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PROGRAM 2016

Sunday, January 17

CINEMA VILLAGE TWO

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BLOCK ONE

Shorts

 

(Sci-Fi Animation)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    


The Looking Planet

Dir: Eric Anderson

USA

16 min

During the construction of the universe, a young member of the Cosmos Corps of Engineers decides to break some fundamental laws in the name of self-expression.

 

 


The Astronomers Sun

Dir: Peter Kershaw

USA

11 min

Henry, accompanied by his mysterious mechanical bear, visits an abandoned observatory to confront memories of his past and follow his Father on a journey into the unknown. A magical journey about relationships and what it means to be human.

 

 

Unfriended

Dir: Josh Weisbrod

USA

10 min

On an isolated satellite in outer space, a guy named Kaboom is torn between virtual friends, real friends, and true friends.

 

 

 

Contorted

Dir: David North

USA

6 min

Troll like creatures wander a fantasy environment in persuit of food and survival.

 

 


Flowerstream Prelude

Dir: Patrick Yaney

USA

18 min

Something unusual happens to a boy in a mechanical tree garden. His mom insists he imagined it. He'll have to decide what he believes and act on it. Both his mom and the garden assure him that if he doesn't do what each of them desires, spectacularly horrible horribleness will befall him and the world in which he lives.

 

(Documentaries-The Fantastic Around Us)

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

 

 

Ohmawing

Dir: Pietro (AKA Tony) Lombardo

USA

25 min

Ohmawing is a documentary about an unexplained phenomena associated with Sasquatch encounters. This was first described in Native American folklore dating back two hundred years ago. A powerful energy is experienced, when in close proximity of a Sasquatch. It can manifest itself in variety of symptoms and some witnesses are even temporarily paralyzed.


 

Synesthesia

Dir: Aisling Chin-Yee

Canada

17 min

Synesthesia is an animation/documentary that explores the brains and experiences of those with synesthesia. A neuro-cognitive phenomenon when one or more senses are blended together. A world where one can taste a color, see a sound, where music can smell like seaweed, and the letter A is undeniably fire engine red. Through interviews, animation, music and sound design, Synesthesia gives us a peak into the multisensory experiences that are created in the pathways of the brain. 

 

 

4850 Feet Below

Dir: Christian Skotte

USA

17 min

Deep in an abandoned gold mine in rural South Dakota, a team of physicists are hunting for astrophysical treasure. Their rare and elusive quarry is dark matter, a theoretical particle which has never been seen or directly detected. Yet its gravitational effect on distant galaxies hints at its existence and provides ample evidence to fuel the experiments and aspirations of scientists at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. Insulated by 4,850 feet of rock, the researchers have constructed the world's most sensitive particle detector, known as the Large Underground Xenon Experiment, or "LUX." Their goal is to use this complex device to capture an epiphanous event: the interaction between dark matter and atoms inside a chilled tank of liquid xenon. If they're successful, the researchers may not only solve some of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics but affirm their faith in the nature of dark matter.

 

 

(Sci-fi and Beyond)  

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Iris

Dir: Richard Karpala

UK

12 min

A smart phone becomes a witness to a murder in progress.

 

 


The only way out

Dir: Lawrence Whitehurst

UK

6 min

In the near future, filled with remorse and emotional torture, an assassin finally turns and flees from his personal life because of the murders he has committed.

 

 

 

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Hemera

Dir: Wesley Versteeg

Netherlands

5 min

In the near future, where overpopulation has become a serious problem, a highly funded organisation launches a project to move people to an earth-like planet called "Hemera". Only the wealthy can afford a ticket, causing a lot of rage and attacks by those left behind. Malcolm, lead designer of the ship that will take the passengers to "Hemera", is allowed to invite his wife to board the ship, but attacks on the project become more frequent.

 

 


Enfilade

Dir: David Coyle

USA

10 min

A man awakens in a white room with two doors. Each door loops into the other. The only objects within the room are a red ball and a revolver containing a single bullet. How do you escape a loop?

 

 

We interrupt this Nights Broadcast

Dir: Kurt Raether

USA

6 min

A security guard at a museum spends his late night shifts reenacting old radio dramas. Tonight: Orson Welles' War of the Worlds. Are we truly alone? Is he? Inspired by the 100th anniversary of Orson Welles' birth.

 

Total Running Time 159 min

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BLOCK TWO

 

FeatureFilm

 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Counter- Clockwise

Dir: George Moise

USA

1 hour 31 min

Counter Clockwise is a sci-fi thriller/dark comedy about a scientist who accidentally invents time travel and is zapped six months into the future. He finds himself in a sinister upside down world where his wife and sister are murdered and he's the main suspect. He's forced to go back in time to uncover the mystery surrounding their deaths.


 

7:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Awards Ceremony  

 

 

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