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Awards Reception & Ceremony (p.13)

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Sponsors & Grantors Welcome to the 2019 BendFilm Festival Letters from the Mayor of Bend & Governor of Oregon Tin Pan News Tickets/Passes/Parking Opening Night Parties Jury Panel Discussions Jury Awards IndieWomen IndieWoman of the Year First Features Honoree Indigenous Films Anniversary Screening Narrative Features Spotlight Narrative Features Competition Environmental/Outdoor Features Documentary Features Spotlight Documentary Features Competition Local Focus Northwest Shorts Narrative Shorts Documentary Shorts Late Night Shorts Family Programs Shorts Screening with Features Closing Night Film Live Music Future Filmmakers + The Power of Film BendFilm Members BendFilm Team Discount Guide and Business for BendFilm Film Index

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

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The Campbell 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.

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WELCOME TO THE 2019 BENDFILM FESTIVAL

“Action!” Yes, it’s the first thing a director will say to put a scene in motion. So when Astir Agency developed our 2019 festival artwork and theme, we wanted to convey all of the possibilities that come after this famous word is spoken. We want you to remember that participating in this festival, which includes a lot of sitting and watching films, is an extremely “active” endeavor. Your mind is ignited as the life experiences of the onscreen heroines and heroes unfold, reminding you of traits within yourself and similar life experiences you’ve encountered and traversed. After the film, you hear the director’s harrowing stories of how this film came about and what sparked them to go on an extremely difficult, and sometimes thankless, endeavor to bring you that story. You thank them with your engagement, and they hear your applause and, better yet, feel the unsaid emotion you unknowingly emitted. You then head to the next film or party and recognize a fellow audience member and approach them, when you normally would not do something so bold, and ask, “Well . . . what did you think?” We worked for over a year to make sure Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story opened this festival. Many view Warren as the man who introduced them to skiing. And, yes, it is certainly no coincidence that skiing’s popularity increased simultaneously with Warren’s career. After all, that was his main motive: to get people out there and ACTIVE! What is often underappreciated is Warren’s vision that by hosting live public events centered around the art form of film, one could create a “strong community.” It certainly proved true in that Warren Miller’s name is forever linked to the skiing community and culture. To us, Warren’s most important legacy is the way his independent spirit completely democratized the art form of cinema. Names like Cassavettes and Melvin Van Peebles are rightfully regarded as parents of independent cinema, but Warren certainly deserves a lot of similar credit. Many filmmakers presenting films at this festival have perhaps unwittingly been influenced by his drive to “just get out there and start shooting!”

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Speaking of . . . our Founding Sponsor, Brooks Resources celebrates their 50th Anniversary this year and we congratulate them on an incredible legacy. Bend is fortunate to have a forward-thinking organization at the forefront of developing this wonderful town. From the beginning, Brooks Resources made a clear decision to build vibrant and healthy communities with strong arts and culture scenes of which we at BendFilm are a grateful recipient. What’s more . . . is that The Bend Foundation, funded by Brooks Scanlon, Brooks Resources, and its shareholders, is also now a top Tin Pan Theater Benefactor. Many sponsors and grantors have followed Brooks’ lead and built on their example and vision. We thank top financial sponsors and Tin Pan Benefactors like The Starview Foundation, Seattle Foundation/Bob and Dorothy O’Brien, Tory and Jay Junkin of Jackson’s Corner, Worthy Brewing, Infocus Eye Care, The Echo Fund, Caldera Arts, Lynn Nebus, Pacific Power, and Hollings & Lou Renton. These organizations and individuals are examples of the hundreds of people that make this festival, and our purchase of the Tin Pan Theater, possible. If you see someone wearing a white lanyard denoting a sponsor, please thank them for helping to bring Warren Miller’s vision of community-focused cinema to a level perhaps he never even imagined. We hope you have a wonderful festival and we cannot thank you enough for making this all possible. Don’t just enjoy the next four days . . . EMBRACE them! The BendFilm Team

BENDFILM BOARD OF DIRECTORS A. GIANCARLO GATTO - PRESIDENT CHRIS GAGNE - TREASURER CHARLIE THIEL - SECRETARY NATALIE DENT LAWRENCE FISHER SHEILA LUBER ALISON HOHENGARTEN CJ FERRARI BOB REININGER (NOT PICTURED) MICHAEL SCHEUERMAN

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What’s more is that Warren was not content to just hope his film found screens. He traveled the country constantly as a one-man film festival to bring films to the people whom studios and big distributors overlooked. He, in effect, helped found modern day festivals such as ours. We have witnessed first hand over these 16 years that our film festival indeed strengthens this community, perhaps beyond what our founders and sponsors imagined.

TODD LOOBY - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ABBY CARAM - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS ERIK JAMBOR - HEAD OF FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING TRACY PFIFFNER - MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER CAROLE BURTON - OFFICE MANAGER SAMMIE GARCIA - SUMMER INTERN TIM STUEVE - SUMMER INTERN (NOT PICTURED) SOPHIE GEMELAS - OFFICE ASSISTANT (NOT PICTURED) ELLEN SHELTON - YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS

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Oregon is a state that has a deep history of arts, culture, and human connection, and these elements combine to make BendFilm a destination for filmmakers and filmgoers alike.

Nancy Johnson (left), Sally Russell (center), Terryl Kemple (right)

LETTER FROM SALLY RUSSELL, MAYOR OF BEND As Mayor of Bend, it’s truly my pleasure to welcome you to BendFilm. This has to be one of the best weekends here. Fresh fall air and lively conversations among people all over Bend, sparked by the many diverse, thought-provoking films. Bend has a history of growing and supporting arts and culture. You can see this even in our roundabouts! Our Central Oregon communities have embraced the arts and made them an integral part of local life as well as an attraction for visitors. A walk through downtown Bend and the Old Mill District during one of the First Fridays of the month says it all. Paintings, sculptures, and photography are on display in galleries, retail shops, offices, and on sidewalks.

We have such a rich culture and majestic natural beauty here in Oregon. This unique combination embraces and inspires creativity from all sections of our community. 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. For those of you who are visiting, I hope you will take time to discover and enjoy what Central Oregon has to offer—from our local cuisine and small businesses like brew pubs and coffee shops to our magnificent hiking trails. And if you feel a little more adventurous, float, tube, kayak, or canoe the Deschutes River. Whether you like to eat, play, or relax—Central Oregon has it all. Sincerely, Governor Kate Brown

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Beyond Bend’s First Friday Art Walks, summer and fall street festivals in the region feature fantastic works of art. Throngs of people young and old turn out no matter what the weather brings. Musicians on the streets and in the shops enhance the festive atmosphere. Offering its own mix of theater, film, music, and lectures, the historic Tower Theatre is the crown jewel of downtown Bend.

Now celebrating its sixteenth year and just named one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine, BendFilm screens remarkable independent films and recognizes iconic filmmakers. Last year, Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini came to Bend to celebrate the release of the deeply moving #OregonMade feature “Leave No Trace” as just the latest, amazing chapter in their long collaboration’s film repertoire. This year, Ron Shelton comes to Bend along with a special screening of “Bull Durham,” a defining film in its genre.

