dir. Tony Bul, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.
YELLOW LOTUS is the tragic tale of a peasant fisherman struggling to find an identity in post-war, modern day Saigon. (Filmed entirely on location in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam).
dir. John Kelleran, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.
For Robert Huvey, life in Manhattan with his live-in girlfriend is not quite what he had in mind. He fancies himself a great writer, but in reality he paints apartments for a living. A phone call from a women he has never met is about to change his life... With an unsuspecting girlfriend, and a nosy eccentric neighbor (unforgettably played by Warhol superstar Tayior Meade), he paints his way into this woman's life.
THE LAST CALL
dir. Gregory Wilson, New York University, New York, NY.
Surrounded by death and trapped in a state of confusion, a father tries to save his family from the dangers of his reality.
dir. Matthew Galkin, New York University, New York, NY.
MAN DOWN probes the physical and moral ramifications immediately following a hit and run.
PLAYING THE PART
dir. Mitch McCabe, Harvard University, Cambridge MA.
The ultimate coming out film! The filmmaker's angst-ridden yet humorous essay about the many obstacles to being honest with her parents in telling them that she is a lesbian.
dir. Josh Oreck, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
A lonely exercise trainer pesters a young couple during a day in working-class New Engiand.
dir. Tsukuru Imanishi, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.
Set in 17th-century feudal Japan, JIROHACHI is a dramatic yet intimate character study of a man and the sacrifices he makes to protect the honor of those closest to him.
dir. Carrie Blank, New York University, New York, NY.
An odd little kid with a secret confronts her mother, "the queen of denial." This dark comedy stars Tovah Feldshuh and Michael Imperioli. Produced by The Shooting Gallery.
dir. Geoffrey Fletcher, New York University, NY.
The perfect, fragile and fleeting times of two young lovers named Roger and Sticky.
PEANUTS AND CRACKERJACK
dir. Jon Mete, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
A champion of image over substance, Mayor 'Crackerjack' Compson is a corrupt private man with a good public face. His speech before the World Series Opener could swing the vote he needs to become governor, but his quest for greater power is complicated by a rare nerve disorder, causing unpredictable mental and physical breakdowns...
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