2020 Films: W
Wanderlust (USA, 2:53)
Directed by: Regina K Cicone and Angelique K Smith
Written by: Regina K Cicone and Angelique K Smith
An adventurous suitcase wants to get out and explore the world, but he’s trapped inside with his workaholic owner.
We Choose To Go (United Kingdom, 14:45)
Directed by: Marlene Emilia Rios
Written by: Marlene Emilia Rios
Cast: Sarah Flower, Carl Briedis , Jamie Forrest, Aroonsri Khamsamran, Marlene Emilia Rios, Mission Control
When Angie Miranda first awakens onboard the Horizon, she notices something seems a bit…off. After taking her first initial steps outside her cryosleep pod, she discovers her crew mates have died in their sleep, and all the food onboard the ship is beyond expired. As she explores, she discovers that the ship has undergone a fatal mission error and they’ve not only overshot their mission to Pluto—but they’ve endured 60 years of directionless drift. As Angie tries to overcome the fatal scenario she’s found herself in, she reflects back on the life she gave up on Earth in pursuit of this mission.
We Saved Private Ryan (United States, 3:35)
Directed by: Jonny Lewis
Written by: Jonny Lewis
Cast: Patty Kelley, Jonny Lewis
During World War II, an Army colonel arrives at the home of Mrs. Ryan to deliver the wonderful news that only three of her sons are dead. The Army managed to save her fourth son, and the colonel wants a pat on the back for it. When Mrs. Ryan seems less than appreciative, he points out that she's seeing the glass half empty. Or, maybe 3/4 empty.
WHITE LIGHT (Australia, 1:27:00)
Directed by: GEORGE GITTOES
Written by: GEORGE GITTOES
Cast: Comunity of Englewood South Side Chicago
Southside Chicago has worse gun violence statistics than any active war zone of the last two decades. White Light goes to the source of why these civilian deaths are happening and highlight the ways the community is working to bring peace and end the cycle of revenge and retaliation.
White Light (Art Film) (United Kingdom, 06:24)
Directed by: Richard Nik Evans
Written by: Vera Graziadei
Cast: White Light designed and directed by Richard Nik Evans is an experimental film based on a poem written and performed by Vera Graziadei. It follows an anonymous supernatural character on a journey to discover the mysteries of existence and our ephemeral connection to the printed word. The witch like character surrounds herself with text that she makes from paper, plants, cloth, photograms and butterflies. She stitches these words together to make an environment of letters which she hangs in a disused greenhouse as if trying to grow meaning. This short, philosophical film with an original score by Fiona Brice escalates as the character’s futile rituals referencing exposure, growth and mourning descend into a storm of book pages. Eventually the words, the photograms, the plants, the greenhouse and the character herself all succumb to our common destiny and dissolve into the darkness.
White Light designed and directed by Richard Nik Evans is an experimental film based on a poem written and performed by Vera Graziadei. It follows an anonymous supernatural character on a journey to discover the mysteries of existence and our ephemeral connection to the printed word. The witch like character surrounds herself with text that she makes from paper, plants, cloth, photograms and butterflies.
Windows, Windows (Poland, 1:02:00)
Directed by: Wojciech Solarz
Written by: Wojciech Solarz
Cast: Wojciech Solarz
Villages gripped by fear, families running for their lives, special ops assembled to fight the unstoppable force terrorising the countryside. And the villain- rebellious, ever evading wood grouse. It strikes from hiding and disappears never to be found. Amidst the horrors sits Wojtek in his post atop a hunting box trying to spot the bloodthirsty beast. One night he sees a blazing window in an empty expanse. But there is no house.
Woman of the Photographs (Japan, 1:28:48)
Directed by: Takeshi Kushida
Written by: Takeshi Kushida
Cast: Hideki Nagai, Itsuki Otaki, Toshiaki Inomata, Toki Koinuma
A misogynic photographer discovers for the first time in his life the joys of loving a woman, this one confused about her self-identity and self-esteem, by helping her in her perceptions of herself with his retouching skills. One day, middle-aged photographer and retouching artist Kai encounters Kyoko, a beautiful woman and model with a huge and ugly scar on her body. She asks Kai if he can erase the scar in her photographs of herself and create a perfect and flawless body by his retouching skills. Kyoko is fascinated by her new perfect looks in her photographs.
Women is Losers (United States, 1:24:00)
Directed by: Lissette Feliciano
Written by: Lissette Feliciano
Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Bryan Craig, Chrissie Fit, Simu Liu, Liza Weil, Cranston Johnson, Lincoln Bonilla, Alessandra Torresani, Ivana de Maria, Steven
WOMEN IS LOSERS is a powerful feature film starring Lorenza Izzo , Bryan Craig (GRAND HOTEL), Chrissie Fit , Simu Liu and Steven Bauer . Written and directed by Lissette Feliciano, WOMEN IS LOSERS is inspired by the true story of a single mother who endures many hardships in her pursuit of providing a stable household in order to keep her family from sinking into poverty in America pre Roe v. Wade.
World War (United Kingdom, 03:30)
Directed by: Libby Knowles
Written by: Akala
Cast: Sherine Chalhie, Chris Moses, Momin Swaitat , Sarah Boadi , Jelly Cleaver, Chloe Florence , Michael Sookham, Rosy May, Cesar Perugini
World’s War; written, performed and recorded by Akala and Directed by Libby Knowles, explores the ideas behind history and representation. The historical role of millions of colonial troops used in the bloodiest of conflicts lies buried as deeply as the motives of the war itself. A war over territorial control that has shaped the world in which we live today. History is written by the winners Sometimes though heroes are of another hue Are they remembered at all? By who? – Akala
wtv, it's cool (United States, 3:05)
Directed by: Brit Phelan
In “wtv, it’s cool” Phé and Brit explore the millennial experience and how we navigate the deterioration and transformation of our personal relationships in this ever-growing digital world.