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BLOCK C - LOVE & ROMANCE

SUNY Cortland - Old Main, Brown Auditorium

Saturday, April 21st at 10:45am

Free & Open to the Public

FOR THE LOVE OF CINEMA

Directed by Riley Sugars

Runtime - 7:47

Synopsis:

An elderly man named Gerald has his life thrown into disarray after the death of his wife Rosemary. He is heartbroken and lost. Life without her is incomplete and at the same time, Gerald’s run down film cinema is about to be shutdown. With Gerald’s life falling apart, everything seems hopeless. That is until a secret message from Rosemary is discovered, which leads him on the trail of a mystery.

HAPPENSTANCE

Directed by Jeanette Sears

Runtime - 10:30

Synopsis:

After a terrible date set up from her roommate, June is focused on enjoying her commutes around the city and beating the NYC summer heat. Although she's determined, one day June finds herself needing a helping hand from a familiar face in a city of millions. When her roommate follows up with another date idea, June already has plans.

LE CREUSET

Directed by Don Downie

Runtime - 7:50

Synopsis:

When an adulterous man and his mistress bump into his wife, he discovers that his indiscretions are neither deep, dark, nor particularly secret. Le Creuset is a sexy little comedy about marriage, friendship, adultery, and burglary. But especially adultery.

NEVER BETTER

Directed by Lucie Guest

Runtime - 9:37

Synopsis:

Rudi lives in a crappy East Vancouver apartment and is in complete denial of her mental state. She broke up with her ex, because he moved to the middle of nowhere but the decision still haunts her. She takes a road trip to reconcile with him but things take an interesting turn..

OAK BONES

Directed by Lindsay Corriveau

Runtime - 15:00

Synopsis:

A woman, carved from wood and brought to life by a possessive artist, unwittingly falls in love with a scarred street performer and the turbulent world he inhabits right outside her window.

SHARE THE LOVE

Directed by Carter Tate

Runtime - 0:30

Synopsis:

A young girl recognizes the wrongness of wasting food, and with a simple gesture involving a pack of french fries, she shows the importance of giving to people in need and that despite our surface-level differences, we are all equal.

TASTE OF LOVE

Directed by Paul Scheufler

Runtime - 4:32

 

Synopsis:

Could it be sweet, sour, bitter or even salty? A girl embarks on an aromatic journey of love, stimulating her taste buds to the point of climax. With all senses, she explores the various forms love can take on. “Love is as diverse as our sense of taste.”

TEQUILIA PAMPLEMOUSSE (GRAPEFRUIT)

Directed by Garance Chagnon-Grégoire

Runtime - 10:43

Synopsis:

With a heart full of hope, Fanny, accompanied by her exuberant sister Justine, goes to a party in order to conquer Alex. Oscillating between her embarrassment and her ingenuity, she will overcome her fear by trying everything for the whole.