Role Play (Gr 9-12 English/Languages)

2015 Festival

Tues, May 5 @ 12:30 pm – DJC, GPRC; Sat, May 9 @ 9:00 pm - L106, GPRC

Chosen by teachers, this insightful package contains 7 films that look at the ways people present themselves to others in hopes of fitting in or of getting something they want like a job or a relationship. There are five foreign-language films (German, Korean, French, English/various) with English subtitles.

The Best Friend

Ellen has been the loyal BFF to Kate since forever, but when Ellen finally decides that it’s her turn to shine, will Kate return the favour and be her BFF?

Taste in Guys

A young woman roams the aisles of her local grocery store, matching her purchases with those of the men she’s interested in.

Michel

In order to financially make ends meet, Michel shares his home with Pierre, a young student who’s never told his girlfriend that he lives with a cranky old man. In the hopes of having an intimate dinner at home with her, Pierre tries to get Michel to leave for the evening.

The Hyperglot

  Despite an unrivalled talent for communicating, Jake has trouble talking to women. When a woman from Malta leaves her book on the subway, he ignores his friend’s advice and tries to find her. Won Teen Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the 2014 Nantucket Film Festival among other awards.

Stumped

  In 2011, Will Lautzenheiser went to hospital with what he thought was a muscle pull in his thigh, but the group A streptococcus bacterial infection that he actually had left doctors with no choice but to amputate parts of both arms and legs. This documentary about how he adapted is not only inspiring, but…

Human Form

Feeling isolated in a world where everyone wears the same surgically enhanced appearance, a teenaged girl feels compelled to change her own.  

Job Interview

  Lisa’s job interview seems to be going well until her prospective boss starts asking strange questions. Won Artistic Director’s Choice at Lady Filmmakers Festival in Beverly Hills among other awards.