Short Films

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Documentary

’63 Boycott

2017 | USA | 30 minutes
Directors: Gordon Quinn, Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews

In 1963, 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. This documentary combines unseen 16mm footage of the boycott with insights from both the original participants, as well as present-day protesters against school closings. ‘63 Boycott connects the forgotten… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 11:30am
(Shorts Program B)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Animation

Birdlime

2017 | Canada | 11 minutes
Director: Evan DeRushie

Birdlime is the name for a sticky substance spread on branches in order to trap wild birds intended for export or trade. This film observes one bird that barely manages to escape this industry, yet remains trapped in a cage and surrounded by unfamiliar sounds and un-birdlike creatures.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 11:30am
(Shorts Program B)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Drama

Blitz

2017 | USA | 13 minutes
Director: Chad Knuth

Pressured by his single mother to pursue a football scholarship, a high school student wonders if it is the best path for him to gain a quality education. This dramatic short explores the choices we have to make in order to move towards a brighter future for not only ourselves, but also for the ones we love.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 9:30am
(Shorts Program A)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary

Edith+Eddie

2017 | USA | 29 minutes
Director: Laura Checkoway

Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love and affection for each other has invigorated their lives. However, Edith and Eddie’s unique love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart. What happens when someone’s life is… Read More

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Showtime:
Thursday, April 19th, 2018, 7:00pm
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary

Fresh Start

2017 | USA | 12 minutes
Director: Cigdem Slankard

Fresh Start chronicles the experience of a refugee community who came to the U.S. with one marketable skill, farming. It is the story of farmers with no farm, examining the American identity, the value of land and food in a brave new world.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 5:15pm
Putnam Theatre, Keene


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Drama

Glowworm

2016 | USA | 24 minutes
Director: Laina Barakat

Having inherited a large farm in rural New England from her grandfather, a man she barely knew, Emma travels North to say goodbye, and, ultimately, sell the land. However, farmhand Pedro hopes to change her mind.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 9:30am
(Shorts Program A)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

2017 | USA | 40 minutes
Director: Frank Stiefel

Acute mental disorder, devastating depressions and anxiety have caused her to be committed to mental institutions, undergo electroshock therapy and even survive a ten-year period without the ability to speak. Despite all of this, 56-year-old Mindy is a brilliant artist represented by one of Los Angeles’… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 3:45pm
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary

Little Potato

2017 | USA | 13 minutes
Directors: Wes Hurley, Nathan Miller

Struggling to survive in the USSR during the turbulent years of Perestroika, Elena and her young gay son escape into the world of pirated American movies. But soon the movies are not enough, and Elena decides to become a mail-order-bride and discover America for herself. Saving its most unexpected twist… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 1:45pm
(Shorts Program C)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Animation

Miner Difficulties

2017 | USA | 7 minutes
Director: Scott Smoot

Two very different robot miners are left behind by their spaceships on a planet that is about to be destroyed by a meteor. The two of them must work together in order to escape before disaster strikes.

Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 11:30am
(Shorts Program B)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Drama

My Husband’s Jump

2017 | Canada | 15 minutes
Director: R.W. Gray

My Husband’s Jump is an adaptation of Newfoundland writer Jessica Grant’s stellar, Journey-Prize-winning short story. In it, the wife of an Olympic ski jumper (Bonnie Piesse, Star Wars Episodes 2 & 3) watches her husband jump, but, most peculiarly, this time he does not come down. What unfolds is… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 11:30am
(Shorts Program B)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Drama

My Two O’Clock

2017 | USA | 6 minutes
Director: Camila Rizzo

Neil Brennan is facing his dream job interview and he's determined to knock it out of the park. However, things quickly turn when, immediately prior to the interview, Neil grows uncomfortable with a personal profile completed by a stranger. With it all on the line, Neil struggles with the surreal inquisition… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 1:45pm
(Shorts Program C)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary

