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The Awkward Years

The Awkward Years
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Short, Foreign | 2017 | NR. 1hr 42min
CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various Official 2016 Tacoma Film Festival Selection

Awkyearsbumber1. THE BOARD
USA | 11 min | Director David Shane
A socially challenged high school kid tests his ultimate system for making a successful first-time call to his crush. 

2. I AM VIRGIN
USA | 13 min | Director Cody Mathieson Packer
Two awkward teenagers, set up by their parents to lose their virginity, come together and connect on their own terms. 

3. JEWISH BLIND DATE
SWITZERLAND | 16 min | Director Anaelle Morf
Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure. 

4. WANNABE
USA | 16 min | Director Matthew Manson 
1991 - Daniel, a neurotic twelve year old Jewish boy, dreams of becoming a man. Unfortunately, there are major stumbling blocks in his way - all the kids think he’s a loser, he tries too hard to fit in, and he’s super uncomfortable in his own skin.

5. WALKING HOME
Germany | 17 min |  Director Max Richert
A coincidence brings together two students from different countries on the last night of their school trips to Italy. Connected in mutual dislike for their respective farewell parties, the initial distance and reservations between them quickly turn into bonding and rapport. 

5. THE BALLAD OF ELLA PLUMMHOFF
Germany | 29 min | Director Barbara Kronenberg
While the 8th grader Ella faces a decisive math exam, which determines if she will be promoted to the next grade, she dreams of last summer: love lessons of her grotesque ballet teacher, private tutoring by a know-it-all 7th grader, her first kiss and permanently annoying parents. An entertaining insight into the spring awakening of Ella Plummhoff.

Filmmakers in attendance.

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