June 3, 2023
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
805 E Pine St
A spokesperson describes the event as follows:
"...FILM DETAILS --
A BLOODY GRAVEYARD STORY
Directed by Vanessa Stachel (Germany, 3:22)
Three teenagers have an unexpected encounter when they sneak into a cemetery at night to summon an exceptionally terrible ghost.
Directed by Andreas Kyriacou (Cypress, 13:55)
Three pre-teen friends come up with the ultimate 90's heist — to infiltrate the mythical "backroom" of their neighborhood video store.
BETTY AND BARNEY
Directed by Dan Sellers (USA, 8:11)
A couple undergoes hypnosis to recall a horrific alien abduction.
Directed by James Werner (USA, 6:00)
When a teenage boy embarks on a mission to find a condom at his girlfriend’s house, he must face his fears (and an intergalactic alien) for a shot at losing his virginity.
BOO HAG OR SHADOW MAN
Directed by Emily Maya Mills (USA, 10:03)
When a career conjure woman brings home an evil spirit, she and her roommate must divide banishment duties with no time to consult the chore wheel.
DANCE OF THE GOLDEN MONKEY
Directed by Taran Sukert (Canada, 10:04)
A man on his existential quest for the meaning of life gets literally slapped in the face by a monkey-man who steals his favorite jar of marmalade and chases him through an absurdist world where he learns to live in the moment.
Directed by Assia Qianhang Shao (China, 11:20)
Xiaomei is a heavy user of the Beauty Cam/filter and cannot extricate herself from the world dressed by the Beauty Cam/filter. However, the unexpected visit of her mother forces her to face reality. But what is the reality? Who are we without the filter? What is our real appearance? The anxiety and confusion of contemporary young people fermented in the digital space. Will it quietly reform who we are in real life?
Directed by Omorose Osagie (Canada, 5:00)
The Glass Doll is a post-apocalyptic film about a broken porcelain doll who repairs other broken toys, but must decide between giving up her closest friend and fixing herself.
Directed by Rafael Macazaga
Cristina is desperate. Her co-star is away and she has to perform for a very important agent in a matter of hours. Using her skills as an acting coach, Cristina resorts to the only available tool: her assistant — a clumsy and “unimaginative" robot named Golem.
Directed by Rudy Martinez (USA, 8:00)
The year is 1961 and Ham the chimpanzee has been chosen to represent earth as the first ape in space, but a malfunction aboard his ship threatens his return home.
MORNING IS BROKEN
Directed by D. Matthew Beyer, Paul Stafford (USA, 12:00)
Izzy is depressed. After a breakup that shattered both her friend group and her Dungeons & Dragons party, her heroic alter ego "Morwenna Morningsong" is frozen in a game that may never end. She needs bravery, imagination, and a little help to reconnect with a true friend and her true self.
MY KID FROM HELL
Directed by Mel Gallo (USA, 1:25)
An upbeat, conservative mom and her (actual) DEMON daughter work through their differences to live together under one roof.
Directed by Farhad Bakhtiarikish (Sweden, 14:15)
An unhappy married man who still believes in true love finds himself in a dilemma when he meets a woman in a virtual dating app called RIFT.
Directed by Jonathan Cook (USA, 5:00)
Mom and Dad team up with their daughter Sally to get rid of a monster in her closet.
Directed by Lynn Kristmanson (Canada, 10:20)
Robin is Santa's biggest fan. It's Christmas Eve and Robin has hatched a plan to stow away in Santa's sleigh and hitch a ride to the North Pole. Won't Santa be surprised! But it's Robin who’ll be getting the surprise. Robin is about to find out that you should never meet your heroes.
Directed by Seungmin Cho (Korea, 9:36)
Only a few tenacious human writers remain in the realm of creation while beautiful sentences created by Athena (an A.I. writer) bombard them every minute. Now, human writers must decide whether to survive as writers until death or leave the realm of creation to live as human beings.
Directed by Sander van Dijk (Netherlands, 10:50)
An anxiety-ridden man meets his friend for dinner in a shadowy restaurant to share a dark suspicion. At first, his friend doesn't believe him and tries to convince the man there's nothing going on. But the further they get into their midnight conversation, the more they both begin to fear that something about this evening isn't quite right...
TANJIRO – XAVIER GOODMAN
Directed by Matt Genesis (USA, 3:22)
Xavier, on a mission to save Lareta, encounters armed resistance. An action-packed film that is the first installment of a coming trilogy.
THE JELLYFISH MAN
Directed by Ben Davis (USA, 10:56)
Spencer’s neighbor refuses to turn off his music, but it’s unclear who is disturbing the peace.
Directed by Kara Strait (USA, 13:13)
An isolated young woman uses her vibrator compulsively — until it starts deforming her body in disturbing ways. To regain control and change the way she masturbates, she goes on a journey through a lurid underground of corporate neurologists and orgasm gurus, none of whom seem to have her best interests in mind. Ultimately, there’s little she can do to withstand her vibrator’s eerie influence..."