FILMS


Escape & Connect
Take some time to get lost in a story. Gather together to make positive change. Indie Street is honored to present films from some courageously Independent human storytellers.



35MM MONSTERS

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Remington Smith
Runtime: 3 min

A projectionist threads up a 35mm trailer for The Monster Squad before his beloved projectors are dismantled. A short documentary that illustrates the technical process of projecting 35mm film while lamenting its decline.


AGAIN

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Alexis Jacknow
Starring: Aubrey Dollar, Morrison Keddie
Runtime: 11 min

A man watches Groundhog Day over and over and over again as a strange woman brings him his lunch. Will the heart recover what the mind has lost?


A MAN FULL OF TROUBLE

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Michael Johnston
Starring: Keith Conallen, Corinna Burns, Dito Van Reigersberg, Jared Delaney, Bill Zielinski, Griffin Stanton-Ameisen
Runtime: 20 min

A foul-mouthed and confrontational Alexander Hamilton re-enactor loses his place in American history and Philadelphia’s tourism industry.

https://www.facebook.com/AManFullofTrouble/

ANGEL

Category: Short Films, Animated
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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Directed by: Gregory Casares
Runtime: 8 min

The world of humans and the world of animals don't mix! Until that evening, at the masked ball organised by Eva's father in honour of his daughter.


AUGUST

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Caitlyn Greene
Starring: Reginald Robinson, Kaelyn Charbonnet
Runtime: 8 min

Deep in Louisiana's swampland, a woman wakes from a fever dream where it has been August for 16 years.

https://www.augustthefilm.co/

BIRDLIME

Category: Short Films, Animated
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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Directed by: Evan DeRushie
Runtime: 11 min

Birdlime is the name for a sticky substance, usually made from holly bark or mistletoe, which is spread on branches to trap wild birds intended for export or trade. The film observes one bird who barely manages to escape this industry, yet remains trapped in a cage and surrounded by unfamiliar sounds and un-birdlike creatures.

http://evanderushie.com/birdlime.php

BROTHERS

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Street Cred Selects, Documentary
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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· WORLD PREMIERE ·
Directed by: Jack Ballo
Runtime: 33 min

Broke and alone, two brothers who drank away their inheritance start a new life together while trying to put their troubled past behind them. Living off the grid in Sayreville, NJ, their innovative ability to survive went on for four years…until one of them decided it was time to get out, leaving his brother to make an important decision.


BUSINESS

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Kati Skelton
Starring: Branson Reese, Peter Reznikoff, Dagmar Stansova, Matt Dennie
Runtime: 8 min

Jonathan is a scared and impressionable young man who meets an older man, also named Jonathan, at a nightclub. After a whirlwind night on the town, Older Jonathan enlists Young Jonathan to take over his business while he leaves town for a couple months. The catch is: Older Jonathan’s business is keeping his wifes’ hands and feet clean. Young Jonathan gets to work and does his best at the intimate task, even becoming somewhat of a master of the trade. But when Older Jonathan returns suddenly to inspect Jonathan's work, he discovers that his wife's feet are covered in a horrible black goo. In retaliation, Older Jonathan slices up our hero with a sword.


COP DOG

Category: Short Films, Animated
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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Directed by: Bill Plympton
Runtime: 6 min

The sixth film in Bill Plympton's Oscar-nominated 'Guard Dog' series, in which our plucky hero – the dog – has a new occupation: patrolling our airports sniffing for illegal drugs. You know that's not going to end well.


CUL-DE-SAC

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Damon Russell
Starring: Phoebe Tonkin, Shawn Christensen
Runtime: 14 min

In the latest stunner by the team behind the Academy Award-winning short Curfew, a married couple's bubble of suburban normality is punctured when they find a surprise inside their toddler's teddy bear.


DOBLE 9

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Aisha Schliessler
Runtime: 11 min

DOBLE 9 is an expositional documentary that delves into the world of four Cuban exiles living in Miami’s Little Havana. In this documentary, the game of dominoes, played at the Maximo Gomez Domino Park, brings these people together in a unique way. The game allows them to form a camaraderie, while the park serves as a sanctuary to all the players. A place where they go to have fun and share their culture. We explore the philosophy of the game, along with the Cuban tradition of playing dominoes- which often starts at an early age at home with their family.

