Schedule

Title Information Date Venues
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"Sugar Cube" Aussie Romantic Dramedy From Down Under

Fri 1:00pm Fri May 17 - Gateway Community College
Sugar Cube 90 min. Dir. Luke Jacobson - An Aussie Drama-Comedy about coffee, cocktails and rejection. As James, the local barista, is sure his feelings will be rejected by his best friend Sarah, he struggles to see his gender prejudices and the damage they cause.

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05.17.19
1:00 pm
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"A Prayer For Compassion" Can compassion grow to include all beings?

Fri 1:30pm Fri May 17 - Gateway Community College
The film follows Thomas Jackson on a quest to make a better world for his daughter that crisscrosses America and takes him to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and throughout the Indian subcontinent to ask the question, “Can compassion grow to include all beings?

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05.17.19
1:30 pm
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"LOCUSTS" Aussie Thriller From Down Under Northeast Premiere

Friday May 17 Gateway Community College
A tech entrepreneur returns to his desert hometown for his father’s funeral where he’s reluctantly reunited with his ex-con brother. However when the brothers become entangled in an extortion scam at the hands of desperate criminals, the dark underbelly of the sleepy mining town is exposed.

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05.17.19
1:30 pm
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Asian Shorts Program - New Haven Premieres

2:45pm Fri May 17 - Gateway Community College
Asian Shorts Fri 2:45pm Leaving 13 min. USA Dir. Chenyun Huang - A short narrative film captures the daily life of a three-generations of a Chinese family while the grandfather suffers through the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Through the eyes of a little girl, we see family members’ different emotional reactions to the old man’s irreversible dementia and how it affects the girl’s perception of death. A Farewell 13 min. China Dir. Yifei He - A Farewell follows Danni, a young Chinese girl who comes home to pay her respect to her late grandfather. Out of place in her grandpa's traditional Muslim environment, she unearths a hidden secret of her past. Against her parents' wishes, she embarks on a journey in the suppressed but mesmerizing world of Islamic culture in modern China. The Last Story 23.5 min. India Dir. Samir Raees - Abhinav Sharma a young story writer in New Delhi lives alone with his lavish life. His carrier is at his peak as a brainstormed Crime stories. His stories became fame for the magazine company AUTHOR. Meanwhile there is a serious and brutal crime rising up in the streets of New Delhi. A House of One’s Own 16 min. Dir. Liyan Zhao - Immigrant dreams and aspirations- past, present, and future-are revealed through the spaces of a suburban house. Everything in the past has life 13.25 Dir. Zhongkai Li - In a culture that prizes male children to carry on the family name, many Chinese families under the One-Child Policy concealed having additional children. LGBT artist and filmmaker Zhongkai Li was born in 1993, when China's family planning policies had been in force for nearly 20 years. As the third child and only son to his family, he relates a story of his upbringing. Shortly before he left for college, his mother told him the secret story of his birth. Li asks how his family's life could have been different, and wonders how his fate may yet be intertwined with that of his mother. A Family Recipe that Cannot be Followed Written Down 2.25 min. USA Dir. Elaine Zhang - A first-generation Chinese-American woman mourns her immigrant father by following the traditional family recipe that she learned from him as a little girl. Murakami’s Main Character 18.5 min. USA Dir. Cary Chen - Murakami’s Main Character is a magic realism coming-of-age short film about an independent college freshman David who hopes he can cut himself off from his helicopter parents. But after they are gone he discovers he needs family and tries to get them back.  

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05.17.19
2:45 pm
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"The Pollinators" No Bees...No Food CT Premiere

Fri 3:15pm Fri May 17 - Gateway Community College
Much of the food on our tables comes from the intrinsic act of pollinating the flowers that become the fruits, vegetables and nuts we eat, but agricultural practices, pesticides and politics are making that simple act of nature more difficult everyday.

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05.17.19
3:15 pm
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Eclectic Shorts

3:30pm Friday May 17
Eclectic Shorts Fri 3:30pm: Sweetheart,  Away from the Ribbon, Shallow,  No Returns, Mick the Webseries, Morning Jack, The Most Disinterested Man in the World, Have You Tried... , If I Were a Carpenter

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05.17.19
3:30 pm
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"Passage To Womanhood"

Fri 4:00pm Fri May 17 - Gateway Community College
A group of Muslim trans women stand their ground against social marginalization in secular Malaysia. Redefining femininity in Islam they are painting painting their own portrayal of womanhood.

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05.17.19
4:00 pm
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CT Filmmaker Shorts Showcase I

4:30pm Friday May 17 - Gateway CC
An Eclectic Mix Of Nutmeg Styles
CT Filmmaker Shorts I Fri 4:30pm: Skip School,  Different Script, Outside the Box: Inside the Mind of an Artist on the Autism Spectrum

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05.17.19
4:30 pm
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NY & NJ Tri- State Filmmaker Shorts Showcase I

4:45pm Friday May 17
NY & NJ Tri- State Shorts I:  Pretty People Inc., Definetly Soy, Roadside Assistance, Division Ave., Manifest, The Suggestion Box

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05.17.19
4:45 pm
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"TransGeek" Movie

4:45pm Friday May 17
Colombia, 1948. Liberals and Conservatives are engaged in a bloody war. In the state of Tolima, several liberal farmers are massacred by Conservative forces, among them Rosalba Velasco’s husband. The mother of a two-year-old child, Rosalba decides to seek revenge on her own, wreaking bloody chaos on the countryside.TransGeek Movie brings together the stories of transgender people working in the tech industry and existing within geek culture.

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05.17.19
4:45 pm
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NY & NJ Tri- State Filmmaker Shorts Showcase II

5:00pm Friday May 17
NY & NJ Tri- State Shorts II Fri 5:00pm:  Philip Carlson: On Behalf of Talent, The Deported,  Happy Birthday Rachel Confrancisco, Swiped Right, The Break, Coffee and a Donut, Showtime, Communication Is Key

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05.17.19
5:00 pm
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CT Filmmaker Shorts Showcase II

6:00pm Friday May 17 - Gateway CC
An Eclectic Mix Of Nutmeg Styles
CT Filmmaker Shorts II Fri 6:00pm Room N100B 120 YEARS, Women, HOT 'N' NERDY, CORKY, Wake Up!, The Equatorial Calms, The River (PSA)

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05.17.19
6:00 pm
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"BatSh*t Bride " CT Grown World Premiere

6:30pm Friday May 17
Batsh*t Bride 81 min. Dir. Jonathan Smith - On April Fools' Day, just before her wedding, a bride pranks her fiancé by saying that she thinks that they've lost that spark and that they should call off the wedding and break up, only to discover that he feels the exact same way.

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05.17.19
6:30 pm
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"Little Miss Westie"

Fri 6:30pm Fri May 17 - Gateway Community College
Little Miss Westie follows two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, school, family and transitioning during the Trump era. A few months ago Ren competed in the Lil Miss Westie Pageant as, perhaps, the first out trans-girl; her older brother, Luca, coached her on posing, make-up, and talent.

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05.17.19
6:30 pm
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NY & NJ Tri- State Filmmaker Shorts Showcase III

6:40pm Friday May 17
NY & NJ Tri- State Shorts III Fri 6:40pm: Sins of the Son, Anyone Like Me, The Sheriff of Goodtimes, Korean American

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05.17.19
6:40 pm