5@5 Night Fever


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Film Info
Section:5@5 Shorts
Running Time:91 min.
Note Writer:Sterling Hedgpeth


Please note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am PT on Friday, October 9, and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 18.


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“Listen to the ground. There is movement all around. There is something goin’ down. And I can feel it.” Characters face circumstances that range from challenging to harrowing in this collection of shorts that is both provocative and playful. In Tom Schroeder’s irresistible The Birth Order Experiment (US 2019, 9m), remember back to the days of groovy ‘70s animation and hip professors with their filmed academic studies. John Wick has nothing on Godefroy Ryckewaert’s The Collector (France 2019, 8m) as he pursues an overdue bill in this remarkable action-packed dance floor throwdown. Karolina Esqueda’s Ode to the Beans (US 2020, 4m) manages to turn an autobiographical found footage essay into a clever, perceptive take on her culture and an essential food item. A First Nations teacher has a lot on her plate in a typical, poignant day on the reservation in Erica Tremblay’s Little Chief (US 2019, 12m). In Jessica Mendez Siqueiros’s very sweet and funny Adeline, the Great (US 2019, 11m) a young Black activist manages to rally an unlikely assembly of allies among her fellow students. In Quinn Else’s Fort Irwin (US 2019, 11m), a military veteran and amputee finds himself in a surreal flashback while continuing to serve his country. As for Diane Russo’s Wally Wenda (US 2020, 5m)? Think All Is Lost if it were a twentysomething woman on that boat adrift in the ocean. You’ll never look at drone shots the same way after the inventive animation in Olli Huttunen’s Idea (Finland 2020, 3m). In Nate Trinrud’s deliciously wry and poignant It's What She Would Have Wanted (US 2020, 13m), a group of friends stay true to their word on an oath they took together should any of them die. And Janina Gavankar and Russo Schelling’s Stucco (US 2019, 17m) takes an agoraphobic woman and some Cronenbergian visuals to dig deep into the psyche of someone cut off from the world. This collection offers a lot of twists—some fun, some subversive, but none you’re likely to forget anytime soon.

Included Shorts

Adeline, the Great (11min) More
The Birth Order Experiment (9min) More
The Collector (7min) More
Fort Irwin (11min) More
Idea (3min) More
It's What She Would Have Wanted (13min) More
Little Chief (11min) More
Ode to the Beans (Oda a los frijoles) (3min) More
Stucco (17min) More
Wally Wenda (5min) More