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The Second Line
 
Shorts
20 minutes
2007
Director(s): John Magary
U.S.A.
 
Thu 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sat 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sun 12:20 pm Varsity 2
Synopsis
Set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, The Second Line tells the story of MacArthur who resorts to extreme measures when his savings are stolen while living in a FEMA trailer. He and his cousin Nat are hired as day laborers for the dirty, dangerous job of cleaning up a flooded house. Shot in documentary style, this story reminds us not only that New Orleans is not yet "cleaned up" but also that neither are the entrenched issues of racism, poverty and oppression. [language, violence]
Playing with ...
 
Shorts
17 minutes
2007
Director(s): Rob Meyer
U.S.A.
 
Thu 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sat 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sun 12:20 pm Varsity 2
Synopsis

A light-hearted and heartwarming tale about realizing our own mortality, losing a pet, and coming-of-age. At fifteen, David and his two buddies are the youngest members of the Boston Aquarium Society. The three make their way to a monthly meeting, but David harbors a secret he is reluctant to share.

robmeyerfilms.com

 
Documentaries
3 minutes
2007
Director(s): Ken Wardrop
Ireland
 
Thu 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sat 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sun 12:20 pm Varsity 2
Synopsis
Two Irish woman discuss the pros and cons of their mutual addiction to cigarettes. They have tried to quit before, but haven't had much luck. This banter explores the pros, but mostly cons, of their habit. Featuring director Ken Wardopi's mother Ethel, and his 89-year old neighbor Nancy.

venom.ie
 
Shorts
15 minutes
2008
Director(s): Myna Joseph
U.S.A.
 
Thu 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sat 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sun 12:20 pm Varsity 2
Synopsis
Maggie is young, but not too young to know her teenage sister is pursuing a risky tryst with a stranger through an internet chat. Maggie trails her into the woods where an attempt to protect her older sister leads to an unusual and poignant bond between them. [adult content]
 
Shorts
27 minutes
2007
Director(s): Dee Rees
U.S.A.
 
Thu 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sat 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sun 12:20 pm Varsity 2
Synopsis
A lesbian teenager from the Bronx unsuccessfully juggles multiple identities to avoid rejection from her friends and family. Mounting pressure from home, school, and within, wears the line between her person as thin with explosive consequences. [adult content, language, violence]

pariahthemovie.com
 
Shorts
11 minutes
2007
Director(s): Levi Abrino
U.S.A.
 
Thu 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sat 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sun 12:20 pm Varsity 2
Synopsis
Luke returns home to a small town in Pennsylvania to launch himself back into the lives of his ex-flame Hannah and her daughter Elise. Culminating in a jaw-dropping finale, the film is a subtle and bittersweet ode to a man who's only grounded when he's in the sky. Featuring stunt work by world-record-holding human cannonball David Smith Sr.
 
Shorts
8 minutes
2007
Director(s): Andrew Blubaugh
U.S.A.
 
Thu 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sat 9:20 pm Varsity 2
Sun 12:20 pm Varsity 2
Synopsis

By dissecting one very unorthodox relationship, The Pull reveals the difficulties inherent in all relationships when the litmus test for romantic success is being together forever.

andyblubaugh.com

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