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Of course the theater also serves as a venue during the annual BendFilm Festival weekend, which proudly celebrates independent film and filmmakers. We are thrilled to host locals and visitors alike in Bend for one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” according to the MovieMaker Magazine.

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I hope you agree there’s something special about Bend. Friendly, welcoming people; beautiful mountains and rivers; clean air and peaceful starry skies; great food, art, music, and entertainment; a diverse, fun, and lively culture. Explore all you can this weekend, and if you don’t get to it all now, it’ll be here for when you visit again. On behalf of the City of Bend, I invite you to enjoy your weekend! Sincerely, City of Bend Mayor Sally Russell

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THIS YEAR, BENDFILM HAS EXPANDED ITS YEAR-ROUND OFFERINGS BY INVESTING IN THE TIN PAN THEATER, AN ICONIC ART HOUSE IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN BEND. In May, BendFilm announced the purchase of the beloved Tin Pan Theater to expand its rich tradition of programming the best independent, foreign, and leading-edge films. Tucked in an alley in the center of downtown Bend, Tin Pan is a 28-seat theater that has helped cultivate Central Oregon’s love for independent film and unique cultural offerings. With historic charm and a strong presence in the community, Tin Pan is the perfect venue to expand BendFilm’s mission to bring the community together through film.

In conjunction with Oregon Media Production Association, the Oregon Film Office, and Central Oregon Film Office, BendFilm is also hosting quarterly meetups of Central Oregon based media producers to screen their work and foster collaborations and professional support.

THE BEND FOUNDATION, TORY AND JAY JUNKIN OF JACKSON’S CORNER, STARVIEW FOUNDATION, SEATTLE FOUNDATION/BOB AND DOROTHY O’BRIEN, HOLLINGS & LOU RENTON, THE ECHO FUND, LYNN NEBUS, STEVEN MICHEL, AND PETER GILMORE. BendFilm is currently seeking Tin Pan Benefactors to help support better seating, theater upgrades Todd and education programming so that BendFilm can operate the theater in a mission-driven way. To Looby contribute to the $100,000 goal, please contact Executive Director Todd Looby, todd@bendfilm.org. B E N D F I L M .O R G

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With the purchase of the theater, BendFilm is working to meet the community demand for more independent cinema year-round. In addition to the cutting-edge programming that Tin Pan already showcases, BendFilm will leverage all the incredible films screening at the annual festival that do not typically have the opportunity to enjoy wide-release at public theaters for special programming throughout the year.

Another program BendFilm hopes to roll out is the Early Release Wednesday Film Club, where students from local schools come to the Tin Pan to be introduced to classic cinema accompanied by short lectures from local experts. There are also plans to host quarterly Taco Tuesday business networking lunches to foster collaboration among local business owners and arts organizations. BendFilm will continue hosting great events at the theater such as Armchair and Bend Design, serving as an incubator for new ideas.

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Tin Pan’s previous owners Micah Jordan and Esme LaVoy built something incredibly special that the Bend community and visitors have come to cherish, and BendFilm is expanding on all of their visionary work to make this theater a true community resource.

This winter, BendFilm will roll out a special film education series for a wide range of audiences, from youth to retired cinephiles. This will include a four-part series on important genres of world or classic cinema hosted by BendFilm year-round programmer, Ellen Shelton. Shelton will also host “Food for Thought,” a series of matinee films that will precede a meal at partnering restaurants.

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FESTIVA L HEAD Q UA RT E RS At Liberty Arts Collaborative 849 NW Wall Street The center of the action during BendFilm Festival. Ask questions, buy tickets to screenings and parties, meet the filmmakers, and more.

HOURS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH 12:00 PM TO 7:00 PM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10TH 12:00 PM TO 9:00 PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH 9:00 AM TO 8:00 PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH 9:00 AM TO 8:00 PM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13TH 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

PA R K ING BEND We recommend leaving your car in the City Parking Garage on Lava Street at Minnesota Avenue. The City has graciously offered free parking in the downtown garage with a printable permit (available at bendfilm.org/parking) visible in your windshield. Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday in the garage downtown (and on all streets downtown on Sunday) and always free at the Old Mill District (for Regal Theater screenings).

MADRAS Screenings will take place at the Madras Performing Arts Center, where parking is free.

REDMOND Free street parking is available in downtown Redmond in 1-3 hour increments until 5 PM and remains unlimited after 5 PM.

ADA ACC E SS I B L E For those with special accommodations, we are happy to make arrangements as long as BendFilm is notified by Tuesday, October 8th.

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INTRODUCING THE BENDFILM APP BENDFILM FESTIVAL 2019 Get more out of the BendFilm experience by downloading our app on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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WHERE TO BUY Film screening tickets and Festival passes can be purchased online at bendfilm.org or at the Festival Headquarters, At Liberty Arts Collaborative. Screenings tend to sell out early, so we highly recommend buying your tickets (or if you have a pass, reserving your tickets) online ahead of time. Please print your tickets at home, or have them available on your smartphone for easy scanning at each venue. Please note, tickets are only valid 10 minutes before showtime or earlier. If you arrive late to a show, you will be allowed entry if seating remains.

FILM SCHEDULE

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

FULL FESTIVAL PASS $250

FULL FILM PASS $150

ADVANCED TICKETS $12

STANDBY TICKETS $10

• Includes ticket to Opening Night Party and Awards Ceremony

• Reserve tickets to guarantee a seat for any screening at all Festival venues

• $12 ticket for Bend general admission to films

• If seats are available after all Advance Sale Ticket and Passholders are seated, Standby Tickets will be sold

• Reserve tickets to guarantee a seat for any screening at all Festival venues • Ticketless, standby entry at any Festival screening 10 minutes before show *if seating is available*

• Priority seating 20 minutes before each film

• Reserve tickets one day before Advance Sale Ticket buyers • Priority seating 20 minutes before each film

• Buy individual tickets to any film online or at the Box Office prior to the show

• $10 ticket general admission to films

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• Reserve tickets one day before Full Film Pass holders

• Ticketless, standby entry at any Festival screening 10 minutes before show *if seating is available*

• $5 ticket for Madras general admission to films

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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 At Liberty Arts Collaborative Festival Headquarters if you have any questions about program content.

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OPENI NG NI GHT FI LM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10TH 5:30 PM Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall Street Tickets: $15 online and at the door.

Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story 90 MIN. | USA | OREGON PREMIERE Ski legend Dan Egan is scheduled to attend. For decades, the ski season didn’t really begin until the latest spectacular skiing film was released by Warren Miller Productions, filled with balletic, slow-motion mountain footage of death-defying ski and snowboard stunts. Director Patrick Creadon’s Ski Bum — titled after the moniker the Seattle-area legend often used for himself — celebrates the life and art of one of the most prolific sports-documentary pioneers. Based on a 2018 interview the 93-year-old Miller gave shortly before his death at his Orcas Island home, Ski Bum explores the techniques used by the veteran filmmaker, who also served as cinematographer, editor, producer, and often live narrator of his films. Using interviews with famous daredevil skiers, never-before-seen outtakes, and home movies, Ski Bum is a must-see for any ripper or shredder forever in search of the gnarliest powder. Film sponsored by First Interstate Bank Tower Theatre sponsored by

DIRECTED BY PATRICK CREADON

OPENI NG NI GHT RECEPTI ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10TH 8 PM TO 10 PM

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After the Opening Night Film, head to 10 Below at The Oxford Hotel for a swanky party to kick off BendFilm Festival’s sixteenth year. Get to know the filmmakers and mingle with other cinephiles attending the festival. The Oxford’s fine dining restaurant 10 Below will serve a wide choice of hors d’oeuvres. Drink complimentary beer from Deschutes Brewery, wine courtesy of Elixir and a BendFilm signature cocktail courtesy of Bendistillery.

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10 Below at The Oxford Hotel, 10 Minnesota Avenue Tickets: $35 in advance online, $40 at the door. Admittance included for Full Festival Passholders contingent on venue capacity.

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Patrick Creadon is a director and cinematographer born in 1967 in Riverside, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 with a BA in International Relations. Creadon is married to his collaborator, producer Christine O’Malley; they co-founded their full-scale media production company, O’Malley Creadon Productions, which is based in Los Angeles and focuses on nonfiction storytelling.

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JOIN US FOR THESE NOT-TO-MISS PARTIES. RUB ELBOWS WITH FILMMAKERS, TALK ABOUT THE FILMS, AND TIP BACK A DRINK OR TWO.

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H APPE NI NG S FRI DAY NI GHT AFTER PARTY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH 8:30 PM Riff Taproom, 555 NW Arizona Avenue, Suite 30 FREE with ticket or pass. Riff Cold Brew’s hip new taproom is the site of BendFilm’s famous Friday night bash. Enjoy drinks and bites and mingle with filmmakers and festivalgoers while listening to local live music.

CRATER LAKE SPI RI TS OPEN HO U S E SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH 1 PM TO 5 PM Crater Lake Spirits Downtown Tasting Room 1024 NW Bond Street, Suite 102 FREE with ticket or pass. Central Oregon is well-known for its craft libations. Head to the swanky Crater Lake Spirits Tasting Room in downtown Bend and flash your pass or ticket for one free signature BendFilm miniature cocktail.

MEET THE FI LMMAKER HAPPY H OU R SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH 4:30 PM TO 6 PM Drake, 801 NW Wall Street FREE with ticket or pass. One of the best parts of this indie film festival is getting the chance to meet the filmmakers. Join us at this upscale neighborhood joint to chat with the filmmakers and actors. There are appetizers as well as a no-host bar with wine, beer, and cocktails.

AWARDS RECEPTI ON & CEREMONY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH 7 PM TO 9:30 PM Tickets are $35 in advance online and $40 at the door. Admittance included for Full Festival Passholders with reserved ticket.

CLOSI NG NI GHT PARTY Bright Place Gallery, 909 SE Armour Road FREE to film lovers 21 and over. After the awards ceremony, head to the Bright Place Gallery for the last blowout of the Festival. Celebrate the filmmakers, chat with fellow festivalgoers, and enjoy a fire spinning performance, a DJ set from The Prez, and a live performance from local favorite MOsely WOtta.

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Be there for the big moment of the Festival, when we find out the Award winners. Join BendFilm and event emcee Jason “MoWo” Graham at the Boys & Girls Club, where awards will be presented to the winning filmmakers and films, including the Audience Award winner and Best of Show. A dinner buffet and craft beer and wine will be served.

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Narrative Features

Amy Dotson is the newly appointed Director of the Northwest Film Center and inaugural Curator of Film & New Media at the Portland Art Museum. She also works as one of the founding group leaders at the prestigious Venice Biennale College cinema program, as a story expert at the Venice Biennale XR program in Venice, Italy, and the Head of Studies at Doha Film Institute’s Series Lab. Dotson also produced Brad Beesley’s feature documentary, Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo (SXSW 2009; HBO and BBC). She is currently producing Bo McGuire’s upcoming documentary feature, Socks on Fire.

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Narrative Features

Falk Hentschel is not who he appears to be on screen. Whether you’ve known him as Hawkman from the CW’s “DC Universe” or are eagerly anticipating his role as brutal neo-Nazi Hauptsturmführer Ludwig Topf in Welcome to Marwen, the roles Falk plays can seem larger than life. Falk was born and raised in Germany and moved to LA to pursue acting, and landed roles in the feature Knight and Day and on television in “The Closer,” “CSI,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Arrow,” and “The Flash.

TED SPEAKER

Narrative Features

Ted Speaker cut his teeth as an associate producer on Lynn Shelton’s landmark indie darling Humpday, then shortly thereafter co-produced Dusty Bias’ award winning Prairie Love, which premiered at Sundance. Ted produced Alison Bagnall’s serious comedy Funny Bunny and co-produced Daniel Scheinert’s The Death of Dick Long for A24 (in theaters now). He also produced Lynn Shelton’s comedy Sword of Trust starring Marc Maron that was released earlier this year to rave reviews. In 2019 Ted wrapped two projects for HBO, a feature film and a comedy special.

SKIZZ CYZYK

Documentary Films

Skizz Cyzyk has held positions at MicroCineFest, Maryland Film Festival, Slamdance, and Atlanta Film Festival, as well as serving on juries and advisory boards at many other festivals. His films include Icepick To The Moon, Hit & Stay, Freaks In Love, plus many shorts and music videos (“Beach House”, “Young Fresh Fellows”). He performs music with The Stents, Go Pills, The Jennifers, Garage Sale, Half Japanese, and Mink Stole & Her Wonderful Band.

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Alyssa Fedele is a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist based in San Francisco. Alyssa has an MA in visual anthropology from the University of Manchester. Her most recent film, The Rescue List, screened at Full Frame and DOC NYC. The film won several awards, including Best Documentary at the BendFilm Festival. The Rescue List will premiere on PBS’s series POV in 2020. Alyssa also produced and edited the short documentary, The Ride of Their Lives, directed by Steve James, for the Amazon’s series The New Yorker Presents. It premiered at Sundance and screened at IDFA. Alyssa’s work has appeared on the National Geographic Channel, PBS, and ARTE.

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DON LEWIS

Don R. Lewis is a Northern California based filmmaker and editor of the website Hammer to Nail. He’s produced films that have played Sundance, SXSW, Fantastic Fest, and more. Prior to that, he was managing editor of Film Threat for over a decade. He’s just finishing work on his MA in Cinema Studies from San Francisco State and enjoys film, music, great beer as well as spending time with his daughter.

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Narrative & Animated Shorts

Melanie Addington has worked with the Oxford Film Festival since 2006 in various capacities and became executive director in August 2015. She also directs, writes, and produces films and serves on the Mississippi Film Alliance as president. She co-founded OxFilm, the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council’s program to lend equipment to Oxford filmmakers.

