The New Yorker Short Film Festival
Run Time: 90 min.
One Night Only! Presenting 3 films from The New Yorker, shortlisted for Academy-Award consideration.
Best Documentary Short Films:
Directed by Robert J. Lyons and Jeremy Workman
Synopsis: Fifty years ago, a now-forgotten New York assemblyman cast a single tie-breaking vote that legalized abortion in New York and laid the groundwork for Roe v. Wade.
The Barber of Little Rock
Directed by John Hoffman and Christine Turner
Synopsis: “The Barber of Little Rock” explores America’s widening racial wealth gap through the story of Arlo Washington, a barber whose visionary approach to a just economy can be found in the mission of People Trust, the community-banking nonprofit he founded.
Best Live Action Short Film:
Knight of Fortune
Directed by Lasse Lyskjer Noer, Produced by Christian Norlyk and Kim Magnusson.
The immense loss of a loved one and the reality of confronting that person in death is too much for Karl to face alone.