Drama Block: Not Your Everyday Story
- Shorts Block
- 104 mins
ABOUT THIS BLOCK:
This selection of shorts includes projects that are made by or star military or veterans. Local films are also featured. Discussion with filmmakers, actors, and/or experts follow screening. Join our panel, hosts, and festival staff in the museum’s atrium for hosted reception, socializing, and photo ops at the red carpet.
In this program
Directed by Brenda Strong
Army wife and young mother Sarah Winston’s life is inextricably altered when a series of visitors arrive on her doorstep.
Directed by Darius Dawson
A bull rider who falls out of love with the sport must choose between his family’s legacy of rodeo and his own aspirations of life.
Directed by Devin Scott
The Man I Want to Be tells the story of a boy (Billy Nichols) growing up in the ’70s and being different. He’s gay. His father, Lieutenant Colonel Nichols, is one of the most decorated fighter pilots of the Vietnam conflict and a strict, masculine role model. This very personal story of fear and bravery shines a light on what it means to be a man.
Directed by Brayden Yoder
In a ballroom called Paradise, in the aftermath of World War II, a proud Hawaiian singer dances with a returned U.S. soldier and debates the dignity of the American dream. But when his dance tickets run out, she is left with a harsh choice – for when the dancing stops, this man will die.
Directed by Andrew Brame
Near his campsite under a bridge, Kenny makes a discovery that changes his lonely existence and must work to create a space in the world for his new life.
Directed by Brandon Kelley
A soldier returns home to meet his daughter, who transitioned while he was on tour.
Directed by The RAY SISTERS
A young Texan veteran and his wife must re-learn the rhythm of their relationship, complicated by lingering PTSD.
Directed by Benjamin Howard
In the early sixties, a sexually conflicted teenager finds faith and acceptance after escaping the tortures of electrotherapeutic conversion therapy.