Program Two - Aspen

Shorts Program Two

 Wednesday, April 4  |  5:15 pm |  Filmmaker Q&A to Follow  |  Run Time:  92 min. |

Wheeler Opera House

War Paint

Kiyanna, a bright yet reserved teenager, experiences the complexities of being both black and female on the eve of a 4th of July celebration in South Los Angeles.  (Directed by: Katrelle Kindred, USA; Run Time: 17 min.)

Judith Loves Martha

Ms. Judith Godwin is one of the rare women from the 1950’s American Abstract Expressionist Movement. In 1948, Ms. Godwin, an 18-year-old college student in Virginia, was captivated by a newspaper clipping of the choreography of Martha Graham. After inviting the Graham Company to perform at her school, Ms. Godwin was asked to chaperone Ms. Graham on her campus visit. This story unfolds Judith’s memory of her first inspiration and the lasting influence Martha Graham has had on her work. (Directed by: Anna Gaskell, USA; Run Time: 10 min.)


Javier arrives in a small town looking for a job. In this place he faces a farming community led by Chivo, a stubborn man who doesn’t trust him and won’t allow him to work with them. Guided by strange dreams that haunt him at night, Javier will fight against Chivo’s prejudices to win his place in the community. (Directed by: Leticia Akel, Chile; Run Time: 13 min.)

The Climb

Kyle is feeling depressed and a weekend bike ride with his best friend, Mike, should help. Fresh air. Camaraderie. Exercise. But Mike has something to say that might ruin the ride. (Directed by: Michael Covino, USA; Run Time: 7 min.)

The Day the Dogs Disappeared

When the French bulldog of the Haese family disappears, Anna tries to protect her loved ones against an undefined threat. While procedures of the National Security Agency enter into force, a sense of fear is slowly creeping into their lives. What was once familiar, gradually becomes uncanny. (Directed by: Boris Kuijpers & Ruth Mellaerts, Belgium; Run Time: 20 min.) International Premiere

Lost Property Office

Edward Hopper is a meticulous and thorough custodian of a large city transit’s Lost Property office. Alone, in the basement office, he’s kept company by a tiny toy robot and an old gramophone, both of which he has lovingly restored after finding them lost and broken at train stations. Rather than abandon his beloved Lost Property office and all it’s forgotten relics he has cared for, he decides to re-appropriate them. What emerges from the darkened basement is wondrous and whimsical. (Directed by: Daniel Agdag, Australia; Run Time: 10 min.)

Magic Alps

When an Afghan refugee arrives in Italy with his goat to seek asylum, an Italian immigration officer finds himself in a difficult position because he doesn’t know what to do with the animal. Based on a true story. (Directed by: Andrea Brusa & Marco Croatia, Italy; Run Time: 15 min.) North American Premiere