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First Friday: Season Three, Session Two

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm CST

Free the the Public

MTH Theater bar opens at 6:30pm and screening begins at 7:30pm

Reserve tickets:

 https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=b4d9ca08e3526c24ba4b1c9036c5ffe1&vqitq=6568d155-e346-4633-8144-14446e923bfc&vqitp=de591e49-9e99-42b0-a928-d79c6993fc31&vqitts=1547953720&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=53189a6da5c8fe63332852f26e9cdac7

 

The Long Island Wolf, Julien Lasseur – NYC
NARRATIVE SHORT
7 MIN – COMEDY/DRAMA
JOHNNY IS A DOWN ON HIS LUCK HUSTLER WITH A BAD HABIT OF USING A CROWBAR TO SOLVE HIS PROBLEMS. AFTER CONNING HIS WAY INTO A RISKY PARTNERSHIP WITH A LONG HAIRED, LOUD MOUTH CRIMINAL, JOHNNY AND THE LOUD MOUTH SIGN UP FOR A MYSTERIOUS JOB FOR LEGENDARY MOB BOSS- THE LONG ISLAND WOLF. THE UNUSUAL ENCOUNTER WITH THE WOLF CONVINCES JOHNNY TO CHANGE HIS WAYS TO SOMETHING MORE PASSIVE BUT HE JUST CAN’T SEEM TO ESCAPE HIS VIOLENT NATURE. 

The Tooth, Nalin Galkanda Arachchi – India  

NARRATIVE SHORT (11 MIN)  DRAMA/SCI-FI
“THARINDU” IS A JUNIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER IN A PRIVATE COMPANY. WHILE HE SUFFERING FROM A TOOTHACHE A STRANGER COMES IN TO HIS HOUSE. THEN THE BURN BEGIN.

Shaholly, Wojciech Lorenc – Texas

DOCUMENTARY SHORT (4 MIN)
SHAHOLLY AYERS, A CONGENITAL AMPUTEE, WAS ONCE TOLD THAT SHE COULD NEVER BECOME A MODEL. THIS EMOTIONAL FILM TALKS ABOUT HER STRUGGLES, AND EVENTUAL BIG BREAK THAT ALLOWED HER TO LIVE HER DREAM, AND CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE PERCEIVE DISABILITY. WITH HER UNBRIDLED SPIRIT AND TENACIOUS ATTITUDE, THERE IS NO TELLING WHAT AMAZING THINGS SHE MAY ACCOMPLISH.

Reservation for Two, Harrison Trigg – Arkansas

NARRATIVE SHORT  (12 MIN)
A FASTIDIOUS YOUNG WOMAN GETS STOOD UP ON VALENTINE’S DAY AT THE NICEST RESTAURANT IN TOWN, AND IN ORDER TO KEEP HER RESERVATION, SHE INVITES THE ONLY SINGLE PERSON AROUND, THE HOMELESS MAN FROM OUT ON THE STREET.

Newzif, Mohamad Esmaeeli, Iran

NARRATIVE SHORT (6 MIN) DRAMA/EXPERIMENTAL
A YOUNG MAN GOES UP A TALL BUILDING. EXHAUSTED AND BREATHLESS, HE REACHES THE ROOFTOP. ON THE EDGE OF THE ROOF, HE STARTS A GAME WHICH HAS NO END

Expend, Bismark Fernandes – NYC

ANIMATED SHORT (4 MIN) DRAMA
A STOP-MOTION FILM ABOUT A MAN’S ENDLESS HUNT FOR ELUSIVE ENERGY SOURCES IN A DECAYING WORLD.

Pink Velvet Valley, Sebastien Petretti – USA

NARRATIVE SHORT (6 MIN)  COMEDY
A SHITHOLE SOMEWHERE IN SCOTLAND, A CAB FALLING TO BITS AND ALEC CALAN FACING AN ACUTE CASE OF RAY-BAN ADDICTION : WELCOME TO PINK VELVET VALLEY!

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12 MINUTE INTERVENTION
PLEASE VISIT THE BAR, DISCUSS THE WORK, MAKE A NEW FRIEND!
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Split, Kayvan Sarvari – Iran

NARRATIVE SHORT (12 MIN)
A MAN STRUGGLES TO MAKE SENSE OF THE SITUATION HE’S RELIVING OVER AND OVER.

The Old Stripper, Jack Truman – Missouri

DOCUMENTARY SHORT (9 MIN )
THE OLD STRIPPER IS AN EPIC FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT A BURLESQUE LEGEND VISITING HER DANCING CITIES FROM YESTERDAY. BURLESQUE LEGEND, OPAL DOCKERY TRAVELS THE COUNTRY WITH HER REAL-LIFE SON, AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER JACK TRUMAN ON A CROSS COUNTRY ROAD TRIP. VISITING ALL 48 STATES COAST TO COAST, DOCKERY AND TRUMAN VISIT HER DANCING CITIES, LANDMARKS NATIONWIDE, AND INTERVIEW OVER 50 BURLESQUE DANCERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, YOUNG AND OLD, TO SHOW HOW BURLESQUE IS TODAY COMPARED TO YESTERDAY. AN EPIC UNDERGROUND UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY, THE OLD STRIPPER OPENS THE AUDIENCE’S EYES TO A LOST ERA.

Hoan Alone:  Personal Stories from the Bridge, Aaron Johnson – Milwaukee

DOCUMENTARY (9 MIN)

 MILWAUKEE’S DANIEL HOAN MEMORIAL BRIDGE IS THE CROWN OVER SUMMERFEST AND HAS BECOME ONE OF THE CITY’S MOST RECOGNIZABLE LANDMARKS. BUT IT’S ALSO A POPULAR SITE FOR SUICIDES. THIS ANIMATED DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES THE ISSUES OF THE BRIDGE AND SUICIDE THROUGH THREE INTIMATE INTERVIEWS. FOLLOW ANIMATOR, AARON JOHNSON, AS HE SHARES THE STORIES OF DAVE, JOHN, AND MARY.

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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STICK AROUND AFTER THE SCREENING FOR
Q&A WITH THE ATTENDING FILMMAKERS
OF “THE SIDELINES” “THE OLD STRIPPER” !!!

Details

Date:
March 1
Time:
7:30 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/