Films

2017 SSFF Film Line-Up
– Includes synopses, screening times and venues.

3-Way (Not Calling) | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 1
Directed by: Molly McGlynn
2016 | Canada | 11m
A woman riddled with existential dread on the eve of a big birthday convinces her partner to have a threesome that changes everything…and nothing.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 9:20pm Friday, June 16th

44 Pages | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Tony Shaff
2017 | USA | 92m
A portrait of Highlights Magazine following the creation of the cultural phenomenon’s 70th Anniversary issue, from the first editorial meeting to its arrival in homes, and introducing the quirky people who passionately produce the monthly publication for “the world’s most important people,”…children. Along the way, a rich and tragic history is revealed, the state of childhood, technology, and education is explored, and the future of print media is questioned.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 5:20pm Friday, June 16th | Charter Arts: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

4 Pounds of Flowers | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by: Rob Richert
2016 | USA | 15m
For the last 5 years, Kayla and her boyfriend Trevor have scraped by working their small weed grow in the isolated forests of Northern California. On the eve of their last sale of the season, Kayla realizes she is pregnant which compels her to confront Trevor’s idealism and their way of life.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair 5:20pm Thursday, June 15th

A Child’s Requiem | Documentary Short | Doc Block 2
Directed by: Steven J. Lichak, Jr.
2017 | USA | 45m
On December 14, 2012, images of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut dominated the news. Chief among them was the photograph of a line of children being led out of the school to the nearby fire station. From the time I considered writing a piece to commemorate these children and their teachers, three lines suggested themselves and haunted me recalling that picture:“Stay in line…” “Hold hands…” “Keep your eyes closed…”  Composer/conductor Steven Sametz knew these would be the first intoned words of A Child’s Requiem
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Friday, June 16th | Victory Firehouse: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

Alike | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by: Daniel Martínez Lara, Rafael Cano Méndez
2016 | USA | 7m
In a busy life, Copi is a father who tries to teach the right way to his son, Paste. But – What is the correct path?
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

American Folk | Drama Feature
Directed by: David Heinz
2017 | USA | 99m
Two strangers, both folk musicians stranded in California, take a road trip to New York in the days after 9/11. A story about the kindness of strangers and the power of music.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 9:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Charter Arts: 9:20pm Thursday, June 15th

American Zealot | Drama Feature
Directed by:  James Mackenzie
2016 | USA | 90m
As graduation approaches, a Catholic schoolgirl plots to murder her best friend’s abortion doctor.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 5:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 5:20pm Friday, June 16th

The Aria of Babyface Cauliflower Brown | Documentary Short | Doc Block 2
Directed by: Tim Grant
2017 | USA | 5m
An independent professional wrestler philosophizes on the craft, narrative, and possible meaning found in what some consider a fake sport.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Friday, June 16th | Victory Firehouse: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

The Bathtub | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by: Tim Ellrich
2016 | Germany | 13m
Three brothers in a bathtub try to dive back into their idealized past through an old family picture.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Charter Arts: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th

The Billboard Boys | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Pat Taggart
2016 | USA | 79m
THE BILLBOARD BOYS is a story that embodies the pursuit of the American Dream and what three men went through for the opportunity to obtain it during the recession plagued early 80’s.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th | Charter Arts: 5:20pm Saturday, June 17th

Centralia: Pennsylvania’s Lost Town | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Joseph Sapienza II
2017 | USA | 90m
A small town is overcome by a massive underground coal fire in 1962. As a result hundreds of residents had to be relocated.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 7:20 Saturday, June 17th

Chasing Grace | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by: Julia Barnett
2017 | USA | 12m
A young woman reluctantly meets with her estranged father only to discover the truth about the events of the wild 70’s summer that drove them apart.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair 5:20pm Thursday, June 15th

Confined | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by: Nico Bonomolo
2016 | Italy | 11m
The power of art redeems an artist from the confinement imposed by the fascist dictatorship in Italy.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

