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
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.
Execution Screening with
Filmmaker Stavit Allweis.
Special Screening of Execution with discussion with filmmaker Stavit Allweis.
Front Room at WCUW
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.
JULIAN LOIDA ON APRIL 14TH
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.
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?
100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection
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.
Local Doc Block 1
Whiplash by Cole Sheerin
Restart 2020 by Drew Furtado
Every Moment by Samantha deManbey
The Price of Safety
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.
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.
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
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.
Shorts Block Two
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
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?
Shorts Block Three
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
Final Block of Shorts
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
Opening Night Shorts Block
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
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.
Bitter Taste of Ginger
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.
Music/Experimetal Shorts Block
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
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.
Tales of the Inexplicable
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.
Save Me From Everything
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.
Dark Tales From Channel X
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.
What Happened at the Veterans Home?
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.