Reality Zone

2011 Festival

Sat, May 7 @ 7:30 p.m.

From sci-fi to mockumentary, and comedy to drama, these 7 shorts pose the question – what is real? Includes an after-party upstairs in Encores.

A Shitty Boyfriend (Un novio de mierda)

After 4 months without seeing each other, a girl receives a visit from her ex-boyfriend.

Place to Stay

A space explorer crash lands on earth. Injured and highly distrustful, she needs to send an emergency signal but can’t do it alone.  Place to Stay is a sci-fi drama about distrust between two strangers in the Finish countryside. www.placetostaymovie.com Director’s Statement In moments of crisis most find it hard to trust people they don’t…

Marius Borodine

Genius Marius Borodine’s spectacular new invention can transform any and all objects into drinkable water.  But is it safe?  Won Prix Coup de Coeur du Jury at the Fantasia Festival. www.holiafilm.com

Madame Perrault’s Bluebeard

A fantasy re-envisioning of the classic fairytale Bluebeard by Charles Perrault, in which Perrault’s young wife reads herself into his dark allegory on marital mistrust. www.amybelling.com

Furnace Four

Filmmaker in Attendance:  Napoleon Ryan.  A dark fable set in an unforgiving future in which two furnace stokers are supposed to burn all the music in the world.  But soon they discover that some things just won’t burn.  Furnace Four is based on the prize-winning play (Soho Theatre Westminster award) by Ali Muriel and stars…

Fard

In a not too distant future, the world seems to work in a perfect and controlled way … But what if you got the opportunity to see what lies underneath the surface?

Expiration

A lonely man courts danger by drinking a glass of milk with the expiration date just seconds away.  Shot in the style of classic noir-era Hollywood thrillers, Expiration walks a hilarious line between comedy and suspense.

Cold Turkey

The misadventures of a frustrated Foley artist, curious children, and petrified poultry show the human cost of creating movie magic: the sacrifices can be enormous!  Won Best Comedy at the Poppy Jasper Film Festival.