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Academy Award-Nominated Short Film Showcase

FEBRUARY 9, 2024 | 7pm - FEBRUARY 25, 2024 | MIDNIGHT

THE AFTER

A powerful and affecting story that follows Dayo (Oyelowo), a Londoner who has to reconnect with himself and society after witnessing a devastating random attack in the capital.

Followed by a conversation with director Misan Harriman and Producer Nicky Bentham.

THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR

A beloved Roald Dahl story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling.

Followed by a conversation with director Wes Anderson, actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Dev Patel.

THE LAST REPAIR SHOP

In a nondescript warehouse in the heart of Los Angeles, a dwindling handful of devoted craftspeople maintain over 80,000 student musical instruments, the largest remaining workshop in America of its kind. Meet four unforgettable characters whose broken-and-repaired lives have been dedicated to bringing so much more than music to the schoolchildren of the recording capital of the world.

Followed by a conversation with directors Kris Bowers and Ben Proudfoot, storyteller Porché-Sanique Brinker.

NǍI NAI & WÀI PÓ

Năi Nai is my grandma. Wài Pó is also my grandma. Together they are a grandma super team that dances, stretches, and farts their sorrows away.

Followed by a conversation with director Sean Wang and Producer Sam Davis.

THE BARBER OF LITTLE ROCK

America’s widening racial wealth gap is explored through the story of Arlo Washington, a barber whose visionary approach to a just economy can be found in the mission of a community-banking nonprofit he founded.

Followed by a conversation with co-directors John Hoffman and Christine Turner.

KNIGHT OF FORTUNE

The immense loss of a loved one and the reality of confronting that person in death is too much for Karl to face alone.

Followed by a conversation with director Lasse Lyskjær Noer and producer Christian Norlyk.

NINETY-FIVE SENSES

An ode to the body's five senses delivered by a man with little time left to enjoy them.

Followed by a conversation with directors Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess.

WAR IS OVER!

Set in an alternate WWI reality where a senseless war rages on, two soldiers on opposite sides of the conflict play a joyful game of chess. A heroic carrier pigeon delivers the soldiers' chess moves over the battlefield as the fighting escalates.

Followed by a conversation with writer, director Dave Mullins; executive producer Sean Ono Lennon; Producer Brad Booker; and score composer Thomas Newman.

LETTER TO A PIG

A Holocaust survivor reads a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life. A young schoolgirl hears his testimony in class and sinks into a twisted dream where she confronts questions of identity, collective trauma, and the extremes of human nature.

THE ABCS OF BOOK BANNING

Over 2,000 books have been removed from school districts in the U.S. THE ABCS OF BOOK BANNING follows the human toll the future will pay for depriving children of their right to read and learn about a complex world. Interviews with children and authors shed light on this ongoing dangerous precedent.

Followed by a conversation with directors Trish Adlesic and Sheila Nevins.
Image courtesy Paramount+

ISLAND IN BETWEEN

S Leo Chiang reflects on his relationship with Taiwan, the United States and China from the islands of Kinmen, a few kilometres from mainland China.

Followed by a conversation with writer, director S Leo Chiang.

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