Global Shorts 1

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May 18, 2015

3:30 pm

Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre)

LAST DANCE ON THE MAIN | D:Aristofanis Soulikias | 3 MIN

An animated documentary on the demolition of a row of historic buildings on Montreal’s St Laurent boulevard, also known as ‘The Main’, by politicians and building developers, and the resistance put up by the burlesque artists and local community.

ONCE THERE WAS A CIGAR BOX | D: Alexander Conrads | 10 MIN

Matt Isbell, a Blues-musician from Memphis, Tennessee, takes old cigar boxes and breathes new life into them by turning them into beautiful guitars.

BOARDWALK MUSICO | D: Marc Serpa Francoeur | 4 MIN

A young trombonist dreams of touring the world as he plays his heart out on Havana’s iconic seaside boardwalk.

SANDORKRAUT | D: Emily M Lobsenz, Ann Husaini  | 12 MIN

Tucked away on a small organic farm in rural Tennessee lives Sandor Katz, a man whose personal obsession with salt and cabbage has inspired a movement.


This is a rollicking one minute journey through President Obama’s July 2013 speech, in which he addressed the outrage caused by the trial of George Zimmerman.

BAR | D:Pascal Flörks | 8 MIN

My grandpa’s past was always very present. It would break through in something he’d say or do, but he’d never talk about it. Only now, by revisiting his life and personality as I knew him, do I feel the weight of his inheritance.

MICHAEL S…re-collected.  | D: Steven Swirko | 3 MIN

Ever since Michael was a teenager he has been collecting Super 8mm versions of films of all sorts. As his collection grows bigger and bigger, Michael has to ask himself if the choices he made will keep him happy.


D: Philipp Glauner | 4 MIN

Mr. Müller, a luminous businessman in his fifties stands in front of a factory ruin being deconstructed by giant robots. Müller praises his androids’ efficiency and performance – and their economic advantages in comparison to human workers. While he is showing us around, we have to recognize that not all of his golden promises are reality.

ELGIN PARK | D: Danny Yourd | 10 MIN

Michael Paul Smith has spent most of his reclusive life struggling through bullying, prejudices and health issues until he found a way to eliminate it all. His answer was to create a fictional town called Elgin Park. We go deep into the mind and the magic behind Michael’s recreation of his town.

GLOBE TROT | D: Mitchell Rose | 4 MIN

An international crowd-sourced dance-film project, as 50 filmmakers on all seven continents each shoot two seconds of dance by choreographer Bebe Miller.

Running time: 59 Minutes

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