OPENING NIGHT PROGRAM Program 4 - Thursday - September 5 - 7:45 P.M.
Across Grace Alley Drama / USA / 24 min.
A young boy struggling with his parents' divorce seeks solace in
his infatuation with a captivating woman he discovers through a
neighboring window. This poignant and visual coming-of-age story
illustrates how brief encounters can have profound emotional effects.
Director: Ralph Macchio
Producer: Ralph Macchio, Jenny Schweitzer
Writer: Ralph Macchio
Cast: Ben Hyland, Marsha Mason, Karina Smirnoff
Eddie Adams: Saigon '68 Documentary / USA / 17 min.
The little known and surprising back-story behind the most
influential photo of the Vietnam War and how it transformed the lives of
the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and the man who pulled the
trigger. The film also launches a broader inquiry into our perception
and understanding of the visual image.
Director: Douglas Sloan
Producer: Tania Sethi, Gail Kershner
Writer: Marc Kristal
Cast: Danny Burstein, Walter Anderson, Peter Arnett, Hal Buell, Bill Eppridge, James S. Robbins, Morley Safer, Bob Schieffer
The Missing Scarf Animation / Ireland / 6 min.
A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death.
Liam, an apathetic young man finds his life turned completely
upside down when his younger sister is suddenly kidnapped. His raging
grief will propel
him into a hazardous pursuit of thugs and criminals in hopes of finding
Ana. A tale of violence, redemption and magnets.
Director: Dan Gaud
Producer: Judd Tilyard, Ayz Waraich
Writer: Dan Gaud, Ayz Waraich
Cast: Bass Stewart, Delilah Kates
Turn Romance / United Kingdom / 5 min.
In that single moment, a lifetime crystallized forcing him to act on
instinct. He left his life behind and followed his heart, to her.
A new beginning.
A second chance.
A different end.
Director: Stuart Gillies
Producer: Laura Gregory , Fionn Groeger
Writer: J. Rose Black
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Barbara Williams
Wini + George Family / USA / 11 min.
A withdrawn 9-year-old outcast, struggling at home and at school, forms an unlikely bond with a reclusive bag lady.
Director: Benjamin Monie
Producer: Jenny Koreny, Lindsey Villarreal
Writer: Benjamin Monie
Cast: Katharine Ross, Will Babbitt
The Egg Trick Comedy / United Kingdom / 7 min.
Do you know the joke about the broken egg?
Director: Stephen Kroto
Producer: James Tracy
Writer: Stephen Kroto