Short Attention Span Cinema: “Family Ties” from StoryCorps

Friday, April 19 - Thursday, July 18, 2024

As part of our ongoing Short Attention Span Cinema program, IFC Center is proud to share a collection of animations from StoryCorps.

Family can mean different things to different people. In this collection from StoryCorps, explore the ties that bind people together — whether they are unexpected moments of mutual understanding, help with a difficult problem, or laughter-filled memories. 

StoryCorps is committed to the idea that everyone has an important story to tell and that everyone’s story matters. StoryCorps’s work helps us believe in each other by illuminating the humanity and possibility in us all — one story at a time. Visit to learn more or record your own story, and watch more StoryCorps videos at

4/19 – 4/25: Then and Now | Sisterhood saved by a hug (new release)

4/26 – 5/2: Mi Abuela Panchita | Unafraid of life, rattlesnakes, or death itself

5/3 – 5/9: A Piece of Home | An Ethiopian refugee remembers the home she left behind

5/10 – 5/16: More information coming soon (new release)

5/17 – 5/23: The Door She Opened | A safe, loving space to finally be herself

5/24 – 5/30: Leading the Way | Deaf and blind, and speaking his love

5/31 – 6/6: A Wonderful Life | A legacy of love, remembered

6/7 – 6/13: The Family Equation | The formula to being a loving father (new release)

6/14 – 6/20: More information coming soon (new release)

6/21 – 6/27: Me & You | The decision to adopt 

6/28 – 7/4: A Good Man | A brother reuniting a broken family

7/4 – 7/11: Love Lost, and Found | Finding strength in their sisterhood

7/12-7/18: Eyes on the Stars | Dreaming of outer space

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