5@5 Coyote

  • I Am My Own Mother I Am My Own Mother
  • Shoe Shiner Shoe Shiner
  • Shoe Shiner Shoe Shiner
  • Souls of Totality Souls of Totality
  • Special Day Special Day
  • The Modern Lives: Modern Lives The Modern Lives: Modern Lives


Rafael 2 Tue, Oct 9, 2018 9:15 PM
Century Larkspur Wed, Oct 10, 2018 6:15 PM
Film Info
Category:Short Films
Section:5@5 Shorts
Running Time:69 min.
Note Writer:Sterling Hedgpeth


“There's no comprehending just how close to the bone and the skin and the eyes and the lips you can get, and still feel so alone.” In these powerful shorts, lone protagonists navigate treacherous emotional terrain as they reconcile their need for connection with the world around them. In Andrew Zox’s touching I Am My Own Mother (US 2018, 23 min), an African American woman seeks out her original birth mother, with some unexpected results. Animator Bill Plympton's The Modern Lives (US 2018, 3 min) uses a Jackie Greene song to depict a man beset by pressures to conform. In Andrés Gallegos' Shoe Shiner (El limpia botas) (Chile 2018, 17 min), a young street orphan loses his shoeshine business and must prove his resourcefulness in a world of duplicitous adults. In Teal Greyhavens’s creepy Special Day (US 2018, 7 min), a family secret is revealed to a woman celebrating her 18th birthday. Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) stars in Richard Raymond’s Souls of Totality (US 2018, 19 min) as a member of an apocalyptic cult who spends her last day before “ascension” preparing for a momentous eclipse. The ending is a knockout and a perfect close to this unforgettable collection.

Expected Guests:
Director Andrés Gallegos; Producer Constanza Hevia (Shoe Shiner)  (All Screenings)
Producer John Trefry; Cinematographer Jarin Blaschke (Souls of Totality)  (All Screenings)
Director Teal Greyhavens; Writer Nikolai von Keller (Special Day)  (All Screenings)
Director Andrew Zox; Producer Kimberly Parker (I Am My Own Mother)  (All Screenings)

Included Shorts

I Am My Own Mother (23min) More
The Modern Lives: Modern Lives (5min) More
Shoe Shiner (17min) More
Special Day (7min) More
Souls of Totality (19min) More