When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother’s search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present.
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Lisbon, 2017. Manel is twenty years old, lives on Avenida Almirante Reis and idealizes love inspired by the relationship of his parents. Out of compassion, he hands over his double mattress to Nicolau and his girlfriend, who returned to Lisbon. Manel is alone with the mattress that he exchanged with his friends and on his way back home when he invades a film set, with a team entirely composed by girls. One of them, Rita, a beautiful production intern who helps with the mattress. They talk. This encounter has a profound effect on Manel who goes home to reconsider his life sinking into a magical feeling of passion.
This group of Animated Shorts will feature OBON from Andre Hörmann & Anna Samo, THE FALL (LA CHUTE) from Boris Labbé, APPLIED PRESSURE from Kelly Sears, THE PHANTOM 52 from Geoff Marslett, RENEEPOPTOSIS from Renee Zhan, THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE WATER from Rory WT, SOLAR WALK from Réka Bucsi, FUSE from Shadi Adib, and HEART CHAKRA from Angela Stempel