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Narrative Shorts #5

The power of communication and discovering one’s identity reveal itself in this collection of narrative short films.

In this program


We Should Get Dinner!

Directed by Eliza Jiménez Cossio, Lexi Tannenholtz

WE SHOULD GET DINNER! is a chaotic comedy about bottled-up anger and boundaries set in relationships. Abby runs into Sean, her ex-stepbrother, who she has not spoken to since their parents’ ugly divorce. Sean is looking to move on with his life, while Abby is looking for someone to walk her down the aisle. Through their tumultuous night, larger questions about broken relationships are explored: What happens to people who drift from your life? What happens if they come back? What do you want to say to them, if anything at all? And what if it’s not how you expected it to be?

In Sickness & In Health

Directed by Sarah Smick

A married couple struggles to accommodate one another in the lead-up to a high-stakes business lunch.

Keep/Delete

Directed by Kryzz Gautier

In a future world where memories are handled like computer files, two lovers decide to undergo a procedure and have their entire relationship wiped from their brains.

Fine Lines

Directed by Jim McQuaid

A mom wakes up and makes a decision–whether or not to look at her phone. What follows is two versions of the same day, exploring how this small difference affects her interactions with her teenage daughter, Lina, and sets off a cascade of events.

Run Out Groove

Directed by Paige Henderson

After a mysterious record player lands outside of her house, a disillusioned painter journeys through her tumultuous breakup, guided by her ex-girlfriend.

Worm Radio

Directed by Austin Smith

The story of how Ellie Miller got to space.

The Censor of Dreams

Directed by Léo Berne, Raphaël Rodriguez

Every night, The Censor and his team moderate Yoko’s dreams. Every night, they do their best to mask the painful thoughts that arise from her subconscious. Tonight nothing happens as planned.

Dates & Times

The Independent Picture House

September 30, 2022
5:10 pm