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Collection of four animated film stills representing Shorts Program 2

Shorts 2: Expansions (Animation)

  Various

  Portugal, Switzerland, United States     73 minutes

Synopsis

This group of animated shorts stirs the imagination and offers heroic stories of rituals. Featuring works by Jeff Le Bars and Jérémie Balais, João Gonzalez, Ahmad Saleh, David Doutel and Vasco Sá, Jonathan Laskar, and Sara Gunnarsdóttir.

In New Moon (U.S.), inner city dreams are illuminated in this imaginative surrealist journey narrated by Colman Domingo. A father and son are a pair of Ice Merchants (Portugal), who parachute from their cliffside house to sell their wares to the village below. A sleepless mother searches for her missing child in war-torn Palestine with the help of the Night (Palestine) sky. Joel and his horse, working under the blazing sun, discover a man attempting to start a forest fire in Garrano (Portugal). In The Record (Switzerland), an antique instrument dealer receives a magical vinyl record from a traveler. In the early ’90s, an imaginative 15-year-old searches for her ultimate paramour but struggles to balance the real world and her grandiose fantasies in My Year of Dicks (U.S.)

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sun, Oct 16 @ 2:30pm 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.