SHORTS: STRANGERS BY NATURE

Total program 66 min

“I’ve never seen the sky this color before. It’s like I’m noticing everything a little bit more.” These short films are vivid, beautiful, compassionate, and unforgettable. A normal medical procedure becomes a nightmare of Kafka-meets-Cronenberg proportions in Grace Gregory’s shocking, timely Earthworm (US 2022, 14 min). In Emilie Mannering’s stunning Brasier (Canada 2022, 19 min), two siblings find that new dynamics in high school have unexpected reverberations. In Brenton Gieser’s gorgeous Gabriel (US 2022, 14 min), a grieving mother seeks some kind of closure with her son’s killer. And in Carlos Ormeño Palma’s elliptical The Distance of Time (Peru 2021, 19 min), the slipstream of memory tells a moving tale of loss and love for a gay couple. The stories are short but the emotional terrain they traverse is epic in this extraordinary collection. —Sterling Hedgpeth



Showtimes

In-Person


8:15 PM — Rafael 3

Virtual


Oct 6, 12:00 AM — Oct 17, 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

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