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The Future is Bright

The Future is Bright
2018 | NR. 1hr 30min
CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various 2018 Tacoma Film Festival Official Selection

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A program featuring a variety of animation, documentaries, short comedic and dramatic films.

1. Teddy
UK | 11 MIN | 2018 | Christopher Sweeney
Paul’s best friends are suddenly killed in a car crash and he must decide if he can raise their child, with or without his boyfriend, before the child wakes up. World Premiere

2. Lady M
UK | 11 MIN | 2018 | Tammy Riley
An ageing actress summons the spirit of Lady Macbeth in order to win the part in an upcoming production. Stars Samantha Bond.

3. My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes
CANADA | 13 MIN | 2017 | Charlie Tyrell
Filmmaker Charlie Tyrell seeks to better understand his emotionally distant, late father through the personal belongings he left behind... including a stack of dirty VHS movies. Narrated by David Wain.

4. Edge of Daybreak
US | 10 MIN | 2017 | Alix Lambert
In Powhatan prison in 1979, inmates recorded a beautiful album that has been hailed over the years and re-released. After one of the band members, James Carrington, is released from prison he buys the record store that used to send him music.

5. Bike Trip
US | 10 MIN | 2017 | DOCUMENTARY | Tom Schroeder
The third and final film in Tom Schroeder’s “Bike” animated documentary series. Two bikers travel 500 miles to ask a question about beer.

6. Nellie Bly Makes the News
US | 23 MIN | 2017 | Penny Lane
Nellie Bly was an investigative journalist who changed the game for women in reporting before women even had the right to vote. This animated short film investigates the line between reporting facts and telling stories. WA State Premiere

7. The Future is Bright
US | 9 MIN | 2017 | Courtney Faye Powell
In 1979, a local newscaster prepares to cover an anti-KKK protest in Greensboro, NC, and realizes that she may never be ready for the events to come. West Coast Premiere

Screenings will be held at The Grand Cinema.


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