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Focus on the UK: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Wed, March 29, 2017, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
This month, our focus will be on dynamic short films originating from the United Kingdom.
“Drone Strike” by Chris Richmond
Narrative, 20 min, UK
A day in the life of a devoted father and Royal Air Force drone pilot - juggling the normality of his domestic life with the warped reality of firing Hellfire missiles 4000 miles away in Afghanistan - and how one fateful decision shatters his conviction.
“Split Screen: A Love Story” by JW Griffiths
Narrative, 2:25 min, UK
The screen is split down the middle. On the left we witness the world through the eyes of a woman. On the right we see the world through the eyes of a man. Although they live thousands of miles apart, their lives seem to be inextricably linked.
“I Am Tom Moody” by Ainslie Henderson
Animation, 7 min, UK
A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing, "I Am Tom Moody" is a brilliantly funny and touching film about fighting with your inner child and growing together.
“Our Name is Michael Morgan” by Maurice Caldera
Narrative, 13 min, UK
Salesman Michael Morgan inexplicably continues to run into himself. But there is more than meets the eye to his innocuous doppelganger. In fits of territorial jealousy and humor, Michael may be losing their mind.
“Over The Neva” by Katerina Lavrionova
Animation, 4:24 min, UK
An aristocratic wolf falls in love with a ferret princess on the eve of the Russian Revolution. They experience deep passion even as they are torn apart by history. Although the wolf keeps searching for his lost love, they are never to be reunited.
“Strings” by Richard Turley
Narrative, 14 min, UK
Convinced his dad is a spy, Luke embarks on a journey that leads him to discover the awkward truth.
“Vengeance Rhythm” by Christopher Ullens de Schooten
Animation, 3 min, UK
(This film has strong violence and viewer discretion is advised)
Astounding stop-motion graphics tell the story of a very angry teddy bear.
“SIS” by Deborah Haywood
Narrative, 11 min, UK
When Lauren and Amy hear there is a man who “likes children” living in the area, they decide to track him down to show him their handstands.
“The Soldier” by Will Hanke
Narrative, 9 min, UK
South Africa, 1974. A war raging in the North has spilled over the South African border threatening the lives of a rural farming community. Chrisjan, the farmer's son and Petrus, a child of one of the laborers, decided to go hunting only to discover that their lives are likely to change irrevocably.
“Lost Property” by Asa Lucander
Animation, 6:30 min, UK
When you lose something dear to your heart, there is only one place it can be found: The Lost Property office.
Duration: 85:71 min