Narrative Shorts: Program 2

Titles in this program include: Legs, Danavan, Runaway, Thursday, Junglefowl, Take Me Home, Swim Captain, and More Than Hair.





Joy and Harry are trying to have a baby. One night, Joy swallows a spider in her sleep. When Joy subsequently develops an insatiable appetite for flies, it dawns on her that there may be more than one way of becoming a mother. Directed by: Celine Cotran





In the Limoilou neighborhood of Quebec City, René and Polo are apprehensive about the arrival of the new next-door neighbor. The young man is moving into the apartment previously occupied by Robert, their late friend who passed away two weeks prior. Spotting Robert’s barbecue left on the balcony, René begins to spiral as he refuses to leave it in the hands of the new next-door neighbor. Directed by: Franie-Éléonore Bernier & Jean-David Rodrigue





Starring McKinley Belcher from We Own This City and Ozark, this period drama takes place in the year 1859 and follows Jacob, a young white man who finds himself out of his league as a slave catcher when he takes Barbour, an educated escaped slave from Pennsylvania back to South Carolina. Directed by: Eric Hurt






Maria is an actress with secret plans for Thursday, but her day takes an unexpected turn. Directed by: Bren Cukier







In a small village in northern Sri Lanka, a young girl is forced to confront the consequences of a deadly civil war as a wounded freedom fighter is brought in to their home. Directed by: Kalainithan Kalaichelvan





Take Me Home

After their mother’s death, a cognitively disabled woman and her estranged sister must learn to communicate in order to move forward. Directed by: Liz Sargent





Swim Captain

A high school swimmer struggles with her tampon before practice. Directed by: Christa Haley






More Than Hair

Sitting for the first time in a barbershop, a young black boy will discover for the first time the symbolic power of black hair. Directed by: Fitch Jean





RUN TIME: 112 Minutes