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.
Director: Eoin Duffy
Producer: Jamie Hogan
Writer: Eoin Duffy
Cast: George Takei
||Tonight I Strike
Sci-Fi / Canada / 15 min.
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
LA Shorts Fest
"Chapter 2: Room 3 - A Past Lives Story"