Here Now & Hereafter (2016)

2016 Festival

Wed, May 11 @ 6:00 pm - GPLT

This poignant package, presented by Bear Creek Funeral Home, contains 6 films that look at the darkest subject, our own mortality, and reveal courage, hope, insight, and even some humour. It includes 3 foreign-language films (Spanish, Afrikaans, Russian) with English subtitles.

Films in this package

At a support group meeting, the stories being shared are very different from what one expects in the circumstances. Won the Narrative Short Jury Award at the 2015 Austin Film Festival.

An ordinary icon takes on new meaning as a husband and wife react differently to a tragic loss.

Armed with his imagination and a cardboard submarine, 12-year-old Ruan dives into the unknown, searching for the healing Angel Jellyfish in a valiant attempt to save his terminally ill father. Won Best Film at the 2015 Apex Film Festival among other awards.

A New York City motorman is haunted by visions after a tragic subway incident. Won Best Documentary at the 2015 Miami Short Film Festival.

What starts out as a regular day for an ordinary girl is transformed into a beautiful romantic adventure, or so it seems.

When door-to-door “Death” salesman Christopher Crumples calls on wealthy, refined, and fabulously difficult Mrs. Patterson, he struggles to close a routine expiration deal. Posing a simple, yet macabre, question, this film ponders what any of us would do if Death came knocking at our door: accept the first offer or negotiate for better terms.