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Family Dynamics

Family Dynamics
Comedy, Drama, Short, Foreign, 25 New Faces | 2017 | NR. 1hr 51min
CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various Official 2016 Tacoma Film Festival Selection

Family Dynamics1. TAKING FLIGHT
USA | 5 min | Director Brandon Oldenburg
What begins as a small boy’s over-scheduled, over supervised, boring day with Grandpa turns into a larger-than-life journey. Inspired by the life of Antonio Pasin, inventor of the Radio Flyer wagon.

2. NOT REAL
Australia | 6 min I Director Michael Nicholls
When an imaginative 8-year-old boy learns the truth about Santa, he must choose between keeping his younger sister in the dark, or waking her up to their parents’ lies. 

3. AVO
Iran/UK | 9 min I Director Golnaz Jamsheed
Avo tells the story of an Iranian-Armenian boy who experiences the concept of death through his grandfather’s passing.

4. BORROWED TIME
USA | 7 min | Director Andrew Coats, Lou Hamou-Lhadj 
A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on. 

5. ELEVEN
USA | 5 min | Director Ken Fox
An astronaut struggles to explain to his 5-year-old daughter why he must go, and why she cannot come with him. 

6. DISCIPLINE
Switzerland | 11 min | Director Christophe M. Saber
In a moment of anger, a father loses patience and disciplines his disobedient child. A shocked onlooker immediately intervenes to express her concern. The situation gradually gets out of hand and into chaos… 

7. THE SCARECROW
USA | 12 min | Phillip Rhys
A recently divorced man confronts the rocky shores of loneliness after spending a day with his adolescent son and an encounter with his ex-wife. 

8. MOTHER’S DAY
USA | 7 min | Director Jeff Tan
Tragedy forces Mary (Academy Award Winner: Melissa Leo) and her son Jay (Gabriel Furman) to say goodbye forever. 

9. ZOMBRIELLA
Germany | 15 min I Director Benjamin Gutsche
Haunted by the creatures of his nightmares, 8 year old Miko sneaks in to his mother’s bed to hide under her blanked. Sooner or later he has to face his fears and stand up to the monsters…

10. DIE BADEWANNE (THE BATHTUB)
Austria | 13 min | Director Tim Ellrich
Three brothers try to dive back into their childhood through an old family picture in the bathtub. 

11. SUPER SEX
USA | 8 min | Director Matthew Modine
What kind of birthday present to you give the dad (Ed Asner) who has everything? His kids decide on a gift they never before imagined!

12. THUNDER ROAD
USA | 13 min | Director Jim Cummings
Official Selection at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Jimmy Arnaud loved his Mom.

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