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  • Break the Camera Break the Camera
  • The Day That The Day That
  • The Dress of Myriam The Dress of Myriam
  • The Law of Averages The Law of Averages
  • The Loss The Loss


Rafael 3 Mon, Oct 8, 2018 9:15 PM
Century Larkspur Tue, Oct 9, 2018 6:00 PM
Film Info
Category:Short Films
Section:5@5 Shorts
Running Time:76 min.
Note Writer:Sterling Hedgpeth


“Shadows by the fire slowly climb and fall. Kisses fade and leave no trace. Whispers vanish into space.” Tales of love highlight these shorts as each one depicts families facing a major turning point. An elderly couple lives a quiet existence, until the husband takes on one major project in Lucas H. Rossi’s The Dress of Myriam (O Vestido de Myriam) (Brazil 2017, 15 min), filmed in stark, stunning black and white. Dorian Tocker’s beautiful The Day That (US 2017, 26 min) is a poetic meditation on grief as the film follows an Islamic family in the US facing a terrible loss. In Machu Latorre's sweet The Loss (La perdida) (Spain 2018, 16 min), a widower confronts the new challenges of domesticity. Dark humor suffuses a tale of a family united—and fragmented—by the passing of the matriarch in Elizabeth Rose’s The Law of Averages (Canada 2017, 14 min). And Jenna Sofia’s Break the Camera (US 2018, 5 min) is a visually dynamic tribute to the filmmaker’s grandfather, using found photos, home movies, and audio interviews. This incredibly moving collection proves that the emotional underpinnings of the ties that bind us by blood are universal.

Expected Guests:
Director Dorian Tocker; Cinematographer Lidia Nikinova (The Day That)  (All Screenings)
Director/Producer/Writer Jenna Sofia; Talent Francesca Briamonte (Break The Camera)  (All Screenings)
Director Machu Latorre; Producer Jill Golden (The Loss)  (All Screenings)

Included Shorts

The Dress of Myriam (15min) More
The Day That (26min) More
The Loss (16min) More
The Law of Averages (14min) More
Break the Camera (5min) More