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THURSDAY JULY 18, 3:15 PM 
PROGRAM 3

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Red
USA / Drama / 6 minutes

Director/Writer: Elias Ressegatti

Producer: Kathryn Ferentchak, Sam Shapiro

Cast: Holly Kaplan, Garrett Louis

A son and his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, take a quick bathroom stop on a road trip through the Southwestern desert. While waiting for her son to return to the car, the mother wanders off into the desert where she is confronted with visions of her past, while the world around her slowly disappears.

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Take Your Medicine
USA / Drama / 9 minutes

Director/Writer: Da Young Lisa Park

Producer: Da Young Lisa Park

Cast: Da Young Lisa Park, Charlene Lefever, So Hye Park

A young Korean-American woman wants her mentally ill sister to take her medication, but their day spirals out of control after she refuses to take it.

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Would You?
USA / Drama / 6 minutes

Director: Autumn Palen

Writer: Kyle Matthew, Autumn Palen

Producer: Kyle Matthew, Autumn Palen

Cast: Kyle Matthew, Jonetta Kaiser, Chris Williams

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Sweet Pea
USA / Drama / 14 minutes

Director/Writer: Casey Bischel

Producer: Casey Bischel

Cast: Annie Karstens, Preston Flagg

A young family loses a child and heals over the next 10 years.

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Secrets Not Buried
USA / Drama / 13 minutes

Director: Anneke Scott

Writer: Sherice Griffiths

Producer: Sam Shapiro

Cast: Thomas Beaudoin, David Gionopolious

When a stranger arrives at a funeral to unveil a long-buried secret the deceased dare not share in life, the revelation sets off a wave of emotions that forever reshape the dynamics of the grieving family.

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Christmas, Dumpling and Tortellini
USA / Drama / 19 minutes

Director/Writer: Zilong Wang

Producer: Melody Sui

Cast: Emma Halleen, Josie Hung, Felix Fu

After a long painful exile from her father, Aurora visits him on Christmas Eve but is greeted by a Chinese couple who now own the house. Despite the husband Jiawei’s objection, the pregnant wife Xiaowen welcomes her inside.

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The List
USA / Drama / 12 minutes

Director: Keri Bruno

Writer: Jenna Macari, Logan Russell

Producer: Jenna Macari, Logan Russell, Mitali Khare

Cast: Jenna Macari, Logan Russell

On desolate tracks heading west, two terminally kindred spirits collide over how to live- or mercifully die- on their own terms. Stevie and Michelle meet at a crossroads; terminally-ill Michelle wants to suck the marrow out of what life she has left, while Stevie finds life itself to be a terminal disease. The film explores the meaning of choice: how we live, die, and everything between.

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Stone Soup
USA / Drama / 7 minutes

Director: Nikita Belomestnykh

Writer: Kristen Kiertzner

Producer: Amara Vayder

Cast: Justin Powell, Amara Vayder, Colin Deane

A man goes to a village and changes how people perceive each other."Stone Soup" is a heartwarming short film that explores the transformative power of community, reminding us that sometimes, all it takes is a simple, shared experience to break down the walls we build around ourselves and discover the joy of connection.

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Land Of The Free
USA / Drama / 9 minutes

Director/Writer: Timothy Bathurst

Producer: Emily O'Meara

Cast: Robin Tunney, Domenico Toledo

Kelly’s a mother, outspoken news reporter and campaigner against lax gun laws. Despite being a gun owner herself, she’s been on the beat covering mass shootings and she’s had enough. Even cursing on live TV – but it was worth it to her, in order to raise the profile of her online petition for common sense gun laws.

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