2015 | USA | 15 min.
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Shorts: Fish Out of Water
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Thu, Jul 28, 2016 12:00 PM
Sometimes life puts you out of your element, and sometimes you choose to venture there yourself. It may not always pay off, but it’s always an interesting journey in these award-winning short docs. Two Polish bros with no experience decide to get rich farming escargot in “Snails;” the man behind the gritty voice of the first gay-themed country album, released 40 years ago, recounts his journey in “These C*cksucking Tears” (Best Short Doc, SXSW); the losingest horse in history becomes a bright pink ray of hope for an economically challenged Japan in “The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere” (Best Short Doc, Hot Docs); and in Sundance Jury Award-winner “Bacon & God’s Wrath,” a 90-yearold Jewish woman reflects on her life as she prepares to try bacon for the first time.
Film Info
Section:Short Films
Release Year:2015
Runtime:15 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Amy Nicholson
Produced by:Amy Nicholson
Cinematography:Jerry Risius
Editing By:John Young
Music By:Joel Shelton


A couple recounts the various animals they have adopted as pets over the course of their marriage, including a paraplegic possum and a fish that couldn’t swim. Pickle explores the human capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes greatly protracted lives until their occasionally sudden and unfortunate deaths.