Cinema is showing short subjects on a rotating schedule:
Block A: Fri: 10:00:00 AM, 2PM - Sat: 1PM, 5PM
The Grove,Dir. Justin Baker (50 minutes)
A documentary about a church in conservative Appalachia who announced they are fully affirming and inclusive to the LGBTQ community.
Block B: 11:00:00 AM, 3PM - Sat: 12PM, 4PM (46 mins)
Will You Remember Me, Dir. Will Dowling (11 mins)
When a compassionate nurse notices one of her Alzheimer's patients beginning to show signs of the end of her life, she tries everything to being her peace at the end but doing so forces the nurse to balance the contradictions of her job and confront her own fears about loss.
Thank You For Not Answering, Dir. Paul Trillo (3 mins)
Thank You For Not Answeringexplores the faded and deteriorated memories of a man leaving a voicemail for an ex-lover, reflecting on the life they had and the life they could have had. Made entirely with Runway's Gen-2 generative video technology, we see the subjective reality AI can create, as if it too is recalling a memory of a memory.
Kai Shappley: A Trans Girl Growing Up In Texas, Dir. DareshaKy (18 mins)
An intimate portrait of Kimberly and Kai Shappley, a mother who has to confront her religious community while her 7-year-old transgender daughter navigates life at school where she's been banned from the girls' bathroom.
Rehearsal, Dir. Michael Gouken Omonua (14 mins)
How do you stage a miracle healing? Protagonists are cast and different variations are tried out, improved and discarded. Boundaries dissolve between church and theatre, faith and credibility.
Block C: 12:00:00 PM, 4PM, 1SAT: 1AM, 3PM
A Brave Lament,Dir. Christ Bauman and Andrew Bauman (38 mins)
After losing their first child to stillbirth, therapists Andrew and Christy only knew one way to grieve: loud and outwardly. Though their son Brave never took his first breath, his death and their exposed grief has echoed throughout a close-knit community ever since that tragic day.
Block D: 1PM, 5PMm, Sat: 10AM, 2PM (45 mins)
Hold the Lighthouse, Dir. Thomas Soto (9 mins)
A septuagenarian with Alzheimer's disease and his 10-year-old grandson are isolated in a small village in Gaspesia. The grandfather feels the memories of his lost wife deeply. She stays in his mind while the rest of his world crumbles and his grandson tries his best to be a safe haven for his ailing grandfather.
City of Ghosts, Dir. Elle Brooks-Tao and Christian Elliott (16 mins)
City of Ghosts tells the heroic true story of Rosen and Uri, who travel from their home countries of Bulgaria and Ukraine in search of a better life. On the journey they meet and become friends, only later to shoulder each other's burdens as they realize that they have been hijacked into a life of modern-day slavery of hard labor in Greece. To stay alive, they must remain compliant until Uri learns of Ukraine's invasion and pleads with Rosen to attempt escape. Their worldviews collide, interrupting the friendship they've built in slavery. An unlikely decision leads to a test of loyalty.
God's Love Split, Dir. Paloma Holub (11 mins)
A United Methodist Church in Savannah, Georgia goes through a split over LGBT issues and the repercussions follow clergy and members alike.
Stay With Me, the World is a Devastating PlaceDir. Angelo Madsen Minax (9 mins)
The result of a deep dive into the Channel 8 News archive in Dallas, Texas, this film reimagines politicians, citizens, and news anchors as portents of late-stage capitalism.