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Documentary Shorts

Thu, Jun 27, 2013
  • 9:30PM
RUN TIME: 88 minutes
June 2013
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Thursday June 27, 2013
Performances no longer available.
Broken News 1: Disaster

Director: Lori Felker
US, 2012, 5min


Part one in a series. I read the headlines all day. At night, I recalled what I knew. I went to sleep. I woke myself up. I reported the newest news I could muster. I went back to bed. I forgot what I said. I asked my graphics team to rebuild the news after I broke it.

Catnip: Egress to Oblivion

Director: Jason Willis
US, 2012, 7min


Catnip is all the rage with today's modern feline, but do we really understand it? This film frankly discusses the facts about this controversial substance.


Director: Kevin Jerome Everson
US, 2012, 7min


Filmed in Charlottesville, Virginia, and starring a General Motors automobile—the titular brown Buick Century—meeting its fate.

Declaration of War

Director: Dustin Guy Defa
US, 2013, 6min


A haunting compilation of C-SPAN footage taken from the day George Bush announced “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan.  This mesmerizing short opens a new window into how government officials embraced the war.

Primate Cinema: Apes as Family

Director: Rachel Mayeri
US, 2012, 11min


Chimpanzees, our closest relatives, like to watch television. What would a film made expressly for chimps look like? A primatologist and actors in chimp suits present a primate drama for chimpanzees at the Edinburgh Zoo.


Director: Michael Almereyda
US, 2012, 15min


Photographer Chris Killip shares unpublished images chronicling time spent among the fiercely independent residents of a remote English fishing village.

Tina Delivers a Goat

Director: Joe Callander
US, 2012, 2min


Through taking council with a local village elder, Tina discovers the benefits of a goat, delivers the goat, says hi to mama and papa and behbeh, takes a photo, and leaves. Global generosity in all its blunt simplicity.

When the Zombies Come

Director: Jon Hurst
US, 2012, 9min


At a remote hardware store, fans of the walking dead have turned their love of zombies into an obsession, warping the way they see the store and its customers.

A Story for the Modlins

Director: Sergio Oksman
Spain, 2012, 26min


The tale of Elmer Modlin, who, after appearing in Rosemary’s Baby, fled with his family to a far-off country and shut himself away in a dark apartment for 30 years.

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