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Sunday, August 25 • 1:10pm - 2:45pm
National Narratives: Notes on Grief

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These shorts explore different aspects of grief and moving on after loss.

Evelyn x Evelyn (Black Lens)
Directed by Eric Pumphrey
14 minutes • USA
Narrative short
Set in 1956, an African American couple struggles with the death of their child.

In Full Bloom
Directed by Maegan Houang
11 minutes • USA
Narrative short
A surrealist short film about overcoming the loss of a partner within the parameters of living as a female Vietnamese immigrant.

Street Flame
Directed by Katherine Propper
12 minutes • USA
Narrative short
A group of skateboarders grieve the death of their friend.

Overnight
Directed by Thomas Mendolia
15 minutes • USA
Narrative short
The story of a grieving man who spends the night in his RV at a Walmart parking lot, where he finds the embrace of an unexpected community.

Aloha
Directed by Brandi Nicole Payne
13 minutes • USA
Narrative short
Aloha follows one new mom's quest to find the perfect birth announcement after the delivery of her baby doesn't go quite as planned.

Remission
Directed by John Charter
8 minutes • USA
Narrative short
Three creatures are manifestations of an unknown soldier’s war trauma and his vast, lonely pilgrimage toward emerging from a purgatory loop.

Selma After the Rain (SHOUT)
Directed by Loli Menezes
12 minutes • USA
Narrative short
Selma is a trans woman who built her life away from the family.

RAMP
Directed by Ethan Mermelstein
11 minutes • USA
Narrative short
An elderly woman becomes obsessed with returning a portable ramp to Home Depot, years after she purchased it for her recently-deceased husband.


Sunday August 25, 2019 1:10pm - 2:45pm CDT
ASFA Recital Hall
  Shorts Block, Narrative