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Time Trial (p.43)

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Fort Maria (p.33)

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Song of Back and Neck (p.35)

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Unlovable (p.35)

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Dirt McComber (p.25)

Savage Youth (p.33)

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Ingrid (p.41)

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Tin Pan

12:30

Roll Red Roll (p.41)

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Pet Names (p.33)

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The Rescue List (p.41)

8:00

The Guilty (p.30)

Cascades

12:30

Rodents of Unusual Size (p.37)

3:00

Soufra (p.43)

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Documentary Shorts #2 (p.47)

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Dawnland (p.25)

Dig! (p.23)

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Tower

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Flow Jam @ Drake Park 11:00 (p.59) Family Shorts (p.49)

White Tide (p.39)

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NW Shorts (p.48) 12:30

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Flow Jam @ Drake Park (p.59)

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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (p.43)

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Future Filmmakers (p.61)

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The Last Hot Lick (p.29)

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Short Screening with Feature

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Silicone Soul (p.43)

10:30

Late Night Shorts (p.51)

10:30

Prospect (p.30)

Pet Names (p.33)

The Guilty (p.30)

8:00

Time Trial (p.43)

8:00

Dig! (p.23) White Tide p.39)

7:45

Awards Reception & Ceremony (p.17)

After Dark Party (p.17)

9:30

Sometimes a Great Notion (p.55) TBA

6:15 6:00

Wild Nights with Emily (p.30)

8:45 8:15

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6:00

Mr. Fish (p.39)

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Narrative Shorts #1 (p.44)

You Can Choose Your Family (p.35)

TBA

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Mr. Fish (p.39)

Meet the Filmmakers Happy Hour (p.17)

TBA

3:15

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5:30

Documentary Panel (p.15)

TBA

12:45

Youth Unstoppable (p.37)

10:30

Savage Youth (p.33)

Friday’s Child (p.30) 8:30

Ingrid (p.41)

5:45

All the Wild Horses (p.36) 8:15

This Teacher (p.35)

5:30

Join Us (p.23)

2:45

TBA

12:30

Friday Night Party (p.17)

Soufra (p.43)

6:15

Documentary Shorts #1 (p.46)

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Rodents of Unusual Size (p.37)

Fort Maria (p.33)

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Dirt McComber (p.25)

Industry Q&A (p.15)

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Smoke Signals (p.25) 3:30

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Dawnland (p.25)

10:30

Song of Back and Neck (p.35) 3:15

Documentary Shorts #2 (p.47) 12:45

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Far Green Country (p.29)

1:15

Roll Red Roll (p.41)

10:00

3:00

Narrative Shorts #2 (p.45)

Stray Dog (p.21)

10:30

Cascades

Narrative Feature

Smoke Signals (p.25)

Late Night Shorts (p.51)

8:00

In Reality (p.33)

12:45

8:15

First Features (p.15)

Science Fair (p.39) 1:00

The Last Hot Lick (p.29)

Fr. Luke’s Tin Pan

12:30

1:45

You Can Choose Your Family (p.35) 10:30

10:00

The Art of the Pitch (p.15)

In Reality (p.33)

8:15

Silicone Soul (p.43)

5:45 5:30

McMenamins

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Satan & Adam (p.41)

Mapplethorpe (p.23)

This Teacher (p.35)

Regal 2

10/14

8:30

12:30

Madras

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White Tide (p.39)

8:15

Down to the Bone (p.21)

5:45

The Push (p.36)

Fr. Luke’s

Volcanic

SAT

Opening Night Reception (p.16) 8:30

Saving Atlantis (p.36)

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Woman at War (p.31)

You Can Choose Your Family (p.35)

Meow Wolf (p.39)

3:00

Youth Unstoppable (p.37)

12:45

Narrative Shorts #2 (p.45)

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NW Shorts (p.48)

8:30 8:00

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Winter’s Bone (p.21)

8:30

Regal 2

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Time Trial (p.43)

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Regal Old Mill - 1

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Drake

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Tin Pan Theater

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Tower Theatre

Parking Garage

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Silver Moon Brewing

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869 NW Tin Pan Alley 7

835 NW Wall St. 8

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61 NW Oregon Ave.

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10 Minnesota Ave.

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NON-FILM VENUES:

Cascades Theatre (Cascades) 148 NW Greenwood Ave.

2

3rd St.

15TH ANNUAL

Standout style you can show off with your feet up.

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Time Trial (p.43)

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Documentary Shorts #1 (p.46)

3:15

Friday’s Child (p.30)

McMenamins

1:00

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Fort Maria (p.33)

3:15

Song of Back and Neck (p.35)

6:00

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Unlovable (p.35)

6:00

8:45

Dirt McComber (p.25)

Savage Youth (p.33)

3:00

Ingrid (p.41)

5:30

Tin Pan

12:30

Roll Red Roll (p.41)

3:00

Pet Names (p.33)

5:30

The Rescue List (p.41)

8:00

The Guilty (p.30)

Cascades

12:30

Rodents of Unusual Size (p.37)

3:00

Soufra (p.43)

5:30

Documentary Shorts #2 (p.47)

8:00

Dawnland (p.25)

Dig! (p.23)

3:00

Other

10:00

Tower

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Regal 1

10:00

Flow Jam @ Drake Park 11:00 (p.59) Family Shorts (p.49)

White Tide (p.39)

12:45

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NW Shorts (p.48) 12:30

Other

10:00

Flow Jam @ Drake Park (p.59)

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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (p.43)

1:00

Future Filmmakers (p.61)

1:00

The Last Hot Lick (p.29)

Social Event

2

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3

Short Screening with Feature

5

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Silicone Soul (p.43)

10:30

Late Night Shorts (p.51)

10:30

Prospect (p.30)

Pet Names (p.33)

The Guilty (p.30)

8:00

Time Trial (p.43)

8:00

Dig! (p.23) White Tide p.39)

7:45

Awards Reception & Ceremony (p.17)

After Dark Party (p.17)

9:30

Sometimes a Great Notion (p.55) TBA

6:15 6:00

Wild Nights with Emily (p.30)

8:45 8:15

7:00

6:00

Mr. Fish (p.39)

4

Narrative Shorts #1 (p.44)

You Can Choose Your Family (p.35)

TBA

3:30

8:15

Mr. Fish (p.39)

Meet the Filmmakers Happy Hour (p.17)

TBA

3:15

1

Panel

5:30

Documentary Panel (p.15)

TBA

12:45

Youth Unstoppable (p.37)

10:30

Savage Youth (p.33)

Friday’s Child (p.30) 8:30

Ingrid (p.41)

5:45

All the Wild Horses (p.36) 8:15

This Teacher (p.35)

5:30

Join Us (p.23)

2:45

TBA

12:30

Friday Night Party (p.17)

Soufra (p.43)

6:15

Documentary Shorts #1 (p.46)

8:00

Rodents of Unusual Size (p.37)

Fort Maria (p.33)

TBA

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Join MyRegal.com

The Blessing (p.25)

Unlovable (p.35) 6:00

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (p.43) 3:15

3:00

Dirt McComber (p.25)

Industry Q&A (p.15)

Woman at War (p.31)

3:30

Satan & Adam (p.41)

The Rescue List (p.41)

Prospect (p.30)

Visit more, earn more.

15TH ANNUAL

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Tower

The Blessing (p.25)

Hold Fast (p.36)

5:45

In The Soup (p.27)

3:00

3:00

5:45

Smoke Signals (p.25) 3:30

Meow Wolf (p.39) 12:45

7:45

10:30

We love

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Dawnland (p.25)

10:30

Song of Back and Neck (p.35) 3:15

Documentary Shorts #2 (p.47) 12:45

Volcanic Madras

Far Green Country (p.29)

1:15

Roll Red Roll (p.41)

10:00

3:00

Narrative Shorts #2 (p.45)

Stray Dog (p.21)

10:30

Cascades

Narrative Feature

Smoke Signals (p.25)

Late Night Shorts (p.51)

8:00

In Reality (p.33)

12:45

8:15

First Features (p.15)

Science Fair (p.39) 1:00

The Last Hot Lick (p.29)

Fr. Luke’s Tin Pan

12:30

1:45

You Can Choose Your Family (p.35) 10:30

10:00

The Art of the Pitch (p.15)

In Reality (p.33)

8:15

Silicone Soul (p.43)

5:45 5:30

McMenamins

SUN

Satan & Adam (p.41)

Mapplethorpe (p.23)

This Teacher (p.35)

Regal 2

10/14

8:30

12:30

Madras

10/13

White Tide (p.39)

8:15

Down to the Bone (p.21)

5:45

The Push (p.36)

Fr. Luke’s

Volcanic

SAT

Opening Night Reception (p.16) 8:30

Saving Atlantis (p.36)

12

Woman at War (p.31)

You Can Choose Your Family (p.35)

Meow Wolf (p.39)

3:00

Youth Unstoppable (p.37)

12:45

Narrative Shorts #2 (p.45)

11

NW Shorts (p.48)

8:30 8:00

10

Winter’s Bone (p.21)

8:30

Regal 2

10:30

9

Time Trial (p.43)

6:00

Regal 1

10/12

8

Leave No Trace (p.21)

5:30

Tower

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BendFilm Festival is supported in part by a grant from the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund.

The BendFilm Festival’s female filmmakers are supported in part by a grant from the Roundhouse Foundation.

BendFilm receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Supporting the Festival’s Native and Woman Filmmaker Programs.

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2018 LETTER FROM THE BOARD 2018 BendFilm Board of Directors and Staff

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WELCOME TO THE 2018 BENDFILM FESTIVAL, A CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA! We are beyond thrilled to bring you the 15th Annual BendFilm Festival.

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BendFilm’s core mission is to bring people together through the unique power of independent film. This year, to celebrate this organization’s 15th anniversary, we prioritized sharing this mission to the broader Central Oregon community. Through the generous support of the Oregon Community Foundation and the Collins Foundation we expanded our programs that celebrate women and Native filmmakers. We hope our partners in Madras and Warm Springs see the same benefits that this incredible organization has brought to Bend. Central Oregon has all of the outdoor recreation opportunities anyone can want, but strong cultural programs are what tie us all together. It is truly an honor to serve as Board members of an organization like BendFilm that is so devoted to community. We are standing on the shoulders of incredible community members, such as the late Pamela Hulse Andrews, who had the vision and fortitude to help found this organization and to sustain it during the hard times Bend has faced. It is only through their hard work, determination and dedication that we are still here, and more so, that we are thriving. This year marks our 15th anniversary, but if anything has become clear, we know that there is so much more we can do for the Central Oregon community. And this community is the force that makes it all possible. Please thank our sponsors who invest so much to showcase these filmmakers. Top among them BendFilm.org

is our founding sponsor, Brooks Resources, whose investment in championing the creative class in Bend is a key reason why this town is thriving. We want to acknowledge our other top sponsors: the Starview Foundation, The Oxford Hotel, The Source Weekly, The Old Mill District, Visit Bend, Cascade Publications, Combined Communications, OPB, Regal Entertainment Group, Zolo Media, Caldera, InFocus Eye Care, Worthy Brewing, Dr. Andy Higgins, BigFoot Beverages, The Oregon Film Office, BendBroadband, G5, Deschutes Brewery, Cascade Publications, IndieWomen for Independent Film, SGA Accountants, The Old Back Nine—all who share in Brooks Resources’s belief in the life-transforming power of the arts. We also would like to thank our grantors: the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund, The Roundhouse Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, Deschutes Cultural Coalition, Deschutes County Arts, Pacific Power Foundation, First Interstate Bank Foundation, and Oregon Arts Commission for their dedication to ensure the arts in Central Oregon flourish. None of this would be possible without our core of 250 BendFilm volunteers. Year after year, our volunteers prove that Central Oregon is dedicated to independent storytelling, cinema, and ideas. Our volunteers prove that when a small town comes together, big things can happen. This community is the reason BendFilm has survived and thrived for 15 years. We are eager to bring more world class culture for you to enjoy for the next 15 years and beyond. There is so much more we can do to celebrate, encourage, and showcase filmmaking in Central Oregon, and we are excited about this next era. Thank you! The BendFilm Board of Directors

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CHANGE HAPPENS HERE The 15th anniversary BendFilm Festival tagline developed by Bend’s Astir Agency succinctly captures BendFilm’s core mission. “Change” is also what we expect to ignite during the Festival’s four days and, hopefully, long after. The film lineup, carefully assembled by the volunteer screening committee and Head of Festival Programming Erik Jambor, is designed to accomplish just that. It all starts with this year’s guests of honor, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Debra Granik and her long-time collaborator Anne Rosellini. Their filmmaking philosophy of working “...outside the industry as an independent filmmaking team to find material that inspires us and speaks to the human condition and everyday survival” is illustrative of the brave and inspiring work this Festival and this town have championed for the past 15 years. Their latest film, Leave No Trace, is a moving statement on the importance of building strong communities and recognizing our common humanity in a difficult world. It exemplifies our mission where we use this incredibly powerful art form to bring people together and promote understanding, which is why we chose it as our opening film. Debra and Anne will receive the inaugural (indie)Women of the Year Award in honor of the late Pamela Hulse Andrews. Pamela’s life was devoted to celebrating culture, strengthening the Central Oregon community, and staying inhumanly positive during difficult times. Debra and Anne’s work is a testament to all of the things Pamela stood for, and it is no coincidence that they will join us this year’s Festival, the first Festival BendFilm will host without Pamela.

Debra and Anne are two of the many women filmmakers who will be joining us for the Festival. The programming team is presenting a lineup of films where 50 percent are directed by women. This ratio has been a long-term goal of BendFilm, and was achieved this year due to the increase in submitting women filmmakers. We hope someday soon that the larger film industry will also provide women the opportunity to tell their stories in equal measure. Only then will audiences begin to see the world from diverse viewpoints. Diversity of filmmakers helps BendFilm deliver the full breadth of the human experience to our audience. It is an honor to host other special guests like Adam Beach and Ondi Timoner, who both work relentlessly to change the industry from within. They disrupt the status quo by sharing stories of the forgotten and marginalized. They have inspired many other filmmakers who will be presenting their own brave work for the first time to our audience. We will also screen work of filmmakers who have been here before—those that stuck to their independence and fearlessness despite subsequent success. Change and inspiration don’t exist without laughter and love. These films will indeed make you think and feel deeply, but they will also make you smile, laugh, and walk about town with your head held high in wonder and gleeful anticipation for the next surprise. BendFilm, these filmmakers, and this community have shown for 15 years and more that when we come together and celebrate the possibility that creativity brings, positive change soon follows. Have an incredible time! Todd Looby Director

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Letter from the Governor

Letter from Alyssa Macy, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

As our great state continues to grow, so has Bend and Central Oregon. With this growth also came a commitment to expanding Oregon’s unique celebration of arts, culture, and human connection. These elements combine to make BendFilm so special.

Itukdi wigna. I am beyond excited about BendFilm’s Festival lineup at the Madras Performing Arts Center–especially kicking it off with Smoke Signals. This film is not only fun, but also so full of truth and life. Smoke Signals marked Alyssa Macy (left) a change in how Native peoples are portrayed on the big screen. The film proved that when people are allowed to tell their own stories, their fellow people see themselves in a new way and others will better understand and empathize with people unlike themselves. We have raised our children on this film. The community will be incredibly excited to meet the accomplished actor and Native activist Adam Beach. Smoke Signals is also a source of pride for Warm Springs; it was directed by Chris Eyre, whose mother is from the Warm Springs community. The Madras program has other great films by and about Native people who will also bring understanding among and about our people.

