Film

Curated by: Katie Cutting

SANE-ISH MIDDLE CLASS ASIANS

Thursday, June 4, 2020
directed by Lisa Alyx Bui

Tarot cards can serve as guides and our root culture contains values and patterns that may help us understand our world. Saneish Middle Class Asians is a queer love story that incorporates tarot, mysticism, and the feelings of longing for someone forbidden. This film attempts to straddle the space and intersections between different identities and cultures.

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GREAT SALT LAKE

Friday, June 5, 2020
directed by Becky Johnson

This is a fun, animated, musical story that shows a family pushing through adversity with a little bit of luck and innovation. With a catchy tune and a delightfully silly story, Great Salt Lake (the Pickles Song) is entertaining for all ages!

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ONENINEEIGHTFOUR

Saturday, June 6, 2020
directed by Sara Campos-Silvius

OneNineEightFour is a spoken word performance exploring anxiety in the age of technology.

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THE STOIC

Thursday, June 11, 2020
directed by Nauzanin Knight

An underdog’s artistic journey unfolds in a subtle snapshot of a great writer in the making.

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KNOW

Friday, June 12, 2020
directed and filmed by Kristian Stec & Braydon Dowler Coltman
music and lyrics by Lyra Brown

Know is a music video from Lyra Brown’s single of the same name. A story of an angel reflecting on memories and a woman who expresses herself through dance, the interweaving of these two individuals tells a story of letting go of the past, to embrace the present.

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NERDVANA THE SERIES EPISODE: A HOT PIECE OF ASH

Friday, June 12, 2020

The nerdy staff of Nerdvana love to sell comics, but things get stranger than usual when an ancient object fueled by imagination is uncovered.

Taking place immediately after the pilot, team Nerdvana learns the story of the Zachary from another universe, what is hidden inside the M’Guphynn Box and who is Evil Ash?

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CONVERSATIONS

Saturday, June 13, 2020
directed by Ruth Gilliland

Conversations explores the experience of suicidal thoughts and the hope of living.

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NOTSO SAD –JONNY

Sunday, June 14, 2020
directed by Jonathan Nelner

Animation, claymation, and collage come together in this whimsical music video. Because of it, the director is currently a member of Fabricland.

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TALK BACK SESSION: FILM

Sunday, June 14, 2020
hosted by Katie Cutting

Have your questions ready! Here is your opportunity to chat with our 2020 Nextfest filmmakers in this talkback.