2019 Frame4Frame Film Schedule
Friday, September 20
FILM BLOCK #1
7:00 p.m. Showtime
Purgatory by Charles Bush Origin: Dallas, Texas Category: Short Feature
After the untimely death of her husband and son, a grieving widow finds herself the prime suspect in a seemingly unrelated murder investigation.
8:00 p.m. Showtime
Cooley High by Michael Schultz Origin: Milwaukee, WI Category: Feature Narrative
Like American Graffiti, Cooley High deals with girls, school, and police troubles as a group of high school seniors prepare for post-high-school life.
Saturday, September 21
FILM BLOCK #2
1:oo p.m. Showtime
Everyone Calls Me Ori by Vadim Lasca Origin: Venezuela Category: Short Documentary
Oriana, whom everyone calls Ori, is a completely normal 12 years-old girl and she has vitiligo. She decided herself, to write her story to help others.
Jenny & The Wolf by Ben Borst Origin: Dallas, TX Category: Animation
A young girl living in a storybook forest finds an injured wolf and a friend.
The Last Kids Sheril Rodgers Origin: Fayetteville, GA Category: Short Narrative
The story of Taven and his cousin Stanley who live in an Apocalyptic time where all the adults are zombies and the children are survivors (The Last Kids).
The Moment After That Rock White by Origin: Dallas, TX Category: Short Narrative
A woman with the ability to stop time, Ani, meets with her daughter’s teacher only to learn that she has the ability to stop time.
Q & A
1:40 p.m. Showtime
Machismo by Gabriel Duran Origin: Lewisville, TX Category: Short Narrative
A couple of days out of jail, Freddy is eager to show his new baby boy the ropes on how to be a man. Freddy’s machismo, however, gets him into something he wasn’t expecting.
Malice by Elias Moreno Origin: Grand Prairie, TX Category: Short Narrative
An innocent 13-year-old black teenager is charged with manslaughter for the death of his older brother.
Heavenly by Ya’ke Smith Origin: Austin, TX Category: Short Narrative
Crystal, a former ballet dancer, returns home after being sex-trafficked and struggles to shake the physical and psychological trauma she endured while “in the life.”
Family Box by Ron Clemons Origin: Irving, TX Category: Short Narrative
Charles Jr. has never gotten a chance to be raised by his father, who has been in and out of prison, his whole life. He leans on his mother for guidance and the ways of manhood.
Q & A
2:50 pm Showtime
Soul Alley by Ted Irving Origin: Houston, TX Category: Feature Documentary
This documentary is the telling of life on several all-black neighborhood streets during the Vietnam War.
FILM BLOCK #3
4:10 pm Showtime
Moments in Paradise by bellopropello Origin: Switzerland Category: Animation
Plants are growing in paradise; one of the nicer, more beautiful and taller than all the other and provokes a disciplinary action.
Once Upon a Time by George Wada Origin: Arlington, TX Category: Micro-Short
This film takes a look at coming to America and the hopes and dreams of the travelers. Sometimes are not nice. However, we as people will make things right. America is still the land of opportunities
Two Sturdy Oaks by Eric Tejada Origin: Corinth, TX Category: Micro-Short
An unconventional structure telling the story of a young man lost in thought after receiving dreadful news over the phone.
Alora by Michael Gibson Origin: Fort Worth, TX Category: Short Narrative
A possible Earth-like planet has been discovered within the goldilocks zone, near star A-107A. A mother, training for the NASA mission of a lifetime has her dream of space and the love of her daughter whom she would leave behind.
Cakewalk by Aritra Das Origin: Mumbai Origin: Short Narrative
Shilpa Sen starts her day on a wrong note. Her car, just like her luck has betrayed her at the last moment. This film deals with a whimsical 24 hours of her life.
Q & A
5:10 p.m. Showtime
Cut-off by Ryan Cauchi Origin: Sydney, Australia Category: Micro-Short
A true millennial horror story!
Don’t Die by Cody Lovorn Origin: San Antonio, TX Category: Micro-Short
After deciding to turn in for the night, Cody can’t figure out if there is someone else in his house or if his mind is playing tricks on him.
The Witches of the Watch by Roger Sampson Origin: Dallas, TX Category: Short Narrative
A single mom and her daughter move to a neighborhood where a coven of housewife witches reside.
Q & A
5:30 p.m. Showtime
The Wake of Light by Renji Origin: Philip Studio City, CA Category: Feature Narrative
A romantic drama about a young lady slowly losing hope while caring for her aging father and their broken-down farm. One day she meets a charismatic young man on a cross country road trip, who falls for her and asks her to come with him. Now she has an impossible choice to make.
FILM BLOCK #4
7: 30 p.m. Showtime
Wolf by Ya’ke Smith Origin: Austin, TX Category: Feature Narrative
A family is shaken to the core when they discover that their son has been molested. As they struggle to deal with the betrayal, their son heads toward a mental collapse because of his love for his abuser.
Sunday, September 22
FILM BLOCK #5
4 p.m. Showtime
Transitions by Sana Syed Origin: Dallas, TX Category: Short Documentary
The journey of a family from the U.S. who moved to Cambodia to combat human trafficking by transitioning young girls out of brothels.
My Theatre by Kazuya Ashizawa Origin: Japan Category: Short Documentary
Although this Cinema was closed 55 years ago, people are still coming. The story of the man who put fire on the projector today and declared, “I will never let go!”
Him by Daniel Montoya Origin: Dallas, TX Category: Short Documentary
A look into the life of a transgender rights activist, Ethan, as he fights for equality in conservative Texas
Q & A
5:05 p.m. Showtime
Bully by Aaron Alon Origin: Houston, TX Category: Feature Narrative
Bully is a dramatic musical about Sam Bradley, a young man who commits suicide after being repeatedly bullied in school. The story follows Sam and the lives of those around him in the days leading up to and following his suicide.
Q & A