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The Second Line

Shorts in Competition: Student

New York Premiere

USA | 20 MINUTES | English |


After MacArthur's savings are stolen from his FEMA trailer, he and his cousin Natt take work gutting a house. The Second Line was a national finalist for the Student Academy Awards® and has played at Sundance, SXSW, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.


Directed by John Magary

John Magary grew up in Dallas. A recent graduate of Columbia University's film division, he has written and directed several short films, including Site in Fishkill Creek, We Are All Guerrillas, What's It Like There?, and Our National Parks. John received a Grand Marnier Film Fellowship for his essay, "Shock to the System: Adolfo Aristarain's Time for Revenge," which was presented at the New York Film Festival and published in Film Comment.
Director of Photography
Chris Teague
Geoffrey Quan, Myna Joseph, Nelson Kim
John Magary
Principal Cast
Al Thompson, J.D. Williams, Dane Rhodes, Karen Pritchett, Saida Arrika Ekulona, Brittany Parker
Kai Gross
Production Designer
Mara LePere-Schloop