Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2023: CLOSING NITE
Run Time: 97 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023
Admission includes the after party in Trees Lounge!
Rounding out our festival, the Closing Nite program features actors putting on shows in unexpected ways, lonely folks seeking connection, and approaches to intimacy in a variety of forms. With two first time filmmakers among the ranks and one world premiere, these films include cringe comedy, playfully animated storytelling and the fantasy lives of kids.
Post-Screening Q&A moderated by Desmond Thorne, Nitehawk Cinema
Antonio Marziale / U.S. / 2022 / 14 min. / English
An intimate evening between a film director and a companion is disrupted when a familiar face arrives.
Steve Collins / U.S. / 2022 / 14 min. / English
An actress makes a surprise visit to meet her brother’s new girlfriend and destroy his life.
EYES AND HORNS
Chaerin Im / Germany, South Korea, U.S. / 2021 / 6 min.
Inspired by Picasso’s ‘Vollard Suite’, the transformation of the over masculine Minotaur leads to the destruction of the boundaries between sexes.
NIKO & ELEANOR
Sam Severin / U.S. / 2021 / 12 min. / English
Niko moves into the attic of an unknowing woman with Alzheimer’s and the two form a surprising symbiotic relationship.
Elijah Barry / U.S. / 2021 / 14 min. / English
Mistaking attention for love, and deprived of both, Caleb will distort himself to whatever shape will make him worthy. Tonight, he’ll become unrecognizable.
THE WHOLE WORLD & HIS WIFE
Taryn Ward / U.S. / 2022 / 6 min. / English
A blind husband and a deaf wife are always a happy couple.
Eddie Prunoske / U.S. / 2022 / 10 min. / English
In a stark church basement, a group of dour men gather for a symposium on the elusive art of human connection.
Marcela Biven / U.S. / 2022 / 8 min. / English
A young mother struggles with her mother’s death as her daughter struggles to share her mother’s love with an incoming baby.
Jerusha Hess, Jared Hess / U.S. / 2022 / 13 min. / English
An ode to the five senses delivered by a death-row inmate (Tim Blake Nelson) with little time left to enjoy them.