Schedule: Friday, March 23rd, 2018

All films shown on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 will be shown at: 

Drexel URBN Center
3501 Market Street
Room 349
Philadelphia, PA 19104
www.drexel.edu/westphal
215-895-2000
Admission: $10
Student Admission w/ID: $8


#Them Too Shorts Program:
The things we’re up against.
Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 7:00PM

 

FORTY YEARS | 12 MIN | USA
Directed by Irene Lusztig

Four women read letters about sexual violence that were sent to Ms. Magazine in the 1970s. This is happening now, but it has also been happening forever.

CHOCOLATE | 21 MIN | USA
Directed by Thiago Dadalt
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A universal story of love and human connection, Chocolate delves into the heartbreaking issue of Eve (Piercey Dalton), a mother who is suddenly separated from her daughter due to the unforgiving nature of early onset Alzheimer’s. Alone, lost and vulnerable in the streets of Downtown Los Angeles, she struggles to find her way home until a trigger brings the past into full view.

TINSELTOWN | 12 MIN | USA
Directed by Kenny Dieudonne

An ambitious young woman chasing the mystique of Hollywood finds out the cost of fame isn’t exclusively monetary.

PRACTICE is a deceptively dark film that focuses on themes of grooming and radicalisation, and also challenges us to look at the way we pre-judge people of different nationalities and religions.

APRIL 6TH | 25 MIN | NORWAY
Directed by Sigrid Kolbjørnsen (view message from Sigrid Kolbjørnsen

The short movie “April 6th” starts out as a typical “boy meets girl” movie. The exchange student Thea is studying law in Bergen, and one day she is invited to a party with her classmate Thomas. She attends with her friend Emma, and eventually gets so drunk that she falls asleep. As the screen turns black the story starts over again, but this time from Thomas’ perspective. We follow him through the same day, and when we arrive at the moment we left Thea the two stories melt together.

IDIRA | 6 MIN | UK
Directed by Leila Bartell (view message from Leila Bartell)

Trafficked from Africa to the UK, 15 year old Idira faces imprisonment in a London home. She works around the house as a domestic slave from dawn till dusk, sleeps on the kitchen floor and has no contact with the outside world.

Her ordeal takes a turn for the worse when her captor offers her as a sexual favor to a visitor. This abuse is the turning point for traumatized Idira, determined to flee for her life.

FAIR AND DAINTY | 4.5 MIN | USA, INDIA
Directed by Alicia Parikh

Arushi Sharma, a young Indian-American girl, returns home from playing outside and overhears her mother and grandmother arguing about her. She is then confronted with the existence of colorism, a concept still prevalent in modern Indian culture.

Director Alicia Parikh will be present for Q&A.


Bookends
Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 9:00PM

 

FEATURE NARRATIVE | 75 MIN | USA
Directed by Vincente de la Vega II

While partying during a hurricane, Harper finds out her husband’s new friends are swingers and decides she wants to swap partners for a night of sex without fully considering the consequences.

THE FOURSOME
NARRATIVE SHORT | 6 MIN | USA
Directed by Amanda Kendris

All’s fair in love…

 


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