Across Worlds – 2020 Shorts
Thursday, 10/21, 3:00 PM
Director: Jonathan Rattner, Experimental, USA, 10 min.
A sensory exploration of the visible and the invisible, parenthood and childhood, the impermanence of experience, and the fleeting nature of memory.
The Second Body
Directors: Rachel Nakawatase, Ryan Betschart, Experimental, USA, 3 min.
A tribute to the late parapsychologist D. Scott Rogo, murdered in 1990 under mysterious circumstances.
A Peculiar Week in My Dream Journal, May 1973
Director: Ryan Betschart, Experimental, 7 min.
O sun, to tell thee how I hate thy beams that bring to my remembrance from what state
Director: Zachary Epcar, Experimental, 9 min.
The reenactment of a scene from an early episode of Melrose Place opens this domestic psychodrama, a look into the horrors of interior decoration and the boundless entanglement of things.
Director: Roger Beebe, Documentary, 25 min.
A “desktop cinema” essay on one of the key sites where the virtual world of e-commerce transforms physical space—and physical labor: the Amazon.com fulfillment centers.
Director: Margaret Rorison, Experimental, 10 min.
An ode to navigation, to the thick walls of nature.
Garden City Beautiful
Director: Ben Balcom, Experimental, USA, 11 min.
One sunny afternoon in the middle west, suspended in a time between, two commuters daydream of a life lived otherwise.
The Mortician of Manila
Director: Leah Borromeo, Documentary, Philippines, 25 min.
A sobering perspective on the lives behind the headlines surrounding Philippines President Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’.