Shorts Package 3: “In Conclusion”

When: Sunday Sep 17th 1:45pm

Duration: 92 mins

Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse

The journeys of the subjects of these seven short docs are coming to a close (at least that’s what they’ve been told). Despite these voices claiming their actions are futile and their fates doomed, they persist.

Love of Place

DirectorBrian Olliver
Country: USA
Run Time: 10 mins

Description:

In 1982 Southern Pacific Railroad employee Bill Wolverton was pulled into his boss’s office and informed he was being let go. Left without a job and facing an uncertain future, Bill was disheartened. In a daring move Bill sold his Sacramento home and headed east to a small town called Escalante in search of a new life.


Mom

Director: Reid Antin
Country: United States
Run Time: 16 mins

Description:

A middle-aged woman explores the complicated relationship she has with her mentally-deteriorating mother.


Balancé

Director: Ian Winstanley

Written and Produced by: Paul Griffin
CountryUK
Run Time: 14 mins

Description:

“Balancé” tells the story of working ballet dancer, Laura Purkiss. She is a soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet with a unique difference; she is also Laura Tye; mother of two.


Face Value

Filmmakers:  Stefan Wisnoski, Maureen Maloney, Oanh Le, Marteene Gabrielle
CountryUSA
Run Time: 14 mins

Description:

Face Value explores the life of artist Ian Robert McKown, particularly his reputation as an enigmatic tattoo genius.


Journey to Aleppo

DirectorsJuuso Lavonen
Country: Finland
Run Time: 21 mins

Description:

”Panic doesn’t help by sharing news items in social media.” Short documentary tells a story of Syrian born Finnish citizen Rami Adham who delivers humanitarian aid to the children of the world’s most dangerous city, Aleppo.


Children in Gold

DirectorsIrina Patkanian
Country: Greece
Run Time: 6 mins

Description:

A documentary poem. To date, over 4.8 million refugees have fled Syria alone. More than a third of them are children.


Spring Chicken

DirectorTamir Elterman
Country: Israel, Mexico, USA
Run Time: 10 mins

Description:

Anny Junek, a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, loves dressing up for the Jewish holiday of Purim. In fact, she’s the three-time champion of her Israeli retirement home’s annual costume contest (as a bride, a Smurf, a doctor, and a handyman). She basks in the element of surprise and never reveals her costume before the contest. After losing her parents in Auschwitz and surviving Bergen-Belsen, Anny moved from Austria to Mexico where she raised her family. Now a great-grandmother in Israel, Anny and her family have hatched a plan for a fourth win.