Roxie First Looks: Shorts Program #2

Dinner For Two

Director: Joe Lobianco
Synopsis: A charming young server calms the nerves of an anxious diner as he prepares for a special occasion. Sensing the diner needs support, the server becomes a willing accomplice in his quest to create the perfect dinner for two.
Runtime:19 minutes

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Run Amok

Director: Nitzan Mager
Synopsis: Meg, professional teacher’s pet and amateur harpist, decides to stage a full, musical reenactment of the shooting that took place at her high school in honor of the 10 year anniversary.
Runtime: 13 minutes

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About Me

Original Dutch Film Title: Over Mij

Director: Ali Asgari
Synopsis: Young Fatima is rushed to the hospital by her father. She has a secret that she can only tell the doctor. What will the doctor tell her father?
Runtime: 15 minutes

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Director: Gianfranco Fernandez
Synopsis: Basketball connects Jerome to his long-absent father, though not in the ways he wishes. As he wrestles with his own concept of family, he must confront his father’s legacy on and off the court.
Runtime: 14 minutes

Among the Sirens

Director: Vincent Williams
Synopsis: Para-badminton World Champion Oksana Kozyna flees her home country of Ukraine after Russia invades to continue training for the Paralympics. She leads her team around the world as they fight on the court for their people’s freedom.
Runtime: 30 minutes

First Looks, the Roxie’s Oscar-Qualifying Theatrical Release program, supports filmmakers in their Academy Award quest. We put together a unique lineup of shorts (with running times of 40 minutes and under) from any genre (documentary, narrative, and animation) to serve as the film’s Academy qualifying run. 

Filmmakers interested in participating can check out more info here.

1h 32m
First Showing
September 22, 2023
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