Narrative Shorts: Stars in Shorts

122 min.

Schedule

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."

2017
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."

2018
14 min.

Unzipping

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."

2018
15 min.

American

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."

2018
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."

2017
14 min.

Salam

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."

2018
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."

2018
19 min.