An Honorable Man

An Honorable ManHarrison P. Crown and William G. Utley, 2014, 15 min

Saturday 9/20
Program III starts: 8:15pm

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Father McCully, an old priest who resents his position in the Catholic Church, arrives at a funeral to give a eulogy to find nobody is present. While giving the eulogy, he examines the man’s possible life and discovers he has met this man before. An Honorable Man builds to reveal the bitter frustrations with the church to which McCully has devoted himself.

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Brooklyn Unemployed

Brooklyn UnemployedJames Arrabito, 2013, 77 min

Thursday 9/18
Opening Night Program starts: 7:30pm

*Winner: Best Narrative Feature

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Brooklyn Unemployed is a feature film about a down on his luck comic writer trying to get his work published and keep his relationship afloat. One bad decision after the next causes this middle aged man-child to reassess his life and build the courage to move forward after losing everything. The filmmakers and producers describe themselves as “a bunch of unemployed/underemployed filmmakers having a blast working together”. We are reminded of the large numbers of creative talent that have moved to Brooklyn over the last decades from other parts of the country.  Brooklyn Unemployed captures some of the depressive feelings that come along the way.

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Compensation

CompensationTim Gehling, 2013, 13 min

Saturday 9/20
Program III starts: 8:15pm

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Compensation is about the end of young love and a minor heist. When Patrick’s car breaks down, no one returns his call for help – except his bitter-hearted ex, Sara. She agrees to get him a mechanic – in exchange for a favor. As the two drive north, their tensions thaw, until she asks him to be her accomplice in a way he never expected.

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Escape from Garden Grove

Escape From Garden GroveMathilde Dratwa, 2014, 15 min

Saturday 9/20
Program III starts: 8:15pm

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When 16-year old Sophie makes a disturbing discovery, she turns to the one person who knows how to make things better: Grandma. The plan is simple: break out of the nursing home and escape to Belgium. If only the bus would come. Faced with a series of revelations shaking up comfortable illusions about those closest to her, Sophie is forced to come to terms with hard intergenerational truths about her family.

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Les Papillions Noirs (The Black Butterflies)

Les Papillions NoirAntoine Blanchet, 2014, 17 min

Saturday 9/20
Program III starts: 8:15pm

*Winner: Best Narrative Short

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Twenty-year old Cleo is taken by her boyfriend to meet a healer, when she unexpectedly enters a journey she could not have foreseen.

Written and directed by French filmmaker Antoine Blanchet, Les Papillions Noirs chronicles the spiritual journey of emotionally distraught Cleo. Prone to losing herself in dreams, Cleo finds herself detached from her boyfriend, searching for a healing process to reconcile her troubled mind. Blanchet coats his protagonist’s inner life in brightly saturated hues, with beautiful poetic imagery of wooded paths and desolate shorelines which fuse the frustrating realities of the everyday with a vivid imaginary landscape.

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Loser

LoserHannah Watanabe-Rocco, 2013, 20 min

Saturday 9/20
Program III starts: 8:15pm

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Meet Audrey. These are things she likes: conspiracy theories, books, aliens, quiet. These are things she doesn’t like: human beings, human companionship, human interaction. Audrey’s too busy figuring out the intricacies of the universe to deal with unnecessary complications like friends. She’s got bigger cosmic fish to fry.

Audrey’s ordered life becomes slightly less ordered when she meets Greg, a classmate at the local community college. When they discover a shared interest in aliens, they decide to work together (against Audrey’s better judgment) to create a device to contact these otherworldly beings. Will Audrey let down some of her boundaries and allow someone into her life again? Or will Audrey push Greg away until it’s too late? Will they successfully contact aliens? And what’s the point of life, anyway? Audrey learns that she may never truly understand the universe, but having someone by her side can make things a little more okay.

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