For Rosa

Narrative Shorts: Period Pieces

These dramatic shorts transport you to a specific moment in time.

127 minutes 9 Films
Available Nov. 5-22
Available in the U.S.

Augustus

Augustus

Directed by
Jon Alston
2020
16 minutes
English
Augustus, a literate carpenter and family man who is living free as a fugitive slave, is faced with a decision to speak or die when denied the wages he's earned.
Chi Chi

Chi Chi

Directed by
Chelsey d'Adesky
2020
15 minutes
English
A naive student meets a smooth-talking, wealthy man and gets swept into a world of excess, luxury, drugs, and partying.
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The Empire's Surgeon

Directed by
Guillaume Main
2019
9 minutes
French
At Waterloo in 1815, as the soldiers of Emperor Napoleon fight with desperation, a man braves all danger to come to their aid with an ambulance.
For Rosa

For Rosa

Directed by
Kathryn Boyd-Batstone
2020
20 minutes
English & Spanish
A group of Latina women who were sterilized without consent while giving birth at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center during the 1970s join with a fierce Latina attorney in a lawsuit against the hospital.
Lunch Hour with the President

Lunch Hour with the President

Directed by
Pamela Perrine
2020
5 minutes
English
As a married couple talk politics over morning coffee, a grandfather shares his excitement about a gift to his grandson.
Ma'am

Ma'am

Directed by
Joy Wilkinson
2020
15 minutes
English
Queen Victoria, the original "Instamum," struggles with postnatal depression while facing a photo shoot to show off her perfect family to the world.
the shot

The Shot

Directed by
Adan Canto
2019
21 minutes
English
In 1844 in the Republic of Texas, a young mother is forced to extreme measures when a Texas Ranger and his mysterious partner seek shelter from the rain.
Tiro Domincal

Tiro Dominical

Directed by
Pablo Riesgo Almonacid
2019
15 minutes
English & Spanish
Things get messy for three friends who pick up a hitchhiker while traveling to Las Vegas.
A White Horse

A White Horse

Directed by
Shaun O Connor
2019
11 minutes
English
In 1970s Ireland, a young female patient escapes a psychiatric hospital and phones home, but her parents are already waiting for the call.