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Shorts: Tightrope

Short Program

Unknown Premiere



Life is a delicate balancing act in these short films.

The Kiss: what do you do when your best friend shows up at your front door asking you to kiss him, can there really be “just a kiss” between friends? Big Boy is a nine-year-old boy's first solo excursion into a highway rest stop bathroom. Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted dad presents them with two baby chicks, but the boys are in for a shock when they hear that big changes are coming to the family in Boogaloo and Graham. In a small town in Northern France, Alex, a young skinhead, enters a grocery store in The Way of Tea. In Kingdom of Garbage sibling relationships and childhood rivalries are tested as poor children scavenge for valuable materials in a landfill site. Bandito is a coming-of-age drama about Jamie, a young boy who stows himself away to join his older brother on a highway truck heist. Joachim is retiring from base-jumping to become a father, but not until one last adventure with his best friend Øyvind as they set out to climb Mt. Katthammeren in Last Base.