Sink or Swim1 ·

By Matt Heywood

By Matt Heywood

Through a series of twenty six short stories, a girl describes the childhood events that shaped her ideas about fatherhood, family relations, work and play. As the stories unfold, a dual portrait emerges: that of a father who cared more for his career than for his family, and of a daughter who was deeply affected Read More...

Today2

By Matt Heywood

SCREENING INFORMATION 

Date: Sunday, August 27
Time: 1pm
Location: Marquis Main

Our America3

By Sophia L

NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE

SCREENING INFORMATION
Date: Saturday, August 27
Time: 7:15pm
Location: Marquis Main

Whale Fall4

By Matt Heywood

U.S. PREMIERE

SCREENING INFORMATION
Date: Saturday, August 27
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Twilight Hall

6FT.5

By Matt Heywood

PREMIERE DESIGNATION
United States

SYNOPSIS 
6FT is a surreal fever-dream of a short film, in which an isolated creature struggles to break free from the safety and suffocation of its forced seclusion. Created as a collaboration between artists in Brooklyn and London, 6FT. is about loneliness, connection, and our separate-but-shared quarantine experiences.

Clearing6

By Gorilla Web

PREMIERE DESIGNATION
World

SYNOPSIS
Waking up one morning in quiet solitude to a lush Canadian snowfall, everything seemingly pandemic feels torn apart. Flurries converge with the turmoil of motherhood, isolation, aging, identity and change. Inspired by the serendipitous elements, the dancer’s emotions and union with self becomes complicit with finding peace in challenging times.

Compositions for Understanding Relationships7

By Matt Heywood

SYNOPSIS

“Compositions for Understanding Relationships” is a short animated film that takes the shape of a “love letter.” This concept is examined as various forms of relationships are brought on throughout the film. Taken in and out of the romantic context, the viewer gazes upon the dynamic play of the variables of composition such as color, form, balance, proportion, and unity.

Fireflies8

By Gorilla Web

PREMIERE DESIGNATION
United States

SYNOPSIS
“Fireflies” is a fabulated ethnography of the night at Flamengo’s Park in Rio de Janeiro, illustrating how the flora and fauna of Roberto Burle Marx’s gardens are inhabited by visitors while the city falls asleep.

Machine Age9

By Gorilla Web

PREMIERE DESIGNATION

United States



SYNOPSIS

Machine Age is a visceral experience of the mechanized world of industrial egg production. Using investigative material, this short film immerses us into the sights and sounds of life behind the walls of a factory farm.

Requiems: El Paso and Beyond10

By Matt Heywood

PREMIERE DESIGNATION
World

SYNOPSIS
On August 3, 2019, a white supremacist targeted “Mexicans” at the El Paso Walmart, killing 23 and injuring 26 people. This somber tribute by photographer John Willis who was in El Paso at the time, poet Robin Behn, and composer Matan Rubinstein, honors the memory of those lost in this hate crime and reminds us of the countless others who continue to suffer from gun violence in America.