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Narrative & Animated Shorts

Matt Lopez is a film and television writer/producer. He created and executive produced Gone, a 12-episode limited series that aired on WGN America in 2019. Matt’s current television projects include two book adaptations: Meddling Kids for Amazon Studios and Sneakthief for FX. Matt’s feature credits include The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer; the Walt Disney comedy Bedtime Stories, starring Adam Sandler; and the sci-fi action/adventure Race to Witch Mountain, starring Dwayne Johnson. Matt previously worked as an entertainment attorney and business affairs executive at DreamWorks, where he worked on films such as American Beauty and Saving Private Ryan.

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Warren Etheredge is a Storyfinder™ producer, published author, staged playwright, veteran festival programmer, public speaker, and founder of The Warren Report. As a producer, his previous credits include Furever (d. Amy Finkel), and Icarus Stops for Breakfast (d. Abigail Zealey Bess). In 2017, he was appointed the VP of Curation & Acquisitions for Tom Skerritt’s startup, Heyou Media. He is one of the founding faculty of TheFilmSchool and The Red Badge Project, which helps combat veterans work through PTSD and other issues by teaching them the art of storytelling.

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BRIAN LINDSTROM

Brian Lindstrom’s films include Alien Boy: The Life & Death of James Chasse, Finding Normal, and Mothering Inside, which was awarded Best of the NW at BendFilm in 2015. He is currently working on Soldier of the Heart, a documentary about the late singer/songwriter Judee Sill, and an as-yet-untitled documentary about an innovative marathon at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon. We Are Forbidden is the first cinematic collaboration between Lindstrom and his wife, Cheryl Strayed. Their son, Carver Lindstrom, did sound.

Environmental/Outdoor Features

IAN MCCLUSKEY

Ian McCluskey takes a collaborative, DIY approach to documentary filmmaking. His award-winning work has been featured in festivals around the world, including Tribeca, London, and LA. Ian also toured with leading outdoor festivals like Banff, Mountainfilm, and Wild and Scenic. He’s shown four indie films at BendFilm including Voyagers Without Trace (2016) and Bare As You Dare: Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride (2013). He travels to remote places of Oregon, gathering stories for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s long-time series Oregon Field Guide.

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C H E R Y L S T R AY E D

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, the New York Times bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things and Brave Enough, and the novel Torch. Her books have been translated into more than forty languages. Wild was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Tiny Beautiful Things was adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos in a play directed by Thomas Kail that has been produced in theaters around the nation. Strayed co-hosted the New York Times/WBUR podcast Dear Sugars, which originated with her popular Dear Sugar advice column. We Are Forbidden is her first film.

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CHRIS EYRE

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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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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Isaac Trimble is a well known Native American flute artist and film producer based in the Pacific Northwest. Isaac’s dedication to community and artistry has led him to receive a lifetime achievement award for music and recognition for several films. In 2017, Isaac produced Missing Indigenous, winner of that year’s Portland 48hour Film Festival, 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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Hosted by McMenamins in the Rambler Room, these free panels and discussions are open to the public and feature many of our 2019 Festival filmmakers, jurors, and special guests. Enjoy one of McMenamins’ craft brews or their fine food while listening to filmmaking war stories, tips, and an insider’s view into the independent film industry.

How Movies Are Made: The Birds and Bees of Budgeting FRI. 10/11, 11:30 AM TO 12:30 PM When a filmmaker loves a script, really really loves a script, then sometimes a movie is born. But the in-between parts are where the magic happens, and how the money ebbs and flows is an incredibly crucial part of putting as much as possible on the screen. It’s very important that all filmmakers (especially directors) understand how the money is being spent and how it can affect the creative aspects of getting a movie made. Join producer Ted Speaker (Sword of Trust, The Death of Dick Long) as he walks you through an (entertaining!) (non-boring!) overview of the most important aspects of budgeting your independent film. (See full bio on p. 14)

First Features SAT. 10/12, 12:15 PM TO 1:15 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 feature film—and what they plan to do next. Moderated by First Features honoree Ron Shelton (Bull Durham), panelists include Hannu Aukia (Someone Somewhere), Daniela De Carlo (The Blackout), Lara Jean Gallagher (Clementine), and Matt Ratner (Standing Up, Falling Down).

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Amazon and Netflix and Hulu, Oh My! FRI. 10/11, 1:30 PM TO 2:30 PM With more independent filmmakers interested in developing series for the small screen, join writer/ producers Matt Lopez and Grant Rosenberg to learn about how the business really works. They’ll share war stories and help you understand what you need to know before you try to pitch your own episodic projects to (insert your favorite streaming service here).

IndieWomen Producing IndieFilm SAT. 10/12, 2:00 PM TO 3:00 PM In independent film, producers have to be extremely resourceful, creative, and determined to get their projects from concept to completion. Join this group of fiercely independent women producers as they share stories about the challenges and successes of the work they do. Moderated by IndieWoman of the Year honoree Christine Vachon (Carol), panelists include Alexandra Creswick (The Blackout), Stacey Davis (Pie in the Puss), and Aimee Lynn Barneburg (Clementine).

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Grant Rosenberg has been an entertainment industry professional for the past forty years. As Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs for Paramount Television, he was involved in the production of hits such as Cheers, Taxi, and Family Ties. As writer/ producer, he penned episodes of MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation. For Warner Bros. Television, he created the show Time Trax, then segued onto Lois & Clark, serving as a writer/producer for three seasons. An accomplished showrunner, Grant has since written and produced a multitude of series including The Outer Limits, Eureka, and Bitten.

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Matt Lopez is a film and television writer/producer. He created and executive produced Gone, a 12-episode limited series that aired on WGN America in 2019. Matt’s current television projects include two book adaptations: Meddling Kids for Amazon Studios and Sneakthief for FX. Matt’s feature credits include The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bedtime Stories, and Race to Witch Mountain. (See full bio on p. 14)

Seed and Spark’s Gerry Maravilla presenting in 2018

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AND THE WINNERS ARE… The BendFilm Jury awards films and filmmakers in a variety of film categories. Generous cash prizes, provided by BendFilm and our sponsors and grantors, are awarded to up-and-coming filmmakers to help them build filmmaking careers.

IN ADDITION TO THE CASH PRIZE, EACH WINNING FILM WILL RECEIVE A BENDFILM AWARD SCULPTURE.

BEST OF SHOW $5,000

Competition Narrative, Documentary, Environmental/Outdoor, and Indigenous Features are eligible for this award. Presented by Brooks Resources since 2004.

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

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 ENVIRONMENTAL/ OUTDOOR FEATURE

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

BEST OF THE NORTHWEST

Made possible by Independent Women for Independent Film.

Made possible by Business for BendFilm.

$500

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT $500

Made possible by Independent Women for Independent Film.

BEST STUDENT SHORT $500

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$500

Made possible by Jay and Sheila Luber.

Made possible by Frank Groundwater and Rebecca Warner.

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

BEST INDIGENOUS FEATURE

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Made possible by Bob Lane.

