FILM BLOCK FOUR
Classical Arts Film Festival

Thursday, August 28th
2:00pm

Film Block Four Titles

Tickets are $15.  Save 20% with the Festival Pass. 
Film Block Four exhibits eleven films: COVID BACH, ADRIANNE GONZALEZ: Lyrical Painter, RUMSPRINGAWAKENING,
ANACRONTE, THE STOP, THE SECRET WALLS, JOYFULLY, NELA, CONFESSIONS OF A WHITTLER, THE PIANO TEACHER,
THE RECKONING OF DARKNESS
Descriptions below

This block is the audience choice in-competition short films block.  Patrons will receive a ballot at the box office. 
 
Covid Bach
Running Time: 1min. 39sec.

This freeflowing stream of consciousness animation is set to J. S, Bach The Well Tempered Clavier. The fully hand drawn images weave in and out between abstract and nightmarish visions. Then the dream ends......but does it?

Directed by Elizabeth Lewis
Country of origin:  Canada

Adrianne Gonzalez: Lyrical Painter
Running Time: 5min

Follow artist and musician Adrianne Gonzalez as she takes us through the process of connection with her audience on
as many levels as possible. The transformation of abstract ideas into concrete visuals explores the difference between the conceptual and the emotional and how those two rarely occupy the same space.

Directed by Abby Russell
Country of Origin:  United States

Rumspringawakening
Running Time: 23min 30sec

RUMSPRINGAWAKENING: L’opera ragazzo Amish (a short film opera).  With the help of a failed Broadway actress, a wide-eyed Amish teen sings his way to adulthood on his Rumspringa through New York City.

Directed by Adam Taylor
Country of Origin:  United States


Anacronte
Running Time:  14min 58sec

Anacronte and the Sorcerers of Evil, without any emotion and fulfilling their destiny, they put to test humanity’s happiness in a struggle that, in short, has each of us as winners and losers.

Directed by Raúl Koler, Emiliano Sette
Country of origin:  Argentina

Watch trailer here.

The Stop
Running Time: 5min

After a dispute in the car, a woman
exits and goes to the bus stop. There she meets another and it is love at first sight. Then the driver returns...

Directed by Liudmila Komrakova
Country of Origin:  Russia Federation

Watch trailer here.

The Secret Walls
Running Time: 14min 25sec

A theatre in the rain, people outside crowding to get in. A tired man comes through the stage door where a child -the master of the place- has been waiting for him. Engulfed in that theatrical machinery and caught up in the beguiling cogs of time, guided by some unknown force, the man plunges deep into a maelstrom of many faces…

Directed by Anne Charrin, Lise Charrin, Aude Charrin, Jean-Marie Gatin
Country of Origin:  France

Watch trailer here.

Joyfully
Running Time:  2min 23sec

A joyous and lighthearted animated celebration of dance and art set to an adaptation of the lilting third movement (Allegro) from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6.

Directed by Deb Ethier
Country of Origin:  Canada

Nela
Running Time: 3min 26sec

A strikingly intimate study of the great classical ballerina Marianela Nuñez as she dances to Nina Simone, choreographed by Will Tuckett.

Directed by Andrew Margetson
Country of Origin:  United Kingdom

Confessions of a Whittler
Running Time: 4min 22sec

A sculptor attempts to perfect her craft.

“But what when,
I lose my shine?
Will I lose my mind?
And in that plight, Who will do by me, What I think by mine?”

Directed by Sarvshrest Singh
Country of Origin:  United States

The Piano Teacher
Running Time: 4min

This short documentary is a poetic look at life, age and memory. Few people progress enough in any art form to reach such a pinnacle of performance and renown, but with time even the most masterful regress. Skills fade and memories vanish until we return to a childlike state and await that final curtain.

Directed by Ryan W Daniels
Country of Origin:  Sri Lanka

Watch trailer here.

The Reckoning of Darkness
Running Time: 26min 15sec

“The untold chapter of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.”
The sole survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore on an island at the extreme north of the British Isles. The survivor, Victor, is restored to health by the local inhabitants but guards the secrets of his haunted past and of an evil which has found its way to this remote world, hell-bent on vengeance. So starts the dramatic and violent chain of events in which the tale of Victor’s sinister experiments gradually emerges.

Directed by Christopher Kulikowski
Country of Origin:  United States

Watch trailer here.

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