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7 films in package
Past Life
In a world where past lives are remembered, an ambitious academic’s life implodes the night he is recognized by a forgotten enemy…a small dog.
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In the Event of My Death
Jeremy. Just. DIED. So, in the event of his death, he leaves behind a series of clever clues and witty video messages for his best friend and bandmate Sam, and his brash sister Mandy, which sends them on an adventure through their shared past. They get to experience one last day with Jeremy after he's gone, and in the end are compelled to mourn the best way they know how.
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On the Other Side
This short poetry film features the visual collage artistry of Kellie Richardson and builds on her original poem “A Sweet Shot in the Arm.” Caught in a static, flat, black and white world, a poet queen discovers a crack, behind which lies a colorful dimension of living collage that's full of promise, passion, and a life-affirming message from ancestral voices.
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Blue Cranes w/ Edna Vazquez – "Tatehuari"
An exploration of what it means to experience the raw heat of life together: excitement, joy and rebirth, tempered by grief, death and pain. Kept company and grounded by the voice of a central character, viewers are guided through this human spectrum and shown how their own existence is clarified by others.
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The Hours Before Sunrise
From holes dug in his pock-marked backyard, an elderly poet struggles to complete his final manuscript and find his final resting place.
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Death's Diner
Stumbling into a diner one foggy night, two patrons gradually realize the truth of their situation: the diner is where they will be served their last meal before leaving this plane of existence.
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Thoughts on Time & Lessons Learned
An experimental audio/visual diary consisting of a group of people discussing their thoughts regarding time, aging, and lessons learned.
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With grace and a touch of humor, these films explore the liminal spaces between life and death, consciousness and unconsciousness. From past lives to afterlives, these works invite you to the other side.

Watch this program in person at NWFF, Sep. 18 at 8:45pm. VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person) Festival Passes and Individual Tickets are available!

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In a world where past lives are remembered, an ambitious academic’s life implodes the night he is recognized by a forgotten enemy…a small dog.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
    English, with English closed captions
  • Country
  • Director
    Rose O'Shea
  • Screenwriter
    Andrew Hansen, Jessica Seay-Klatt
  • Producer
    Andrew Hansen, Shane Spiegel
  • Co-Producer
    Kat Palardy
  • Cast
    Andrew Hansen, Vic Michaelis, Kimia Behpoornia, Cathryn Mudon, Betsy Sodaro, Dot Dog
  • Cinematographer
    Carissa Dorson
  • Editor
    Chris Duce
  • Production Design
    Gabrielle Kovacich
  • Composer
    Cassandra Cymbal, Mark Garbett
  • Sound Design
    Ben Cassil, Judy Kim