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Shorts Before Features

April 8 - 18, 2021

It's a thrill to find a short film that makes the perfect pairing with a feature. Click the titles below to learn more about the short and the feature it's accompanying.

Packaged Films

Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa

USA | 2019 | 13 min. | Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Mike Attie

Couselors at a Philadelphia abortion helpline answer nonstop calls from women seeking to end a pregnancy but can’t afford the procedure.

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USA | 2020 | 10 min. | Miles Warren

After his father gets into a fight at a bowling alley, Darious begins to investigate the limitations of his own manhood.

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New Zealand | 2019 | 10 min. | Oriwa Hakaraia (Ngati Kapu), Te Mahara Tamahana (Ngati Hine)

A small boy comes home to find his grandmother has gone and he has to fend for himself.

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Coffee & Sugar

USA | 2021 | 8 min. | Andy Volk

A 93-year-old woman reflects on her marriage of 62 years.

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USA | 2021 | 9 min. | Jason Outenreath

Bowmaker John Greenwood’s work ethic and artistic touch brings an intangible nuance and love to his craft that remains unmatched — even in the age of automation.

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Huntsville Station

USA | 2020 | 14 min. | Jamie Meltzer, Chris Filippone

Every weekday, inmates are released from Huntsville State Penitentiary, taking in their first moments of freedom with phone calls, cigarettes, and quiet reflection at the Greyhound station up the block.

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Let’s Go To Antarctica!

Spain | 2019 | 5 min. | Gonzaga Manso

Carlos is a human being who at this very moment is on a holiday in Antarctica. The penguins, who do not have cameras, will forget all about Carlos.

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Maradona’s Legs

Palestine | 2019 | 20 min. | Firas Khoury

During the 1990 World Cup, two young Palestinian boys are looking for “Maradona’s legs”: the last missing sticker that they need in order to complete their world cup album and win a free Atari.

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Mom Fight

USA | 2019 | 13 min. | Mickey Finnegan

Two moms seek the hottest toy this Christmas season at the local toy store—unfortunately, there's only one left.

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United Kingdom | 2015 | 15 min. | Prano Bailey-Bond

Twelve-year-old Doug is drawn into the lurid world of VHS horror as he explores the mysterious disappearance of his father.

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New Zealand | 2020 | 8 min. | Cian Elyse White (Ngāti Awa/Ngāti Poro), Joshua Manyheads (Siksika)

Huia dreams to be a principle ballerina for the country’s top academy. During her audition, an unexpected visitor shows up during her final bid to impress. Only this time, her ancestors are the audience.

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USA | 2021 | 10 min. | Lina Larson

A rebellious teenage drummer must prove to her traditional Iranian father that she can reconcile her culture and her love of punk music.

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Denmark | 2020 | 7 min. | Cora Mckenna

A boy living a free roaming life with his friends on the streets of Dublin doesn’t always have good choices to make.

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Sing Along If You Know The Words

USA | 2021 | 8 min. | Alycia Delmore

Determined to conquer his social anxiety, Ben throws a dinner party that challenges his harmonious limitations.

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The Other Morgan

USA | 2020 | 14 min. | Alison Rich

When a happy young exterminator discovers there's a better version of her out in the world, she begins to question the life she chose for herself.

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The Roots Weaver

Chile | 2021 | 10 min. | Fernando Saldivia Yáñez

Follow the Indigenous Yaghan art of grass-weaving, from choosing the raw materials to the unveiling of the final piece.

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Unholy 'Mole

USA | 2019 | 6 min. | David Bornstein

Who wouldn’t sell their soul for guacamole?

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USA | 2020 | 27 min. | Iva Radivojević

On its vast lunar landscape, the main protagonist of the Arctic is Ice. A planetary story of the Arctic that captures its otherworldly landscape and its limited visitors.

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Estonia | 2019 | 15 min. | Kerli Kirch Schneider

In the cursed village of Virago, no man lives long enough to see his fortieth birthday. Guess what age Tõnu is turning soon?

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What Did You Dream?

South Africa | 2019 | 20 min. | Karabo Lediga

Eleven-year-old Boipelo fears that she can no longer remember her dreams and therefore can't help her granny play the local Chinese lottery.

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Where Should We Go

USA | 2021 | 12 min. | Che O'Grady

An indictment of the historical, financial and physical destruction of Albina neighborhood in Portland over the past 50 years.

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