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© LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, July 18, 7:45 pm

Program 8

@ Laemmle NOHO

A young dancer struggles with her bi-cultural identity when she meets a confident young Deaf drummer who stirs up old conflicted feelings about growing up hearing in a Deaf family. 

Coda

Director/Writer: Erika Davis-Marsh

Producer: Cassandra Jones, Laurie J. Gardiner, Jevon Whetter

Cast: Kerrynton Jones, Ryan Lane, CJ Jones

United States / Drama / 22 mins

Jef makes a bad decision. Unfortunately for him, the consequences will be difficult to outrun.

Low

Director/Writer: Daniel Bogran

Producer: Daniel Bogran, Tanner Hall, Spencer Wardwell

Cast:​​ Vince Cusimano, Karen Bankhead, Corey Rieger

United States / Drama / 11 mins

A long lost father surprises his daughter on her birthday, but is quickly discovered by a gangster whom he wronged five years prior. The father and daughter are abducted and are punished, but not the way you might expect.

Piñata

Director: Stephen James Thomas

Producer: Natalia Martínez Mejía

Cast:​ Erick Blackmer, Luna Tamayo, Gerko

United States / Drama / 12 mins

A young Lakota woman dreams of running competitively outside the Reservation, but with broken shoes and no real track to practice on, her chances seem slim. Even with the best shoes, she’s haunted by the guilt that she couldn’t run fast enough to save her sister from suicide. 

Running Shadow

Director/Writer: Carlos Rafael Betancourt

Producer: Joyce Liu-Countryman

Cast:​​ Sivan Alyra Rose, David Midthunder, Shayna Jackson

United States / Drama / 14 mins

When a very single Eloise invites Jonathan to her apartment (after only a brief chat on a dating app) and discovers that he died tragically in a fire a month before, will she decide to take a chance on love even if it means dating a ghost?

Kindred Spirit

Director/Writer: Caroline Lindy

Producer: Edward Thoa Liguori

Cast:​​ Jack Henry Robbins, Caroline Lindy

United States / Comedy / 18 mins

A strikingly raw and factual depiction of a young mother forced by family court to co-parent with the rapist responsible for impregnating her at 13.

Lullaby

Director/Writer: Camille Kane

Producer: Alyse Kano

United States / Drama / 15 mins