Shorts Package: Against the Grain

Shorts Package: Against the Grain

Shorts Package: “Against the Grain“ When: Saturday May 14th at 2:15pm Where: Sie FilmCenter “Conformity breeds mediocrity.” -Deepak Chopra The subjects of these seven films refuse to accept the status quo, and instead carve out their own destiny. The stars of these shorts reject aggressive and draconian policing (“Kettle”), the assumption that dumpster diving is disgusting (“Never Pay for Food Again in NYC”), New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s lip service about Hurricane Sandy survivors (“Two Years”), our culture’s insistence on clothing (“Naked Lake”), the belief that MDMA has no therapeutic value (“Psychedelic Soldiers”), and the assumption in Laos that elephants should be enslaved for hard labor (“Gardeners of the Forest”). Purchase Tickets Now Kettle Director: Lucius Dechausay Country: Canada Run Time: 15 mins Description: More than 1,000 people were arrested during the G20 Summit in Toronto, making it the largest mass arrest in Canadian history. Through the skillful use of crowd-sourced footage, police radio and bodycam recordings, Kettle revisits one downtown intersection to ask larger questions about civil liberties, the abuse of power and police misconduct. Trailer Never Pay for Food Again in NYC Director: Jeff Seal Country: USA Run Time: 5 mins Description: For many, the term “dumpster diving” evokes stomach-turning images of half-moldy rolls and recently-expired tuna salad snatched from the mouths of gnawing rats. But as many sophisticated urban survivalists know, there is an extraordinary amount of perfectly good, even gourmet, food set out every night in sanitary bags outside city delis, bakeries, restaurants, and supermarkets.   Trump Rally   Director: Sean Dunne Country: USA Run Time: 22 mins   Description: A Donald Trump gathering in Las Vegas descends into...