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THE GLEANER, dir. Harry Lennix, USA

Lane, a serious  purveyor of modern masterpieces, discovers his multi-million dollar purchase is a fraud... perpetrated by the beautiful assistant of the deceased artist. He has a few choices in front of him- will he do the honorable thing, the deceitful thing... or something far worse? 

BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF), dir. Lisanne Skyler, USA (DOCUMENTARY) 

In 1969, director Lisanne Skyler's parents bought an Andy Warhol Brillo Box for $1,000.  Forty years later, in 2010, the same sculpture sold for over $3,000,000 at a record-breaking Christie’s auction. This is the story of what happened in between. An HBO Documentary Film.

FARFALLE BIANCHE, dir. Neil Brookshire, USA (WISCONSIN FILM) 

A young Italian-American woman raised in Europe, with an intimate connection to rural Wisconsin.

FRAME 394, dir. Rich Williamson, Canada  (DOCUMENTARY) 

Frame 394 follows a young man from Toronto who entangles himself in one of America’s most high-profile police shootings.

 

 

HOUSE OF STAIRS,  dir. Eric Simonson, USA (WISCONSIN FILM)

An absurdist beginning and end is all that’s left of a federal investigation into an indie film shoot. With a nod to Max Escher, HOUSE OF STAIRS mixes story and structure in a black comedy that offers no answers, only questions.

LAST CHANCE, dir. Oswaldo Martinez, USA (WISCONSIN FILM) 

When a man is released from prison after fifteen years, he must choose between old life and moving on. Though his inner demons won't go quietly. 

LA FOLÍA, dir. Adam Grannick, USA (NARRATIVE) 

The narrative that links La Folía’s multiple stories is that of a young ballet dancer who refuses to relinquish her passion for dance just because she's told her body is the wrong shape. The twenty-four stories embody the joy, absurdity, sorrow, fury, and ecstasy she must confront within herself.

LA FEMME ET LE TGV, dir. Timo Von Gunten, Switzerland (NARRATIVE)

Sometimes life seems to pass at 300km/h. A touching story between a lonely woman and a TGV train driver. Inspired by true events and with actress Jane Birkin in the leading role.

 NIX AND GERBER, dir. Robert Hall & Nick Honig, USA (DOCUMENTARY)

This eight-minute verité short follows Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber as they complete the final work of their twelve-year photography project The City.

 

NOBODY DIES HERE, dir. Simon Panay, France (DOCUMENTARY) 

Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. A few of them say that here, nobody dies. 

 

 

THE NEW ORLEANS SAZERAC, dir. James Martin, USA (DOCUMENTARY) 

To make the perfect Sazerac combine one part technique, one part interpretation, and a dash of folklore.

MOUSSE, dir. John Hellberg, Sweden (NARRATIVE) 

What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?

SONGS THAT TAKE YOU TO WONDERFUL PLACES, dir. Anya Kopischke, USA (WISCONSIN FILM) 

Easy listening music had a sound. It had a home on radio. And it had a place in our hearts.

 

 

TIMECODE, dir. Juanjo Gimenéz, Spain (NARRATIVE) 

 Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day.

 

TV/SELF/TRAIN, dir. Valia O'Donnell, USA (WISCONSIN FILM) 

TV A brief look at modern life through television. 

SELF Worlds unfold within worlds following a personal logic; the fluid transformations seek to expound on the internal landscape of the psyche.

TRAIN This piece presents a surreal interpretation of Chicago's Green Line. The train is a singular place, however, it is also a daily convergence of thousands of lives with diverse histories, each distorting reality in their own way, and interacting and overlapping with other's experience of the place. 

THE U.S. OF AMNESIA, dir. Marissa Waraska, USA (WISCONSIN FILM)

In this dance-for-camera exploration, our contemporary culture is explored, extremefied, analyzed, and over-defined. 

 

 VOOR, dir. Douwe Dijkstra, The Netherlands (DOCUMENTARY) 

From the perspectives of a dozen diverse viewers, this 12 minute documentary short explores the peculiar ritual of watching film. How is the medium experienced by people with sensory impairments, strong religious beliefs, or lovesickness? A story about moving images and their audience. 

1-0, dir. Saman Hoesseinpuor, Iran (DOCUMENTARY) 

A boy is watching a soccer game on TV and gets so excited he forgets he’s in the middle of a haircut. Oops!