Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2023: MATINEE ONE
Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023
No matter how you slice it, relationships are tough; whether they are familial, romantic, or even neighborly. This collection of shorts from all over the world tells expansive, funny, and sometimes heartbreaking stories about the nuances and subtleties of various relationships and connections, as well as the importance of communication.
Post-Screening Q&A moderated by Shay Filmore
Kevin T. Landry / Canada / 2021 / 20 min. / French
More than a decade after she abandoned him, Émile accepts his mother Fanny’s invitation to come work with her on an isolated logging camp.
Jahmil Eady / U.S. / 2021 / 11 min. / English
A woman attempts to immortalize her dying grandfather using virtual reality technology, but her obsession with documenting drives a wedge between them.
LOST BEYOND THE STARS
Kayla Arend / U.S. / 2021 / 11 min. / English
On a deep space exploration, Captain Lorena is betrayed by the one person she thought she could trust.
MY DEAR GOD
Tara Sheffer / U.S. / 2020 / 13 min. / English
June Bell unearths the painful truth of her sister’s overdose and finds the closure she didn’t know she needed.
FOR AN HOUR OF LOVE (PER UN’ORA D’AMORE)
Andree Lucini / Italy / 2023 / 15 min. / Italian
Maria is obsessed with the television industry, but lives a provincial life with her son. A contest provides an opportunity for her moment.
James P. Gannon / U.S. / 2022 / 9 min. / English
50 years ago Jack and Betty were hit by a train and survived. This is their story.
Mike Donahue / U.S. / 2022 / 16 min. / English
Troy has loud sex. Troy has loud sex 24/7. Troy shares a wall with Thea and Charlie. Troy is ruining their lives… Or is he saving them?