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Bite of the Tail
 
Shorts
9 minutes
2012
Director(s): Song E Kim
USA
Thu 3:40 PM Varsity 3
Fri 6:40 PM Varsity 3
Sat 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Mon 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Mon 9:40 PM Varsity 3
Synopsis
Four characters — Wife, Doctor, Husband and Sister — all yearn to solve their problems. Wife is suffering from stomach pain and firmly believes Doctor can cure her. Doctor has no idea how. Husband is secretly hunting for a snake in an empty lot, wearing a beekeeper’s hat. Sister talks a lot, but is she speaking the truth? Life is a constant struggle to find the right answer.
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Documentary
2 minutes
2012
Director(s): The Rauch Brothers
USA
 
Thu 3:40 PM Varsity 3
Fri 6:40 PM Varsity 3
Sat 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Mon 9:40 PM Varsity 3
Synopsis
Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez was raised in a small farming community in Southern California in the 1950s. As was common practice at that time, teachers at his local elementary school anglicized the names of the Mexican American students. Ramon became “Raymond,” Maria became “Mary,” Juanita became “Jane.” But in 2nd grade, Chunky remembers a new classmate who proved to be the exception to the rule.
 
Documentary
10 minutes
2012
Director(s): Riley Hooper
USA
 
Thu 9:20 PM Varsity 2
Fri 6:20 PM Varsity 2
Sat 12:20 PM Varsity 2
Mon 9:50 AM Varsity 2
Mon 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Synopsis
Photographer Flo Fox has been documenting the streets of New York City since the 1970s. Now in her sixties and battling multiple sclerosis, lung cancer, and visual impairment, Flo still maintains her feisty spirit and sense of humor. No longer able to hold a camera, she instructs her attendants how to take photos for her. As a hot, young “chick,” she never minded using her looks to get what she wanted; these days she leverages her disability.
 
Shorts
2 minutes
2012
Director(s): PES
USA
 
Thu 3:40 PM Varsity 3
Fri 6:40 PM Varsity 3
Sat 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Mon 9:40 PM Varsity 3
Synopsis
Every day items such as baseballs, dice, pincushions, Christmas lights, golf balls, chess, and monopoly pieces cook up a very unusual meal. One of the most unique video artists of his generation, PES (Western Spaghetti) once again surprises and delights with his signature style of stop-motion animation that recycles the familiar and puts ordinary cooking shows to shame!
 
Shorts
11 minutes
2012
Director(s): Timothy Reckart
United Kingdom
Thu 3:40 PM Varsity 3
Fri 6:40 PM Varsity 3
Sat 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Mon 9:40 PM Varsity 3
Synopsis
After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. They live separate, parallel lives in the same house, never talking, barely even looking at each other. When Walter discovers a long-lost memento of their wedding day, he tries to reignite their old romance. But it brings their equilibrium crashing down, and the couple that can’t agree which way is up must find a way put their marriage back together.
 
Documentary
8 minutes
2012
Director(s): Tony Donoghue
Ireland
 
Thu 3:40 PM Varsity 3
Fri 6:40 PM Varsity 3
Sat 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Mon 9:40 PM Varsity 3
Synopsis
In Ireland, old hand-painted furniture is often associated with hard times many would rather forget. As a result, much of the country’s craft heritage lies rotting in barns and sheds. In Irish Folk Furniture, sixteen pieces of abandoned folk furniture are lovingly restored and returned to daily use. This film was made in a green and environmentally friendly way, using local craftspeople and narrators, cheap secondhand equipment, and natural light.
 
Shorts
18 minutes
2012
Director(s): Hisko Hulsing
Belgium,Netherlands
Thu 3:40 PM Varsity 3
Fri 6:40 PM Varsity 3
Sat 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Mon 9:40 PM Varsity 3
Synopsis
Aman is being robbed and stabbed by a junkie. Right before he dies, a childhood friendship flashes before his eyes. [mature]
 
Juried & Audience Awards
minutes
Director(s):
 
Mon 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Synopsis
 
Shorts
17 minutes
2011
Director(s): Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels
Belgium, France, Netherlands
 
Thu 3:40 PM Varsity 3
Fri 6:40 PM Varsity 3
Sat 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Mon 9:40 PM Varsity 3
Synopsis
Having rejected her nudist lifestyle years before, Willy goes home to visit his dying mother. When she dies soon after, Willy tries to return to the naturist community where he grew up, but it proves to be too much for him. He runs into the nearby woods, where he embarks upon an unexpected — and somewhat hairy — adventure. [mature]
 
Documentary
16 minutes
2013
Director(s): Josh Izenberg
USA
 
Sun 12:00 PM Armory
Mon 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Synopsis
Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his successful career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach, CA. There, he undergoes a radical transformation, changing his name to Slomo and trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades. Some think he’s crazy. Others think he’s a genius. Either way, it’s impossible not to be taken with Slomo’s charisma and unique approach to the puzzle of existence.
 
Documentary
4 minutes
2011
Director(s): The Rauch Brothers
USA
 
Thu 3:40 PM Varsity 3
Fri 6:40 PM Varsity 3
Sat 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Mon 9:40 PM Varsity 3
Synopsis
Nicholas Petron’s grandfather, Rocco Galasso, moved to New York City from Italy with the hopes of making a better life. For eighteen years Rocco served as owner and superintendent of an apartment building where much of his family resided — until the day they were given notice that their building faced demolition to make way for new apartments. Nick remembers the day when everything changed.
 
Shorts
23 minutes
2012
Director(s): Khen Shalem
USA & Israel
 
Thu 3:20 PM Varsity 2
Fri 9:50 AM Varsity 2
Sun 12:20 PM Varsity 2
Mon 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Synopsis
Alienated from his friends and haunted by his brother’s death, a young Israeli boy sparks an unusual friendship with a Palestinian boy from the other side of the West Bank separation wall. However, as the political divide intensifies, can this wordless, and unseen, relationship overcome the seemingly inevitable escalation of conflict manifested by the wall’s towering presence? [subtitles]
 
Shorts
13 minutes
2013
Director(s): Sam Handel
USA
 
Fri 12:40 PM Varsity 3
Sat 9:40 PM Varsity 3
Sun 6:40 PM Varsity 3
Mon 10:10 AM Varsity 3
Synopsis
On a sweltering hot day, a very pregnant Maria (Lauren Ambrose), desperate for a cooling swim, encounters obstacles on her path to the river. Work schedules, mechanical failures, and complex human relationships all seem to be conspiring against her. Maria must rely on her “loving-kindness practice” to improvise the path to a much-needed swim. Featuring Jay O. Sanders, Adam Driver, Michael C. Hall, Kate Skinner, and Ron McLarty. [language]
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