{ON THE ROAD} MFA Thesis FIlm Screening at IHP on Feb 17th.

Filmmakers (and alumni from the Center for the Arts’ Dept of Film & Media Arts) Joseph Kraemer, Doris Chia-Ching Lin, Alina Postula, Jonathan Barr, and Alessandro Zangirolami, are delighted to host a showcase of their latest narrative short films February 17 at 2 p.m., at the International House of Philadelphia. The event, titled On the road, will trace the inexorable journey of characters in a desperate search of a name. A name for themselves, their uncomfortable spaces, their estranged objects. A name for their very own complex paths.


February 17, 2013 // 2pm – 5pm (doors open at 1:30pm)
International House of Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

It is a public screening, free Admission.

Short program as below:

Jon Barr, Waiting on Millie
Joseph Kraemer, Tunnel Vision
Alessandro Zangirolami, Deer
Alina Postula, Skullcap
Chia- Ching “Doris” Lin,Maquette 1:1000

The screening is supported by Temple University Center for the Arts, Department of Film and Media Arts; as well as Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association (PIFVA)


In Jonathan Barr’s, Waiting on Millie, a poor but lovable waiter struggles through the most important dinner service of his life, trying to outwit a wealthy customer, a heartless maitre d’, and a prankster chef, in order to win his true love’s hand in marriage in this endearing tribute to the silent comedies of the 1920s.

Joseph Kraemer’s Tunnel Vision is the story of former lovers who reunite to revisit the past when one of them discovers he is going blind. Faced with the predicament of how to spend his final moments with his diminishing eyesight, Brandon convinces Sarah to take him back to the places from their past as a way for him to see them – and her – one last time. Here, amongst the ruins of their relationship, they reflect upon the past, coming to terms with the failures and misunderstandings that tore them apart. Tunnel Vision is a narrative short film about the struggle between vision and blindness that all people must face when confronting their past.

Tracing trauma’s echoes and how a father’s emotional scars are passed down to his 8 year-old son, Alessandro Zangirolami’s DEER asks us to consider how we might live in a world in which the rules are impossible to follow. An attempt at describing a man (Keith Marwick) struggling to maintain custody of his young son, the film prods us to examine what it means to obey one’s nature, and asks us what it means when giving into yourself and obeying your own impulses may just be the most terrifying and alienating place to be.

Skullcap, by Alina Postula, is a fairy tale, a love story that draws from somewhere we almost remember. It uses the rich mille-feuille of mythic imagery to create a cut-and-pastry that we believe we enjoyed as children. It has many ingredients, each embroidered and entangled with their own lacework. It is the story of the and the path with no map.

Maquette 1:1000, directed by Chia-Ching “Doris” Lin, investigates a Taiwanese young female architect’s self-awareness through the observation of two difference cities. Impacted by the cultural shock in the foreign environment of the West, Lan Lin makes her decision as she is again facing the same experience, unexpected pregnancy. Having the space-sensitive mind of an architect, she also reconstructs her artistic faith in her career within this extraordinary journey.

On The Road, we held our hands together.
On The Road, we showed each other’s stars.
On The Road, we separated and said goodbye.

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