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Charlie's Lot

Thomas Carroll
United States, 2020, 11 min.

In English.
This film is family friendly.

AIFF Award Winner:
Best Documentary Short

Charlie's antique car-collecting habit has become a problem. The neighbors are angry and his wife is sick of it. But Charlie is also an anonymous crusader in the fight to save the soul of his city. How does a society discern between a hoarder and a preservationist? With Charlie, it all depends whether you live next door.

Director's Statement

Tom Carroll is a Los Angeles based video essayist, graphic artist, and historian. He wrote and directed two seasons of the popular web series Tom Explores Los Angeles, a visual tribute to LA's lost, forgotten, and under-appreciated quirks. Tom is a graduate of Occidental University and USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He does not own a car.

Category: Documentary, Festival Alum, Short Doc, Award Winner, Best of Fest.
Themes: Community, Human Spirit, Transportation.

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