Cul-De-Sac | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by: Damon Russell
2016 | USA | 15m
In the latest stunner by the team behind the Academy Award-winning short Curfew, a married couple’s bubble of suburban normality is punctured when they find a surprise inside their toddler’s teddy bear.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair 5:20pm Thursday, June 15th

Dawn of the Deaf | Horror Short | Screening with Happy Hunting
Directed by: Robert Savage
2016 | UK | 12m
When a strange sound wipes out the hearing population, a small group of Deaf people must band together to survive.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 9:20pm Wednesday June 14th | Victory Firehouse 9:20pm Friday, June 16th

Death Metal | Horror Comedy Short | Late Night
Directed by: Chris Mclnroy
2016 | USA | 5m
A metalhead gets passed down a satanic guitar that riffs to shreds.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 11:00pm Friday, June 16th

Distance | Documentary Short | Doc Block 1
Directed by: Zulfiya Hamzaki
2016 | USA | 7m
An immigrant story about memory, loss and longing.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Victory Firehouse: 1:20pm Saturday, June 17th

Dog Camp: A Documentary | Documentary Short | Doc Block 1
Directed by:  Paul Kim
2016 | USA | 52m
A dogumentary film inspired by Goldstock, an annual get together of golden retrievers and their people. The attendees come from all over the country to re-energize, reconnect with old friends, and raise money for dog rescue.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Victory Firehouse: 1:20pm Saturday, June 17th

The Driving Seat | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 2
Directed by: Phil Lowe
2016 | USA | 9m
One Saturday morning, a middle aged couple decide to make love in their car in the driveway to put a spark back in their marriage – only to find it has rather the opposite effect..
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20 Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 5:20 Saturday, June 17th

The Dynamic Double Standard | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 2
Directed by: Luke Patton
2015 | USA | 5m
Zoey’s first night as a superhero is nearly ruined when she’s given a sexy and impractical uniform.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20 Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 5:20 Saturday, June 17th

Ed | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by: Taha Neyestani
2016 | Canada | 4m
An artist’s tribute to life drawing and the work of its models.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

Eggs and Soldiers | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by: Imelda O’Reilly
2016 | USA | 20m
A single Irish Dad forgets the tree on Christmas Eve. Ned the older brother’s humanity is challenged when he risks everything to have his younger brother Marco experience experience a real Irish Christmas.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair 5:20pm Thursday, June 15th

Evocation of a Nightmare | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by: Wally Chung
2017 | USA | 1m
Entering what seems to be a deserted building, a man explores and finds an unwanted guest.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

Facon | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 1
Directed by: Joshua Dang
2016 | Australia |11 m
Tia must confess her love of meat to her vegan boyfriend before he meets her family.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 9:20pm Friday, June 16th

Fanny Pack | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 1
Directed by: Uttera Singh
2016 | USA | 11m
A young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams, and a fanny pack clad Indian father who chases his daughter through an airport hoping that she will follow his.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 9:20pm Friday, June 16th

Fish With Legs | Animated Short | Comedy Block 1
Directed by: Dave Carter
2016 | Australia | 10m
A school of fish wakes up one day to discover they have grown legs. Is it evolution or a curse from god?
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 9:20pm Friday, June 16th

Frankie Keeps Talking | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 1
Directed by: Annabelle Attanasio
2016 | USA | 8m
A feminist farce about the severity of frustration a young woman feels when she goes on a date with a man who never stops talking.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 9:20pm Friday, June 16th

From The Earth: A Tribute to the Slate Belt Heritage and Culture | Documentary Short | Doc Block 2
Directed by: Lois Silver
2016 | USA | 12m
A retelling of the American immigrant experience; a diary of life in the small, post-industrial region of the Slate Belt and an elegy to a dying slate industry.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Friday, June 16th | Victory Firehouse: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

Gift Horses | Documentary Short | Doc Block 1
Directed by: David Block
2016 | USA | 22m
Horses don’t judge by appearance. They look past peoples’ disabilities and recognize the emotions inside. Horseback riding provides physical therapy. Walking with the horse and touching the horse provide emotional therapy.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Victory Firehouse: 1:20pm Saturday, June 17th

