screens with SHORT FILM
TIME IS THE LONGEST DISTANCE
DIRected by Natasha Kermani
USA, 2017, English/Persian, 83 minutes
Friday, November 10, 2017, 4:30 PM — Rome City Auditorium
When Iranian immigrant siblings living in the American Southwest take in a mysterious being who arrived to Earth in the shape of a young woman, Imitation forms an understanding of the strange species around her. As she learns more about her new body and her companions, she comes to appreciate the beauty and the sadness of her new world. At the same time, Julianna, Imitation’s world-weary earthly double, knows both glitz and grit working as an entertainer in New York City, where her fraying life and relationships now threaten her dreams for an audition that might finally set her on a happier path.
Short film TIME IS THE LONGEST DISTANCE screens prior to IMITATION GIRL.
Time is the Longest Distance
Directed by Bryan Powers, USA, 15:00
Adam arrives at his father’s nursing home to share news of a major change in his life, hoping to bridge the distance that has opened up between them before Jack’s Alzheimer’s becomes too advanced. While things do not go as planned, Jack’s chance encounter with Xander provides Adam with an unexpected way to find the acceptance he seeks.