Super 8 Daze

2017 | USA | 13 minutes
Directors: Rob Hampton, John Morgan

1970’s teenagers Rob Hampton and John Morgan filmed Super 8 epics while growing up in New England. Decades later, these mini-blockbusters gained a whole new audience once they hit the Internet, attracting the attention of numerous major websites. In this delightfully nostalgic documentary the two… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 11:30am
(Shorts Program B)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Animation

Supernova

2017 | USA | 9 minutes
Directors: Gavin Lankford, Aleksandre Kosinski

When a little boy’s late-night viewing of his favorite space adventure videotape is cut short by a scolding from his mom, he channels the heroism of his sci-fi fantasy hero and makes it his mission to get the tape back.

Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 11:30am
(Shorts Program B)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Drama

Tabiib

2017 | United Arab Emirates | 30 minutes
Director: Jim Savio

As Dr. Ibrahim nears retirement he finds himself haunted by the stories of his patients and a secret he never should have kept. He still mourns the death of his young son and is addicted to the news. In an unexpected altering of reality, he discovers that sometimes you have live without hope, but not without love.

Showtime:
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 1:45pm
(Shorts Program C)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Comedy

Texture

2017 | USA | 11 minutes
Directors: Mark Billeci, Eric Stern

In the future, human connection feels like something completely different – it’s full of unspoken texture. This short romantic comedy takes viewers on a journey into the world of wireless communication, circa 2085, where electronic devices are the exclusive source of communication in public spaces.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 9:30am
(Shorts Program A)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Comedy

The B Movie

2017 | USA | 2 minutes
Director: Laina Barakat

A silent dark comedy about a man and his bees with a twist that will leave you buzzing.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 1:45pm
(Shorts Program C)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Drama

The Foster Portfolio

2017 | USA | 19 minutes
Director: Danielle Katvan

Based on the original short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Foster Portfolio is an offbeat, mid-century tale about a rookie investment counselor who discovers that his penniless client is hiding a million-dollar inheritance in order to conceal a strange, double life.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 11:30am
(Shorts Program B)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary

The Illumination

2017 | USA | 32 minutes
Directors: Tom Scott, Daniel Honan

In a remarkable twist of fate, it was the decades-long effort of one blind person, Gordon Gund, that made it possible for another, Yannick Duwé, to see. After 45 years, the journey of Gordon and Lulie Gund to find a cure for blindness can only be described as an act of love.

Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 9:30am
(Shorts Program A)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary

The Last Honey Hunter

2017 | USA | 35 minutes
Director: Ben Knight

In a remote corner of Nepal, Maule Dhan Rai had a vivid dream as a young man. The elders determined that because of his dream, he alone would be granted safe passage onto the jungle cliffs in pursuit of a rare and toxic honey. This was many years ago. Even in these forgotten corners of the Himalayas,… Read More

Showtime:
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 1:45pm
(Shorts Program C)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Drama

Three August Days

2017 | Estonia, USA | 20 minutes
Director: Madli Laane

In the midst of the political upheaval of the early 1990s in the Soviet Union, an Estonian girl and a Russian boy reach across cultural lines to unite over a shared bottle of American soda.

Showtime:
Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 1:45pm
(Shorts Program C)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Drama

Where Mothbloods Bloom

2017 | USA | 16 minutes
Director: Grant Conversano

Fed up and exhausted, Autumn cuts off her relationship with her heroin addict boyfriend leaving her stranded and alone at a gas station at night. It is in this lonesome place that Autumn reaches out to Zane, a truck driver with problems of his own.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 9:30am
(Shorts Program A)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Drama

Yesterday or The Day Before

2017 | Spain | 9 minutes
Director: Hugo Sanz

Ana and Silvia are two sisters who are not able to show their love for each other. Now, during a journey together, they will try to break down the wall that separates them.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 20th, 2018, 9:30am
(Shorts Program A)
Colonial Theatre, Keene