The name DOBLE 9 comes from the way Cubans play dominoes. It consists of 40 tiles, the largest being the “double nine”. Most of the world plays “doble seis” or “double six”, which only has 28 tiles. The “doble nueve” is native to Cuba and no one really knows how it originated and why it came to be so popular in that region.


DUST AND DIRT

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Chris Stanford
Runtime: 5 min

Mason Massey dreams of one day making it to the top level of racing but with a lack of big money sponsorship he knows that it is going to be a long, hard road.


ECHOES OF FADO

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Yuri A. Alves
Runtime: 9 min

This short documentary explores the melancholic music of Portugal known as "fado", renowned for expressing the unique sentiment of "saudade," and designated as an UNESCO world cultural asset.
Nathalie Pires, the first American fado singer to tour internationally, reveals her origins, passions, and fears, while her fado godmother, the legendary Anita Guerreiro, and oldest touring "fadista" in the world, reflects on her epic career. The film includes intimate yet sweeping performances from these inter-generational ambassadors of a musical art form that mesmerizes audiences worldwide.


FISH STORY

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Charlie Lyne
Runtime: 14 min

Sometime in the 1980s, Caspar Salmon's grandmother was invited to a gathering on the Welsh island of Anglesey, attended exclusively by people with fish surnames. Or so he says. Thirty years later, filmmaker Charlie Lyne attempts to sort myth from reality as he searches for the truth behind this fishy tale.


FOX AND THE WHALE

Category: Short Films, Animated
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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Directed by: Robin Joseph
Runtime: 12 min

The tale of a curious fox who goes in search of an elusive whale. A journey of longing and discovery.

https://www.facebook.com/foxandthewhale

FROLIC 'N MAE

Categories: Short Films, Street Cred Selects, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Danny Madden
Starring: Carissa Bazier, Dylan Conrique, McKayla Dunne
Runtime: 12 min

Outcast from her cousin's party, 10-year-old Mae creates Frolic from ink and cardboard, then Frolic creates mayhem.


FROM HASAKA WITH LOVE

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Mohammad Farahani
Runtime: 9 min

A girl's family members have been murdered and she is all alone in the city of Hasakah. In order to show her protest to the ongoing massacre, she decided to burn herself in front of a webcam.


FRY DAY

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Laura Moss
Starring: Jordyn DiNatale, Elizabeth Ashley, Jimi Stanton, JJ Condon, Paul Pontrelli
Runtime: 16 min

A celebration on the night before serial killer Ted Bundy’s execution, as seen through the eyes of Lauryn, a young photographer who happens to look like one of his victims.


FUCKING BUNNIES

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Teemu Niukkanen
Starring: Jouko Puolanto, Janne Reinikainen, Minna Suuronen
Runtime: 17 min

Raimo is a middle-aged Finnish man living his cosy middle class life with his wife in the suburbs of Helsinki. His bubble is burst when a satan worshipping sex cult moves in next door. The cult leader, Maki, is a very nice and considerate person.Maki is always on the lookout for new friends, and being oblivious to Raimo’s subtle hints to keep his distance, he volunteers to be his squash partner.

https://www.facebook.com/saatanankanit

HEAD

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Stacey Maltin
Starring: Jay Deyonker, Marzy Hart, Ron Tsur
Runtime: 5 min

A spoiled young man on the brink of adulthood has trouble calming the anxious voices in his head. He deals with them by spoiling himself even more.


HEART BRAKERS

Categories: Short Films, Street Cred Selects, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Rodrigo Lopresti
Starring: Rodrigo Lopresti, Maayan Laufer
Runtime: 23 min

An episodic series, set in parallel universes, that explores how the absurd and tragic relationship of a struggling couple is doomed before it even began.


HOLD ON

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Christine Turner
Starring: Bethann Hardison, Jimmie Jeter, JoAnna Rhinehart
Runtime: 9 min

Family bonds are tested when a young man is left to care for his grandmother one morning.


