Roxie First Looks: Shorts Program #4

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.

Filmmakers in attendance for a Q&A after screening on 7/13!

Director: John Valley
Synopsis: Recently divorced Asian American standup comedian, ‘Patsy’ has hit rock bottom. She draws from her life to get laughs on stage, but flashbacks reveal gut wrenching loss and love.
Runtime: 17m 32s

Director: Kameishia Wooten
Synopsis: Three very different friends find renewed connection as they await pregnancy results at their Los Angeles High School. 
Runtime: 12m 50s

Above the Desert with No Name
Director: Sonia Sebastián
Synopsis: After arriving illegally in the United States, a young Mexican girl’s troubled life gets inspired by spying on an incandescent neighbor.
Runtime: 16m 30s

Director: Radha Mehta
Synopsis: When her son’s life is put at risk at their family’s pre-wedding ritual, a hard-of-hearing mother
must decide how to seek help for her husband in order to keep her family safe.
Runtime: 16m 8s

Letting Go
Director: Lynette Jones
Synopsis: Tracy finds herself caught in a love affair when a terminally ill women pushes
her husband to find love before she dies.
Runtime: 26m 18s

1h 29m
First Showing
June 13, 2024
  • Assisted Listening