In a time when so much is overly politicized we often forget to pay attention to how that can affect human connections. “Warming Memories” is a stop-motion and digital animation that shows the rift one family experiences over ideological differences. A soothing fireplace animation juxtaposed with sound-bytes from news reports, interviews, and conspiracy theory programs sets the stage for the agitated mother-son text message conversation that starts with casual banter and quickly delves into a discussion about climate change, political correctness, “fake news”, and antisemitism.

Written by accomplished author T Cooper, and directed by Alex Petrowsky, a duo who have collaborated on numerous projects, most notably “The Beaufort Diaries”, a New York Times best-selling novel and short film that premiered at SXSW and was subsequently presented at several other festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival.