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Friday, October 14 • 9:45pm - 11:48pm
Shorts Program 4: Young & Old

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(103 min)

Fanny Pack
(USA, 11 min)
Writer/Director: Uttera Singh
A young Indian-American woman wants to follow her dreams, but her fanny pack clad Indian father would much rather have her follow his own.

The Obituary
(USA, 14 min)
Writer: Norm Leonard
Director: Jonathan Thompson
An aspiring writer pens obituaries to pay the bills, but when he shows up to a man's home for a statement regarding someone's passing, he's confronted with a life-or-death situation of his own.

Off Track Betty
(USA, 19 min)
Writer/Director: Clayton Dean Smith
A woman struggling with her neighborhood being torn down is given a link to her past when a boy shows up outside her door.

Piece of Wood
(EGYPT, 16 min)
Writer: Michael Blankenship
Director: Yassin Koptan
Adam is an Egyptian teenager that only wants to land his skateboarding trick at a local mall. When his skateboard is confiscated by mall security, it's up to him and his best friend George to retrieve it.

A Man Like a Tree
(GERMANY, 8 min)
Writer/Director: Sylvia Borges
An elderly man’s quest to buy a Christmas tree forces him to confront the fact that, even during the holiday season, things continue to change.

Dance Card
(AUSTRALIA, 7 min)
Writer/Director: Renee Crea
Cara has something important to tell her grandfather, but she's worried he might find it a bit shocking. It turns out he has some surprises for her, too.

Lucy in My Eyes
(CANADA, 12 min)
Writer/Director: Megan Park
On the eve of her wedding, Lucy has a conversation with her six year old self.

(MAURITIUS, 15 min)
Writer/Director: Damien Dittberner
Gaetan has lost his toy soldier and seeks help from the adults around him to get a new one. Once Gaetan realizes the adults are no help at all, he begins to meddle in their already difficult lives.

Friday October 14, 2016 9:45pm - 11:48pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Capital Metro