The festival started in 2004 by hosting and showcasing Oregon’s unofficial Filmmaker Laureate, Gus Van Sant, and has continued the tradition of showcasing the best filmmaking talent in the region. This special 15th anniversary program includes remarkable independent films made in Oregon, by Oregon filmmakers. We are so fortunate to live in a place with rich culture and majestic natural beauty. This unique combination inspires all of us to embrace creativity, innovation, and ultimately our communities. BendFilm is emblematic of this spirit, providing avenues of inspiration for generations of new voices. That’s why Oregon is committed to supporting the film industry. To learn more about our statewide filmmaking incentive programs, visit oregonfilm.org and consider shooting your next (or first) masterpiece right here in Oregon.

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WELCOME TO THE 15TH ANNUAL BENDFILM FESTIVAL

For those of you who are visiting, I hope you will take time to enjoy and discover Central Oregon and all it has to offer, from local cuisine, brew pubs, and coffee shops to magnificent hiking trails and local small businesses. And if you feel a little more adventurous, hop in a kayak, canoe, or even try paddleboarding. Whether you like to eat, play, or sleep—Central Oregon has it all. Sincerely, Governor Kate Brown Smoke Signals

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Whatever our differences of opinion or life experience, films have the ability to strip away all of the superficial things that separate us to reveal our common humanity. This film program does just that. By having filmmakers present and interacting with our community, our youth can learn from them and be inspired by the possibilities they may have not otherwise have imagined. It is an honor to serve on the Oregon Community Foundation Leadership Council who so generously made this opportunity possible.

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Alyssa Macy, Chief of Operations Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon Commissioner, Oregon Arts Commission Central Oregon Leadership Council Member, Oregon Community Foundation

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An interview with Katie Merritt, founder of the BendFilm Festival. BendFilm raised the curtain in 2004 with a mission to promote independent film and celebrate filmmakers who tell stories that help spark cultural change. Here, founder Katie Merritt (pictured below, left) talks about what it took to start BendFilm, the early days of the Festival, and how she feels about it now looking back. BendFilm: What inspired you to start BendFilm 15 years ago? Katie Merritt: A conflux of local and national factors merged with a personal pipe dream and the right timing. Bend was exploding. I’d recently relocated from San Francisco and felt drawn to help Bend’s arts and culture scene keep pace. The Festival came about to provide a venue for filmmakers whose films may not otherwise be seen. I wanted a concentrated Festival where each venue was walking distance or at most, a quick hop from the other. One of the great riches of a film festival are the serendipitous meetings among artists and fans when everyone’s packed into a tight footprint. Once I learned that the classic downtown Tower Theatre was nearly done with a stem-to-stern renovation, I felt the real heat of possibility—enough so that I retired from selling real estate to make the time to take a shot at creating this utopian festival I had buzzing in my head. What was the atmosphere at the Festival like the first year? It was electric. We’d worked for years to create this experience. Long years. Suddenly, time sped up the week of the event and all that we’d conceived, dissected, willed, and visioned was happening…now! There were panics, system upsets, and the like to keep us hopping. Yet, I most vividly recall the extreme joy of watching it unfold, of witnessing the joy the event brought to the audience and the filmmakers.

What are a few of your favorite memories from the early years of BendFilm? Some will recall the Festival in 2004 was headquartered where the Oxford Hotel now stands. We asked the filmmakers and performers to add their sign to a wall in their lounge area and I still have a piece of the wall. I still get misty when I think of Mike Hollern and his team at Brooks Resources. The funding they provided gave BendFilm life, but it was more than that. The faith and relationship they provided BendFilm went far beyond the generosity of a sponsor, or even a founding sponsor. Screening the Puffy Chair with co-writer, director, and star Mark Duplass was great fun. This was the dawn of the mumblecore genre and all that would become of Mark and his brother, Jay. We dragged a recliner similar to the film’s namesake out on stage and roused Jay over speaker phone when Mark accepted the award for best screenplay. BendFilm goes beyond screenings to help develop artists at different levels. What would you tell someone inspired to apply for one of BendFilm’s grants or a young artist considering the Future Filmmakers program? The book Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland accounts of a ceramics teacher dividing his class into two random groups. He informed one group that the sole basis for their semester grade would be the quality of their work. The other half of the class was told they’d be graded based solely on the quantity of their work. Come grading time, the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity. I suggest that aspiring filmmakers apply for everything, and make everything they possibly can. Park any perfectionism or trepidation and produce! What does it mean to you to see the Festival thriving now and bringing in award-winning films and filmmakers to Central Oregon? It means I feel less guilt over the sweat and tumult everyone suffered to kick the Festival off. Truly, BendFilm is like my first child. To see the festival and BendFilm’s mission thrive into adulthood is gratifying beyond words.

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TICKETS

BendFilm celebrates independent films and the passionate, talented people who make them.

Screenings tend to sell-out early. We highly recommend you buy your tickets (or if you have a pass, reserve your tickets) online ahead of time. Print the ticket at home, or have your tickets available on your smartphone for easy scanning at each venue. This will help you avoid long lines at the The Hub. Will Call at each venue will close when The Hub closes. Please plan accordingly, and print your tickets or have them available on your phone if attending later films.

THE HUB Festival Headquarters Buy tickets, meet filmmakers, ask questions, and more.

At Liberty 849 NW Wall Street

Old Mill District & Century Center

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Hours Wed. 10/10 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Box Office Only)

Thur. 10/11 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM Fri. 10/12 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Sat. 10/13 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Sun. 10/14 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Downtown Bend We highly recommend leaving your car in the City Parking Garage on Lava Street at Minnesota Avenue. The garage is attached to The Oxford Hotel (entrance located on Lava Street), about two blocks from the Tower Theatre and three blocks from McMenamins. The City of Bend will not monitor parking. All posted limits on lots and streets (two-hour, four-hour, etc.) remain in place.

Parking is free at the shops at the Old Mill District and at the Century Center where Volcanic Theatre Pub is located.

Madras Screenings will take place at Madras Performing Arts Center (412 SE Bluff Street, Madras). Parking is free.

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ADA Accessible For those with special accommodations, we are happy to make arrangements as long as BendFilm is notified by Tuesday, October 9th. Thank you!

Map See map of venues and locations in front of the guide.

Open the map in the front of the guide to see full schedule of films, or view the schedule online at bendfilm.org Full Festival Pass $250

Full Film Pass $150

Advanced Tickets $12-$35

Standby Tickets $10-$40

Madras Screenings $5-$25

Underground Wristband $40

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PLEASE NOTE: Festival films are not yet rated by the MPAA. Viewer discretion is advised. Please see the Venue Managers or ask at The Hub if you have any questions about program content.

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• Includes ticket to • Reserve tickets to • $12 ticket general • $10 ticket general • $5 ticket general • See more on Opening Night guarantee a seat for admission admission admission page 19 Party, Friday Night any screening at all • $15 ticket for • $15 ticket for • $25 Pass • Free entry to all 7 Party and Awards Festival venues Opening Night Film Opening Night Film guarantees a seat films screening at Ceremony • Ticketless entry for any screening the Volcanic. Ticket • Buy individual • $40 ticket for • Reserve tickets to at any Festival in Madras, gives reserving process tickets to any film Opening Night guarantee a seat for screening 10 your priority seating still applies online or at the Box Party and any screening at all minutes before 20 minutes before Office prior to Awards Ceremony • Priority seating at Festival venues show if seating each film, and the show the Volcanic 20 • If seats are available allows ticketless • Ticketless entry minutes before • $35 ticket for available after all entry at any Madras at any Festival • Reserve tickets one showtime Opening Night Advanced Sale Festival screening screening 10 day before Advance Party and Awards Ticket and 10 minutes before minutes before Sale Ticket buyers Ceremony Passholders are show if seating show if seating • Priority seating seated, Standby • Seating 10 minutes available available 20 minutes before Tickets will be sold before each film • Reserve tickets one each film (cash preferred) day before Full Film Pass holders WILL CALL We highly recommend you buy your tickets online and print the ticket at home or, better yet, have your • Priority seating 20 minutes before tickets available on your fully-charged smartphone for easy scanning at each venue. This will help you avoid long lines at the Hub. Please note Hub hours listed above. Will Call closes when The Hub closes. Please plan accordingly and each film print tickets at home if attending later films.

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2018 JURY

BENDFILM JURY Michelle Alvarado

Narrative, Documentary & Animated Shorts Michelle Alvarado is a director, cinematographer, and owner of Wahoo Films in Bend. With her talented team, she has directed hundreds of short films including Sage Brush Sisters (BendFilm 2016) and Mill Creek, which toured the film festival circuit and aired on OPB Oregon Lens. Michelle also partnered with Wandering Wolverine Productions on the feature documentary Earth Seasoned (BendFilm 2017), which is currently distributed through BullFrogFilms. She co-directed two feature documentaries, Mysteries of the Deep and Inside Story for the Monterey Bay Aquarium theatre. She received a BFA in cinema and television for the University of Southern California.

Beth Barrett

Narrative Features Beth Barrett is the Artistic Director of SIFF (organizers of the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education). She serves on the board of the Film Festival Alliance, and has participated in juries and panel discussions at several universities and film festivals.

Morgan Capps Environmental/Outdoor Adventure Features and Narrative, Documentary & Animated Shorts Morgan Capps studied film at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University where she served as a Continuing Studies Fellow (2013-2015). Her documentary film work has covered the lives of coal miners struggling against a shifting economy in Appalachia and Native American food movements taking root across the United States. After moving to Santa Fe in 2015 to work on the feature documentary Return as Associate Producer and Cinematographer, Morgan fell in love with the motley crew at Meow Wolf and joined the team as a Film Director and Creative Lead. Her directorial debut, Meow Wolf: Origin Story, co-directed with Jilann Spitzmiller, is screening at this year’s BendFilm Festival. Eric Close

Narrative & Documentary Shorts Eric Close is an actor and director based in Bend. He most recently directed the two-hour movie Christmas at Graceland, which will be released in November. Eric has been a series regular on a number of television shows, many of which he has also directed, including ABC’s hit series Nashville (2012-2017) and CBS’s Without a Trace (2002-2009) and Now and Again (1999-2000). His acting credits include Indivisible, Legal Action, and Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper. Eric graduated with a BA in communications from the University of Southern California in 1989.

Chris Eyre

Native Features Chris Eyre directed the highly-acclaimed feature Smoke Signals, which won both the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. His other films include Skins, Skinwalkers, A Thief of Time, Hideaway, and Edge of America, which garnered him the prestigious DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement from the Director’s Guild of America.

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Mr. Fish

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Animated Shorts Mr. Fish has been a freelance writer and cartoonist for twenty-five years, publishing with many of the nation’s most reputable and prestigious magazines, journals, and newspapers, including Harper’s Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Village Voice, LA Weekly, The Atlantic, The Nation, Vanity Fair, and Mother Jones. His awards include the Los Angeles Press Club for Editorial Cartooning and the Grambs Aronson Award for Cartooning with a Conscience. His most recent books are Go Fish: How to Win Contempt and Influence People (Akashic Books, 2011), WARNING! Graphic Content (Annenberg Press, 2014), and And The World Blew Up (Fantagraphics Books, 2017). He is currently teaching at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Narrative Features Matt Grady is the founder of Factory 25, an independent film production and distribution company launched in 2009. Headquartered in Brooklyn, Factory 25 is a home for conceptually provocative narratives and documentaries. Matt was recently named “One of the Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture” and has been called “One of the most important curatorial voices of new, independent American films.” His mission is to expose the world to under-the-radar films, music, and other curiosities. Recent titles include All This Panic (BendFilm 2016), Uncle Kent 2, The Color Wheel, Sun Don’t Shine and Kid Thing. Matt also produced Nathan Silver’s The Great Pretender and Onur Tukel’s Applesauce (BendFilm 2015).

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Environmental/Outdoor Adventure Features Frank Groundwater Frank Groundwater was introduced to independent film in college and joined the Olympia Film Society in 1989. He was a board member and legal counsel there for more than 20 years before moving to Bend in 2008 and joining BendFilm, serving on the board for seven years. He and his family are passionate about preserving our natural world and are long-time supporters of environmental organizations including the Deschutes River Conservancy, Natural Resources Defense Council, and The Wilderness Society. Frank is an area lawyer specializing in estate planning and real estate, helping families preserve their assets for future generations.

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Narrative Features Brandon Harris Brandon Harris is a Development Executive at Amazon Original Movies, author of Making Rent in Bed-Stuy: A Memoir of Trying to Get By in New York City (HarperCollins Publishers, 2017), and writer/director of the 2012 feature film Redlegs.

Documentary Features Eric Allen Hatch Eric Allen Hatch is a film programmer, film critic, and consultant for filmmakers and festivals. Eric was the Director of Programming for Maryland Film Festival from 2007 into early 2018 and has curated international film for the Baltimore Museum of Art. He authored the recent, much-discussed “Why I Am Hopeful” article for Filmmaker Magazine and has written extensively on film, music, and literature for Baltimore City Paper. His weekly column “2 Film 2 Festival” for his site “Beyond the Boonmemes” recommends visionary deep cuts of contemporary world cinema, and his monthly MUBI Notebook column “Infinite Fest” takes the pulse of the North American festival scene. Native Features LaRonn Katchia LaRonn Katchia is a 27 year-old Warm Springs/Wasco/Paiute tribal member of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and is currently pursuing a filmmaking career in Portland. His love and passion for film resides from the influence of the commonly mistreated portrayal of Native Americans in Hollywood films today. His mission is to change the Native stereotypes of film and get it right this time by showcasing the Native American perspective in film and creating original stories filmed by Native directors.

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Native Features Isaac Trimble Isaac Trimble is a well known Native American flute artist and film producer based in the Pacific Northwest. His love for performing arts started in theater and film in 1988. Since then Isaac has become passionate about promoting and advocating for the portrayal of Native American issues through media. Isaac’s dedication to community and artistry has led him to receive a lifetime achievement award for music and many film recognitions. In 2017, Isaac produced Missing Indigenous, winner of that year’s Portland 48 Hour Film Project, highlighting the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women. The film went on to premiere at Filmapalooza in Paris, France. Currently Isaac is pursuing a graduate degree program in film while working on short films and preparing for his first feature film.

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Jilann Spitzmiller Documentary Features & Environmental/Outdoor Adventure Features Jilann Spitzmiller is an award-winning filmmaker and educator with credits including Shakespeare Behind Bars, which won Best of Show at BendFilm in 2005. Jilann’s work has been shown on outlets such as NBC, PBS, BBC, Sundance Channel, Starz/Encore, Canal + and Al Jazeera. Her film Still Dreaming (BendFilm 2015) is slated to air on PBS in 2018. She has been a Sundance Documentary Fellow and has also created two critically acclaimed documentary projects for National PBS, Homeland and Circle of Stories. Her latest film, Meow Wolf: Origin Story, directed with Morgan Capps, is screening at this year’s BendFilm Festival.

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Documentary Features Anne Rosellini Anne Rosellini is a creative producer and writer who runs Still Rolling Productions with director Debra Granik. Together they have made three narrative features: Leave No Trace, which premiered at Sundance and Director’s Fortnight, Winter’s Bone, which was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, and Down to the Bone, which premiered at Sundance and took Best Director that year. She also produced Granik’s first documentary, Stray Dog, which had its network premiere on the PBS documentary series Independent Lens. Rosellini started in programming and acquisitions and holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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2018 FESTIVAL AWARDS

CELEBRATING THE FILMS AND FILMMAKERS Join us at the BendFilm Awards Reception & Ceremony. See page 17 for more details about the event.

(INDIE)WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD Honoring the legacy of Pamela Hulse Andrews, one of Central Oregon’s champions of the arts and independent film.

