Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2018: OPENING NITE

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2018: OPENING NITE

Run Time: 92 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2018

The nine short films in the OPENING NITE screening of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival address the dynamics of family, shining in the face of adversity, and attempting to make meaningful connections. New York stories punctuate this program. Includes Q&A with filmmakers.

Join us afterwards for the official OPENING NITE PARTY at Nitehawk’s Lo-Res Bar. Featuring cocktails by New York Distilling and beer by Brooklyn Brewery!

KIM BUSH’S ABDUCTION
COURTNEY BUSH, WILL CARINGTON, JAKE GOICOECHEA / U.S.A. / 2017 / COMEDY / 9 MINS / NEW YORK PREMIERE
Everyone freaks out at a Christmas party when Kim goes missing.

MONSTER
JAKE KOLTON / U.S.A. / 2017 / COMEDY, DRAMA / 5 MINS / WORLD PREMIERE
A stay-at-home mom experiences an unexpected upheaval during her daily routine.

9AT38
CATHERINE LEE / SOUTH KOREA, U.S.A. / 2017 / DOCUMENTARY / 18 MINS
A Juilliard-trained violinist is unwavering in his pursuit of harmony by North and South Korean musicians straddling their heavily militarized border

86’D
ALAN PALOMO / U.S.A. / 2018 / COMEDY, DRAMA / 12 MINS / NEW YORK PREMIERE
Four seedy stories transpire over the course of one late-night order at 24-hour deli.

THE MORNING AFTER
LAUREN MINNERATH / U.S.A. / 2017 / DRAMA / 14 MINS / NEW YORK PREMIERE
Family tensions erupt the morning after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

LOW ROAD
ELEANOR WILSON / U.S.A. / 2018 / DRAMA / 91/2 MINS / WORLD PREMIERE
A tense slow burning thriller about a woman consumed by the image of her husband’s affair.

MARIA EL DIABLO (MARIA THE DEVIL)
JUSTICE NNANNA / PUERTO RICO, U.S.A. / 2018 / DOCUMENTARY / 5 MINS / WORLD PREMIERE
The story of Cucha, a 79 year-old artisan mask maker from Playa de Ponce, Puerto Rico.

SPELL OF THE WEST
SAME LANE / U.S.A. / 2018 / ANIMATION, WESTERN / 7 MINS
On an isolated cacti farm, three stressed out birds ask a cowgirl to help put a stop to the elusive Ax-Man.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARSHA!
TOURMALINE AND SASHA WORTZEL / U.S.A. / 2018 / DRAMA / 14 MINS
Commemorating Black transgender activist and performer Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson and her role in instigating the 1969 anti-policing riots at the Stonewall Inn.