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SNAFF Friday Film Block 1


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*Note: films listed in alphabetical order. Films will not play in this order. They will play within their designated film block.
**Many films include adult content including language, drug use, sexual content, nudity, and violence.  

See below for a descríption of films in this block.

 

An American Attorney in London - Dir. Darrell Alden
Horror - 15 minutes 
United Kingdom
When a criminal defense attorney visits the US Embassy in London, his appointment with a clinical consular official leads him down a dark and uneasy path to the last place on earth he wants to be.

 

Calendar of the Dead - Dir. Bret Royer
Comedy - 6 minutes 
Two friends are making a calendar with a zombie.

East Meets West - Dir. Julie Johnston
Documentary - 43 minutes 
The story of the first railroad bridge to cross the Mississippi River in 1856.

Foreword - Dir. Michael McCallum
Sci-Fi / Fantasy - 7 minutes 
A famous author is struggling to finish his next novel and discovers a postcard he has mailed to himself from the future warning
of an upcoming danger.

Santa Ana - Dir. César Pesquera
Documentary - 8 minutes 
The Santa Ana project aims to elucidate the link between evil and the famed Santa Ana winds. These are extremely dry down-slope winds that originate inland and affect coastal Southern California and northern Baja California.
The Santa Ana winds are commonly portrayed in fiction as being responsible for a tense, uneasy, wrathful mood among Angelenos. Some of the more well-known literary references include the Philip Marlowe story Red Wind by Raymond Chandler, and Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem.

Toilet Man - Dir. Chenyang Shu
Comedy - 8 minutes 
A superhero born in a toilet.

XIN (Heart) - Dir. Desha Dauchan
Drama - 12 minutes 
Xin (“heart” in Mandarin) is the story of a woman haunted by the ghost of her mother after being her caregiver and watching her succumb to Atypical Parkinson’s Disease. With the help of her therapist, she tries to gain clarity on the nature of the hauntings. Are they a product of her grief and guilty conscience? Or are the hauntings truly urging her to perform the ultimate act of violence against her own father? Xin is a psychological drama/horror about surrender, grief, and healing.