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Friday, May 15 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
"Comes and Goes" World Shorts Block

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TOUGH
Runtime: 12 minutes
Director: Alfonso Johnson
TOUGH is a story about an estranged father and son who reconnect after 11 years when they now discover that they share the same apartment complex. The cause for the disconnect was the father inability to deal with his sons lifestyle. This film confronts issues of identity, self awareness, fatherhood, and family. The title itself is a play on masculinity within the American society and within the African American community and asks the question 'What does it really mean to be tough and also accepted for who you really are?'

How to Stand Up for Yourself
Runtime: 10 minutes
Director: Sarah Hanssen
Learning to stand up for yourself is an exhaustive process. You've got to understand your opponent, chose your time wisely and gather enough strength to never back down.

Marathon
Runtime: 14 minutes
Director: Lauren Smitelli
A young woman stifled by her future sets out to find someone from her past. She soon realizes that the journey she’s embarked on might be more complicated than she imagined.

La Reina
Runtime: 19 minutes
Director: Manuel Abramovich
Memi prepares to become queen of the carnival. Lost in a world of grown-ups and trapped in her routine, she is torn between the glamour of pageant and the social pressure to become a winner.

The Art of Richard Thompson
Runtime: 22 minutes
Director: Bob Burnett
Richard Thompson has a Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist on his mantelpiece. For a cartoonist, that's like winning an Oscar. Richard Thompson is admired, if not revered, by his peers. He first reached a wider audience with his weekly feature 'Richard's Poor Almanac' in The Washington Post. His daily cartoon 'Cul De Sac' was syndicated in 2007. Thompson was forced to stop drawing in 2012 due to Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Gold
Runtime: 5 minutes
Director: Brian Carlson
Redemption is found in the oddest of places. Jose Melendez found it inside a gold suit. In the documentary short Mr. Gold, filmmaker Brian Carlson explores how a 21-time felon and two time Maury show guest crafts a new life through becoming a street corner promoter.

Papa Machete
Runtime: 11 minutes
Director: Jonathan David Kane
Haitian farmer Alfred Avril is one of the last remaining masters of tire machèt, the indigenous martial art created by Haitian slaves to defeat Napoleon’s armies. Avril provides a bridge between his country’s traditional past and its troubled present. 

Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bill and Margaret Clark Room 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Various
  • Runtime 92 minutes

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