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First Friday Film Festival

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm CDT

Season Three, Session Three Films:

 

BIRTH CYCLE, A FLIP BOOK BY ZAK ZYCH (St. Louis)

ANIMATED SHORT
30 SECONDS
AFTER NINE MONTHS IN THE WOMB A BABY MAKES A DARING AND DRAMATIC ENTRANCE INTO THE WORLD!

SUNCATCHER – PARKER CROFTS (Los Angeles)
NARRATIVE SHORT
12 MIN – DRAMA
FOR MONTHS KIRA HAS BEEN LIVING OUT OF HER CAR IN VENICE, CALIFORNIA. FACING A CONSTANT STRUGGLE TO KEEP HER HEAD ABOVE WATER, KIRA’S WORLD COLLAPSES WHEN SHE RETURNS HOME FROM WORK ONE EVENING TO FIND HER CAR STOLEN. VULNERABLE AND ALONE, KIRA MUST NAVIGATE THE HARROWING UNCERTAINTY OF A NIGHT ON THE STREETS. FEATURING THE WORLD FAMOUS POETRY OF JALAL AL-DIN RUMI, AS TRANSLATED BY COLEMAN BARKS IN ITS FIRST CINEMATIC ADAPTATION, SUNCATCHER IS A PIERCING EXPLORATION OF MINDFULNESS IN THE FACE OF CRISIS. A HAUNTING MEDITATION THAT CAPTURES BOTH THE STUNNING BEAUTY, AND PERILOUS ISOLATION, OF LIFE ON THE FRINGES OF LOS ANGELES’S COASTAL WESTSIDE.

ANACRONTE – RAUL ISIDORO KOLER & EMILIANO SETTE (Buenos Aires)

ANIMATED SHORT
15 MIN
ANACRONTE AND THE SORCERERS OF EVIL, WITHOUT ANY EMOTION AND FULFILLING THEIR DESTINY, THEY PUT TO TEST HUMANITY’S HAPPINESS IN A STRUGGLE THAT, IN SHORT, HAS EACH OF US AS WINNERS AND LOSERS.

FAST ASLEEP – PATRICK GAMBLE (Australia)

NARRATIVE SHORT
COMEDY – 7 MIN
A POPULAR NEW DRUG WHICH REDUCES A NIGHT’S SLEEP TO JUST TWO HOURS HAS A SINISTER SIDE EFFECT.

FAUVE – JEAN-CHRISTOPHE J. LAMONTAGNE (Montreal)

NARRATIVE SHORT
16 MIN – DRAMA
SET IN A SURFACE MINE, TWO BOYS SINK INTO A SEEMINGLY INNOCENT POWER GAME WITH MOTHER NATURE AS THE SOLE OBSERVER.

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12 MINUTE BREAK

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SPACE WAR!: EP.29 – BUG JUICE PRODUCTIONS (St. Louis)

NARRATIVE SHORT
5 MIN  – COMEDY
THE EPIC BATTLE BETWEEN THE SOCKULARS AND THE SHOEVIANS CONTINUE! CAN THE HEROIC SOCKULARS SURVIVE?

AMERICAN LOVE – CALYX DEROCHE (Pittsburgh, PA)

NARRATIVE SHORT
9 MIN
KELLY TRAN IS A 20 YEAR-OLD WRITER/DIRECTOR WHO BEGAN FILMMAKING TO FEEL AND CONNECT WITH OTHERS. HER GROUNDED, HUMAN STORIES HAVE GARNERED NATIONAL ATTENTION AT NFFTY, THE TEEN INDIE AWARDS, THE CARNEGIE MELLON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL,AND SEVERAL OTHER FILM FESTIVALS. KELLY IS PURSUING A BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE WITH A CONCENTRATION IN DIRECTING AT POINT PARK UNIVERSITY. 

A FAMILY RECIPE THAT CANNOT BE FOLLOWED WRITTEN DOWN – ELAINE ZHANG (Toluca Lake, CA)

NARRATIVE SHORT
3 MIN
 A FIRST-GENERATION CHINESE-AMERICAN WOMAN MOURNS HER IMMIGRANT FATHER BY FOLLOWING THE TRADITIONAL FAMILY RECIPE THAT SHE LEARNED FROM HIM AS A LITTLE GIRL.

WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES, I LOSE CTRL – IVAN KAISER

NARRATIVE SHORT
7 MIN – COMEDY
A BLUE-COLLAR WORKER HAS WHITE-COLLAR NIGHTMARES.

HAIRCUT BEGIN – GEORGE MASSIMILLO (NY)

NARRATIVE SHORT
1 MIN – COMEDY
A YOUNG MAN IS IN THE WRONG PLACE FOR A HAIRCUT, AND THE WRONG STATE OF MIND TO ORDER FOOD.

THE SIDELINES: “SAND CAKE” & “SEXO” – ELIZABETH GERMANN, (Los Angeles)

NARRATIVE SHORT
10 MIN – COMEDY
EPISODE 1: “SAND CAKE” – WAITING FOR THEIR KIDS TO FINISH UP SOCCER PRACTICE, WANNABE MOM-AGER AMY TRIES TO ONE-UP HER FRIEND BETH, AFTER SHE DISCOVERS BETH’S SON XANDER RECENTLY GOT REPPED AT WME.

EPISODE 3: “SEXO” – AFTER SPANISH-SPEAKING NANNY GABRIEL IS PROPOSITIONED BY ECCENTRIC (AND RICH!) PARENTS FAITH AND ERIC, HE ENLISTS THE HELP OF BILINGUAL FELICITA IN BROKERING A DEAL.

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STICK AROUND AFTER THE SCREENING FOR Q&A WITH THE ATTENDING FILMMAKERS OF “THE SIDELINES”, “CTRL” AND “SPACE WAR”!!!
FREE TO THE PUBLIC

 

Details

Date:
April 5
Time:
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Website:
http://www.firstfridayfilmfest.com/index.html

Venue

Musical Theater Heritage, 3rd Floor Crown Center
2450 Grand Blvd., #301
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Phone:
816-221-6987
Website:
https://musicaltheaterheritage.com/