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For the first time ever Cinema Femme Short Film Fest is having in-person screenings in Chicago. For Shorts Program 1 we elevate and celebrate Chicago women and non-binary filmmakers and their work.

Q&A with Shorts Program 1 filmmakers on April 28, 2023, 8 PM Central on our YouTube Channel.

Filmmaker Q&A moderated by Clare Cooney ("Relative", "Runner" and coming soon her feature directorial debut "Departing Seniors") WATCH NOW

Rachel has a problem. She’s decorating for Christmas, and just needs a few key packages to arrive so she can finish. But these packages are misdelivered across the hall–and Rachel suffers from debilitating agoraphobia. Her attempt to retrieve them is interrupted by the emergence of an unexpected tenant from the apartment across from hers. Their anxiety-filled first meeting becomes a chemistry-crackling correspondence as Rachel sends Jo, the temporary new neighbor, notes on paper planes across the hall and Jo responds in kind. But can this new romance overcome Jo’s fleeting stay in town and Rachel’s need to stay where she feels safe?

  • Year
  • Runtime
    17 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
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  • Director
    Alyssa Thordarson and Michael Glover Smith
  • Screenwriter
    Alyssa Thordarson
  • Producer
    Michael Glover Smith
  • Cast
    Shaina Schrooten, Alyssa Thordarson
  • Cinematographer
    Pouya Shahbazi