Dir. Kate Marks (9min, USA, 2014)
Narrative Short
Mid-Atlantic Premiere 

A punk, an old man, and a chicken gather round for a makeshift shiva after Jay (a Romanian/Guamanian/Catholic/Jew) puts an ad on Craigslist looking for mourners to join him.

Playing as part of the Shorts Program Casting Out

Saturday, February 21, 8:30 pm
Goethe Institut
814 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC

Kate MarksKate Marks began making films after working as a playwright, theater director, clown, and performer in New York City where The New York Times named her a “superb director” and “ingenious.” Her film Pearl was Here premiered at Slamdance to rave reviews and is currently broadcasting on PBS. Kate is currently finishing her thesis film Miracle Maker as part of her MFA degree in film directing at CalArts.
“So in the end, is death funny? Well, we all process the aftermath of death differently, and we’re all children of cultures that have struggled with the question of how to honor the dead for eons, but the message of this wonderfully moving short is this – while we might all be strangers from the Internet to each other, we all understand the loss of death, even when we can’t explain it. And there’s something strangely wonderful about that.”Black Public Media