2022 Schedule

Special Screening!

Special Screening of
Omar Sosa's 88 Well-Tuned Drums

Feature Length Documentary Omar Sosa's 88 Well-Tuned Drums by Soren Sorensen.
Razzo Hall at Clark University
April 14
7:00PM

 

Special Test Screening of OMAR SOSA'S 88 WELL-TUNED DRUMS with a Q & A and discussion with filmmaker Soren Sorensen. This is an opportunity to discuss a film with the director while it is still in the editing process.

OMAR SOSA'S 88 WELL-TUNED DRUMS is a feature-length documentary film on the life and music of Cuba-born pianist and composer, Omar Sosa (b. 1965). Multiple Grammy-nominee Omar Sosa is one of the most versatile jazz artists on the scene today. He fuses a wide range of jazz, world music, and electronic elements with his native Afro-Cuban roots to create a fresh and original sound—with a Latin jazz heart.
 

Free to students  faculty, and staff with valid Clark University ID.

Special Screening!

Execution Screening with

Filmmaker Stavit Allweis.

Special Screening of Execution with discussion with filmmaker Stavit Allweis.
Front Room at WCUW
April 16
2:30PM

 

A renegade band of females stages an execution of rapists and killers in a classroom.

Award Winner at the Athens International Film and Video Festival, the Austin Arthouse Film Festival, The Shawna Shea Film Festival and Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, “Execution” is an exploration of feminist justice. An important and original film that should be studied by students and scholars alike.

 

Students with IDs get in for free.

Special Performance!
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JULIAN LOIDA ON APRIL 14TH
8:00PM

Julian Loida will perform following the screenings of the shorts, including his own GENTLE HARP, on Thursday April 14th at WCUW at 8:00PM.

Called “one of the Boston music scene's most valuable players” by The Art Fuse, Julian Loida is a percussionist, composer, and producer. Loida’s musical curiosity and open-mindedness has propelled him towards a wide-range of sounds, genres, and artistic endeavors.

Hilton Schedule

Magdalena
April 14
1:30PM

 

Feature Length Movie Magdalena (Poland) by Filip Gieldon with the short Human Trash (Spain) by Aitor Almuedo Esteban.

 

Magdalena is a young woman communicating with the world around her through music. She dreams of becoming a professional DJ and to move abroad, while at the same time trying to raise her five year old daughter, whom she cares for together with her mother. When she meets the famous DJ Julia, her dreams have a chance of coming true. Julia takes her under her wing and invites her to a world famous DJ party in Berlin. However, old traumas from Magdalena's past have returned to haunt her and now she has to choice what is most important – her daughter or her career?

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100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection
April 14
4:00PM


Feature Length Documentary 100 Years of Men in Love by David Millbern.

"100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection" 

is a documentary focusing on a unique, moving, and joy-filled collection of vintage photographs of men in love from the 1850s to the 1950s. Taken when male partnerships were often illegal, the photos were found at flea markets, in shoe boxes, family archives, estate sales, and old suitcases. A film by Emmy Award-winner David Millbern.
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Local Doc Block 1
April 14
5:30PM


Whiplash by Cole Sheerin 
Restart 2020 by Drew Furtado 
Every Moment by Samantha deManbey
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The Price of Safety
April 14
8:00PM

 

Feature Length Doc The Price of Safety by Chris Spencer along with the Short Docs 

On the Island by Mariel Folk, Becoming Black Lawyers by Evangeline M. Mitchell, and Capitol Riots by Ralph Celestin.

 

The Price of Safety explores national conversations of over-policing and racial bias as they unfold in the quaint community of Vergennes, Vermont---far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. While the Black Lives Matter movement is often seen playing out in more urban spaces, this film watches a mostly white community grapple with a startling fact: their police force has some of the worst racial bias in the state and possibly the country.

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Sweet Disaster
April 15
12:00PM

 

Feature Length Movie, Sweet Disaster (Germany) by Laura Lehmus with the shorts Mix and Matched by Tori Isaacson and Breakfast at the Bodega by Marina Barham.

 

A late-in-the-game pregnancy and the sudden ending of a relationship are not necessarily catastrophic by themselves. Combine the two, and it is like throwing fire accelerant on charcoal.
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Doc Block 
April 15
2:30PM

 

A Burning Voice (Finland) by Pirjo Ojala 

6 Minute Vacation by Andrew Buckner 

Lift: An Ode to Love & Ski Jumping by Maryanne Galvin 


Ailleurs Partout (France) by Isabelle INGOLD And Vivianne PERELMUTER

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Higher Methods 
April 15
5:00PM

 

Local Feature Length Movie, Higher Methods by Nathan Suher with Local Short Deep Redd by Lionel Monsanto.

 

Higher Methods is the story of Matthew, an actor whose sister went missing years prior. One day he’s at the movies and sees his sister as an extra who hasn’t aged a day. He embarks on a quest to find out what happens to her. He spirals down a rabbit hole into the dark, cultish world of drug addicts, freaks, the black sheep, the wannabe actors led by a menacing and intellectual acting mentor. As he attempts to uncover the mystery of his sister that went missing realities begin to blur in this sick twisted tale.

