Local Shorts at the Ambler Theater

On Thursday, May 19th, at 7:30 pm, the Ambler Theater is presenting Local Shorts, 4 short films produced by local film makers.

Descriptions for the films from the Ambler Theater Website:

Family Portrait – Brendan Joyce – 11 minutes
‘Today’s society doesn’t subscribe to the classic Rockwellian idea of what a family is supposed to be. The modern American family is so diverse that each story is different, but the story that this documentary tells is of a couple whose expecting a baby without being together for a whole year. Unlike most young people in their situation, they’ve decided to pursue the pregnancy, with a belief that love will conquer all.’


Deadstar: Red Streets – Brandon Wright – 7 minutes
While they are stationed on a scouting mission, two young soldiers witness a terrible tragedy take place in an impoverished village. A malfunctioning robot guard murders a young boy after mistaking him for a criminal. The two soldiers then must decide what is more appropriate: to intervene and defend the village from the corrupt Police Force or to turn a blind eye and focus on the mission.


Catching Up – Bill Crossland – 14 minutes
A physically disabled high school teacher seeks assistance from his cynical friend after falling in love with an able-bodied coworker. A funny and dramatic examination of disability, sex, and love starring real disabled people.


Spearhunter – Luke Poling – 14 minutes
Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world’s greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own bizarre obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy.

The program is free for members. You can purchase tickets online.