5@5: I'm Not In Love



Sequoia 1 Thu, Oct 11, 2012 4:00 PM


“You’ll touch me in a minutebut that’s not what I want to do.” Affairs of the heart run the spectrum in this shorts collection, humorous and touching in turn. Reed Van Dyk’s Hung Up (US, 11 mins) shows how one phone call from the ex can change everything. In Alexander Poe’s The Break-Up Tour (US, 7 mins), a man hosts a New York City walking tour, chronicling the landmarks of his doomed relationship. Glenn Kiser’s Sabbatical (US, 12 mins) portrays a gay couple reuniting to process their time on a break from each other. In Burleigh Smith’s The Things My Father Never Taught Me (Australia, 7 mins), a man imparts his knowledge of the fairer sex to his son. Shanti Thakur’s Red Tulips, A Story About Forgetting (US, 15 mins) explores a world in which everyone suffers from short-term memory loss. Holle Singer’s Abandoned (US, 5 mins) dissects the tortured romantic ennui of its despondent male narrator. And in Brian McAllister’s The Man at the Counter (US, 9 mins), a young coffee store clerk’s encounter with an elderly customer leaves a long-lasting impression.

Film Note Writer: Sterling Hedgpeth