BendFilm and our sponsors provide generous cash prizes to up-and-coming filmmakers to help them pursue their dreams of storytelling through film. These awards are the least we can do to thank all the talented filmmakers who share the results of their hard work and determination each year.

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The below awards each come with a BendFilm Award Sculpture. Best of Show $5,000

Presented by Brooks Resources since 2004.

Best Narrative Feature $1,000 Made possible by Jay and Sheila Luber.

Best Documentary Feature $1,000

Made possible by JL Ward Co. and Business for BendFilm.

Best Directing $500

Made possible by Independent Women for Independent Film.

Best Outdoor/Environmental Feature $500

Pamela Hulse Andrews

BendFilm created the (indie)Women of the Year award in honor of the late Pamela Hulse Andrews, who was a pioneer in the Bend arts and culture scene. Pamela was a passionate arts advocate who worked tirelessly to support women in film. For many years, Pamela organized the Independent Women for Independent Film group that raised money for several BendFilm awards and helped BendFilm survive the economic downturn in the late 2000s. BendFilm will carry on Pamela’s memory through this award, presenting it to a female artists who demonstrates an exceptional passion for independent film, bravely shares her authentic voice and makes extraordinary contributions to the independent body of work. Writer/director Debra Granik and writer/producer Anne Rosellini are the inaugural recipients of this award. Contributions to IndieWomen (page 63) partially covered costs to host award recipients. Their four features will be screening throughout the festival weekend. See page 21 for additional details.

Made possible by Frank Groundwater and Rebecca Warner.

Best Native Feature $500

Made possible by Oregon Community Foundation and Collins Foundation.

Best Narrative Short $500

Made possible by Independent Women for Independent Film.

Best Documentary Short $500

Made possible by Independent Women for Independent Film.

Best Student Short $500

Made possible since 2005 by Dan Wieden and Priscilla Bernard Wieden on behalf of Caldera Arts.

Best Animated Short $500

Made possible by Independent Women for Independent Film.

Best of the Northwest $500

Made possible by Business for BendFilm.

Additional awards will be presented in the following categories: Katie Merritt Audience Award $500 Made possible by ticket sales. The audience votes for and contributes directly to the filmmaker who walks away with this award.

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WOMEN FILMMAKER GRANT Supporting the next generation of female filmmakers. Thanks to a grant from The Roundhouse Foundation, BendFilm offers a local woman $5,000 to shoot her next film in Central Oregon. The film will premiere at the 2019 BendFilm Festival. Seven women applied for the grant, and Kaitlyn Hickman was chosen. Her project, Avel will focus on the 2002 Oregon law that finally removed racist language from the Oregon Constitution. Avel Gordly, the first African-American woman elected to the Oregon State Senate, led the fight. This film is her story. In 2015, Kaitlyn interned for The Representation Project, whose films, Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In revolutionized her thinking about gender inequality in media. In 2016, she received a grant to conduct archival research for a Holocaust-era documentary with one of her professors. In 2017, she produced, directed, and edited short films for Citizen-Powered Media, a small Colorado Springs nonprofit that aims to give a voice to local causes. Kaitlyn has always been passionate about filmmaking as a means of inclusive community-building. roundhousefoundation.org


Get the inside scoop on independent filmmaking today. Hosted by McMenamins in the Rambler Room, these free panels and presentations are open to the public and feature many of our 2018 Festival filmmakers, jurors, and special guests. Enjoy one of McMenamins craft brews or their fine food in this comfortable and intricately adorned room, while you listen to filmmaking war stories, filmmaking tips, and an insider’s view into the world of independent filmmaking.

WHERE McMenamins - Rambler Room (located in the North building) 700 NW Bond Street

SEED & SPARK: THE ART OF THE PITCH Fri. 10/12, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Before we get to tell our story, we have to learn how to tell the story of our story. Knowing how to convey the specifics about your upcoming project in a dynamic, succinct way can help land you not only investors, but also collaborators, audience members, and more. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn what makes a good pitch, how to tailor your pitch to different audiences, why a little research can go a long way, and why practice is perfect. Most importantly, you’ll have a chance to practice refining your own pitch in a safe, encouraging environment. Who should attend? Anyone who has a great story to tell. Presented by Seed & Spark’s Gerry Maravilla

FIRST FEATURES Fri. 10/12, 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM Taking that first big leap into the great unknown world of feature filmmaking is an incredibly difficult step. The filmmakers on this panel will talk about how they mustered the courage and assembled the resources to make their first nonfiction or fiction feature—and what they plan to do next. Moderated by Debra Granik (Down to the Bone, Leave No Trace). Panelists include Miranda Bailey (You Can Choose Your Family), Ann Lupo (In Reality), and Morrisa Maltz (Ingrid).

INDUSTRY Q&A Sat. 10/13, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Looking for honest answers on how to start or advance your career in the dog-eat-dog Hollywood system? Join us for an intimate Q&A with ICM talent agent Ann Murphy and former Fox Searchlight executive Jill Gwen. Ann has been with ICM Partners since 2008. Her clients include cinematographers James Laxton (Moonlight), three-time consecutive Oscar-winner Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant, Birdman, Gravity), Benoit Debie (Enter The Void), Oscar-nominee Lukasz Zal (Ida) and Bend-native Jarin Blaschke (The Witch, BendFilm 2018’s Souls of Totality). She also represents other talented artists including Erin Benach (A Star Is Born, Drive), Malgosia Turzanska (You Were Never Really Here, Stranger Things), Sandy Powell (Shakespeare in Love), Alexandre de Francheschi (Lion), and Tatiana Riegel (I, Tonya). Jill was Senior Vice President and Head of Finance & Operations of Fox Searchlight Pictures from 1996 to 2016. She was with Fox Searchlight from its inception and helped build the then-startup into a leading independent art house studio, where she oversaw all financial aspects of production, development, marketing, distribution, exhibitor relations, film festivals, and award campaigns. She worked on Best Picture Oscar-winner Birdman, 12 Years A Slave, and Slumdog Millionaire, as well as other favorites including Wild, The Descendants, Black Swan, Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, and Sideways. In all, the 161 films released under her purview earned $5.1 billion in worldwide box office.

2018 PANELS & PRESENTATIONS

PANELS & PRESENTATIONS

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING WITHOUT A NET Sat. 10/13, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM Documentary filmmaking is a risky enterprise, even more so when you don’t know where your story will lead. The nonfiction filmmakers on this panel started production without knowing how their films would end. They’ll discuss the benefits and challenges of following a story without a predetermined narrative—and the ethical considerations that can arise when the story veers in unexpected directions. Moderated by Paula Bernstein (Film Journalist, Sole Doctor). Panelists include V. Scott Balcerek, (Satan & Adam), Alyssa Fedele (The Rescue List), and Slater Jewell-Kemker (Youth Unstoppable).

OFFICIAL GUIDE 15TH ANNUAL

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2018 OPENING NIGHT

15TH ANNIVERSARY BENDFILM OPENING NIGHT Watch the featured film at the Tower Theatre, then join us for the opening night party at The Oxford Hotel.

OPENING NIGHT FILM Thursday, October 11th

Tower Theatre 835 NW Wall Street 5:30 PM Tickets: $15 online and at the door.

Leave No Trace

Written/Directed by Debra Granik & Written/Produced by Anne Rosellini | 109 min.

Will and his 13-year-old daughter, Tom, are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, when a small mistake derails their lives forever. Both are placed in social services, and after clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. Starring Thomasin McKenzie and Ben Foster. Opening night festivities will kick off with a marching band parade led by Company Grand, Bend Burlesque, and the Movement Arts performers (see pages 19 and 58 for more). The screening will be followed by a presentation of the (indie)Women of the Year Award in memory of Pamela Hulse Andrews and a Q&A with the filmmakers. Film sponsored by Starview Foundation. Tower Theatre sponsored by

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION Thursday, October 11th

OFFICIAL GUIDE

10 Below at The Oxford Hotel 10 Minnesota Avenue 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Tickets: $35 in advance online, $40 at the door. Admittance included for Full Festival Passholders with reserved ticket. Central Oregon’s hippest urban hotel is throwing the kickoff party for BendFilm’s 15th anniversary. After the Opening Night Film, head downstairs at The Oxford Hotel to the Minnesota Ballroom for a swanky bash. Meet and chat with filmmakers and BendFilm supporters and get the inside scoop on the featured films screening this year. The Oxford’s fine dining restaurant 10 Below will serve a wide choice of hors d’oeuvres. Sip on complimentary beer from Deschutes Brewery and wine courtesy of Elixir. A no-host bar will serve 10 Below’s signature cocktails.

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Join us for these not-to-miss parties to rub elbows with filmmakers, meet up with old friends, talk about the films, and tip back a drink or two.

2018 PARTIES

THE PARTIES GET DOWN Friday, October 12th

Silver Moon Brewing 24 NW Greenwood Avenue 8:00 PM Tickets: Cover door charge. Admittance included for Full Festival Passholders. Join us at the new outdoor patio at Silver Moon Brewing. Sip on craft beer, wine, and cocktails while listening to live music.

MEET THE FILMMAKER HAPPY HOUR Saturday, October 13th

Drake 801 NW Wall Street 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Free. Mingle with the filmmakers and enjoy tasty appetizers at Drake, a brasserie-style restaurant in downtown Bend. This is your chance to chat with the filmmakers about their films. There’s also a no-host bar with wine, beer, and cocktails.

AWARDS RECEPTION & CEREMONY Saturday, October 13th

Boys & Girls Club 500 NW Wall Street 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Tickets: $35 in advance online, $40 at the door. Admittance included for Full Festival Passholders with reserved ticket. Don’t miss the climactic moment of BendFilm. Join Master of Ceremonies Warren Etheredge for an exciting evening celebrating the winning films and filmmakers of the 2018 BendFilm Festival, including the Audience Award winner and Best of Show. Elixir wines, craft brews, and a dinner buffet will be served.

Saturday, October 13th

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McMenamins 700 NW Bond Street 9:30 PM to Close Free to film lovers 21 and over. After the awards ceremony, celebrate with the filmmakers at McMenamins. “A Fine Note Karaoke Too!” will be in the Rambler Room serving up your favorite tunes. It’s the final event and party of the BendFilm Festival weekend and the chance to chat with filmmakers and other attendees.

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CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

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Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End* Directed by Pablo Bryant

Director Pablo Bryant and Mr. Fish are scheduled to attend.

A controversial political cartoonist struggles to provide for his family and stay true to his creativity in today’s world. See more on page 39.

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UNDERGROUND FILMS

Preceded by Beneath the Ink (page 52)

5:30 PM Sat. 10/13

Dig!* Directed by Ondi Timoner

Director Ondi Timoner is scheduled to attend.

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BENDFILM UNDERGROUND

Introducing a new way to experience the BendFilm Festival. BendFilm Underground is a way for the adventurous filmgoer to see a curated selection of BendFilm Festival documentaries, narrative features, and shorts to take you somewhere unexpected. It’s rock ‘n’ roll rebellion topped with a dash of horrorcore hip-hop and a side of outlaw artists. With silicone girlfriends, a DIY arts collective, and a fight for survival on an alien moon thrown in for good measure, what could go wrong?

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A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols. See more on page 23. 3:00 PM Fri. 10/12 8:00 PM Sat. 10/13

Late Night Shorts* Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

Eleven cutting edge narratives and animated shorts best viewed after dark with a drink in hand. See more on page 51. 8:15 PM Fri. 10/12

Meow Wolf: Origin Story Directed by Morgan Capps & Jilann Spitzmiller

Directors Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller are scheduled to attend.

A group of artists in Santa Fe become a DIY collective called Meow Wolf, and their immersive, large-scale exhibitions crack open a profitable niche in the arts industry. See more on page 39. Preceded by Everything Changes (page 52)

Pricing

12:30 PM Sat. 10/13

• $10 Individual Tickets • $40 BendFilm Underground Wristband provides access to all Underground films and is only applicable to screenings at Volcanic Theatre.

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A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote moon on the hunt for elusive riches. But there are others roving the moon’s toxic forest and the job quickly devolves into a desperate fight to escape. See more on page 30. 10:30 PM Fri. 10/12 10:30 PM Sat. 10/13

Savage Youth Directed by Michael Curtis Johnson

Writer/director Michael Curtis Johnson is scheduled to attend.

Silicone Soul* Directed by Melody Gilbert

Director Melody Gilbert is scheduled to attend.

An exploration of the emotional connection some people have to their synthetic companions and what that means for the future of human relationships. See more on page 43. Preceded by Lovely Legs (page 53)

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Horrorcore hip-hop, drugs, and broken hearts mix in a decaying, racially-divided town, and six young lives collide in the most horrific and twisted of ways. See more on page 33. 3:00 PM Sat. 10/13

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*Bend Burlesque and Company Grand are scheduled to perform before the starred films.

Directed by Chris Caldwell & Zeek Earl

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Writer/director Debra Granik and writer/producer Anne Rosellini are a powerful filmmaking team. The four feature films created during their 15-year collaboration have garnered more than 43 awards and been nominated for countless more, including Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor for Winter’s Bone in 2011. They have been lauded for discovering mainstay actors like Jennifer Lawrence, exhibiting extreme sincerity in their stories, fearlessly depicting the lives of everyday Americans, and a “willingness to follow inspiration anywhere.” We are proud to shine a spotlight on their work at this year’s BendFilm Festival by presenting Debra and Anne with the inaugural (indie)Women of the Year award, created in honor of the late Pamela Hulse Andrews (page 14). Debra and Anne will present their four features during the festival weekend, each followed by an on-stage Q&A. Additionally, Debra is moderating this year’s First Features Panel (page 15) and Anne is serving on our Documentary Features jury (page 13). Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini films are presented by the Starview Foundation with support from Oregon Community Foundation, Collins Foundation, The Roundhouse Foundation, and IndieWomen.

“We work to find material that inspires us and speaks to the human condition and everyday survival.” — Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Anne Rosellini and Debra Granik

2018 (INDIE) WOMEN OF THE YEAR

DEBRA GRANIK & ANNE ROSELLINI: A RETROSPECTIVE

Leave No Trace Written/Directed by Debra Granik & Written/Produced by Anne Rosellini | 2018 | 109 min.

Will and his 13-year-old daughter, Tom, are living an idyllic existence in a vast urban park in Portland, when a small mistake derails their lives forever. Both are forced into social services, and after clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. Starring Thomasin McKenzie and Ben Foster, the film premiered in January at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. 5:30 PM Thurs. 10/11 @ Tower Theatre Tower Theatre sponsored by

Stray Dog Written/Directed by Debra Granik & Produced by Anne Rosellini | 2014 | 98 min.

Leave No Trace

Harley-Davidson, leather, tattooed biceps: Ron “Stray Dog” Hall looks like an authentic tough guy. A Vietnam veteran, he runs a trailer park in rural Missouri with his wife, Alicia, who recently emigrated from Mexico. Gradually, a layered image comes into focus of a man struggling to come to terms with his combat experience. When Alicia’s teenage sons arrive, the film reveals a tender portrait of America outside the mainstream. It’s a powerful look at the veteran experience, a surprising love story, and a fresh exploration of what it takes to survive in the hardscrabble heartland. 10:30 AM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s

Winter’s Bone Written/Directed by Debra Granik & Written/Produced by Anne Rosellini | 2010 | 100 min.

Stray Dog

17-year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods of Southern Missouri. With the reluctant help of her hard-bitten Uncle Teardrop and her best friend Gail, Ree defies her outlaw family’s code of silence, hacking her way through their lies, evasions, and threats to piece together the truth. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and John Hawkes, the film was a 2011 Oscar-nominee for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. 8:30 PM Thurs. 10/11 @ Tower Theatre Tower Theatre sponsored by

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Down to the Bone

Down to the Bone Written/Directed by Debra Granik & Produced by Anne Rosellini | 2004 | 104 min.

