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BLOCK M - LIFE & FAMILY

SUNY Cortland - Sperry Center RM 105

Sunday, April 22nd at 3:30pm

Free & Open to the Public

DECAY

Directed by Matilda Wikingson

Runtime - 1:00

Synopsis:

A young man's life falls apart due to his gambling addiction.

EN ROUTE

Directed by Pamela Harris

Runtime - 6:16

Synopsis:

Two estranged sisters must face each other for the first time in a year -- on the 6-minute ride to their deceased brother's memorial.

FAMILY REWRITTEN

Directed by Yasmin Mistry

Runtime - 13:15

Synopsis:

When the thread that holds her family together suddenly snaps, Camilla, age 17, finds herself in foster care.

FREEFALL

Directed by Krit Komkrichwarakool

Runtime - 16:00

Synopsis:

After Ivan was diagnosed with ALS, his relationship with Lucas is challenged when he starts to lose control of his own body.

I PROMISED HER LIFE

Directed by Robert Nazar Arjoyan

Runtime - 15:15

Synopsis:

On the day of her daughter's funeral, a grieving Armenian-American mother defies a centuries-old ritual and tests the limits of tradition as she walks the thin line between death and afterlife.

PAULINE

Directed by Amelia Ponirakis

Runtime - 5:05

Synopsis:

A short "portrait film" that depicts my grandmother's experience with art growing up and carrying into my family.

PITCH BLACK

Directed by Chris Hanna

Runtime - 4:11

 

Synopsis:

A young man reflects on his life after committing suicide, during his last moments before fading away.

RUN

Directed by Andre d'Esterno & Lorraine Toth

Runtime - 4:23

Synopsis:

Run is one woman's journey from pain to power. She overcomes lifelong insecurities and a painful divorce by challenging herself to run a Marathon. The mental strength carries her across the finish line when her body begins to break down. She heals herself and her deepest wounds by crossing the finish line and running towards a new life. Based on the book titled "RUN" written by Lorraine Toth who also acted and directed film.

STAY

Directed by George Nicholas

Runtime - 1:00

 

Synopsis:

A First Responder finds her estranged father in need of help.

STILL LIFE WITH FAMILY

Directed by Lizardo Reyes Jr.

Runtime - 12:40

Synopsis:

A teenager realizes the alcoholism problem within his family and the damage that is left behind.

THE ROOT CELLAR

Directed by Kyle Kleinecke

Runtime - 14:59

 

Synopsis:

While investigating a deadly house fire, a Police Chief and Detective try to get answers from a mysterious man who was found in a cellar under the rubble.

WHISKEY SODA

Directed by Pablo Robles & Skyler Carkhuff

Runtime - 10:51

Synopsis:

A young actor's troubled relationship with his father has a direct affect on his stage career.