The title of Nicolas Bailleul’s stunning short film translates roughly to “Even a road of thousand miles begins with a single step,” and does a great job capturing the flavor of Japanese life as it moves deftly between the incredibly varied worlds of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Koyasan.
(PG-13) “…we’ve made these instruments to look for stuff. Physically and psychologically. And that’s cool, but these instruments are made to find just that stuff.” Follow the misadventures of three friends in Salt Lake City in this enigmatic but beautifully shot comedy about making art.
(PG-13: Language) Will Sasso stars in this mockumentary about a stay-at-home dad who becomes obsessed with becoming a social media “celebrity,” ignoring the real world and preferring the digital one. It would be way more funny if we didn’t know people like this.
Yuval Hameiri’s autobiographical short film I Think This is the Closest to How the Footage Looked sees him recreating the final footage of his late mother through the use of household objects. A heartbreaking visualization of how jarring it is to lose someone.
“Are you hallucinating again?” Director Valère Amirault’s enthralling CGI animated short film pushes the envelope in terms of textures, materials, and lighting, as its protagonists struggle with the very idea of traditional animated genres and presentation styles.
(PG-13: Language) High schooler Evan walks us through his overly-complicated preparations for talking to girls. Because chance favors the prepared. The prepared are favored. High Fidelity meets I Love You Man in David Shane and Scott Organ’s rad ’80s comedy short.
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