OCTOBER 16, 4:00PM
United States / Drama / 5 mins
Director/Writer: Muer Huang
Producer: Lulu Chen
A tale of love unfolds, woven through the inviting motif of Coca-Cola. Yet beneath the fizzy facade lies a narrative of passion's allure and the lurking caution it carries – an ode to hearts entwined, and a reminder of love's power, capable of sweetness and decay alike.
The Naming of the Things
United States / Drama / 10 mins
Director/Writer: Gadi Rubin
Producer: Gadi Rubin, Catherine Hogan
Cast: Juri Henley Cohn, Jonathan Lipnick, Gadi Rubin
A product of Jewish day schools and way too much education, Ike finds himself adrift after the sudden death of his wife. As Ike navigates his wife’s shiva, he struggles to find meaning in the world around him, the Jew inside him, and the community trying to feed him bagels.
The C Train Is Waiting
United States / Drama / 14 mins
Director/Writer: Maria Politano
Producer: Maria Politano
Cast: Maria Politano, April Matthis
Two women meet in the New York City Subway and reflect upon their loneliness and isolation. In subtle, fragmented exchanges, they give voice to the unspoken, changing their lives forever.
United States / Drama / 11 mins
Director/Writer: David Arrow
Producer: Leon Derriey, Libby Spears
Cast: Amber Paul, Donna Lynne Champlin, Kiera Allen
In Five Questions, Jill, a young woman played by Amber Paul, comes to terms with an early trauma in her life. In each of the film's five scenes, a question is asked that propels Jill forward and toward an answer that opens a path to resolution.
United States / Drama / 15 mins
Director/Writer: Leon Hinata
Producer: Audrey Wick, Maxwell Owen Brown, Josh Dixon
Cast: Christina Higa, Jade Ziane, Yotam Ben-Or
Hana and Mathieu, two immigrants in New York City, navigate the push and pull of love and expectations as they both start to compete for the same spot for a renowned jazz ensemble.
United States / Drama / 7 mins
Director/Writer: Tashrika Sharma
Producer: Tashrika Sharma, Aaron Cassara
Cast: Alyssa Rose, Clarissa Hernandez
Two women meet at an art opening, talking about everything - except themselves. They avoid answering each others' questions: "What are you doing?" and "What do you do?"
Things Reaching Toward The Sun
United States / Horror / 14 mins
Director/Writer: Myles Brewer, James Kolsby
Producer: Fefi Martinez, James Kolsby
Cast: Mickalia Forrester-Ewen, Myles Brewer
A heartbroken young woman is burdened by a crack in her wall as she moves out of her apartment.