March 26, 2023 @ 1:30 pm

Brattle Theatre

Mature themes — this program is not suitable for children.

Are you questioning the meaning of life? Wondering where to go, what to do next? Yeah, these past few years have caused us all to confront some existential dread. Where we are feels wrong, but conceiving of somewhere else seems impossible. These twelve films will not provide answers, but they may offer some new questions to ponder.

In this mesmerizing block of animated shorts we question the choices that have been made by and for us. Our frustration with the status quo is confronted – do we acquiesce or resist? Perhaps we simply watch it unfold. Wanderers look for meaning and cigarettes, creators make and destroy their creations, outcasts struggle for their individuality, dreamers dream of bread, we fight our environment and the environment fights back. Maybe the real destination is the surrealism we meet along the way.

– Rebekah Murphy


The Flypaper Spectacular

Luke Liberty, USA, 8 min.

A free spirit, with time to burn.


Stephanie J Williams, USA, 12 min.

An amalgam of body pieces resists an environment programmed to disassemble it.

Somebody Take the Wheel

Kenzie Sutton, USA, 5 min.

The absurd cycle of mundane, everyday life.

Perfect City: The Mother

Shengwei Zhou, China, 7 min.

A dry wood mother decides to carve her root baby into a human.

Today, I Will Be The Bread

Andy Cahill, USA, 10 min.

The room becomes the bread, the bread becomes the boy, and the orange takes on a life of its own.


Elaina Couse, USA, 3 min.

It has to get done.

Disappearing Acts

Sarah E. Jenkins, USA, 4 min.

Darkness encroaches upon a loggy landscape of animated tricks and turns.

The Sprayer

Farnoosh Abedi, Iran, 9 min.

In the land occupied with the sprayers army, plants are forbidden.


Diane Christiansen, USA, 3 min.

Vagina fingers character explores a universe gone mad.


Diana Yue Gong, USA, 4 min.

A struggle between inner chaos and reality explodes to create a world of cowboys and horses.


Griffin Roessler, USA, 6 min.

A winning lottery ticket promises a vacation from normal life..


Joost Jansen, Belgium, 15 min.

In the near future, an astronaut is confronted with the void.