Film Countries Archives: United Kingdom

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O, Glory [short film]

  Joe and Charlie

  United Kingdom     17 minutes

Synopsis

A brother calls a doctor to an isolated country home to examine his sister Debroah, who he believes is losing her mind.

This film screens as part of Shorts 3: Things Aren’t What They Seem (After Dark)

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Sucker [short film]

  Alix Austin

  United Kingdom     8 minutes

Synopsis

A giant, mind-controlling, leech-like creature takes over the brains of two sisters.

This film screens as part of Shorts 3: Things Aren’t What They Seem (After Dark)

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Collection of four animated film stills representing Shorts Program 9

Shorts 9: Outside the Lines (Family Friendly Animation)

  Various

  Belgium, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States     74 minutes

Synopsis

This group of fun, energetic, emotional, and beautifully made animated works will capture the imaginations of audiences of all ages. Featuring works by Solène Bosseboeuf, Flore Dechorgnat, Tiphaine Klein, Auguste Lefort, Antoine Rossi, Bret Parker, Chiang Yao, Wendy Wai Yi Kong, India Barnardo, Sean McCarron, Ana Gusson, Kris Theorin and Britt Raes.

A father takes his baby out for a leisurely kayaking trip, which turns out to be not so relaxing in Kayak (France). Pete (US) is a coming-of-age story about not conforming to gender norms, and the champions whose support makes all the difference. Mr. Cat’s severe fear of water has stopped him from achieving his dreams, until one day he makes a new friend who motivates him to persevere Impurrfection (Taiwan). A farm boy falls in love at first sight with a mysterious girl riding a Cow (Hong Kong). An epic battle breaks out between a cat and a moth in order to win the perfect spot on the couch in Cat and Moth (UK). An eccentric boy has trouble fitting in at school due to his obsession with crows in Corvine (Canada). A pre-teen is caught between what her mother wants her to be, and what she wants for herself in Pivot (Canada). A family is visited by a mysterious and invisible being with a taste for TV in Grump in the Night (US). A small child befriends a giant rock who seems to have lost its home in Luce and the Rock (Belgium).

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sun, Oct 23 @ 2:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

Special Guests*: Corvine director Sean McCarron
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available to stream anywhere in the United States.

Sponsors

Cultural Supporters (for Corvine, Pivot)

Logo: Canada 313x100Logo: CanadaNow 125x133

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Collection of four comedic film stills representing Shorts Program 6

Shorts 6: Risible (Comedy)

  Various

  Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States     65 minutes

Synopsis

These impressive comedic shorts pack a punch and make it hard to hold in your laughter. Featuring works from Benoît Monney, Jon Olav Stokke, Fawzia Mirza, Victor Nyåker, Natalie Prisco, Anastasia Babenko, and Duro Howard Jr.

A film director struggles through a day of chaotic, unforeseen problems in Action (Switzerland). In Deloping (UK), Mary and Emma will settle their differences the only way they know how: a duel to the death! The day after meeting a crew of twenty somethings at a South Asian happy hour, 39-year-old Hena is thrown into their group chat in Auntie (US). In Circle of Trust (Sweden), Sonja and Per meet to create a space where they safely can explore sides of themselves that they suppress in their everyday lives. A bored middle-aged woman desperate for an adrenaline rush becomes entangled with a crew of dangerous diamond thieves in The Hostage (US). In a tiny hospital room, Vitya and Lena have no choice but to grow up as they welcome their newborn in The Diaper Cake (Ukraine). Experience the World—The Train (US) is an absurdist, soft-spoken journey along the Chicago red line train during rush hour.

Screenings & Events

Screening

Fri, Oct 21 @ 5:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available to stream anywhere in the United States.

Sponsors

Comedy Sponsor

Shorts Sponsor (Auntie)

Logo: William Blair 300x60

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Collection of four film stills representing Shorts Program 4

Shorts 4: Traditions (Documentary)

  Various

  Canada, India, United Kingdom, United States     83 minutes

Synopsis

These powerful non-fiction shorts highlight ambitious missions, modern artistry, and regional heritage. Featuring works by Luchina Fisher, Christine Turner, Bafic, Jennie Williams, and Sohil Vaidya.

In Team Dream (US), Ann and Madeline prepare to competitively swim in the National Senior Games. Celebrated artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley provide insight into their creation of the Obama portraits in Paint and Pitchfork (US). Sub Eleven Seconds (UK) is a poetic imagining of track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympic journey. In Nalujuk Night (Canada), an exhilarating and terrifying Labrador Inuit ritual takes place every January. Trees whisper tales of the Gods and the ancestors, spirits wander in the forest, and dark secrets buried in the time slowly emerge in Murmurs of the Jungle (India).

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sun, Oct 16 @ 4:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Special Guests*: Murmers of the Jungle director Sohil Vaidya and Team Dream director Luchina Fisher
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available to stream anywhere in the United States.

Sponsors

Shorts Sponsor (Team Dream)

Logo: William Blair 300x60

Documentary Sponsor

Logo: WTTW (2019)

Documentary Patron

Cynthia Stone Raskin

Cultural Supporters (for Nalujuk Night)

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