Out of Your Element

A SHORT FILM PROGRAM

SUNDAY, APRIL 2 | 12:30 PM | ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY ARTS & RECREATION CENTRE

In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

This collection of animation is more suited to the mature youngster. The experience of sons and fathers comes into focus with playful, sensitive, and serious tones. Young cinephiles will leave the theatre with lots to talk about.

Themes: emotional development, mental wellness, family, masculinity, change, identity

Recommended for ages 10+

This program screens as part of SUNDAY FUN DAY!

Alike

In his busy life, Copi is a father who tries to teach the right way to his son, Paste. But...what is the correct path?

Drifting Away

Paul dreams of going sailing with his father. Sinking into depression, his father begins to literally dissolve right before his family’s eyes. Pervaded with a deep melancholy, the film also reveals a sense of hope as Paul helps his father along his journey.

Advisory: this film deals with mental wellness.

I Am Here

Oscar-shortlisted director Eion Duffy offers up a thoughtful and open-ended exploration of existence with his trademark, thought provoking, minimalist style. In I Am Here, a mysterious traveller has seen the origin of the universe, yet his experience lands on deaf ears.

Junction

For generations the Face Changers have been responsible to make clay tokens to alter the faces of their kin. Someone must make the traditional journey to ensure the future. This time the youngest in the family is tasked with taking the ten thousand footsteps to the top of the east mountain, thus engulfing the town in the winds of change.

Pumpers

Inspired by the found sound of baby noises, Pumpers takes a hard and humourous look at the bizarre behaviour of people working out in a gym.

Totems

A logger working in the forest gets trapped when a tree falls on him. His distress reveals the animal hidden within, and the cycle of life prevails.

Advisory: younger viewers may be sensitive to the imagery of a helpless animal.