Short Films Program 2
Voyages of discovery for the main character in each of these films, with the crisp storytelling typical of short films.
Directed by Via Bia
A tattooed woman who hides behind eyeliner and an attitude tells the story of her first ink. Will she drop the act and reveal something real?
Iron (17m, USA)
A young woman joins the labor force working on the railroad during WWI.
Tinder is the Night (11m, USA)
Directed by Misha Calvert
Poor, dorky Eddie is excited about a hot first date, until it goes horribly wrong and leaves her stranded in a nightmare. Her three best friends try to help her navigate the tricky waters of online flirting to no avail. It takes a run-in with an ominous night terror for Eddie to understand that happiness starts with self-love.
The Law Of The Excluded Third Or No Third Is Given (24m, Russian Federation)
Directed by Alexandra Sokolovskaya
Literary magazine editor mentally cheats on his young lover with his own wife, a university professor of Maths. He still feels the need for her fine and concise brain and their intellectually rich and direct discussions. After having a crush on the young girl he rejoins his wife. The constant irony helps them find a compromise solution to what has happened. But the real challenge is deeper than the usual crisis of middle age and sexual dissatisfaction.
50/50: Rethinking the past, present, and future of women and power (20m, USA)
Directed by Tiffany Shlain
50/50 gives the 10,000 year history of women + power — from setbacks and uprisings, to the bigger context of where we are today. Using her signature, cinematic-thought-essay style, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain brings us on an electric ride to explore, where are we really on the greater arc of history of women and power? And what’s it going to take to get to a #5050 world — not just politics and board rooms, but truly shifting the gender balance to be better for everyone.