Films

2018 SSFF Film Line-Up
– Includes synopses, screening times and venues.

A PDF of the 2018 program can be downloaded here.

1985 | Feature Drama
Directed by:  Yen Tan
2018 | USA | 85m
A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 7:20pm Thursday, June 15th | Charter Arts: 3:20pm Saturday, June 16th

43 Quintillion | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by:  Kylie Eaton
2017 | USA | 5m
A grieving woman stumbles upon a mysterious artifact of her beloved’s past. Propelled into an unknown world, Jessica must find her way back home – by moving forward.
Screening Times: Victory: 9:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th

A New Chance | Doc Short | Doc Block 1
Directed by:  Sophia Silverman
2017 | USA | 34m
A New Chance focuses on dogs being rescued from high kill shelters and placed in foster homes awaiting their forever homes.
Screening Times: Victory: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

A Night at the Garden | Doc Short | Doc Block 2
Directed by:  Marshall Curry
2017 | USA | 7m
In 1939, New York’s Madison Square Garden was host to an enormous — and shocking — gathering of 22,000 Americans that has largely been forgotten from our history. Two time Academy Award nominee, Marshall Curry has assembled archival fragments from that night to show the casually violent fervor of a rally with chilling resonance in today’s political climate.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th | Victory: 5:20pm Saturday, June 16th

A Shot in the Dark | Feature Doc
Directed by:  Chris Suchorsky and Oliver Ferraro.
2017 | USA | 86m
Despite a lifetime of adversity, a blind high school wrestler attempts to win a State Championship before the end of his senior year.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Saturday, June 16th

Afterwork | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  Andres Aguilar and Luis Uson
2017 | Ecuador, Spain, Peru | 6m
A cartoon rabbit always repeats the same routine between his animated show and his miserable life after work.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

Alphabet | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  Kianoush Abedi
2017 | Iran | 6m
It has been years since the people of this town forgot the alphabets of life. They have no sight, hearing or speech left… but the words are impatiently waiting to be sung again.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

ANNA | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by:  Petra Priborska
2017 | Czech Republic, USA | 18m
Having spent her childhood in communist Czechoslovakia, Anna, now an immigrant in New York City, struggles to pursue her dream of higher education in the U.S.
Screening Times: Victory: 7:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Victory: 7:20pm Friday, June 15th

At the Drive-In | Feature Doc
Directed by:  Alexander Monelli
2017 | USA | 79m
Unable to purchase a $50,000 digital projector, a group of film fanatics in rural Pennsylvania fight to keep a dying drive-in theater alive by screening only vintage 35mm film prints and working entirely for free.
Screening Times: Opening Night: 7:30pm Tuesday, June 12th | Charter Arts: 9:20pm Wednesday, June 13th

Bigfoot’s Love Slave | Comedy Short | Comedy Block
Directed by:  Heather Tom
2017 | USA | 4m
A story through music, about the everlasting power of love…and one, hairy hunk.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Touchstone: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

The Bikes of Wrath | Doc Feature
Directed by:  Cameron Ford and Charlie Turnbull
2018 | Australia, US | 92m
Five Australian friends attempt to cycle 1600 miles from Oklahoma to California in honor of the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s. The Bikes of Wrath is a story of adventure, human connection and an in-depth look at inequality and disenfranchisement in today’s America through the lens of Steinbeck’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Touchstone: 7:20pm Friday, June 15th

Blows With the Wind | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  As’adi Hazhir
2017 | Iran | 6m
After some events occur for a scarecrow, the scarecrow becomes human.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

Bruce | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by:  Irhad Mutic
2017 | USA | 4m
We all remember the time we first fell in love. Adolescence is an important time in our lives, especially when it comes to our first love. Bruce challenges the local villain in order to win over the heart of Louisiana, but ends up discovering, sometimes winning is losing. It’s a story about love, ninjas and the beauty of children’s imagination.
Screening Times: Victory: 7:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Victory: 7:20pm Friday, June 15th

Bully | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by:  Justin Sanchez
2018 | Canada | 19m
A sketchy uncle enlists his underaged nephew in a diabolical scheme to exact vengeance on his own childhood oppressor.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 5:20pm Thursday, June 14th

Candice | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: George Watson
2017 | UK | 10m
Over the course of one fateful night in East London, thirty-something Candice learns that first impressions are not always everything
Screening Times: Victory: 7:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Victory: 7:20pm Friday, June 15th