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Shorts Block Two
April 15
7:30PM

 

Family First by Jared Leighton 

Don’t Wake Up by Steven Santoro 

Statelines by Henry Spritz 

What Happens to Roadkill by Joshua Gaestel 

The Getaway by Erin Enberg 
 

Private by Steve Blackwood 

Wolf Tone by Lauren Cook and Nathan Pancione 

Benny by Julianna Coscia 

Brothers by Julia Coulter

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Touristic Intents
April 16
12:00PM

 

Documentary Touristic Intents by Mat Rappaport with Surreal Reality by Dr. Teresa Mular.
 

A 3 mile long Nazi resort, taking cues from American industrial titan Henry Ford, is redeveloped as a contemporary vacation destination; how do we reconcile its history against modern commercial forces?
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Shorts Block Three
April 16
2:30PM


Devil’s in the Details by Anna Owenson 
The Nickname by Lisa Aimola 
To Dust All Return by Alyssa Botelho 
Cosgrove Bridge by Jay Ruzicka 
In the Company of Crows by Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid
 
Wish I Was There by Sokhean Ouk 
 
Periculum by Michaela Calabrese

Promise me by Bérénice Achille 
Spin by Lisa Marie Tedesco 
The Call by Aisha Schliessler 
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Final Block of Shorts
April 16
5:00PM


Homeward Clown by Allison Power 
NiuNiu by Xi Wang 
Ignis Fatuus by Preetam Choudhury 
Derrick & Boyd by Chris Goodwin 
 
Hip Cat by Josh Kirk 
Pap Trap by Rachel Napolitano 
Eat Pasta by Sean Carmichael 
My Friends the Plants by Christine Celozzi 
Shadowed Reflections by Emma MacKenzie 
Shaded by E'Ian West 
Fabric Softener by Chris Yates

WCUW Schedule

Opening Night Shorts Block
April 13
8:00pm


Scotch, Please by Evan Schneider 
Undertaker by Chris Esper 
Dessert by Gabrielle Rosson 
 
Wonderland by Padrick Ritch 
 
The Investigators by Teddy Pryor 
Rockie by Max Hakim 
 
Maneater! by Jack Rooney 
Sold! by Adam H. Marchand 
 
Must Love Pie by Patrick Clement 
 
Small World by Jim Ford

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Ferryman
April 14
12:00PM

 

Feature film Ferryman (UK) by Darren Bender with opening short The Cather (UK) by Liam Hendrix Heath.
 

A secret club draws a haunted, young soldier into the orbit of a beautiful, reckless woman. But as they are falling in love, a life-threatening challenge forces them to make the most of every moment they have together.
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Bitter Taste of Ginger
April 14
2:30PM

 

Fearure film Bitter Taste of Ginger by Brandon C. Lay with the short Blood of the Dinosaurs by Joseph Badon.
 

Ginger, a recent widow, takes up autoerotic asphyxiation to work up the nerve to kill her abusive mother-in-law, Ginny.

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Music/Experimetal Shorts Block
April 14
8:00PM


My Gentle Harp by Julian Loida 
Unsheltered by Brian C O'Malley 
Length of the Day by Laura Conway 
Troubled Waters by Sydnie Heslop 
Oh Sweet Woods by Jessica Gould

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Caprice

April 15
12:00PM

 

Local Feature Length Movie Caprice by Renée Elizabeth Lavoie.
 

The road to recovery is paved in blood for Rose Marlow - her own included. But tormented by the memory of her traumatic injury, she'll try anything to keep herself alive.
 

When Cole, a mysterious stranger, comes into her life and offers help, she begins to think she's not the only one with something to hide.

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Tales of the Inexplicable
April 15
2:30 PM

 

Local Compilation Horror Anthology, Tales of the Inexplicable by Adam Griswold.
 

A researcher seeks evidence of the supernatural and uncovers five comedic stories, dealing with possessed clown doll, a house lost in time, a supernatural entity that appears in photographs, shape-shifting lizard people, and sinister witches.

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Save Me From Everything
April 15
5:00PM

 

Feature Length Movie, Save Me From Everything by Ryan Lacen, Anthony Baldino screening with Local Short Blood Ties by Chloe Pacocha.

 

This elevated horror tale follows the emotionally unstable Emmy, who is led to Ireland where a Stranger guides her investigation of a family curse and its sinister origins.

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Dark Tales From Channel X 
April 15
7:30PM

 

Feature Length Horror Anthology, Dark Tales From Channel X by Manny Serrano & Lindsay Serrano with three local shorts Fugue by Chris Bilodeau, Final Girl by Edward M. Soto and The Devil Show by Jón Þórðarson.

 

A babysitter, Cassie, finds an old TV set in the basement which pulls her into the world of The Viewer; an anonymous entity in a mask who broadcasts seven stories of horror from monsters under the bed and ominous stalkers, to ancient curses and personal demons in this anthology.

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What Happened at the Veterans Home?
April 16
12:00PM

 

Local Feature length movie, What Happened at the Veterans Home? by Laura Wetzler with two local shorts, My Friend the Collector by Sophia Ciampaglia and Death March by Matthew B. Beltz.
 

A disabled vet, her nurse daughter, and a care worker, caught dead center in the pandemic mismanagement crisis, refuse to be silenced. Featuring a powerful, multicultural, all woman cast sharing intimate stories ripped from the headlines.