A couple of films to take in, contemplate and lose yourself into their spell. These movies let their visuals and sound design do the talking.
Constriction is a Scar - 15 min
(World Premiere) From award-winning filmmaker Tomas Gold, this absorbing short film shows that not all scars are visible on the skin.
Genre: Mood, Experimental
Pacific Angels- 1 hour 58 min
(World Premiere) This secretive and incredibly personal film is unlike anything you'll see this year. Beautifully shot in 2:35 anamorphic widescreen, writer/director Douglas Reese channels Terrence Malick (Tree of Life) through a true independent filmmaker's vision. We are very proud to be the very first public exhibition of Pacific Angels.
2:30pm - Inward
These thoughtful, intelligent films cut right to the core of human fears, failings and longings.
Allegory - 3 min
(World Premiere) A young boy finds himself confined to a room with no doors or windows. Unknowingly he has become a part of a insidious psychological experiment. As experiment carries on and time passes, how long will the boy be contained from the realities of the outside world.
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Computer Animation
Jory - 17min
(World Premiere) Jory, an Asian American teenager who struggles with mental health in Silicon Valley, is brought up in two contrasting realities that portray the upbringing ramifications of what it means to be Asian American in the valley.
Genre: Drama, Local Filmmaker
Frame - 22 min
(World Premiere) An agoraphobic travels inward on a journey of self discovery.
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Phobia
88 Cents- 38 min
(Bay Area Premiere) After losing five years behind bars, a man begins his new life in San Francisco, eager to find a job, a home, and a second chance. A moving and unexpected short film.
Genre: Drama, Homelessness, Local Filmmaker
4:15pm - Dangerous Dependency
Sometimes we all need to lean on someone but in these gripping films, that idea is pushed far beyond healthy limits.
We're Alike - 20 min
(West Coast Premiere) In Kenneth Ward's world, he is not allowed to go out because of his weak immune system. His wife, Doris Ward, takes care of him day in and day out. One day, he uses the computer without permission from Doris and he comes across a password protected file. Kenneth's suspicion and paranoia raises. He slowly inches closer to the truth about Doris, this world and his life that is beyond his imagination
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Suspense
Hippopotamus - 1 hour 16 min
(Bay Area Premiere) Ruby wakes from a bad dream to find herself in a real life nightmare. She’s trapped in a basement, her legs are broken and she can’t remember who she is or how she got there. Her kidnapper, Tom, tells her she will remain captive until she falls in love with him. Ruby is focused on trying to escape until Tom starts helping her to remember her past, then she begins to question everything.