Extended Stay Short Slot
Sat Feb 20, 2016 – 12 pm | Domenico’s
Mon Feb 22, 2016 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Directed by Stefan Kubicki
USA | 28 minutes | 2015
Set in the 1960s, a crash landing in Mongolia forces a cosmonaut to confront the loss of his wife and young daughter years earlier.
Stefan Kubicki was born in Rochester, New York, and raised between Poland and North Dakota. He worked as a policy analyst at a UN-based think tank in New York before moving to Poland to study at the renowned National Film School in Łodź, where he wrote and directed his first film: EAST (WSCHÓD), a post-apocalyptic coming of age tale shot partly in the Chernobyl Zone of Alienation. He is a recent graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory’s directing program, where his thesis project, AGAINST NIGHT, won the AFI Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award and was nominated for a Student Academy Award.