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The Best of the 1999 Nantucket Film Festival Shorts

The shorts program was a highlight of this year’s Nantucket Film Festival.

The collection I’ve put together here is but a sample of what was screened, favorites of mine and my projection crew. We felt the Cambridge/ Boston audiences should experience these films as well...
– Katie Trainor

September 17 (Friday) 9 pm
September 18 (Saturday) 7 pm
September 19 (Sunday) 4 pm


nantucket-devil.jpg (8761 bytes)Devil Doll/Ring Pull

Directed by Jarl Olsen
USA 1998, 1 min.

One thing’s for sure: this film proves that truth can be told in forty seconds. You’ll see what we mean in this "wee" film with a big punch. 

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Desserts

Directed by Jeff stark
UK 1998, 4 min.

Momma told you, and she was right: never eat stuff you find on the ground, no matter how good it looks.

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Madame Zander

Directed by Patrik Milani
USA 1998, 3 min.

A mature woman usurps youth’s radiance from her prey.

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nantucket-herb.jpg (12244 bytes)Herb

Directed by Amie Steir
USA 1999, 7 min.

Herb is in a band. He likes to party. But mostly he’s sexy and wants to get his picture in Playgirl magazine. Told from the point of view of his ‘girlfriend,’ we follow Herb’s daily life as he waits to see if he’s made it.

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Silent Film

Directed by Malcolm Venville
UK 1997, 11 min.

1962. A deaf Jewish girl meets a deaf Catholic boy. They marry and produce a son. Unsure whether the child is born deaf, the mother reflects while awaiting the diagnosis. 

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Ladies Room

Directed by Eugenia Ives
USA 1998, 5 min.

From the first melodic drips of a leaky faucet to a full-blown cacophony (yes, that is Pachelbel’s Canon), Ladies Room gives us all a rare glimpse of one woman’s semi-private experience.

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Killing Joe

Directed by Chris Fallon
UK 1998, 44 min.

The year is 1963, and a Brit boy named Kennedy must deal with his blossoming sexuality and the pains of adolescence under the shadow of the Cuban Missile Crisis brought about by his famous namesake. 

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