Castle on a Cloud | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by:  Joshua Cavalier
2017 | USA | 13m
Wes, a loving father, is attending his daughter Felice’s school play with his wife Alice. During intermission, Wes learns on a phone call that Felice is not his biological daughter. When Alice comes looking for him, Wes must determine whether family means something more to him than a bloodline.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 5:20pm Thursday, June 14th

Close the Shutters | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  Ynon Lan
2016 | Israel | 4m
A young man tries to hold on to the image of his sick grandfather, by piecing together fragments of memories he has of him.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

Cold Storage | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by:  Thomas Freundlich
2016 | Finland | 9m
Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.
Screening Times: Victory: 9:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th

Corky | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  Ty Primosch
2017 | USA | 6m
A corkscrew battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs corked inside.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

Couch For Sale | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by:  Takashi Doscher
2017 | USA | 10m
A young man has an emotional crisis when he tries to sell his beloved couch on Craigslist.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 5:20pm Thursday, June 14th

Counterfeit Kunkoo | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by:  Reema Sengupta
2017 | India | 15m
In a city overflowing with buildings and slums, Smita must find herself a house to rent. She is hard-working, honest and respectful – the ideal tenant – except for one glaring flaw. She is a middle-class Indian woman without a husband. An intimate perspective on the identity of the ‘Ideal Indian Female’ in urban India of today.
Screening Times: Victory: 9:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th

The Dollhouse | Doc Short | Doc Block 2
Directed by:  Kyra Gardner
2017 | USA | 7m
A filmmaker who grew up with the Chucky doll seeks out the other families surrounding the franchise to get their perspective on life with Chucky.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th | Victory: 5:20pm Saturday, June 16th

The Driver Is Red | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  Randall Christopher
2017 | USA | 15m
Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he hunted down one of the highest ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

DriverX | Drama Feature
Directed by:  Henry Barrial
2017 | USA | 98m
Skidding into middle-age, a stay-at-home dad must drive for an Uber-like rideshare company (DriverX) to help support his working wife and two young daughters. But low pay and wild LA nights put an even greater strain on his marriage.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Charter Arts: 5:20pm Saturday, June 16th

Drone | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by:  Cédric Spozio
2017 | Switzerland | 6m
A young guy gets chased by a scary drone.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 5:20pm Thursday, June 14th

Fern | Comedy Short | Comedy Block
Directed by:  Johnny Kelly
2017 | UK | 6m
A woman loses her husband, and finds a houseplant.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Touchstone: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

Flin Flon: A Hockey Town | Feature Doc
Directed by:  Dustin Cohen
2017 | USA | 72m
The mining town of Flin Flon is similar to most other small towns with one major exception – the community is lovingly obsessed with their junior hockey team, which over the decades has spawned several National Hockey League legends. Flin Flon, named for a science fiction character, lives and dies with its beloved Bombers. As we travel with the Bombers on bus rides through the heartland, not only do we experience the excitement and anxieties of young athletes reaching for their dream, but we also discover the townsfolk who support the players not as athletes, but as young men aspiring to reach heights very few attain. With loyalty and affection, players and fans thrive off one another to make themselves the best they can be.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 9:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 7:20pm Thursday, June 14th

Goodbye | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by:  Ali Akın
2017 | USA | 9m
It is the story of an aquarium fish, left over from a broken love.
Screening Times: Victory: 9:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th

Home Shopper | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by:  Dev Patel
2017 | USA | 16m
In a loveless marriage, Penny finds solace in the hypnotic escape of the home shopping channel. When things take an unexpected turn for the worse with her husband, the channel proves to be her saving grace… or perhaps it was the origin of the problem all along.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 5:20pm Thursday, June 14th

The Human Project | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by:  K. Spencer Jones
2017 | USA | 13m
In the wake of their father’s death, two estranged siblings begin a journey of self discovery. When family responsibility conflicts with their dreams, they must learn to love each other before they can truly begin to heal.
Screening Times: Victory: 7:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Victory: 7:20pm Friday, June 15th

Hunting Lands | Drama Feature
Directed by: Zack Wilcox
2017 | USA | 83m
A veteran turned recluse witnesses the aftermath of a heinous crime on his property. He circumvents the untrustworthy local police and takes justice into his own hands.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Charter Arts: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

Intelligent Lives | Doc Feature
Directed by: Dan Habib
2018 | USA | 70m
Three pioneering young adults with intellectual disabilities — Micah, Naieer, and Naomie — challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper, the narrator of the documentary, contextualizes the lives of these central characters and shares a personal perspective as he unpacks the sordid track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Charter Arts: 7:20pm Friday, June 15th

