Program 3
October 21, 6:00pm 

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Booksmart

France / Drama / 3 mins

Director/Writer: Côme Ferré

Producer: Claude Fayolle

Cast: Liam Biermans

Since he wants to know everything about everything, this 8 years old boy spend all of his time reading books.
But there are things no book can explain...

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13th Stepping

United States / Drama / 18 mins

Director/Writer: Emily Ruhl

Producer: Nathaniel Lezra

Cast: Emily Ruhl, Dusty Lachowicz

13th Stepping follows Lily, a freshly sober actress with an insatiable appetite for escaping her unbearable reality. A provocative glimpse into addiction and redemption wrapped up in a dark comedy-drama. Welcome to the Saturday Night Alive Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. Hang on tight. Recovery is a bumpy ride.

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Ray

United States / Drama / 13 mins

Director/Writer: Charles Socarides

Producer: Adam Bradley, Max Rothman, Charles Socarides

Cast: Juan Castano, Sarah Steele

After years of painful separation, Quinn (Juan Castano) learns that his brother Ray has fatally overdosed. Seeking closure, he attends the funeral and forms an unlikely connection with Daphne (Sarah Steele).

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Covid Support Group

United States / Drama / 8 mins

Director/Writers: Abigail Bogle

Producer: Soledad Bolden

Cast: Alyssa Alizor, Kevin Richard Best, Zachary Sherry

 

A short film inspired by the events of the pandemic. A young woman's search for solace leads her to attend a community group therapy session but the meeting does not go as expected.

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Look Like You

United States / Drama / 13 mins

Director/Writer: Snigdha Kapoor

Producer: Pulkit Datta, Lauren Sowa

Cast: Shazi Raja, Ryder Khatiwala, Robert Z Grant

Tara, a South Asian queer woman, goes to see her eight-year-old biological son after many years but is unprepared for the tensions that resurface with his white adoptive parents.

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Spin

United States / Drama / 17 mins

Director/Writer: Lisa Marie Tedesco 

Producer: R.A. Johnson

Cast: Courtney St. Gelais, Sierra Berkeley Fisher, JahDey Oakley Wright

When the curtain descends on their final performance of Romeo and Juliet in drama club, high school seniors Abigail and Sky bid a fair adieu to the stage they loved while letting their most deepest desires for one another surface at the cast party.

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The Game

United States / Dance / 5 mins

Director: James Kinney, Pierre Marais

Producer: Straighten Your Crown Productions

Cast: Yesenia Ayala, Jordan Betscher, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald

Paying homage to classic film noir cinema, The Game brings together an unlikely cast of characters in a midnight game of cat and mouse. Set in a mysterious abandoned warehouse and told through a hybrid of jazz dance styles, alliances are forged, suspicions are raised, and from within the shadows, a player will ultimately take the prize.