TRIFI Kennewick First Thursday Art Walk
April 7th 2016
The Monkey Rag – Animation – USA – Director: Joanna Davidovich
‘Monkey Rag’ is a traditionally animated throwback to the musical cartoons of yore. Inspired by the thumping, riotously fun music of the Asylum Street Spankers, Mitzi pursues a disaster of her own making in this richly colored world where reason is overrated. Mitzi may be barking up the wrong tree, but she also knows that when it comes to love, sometimes you just gotta give a little bit of what you got
Portal No Escape – Fan – USA – Director: Dan Trachtenberg
A woman, named Chell, wakes up in a testing facility with no memory of how she got there. The one thing on her mind, escape.
The Un-Gone – SF&F – UK – Director: Simon Bovey
In 2020 global travel is simple. Step into a matter transporter in one time zone and arrive seconds later in another. But this apparent golden age of travel without boundaries has its shadow side. And when the system malfunctions, one man discovers the dark truth behind the corporate façade.
A Senior Moment – Comedy – USA – Director: Michelle Davidson
An older woman texts for the first time and learns you’re never too old to lol.
The Watchmaker’s Son – SF&F – USA – Director: Brandon McCormick
Somewhere between a tock and a tick, When a boy became a man in a day.
The Watchmaker learned that his father was sick, Years after inheriting his trade.
Serial Taxi – Animation – USA – Director: Paolo Cogliati
A young business woman takes a chilling ride when she realizes her cab driver could be the notorious Taxi Killer.
Charlie Thistle – SF&F – USA – Director: Bragi Schut
Charlie Thistle dreams of a better world. He dreams of a world in color, where trees grow indoors, and animals can talk… Alas, Charlie works at the Department of Normality, where change isn’t tolerated. But there comes a time in everyone’s life when they have to take a stand. And that day is coming for Charlie Thistle!
Peck Pocketed – Animation – USA – Director: Kevin Herron
A bird desiring a luxury home seizes the opportunity one day when an old lady falls asleep in the park.
Captcha – SF&F – UK – Director: Edward Tracy
The British Film Institute and Film4 present this film noir thriller with a touch of romance, set in a ‘steam punked’ 1940s London. A spy chooses to betray her mission and save her lover, but once he knows the truth about their deception, can he ever forgive her, let alone love her?
Silent – Animation – USA – Director: Brandon Oldenburg & Limbert Fabian
Silent, an animated short film, was created by Dolby, in partnership with award-winning Moonbot Studios. A duo of street performers learns how sound and picture work together to create amazing cinema experiences.
The Wheel – SF&F – USA – Director: John Roberts
This whimsical, visually imaginative tale concerns a dutiful young man, fated to maintain a large wheel that balances the entire world — and his rebellious sister who is determined to tempt that fate.
Itch! – SF&F -USA – Director: David Kania
When flower-lover, Dexter Nerbit, a man on a life-long quest to discover the perfect flower scent attends an exhibit of exotic plants, he can’t help himself and sneaks across a small rope barricade to smell the flowers of a newly discovered species. After all, what could it hurt? But when he is stung by the aggressive plant he discovers a small red welt that begins to itch… and to spread. Creams and lotions provide temporary relief from the maddening itching that follows, but when small red lesions begin to flower he realizes he’s in more trouble than he ever thought possible and he is forced to seek medical help from the quirky botanist who discovered the plant.
Granny O’Grimm – SF&F -Ireland – Director: Nicky Phelan (2009 Oscar Shortlist Film)
It’s night; a wide-eyed fearful child is in bed. When her granny enters the room, the child pretends to be asleep. Granny O’Grimm isn’t fooled; she pokes the child with a walker and picks …
How My Dad Killed Dracula – SF&F – USA – Director: Sky Soleil
A Halloween practical joke turns a family tradition into a night of comic terror when two young teens don’t believe their cousin’s dad killed Dracula. Insisting on proving it, Dad picks up a shovel and starts to dig.
Star Wars: The Solo Adventures – Animation – USA – Director: Daniel L. Smith
This is the winner of “Best Animation” from the Star Wars Fan Film Movie Challenge, sponsored by Lucasfilm.