LA Shorts Fest

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

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A withdrawn 9-year-old outcast, struggling at home and at school, forms an unlikely bond with a reclusive bag lady.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
Cast: Ian McKellen, Preston Nyman 

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