Grief | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by: Nick Lallo
2016 | USA | 18m
Wes Donovan, a college freshman, is confronted with the suicide of his high school love, and must face what her actions mean for his future.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair 5:20pm Thursday, June 15th

Happy Hunting | Horror Feature
Directed by: Joe Dietsch, Lucian Gibson
2016 | USA | 91m
‘An alcoholic drifter must battle withdrawal and psychotic rednecks after he becomes the target of a deranged sporting event.’
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 9:20pm Wednesday June 14th | Victory Firehouse 9:20pm Friday, June 16th

Horseshoe Theory | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 1
Directed by: Jonathan Daniel Brown
2017 | USA | 12m
A weapons deal between a white supremacist and a member of the Islamic State blossoms into more.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 9:20pm Friday, June 16th

It’s Been Like a Year | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 1
Directed by: Cameron Fay
2016 | USA | 8m
A sexually stifled young man grows increasingly distracted during a rendezvous with an attractive young woman.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 9:20pm Friday, June 16th

Jewish Blind Date | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 2
Directed by:  Anaëlle Morf
2015 | USA | 16m
Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20 Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 5:20 Saturday, June 17th

Jonah | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by: Michael Maschina
2016 | Austria/Italy | 15m
Austria, 2015. It’s pitch dark in the night and a lorry is trying to reach the Austrian border. A group of Syrian refugees is hidden in its interior. A girl trembles in the dark while a woman tries to sooth her narrating a story. They are both waiting to get into Austria. Austria, 1943. It’s pitch dark in the night and a lorry is trying to leave the Austrian border. A group of Jewish people is hidden in its interior. A boy trembles in the dark while a woman tries to sooth him narrating a story. They are both waiting to flee Austria.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair 5:20pm Thursday, June 15th

King of the Buskers | Documentary Short | Doc Block 1
Directed by: Amy Unger and Jaccii Farris
2017 | USA | 25m
A part-time street performer with aspirations of making it big embarks on a road trip to find his friend and mentor, the King of the Buskers, for encouragement and advice.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Victory Firehouse: 1:20pm Saturday, June 17th

Kookie | Comedy Horror | Late Night
Directed by: Justin Harding
2016 | Canada | 13m
Bree, a dishonest 9-year-old receives a terrifying visitor after a parenting lesson goes horribly wrong.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 11:00pm Friday, June 16th

La Madre Buena | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 2
Directed by: Sarah Clift
2016 | Mexico/UK | 5m
A Mexican mother embarks upon an epic journey across land and through her politics, to find her son’s birthday request – a Donald Trump piñata.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20 Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 5:20 Saturday, June 17th

Love Is A Sting | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 2
Directed by: Vincent Gallagher
2015 | Ireland | 18m
Struggling children’s book writer Harold Finch gains an unexpected house guest in the form of an ageing, hyper-intelligent mosquito named Anabel.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 9:20pm Friday, June 16th

Make It Up | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Courtney Hope Thérond
2016 | France/USA | 5m
Tara and Jo were just having a moment…
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

Makeup | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Hannah Whisenant
2015 | USA | 10m
A young girl tries to get close to her absent mother by putting on her makeup, only to realize why she shouldn’t emulate her.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

Mei | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by: Margaret To
2013 | China | 5m
A mixed media animation that takes you through a girl’s journey with her caretaker, Mei; capturing moments she reminisces about her childhood in Hong Kong.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

Mission Control | Documentary Feature
Directed by: David Fairhead
2017 | USA | 101m
At the heart of the Apollo program was the special team in Mission Control who put a man on the moon and helped create the future.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Victory Firehouse: 9:20pm Thursday, June 15th

My Friend Nearly Killed Patti Smith | Animation Short | Animation Block
Directed by: Richard O’Connor
2016 | Ireland | 6m
A near fatal accident. A near romance. Phone calls. Paper houses and matchbox cars.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

The Night Watchmen | Horror Comedy Feature
Directed by: Mitchell Altieri
2017 | USA | 80m
Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a fearless tabloid journalist, fight an epic battle for their lives against a horde of hungry vampires.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 11:00pm Friday, June 16th

