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Friday, November 13 • 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Animated Shorts

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Animated Shorts

Run Time: 80 minutes

Screening Times:
Friday, November 13 at 2:40 PM
Monday, November 16 at 7:35 PM         
Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 19 at 2:15 PM

Calls for Archie
Directed by: Zach Christy
Synopsis: A man gets mysterious calls for years and tries to understand why.

Curtains
Directed by: Kirsten Vangsness
Synopsis: Kirsten Vangsness (CBS, Criminal Minds actor and writer) makes her directorial debut in this animated short adapted from her own personal essay about a feral cat who stars on a network procedural drama, takes ballroom dance lessons, and has an encounter with a predatory tow truck driver. It explores the idea of vulnerability as a source of power and the emotional “curtains” we lay over our essential selves.
 
Miles
Directed by: Griffin Bajor, Carlo Javier
Synopsis: A driverless car, haunted by a prior fatal accident, suddenly takes its new owners on a terrifying journey.
 
EXT
Directed by: Adrian Bobb
Synopsis: In the snow-covered ruins of 24th century Toronto, AEGIS, a humanoid war machine, leads a team of five robot-bound digital-humans into the real world (aka the "E-X-T") to retake an enemy-occupied server installation vital to the survival of their digital homeworld.
During an attempt to ambush a large pack of enemy controlled war-drones, AEGIS recalls an interrogation with the enemy’s founder, an extremist named KYM MINAMOTO...AEGIS’s mother.
As AEGIS fights for her life in the real world, she recalls the emotional fight for her identity in the INT (the digital world), as she and her mother argue over the true nature of humanity and inclusion of digital-persons within it.
 
Rag Doll
Directed by: Leon Lee
Synopsis: Amidst a deadly persecution, a determined orphan tries to bring her mother back to life through the power of art.
 
Candy Shop
Directed by: Patrick Smith
Synopsis: There are 11,926 pharmaceutical drugs available worldwide, this film shows 2863 of them. Pills and capsules are choreographed into a cacophony of shape, color and size, resulting in a satirical commentary about our cultural, recreational, and economic dependency on pharmaceutical drugs.
 
The Phantom 52
Directed by: Geoff Marslett
Synopsis: Tom Skerritt stars in this animated short film about a lonely trucker waiting for a reply on the CB radio...a ghost that haunts the lonely highways...and a whale that sings in a voice no other whale can even hear.
 
If Anything Happens I Love You
Directed by: Michael Govier, Will McCormack
Synopsis: Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief.
Parents sit numb to each other but in an extraordinary moment, the shadow of their deceased daughter returns, and ushers the parents’ shadows through a waltz of their once happy life. The daughter is able to connect the parents with their grief, and ultimately, to each other.


Friday November 13, 2020 2:40pm - 4:00pm MST
Theatre 12 - Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054