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National Narratives: Notes on Grief
August 25, 2019 @ 1:10 pm - 2:45 pm
These shorts explore different aspects of grief and moving on after loss. Evelyn x Evelyn (Black Lens) Directed by Eric Pumphrey 14 minutes • USA Narrative short Set in 1956, an African American couple struggles with the death of their child. In Full Bloom Directed by Maegan Houang 11 minutes • USA Narrative short A surrealist short film about overcoming the loss of a partner within the parameters of living as a female Vietnamese immigrant. Street Flame Directed by Katherine Propper 12 minutes • USA Narrative short A group of skateboarders grieve the death of their friend. Overnight Directed by Thomas Mendolia 15 minutes • USA Narrative short The story of a grieving man who spends the night in his RV at a Walmart parking lot, where he finds the embrace of an unexpected community. Aloha Directed by Brandi Nicole Payne 13 minutes • USA Narrative short Aloha follows one new mom’s quest to find the perfect birth announcement after the delivery of her baby doesn’t go quite as planned. Second Skin Directed by Farah White 6 minutes • USA Narrative short An introverted young girl finds she had more in common with deceased grandmother than she could have ever possibly imagined. Remission Directed by John Charter 8 minutes • USA Narrative short Three creatures are manifestations of an unknown soldier’s war trauma and his vast, lonely pilgrimage toward emerging from a purgatory loop. Selma After the Rain (SHOUT) Directed by Loli Menezes 12 minutes • USA Narrative short Selma is a trans woman who built her life away from the family. RAMP Directed by Ethan Mermelstein 11 minutes • USA Narrative short An elderly woman becomes obsessed with returning a portable ramp to Home Depot, years after she purchased it for her recently-deceased husband.