Indie Grits Festival | April 12-15, 2018

Shorts Blocks

All Short Films

Film Shorts

“In Dog Beers I’ve Only Had Two”: A Lesson for Beginners
11.15.91
A Name That I Admire
All Fried: Carolina Fish Camps
All The Beautiful Girls
All The In-Between
Amarillo Ramp
An Accidental Drowning
Atlantic City
Baby Oil
below the neck, above the knees
Blanko – “Hallelujah”
Bless These Sounds Under the City – “THE SLEEPING 8”
The BLM Bridge Protest: One Year Later
bridge/refrain
Can’t Kids – “Coperroni”
Care
The Checkout Line
Cowgirl Up
CPS Closings & Delays
Crutch
Dishing Out Community
dragons & seraphim
Earworm
Elizabeth Sees
F E B R A – “Fasterrrr”
Flagged: An American Love Story
Fluid Frontiers
Forgive Me
Fruit Don’t Fall Far
Gays for Trump?
GHOST_GIRL
Girls Rock Columbia
Grand Dragon
Growing Girl
Hair Wolf
Hardcore Wrestling Alliance
Hogwash
Kaye the Beast – “HEARD”
Kevin Devine – “Couldn’t Be Happier”
Kim Bush’s Abduction
Krista
Levitate, Levitate, Levitate
Lost Touch
me and my army
My Body Is Not My Own
My Name Is Marc, And You Can Count On It
Not For Medical Use
Nothing A Little Soap Can’t Fix
Ol Scratch
Pak Anggir
PARADE
The Passages of Pride
Post Nuke
Prayer for Roy Moore
Recuerdos de Sangre / Blood Memories
Roadside Attraction
Ruth
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Sequoyah – “Blue Jays”
Serpents and Doves
Siler City: Bienvenido a Trabajar
Skater Boy and Friendly Cop
Socks on Fire: Uncle John and the Copper Headed Water Rattlers
Station 15
Steve’s Kinkoes
Sunlit
Sweet Nothing
THESE COLORS DON’T RUN
This My Favorite Mural
Three Legged Dog
Tiger Toilet
The Traveler Takamure
You Can’t Play With Us

Body Chronicles

Buy Tickets: Thursday, April 12 at 2:30 PM
Buy Tickets: Friday, April 13 at 9:15 PM

From sharp feminist critiques to lacerating dark comedies, the shorts in this program run the genre gamut, but are united in their shared preoccupation with the human form, along with the various abuses, violations, and manipulations that the body endures. Aesthetically adventurous and guided by an unmistakably feminine vision, these experimental and narrative films and videos explore the strangeness of inhabiting a body in a world where threats against it are the norm.

Not For Medical Use
Crutch
My Body is Not My Own
Me and My Army
Three Legged Dog
SDtoHDuprezMaxV2_009.mp4
Care
THESE COLORS DON’T RUN
All The Beautiful Girls

Late-Night Mixtape

Buy Tickets: Thursday, April 12 at 10:15 PM
Buy Tickets: Friday, April 13 at 10:30 PM

Silliness is serious business. Ask any of the filmmakers from Late-Night Mixtape. In this celluloid cavalcade, Oregonian wrestlers primp and preen, toilets catch fire and sprout tentacled skeleton parts from their porcelain depths, and escaped convicts lurch and stumble along swampy, sunstruck riverbanks. Get in touch with your ridiculous side. Cut loose and enjoy this hour of undiluted merriment–we guarantee that your inner absurdist will thank you.

Earworm
Hardcore Wrestling Alliance
Steve’s Kinkoes
Skater Boy and Friendly Cop
Ol Scratch
You Can’t Play With Us
Can’t Kids – “Coperroni”
11.15.91
Tiger Toilet

People Portraits

Buy Tickets: Thursday, April 12 at 2:00 PM
Buy Tickets: Friday, April 13 at 4:30 PM

These People Portraits are studies in resilience. In the unifying force of human creativity. In the unbreakable bonds of family–whether that family is biological or chosen–and the surprising and sometimes difficult inheritances that our ancestors pass on to us. Eccentric and lovingly drawn by turn, the wacko TV commercial auteurs, fiercely determined barrel racers, and uncompromising dairy farmers that populate these Portraits inspire with their respective quests for lives well lived.

Cowgirl Up
My Name is Marc, And You Can Count On It
Ruth
Elizabeth Sees
Hogwash
A Name That I Admire
Perdóname (Forgive Me)

 

Acts of Vulnerability

Buy Tickets: Friday, April 13 at 3:30 PM
Buy Tickets:
Saturday, April 14 at 8:30 PM

Venomous lyric poetry set to PowerPoint, a fraught queer romance in a pine forest, a touching and ruminative catalogue of a grandmother’s belongings–these are the raw materials inspiring this deeply felt collection of narrative and experimental shorts and music videos. To be vulnerable is to be courageous: bearing one’s true feelings for all to see, however unvarnished and unattractive they may be, is an act of rebellion in a society that demands emotional restraint. Whether they’re explosive or solemn, these
Acts of Vulnerability are unquestionably authentic, and insist on honesty in all things.

Growing Girl
Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can’t Fix
Krista
The Passages of Pride
Lost Touch
Kevin Devine – “Couldn’t Be Happier”
“In Dog Beers I’ve Only Had Two”: A Lesson for Beginners
below the neck, above the knees
F E B R A – “Fasterrrrr”
GHOST_GIRL

 

Southern Scenes

Buy Tickets: Friday, April 13 at 1:00 PM
Buy Tickets: Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 PM

Family life is explored from various perspectives in this program of shorts, some stranger than others, all set in the South. We start in North Carolina in 1978, where a young mother reflects on her abusive marriage during a rainstorm with her two children. Then we switch gears to something more dreamy and associative about adolescence and the passage of time. We’ll meet drag queen uncles in Alabama, drifters and maybe brothers in Texas, a young girl who has to conquer a racist monster, and gravity-defying sci-fi children from the West End of Atlanta.

dragons & seraphim
Baby Oil
Grand Dragon
Socks on Fire: Uncle John and the Copper Headed Water Rattlers
Sunlit
Levitate, Levitate, Levitate
Atlantic City
Sequoyah – “Blue Jays”

Zealousy

Buy Tickets: Saturday, April 14 at 1:30 PM
Buy Tickets: Sunday, April 15 at 3:10 PM

They say you shouldn’t talk about religion or politics at the dinner table–but hey, this is a film festival, so here we go. This program brings us backstage during the production of a Biblical epic in Arkansas before approaching a mysterious dance outside a rally for an Alabama Senate candidate accused of sexually abusing several women. We then meet some of the people behind the Gays for Trump organization before heading to a free-speech debate in North Carolina.

Gays for Trump?
Flagged: An American Love Story
Roadside Attraction
Prayer for Roy Moore
Serpents and Doves

Travel the Earth

Buy Tickets: Saturday, April 14 at 3:10 PM
Buy Tickets: Sunday, April 15 at 4:30 PM

Buckle up! This program takes us on a journey from the open expanse of the Texas Panhandle to the southern rim of Japan; from the rainy outskirts of New Orleans to the festive heart of Santiago de Cuba. Along the way we’ll learn about an American artist who used the earth as his medium and a Japanese poet who went on a 900-mile walk by herself; we’ll join a young woman who investigates a mysterious painting before parading down the street with two joyous bands.

This My Favorite Mural
CPS Closings & Delays
The Traveler Takamure
PARADE
Amarillo Ramp