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BLOCK L - DRAMATIC ACTION

SUNY Cortland - Sperry Center RM 105

Sunday, April 22nd at 1:30pm

Free & Open to the Public

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Directed by Luca Vecchi

Runtime - 12:38

Synopsis:

For Nicholas, a respected family man, Christmas Eve suddenly becomes a reckoning. Who will be the hit man responsible for such an inauspicious task? Besides not having any kind of kinship, the killer seems to have fatherly behaviours towards the victim.

BACKSTORY

Directed by Joschka Laukeninks

Runtime - 8:00

Synopsis:

As a young child our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his dreams and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him, a sudden event changes the course of his life forever. A story about how everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day be gone.

FIVE ARE THE FALLEN

Directed by Johnny Rey Diaz

Runtime - 9:44

Synopsis:

A man is recruited by a secret society in hope of retrieving his kidnapped son.

MONDAY

Directed by Dinh Thai

Runtime - 18:15

Synopsis:

First place winner of HBO's inaugural APA Visionaries contest. “What can I get to you?” That’s the question driving a conflicted young hustler who sells everything and anything to make money. As he code-switches through various cliques, he’s forced to confront racism as well as the immorality of his occupation.

PHOTOKILL

Directed by Lance J. Reha

Runtime - 19:21

Synopsis:

A thief steals a camera that he later discovers contains photos of a hideous crime. Now he and his girlfriend fear they are the next target as the photographer seeks revenge.

THE MAN UP THE STAIRS

Directed by Rebecca Gosnell

Runtime - 15:00

Synopsis:

The Man Up The Stairs follows the downward mental spiral of Julia- a depressed, disturbed woman who has been grieving and living alone since her fiance cheated on her. After many months of loneliness, Julia decides to rent out her fiance's old room. Her advertisement eventually grabs the interest of Oliver, a young writer. Charming, kind, and handsome, Oliver seems like the perfect tenant- but there's one problem- he looks exactly like Julia's ex-fiance.

THE DAY BEFORE

Directed by Geoff Marslett

Runtime - 15:00

 

Synopsis:

Marriage is scary. You give up a lot. Hopefully it is all worth it.

In this frightening & ridiculous & tragic & romantic comedy the losses are literal when a pre-wedding hunting trip in the Colorado mountains spins out of control. Now the happy couple must struggle to make everything right again.

THE SUMMIT

Directed by Micah Khan

Runtime - 2:59

Synopsis:

Kinaine tracks down Nors to kill him.