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Downtown Urban Arts Festival (FILM)

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375 Greenwich Street

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2020 SHORT FILM SERIES

Wednesday, May 13 / 7:00pm

DIVISION AVE (14 min.) USA - The fight for justice of a Latina cleaning lady in Hasidic Brooklyn. Director - Tamar Glezerman

MEUTE (19 min.) France - Sacha is starting his final year in a new high school in Ile de France. Fitting in to the band of the popular boys, he meets Jade, a young, beautiful and mysterious girl for whom he’s developing affection. The band pushes him to sleep with her, especially as they made her reputation as an easy girl. How far is he ready to go to be accepted? Director - Ambre Rambaud

ON THE BORDER (15 min.) China - In a border village, a Chinese teenager of Korean roots aspires to join South Korea. He tries by all means to realize his dream. Director - Wei Shujun

180° (15 min.) Morocco - 180° tells the story of a man who spends his days delivering pizza on his moped, which is in a deplorable state, what causes him a handicap in the exercise of his function and therefore often late for the delivery of pizza to his customers. Director - Mohamed Reda Kouzi

Thursday, May 14 / 7:00pm

TIGHT SPOT (4 min.) Switzerland - Shining the shoes of a walk-in customer, a shiner discovers his client’s dark secret. Director - Kevin Haefelin

MARISOL (15 min.) USA - When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare. Director – Zoe Salicrup Junco

2017 (15 min.) Brazil - Mixed signals, narcissism, love for sale: Liquid Love in São Paulo. The lives of the 30-year-old Katharina (played by Camilla Ferreira) and 40-year-old Alice (played by Rodolfo Lima) intertwine when Katharina enters a new world of online romances through dating apps. Director – Pryka Almeida

ACUMULO (15 min.) Brazil - Lete spends all her days picking up on the streets everything her husband carpenter could fix. In Nilópolis, Rio de Janeiro, this fragile lady is always seen in many places carrying small furniture and broken objects. In fact, Lete uses the stones of the way to build a reality full of meaning. Director - Gilson Junior

PARIS YOU GOT ME (9 min.) Germany - The street artist George lures Ksenia into his magic world of art illusions. Director - Julie Boehm

Friday, May 15 / 7:00pm

DENIM (15 min.) USA - On a regular day at school, Micayla is outed by a rival classmate. She is ostracized by the other students and labeled a sex offender by local law enforcement. Director - Daryen Ru

SUBWAY (4 min.) Spain - Subway is a short film about a very long instant: falling in love. Director - Carlos Garcia de Dios

CAROLINA (24 min.) USA - Carolina is a has-been actress who’s taken a career hiatus to recover from a public mental health breakdown. When given the opportunity to audition for a part in a film, she is triggered into a spiral that will reveal the hidden demons of her psyche, and ultimately teach her who is in control. Director – Jokes Yanes

NOVAGRAD (15 min.) Italy - 2081 - World borders are disbanded, creating social and ethnic heterogeneous conglomerates. In the East Block of a distant city, a relentless series of homicides breaks the silence. Only one person seems to be linked to the trail of dead bodies. His name is Kevin Grace, an anonymous crime news photo reporter. Director - Lorenzo Corvino

REFLECTION (3 min.) Germany - Directors - Daniel Roché, Sermed Darah

Saturday, May 16 / 7:00pm

ZOE IN REVIEW (14 min.) - An emotionally fractured woman examines her past in search of answers for her present entanglement. Director - Stacey Larkins

MORNINGSIDE (12 min.) Canada - Three friends from rough neighborhood in the city attempt to reconcile with each other after the violent death of their close friend as they spend one bleak winter afternoon through their neighborhood, revisiting places from the past. Director - Amelia Segrera

SKIN (20 min.) - A small supermarket in a blue-collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash. Director - Guy Nattiv

FOR THE RECORD (12 min.) - A demure record store clerk wants to overcome his apprehensive behavior to win over the heart of his favorite customer or risk losing out on love. Director - Maurice L. Dortch

LEAP OF FAITH (5 min.) Colombia - Leap of Faith is a short film that narrates the urban night of a group of young Venezuelans who emigrated to Colombia to be able to do what they are most passionate about: breakdance. Director - Marshall Monterrosa

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