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2014 FILMS

The Somerville Theater, Davis Sq.

Days 1-2

Thirteen Blue

Summers have always been lonely for Ellie, yet this one will be special. Instead of diving in the sea, she is diving in her first existential worries. In the meantime, their family friend, Daphne, has left the city in order to give birth in the water. Roaming around the empty building, eating ice-creams and hiding her dreams, Ellie finds her self changing both internally and externally.

 dir. Zaklin Lentzou

 

The Astronaut's Kiss

A young couple in bed are a matter for discussion: With the light on or off? Truths or lies?

dir. Marius Conrotta

 

re: Jess

A twenty-something Brooklynite must confront digital reminders and remnants when he receives tragic news from a college friend.

 dir. Talia Alberts

 

A Standing Still

A Standing Still revolves around a young woman, Allison, as she struggles with the future in the midst of loss and displacement. Allison works as a fire lookout in the Willamette National Forest. When she is called down early for a medical emergency with her father, she is forced to face the dynamics that have lead her to lead such a recluse life. 

dir. Scott Ballard

Earth, Water, Woman

Earth, Water, Woman tells the inspiring story of a sustainable agro-forestry community in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies, called Fondes Amandes, led by a charismatic Rastafarian woman, Akilah Jaramogi. 

 dir. Alexandra Swati Guild

 

But it Doesn't Have Me

A woman suffers from an incurable disease when the means to heal becomes an obsession.        

dir. Rosie Walunas

 

Irlanda Elizabeth

A daughter returns home to try to understand why her mother cares for her ailing father years after their tumultuous divorce.       dir. Mary Horan 

 

The Gleaner's Kitchen

Dumpster diver Maximus Thaler struggles to open an underground restaurant that serves food reclaimed from supermarket dumpsters. 

dir. Patrick Johnson

 

The Oracles of Pennsylvania Avenue

12 Hours Of Terror Inspired A Lifetime of Peace: On a frigid day in 1982, a struggling Jewish WWII veteran became the first domestic terrorist to target the nation's capital. In the process he would inspire the longest running public protest against US foreign policy (the grandparents to the 'Occupy' movement).

dir. Tim Wilkerson

 

Crystal

Cursed with a real crumby attitude and a boring-ass hometown, 17-year-old Crystal relies on her passion for dance to escape the mundane life of rural Ontario and pursue her out-sized dream of being a pop superstar.

dir. Chell Stephen

 

The Boss Wants a Happy Ending

Sinan is sent to Capadocia by his boss, Isfendiyar to write a screenplay.

As he waits for inspiration, Sinan finds himself running first into Eylul, the daughter of Izzet, who owns the hotel where he's booked to stay, and then into soap opera star Faruk, his former good friend and present enemy.

It isn't long before cabdriver Lokman, who declares himself Sinan's 'chauffeur' and Arif, a local farmer and horse breeder, are part of both Sinan's life and his screenplay.

Although plentiful adventures among the magical fairy chimneys, colorful balloons and at the annual grape festival become like a movie for all involved, the happy ending awaited by the boss, Isfendiyar never happens.

But the boss insists on his happy ending. And Sinan has to write that ending!

 dir. Kivanc Baruonu

The Boss Wants a Happy Ending

Sinan is sent to Capadocia by his boss, Isfendiyar to write a screenplay.

As he waits for inspiration, Sinan finds himself running first into Eylul, the daughter of Izzet, who owns the hotel where he's booked to stay, and then into soap opera star Faruk, his former good friend and present enemy.

It isn't long before cabdriver Lokman, who declares himself Sinan's 'chauffeur' and Arif, a local farmer and horse breeder, are part of both Sinan's life and his screenplay.

Although plentiful adventures among the magical fairy chimneys, colorful balloons and at the annual grape festival become like a movie for all involved, the happy ending awaited by the boss, Isfendiyar never happens.

But the boss insists on his happy ending. And Sinan has to write that ending!

 dir. Kivanc Baruonu

 

Benzo

After surviving a devastating car crash, a young woman struggles to piece her life together. In the midst of her recovery, she finds comfort and solace working for a dangerous drug ring that is ruled by her therapist.

dir. Emma Freter & J.B Moreno

 

The Frontier

A retired professor and his ranch hand son try to reconnect after years of estrangement.

dir. Matt Rabinowitz

 

Seawolf

In "Seawolf," Alison experiences loneliness, joy and fear as she travels to different worlds through magical boxes. This film has been influenced by the works of artist Joseph Cornell.

dir. Caila Pickett & Max Montoya

 

A Spring Has Passed By

The winds of change have passed by and were called the Arab Spring. He is a man swept by the blowing winds that had taken all that's dear to him and left him with invisible remnants imprinted deep into his soul.

dir. Eva Daoud

 

The Reminiscence

The man was a student protest at school. The man fought with police man in demonstrations stick his eyes. 10 years later, The man borrowed money from a loan shark give the characters are still. The man continue to receive text messages. Give information borrowed money was a text message. However to argue with him them peel off his sunglasses serverely injured eye is turned. then he learned that the police are hurt eyes. 

dir. So-jin Park

 

Closed Box

Enrico leads a perfect life. He has a good job, a beautiful house and a caring family, but the glamour of his everyday routine stirs in him a restlessness that will bring him on a road of no return.
The movie is based on a true story: a silent cry for help that no one could hear.

dir. Riccardo Salvetti and Gianfranco Boattini

 

Butterfly Fluttering

She is a modern girl, young, beautiful, and she tries to follow their own instincts. She is searching for someone to love and real feelings. Perhaps she just wants to feel alive.

dir. Roman Kayumov

 

Si Lunchai

The poor yet smart trickster Si Lunchai triumphs over the cruel king. An adaptation of a popular Indonesian legend in the style of the Southeast Asian shadow puppet play "Wayang Kulit".               dir. Hannes Rall

 

Pint

Nobody at the wedding likes Jackson. So he probably shouldn't drink too much...

dir. Nic Barker

 

Molly

Denial. Regret. Depression. Foam Party.

dir. Craig Elrod

 

Talk to Strangers

A man brings home a strange woman with an even stranger condition: she says she's EMOTIONLESS. As the man tries to understand her, his less-than-normal girlfriend tries to undermine her, and life in his apartment gets just a bit weird.

dir. Brett Boshc

 

Right There

Right There pays homage to the 20's silent era. It is about a man's quest to gain the attention of a beautiful woman. Each day he attempts to get her attention, but this proves to be difficult as it seems fate is against him.

dir. Nathan Suher

 

Block 5 – 7:45pm

Screenplay Table Read with Skip Shea

Join Director Skip Shea and local actors as they read through 3 of the short screenplay finalists

A Duck in the Ocean             by Amin Shaikh

Pelham Bay Park                  by John Burdeaux

Ashore                             by Chris Hallock

 

 

The Hero Pose

Mia is eight years old and wants to do anything but hang out at her dad's house, trying to sell a car that doesn't run. The Hero Pose is a story about a father and daughter, and those precious moments in life when two people are able to pause and connect. 

dir. Mischa Jakupcak

 

Reflections of Maya Rose

Reality takes a turn for young and eager actress Maya Rose when she auditions for the role of Ava in a screenplay titled “The reflection and the mirror”. It tells the story of Ava and Scott, two lovers trying to transcend time and space by means of a mirror. Maya is thrilled. The enigmatic character of Ava mesmerizes her. The bizarre audition sets off a series of strange occurrences that lure curious Maya onto a path deep into the life of Ava and a world that holds nothing familiar to her. Maya loses herself between the worlds of captivation and the realm of dreams.

dir. Alexandra Wedenig