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Monday Night Shorts at The Joint: Good Things/Small Packages - A Night of Micro-Shorts

  • The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse 301 Main Street North Little Rock, AR, 72114 United States (map)

Good things come in small packages!   Is your attention span becoming shorter and shorter in today’s 24 hour news cycle and rapidly changing digital world? Then we have the perfect thing for you!  Join us for a night of micro-shorts, short films ranging from 1-5 minutes long.

Admission is $8.  Advanced tickets now on sale

 

This year we will be screening 36 micro-shorts!  Here are the Official Selections:

Another Day in Paradise, Directed by bellopropello
COUNTRY: SWITZERLAND  
Plants are growing in paradise; one of them nicer, more beautiful and taller than all the other and provoke a disciplinary action. Against all odds has consequences even in paradise.

Bees, Directed by Donavon Thompson
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES - MADE IN ARKANSAS
A sixty-second psychological comedy about bees.

The Control Room, Directed by Calvin Herbst
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
Drew gets the feeling that something in his hotel is wrong...and it might just be him.  Drew is a psychopath that uses drugs to suppress his "normal personality". While being trapped in a vertigo mental state, Normal Drew believes to be in a hotel room, and talks to a voice he thinks is in his head.  When things start to get strange, and the drugs ware off, he realizes the world he has been obliviously forced into is not real.

A Day In The Life, Directed by Tom Bracone
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
A romantic encounter expressed using the tools and techniques of "Tabletop Cinematography" ….         

Dick Van Dyke, Directed by Jason Petrovitch
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
Gertrude Stein in a penis-shaped van? Now that's a Dick Van Dyke! Whether losing the big softball game, adopting rescue dogs, vest shopping or working on home projects, nothing can keep these gals down. A true story of redemption.

Distorted Carcinoma, Directed by Waid Rainey
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
Set on saving his girlfriend Bonnie, Rand robs a bank and struggles to maintain his sanity.

Double Roll, Directed by Justin Farley
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES - MADE IN ARKANSAS
Two brothers get revenge by rolling a house and try not to get caught.

Follow up, Directed by Mason Thompson
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES - MADE IN ARKANSAS
One writer is forced to write the sequel to his best selling novel by his publicist that he does not want to write what happens next will leave you in stitches.  

Happy Birthday Kevin, Directed by John Psathas
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
At 15, Kevin risks it all for a shot at greatness.

I Am Not A Mouse, Directed by Evgenia Golubeva
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
Every time Lucy is called 'Mouse' by her Mum, she turns into a real mouse! What is Lucy going to do?

In The Blink, Directed by Damien Patrik
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
Time flies...faster than you can ever imagine. 

Large Scale Absurdities Vol.1, Directed by Charalambos Margaritis
COUNTRY: CYPRUS
This is a short film. A very short film. It is in black and white and we should specify that it is an animated film.  Frankly, there is nothing much one can say about it.

Last Chance, Directed by Dániel Füzes
COUNTRY: HUNGARY
What if you are a boxer, but you can't fight back? 

Leafless Against the Gray Sky, Directed by Nick Zoulek
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
Finding order among Chaos. Leafless Against the Gray Sky derives its title from a quote by Gert Eilenberger, a German physicist, who pursued research in nonlinear science. The quote reads: "Why is it that the silhouette of a storm-bent leafless tree against an evening sky in winter is perceived as beautiful...The answer seems to me, even if somewhat speculative, to follow from the new insights into dynamical systems. Our feeling for beauty is inspired by the harmonious arrangement of order and disorder as it occurs in natural objects..."  Leafless Against the Gray Sky finds beauty in the navigation of order and disorder, utilizing chaotic, yet natural patterns in both the film (ink in water) and in the score (multiphonic and overtone production on bass saxophone). This raw and meditative tapestry was composed, filmed, recorded, edited, and performed by Nick Zoulek.

Love at First Light, Directed by CAROLINE GRACE-CASSIDY
COUNTRY: IRELAND - MADE IN ARKANSAS
A mixup occurs the morning after a one night stand.

Love at First Sight, Directed by James Kendall
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
Love at first sight can happen to anyone. 

Lunch, Directed by Matt Vance
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
A young man plans to relax in the park next to his office, but a zealous street performer has plans of his own. 

Nighttime, Directed by Sophie Barnes
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES - MADE IN ARKANSAS
A house party welcomes new experiences for two separate and similar girls: one alone, one with a partner. 

One Night Stand, Directed by James Wood
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES - MADE IN ARKANSAS
A mid 20's man tries to escape out of the dreaded "Morning After" situation, when he realizes he slept with a much older woman.  

Passions, Directed by Manuel Schuepfer
COUNTRY: SWITZERLAND
A series about the secrect passions of Katto Maempf. Part 1 and 2 (to be continued)

Player Two, Directed by Zachary Antell
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
Player Two is a short animation that explores the relationship that develops between two brothers of differing age growing up, and how video games foster that bond.

Rat Tail, Directed by Flora Larrabee, Dave Merson Hess
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
A mother's haircut has embarrassing consequences for a young Southern girl. 

Rebellion, Directed by Stephen Burhoe
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
Two siblings argue over their behavior towards their parents and each other in this coming of age story.     

Salt, Directed by Stanislav Gusev
COUNTRY: RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Is too much salt bad for the heart?   

Scriptorium, Directed by Colin Ramsay
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
The life of a medieval scribe.      

Secrets, Directed by Lisa Seidenberg
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
Music video features Edward Snowden, the Wizard of Oz and others. Will provide better quality video than upload seen here. 

Senile Seahorn, Directed by Drew Kirsch, Mike Benna
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
Senile Seahorn is about a young man with a powerful mind living in a simple reality.

Shutter, Directed by Michael Schwarz
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES - MADE IN ARKANSAS
When a guy is trying to impress his girlfriend with a cool abandoned hotel, he finds that she doesn't care. As he storms away the universe supplies him with a camera that can travel in time. 

A Singularity, Directed by Jackson Ridd
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
A philosophical hit man unravels on the job.

A Small World, Directed by Justin Farley
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES - MADE IN ARKANSAS
A view into the tiny world of details of our surroundings.

The Things We Keep, Directed by Rosalie Miller
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
Grounded in nostalgia, “The Things We Keep” offers a glimpse of one man's yearly sojourn into the Coconino Forest to collect firewood and re-connect with his roots. As he recounts his early inspirations and life as a sawmill worker, we discover a past based in a simpler time and an aesthetic appreciation of nature and for the world around us.  Shot in Northern Arizona and Western Washington. Produced in Seattle.

Tides, Directed by Irem Dogancali
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
A grieving woman goes through different emotions of struggle, hope, diligence, and survival during a therapy session.

Uncharted Waters, Directed by Justin Farley
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES - MADE IN ARKANSAS
A visual poem about water in nature that surrounds us and the beautiful designs and patterns.

UNDERTAKER, Directed by Brenton Oechsle
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
A mortician deals with loss.

The Werewolf's Greatest Hit, Directed by Jim & Nick Zounis
COUNTRY: AUSTRALIA
A brief tale of a werewolf and his strong obsession with the full moon.

XO, Directed by Brian Ratigan
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
Fearing her own memories, a girl begins the cerebral journey of longing for escape before completely fading away.