An evening of new short films, from The MFA in Media Arts Production at The City College of New York, will screen at The Jacob Burns Film Center in
This year’s program includes:
- "Hush” (D. Fernando Cordero) A psychological thriller about a young woman grieving for the loss of her child while she also struggles with her abusive husband.
- " Stranger in Paradise” (D. Masood Haque) A documentary about a Pakistani man who wins a visa lottery to pursue his dreams in
, only to be ensnared in a post 9/11 nightmare. America
Nada Mas” (D. Yolanda Pividal) A documentary look at the struggle of street kids who live in the busiest border city in the world. Tijuana
- “Plain Jane” (D. Darren Methlie) A day-in–the-life of a young girl in a small town in rural
. Forced to cope with an unwanted pregnancy, Jane must come to a decision amidst a family crisis that has driven her away from the father of her child. Connecticut
- “Work” (D. Erin Harper) A meditation on three disparate lives – a stack trader, a street person and a jazz musician.
- “Three 1-minute Documentaries” (D. Erin Greenwell, D. Daniel Akiba, D. Bangbay Siboliban) dealing with issues of family, death and identity.
- “Two Dollar Dance” (D. Yolanda Pividal) Lonely Hispanic men, working illegally in the US and far from home, visit local bars where they pay money for the fleeting companionship of a dance.
Most of these films were award winners at “Cityvisions”—the MFA showcase and festival held in