Julius Caesar Was Buried in a Pet Cemetery | Doc Short | Doc Block 1
Directed by:  Sam Green
2018 | USA | 4m
The final resting place of some legendary pets.
Screening Times: Victory: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

Kinderchomper | Doc Short | Doc Block 2
Directed by:  Mike Scholtz
2018 | USA | 17m
A mild-mannered artist from Minnesota leads a double life as a baby-eating professional wrestler in Japan.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th | Victory: 5:20pm Saturday, June 16th

Laces | Comedy Short | Comedy Block
Directed by:  Kevin Broberg
2017 | USA | 5m
Before meeting his fiancée’s father for the first time, a man must finally learn to tie his shoe laces or risk losing his fiancé forever.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Touchstone: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

The Last Birthday | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Jaclyn Bethany
2017 | US, UK | 9m
An experimental re-telling of the last days of the Romanov siblings.
Screening Times: Victory: 7:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Victory: 7:20pm Friday, June 15th

The Last Man You Meet | Doc Short | Doc Block 2
Directed by:  Chris Bone
2017 | USA | 5m
Take an exclusive look inside the gritty business of death as a third-generation funeral director reflects on his life.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th | Victory: 5:20pm Saturday, June 16th

Late | Comedy Short | Comedy Block
Directed by: Austin Bening
2017 | USA | 8m
A girl tries to get to a party.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Touchstone: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

Life in Other Words | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by: Abrar Athar
2017 | Bangladesh | 15m
When the ill tempered Mr. Kabir and the rest of his family are having an extraordinarily terrible day, a game of cricket stands as their only hope of coming together.
Screening Times: Victory: 7:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Victory: 7:20pm Friday, June 15th

Lorem Ipsum (pain itself) | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  Gabrielle Kash
2017 | USA | 2m
A handmade look into the motivations and struggles of four artists and their creative undertakings.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

Love Radio | Comedy Short | Comedy Block
Directed by: Jeremy J Mohler
2017 | USA | 12m
A DJ is tired of working at a radio station that plays nothing but love songs. The station’s manager tries to inject some passion. Comedy, drama, and suspense hits the airwaves.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Touchstone: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

Lunch Ladies | Comedy Short | Comedy Block
Directed by: A Clarissa Jacobson Production Directed By JM Logan
2017 | USA | 19m
Two burnt out high school Lunch Ladies do whatever it bloody takes on their quest to become Johnny Depp’s personal chefs.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Touchstone: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

Marfa | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  Greg McLeod and Myles McLeod
2017 | UK | 9m
Marfa. A town on the borderlands of Texas. A place out of time.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

Maude | Comedy Short | Comedy Block
Directed by: Anna Margaret Hollyman
2017 | USA | 10m
When Teeny arrives at the gorgeous home of a family she’s never babysat for, she’s shocked when the woman who answers the door is someone from her past. Over the course of the day, Teeny decides to become the woman she had no idea she always wanted to be. Until she gets caught.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Touchstone: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

Millfield Mine Disaster 1930 | Doc Short | Doc Block 2
Directed by:  Burr Beard
2017 | USA | 19m
Documentary about Ohio’s worst coal mine disaster in 1930 where 82 men died including the company president, vice-president and 6 other guests.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th | Victory: 5:20pm Saturday, June 16th

Mousse | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by:  John Hellberg
2013 | Sweden | 50m
What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?
Screening Times: Victory: 9:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th

Must Kill Karl | Comedy Short | Comedy Block
Directed by: Joe Kicak
2017 | Canada | 12m
Everyone has “that” friend – the one who shows up uninvited, drinks all your booze, and hits on your girlfriend – who we all secretly hate. One night, a group of friends decide enough is enough and there’s only one way to get rid of him for good – they MUST KILL KARL.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Touchstone: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  Charlie Tyrell
2017 | Canada | 14m
Filmmaker Charlie Tyrell seeks to better understand his emotionally distant late-father through the random objects he left behind… including a stack of tacky, 1980s VHS pornography. Narrated by David Wain.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

Pie | Comedy Short | Comedy Block
Directed by: Adria Tennor
2018 | USA | 10m
Carol invites Annette over for homemade pie and after much prodding divulges her special secret and scandalous ingredient. It’s Thelma and Louise meets Sweeney Todd via Stepford, Connecticut.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Touchstone: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

