Solving and Evolving

Director(s): Multiple Directors
Country: Germany, Iran, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States
Language: In English or w/English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2022, 2023 | 75 min
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: Ages 8+)

Life doesn’t always go as planned. Everyone encounters an obstacle now and then. How you overcome them and what you learned along the way is…SOLVING & EVOLVING!

Films and film order are subject to change without notice.

ABBY- A beautiful portrait of a 20-year-old with Cerebral palsy named Abby. Surrounded by people (and animals!) she loves, Abby’s immense strength and capacity for kindness may leave you seeing the world with a little more love as well. (2022/ 13.5 min/ USA/ dir. John Urbano/ English)

FAMILY TIES- After being stuck indoors for most of the pandemic, a supposed outdoor-savvy father, Andrew, attempts to reconnect with his tech and social media-addicted son, Nicky, with an overnight hike in the Peak District. ( 2023/ 11 min/ UK/ dir. Anderson J West/ English)

I’M A MAN- Hossein’s father is sick, out of money and out of medicine. Hossein does his best to care for him, working hard as a traffic guard. When a driver accidentally drops his wallet in the street, Hossein is faced with a tough choice: return the wallet or take the money. A short coming-of-age tale. (2023/ 10 min/ Iran/ dir. Amin Ali Shahsavari/ Persian)

LAIKA & NEMO- Nemo looks different. Nobody else wears a diving suit and such a huge helmet. But then he meets Laika, an astronaut. (2022/ 15 min/ Germany/ dir. Jan Gadermann/ non-verbal)

STOLEN MEMORY- An opera-singing gnome, a young pianist, and a country guitarist get tangled up in a mob’s schemes in this noir about high crime and big dreams. (2023/ 14.5 min/Russian Federation/ dir. Georgy Boguslavsky/ Russian)

THE WINNER- Vahid’s new bike which his dad bought for him so he could participate in a race is resembling his friend’s bike that has been recently stolen….. (2022/15 min/ Iran/ dir. Ali Keyvan/ Persian)

GREAT FORTUNE- Great Fortune entails the story of Azuki, a Japanese-American teenage girl living in the US, struggling to find her place in the world. When 16-year-old Azuki is challenged with taking over the family’s daifuku shop for the day, she grows frustrated with her cultural identity and responsibilities. Little does she know she has forgotten the most important ingredient to her mother’s secret recipe, imbuing bad luck into the daifuku. What is the missing ingredient? Will she be able to undo the chaos she has caused across town? (2023/ 10.5 min/ USA/ dir. Sabia Faden/ English and Japanese)