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BLOCK D - FUNKY & LIGHTHEARTED

SUNY Cortland - Old Main, Brown Auditorium

Saturday, April 21st at 1:30pm

Free & Open to the Public

ARACHNOPHOBIA

Directed by Kirstin Reppas

Runtime - 9:47

Synopsis:

Ella is worried about being replaced by the new girlfriend of her father. After she watches a nature documentary about Black widow spiders, she makes a connection between the cannibalistic spider species that eats the male after mating, and the mysterious new woman in the house, whom her father has invited to a date that evening. But how can she warn her father of the imposing danger?

CATCALLING VIRGIN

Directed by Doug McGinness & Beata Harju

Runtime - 6:18

Synopsis:

Tim, an off-beat young man, sees two alpha males catcall women on the street and mistakes the women’s uncomfortable giggling as a sign of appreciation. Instantly determined to lose his own catcalling virginity, Tim begins to diligently practice catcalling in order to succeed in the endeavor. Finally ready for the mission, Tim receives a very different reaction than he expects.

CATNIP

Directed by Deborah Napier

Runtime - 0:30

Synopsis:

A businesswoman makes a choice that turns out to be not what she expected.

CURTAINS

Directed by Gar & Beth Hoover

Runtime - 24:30

Synopsis:

"Curtains" tells the mostly true story of Peter Fleming, avant-garde theatre legend and one-time bad boy of Cleveland's experimental arts scene. A comedy about the ultimate drama queen.

DOWN TO THE LAST

Directed by Margaret Broach

Runtime - 18:16

Synopsis:

A dying war photographer decides to take matters in her own hands when her reputation is attacked during her last exhibition.

FARM SANCTUARY

Directed by Amelia Ponirakis

Runtime - 2:17

Synopsis:

Shot on 16mm, this film tells the story of a peace farm and the animals that live there.

IN DEFENSE OF SINNING

Directed by Hannah Ruddle

Runtime - 2:40

 

Synopsis:

This darkly comic film follows one girl’s attempts to bring things to a climax despite her religious guilt.

RELOAD

Directed by Sam Kolber

Runtime - 10:43

Synopsis:

A man gets shot by a woman with a movie camera

SPEECH!ESS - LEGS

Directed by Natalia Pasenitskaya

Runtime - 0:58

 

Synopsis:

Love, family, desires - all these can be base of our short stories.

THE PICKLE

Directed by Kyle Kleinecke

Runtime - 14:07

Synopsis:

In a small town, a long time feud between two neighbors has reached a fever pitch. The laid back sheriff and his wisecracking sidekick try to keep everything from getting out of hand but this proves harder than they expected.

THE SOCIAL CINEMA MACHINE

Directed by Jeremy Speed Schwartz

Runtime - 4:58

 

Synopsis:

Yes, it's true! The Social Cinema Machine is a collaboration between The League of Imaginary Scientists and The Sundance Institute. The animation was produced by more than 600 attendees at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. But, The Social Cinema Machine is still unfinished, and requires your creative input to complete it. Please take out your mobile media devices, and provide your own soundtrack for the film!

TRIANGLES

Directed by Galya Shiyan

Runtime - 2:00

Synopsis:

The symbolic vision for the contemporary artist / poet private understanding of cultural

backgrounds, a performance-stuffing the product to the outside world, the search for new ideas. The film features a poem by Dmitry Erokhin.