Beyond-Broken-Key-Image2-580x300DOC NYC‘s penultimate shorts program this year turns the spotlight on family and the influence they have on us.

DOC NYC Program Description:

Thursday, November 21 at 9:15pm

This program demonstrates the bonds of family, even under the most trying circumstances. In BEYOND BROKEN, Vasso, dependent on her family after a brutal attack, turns to art to find the will to go on (USA, 38 min., Andrew Morreale). A grandson realizes his late grandfather’s secret dream of becoming a filmmaker in QUICKSAND (USA, 8 min., Lance Oppenheim). SOFTENING (Canada, 39 min, Kelly O’Brien) explores the relationship between the filmmaker’s special needs son and the rest of the family. (85 min. total)

Why You Should Attend:
Family relationships, functional or dysfunctional, are universal, making these shorts resonant for all audiences. The particular situations these families find themselves in offer opportunities to reflect on what matters most in our lives.

More Info:
To purchase tickets, follow the link from the program page by clicking on the program title above.

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