Irene is a young mother who attempts to put down cocaine after many years of using. Sober and newly out of rehab, she never loses sight that her kids are rooting for her and counting on her to make it. With the friendship of another mother she met in rehab, Irene soldiers through the early raw phases of sobriety. Starring Vera Farmiga, Hugh Dillon, and Clint Jordan, the film was Granik’s directorial debut and won the Sundance Film Festival’s Directing Award and BendFilm’s Best Actress Award in 2004. 5:45 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Regal Old Mill - 2 BendFilm.org 21


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A selective retrospective on the work of Ondi Timoner, the two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner.

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Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice, once for her 2004 documentary Dig! (winner of BendFilm’s 2004 Best Directing award) and again for her 2009 prize-winner, We Live In Public. Other award-winning features include, Join Us (2007), Cool It (2010), and Brand (2015): A Second Coming. Current projects include WeTalk, her traveling talk show celebrating the women shaping our culture across arts, entrepreneurship, government, and technology; a feature-length documentary about the opioid epidemic through the eyes of an artist; and a nature series for Disney. Ondi is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the DGA, the PGA, the International Documentary Association, and Women in Film. BendFilm is proud to showcase some of our favorite films from her body of work, including her first scripted feature, Mapplethorpe, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in May.

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SPOTLIGHT ON ONDI TIMONER

Writer/Director Ondi Timoner is scheduled to attend the below screenings of her films.

Mapplethorpe Directed by Ondi Timoner | Oregon Premiere | 102 min.

Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe is arguably one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Mapplethorpe discovered himself both sexually and artistically in New York City throughout the ’70s and ’80s. The film explores his life from the moments before he and Patti Smith moved into the famed Chelsea Hotel. Here he begins photographing its inhabitants and his newfound circle of friends. The film presents a nuanced portrait of an artist at the height of his craft and of the self-destructive impulses that threaten to undermine it all. Starring Matt Smith, Marianne Rendón, John Benjamin Hickey, and Mark Moses. 8:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Regal Old Mill - 2

Dig! Directed by Ondi Timoner | 107 min. | 2004

Dig!

A groundbreaking documentary on the once-promising alternative rock bands of the 1990s, San Francisco’s The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Portland’s The Dandy Warhols. Compiled with footage from over seven years, the film documents the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor, and the bands diverging paths to fame. The film won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and Best Directing award at BendFilm 2004. 3:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Volcanic Theatre 8:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Volcanic Theatre

Join Us Directed by Ondi Timoner | 100 min. | 2007

At the Mountain Rock Church in South Carolina, Pastor Raimund Melz leads a small Christian cult that justifies brutal actions like child abuse with the words of the Old Testament. The documentary follows one family who left the church and eventually checked into a one-of-a-kind cult treatment center. The film follows their journey as they receive psychological help and then return home to confront their former pastor. 2:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Madras Performing Arts Center Join Us

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Showcasing feature and short films that highlight the Native experience. The Native short films screening as part of this program include: Blood Sky (page 52), Ch’aak’ S’aagi (Eagle Bone) (pages 52 and 57), Junction (page 46), My Once Life (page 53), Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock (page 47), and Renewal: Think Like a Scientist (page 53). Actor Adam Beach, founder of the Adam Beach Film Institute, will present three student shorts at the Future Filmmakers program (see below).

2018 NATIVE PROGRAM

NATIVE PROGRAM

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

Directed by Chris Eyre | 89 min. | 1998

Actor Adam Beach is scheduled to attend.

Though Victor and Thomas have lived their entire young lives in the same tiny town, they couldn’t have less in common. But when Victor is urgently called away, it’s Thomas who comes up with the money to pay for his trip. Starring Adam Beach, Evan Adams, and Irene Bedard, the film won the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. Friday screening preceded by Blood Sky (page 52)

5:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Madras Performing Arts Center 3:15 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Regal Old Mill - 1

The Blessing

The Blessing Directed by Hunter Robert Baker & Jordan Fein | Central Oregon Premiere | 74 min.

Directors Hunter Robert Baker and Jordan Fein are scheduled to attend.

A Navajo coal miner, raising his secretive daughter on his own, struggles with his part in the irreversible destruction of their sacred mountain. Preceded by My Once Life (page 53)

7:45 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Madras Performing Arts Center 1:15 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s

Dawnland

Dawnland Directed by Adam Mazo & Ben Pender-Cudlip | Oregon Premiere | 86 min.

Dawnland impact producer and Ch’aak S’aagi director Tracy Rector is scheduled to attend.

A story of stolen children and cultural survival inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. Preceded by Ch’aak S’aagi (page 52)

8:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Cascades Theatre 10:30 AM Sat. 10/13 @ Madras Performing Arts Center

Dirt McComber: Last of the Mohicans

Dirt McComber: Last of the Mohicans Directed by Joanne Storkan & Ryan White | West Coast Premiere | 74 min.

In Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, rough-and-tumble Dirt McComber struggles to support his large modern family as the last member of his community to maintain a traditional Mohawk livelihood. 5:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s 12:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Madras Performing Arts Center

Adam Beach

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Founded by actor Adam Beach (Smoke Signals, Windtalkers, Flags of our Father, Suicide Squad), the Adam Beach Film Institute has been working with aboriginal youth in Manitoba and across Canada for more than six years to encourage expression through film and television. The Institute provides a clear path for indigenous youth seeking film industry training and entry into the Media Arts. Their teachings are driven and guided by the traditions of indigenous storytelling. Written by Adam Beach Film Institute students and directed by Steven Payne, Rise Up (6 min.), Forever Young (6 min.), and Cyber Bullying (5 min.) will be presented by Adam Beach himself as a special introduction to this year’s Future Filmmakers program (see page 59).

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Director Joanne Storkan and subject Dirt McComber are scheduled to attend.

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This year, we are featuring the pioneer indie feature that beat out Reservoir Dogs and Gas Food Lodging, among others, in a seminal year at Sundance 25 years ago, then disappeared off the cinematic radar. Don’t miss out on this special screening of Factory 25’s new restoration of In the Soup, which was revered by critics, who called it “furiously clever” and “magical.”

2018 INDIE RESTORATION: IN THE SOUP

INDIE RESTORATION: IN THE SOUP

IN THE SOUP

Directed by Alexandre Rockwell | 93 min. | 1992

Presented by Factory 25 founder Matt Grady.

Broke and desperate filmmaker Adolpho Rollo (Steve Buscemi) is a Manhattan wannabe in love with the mysterious woman next door, Angelica Peña (Jennifer Beals). He puts out an ad offering to sell his “fabulous” movie script for $500, and gets a response from Joe (Seymour Cassel), who gives him $1,000 and says he’ll raise the $250,000 to make the picture. The problem is, Joe is a semi-connected wise guy with a hemophiliac brother Skippy (Will Patton) and a habit of committing oddball crimes. Adolpho has signed on for a wild ride with a guy who shows up in the middle of the night and drags him into risky criminal activity. But Joe’s also a sweetheart who terrorizes Adolpho’s thug landlords into submission and goes to see Adolpho’s mother in the middle of the night to make her feel happy. Best of all, Angelica comes into the picture, thanks mostly to Joe’s wild party personality. Adolpho should be happy, but his life has become totally unglued, and his movie dreams seem farther away than ever. In The Soup was the 1992 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, which ignited the careers of Steve Buscemi, Sam Rockwell, and Stanley Tucci, brought back Jennifer Beals, Seymour Cassel, and included appearances by Will Patton, Jim Jarmusch, and Carol Kane. 3:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Theatre BendFilm.org 27


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Directed by Tim Cash | Central Oregon Premiere | 73 min. | Narrative Feature

Director Tim Cash and actors Yuvia Storm, Kiran Cash, and Sandy Silver are scheduled to attend.

Daniel McKovsky is a lost soul drifting across the universe. On his own for 30 years, he spends his nights staring up at the heavens. As he gazes upward, his mind drifts back to that day his father didn’t return from World War II. Having already lost his mother, this second blow sends Daniel down a dark path of isolation deep into the backwoods of Central Oregon. Starring Pennan Brae, Yuvia Storm, Kiran Cash, and Sandy Silver. 10:30 AM Sun. 10/14 @ Tower Theatre

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Directed by Eli Pyke & Kelly Pyke | Bend Premiere | 70 min. | Documentary Feature

Directors and subjects Eli and Kelly Pyke are scheduled to attend.

A young family struggles to stay afloat amidst disappointment and heartache. They set out on the road searching for hope and healing as a couple, connecting with their son, and pursuing a more wholehearted pace of life. This real-life tale tells of the comedy, the hardships, and the passion of living intentionally and adventurously in marriage and with children. 1:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Regal Old Mill - 1 Sponsored by Beaver Coach Sales

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Directed by Mahalia Cohen | Central Oregon Premiere | 89 min. | Narrative Feature

Writer/director Mahalia Cohen and actor Jennifer Smieja are scheduled to attend.

Jack is a washed up musician on a never-ending tour, desperate to recapture the fleeting fame he experienced in the 1970s. When he meets a mysterious woman, he believes her beautiful voice is the key to his success, but she has a secret that could threaten Jack’s plan. Set in the rural Pacific Northwest of the United States, the film weaves documentary elements into the narrative to reveal a unique look at American life. Starring Jaime Leopold and Jennifer Smieja. 10:00 AM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Theatre 1:00 PM Sun. 10/14 @ Madras Performing Arts Center

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NARRATIVE FEATURES SPOTLIGHT Friday’s Child Directed by A.J. Edwards | Northwest Premiere | 91 min.

Writer/director A.J. Edwards is scheduled to attend.

Fresh out of foster care at age 18, Richie Wincott collides with the perils and temptations of a life apart. Becoming a prime suspect in a botched robbery, he discovers an impossible love in an unlikely friend. But with the police on his heels, and a sinister stranger threatening to reveal Richie’s past, there may not be enough time to do the right thing. Starring Tye Sheridan (Tree of Life), Imogen Poots (Knight of Cups), Caleb Henry Jones (Get Out), and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld, Basquiat). 12:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Regal Old Mill - 1 8:15 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Regal Old Mill - 1

The Guilty

Directed by Gustav Möller | Oregon Premiere | 85 min. | Denmark

When police officer Asger Holm is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear. Presented in Danish with English subtitles. Preceded by The Dishwasher (page 52)

8:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Tin Pan Theater 8:15 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Tin Pan Theater

Prospect

Directed by Chris Caldwell & Zeek Earl | Oregon Premiere | 95 min.

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They’ve secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon’s toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness, and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest’s other ruthless inhabitants but with her own father’s greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape. Starring Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass (Transparent), and Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Game of Thrones). 10:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Volcanic Theatre 10:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Volcanic Theatre

Wild Nights with Emily

Directed by Madeleine Olnek | Oregon Premiere | 84 min.

Emily Dickinson’s persona, popularized since her death, was that of a reclusive spinster, a delicate wallflower too sensitive for this world. This dramatic comedy explores Emily’s vivacious, irreverent side, covered up for years, most notably her lifelong romantic relationship with another woman. You will never look at Emily Dickinson the same way again. Starring Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live), Susan Ziegler, and Amy Seimetz (Alien: Covenant). 8:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Regal Old Mill - 2

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Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson | Oregon Premiere | 100 min. | Iceland

Behind the scenes of her quiet daily routine, Halla leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist and saboteur. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” she secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything: her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted. Presented in Icelandic with English subtitles.

8:00 PM Thurs. 10/11 @ Regal Old Mill - 2 10:15 AM Sun. 10/14 @ Regal Old Mill - 2

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Directed by S. Cagney Gentry & Thomas Southerland | Central Oregon Premiere | 84 min.

Writer/director S. Cagney Gentry is scheduled to attend.

Maria is a woman with no country. A Bulgarian immigrant and adoptive mother of a black daughter, she finds herself suddenly stricken with debilitating anxiety following a break-in at her home in Kentucky. Maria’s house arrest puts her into equally painful and funny situations that soon entangle her neighbors. As Maria copes with the issues that have led her into her self-inflicted prison, her daughter Meredith discovers her own identity through a search for her biological family. 3:15 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Regal Old Mill - 2 3:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s

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In Reality

Directed by Ann Lupo | Oregon Premiere | 88 min.

Writer/director/actor Ann Lupo is scheduled to attend.

Ann is consumed by the fantasy of finding true love. Just when she thinks she’s found it, she is friend-zoned. The disappointment of rejection sends her into an obsessive downward spiral that tests the limits of her sanity and the strength of her closest friendship. In order to reclaim her bearings on reality, she confronts her overgrown fantasies by making a film about the experience. The result is a vulnerable, hilarious, and vibrantly stylized investigation of love. Preceded by Armor del Amor (page 52)

8:15 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s 12:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Regal Old Mill - 2

Pet Names

Directed by Carol Brandt | Oregon Premiere | 75 min.

With an unfinished degree in the back of her mind and her sick mother in the forefront, Leigh’s brain has begun to eat itself alive as the slow days pass in her childhood home. When she bumps into her old ex, Cam, Leigh quickly makes a series of decisions that lead them on a camping trip. Beginning with intentions to seek repair for their tumultuous past relationship, the duo soon finds themselves dredging up deep-seated wounds that never healed. The “vacation” becomes a constant guessing game of whether or not the two will find themselves back together, or never speaking again.

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Preceded by Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (page 52)

3:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Tin Pan Theater 8:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s

Savage Youth

Directed by Michael Curtis Johnson | West Coast Premiere | 98 min.

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Horrorcore hip-hop, drugs, and broken hearts mix in a decaying, racially-divided town. Amateur illustrator Elena and aspiring rapper Jason fall in love, while Gabe, an earnest young man frustrated with his position in life, loses himself in his new life of petty crime. When Jason and Elena’s turbulent romance crashes and burns, a tragic love triangle is born as Jason discovers that Elena has been hanging out with the prosperous and charismatic young black man. Jason hatches a plot against Gabe that violently spins out of control. Based on a true story. 8:45 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Theatre 3:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Volcanic Theatre

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Directed by Paul Lieberstein | Oregon Premiere | 97 min.

Writer/director/actor Paul Lieberstein is scheduled to attend the Saturday screening.

Nice-guy Fred rarely gets through the day without falling to the ground with crippling back and neck pain. To top it off, a smarmy younger partner threatens his job of 25 years at his own father’s law firm. When the beautiful Regan comes to the office, the two quickly form a bond, and she suggests he visit an acupuncturist, who discovers that Fred has a unique talent. Starring Paul Lieberstein and Rosemarie Dewitt. 1:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Theatre 3:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Tower Theatre Sponsored by Home System Solutions

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NARRATIVE FEATURES COMPETITION Song Of Back And Neck

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This Teacher

Directed by Mark Jackson | Northwest Premiere | 92 min.

A French Muslim woman travels to New York City to visit her childhood best friend from the rough neighborhoods outside of Paris. When the reunion proves disastrous, Hafsia steals her friend’s credit card and identity and disappears to a remote cabin upstate. But when she discovers that she’s not alone on the property, Hafsia’s sojourn in nature gradually descends into a terrifying study of the intolerance and suspicion she encounters and reflects back to an Islamophobic America. Preceded by Pour 585 (page 53)

12:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s 5:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Tin Pan Theater

Unlovable

Directed by Suzi Yoonessi | Northwest Premiere | 79 min.

Director Suzi Yoonessi is scheduled to attend.

