DC Shorts is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a collection of four relationship-themed showcases, from hilarious to heart-crushing and every emotion in between. Whether with a group of friends, in a happy coupling, or flying solo, enjoy a great time with DC Shorts + Sweet snacks and an open bar at the romantic Miracle Theatre in the trendy Eastern Market neighborhood.

Tickets are $15 per showcase. Save $15 with the Film Lovers Pass$45 for all four showcases! Each showcase runs 90 minutes, and is appropriate for ages 18+.

Weather Cancellation Policy: A weather cancellation is decided on the morning of the scheduled program. Weather cancellations will only be made for extremely severe weather conditions. Please check our Twitter and Facebook feeds the morning of for updates.

Schedule of Events

Fri., February 15, 2019 — 7:00pm: “This Is Love” Showcase Buy Tickets
Fri., February 15, 2019 — 9:00pm: “Love Hurts” Showcase Buy Tickets

Sat., February 16, 2019 — 8:00pm “Love Lies Bleeding” Showcase Buy Tickets
Sat., February 16, 2019 — 10:00pm “No Love Lost” Showcase Buy Tickets


"This Is Love" - Friday, Feb. 15 2019 - 7:00pm Buy Tickets

Kubrick By Candlelight

18 Minutes • Comedy/Historical • Ireland

In 1973, Stanley Kubrick went to Ireland and brought the whole goddamn British Army. A light hearted romantic comedy set behind the scenes of the filming of Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. Narrated by Brian Cox.

Three Pages

15 Minutes • Drama • Canada

An unassuming middle-aged accountant learns he has only weeks to live. Rather than tell everyone, Martin determines to learn the three pages of a Bach adagio for piano he’d abandoned as a child. That accomplished, he performs the piece for his wife and friends, completing his life and thanking those who brightened it along the way.

The Hateful Date

8 Minutes • Comedy • Australia

What if two people on first date were completely honest with each other?

The Favor

16 Minutes • Comedy/Drama • South Korea

In the middle of the night, a father wakes up his son and asks him an awkward favor.


15 Minutes • Romance/Drama • Palestine

The film revolves around a couple in Palestine as the husband is serving time in an Israeli jail. Where physical interaction in the jail is prohibited, the anxious couple decide to smuggle semen out of prison and give birth to a child. There follows a series of events pushing their trial to the edge, will they be able to meet their objective?

Space Mountain

14 Minutes • Sci-Fi/Drama • Spain

When her parents separate, Paula can no longer celebrate her birthday with her family. So she decides to escape and travel 400 kilometers to find her father.


3 Minutes • Comedy • USA

Two people fall violently in love on the sidewalk...and a ripple effect ensues.

"Love Hurts” - Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 - 9:00pm Buy Tickets

okaasan (mom)

18 Minutes • Drama • USA

In rural Japan, a mother and daughter attempt to reconnect after dealing with the loss of a loved one the previous year.

The Outer Circle

13 Minutes • Drama • United Kingdom

Midway through a grueling Orthodox conversion, Daniel and his fiancée Katherine are eager to gain the blessing of his intimidatingly large and loud Iraqi Jewish family. At their annual Rosh Hashanah feast, Katherine’s natural elegance and ‘English English’ heritage immediately endears her to them, but it soon becomes apparent that beneath the warm and welcoming atmosphere, some are not ready as others to accept her.


10 Minutes • Comedy/Drama • USA

Living in New York City, a Lebanese couple struggle to achieve their shared dream of breaking into the entertainment industry due, in part, to the typecasting of Middle Eastern actors.

The Last Dance

8 Minutes • Sci-Fi/Drama/Romance • United Kingdom

In the not-too-distant future, an old man works alone in his garage – click-click-clicking the hours away on an old desktop computer. His name is Hugo, and he’s making something…something great. Today, the not-too-distant future will become the not-too-distant past.


6 Minutes • Drama • USA

A man officiates his friends' wedding while realizing his feelings for the bride.

The Shadow of the Bride

11 Minutes • Drama/History • Italy

During the Second World War, a young bride plunges into the depths of the Mediterranean in search of her beloved.

Loretta's Flowers

15 Minutes • Drama • Canada

Loretta’s Flowers is a queer character drama about a persistent and insatiable hunger for connection, even in the face of diverse social abundance, during the course of a long summer's day in Toronto.

