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Friday, November 11 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
SHORT BLOCK: All Things Artistic

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SHORT BLOCK: All Things Artistic 

From musicals, to painting, to creating the world's largest surf board, this block has a little something for everyone. Bring your most artsy-fartsy friend for a unique block of everything artistic. 

The Writer | Italy | Thriller | Emanuele Mengotti | 5 min

A story of love and sin, passion and revenge; join together in a surreal frame narrated by a damned writer.
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook

The Biggest Board: Surf City USA's Epic Ride  | USA | Documentary | Nick Bowser | 16 min | Texas Premiere

On International Surfing Day, June 20, 2015, at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, 66 surfers, including former US Open of Surfing champions, Surfing Walk of Famers, celebrities, and local Huntington Beach heroes rode a custom-built, 42-foot-long surfboard to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® for 'Most People Riding a Surfboard at Once' on the World's Largest Surfboard. This is the story of how one epic idea came to life.
Trailer | IMDb | Website

Riptide Rhapsody | USA | Fantasy | Kenton Brett & David Jarred | 7 min | Texas Premiere

Five furry and fluffy friends are swept out to sea and into an amazing adventure. They encounter sea monsters, robots, and mutants in this stylistically inventive and hand-made animation.


Nocturnes: The Paintings of Eric Merrell | USA | Documentary | Alec Ernest | 5 min | Texas Premiere

Los Angeles artist Eric Merrell is best known for "Nocturnes", a series of abstract desert works that he has painted all over Southern California, each solely by the light of the moon. In our latest documentary short from director Alec Ernest, we take an overnight trip with the artist to Joshua Tree National Park, where night falls and the desert takes on a surreal and mysterious beauty, where edges blur and shapes transform, and solitude takes on a whole new meaning.

Oak | USA | Drama | Aubrey Keith | 13 min | Texas Premiere

Two kids use music to overcome their predetermined paths. (Student Film)
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Spanish FLY | USA | Documentary | Jahmal Holland | 23 min | Texas Premiere

In 1990 a group called Spanish FLY captured lightning in a bottle with their hit song "Soy 18 With a Bullet", selling over 250,000 copies and making them an instant classic in Chicano culture. Before they could capitalize on their newfound success, things started to fall apart. This short is about the rise of Chicano rap and the fall of the group that started it all.
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Film School Musical | USA | Comedy | Maan B. & Talha B. | 19 min

Directing his own film is a dream come true for the soon to be film school graduate Tommy, until equipment failure, difficult actors and set drama threaten to make it a nightmare. (Student Film)
Trailer | IMDb 

Q&A Following with Filmmakers in Attendance 

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 83

*screening time & date subject to change  


Charles Rice

Showcase Film Program Director


Jahmal Holland

Jahmal Holland attributes his diversity and versatility to growing up in San Francisco, California, one of the most socially and ethnically diverse cities in the world. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California Los Angeles, majoring in Anthropology and minoring... Read More →

David Paul


Friday November 11, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm CST
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

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