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  Seven recent short films will be presented in one short film program lasting approximately 2 hours. The audience will vote on their favorite short.
Title: THE LINE Il tratto
Plot: Federico is an introverted and lonely child. A meeting with an old artist from Senegal helps him discover his talent and teaches him to see others for what they are. 
Director: Alessandro Stevanon
Year: 2017
Length: 15 min.
Genre: Drama
Title: AT MY HOME A casa mia
Plot: Left alone as the only inhabitants of a deserted fishing village, elderly Lucia and Peppino live in the hope that winter will never end.
Director: Mario Piredda
Year: 2016
Length: 19 min.
Genre: Drama
Title: PIPINARA Pipinara
Plot: In a hamlet that overlooks the sea near Rome, two young boys divide their time between petty thefts and soccer games, until an unexpected proposal will bring darkness into their lives and to Italy's history: the death of Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Director: Ludovico Di Martino
Year: 2017
Length: 14 min.
Genre: Drama, History
Plot: In the middle of a forest full of spirits and legends, a pig lives in a bakery together with an old woman, the owner of the bakery. A quarrel between them will reveal their true intentions and feelings.
Director: Francesco Filippini
Year: 2017
Length: 10 min.
Genre: Animation
Title: CROSSTICH ROAD Crosstich Road
Plot: An upset young woman runs into a mysterious biker at a rest area bar in the middle of nowhere. She is looking for someone who will listen to her and, unfortunately, ends up attracting the attention of two mischievous truckers.
Director: Ivan Selva
Year: 2017
Length: 15 min.
Genre: Comedy
Title: THE FISHERMAN Fisherman
Plot: Davide travels by sea searching for the gold that the sun spreads over the water, the same gold his father told him he harvested to forge his wedding ring. He is accompanied on his journey by Michele, a fisherman and storyteller.
Director: Simone Marangi
Year: 2017
Length: 15 min.
Genre: Fantasy
Title: THE LITTLE ITALIAN GIRLS Piccole Italiane
Plot: In 1943 the fascist regime bans production and sale of toys. Toy factories will be reconverted for war industries. During a school play, Italia, a strongly fascist and polemic little girl, takes the decision to rebel against the edict.
Directors: Letizia Lamartire
Year: 2017
Length: 18 min.
Genre: Comedy - History
Times: Boulder: April 7, 6:00 p.m.
  St. Louis: April 7, 7:00 p.m.
  Detroit: April 7, 7:30 p.m.
  Kansas City: April 12, 7:00 p.m.
  Detroit: April 13, 7:00 p.m.
  Cleveland: April 18, 8:15 p.m.
  Phoenix: April 21, 1:00 p.m.
  Portland: April 22, 6:30 p.m.
  Chicago: April 28, 8:15 p.m.
  The Short Program was curated by the Italian Film Festival USA.