Shorts IV: Father

EMPYREAN { 29 MIN / USA } DIR: Sophia Savage
When Sadie’s father is suddenly diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer and she returns home to help care for him, she struggles to accept the chaos within his mind, her family and herself -- while desperate to find a way to let him go.

Paulina { 30 MIN / USA } DIR: Caylee So
Paulina, a 17 year old girl living in the Cambodian gambling community, struggles with her father and the realities of addiction.

Chicken + Zoe { 4 MIN / USA } DIR: Yael Bridge
Profound in its detailed observation of the world of a child, this short documentary shows us 4-year old Zoe, who goes from being excited at witnessing a slaughter to feeling conflicted at witnessing death.

First Match { 15 MIN / USA } DIR: Olivia Newman
No amount of practice on the mat can prepare Mo for the challenge she faces at her first high school wrestling match.

The Trial of Ben Barry { 33 MIN / USA } DIR: Shea E. Butler
An estranged son, in and out of prison for twenty years but now a changed man, returns home to help his elderly father confront and face up to the mistakes of his past.

Q&A to follow

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Sunday, March 10