LONG-11. Short Films 3

Panic Attack!

USA, Short Animation, 2016, 3 min

Boulder Premiere

You know those nagging thoughts in your head, the ones that start with “Did I leave the coffee on?” and end with “What if I give birth to Satan’s baby?” Eileen O’Meara explores the world of anxiety and guilt, and doing time with the Manson girls, in this fluidly drawn animated film about one woman’s slippery hold on reality. Directed by Eileen O’Meara

La Femme et le TGV

Switzerland, Short Film, 2016, 30 min

U.S. Premiere

Nominated for a 2017 Academy Award. Elise has been waving at the express train as it passes by her home every day for three decades. A letter from the train’s conductor begins a correspondence between the two, and, over a long time, they share their worlds with each other through poetry. But when the train is permanently detoured to another route, Elise boldly escapes her comfort zone and goes searching for her man. Based on a true story. SUBTITLED. Directed by Timo von Gunte. Produced by Giacun Caduff

Happy End

Czech Republic, Short Animated Film, 2015, 6 min

U.S. Premiere

On the Academy Award shortlist. A black comedy about death with a happy ending. A splendid chain of unlikely encounters. Hunters, a tractor driver, a disco boy and a corpse. Directed by Jan Saska

And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow’s Eye

Chile, Short Film, 2016, 19 min

Boulder Premiere

Award winner at Sundance 2017. On the Academy Award shortlist. The same day that 55 cows appear dead in a little Chilean Village, Emeteria (85) is visited by the ghost of her patron, Teodoro. She believes he has come to take her to the afterlife, but he has more devastating news. SUBTITLED. Directed by Francisca Alegria

Dodo’s Delight

USA, Short Documentary, 2016, 28 min

Boulder Premiere

Jump on board a madcap three-month sailing adventure to the biggest rock walls in the Arctic Circle with a team of elite, but zany, climbers who are guided through iceberg-packed waters by 80-year-old Captain Bob Shepton on his intrepid 33-foot sailboat, Dodo’s Delight. Captain Bob is a renowned polar adventurer who still loves to party. Now, embarking on their greatest expedition yet, they voyage to the massive walls of Greenland and Baffin Island, where this hilarious and badass gang of adventurers forges bold new routes and has the time of their lives. Directed by Sean Villanueva-O’Driscoll, Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell and Nick Rosen

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