DC Shorts Film Festival

September 7–16, 2018

Showcase 5

This showcase runs approximately 90 minutes and includes all of the films listed on the page with time afterwards for Q&A with filmmakers. Due to the adult nature of some of these films, this showcase is appropriate for ages 18+.

Screenings

Saturday, September 8 at 11:00 am
Monday, September 10 at 5:00 pm

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Animation • Russia • 11 minutes

Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost we lose balance. When we are happy and excited we forget we walk on a rope. We can even fly! Main characters are girl Luba and her friend Sparrow. Silly Sparrow doesn’t know fear. By playing with him Luba forgets her she is on a rope.

The Avocado ( El Aguacate)

Romance • United States • 11 minutes

After several unsuccessful attempts, Raul finally gets the courage to ask his co-worker, Rosa, out on a date. To his surprise, she says yes, but when the anticipated day arrives, Raul is met with an unforeseen event that changes his life forever.

Shadow Boxer (Skyggebokser)

Drama • Denmark • 22 minutes

Luna (8) lives alone with her mother, Isabella (32), a professional boxer. During an important match Isabella is badly hurt and ends up in a wheelchair Luna takes on the lonely fight to encourage her mother to believe in once again becoming the fighter and mother who Luna knows, loves and needs.

Edward Hopper & Marshall’s House

Documentary • United States • 8 minutes

A short visit through five generations of a family’s history, focusing on the artist, Edward Hopper, who captured their home one sunny Fall morning in 1932. This meditative short film, presents how the concept of family and an artist’s work can reach beyond the confines of a period.

Dicky & Flo

Romance • United States • 8 minutes

Flo is a sweet old taxidermist living in the Chicago neighborhood Albany Park. She has a quirky habit of talking to corpses like her stuffed dog, hamster, and her deceased husband, Dicky. As she takes Dicky out on the town, the beautiful day takes her all around the city and closer to accepting Dicky is no longer there.

63 Boycott

Documentary • United States • 29 minutes

In 1963, 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. The film connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, and youth activism.

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