Carbondale Shorts Program B

Saturday, April 7  |  7:30 PM  |  90 min.  |  Crystal Theatre


A Beautiful Rant by Mark Bradford


Where do artists come from? An answer explored through paper, percussion and one provocative artist. (Dime Davis, USA, 6 min.)



In present-day Athens, 17-year-old Aria, who is working at Jimmy’s local kebab place is waiting for a driving lesson with her father. When he finally arrives, it is not to go for a drive; on the contrary, he confides in her the care of a young Chinese immigrant who speaks neither Greek nor English. (Myrsini Aristidou, Cyprus/France, 1 min.)



Zion Clark weighs a mere 88 pounds and is three feet, two inches tall, yet he is 19 years old. He was born without legs due to caudal regression syndrome. His birth parents abandoned him at the hospital and he has spent almost his entire adolescence in different foster homes. He is one of the strongest and most positive young men that you’ll ever meet. (Floyd Russ, USA, 10 min.)



Penny and her husband, James, have what probably appears to be a happy functioning relationship in middle America. Nice little house, finely manicured lawn, two cars for the household and a roast in the oven, but as the saying goes, looks can be deceiving. One fatal day Penny’s obsession with the Home Shopping Channel finally takes its toll on the marriage. This ultra-dark comedy is about the tenuous nature of relationships and how misguided obsession and unspoken feelings can be a deadly combination. (Dev Patel, USA/Singapore, 16 min.)



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.)



In a lush and lively forest lives a hedgehog. He is respected and envied by the other animals. However, Hedgehog’s unwavering devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards Hedgehog’s home and spark a tense and prickly standoff. Exquisitely directed by Eva Cvijanović and based on the classic story by Branko Ćopić, a writer from the former Yugoslavia, Hedgehog’s Home is a warm and universal tale for young and old that reminds us there truly is no place like home. (Eva Cvijanović, Canada/Croatia, 10 min.)



Blaise is 10 years old. Blaise is in love. Blaise loves to eat. Blaise is going to die. At least, that’s what he thinks. (Achiepo Steve, France, 22 min.)