SHORTS BLOCK 1
Directed by Various
Directed by Dawn Dreyer and Andrea Love – New England Premiere – USA, 7 min.
A Chinese doctor whose parents were victims of the Chinese Revolution when he was four years old explores his lifelong struggle with fear through words and exquisite hand-drawn and stop-motion animation.
NOT ONE STEP BACK
Directed by Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley – USA, 16 min.
When the lame duck North Carolina Republican governor called an emergency session last December after finally conceding his Democratic rival’s victory, citizens fought back with five days of protest.
Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley screened BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN at SFF 2012 and WHO TOOK JOHNNY at SFF 2015.
ALL THE PRESIDENTS’ HEADS
Directed by Adam Roffman – USA, 9 min.
Developer Howard Hankins is the savior of 42 giant decaying giant busts of the Presidents of the United States that he hopes to restore and share on his Virginia farm.
JOHNNY PHYSICAL LIVES
Directed by Joshua Neuman – USA, 22 min.
A young man battling leukemia draws strength from the rock n’ roll in his blood, and his older brother captures this secret inner world through live animation.
CONFESSIONS OF A CANNABIS CONSULTANT
Directed by Mark Dugas – Massachusetts Premiere – USA, 14 min.
After a medical marijuana grower and healer is raided by the police, his family and patients rally around him as he fights against a prison sentence.
Directed by Tyler Trumbo – New England Premiere – USA, 15 min.
A boy who idolizes his secretive and often absent Navy SEAL father finds reconciliation with the larger-than-life former frogman after a frightening diagnosis opens an emotional door.