Shorts by U-M Students

90 min.


Old Town Playhouse Thu, Jul 27, 2017 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Student Screenings
Free Buzz Movies
Runtime:90 min.


The University of Michigan Department of Screen Arts & Cultures returns to the festival with their annual program of two shorts, highlighting some of the best and the brightest emerging filmmaking talent in the state. When a college improv comedy group performs at a high school in the wake of a major tragedy, the team struggles with the line between humor and heartache in Nick Sheenan’s “Malignant Humor.” With nobody laughing, the players realize they have more work to do offstage than on, and they must learn to use comedy as a way to cope. And in Celeste Holben’s “Chasing the Goat,” after the death of his father, an aspiring MMA fighter dives face-first into the harsh world of cage fighting in the hopes of becoming the greatest of all time. What price is a person willing to pay to be extraordinary? In Person: University of Michigan Student Filmmakers.

This film is part of our FREE Buzz movies series.

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