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Friday, January 27, 2016

ROADSIDE DEADGUYS I Director: Christopher Lorenz I Run Time: 6 Minutes

Robbie and Patrick are two unfortunate spirits stuck on the side of a lonely road for the rest of time. To get by, the pair must learn to stave off the boredom of eternity, or at least how to get along with one another.

OLD MAN | Director: Alicia Eisen | Run Time: 4.5 min

OLD MAN is an existential journey into the mind of a man who has lived his entire life in fear. As the titular character summons the strength to face his fear of the ocean, he finds himself embarking on an unexpected journey. Arresting visuals and a haunting score make for an unforgettable cinematic experience.

BEFORE SHE’S GONE | Director: Arun Fryer | Run Time: 19 min

A documentary love story about a sixty-seven year marriage and the husband’s role as caretaker after his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s fifteen years ago. With 8mm footage from 1955 to GoPro video from 2015, Before She’s Gone... is a tender tale for the ages and a celebration of hope amidst everyday adversity.

ASLEEP IN VALHALLA | Director: Max Train | Run Time: 13.5 min

A young woman travels to Copenhagen to be with her sister who has fallen into a coma. While living in her sister’s (now vacant) apartment and living a routine lifestyle, she begins to suspect she is falling into the same pattern that inspired her sister to take her own life. Through the use of experimental narrative, music, and practical effects, we get a visual/audio scrapbook of theme and expression.

BLOOM OF YOUTH | Director: Hanching Howard Zheng | Run Time: 17 min

A young man returns home after graduating from college to propose to his sweetheart and open a school to better their small Chinese village. However, a mother’s dreams and senseless violence create obstacles that love must overcome.

THE FLOATERS | Director: Nick Wilson | Run Time: 10 min

Romantic entanglements, broken toilets, and expired pregnancy tests threaten to turn what was supposed to be a fun cottage weekend into a confusing nightmare. It all comes to a head when the mushrooms kick in and the truth comes out.

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT’S KILLING THEM I Director: Joel Ashton McCarthy | Run Time: 14.5 min

A pitch-black comedy about Vivian, a lonely serial killer whose three loves in life are math, accounting, and killing random people. This all changes when she meets the handsome Alex, a colleague at the insurance company where she works. Now Vivian has a new lease on life and a new reason to commit her gruesome acts.