Program 32
October 27, 4:00pm 

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Rose

United States / Drama / 9 mins

Director/Writer: Aidan Whitman Baker

Producer: Matthew Romanski

Cast: Jena Brooks

Two young and naive star-crossed lovers are caught between their forbidden relationship and the expectations of the world around them. While hiding their innocent romance from the devious and calculating Lady Redwood in her antebellum estate, they try to find a way for love to conquer all.

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The Reveal

United States / Comedy / 5 mins

Director/Writer: Zazie Sales

Producer: Amaya Guevara

A young mother-to-be hopes that everything will go smoothly at the meticulously planned gender reveal party of her first child. But when her social justice warrior sister arrives, things quickly start to fall apart, leading to a disastrous end.

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Cloche

United States / Drama / 10 mins

Director/Writer: Diana Miao

Producer: Diana Miao, Guillermo Prieto IV

Cast: Elena Cramer, Jolie Cook

A college girl attends her popular friend’s potluck party in hopes of being accepted by the social group, but her animated inner self joins to ruin the plan.

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Unconditional

United States / Drama / 7 mins

Director/Writer: Nelson Downend

Producer: Nelson Downend, Katinka Locascio

Cast: David L. Townsend, Celestial Aurora Rose

Following a family funeral, a widower is caught off guard when his precocious 8-year-old daughter makes a wish to become a vampire so that she will never die.

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Acquiescence

United States / Drama / 11 mins

Director/Writer: Manya Branham Glassman

Producer: Manya Branham Glassman, Victor Pigasse

Cast: Maddy Wood, Louis McWilliams

Lily navigates the blurred lines of consensual sex and self blame while pressured by her boyfriend’s persistent and menacing advances. Her relationship to her own body, human touch, and identity as a dancer get caught in the cross fire

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Couscous, Hand-Rolled, With Olives

United States / Drama / 15 mins

Director/ Writer: Yaari Nadav Tal

Producer: Halley Freger, Julia Maddox, Yaari Nadav Tal

Cast: Tirosh Schneider, Arti Gollapudi, Michel Simon

"Couscous, Hand-Rolled, With Olives" is the intimate depiction of the tensions between a young Jewish man, Ash, and the two worlds he is stuck between: one with his non-Jewish girlfriend, Rosie, a tattooed musician, and another with his religious Israeli father, whose tenderness for his son is expressed through food and tradition.

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Strangers In The Night

United States / Horror / 20 mins

Director: Ellen Askey, Kyle Oleksiuk

Writer: Kyle Oleksiuk

Producer: Ellen Askey, Christopher Giacomini, Kyle Oleksiuk

Cast: Deborah Fischer, Xander Jackson, David Dotterer

When a landlord tries and fails to buy out two of his longtime tenants, he inadvertently invites his newest tenants—vampires—to attack them. Chaos ensues.