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BLOCK A - OPENING NIGHT

SUNY Cortland - Old Main, Brown Auditorium

Friday, April 26th at 6:00pm

RATED PG - PG13

BLACK BEHIND THE EAR

Directed by Carolina Lopez

Runtime - 2:23

Synopsis:

Black Behind the Ear is an animated visual representation of Elizabeth Acevedo’s poem “Hair”. This poem uses hair as a metaphorical element to represent the internalized racism and racial amnesia predominant in the Dominican Republic, a place that owes African slaves for much of the island’s racial, and cultural heritage.

COUNT YOUR CURSES

Directed by Lorène Yavo

Runtime - 8:30

Synopsis:

In a town where supernatural beings are part of everyday life, two roommates face a recurring problem: their house spirit was devoured by an unknown creature overnight. They go on their way to find a replacement spirit and a solution to their pest problem.

DISCOVERING HEAVEN

Directed by Stephen Gray

Runtime - 10:00

Synopsis:

An airline pilot died in a famous airplane crash in Burbank California, originally reported by The LA Times. Capt. Dale Black had a glimpse of Heaven and came back to share of his near-death experience as the sole survivor of a non-survivable plane wreck.

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GOOD FRIEND MAN

Directed by Caleb Yoder

Runtime - 1:00

Synopsis:

When another citizen is in danger of becoming sad, Good Friend Man comes to the rescue.

GREY

Directed by S.J. van Breda

Runtime - 4:00

Synopsis:

A woman and man from opposing worlds have the veil between them lifted. Through experimental editing and dance, they are able to experience each other's worlds and create a realm of their own.

HOMECOMING

Directed by Jennifer Blair

Runtime - 6:30

Synopsis:

When a college sophomore returns home to share some important news with his parents, things don’t go exactly as he had expected… until they do.

ONE DAY LOVE

Directed by Michael Mizrachi

Runtime - 2:59

 

Synopsis:

The adorable and epic adventures of a tiny astronaut.

ONE SMALL STEP

Directed by Bobby Pontillas & Andrew Chesworth

Runtime - 7:40

Synopsis:

What does it take to achieve your dreams? An ambitious young girl endeavors to realize her aspiration of becoming an astronaut with the support of her humble father.

QUANTUM

Directed by Ryan Willard

Runtime - 11:15

 

Synopsis:

When a boy battling a brain tumor is ready to give up, his little sister helps him discover a message of hope.

RELICIOUS

Directed by Eugenio Villani & Raffaele Palazzo

Runtime - 8:27

Synopsis:

An intellectual dress style man is shopping at the supermarket. After he bought the essential goods, he moves toward the refrigerated section to choose the yogurt to buy. The man realizes with amazement that each one of the yogurt cups has stamped on it the name of a religion instead of the yogurt brand...

SOMEONE YOU KNOW

Directed by Bryan Erwin

Runtime - 14:15

 

Synopsis:

An overly-competitive couple's innocent game takes an unexpected turn when one of them bends the rules.

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THE UN-OBVIOUS THINGS

Directed by Jack Fey

Runtime - 4:09

Synopsis:

Two detectives struggle to agree on the details of a murder most foul.