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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.