Made possible by Independent Women for Independent Film.

$500

JURY AWARDS

CELEBRATE THE FILMS AND FILMMAKERS AT THE AWARDS RECEPTION & CEREMONY. SEE PAGE 13 FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE EVENT.

$500

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BendFilm Award Sculpture. Competition Narrative Features are eligible for this award.

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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INDIEWOMEN

HONORING THE LEGACY OF PAMELA HULSE ANDREWS, ONE OF CENTRAL OREGON’S CHAMPIONS OF THE ARTS AND INDEPENDENT FILM. BendFilm created the IndieWoman of the Year Award in honor of the late Pamela Hulse Andrews, who was a pioneer of arts and culture in Bend. Pamela founded Independent Women for Independent Film (IndieWomen) as a way to strengthen the bonds of leading women in the arts and business. The IndieWomen movement—100 women donating $100— continues to grow. BendFilm will carry on Pamela’s memory through this award, presenting it to female filmmakers who demonstrate an exceptional passion for independent film, bravely share their authentic voices, and make extraordinary contributions to an independent body of work. BendFilm will present indie film producer, Christine Vachon, with the 2019 IndieWoman of the Year Award. Vachon will screen four of her films throughout the festival weekend. She is an award winning producer and activist praised for her fearlessness in “telling the stories Hollywood won’t” and for having the grit to champion up-and-coming directors such as Todd Haynes (Carol),

Pamela Hulse Andrews, Cristy Lanfri, Rebecca Vietz, René Mitchell, and Jody Ward

Kimberly Pierce (Boys Don’t Cry), and John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch). Vachon is also the Artistic Director of the MFA program at Stony Brook University. The IndieWomen movement continues to be a driving funding source for BendFilm, sponsoring filmmaker awards, filmmaker travel, and the BendFilm, IndieWoman of the Year. Contributions to IndieWomen (below) can be made at bendfilm.org/indiewomen.

INDEPENDENT WOMEN FOR INDEPENDENT FILM THESE ARE THE 2019 INDIEWOMEN WHO ARE SUPPORTING FESTIVAL CASH AWARDS AND TRAVEL COSTS FOR WOMEN FILMMAKERS PRESENTING AT THE FESTIVAL. JOIN THIS MOVEMENT AND ENJOY QUARTERLY MEET-UPS, SPECIAL TIN PAN THEATER SCREENINGS AND BENDFILM’S EFFORT TO OVERCOME THE GENDER DISPARITY IN THE FILM INDUSTRY.

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Christine Vachon once said that she remains successful in the film industry because she and her Killer Films co-founder Pamela Koffler are “like cockroaches after a nuclear blast. We do whatever it takes.” And many directors would attest that once Christine sets her sights on a story or director, she gets the job done even if it takes twelve years for the right elements to come together. She has been one of the most successful producers in the industry over the last three decades and shows no signs of stopping. It was Christine’s indelible mark on independent film that drew the BendFilm team to want to highlight her career at the 2019 Festival. Directors often get the credit once a film is out in the world, but BendFilm took a new approach to the IndieWoman of the Year Award this year by acknowledging the behind-the-scenes work producers do from concept to completion. BendFilm will formally recognize Vachon for her tireless work to foster diverse voices in independent film and her bold vision to champion stories that steer outside the mainstream by screening four films she helped launch.

Carol

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BENDFILM HONORS POWERHOUSE PRODUCER CHRISTINE VACHON AS INDIEWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Christine Vachon

“Christine is a very rare person in our industry because she has equal doses of talent and taste. The films she has made are important and have an impact on the world.” – PATRICIA CLARKSON, ACTRESS

First Reformed

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DIRECTED BY TODD HAYNES | 118 MIN. | 2015 | RATED R

DIRECTED BY PAUL SCHRADER | 113 MIN. | 2017 | RATED R

After Carol, Christine Vachon will be presented with the IndieWoman of the Year Award and participate in an on-stage conversation about the film and her 30-year career. In 1950s New York, a young woman in her 20s is working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. Starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and Sarah Paulson.

Reverend Ernst Toller is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. When a pregnant parishioner asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past and equally despairing future. Starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried.

Film Sponsored by Dr. Andy Higgins

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DIRECTED BY KIMBERLY PEIRCE | 118 MIN. | 1999 | RATED R Based on actual events. Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. Life is good for Brandon, but he’s forgotten to mention one important detail: Brandon Teena was actually born a woman named Teena Brandon. When his best friends make this discovery, Brandon’s life is ripped apart. Starring Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny and Peter Sarsgaard.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch DIRECTED BY JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL | 95 MIN. | 2006 | RATED R Hedwig, born male in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a Gender Reassignment Surgery in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as it was supposed to. Years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, and Stephen Trask. Tower Theatre sponsored by B E N D F I L M .O R G

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Ron Shelton’s work spans four decades, with more than ten screenwriting and writer/director credits to his name. His debut feature was Bull Durham, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1988 and was based in part off Ron’s own baseball experience as a minor leaguer in Baltimore’s farm system. Ron’s illustrious screenwriting and directing career also includes films such as Blaze, White Men Can’t Jump, Cobb, Tin Cup, and Hollywood Homicide.

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FIRST FEATURES HONOREE

CELEBRATING THE DECADESLONG CAREER OF THE ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED WRITER AND DIRECTOR.

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Bull Durham 2:45 PM SAT. 10/12 @ TOWER THEATRE

– RON SHELTON

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY RON SHELTON | 108 MIN. | 1988 | RATED R A blend of comedy, drama, and romance, Bull Durham follows the intertwining of three lives brought together by the great American pastime. Crash Davis is a perennial Minor Leaguer assigned to the Durham Bulls, a hapless team with a long tradition of mediocrity. There he tutors a young, dim-witted pitching prodigy, Nuke LaLoosh in the ways of baseball, life, and love. Each strikes up a romance with Annie, the team’s “mascot” who has her own point of view on the game. Starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins. Film sponsored by Infocus Eye Care Tower Theatre sponsored by

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Shawn Levy is the author of nine books of biography and pop culture history, including the bestsellers Paul Newman: A Life, Rat Pack Confidential, and The Castle on Sunset. He is the former film critic of The Oregonian and KGW-TV. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he serves on the board of Operation Pitch Invasion.

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After the screening, writer/director Ron Shelton will sit down with Shawn Levy for an on-stage conversation about the making of his First Feature and his career that followed.

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“I think I’m just getting started making movies. I certainly have a lot more stories to tell. While I don’t believe in looking backward I confess it’s enjoyable to revisit a movie like Bull Durham which seems to keep hanging around. As Bull Durham was my first feature as a director, it seems the perfect movie to share with others just making their own first films.”

