First Night Program
November 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sometime in the 1980s, Caspar Salmon's grandmother was invited to a gathering on the Welsh island of Anglesey, attended exclusively by people with fish surnames. Or so he says. Thirty years later, filmmaker Charlie Lyne attempts to sort myth from reality as he searches for the truth behind this fishy tale.
ZEEZUCHT (Jonas and the Sea)
Jonas has dreamed of living in the sea all his life, but it’s impossible. Or is it?
LUCIA BEFORE AND AFTER
After traveling hundreds of miles, a woman must wait another twenty-four hours before she can get an abortion.
HOPPTORNET (Ten Meter Tower)
People who have never been up a 10-meter diving tower must choose whether to jump or climb down in this entertaining study of people in a vulnerable position.
With one eye that can only see the past and one that can only see the future, a girl is tormented by two irreconcilable realities.
In this dance film set on a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.
DADYAA (The Woodpeckers of Rotha)
In their remote village, haunted by memories, Atimaley and Devi find themselves faced with a dilemma when a dear friend leaves without saying goodbye.
UN ETAT D’URGENCE (State of Emergency)
Two Parisian soldiers guarding an official building find an abandoned bag on the street.
ACROSS MY LAND
Father and son 'minutemen' patrol the American/Mexican border near their home in Nogales, Arizona.
November 4, 2017 - 2:00pm
Carla is alone in her office. She gets a call from Raúl, a young guy who passes her cocaine. Tonight will be the last night that Raúl works as a dealer. He wants to change his life.
Attempting to remove an unresponsive badger from a dark road, a police patrol soon realizes that the anima is not dead but rather dead drunk.
WHAT COMES FROM A SWAMP
A young man struggles to care for the strange being he has kept hidden in his crawlspace since childhood. man struggles to care for the strange being he has kept hidden in his crawlspace since childhood.
A 16-year-old girl deals with the responsibility and harsh bureaucracy of having to identify the body of her mother.
Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.
IL SILENZIO (The Silence)
Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, she is supposed to translate what the doctor says to her mother, but she keeps silent.
When a Mars colony’s comm satellite is damaged and the commander embarks on a repair excursion, an unforeseen problem forces her son to go after her.
On a routine morning, a woman on a crowded New York subway is sexually assaulted in plain sight.
WAITING FOR HASSANA
In 2014 in Nigeria, 276 teenage girls disappeared and their school was burnt. Jessica, an escapee, shares her haunting account of a friendship violently interrupted by Boko Haram.
Second Night Program
November 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
On the night William and Cecile decide to break up, hey decide to do the drug MDMA together—to treat their sorrow with love.
An innocent young man from China is anxiously memorizing “his hope” in the middle of a noisy crowd in Tokyo, Japan.
ALFRED J HEMLOCK
When Emily's boyfriend abandons her in the night, her only way home is through an alleyway where she is terrorized by the mysterious Alfred J Hemlock.
STILL LIFE (Trilogy)
This trilogy of darkly comic films tackles key issues in American cultural conversation – incarceration, race, life, death, digital culture, and gender.
A DROWNING MAN
Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through the day.
On a Mediterranean shore, A Syrian father makes a decision that puts his daughter’s life at risk.
Wes Hurley's autobiographical tale of growing up gay in Soviet Union Russia, only to escape with his mother, a mail order bride, to Seattle to face a whole new oppression in his new Christian fundamentalist American dad.