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New Shorts #13 God’s Lonely Men, pt. 1 Under Attack
Tue 10 Jan 18:30 Riverside Studios
It was back in the 1970s when Travis Bickle cruised his cab around New York’s grimy streets, but here’s another chance to spend an evening with the disenfranchised male species in our popular double-bill.
1. Under Attack
Male confrontation comes to the fore in this selection of short films which deal with the “macho” under threat, and one-upmanship in battle. Watch out for the short film directorial debuts of Matthew Holness of Garth Merenghi’s Darkplace in A Gun For George, and from Kill List actor Neil Maskell in Shitkicker. Plus The League of Gentleman’s Mark Gatiss as a confused assassin in Cleaning Up.
Tickets for this programme are available on the Riverside Studios website, or by calling the box office on 0208 237 1111.
Films listed below are in alphabetical order:
A GUN FOR GEORGE
Matthew Holness 18 mins
Finch pens tall tales of brute force and rough justice from his isolated caravan, treading a thin line between reality and fantasy in an attempt to exorcise painful memories of his brother's death.
CHIPS AND BLOOD
Simon Jablonski 6 mins
Mistakenly thinking he's the butt of yet another prank, the anxiety-ridden Gel snaps and aims to verbally take apart his close-knit group of friends.
Thomas Guerrier 14 mins
Mr Jackson is the perfect hitman, cold calculating and professional. You see him and die, don't you?
Keir Burrows 7 mins
A banker, whose life is going according to script, meets someone he bullied when they were children – this forces a dramatic reassessment of his life.
HITLER & HENRY VIII
Jane Gull 6 mins
A disaffected teacher, unable to cope with the daily war of apathy and aggression, uses extreme measures to restore order in the classroom.
LIFE AND STUFF
Kumar Satkunarasa 4 mins
One life condensed into five minutes.
Neil Maskell 24 mins
Already estranged from his young family, Ronnie agrees to hold on to a parcel of drugs for a few hours in order to appease his 'business' partner. But who's watching?
Marti Colomer 4 mins
Reality is not one-dimensional. Let’s go to explore the other side.
THE RULE OF THUMB
Gregor Johnstone 19 mins
Barrow's attempt to engage with the world outside leads him to a disastrous day at the local school. His inability to cope creates a dangerous stand off. Can Mummy save the day?