Rural Route Film Fest Presents Best Of 2016 2017 Shorts

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Clinton Street Theater says
The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city. Taking in a Rural Route program is like choosing the road less travelled, and learning something new about our constantly amazing world.

This year's short films include:

LOVE
Dir. Réka Bucsi
2016
14min
Animation
Budapest, Hungary

Academy-shortlisted animator Bucsi explores the relationship between affection and physical change on a distant solar system through a series of cartoon vignettes, starring quirky animals and made-up creatures.

SEED SAVER
Dir. Kenneth Price
2015
4min
Experimental/Archival
Walland, TN

We have lost 93% of seed diversity over the past 100 years; John Coykendall has dedicated his life to preserving and growing heirloom varieties before it’s too late. Footage from Prelinger Archives.

DIVER
Dir. Christoph Gelfand and Caroline Losneck
2015
9min
Documentary
Cushing, ME

Despite an accident that threatened his livelihood, James Sewell remains one of the only fishermen who dive to the ocean floor to harvest scallops by hand.

UPCYCLES
Dir. Ariana Gerstein
2016
7min
Experimental
Chicago, IL

Images of birds and nature within the Chicago cityscape ‘cycle’ from Super 8 to 16mm to 35mm and back down again, optically printed, hand processed, and then optically printed again using a digital still camera.

BLACK CANARIES
Dir. Jesse Kreitzer
2016
19min
Narrative
Iowa

Kreitzer shows his talent for the period piece with a stark, spot-on 1907 story (based on his own coal mining ancestry) of a family’s continuous descent into the accursed Maple Mine.

THE ART OF FLYING
Dir. Jan van IJken
2015
7min
Experimental/Documentary
Beesd, Netherlands

In the warm winter of 2014/15, the Common Starlings stayed in Holland instead of migrating south, giving van IJken the opportunity to record their mysterious “murmurations,” one of the most spectacular natural phenomena on Earth.

CANARY
Dir. Marie Schlingmann
2016
11min
Narrative
Ulster and Sullivan Counties, NY

Midge has some unusual visitors at her gas station out in coal country, Pennsylvania. After they leave, she finds her pet canary dead in its cage, but that’s only the beginning of troublesome revelations…

MOUNTAIN FUNERAL
Dir. Jonathan Johnson
2014
6min
Experimental
Skagaströnd, Iceland

Video footage from the mountains of northern Iceland are combined with an archival sound recording of an Appalachian man recalling a funeral from his childhood. Life, death and spirits that transcend both hang in the fog.

GASAWARA
Dir. Tato Kotetishvili
2015
8min
Narrative
Gorelowka, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Georgia

Murad and Masha are getting married in their Georgian Dukhabor village. But their romantic date dynamite fishing takes a surprising turn in this whimsical tale of love, death and stop-motion.
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