amongst a variety of colors and textures.

Sunday, April 7 at 5:30pm at All Saints Cinema


Rene De Dios and the South Beach Shark Club

A film by Robert R Ramos

A nostalgic recollection of Miami Beach from the late 60s to modern times told through the stories of local shark fishermen. The eccentric group, originally known as the South Beach Shark Club, adapt and keep their legacy alive by teaching the next generation the same art form that accompanied them into manhood.

Screens as part of the Doc Shorts: Portraits program.

17 min | US | English | Documentary, Culture, Florida Focus

Saturday, April 6 at 12pm at All Saints Cinema


Robot Will Protect You

A film by Nicola Piovesan

A SciFi animation about a little girl’s search for meaning in a world without emotions.

Screens as part of the Animated Shorts program.

10 min | Estonia | English | Animation, SciFi

Saturday, April 6 at 12pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Santa Fe River Turtle Project

A film by Eli O’Hearn

An observational mini documentary about the population of turtles, parasite research and water quality of the Santa Fe River, located in North Central Florida.

Filmmaker Eli O’Hearn is expected to be in attendance at the screening for a post-film discussion.

Screens as part of the Doc Shorts: Portraits program.

16 min | US | English | Documentary, Environmental, Florida Focus

Saturday, April 6 at 12pm at All Saints Cinema


Showtime

A film by Shawn Antoine II

Darius and Hakeem dance on New York City trains to earn honest money and escape the crime-riddled streets of Harlem, until one day a woman sees Darius dancing on the train and offers him an opportunity to audition for a Julliard travel dance team.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Performance program.

15 min | US | English | Drama

Saturday, April 6 at 6:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Skógafoss

A film by Niels Bourgonje

While on vacation with his girlfriend, Gijs receives a phone call from his mother, that reveals her troubled mental state and their complex relationship.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Other Worlds program.

10 min | Netherlands | Dutch | Drama

Saturday, April 6 at 4:30pm at All Saints Cinema


Stage

A film by Ying Xu

Stage is a story about the growth of a person who is pursuing her dream. As her skill and ability increases, her desires and needs expand. She begins to recognize, perceive and introspect everything around her deeply. After lost, confusion, self-doubt, finally, she accepts how the world is and decides not to live against her truth.

Screens as part of the Animated Shorts program.

3 min | US | English | Animation

Saturday, April 6 at 12pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Story of Benjamin

A film by Mehdi Omidvari

Ben is lost without Tanya but she is married to his boss. After a rare condition called Prosopagnosia leaves Ben unable to recognize faces, he is left mourning his former way of life, forever searching for Tanya in his dreams.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Drama program.

14 min | Iran | English | Drama

Saturday, April 6 at 2:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Strange Cities Are Familiar

A film by Saeed Taji Farouky

Ashraf has been a political refugee in London for some 30 years, content with spending his days in his study or at his local social club. One day he receives a phone call from his friend in Palestine, telling him that his son Moataz has been fatally wounded in a protest. His friend pleads with Ashraf to return home.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Pushing Through program.

20 min | UK | Arabic | Drama

Saturday, April 6 at 4:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


The Demon

A film by Tathagata Ghosh

A serial killer is preying on two- to three-month old babies all across West Bengal. There already have been seven abductions and murders, but the police has made very little progress on finding the killer. The Homicide Unit’s senior most detective Pablo Bose, who is leading the investigation, has spent sleepless nights working in this case all in vain.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Drama program.

28 min | India | Bengali | Thriller, Suspense

Saturday, April 6 at 2:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


The Drink

A film by Cosima Spender

Two colleagues head for a drink after work. After a bystander informs Zoe that Jack has spiked her drink, she’s haunted by the imagined rape and sits before him acting normal so not to raise suspicion until the police arrive.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Reflections program.

12 min | UK | English | Thriller

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at Mickee Faust Black Box


The Music Lesson

A film by Adam R. Brown & Kyle I. Kelley

A jaded music teacher turns the tables on a soul-sucking student.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Comedy program.

8 min | US | English | Comedy, Horror

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at All Saints Cinema


The Mute

A film by Pham Thien An

A girl tries to find the answer about love before her big day, on a rainy night.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Drama program.

15 min | Vietnam | Vietnamese | Romance

Saturday, April 6 at 2:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


The Skin of Yesterday

A film by Andrew Garcia

A young widower struggles to support his grandmother and his daughter after the devastation Hurricane Maria has caused them in Puerto Rico. He sets out to find clean water to help his family survive.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Pushing Through program.

21 min | US | English, Spanish | Drama

Saturday, April 6 at 4:45pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Tom & The Domme

A film by Keith Marlin

Fascinated by his recent discovery and exploration of BDSM, Tom’s growing preoccupation lands him at the crossroads of his current relationship. In turn, Tom & The Domme explores the blurred lines of intimacy alongside the couples emotional and sexual compatibility.

