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2020 Classical Arts Film Festival

FILM BLOCK FOUR - SHORT FILMS
Saturday, September 26th 
3:00pm
Jarvis Conservatory
Tickets are $15

A festival highlight!  The Short Films Block reflects the diverse mission of the Classical Arts Film Festival:  Celebrating the journey of lives dedicated to the classical arts.

NELA

Directed and produced by
Andrew Margetson

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

THE COLORBLIND ARTIST

Directed and Produced by
Carlo Caldana

Artist Kevin Richard Brown narrates this inspiring story about his quest to overcome color-blindness and the technique he uses to paint landscapes in full colors.

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ANACRONTE

Directed by
Raúl Koler
Emiliano Sette

Produced by
Emiliano Sette
Yashira Jordán
Francisco Zamudio

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.

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THE PIANO TEACHER

Directed by
Ryan W Daniels

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.

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ADRIANNE GONZALEZ:   LYRICIAL PAINTER

Directed by
Abby Russell

In this short subject documentary we follow artist and musician Adrianne Gonzalez along with filmmaker Abby Russell as they take us through Adrianne’s process of attempting to connect 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. Her results are stirringly affective.

RUMSPRINGAWAKENING

Directed by
Adam Taylor

Produced by
Obadiah Baker

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.

JOYFULLY

Directed by
Deb Ethier

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.

THE STOP

Directed  and produced by
Liudmila Komrakova

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...

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METAPHORMS

Directed by
Viktoria Szemeredy

Produced by
Terez Koncz

A psychologist and a painter interpret the works of young autistic people at an exhibition opening. Their conversation seems to target the abstract paintings, however, their real topic is the elusive and constantly changing dynamics of their relationship. While they walk through the gallery, it becomes clear, that they have as many difficulties talking about their feelings, as the artists themselves.

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CONFESSIONS OF A WHITTLER

Directed by
Sarvshrest Singh

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?"

VAISHNAVA: BEING HUMANE

Directed by
 Rukshana Tabassum 

Produced by
Mridusmita Das

India is a nation with ‘Unity in Diversity’. Multiculturalism is rooted in its 5000 years old Indian civilization and its heterogeneous culture has evolved through centuries.
Time and again leaders like Mahatma Gandhi has proved that India has stood the test of times because of ideals like brotherhood, fraternity, secularism, love, empathy and above all humanity towards all living beings.
On this occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we are paying tribute to this great soul through an Indian Classical dance form from the Indian state of Assam – Sattriya.

THE RECKONING OF DARKNESS

Directed by
 Christopher Kulikowski

Produced by
John Paul Pettinato
Christopher Kulikowski

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. 

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