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BENDFILM IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH INDIGENOUS FILMMAKERS IN PRESENTING THE INDIGENOUS FILMS PROGRAM DURING THE FESTIVAL. The program features local and national filmmakers who are bringing indigenous stories to life onscreen. Growing up on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation as a tribal member, it was hard to find representation on the small screen. The only films we had were Dances With Wolves, Smoke Signals, and a small handful of indigenous-led films. There is this distinct feeling when seeing an accurate representation of yourself in films—how meaningful it is to see someone that looks like you, sounds like you, and just outright represents you. In films of the past we were always depicted as the “animal” or dare I say “savage.” With the inclusion of the Indigenous Films program at BendFilm, it allows us indigenous folks to see films that will properly represent us. It is important to have these films shown for our youth, as it will open up opportunities for them to be inspired to become filmmakers, actors, or actresses. As an indigenous filmmaker myself, I feel we are all on the rise. We have so much more to bring to the film industry. There are so many remakes and sequels getting produced in Hollywood today, but we as indigenous people have so much original content that needs to be seen. Now is the time for indigenous representation, and the BendFilm Festival is the perfect platform for this to happen. -LaRonn Katchia, Indigenous Films Consulting Programmer

L to R: LaRonn Katchia and producing partner, Isaac Trible

The indigenous short films screening as part of this program include: Elohi (page 67), Return to Foretop’s Father (page 68), The Shepherdess (page 69), Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee (page 69), and Where Life Begins (page 69).

Attla 61 MIN. | USA | WEST COAST PREMIERE | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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Director Catharine Axley is scheduled to attend. The story of dogsled champion George Attla, from his childhood as a TB survivor in the remote Alaskan interior, through his rise as ten-time world champion and mythical state hero, and finally as a village elder resolutely training his grandnephew to race his dogs one last time. Preceded by Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee | 14 min. (page 69)

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DIRECTED BY CATHARINE AXLEY Catharine Axley is a documentary filmmaker and editor who seeks stories of empowerment through subjects that defy expectations. Her films have played at festivals including the San Francisco International Film Festival, DOC NYC, Harlem International Film Festival, and the United Nations Association Film Festival. She was a Regional Finalist for the 2014 Student Academy Awards and an official nominee for the David L. Wolper Award at the 2015 International Documentary Association Awards.

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INDIGENOUS FILMS The Peoples of Eastern Oregon 58 MIN. | USA | CENTRAL OREGON PREMIERE | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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Director Tim Keenan Burgess and producer Kunu Bearchum are scheduled to attend. Indigenous scientists and elders from several Oregon interior tribes, including the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Reservation, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde share observations of their changing environment, natural resource issues, and the beauty of tribes’ traditional arts, music, and storytelling. Preceded by Return to Foretop’s Father | 27 min. (page 68)

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DIRECTED BY TIM KEENAN BURGESS & LAWRENCE JOHNSON Tim Keenan Burgess is the Multimedia Coordinator at the Portland-based non-profit Wisdom of the Elders. He has served as Associate Producer for The Learning Channel and was an organizer/promoter for the Portland Indigenous Film Festival “One Flaming Arrow” in 2016/2017. Lawrence Johnson has been making films professionally since 1983. His work in history and culture has been distinguished through many awards, including the Individual Artist Fellowship by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Once Upon a River 92 MIN. | USA | OREGON PREMIERE | NARRATIVE FEATURE

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Writer/director Haroula Rose, producer Mark Glassgow and actor Kenadi DelaCerna are scheduled to attend. The story of Native American teenager Margo Crane in 1970s rural Michigan. Margo is forced to journey on the Stark River in search of her estranged mother. As Margo uses the skills she was taught by her father to survive, she meets many characters along the way, most importantly Smoke, and the two strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite the challenges, Margo is able to stay true to herself as she discovers what it means to live. Preceded by Elohi | 6 min. (page 67) Tin Pan Theater sponsored by

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DIRECTED BY HAROULA ROSE Haroula Rose works in both fiction and non-fiction filmmaking. Her directorial debut Once Upon a River was named one of the “most anticipated films of 2019” by Filmmaker Magazine. Haroula’s pilot Lost & Found was created in partnership with Warner’s Project150 and premiered at Tribeca. Her work has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, Tribeca’s All Access, and Warner Brothers Directing Workshop. When she isn’t writing or directing, Haroula makes music that is released via Thirty Tigers in Nashville.

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DIRECTED BY JONATHAN DEMME | 89 MIN. | 1984 Join us for this special 35th-anniversary presentation of Stop Making Sense, director Jonathan Demme’s remarkable concert film that captures the enormous energy and joyous highs of the Talking Heads live. Band members David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison are joined by Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry, and Edna Holt in this groundbreaking concert film that’s packed with the Talking Heads’ most memorable songs.

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Shot in Los Angeles over three concert performances in December 1983, Demme’s creative genius and the band’s explosive energy is what makes this film an exhilarating and exciting event. Wall-to-wall music, beautiful cinematography, and the legendary “Big Suit” make this “one of the greatest rock movies ever made,” according to Rolling Stone. 8:30 PM SAT. 10/12 @ TOWER THEATRE Tower Theatre sponsored by

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Before You Know It 98 MIN. | USA | CENTRAL OREGON PREMIERE | GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT Stage manager Rachel Gurner still lives in her childhood apartment—along with her off-kilter actress sister, Jackie; eccentric playwright father, Mel; and deadpan preteen niece, Dodge—above the tiny theater they own and operate. Level-headed Rachel is the only thing standing between her family and utter chaos. Starring Hannah Pearl Utt, Jen Tullock, Mandy Patinkin, and Alec Baldwin.

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DIRECTED BY HANNAH PEARL UTT Hannah Pearl Utt is best known for directing and starring in the series Disengaged, which she created and wrote with Jen Tullock. Utt and Tullock’s short film Partners premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. In 2017, Utt was selected for Sundance Institute’s inaugural Catalyst Women initiative and the 2017 Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Lab. Before You Know It is her feature directorial debut.

Clemency 113 MIN. | USA | OREGON PREMIERE | NEON

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Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. The emotional wedge in her marriage grows. Memories of a recently botched execution plague her daily. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill. Starring Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, and Wendell Pierce.

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DIRECTED BY CHINONYE CHUKWU Chinonye Chukwu is a filmmaker, educator, and social justice advocate. She is the founder of Pens to Pictures, a filmmaking collaborative that teaches and empowers incarcerated women to make their own short films, from script to screen. Her most recent feature film, Clemency, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Award in the US Dramatic Competition. Chinonye’s next feature film will be A Taste of Power, based on the memoir by the first and only female leader of the Black Panther Party, Elaine Brown.

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101 MIN. | USA | OREGON PREMIERE | IFC FILMS A deliciously twisted comedy set in a demented, timeless suburbia where adults wears braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members are swapped in more ways than one in a competition for acceptance. The film is a twist on everyday suburban life, where the characters make life-altering decisions on a whim and being polite is held to the highest standard. Starring Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe, Beck Bennett, and Neil Casey.

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Greener Grass

Film sponsored by G5 8:45 PM SAT. 10/12 @ REGAL OLD MILL - A

DIRECTED BY JOCELYN DEBOER AND DAWN LUEBBE Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe are writer/director/actors based in LA.They co-wrote and co-directed Greener Grass based on their award-winning 2016 SXSW Film Festival short of the same name. DeBoer got her start at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, where she’s been a weekly performer for nearly a decade. Luebbe published a book of comedic essays and preteen diary entries, titled My 1992 Diary, with Abrams Books.

