DARK! An Evening of Film and Performance

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Friday 16th May
7.00 – 10.00 pm

Admission is free to members of Crescent Arts.
Non-members: Future Shorts Festival Spring Programme 2014, £5/£3 concessions

A fantastic celebration of Museums at Night with a special performance-presentation by Jade Montserrat based around one of the first back superstars, Josephine Baker, and served up with a DARK dash of Daiquiris! It’s the last chance to see our exhibition ‘The Buried City’ and look out for the mystery musicians…

Don’t miss this one-off screening:

Dir: Frederic Casella, UK –  2011, 18:30 min, Drama/ Romantic Comedy
Peter has always been in love with the beautiful siren Tooty but he is married
to the anti-siren Alison who thinks she can talk to dogs. So when Tooty flirts
with Peter the night before her wedding, a desperate Peter decides they’re destined
to be together.
Official Selection, 2012 Sundance International Film Festival, Special Jury Mention,
Bermuda International Film Festival 2012, Grand Prize – Best Comedy,
Jury Prize – Best Short, Friars Comedy Club Film Festival 2011.

Dir: Anna Frances Ewert, UK – 2011, 15 min, Documentary
This film lovingly captures the wonder of childhood as kids explore and test the boundaries
of reality through play and imagination.
Golden Gate Award for Best Short Documentary – San Francisco International Film Festival 2011, 
Helen A. Bequest Award – Edinburgh College of Art 2010.

Dir: Nash Edgerton, Australia – 2013, 6 min, Drama/ Comedy
An aeroplane pilot wakes up in the wreckage of a crash with a massive hangover and is
confronted with the consequences of his actions.
Participated in Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival,
Florida Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival,
Calgary Underground Film Festival.

Dir: Charlotta Miller Sweden – 2011, 8:20 min, Drama/ Dark Romantic Comedy
Katrin sits apathetically in her dumpy apartment after being left by her boyfriend
as an old lady whose husband just died is wreaking havoc outside. Touched by the
old lady’s strong emotions, Katrin decides to face her old boyfriend.
Participated in 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Dir: Musa Syeed Yemen – 2013, 04:40 min, Short Narrative
When a Yemeni boy finds a way into the empty mansion down the street, he lets himself
and his imagination run wild in the big house.
Participated in 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Los Angeles Film
Festival, Seattle Film Festival, Dubai Film Festival.

Dir: Conor Finnegan Ireland – 2013, 09:08 min, Animation/ Comedy
Dougal is a small bird with a fear of flying. At night his dreams are plagued with a recurring
nightmare of falling towards earth and by day he walks wherever he needs to go rather than
face this fear. When a harsh winter rolls around, Dougal must head South, but how?
Best Animation Award- LA Shorts Festival 2012, Young Directors Forum Award- Cristal Festival 2012,
Audience Award – Glasgow Short Film Festival 2013, Audience Award – Animade 2013,
Best Animation – Provincetown International Film Fest.

Dir: Kibwe Tavares, UK – 2012, 17:41 min, Drama/ 3D Animation
Zanzibarian beach boy Mbwana, hungry for the future, creates a myth that transforms
his small town into a tourist hot spot, but when the reality is far from his dreams he sets out
to destroy the town – or himself.
Participated in 2013 Sundance Film Festival, “Best Short Film” nominee for
The British Independent Film Awards (BIFAS) in 2013.
Made in partnership with Film4, BFI, Channel4, Shine Films.