Short Documentaries 2
Featuring personal profiles and a captivating panorama of the world we live in, these eight mesmerizing documentaries include: “We Will Live Again,” a morbidly fascinating look at two men who run a cryogenics facility; “Primate Cinema,” a hybrid documentary that observes how some of man’s closest animal relatives interact with video recordings; and “The Rider and the Storm,” a moving film about a Freedom Tower ironworker who lost everything to a fire during Hurricane Sandy and who finds new hope in his community.
Flutter Canada, USA, Vietnam | 2013 | 9 min.
Irish Folk Furniture Ireland | 2012 | 8 min.
Jujitsu-ing Reality USA | 2012 | 17 min.
Marcel King of Tervuren | USA | 2012 | 6 min.
Primate Cinema: Apes as Family USA, UK | 2012 | 12 min.
The Rider and The Storm USA | 2013 | 15 min.
Unravel UK, India | 2012 | 14 min.
We Will Live Again USA | 2013 | 13 min.
Fri 3 pm Old Town Playhouse
Short By Students
These seven student shorts—both documentary and narrative—may well represent the next generation of up-and-coming filmmakers. “The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist” is a hilarious and offbeat profile of the director’s smooth jazz-loving father, and in “Stepsister,” a woman goes to great lengths to torment her stepbrother’s fiancée. “A World for Raul” finds a two boys in a dangerous power struggle in Mexico; and the bittersweet “When the Song Dies” captures some of the last members in line in a long tradition of song and superstition in Scotland.
The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist USA, Fiji | 2012 | 8 min.
Cultivation USA | 2013 | 10 min.
Flash Point USA | 2013 | 9 min.
Life Doesn't Frighten Me Canada | 2012 | 13 min.
Stepsister USA | 2013 | 18 min.
When the Song Dies Scotland | 2012 | 15 min.
A World for Raul Mexico, Switzerland, USA | 2012 | 15 min.
Shorts By U of M Students
2013 | USA | 24 min.
This coming of age tale follows self-absorbed, college-bound Jack Reedy, who finds himself stuck spending the summer fixing his dying grandfather's cherished car with only his disabled uncle and a local waitress for company. Along the way, he gradually learns that broken relationships are much harder to fix than broken automobiles.
2013 | USA | 29 min.
A murder mystery set in a dark world of deceit, treachery, and danger: a high school party. When the most popular jock in school is found dead at the party, a shy student must find the killer before the night is out to save the girl of his dreams.
Thu 12 noon City Opera House