Shorts Block • Love

Friday, 4 p.m. • Art House (75min)

Counting Backwards


Director: Sean De Sparengo
United Kingdom

A mother smothers her daughter due to her own horrific past, but when her best friend opens up to the daughter the tensions are relieved and clarity brings closure.

Counting Backwards

Hansel + Gretel


Director: Soyeon Kim
South Korea

An abstract visualization of Brothers Grimm’s tale, ‘Hansel & Gretel.’

Hansel + Gretel

Santa Muerte


Director: Tim Richardson & Michael Kouroubetes
United States

Two lovers find themselves between two worlds during the celebration of the Day of the Dead.

Santa Muerte

Rye Manhattan


Director: Michael Goldburg
United States

What happens when a young man is waiting for his dream date…at the wrong bar! In the vein of Martin Scorsese’s “After Hours,” RYE MANHATTAN is a charming, fast-paced comedy from the award-winning filmmakers of WHAT’S EATING DAD? about how finding the right person in the world of modern dating is tough.

Rye Manhattan

I Scream Your Name


Director: Oskar Rosetti

Nicolas lives in a retirement home and gets bored more and more every day. At night, he calls sexual services for homosexuals by phone to cheat his loneliness. The coming of a new lodger, Daniel, will shake up his life.

I Scream Your Name

Art House

211 South Main Street


Friday, 4 p.m.

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