Shorts Block • Connections
Friday, 2 p.m. • Goshen Theater (73min)
The Red Thunder
Director: Alvaro Ron
Sarah, (Allie Grant) a nerdy teenager, steals her mom’s brand new car to go on a date with Danny, (Miles Heizer) the boy she is in love with. Little does she know the vehicle hides a secret that will change her life forever …
The Break Up
Director: Desta Reff
A boy and his imaginary friend decide it’s time to part ways.
Reinterpreting Neruda: Flower
Director: Nich L. Perez
A college student reflects upon love, life and rejection through the poetry of Pablo Neruda.
Chicago Dick: Teaser
Director: Dave Orvis
Franklin Brewster was a lauded detective with the Chicago Police Department until he was fired following his binge drinking causing the tragic death of his wife. Now a washed-up private eye battling alcoholism, he accepts mundane jobs shadowing cheating spouses and identifying retail thieves in a struggle to make ends meet. Then he’s asked by a rich widow to solve a cold-case murder. Franklin sees her offer as a way to settle rising debts — and maybe as a path to restoring his honor. But why couldn’t the police bag the killer? And how can Franklin avoid becoming a homicide statistic himself? (This is a “master scene” from the 100-page screenplay.)
Director: Travis Newton
When a 13-year-old outcast drives his drunk uncle to buy cigarettes, they form an unlikely bond over a straight-shifter and rock ’n’ roll.
Director: David Victori
A boy and his father are emotionally and physically separated on the day earth intermittently loses gravity. The boy is wrestling with questions about his mother’s death, while his father desperately tries to find his son as the world is rising and collapsing around him.
2020 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors
This project is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.