Filmmakers Keith Marlin and Jess McNear are expected to be in attendance at the screening for a post-film discussion.

Screens as part of the TV / New Media program.

20 min | US | English | Comedy, TV

Saturday, April 6 at 1:15pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Two

A film by Vasilios Papaioannu

The conversation—between sound and image, seasons come and gone, natural and altered landscapes, and an unseen man and woman—begins as a duet between a video diary and a field recording, and ends as an archive of the possibilities hibernating in each moment.

Screens as part of the Doc Shorts: Visions program.

8 min | US | English | Experimental

Saturday, April 6 at 2:15pm at All Saints Cinema


Uncanny: The Dolls of Mariana Monteagudo

A film by Elaine Minionis

Uncanny, The Dolls of Mariana Monteagudo is a short documentary about renowned Venezuelan plastic artist currently residing in Florida, Mariana Monteagudo; her creative process and her inspirations behind her intriguing, eerie and culturally hybrid doll sculptures, all made of repurposed materials that were originally waste.

Screens as part of the Doc Shorts: Visions program.

29 min | US | English | Documentary, Art, Florida Focus

Saturday, April 6 at 2:15pm at All Saints Cinema


V/IRL

A film by Malia Bruker

Self-proclaimed feminist nihilist Lena NW creates post-internet video games, rap, and comics. NW’s hypersexual art engages the complex relationship between commodification, domination, and self-empowerment in the internet age. Combining traditional documentary and virtual surrealism, V/IRL explores not only the artist’s themes, but also the formal techniques of contemporary, transdisciplinary art.

Filmmaker Malia Bruker is expected to be in attendance at the screening for a post-film discussion.

Screens as part of the Doc Shorts: Portraits program.

11 min | US | English | Documentary, Art, Experimental

Saturday, April 6 at 12pm at All Saints Cinema


War for Keyboard Warriors

A film by Lam Can-zhao

The Keyboard Warrior seeks to use the power imbued in his ‘weapon’ to effect death and destruction upon his foes. In essence, the keyboard allows the keyboard warrior to manifest his true warrior nature in a safe and removed environment, from which no real-life repercussions.

Screens as part of the Animated Shorts program.

2 min | China | English | Animation

Saturday, April 6 at 12pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


We Have Forever

A film by Paul Barbeau

-U.S. Premiere-

At the start of adulthood, Antoine has many options. The choice to work in his mom’s restaurant or attend one of the top culinary arts school in the world. The choice to join his friends in Montreal or stay and chill in a small rural village and work as welder. The choice to believe Sara or to believe her younger sister Lea. Choices, detours and at times setbacks… but there is no need to worry when you’re 20. Eternity lies ahead.

81 min | Canada | French | Drama, Coming of Age

Saturday, April 6 at 5pm at FSU Student Life Cinema


What do You Know About the Water and the Moon

A film by Jian Luo

During an abortion, instead of aborting the fetus, a girl gives birth to a live jellyfish.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Reflections program.

16 min | China | Chinese | Drama, Experimental

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30 pm at Mickee Faust Black Box


Where We Roam: Nicolas Müller

A film by Sean Fee

During the making of Nicolas Müller’s biographical feature film Fruition, a decision was made to deny any promotion or sponsorship from synthetic Energy Drinks because of a fundamental conflict of interests. Instead, we made a symbolic gesture by making Drink Water the main partner of the project and directed our focus on raising money through a crowdfunding campaign. In June 2018 we traveled to a remote area in Tanzania and with the help of an NGO, Kwawatu, we fulfilled our pledge and built a sustainable water well with local companies.

Screens as part of the TV / New Media program.

12 min | Switzerland | English | Documentary, Culture, Sports, TV

Saturday, April 6 at 1:15pm at Mickee Faust Clubhouse


Your Last Day on Earth

A film by Marc Martínez Jordán

A fox-dressed man breaks the spacetime limits with only one goal: to spend some time with his wife. But bellow this recreational act there’s a far more complex and ambitious plan.

Screens as part of the Shorts: Comedy program.

14 min | Spain | Spanish | Comedy, SciFi, Experimental

Saturday, April 6 at 6:30pm at All Saints Cinema


Zenaida

A film by Enrique Rottenberg

Zenaida is the living story of almost a century in the history of Cuba, she was born in Camagüey in 1930, of black race and from the lowest socioeconomic class that existed at that time. This is the story of a generation, the history of before and during a revolution, with its benefits and contradictions, the story untold by historians, where there are no winners or losers. The story told by the invisible ones. With humor and immense popular wisdom, she portrays us, the Cubans, tells us about racism, emigration and what there would be to be politically correct according to her.

Screens as part of the Doc Shorts: Visions program.

22 min | Cuba | Cuban | Documentary, Portrait, Culture, Experimental

Saturday, April 6 at 2:15pm at All Saints Cinema