Figure of Speech – 2021 Shorts
Saturday, 10/16, 5:45 PM
Girl is Presence
Director: Lynne Sachs & Anne Lesley Selcer, Experimental, USA, 4 mins.
A form of reading and listening in response to disquieting words from the poem “Sun Cycle.”
Mirrors in Time
Director: Joe Tufte, Experimental, USA, 3 mins.
Perceptions of the self through time, a short form experimental poetry film.
I’ve Been Afraid
Director: Cecelia Condit, Experimental, USA, 7 mins.
A musical encyclopedia about how women get abused, and why it is they stay.
The Well-Prepared Citizen’s Solution
Director: Lydia Moyer, Experimental, USA, 5 mins.
An account of life among those preparing for the end of the world. A report from the garden.
The Gospel According to Them
Director: Michael McLeod, Experimental, UK, 10 mins.
The gospel according to them explores the phenomenology of faith and its relationship to the Black body.
Director: Charli Brissey, Experimental, USA, 10 mins.
An artist suffering from server writers block relies on the friendship of their dog in this multi-genre sci-fi short.
Director: Tamika R. Guishard, Experimental, USA, 11 mins.
When a reformed drummer cannot get his caffeine fix, ancestral rhythms guide him to the truth.
My Favorite Software is Being Here
Director: Alison Nguyen, Animation, USA, 20 mins.
A simulacral subaltern has been created by an algorithm and raised by the Internet in isolation in a virtual void.
Not Black Enough
Director: Jermaine Manigault, Narrative/Experimental, USA, 19 mins.
A young African-American male struggling to find his identity within the Black community meets a persuasive relic of the past.