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Narrative Shorts #3

With a focus on family–dysfunctional and all–this collection of narrative short films attempts to make amends for the past.

In this program

Shadow Brother Sunday

Directed by Alden Ehrenreich

A down-on-his-luck musician returns home on the day of his younger brother’s movie premiere to steal his computer and sell it to the paparazzi.

The Astronaut

Directed by Damian Apunte

7-year-old Aura loves everything space. She looks out her window, wishing she could escape the surrounding smog that’s causing her asthma. Aura’s vivid imagination keeps her spirit alive. Every Sunday, she dresses up like an astronaut and takes her abuelita to the lighthouse, in hopes that one day it’ll turn into a space shuttle. Today is the day Aura’s dreams come true: she becomes an astronaut.

Bonus Time

Directed by Alexander Hanno

A stubborn and self-centered Latino cancer survivor returns home with a second lease on life, determined to make amends with the people he’s wronged–whether they like it or not–all in hopes that the good karma will keep him cancer-free.


Directed by Pierre Marais

After many years apart, two siblings, now strangers, take a road trip and navigate what it means to share the same blood.


Directed by Jeremy Thao

WOKMAN shares an immigrant Chinese family’s pursuit of the American Dream from inside of their restaurant, China Wok….

Take Me Home

Directed by Liz Sargent

After their mother’s death, a cognitively disabled woman and her estranged sister must learn to communicate in order to move forward.

Dates & Times


The Independent Picture House

Sun, Oct 1
12:15 pm