Narrative Shorts: Stars in Shorts

122 min.


Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30pm
Stage at KDHX

Big names in small films that feature Lisa Edelstein, Emily Mortimer, George Takei, and more.

Born in the Maelstrom

Meryam Joobeur

A young biracial woman struggles to find her identity in a world shaped by her black mother's painful past; stars Sasha Lane of "American Honey."

28 min.

One Cambodian Family Please for My Pleasure

A.M. Lukas

Hanka, a profoundly lonely refugee from Czechoslovakia, types an all-too-appealing letter about her life in the freezing landscape of North Dakota; stars Emily Mortimer of "Lars and the Real Girl."

14 min.


Lisa Edelstein

When Ella's relationship changes after "unzipping" her husband, she has to confront why she still feels unfulfilled; stars and is directed by Lisa Edelstein of "House."

15 min.


Richie Adams

A 94-year-old veteran revisits events of his past, including his time as a young man living in a Japanese-American internment camp and serving with the 442 in World War II; stars George Takei of "Star Trek."

18 min.

Too Long at the Fair

Jessie Barr & Lena Hudson

Desperate for funds, two friends begin a provocative adventure with a charming divorcee; stars Chris Messina of "The Mindy Project" and "Sharp Objects."

14 min.


Claire Fowler

A Lyft driver navigates the night shift in New York City while waiting to hear life-or-death news from her family in Syria; stars Leslie Bibb of "Talladega Nights" and "Iron Man."

14 min.
Arabic & English

Souls of Totality

Richard Raymond

Lady 18 and Guy 3 are members of a cult that believes if they die during a solar eclipse their souls will be taken to paradise; stars Tatiana Maslany of "Orphan Black."

19 min.