Directed by Daniel Finkelman
Written by Tzvi Greenberg
CRUMBS is based on the true story of the last Passover Seder in the Warsaw Ghetto on April 19, 1943. Told from a perspective of a member of the hated “Judenrat,” (Jewish Police), the audience will witness the intimate and volatile confrontations between Jews of different religious backgrounds, spanning three generations, as they try to find meaning in the Holiday of Freedom as their inevitable doom approaches. The dynamic characters comfort and support each other between trading insults, accusations, and righteous condemnations. The desperate Jews cackle with morbid laughter as they recount the horrors they’ve witnessed if only to preserve their tenuous sanity. Just before the Nazi’s breach the Ghetto walls, a sense of meaning is found in a few crumbs of Passover Matzah. But will it make any difference?
Directed by: Lisa Gold
Written by: Lisa Gold
USA, 2019 RT: 3:46
In a nation where mass shootings have become commonplace occurrences, platitudes like “ thoughts and prayers” underscore the futility of preventing gun deaths without meaningful reform. In this hard-hitting satire, three characters anticipate their future injuries or deaths with a blasé resignation that makes these tragic outcomes all the more shocking. A powerful indictment of gun violence.
Directed by: Hellin Kay
Written by: Hellin Kay
USA, 2020 RT: 14:00
Abby and Emily Go To Palm Springs take a brief glimpse into the lives of two very different women from equally divergent worlds as they try to navigate their particular language of love on a road trip to Palm Springs. The result is in an intimate look at a relationship as it evolves in real-time, with the opinions and occasional intrusion of best friends from both camps. It doesn't attempt to resolve every romantic blunder but instead exposes the raw roller coaster of emotions that rise to the surface even as love starts to set in. It is at times funny, maddening, confusing, and in the end, real.
Directed by: Jeffrey Tipton
Written by: Jeffery Tipton
USA, 2020 RT: 23:07
An aging British rocker walks the entire length of Sunset Blvd with a plan to off himself when he reaches the end. Man plans, God laughs.
Directed by: Maurice Simmons
Written by: Maurice Simmons
USA, 2020 RT: 21:50
After thirty years of marriage, Westley Lovette is alone. He lost his wife, Laura to a long term bought with cancer. His only comforts are watching baseball and listening to his dear Laura's voice on the telephone message to the point of obsession.
Directed by: Cory Ford
Written by: Cory Ford
USA, 2020 RT: 22:00
A reformed drug dealer returns to his dark past to save his fleeting career as a crab fisherman.
Directed by: Daniel Michael Tomcik
Written by: Daniel Michael Tomcik
USA, 2019 RT: 11:31
A young man finds and bonds with a stray dog only to discover that its real owner is looking for her and now he must decide whether or not he should give her up.
Directed by: Lisa deSouza
Written by: Lisa deSouza
USA, 2019 RT: 20:00
What does it take to make a movie? Grit? Passion? Talent? Money? "The Film" is a dramatic comedy (dramedy) which follows the lives of the main players as they struggle to finish their masterpiece. "The Film" is a story about creativity, personalities, egos, and voyeurism with a twist for an ending that leaves the audience asking who is actually watching who. "The Film" is a timeless satire on Hollywood and the business of making movies with modern commentary on the industry.
Directed by: Xin Li
Australia, 2020, RT: 5:00
A winter’s story of a peasant and a deer in the snowy forest. After chasing the deer, the peasant stumbles upon the mountains. This animated short was created by oil painting each frame.
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