Saturday, January 26 – 3:30pm
Here are stories of family bonds around the world, sometimes poignant and sometimes funny, showing the ever-shifting dance that brings us closer to the people who love us most.
Content advisory: In To Remember Me By and Dear Henri young people find affirmative ways to hold onto the memories of family members who have died. The Rocket Ship deals very gently with the issue of a parent in emotional distress.
Short Films in this Program:
(Roberto Valle, Spain, animation, 2016, 1 min, Spanish with English subtitles) West Coast premiere!
Its 10 o’clock, dinner time in Spain. But the smallest member of the family is too busy running around to sit down at the table!
(Matthew Sandager, US, live-action, 2017, 13 min, English)
Nine-year-old Henri recently lost her beloved namesake and pen pal, Grandpa Henry. She misses him deeply – but then she thinks of a way to continue their correspondence.
Aidan and Albert Sykes
(Richard O’Connor, US, 2017, animation, 3 min, English)
9-year-old Aidan Sykes, of Jackson, Mississippi, asks his father, Albert, a few important questions.
If You Fall
(Tisha Deb Pillai, Canada, animation, 2018, 6 min, English)
Lila, age 8, learns that she can ride a bike, and her parents can overcome their challenges too.
(Toril Kove, Canada, animation, 2017, 9 min, English)
In her latest animated short, Academy Award®-winning director Torill Kove explores the beauty and complexity of parental love, the bonds that we form over time, and the ways in which they stretch and shape us.
The Websters: Hero Daddy
(Katarína Kerekesová, Slovakia/Poland, animation, 2017, 11 min, Slovak with English subtitles) US premiere!
Daddy, who is loved by is spider family, is no action hero, but he always saves the day.
The Rocket Ship
(Taishon S. Black, US, live-action, 2018, 8 min, English, with some English sign language, subtitled) North American premiere!
A small girl sees her mother deal with sadness, and decides to create a special place where they can both be happy.
Do You See Me?
(Luz Rapoport, Argentina, live-action, 2017, 9 min, Spanish with English subtitles) North American premiere!
Lara and Lautaro are twins who would like their parents to pay more attention to them. They finally find a way to make it happen.
To Remember Me By
(Rahoul Daswani, India, live-action, 2018, 15 min, Hindi and English, with English subtitles) North American premiere!
A teenage boy sets out on a journey to salvage the truth of his family, jammed inside an old 8mm camera.