Matheny, which will run Monday, the first night of the festival. The
night's theme is "The Glorious Crew," chosen for the highly decorated
films it will showcase. Winner of last year's Academy Award for Best
Short Film, this is the story of a lounge-singing darts player who longs
for love. His prayers are answered when he comes upon a batch of
from Iranian director Babak Amini, is among the shorts to run Tuesday,
the second night of the fest, themed "Our Secret Lives." It follows
Maryam, a 26-year-old woman taking care of an elderly woman, and also
having an affair with that woman's married young son. Things get real
when Maryam discovers she's three months pregnant with her lover's baby.
is among the films playing. The short, from Mexican director Ismael
Nava Alejos, follows Silvano, a thirty-something year-old alcoholic, and
a young prostitute named Taibele. Their paths cross and their lives
take an exciting and dangerous turn, involving an opportunity, ambition,
and a gun.
from American director Chris Jarvis. In it, unsuccessful attempts to
conceive frustrate an aristocratic avian couple in the early 1800s.
Friday, the final night of the festival, "Heroes" will take the screen.
One of the featured hero-centric films is an Italian flick called Il Rumore Della Neve from
director Andrea Marini. The film's motif is the consuming bustle of our
daily lives and how that noise can distract from what's truly
Saturday, November 19, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Colony Theatre. An
after-party will follow at 10 p.m. at the Lincoln Courtyard.
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