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Thursday, October 21 • 10:15pm - Friday, October 22 •12:14am
Shorts Program 2: Altered Realities

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The Atomic Spawn


(USA, 14 MIN)


Writer/Director: Arthur Veenema


In 1952 on a nuclear test site, a timid young worker discovers a small egg within the irradiated zone.



HEARTLAND


(USA, 11 MIN)


Writer/Director: Jahmil Eady


A woman attempts to immortalize her dying grandfather using virtual reality technology, but her obsession with documenting drives a wedge between them.



TOB.IA


(Italy, 15 MIN)


Writer/Director: Sana Emanuele


Agata and Giorgio lost their first and only child. After some time, Giorgio contacts a Foundation that offers Tobia, a highly advanced robot that is provided as psychological support during the grieving process. The robot thus enters the couple’s life with its load of hope and illusion.



Jettison


(USA, 11 MIN)


Writer/Director: JJ Pollack


A restless young woman ships off to fight an interstellar war, only to struggle with the effects of being cut off from her home by both time and space.



Fempire


(USA, 16 MIN)


Writer/Director: Honora Talbott


In a near future when women rule the world, a politician visits a "Grooming School" to snag a trophy husband, but her boring date takes a turn when her Stepford-y match stops pretending to be something he's not.



Prisoner #1616


(USA, 20 MIN)


Writer/Director: Michael Fodera


Rudy Vaspar, a dangerous and violent convict, sits comfortably behind bars in a maximum-security prison. His day is interrupted by a surprise visit from Monica Klee and her assistant, Vince, as Rudy soon discovers he has been selected for a scientific study.



One Small Step


(USA, 12 MIN)


Writer/Director: Zachary Purcell


When a team of scientist stumble upon a revolutionary technology, Dr. Collins must decide between his dreams and his family.

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Thursday October 21, 2021 10:15pm - Friday October 22, 2021 12:14am CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Whataburger 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704