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Film School Shorts Previous Broadcasts

Strange Bedfellows (Episode #110)

KQED World: Tue, Feb 24, 2015 -- 7:30 AM

THE PASSAGE OF MRS. CALABASH (AFI) - On an overnight train journey, a young woman and a retired professor exchange stories. Told in reverse, their deepest secrets are revealed. A short film by Scott Tuft.
THE GIRL AND THE FOX (Savannah College of Art and Design) - A family living in the wilderness discovers a fox has been killing their livestock. The young daughter has no choice but to track down the animal in order to ensure their survival. A short film by Tyler J. Kupferer.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 24, 2015 -- 1:30 PM

Big City Blues (Episode #205H)

KQED 9: Mon, Feb 23, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

PRICELESS THINGS (NYU) When a piece of jewelry goes missing in a salon in Brooklyn, a recently engaged couple suspect the immigrant employees know more than they admit. Written and directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss.
I AM JOHN WAYNE (Columbia University) In New York City, an urban cowboy avoids going to his friend's funeral. Written and directed by Christina Choe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 24, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

Creature Comforts (Episode #109H)

KQED World: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 -- 7:30 AM

CATERWAUL (CalArts) - An aging fisherman seeking closure over the death of his wife develops an unusual relationship with a lobster. A short film by Ian Samuels.
JOSEPHINE AND THE ROACH (USC) - A surreal, offbeat story about a cockroach who falls in love with the woman whose apartment he infests. They make beautiful music together, but her brutish husband stands in the way of their happiness. A short film by John Langager.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 20, 2015 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 20, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 -- 1:30 PM

Blood Is Thicker Than Mud (Episode #105H)

KQED 9: Mon, Feb 16, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

THE FIGHTING KIND (Chapman University) - Davin has been estranged from his family for five years. He returns home in desperate need of financial help from his sister, his only living relative. During what is supposed to be a quick visit, he learns that his sister may need more help from him than he needs from her.
NORTHEAST FRONT (Frente Noreste) (Texas) - A mother's love for her children knows no bounds but is put in grave danger when she is forced to save her son from his unintended collaboration with Mexico's dangerous cartels. (Based on a true story.)

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

Fire and Fury (Episode #104H)

KQED 9: Sun, Feb 15, 2015 -- 11:30 PM

FIREWORKS (Columbia) - Against a Fourth of July backdrop in South L.A. , Fireworks is a coming-of-age story of two adolescent boys on a quest to impress a group of girls and investigate their growing bond.
PEARL WAS HERE (Cal Arts) - A scraggly girl slips away from her overburdened mother and troubled home life to hide among a mound of stuffed animals in the safe and sealed environment of claw machine. < br>SPARK (Texas) - While a boy waits out his father's tryst, he is unexpectedly forced to deal with the lady-friend's daughter. 10-year old Ricky is left outside in the truck while his dad visits a lady-friend in rural Texas. While waiting for his father to return so that they can set off fireworks together, Ricky is suddenly confronted with the lady-friend's 11-year old daughter, Callie, who has been pushed out of the house by her mom.Callie steals Ricky's fireworks and sets one off. When the commotion fails to attract his father's attention, Ricky and Callie decide to set off all of the fireworks. Subsequently, they start a small brush fire. As the two kids try to contain the fire before their parents find out, Ricky finds the connection he's been looking for.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Feb 16, 2015 -- 5:30 AM

Risky Business (Episode #108)

KQED World: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 -- 7:30 AM

A DOCTOR'S JOB (UNA CARRERITA, DOCTOR) (UCLA) - Dr. Ramon Moran is a brilliant ER physician and a hardworking cab driver. His ailing mother and her financial woes drive him to make ends meet. Set in Lima, Peru, one day Ramon picks up a fare that will radically change his day.
TELEGLOBAL DREAMIN' (Tisch Asia) - Rosa, a call center agent in the Philippines, has a crush on a hunky corporate-trainer named Dale who has come from the head office in California to teach motivational classes on customer service. After learning about Dale's career as bit role actor in LA, Rosa pursues an opportunity to be his guide around town for the day. She takes Dale to a cockfight and invites her friends along who also want to be seen with the handsome actor from America. Word about Dale spreads through town quickly, attracting more and more attention, until an unexpected turn of events brings Rosa and Dale's day out on the town to a disturbing end.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 13, 2015 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 13, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 -- 1:30 PM

