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2019 - Bright Lights, Big City

3rd Year Festival Announcement

 September 5-7, 2019

Finally, the cat’s out of the bag and off killing something. Everything is squared away, and this is what the 2019 Bright Lights, Big City edition of the Threadbare Mitten Film Festival is going to look like. 62 selections from 13 countries, 20 from Michigan, 4 feature films, 2 free community screening events, and more Michigan/US/World premieres than we know what to do with. As always, we’ve been blown away by the support we receive from the filmmakers and filmmaking community both homegrown and abroad. Thank you! A scrappy little festival like ours simply can’t survive without that. Check out our full lineup below.

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Thursday Night @ The Robin Theatre

Creative Fires

(Documentary Program) 7:00 pm

Father the Flame - 79 min - dir. Chad Terpstra

Exist with Us - 25 min - dir. Benjamin Smith

Boober - 14 min - dir. Sriram Papolu

Friday Night @ the Film.Craft.Beer party

party starts 7:00 pm

They’re Dead and Otho Roi will be performing live to

selections from Haxan: Witchcraft through the Ages

Lakeshore Sampler Flight

(Michigan and Lake-State Short Films) 

Telltale Signs [sub] - 4 min - dir. Jeff Vande Zande

Break Down - 7 min - dir. Kyle Mantegna

License & Registration - 10 min - dir. Jackson Ezinga

Breaking Wheel - 11 min - dir. Michael McCallum

To Where ? - 6 min - dir. Erich Eberhard

Hoan Alone - 9 min - dir. Aaron Johnson

~intermission~

Verso - 4 min - dir. Joseph Victor, Ryan Russell Steele

Lipstick - 2 min - dir. Brian Zahm

The Collector - 3 min - dir. Matthew von Dayton

Hall of Fishes - 9 min - dir. Jennifer Boles

Blue Aloha - 6 min. - dir. Dave Less

Pandora’s Wish - 5 min - dir. Jake Weber

Seedlings - 6 min - dir. Katelyn Baskin

Saturday @ The Robin Theatre

Local Student Showcase

(Michigan Student Films) 12:00 noon

Alexa - 5 min - dir. Alexa Range

The Black Button - 11 min - dir. Jeffery Hamlin

The Two Samurai - 5 min - dir. Jacob Horne

Reggie - 18 min - dir. Devin Durocher

Dead Ends - 32 min - dir. Bradley Coster

The Surreal World

(Odd Shorts Program) 1:40 pm

Mariposas - 3 min - dir. Adrian Carey

Bluebird - 8 min - dir. Sarah Larson

Phosphenes - 9 min - dir. Franck Ravel

The Program - 14 min - dir. Michael Elliott Dennis

O One O [sub] - 11 min - dir. Mohammad Hossein Jafari Moghaddam Fard

Subscription-Based - 3 min - dir. Olivier Bonenfant

Red Light Green Light - 7 min - dir. Maegan Houang, Grace Kredell

Wasteland [sub] - 15 min - dir. Yarin Zemer

Fragility of Mercury - 5 min - dir. Franziska van Wulfen

Journey Home Through Time and Space

(michigan Feature Film Program) 3:25 pm

End of a Journey - 2 min - dir. Jim Hall 

Your Last Day on Earth [sub] - 12 min - dir. Marc Martínez Jordán

Melody on Earth - 86 min - dir. Joshua Courtade

Romance and Other Absurdities

(Comedy Shorts Program) 5:35 pm

WHAM - 3 min - dir. Robert Bruce Carter

A Quick Love Story - 7 min - dir. Brenden Dannaher

Phlegethon [sub] - 13 min - dir. Silva Kuusniemi

Tiny Earthquakes - 6 min - dir. Mary Sette

Crabgirl - 19 min - dir. Sergiy Pudich

Philosophy 101 - 11 min - dir. Steve Hosford

Stuck [sub] - 22 min - dir. Muhammad Smith

Home Creep Home

(Feature Film Program) 7:25 pm

Cole & Colette - 6 min - dir. Matt Boda

Plunder - 7 min - dir. Chris Kapcia

Scopophilia [sub] - 70 min - dir. Natalia Lampropoulou, Ilektra Aggeletopoulou

The Best Films We Have, But They’re Loose Cannons

(Feature Film Program) 9:15 pm

I Owe You One Banana and Two Black Eyes - 4 min - dir. Jim McDonough

Famished - 1 min - dir. Hilarion Banks

Lieutenant Jangles - 103 min - dir. Nicolas Champeaux

+ Special Programming - Free Community Screenings 

Thursday - Late - @ the REO Town Pub

Pub Fare

(Short Comedies) 10:00 pm

BrowBeat - 5 min - dir. Thomas Butcher

Frozen Pizza Tears - 5 min - dir. Claude Renner

Shahkboy - 5 min - dir. Jake Peckar

Number One Son-in-Law - 3 min - dir. Jeff Vande Zande

Sac de Merde - 13 min - dir. Greg Chwerchak

The Last Donut - 7 min - dir. Ryan Chester

Occupied - 10 min - dir. Michael Austin

Saturday Night @ Blue Owl Coffee

The Female Gaze

(Short Dramas) 7:30 pm

She’s on the Prowl - 3 min - dir. Michael McCallum

Stood Up - 1 min - dir. Jeff Vande Zande

112 [sub] - 7 min - dir. Nils Gustenhofen, Wolfgang Purkhauser

Panic Attack - 3 min - dir. Eileen O'Meara

Suncatcher - 12 min - dir. Parker Croft

Live Streaming - 8 min - dir. Cottia Thorowgood

Beautified - 9 min - dir. Emily Haigh

Raging Cult - 17 min - dir. Meagan Adele Lopez

La Chrysalide [sub] - 18 min - dir. Lily Landecy