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NEW SHORTS: Short Longes [+Q&As] In Partnership with Short Sighted Cinema
Sun 17 Jan 15:00 Hackney Attic
A chance to spend an afternoon with a series of longer form shorts. Join us for a full session of cinematic treats. Where possible, each film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, hosted by Gem Carmella (Short Sighted Cinema).
Film running order:
SEA BREEZE Chun-Yi Li 30 mins
NO STRINGS Eoin Maher 23 mins
ANNA, ISLAND Lauren Bensted and Dolly Alderton 19 mins
WHAT COMES AFTER Chris Dundon-Smith 23 mins
NIGHTSTAND Charlie Parham 26 mins
THE IMMACULATE MISCONCEPTION Michael Geoghegan 25 mins
Lauren Bensted and Dolly Alderton 19 mins
Anna, Island is a short film about a directionless young Londoner and Desert Island Discs obsessive - Anna. Stuck in that mid-twenties twilight zone between responsibility and freedom, reality and her own head - she sets about wriggling free from the things that restrain her and finds it's easier said than done.
Charlie Parham 26 mins
Nightstand is an unsettling portrait of a destructive three night affair between two men - one is gay, lost, and adolescent, the other is married to a woman and middle-aged. Set in the fractured heart of London’s dying queer landscape, Nightstand presents a whirlwind of repressed yearnings and urban loneliness.
Eoin Maher 23 mins
Recently moved to London Bryn is finding it difficult to cope with his new surroundings. Seeking a distraction he invited Sean, an intrusive extrovert over for no strings sex. When the encounter ends Bryn wants to be alone again but Sean doesn’t want to leave. Sharing a bed for the night real intimacy begins to surface between the two men.
Chun-Yi 30 mins
An incident brings a mid-aged Taiwanese woman and a young Filipino guy together. Although they can barely communicate with each other in language, she takes care of him out of instinct before her self-consciousness gets in the way to define what that ambiguous instinct is.
THE IMMACULATE MISCONCEPTION
Michael Geoghegan 25 mins
Sinead O’Reilly is a pregnant 16-year-old living with her grandparents Daniel and Bronagh. Bronagh is the matriarch of this family and a pious Catholic. Sinead’s pregnancy is both the last straw and unbeknownst to Bronagh her salvation. If Bronagh can get the birth proclaimed immaculate by the Vatican then God only knows what is possible.
WHAT COMES AFTER
Chris Dundon-Smith 23 mins
A remorseful teenager, haunted by a past event, furtively spends his time at the hospital trying to aid a man in a vegetative state.