*Online Premiere* An elderly woman becomes obsessed with returning a portable ramp to a hardware store. With “RAMP,” director Ethan Mermelstein delivers a charming slice of life about a headstrong woman on an adventurous day. Riding on the energetic performance of Lorraine Mermelstein (the grandmother of the director, in her first ever acting role), the film turns a solitary morning into an epic day-long task. We learn the ramp was purchased years ago by Joyce for her recently-deceased husband, but never used. The Sisyphean chore to drag the heavy box up the stairs alone, through the house, then across town, deflects from what must be significant grief, but the film refrains from overstatement. Halfway through, it expands slightly with the introduction of a couple new characters, a cab driver and a Home Depot employee, each trying to help Joyce accomplish her goal. Though she’s utterly fixated on the task (“I’m not leaving here until you take the ramp”) — indeed it’s a hoot watching her taking care of business — we also experience some profound moments of quiet, and a creeping sense of absence. [Watch on YouTube]. (11 minutes). Written, directed and produced by Ethan Mermelstein. Starring Lorraine Mermelstein, Adel Kashk, and Al-nisa Petty. Produceed by Miranda Kahn, Talya Davidoff and Maria Santos. Director of Photography: Alexander Lewis. Composer: Noah Pardo. Production Designer: Hanna Wellish. Edited by Lindsay Lindenbaum and Ryan Spears.