Films of the Month

2020

JANUARY

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Dir. Luca Cutini
Italy

Italy, between 1943 and 1944: many Italian cities are bombed by the US air fleet. To protect themselves from attacks, hundreds of men, women and children are forced to take refuge in the underground tunnels of a small town, remaining confined to the bowels of the earth. Some men organize expeditions looking for supplies for the whole community, putting their lives at risk. Among these men is Paolo, husband of Anna and father of Luca, a ten-year-old boy, whose only desire is to go out of that dark and cold place. But the outside world is too dangerous for him.

 

FEBRUARY

 

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Dir. Austin Smith
United States

A young man, with the help of a unique friend, just wants to ask out the barista that he sees everyday before work. Can he gain the confidence to do so, or will he let his fear be the best of him.

 

 

MARCH

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Collapse

Dir. Phillip Lehn
United States

A writer struggles to cope with the trauma and stresses of a loved one who has passed.

(This film was made in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

 

 

APRIL

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Dir. Carmen PÉrez GonzÁlez
Spain

It is a work of Bosco represented in motion. It is intended to investigate the sins represented and the facts performed before and after. The scenarios and perspectives of Bosco are respected. The background is one more actor. Sin has been staged through the animation technique. The pace is slow, premeditated.

 

 

MAY

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Dir. Michael Tushaus
United States

A stark look at the Las Vegas strip and Downtown Fremont Street areas as the threat of COVID-19 forced hotel casinos and many businesses to shut down during the height of the pandemic.

 

 

JUNE

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Director Dan Ramm
United States

Adopted from the published poetry of Will Reyes, this project was created to maximize mental health awareness and decimate the associated stigmas on an international level.
The script is an adaptation of poems from “Lost In Life’s Ocean” by Will Reyes, woven into a four intersecting storylines. It is 8 minutes and 20 seconds–because we wanted experiencing the film to correspond directly, in real-time, to the 500-second journey of fresh sunlight escaping the surface of the sun and making its way millions of miles across the universe to us. So that by the end of the film, the audience will have been provided with a brand new generation of light to guide their way out of darkness and ignite a flame in their hearts.

JULY

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What Happened Is Yet To Come

Director Lucas Marques
Brazil

Nina (Vitoria Raciane) is a young woman who decides to abandon her life in the city to live with Yan (Ze Pedro Baroni), her musician boyfriend, in a country house, far from civilization. However, after finding a photo of Yan with his former girlfriend, Clara (Marina Azze), Nina then begins to have strange visions. That house hides a past that can become quite present.

 

AUGUST

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Directors Harrison Dove-Green, Austin Smith
United States

After surviving a massive cave-in, a coal miner must face his inner demons in order to free himself, all with a canary at his side. Filmed deep within Beckley Coal Mine in West Virginia.

 

 

SEPTEMBER

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Director Joaquin Salgado Osuna
Mexico

A short documentary that shows the lives, horrors and frustrations, of the director and his family during the COVID-19 lock down.

 

 

 

OCTOBER

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Director Fitch Jean
Canada

Troubled by reoccurring disturbing confessions and by apparent visual epiphanies, a catholic priest is driven into an existential shift and a dark self realization.