Sending Out an SOS: First Look Shorts
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Program duration: 92 mins.
Mediterranean (Dir. Talal Khoury. Lebanon. 2017, 7 mins) It takes four to six minutes for a human to drown. Talal Khoury’s film immerses us in the waters of the Mediterranean for this same duration, asking us to meditate on those who’ve been lost at sea seeking a better life.
Welcome to Normal (Dir. Kellan Hayley Marvin. U.S.A. 2017, 28 mins) After the town of Normal, Illinois alienates her over her spiritual beliefs, a woman turns inward to cope with the tragic loss of her best friend and regain the life she pictures for herself.
No Attempt Was Made to Reattach (Dir. Joe Callander. U.S.A. 2016, 2 mins) A man looks back at an ill-fated day at work.
The God of 400 People on Drugs, or The Autobiography of Joe Callander* (Dir. Joe Callander. U.S.A. 2016, 5 mins) American filmmaker Joe Callander takes his Facebook friendship with Australian DJ Joe Callander to the next level.
The Argument (with annotations) (Dir. Daniel Cockburn. Canada/UK. 2017, 20 mins) A free-associative interrogation and exemplification of metaphors and their meanings.
Missing Episode (Dir. Charlie Lyne. U.K. 2017, 30 mins), a one-take audio-visual poem in which artist Ross Sutherland revisits a twenty-year-old episode of the popular English soap opera EastEnders as a form of self-reckoning.
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