Pollyanna | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by:  Roman Gubin
2017 | Canada | 2m
A young girl’s internal struggle is expressed through a contemporary dance.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 5:20pm Thursday, June 14th

Poured in PA | Doc Feature
Directed by:  Nate Kresge
2018 | USA | 120m
From America’s oldest brewery to taprooms changing the landscape of small towns across the commonwealth, GK Visual’s documentary film, Poured in PA, illustrates the importance of this ancient—but newly redeveloped—beer industry and its impact on Pennsylvania.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 7:20pm Saturday, June 16th

The Puppy Whisperer | Doc Feature | Doc Block 1
Directed by:  Paul Kim
2018 | USA | 10m
A profile of the wonderfully talented Savannah Simon. Born with Treacher Collins Syndrome and having gone through countless facial surgeries at a very young age, she nonetheless has pursued her myriad of interests and inspired everyone around her along the way. Even with very limited vision, she became a wonderful photographer, but she’s perhaps best known for being able to train puppies for specific needs for families.
Screening Times: Victory: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

Radical Evolution | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by:  Alon Hammer
2018 | Germany, Israel | 15m
An Israeli, underground psytrance promoter, invites an overseas DJ to play at his party, On the way to the party they get lost in the desert.
Screening Times: Victory: 7:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Victory: 7:20pm Friday, June 15th

Ready Or Not | Horror Short | Late Night
Directed by:  John Romeo
2017 | USA | 4m
A game of hide and seek that has an unexpected ending.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 11pm Friday, June 15th

Revelation – the City of Haze | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  Qichao Mao
2017 | China | 14m
After witnessed his mother’s death in a riot, a boy named Mai broke down and could not remember his own name. One day, a girl named Yi, who’s a scavenger, found Mai in a garbage can and brought him back to the City of Haze. One day, he decided to escape, but his attempt failed…
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

Rodents of Unusual Size | Doc Feature
Directed by:  Chris Metzlero
2017 | USA | 71m
The residents of Louisiana never know what will attack them next: floods, hurricanes, even monstrous swamp rats. Gigantic orange-toothed nutria are eating up the coastal wetlands, destroying the landscape, and threatening the very existence of the human population. This invasive South American species breeds faster than the roving squads of hunters and trappers can control them. But the people who have lived here for generations are not the type of folks who let their land—and their livelihoods—recede into the Gulf without a fight. Meet fisherman turned bounty hunter Thomas Gonzales and a pack of colorful diehards as they defend their land, culture, and way of life against the unforgiving forces of nature. It is man vs. rodent. May the best mammal win.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 5:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Victory Firehouse: 3:20pm Saturday, June 16th

Samantha’s Amazing Acrocats | Doc Feature | Doc Block 1
Directed by:  Jacob Feiring
2017 | USA | 58m
A midlife crisis sparks forty-two year-old Samantha Martin to quit her day job and follow her dream of creating the world’s first traveling cat circus, The Amazing Acrocats. In a broken down RV brimming with kitty litter, sparkling sets, and a full cast of high maintenance circus cats, Martin visits cities small and large to build circus buzz, in hopes of achieving stardom.
Screening Times: Victory: 7:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

She’s All Wet | Comedy Short | Comedy Block
Directed by: Jonothon Mitchell
2017 | USA | 6m
A bachelor party comes to a screeching halt when a Chinese water ghost shows up for the festivities — and may or may not be the stripper.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Touchstone: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th

The Song of Bethlehem | Doc Short | Bethlehem Block
Directed by: Ken Goldstein
2018 | USA | 30m
The Song of Bethlehem juxtaposes the thirty year journey of a song against the town and industry that inspired it as a vehicle to explore the intersection of art and activism, and to give a meaning to the phrase, Make America Great. It features the story of singer and songwriter Ken Goldstein, and of the re-birth and revitalization of the town of Bethlehem Pennsylvania.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 1:20pm Saturday, June 16th

SouthSide Community | Animated Short | Bethlehem Block
Directed by: Maciek Albrecht
2018 | USA | 3m
Animated characters were created and animated during ANIMATION BLAST! event, at South Side Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem PA.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 1:20pm Saturday, June 16th

Space Butthole | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  David Chai
2017 | USA | 8m
In the annals of mankind, we will realize that humans have been mistreating Mother Nature for far too long. It was only a matter of time before the universe blasted back. Please join us in experiencing a warning from the deepest bowels of the galaxy. Can humanity squeeze out a solution before it goes to pot? Don’t stall to find out!
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