HORSESHOE THEORY

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Jonathan Daniel Brown
Starring: Jackson Rathbone, Amir Malaklou
Runtime: 12 min

A story of love blooming on the battlefield. After arranging a weapons deal over the internet, a white supremacist named Bobbo and a Jihadist named Abdul meet behind a diner. Over the course of a magical evening they both discover they have much more in common than either of them could have possibly imagined.


IRREGULARS

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Fabio Palmieri
Runtime: 9 min

Against a tellingly hypnotic factory backdrop, a refugee encapsulates the global immigration crisis in his own wrenching words. Each year 400.000 people from Africa, Asia and Middle East, try to enter Europe. They flee from war, persecution and poverty. Since the ways by land have been interrupted, they board overloaded vessels and face a dangerous and often deadly voyage across the Mediterranean.


JULES

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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· WORLD PREMIERE ·
Directed by: Leland James, Jillian LaVinka
Starring: Julie Ann Delude, Armando Acevedo, Morgan Reis, David Walton Smith, Julia Kwamya
Runtime: 8 min

Jules has a commercial audition. After, as she is waiting for her friend at a bar, Jules’ ex enters and it brings back old memories.


JULIAN GOT THE PART

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Yuta Silverman
Starring: Rodrigo Lopresti, Maayan Laufer, David Newer
Runtime: 20 min

An acting student attends his goodbye party after landing the lead on a feature film.


LAPS

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Charlotte Wells
Starring: Thea Brooks
Runtime: 6 min

On a routine morning, a woman on a crowded New York City subway is sexually assaulted in plain sight.

https://www.facebook.com/lapsthemovie/

LITTLE POTATO

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Wes Hurley, Nathan M. Miller
Runtime: 14 min

An autobiographical short about a boy growing up gay in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride mom, and their adventurous escape to America.


LOST FACE

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Sean Meehan
Starring: Gerald Auger, Martin Dubreuil, Morris Birdyellowhead
Runtime: 14 min

Russian America. The mid 1800’s. Fur thief Subienkow must think fast to escape the terrible, protracted death that awaits him. He calls over the chief, Makamuk, and begins to bargain...


MARC CHUNG PROTECTS HIS ADDRESS

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Michael Chan
Starring: Robert M. Lee, Corban Cloward, Christopher Carrillo
Runtime: 10 min

Marc Chung buys a pellet gun to protect his address.


NOW OR LATER

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Mara Kassin
Starring: Matthew Murumba, Elena McGhee, Mara Kassin
Runtime: 10 min

Now or Later is a tale of a Shabbos Goy. Elise, a young Hasidic woman and Mike, a young black man start an unlikely relationship, after one day Elise’s mom Ruth, drags him into her home to help with forbidden tasks on Shabbat.

https://www.facebook.com/NoworLaterFilm/

NSFWHALE

Category: Short Films, Animated
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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Directed by: Nathan Campbell, Alec Cummings
Runtime: 2 min

A whaling run takes a turn for the worse when a fearless captain and her small crew of whale-hunters encounter a far more ancient and horrible evil.


PASQUALE'S MAGIC VEAL

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: D.J. Higgins
Starring: Vincent Pastore, Joseph D'Onofrio, Dan Grimaldi, Angie Marie Muscat, Artie Pasquale
Runtime: 21 min

A dark comedy about a magic piece of veal that forces all who eat it to tell the truth.

https://www.facebook.com/magicveal2016/

PICKUP

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Jeremiah Kipp
Starring: Mandy Evans, Jim True-Frost, Griffin Robert Faulkner
Runtime: 16 min

Autumn in new york. Megan is a wholesome, athletic, attractive soccer mom whose static life is being disrupted by an increasingly ravenous sex addiction. As she balances her routines of dropping her 3-year-old son liam at school and shopping at target with scheduling quick bursts of anonymous sex, her husband ben either willfully ignores or doesn’t notice his wife’s struggle. Megan’s appetites are approaching the point of no return. When an 11am quickie stands her up at a bar, she can’t let it go. throwing caution to the wind, she becomes engaged in a progressively violent sexual encounter. One that threatens to completely unravel the secret life she’s so carefully built around herself.

http://pickupfilm.weebly.com/

PUSSY

Category: Short Films, Animated
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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Directed by: Renata Gąsiorowska
Runtime: 8 min

A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan.


