Opening Night

A slice of each genre to wet your appetite
Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 6:30PM
Challenger Learning Center

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Gringa

Directed By: Claudia Murray | USA | Comedy
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This bilingual short follows an overworked Cuban-American millennial rushing to pack for a trip to Havana. When her eccentric Abuelo drags her on a last-minute hunt for a rare car part, she confronts her own privilege in a race against the clock.

2019 Tally Shorts Favorite Award 1st Runner Up

Language(s): English, Spanish

Hymn of Hate

Directed By: Matt Kennard | UK | Drama
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Set in No Man’s Land at The Somme during WW1, Hymn of Hate is a poignant and never more relevant film, made to coincide with the centenary of the end of the Great War.

Expend

Directed By: Bismark Fernandes | USA | Animation
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A stop-motion film about a man’s endless hunt for elusive energy sources in a decaying world.

Caronte

Directed By: Luis Tinoco Pineda | Spain | SciFi
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After a terrible car accident, Debbie struggles to forgive herself for the last things she said to her family all while Arsys, a military fighter pilot, tries to survive a huge space battle taking place in another time…another galaxy…in a far away universe.

Different This Year

Directed By: Meghann Artes | USA | Comedy
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After one hour of training, two elementary school teachers receive their government-issued firearms and are clearly now ready to take on any perpetrator, no matter how armed. Or maybe not.

Burning Smell of Stone

Directed By: Zardosht Afshari | Iran | Drama
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An old man, and his granddaughter, reopen his grocery store after several days away only to find a neighborhood that no longer wants to buy anything from the old man’s shop.

Language(s): Azerbaijani, Persian

The Girl in the Snow

Directed By: Dennis Ledergerber | Switzerland | Thriller
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A day in the life of a foley artist.

Language(s): German

The Traffic Separating Device

Directed By: Johan Palmgren | Sweden | Documentary
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A traffic separating device is installed in the middle of Stockholm to keep normal cars out and only allow buses to pass. Disaster ensues when normal cars continue to pass, destroying hundreds of cars, and we follow this whole mess of human failures.

Language(s): English, German, Swedish

The Chop

Directed By: Jennifer Sheridan | UK | Horror
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Terry’s done a bad thing, but why?

Riverment

Directed By: Shayla Racquel | USA | Drama
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Q&A AFTER FILM

A former Civil Rights activist fears for the safety of her granddaughter who is determined to follow in her footsteps.

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