Friday, July 19, 1:00 pm

Program 10

@ Laemmle NOHO

United States / Experimental / 15 mins

Director: Vicente Manzano

Producer: Alfonso Torres

Cast: Juana Ringeling

Isolated in a utopian world, a phone therapist lives a consumer lifestyle. Despite the comfort, she deals with a dark figure that leaches into her emotional life. 

The First
United States / Drama / 13 mins

Director: Robin Gurney

Writer: Lorien Haynes

Producer: David Booth Gardner

Cast:​​ Lilac Emery Haynes, Monroe Robertson

A triptych that explores a young girl going through a series of significant “firsts” on the bumpy path to womanhood.

Canada / Drama / 15 mins

Director: Corey Mayne

Writer: Barbara Szeman

Producer: Barbara Szeman

Cast:​ Kelsi Mayne, Adrian Jaworski, Madison Seguin

David finds himself on a stalled train in the middle of nowhere, suddenly unable to locate his fiancée, Willa. No one has seen her but they all warn him to stay put because the train should be moving any minute.

Based off of Stephen King's original tale and filmed with permission, "Willa" is a fan favourite — a horror story with heart.

Germany / Drama / 14 mins

Director/Writer: Adi Wojaczek

Producer: Patrick Mölleken

Cast: Veronica Ferres, Romina Küper

After years of being rejected by a famed dance university, Malou gets unexpected help to prove, that she's destined for a career as a dancer - even with her disability.

Esta Es Tu Cuba | This is Your Cuba
United States / Drama / 20 mins

Director/Writer: Brian Robau

Writer: Dan Klein

Producer: John Sayage

Inspired by the real-life stories of the children involved in Operation Pedro Pan, the mass exodus of over 14,000 unaccompanied minors from Cuba to America. ESTA ES TU CUBA takes place in 1960’s Cuba, Castro has just come into power, and the country is beginning to change. Communism is taking hold and divides the community; You’re either pro-revolution or a dissident. 

Goodnight Death
United States / Drama / 21 mins

Director/Writer: Elsa Levytsky

Writer: Mick Lexington, Richard Weems

Producer: Tom Brown

Cast: Callum Blue

Charles is a Grim Reaper who hates his job, unfortunately his final soul is a little girl refusing to die.

Oh Baby!
United States / Experimental / 9 mins

Director/Writer: Meghann Artes

Producer: Joe Lyons

Cast: Tia Jemison, Brian Healy, Virginia Mayo

Miracle, science and luck all play a part in this vibrant and fantastic imagining of how life begins.