Session 35
Saturday, April 20, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 Tremont St. Boston
Unlaced                                                 6min

Unlaced is a dark drama about a man who must
exorcise the demons of his past as he struggles to
survive and overcome betrayal and domestic abuse.
It's a redemption story, based on true events, and
explores a side of domestic violence that is rarely
talked about.

Director: Patrick Ortman
Country: USA


Becoming Henry                                 9min

Henry Oertelt like many Holocaust Survivors, originally
never wanted to talk about his experiences. He and his
wife attended a party where Arnold Fink, one of the
guests, was very nosy and kept pestering him with
questions. Finally Arnold asked the time and place of
Henry's liberation. Both men were there at the same
time. Arnold, an American officer, stopped his vehicle
in front of Henry's tired marching group of Survivors
after a 3 day death march outside of Flossenberg. This
prompts Henry to share his story of survival publicly for
the first time. A schoolteacher overhears their
conversation and asks Henry to speak to her students.
Although Henry initially says no, he goes on to speak
for the next 40 years.

Director: Anna Goodman-Herrick
Country: USA


Pain Staking                                         10min

It was a wonderful day, the sun shone, the birds
chirped... until the best-friend-asking-for-a-favor from
hell showed up. What starts as social drama about
cancer quickly slips towards over the top, surreal
dramedy. If you feel uncomfortable laughing at no
laughing matter, we did our job: your discomfort is our

Director: Adolfo Martinez Perez
Country: USA


Blackwood                                                 15min

When Lena's estranged mother dies she is forced to
take care of Pippa, the daughter she has never known.
As they travel to Blackwood together in the sweltering
Australian summer Lena attempts to rid Pippa from her
life, but is confronted with motherly instincts she never
knew existed.

Director: Natasha Johns-Messenger
Country: Australia

PASTE                                                         18min

In a last ditch attempt to save his recently inherited art
gallery, Marc follows a notorious street artist though
Downtown Los Angeles for a one-night adventure that
teaches him about the ephemerality of life and art.

Director: Henry Prince
Country: USA

unSETTLED                                                 18min

A middle-aged high school art teacher who hates his
life tries to help his student get the girl he likes but
ends up learning a thing or two about courage and
taking chances.

Director: Joselito Seldera
Country: USA


Do You Believe In The Devil?                  18min

On the floor of a bar restroom, a man on his deathbed
is met by Danny Pickler: an elementary school
classmate of his ... who died twenty-six years ago. On
the brink of damnation, he is offered a deal that could
save his life but in the process may destroy his
humanity. What transpires shed's new light on the
question: do you believe in the devil?

Director: Alex Grybauskas
Country: USA


The Patriot Act                                                 20min

A home invasion robbery crew plan the perfect heist,
but once they begin the operation are waylaid by
mistakes and circumstances that force them to
examine who they really are as Americans.

Director: Kyle Einhorn
Country: USA