Friday Film Block 4


Capitol Theater Fri, Aug 6 8:00 PM


Affurmative Action – Dir. Travis Wood
Documentary – 3 min.
An exploration of workplace diversity as told through the “Meet the Team” pages of various video and advertising companies.

And Then God Laughed – Dir. Sonya Z. Dagata, Carlos Robles-Gil
Comedy – 27 min.
Czech Republic
Dejected after losing his job and his girlfriend, a middle-aged expat living in Prague turns to his carefree neighbor for support, only to find her faced with her own predicament: a dead lover, and a crime scene that points straight at her.

Broken Bird – Dir. Rachel Harrison Gordon
Drama – 9 min.
Birdie, a biracial girl raised by her Jewish mom, spends a rare visitation day with her father while preparing for her Bat Mitzvah. They share a meal, she overcomes her doubts, and decides to risk inviting him back into her life. Birdie confronts what independence means as she steps into adulthood on her own terms.

BROKEN ORCHESTRA – Dir. Charlie Tyrell
Documentary – 11 min.
Canada, USA
When the Philadelphia public-school system began losing almost all the funding for its music-education programs in 2007, hundreds of instruments in need of repair were left for dead, and community members moved to action. With this film we are introduced to a few of the innovators, educators, volunteers, advocates, and musicians behind Symphony for a Broken Orchestra, a music and art project begun in 2017 that raised awareness for the issue, helping to get those broken instruments back into Philadelphia students’ hands. Symphony for a Broken Orchestra was originally created and commissioned by Temple Contemporary at Temple University, USA. Original support for Symphony for a Broken Orchestra was provided by The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Philadelphia.

Coffee Shop Names – Dir. Deepak Sethi
Comedy – 8 min.
Three Indian people imagine their personas as their “coffee shop names,” the names they give baristas because their real names are hard to pronounce.

Darling Pet Monkey – Dir. Jim McDonough
Documentary – 8 min.
In 1969, two young brothers ordered a monkey from an ad in the back of a monster magazine. After the postal carrier delivered the box — things got weird.
Tim Tate’s true’s story has been covered on NPR and made into a musical. This is the story’s first cinematic telling. A co Launch Over/FNF production.

GRLwood Get Shot Music Video – Dir. Antonio Pantoja
Music Videos – 2 min.
Music video for “Get Shot” by GRLwood

I’m Happy, I Promise – Dir. Mimi Cave
Comedy – 5 min.
A series of phone calls between Parker and his friends narrate Parker’s mission to find true happiness through superficial obsessions.

Swipe – Dir. Niels Bourgonje
Horror – 5 min.
A girl finds out that she has a match on a dating app with a stranger, despite swiping him to the left moments ago. She starts to fear that the man is dangerously close to her.

WAFFLE – Dir. Carlyn Hudson
Comedy – 10 min.
Kerry is at a sleepover with the socially awkward, mysteriously orphaned heiress Katie. Friendship–in a society that grows ever isolating–is explored as Kerry learns the hard way that Katie always gets what she wants.