Mister America 83 MIN. | USA | CENTRAL OREGON PREMIERE | MAGNOLIA PICTURES

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A freshman filmmaker follows Tim Heidecker during the final month of his campaign for district attorney. What begins as a profile of an outsider candidate facing an uphill battle evolves into a study of toxic delusion as Tim’s motivations and controversial past begin to unravel his candidacy. With days until the election and his campaign in free-fall, Tim has to confront the unexpected costs of pursuing his dream. Starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.

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DIRECTED BY ERIC NOTARNICOLA Eric Notarnicola is a writer and director working in Los Angeles. An obsessive fan of outsider cinema and documentary, his work often incorporates non-actors and real situations. He is best known for his work as a television writer (Nathan For You, Who is America?), and his writing/directing for the On Cinema universe in collaboration with Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.

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Olympic Dreams 83 MIN. | USA | OREGON PREMIERE | IFC FILMS Shot on location during the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, Olympic Dreams invites viewers inside the Athlete Village where an intimate tale of human connection plays out amidst the pressure-cooker environment of the games. Penelope is a cross country skier who finds herself adrift with no clear purpose. Ezra is a volunteer dentist searching for adventure in South Korea. The two forge a surprising bond—but is it love, or just mutual loneliness? Starring Alexi Pappas and Nick Kroll. 5:45 PM THU. 10/10 @ REGAL OLD MILL - B 7:45 PM SUN. 10/13 @ REGAL OLD MILL - C

DIRECTED BY JEREMY TEICHER Jeremy Teicher’s films blend fiction with reality. His previous film, Tracktown (BendFilm 2016), starred Alexi Pappas, Rachel Dratch, and Andy Buckley. His award-winning first feature film, Tall As The Baobab Tree, was distributed by the Sundance Institute. Jeremy graduated from Dartmouth and was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.

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132 MIN. | SOUTH KOREA | OREGON PREMIERE | NEON Presented in Korean with English subtitles. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family: rich in street smarts but not much else. When these two houses are brought together, the Kims sense a golden opportunity and a symbiotic relationship is soon formed between the two families. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims’ newfound comfort. Film sponsored by Infocus Eye Care

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Parasite

Tower Theatre sponsored by 9:15 PM SAT. 10/12 @ REGAL OLD MILL - C 10:30 AM SUN. 10/13 @ TOWER THEATRE

DIRECTED BY BONG JOON HO Winner of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Parasite is the seventh feature film from the acclaimed Bong Joon Ho, following on from Barking Dogs Never Bite, Memories of Murder, The Host, Mother, Snowpiercer, and Okja. Known for his cutting, socially incisive wit and twisting of genre conventions, Bong Joon Ho raises questions about social institutions and the inequities of society with his unique blend of humor, emotion, and suspense.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire 119 MIN. | FRANCE | OREGON PREMIERE | NEON OFFICIAL GUIDE

Presented in French & Italian with English subtitles. France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom.

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DIRECTED BY CÉLINE SCIAMMA Céline Sciamma received a master’s degree in French literature before enrolling at the La Fémis film school. She writes for film and television and debuted as a director with Water Lilies in 2007. Her internationally praised second feature film, Tomboy, was awarded at the Berlin and Odessa International Film Festivals, among others. Her coming-of-age-drama Girlhood won the Bronze Horse at the Stockholm Film Festival. Portrait of a Lady on Fire is her latest film.

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80 MIN. | USA | US PREMIERE Writer/director Daniela De Carlo and producer Alexandra Creswick are scheduled to attend. It is almost Halloween as Hurricane Sandy descends upon New York, leaving destruction in her wake. As tensions rise, so do the winds, until a group of friends is abruptly plunged into darkness. Friends and neighbors come together surrendering to the purest form of human connection: face to face conversation amidst confections, libations, and confessions. Preceded by Things Would Be Different | 13 min. (page 69) Film sponsored by Pacific Power

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The Blackout

6:45 PM FRI. 10/11 @ REGAL OLD MILL - C 10:00 AM SAT. 10/12 @ MCMENAMINS - FATHER LUKE’S

DIRECTED BY DANIELA DE CARLO Originally from Argentina, Daniela De Carlo moved to the US in 2004 to pursue a career in filmmaking. She started by learning from the best, working with Alexander Payne, Martin Scorsese, David E. Kelley, the Weitz brothers, Forest Whitaker, and Tony Scott. In 2010, she co-directed the Portuguese-language film Qualquer Gato Vira-Lata for Buena Vista International, which opened with box office success in Brazil. Some of Daniela’s recent work includes the short When We Were in Nice, written by playwright Dan O’Brien and On the Brink, a short documentary about choreographer Ryan Heffington. The Blackout marks Daniela’s first auteur feature.

Clementine 93 MIN. | USA | OREGON PREMIERE Writer/director Lara Jean Gallagher and producer Aimee Lynn Barneburg are scheduled to attend.

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A heartbroken woman becomes entangled with a younger girl after breaking into her ex’s lake house in the Pacific Northwest. Equal parts psychological drama and sexual coming-of-age story, Clementine is a tense rumination on who to love and how to let go.

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DIRECTED BY LARA JEAN GALLAGHER Lara Jean Gallagher is originally from rural Pennsylvania where she was raised on a steady stream of television, polka, processed food, and wooded warfare with her three sisters. Her work focuses on small towns, dysfunctional families, and the kind of humor and relationships that are only possible when everything else is screwed up. Lara earned her Directing MFA from Columbia University and was named one of IFP’s Emerging Storytellers in 2015. Clementine is her first feature; it premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Colewell 78 MIN. | USA | OREGON PREMIERE Writer/director Tom Quinn is scheduled to attend. When the Colewell post office is slated for closure, Nora Pancowski is faced with sudden retirement. As she weighs relocating, a young woman causes Nora to reflect on her youth and the choices that led her to Colewell. Starring Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Hannah Gross (Mindhunter). Preceded by The Circle | 10 min. (Page 66)

3:00 PM FRI. 10/11 @ MCMENAMINS - FATHER LUKE’S 1:30 PM SAT. 10/12 @ REGAL OLD MILL - C

DIRECTED BY TOM QUINN Tom Quinn is a writer/director based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His debut feature, The New Year Parade, won the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance, screened at SXSW, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award. Tom was listed one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine and one of the Ten Young Writer-Directors to Watch by Moviemaker. He was a VFX producer at DIVE on films including Safety Not Guaranteed. His current film, Colewell, was developed through the Biennale College - Cinema.

Reckoning 87 MIN. | USA | NORTHWEST PREMIERE

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Writer/director Lane Skye is scheduled to attend. After the disappearance of her husband, a struggling farmer in an isolated Appalachian community discovers she is a pawn in a blood-soaked revenge plot and the only way out for her and her son could mean destroying a decades-old truce.

