Friday, November 10, 2023
This screening session includes 11 short films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
500 Park Avenue Screening Room
500 Park Ave (at the SW corner of 59th Street)
New York, NY 10022
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the cinema starting 20 minutes before each screening. Reservation is not required, but optional. If you want to be certain of your seat(s), reserve your ticket(s) here.
After Winter, Cherry Blossoms (United States) by Jil Guyon
The cherry blossom tree heralds the end of winter and the arrival of Spring. In After Winter, Cherry Blossoms a blossoming cherry tree is the starting point for a visual investigation of mortality and re-birth. Through the application of imaging effects, glowing pink blossoms transfigure into a mesmerizing kaleidoscopic display. The intricate patterns that unfold bathe the viewer in a lush, digitized floral world. Both euphoric and serene, the cherry tree is a timeless metaphor for human existence—a melancholic yet glorious reminder of the fragility and transience of life.
Running Time: 00:02:55
Placebo (United States) by Sage Bennett
A lovesick woman struggles to understand whether she is in love with the hot man that she is on vacation with, or if she is merely projecting a fantasy of who he could be.
Running Time: 00:06:10
Even If You Love Someone (United States) by Aaron Kopelman
This unscripted short documents the raw intimacy of two lovers' final moments together before one moves away.
Running Time: 00:12:30
Háldi (Norway) by Ann Holmgren
Háldi is a unique Sámi short film in created in the boundaries of film and music. A film by director Ann Holmgren and composer & actor Mette Henriette. The film evolves around a Sámi underground world where you can get inspiration and power. In this world Háldi is all living being’s guardian helper. The film focuses on the unity and power of female relations in Sami tradition and mythology.
Running Time: 00:04:50
I Never Had Dreams of My Son (Ukraine) by Jason Blevins
After five years of war, a Ukrainian father finds proof his missing son may still be alive in captivity.
Running Time: 00:16:16
Release (United States) by Pierre Jean Gonzalez, Paul Anthony Notice II
An experimental short film looking into the mind of a Gay, Afro-Latino questioning his self worth. Inspired and based on a poem by Cedric Leiba Jr.
Running Time: 00:03:46
Thursday is a Day Transparent (United States) by Hope Christerson
“Thursday is a Day Transparent” which takes its name from the novel “Água Viva” by Clarice Lispector, shows a series of vignettes of Brooklyn, New York. The film was shot with a mini DV camcorder on a cold afternoon in March, just a few hours before my husband came home and told me he wanted to separate. Inspired by Chantal Akerman’s “News From Home”, it serves as a short diary of the different sights, sounds and thoughts that made up my world as my marriage was falling apart. The accompanying words are taken from journal entries I wrote over the course of the relationship, along with lines from various songs and poems I encountered. The underlying sound is a mix of different recordings I made by periodically setting my phone on the window sill of the apartment my husband and I shared. The result is a sort of visual stream of consciousness on divorce, loss, and the feeling of home.
Running Time: 00:05:16
It's Not About The Hat (United States) by MC Harvey
Navigating the ruins of a breakup, a young woman attempts to get her hat back from her ex.
Running Time: 00:12:00
Let The Wind Whisper (China) by Chaoqun (Anna) Wang
A thief uses a blind girl for cover when he's almost busted at action, only to find out that it's a no-easier task to entertain his new pal.
Running Time: 00:05:00
The Artist (United States) by Steve Glassner
During a creative block, an artist lives through a haunting experience.
Running Time: 00:01:40
Nora (United States) by Caitlin Ferrell
Influenced by Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House", Nora is confronted with her primal urges, when her husband is away on a business trip and she is left home confined to herself.
Running Time: 00:09:53