North By North Weird (Shorts Program)
Sat Sep 22: 9.00pm
Festival - Local Sightings Film Festival 2018: Short Films
Like a dark cloud crossing over the sun, these shorts send a chill and disturb your sense of comfort.
Do We Leave This Here
(Julia Hutchings, Vancouver, BC, 17 min)
When a journalist heads to a northerly area to report on the construction of a new dam that will displace the lives of many, he finds himself trapped in a family rodeo spurned by cheating and competing desires to stay and leave the place.
North & Nowhere
(Scott Ballard, Portland, OR, 2017, 12 min)
In this dark comedy, a woman employs some debatably wild tactics in a desperate attempt to ensure her aging fathers autonomy against the threat of his land being taken.
(Casey McFeron, Happy Valley, OR, 2018, 8 min)
When the world seems out against Sandra and her attempts to reinvigorate her suburban life, a strange encounter with a minivan accompanies a shift into a mysterious version of her past world. Though never quite explaining its characters interrelations, Go Missing works to expose the tensions that brew below a seemingly normal space.
In the Shadow of the Mountain
(Brendan Prost, Vancouver, BC, 2017, 11 min)
The paths of two melancholy people cross in the ominous landscape of Vancouvers North Shore Mountains at dusk.
(Zach Bandler, Medford, OR, 2017, 16 min)
When a sunny occasion presents itself to two vastly different individuals, one a reclusive author in old age, and the other a defiant former marine, the past they tried to block out to enjoy the moment emerges from the gloominess of their northern coastal surroundings. It will only be in their own solitude that they find the love and appreciation they need to fuel the lighthouse on the coast.
(Nathan Douglas, Vancouver, BC, 2018, 34 min)
A young womans investigation into her neighbor and his seemingly dull running route inspires an unexpected plethora of feelings.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122