SHORTS: SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY

PASSAGES / FAMILY
Total running time 76 min, Age 9+

In this grab bag of narrative, documentary, and animated shorts, meet a captivating group of real and fictional young characters who are finding their voices, their purpose, their values—and their wings. Get ready for take-off!

 

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Golden Age Karate

Sindha Agha, US, 2021, 5 min

Jeff Wall is a teenage martial-arts pro excited to share his passion for the dojo with an unlikely group of students: senior citizens.

Try To Fly

The Affolter Brothers, Canada 2020, 8 min

A baby owl gets pushed from her nest. It triggers a darkly comic existential crisis that takes her from anxiety to ambition in rapid succession. 

Furthest From

Kyung Sok Kim, US 2020, 19 min

In 1999 Novato, two best friends struggle with a forced separation when their trailer park is evacuated due to a water contamination crisis.

Are You Okay?

Ryan Cannon, US 2021, 9 min

Are You Okay? addresses the rampant problem of cyber-bullying, highlighting the positive impact bystanders can have by simply reaching out to support their peers.

Matilda And The Spare Head

Ignas Meilūnas, Lithuania 2020, 13 min, in Lithuanian with English subtitles

A drive to be the smartest person in the world leads Matilda and her mom to the misguided conclusion that two heads would actually be better than one.

Generation Impact: The Coder

Samantha Knowles, US 2021, 7 min

Meet 13-year-old Jay Jay Patton, who designed and built a mobile app to help kids send photos and letters to their incarcerated parents.

Kata

James Lattimer, Japan 2021, 7 min, in Japanese with English subtitles

Mahiro Takano, a tween Karate champion, comes face to face with her greatest enemy yet.

Rise Up

Bryan Buckley, US 2021, 8 min, in various languages with English subtitles

Twelve inspiring children from around the world are asked: Who are the role models for mankind today? (We’re pretty sure it’s them).

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Sunday, Oct 10, 2:00pm, Smith Rafael Film Center

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