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Shorts 6: Side-Splitting (Comedy)


  Brazil, Finland, Philippines, United States     89 minutes


Defying conventions, these comedic films brim with humorous and quirky idiosyncrasies.

In Northern Brazil, the launch of a rocket sparks a cleaning woman’s imagination in Sideral (Brazil). Three kids worry that their beloved school bus driver will be lonely this summer without them in Cupids (U.S.). After years of working as an informant for the FBI, Samir must decide how far he will go to protect his citizenship in the U.S. in No Longer Suitable For Use (U.S.). Isabel, the new tee-girl at the golf course, finds mischievous ways to quietly rebel during her workday in Filipiñana (Philippines). All cards on the table when a queer woman brings her partner home for the first time in The Syed Family Xmas Game Night (U.S). Hannele is going out for a walk with her friend when suddenly a dense and dangerous fog rises and pushes her into Hysteria (Finland).

Featuring works by Carlos Segundo, Zoey Martinson, Julian Joslin, Rafael Manuel, Fawzia Mirza, and Anssi Määttä.

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Sun, Oct 17 @ 7:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 9

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Special Guests*: Director Fawzia Mirza and Writer Kausar Mohammed (The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night)
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the United States.

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Short Program Sponsor

Logo: Goose Island Beer Co. 125x125

Film Sponsor (The Syed Family Xmas Game Night)

Logo: William Blair 300x60

Film Sponsor (Cupid)

Logo: William Blair 300x60