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Double Featurette

Saturday April 27, 3:30 pm

SIFF Uptown 1
511 Queen Anne Avenue North

Enter alternative realities with two must-see featurettes. The first film will transport you to relive any memory of your choice, and the second film is a gripping 1920s era drama about a dystopian society turned upside down by the heresy trial of a well known artist.

Screening may not be suitable for all ages.

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Mesmerize

Mesmerize

Mark Williams – 22
Joey Manuselis – 21
Pennsylvania

Obsessed with memories, Ryan encounters a device that allows you to relive any memory of your choice, but revisiting your past could damage your present.

TheCaseOfAmberGram

The Case of Amber Gram

Daniel Cooper – Age 17
Adam Cooper – Age 17
Michigan

In an alternate society based on 1920s hysteria, innocent Amber Gram has created a painting that she believes to be a beautiful expression of her patriotism. In the eyes of her dystopian world, however, it is nothing short of a disgusting offense to the state’s values. The image is deemed an illegal expression of heresy and Amber is placed on trial for sedition. Execution is inevitable, unless the court psychoanalyst, Dr. Ludovico, can identify the twisty matter of interpretation that explains the stark distinction between what Amber sees and what everyone else does. One thing is for sure, however. Following this revolutionary case, The Union of Cannis will never be the same.

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