Spaced Out | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by:  Anna Gamarnik
2017 | USA | 9m
Spaced Out is a short film that tells the story of Sally, a young girl growing up in a working class, blue-collar town. Her busy single mother ignores her and her peers bully her in a dog-eat-dog world. Alienated from family and friends, Sally keeps herself entertained with her obsessive interest in extra-terrestrial beings.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 5:20pm Thursday, June 14th

Summer of ‘84 | Horror Feature | Late Night
Directed by:  François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell
2018 | USA | 105m
After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 11pm Friday, June 15th

Sweetheart | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by:  Marco Spagnoli
2017 | Italy | 8m
A woman dressed as Marilyn is waiting for her Elvis to come and rescue her on the top of a bridge in an empty today Rome. Their love story is not what it seems.
Screening Times: Victory: 9:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th

Tater Tot & Patton | Drama Feature
Directed by:  Andrew Kightlinger
2016 | USA | 92m
A wayward millennial escapes to her Uncle’s South Dakota ranch, unhinging his placid boozer life.
Screening Times: Charter Arts: 9:20pm Friday, June 15th | Charter Arts: 1:20pm Saturday, June 16th

The Velvet Underground Played At My High School | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  Anthony Jannelli
2018 | USA | 8m
The very first (and disastrous) public performance by The Velvet Underground, at my high school, attended by me at age 15. Told as an animated documentary short.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

Tonic of the Sea | Doc Short | Doc Block 2
Directed by:  Jon Scott
2017 | UK | 8m
A mini-documentary showing the link between mental health and sea swimming. Katie swims off the rocks of Penzance, UK nearly everyday of the year. Swimming has helped her overcome some of the struggles that life all too often throws our way. The hope is that her story may help others who are faced with similar challenges.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th | Victory: 5:20pm Saturday, June 16th

TV In the Fish Tail | Drama Short | Drama Block 2
Directed by:  Iesh Thapar
2017 | India, UK, USA | 13m
As electricity is introduced to a remote Trans-Himalayan village, an adolescent boy struggles to reconcile his excitement with the abjection that surrounds him.
Screening Times: Victory: 7:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Victory: 7:20pm Friday, June 15th

Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times | Drama Short | Drama Block 3
Directed by:  Marcus Markou
2017 | UK | 17m
Two strangers meet at five key turning points over the duration of their lives. Initial conflict gives way to compassion and eventual friendship.
Screening Times: Victory: 9:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th

The Voice| Doc Short | Doc Block 2
Directed by:   Steve Abruzzese and Jennifer Suwak
2018 | USA | 12m
Follow Jim Finnen in his last year as the public address announcer for Lafayette College athletics in Easton Pennsylvania.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th | Victory: 5:20pm Saturday, June 16th

We Forgot to Break Up | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by:  Chandler Levack
2017 | Canada | 16m
After a few years absence, Evan unexpectedly returns one night to face his now-famous former bandmates. The surprise reunion is bittersweet, in this intimate depiction of the knotty complexities of relating to old friends after everything has changed.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 5:20pm Thursday, June 14th

We Summoned a Demon | Comedy Short | Comedy Block & Late Night
Directed by: Chris McInroy
2017 | USA | 6m
They just wanted to be cool. Instead, they got a demon.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 9:20pm Thursday, June 14th | Touchstone: 11pm Friday, June 15th

Weird | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  Fausto Montanari
2017 | Italy | 2m
“Weird” is a short animated film about the diversity. It is a shout of a girl usual to be judged like weird and different. She express in the monologue her sufferance and her dream to make possible to delete the concept of weird She thinks that in the end weirdness is only a point of view and that we are all the same. But sometime during her speech she fall in the error to indicate something like Weird, because again Weirdness depend from each self and a personal perspective.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

What’s That in the Ground? | Animated Short | Animation Block
Directed by:  Wally Chung
2017 | USA | 2m
When you want one thing, sometimes you get the complete opposite or something worse.
Screening Times: Touchstone: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Touchstone: 5:20pm Friday, June 15th

Wind-Up | Drama Short | Drama Block 1
Directed by:  Ayasylla Ghosn
2017 | Lebanon, USA | 16m
‘Wind-Up’ follows the story of a boy who revisits his neighborhood after it’s been destroyed by war.
Screening Times: Victory: 5:20pm Wednesday, June 13th | Victory: 5:20pm Thursday, June 14th

 

 

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