Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2019: CLOSING NITE

Run Time: 94 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2019

We close the 2019 Nitehawk Shorts Festival with eight short films that present stories on the intimacy of the nail salon, absurdist, dark comedies, and powerful coming-of-age stories about friendship.

Q&A WITH FILMMAKERS

PROGRAM

THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW
MARSHALL CURRY / U.S.A. / 2019 / DRAMA / 20 MIN
A mother of young children who’s grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband has her life shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment.

SEE YOU NEXT TIME
CRYSTAL KAYIZA / U.S.A. / 2019 / DOCUMENTARY / ENGLISH & MANDARIN WITH SUBTITLES / 6 MIN
See You Next Time reaches across the nail salon table to capture the intimate moments shared between a Chinese nail artist and her Black client.

PRINCESS RITA
BLAIR WATERS / U.S.A. / 2019 / DARK COMEDY / 10 MIN / NEW YORK PREMIERE
A lonely insurance adjuster becomes consumed by his desire to meet his internet girlfriend, who claims to be a princess from a faraway country.

LAYING OUT
JOANNA ARROW / U.S.A. / 2019 / COMEDY, FANTASY, DRAMA / 5 MIN
An absurd comedy about a woman who examines her relationship with a man she has just started seeing in depth, and begins to explore her own misogyny, fantasies about having a penis and hatred for traditional gender roles.

THE DISHWASHER
NICK HARTANTO & SAM RODEN / U.S.A. / 2019 / DRAMA, COMEDY / ENGLISH & SPANISH WITH SUBTITLES / 13 MIN
A chef at a fine dining restaurant in New York City asks a Mexican dishwasher to find good tortillas.

ADA
ELEANORE PIENTA / U.S.A. / 2018 / SILENT COMEDY / 16MM TO DIGITAL / 11 MIN
Ada is an unlikeable competitive walker who makes a dress out of toilet paper and has an unfortunate run-in with a hose.

NIGHT SWIM
VICTORIA RIVERA / U.S.A. / 2019 / DRAMA / 12 MIN
Three teenage girls break into a shut down pool. When uninvited guests show up, their friendship is tested and one of them is left behind.

SKIP DAY
IVETE LUCAS & PATRICK BRESNAN / U.S.A. / 2018 / DOCUMENTARY / 17 MIN
Intimate glimpses of one very special day in the lives of high-school seniors from an industrial corner of the Florida Everglades: prom’s over, the future is uncertain, and the irresistible pull of the beach makes the long-time friends drive 60 miles to chill, pose and revel in the waves.

Trailer