Night Shadows | Animated Short | Animation
Directed by: Ivan Viaranchyk and Bat-Ami Rivlin
2016 | USA | 7m
In a dark, old Victorian city, a young doctor is summoned by a mysterious coachman to attend a patient in need. Rushing to meet his client, the Doctor finds himself taking a dreadful journey to his own personal nightmare.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

No Monsters in Berlin | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Kate Holland
2016 | Germany/USA | 15m
An Indian immigrant running from her past forms a bond with a Syrian refugee in the city of new beginnings. The next chapter of the current refugee story; resettlement and integration.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

No Other Way to Say It | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 2
Directed by: Tim Mason
2017 | USA | 7m
Writer/Director Tim Mason pulls the curtain back on the glamorous world of advertising in this short comedy about a voiceover actor trying to nail the right tone for a pair of indecisive ad creatives selling a fictitious children’s ice cream brand. Or is it a short tragedy about a pair of ad creatives trying to coax the right tone out of a distracted voiceover actor?
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20 Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 5:20 Saturday, June 17th

Old Men Singing | Documentary Short | Doc Block 2
Directed by:  Mickey Rapkin, Zachary Weil
2016 | USA | 23m
After losing touch for more than 50 years, the men of a collegiate a cappella group reunite on campus to reminisce, settle old scores and find out if they still have what it takes to perform together in this documentary short about the enduring power of music and the families we choose.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Friday, June 16th | Victory Firehouse: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

On The Roof | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Damià Serra
2015 | Spain | 11m
When a group of boys on a roof start peeping on a woman sunbathing, one of the boy’s gaze begins to drift elsewhere.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

One Halloween | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Rebecca Murga
2016 | USA | 15m
‘The only thing harder than going to war is raising a 10-year-old girl’
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

Otherhalf | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 2
Directed by: Ben West
2016 | USA | 9m
After his legs walk out on his body a man visits a therapist to find a way to put himself back together.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20 Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 5:20 Saturday, June 17th

Penalty | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Aldo Iuliano
2016 | Italy | 15m
A group of guys plays football in the middle of nowhere. At stake is much more than a simple victory.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

Picked | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Kelsey Snelling
2016 | USA | 8m
A young girl’s quest for the perfect pumpkin ostracizes her from her peers. For anyone who has ever been asked to apologize for the things or the people that they love.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

Pizza Night | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 2
Directed by: Aaron Fronk
2017 | USA | 5m
Thirty-six-year old Benjamin Lewis takes his parents out for their annual pizza night.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20 Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 5:20 Saturday, June 17th

Prep Talk | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by:  Susan Beth Lehman, Michael Wagner
2017 | USA | 9m
During the last week of summer vacation, four friends discuss the ins and outs of their high school experience.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

Prison Dogs | Feature Documentary
Directed by: Perri Peltz and Geeta Gandbhir
USA | 2016 | 72m
A story of love, loss, and redemption, Prison Dogs focuses on the impact of a unique dog training program that gives two of the most marginalized populations in our society — prison inmates and veterans — a second chance.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Victory Firehouse: 7:20pm Thursday, June 15th

Rabbit Blood | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by: Yagmur Altan
2016 | Turkey/USA | 5m
Just an ordinary day at an old mysterious Turkish country house where its residents have an extraordinary way of brewing tea.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

Rated | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by: John Forston
2016 | USA | 20m
Maggie, a wife and mother, must find the courage to own up to her behavior when she wakes up to a world where every adult has received a YELP-like star rating floating above their head. While most everyone has a shining 4 or 5 stars, Maggie’s got just 2.5!
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Charter Arts: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th

Roger | Comedy Short | Comedy Block 2
Directed by: Brendan Cleaves
2016 | UK | 8m
Stephen arrives home after six months in Mongolia to discover his best friend Roy has replaced him with a ventriloquist doll called Roger.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 9:20 Wednesday, June 14th | Sinclair: 5:20 Saturday, June 17th

