THE ROOT OF HAPPINESS
Directed by Andy Truschinski


Narrative Short
U.S.A.



Running time: 0:30

This film will be featured in the Narrative Short Film block, which will screen on Day 1 (Thursday, 8/23/18) starting at 10:15 AM.

A young man and woman, desperate to escape their family issues, serendipitously meet in a park in Queens where they discover a jazz trio. Coaxed by the band’s blind Brazilian drummer, the night gives way to a path of discovery, laying roots to a budding connection.


Mr. Truschinski is unable to attend the festival.


The co-producer of the film,
James Weis, will be attending the festival.

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