Bouffant Shorts: Drama 2

Directors: Various
Shorts Blocks :: Vanguard
Running Time:91:39 minutes
Event Date(s)
1:00 PM
Friday, November 15
Thalian Ballroom
10:30 PM
Saturday, November 16
Jengo's Playhouse

A Period Piece / Light in Dark Places / Made Public / Piggy / Evelyn x Evelyn / Heavenly / Shelter / Laundry Day

A Period Piece
Director: Sylvia Ray / 5:12
Cheered on by her best friend, a teen confronts her greatest fear – tampons.

Light in Dark Places
Director: Lagueria Davis / 11:00
A mother makes a shocking discovery when she’s left to pack up her daughter’s house after a tragic car accident.

Made Public
Director: Foster Wilson / 14:00
The night before he says ‘I do,’ Dave commits a cardinal sin: His doubts about tying the knot go viral. Alone at the altar, Dave must confront his own cold feet, a Greek chorus of bridesmaids, and the bride herself – all to save his marriage before it’s even begun. Directed by Foster Wilson, “Made Public” explores the impulse to share our most intimate thoughts and sacred moments with the general public – and how much we’re willing to lose to obtain the approval of strangers.

Director: Carlota Martínez Pereda / 14:00
Sara is an overweight teen that lives in the shadow of a clique of cool girls holidaying in her village. Not even her childhood friend, Claudia, defends her  when she’s bullied at the local pool in front of a unknown man. Her clothes are stolen and Sara must get home wearing nothing but her bikini. The long walk home will mark the rest of her life.

Evelyn x Evelyn
Director: Eric Pumphrey / 13:37
Set in 1956, an African American couple struggles with the death of their child. With Evelyn, her depression is dramatized and amplified by the use of an ever-increasing Greek chorus (played by multiple African American women). As her sorrow grows, so do the amount of women representing her emotions. Charles, grieving himself, attempts to console and nurture Evelyn. It proves impossible and ultimately we see Evelyn’s fate echoed in Charles.

Director: Ya’ke Smith / 12:30
Crystal, a former ballet dancer, returns home after being sex-trafficked and struggles to shake the physical and psychological trauma she endured while “in the life.”

Director: Jo Hatcher / 7:00
“Shelter” is the story of Cristina, a young undocumented woman, and her 7 year old daughter as they walk inland Texas to seek asylum. However, unbeknownst to them, the Trump Administration’s Zero Tolerance Policy has just taken effect.

Laundry Day
Director: Erika Edwards / 14:20
Lottery cards, a cat named Carl, and a whole lot of laundry. This film takes the audience on a journey of acceptance with an unlikely hero who doesn’t seem to care much about anyone or anything – until a chance meeting with a woman at a coffee shop reveals a hidden link that could change his life forever.