Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2019: Closing Nite
We close the 2019 Nitehawk Shorts Festival with eight short films that present stories on the intimacy of the nail salon, absurdist, dark comedies, and powerful coming-of-age stories about friendship. Q&A WITH FILMMAKERS PROGRAM THE NEIGHBORS' WINDOW MARSHALL CURRY / U.S.A. / 2019 / DRAMA / 20 MIN A mother of young children who's grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband has her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment. SEE YOU NEXT TIME CRYSTAL KAYIZA / U.S.A. / 2019 / DOCUMENTARY / ENGLISH & MANDARIN WITH SUBTITLES / 6 MIN See You Next Time reaches across the nail salon table to capture the intimate moments shared between a Chinese nail artist and her Black client. PRINCESS RITA BLAIR WATERS / U.S.A. / 2019 / DARK COMEDY / 10 MIN / NEW YORK PREMIERE A lonely insurance adjuster becomes consumed by his desire to meet his internet girlfriend, who claims to be a princess from a faraway country. LAYING OUT JOANNA ARROW / U.S.A. / 2019 / COMEDY, FANTASY, DRAMA / 5 MIN An absurd comedy about a woman who examines her relationship with a man she has just started seeing in depth, and begins to explore her own misogyny, fantasies about having a penis and hatred for traditional gender roles. THE DISHWASHER NICK HARTANTO & SAM RODEN / U.S.A. / 2019 / DRAMA, COMEDY / ENGLISH & SPANISH WITH SUBTITLES / 13 MIN A chef at a fine dining restaurant in New York City asks a Mexican dishwasher to find good tortillas. ADA ELEANORE PIENTA / U.S.A. / 2018 / SILENT COMEDY / 16MM TO DIGITAL / 11 MIN Ada is an unlikeable competitive walker who makes a dress out of toilet paper and has an unfortunate run-in with a hose. NIGHT SWIM VICTORIA RIVERA / U.S.A. / 2019 / DRAMA / 12 MIN Three teenage girls break into a shut down pool. When uninvited guests show up, their friendship is tested and one of them is left behind. SKIP DAY IVETE LUCAS & PATRICK BRESNAN / U.S.A. / 2018 / DOCUMENTARY / 17 MIN Intimate glimpses of one very special day in the lives of high-school seniors from an industrial corner of the Florida Everglades: prom's over, the future is uncertain, and the irresistible pull of the beach makes the long-time friends drive 60 miles to chill, pose and revel in the waves.
Venue: Nitehawk Cinema
136 Metropolitan Ave
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