(93 min) – 11/4/2016 – 5:30pm


A Casualty of War

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30
Director: Thomas G. Smith
Rating: NR
Running Time: 20 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (98 min) Director Thomas G. Smith visited a Military Cemetery France where he came upon a granite cross for a WWII Lieutenant Thomas P. Smith. Not only were their names and rank similar, the dead pilot was also from Chicago where filmmaker Smith had enlisted in the Air Force in 1962. Smith set out to find witnesses. He learned how Smith lost his life in France and a forgotten story of heroism. USA, Documentary Short, 20 minutes

A Cup of Coffee & Pieces of Wood

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30
Director: Andreas Gejke
Rating: PG
Running Time: 12:30 minutes
Country: Sweden
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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (98 min) Directed by Andreas Gejke, this is a feelgood documentary about two totally ordinary senior citizens who enjoy the small things in their daily routine. Life is simple and crammed with coffee breaks, romance and stunning archipelagos. A peaceful, amusing and cinematic portrait that captures the beauty of life onto tiny pieces of wood. Sweden, Documentary Short, 12:30 minutes.

Fallow Land Bears Sweet Fruit

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30
Director: Andrew Francisco
Rating: G
Running Time: 23 minutes
Country: China

Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (98 min) Directed by Andrew Francisco, this is a documentary about ‘China’s first intentional community,’ and how some young people are re-interpreting the legacy of living together. Tang GuanHua and XingZhen are young luminaries of a nascent back-to-the-land movement. Their vision could be an important new direction for Chinese society, or a self-indulgent escape for a privileged few. Can their commune thrive within the world’s largest socialist state? China, Documentary Short, 23 minutes.

Nia And Cheryl

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30
Director: Weichao Xu
Rating: NR
Running Time: 13:40 minutes
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (98 min) Directed by Weichao Xu, Ballet culture is unexpectedly inherited in an African American family. It brings dreams to mother-daughter ballerinas, and also lets them suffer great hardships in their own lives. USA, Documentary Short, 14 minutes.

Steve Shirley Shark Tagger

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:40
Director: Kristin Sherman Olnes
Rating: G
Running Time: 10:48 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF DOC SHORTS #1 (98 min.) Directed by Kristin Sherman Olnes. From Sport Fisherman to Ocean Conservationist, Steve Shirley guides viewers to understand and to care about his shark tagging study in the San Francisco Bay. USA, Documentary Short, 11 min.

Still

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30
Director: Emmy Gyori, Mor Albalak, Bryce Cyrier
Rating: NR
Running Time: 6 minutes
Country: England

Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (98 min) Directed by Emmy Gyori, Hours into the night, eyes wide open and arm strapped to the wall, Graham Short is engraving. He’s taken his art to new heights, engraving the Khanda on the point of a needle, deemed ‘the smallest piece of art in the world. England, Narrative Short, 6 minutes.