BIFF Shorts: Twisted
October 6-20, 2022
Dark comedies, allegorical films, dramas, and more! 136 minutes.
Can I Help?
Rupert Ratcliffe (Dir), 15 minutes, UK, New York State Premiere
An operating system tries to help a successful and overworked architect get over the break up of his family.
Andre LeBlanc (Dir), 15 minutes, USA, New York State Premiere
A computer designed to flag violent internet content starts creating its own, with its inventors as the subjects.
Tomorrow, My God!
Andrea Studinger (Dir), 20 minutes, France, World Premiere
Four friends on vacation in the French countryside banter about love, life and other anxieties.
Vasily Chuprina (Dir), 15 minutes, Netherlands, Western New York Premiere
A quiet artist (Sergey Semerikov) daydreaming about his muse, inadvertently sets in motion a series of unfortunate events.
Alfredo Hueck (Dir), 16 minutes, Venezuela, Western New York Premiere
An absurd show of improvising clowns tests the patience of an increasingly exhausted audience. Any overlap with politics, it's not improvised at all.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Yours and Mine and Us
Karl Em Richter (Dir), 12 minutes, USA, Western New York Premiere
Expecting to meet his mother in a hotel, Henry (Ben Huth) has an unlikely encounter with a stranger, Anais (Leslie Murphy) in this darkly comedic family drama.
Stacey Maltin (Dir), 43 minutes, USA, Western New York Premiere
In this tender, raunchy, and queer exploration of female pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction, a woman struggling with vaginismus tries to connect with her sexuality through rushed, reckless intimacy, and vigorous EMDR trauma therapy.
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9:00 PM Thursday Oct 6, 2022
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
A self-destructive ex-Mormon finds out her abusive father is on his deathbed and road trips to Utah to reckon with her past.