True Love in Pueblo Textil

5 Minutes • Documentary • USA

Nine-year-old Maribel explains to us how it feels to be stricken with the world's oldest infliction: love.

"Love Lies Bleeding" - Saturday, Feb. 16, 8:00pm Buy Tickets

Lovffice Relations

7 Minutes • Comedy • Peru

There are offers where you just can’t say no. Luis Alberto and Julia are stocked in routine, their relationship is closer to a business relation than a romantic one. Luis Alberto has a way out, or at least that’s what he thinks.

The Freedom Procedure

12 Minutes • Sci-Fi/Drama • USA

David goes to a seminar to have a procedure done that eliminates the ability to fall in love, but first he must pass a series of tests.


10 Minutes • Satire/Drama • USA

In Silicon Valley, two newlyweds celebrate a picture perfect wedding. The toasts and dances carry late into the night, but things aren’t what they seem. In a place where everything can be reinvented, even the happiest day of your life is only an app away.

My First Time

3 Minutes • Comedy • USA

An unexpected comedy with an unreliable narrator, My First Time tells the tale of the mourning of a first love.


7 Minutes • Dark Comedy • Australia

When Andrew comes home from a weekend away and finds a single rose petal in his bed, he becomes convinced that his girlfriend has cheated on him.


16 Minutes • Dark Comedy • Canada

Mom breaks up with Dad while on vacation in Florida and flies back to Montreal. The kids, Jonathan and Florie, two immature, immoral, and impressionable twenty-somethings, only have a few hours to figure out how they’ll welcome her back.

The Likes and Dislikes of Marj Bagley

14 Minutes • Animation/Documentary • USA

In this innovative documentary, a family recreates itself using stop-motion animation. The film tells the lifelong struggle of Marj, the matriarch of the Bagley clan, to find happiness. Marj battles infidelity, broken noses, dysfunctional relationships, giant birds, and a fateful game of cards.

Petite Avarie

20 Minutes • Dark Comedy • France

Laura is scared. Laura is sick. But Sylvain, her lover, is here to help. Really? Petite Avarie, a furious, cruel and funny movie.

No Love Lost - Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:00pm Buy Tickets

The Theory of Sleep

20 Minutes • Drama • Spain

Hypnotist David Leclerck has the best live show in the country. Tonight is the last big gig of the season. It is supposed to be the usual grand finale, but everything turns into a catharsis that David will execute accurately, sacrificing himself before his audience and dragging everyone down. Everyone.

Forever Eddie

12 Minutes • Dark Comedy • United Kingdom

A jaded housewife takes matters into her own hands when her slobbish husband mistreats her precious dog Eddie.

Wandering Eyes

15 Minutes • Thriller • USA

The lives of two seemingly disconnected couples, each with an unapologetic cheating spouse, come together in a twisted tale of betrayal and revenge as all four cross paths in an unexpected way.

Gypsy’s Kiss

9 Minutes • Comedy • United Kingdom

Judith is alone. A widow with a distant son, she's takes life as she finds it. Devoting her life to her late husband Fred and her son wasn't easy, but she never sought thanks and never complained. So every year she marks the anniversary with a pilgrimage to his grave, and every year she's reminded just how much Fred meant to her.

March Fool

14 Minutes • Dark Comedy/Drama • Canada

Struggling with depression, Louis is dragging himself out to his despicable brother's birthday party with his despicable sister. When he finds out that they are planning a prank on him for April Fools' day while still in March, Louis takes it a little too much on a personal level.

Sac de Merde

13 Minutes • Comedy • USA

Based on a true story, Sac de Merde tells the tale of Mazel Mankewicz, an unlucky-in-love yet irrationally optimistic New Yorker who thinks her luck has changed when she meets the man of her dreams. As it turns out, he might just be full of shit. Literally.


5 Minutes • Drama • USA

A woman races to beat the clock. Literally.

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In the “heart” of Eastern Market, The Miracle Theatre is a  340-seat theater that offers pristine HD projection and unparalleled sound.

Miracle Theatre is just two blocks on 8th Street after exiting to the right out of the Eastern Market Metro Station on the Blue Line.

Limited metered street parking is available. The Theatre is located off of the 8th Street SE exit on 395.