DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 6—16, 2018

Another Time And Place

Short Films that explore history and historical events

Screenings

Wednesday, September 12th @ 9:00pm

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The Peculiar Abilities Of Mr. Mahler (Die Besonderen Fahigkeiten Des Herrn Mahler)

Drama • Germany • 29 minutes

East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political.

The Driver Is Red

AnimationDocumentary • United States • 15 minutes

Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he hunted down one of the highest ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.

Taniel

Drama • Armenia • 20 minutes

War permeates the country and mass arrests take place across the city whilst the poet’s home is broken, his name ticked off the list never to return again – a casualty of the Armenian Genocide. A historical drama focusing on the damages of war – both physical and emotional.

Send us Smokes

DramaMusical • Canada • 10 minutes

When 7-year-old Adelaide finds the care package of cigarettes she prepared for her father won’t be delivered to him as he serves on the front lines of World War I, she decides to embark on a fantastical adventure to take it to him herself.

Kubrick By Candlelight

Comedy • Ireland • 18 minutes

In 1973 Stanley Kubrick came to Ireland and brought the whole goddamn British Army. A light hearted romantic comedy set behind the scenes of the filming of Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. Narrated by Brian Cox

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