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Acting the Part

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Sat, Apr 21

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Shorts Programs

97 min




From historical figures to hell-raising kids, love tests to Internet chats, this selection of narrative and documentary shorts offers characters striving to present a particular portrait of who they are and what they feel. The delight is in watching and evaluating how the images match up to reality. Order to be announced.

AARON BURR, PART 2
This clever and stylish reconfiguration of the infamous duelist rescues him from his ignominious place in history. (Dana O’Keefe, USA 2011, 9 min) In GGA competition.

BEAR
A birthday surprise turns ugly in this blackly comic delight from the director of The Square. (Nash Edgerton, Australia 2011, 10 min) In GGA competition.

HELLION
Petey’s older brothers get into big trouble during an afternoon without parental supervision. But when their dad gets home, matters take a further turn. (Kat Candler, USA 2011, 7 min) In GGA competition.

THE LOVE COMPETITION
At the Stanford Memory Lab, people of all ages participate in a dopamine-measuring test to determine who loves the most. (Brent Hoff, USA 2012, 15 min) In GGA competition. This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

MÖBIUS
A hotel desk clerk places a series of anonymous calls that gets him in increasingly hot water. (Aya Tanimura, USA 2011, 7 min) In GGA competition.

MUSIC FOR ONE X-MAS AND SIX DRUMMERS
The geniuses behind Sound of Noise (SFIFF 2011) employ nutcrackers, Christmas ornaments, espresso cups and much more in their latest example of musical mayhem. (Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson, Sweden 2010, 5 min)

NOTHING
At a rundown desert motel, a maid confronts her circumstances in a story told with little dialogue and impressive visual eloquence. (Tracey Snelling, USA 2011, 19 min) In GGA competition.

RANDOM STRANGERS
From the director of Unmade Beds (SFIFF 2009) and Glue comes this story of two twenty-somethings who meet online and unspool their lives and hopes to one another using a variety of modern technological methods. (Alexis Dos Santos, England/Netherlands 2011, 25 min) In GGA competition.

—Rod Armstrong

Total running time 97 min.



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