Carbondale Shorts Program C

Sunday, April 8  |  5:15PM  |  94 min.  |  Crystal Theatre



A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognizable language, baffling linguistic experts from around the globe. As he tries to navigate his way through the world, online bullies become the hardest thing he has faced yet. (Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady Peyton, Ireland, 14 min.)



Undiscovered follows Sasquatch on his quest for a good photo of himself. His attempts to jump into a photo before scaring away the hikers who are taking them are thwarted by the usual suspects—food in his teeth, closed eyes, mussed-up hair, an out-of-focus shot—resulting in deleted photos every time. (Sara Litzenberger, USA, 3 min.)



A group of young Black and Latino guys come home to their worst nightmare: an unconscious White girl on the floor of their apartment. They have no idea who she is or where she came from. Now they must decide what’s more dangerous: calling the cops or finding an alternative solution.  (Directed by: Carey Williams, USA; Run Time: 12 min.)



When marine wildlife has to adapt to the pollution surrounding it, the rules of survival change. (Kim Tailhades/Florian Brauch/Romain Tirions/Matthieu Pujol/Kim Taihades/Yohan Thireau, France, 7 min.)



Willcox, Arizona is a country music town that isn’t what it used to be. The town has a single radio station, run by one employee who lives at the studio, and is seen as an outcast by many of the townspeople. This unlikely champion of country music has a troubled history with the music that he plays every day, but he’s keeping it alive for the old folks and looking for redemption over the airwaves. (Ryan Maxey, USA, 12 min.)



Based on a 150-word poem by Ron Koertge, “Negative Space” is a short animated film that depicts a father-and-son relationship through the art of packing a suitcase. (Ru Kuwahata, France, 6 min.)



Over the last decade, an oil boom in North Dakota has seen the state’s population double with primarily male workers flocking to the region. With this dramatic increase, has come an influx of drugs, crime and sexual violence. On the Fort Berthold Indian reservation alone, rates of sexual violence have increased 168%, with Indigenous women most aected. Juxtaposing the ravaged yet starkly beautiful landscape with personal testimony from young Indigenous women living on the reservation, Nuuca is an evocative mediation revealing the connections between the rape of the earth and the violence perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls. (Michelle Latimer, USA/Canada, 13 min.)



Upon his release from prison Walter falls back in with his old gang of hustlers. In this con within a con, will he be the one left holding the bag? Mixing the anthropomorphic menagerie of humanity found in the cartoons of the 1930’s with the fatalist allegorical themes of film noir, Blind Mice tell a tale of societies divisions. (Nicholas D’Agostino, USA, 9 min.)



Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. (Jeremy Comte, Canada, 16 min.)