NYLA International Film Festival

2020 Films

Selections

(Following films will screen in Los Angeles)

“  Daycare  ” Dir. by Lydia Kubiniec


Three moms day drink, clean each other's houses and get real about mental health while the little ones are in daycare.



“  DECEMBER FADES "CRASH and BURN"

  ” Dir. by Theresa June-Tao &  Thuo Sam


Crash and Burn demonstrates the evolution of Lust and/or love. The irresistible curiosity into unexpected elevated emotion- all the highs and lows that lead to finding the inner strength to admitting the truth and/or walking away from the fantasy once believed.



“  Desperate Waters  ” Dir. by Jeffry Druce


Murder mystery on a sailboat with two men and one woman onboard. Sailing from LA to Hawaii.




“  Farewell, farewell, farewell  ” Dir. by Ricardo Castro


The autobiographical journey of Ricardo Castro and his family of 17, who built their home in a secret forest. Here, they lived a utopian dream until a tragedy shattered their perfect microcosm.



“  Gilead's Protocol  ” Dir. by Dvorit Shargal


Gilead Kahn was 15 and a half years old when he died of cancer on March 1, 2018. Gilead was a very promising soccer player and fought for his life for two years. Gilead experienced not only agony and pain but also many joyful moments during his illness. He also found his first love. The film "Gilead’s Protocol" is an enterprise of his parents, not intended as a memorial film, but as a film to help parents, children, relatives, and friends cope with such a difficult situation. It examines the treatment options, how to behave, what to do, the value of medical cannabis, and the contribution of complementary medicine. This is a sad but optimistic story.



“  Half-Cocked  ” Dir. by Aaron Barrocas


Two brilliant yet shortsighted scientists find themselves ill-prepared when the experiment of their lives goes horribly right.



“  Latteship  ” Dir. by Hsing-Fang Tsai &  Daishi Takishima


Latteship is a 3D animated short created by Flora Hsing-Fang Tsai and Daishi Takishima. The animation story follows Sigri and Kona, two otters who have opposite personalities. They must learn to accept each other to cooperate in order to run a small but popular coffee truck - Sigri Coffee. The story’s theme comes from an African proverb “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”




“  Progeny  ” Dir. by Justin Daering


This is a world exactly like ours, except that the wealthy elites are aliens, living and working among us, but with one key difference: they reproduce by implanting their offspring in a human host who raises the alien child as his own. When a blue-collar man is forcibly implanted with his alien boss's parasitic offspring, he asks his wife to help him remove the parasite -- a dangerous and forbidden act that puts their marriage -- and their lives -- at risk.




“  TALK  ” Dir. by Boulanger Romuald


In a Los Angeles radio station. The host of an emblematic night talk show (William Baldwin) gives advice to live callers.

One call will destroy his career, his family, his life ...




“  The Terms of Us  ” Dir. by Roberto Sanchez


Jose Garcia, a successful actor, has a chance encounter with a homeless woman who forces him to face his past.




“  What Didn’t Kill Me ”  Dir. by Jason Coulter


You're walking home and you see something you shouldn't have...what if that something sees you?





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