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Sunday, August 27 • 10:15am - 12:13pm
Sunday Alabama Narrative Shorts

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Faultless
Directed by ANdre Ladon
6 minutes • USA
A concerned woman investigates an issue with her credit card bill and discovers an appalling surprise she never could’ve imagined.

Birdsock Academy
Directed by James Sharpe
16 minutes • USA
This mockumentary takes us inside Birdsock Academy. Founded by Malcom T. Birdsock, as a way to capitalize on his own terminal incompetencies. One of its recent graduates, proudly says “There’s no shame in mediocrity. Being adequate or unimportant is not only obtainable but offers a life without fear of disappointment.”

Ozymandias
Directed by Beau Shepherd
5 minutes • USA
Ozymandias is a 2D animated short-film that explores the nature of discontent, burn-out, and self-identity as a creative in a professional field. Our titular main character, Ozymandias, goes on a harrowing chase through various colorful set pieces as he quite literally chases his dream.

Lonesome
Directed by James Fitch
9 minutes • USA
A young college student becomes lost in their loneliness and self doubt, but is pulled back to reality by a loved one.

Palette of Tears
Directed by Sam Prim
8 minutes • USA
Rehabilitated drug-addicts, Ava and Leo, attempt to ease their way back into reality, but not without facing devastating temptations.

Bare
Directed by Nathan Kovar
8 Minutes • USA
Bare is a dramatic short film about a gay, male couple, Nick and Jamie. As the clock winds down and the arrival of Nick’s parents gets closer, tensions rise as Nick and Jamie work to pack away all evidence of their relationship.

Erased
Directed by Marcus January
11 minutes • USA
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Yellow Wallpaper
Directed by Ricky Rhodes
18 minutes • USA
In 1892, a woman suffering from postpartum depression is misdiagnosed with hysteria by her physician husband and forced into the controversial rest cure treatment, where she spirals into madness.

Primeval Currents
Directed by Jasper Lee
7 minutes • USA
A poetic exploration of the passage of time, the world of sound, trash, illusion and folklore in the region of Irondale, Alabama. Sounds in the air appear to cast a spell on the people amidst the ongoing spectacle of commerce and the undercurrents of a fraught heritage.

Don't Look in the Closet
Directed by Skylar Patterson
4 minutes • USA
After spending a debaucherous night out with his friends, Tommy arrives home to find his wife missing and an evil figure lurking about.

Shafted
Directed by Emerson Collins, Del Shores
20 minutes • USA
Joel and Rafi are in what seems to be a standard romantic comedy. What do you do when you find yourself alone in an elevator with your gym crush? For Joel, with his floor fast approaching, he throws caution to the wind and asks the guy out. Rafi pauses a second too long, Joel is desperate to escape, and the elevator comes to a sudden halt – they are stuck! They awkwardly begin getting to know each other, thanks to Joel’s “contingency plan for this sort of thing,” wine. The connection between the two of them grows and as it reaches its hopeful climax, the fourth wall doesn’t break – it shatters completely. Mat, the filmmaker, playing “Joel,” steps out of the elevator fantasy set and into the harsh reality of his own wish fulfillment. Is he foolish for making this film to tell a story he’s not sure he believes in?

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Directed by Michael Greene
5 minutes • USA
A Birmingham skeptic visits the Magic City for the first time.  Jury Winner of Sidewalk's 2023 Statewide Scramble.

Sunday August 27, 2023 10:15am - 12:13pm CDT
BJCC Theatre