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Shorts Program: Fantastic Tales

2018-19, Various directors, USA, 85 min.

Show Times

  • Wed, Aug 14th 8:30pm
  • Thu, Aug 15th 6:00pm

Six excursions into the realms of horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

2019, Samuel Wofford, USA, 6 min.
With Samuel Wofford, Samantha Nelson

Daniel finds that his new office job comes with something heavier than strings attached in this satiric horror allegory in the Jordan Peele vein. ProRes digital. (MR)

2019, Davis Northern, USA, 18 min.
With Caleb Clark, Deysha Nelson

An eight-year-old boy dreams that he can build a spaceship that will reunite him with his departed father. DCP digital. (MR)

2019, Khaled Ridgeway, USA, 9 min.
With Yves Beneche, Paul Mischesin

Racism gets a culinary twist in this black comedy set in an after-hours diner. DCP digital. (MR)

2019, Kylie Eaton, USA, 14 min.
With Eris Baker, Gina Torres

Eris Baker (This Is Us) stars as a girl fixated on a fantasy TV show that she thinks can dispel the "monster" in her house. DCP digital. (MR)

2018, Nikyatu, USA, 17 min.
With Natalie Paul, Madison Spicer

In this stylish horror item exec-produced by Terence Nance, New York City is stalked by Black vampires, one of whom is trying to contact the two daughters from whom she has been forcibly separated. DCP digital. (MR)

2018, Julian Park, USA, 20 min.
With Kaleb Alexander Roberts, Nathan Kim

An imaginative boy wants to believe in superheroes but finds that the streets of L.A. are a lot different from his comic books. DCP digital. (MR)

Directors Samuel Wofford, Davis Northern, Khaled Ridgeway, Julian Park, producer Dan Marcus (INVINCIBLE BOY), and (tentative) director Kylie Eaton are scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.