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© LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Sunday, July 21, 3:15 pm

Program 21

@ Laemmle NOHO

LILI, is a 10 year old Cuban-American girl who should be doing her homework, but instead, decides to enjoy a leisurely afternoon, home alone, eating all her favorite foods, and listening to her favorite band, Air Supply. All's well, until her mother (NORMA) is fired from work for stealing toilet paper and selling Pop Tarts to guests. When Norma comes home unexpectedly early from work, Lili must hustle to con her mother into believing she'd been doing her homework the entire time.

Little Con Lili

Director/Writer: Gabriela Garcia Medina

Producer: Jason Michael Berman, 

Cast: Ava Davila, Cheryl Umana Bonilla, Megan Lewicki, Michael Nason

United States / Comedy / 10 mins

A mother struggles with Alzheimer's, her husband insists his homemade regimen will improve her memory. When their son angrily objects, his wife proves a stabilizing influence in the family drama. When memories disappear, can love remain?

Mother's Day Memories

Director/Writer: Matthew Michael Ross

Writer: Bill Hoversten

Producer: Bill Hoversten, Matthew Michael Ross

Cast: Jody Jaress, Bill Hoversten, Conrad Bachmann, Kat Kramer

United States / Drama / 15 mins

When young Lizzie learns her older brother is moving out, she realizes she will be left at home alone with her monster of a mother. Armed with the lessons of her favorite TV show, 'Celeste Skygoode', Lizzie battles to save her mother from the dark forces that have transformed her.

Dispel

Director/Writer: Kylie Eaton

Producer: Julia Kennelly

Cast:​ Eris Baker, Gina Torres, Marie-Francoise Theodore

United States / Drama / 14 mins

Having cancer isn't always the hard part. On top of managing your own fears and expectations, you feel obliged to wear a brave face for your loved ones. Delivering bad news with a mixture of dry science and irrational optimism becomes second nature... Dani brings such a conversation to life, as 30-year old Danielle Hernandez delivers her grim breast cancer prognosis to her mother Violeta. A story that's as unique and personal as it is disturbingly universal. Using stop-motion animation, Dani shows us how a simple phone call can be a study of human courage, faith, and love.

Dani

Director: Lizzy Hogenson

United States / Animation / 8 mins

A 10-year-old girl rebels against the rules of her futuristic society that girls can only interact with the color pink and boys with the color blue.

Pink

Director/Writer: Annie Villalobos

Producer: Monish Prakash

Cast: Mia Sandrine, Marissa DuBois, Trevor Barker

United States / Drama / 10 mins

After being cast as a background tree in his annual school play, an ambitious and imaginative immigrant boy leads a revolution on stage that his intolerant drama teacher will never forget.

Tree #3

Director/Writer: Omer Ben-Shachar

Writer: Sydney Meadow

Producer: Iris Yang

Cast: Lior Malka, Eva Du, Alex Gonzalez

United States / Drama / 20 mins

An intimate story about dementia, time travels and unconditional love.

Peggie

Director/Writer: Rosario Capozzolo

Writer: Ludovica Isidori

Cast: Sarah Carson, Thaine Allison Jr, 

United States / Drama / 9 mins