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    0507 by Chris and Ben Blaine
    Lunch Date by Sasha Collington
    Gemology by Rick Limintani


    0507
    England
    Who says technology makes your life easier? There's an app for everything except when it comes to your boyfriend's stupidity. Directed and edited by Chris and Ben Blaine. Principal cast: Fraser Millward and Cariad Lloyd.
    - To learn more about the film go to gointothestory.blcklst.com.
    - Watch the film again, below.
    - See the film's IMDb entry at imdb.com.

    Lunch Date
    England
    Getting dumped always hurts ... even more so when your boyfriend sends his fourteen-year-old brother to break the news to you. Annabelle believes everyone is a half -- a half that is looking for its other half to make a whole. What if you never find your other half? Written and directed by Sasha Collington. Principal cast: Sasha Collington and Alexis de Vivenot.
    - To learn more about the film go to lunchdatethefilm.com.
    - See the film's IMDb entry at imdb.com.

    Gemology
    Spain
    Erick is a young gemologist who works for a company that specializes in classifying diamonds. He and his colleagues spend long hours analyzing the imperfections of these precious stones, until one day he believes he has found the perfect diamond despite evidence to the contrary. He loses his job, but comes to the realization that imperfections are what give character and make something special and unique. This goes for diamonds ... and for people. Written and directed by Rick Limintani. Principal cast: Alex Barahona and Rebecca Cobos.
    - To view an interview, in Spanish, go to youtube.com.
    - See the film's IMDb entry at imdb.com.

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    [Original air date: Mon, Jun 17, 2013]

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