This year the YES Film Festival is delighted to present a diverse selection of 9 short films from around the world. Two of these will screen with feature films that complement them, while the other 7 will be shown in this year’s short film program, “TALL TALES, SHORT FILM.”
Screening with WID WINNER AND THE SLIPSTREAM [See 2012 Feature Films]
Paul, a man down on his luck, enlists his stepson, Freddie, to push their broken down car to a junkyard – to save the towing fee. As they navigate their way through city streets, they also must navigate through their own troubled relationship. A perfectly delightful and touching film. Director Joe Lyons will conduct a post-film discussion of “SALVAGING.”
THE SECRET FRIEND(15 min)
Directed by Flavio Alves
Screening with NATHAN AND THE LUTHIER [See 2012 Feature Films]
Anna, a reclusive, elderly widow, played by Viola Harris (Sex and the City, The Other Guys, Deconstructing Harry), lives in quiet desperation until she begins receiving daily calls from a silent stranger. An odd and mysterious friendship evolves, and empty days are given new hope. But then the calls abruptly end.
“TALL TALES, SHORT FILM” – A Program of International Short Films
Saturday, 5/19 – 2:30pm
Sunday, 5/20 – 3:30pm
NORTH ATLANTIC (15 min)
Director: Bernardo Nascimento
Portugal, United Kingdom
An isolated air-traffic controller on an island of the Azores archipelago receives a transatlantic emergency signal from a lost plane. The controller realizes that his is the only voice that can help the lone pilot through the night.
WOLF CALL (12 min)
Director: Rob Underhill
It is 1956. The previous year, the mutilated body of 14-year old Emmett Till was found in a Mississippi river. William Bradford Huie of Look magazine sits down with the two men acquitted of the boy’s murder. Based on a true story. Director Rob Hill will conduct a post-film discussion.
WAR STORY (19 min)
Director: Davood Moradian Karahroodi
Two thirsty soldiers crouch at opposite ends of a minefield. They can see each other, and also a water jug sitting in the middle of the field. Each knows he must kill the other to get a hold of the precious water.
THE DANCE (10 min)
Director: Pardis Parker
Alex wants to be what he thinks Jenny wants him to be. So he tries all manner of clothes and tricks to get her attention. This is a sweet comedy about love, with no dialog.
ATROZ [Awful] (10 min)
Director: Francisco Alvarez
A worn and disillusioned teddy bear named Awful tries to escape from his owner (Luna) and her constant attention and endearments in this clever, funny tale.
SAYING GOODBYE (16 min)
Director: Cliff Springs
When Alma loses everything, she moves into a nursing home. But this nursing home is special: a cat with the uncanny ability to predict death prowls the halls. Will he set his sights on Alma and her newfound friend, Eunice?
UNDERCOVER (18 min)
Director: Iman K. Zawahry
Nada Assad is an American-Muslim who has one dream: to become an undercover detective. Her religious obligations clash with her duties as an officer when she tackles the mystery of a little girl’s stolen pig. Hilarious.