An exploration of all things cinematic awaits at this year’s festival — featuring 53 films from 16 countries, including documentaries, narrative films, spoken word, animation and music videos by filmmakers from as close as Trenton, Bradley Beach, and other parts of NJ to as far away as Kosovo, Spain, and Iran. A great opportunity to connect with fellow film lovers and filmmakers!
Trenton Film Society
Friday March 23 at 9pm – Friday Night Shorts
(dir. Yilmaz Vurucu, Austria, narrative, 18 minutes)
Isolated and desperate, Andreas decides to air his grievances and commit suicide live on the internet. As his broadcast goes viral, he strikes a chord with some while attracting the disdain of other.
(dir. David Moya, UK, narrative, 15 minutes)
A white man arrives at the “Transition Centre” after dying of food poisoning on a cruise. There he is informed that he cannot be white in his next life.
(dir. Malcolm Rumbles, UK, spoken word, 3 minutes)
In the poem, “What Johnny Thinks,” Johnny is a woman trying to fit into a society that rejects her. Warning: strong language.
(dir. Eric Burleson, US, narrative, 12 minutes)
A young traveler must complete her quest through a harsh landscape to return a mysterious object.
(dir. Murat Sayginer, Turkey, animation, 2 minutes)
An animated film about the transition from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius.
(dir. Wil Magness, US, narrative, 30 minutes)
In a distant future, James is the last human on Earth. Raised and protected by a humanoid robot, he is brought up on a religion ascribed in a device known as “The Manual.” As the search for other humans becomes more futile and his faith is shaken, James sets out to test one of The Manual’s core beliefs.