Gowanus, Brooklyn (USA; 19 min.)

directed by: Ryan Fleck
starring: Karen Clinton; Shareeka Epps; Matt Kerr
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Chris says: "I wish our short film festival received more entries like this somber, subtle, soulful sketch about a 12 year-old girl and one of her teachers. Everything is delicately nuanced and left open; if the filmmakers succeed in expanding this into a feature, it could be another OUR SONG or RAISING VICTOR VARGAS. 4 cats"

Diane says: "Great fictional short starring a high school girl with no acting experience. What a face! Just snippets of home and school life. I think it's a teaser for a potential feature."