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Queen City Cinephiles Independent Film Screening

June 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm


7pm-10pm | 21+

Film Lineup:

1st Block – Foreign Shorts

Division X
Synopsis: A Student refugee leaves everything behind in a warzone to secure a new “home” when she learns that her dreams are limited because of her nationality and the hope of reuniting with her loved ones fades.
Rating: PG
Film location: Malaysia
Filmmaker: Marwah Al-Attraqchi
Genre: Drama, Inspirational, Human Rights
Social Media: Youtube Channel: Snail Productions

Underwear Academy
Synopsis: A short film about a mental institution where the main therapy is to be in underwear.
Rating: Not rated
Film location: Paris, France
Filmmaker: Kim Puric
Social Media: https://m.facebook.com/underwearacademy/

Garden’s Road
Synopsis: Escuchando Elefantes music video. Garden’s Road is the first single of their second album.
Rating: not rated
Film location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Filmmaker: Juan Galiñanes & Olga Osorio
Genre: Official HD Music Video
Social Media: https://youtu.be/BrtR_-uB6Dg,www.escuchandoelefantes.com

2nd Block – National Shorts

The Audition
Synopsis: An elderly actress gets mistreated by casting directors. Until she gives them a taste of their own medicine.
Rating: R (Strong language, Sadistic violence)
Film location: Menands, New York
Filmmaker: Christopher D’andre Williams
Genre: Dark Psychological horror comedy
Social Media: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583498628462657&tsid=0.056749934408792946&source=result

Relentless Scoundrels
Synopsis: Three porn stars are on the run from hitmen after killing a maid guy.
Rating: R (Strong Language, Violence, a sexual situation)
Film location: Menands, New York
Filmmaker: Christopher D’andre Williams
Genre: Action/Comedy
Social Media: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583498628462657&tsid=0.056749934408792946&source=result,

Star Wars Rivals
Synopsis: Two siblings vie for acceptance into the Jedi Order, but verbal abuse and bullying threaten to tear them apart.
Rating: not rated
Film location: Southern California and Hollywood Filmmaker: Jay Sherer
Genre: Fan Film
Social Media: The Reclamation Society
Instagram: @reclamationsociety
Twitter: @TheRecSociety
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/thereclamationsociety
Story Geeks Podcast (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/story-geeks/id1120739105?mt=2
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reclamationsociety/
Our Community: https://www.imzy.com/reclamation_society
We’re not selling the film.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S4_LkNbHhw

3rd Block – Local Submissions

Synopsis: While on leave from deployment, a soldier is forced to face the very thing he fears the most: an opportunity to stay home and live a normal life
Rating: PG-13
Film location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Filmmaker: Michael Helms
Genre: Drama
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Madness-Short-Film-1507056092882863/

Damiane and Her Demons
Synopsis: A tragically sweet young woman is haunted by intimacy with a stranger.
Rating: PG-13
Film location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Filmmakers: Carolyn Laws, Zachary Perlow
Genre: Drama
Social Media: Instagram @lady_onthemoon
Trailer: https://youtu.be/vzvXIKYB_ac

Synopsis: A modern day adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “Young Goodman Brown” written in 1835.
Rating: PG
Film location: Concord, North Carolina
Filmmaker: Andrew Huggins
Genre: Drama/Horror/Thriller
Social Media: http://www.andrewhugginsfilms.com/
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/214935711

4th Block – Our Top Picks

When The Land Is Sick
Synopsis: While in the wilderness with the intent to take his own life, Ambrose comes across two ex-Confederate soldiers harboring a secret that gives him a renewed purpose.
Rating: PG-13 range for some language and violence
Film location: Lincoln County, North Carolina
Filmmaker: Michael Helms
Genre: Drama
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/When-the-Land-Is-Sick-1567119370245415/

Synopsis: Andrea is trapped in a temporal loop. Will she be able to break it?
Film location: Spain
Filmmaker: Olga Osorio
Genre: Sci-Fi
Social Media: www.twitter.com/OsorioOlga
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/120402484

Einstein & Rosen
Synopsis: Summer of 1982. Teo claims he has found a wormhole. His brother Óscar does not believe him – at least not for now.
Film location: Spain
Filmmaker: Olga Osorio
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/EinsteinRosenShort/
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/181497382


In addition, we will be raffling off a NINTENDO SWITCH, and you can purchase #CineRaffle tickets either at Petra’s Bar, Visart Video, Retro Reboot, or https://www.paypal.me/QCCinephiles . Each ticket is $1, with 6 tickets for every $5 or 12 tickets for every $10. The more tickets you get, the more chances you have to win! The drawing for the Switch will be on Thursday, June 22nd, and you do NOT need to be present to win, so start getting your raffle tickets NOW!


June 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm