MATINEE TWO

  • 91 mins

Stories of cultural identity, a subcultural legend, meaningful and surprising connection with others, and personal sacrifice comprise the eight short films in the Nitehawk Shorts Festival MATINEE TWO program.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 at 11:30am
INCLUDES Q&A WITH FILMMAKERS

Afterwards, join us for a drink in Lo-Res!


Image: NO FORKS IN THE ROAD (directed by Jessica Le) 

In this program


CUBA SCALDS HIS HAND

Directed by Abby Sun, Daniel Garber

Behind the scenes of the annual high school rodeo championship, Naudy Exposito, a.k.a. ‘Cuba,’ feeds the bucking horses and bulls. When an accident befalls him, he does what cowboys do best: work through the pain.

NO FORKS IN THE ROAD

Directed by Jessica Le

At a rest stop, May’s newly-found friendship with a stranger leaves her at a crossroads with her cultural identity.

MAMI

Directed by Alessandra Lacorazza

An overburdened daughter decides to abandon her obligations, sealing her depressed mother’s fate.

A YEAR

Directed by Jisun Jamie Kim

NSF19 CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

A Himalayan village woman yearns to provide a better life for her young daughters. But the only possible option she sees is surrogacy – a choice that will explode her domestic tranquility and become a searing dilemma.

THE MAGNITUDINOUS ILLUMINOUS

Directed by Maya Tippett, Rachel Mills

In between pouring shots at the bowling alley where he works, 66-year-old Pete Napolitano has been developing metaphysical theories. Pull up a stool to Pete’s “Table of Honor,” and soak in his elucidations on how to live a creative life.

JAZZ IN WAKANDA

Directed by Djaka Souare

An otherwise uneventful day for Julie takes a more serious turn when her daughter, Jazz, starts to ask profound questions about slavery, and what she’s learned at school.

BLACKOUT

Directed by Sofia Bonami

A power outage in a prison classroom temporarily suspends the teacher and inmates in a reality with no barriers.

SPARE PARTS

Directed by Emily Kaplan

FIRST TIME FILMMAKER AWARD

A small time hustler spots a vulnerable woman in a truck-stop town on the edge of nowhere. What seems like an easy hit becomes more complicated when unexpected tenderness develops.

Dates & Times
Past
Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg

Sun Nov 17
11:30 am