Shorts Block #4

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Wednesday, June 5th at 9:00 PM 

Screening Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

Shorts Block #4

Carlotta’s Face (Valentin Riedl & Frédéric Schuld, 2018) – 5min – Connecticut premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around here to have faces. She even doesn’t recognize her own face. Years later, she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit of her brain. It was art, after all, that offered her a way to finally recognize herself.


My Father, My Farm (Jonathan Napolitano & Kayleigh Rose, 2019) – 12min – Connecticut premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

When a lifelong farmer receives a letter outlining the harsh new realities of the dairy industry, he must confront not only his past, but his future as well.


Drift (Chris Ward, 2017) – 20min – Connecticut premiere

43 years after completing the longest raft-trip in history, Tom Ward shares his life and journey with his filmmaker son, Chris. By tracing out the motivations and choices made by his father during his epic voyage, Chris investigates how his father’s vision has shaped his own worldview. Using journal entries and vivid archival footage, Raft-Trip juxtaposes the freedom of the ocean with the struggle for human connection.


Crime, The Animated Series: Marcus McGhee (Alix Lambert & Sam Chou, 2014) – 4min – Connecticut premiere

When Marcus McGhee reports his car stolen, the police do nothing to help him.


Lost Weekend (Bradford Thomason & Brett Whitcomb, 2019) – 14min – Connecticut premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

In 1984, two friends from small-town Pennsylvania win an MTV contest and the chance to party with Van Halen for 48 Hours.


Molly from Scratch (Jim O’Connor, 2019) – 5min – World Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

“Molly from Scratch,” features Molly Baker, a single mother who created her own cooking class and catering company called “Let’s Start from Scratch,” following a dark period in her life. Baker supports her two young daughters through her love of the culinary arts and the mantra that it’s always better to start from scratch. 


Flying Fur (Alicia Wszelaki, 2019) – 36min – New England Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

Welcome to the friendly skies of animal rescue. Saving dogs and cats one flight at a time is the mission, but changing the fate of these lovable creatures is no easy task. Lives are at stake and failure is not an option.

Q&A with a number of the films’ directors and/or subjects follows screening.