April 10-14, 2019 | Denton, Texas, USA

There’s Something in the Water

2018 | USA | 8 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program 3: Take a Chance Friday, April 12 / 5:30 PM / Alamo Drafthouse 8 Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas, but its delicate eco-system is threatened by a seemingly unstoppable invasive species of floating fern: Giant Salvinia. There’s Something in the…

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Ethan

2019 | USA | 39 MIN  | World Premiere Short Film Program 4: Play On Friday, April 12 / 6:30 PM / Alamo Drafthouse 1 Filmed over twelve years, Ethan is a funny, poignant coming of age story of a young man with autism. As his family grapples with raising a son to adulthood, Ethan…

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Steiner’s Workshop

2018 | USA | 13 MIN | Texas Premiere Friday, April 12 / 8:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 8 Saturday, April 13 / 3:00PM / Campus Theatre Part mad scientist, part inscrutable musician, Nyle Steiner is a singular presence in the world of underground inventors. Beginning as a trumpet player in the 1960s, Steiner’s creativity led…

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After the Fire

2018 | USA | 19 MIN | Texas Premiere Saturday, April 13 / 11:30AM / Alamo Drafthouse 1 Sunday, April 14 / 12:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 8 After the Fire follows residents of Sonoma Valley as they struggle to find their places in a community that has been reshaped overnight by the historic Northern California…

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All Inclusive

2018 | Switzerland | 10 MIN | North Texas Premiere Short Film Program 5: All of Us Saturday, April 13 / 2:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 1 Under the spell of mass entertainment on the high seas. Writer/Director: Corina Schwingruber Ilić Trailer: https://vimeo.com/284589023

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Ebrahim

2018 | Germany/Greece | 29 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program 6: Point of View Saturday, April 13 / 9:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7 Having survived the journey to Europe, Ebrahim waits in a camp halfway between the home he loves and his new life in ’the promised land’, which appears less promising with…

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The Last Steps

2016 | USA | 20 MIN Shorts Program 1: Look Up! Thursday, April 11 / 6:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7  On December 7, 1972, NASA launched Apollo 17, a lunar mission crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt. It would be the last time humans traveled beyond low Earth orbit, the last time…

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_______, Texas

2018 | USA | 10 MIN | World Premiere Sunday, April 14 / 12:30 PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7 A short exploration of group identities within the context of the shared geography of Texas. How do processes of immigration and gentrification change collective senses of identity? What does it mean to be Texan? Director: Lina…

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Do We Belong?

2018 | USA | 14 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program 2: Two by Two Thursday, April 11 / 8:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 1 An Indian immigrant in Kansas is shot and killed in a senseless hate crime, leaving his wife to grapple with the question of whether America is truly her home. Director:…

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Mason Fine: Chasing History

2018 | USA | 7 MIN | Texas Premiere Friday, April 12 / 6:00PM / Campus Theatre Saturday, April 13 / 5:15PM / Alamo Drafthouse He’s a small town kid from the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, who dreamed of playing football for a Division I school. Mason Fine continues to chase his dreams and set…

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Short Films

In a Relationship

2018 | USA | 21 MIN | World Premiere Short Film Program 3: Take a Chance Friday, April 12 / 5:30 PM / Alamo Drafthouse 8 Crossing spiritual boundaries, two American converts to Islam, Mark and Stephanie, navigate unfamiliar territory. Now part of a culturally diverse religious minority, they grapple with issues of identity, as…

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Launching Flowers into Outer Space

2017| USA  | 5 MIN Shorts Program 1: Look Up! Thursday, April 11 / 6:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7  When it comes to flower arrangements, Japanese artist Makoto Azuma is quite literally pushing the boundaries out of this world. As part of an ongoing experimental artistic series, one-time rock musician Azuma and a crew of…

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Mack Minded

2019 | USA | 20 MIN | World Premiere Shorts Program 1: Look Up! Thursday, April 11 / 6:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7  Before the acronym STEM even existed, Pauline Beery Mack, Texas Woman’s University professor in the 1950’s – 1970’s, pioneered in the quest for knowledge in science, technology and statistical research. Her advances…

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Mason Fine: Chasing History

2018 | USA | 7 MIN | Texas Premiere Friday, April 12 / 6:00PM / Campus Theatre Saturday, April 13 / 5:15PM / Alamo Drafthouse He’s a small town kid from the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, who dreamed of playing football for a Division I school. Mason Fine continues to chase his dreams and set…

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Molly & Ann              

2018 | USA | 20 MIN | North Texas Premiere Saturday, April 13 / 1:30PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7 Sunday, April 14 / 2:30PM / Alamo Drafthouse 8 Molly & Ann is a short film about Governor Ann Richards and best-selling author and political columnist Molly Ivins, two Texas icons, unabashed progressives, and women who…

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Mr. Overton

2015 | USA | 13 MIN | North Texas Premiere Short Film Program 6: Point of View Saturday, April 13 / 9:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7 At 109 years old, Richard Overton who passed away on December 27, 2018, was the oldest living WWII veteran. When the film was made, he lived alone, drove his…

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New Mexico Rain: The Story of Bill and Bonnie Hearne

2018 | USA | 26 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program 4: Play On Friday, April 12 / 6:30 PM / Alamo Drafthouse 1 New Mexico Rain is a story of the love, tenacity, and talent of Bill and Bonnie Hearne. Bill was legally blind from birth and Bonnie was totally blind, yet they…

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Paradigm Now: The Albizia Project

2018 | USA | 5 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program 3: Take a Chance Friday, April 12 / 5:30 PM / Alamo Drafthouse 8 Is the albizia tree a destructive force disrupting native ecosystems and communities in Hawai’i, or the material that can awaken new paradigms through thoughtful design? Paradigm Now dives into…

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Places Disturbed

2018 | USA | 13 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program 5: All of Us Saturday, April 13 / 2:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 1 Filmed during a month-long residency at Guadalupe Mountains National Park in West Texas, this experimental documentary meets essay film explores the adjacency of protected wilderness and a neighboring oil boom…

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