Friday, March 18
UltraStar Surprise Pointe Cinemas
A Program of Award Winning Shorts
Film Lineup Selected from the Following:
THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS (USA, 23 Minutes)
A cynical man without limbs is rescued from life in a traveling freak show by a showman with a more kindly view of human values and dignity.
BYE BYE NOW (Ireland, 15 Minutes)
You might ask, "For whom the bells tolls?" In this case, the answer is the Irish phone booth, but the memories and the humor linger on.
DEATH BY SCRABBLE (USA, 5 Minutes)
A Scrabble board provides the battlefield for a married couple who barely tolerate each other, until the husband's appetite provides his wife with an unexpected opportunity.
LITTLE CHILDREN, BIG WORDS (Sweden, 12 Minutes)
When a teacher asks her young students to tell the class what they want to be when they grow up, one boy gives a startling answer.
MIST FORTUNE (USA, 2 Minutes)
When two practical-minded older women share an elevator with a pair of status-obsessed young women, a comment levels the playing field in a very pungent way.
TABLE 7 (USA, 4 Minutes)
A seemingly innocent dinner at a Chinese restaurant for a young couple takes on an ominous tone, as we go behind the scenes and find a man in headphones intently listening in on their conversation.
SALUTE TO FILMMAKER
DEERE JOHN (USA, 3 Minutes)
A man and a 22-ton John Deere excavator dance a dance of discovery, fulfillment, and eventually, the loss that any diesel-based relationship must suffer.
ELEVATOR WORLD (USA, 3:30)
A computer-animated essay on the spatial politics of elevator riding.
CASE STUDIES FROM THE GROAT CENTER FOR SLEEP DISORDERS (USA, 6:30)
A faux-scientific investigation of sleep disorder as we're privileged to glimpse rare archival footage from the renowned (but fictitious) Groat Center for Sleep Disorders. Not a yawner.
ADVANCE (USA, 2:30)
One dance. Two minutes. Fifty locations.