The Boombox Project

On the heels of the graffiti renaissance comes a vibrant look at an old-school icon that figured prominently in the hip-hop, rock & roll, and punk movements of the 1970s and 80s. The Boombox Project by Lyle Owerko, a photographer, features contemporary fine art portraits of an array of vintage boomboxes, as well as scores of documentary photographs of the people who brought the boombox movement to life back in the day.  This short film directed by Paul Stone and presented by Dropculture.com is a conversation with Lyle Owerko and the project.

English

2011, 7mins 50s

Validation

“Validation” is a fable about the magic of free parking. Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis. Writer/Director/Composer – Kurt Kuenne. Winner – Best Narrative Short, Cleveland Int’l Film Festival, Winner – Jury Award, Gen Art Chicago Film Festival, Winner – Audience Award, Hawaii Int’l Film Festival, Winner – Best Short Comedy, Breckenridge Festival of Film, Winner – Crystal Heart Award, Best Short Film & Audience Award, Heartland Film Festival, Winner – Christopher & Dana Reeve Audience Award, Williamstown Film Festival, Winner – Best Comedy, Dam Short Film Festival, Winner – Best Short Film, Sedona Int’l Film Festival.

2008, 16mins 24s

Soft Targets

2011, 11 mins 26s

Playing on thread-thin inspiration from Stranger than Fiction and Six Characters in Search of an Author, Soft Targets explores: Why write? What if your life is already written? Who writes whose life? And our favourite: Why write romantic comedy? The film is a genuine interpretation of these themes; following a writer who is confronted by his dead characters.  This is the first short film by a group, for now titled: WannaB Pictures. We are looking forward to more films from them.

The Art of Protest

2009, 3 mins

“The global antiwar-marches that preceded the invasion of Iraq in 2003 were the largest the world has ever seen. Similarly, the events that occurred in the build up to COP15 in December 2009 were the largest climate demonstrations ever held. It is then somewhat surprising that these protest had little or no effect on the decisions made by those in power. This short film is not meant as an attack on those who protest, nor is it a total condemnation on the act of protesting; a technique that been successfully employed by some of the most humbling figures in history. Rather, it is an attempt to explain how the act of demonstrating has been significantly changed by those in government, and by those who helm activist groups. The footage is from The Wave demonstration that took place in London on Saturday the 5th of December, 2009.”

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VIOLA: The Traveling Rooms of a Little Giant

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2008, 8mins 47s

35th Student Academy Award® Short Film, directed by Shih-Ting Hung. Seven-year-old Viola packs a suitcase and climbs a floating staircase into the sky. She soon discovers that her journey will unite her past, present, and future into a fanciful adventure, part life and part dream. Read more at violathemovie.com

Special Delivery by Eunice Macaulay & John Weldon

NFB, 1978, 7 mins 7s

English

This 1978 Oscar Winner for Best Short Film (animated) is about Ralph who dismisses his wife’s orders to clear the snow from the front walk. When he comes homes and finds the mailman dead on his front stairs, Ralph attempts a massive cover-up with disastrous results.

The Right Place by Kosai Sekine

2005, 35 mm, 5mins 15s

Japanese (with English subtitles)

This short film about a clerk at a store who likes everything to be in the right place has won many awards around the world; like, Young Directors Award 2006 Cannes/Best Short Film, New York Festivals/Film and Video – Gold World Medal, and DIESEL Film of the Festival Award at the Raindance Film Festival. Watch more on SCREEN.

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