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The Darien Arts Center is thrilled to host the return screening of the Short Cuts Film Festival, a collection of award-winning short narrative and documentary films curated from the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. 

This screening of 4 documentaries, a JIB Productions event, will take place in the DAC Weatherstone Studio, and will be followed by a live, in-person conversation between Jacob Krupnick, director of one of the featured films - Then Comes the Body, and Nancy Diamond, producer and host of Short Cuts. This is a can’t-miss opportunity to see award-winning, thought-provoking, and buzzworthy films from our town.

Learn more about the four films that will be screened:

Team Dream, winner of TIDE Film Festival Best Documentary Award (Martha’s Vineyard) and directed by Luchina Fisher. Team Dream follows friends and competitive swimmers Ann and Madeline on their journey to the National Senior Games, where nothing - not age, race or history - will stand in their way. 

Then Comes the Body directed by Jacob Krupnick. When a video of kids dancing in the rain goes viral, it brings global attention to an unlikely ballet school outside Lagos, Nigeria. Now they're preparing for the world stage.

Deciding Vote, winner Best Short Doc, Woodstock Film Festival; Indy Shorts Social Impact Award; Best Short Doc, Woods Hole Film Festival; Best Short Doc, Sidewalk Film Festival, by Jeremy Workman and Robert J. Lyons. 50 years ago, assemblyman George Michaels cast a single vote on New York's abortion bill that changed the course of American history but destroyed his political career in the process.

In Her Element by Idil Ibrahim follows the journey of Daisha McBride, an up-and-coming hip hop artist in Nashville, Tennessee, as she gets the chance of a lifetime to break boundaries in the global epicenter of country music - and seizes the opportunity.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Please call the DAC office at (203) 655-8683 to purchase student tickets.

Friday 2/2
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Number of tickets available: SOLD OUT