SHORTS 10: proud of his scientific attitude

 17 May
 The Logan Theatre
 2646 N Milwaukee Ave - 60647 - Chicago - United States
 Chicago Underground Film Festival
SHORTS 10: proud of his scientific attitude curated by Emily Oscarson FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE!!! We Were Not Made For This World Colin West McDonald 4 min., Video, 2014, USA “A robot searching for his creator in the desert lands outside his city. Based on "We Were Not Made For This World" by award-winning cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier.” - Colin West McDonald Toward The Flame Paul Turano 6 min., Video, 2014, USA “Lighting up the morning sky a meteor detonated mid air over Chebarkul, Siberia on February 15, 2013. Existential shockwaves emanating from the explosion caused a momentary chaos, and catalyzed more desperate fears that it was perhaps signaling The End.” - Paul Turano Terity Entitory Todd Mattei 9 min., Video, 2014, USA “Terity Entitory is a meditation on memory, identity, and technology. The figure at the center of the piece is caught in a moment of complete stasis, “powered down or very deeply asleep,” as he puts it.” - Todd Mattei New John Harden 17 min., Video, 2014, USA “An elderly couple, cryonically preserved at death, awaken centuries later, their health – and youth – totally restored. Together, they face the joys and challenges of a second life in the distant future.” - John Harden The Mysterious Disappearance of the Town’s Last Resident Damon Mohl 5 min., Video, 2014, USA “Amidst a ghost town's dilapidated ruins, one resident still resides, but he won’t be there much longer.” - Damon Mohl Elsewhere, the Survivors Ali Aschman 3 min., Video, 2014, USA “Two connected figures wander endlessly through a desolate landscape, haunted by anxiety and doubt. “ - Ali Aschman Happy Fun Room Greg Pak 14 min., Video, 2014, USA “Sam, the host of the once-popular children’s television show “Happy Fun Room,” clashes with her child co-stars, recalcitrant crew, and unsupportive studio execs as her career and life fall to pieces. “Happy Fun Room” teaches kids how to be safe in an insanely dangerous world. But the world has changed and the show’s messages may no longer apply. Can Sam prevent her past fears from making her a monster in the present?” - Greg Pak Εν καιρώ ειρήνης (In Times of Peace) Nikos Vouteniotis 29 min., Video, 2014, Greece “The government of a country allows to the citizens ten breaths a day to settle its debt to the creditors. Nobody can understand why. Maybe through the eyes of a little girl, the eyes of imagination and poetry we can.” - Nikos Vouteniotis

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