March 12, 2010
5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Tower Theatre
815 E. Olive Avenue
Synopsis & Film Details
Live Action Shorts (5:30 p.m.) – 1 hr, 40 min.
The Door dirs. Juanita Wilson & James Flynn – Ireland
A father attempts to come to terms with the devastating effects of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
Instead of Abracadabra dirs. Patrik Eklund & Mathias Fjellstrom – Sweden
Tomas is a bit too old for still living at home with his parents, but his failure to become a magician leaves him with no other choice. His father Bengt wants him to get a proper job. On Bengt’s 60th birthday party Tomas give him, and all his guests, an quite bizarre show.
Kavi dir. Gregg Helvey – India / U.S.A.
Kavi is a boy in India who wants to play cricket and go to school, but instead he is forced to work in a brick kiln as a modern-day slave. Unsatisfied with his fate, Kavi must either accept what he’s always been told, or fight for a different life even if he’s unsure of the ultimate outcome.
Miracle Fish dirs. Luke Doolan & Drew Bailey – Australia
8-year-old Joe has a Birthday he will never forget. After friends tease him, he sneaks off to the sick bay, wishing everyone in the world would go away. He wakes up to find his dream may have become a reality.
The New Tenants dirs. Joachim Back & Tivi Magnusson – U.S.A. / Denmark
A prying neighbour, a glassy-eyed drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta make up the welcome wagon. Set amidst the as-yet-unopened boxes and the hopes for a fresh start of two men on what might just be the worst moving day ever.
Animated Shorts (8:00 p.m.) – 1 hr, 40 min.
French Roast dir. Fabrice O. Joubert – France
In a fancy Parisian Café, an uptight businessman is about to pay the check when he finds out that he has lost his wallet. To save time he decides to order more coffee.
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty dirs. Nicky Phelan & Darragh O’Connell – Ireland
Granny O’Grimm, a seemingly sweet old lady, loses the plot as she tells her version of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ to her terrified granddaughter.
The Lady and the Reaper dirs. Javier Recio Gracia – Spain
A sweet old lady lives alone on her farm, waiting for death so that she can see her beloved husband once again. One night, she is invited to enter death’s domain, but someone will ruin it for her.
Logorama H5 – France
Spectacular car chases, an intense hostage crisis, wild animals rampaging through the city and even more in Logorama!
A Matter of Loaf and Death dir. Nick Park – United Kingdom
Wallace & Gromit have started a new bread baking business, ‘Top Bun’ and converted 62 West Wallaby Street into a granary with ovens, robotic kneading arms and an old-fashioned windmill on the roof.
Partly Cloudy Pixar – U.S.A.
Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the storks get the babies from? The answer lies up in the stratosphere, where cloud people sculpt babies from clouds and bring them to life.
The Kinematograph dir. Tomek Baginski – Poland
Francis is an inventor. His invention is supposed to change the world but he forgot about one thing — dreams have a price.
Runaway dir. Cordell Barker – Canada
Happy passengers are having a great time on a crowded train, oblivious to the unknown fate that awaits them around the bend. The ensuing crisis leads to a class struggle that is as amusing as it is merciless. Naturally there are victims, but in the end everyone is equal.