Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2022: CLOSING NITE

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2022: CLOSING NITE

Run Time: 100 min. Format: DCP

For our final program, we have innovative approaches to documentary, an assortment of young women making sense of their worlds, and people searching for connection.

YOU AND ME THIS SUMMER [World Premiere]
Emily Berge, Spencer Thielmann / U.S. / 2021 / 16 min

Set in the backwoods of rural Iowa, this is Regan and Addisyn’s last summer before college. As Addisyn tries to manage her mother’s addiction, Regan reckons with her Native culture and decision to leave their small hometown behind.

SITTING
JONES / U.S. / 2019 / 13 min
Bryn’s week goes from bad to worse, when her latest babysitting gig turns out to be a grown man. Kyle is terminally ill, and wants company for the last hours of his life – he intends to kill himself by the end of the evening.

THE MAN OF MY DREAMS
Tristan Scott-Behrends / U.S. / 2021 / 6 min
Two gorgeous magnetic male lovers traipse around the streets of NYC enmeshed in a dreamy romance.

WHAT I SEE WHEN I LOOK
Lindsay Calleran / U.S. / 2020 / 14 min
The filmmaker recreates memories from their childhood to paint an impressionistic and sensorial portrait of one family, as observed by a child.

NIGHT RIDE
Todd Karehana / New Zealand / 2021 / 10 min
A 66-year-old mother has an unusual ritual of returning to her old family home to care for stray cats. Worrying about the implications of her obsessive routine, her son wants to understand why. Joining her night rides, it’s time to unravel the truth.

LAUNCH
Leah Shore / U.S. / 2021 / 3 min
“Thirty-five years after Moon-walking astronauts placed special reflectors on the lunar surface, scientists have used these devices to test Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity to unprecedented accuracy. The findings, which also confirm theories from Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton, may help to explain physical laws of the universe and benefit future space missions.” – Nasa

IN LOVING MEMORY (OF WHO WE USED TO BE)
Vicky Lee / U.S. / 2021 / 8 min

IN LOVING MEMORY (OF WHO WE USED TO BE) is reminiscent of the growing pains and awkward tween years of a Chinese-American girl.

BURROS
Jefferson Stein / U.S. / 2021 / 15 min
A young Indigenous girl discovers a Hispanic migrant her age who has been separated from her father in the beautiful but dangerous Sonoran desert.

THE ISOLATED
Jay Giampietro / U.S. / 2020 / 15 min
A lonely New Yorker struggles to find connection during the early months of the COVID-19 shutdown.