DC Shorts, Showcase 4: The Freaky Side
Many of a shorts in this heterogeneous and inestimable collection are portraits of a rare side of life. They operation from required documentaries to animation, though a thesis opposite a residence is a enterprise to connect, be it by friendship, art, family dynamics, or in rebuttal of genocide and a thoroughfare of time. All of a people in these stories describe to one another in ways outward a norm.
Connected: On a surface, Connected is a elementary film, contracting basic techniques to tell a story about one man’s misled try to cater a sales clerk. Yet actors Kevin Eldin and Miles Jupp lend complexity and amusement to a script, and make this a touching impression investigate about loneliness and a peculiar function it can inspire.
Nonna Si Deve Asciugare: Legacy and honour are a themes of this quirky Italian film. The pretension translates to Grandma Must Get Dry. As a late matriarch’s will causes her children to deplane into arguments and accusations, others find to strengthen her wishes in a demeanour that is startling and satisfying.
Cadaver: Told by animation and rhyming couplets, this peculiar adore story is one of a high points in a showcase.
Baffle Their Minds With Bullsh*t, Kerry Leigh: With her father’s recommendation in mind, Kerry Leigh works as a writer-for-hire on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans. This documentary reveals a cut of a artistic life of a travel performer whose essay is as noted as her personality.
Obake: Another of a showcase’s strongest offerings, Obake, that translates roughly from a Japanese as “ghosts,” is a elegant story of love, both patrimonial and romantic, that transcends a bounds of time.
Look to a Cookie: This straight-up documentary is a mural of Glaser’s Bake Shop—the probable progenitor of a black-and-white cookie that desirous the classic Seinfeld part referenced in a film’s title. The Glaser brothers reason down a installation during a business that’s been in a family given 1902. The film follows Herb Glaser as he bakes in a mouthwatering tradition he schooled from his father.
Abuelas: Using a brew of animation, live action, and narration, Abuelas tells a heart-wrenching story of 4 grandmothers on a query to find a grandchildren who were seized during Jorge Rafael Videla’s troops regime in Argentina.
Drowned: The reduction nuanced of a dual portraits of loneliness in this showcase, Drowned is an comical take on one woman’s unfortunate attempts to attract regretful attention.
High Maintenance: In this interesting mix of absurd scenarios and dry humor, Herb discovers how tough it is to hit adult his mom with her mom staying in a house. The comic timing of Raymond Bokhour, Geneva Carr, and a fanciful Marylouise Burke make this nonsense good value watching.
Thursday, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. during US Navy Memorial
Sunday, Sept. 9 during 6 p.m. during E Street Cinema
Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. during E Street Cinema