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Independent Film Night

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

The Newtown Theatre’s next Independent Film Night is set for Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 PM. Admission is just $5 per person and free for theatre members.

For each Independent Film Night, we choose a handful of artistic, thoughtful and high-quality short films from hundreds of submissions sent to us from filmmakers around the country.


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When The Shadow Falls

Directed by Jeseung Woo, graduate of the American Film Institute
Running time: 17:04

Synopsis: After witnessing the suicide of a passing stranger, Jane becomes haunted by the horrible question: "Could I have done something"?” Based on true events.

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Pasos En La Noche

Directed by Daniel and Maximiliano Garcia, San Diego State University students
Running time: 8:26

Synopsis: In mid-1990s Tijuana, a closeted gay man enters a local Cumbia competition in the hopes of dancing with a man whom he's secretly admired.

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Tank Man

Directed by Robert Anthony Peters
Running time: 14:40

Synopsis: The story of the iconic gentleman who stood in front of and stopped a line of tanks after the Tienanmen Square massacre of June 4, 1989.

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How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Directed by Tony Clemente, Jr., of Brooklyn
Running time: 8:38

Synopsis: Bellamy's having a bad day. Watch her make it worse.

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Tight Spot

Directed by Kevin Haefelin, of New York City
Running time: 4:00

Synopsis: While shining the shoes of a walk-in customer, a shiner discovers his client’s dark secret.



Directed by Kyle DeGuzman, a San Diego State University student
Running time: 12:20

Synopsis: Robby, amidst a recent break-up, finds himself coping with the agony of heartbreak by indulging in a pill that allows him to relive his past with his ex-lover Emma. 



Directed by Jean-Luc Julien
Running time: 9:56

Synopsis: A grieving father struggling to accept the death of his teenage daughter comes face-to-face with her living doppelganger.

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Can You Take My Picture?

Directed by Cameron Thrower, of Los Angeles
Running time: 12:16

Synopsis: Nan tries to have a little control over her uncontrollable circumstance. A picture is worth a thousand words, but to Nan, it's worth so many more. 

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On Our Own

Directed by Chad Hamilton, of Philadelphia
Running time: 10:53

Synopsis: A young girl learns to adapt to her new reality after a death in the family.


Directed by Parker Croft, of West Hollywood
Running time: 12:00

Synopsis: For months, Kira has been living out of her car in Venice, California. Facing a constant struggle to keep her head above water, Kira’s world collapses when she returns home from work one evening to find her car stolen.