Thursday, December 15 | Community Room
A GOOD EGG (13 min)
Sabrina McCormic, Director | USA | 2015 | Narrative | US PREMIERE
A kind of found poetry, the opening or closing lines of novels by authors as varied as Samuel Beckett and Toni Morrison, with appropriated images from the American film noir canon. Based on Daly's edgy graphic novel of the same name, the bizarrely unrelated text elements are knit together with sound and image. Pastiche has already been compared to the works of David Lynch and Pedro Almodovar.
TASHI & THE MONK (40 MIN) 2015 AIFF BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Andrew Hinton & Johnny Burke, Directors | MA, USA | 2014 | Doc
On a remote mountaintop a brave social experiment is taking place. Former Buddhist monk Lob sang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but eight years ago he left his life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas which rescues orphaned and neglected children. Five-year-old Tashi is the newest arrival. Her mother recently passed away and she’s been abandoned by her alcoholic father. Wild and troubled, Tashi is struggling to find her place amongst 84 new siblings. Can the community’s love and compassion transform Tashi’s alienation and tantrums into a capacity to make her first real friend?