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Narrative Shorts #2

Theater, song, and dance–and everything in between–is the name of the game with this collection of narrative short films.

In this program

Housemaid #2

Directed by Roxanne Stam

When 52-year-old Nora plays her supporting role for the umpteenth performance and again undergoes the toxic behavior of the theater company and the bullying of the lead male actor, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Show some teeth!

Shakespeare For All Ages

Directed by Hannes Rall

How can you give the target age group, “smartphone” an overview of the work of a unique literary genius without getting bogged down in long-winded lectures on verse and drama theory?


Directed by Colby Day

Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl have baggage. LEAD/FOLLOW takes us through the archetypal stages of a new relationship–shot in one take and told through dance.


Directed by Katrina Brook Flores

ASSAMAN is a cosmic twin love story with the future. A man named Tukki meets a sky-being named Asé. Together, they become suspended in a visual and sonic examination in search of flourishing joy and self-care. What may seem like a simple love story quickly expands into a kaleidoscope of introspective, interconnected and intergenerational movement and moments. ASSAMAN holds you for 14 minutes in an Afrofuturist and Indigenous sonic vision – a hypnotic journey. ASSAMAN means “the sky” in Wolof.


Directed by Dania Bdeir

Mohammad is a Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to take on one of the tallest and notoriously most dangerous cranes in Lebanon. Away from everyone’s eyes, he is able to live out his secret passion and find freedom.

Jung & Restless

Directed by Joanna Priestley

A dreamlike synchrony of sound and image that uses patterns and mandalas to explore the poetics of psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung.

Aaron With 2 A’S

Directed by Michael Goldburg

Aaron starts his second career at age 65 as an actor, but when he finally manages to land a major role, he discovers he’s his own worst enemy as his inner doubts threaten to derail his lifelong dream and his marriage. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Michael Goldburg and starring Steve Lichtenstein (TV’s Bull), Pamela Morgan (TV’s Julia and City on a Hill), and Anthony Robert Grasso (featured on TV’s Jessica Jones and Gotham) whose work has screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

Dates & Times


The Independent Picture House

Fri, Sep 30
3:00 pm