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Independent Film Night

  • The Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street Newtown, PA 18940 (map)

Come out for our eighth Independent Film Night: an evening of short indie films.

For this event, we accepted submissions from filmmakers across the country and chose films with compelling stories and stellar production value.

Admission is just $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before the screening starts.

Please note that some content and language may be inappropriate for young viewers. 

Short Films To Be Screened


Synopsis: A female Lyft driver navigates the night shift in New York City while waiting to hear life-or-death news from her family in Syria.

Directed by Claire Fowler, a Welsh writer and director based in Brooklyn. She attended Columbia University’s MFA program in film on a Fulbright scholarship and the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women.

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Key Change (Documentary)
Chris Cromer is one of the most important brass and trumpet repairmen on the East Coast. The documentary explores the philosophy of consumerism and why the tried-and-true equipment might be of more importance and quality than the fast and the new.

Directed by Samuel Inden, of Wilmington, DE

Perfect Little Parcel
Perfect Little Parcel is a tribute to the power of good food and friendship.

The film was created and produced by life-long friends and New York actors Adam Langdon and Brian Evans in collaboration with Max Woertendyke and David Corenswet.

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Bear With Me
A rusty nursing robot must decide between dragging his former patient back to the hospital or letting him catch a glimpse of the horizon in the wilderness.

Directed by Carlos Cortes, a student in the MFA Film Production Program at Loyola Marymount University. He interned at Worldwide Motion Pictures Corporation and Langley Park Pictures, a production company of Warner Bros.


A man with an unusual genetic disorder seeks help from a support group.

Directed by Jason Taylor. T.S.A. was a production of the Philadelphia 48 Hour Film Project and was awarded Best in City (Runner-up), Best Writing, and Best Acting (Ensemble)


Justin Geller - Thought It Would Be a Good Story (Documentary)
After being diagnosed with a super rare form of leukemia at 30, Justin's doctor convinced him to donate sperm before starting an experimental cancer treatment.

Without hesitation Justin walked into that sperm bank thinking he would just leave with a funny story. Ten years later, he ended up with a lot more. 

Directed by Jon Rehr, a Philadelphia-based video editor, producer and director.

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That Smell
This unusual comedy takes us into the secretive and persecuted world of book-sniffing. Nate is an awkward man who is pulled into the world by Trisha, the underground movement’s leader.

Directed by Kyle Lavore, a New York-based film director and writer. That Smell won awards at the Mestre Film Festival, Video Hackers Festival, and Burien Film Festival and has been screened at dozens of festivals around the world.

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Hoan Alone - Personal Stories from the Bridge (Documentary)
Milwaukee’s Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge has become one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. But it’s also a popular site for suicides. This animated documentary explores the issues of the bridge and suicide through three intimate interviews.

Directed by Aaron Johnson, an independent filmmaker with a 20-year career in animation. He has been nationally recognized for his independent animation, including television commercials.

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Matchstick Willie
An alcoholic rodeo clown goes to his estranged wives funeral in hopes of reconnecting with his daughter whom he has not seen in over 20 years.

Directed by D. R. Garrett, of Texas. This film was produced as an undergraduate thesis film for the University of Texas at Austin.


Fearless (Documentary)
A community activist group struggles to mentor youth and intervene gun violence on the South Side of Chicago. 

Directed by Jasmine Cannon, Yingxu Jane Hao and Branden Hampton

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When Darkness Falls
After becoming paraplegic (paralyzed) in a car accident, the 18-year-old OCD musical genius, Annie, is left alone to rebuild her life to try and keep her promising future from slipping through her fingers.

Directed by Oliver Granö, a photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles

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Later Event: November 9
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