Joy has a huge gaping hole in her soul, which she tries to fill with sex and romance. Realizing she has a problem, Joy enrolls in a 12-step program where she finds support from fellow recovering addict Maddie. Maddie reluctantly agrees to become Joy’s sponsor and offers up her grandmother’s guesthouse as a temporary place for Joy to live, if Joy will promise to go 30 days without sex and romance. Starring writer Charlene deGuzman, John Hawkes, and Melissa Leo. Preceded by Funeral (page 52)

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3:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Theatre 5:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Regal Old Mill - 1

You Can Choose Your Family

Directed by Miranda Bailey | Oregon Premiere | 110 min.

Tower Theatre sponsored by

OCTOBER 11-14, 2018

It’s 1992, the year grunge music becomes mainstream and hits middle American teenagers directly in their angst. Phillip longs to leave his small town for music school in The Big Apple, but his dreams are dashed when his overbearing father forbids it. In retaliation, he sneaks away for a wild spring break where he spots his father with another woman. Starring Jim Gaffigan, Logan Miller, Anna Gunn, and Alex Karpovsky. 5:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Tower Theatre 10:00 AM Sat. 10/13 @ Regal Old Mill - 1 5:15 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Madras Performing Arts Center

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ENVIRONMENTAL/OUTDOOR FEATURES All the Wild Horses Directed by Ivo Marloh | Oregon Premiere | 89 min.

Five international horse riders compete in the Mongol Derby horse race in Mongolia. This multi-horse, multi-station race over 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian steppe is the longest and toughest horse race on the planet, where the riders are in the elements on their own. After a dramatic start, the first casualties are soon medevaced from the field, but this proves to be only a prelude for what’s to come over eight grueling race days. Preceded by Wrangling Russia (page 53)

8:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Tower Theatre Sponsored by InFocus Eyecare Tower Theatre sponsored by

Hold Fast

Directed by Jim Aikman | Oregon Premiere | 51 min.

Director Jim Aikman and producer Graham Zimmerman are scheduled to attend.

Conrad Anker is one of the greatest and most notorious professional mountain climbers in history. But at 54, his career in the big mountains is winding down, especially after suffering a heart attack on a climb in the Himalayas. His friend Alex Wildman is a novice big-wall climber who recently recovered from cancer. Together, they team up on a climb up Yosemite’s El Capitan and put their traumatic brushes with mortality behind them. Preceded by Women Are Mountains (page 53)

5:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Tower Theatre Sponsored by Dr. Andy Higgins Tower Theatre sponsored by

The Push

Directed by Grant Korgan & Brian Niles | Northwest Premiere | 90 min.

Director Brian Niles and subject/producer Tal Fletcher, Jr. are scheduled to attend.

Grant Korgan is a world-class adventurer, nano-mechanics professional, and husband. In 2010, while filming a snowmobiling segment in the Sierra Nevada backcountry, he burst-fractured his L1 vertebrae. Two years later, along with two seasoned explorers, Grant attempted the insurmountable and became the first spinal-cordinjured athlete to literally push himself nearly 100 miles to the most inhospitable place on the planet, the South Pole. Preceded by This Is My Home (page 53)

8:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Tower Theatre Sponsored by CORA Tower Theatre sponsored by

Saving Atlantis

Directed by Justin Smith & David Baker | 75 min.

Directors Justin Smith and David Baker are scheduled to attend.

The loss of coral reef ecosystems around the world affects more than the oceans. There’s a pair of researchers pursuing daring solutions to save and restore corals; a family in French Polynesia who senses the looming changes in local waters they’ve been fishing for generations; fishermen off the coast of Colombia struggling to hold on to a reef that’s thriving against all odds; and a group of young aboriginal students in Australia restoring the ancient connections of their people to a marine habitat just as it could disappear forever. 6:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Regal Old Mill - 1

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Directed by Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer & Quinn Costello | 71 min.

Director Quinn Costello is scheduled to attend.

After decades of hurricanes and oil spills in Louisiana, fisherman Thomas Gonzales faces a new threat: hordes of monstrous 20-pound swamp rats. Known as nutria, these invasive South American rodents breed faster than the roving squads of hunters can control them. With their orange teeth and voracious appetite, they are eating up the coastal wetlands that protect Thomas and his town of Delacroix Island from hurricanes. It’s man versus rodent. Preceded by River Gold (page 53)

12:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Cascades Theatre 5:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Theatre

Youth Unstoppable

Directed by Slater Jewell-Kemker | 90 min.

Director Slater Jewell-Kemker is scheduled to attend.

At age 15, filmmaker Slater Jewell-Kemker began attending environmental summits, camera in hand, wide-eyed, and ready to make a difference. What began as a single journey evolved into an intimate and challenging documentary shot behind the front lines of the largely unseen and misunderstood global youth climate movement. Slater documents the struggles, events, and first hand effects on the youth fighting to be heard at home and within the frustrating and complex process of UN Climate Change negotiations. 12:45 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Regal Old Mill - 2 10:30 AM Sun. 10/14 @McMenamins - Theatre

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Directed by Morgan Capps & Jilann Spitzmiller | Northwest Premiere | 88 min.

Directors Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller are scheduled to attend.

A group of disenfranchised artists in Santa Fe, New Mexico become a DIY collective, calling themselves Meow Wolf. Their immersive, large-scale exhibitions happen to crack open a profitable niche in the arts and entertainment industry, but their social mission becomes challenged by the demands of their rapid success. Preceded by Everything Changes (page 52)

3:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Regal Old Mill - 1 12:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Volcanic Theatre Sponsored by Bend Studio

2018 DOUMENTARY FEATURES SPOTLIGHT

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES SPOTLIGHT Meow Wolf: Origin Story

Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End Directed by Pablo Bryant | Central Oregon Premiere | 70 min.

Director Pablo Bryant and Mr. Fish are scheduled to attend.

This is the story of Mr. Fish, the last great American outlaw artist. Having found success creating compelling, and often adult themed, editorial cartoons, Mr. Fish’s profession is on its way out. Editors previously willing to back controversial work are disappearing as fast as the newspapers which once employed him. Can an outspoken artist raise a family and maintain his unique, defiant voice? Preceded by Beneath The Ink (page 52)

5:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Volcanic Theatre 3:15 PM Sun. 10/14 @ Regal Old Mill - 2

Science Fair

Directed by Cristina Costantini & Darren Foster | 90 min.

Nine high school students from around the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. The film offers a front row seat to the victories, defeats, and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science. Preceded by Renewal: Think Like a Scientist (page 53)

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10:00 AM Fri. 10/12 @ Regal Old Mill - 1 12:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Tower Theatre Sponsored by First Interstate Bank Tower Theatre sponsored by

White Tide: The Legend of Culebra Directed by Theo Love | Oregon Premiere | 83 min.

Preceded by Hula Girl (page 52)

8:15 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Regal Old Mill - 1 10:30 AM Sat. 10/13 @ Regal Old Mill - 2 7:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Madras Performing Arts Center Sponsored by G5

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Rodney is an American dreamer, but when the Great Recession wipes out his construction business in Central Florida, his family faces a nightmare of debt. Then, Rodney hears a story that just might solve his family’s problems. There’s an island, a map, and buried treasure— $2 million just waiting for someone to dig it up. The catch? It just happens to be in cocaine form.

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Directed by Morrisa Maltz | Oregon Premiere | 52 min.

Director Morrisa Maltz is scheduled to attend.

A prominent Dallas fashion designer in the 1980s dropped her life and ran off to the woods in order to pursue a personal and creative one. She has since become a reclusive hermit and spends her time creating clay sculptures and art out of rocks from the nearby creek. The film peels off the layers of this woman’s persona, questioning what would drive a successful Texas fashion designer to immerse herself in nature to create and become an entirely self-sufficient woman of the woods. Preceded by The Happiness Machine (page 52)

3:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s 5:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Cascades Theatre

The Rescue List

2018 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES COMPETITION

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES COMPETITION Ingrid

Directed by Alyssa Fedele & Zachary Fink | Oregon Premiere | 81 min.

Director Alyssa Fedele is scheduled to attend.

An immersive documentary that intimately follows the lives of two rescued children living in a rehabilitation shelter in Ghana, as social workers help them recover from a childhood enslaved to fishermen on Lake Volta, the largest manmade lake on Earth. Their story takes an unexpected turn when their rescuer embarks on another rescue mission and asks the children for help. Preceded by Little Fiel (page 52)

5:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Tin Pan Theater 3:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Regal Old Mill - 2

Roll Red Roll

Directed by Nancy Schwartzman | Oregon Premiere | 80 min.

At a pre-season football party in small-town Ohio, a horrible incident took place. As amateur crime blogger Alex Goddard uncovers disturbing evidence on social media documenting the assault of a teenage girl by members of the high school football team, questions linger around the collusion of teen and adult bystanders. The story acts as a cautionary tale of what can happen when adults look the other way and deny that rape culture exists. Preceded by What Happened To Evie (page 53)

OFFICIAL GUIDE

12:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Tin Pan Theater 10:00 AM Sat. 10/13 @ Tin Pan Theater

Satan & Adam

Directed by V. Scott Balcerek | Oregon Premiere | 78 min.

Preceded by Community Patrol (page 52)

6:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Theatre 12:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Cascades Theatre

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In 1986, harmonica player Adam Gussow asked if he could jam with one-man-band Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee. It was the beginning of an unforgettable collaboration dubbed Satan & Adam. Against the backdrop of racial tensions in New York City, this Jewish Ivy League graduate and black Mississippi blues man made an unlikely pair, but their musical stylings aligned. The duo rose to international acclaim from their Harlem street corner, but as quickly as they were discovered, their meteoric rise was cut short when Mr. Satan mysteriously disappeared.

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Directed by Melody Gilbert | Oregon Premiere | 72 min.

Director Melody Gilbert is scheduled to attend.

When having a relationship with a real human being is too hard, where do you turn? The film explores the emotional connection some people have to their synthetic companions and what that means for the future of human relationships. Ultimately, this is a film about love, loneliness, secrets, and, perhaps, acceptance. Who are we to judge who, or what, people choose to love? Preceded by Lovely Legs (page 53)

5:45 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Volcanic Theatre 8:15 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Theatre

Soufra

2018 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES COMPETITION

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES COMPETITION Silicone Soul

Directed by Thomas Morgan | Central Oregon Premiere | 73 min.

Producer Kathleen Glynn is scheduled to attend.

Mariam Shaar is a refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon. Mariam and a diverse team of fellow refugee women who share the camp as their home set out to change their fate by launching a catering company, Soufra, and then expanding its reach outside the camp with a food truck business. Together, they heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food while taking their future into their own hands. Preceded by Los Lecheros (page 53)

3:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Cascades Theatre 6:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Regal Old Mill - 2 Sponsored by Old Back Nine

Time Trial

Directed by Finlay Pretsell | Oregon Premiere | 81 min.

Using pioneering filming techniques, bespoke vehicles, and on-bike cameras, the documentary offers a radical new insight into the world of professional cycling through the eyes of David Millar, the only British rider to have won all of the Tour de France jerseys. The audience experiences not only the euphoria of the race, but also the tedium in what is Millar’s last encounter with the Tour de France, witnessing just how far a man will go in his will to win. Preceded by The Road Between Us (page 53)

OFFICIAL GUIDE

6:00 PM Thurs. 10/11 @ Regal Old Mill - 1 10:15 AM Fri. 10/12 @ Regal Old Mill - 2 8:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Cascades Theatre Sponsored by Summit Bank

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Directed by Arwen Curry | Central Oregon Premiere | 64 min.

Preceded by Lotte That Silhouette Girl (page 53)

3:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Tin Pan Theater 1:00 PM Sun. 10/14 @ Regal Old Mill - 2 Sponsored by InFocus Eyecare

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An exploration into the remarkable life and legacy of science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away in 2018. Viewers will accompany the writer on an intimate journey of self-discovery as she comes into her own as a major feminist author, opening new doors for the imagination and inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way.

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2018 NARRATIVE SHORTS #1

NARRATIVE SHORTS #1 Total program runtime: 85 min.

10:30 AM Fri. 10/12 @ Tower Theatre 6:15 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s Tower Theatre sponsored by The Lightkeeper

The Lightkeeper Directed by Zach Bandler | 16 min.

Set on a remote stretch of stormy coastline, a hardened young woman agrees to dinner at the home of an aging recluse. Feature Academy Award nominee Bruce Davison and Meg Steedle (Boardwalk Empire).

Weekends Directed by Trevor Jimenez | 15 min.

The story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal, dreamlike moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken-up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980s Toronto.

Weekends

Zero-Zero Directed by Randall Whittinghill | 15 min.

A down and out dad is ready to do just about anything to watch his team play the World Series—and that includes hanging out with his neighbor’s daughter.

Geoff Directed by Michael Rouse & Will Kenning | 20 min.

Geoff has gephyrophobia, a fear of crossing bridges, and has constructed an ingenious, sometimes ridiculous, daily routine to avoid them. When the woman he loves offers an opportunity to change, Geoff must confront his fear or lose everything.

Zero-Zero

Gloria Talks Funny Directed by Kendall Goldberg | 19 min.

OFFICIAL GUIDE

When a struggling voice actress discovers her agent failed to tell her that her claim-to-fame cartoon is being remade, she sets her sights on reprising the role. *Check bendfilm.org ticket site for updates on attending filmmakers.

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2018 NARRATIVE SHORTS #2

NARRATIVE SHORTS #2 Total program runtime: 81 min.

3:15 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Tower Theatre 12:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Theatre Tower Theatre sponsored by Wale

Wale Directed by Barnaby Blackburn | 20 min.

An 18-year-old youth offender is trying to start his own business as a mobile mechanic, but enterprise isn’t so easy when you’re a young, black male with a criminal past.

Who Decides Directed by Mylissa Fitzsimmons | 8 min.

A sick woman and a young girl engage in a discussion about who decides when it’s your time to die. Who Decides

The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler Directed by Paul Philipp | 29 min.

Set in East Germany in 1987, special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. He is assigned to solve the case of a missing 6-year-old before the issue leads to political tension with the West.

I See Through You* Directed by Lael Rogers | 5 min.

The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler

The story of two people at different stages of their relationship in a universe where women wear synthetic masks that never age.

Souls of Totality* Directed by Richard Raymond | 19 min.

*Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

I See Through You

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Lady 18 and Guy 3 have a secret. They are members of a cult that believes if they die during a solar eclipse their souls will be taken to paradise. But that’s not their secret; they are also profoundly in love.

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2018 DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 Total program runtime: 77 min.

1:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Tower Theatre 3:15 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Cascades Theatre Tower Theatre sponsored by David’s Voice

David’s Voice* Directed by Graham Hill | 15 min.

An intimate portrait of a 26-year-old classically trained vocalist pursuing his passion for musical theater on a miniature stage using action figures as his performers.

My Paintbrush Bites Directed by Joel Pincosy & Co-directed by Joe Egender | 16 min.

A man battling reclusion and a racehorse on the brink of death save each other in unexpected ways.

Angela Wilson: A Butcher’s Story

My Paintbrush Bites

Directed by Gabby Scott | 7 min.

An intimate portrayal of Angela Wilson, butcher and owner of Avedano’s Holly Park Market located in San Francisco.

Burton Before and After* Directed by Courtney Hermann & Kerribeth Elliott | 15 min.

Fifteen years after Burton began his gender-affirming transition, his longtime friend Courtney calls him up with the news that she has uncovered a cache of home video footage from that time period.

Junction

Angela Wilson: A Butcher’s Story

Directed by Brendan Young | 25 min.

On the Navajo Nation, basketball is as much a part of life as the surrounding natural beauty and ancient traditions. This is especially true for Nahatabaa Nacona, whose talent could prove to be her only path to college.

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*Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

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Total program runtime: 85 min.

5:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Cascades Theatre 12:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Tin Pan Theater

An Accidental Drowning

An Accidental Drowning

2018 DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2 Directed by Matteo Servente | 7 min.

On April 28, 1939, Jesse Lee Bond was brutally lynched in Arlington, Tennessee. His official death certificate read: Accidentally Drowned.

The BLM Bridge Protest: One Year Later* Directed by Yalonda M. James | 7 min.

The BLM Bridge Protest: One Year Later

On July 10, 2016, more than 1,000 demonstrators shut down the Hernando de Soto Bridge during a Black Lives Matter protest in Memphis, Tennessee following the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock* Directed by Michele Noble | 23 min.

In 2016, from the summer through the harsh winter at Standing Rock, North Dakota, the youth of many tribes united the Native Nations for the first time in 150 years and rose up in spiritual solidarity to non-violently fight for Unci Maka (Mother Earth) against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Oil Pipeline. Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock

Throwline Directed by Mia Mullarkey | 14 min.

A group of taxi drivers in Kilkenny, Ireland join together to form a suicide prevention group. Uniquely positioned to patrol the night, the drivers keep vigil over the city’s streets and bridges and offer help to those who feel forlorn. Directed by Skye Fitzgerald | 34 min. Throwline

Lifeboat

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*Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

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With few resources, a team of global volunteers risks the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts, providing a spark of hope for how civilians can intervene in the global refugee crisis in a meaningful way.

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NORTHWEST SHORTS

Showcasing short films from local and regional filmmakers. Total program runtime: 87 min.

8:30 PM Thurs. 10/11 @ Regal Old Mill - 1 10:15 AM Sat. 10/13 @ Cascades Theatre

Invisible Oregon

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Invisible Oregon Directed by Sam Forencich | 6 min.

An art time-lapse piece three years in the making and created entirely with infrared converted cameras to reveal a landscape beyond the range of human perception.

Engaging the Curve*

Engaging the Curve

Directed by Graham Zimmerman | 12 min.

As a couple, Ultimate frisbee world champion Shannon McDowell and professional climber Graham Zimmerman decided they needed a new sport that they could learn together, on an even playing field.

Amateur Gladiator* Directed by Jesse Locke | 22 min.

The sport of fencing as seen through the eyes of an amateur athlete in Bend.

Sole Doctor*

Sole Doctor

Directed by Paula Bernstein | 5 min.

The story of George’s Shoe Repair, a family-owned shoe repair shop in Portland that has served the community for over 50 years.

The Joy Block* Directed by Joanie Fox | 10 min.

In Portland, there is a thriving Samba community nurtured and cultivated by a diverse group of 30 community musicians and dancers known as “Bloco Alegria,” or The Joy Block.

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Directed by Cullen Dallas, Delaney Walnofer, Dylan Welles, & Anthony Yamashiro | 1 min. | Pacific University

The Joy Block North & Nowhere

This cutout animation brings bites from Alan Watts’s “Love” speech to life.

George & Brenda* Directed by Kai Burley | 6 min. | University of Oregon

A portrait of dementia and its effects on those we love.

Thou Shall Not Tailgate*

George & Brenda

Directed by Greg Hamilton | 25 min.

A profile of art car creator and Portland Cacophony Society co-founder Rev. Chuck Linville. *Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

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This family-friendly program of short films presents some of the best animation that the festival has to offer—and more! The first seven shorts are recommended for kids 5 and older; the final two are recommended for kids 10 and older. There will be a short Q&A after Weeds to give parents of younger children an opportunity to leave early.

2018 FAMILY SHORTS

FAMILY SHORTS Total program runtime: 68 min.

Cinderella: According to Kids!

10:00 AM Sat. 10/13 @ Tower Theatre 10:30 AM Sun. 10/14 @ Regal Old Mill - 1 Sponsored by Caldera Tower Theatre sponsored by

Cinderella: According to Kids!* Directed by Christopher Carlisle | 6 min.

The classic tale of Cinderella as told by kids and presented by professional actors.

Two Balloons

Nodding Off Directed by Kailey Choi | 3 min. | Ringling College of Art and Design

An ordinary commute home turns near-disastrous as an overworked employee falls asleep at the wheel.

Fast Food* Directed by Cullen Dallas, Delaney Walnofer, Dylan Welles, & Anthony Yamashiro | 1 min. | Pacific University

Stop motion! One finicky burger meets its match. Space Girls

Two Balloons* Directed by Mark C. Smith | 10 min.

Two adventurous lemurs navigate their dirigibles halfway around the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion.

Dream Homes According To Kids: Milo’s Mansion* Directed by Rebecca Blumhagen | 3 min.

Milo’s dream home has seven rooms, five sets of flowers, a dog, a cat, and a fish—and a TV that’s as big as if you cut the house into four pieces, it would be as big as one of those pieces.

Weeds

Space Girls Directed by Carys Watford | 10 min.

Weeds* Directed by Kevin Hudson | 3 min.

A Little Love Goes a Long Clay

A Little Love Goes a Long Clay Directed by Juliet Buckholdt | 4 min. | Ridgeland High School

Bullies Directed by Daniel Bydlowski | 28 min.

Eugene, a shy 10-year-old boy, is bullied every day until he discovers a secret underneath the school that keeps him safe...for now. Bullies

Laboratory Conditions

*Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

OCTOBER 11-14, 2018

The claymation story of a teen who had a bad experience with cyberbullying and encourages viewers to use social media for love rather than hate.

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The story of a dandelion, rooted on the wrong side of the driveway in a barren yard surrounded by dry dirt and dead grass.

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During a sleepover, four space-obsessed 9-year-old girls embark on a secret mission in their cardboard rocket.

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Total program runtime: 87 min.

8:15 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Volcanic Theatre 10:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Theatre

Trump Bites: Xenophobia Created by Billy Shebar & Dana Robert | Animated by Bill Plympton | 1 min. Trump Bites: Xenophobia

One in a series of animated fantasies based on actual Donald Trump audio clips, hand-drawn by two-time Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton.

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LATE NIGHT SHORTS

Lunch Ladies* Directed by J.M. Logan / A Clarissa Jacobson production | 19 min.

Two high school lunch ladies will do whatever it bloody takes to become Johnny Depp’s personal chefs.

S&M Love Company* Directed by Hans Skjersaa & J.P. Schlick | 4 min. Lunch Ladies

Jury Award-winning entry from the 2018 BendFilm-ScaleHouse 72-Hour Filmmaker Scramble.

Trump Bites: Putin Romance Created by Billy Shebar & Dana Robert | Animated by Bill Plympton | 1 min.

Another in a series of fantasies based on actual Donald Trump audio clips, animated by Bill Plympton.

The Legend of the Flying Punani* Directed by Emily Hanson, Leandra Benson White, & Jazmin Gentry-Kopacz | 2 min. | Pacific University Trump Bites: Putin Romance

The tale of one of Hawaii’s more scandalous folktales told in the silhouette cutout animation style of Lotte Reiniger.

Friend of a Friend* Directed by Timothy Jackson Stueve | 12 min.

When an Uber driver picks up a passenger, they soon discover they share a disturbing link.

What’s That in the Ground* Directed by Wally Chung | 3 min. What’s That in the Ground

When you want one thing, sometimes you get the complete opposite— or something worse. Directed by Derek Sitter | 13 min.

Pain is temporary, but trauma is forever. The tables are turned on a torturer.

The Pick Up* Directed by Taylor Morden | 3 min.

A young woman finds out why you should never go anywhere alone.

After Her Directed by Aly Migliori | 14 min.

Laboratory Conditions Directed by Jocelyn Stamat | 17 min.

A physician investigating a missing body disrupts an unlawful experiment. Laboratory Conditions

*Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

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A wayward teenage girl goes missing and her friend is haunted by her disappearance.

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After Her

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2018 SHORTS WITH FEATURES

SHORTS SCREENING WITH FEATURES *Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

Armor del Amor* Directed by Kirk Kelley | 2 min. Screens with In Reality (page 33)

A sort of nature documentary that follows the mating rituals of Dasypus novemcinctus, the nine-banded female armadillo.

Beneath the Ink Directed by Cy Dodson | 13 min. Screens with Mr. Fish: Cartooning From The Deep End (page 39)

In a time when society’s beliefs are in question, one Ohio tattoo artist is challenging his community by saying, “Bring me your mistakes.”

Blood Sky* Directed by LaRonn Katchia | 7 min. Screens with Smoke Signals on Fri. 10/12 (page 25)

A deadly outbreak has quickly spread across the city of Portland as three survivors make their way to an infested laboratory in hopes of containing it. Made in 48 hours for the 2018 Portland 48 Hour Film Project.

Ch’aak’ S’aagi (Eagle Bone)* Directed by Tracy Rector | 5 min. Screens with Dawnland (page 25)

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A journey of remembrance and reflection on the lessons of the old ones — teachings that remind us we are all individual vessels of spirit and change, yet inextricably connected.

Community Patrol* Directed by Andrew James | 13 min. Screens with Satan & Adam (page 41)

A Detroit minister rallies the community to shut down a drug house in an inspiring display of collective action.

The Dishwasher* Directed by Jordan Jacinto | 14 min. Screens with The Guilty (page 30)

Inspired by true events, a young family is thrown into upheaval after receiving a sinister message from the local cartel in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.

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A Dying Breed* Directed by Wes Coughlin | 12 min. Screens with Sometimes a Great Notion (page 55)

Humm Kombucha athlete and soon-to-be father Matthias Giraud suffers a near-fatal accident in the French Alps when a parachute stunt goes wrong.

Everything Changes* Directed by Geoff Marslett | 6 min. Screens with Meow Wolf: Origin Story (page 39)

Armor del Amor

This doodle spans 15 years and includes more than 33,000 individual drawings of ink on paper.

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay Directed by Matt Soson | 14 min. Screens with Pet Names (page 33)

Two hikers backpacking through the desert are forced to face the reality of a dire situation.

Beneath the Ink

Funeral Directed by Leah Shore | 8 min. Screens with Unlovable (page 35)

A bereaved woman delivers a convoluted speech to a gathering of family and close friends, then retreats to the waiting room.

The Happiness Machine

Community Patrol

Directed by Rebecca Blumhagen | 24 min. Screens with Ingrid (page 41)

A philosopher, inventor, and farmer in rural Iowa, Carl shares the deeply intricate workings of his projects, how they are connected to the land, and what he hopes to pass on to his children as the gift of place.

Hula Girl*

Happiness Machine

Directed by Amy Hill & Chris Riess | 11 min. Screens with White Tide: The Legend of Culebra (page 39)

At 94 years old, Joan Anderson has waited 60 years to prove that a “gentleman’s handshake” was hardly a deal, and it’s time to set the record straight.

Little Fiel Directed by Irina Patkanian | 16 min. Screens with The Rescue List (page 41)

Hula Girl

A stop-motion animation documentary that tells the story of peaceful people who have been coerced, conscripted, and enticed into killing each other during an unending civil war. Made using dismantled AK47s and M16s. Los Lecheros


The Road Between Us*

Directed by Jim Cricchi | 21 min. Screens with Soufra (page 43)

Directed by Joanne Feinberg & Katherine Roselli | 15 min. Screens with Time Trial (page 43)

The fates of undocumented immigrant workers and Wisconsin’s $43 billion dairy industry are closely intertwined, and both are grappling with their options for survival as fears of ICE raids and deportations under the Trump administration grow.

Lotte That Silhouette Girl Directed by Elizabeth Beecherl & Carla Patullo | 10 min. Screens with Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (page 43)

Lovely Legs

Once upon a time, long before Disney and the other animation giants, Lotte Reiniger ignited the screen with shadows, light, and a pair of magical scissors.

Lovely Legs Directed by Abby Thompson | 10 min. Screens with Silicone Soul (page 43)

In a desperate attempt to start anew, a man living in the not-so-distant future transports his secret sex robot companion to a secluded forest for disposal. My Once Life

My Once Life Directed by Pamela J. Peters | 4 min. Screens with The Blessing (page 25)

A hybrid video poem about the continuing impact of colonization on tribal peoples.

Pour 585 Directed by Patrick Smith | 5 min. Screens with This Teacher (page 35) River Gold

Renewal: Think Like a Scientist Directed by Jessica Plumb | 8 min. Screens with Science Fair (page 39)

Directed by Brady Holden | 11 min. Screens with Rodents of Unusual Size (page 37)

Women are Mountains

Not-so-typical angler Olivier Gandzadi is obsessed with catching what most Americans label as a trash fish: the common carp. Raised in Paris, Olivier has brought his passion to the Pacific Northwest where he’s found a deep connection with the Columbia River.

This is the story of four Bend Spay + Neuter (BSNP) beneficiaries and volunteers who have unbreakable bonds with their pets.

This is My Home* Directed by Joshua Miller | 7 min. Screens with The Push (page 36)

This documentary made in partnership with Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) features inspiring stories of three incredible OAS athletes and how OAS programs and volunteers change lives.

What Happened to Evie Directed by Kate Cheeseman | 11 min. Screens with Roll Red Roll (page 41)

A girl’s fractured memories distort the truth of a sexual assault in this multilayered thriller.

Women are Mountains Directed by Renata Calmon | 15 min. Screens with Hold Fast (page 36)

In the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil, climbers Mônica Filipini and Danielle Pinto are responsible for their children and domestic affairs, and are also able to enjoy their great passion: the mountains.

Wrangling Russia Directed by Ilie Mitaru | 11 min. Screens with All the Wild Horses (page 36)

In 2011, Russia’s largest meat producer began recruiting American cowboys to help restart a national beef industry that had been destroyed during the Soviet era.

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River Gold

Directed by Taylor Morden | 6 min. Screens with Sunday 3:15 PM TBA

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The Road Between Us

A heartwarming story of transformation and restoration, featuring an emerging young scientist from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.

This is My Family*

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A timid character with a wine glass for a head grows larger than his numbered peers while participating in a prosaic cycle of pouring.

A father and son bicycle 2,701 miles across America on Route 66. They discover that the road between them is the life path that connects them.

2018 SHORTS WITH FEATURES

Lotte That Silhouette Girl

Los Lecheros (Dairy Farmers)

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Sometimes a Great Notion Directed by Paul Newman | 1971 | 114 min.

Paul Newman made his directorial debut with the sweeping saga Sometimes a Great Notion, based on Ken Kesey’s bestselling novel (his follow-up to One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest). The story focuses on a fiercely independent Oregon family of loggers who buck their close-knit timber community to deliver a shipment of logs in defiance of a strike. In the process, one man is killed, the family patriarch is injured, and the eldest son Hank almost loses his wife to his half-brother. Filled with complex characters and issues that still resonate today, Sometimes a Great Notion is an intense and riveting portrait of life set against the rugged backdrop of logging. BendFilm loves to celebrate Oregon on the big screen, and this is a perfect Oregon film, based on the novel many critics consider Ken Kesey’s magnum opus. Starring Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin, the film received Oscar nominations for Best Original Song and Best Supporting Actor Richard Jaeckel.

2018 CLOSING NIGHT FILM

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Preceded by A Dying Breed (page 52)

6:00 PM Sun. 10/14 @ Tower Theatre Tower Theatre sponsored by

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2018 LIVE MUSIC

LIVE MUSIC

Bend has a thriving music scene. You don’t need to travel far to see some of the best bluegrass, folk, pop, indie rock, and alt-country in the state. Each year, we’re excited to showcase a variety of local bands. Enjoy these short sets while you wait for the next film to start. Shows are subject to change. Check bendfilm.org for current schedule.

