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Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2024: MATINEE ONE

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2024: MATINEE ONE

Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2024

Coming of age, crushes, and confessions are a few things that will welcome you in the morning of our Matinee One program. This selection of films highlights incredibly real slices of life and puts them on display in visually unique, humorous, and sometimes heartbreaking ways. We hope that by the end of this program you feel as invigorated as the activists you will meet, and as liberated as the pair of nuns that you will fall in love with.

Q&A moderated by Caryn Coleman, The Future of Film is Female

Crarylake Boats and Floats
Spencer Thielmann, Emily Berge / U.S. / 2022 / 10 min. / English
At the combo hot dog stand boat rental shop, Lane hopes to wait out her shift by getting high and avoiding the rain.

Anne Hu / U.S. / 2022 / 16 min. / English
When a Taiwanese American woman prepares lunches from her childhood, she struggles to forgive herself for pushing away her immigrant mother.

Karina Dandashi / U.S. / 2022 / 13 min. / Arabic, English
Two cousins born in separate countries reunite in Brooklyn when a run-in with an ex turns the night into a mission of revenge.

What People Burn to Stay Warm
Calyssa Lavery, Sam Lasiter / U.S. / 2023 / 14 min. / English
With a bloody nose and with nowhere to go, 14 year old Ophelia escapes from her abusive home into a waiting sedan.

Things Reaching Toward The Sun
James Kolsby, Myles Brewer / U.S. / 2023 / 14 min. / English
A heartbroken young woman is burdened by a crack in her wall as she moves out of her apartment.

Flores del otro Patio
Jorge Cadena / Switzerland, Colombia / 2022 / 16 min. / Spanish
In Northern Colombia, a group of queer activists use extravagant performative actions to denounce the disastrous exploitation by the country’s largest coal mine.

Stephanie Kaznocha / U.S. / 2023 / 11 min. / English
After the death of a friend, two nuns in their golden years contemplate what their future holds.