This is the week we’ve all been waiting for: week 1 of the Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series.
Want to see these five amazing films but are tied up in town? Fine – we’ll come to you! We’ll be showing them at 8 pm at OSIO Cinemas in downtown Monterey on Wednesday June 12th. Tickets are only $9.75
Get your tickets for Wednesday’s screening in Monterey here.
Conversely, you’d rather see the films amongst the towering redwoods and “the world’s best popcorn” (WBP.) Who can blame you? Then come see the this Thursday, June 13th at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur; 25 miles south of Carmel, 1/4 miles south of Nepenthe. This is by donation ($10-20 suggested.)
Get your tickets for Thursday’s screening in Big Sur here.
And here are the movies we are showing!
Week 1 – Big Sur Int’l Short Film Screening Series Program (June 12/13)
Curfew by Brenden Hubbard – USA
At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.”
by Kyle Armstrong – Canada
Magnetic Reconnection is a short documentary film contrasting the Northern Lights with decaying manmade debris surrounding the Arctic Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba.
The film touches on the regenerative power of nature and the futility of mankind’s struggle against natural processes of decay.
To Kill A Child
by Alexander Skarsgård – Sweden
It’s the happy morning of an evil day, because this day a child is to be killed by a happy man.
No shadows pass over the kitchen, and yet even now the man who will kill the child stands near a white gas pump.
The man and the young woman is going to the sea, and there they will rent a boat and row far, far out.
– by Sam Handel – USA
The River is a comedic journey to the river on a sweltering hot day with a pregnant Maria.
Her loving-kindness practice is tested by work schedules, mechanical failures and complex human relationships, all conspiring against a desperately needed cooling dip.
The Big Leap
– by Kristoffer Rus - Poland/Sweden
Does God exists? – everything started with this universal question that the Swedish director, Kristoffer Rus, wanted to ask in the era of a global financial crisis. With the help of pitch black humor, The Big Leap stresses the moral dilemmas that erupt when the protagonists realize that everything they have fought for is gone.
They meet atop a skyscraper and they have the same intention – to commit suicide due to a major financial crisis. The conflict quickly escalates when they discover that they all represent a different conviction about the afterlife. The only way to find out who’s right is to take The Big Leap.