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Verbatim 
Short Film
7 minutes
Director: Brett Weiner
Year: 2013
Country: USA
https://mubi.com/films/verbatim

Thu 9:30 pm RUSH , Fri 3:30 pm RUSH , Sat 12:30 pm RUSH , Sun 6:30 pm RUSH , Mon 12:30 pm RUSH , Mon 9:20 pm

A jaded lawyer wastes an afternoon trying to figure out if a dimwitted government employee has ever used a photocopier. 100% of the dialogue in this short film comes from an actual deposition filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio.


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Brooklyn Farmer 
Short Documentary
27 minutes
Director: Michael Tyburski
Year: 2013
Country: USA
grouptheory.co/brooklynfarmer


BROOKLYN FARMER (Festival Trailer) from {group theory} on Vimeo.

Explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who run the world’s largest commercially viable rooftop farms in one of the world’s biggest cities: New York. The film follows head farmer Ben Flanner and his team as they expand their operation from Long Island City, Queens, to a second 2.5-acre rooftop in Brooklyn. They work tirelessly to plant and harvest a viable crop in time for summer.

Hank and Asha 
Feature
73 minutes
Director: James E. Duff
Year: 2013
Country: USA, Czech Republic
hankandasha.com


In this charming, romantic comedy two strangers search for human connection in a hyper-connected world. Asha, born and raised in India, is studying abroad in Prague for a year. She longs for deeper connections with people, at a time in her life when everything is about to change. Hank, a filmmaker and lonely new transplant to New York City, faces increasing pressure from his parents to return to North Carolina to rescue the failing family business. When Asha sees Hank’s documentary at a film festival, she feels inspired to send him a video message. Intrigued, Hank responds in kind. Their unconventional correspondence blossoms as they share hopes and dreams, secrets and confidences entirely through video clips. They put their hearts on the line to each other, but will they take a chance on actually meeting? A love story for the Internet Age.

MACROPOLIS 
Short Film
8 minutes
Director: Joel Simon
Year: 2012
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom
macropolis.tv


Two unlikely characters — toy factory rejects — find themselves left to their own devices on the busy and dizzying streets of Belfast, Ireland. It’s new, strange, and a little daunting. As a world of oversized humans move speedily around them, they cleverly find a way to fit in. A unique mix of stop-motion animation and time-lapse photography, this film is a sweet and amusing modern-day fable.

Rougarouing 
Short Documentary
11 minutes
Director: Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher
Year: 2013
Country: USA
rougarouing.tumblr.com


ROUGAROUING - Teaser Trailer from Michael Palmieri on Vimeo.

In the middle of a muddy field, blanketed by fog, an annual Mardi Gras celebration in rural Louisiana takes place. “Rougarouing” is the Cajun term for “dangerous carousing.” Striking black and white cinematography enhanced with bold splashes of color captures folks as they don strange masks and dress like medieval carnival jesters, readying themselves to partake in the music, madness, whiskey, whips, and gumbo. [mature]

Yearbook 
Short Film
6 minutes
Director: Bernardo Britto
Year: 2013
Country: USA


Yearbook TRAILER from Bernardo Britto on Vimeo.

A man struggles to condense the history of the world onto a device with limited memory before the Earth is destroyed by aliens. The product of 2,000 handmade pencil drawings, the film is comic but also touching and surreal, and leaves us pondering some big questions: What is important in life? What should be remembered?

YOUNG AMERICANS 
Short Film
30 minutes
Director: Kevin Lacy
Year: 2013
Country: USA
youngamericansfilm.com/


On the verge of aging out of foster care, seventeen-year-old Mercedes Harper needs money and she needs it now. She manipulates Denver Thomas, a former high school classmate with a massive crush on her, to help her plan and execute a bank robbery.

Read an interview with Director Kevin Lacy on our blog!
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