RED

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Peter Dolshun (PROJECT FX WINNER)
Starring: Aidan Laliberte, Lori Ann Johnson, Lionel K. Thomas
Runtime: 8 min

When a closet-cross dresser is disowned by his mother, an unlikely cashier convinces him suicide is not the answer.


RESOLUTIONS

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Tamara Fisch
Starring: Nadine Malouf, Sean Meehan, Eric Clem, Victoria Mack
Runtime: 15 min

Frankie thinks she has it all figured out. But as the clock counts down to midnight on New Year's Eve, she learns something -- and it changes everything.


SEARCHING FOR WIVES

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Zuki Tobgye
Runtime: 12 min

Patha, like many foreign workers in Singapore, makes the trip to a professional photo studio to have his portrait taken. It’s his golden ticket to securing a bride back home. But time is not on his side as his family races to find him a wife before his 32nd birthday. Though his marriage is arranged, there’s still some thrill to this chase.

https://www.facebook.com/searchingforwives

SECOND TO NONE

Category: Short Films, Animated
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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Directed by: Vincent Gallagher
Runtime: 7 min

Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman becomes the world’s oldest man with a mere minute gap between them, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place. ‘Second to None’ is a stop motion comedy about ambition, where second best is never enough.

https://www.facebook.com/secondtononefilm/

SHY GUYS

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Fredric Lehne
Starring: Reed Birney, Blake DeLong
Runtime: 8 min

2016 Tony-winner Reed Birney brings the laughs as two strangers confront and resolve one of the most insidious and perplexing scourges to ever afflict mankind - while standing at neighboring urinals.


SPRING CHICKEN

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Tamir Elterman
Runtime: 10 min

Anny Junek, a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, loves dressing up for the Jewish holiday of Purim. In fact, she’s the three-time champion of her Israeli retirement home's annual costume contest (as a bride, a Smurf, a doctor, and a handyman). She basks in the element of surprise and never reveals her costume before the contest. After losing her parents in Auschwitz and surviving Bergen-Belsen, Anny moved from Austria to Mexico where she raised her family. Now a great-grandmother in Israel, Anny and her family have hatched a plan for a fourth win.

Spring Chicken is a short documentary which follows Anny as she celebrates life's small moments and finds beauty in the most unexpected places.

http://springchickenfilm.com

SPRING JAM

Category: Short Films, Animated
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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Directed by: Ned Wenlock
Runtime: 5 min

Some stags get all the birds. But not Lone Stag. He lacks a certain something on the
antlers front: antlers. And without them he has little chance of getting any birds to help him make music for the spring jam. So far Lone Stag has recruited one bird; his friend the Sleepy Kiwi. But this hasn’t gone so well: Kiwi can’t sing. So Lone Stag ditches his friend and when a desperate bid for attention among his better endowed peers goes awry, Lone Stag is propelled in to the firing line; shaken and stirred; dropped from a height and then carried on a wave of discovery until he’s finally illuminated in the art of making beautiful music, his own way. There’s just one catch: In order to make his new ability work in the wild, he’s going to have to realize that the help of his friend is actually something he can’t do without.


SUNSET

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Gary S. Jaffe, Katie Ennis
Starring: Niccolo Walsh, Ryan Trout
Runtime: 15 min

In the days following Pearl Harbor, a duty-bound young man must decide whether to serve overseas or stay in New York City with his streetwise male lover.

https://www.sunset-film.com/

SWEET PIE

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Pierce Cravens
Runtime: 10 min

Sweet Pie, also known as Paul Winer, revives his career as the baron of bare-assed boogie-woogie and blues at the Public Theater in NYC.

SWEET PIE, is a documentary in the vein of Searching for Sugarman, where a performer's career is resurrected and re-inspired. Sweet Pie, also known as Paul Winer of Quartzsite, Arizona, proclaimed as the “baron of bare-assed boogie-woogie and blues,” brings his show back to The Public Theater in New York City for the first time in 40 years. His story is one of freedom, music, and family and the personal triumph that can come out of loss and grief. In a political environment where our 1st amendment right may be curtailed, Sweet Pie will continue to exercise his constitutional right to perform and live life the way he does. He states, “freedom is sacrificed with lack of use.”