Second to None | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by: Vincent Gallagher
2016 | Ireland | 7m
Frederick Butterfield is tired of always being runner up. When he becomes the world’s second oldest person, he hatches a plan to claim first place.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

Shen | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by: Jace Casey
2016 | USA | 22m
Seeking solace from her domineering fiancé, a traumatized bride-to-be searches for an artist who appears to be drawing her erotic, ominous fate.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Charter Arts: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th

Silence | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by: Ruud Satijn
2016 | Netherlands | 10m
Esther has got what it takes to be really successful in the business district where she applies for a job. Of course she will fit in there! She has the killer instinct and the ambitions of a winner. But she hasn’t counted on a stranger who can see behind her mask.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Charter Arts: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th

Smoke City | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by: Michel Schammel
2016 | UK | 5m
The river keeps it all working.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Charter Arts: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th

Spring Jam | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by: Ned Wenlock
2016 | Belgium | 6m
A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, must improvise with sweet music in order to have any chance during the mating season.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

Stage 7 | Documentary Short | Doc Block 2
Directed by: Jennifer Suwak
2016 | USA | 17m
Follow Frieda as she goes through Alzheimer’s disease with her daughter and boyfriend.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Friday, June 16th | Victory Firehouse: 3:20pm Saturday, June 17th

swiPed | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by: David Chai
2016 | USA | 5m
Texters texting, tweeters tweeting, likers liking, posters posting, Googlers Googling, Amazonians Amazoning,webheads surfing, snappers chatting, pinnters pinning, tubers tubing, tenders tindering, Netflixers chilling… are we binging too much? More connected than ever, but more distant by the day. Is humanity being swiped away?
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

The Talk | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by: Alain Delannoy
2016  | Canada | 9m
There are things in life you never forget. One of them, like it or not, is “The Talk”.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

Teddy Bears Are For Lovers | Horror Comedy Short | Screening with Happy Hunting
Directed by: Almog Avidan Antonir
2016 | USA | 12m
A 20-something Casanova is haunted by the teddy bears given to his ex-girlfriends.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 9:20pm Wednesday June 14th | Victory Firehouse 9:20pm Friday, June 16th

To Build a Fire | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by: Fx Goby
2016 | France/UK | 13m
To celebrate Jack London’s 100th death anniversary, director Fx Goby adapted his famous novel, “To Build a Fire”, tragic tale of a trapper and his dog in the freezing Yukon, into an animated short film.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

Toys | Animated Short | Animation
Directed by: Amanda Quaid
2016 | USA | 3m
In 1930s farm country, a father wants a son, but he gets a little girl. He tries to toughen her up by giving her toys intended for boys. His efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort.
Screening Times: Sinclair: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th | Sinclair: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th

Twinsburg | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by: Joe Garrity
2016 | USA | 15m
In a Midwestern town founded by identical brothers, thousands convene for the world’s largest gathering of twins. Jerry, sentimental about his fading twin identity, reunites with his reluctant brother Paul for a weekend of revelry and reconnection. At turns playful and painful, their childhood tradition strains to find a place in their newly changing lives.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 14th | Charter Arts: 7:20 Thursday, June 15th

Unleashed | Comedy Feature
Directed by: Finn Taylor
2016 | USA | 93m
Emma (Kate Micucci), a brilliant but awkward app designer, moves to San Francisco after a massive betrayal by her boyfriend (Josh Brener) with only her beloved pets Ajax (Justin Chatwin), a golden eyed cat and Summit (Steve Howey), an energetic mutt in tow. One night, drawn by the light of a Supermoon, Emma’s pets escape into the night and are transformed into full-grown men. With the help of her colleague (Hana Mae Lee), she realizes she needs to make significant changes in her life before fate takes another turn.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 8:00pm Tuesday, June 13th | Charter Arts: 9:20 Friday, June 16th

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Jennifer M. Kroot
2017 | USA | 90m
THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN celebrates one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to re-claim their lives.
Screening Times: Victory Firehouse: 7:20pm Friday, June 16th | Victory Firehouse: 5:20pm Saturday, June 17th

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