Fire and Fury (Episode #104H)

KQED 9: Mon, Feb 9, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

FIREWORKS (Columbia) - Against a Fourth of July backdrop in South L.A. , Fireworks is a coming-of-age story of two adolescent boys on a quest to impress a group of girls and investigate their growing bond.
PEARL WAS HERE (Cal Arts) - A scraggly girl slips away from her overburdened mother and troubled home life to hide among a mound of stuffed animals in the safe and sealed environment of claw machine. < br>SPARK (Texas) - While a boy waits out his father's tryst, he is unexpectedly forced to deal with the lady-friend's daughter. 10-year old Ricky is left outside in the truck while his dad visits a lady-friend in rural Texas. While waiting for his father to return so that they can set off fireworks together, Ricky is suddenly confronted with the lady-friend's 11-year old daughter, Callie, who has been pushed out of the house by her mom.Callie steals Ricky's fireworks and sets one off. When the commotion fails to attract his father's attention, Ricky and Callie decide to set off all of the fireworks. Subsequently, they start a small brush fire. As the two kids try to contain the fire before their parents find out, Ricky finds the connection he's been looking for.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Feb 16, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

Letting Go (Episode #103H)

KQED 9: Sun, Feb 8, 2015 -- 11:30 PM

THE CHAIR (NYU) - A mysterious outbreak of poisonous mold has invaded a small town. One boy attempts to understand his mother's death, his grandmother's obsession with their discarded recliner, and the roots of this short-lived, strange and inexplicable plague.
BUNNY (Columbia) - Inspired by an event from director Robert Snow's childhood, Bunny tells the story of a young boy in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood who marches into the ghetto to retrieve his pet rabbit from the boy who stole him.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Feb 9, 2015 -- 5:30 AM

Sum of Its Parts (Episode #107)

KQED World: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 -- 7:30 AM

CRAZY GLUE (NYU) - A story about love and glue, and its extraordinary bonding properties for a husband and wife whose relationship has lost its magic.
BICYCLE (JITENSHA) (Biola University) - Mamoru Amagaya, a young man struggling to find meaning in life, is humiliated by a co-worker and leaves his job. Now alone and without work, parts of Mamoru's bicycle begin to disappear, one by one. At last, when the only remaining piece of the bicycle is a lonely bell, Mamoru receives an envelope, containing addresses at which each piece of the bicycle might be retrieved.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 6, 2015 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 6, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 -- 1:30 PM

Letting Go (Episode #103H)

KQED 9: Mon, Feb 2, 2015 -- 7:30 PM

THE CHAIR (NYU) - A mysterious outbreak of poisonous mold has invaded a small town. One boy attempts to understand his mother's death, his grandmother's obsession with their discarded recliner, and the roots of this short-lived, strange and inexplicable plague.
BUNNY (Columbia) - Inspired by an event from director Robert Snow's childhood, Bunny tells the story of a young boy in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood who marches into the ghetto to retrieve his pet rabbit from the boy who stole him.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Feb 9, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 -- 1:30 AM

Daddy Dearest (Episode #208)

KQED 9: Sun, Feb 1, 2015 -- 11:30 PM

First Match (Columbia University) Fourteen-year-old Mo is the only girl on an all-boys wrestling team. Despite her practice and training, her first high school wrestling match introduces a new challenge. Written and directed by Olivia Newman. Efrain (USC) Ten-year-old Efrain's father teaches him never to steal, but the lesson comes at a price on the charged Mexican border. Directed by Matthew Breault.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Feb 2, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
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