THE FINGER

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Corydon Wagner
Starring: Hilary Mann, Chris Carfizzi, Kim Ramirez, David Healy Pasquale Di Stasio, Ryan Stoudt, Kyle Paul
Runtime: 10 min

A guy’s simple injury has an unexpected and profound effect on his special evening with his girlfriend.


THE KNACKERMAN

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Tom Shrapnel
Starring: Donald Sumpter, Adam Long
Runtime: 18 min

A contemporary Western set in the heart of rural East Anglia, The Knackerman tells the story of Ron - an aging Knacker who is responsible for the disposal of dying horses. When his own horse falls ill, Ron must confront his own mortality and entrust responsibility to the next generation.


THE LITTLE BIRD AND THE CATERPILLAR

Category: Short Films, Animated
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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Directed by: Lena von Döhren
Runtime: 4 min

It is summertime. High above in a maple tree the little Bird cherishes and nurtures the green leaves of his home. Suddenly a hungry caterpillar sets out to eat the appetizing leaves. The little Bird manages to lure away the glutton and an adventurous journey begins. In the forest, the fire-red fox is already awaiting the two. A lake with its perils must also be crossed. Eventually the caterpillar pupates. The little bird starts alone on the long way home. When the fox continues his chase the caterpillar appears to have been miraculously transformed to help the little Bird.

http://www.lenalena.org/

THE PITS

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Mike Hayhurst
Runtime: 3 min

In a world full of pears, what can you find to fill your pit? A story about longing, love, and finding your other half...

https://www.facebook.com/thepitsfilm/

THERE'S A SALAD STANDING BETWEEN US

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Alice von Gwinner
Starring: Dorothea Arnold, Christian Heiner Wolf
Runtime: 8 min

The length of their dining table and the unreachable bowl of salad in the middle of it has become a symbol of their slowly freezing relationship. Today it's finally time for a change of scene. But what do the portraits on the wall think of all this...


THOU SHALT NOT LIE

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Sascha Zimmermann
Starring: Niklas Osterloh, Patrice Ötvös, Souzan Alavi
Runtime: 9 min

Daniel finds himself bound to a chair, locked in an unknown place, by an unknown man. The man’s identity is a secret, but he wants answers from Daniel. What are the answers? Daniel doesn’t know. Clueless and scared, Daniel must talk fast to get himself out of this situation without broken bones. Thou Shalt Not Lie is a tightly wrapped mystery laced with dark humour.


TRICK QUESTION

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: David LaPorta (PROJECT FX WINNER)
Starring: Rich Joyce, Luke Sweeney
Runtime: 4 min

A young man goes on a spiritual journey to discover an answer to a difficult question.


VACANCY

Category: Short Films, Animated
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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Directed by: Urte Zintler
Runtime: 5 min

The non-narrative animated film is a poetic debate with the issue of "HOME" and the experience of the outland as a new home. A collage of fragments of Hilde Domin s poems and a concentration and overlay of sketchy drawings and sound elements - always incomplete, always close to disappearance. It describes the search for an inner place of calm - a timeless space of deceleration.

"One must be able to part and still be like a tree: the roots remaining in the ground, landscape passing and we are fixed." (Hilde Domin)

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WEDNESDAY WITH GODDARD

Category: Short Films, Animated
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Red Bank Middle School
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Directed by: Nicolas Ménard
Runtime: 5 min

A personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.


YOU WILL BE PERSECUTED

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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· WORLD PREMIERE ·
Directed by: Gerda Liebman
Runtime: 10 min

In today's world of terrorism, extremist killings and brutal wars, one group of about 8000 Pakistanis is fleeing religious persecution in their homeland. Their circumstances gets little media attention. They are only one of several people groups fleeing their home country by mass migration. Pakistani Christians have fled to Thailand and have been waiting for months and years to receive official refugee status from the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), located in Bangkok. Meanwhile they are in the country illegally, they are not allowed to work and when captured, sent to IDC, the overcrowded immigration detention center. Their plight is documented in this film.