2017 Films: T
Tayos (Ecuador, Spain | 2017, 1 hour 25 min)
Directed by: Miguel Garzon
On August 1st, 1976, Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the Moon, joined a British-Ecuadorian expedition whose mission was to explore a cave located deep in the Amazon forest, called Tayos Cave.
The Astronomical, Astrological, and Mythological (United States | 2016, 23 min)
Directed by: Kijin Jang
Through dreaming, then pondering the dream, the main characters in Astronomical, Astrological, and Mythological simply react, each in an individual way, to the dreamlike situations that we experience in our non-sleeping, daily life.
The Bake Sale (United States | 2016, 23 min)
Directed by: Susan Skoog
Debra, a privileged stay at home mother, aggravates her bake sale co-chair, Cyndi, a struggling nurse, to the brink of fisticuffs when Debra gets a call that her mammogram is positive.
The Big Flip--Stories from the Modern Home Front (United States | 2016, 1 hr 5 min)
Directed by: Isabella Vincent Chan
The Big Flip is a documentary that explores the hidden struggles and triumphs of middle class American families who have “flipped” traditional gender roles—the wife wins the bread and the husband takes care of home and kids.
The boy by the sea (Netherlands | 2016, 7 min)
Directed by: Vasily Chuprina
The story of an unlikely friendship: A young boy deep in thought, filled with melancholy, watches where his stones fall as he throws them out across the water. An old lighthouse keeper approaches, filled with care and concern for the child. The two unite in their wonderment of what lies ahead - as they try to find a different truth beyond the waters.
The boy who cried Fish! (United States | 2016, 18 min)
Directed by: Dalia Musaad
Miranda's life falls into pieces when her son, Adam, wouldn’t take off her blue bra. After accidentally watching a violent incident on Television, Adam carries the burden of what he saw to face a similar situation. As a single mother of a child on the spectrum, Miranda finds a way of coping when she understands how the personal intertwines with the universal.
The Chicago Mixtape (United States | 2016, 28 min)
Directed by: Paola Piers-Torres
Systemic violence has resulted in 784 homicides in Chicago in 2016. Violence has become the norm for many residents, leaving a bleak future. This film explores how arts programs provide an alternative. Through the story of 13 year old Jalen, we enter into the world of spoken word, performance, and activism. Jalen and his peers are traversing every imaginable boundary, creating a hopeful future. By using poetry as a vehicle for change, these young people learn to pick up the tools of creation, rather than destruction. Alumni like Chance the Rapper are returning to Chicago, and contributing to these efforts, by using arts to change the public discourse. Without hope, there can be no change.
The Culinary Professor (USA | 2016, 16 minutes)
Directed by: Kylie Garcelon
A NYC chef and hospitality management professor throws himself into the challenge of establishing a hospitality management program in northern Haiti.
The Cunnilingus King (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Jayce Bartok
What do Ron Jeremy, Cunnilingus, and breast cancer all have in common? This music video!
Directed by: Stéphane Malterre
This movie tells the unique story of the Ayachis, a French Muslim family from Aix-en-Provence who traded their peaceful lives for revolution and Jihad in Syria in the name of Allah.
The Great Griffin (United States | 2015, 34 min)
Directed by: Edwin DeJesus
This story follows fictional character, Eugene Griffin, an introverted high school outcast who is picked on by the entire school. In an attempt to read the mind of the girl he loves, Griffin accidentally chants the wrong spell - allowing others to read his mind. Using his new 'super power' to lure bullies into his traps, Griffin reinvents himself from a lonely high school outcast to a vengeful superhero.
The Heist (United States | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Luke Harris
Two handsome master criminals are trying to pull off a big heist so they're putting together the most incredible heist team that has ever heist teamed before.
The Hobbyist (United States | 2016, 9 min)
Directed by: George Vatistas
A short neo-noire thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist.
The Inspector and the Umbrella (France | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Mael Gourmelen
New York 1952. The day promises to be rainy, but nothing can affect our Inspector Frigg today. Nothing ? Or perhaps his umbrella...
The Interview(s) (Canada, )
Directed by: Sylvia Carter
A young man and a young woman are both being interviewed to fill identical vacant positions, but the differences they experience are vast and possibly a sign of things to come.
The Landscape Within (Philippines | 2015, 95 min)
Directed by: Andrea Capranico
With the stunning natural backdrop of the Visayan region in the Philippines, the movie features a Filipino body-painter and conceptual artist in the three years following the death of his father.
The Long Way (United States | 2016, 5 min)
Directed by: Matt Carlin
Two young children discover a rift in space and time which causes automobiles to disappear. Bravely, they set out to stop any further disappearances. But getting adults to listen is none too easy.
The Man Who Never Clicks (United States | 2016, 2 min)
Directed by: Jeff Ayars
Meet Henry, an avid Mac user who has employed keyboard shortcuts to avoid using a mouse or trackpad for over 7 years.
The Misunderstanding (United States | 2016, 3 min)
Directed by: Mike Castro
“The Misunderstanding” is a comedy sketch / fake movie trailer that highlights that moment in the romantic comedy where there’s a gigantic misunderstanding. And nothing else. Only that moment. It is easily the most misunderstood comedy of the century.