Albuquerque Film & Music Experience Presents:

Narrative Shorts Program:

Ready to Go (USA 2017); So Much Yellow (USA 2016); Artemis & the Astronaut (USA 2018); TEST OF COURAGE (Germany 2016); A Bitter Reckoning (USA 2018); Head Above Water (USA 2016)

KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Ave NW

at KiMo Theatre

Time: 5:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 5:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $7
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Narrative Shorts Program:


Ready to Go (USA 2017)

Lance Mitchell is taking his cat to be put down. As he and Missy make their weary way to the vet, Lance is keen to work over the thoughts he has on the subject. Cornering an old woman on the bus, Lance relates a story he's read about a man who, fearing knowledge of impending death, has planned to kill himself impulsively by stashing a handgun in his kitchen cupboard. But you shouldn't believe everything you read in the paper. Having successfully had Missy put to sleep, Lance returns home, makes a cup of tea. A handgun lays next to his ginger snaps.

9 min 30 sec 

Director:  lynda reiss


So Much Yellow (USA 2016)

Set in Northern California in the late sixties, So Much Yellow is a short, dramatic film about a young girl and the family road trip that changed her life forever. Inspired by true stories, the film explores the impressionistic nature of memories about institutionalization and loss, particularly among siblings where one child had Down syndrome.  

10 min 30 sec 

Director:  Erica Milsom


Artemis & the Astronaut, USA, 2018    

Artemis and Henri have spent a lifetime together. Loved one another deeply and imperfectly. Four weeks ago Henri died and so much was left unsaid as Henri's mind ebbed away. And then Artemis hears Henri crying in the next room. Will Artemis get a chance to be with Henri one last time?

13 minutes, 6 seconds

Directed by A. Lauren Lee



TEST OF COURAGE (Germany 2016)

During WWII, a bunch of children, with 11-year old Anton and his younger brother Rudi in the middle, meet up at a wall at the cementery. They regulary have tests of courage. As it is Rudi´s turn, he makes his way, armed with a knife, to the grave of a child murderer, where the night ends in terror.

19 min 28 sec  

Director: Rena Dumont 


A Bitter Reckoning (USA 2018) 

When Sheriff Rodgers returns with more questions, it becomes obvious that the suicide of Lester’s father is not an open-and-shut case.

24 min   

Director: Albert Fry, Jr.

Head Above Water (USA 2016)

A devoted husband is forced to confront his doubts about remaining the caretaker of his wife suffering from Alzheimer's disease. 

10 minutes 


Director:  Eric Shahinian