Join us on Thursday December 15th, 7pm at the Violet Crown Cinema as we ring in the holidays with some of our favorite Christmas-themed short films from festivals past.
Writer/Director: Colin Marshall
Estranged brothers Tucker and Ray are forced to spend Christmas afternoon together while their father Harold lays comatose in a hospital bed. As they struggle to come to terms with Harold’s impending death, they’re each reminded of the sweet and sour taste of familial bonds.
Gin & Dry
Writer/Director: Oscar Plewes
Trouble is brewing at the Twin Willows retirement home. All Albie wants it to enjoy a quiet drink with his life long partner Dee yet the carers have decided to ration the alcohol. So in the dead of night the unhappy residents hatch a plan to save Christmas.
Writer/Director: Geoff Redknap
A ten-year-old boy struggles to care for his dementia-ridden grandmother when he is left alone with her on Christmas eve. By captivating her with family stories from happier times, he protects her from a terrible secret.
A Man Like A Tree
Writer/Director: Sylvia Borges
An elderly man’s quest to buy a Christmas tree forces him to confront the fact that, even during the holiday season, things continue to change
Writer/Director: Örs Bárczy
A cocoa-drinking deer has his foundation shaken by an earthquake that persistently upsets his tidy work.
Writer/Director: Michael Nicholls
When an imaginative 8-year-old boy learns the truth about Santa, he must choose between keeping his younger sister in the dark or waking her up to their parents’ lies.
The Holiday Sitter (World Premiere)
Writers: Liz Mims, Tony Faia
Director: Liz Mims
With no holiday plans, a lonely young woman finds herself as her friends’ default pet-sitter. Just when she’s resigned to a lonesome Christmas, her holidays are interrupted by an unexpected stranger.
**All shorts are unrated and some contain mature content not suitable for children.
Tickets are available on the Violet Crown website.