Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2017: MATINEE TWO

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2017: MATINEE TWO

Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Rating: N/A

The MATINEE TWO program of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival features nine short films about community, race, loss, and family bonds. Fear of public urination, woman overly interested in her dog, and poet from Brownsville are amongst the documentary and narrative shorts in this matinee program that concludes the festival.

Includes Q&A with filmmakers. Join us afterwards for the official CLOSING PARTY at Nitehawk’s Lo-Res Bar where Festival winners will be announced. Featuring Jameson Irish Whiskey!


GET ACTION
ELAINE STRUTZ / USA / 2016 / NARRATIVE / 8 MINS
A woman’s attempt to cheer up her grieving friend goes wrong when she drags her out onto the unpredictable streets of Brooklyn.

IN WHITE
DANIA BDEIR / LEBANON / 2017 / NARRATIVE / 16 MINS
Her father’s funeral brings Lara back to Beirut from her modern life in NYC, forcing her to face the traditions she escaped and the untraditional fiancee she’s been hiding.

PEACE OF QUEV
OLIVIA CLEMENT / USA / 2016 / DOCUMENTARY / 10 MINS
A musical portrait of Brownsville artist Quindell Evans, whose music and poetry uplift his community and those around him.

DEAR HENRI,
MATTHEW SANDAGER / USA / 2017 / NARRATIVE / 13 MINS
Nine-year-old Henri recently lost her beloved namesake and pen pal, Grandpa Henry. She misses him deeply – but could their correspondence continue?

NIGHT
JOOSIE DUK / USA, THE NETHERLANDS / 2017 / NARRATIVE / 10 MINS
When Sue’s cousin Genelva visits from abroad, she hopes a night out with her friends will connect two different parts of her life.

SUNDOGS
ELIZABETH CHATELAIN / USA / 2017 / NARRATIVE / 16 MINS
A single mother and her 4-year-old daughter struggle to survive a homeless night in the oilfields of North Dakota.

RODNEY
DORON MAX HAGAY / USA / 2016 / NARRATIVE / 9 MINS
Old friends Mandy and Lisa reunite for a fun weekend, but Lisa’s strange behavior leads Mandy to suspect that something might be wrong with her.

SHY GUYS
FREDRIC LEHNE / USA / 2016 / NARRATIVE / 8 MINS
Strangers confront and resolve one of the most insidious and perplexing scourges to ever afflict mankind – while standing at neighboring urinals.

THE BACKSEAT
JOE STANKUS & ASHLEY CONNOR / USA / 2016 / DOCUMENTARY HYBRID / 8 MINS
Familial tensions are on full display when two octogenarians are tasked with driving their adult daughter to work.