Based on a True Story Shorts
ANIMATION HOTLINE (5 min, dir. Dustin Grella, USA)
Animation Hotline is a series of sometimes insightful, sometimes bizarre micro-short animations inspired by anonymous messages on the artist's voice mail. *Official Selection: Nashville and River Run Film Festivals
TRANSCENDING SURGEON (30 min, dir. Sam Hampton, USA)
Transcending Surgeon explores the life and impactful career of top trauma surgeon Dr. Edward Cornwell, his influence on underprivileged communities, and the inspirational African American medical pioneers that came before him.
SIXNINETEEN (27 min, dir. Brian Nunes & Amy Enser, USA)
The 619 Western Avenue building in Seattle was the largest all-artist colony on the West Coast for thirty years. Originally a shipping warehouse, it was taken over by artists looking for large affordable space in 1981. Since then, it has blossomed into an underground cultural mecca for the independent art scene. On October 1, 2011, city officials stepped in, ordering the building's demolition to make way for the massive Alaskan Way viaduct tunnel project scheduled to dig directly underneath the already-unstable structure.
THE FRAME (8 min, dir. Samvida Nanda, Enrico Granato & Osasu Igodan, Czech Republic)
Gathered together for photographs over different occasions, a family finds it cannot leave the frame set by the photographer. A short film about a family portrait.
REPORTING ON THE TIMES: THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THE HOLOCAUST (18 min, dir. Emily Harrold, USA)
Inspired by Laurel Leff's award winning book Buried by The Times, this film explores how The New York Times handled reports of The Holocaust during World War II. It also explores why The Times, a Jewish-owned newspaper, buried more than one thousand articles in its back pages. Through interviews and testimony of a Holocaust survivor, historians, journalists, and American citizens who lived through World War II, Reporting on The Times encourages audiences to reevaluate America's place as The Great Liberator and to recognize the power of the press in creating change. *Official Selection: Tribeca, Nashville, Palm Springs, Telluride, Cleveland, and Newport Beach Film Festivals.
Blue Mouse Theatre (View)
2611 N. Proctor
Tacoma, WA 98407
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|