FRI 08 SEPT
The Muse ART GALLERY
269 Portobello Road, W11 1LR





Films From North America:
Canada & USA




6pm – 10.30pm


Stolen Youth: Political Prisoners Of A Dictatorship Joshua Dylan Mellars 7 minutes 12A
Former political prisoner Hector Marteau re-visits the prison where he was “detained” 40 years ago and recalls the Argentine military dictatorship’s “Dirty War.” 30,000 people “disappeared”, Hector survived. Documentary USA

Scrappy Dawn Westlake 5 minutes 12
Based on the poem by Donald G. Westlake, “Scrappy” tells the story of a child’s courage in challenging an adult’s momentary lapse in judgement. Drama USA

Daughter Of The Lake Ozlem Altingoz 15 minutes 15
A group of friends take a trip through the country, hoping to have a nice getaway for the weekend. But the trip takes a dangerous turn when their tire mysteriously pops... Drama USA

Arrested (Again) Dan Goldes 5 minutes
Activist Karen Topakian has been arrested dozens of times for using nonviolent civil disobence to protest nuclear prliferation, human rights abuses, environmental issues, and war. What drives her to repeatdly put her body on the line? Documentary USA

Take The Reins Emma Barrett 17 minutes 15
When Sierra re-enters the world of the “mentally stable” and falls in love with her best friend, she thinks she's finally found acceptance for who she is. But when her family and teacher reject her truth, she discovers the cost of being herself versus being what others want her to be. Drama USA

Romantic Rose Andrew Chiu 6 minutes U
When her boyfriend cancels on her birthday, Greta’s day is thrusted into a strange upheaval. Comedy Canada

My Father Jean Malek 7 minutes 15
A young woman exalts her father and finds herself under his direction Drama Canada

Un Seul Homme (One Man) Philippe Gregoire 13 minutes U
An 80-year-old man follows the traces left by a car accident. Drama Canada

Ruby Pleine De Marde (Ruby full of shit) Jean-Guillaume Bastein 17 minutes 15
During thje holidays, Dennis finds himself spending Christmas dinner with his lover Carl’s family.Fiercely Catholic and stubbornly traditional, Carl’s family are completely unaware of their son’s relationship with Dennis. However, a psychological cat and mouse duel takes place between Dennis and Ruby, the six-year-old spoiled rotten niece of Carl. Drama Canada

SMALL TALK MÓNICA PALMIERI 16 minutes U
From the producer of Datin’ Marvin (Cannes‘15), Monica Palmieri brings you Small Talk, a story about two lonely people trying to find a meaningful connection in a fast paced Brooklyn. We witness their first blind date on Christmas eve, exploring human connections or the inability to form one. Drama USA

ALLEGRO SCRATCH JOSÉ ALBERTO CERRILLO 11 minutes 12A
Following an injury that jeopardizes her career, a gifted ballerina unwillingly discovers a new passion in life, graffiti in the street art world. Drama USA

LOS ANGELES 1991 ZACARÍAS & MACGREGOR 10 minutes 18
Los Angeles, 1991. The streets have become a hotbed of racial tension and hate about to burst ... Today is an important day for Eladio: he is going to avenge the death of his older brother. Within minutes he will find out that he is not the only one who has reasons to kill someone. Drama Spain & USA

OTHERHALF BEN WEST 9 minutes 15
A comedy about a man breaking up with himself. Drama USA

LOST FACE SEAN MEEHAN 14 minutes 15
Adapted from the Jack London story: A fur thief must think fast to escape the terrible, protracted death that awaits him at the hands of the native tribe he had helped enslave. Drama Canada & Australia

NOLA? FERMIN MUGURUZA 65 minutes 12A
“NOLA?” shows the recording process of 10 tracks by Fermin Muguruza’s career in New Orleans and the situation ten years after Katrina. “NOLA?” has many parallels with an episode of “Treme”: the songs are very well integrated, related to what the protagonists talk about. Music converts itself, in that way, into another character in the narration. The central thread is WWOZ announcer George Ingmire, also a documentary maker and author of various radio essays about the impact of the hurricane. With his critical and ironic speech he alternates the recording of the album with observations about the state of things. Documentary Spain

MONEY MARTÍN ROSETE 84 minutes 15
Two wealthy businessmen are about to get away with $5 million in ill-gotten money until their plans are revealed by an uninvited house guest. Drama Spain & USA




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