BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival

Shorts Block – Society and Pressure

Friday, September 22, 2023
Society + Pressure is a collection of short films that examine the unrealistic expectations and complicated choices women endure to prove their worthiness.

Sell the Girl (USA| 2022 | 11 min)
Directed By: Natalie Burchert
Down on her luck during the 2008 recession, portrait artist Lorena answers an ad for a young female painter. When wealthy Madam requests to livestream Lorena’s life in exchange for a fruitful career, she takes the bait and finds that her viewers have their own demands.

Babyface (USA| 2023 | 20 min)
Directed By: Sannah Kim
Teenage sisters Eden and Lux navigate their competitive relationship over the course of a Halloween party filled with glitter, confrontation, and blackouts.

Scotty’s Vag (USA| 2022 | 15 min)
Directed By: Chaconne Martin-Berkowicz
A college freshman goes outside her comfort zone to impress the older girl she wants as her sorority “big.”

Disclaimer: Some films are not rated and may contain language or subject matter that may not be suitable for all ages. Viewer discretion is advised.

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