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November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Darien Arts Center is thrilled to host the return screening of the Short Cuts Film Festival, a collection of award-winning short narrative and documentary films curated from the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
The screening, a JIB Productions event, will take place in the DAC Weatherstone Studio on Friday, November 10th at 7pm. It will be followed by a live, in-person conversation between Olivia Levine, writer of one of the featured films, and Nancy Diamond, producer and host of Short Cuts. Following a screening at the Westport Library, this is a can’t-miss opportunity to see award-winning, thought-provoking and buzzworthy films from Darien.
Six short narrative films will be shown and include:

My Eyes are Up Here, directed by Nathan Morris. In it two first-date lovers are driven by the strengths, flaws and humor of the disabled partner. This film has received press and accolades for depicting disabled people in a romantic story.

Starling, winner of Best Animated Short at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival, directed by Mitra Shahidi. Starling, the spirit of a mischievous little girl, shoots down from the heavens to spend her birthday with her family. Director Shahidi is a story artist at Pixar and the passing of her childhood friend inspired the story.

A Fox in the Night shares a South London story in which opposites attract, appearances deceive and bravery reaps rewards. Keeran Anwar Blessie serves as director, screenwriter, producer and star of this London Critics Circle Film Awards winner and BAFTA longlisted film.

The Sperm Bank Sperm Bank is a comedic short depicting the true story of writer and star Rob Scerbo, in which 23-year-old Rob, newly diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer, must now take the first big step…utilize a cup to protect a future he isn’t sure exists. Media has called this a “one to watch” of the festival.

In Konpa by Al’lkens Plancher, features the beautiful story of a young Haitian-American learns how to dance Konpa to impress his crush. Al’Ikens Plancher, a Haitian writer and director, uses the film as a true love letter to his culture.

Let Liv directed by Erica Rose. In this film, a young alcoholic woman attends an AA meeting with her partner and unexpectedly runs into her estranged mother – forcing her to confront demons from her past. Actress Christine Taylor stars in this short film and our guest speaker, Olivia Levine, is the screenwriter.

JIB Productions, a Westport-based not-for-profit arts organization, produces Short Cuts, its annual fall film series and is also known throughout Fairfield County for its flagship lunchtime theater series Play With Your Food.
The DAC Weatherstone Studio is located at 2 Renshaw Road , behind the Town Hall in Darien. Tickets for the Short Cuts Film Festival screening are $25 for adults and $15 for students at Content is suitable for mature audiences. For questions, call (203) 655-8683.

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November 10
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Darien Arts Center
(203) 655-8683


Darien Arts Center
2 Renshaw Road
Darien, CT 06820 United States
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(203) 655-8683