DAMN! Film Series returns for its 2016 fall season. 4 Great Short Films. 1 Hour. Free Popcorn.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Written & Directed by Nina Gielen
USA | 14 Min
When Misha was small, he and his mother would spend hours creating their own toys and animals out of sticks and leaves. It’s been over a year since Misha’s mother died, and he now lives alone with his dad. Still hoping she might come home eventually, Misha leaves the door unlocked for her every night, much to his father’s consternation.
Invoking her with cherished objects that link the two of them together, returning to look for her in the woods where they used to play, and even inflicting self-harm to get her attention have all failed to bring the mother back… So far.
BEHIND THE WALL
Written & Directed by Bat-Sheva Guez
USA | 17 Min
In this magical realism tale, an injured young dancer flees her old life and moves into a strange dilapidated apartment – an apartment with a view into a world that moves to its own distinct rhythm.
DIE FORMEL (THE FORMULA)
Written & Directed by Kathrin Frey
Switzerland | 15 Min
Miss Fibel was always an exemplary employee until the day she started responding to all orders with “I would prefer not to”. A short film about a strange phrase with fatal consequences.
Written & Directed by Nina Gantz
UK | 9 Min
Edmond’s impulse to love and be close to others is strong–maybe too strong. As he stands by a lake contemplating his options, he reflects on his defining moments in search of the origin of his desires. Sundance & BAFTA Award-winning film.
DAMN! Film Series was officially launched in January 2015 at New York City’s Theaterlab, which has hosted screenings with Willem Dafoe, Abbas Kiarostami, Thomas Vinterberg and more and has been nominated for the Bessie Award.