12:10pm • Sunday, March 26 | Albany Twin Theatre

No superheroes. Just human beings dealing with life’s mysteries and realities. Filmmaker Q&A follows the screening.


Gorilla • Tibo Pinsard • Narrative Short (14:05)

Henry has a solid reputation in old Hollywood performing in costume as a gorilla in the movies. But his new job—scaring the woman he desires while filming a new adventure movie—is going to be particularly tricky. FRANCE

Again • Yoni Azoulay • Youth 13-17 (5:14)

A man, mourning the death of his loved one, keeps running into a woman who reminds him of her.

Submergence • Yohahn Ko • Narrative Drama • (6:35)

A grieving mother relives memories of her son in this melancholy, dreamy film.

Ritual • Skyler Schain • Narrative Short (9:57)

A fastidious young man stumbles when he encounters the one thing he can't control: love.

The Way Home • Carl Stella • Narrative Drama (13:38)

In this moody drama two strangers, a despairing young woman and a middle-aged man who feels lost, come together over a cigarette on a rooftop looking out at Tokyo tower. AUSTRALIA/JAPAN

My Name Is Joan • Margaret STAPOR Costa • Documentary Short (29:35)

The story of a woman who was born to an unwed mother in the St. Patrick Mother and Baby Home in Dublin, Ireland, in 1949, adopted in the US, and her journey to find her true identity. This film explores the issue of forced adoption: the illegal exporting of children by the Catholic Church to families in other countries for profit during the 1940s-70s, while the Irish government looked the other way.

Pearl • Patrick Osborne • Animated Short (5:44)

Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, this charming music-filled film follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It's a story about the gifts we hand down, their power to carry love, and finding grace in the unlikeliest of places. Nominated for an Academy Award for best animated short film 2016, Pearl is directed by Patrick Osborne, Academy Award-winning director for best animated short film Feast in 2015, and produced and voiced by Albany residents.