Today at The Clinton: Friday, Sep 24

Clinton St. Theater presents MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

Clinton St. Theater presents MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

Showtimes

Tuesday, Sep 28
7:00pm
Sunday, Oct 3
7:00pm

ONE WORLD * ONE WEEK * ONE FESTIVAL

What is MANHATTAN SHORT?

MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform -- one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond --

The Final Ten screen simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.


MANHATTAN SHORT continues to be a showcase for new voices and perspectives. Death By Handshake director Hudson Flynn, for example, was just 16 years old when he created his wry nod to New York City living during the Covid-19 pandemic. Humor also pervades films like Rough from Northern Ireland, France’s Archibald’s Syndrome and Monsieur Cashemire of Canada. Out of Time and the animated Aurora are close studies by a pair of women directors of life at different stages of our existence from French and American perspectives. Short films tackling big topics include Norway’s The Kicksled Choir, which offers a refreshing look at conflict resolution, while Bad Omen examines how a woman copes with stark circumstances in Afghanistan. Closed To The Light reaches back in time to focus on a riveting moment in World War II Italy while the UK’s Ganef examines that war’s trickle-down effect on subsequent generations.

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Death By Handshake
Director: 
Hudson Flynn
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2020
Runtime: 
9 minutes

A talented teenager copes with restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic by filming a witty love letter to his New York City hometown.

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Ganef
Director: 
Mark Rosenblatt
Country: 
United Kingdom
Runtime: 
14 minutes

A little girl, spooked by a dark tale from her mother’s wartime past, starts to believe her adored house cleaner is a sinister thief.

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Bad Omen
Director: 
Salar Pashtoonyar
Country: 
Afghanistan
Runtime: 
16 minutes

Kabul, Afghanistan. Pari, a widow and mother, struggles to purchase her prescription glasses in order to continue working as a tailor.

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Rough
Director: 
Adam Patterson & Declan Lawn
Country: 
Northern Ireland
Runtime: 
13 minutes

Ex-paramilitaries enforce their own brand of street justice but when they condemn a dog to death, they bite off more than they chew.

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Archibald’s Syndrome
Director: 
Daniel Perez
Country: 
France
Runtime: 
19 minutes

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but for Archibald it’s literally an affliction until he meets a free-spirited woman during a bank robbery.

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The Kicksled Choir
Director: 
Torfinn Iversen
Country: 
Norway
Runtime: 
18 minutes

A boy wants to sing in the local choir but when his father gets into a fight with a refugee, his aspirations are in jeopardy.

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Closed To The Light
Director: 
Nicola Piovesan
Country: 
Italy
Runtime: 
10 minutes

In a moment captured in time, die-hard Italian fascists conduct reprisal executions of civilians in Lombardy during World War II.

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Out Of Time
Director: 
Delphine Montaigne
Country: 
France
Runtime: 
9 minutes

Felix’s mother has been called in and an exasperated director is threatening to ban him from the premises. But Felix still has a few moves

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Aurora
Director: 
Jo Meuris
Country: 
United States
Runtime: 
5 minutes

The animated tale of a little girl who falls in love with a beautiful horse named Aurora and learns about love, friendship and growing up.

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Monsieur Cachemire
Director: 
Iouri Philippe Paillé
Country: 
Canada
Runtime: 
16 minutes

A bank loan officer extracts dark secrets from the past from an eccentric and mysterious customer in need of funds.

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Special Admission

$8-12 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds. $10 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE (includes a $2 service fee).

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 @ 7PM

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 @ 7PM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 @ 7PM