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20th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival
ONE WORLD • ONE WEEK • ONE FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, OCT 1ST - TUESDAY, OCT 3RD


SALEM CINEMA has once again been chosen as one of the only Oregon venues to participate in the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival, one of our most anticipated events each year!

MANHATTAN SHORT is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform -- one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond!

Do No Harm
Directed by: Rosanne Liang

Country: New Zealand

Time: 12:00

Synopsis: 3am. Hongjing, China. 1980s. A single-minded surgeon is forced to break her physician's oath when violent gangsters storm into a hospital to stop a crucial operation.

Behind
Directed by: Ángel Gómez Hernández

Country: Spain

Time: 15:00

Synopsis: A divorced mother is obsessed with the idea that her ex-husband is plotting to take her baby away from her.


Fickle Bickle
Directed by: Stephen Ward

Country: USA

Time: 10:45

Synopsis: Left alone in a magnificent mansion after the forgetful owner goes on vacation, a plumber contacts his high school crush, knowing she's always been a "gold-digger."


Hope Dies Last
Directed by: Ben Price

Country: United Kingdom

Time: 7:43

Synopsis: During World War II, a prisoner working as a barber for the Nazis fears every haircut may be his last.

Perfect Day
Directed by: Ignacio Redondo

Country: Spain

Time: 10:45

Synopsis: With a $10 million business deal set to close and a date with beautiful girl, David figures today will be the best day of his life. Not quite.

Just Go!
Directed by: Pavel Gumennikov

Country: Latvia

Time: 10:45

Synopsis: A young man who lost both his legs in a childhood accident comes to the rescue of the girl he loves when she is victimized by villains.

Mare Nostrum
Directed by: Rana Kazkaz & Anas Khalaf

Country: Syria

Time: 13:00

Synopsis: On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian father's decision to give his daughter a better life puts her in danger of losing it.

Viola, Franca
Directed by: Marta Savina

Country: Italy

Time: 15:00

Synopsis: Sicily, 1965. Franca is being forced to marry her rapist to avoid becoming a pariah in her traditionalist community but she rebels against the established custom.

In A Nutshell
Directed by: Fabio Friedli

Country: Switzerland

Time: 5:00

Synopsis: Love, war and the myriad states of humanity and the world condensed into a visual summation that's a treat for the eyes.

8 Minutes
Directed by: Giorgi Gogichaishvili & Davit Abramishvili

Country: Georgia

Time: 12:40

Synopsis: With the end of the world fast approaching, an aging magician realizes one last feat of magic is required of him.













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