Weekly Virtual Film Festival

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WATCH Tonight: Tuesday July 7th. 8pm EST (5pm on the West Coast.).

Virtual Film Festival, Sponsored by Yonge/Dundas Square.

Featuring the BEST DRAMA & EXPERIMENTAL Shorts from around the world today:

LINEUP OF FILMS:

FIRST ACT PROGRAM


PLAY, 13min., Poland, Drama

Directed by Piotr Sulkowski

A man consumed by guilt because he did not dare to defend his mother, plays the role of a murderer and forces his ten-year-old self to face his original trauma…

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OKAY, 3min., USA, Drama

Directed by Leanne Nicole

3 minute short about the struggle growing up in an abusive environment

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WEEP NOT, 13min., USA, Drama

Directed by Lenore Thomas Douglas

Journey Gordean, a successful journalist gets to cover a story of a lifetime, but her ambition is tested when that very assignment is the man who assaulted her when they were children.

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SPIRIT: A MARTIAN STORY, 10min, USA, Drama/Fantasy

Directed by Stimson Snead

NASA sought evidence of life on Mars. That search begins with water, and the search for water begins with the study of the rocks and the soil. That was the historic mission of the rovers SPIRIT and OPPORTUNITY. This is SPIRITS story.

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TERRA BEACH, 20min, Canada, Sci-Fi/Drama

Directed by Mike Gallant

A college freshman in 2069 returns home and kindles a romance with a Hispanic girl only to realize they have gained the space colony’s attention.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


BLACK STAINS, 14min, USA, Experimental/Dance

Directed by Tiffany Rhynardag

Black Stains addresses the systemic pattern of racial profiling by the police. Inspired by the personal experiences of choreographer Trent D. Williams, Jr., the film illustrates the reality of being black in the United States. Through interviews with men of varying ages and robust athletic dancing, the film persistently asks the question: why do we not see black men as human?

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WHEN EARTH TOOK A BREATH, 5min., USA, Music

Directed by Lambert Grand

Ora The Molecule’s “When Earth Took A Breath (Are You There?)” depicts our relationship with the natural world. Filmed with a full spectrum camera, plants and trees appear in unfamiliar colours – the sea of red pulsating like alarm bells as we’re reminded of our planet’s climate and biodiversity emergency.

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MONOH – With Attitude, 4min., Germany, Music

Directed by Jan Sommer

A visual journey through space, nature and the mind. The music video for MONOH’s new single With Attitude.

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STRUT – 1980s, 5min., Australia, Music

Directed by Tim Cash

Pierre’s prized pink flamingo has been brazenly pickpocketed! The shocking crime has led to a phone call to the FBI (Flamingo Bureau of Investigation) & the search is on. The situation grows so dire that the Pink Ninja is called to duty! ‘Strut – 1980s’, directed by Tim Cash, is the lead single off Pennan Brae’s 5th release, ‘Gravity – The Astronot’. The track is mixed by producers Kirk Kelsey & Eric Alexandrakis & mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Grammy Award-winning engineer Sean Magee. Filmed In Central Oregon with music recorded in Vancouver, BC.

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AMERICAN QUARTET, 9min., USA, Music

Directed by Jesca Prudencio

In a 2030s small town bitterly divided over who belongs, a young Muslim-American woman puts herself at risk when she shares her private, digitized memories with strangers, challenging the status quo in the hope that empathy will triumph over hate.

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Agoria – Call of the Wild, 5min., France, Music

Directed by Loïc Andrieu

Throughout a cinematic video, director Loïc ANDRIEU introduces a new female hero high-concept. It features Jane, an enigmatic L.A.P.D officer, forced to face her Orphic power to dive into death.

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SEARCHING FOR WONDER, 6min., USA, Music

Directed by Greg Osei

Searching for Wonder was inspired by conversations with fellow artists who have diverse relationships to the African Diaspora. These discussions highlighted how we all feel lost in different ways, because history, slavery, colonialism & fear have left many of us feeling disconnected, searching for something we can’t fully articulate. Searching for Wonder deals with the tremendous power we have to rediscover & reimagine ourselves through our ancestors, their gods, their cultures & our interconnectedness.

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UNDER THE WATERFALL – THE AVENER, 3min., France, Music

Directed by Sebastion Caudron

This video clip shows an explosive passion between two lovers, punctuated by an elegant and a contemporary choreography in the streets of Paris where buildings are changing into real waterfalls. It is an hymn to love that uses the metaphor of water for its fluidity

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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979, directed by Daniel Haller) — Through the Shattered Lens

In the year 1987, NASA launches it’s final manned mission. Captain Buck Rogers (Gil Gerard) is sent into space but, while he’s orbiting the Earth, he and his spacecraft fall victim to a strange space anomaly which leaves him in suspended animation. On Earth, Buck Rogers is believed to be lost. 500 years pass. Buck’s […]

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Some Kind of Hero (1982, directed by Michael Pressman) — Through the Shattered Lens

Eddie Keller (Richard Pryor) is a member of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam when he gets captured by the VC and spends the next few years in a POW camp. During that time, he befriends another POW named Vinnie (Ray Sharkey). Though the quick-witted Eddie is often able to outsmart his captors and their […]

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Song of the Day: Deborah’s Theme by Ennio Morricone — Through the Shattered Lens

Today, I arrived home to the sad news that Ennio Morricone, the world’s greatest composer, had passed away at the age of 91. Morricone was responsible for so many classic film scores that it’s hard to know where to begin. I imagine I’ll be sharing a lot of his music over the next couple of […]

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Music Video of the Day: Tangled Up In Blue, performed by The Charlie Daniels Band (2014, directed by David Corlew and Nathan Shuppert) — Through the Shattered Lens

Rest in peace, Charlie Daniels.

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Song of the Day: Violaznioe Violenza by Ennio Morricone — Through the Shattered Lens

Continuing our little tribute to Ennio Morricone, today’s song of the day comes the 1976’s Italian thriller, Hitch-Hike. This is not one of Morricone’s better-known scores but it’s still one of my favorites. The film’s pretty good, too. Franco Nero vs. David Hess with a score by Ennio Morricone? How couldn’t that be a classic? […]

via Song of the Day: Violaznioe Violenza by Ennio Morricone — Through the Shattered Lens

DATA AND PICARD is the weirdest music video in the quandrant — The Red Pen of Doom

Listen: there are three types of music videos. Expensive Monsters, made by pop stars and rappers, and these videos have budgets bigger than the gross national product of Paraguay. Shoestring Specials, shot on your buddies iPhone and edited by Carl, who dropped out of UCLA film school but still has his subscription to the Adobe […]

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Team Creates Music Video Extravaganza From Their Homes (Watch) — Variety

Quarantine sure stoked the creative juices of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” team. Normally, they’d be busy working on a new season of “Maisel” at this point. But since they’re following COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, the show’s dancers, musicians, cast and crew instead put together a 10-minute music video. The video, which Amazon Prime Video will share […]

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Tales of Rock – What was the Deal with Oingo Boingo’s ‘Little Girls’? Still the Creepiest Music Video of all Time. — Phicklephilly

In these hypersensitive times, even a controversial music video as artful as Sia’s ‘Elastic Heart’, which saw Shia LaBeouf wrestle in a brotherly way with dancer Maddie Ziegler, will lead to a full apology from the artist. But back in 1981, Grammy-winning composer Danny Elfman was manifesting unhinged visions no-one would dare post online in 2016. At […]

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