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Program 19
OCTOBER 16, 4:00PM


United States / Drama / 5 mins

Director/Writer: Muer Huang

Producer: Lulu Chen

Cast: .

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.

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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.

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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.

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Five Questions

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.

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Folie Adieu

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.

Pre Occupation

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?" 

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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.

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