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Top Knot Shorts: Canadian

Directors: Various
Magnolia :: Shorts Blocks
Running Time:79:05 minutes
Event Date(s)
7:15 PM EST
Friday, November 15
Thalian Black
10:30 AM EST
Sunday, November 17
Thalian Ballroom

Director: Aaron Ries / 11:30
As summer days grow longer 22-year old Stefania, who lives with her aging grandfather, begins to spiral into fantasy in Aaron Ries’ unpredictable and darkly comedic drama about inter-generational disconnect and malaise.

No Crying at the Dinner Table
Director: Carol Nguyen / 15:41
In an emotionally complex and expertly composed documentary, filmmaker Carol Nguyen turns the camera on her own family and uncovers untold stories of grief, secrets, and trauma.

It’s Nothing
Director: Anna Maguire / 16:23
Encouraged by an impossibly perfect girl, Robin begins digging a hole in a park. It’s an obsession that throws her carefully maintained routines off balance, and sends her dangerously down a path of self-destruction.

Director: Karen Moore / 10:28
In Karen Moore’s razor-sharp debut, two long-time friends (Hannah Cheesman, Jess Salgueiro) meet at a Tiki bar to catch up, but underlying resentment and uncomfortable truths are bubbling just below the surface.

Director: Meryam Joobeur / 25:03
Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son returns home to rural Tunisia from a religious mission in Syria with a mysterious young wife. Every moment in Meryam Joobeur’s wrenching drama is infused with emotional complexities of a family reunion, and the consequences of past wounds and misunderstanding.