SHORT FILMS ATTACHED TO FEATURES
Narrative & Documentary
Ablution | directed by Omar Al Dakheel, USA, 15:00
The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.
Screens with ABU (Sunday, April 15, 2018, 2:45pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)
Absent | directed by Sudarshan Suresh, USA/India, 16:15
Resigned to a mundane life of caring for a mother with dementia, Zola sees a fleeting chance at escape when she runs into an old crush.
Screens with FACADES (Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)
Broke | directed by Asad Farooqui, USA, 12:46
A struggling Muslim couple attends their first therapy session to save their marriage, but things don’t go as planned.
Screens with POOR JANE (Saturday, April 14, 2018, 4:45pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)
Color Blind | directed by Daniel Oramas, USA, 4:47
A rookie cop and his senior partner find themselves at odds over the current political climate during a long night on the job in this charged satire.
Screens with PRISON LOGIC (Monday, April 16, 2018, 8:30pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)
Doug | directed by Daniel Oramas, USA, 8:02
A night home alone gets weird when Rebecca and her brother Kevin hear a knock at the door.
Screens with CLARA’s GHOST (Monday, April 16, 2018, 9:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Dad’s Garage)
The Last Honey Hunter | directed by Ben Knight, Nepal/USA, 35:50
In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal’s Hongu River valley, you will find a wiry and unassuming man named Mauli Dhan Rai, who is believed to be chosen by the gods for the perilous rite of honey harvesting.
Screens with ONIBO (Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00pm ⎯⎯⎯ Hilan Theatre)
Laws of the Game | directed by Aegina Brahim, United Kingdom/Suriname, 18:00
A fierce Surinamese female referee fights for her place in the world of men's football.
Screens with NOS LLAMAN GUERRERAS (THEY CALL US WARRIORS) (Saturday, April 21, 2018, 12:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Hilan Theatre)
Los Comandos | directed by Joshua Bennett & Juliana Schatz-Preston, El Salvador/USA, 29:32
Sixteen-year-old Mimi, a dedicated medical emergency volunteer, lives in the cross hairs of gang violence. When her fellow Comando, 14-year-old Erick, is gunned down while serving, she faces pressure to flee El Salvador and head north.
Screens with ARMED WITH FAITH (Sunday, April 15, 2018, 4:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Hilan Theatre)
Mi Tesoro (My Treasure) | directed by Michael Flores, El Salvador, 22:35
A cleaning woman steals a Salvadoran Civil War map and hunts for a treasure in the hopes of reuniting with her son.
Screens with Cabeza Madre (Mother’s Head) (Sunday, April 15, 2018, 8:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Dad’s Garage)
Pink Dolphin | directed by Tuo Kan, USA, 4:11
A story about the one and only Pink Dolphin living in the ocean looking for his companions and trying to survive from the assaults and taunts of other sea creatures.
Screens with MERMAIDS (Sunday, April 15, 2018, 5:00pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)
Saltwater Baptism | directed by Jared Callahan & Russell Sheaffer, USA, 17:22
Santiago Gonzalez IV, a first generation Mexican-American, struggles with the tensions between his sexuality, nationality, and religion as he prepares for his college graduation.
Screens with THY KINGDOM COME (Saturday, April 21, 2018, 12:45pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)
The Shadow | directed by Isaac Switzer, USA, 2:27
A girl faces a looming darkness.
Screens with FAT TUESDAY (Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:30pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)
Towards the Sun | directed by Monica Santis, USA/United Kingdom, 20:00
Under the looming threat of deportation, an unaccompanied minor at an immigrant children's shelter in Texas embarks on a healing journey and learns to express herself through the power of art.
Screens with COCAINE PRISON (Saturday, April 14, 2018, 3:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Hilan Theatre)
Umbrella | directed by Rhys Ernst, USA, 15:50
Against the backdrop of rising anti-trans legislation, Umbrella chronicles the stories of four transgender individuals across America united in their passion to create change.
Screens with VENUS (Sunday, April 15, 2018, 9:00pm ⎯⎯⎯ Hilan Theatre)
The Wolf Guru | directed by Mian Qin, USA/China, 4:50
A man is attacked by a group of wolves and their monster leader. When he finally makes it to safety, however, he must face one more challenge in the form of the monster’s real identity.
Screens with FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF (Friday, April 19, 2018, 8:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Hilan Theatre)