DOWN HOME & OUTER SPACE

Domestic Narrative ShortS

BIRTHDAY CAKE

BIRTHDAY CAKE

DOWN HOME & OUTER SPACE
Domestic Narrative Shorts, 97 minutes

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 12:45 PM — DeSoto Theatre

Railroad Bill
Directed by David Donar, USA 2:00
A train hobo rules the rails fueled by whisky.

An Alien Walks into a Bar
Directed by Eli Bildner, USA, 5:00
An alien walks into a bar and ruminates about his place in the industry.

Crab Trap
Directed by Shae Sizemore, USA, 25:00
Crawling back from the edge of society, Thirsty tries to prove he’s a “changed man” to his sister in order to gain access to his daughter once again.

The Thieves of Almira
Directed by Andrew Lee, USA, 15:00
Quincy is up to bat in the game that her and her two friends created to spark excitement in a dull suburb: sneak into a house and steal an object chosen at random. Upon entering the home, she is caught by the old, Korean homeowner who mistakes Quincy for her own granddaughter. (Made in Georgia)

Something Bigger
Directed by Chris Anthony Hamilton, USA, 9:00
Teea confides in her best friend about her existential crisis when an ominous visitor interrupts their moment of connection.

Birthday Cake
Directed by Brantly Jackson Watts, USA, 17:16
Set in the deep south, Birdie marks the first anniversary of leaving her abusive lover, Donnie, with a ceremonial candle on a cake. One by one, her fellow survivors leave for the night, and Birdie is left to mourn the love she left behind with her abuser. As the evening unfurls, Birdie will be confronted by more than an aching heart in this Southern Gothic thriller. (Made in Georgia)

A Midwestern Methamphetamine Fairytale
Directed by Sean Martinez, USA, 24:00
Chloe has been surrounded by drugs and violence for so long she doesn’t even know life without them. Her life is always on the run helping her mother, Lexie, and her mother’s degenerate boyfriend, Tiny, score more drugs to feed their cravings. At a time when she should be playing dress-up and dolls, she’s used as a prop for her mother’s appetite.