Manzanita Film Series Presents

Best of International Short Films Returns
Friday, March 22 | 7:30-9:30pm
Admission $5 at the door
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita

The Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival returns
with a selection of its best international short films from 2018

Michael Harrington, director/curator of the festival, will attend the event to offer a Q&A session.
The films were chosen from some 20 works the Festival screened around the western U.S. last year.

“Counterfeit Kunkoo” Directed by Reema Sengupta (India, 2017)
In a city that houses millions, Smita discovers a strange pre-requisite to renting a house in middle-class Mumbai. She would make an ideal tenant – except for one glaring flaw. She is an Indian woman without a husband. — (Narrative: 15 min.)

“Game” Directed by Jeannie Donohoe (USA, 2017)
A new kid in town shows up at the high school boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression, but will talent and drive be enough to make the team? — (Narrative: 15 minutes)

“Libre” Directed by Anna Barsan (USA, 2019)
A private company purports to help people held in immigration custody secure bail. In exchange for this service, its clients are forced to wear ankle monitors until their debts are paid in what might be a modern form of indentured servitude. — (Documentary: 12 min.)

“Emergency” Directed by Carey Williams (USA, 2018)
Faced with an emergency situation, a group of young Black and Latino friends carefully weigh the pros and cons of calling the police. — (Narrative: 12 min)

“Caroline” Directed by Logan George and Celine Held (USA, 2018)
In the middle of a hot Texas summer, plans for a babysitter fall through, leaving six-year-old Caroline in charge of her two younger siblings. — (Narrative: 12 min.)

“The End of Time” Directed by Milcho Manchevski (Cuba, 2017)
That one hypnotic moment on a regular, unassuming Tuesday when you realize that time has stopped and the universe has been sucked into a single smile. — (Experimental: 5 min.)

“End of the Rainbow” Directed by Laszlo Papas (England, 1983)
A bittersweet musical drama is centered around a dejected jazz musician who is on the edge, and perceives a cold, black and white existence. — (Narrative: 15 min.)