A Criminal Act

2015 Festival

Thur, May 7 @ 8:45 pm - GPLT

This gripping package contains 7 films about characters involved in a criminal act, either as perpetrators or victims, or both. There are three foreign-language films (English/Malay/Dutch, Catalan, and Persian) with English subtitles, and three black comedies. This package includes the Alberta premiere of OUTSIDE THE LINES and will be followed by a Q&A with Director Scott Belyea and Composer Chris McIntyre.

Films in this package

Ed Telfair is a mundane middle-aged man who’s dealing with insecurities in his life … until he decides to take matters into his own hands. Won Best Short Film at the 2014 Victoria Texas Independent Film Festival among other awards.

In a future where victims of traumatic crimes have their memories erased as if the crime never happened, one woman struggles for her right to refuse the process.

Inspired by true events, this film captures the experience of two men caught up in their government’s restrictive regime. Won the Best Short Jury Award at the 2014 Rochester ImageOut Film Festival among other awards.

A discredited scientist plans an elaborate heist to prove his genius and salvage his ruined reputation.

A man is woken in the middle of the night by his parents who insist on telling him things he would rather not hear.

When the call centre he works at is outsourced overseas, DJ is out of a job and dead broke. Lured by the promise of easy money, he ventures into the highly lucrative world of telephone fraud in this uncompromising look at the initiation of a novice into the dark side. Winner of the 2015 Best…

A Dutch tourist on death row must do everything in his power to overcome the bureaucracy of the Singaporean prison system if he wishes to get his last meal request filled. And all he wants is a cup of coffee! Won Best Actor in a Short at the 2014 Long Beach International Film Festival.