Families Like Mine

2014 Festival

Sat, May 10 @ 8:30 pm GPLT

Presented by Moose FM, these films about families show how love is the common ingredient that families all over the world have in common. This package is rated 10+ (Sexual Content, Mature Subject Matter). It has two documentaries, two foreign-language films (Swedish and Finnish) with English subtitles, and three comedies.

A Family Like Mine

A documentary about children growing up with same sex parents.

Sunday Punch

A couple’s kitchen becomes a live sporting event when their argument is broadcast on Domestic Fight TV complete with a referee and sportscaster Rod Black calling the play-by-play. The gloves come off and low blows fly as the combatants strive to win at any cost. Won Best Short Film at the 2014 Reel Islington Film…

A Different Tree

When eight-year-old Pearl has to complete a family tree assignment for school, she tries to find out more about her father, who she’s never met, from her single mother, and then sets out to find him herself.

Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven (Morfar och Jag och Helikoptern till Himlen)

A touching documentary about the special relationship between a boy and his grandfather as they make a trip to the woods on a final adventure. Won Best Documentary at 2013 Aspen ShortsFest. Winner of the Best Documentary Short Award.

Dotty

Dotty, a stubborn nursing home resident struggling to send a text message to her daughter, ultimately ropes the woman who brings her morning tea into her seemingly endless fight with her cell phone. Won Best Short Film 2013 Nantucket Film Festival among others. Winner of the Best Live Action Short Award.

Do I have to Take Care of Everything? (Pitääkö mun kaikki hoitaa?)

When a family oversleeps, it’s up to the mother to get them to a wedding on time because nobody else seems to be doing anything right. Who has made a mess of her husband’s shirt and hidden the girls’ dresses as well as the gift? Nominated for an Oscar in 2014 for Best Live Action…

OMG

After a big fight with her mom over her texting habit, 14-year-old Kaylee runs away to her grandma’s house where she is free to text as much as she wants … until her cell phone battery dies and she can’t find her recharger. While helping her grandma search through grandpa’s old things for a replacement,…