Monthly short film screening series presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts. Sponsored by Orion FCU.
This month: Festival Narrative Shorts — Staff Picks 2016
Selection of narrative shorts from the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival, curated by programmer Brighid Wheeler.
Pay-What-You-Can | Doors open at 6:30pm | Screening begins at 7pm
DOGSBODY | dir. by Josh Crockett | 7:16 min.
The job hunt takes a strange turn for Renée when she visits the home of a wealthy potential employer. (Played before feature, LITTLE SISTER)
OTHER PEOPLE’S HEADS | dir. by Stephen Winterhalter | 13:01 min.
Twelve legal officials are presiding over a guillotine execution that goes bizarrely wrong when the prisoners have an unexpected reaction to death. (After Dark Shorts Block)
THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG | dir. by Ursula Ellis | 10:06 min.
In this expressionistic coming-of-age film, two self-alienated teenage girls with a Wikipedia-based understanding of punk rock music attend their first live show with some unexpected and potentially long-lasting consequences. (Played before feature, ARE WE NOT CATS)
THAT PARTY THAT ONE NIGHT | dir. by Mylissa Fitzsimmons | 14:25 min.
Socially and sexually awkward teenager Melissa finds herself alone with her crush after being ditched by her friends at a party one night. (Narrative Shorts Block #2)
QUE SERA | dir. by Robyn Hicks | 6:28 min.
A young couple navigates the ups and downs of a cancer diagnosis. Inspired by the writer and director’s personal life, the film is an observation on how such devastating circumstances can pull people apart and bring back them together. (Narrative Shorts Block #1)
HUX | dir. by Mageina Tovah | 11:49 min.
Hux, longing to connect, rebels against the lonely isolation of her autism. Braving the confusing, chaotic world of others, her attempts at interaction are repeatedly thwarted by her powerful aversion to stimuli and by an epidemic that decimates the population. But when all seems lost, Hux finds one final chance to connect. (Narrative Shorts Block #2)
CUCKOLD PICASSO | dir. by Lance Larson | 5 min.
Pablo Picasso’s “1971 Harlequin Head,” thought forever lost in a Romanian fire, is found vividly alive in the disturbed psyche of a tortured man’s soul. (After Dark Shorts Block)
CHARLIE CLOUDHEAD | dir. by Rupert Cresswell | 8 min.
A short film about a man with a cloud above his head. (Narrative Shorts Block #2)
BALCONY | dir. by Toby Fell-Holden | 17 min.
In a neighborhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent immigrant who is the victim of prejudice and shame. (Narrative Shorts Block #1)
AMY | dir. by Oliver Kember | 1:42 min.
In Middle America, in a time gone by, one man finally meets the girl of his dreams. His romance skills, however, aren’t quite up to snuff… (After Dark Shorts Block)