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George: A Love Letter to a Cold City; Screening with: State of Emergency Motherfucker!

  • Corridor Theater 1060 River Street, Suite 111 Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)

George: A Love Letter to a Cold City

(Narrative Feature, 1 hr 11 mins)

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Synopsis: George is left behind at a Minneapolitan gas station by an interstate bus. What follows is a night of encounters with well-meaning strangers, low-level criminals, and an eager freelance tour guide. Unable to make a real human connection and constantly subject to the mischief of Luck, George tries to scrounge together enough money to buy a ticket out of town.

Director: Aswar Rahman (born March 14, 1994) is a Bangladeshi-American independent filmmaker. Rahman has written and directed six feature-length films and is the founder of Cineapolis, a filmmaking organization dedicated to increasing feature production in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2015, Rahman formed the Cineapolis coalition with actors and crew from the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The organization embarked on a dense production schedule of six films, all written and directed by him. Achilles (2015), Salone (2016), and The Best of India, Late at NIght (2016) are considered Cineapolis' first volume of productions. Rahman lives in Uptown Minneapolis.


Screening with:

State of Emergency Motherfucker! 

(Narrative Short, 5 mins)

Synopsis: This is the story of two young guys without any trouble who just want to « screw » without being disturbed.« State of Emergency motherfucker» is a surrealistic comedy that depicts a society where police violence and invasion of privacy are daily routine, normal, tedious. The victims themselves are used to it. Even the police are used to it! Every day, they get back at it. Samy and Mehdi aren't even paying attention to it anymore the viewer neither. The real question of the movie is to finally discover if Samy did get some on Valentine's.

Director: Sebastien is a Belgian director who started his career as a 1st AD before directing himself. Director for 3 years, he has already made many commercials, music videos and shorts films and has an international career. His short films Family for Sale in 2015 and Pink Velvet Valley in 2016 have been nominated in various festivals (Palm Springs, BFI London, etc). Most recently he has finished up a new short film called « State of emergency motherfucker ! », a satire about the state of emergency.

 

Earlier Event: October 13
Bigly Yellow; Screening with: Emerald Ice
Later Event: October 13
The Master Cleanse