Not the Same Clarence
2023, NR, U.S., Drama, 14 minutes
Filmmakers in Attendance
Director: Brian Russell, Samuel B. Russell
Producers: Brian Russell, Samuel B. Russell, Lisa DeTullio Russell
Writers: Brian Russell, Samuel B. Russell
Cast: James Naughton, Greg Naughton, Delissa Reynolds, David A. Gregory, Sam Duncan
A father and son story, by a father and son, starring a father and son. Gideon faithfully visits his father in a memory care facility but cannot accept his father's memory loss and confusion. His frustration with his father and need to correct his father's memories creates distress, causing a rift in this otherwise loving father-son relationship.
2022, NR, France, Animation, 6 minutes
French with English Subtitles
Directors: Gabriel Augerai, Romain Augier, Laurie Pereira De Figueiredo, Charles Di Cicco, Yannick Jacquin
Producers: Julien Deparis, Ecole des Nouvelles Images
In this quirky animated short from France, a flock of slow-witted birds try their best to protect their eggs from a volcano eruption.
2023, NR, U.S., Drama, 21 minutes
East Coast Premiere
Director: Darren Haruo Rae
Producers: Jessica Olthof, Nick Martinez
Writer: Darren Haruo Rae
Cast: Jonathan Tanigaki, Brent Yoshida, Shiro Kawai, Darin Cooper, Alfred Hsing
Nisei follows the harrowing journeys of two Japanese-American brothers during World War II. Minoru and John Miyasaki have been stripped of their American citizenship and placed in internment camps along with countless other Japanese-Americans. Hoping to prove their loyalty to America, they volunteer for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all Japanese-American unit.
A Moment for Glory
2023, NR, U.S., Drama, 23 minutes
Filmmakers in Attendance
Director: Christopher Leoni
Writer: Christopher Leoni
Cast: Christopher Leoni, Heberth Wirbiezcas, Martin Dorsey, Jesse Ryan, Cristina Noya, Gredivel Vasquez
Roy, a naturally gifted MMA fighter, is on the cusp of making it big as a professional fighter — but his lack of conviction threatens to derail everything. Caught between his father’s demands and peer pressure from his friends, Roy must decide which voices to listen to — while fighting to find his own.
Shadow Brother Sunday
2023, NR, U.S., Drama, 15 minutes
Director: Alden Ehrenreich
Producer: Natalie Metzger
Writer: Alden Ehrenreich
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Nick Robinson, Lisa Edelstein, Nick Searcy, Jacob Wysocki
There is no greater jealousy than that of a brother. When a down-on-his-luck musician returns home on the day of his younger brother’s movie premiere, he gets an offer from the paparazzi to his movie star brother’s computer and sell it to them. Will he go through with it? And more importantly — will he succeed?