Sponsored by: Residence Inn by Marriott
Hosted by Cinema Lounge's Josh Carlon.
A collection of music videos and short documentaries, the Sound Unseen Shorts Programs features artists, filmmakers, and musicians making stunning and sometimes confounding narratives into dazzling visuals, whereas our short documentaries find subjects celebrating music, art and unpredictable stories in everyday life.
This year's shorts program features a number of MN, Midwest, and North American premieres. Some filmmakers will be in attendance.
Official music video for Tyte Jeff's new single, 1952, from their forthcoming new album.
Dir. Paul Danhauser, 2016, USA, 5 min.
North American Premiere
A young man is armed and on the run. He’s hiding at a motel with his eight-year-old sister. When the police find them, he does his best to distract her attention from the inevitable dramatic outcome.
Dir. Hugo Jouxtel, 2017, France, 5 min.
THE BLUE JET
Baptized in blue denim, Blue Jet is a rebellious radio DJ who broadcasts forbidden rock n' roll in 1970’s Taiwan. The country has been under martial law for the past two decades, and the KMT Secret Youth Police seek out the long-haired instigators of “hippie” culture. Hear the untold story of a legend, remembered by an old fan who recalls his first time walking on the wild side.
Dir. Lawrence Lam, 2015, Canada, 15 min.
FEAR OF HEIGHTS
A fantastic voyage to defy fears, gravity & death.
Dir. Benjamin Esterlis, 2016, Israel, 4 min.
THE HIGH SCHOOL THAT ROCKED!
The story of how six legendary bands in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Yardbirds, The Rascals, The Animals, The Doors, and Cream) all performed at a CT school from 1966-68, creating indelible memories for local students.
Dir. Christopher Casey Denton, 2017, USA, 27 min.
LIFE IN CEBU: PHILIPPINES SHOW BANDS
Interviews with local musicians in Cebu, Philippines.
Dir. Hans Lachman, 2017, Philippines, 8 min.
THE RAGMAN: A HOBO’S STORY UNTOLD
This character-driven film tells the untold tale of The Ragman - the storyteller, the vagabond, but most importantly the songwriter, willing to unearth an entire lyrical catalog of his documented past. A collaboration of professional musicians and record producers ensues with one sole purpose: to bring to life the spirit known as The Ragman.
Dir. Cy Dodson, 2017, USA, 15 min.
A sample-based video for now, about the time before now. Part experimental film, part music video and concept album, 'The Was' is the collaborative meeting of Australian sample artists Soda_Jerk and The Avalanches. Constructed from over a hundred rotoscoped film samples, 'The Was' is a de/tour de/force through the neighborhoods of collective memory.
Dir. Soda Jerk, 2016, Australia, 14 min.
WHISTLE, HAWK & SPIT
The band Hot Coffin performs in an old movie theatre and are being watched by 'creeps' wearing masks that resemble the band’s likeness.
Dir. Jed Schlegelmilch, 2016, USA, 5 min.