COMING SATURDAY DECEMBER 3 – A CO-PRODUCTION OF MERGING ARTS AND CINEMA 320 –
The Short Short Story Film Festival highlights some of the world’s best “short-short” independent films, all of which tell a story in under six minutes. The Festival is produced by Rhode Island’s MergingArts Productions. This year marks its tenth edition, returning to Worcester on December 3 at Cinema 320, having screened to an enthusiastic audience at The Sprinkler Factory last year.
The Heartstrings program, which screens at 2:30PM and 6:30PM, explores films of a more sentimental nature – comic, romantic, or tragic. The Headtrip program, screening at 4:30PM and 8:30PM, presents weirder and more off-center films, from black comedies to thrillers to head-scratchers.
The Festival includes audience voting for their favorite films in each program, with DJ Madame B mixing soundscapes before and between screenings to a backdrop of a slideshow introduction to festival filmmakers.
Admission is $6 for the general public, $4 for senior citizens, and $3 for Clark students, faculty and staff with current ID.
For more information, go to MergingArts Productions.
THE RIGHT – One of the many films featured in the 2016 Short Short Story Film Festival, coming to Cinema 320 on Saturday 12/3. Others include….
THE MEASURE OF A MAN (France 2016; NR)
Tuesday November 8, Thursday November 10, Saturday November 12 @ 7:30PM; Sunday November 13 @ 1, 2:50PM.
Vincent Lindon is superb as a middle-aged family man who takes a new job as a store detective after 20 months of unemployment. Though the paychecks are welcome, the work poses unfamiliar and disorienting ethical challenges he must resolve on his own.
91 min. Subtitles.
“Brize makes compelling drama out of the most ordinary of circumstances, and draws a lead performance from frequent collaborator Vincent Lindon that is a veritable master class in understated humanism”-Variety.
“[Brize’s] modest but moving new film is a welcome reminder that – for someone who can’t afford to put food on the table or provide a proper education for their child – business is always personal” – indieWIRE.
“Compassionate, engrossing from start to finish, and utterly relevant” – Time Out London.
BEST ACTOR AWARD, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL.
Direction: Stephane Brize; screenplay: Olivier Gorce and Stephane Brize
TICKETS: $6.00 adults, $4.00 seniors, $3.00 Clark students, faculty and staff (with ID)
THIS IS OUR LAST FILM OF THE FALL SCHEDULE. WE’LL RETURN IN THE SPRING WITH ANOTHER OUTSTANDING SELECTION OF WORLD CINEMA. UNTIL THEN, THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY SEASON!
CINEMA 320 POSTER SALE! These and other former attractions available at $5 per poster. Inquire at the ticket table.