The History of Nipples

Directed by Bailey Tom Bailey

'What are my nipples for?’ Ron asks after reading about a Celtic fertility ritual. When he struggles to find an answer he begins to wonder what this means for the rest of his existence and falls into a personal crisis with a drastic solution.


 

Director's Statement

The idea came from an exhibit at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, which described a bizarre Celtic fertility ritual that involved sucking on a King’s nipples and the repercussions when the ritual failed. What fascinated me beyond the absurdity was how it contrasted with our modern relationship to our bodies, the physical world and the meaning we place on them. However we...

Read More

You Might Also Like


Hierophany

Hierophany

Directed by
Kevin Contento
Living on the margins of American society, a Florida boy comes in contact with the sacred.
Proof

Proof

Directed by
Nishtha Jain and Deepti Gupta
A conscientious young gynecologist comes face-to-face with the reality of the women's ward in a government city hospital.
In Her Boots

In Her Boots

Directed by
Kathrin Steinbacher
A bizarre hike through unstable terrain visualizes how it feels to be in Hedi’s shoes.
It's Been Too Long

It’s Been Too Long

Directed by
Amber Schaefer
Two ex-lovers meet at a rarely-used Aspen lodge to reignite their passions, but first they must confess their past sins.
Out of Tune

Out of Tune

Directed by
Aaron With
In an advanced society that worships a musical chord, a maintenance worker who tunes sonic shrines is thwarted by teen vandals.
Autumn Waltz

Autumn Waltz

Directed by
Ognjen Petković
A couple is trying to reach freedom out of besieged town but on their way stands a barricade of unfriendly soldiers.
Goodbye Brooklyn

Goodbye Brooklyn

Directed by
Daniel Jaffe
Struggling with New York living, Dana Schapiro decides to move, saying goodbye to a neighborhood that can barely remember who she is.
Nueva Vida

Nueva Vida

Directed by
Jonathan Seligson
A ball, some brains, and a lot of fluids trigger a black comedy of sickness and mania in this true story as told by Kenneth Seligson.
Sweet Pie

Sweet Pie

Directed by
Pierce Cravens
Family, music and freedom. Sweet Pie, also known as Paul Winer, revives his career as the baron of bare-assed boogie-woogie and blues at the Public Theater in NYC.