Sunday, June 10th @12:30pm > Speed Art Museum > 2035 S 3rd St
Presented by filmmaker and programmer Zachary Treitz
Unsupervised children in an idyllic Scottish forest and a hellish American household, a miscreant personified balloon drifting through the lives of strangers, a father who is convinced his son will be the next Romanian manele pop-singer… what does any of this have in common?
Hopefully not too much, but each of these films creates and captures a unique world with its own inhabitants and language, where fiction and documentary, happiness and sadness, teaching and learning are inseparable. Love them or not, the shorts in this program are assured in their approach, even if their effect is mercurial. Each is rare proof that the short film can be the ideal format for diving deep into stories and characters without the commercial and narrative constraints of a feature-length film. Shorter is not always sweeter, but it can be funnier, scarier, and stranger. – Zachary Treitz
Into the Middle of Nowhere (dir. Anna Frances Ewart) – 15 min.
Family Nightmare (dir. Dustin Guy Defa) – 10 min.
Black Balloon (dir. Josh & Benny Safdie) – 21 min.
Another Bullet Dodged (dir. Landon Zakheim) – 13 min.
Music in the Blood (dir. Alexandru Mavrodineanu) – 15 min.
74 min. total
Zachary Treitz is a Louisville native and Flyover alum. He directed The Mean Time (Flyover 2009) He co-produced Daddy Longlegs (Flyover 2010) and directed We’re Leaving (Flyover 2011).