B'more Shorts

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B'more Shorts

Thu Apr 21 7:30pm
$10, $7 | + $2 at the door

A night of short films highlighting Baltimore's best filmmakers who've premiered and screened their short and feature films at the Creative Alliance!

Filmmakers present will include: Kristen Anchor, Ashleigh Coffelt, Margaret Rorison, Skizz Cyzyk, Mike Finazzo, Bryan "Grasshopper" Robinson, and Cathy Cook.

Highlights of this showcase include:

PULL/DRIFT (2014) 16mm to video, b/w and color, dir. Margaret Rorison 9 min

Margaret Rorison is a curator and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland. She works with language, sound and imagery to create installations, films and live 16mm projections.  Rorison is the co-founder and curator for the experimental film series, Sight Unseen, which has partnered with various institutions such as The Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, The Goethe Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and Creative Alliance.

Managers Corner (2004) dir. Skizz Cyzyk 2 min

In the 90s, Skizz Cyzyk turned his home, a former funeral home, into a microcinema called “The Mansion Theater,” which hosted screenings by filmmakers from all over the world.  In 1997, he founded the underground film festival, MicroCineFest, dedicated to bringing off-beat, low-budget, psychotronic, films to Baltimore.     

Trust Issues (2015) dir. Ashleigh Coffelt, 8 min

After film school, Ashleigh Coffelt established her film production company, Miss Ash Productions and dedicated all her efforts to working on films. In 2015, she was awarded the RAW:Baltimore Filmmaker of the Year. Her award winning short films have screened at film festivals both internationally and nationally.  As a proud Filipino American Director, Ashleigh takes on the responsibility of helping change media portrayals of women and minorities.

7:30pm | $10, $7 | + $2 at the door

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