SHORT FILMS ATTACHED TO FEATURES

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Narrative & Documentary


Ablution | directed by Omar Al Dakheel, USA, 15:00
The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.
#PinkPeach
Screens with ABU (Sunday, April 15, 2018, 2:45pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)

Absent | directed by Sudarshan Suresh, USA/India, 16:15
Resigned to a mundane life of caring for a mother with dementia, Zola sees a fleeting chance at escape when she runs into an old crush.
Screens with FACADES (Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)

Broke | directed by Asad Farooqui, USA, 12:46
A struggling Muslim couple attends their first therapy session to save their marriage, but things don’t go as planned.
#Georgia
Screens with POOR JANE (Saturday, April 14, 2018, 4:45pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)

Color Blind | directed by Daniel Oramas, USA, 4:47
A rookie cop and his senior partner find themselves at odds over the current political climate during a long night on the job in this charged satire.
#Georgia
Screens with PRISON LOGIC (Monday, April 16, 2018, 8:30pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)

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Doug | directed by Daniel Oramas, USA, 8:02
A night home alone gets weird when Rebecca and her brother Kevin hear a knock at the door.
#Georgia
Screens with CLARA’s GHOST (Monday, April 16, 2018, 9:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Dad’s Garage)

The Last Honey Hunter | directed by Ben Knight, Nepal/USA, 35:50
In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal’s Hongu River valley, you will find a wiry and unassuming man named Mauli Dhan Rai, who is believed to be chosen by the gods for the perilous rite of honey harvesting.
#Competition
Screens with ONIBO (Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00pm ⎯⎯⎯ Hilan Theatre)

Laws of the Game | directed by Aegina Brahim, United Kingdom/Suriname, 18:00
A fierce Surinamese female referee fights for her place in the world of men's football.
#Competition #NewMavericks
Screens with NOS LLAMAN GUERRERAS (THEY CALL US WARRIORS) (Saturday, April 21, 2018, 12:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Hilan Theatre)

Los Comandos | directed by Joshua Bennett & Juliana Schatz-Preston, El Salvador/USA, 29:32
Sixteen-year-old Mimi, a dedicated medical emergency volunteer, lives in the cross hairs of gang violence. When her fellow Comando, 14-year-old Erick, is gunned down while serving, she faces pressure to flee El Salvador and head north.
#CineMás
Screens with ARMED WITH FAITH (Sunday, April 15, 2018, 4:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Hilan Theatre)

Mi Tesoro (My Treasure) | directed by Michael Flores, El Salvador, 22:35
A cleaning woman steals a Salvadoran Civil War map and hunts for a treasure in the hopes of reuniting with her son.
#CineMás
Screens with Cabeza Madre (Mother’s Head) (Sunday, April 15, 2018, 8:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Dad’s Garage)

Pink Dolphin | directed by Tuo Kan, USA, 4:11
A story about the one and only Pink Dolphin living in the ocean looking for his companions and trying to survive from the assaults and taunts of other sea creatures.
#Animation #PinkPeach
Screens with MERMAIDS (Sunday, April 15, 2018, 5:00pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)

Saltwater Baptism | directed by Jared Callahan & Russell Sheaffer, USA, 17:22
Santiago Gonzalez IV, a first generation Mexican-American, struggles with the tensions between his sexuality, nationality, and religion as he prepares for his college graduation.
#PinkPeach
Screens with THY KINGDOM COME (Saturday, April 21, 2018, 12:45pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)

The Shadow | directed by Isaac Switzer, USA, 2:27
A girl faces a looming darkness.
#Animation 
Screens with FAT TUESDAY (Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:30pm ⎯⎯⎯ Plaza Theatre)

Towards the Sun | directed by Monica Santis, USA/United Kingdom, 20:00
Under the looming threat of deportation, an unaccompanied minor at an immigrant children's shelter in Texas embarks on a healing journey and learns to express herself through the power of art.
#CineMás #NewMavericks
Screens with COCAINE PRISON (Saturday, April 14, 2018, 3:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Hilan Theatre)

Umbrella | directed by Rhys Ernst, USA, 15:50
Against the backdrop of rising anti-trans legislation, Umbrella chronicles the stories of four transgender individuals across America united in their passion to create change.
#Georgia #PinkPeach
Screens with VENUS (Sunday, April 15, 2018, 9:00pm ⎯⎯⎯ Hilan Theatre)

The Wolf Guru | directed by Mian Qin, USA/China, 4:50
A man is attacked by a group of wolves and their monster leader. When he finally makes it to safety, however, he must face one more challenge in the form of the monster’s real identity.
#Animation #Competition
Screens with FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF (Friday, April 19, 2018, 8:15pm ⎯⎯⎯ Hilan Theatre)