Shortsfest 2018 ASPEN PROGRAM 6

Shorts Program Six

Friday, April 6 | 5:15PM | 92 min. | Filmmaker Q&A to follow | Wheeler Opera House

Maude

Teeny thought it was just another routine babysitting job until she’s shocked to meet the client. As the day goes on, Teeny decides to become the woman she had no idea she always wanted to be…until she gets caught. (Anna Margaret Hollyman, USA, 10 min.)

While I Yet Live

Five acclaimed African American quilters from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, talk about love, religion and the fight for civil rights as they continue the tradition of quilting that originally brought them together. (Maris Curran, USA, 15 min.)

A Gentle Night

In a nameless Chinese city, a mother, with her daughter missing, refuses to go gently into this good night. (Qiu Yang, China & France, 15 min.)

Manivald

Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother and spends his days learning piano while she makes his coffee and washes his socks. It is an easy life, but not a good one. Their unhealthy co-dependence is about to collapse when the washing machine breaks down and Toomas, a sexy and adventurous wolf repairman, arrives to fix it, and them. (Chintis Lungren, Canada/Estonia/Croatia, 13 min.)

An Uncertain Future

In Austin, Texas, two expectant mothers—one undocumented and one US citizen—must contend with increased ICE raids and mounting hostility towards immigrants under President Trump. (Ilana Sosa & Chelsea Hernandez, USA, 11 min.)

The Full Story

Toby is selling his childhood home, but the empty house is full of memories. Fleeting happiness, a world shattered by divorce and all the rage and helplessness of being a child—can he piece together the full story before closing the door on a life? (Daisy Jacobs, United Kingdom, 7 min.) US Premiere

Matria

Ramona lives with her husband, with whom she barely talks, and works in a cannery run by a despot manager. Faced with the challenges presented by her daily routine, Ramona tries to take refuge in the relationship that unites her to her daughter and granddaughter. (Álvaro Gago, Spain, 20 min.)