Fateful Decision (Gr 9-12 English/Languages)

2017 Festival

Wed, May 10 @ 12:30 pm– DJC; Fri, May 12 @ 1:30 pm – GPLT

Chosen by teachers, this insightful package contains 8 films from Europe and the US that relate to a decision and its consequences. With a mix of comedies and dramas, the results can be humorous, life-changing, or deadly.

The Chop

When a charismatic Kosher butcher loses his job and canot find work at other Kosher butchers, he decides to pretend to be Muslim in order to get work at a Halal butcher shop. Won Best Comedy Short Film at the 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival among other awards.

Mildred and the Dying Parlor

Mildred’s parents run a dying parlor out of their home and she resents having to help with the family business. Their clients are geriatrics about to die, but one day, an unexpected client comes to call.

Mixteip – The Greatest Tape Ever Told

A divorcing couple packs up their home, violently splitting their shared memories. Photos, albums and records are cut to pieces, but what about the mixtapes they gave each other long ago? Will they be destroyed as well?

Opt Out

When a man tries to unsubscribe from an email list, the process is much more complicated than he thought it would be.

Incoming Call

At an open mike night, Kerri is about to make her debut when she gets a call from her future self, telling her to leave before she goes on stage. She’s grateful for the warning, but when the calls continue, she begins to question if avoiding mistakes has made her life any happier.

Hug Me. Hold Me.

A lonely man’s attempt to build a machine to hug him has unintended consequences.

A New Home

A young woman moves into a new high rise building. She is the first and only resident. When she sees a man watching her from inside the high rise across the street, she’s alarmed because she’s been told nobody lives there yet. Every day, she passes the refugee tent city in the park on her…

Beyond the Sea (Al di là del mare)

Jamal is a young Gambian migrant in Italy. He’s emotionally scarred by the deaths he saw on his desperate journey across the Mediterranean Sea. When a wonderful opportunity requires him to travel cross the sea again, his fear is a barrier that may prevent him from taking advantage of it.