Downhill Ryder

Laurel Brauns

Meow Wolf: Origin Story

Sometimes a Great Notion

Savage Youth

3:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Volcanic Theatre (p.33)

Michalis Patterson

Hardly Heard

3:15 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Cascades Theatre (p.46)

12:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Volcanic Theatre (p.39)

6:00 PM Sun. 10/14 @ Tower Theatre (p.55)

Documentary Shorts #1

You Can Choose Your Family

Ingrid

The Push

Time Trial

Hot Club of Bend

Rider By My Side

Song of Back and Neck

Narrative Shorts #2

6:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Theatre (p.41) 12:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Cascades Theatre (p.41)

Unlovable

The Astronot

Appaloosa Duo

Savage Youth

Encore Screening

Winter’s Bone

Third Seven

This Teacher

Narrative Shorts #2

All music playing directly before the films listed below the band.

Adam Gussow Satan & Adam

Documentary Shorts #2

5:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Cascades Theatre (p.47)

Dawnland

8:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Cascades Theatre (p.25)

All the Wild Horses

5:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Tower Theatre (p.35)

5:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Cascades Theatre (p.41)

8:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Tower Theatre (p.36)

8:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Cascades Theatre (p.43)

1:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Theatre (p.35)

3:15 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Tower Theatre (p.45)

3:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Theatre (p.35)

10:30 AM Sun. 10/14 @ Tower Theatre (p.29)

8:45 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Theatre (p.33)

12:30 PM Sun. 10/14 @ Tower Theatre

8:30 PM Thurs. 10/11 @ Tower Theatre (p.21) 12:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s (p.35)

12:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Theatre (p.45)

Encore Screening

8:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Tower Theatre (p.36)

Jennifer Smieja

CJ Neary

The Last Hot Lick

This Island Earth

Song of Back and Neck

Dig!

Hold Fast

Tone Red

Dirt McComber: Last of the Mohicans

5:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s (p.25)

In Reality

8:15 PM Fri. 10/12 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s (p.33)

Youth Unstoppable

10:30 AM Sun. 10/14 @ McMenamins - Theater (p.37)

Future Filmmakers

1:00 PM Sun. 10/14 @ McMenamins - Theater (p.59)

Coyote Willow Rodents of Unusual Size

12:30 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Cascades Theatre (p.37) 5:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Theatre (p.37)

3:15 PM Sun. 10/14 @ Tower Theatre

10:00 AM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Theater (p.29)

3:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Volcanic Theatre (p.23)

3:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Tower Theatre (p.35) 5:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Tower Theatre (p.36)

Family Shorts

The Last Hot Lick

1:00 PM Sun. 10/14 @ Madras Performing Arts Center (p.29)

Joyroot 10:30 AM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s (p.21)

Ukulele Cinda

Narrative Shorts #1

Northwest Shorts

Silicone Soul

6:15 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s (p.44)

8:45 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s (p.33)

10:30 AM Fri. 10/12 @ Tower Theatre (p.44)

Fort Maria

3:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s (p.33)

Pet Names

Narrative Shorts #1

Documentary Shorts #1

In The Soup

8:15 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Theatre (p.43)

12:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ Tower Theatre (p.39)

The Blessing

1:15 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Father Luke’s (p.25)

3:00 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Theatre (p.27)

Science Fair

Travis Eherenstrom

Stray Dog

Soufra

3:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Cascades Theatre (p.43)

10:00 AM Sat. 10/13 @ Tower Theatre (p.49)

1:00 PM Fri. 10/12 @ Tower Theatre (p.46)

10:15 AM Sat. 10/13 @ Cascades Theatre (p.48)

Whiskey Jacks Late Night Shorts

10:30 PM Sat. 10/13 @ McMenamins - Theatre (p.51)

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2018 FUTURE OF FILM & VIRTUAL REALITY Mrs. Ingram

FUTURE OF FILM

VIRTUAL REALITY

Experience cinema like never before.

Graham Zimmerman is not only a world-class alpinist, but also a partner at Bedrock Film Works, a Bend-based production company specializing in capturing the experience in wild places. Through a partnership with REI and Google Daydream, Graham has recently directed a series of VR short films titled The Moment, which focus on following outdoor athletes through their moments of personal commitment in extreme sports. Also experience Tracy Rector’s point-of-view documentary Ch’aak S’aagi (page 52) in full VR, which takes indigenous storytelling in a stunning new direction. The series is available for viewing at the Google Activation space located at Crow’s Feet Commons.

Today’s filmmakers are pushing the boundaries of what film can be. Here, festivalgoers have the opportunity to see what the future of film looks like. From interactive films with audience participation to immersive experiences in virtual reality, the future of film is here.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN FILM ADVENTURE

Mrs. Ingram

Directed by Jesse Locke

The Moment Episode 1: Whitewater Kayaking with Darby McAdams Episode 2: Mountain Biking with James Williams Episode 3: Canyoneering with Jake Huddleston Episode 4: Highlining with Ryan Robinson Episode 5: Rock Climbing with Shelma Jun

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What if the audience controlled the plot of a film? That’s the idea director Jesse Locke had for Mrs. Ingram, a choose-your-own-adventure film created in a partnership with AMZ Productions and Neurolytics Media. This is the worldwide premiere of the film where the audience will choose the path of protagonist Mrs. Ingram. Each decision, decided through an app, impacts the story of the main character. This is filmmaking happening in real time and BendFilm’s first fully interactive movie experience. Choose wisely. Local duo Jim and Lisa Sipe of Binary Star Systems have created an interactive app to use in conjunction with the film experience. Use the QR code or go to Upickflix.app to download.

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Fri. 10/12 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sat. 10/13

LOCATION

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Crow’s Feet Commons 869 NW Wall Street

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SHOWTIMES The 15-minute film will run every half hour.

Friday, October 12th First show: 3:00 PM | Last show: 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 13th First show: 12:00 PM | Last show: 8:00 PM This program is sponsored by

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2018 MOVEMENT ARTS

MOVEMENT ARTS We are excited to feature eye-popping performers thoughout the 2018 BendFilm Festival. These live performances from talented local and regional performers will pop-up in locations where films are screened. Look for acts in downtown Bend, the Old Mill District, and Volcanic Theatre Pub. There’s also an opportunity for kids and families to join in the fun as well.

FLOW JAMS Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10 AM, everyone is invited to “Flow Jams in Drake Park” to play and learn the healing power of hooping, acro yoga, and other circus fun.

THE PERFORMERS Enjoy performances from these local acts who will be entertaining throughout the festival.

The Spinsterz

Flow arts and circus are our passion. Building and supplying hula hoops, fire and LED props, and fun festival toys for 14 years right here in Bend. Let us inspire you to find health and fitness in your flow. Visit our warehouse for weekly classes and workshops. thespinsterz.com

Tula Movement Arts

Weekly classes in yoga, acro yoga, aerial yoga, slackline, dance, fitness, kids classes, family classes. Summer camps for kids, teacher trainings and more. tulamovementarts.com

Pinto Bella Hoops

Dance, fitness, and lifestyle. Yoga and hula hoop instructor Katie Pinto teaches and performs throughout the country, but has made a home in Bend. Local classes and programs are available for all ages. pintobella.com

Bend Ecstatic Dance

Freeform movement and dance to a rich soundscape spanning time periods and cultures, traveling through peaks and valleys, varying in tempo, texture, and mood. A creative and fun, deeply evocative meditation tapping you into the well spring of your own unique expression. Weekly Ecstatic Dance Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. at the Masonic Temple. bendecstaticdance.com

Hummingbird Rising

Yoga, dance, and movement for health and wellness. hummingbirdrisingyoga.weebly.com

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Ryan Re’s Contact-Fusion Dance

A dance form that takes the traditional roots of improvisational dance, particularly the emphasis on safe weight-sharing and maintenance of personal balance. Results in an immediate increase of confidence and repertoire in partner dancing for any setting, be it country swing or ecstatic dance. facebook.com/contactfusionbend

Susan Holland Fitness & Yoga

If you hate exercising, it’s the exercise’s fault, not yours. Find the right workout for you. Susan Holland offers private and group instruction for weight lifting, pre-and-post natal, yoga, hand-balancing and AcroYoga. All ages. susanhollandyoga.com

Bend Community Hoopers

All ages and skill levels can be part of the growing flow arts movement. Join us for classes, park meetups, and other community events. facebook.com/groups/BendCommunityHoopers

Slackrobats Academy

Acroyoga performers Lindsi Kay and Buddy Thomas are the founders of Slackrobats Academy, an online training resource for extreme yogis, acrobats, and slackliners. Subscribe to their Slackrobats YouTube channel to find performance videos and free tutorials for aspiring Slackrobats. slackrobatsacademy.com | slackrobats.com


Sponsored by Dan Wieden & Priscilla Bernard Wieden on behalf of Caldera

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2018 TV COMMERCIAL CONTEST Sponsored by City of Bend and Zolo Media BendFilm, Zolo Media, and the City of Bend hosted a contest for Future Filmmakers to write and produce a professional TV commercial that will air across Central Oregon. $450 in cash prizes was given to three winners.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER ($150) & AUDIENCE CHOICE WINNER ($100)

Bend Aqua-Culture Directed by Marvin Walder, Summit High School

9TH – 12TH GRADE DIVISION WINNER ($100)

Save Our Water Directed by George Plumleigh, Summit High School

5TH – 8TH GRADE DIVISION WINNER ($100)

Healthy Water, Healthy You Bella Moon, Pilot Butte Middle School

1:00 PM Sun. 10/14 @ McMenamins - Theatre Now in its twelfth year, the BendFilm Future Filmmakers program encourages youth to share their ideas, voices and talents through film. The program was founded by Michelle Alvarado of Wahoo films and has grown to become a popular part of the festival each year. The program is open to Central Oregon students grades 5-12, who submit short films to receive constructive feedback from the Future Filmmakers Jury, which includes BendFilm Festival filmmakers and other special guests. The Jury awards the grand prize of $100 and the audience also votes for a $100 prize-winner. This year, actor Adam Beach (Suicide Squad, Windtalkers) will kick off the Future Filmmakers program with a special presentation of three short films by students from the Adam Beach Film Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba (see page 25 for more). We are honored that Lisa Carton of Central Oregon Daily News will be the emcee for the 2018 Future Filmmakers Program during the Festival.

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FUTURE FILMMAKERS

Future Filmmakers Jury Jacob Agatucci Ryan Goldstein Yoshi James Erik Jambor Todd Looby Ann Lupo Alicia Vickery

THE POWER OF FILM

This is My Family

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René Mitchell and Patie Dittman

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Each year, BendFilm rallies support to continue our mission of using film’s unique power to unite the community and inspire social action. This fundraising event includes the premiere of an originally produced emotionally-impactful film that showcases the life-transforming work of a fellow Central Oregon nonprofit. In 2018, BendFilm Festival executive produced This is My Family (page 53), a short documentary directed by Taylor Morden of Pop Motion Pictures about The Bend Spay & Neuter Project’s life-transforming programs, exhibiting the unique power film has to unite the community and inspire action. Visit bendfilm.org to view the film, and save the date for next year’s fundraiser on June 1, 2019.

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CALDERA + BENDFILM RESIDENCY Since 2016, Caldera has collaborated with BendFilm to support a filmmaker-in-residence. This artist spends three and a half weeks at the Caldera Arts Center near Sisters developing their next project. During the residency, the filmmaker will present their work at Caldera’s Open Studios and at a BendFilm-sponsored special engagement. The 2018 winning applicant is Alisa Yang (alisayang.com) who will be in residence from March 1-25. Keep an eye out for announcements about Open Studios and Alisa’s BendFilm screening in Bend.

More about the program Caldera’s Artist in Residence program offers the gift of time and space on the eastern slopes of Oregon’s Cascade Range. Month-long stays offer private accomodations, 24-hour access to studios and a weekly meal. By design, residents form a small community of seven to 12 artists, depending on the group. Community outreach and collaborations are encouraged. Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. Check back in spring 2019 for the 2020 application deadline.

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BENDFILM YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS

72-HOUR FILMMAKER SCRAMBLE

BendFilm’s presence extends beyond the four-day festival in October, and it extends beyond Bend. Throughout the year, BendFilm also screens independent films in partnerships with other nonprofits and community organizations to expand BendFilm’s mission to use the unique power of film to unite the community and inspire action. Ellen Shelton Each month, BendFilm Year-Round Programmer Ellen Shelton selects films that will most impact the community. If you missed out on a screening of a popular film at the 2018 BendFilm Festival, check back on our website throughout the year for special encore presentations of the audience favorites. Films are presented at local theaters. In addition, BendFilm partners with local organizations to screen independent films that are central to their missions, building community through film. Early this year, BendFilm partnered with Cascade Culinary Institute for the first time to fuse food and film. For a first course, students and chef/professors at the Culinary Institute served James Beard-inspired hors d’oeuvres at Elevation Restaurant on the Central Oregon Community College campus. The main course was a screening that evening at McMenamins of James Beard: America’s First Foodie, by Portland producer/director Beth Federici, who introduced and took questions, along with CCI Chef Instructor Thor Erickson. Another highlight was Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey, which played for a packed Tower Theatre of climbing enthusiasts. Local filmmaker Jeff Wegner and climbing legend Alex Bertulis entertained the crowd with tales of Fred’s infamous exploits. Look for new BendFilm events happening throughout Central Oregon this year. In November and December, Tin Pan Theater will be screening a series of classic films curated by Ellen Shelton. The films will be a Quartet of Classics from Janus Films. The luscious and heartwarming Danish film Babette’s Feast, from 1987, will begin the series and set the tone for the holiday season. Check bendfilm.org for dates, times, and details about the films.

BendFilm partnered with ScaleHouse for the fourth annual 72-Hour Filmmaker Scramble this summer. The event challenged filmmakers of any age or skill level to create original short films in just 72 hours based on the surprise theme of “Love is the Answer.” The films were screened on August 6, 2018 at a mini film festival and filmmakers competed for a chance to screen their original film at this year’s BendFilm Festival. The Jury Award went to Hans Skjersaa and J.P. Schlick for S&M Love Company, which is screening in the Late Night Shorts program (page 51) and the Audience Award went to Max Reisfar for How Can You Stand It.

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All of the benefits of the Indie Lover plus… Four additional FREE film tickets for upcoming festival (six total) 25% off all official BendFilm gear

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2018 BENDFILM MEMBERS

WHY JOIN BENDFILM?

