Thursday, March 23

Special Events ArchiveBoston Underground Film Festival 2017

Disordered States – Shorts

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Censorship, economic uncertainty, surveillance states, religious fanaticism, isolationism, and creepy-ass clowns. The good news is, we’re not the only ones who feel as if the world is in constant upheaval. This collection of varied shorts was curated with the fervent belief that in spite of our differences, we are all human. Humans just trying to survive and get by in what is, on its very best day, loosely-controlled chaos.

– Melinda Green

 

A TOWN CALLED THEOCRACY
Jehad Al-Kateeb, Syria/USA, 15 min.
Boy and girl meet cute through the magic of municipal overreach.

GUTS
Carrie Drzik, USA, 4 min.
The delightful tale about a plucky young heroine left to her own devices.

MARGINAL CIRCUS EMBASSY
Oliver Kowalczyk, Spain, 10 min.
We can’t always hide our anxiety and loneliness with costumed pool parties.

ISADORE
Brooke Paxton, Australia, 14 min.
A German Expressionist ode to pantomime and our desperate need to please another at our own expense.

YULETIDE
Marinah Janello, USA, 5 min.
Krampus can spy you. But that doesn’t mean you can spy on Krampus.

WALL
Giannis Vlahopolous, Greece, 14 min.
Those who control the money may also be controlling your outrage.

YOU CAN’T ESCAPE
Goirick Das, USA, 3 min.
Ding dong ditching—or the endless cycle of running from our fears and ourselves.

NO WAVE
Stephane Lapointe, Canada, 12 min.
After he hears a man scream within the calming sea of a relaxation radio station, sleep deprivation is the least of Henry’s problems.  

BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION
Tim Woodall, UK, 15 min.
The brief hijacking of a TV signal leads a lonely, grief-wracked video archivist onto an obsessive quest for meaning.