A program of some of the most interesting and varied international documentary shorts.
Your ticket includes lunch. Come up to the Loraine B Goode room on the 2nd floor of BCA, grab your sandwich and drink, sit down and watch the films.
The Lunchtime Shorts Series is sponsored in part by Middlebury College
Program curated by: Orly Yadin
No Ordinary Passenger
Director: Cabell Hopkins
UK | 2012 | Documentary | 8 minutes
86 years old and positively fearless, Stan Dibben recalls his hair-raising, tarmac-skimming career as a World Champion passenger.
Director: Maria Fredriksson
Sweden | 2011 | Documentary
Run Time: 14 minutes
A quartet of proper Swedish ladies of a certain age get together for a coffee klatch; they nibble on sweet cakes, sip from fine china and discuss all the usual things: viagra, cock rings and orgasms. Just like your grandmother used to do.
The Stitches Speak
Director: Nina Sabnani
India | 2011 | Documentary | 10 minutes
Sponsor: Documentary Educational Resources
Director: Lukasz Konopa
UK | 2011 | Documentary | 7 minutes
Playing in the program Lunchtime Shorts: Reality?
Film about contemporary life in Auschwitz. In an observation from dusk to dawn, it portrays the theatre of everyday life around the grim confines of this former concentration camp.
Director: Abhi Singh
USA | 2013 | Documentary | 4 minutes
Irish Folk Furniture
Director: Tony Donoghue
Ireland | 2012 | Documentary | 8 minutes
A animation film that explores a local craftsman’s restoration of a rural piece of furniture in a small Irish community.
Abuelas (The Grandmothers)
Director: Afarin Eghbal
UK | 2011 | Documentary | 9 minutes
In a small apartment in Buenos Aires a grandmother (abuela) is surrounded by reminders of the tragedy that befell her family during Argentina’s military dictatorship. Using real life testimonials from the Grandmothers of May Square the films is a testament to the tenacity of the women who conitinue to fight for the truth about their missing relatives.
Director: Jan Bednarz
UK | 2012 | Documentary | 6 minutes