All of the benefits of the Indie Star plus… One additional Full Festival pass (two total) Signed commemorative poster

Indie Director / $2,500 All of the benefits of the Indie Producer plus… Two additional Full Festival passes (four total) Invitation to exclusive Filmmaker Party

Indie Benefactor Membership / $5,000 All of the benefits of the Indie Director plus... Four additional Full Festival passes (eight total) Swab Bag of BendFilm gear and other gifts

$75 discounted rate for seniors (65 and over) and students (21 and under) All of the benefits of the Indie Fan plus... Two FREE film tickets for upcoming festival 2018 MEMBERS Indie Producer Jay and Sheila Luber Hollings & Lou Renton Indie Star Kate Bailey Lisa Bertalan Frank Groundwater & Rebecca Warner Marinus Koning Patricia O’Neill Kimberly Paxton-Hagner Amanda Stuermer Becky Taillon Kaari & Nick Vaughn Indie Artist Carmen Borg Bob Engelbrecht CJ & Amanda Ferrari Sami Fournier Mike McKinnon Ed Wettig Indie Lover Glen Bates Barbara Beaudry Jessica Born Andy Boyd Richard Brown Marjorie Brown Tom Comerford Carrie Compton Cinda Conroyd

Michael Conroyd Natalie Dent Pam DiDente Patei Dittman Liz Dolan Sarah Douglass Daniel Fohrman Mindy Soules & James Foster Diane Franzi Sara Fraser Marilynn Friley Aaron Fry Pat Fulton Dana Fykerud LaVerda Gallagher Mike Gresham Michael Groza Lora Harbour Gary Hickmann Jackie & John Hoffman Tom Jambor Mara Jambor Suzanne Johannsen Thomas & Marilee Kuhl Ed LaChapelle Mike Luber Greg Lyons Mary Marquiss Joanne Mathews Roger Mathus Robert May

Marian McCall Susan McKenzie Paul Moriarty Catherine Morrow Martha Murray Chris Nance Lynn Nebus Gary Nolton Lynne Owens Pamela Paget-Wakefield Carolyn Payne Elaine Redman-LeRoy Bob Reininger George Sayah Diane Seals Linda Skibinski Robin Slocum Tom Smothers Julie Sowerby Brenda Teel Robert Vogel Wes & Kaye Waldron Henry Wedelstaedt Gabrielle Yuro Indie Fan Brenda Ambrose Stan Amy Shawn Anzaldo Susan Battles Sally Baumgartner Cari Bennett Alan Bennett

Susan Bettles Keith Bettles Karan Bleicher Deb Brewer Bill Burton Darby Burton John Caito Chelsea Callicott Christie Capucci Sue Carroll Tom Carroll Kim Cooper Findling Marney Craig Dana Crosland Gordon Davis Brady Dillsworth Barb Dolezal Tina Eckstein Marcia Eldredge Kevin Ennis Christy Eugenis Brooke Evans Suzanne Ferris Laura Fine Kristin Fish Kirsten Goldstein Robin Gray Maeve Grogan Jen Hammond Sally Harada Jill Harrell Debra Hawk

Kim Hazzard David Hogle Lisbet Hornung Kirsten Hostetler Alan Jacobson Cathy Jacobson Lisa Johnson Cinda Johnson Ron Johnson Rhoda Jones Kenneth Kargman Kip Kaufman Troy Kelley Michael King Janice King Amee Koch Mary Ann Kruse Shanna Laherty Burton Litman Claudia MacDonald Jane Merrow Chris Merydith Jessica Morrell Tom Mossinger Judy Munro Denise Naylor Joy Newhart Leslie O’Meara Caroline Pandolfi Lori Penewit Denise Peterson Lura Reed

Amy Renalds Janet Richman Liz Rink Adina Rivers Nelson Rivers Ellen Ronan Howard Schor Marilyn Schwartz Christine Shihadeh Kimberly Smith Randy Smith Loren Smith Darlene Sorenson Charlie & Kelly Thiel Brian Tompkins Diana Tomseth Sheila Traum Gabrielle Turshman Glen Van Peski David Warren Valerie Warren Pia Wennerth Ed Wettig Rachel Wheeler Viki White Christine Winters Adryon Wong Dawn Yamada Laurel Yocom David Zimmerman Christine Zunino

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2018 BENDFILM TEAM

FESTIVAL TEAM BendFilm Director: Todd Looby

Social Media Manager: Elizabeth Latenser & Natalie Dent

Operations Manager: Abby Caram

Digital Advertising: Jamie Lincoln of Peak to Peak Digital Strategies

Head of Festival Programming: Erik Jambor

Web host and Management: Smart Solutions

Marketing and Development Manager: Jeannie Fantasia

Creative Director / Graphic Artist: Eric Bergstrom of Astir Agency

Marketing Strategist: René Mitchell

Program Design: RISE Graphic Design

Year-round Programs: Ellen Shelton

The Hub Managers: Martha Murray, Kaari Vaughn & Beth Davies

BendFilm Interns: Sophie Gemelas, Michelle Chu & Mia Kelsay

Hub Support: Barbara Dolezal & Gwendolyn Duke

Office Support: Karen Lorberau Film Projection Manager: Matthew Hand - Hand in Hand Productions Film Traffic and Hardware: Proludio Accounting and Payroll: Amy Hargis Festival Financial Manager: Kate Bailey Volunteer Manager: Lisa Koch Transportation Manager: Tracy Miller Box Office Managers: Rob Crocker, Kirsten Hostetler, Cora Ives & Liz Weltin

Filmmaker Lounge Setup: Style 8 Design & Staging Merchandise Designer: Erik Bergstrom of Astir Agency Merchandise Purchaser & Manager: Kelley Kerr Panel Coordinator: Brenda Halverson Ambrose Kick-off Party Hosts: Dani Belfatto & the G5 Team Fundraiser Support: Collleen Dougherty & Dan Cawdrey Balloting Manager: Kirsten Hostetler BendFilm Music Coordinator: David Skelton Movement Arts Coordinator: Katie Pinto

Jefferson County Program Manager: LaRonn Katchia

BENDFILM SELECTIONS COMMITTEE

Jefferson County Program Consultants: Carol Leone & Natalie Kirk, Museum at Warm Springs and Sue Matters, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Native Program Consulting Programmer: LaRonn Katchia

Volcanic Theatre Pub Managers: Mardy Hickerson and Lynne Hart McMenamins Managers: David Skelton, Bridgett Taddonio, Bobbi Van Tassel, Jeff Haney, Julie Craig and Vic Martinez Cascade Theatrical Company Manager: Jen Hall Regal Old Mill Managers: Stephanie Hough, Joe Fullop, Phillis Webb, Sheila Lee, Tracy Treu, Mark Nord, & Mary Nord Tin Pan Theater Managers: Frank W. Groundwater, Rebecca Warner & Terry Kruger Tower Theatre Managers: Chris Gagne, Kitty Peterson, Mark Nord, Mary Nord, Jen Hall & Stephen Miller Future of Film Tent Managers: Jesse Locke & Flip Flop Sounds Festival Photographers: Steven Addington, Karen Cammack, Barb Gonzalez & Bradley Lanphear Festival Videographer: Josh Luber, JML Productions Logistics: Charlie Thiel

Future Filmmakers Coordinator: Alicia Vickery

Bend Burlesque Coordinator: Leah Rutz and Mehama Kaupp

Party Coordinator: Abby Caram

Guest Service Manager: Denise Naylor

Independent Women for Independent Film Coordinators: Karen Koppel and Billye Turner

Festival Commercial: Teafly Peterson

Guide Editor & Project Manager: Bronte Dod Festival Creative: Astir Agency

OFFICIAL GUIDE

Public Relations / Community Outreach: Elizabeth Latenser & Laurie Halter

Business for BendFilm & Discount Directory Helpers: Mindy Aisling and Noelle Fredland Madras Performing Arts Center Manager & Program Coordinator: Shannan Ahern

Founder: Katie Merritt Founding Board Chair: Jean Wood Founding President: Jean Wood

Documentary Features: Reuben Armstrong, Melinda Barlow, Melissa Beauford, Lana Chu, Michelle Chu, Tammy Chu, Carol DuPuis, Ray Duray, Konrad Fiedler, Dan Fohrman, Joe Fullop, Chris Gagne, David Gilmore, Thomas Horat, Dave Jannetta, Molly Kreuzman, Ferd Lagos, Bob Lane, Jimmy Leavins, Caroline Lion, Lilly Lion, Pat Lynch, Erin Maddox, Vern Moen, Taylor Morden, Teafly Peterson, Kurt Petrich, Jared Rasic, Wynter Rhys, Sheila Rittenberg, Selin Sevinc, Bart Shannon, David Skelton, Bob Slater, Alejandro Torres, Bob Vogel, CJ Wallis, Amy Witt, and Shirlyn Wong. Narrative Features: Jacob Agatucci, Greg Amanti, Melinda Barlow, Gavin Brown, Lana Chu, Michelle Chu, Tammy Chu, DuPuis Carol, Kyle Eaton, Konrad Fiedler, Chris Gagne, David Gilmore, L. Gabriel Gonda, Elijah Goodall, Chris Haynes, Terry Kruger, Bob Lane, Jimmy Leavins, Caroline Lion, Lilly Lion, Erin Maddox, Marisa Merkl, Andrea Niada, Sydney O’Haire , Madoka Raine, Jared Rasic, Blake Robbins, Lerman Samara, Matteo Servente, Selin Sevinc, Bart Shannon, David Skelton, Alejandro Torres, Bob Vogel, Amy Witt, and Graham Zimmerman. Shorts: Jacob Agatucci, Reuben Armstrong, Melissa Beauford, Rogério Boechat, Gavin Brown, Rex Carter, Lana Chu, Michelle Chu, Tammy Chu, Kimmie Davis, DuPuis Carol, Kyle Eaton, Rhiannon Evans, Konrad Fiedler, Lawrence Fisher, Claudia Fucigna, Joe Fullop, Julie Furnas, Chris Gagne, David Gilmore, L. Gabriel Gonda, Elijah Goodall, Quentin Haberham, Chris Haynes, Thomas Horat, Dave Jannetta, Rachael Keating, Ferd Lagos, Bob Lane,

Jimmy Leavins, Caroline Lion, Lilly Lion, Pat Lynch, Erin Maddox, Marisa Merkl, Vern Moen, Taylor Morden, Kim Mortenson, Andrea Niada, Sydney O’Haire , Teafly Peterson, Kurt Petrich, Wynter Rhys, Floy Sitts, Bob Slater, Alejandro Torres, Carey Williams, Eryn Wilson, Amy Witt, Shirlyn Wong, and Graham Zimmerman. Volunteers: BendFilm is powered by you, the BendFilm Volunteers. Without you, there simply is no BendFilm. To the hundreds of volunteers who give their time, talent and energy, we thank you and the community thanks you!! BendFilm Board of Directors: Giancarlo Gatto, President Kirsten Hostetler, Secretary Chris Gagne, Treasurer Natalie Dent Sheila Luber Lawrence Fisher Kate Bailey Alison Hohengarten Laurie Halter Charlie Thiel Bob Reininger CJ Ferrari Advisory Committee: Cristy Lanfri Jody Ward Bob Lane Martha Murray Karen Anderson Patti Carlson Colleen Dougherty Julie Gregory René Mitchell Ben Perle Karen Cammack Amy Fratzke Other Grantors: This Festival is supported in part by the following Grantors: Deschutes Cultural Coalition Deschutes County Arts Pacific Power Foundation First Interstate Bank Foundation

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Supporting the Festival’s Native and Woman Filmmaker Programs.

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Helping BendFilm increase organizational capacity.

BendFilm Festival is supported in part by a grant from the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund.

The BendFilm Festival’s female filmmakers are supported in part by a grant from the Roundhouse Foundation.

BendFilm receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Supporting the Festival’s Native and Woman Filmmaker Programs.


BUSINESS FOR BENDFILM

This group of creative and entrepreneurial women, originally created by Pamela Hulse Andrews, has supported BendFilm since 2012. These women fund several cash awards presented to filmmakers at the Awards Ceremony as well as festival operations costs.

In 2014, Ben Perle, Regional Vice President of Operations at Oxford Hotels, was so inspired by Pamela Hulse Andrews efforts for Independent Women for Independent Film that he developed Business for BendFilm to strengthen the relationship between BendFilm and local businesses. In 2016, Rebecca Charlton of Cowgirl Cash joined Ben to engage more businesses in supporting BendFilm. We urge you to patronize these establishments that support a thriving arts scene in Bend.

INDIEWOMEN Ida Alul, MD, Karen Anderson, Kate Bailey, Sandra Brooke, Judy Campbell, Abby Caram, Patti Carlson, Pam Carty, Pat Clark, Debbie Cole, Beth Davies, Monica Desmond, Carolyn Dietz, Lisa Dobey, Andie Edmonds, Molly Foerster, Pat Fulton, Ann Golden Eglé, Jenny Green, Kathy Grim, Christi Haynes, Alison Hohengarten, Sue Hollern, Terry Kemple, Karen Koppel, Cristy Lanfri, Mary Marquiss, Lloyd McMullen, René Mitchell, Romy Mortensen, Cheryl Parton, Carolyn Payne, Donna Rice, Laury Riley, Liz Rink, Christine Schroeder-Fain, Trish Smith, Joanne Sunnarborg, Clella Thomas, Billye Turner, Kaari Vaughn, Caroline Vaughn, Katharine Vaughn, Jody Ward, Tiffany Ward, Rebecca Warner, Betsy Warriner, Elizabeth Weltin, Carol Woodard Kozimor, Linda Zivney, and Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau

Support these local businesses that support BendFilm

BUSINESS FOR BENDFILM Arrange Ascent Architecture & Interiors Buzztag Cowgirl Cash Desperado Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe The Feather’s Edge Finery Footzone of Bend Frank Groundwater Law Ginger’s Kitchen

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2018 BENDFILM INDEX

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36 Hold Fast

51 S&M Love Company

49 A Little Love Goes a Long Clay

52 Hula Girl

41 Satan & Adam

51 After Her

45 I See Through You

33 Savage Youth

36 All the Wild Horses

33 In Reality

36 Saving Atlantis

48 Amateur Gladiator

27 In the Soup

39 Science Fair

47 An Accidental Drowning

41 Ingrid

43 Silicone Soul

46 Angela Wilson: A Butcher’s Story

48 Invisible Oregon

25 Smoke Signals

52 Armor del Amor

23 Join Us

48 Sole Doctor

29 The Astronot

48 The Joy Block

55 Sometimes a Great Nation

52 Beneath the Ink

46 Junction

35 Song Of Back And Neck

25 The Blessing

51 Laboratory Conditions

43 Soufra

47 The BLM Bridge Protest: One Year Later

29 The Last Hot Lick

45 Souls of Totality

52 Blood Sky

21 Leave No Trace

49 Space Girls

49 Bullies

51 The Legend of the Flying Punani

21 Stray Dog

46 Burton Before and After

47 Lifeboat

53 This Is My Family

52 Ch’aak S’aagi (Eagle Bone)

44 The Lightkeeper

53 This Is My Home

49 Cinderella: According to Kids!

52 Little Fiel

35 This Teacher

52 Community Patrol

53 Los Lecheros (Dairy Farmers)

48 Thou Shall Not Tailgate

46 David’s Voice

53 Lotte that Silhouette Girl

47 Throwline

25 Dawnland

53 Lovely Legs

43 Time Trial

23 Dig!

51 Lunch Ladies

51 Trump Bites: Putin Romance

25 Dirt McComber: Last of the Mohicans

23 Mapplethorpe

51 Trump Bites: Xenophobia

52 The Dishwasher

39 Meow Wolf: Origin Story

51 Tutu Grande

21 Down to the Bone

57 The Moment

49 Two Balloons

49 Dream Homes According To Kids: Milo’s Mansion

39 Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End

35 Unlovable

57 Mrs. Ingram

45 Wale

53 My Once Life

49 Weeds

46 My Paintbrush Bites

44 Weekends

49 Nodding Off

53 What Happened to Evie

45 The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler

51 What’s That in the Ground

33 Pet Names

39 White Tide: The Legend of Culebra

51 The Pick Up

45 Who Decides

53 Pour 585

30 Wild Nights with Emily

30 Prospect

21 Winter’s Bone

36 The Push

31 Woman at War

47 Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock

53 Women are Mountains

53 Renewal: Think Like a Scientist

43 Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

41 The Rescue List

53 Wrangling Russia

53 River Gold

35 You Can Choose Your Family

53 The Road Between Us

37 Youth Unstoppable

37 Rodents of Unusual Size

44 Zero-Zero

52 A Dying Breed 48 Engaging the Curve 52 Everything Changes 52 Everything’s Gonna Be Okay 48 Falling 29 The Far Green Country 49 Fast Food 33 Fort Maria 30 Friday’s Child 51 Friend of a Friend 52 Funeral 44 Geoff 48 George & Brenda 44 Gloria Talks Funny 30 The Guilty 52 The Happiness Machine 64

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