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Shorts I: Fantasies and Diversions

  • Directed by Various
  • 81 mins.

Films in this Program

Pistachios

Directed by Terese Cuff

Pistachio nuts are brought to hand-manipulated, illusory life through playful filmmaking techniques.

Robot Pavlov Sputnik

Directed by Oliver Hockenhull

Remnants of a chintzy sci-fi movie transform into a hypnotic, hallucinogenic, and hilarious distortion of cinematic reality.

Two Ways Down

Directed by Laura Heit

Fantastical creatures float in and out of space, destined for a hellish final destination.

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Night Weaver

Directed by Joan Gratz

A tapestry of computer mandalas and intricate animated weavings.

For Jean-Pierre Melville

Directed by Ira Flowers

A witty homage to the great French director of gangster noir that cleverly parodies many of the genre’s most enduring

Daisyheroin “Art Show”

Directed by Colin Dawson

Explore the strange and compelling world of a subterranean art show in which a swirl of moveable figures materialize in

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Bottle Neck

Directed by Joanna Priestley

Still life silhouettes, abstract shapes, and complex, interlocking patterns renovate the commonplace objects of a classical painting genre in a

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Bottle Neck

Directed by Joanna Priestley

A veteran animator gives us a jazzy vision of figures hovering between abstraction and definition amidst luminous imaginary landscapes.

Lullaby of Birdland

Directed by Edgar Bridwell

In a near-abstract landscape, we follow two birds and a hippo as they make their way around a strange and

That Bitch Becky

Directed by Rebecca Rochon

Seeking to impress her insect friends, socially ambitious wasp Becky gives a party in order to show off, but things

Dead Hearts

Directed by Stephen W. Martin

A gothic romance, replete with throbbing hearts, startling locales, and a mortician’s undying love.