2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Texas Shorts


One Armed Man

Director: Tim Guinee

CW Rowe has it all. He owns the cotton gin, making him the wealthiest man in Harrison, Texas, and his ascendance has solidified an unshakeable belief in the system that enriched him. Confident in his deserved success, CW is partial to lecturing anyone he feels will benefit from his advice. Few things ever interrupt the purity of his vision, with the exception of the weekly visit of a young man, Ned, who lost an arm in the gin’s machinery. Ned is a little touched and believes CW can give him his arm back. On a normal day, he goes away when CW offers him five dollars, but today is anything but a normal day.


Director: Daniel Laabs

A character study about the relationship between two brothers, one on the verge of becoming an adult and the other becoming a teenager.


Director: Craig Elrod

After a breakup with his girlfriend Molly, Byron and his best friend organize a complicated breakdown.

I Was a Teenage Girl

Director: Augustine Frizzell

Emma and Jesse are close friends. One night, after an intense breakup, they have a heartfelt conversation that challenges the boundaries of their friendship in an unexpected way.


Director: Toby Halbrooks

Jenny just wants to know what her dad is up to. He's digging a hole in the backyard, but won't say why. She and her friends spend the afternoon watching him. Things escalate when neighbors start asking questions and her mother gets involved. The adult world is always such a mystery, even if the adults aren't really doing much of anything.

Road Kill Zoo

Director: Bradley Beesley

"Road Kill Zoo" follows a gang of nomadic, parentless teenagers as they practice the art of grifting.  A tragic accident has left Byron and his younger sister Abby to fend for themselves.  They travel the countryside meeting freaks, frauds and faith healers. With no resources or money, they must rely on what they know, which is fooling folks


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