Turn Me On, Dammit!
DIRECTED BY JANNICKE SYSTAD JACOBSEN
NORWAY, 2011, 76 MIN
IN NORWEGIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Alma is a teenage girl living in the confines of a small town, utilizing every inch of her imagination to escape the mundane lifestyle in which she is trapped. Fortunately (and unfortunately) for her, she is now at that age where her more-than-active libido is taking her places most wouldn’t have dared to travel before. Tired of the same old phone sex operator, she seeks the affection of a school heartthrob. Alma is then completely ostracized by her schoolmates who claim she made up an awkward sexual encounter with the boy, which only leads her to become more frustrated with not only her newfound feelings but the rest of her dead-end town as well. TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! is an entertaining, sweet-natured, comedic look at that awkward stage of our adolescence most of us spent years trying to erase from our memories. What were you like at this age?
DIRECTED BY LEE ROGERS
AUSTRALIA, 2011, 7 MIN
When an unusual donation arrives at a suburban thrift store, the elderly ladies who work there take turns unlocking the mystery.