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DIRECTED BY RUCKUS SKYE & LANE SKYE Ruckus & Lane Skye are a husband and wife writing and directing team with a penchant for creating dark, character-driven films with a strong sense of place. They have written a number of features including Image Nation’s Zinzana, which Variety called, “A world-class neo-noir thriller,” and an adaptation of a novel from best-selling author James Patterson for producer Peter Safran (The Conjuring, Aquaman). Their script for the home invasion thriller Becky goes into production this summer, starring Kevin James. Reckoning is their feature film directing debut.

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83 MIN. | FINLAND & USA | WORLD PREMIERE

1:00 PM FRI. 10/11 @ MCMENAMINS - THEATER 4:00 PM SAT. 10/12 @ REGAL OLD MILL - C

Presented in English and Finnish with English subtitles. Writer/directors Hannu Aukia & Jaakko Manninen are scheduled to attend. Milla is a young mother who has one last shot at making her dreams come true. Kentrell works on a web series with a partner he is falling for. Miska is so ashamed of his failed stand-up career that answering calls from his mother is out of the question. Alexis is homeless but wants to redefine what the transsexual experience is through her script. All these people hope that someone somewhere would just give them a shot. Preceded by Adam and Eve Eat Again | 10 min. (page 66)

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Someone Somewhere

DIRECTED BY HANNU AUKIA, CO-DIRECTED BY JAAKKO MANNINEN Hannu Aukia is a Finnish filmmaker, who started his career in music videos with his band Pilsator. He began with stop-motion animation but moved quickly to more traditional filmmaking. Jaakko Manninen is a Finnish-born director and music producer based in LA. He has platinum records under his belt and has produced and directed more than 250 music videos for artists including Shaggy, Kylie Minogue, and Nile Rodgers. Hannu and Jaakko share a house in Hollywood where most of the film was shot.

Standing Up, Falling Down 92 MIN. | USA | NORTHWEST PREMIERE

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Director Matt Ratner is scheduled to attend. Things are not going according to plan for Scott, a stand-up comedian returning to Long Island after striking out on the Los Angeles comedy scene. Wracked with doubt, Scott finds an unexpected connection with Marty, an alcoholic dermatologist with a penchant for karaoke. As their unlikely friendship evolves, they find the strength to start confronting their long-simmering regrets. Starring Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), and Eloise Mumford (Fifty Shades of Grey).

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DIRECTED BY MATT RATNER After studying theater at Northwestern and spending several years working in politics and government, Matt Ratner moved to Los Angeles and started Tilted Windmill Productions. He has produced nine feature films, all of which earned critical acclaim premiering at top-tier festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca. A lifetime as a Cleveland sports fan prepared him for the volatile nature of the film business. Standing Up, Falling Down is his directorial debut.

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89 MIN. | USA | NORTHWEST PREMIERE Writer/director/actor Will Dennis is scheduled to attend. A freewheeling comedian determined to save her family business invites an uptight entrepreneur on a road trip to sell a van with a complicated history. Things are going well until their relationship is tested as they discover each other’s secrets along the way. When the van sale deteriorates, they must decide if their very new connection is worth more than a very old van.

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Vanilla

6:15 PM FRI. 10/11 @ REGAL OLD MILL - B 10:30 AM SAT. 10/12 @ MCMENAMINS - THEATER

DIRECTED BY WILL DENNIS Before making movies, Will Dennis worked in technology, where he spent his time creating mobile apps and wearing light blue button-down shirts. Will cut his teeth writing and directing short comedy videos before writing and directing his first feature film, Vanilla, which Forbes kindly called “delightfully entertaining.” He is currently writing his next feature-length film and occasionally still wears light blue button-down shirts.

Wheels 80 MIN. | USA | OREGON PREMIERE

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Writer/director Paul Starkman and producer/editor Neal Usatin are scheduled to attend. Max is a 19-year-old from Brooklyn who wants to make it big as a professional DJ. He has been the sole provider for his sick grandmother, performing parties for a neighborhood shark, but things change when Max’s brother returns home after three years in prison and he finds himself at a crossroads between family obligation, the streets, and pursuing his dream. Preceded by Esmeralda | 14 min (pg. 66)

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DIRECTED BY PAUL STARKMAN A Brooklyn-based film and television director, Paul Starkman is a graduate of the AFI Cinematography program. He worked his way up from camera operator on MTV’s “The Real World” to D.P. of “America’s Next Top Model.” In 2006, Paul began shooting for “Project Runway” and was soon directing for the program, which led to his first Emmy nomination. He joined Bravo’s “Top Chef,” directing seven seasons. In 2007, Paul wrote and directed The Tree, a short film that told the story of one man looking for shade on a treeless block in Brooklyn. Wheels is Paul’s first feature film.

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Eating Up Easter 76 MIN. | USA | CENTRAL OREGON PREMIERE Presented in English and Spanish with English subtitles. In a cinematic letter to his son, native Rapanui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu explores the modern dilemma of their people, descendants of the ancient statue builders, as they face the consequences of their rapidly developing home. Preceded by Where Life Begins | 9 min. (page 69) Tin Pan Theater sponsored by

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DIRECTED BY SERGIO M. RAPU Native Rapanui producer/director Sergio Mata’u Rapu is the only Easter Islander working in production in an English speaking country. He has spent the last 15 years shooting, and producing documentaries that have aired on History Channel, Travel Channel, National Geographic, and NOVA. Through his work, Sergio aims to show the diversity of life through thought-provoking media to inspire resolutions to social, economic, and environmental conflicts.

Last Man Fishing 60 MIN. | USA | WEST COAST PREMIERE.

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Director JD Schulyer is scheduled to attend. A cinematic look at the vastly changing seafood system through the lens of small-scale fishermen across the United States. Narrated by best-selling author Mark Bittman, the film explores the dichotomy between the industrial model of extracting food from the ocean and sustainable fishing methods that focus on conservation and quality. Preceded by Heaven | 3 min. (page 67) and Refuge | 6 min. (page 68) Film sponsored by New Sun Energy

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DIRECTED BY JD SCHULYER JD is a filmmaker who believes in the power of media to inspire change. Growing up on a state park, he learned an appreciation for the outdoors that he carries into his life today. For the last five years, he has worked in Alaska on issues related to commercial fishing, mining, and forest conservation. Last Man Fishing is his feature directorial debut, stepping outside his tenure as a producer of client-driven short film projects. He dreams of starting a bison farm with his family and rewilding his home state of Indiana.

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Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm 83 MIN. | USA | NORTHWEST PREMIERE

12:45 PM FRI. 10/11 @ REGAL OLD MILL - A 1:00 PM SAT. 10/12 @ MCMENAMINS - THEATER

Director Ines Sommer and producer Terra Brockman are scheduled to attend. For a quarter-century, Henry Brockman has worked alongside nature to grow delicious organic vegetables on his idyllic Midwestern farm. But farming takes a toll on his aging body, and Henry dreams of scaling back. While his former apprentices run the farm, Henry spends a “fallow year” with his wife Hiroko in Japan. However, things don’t turn out as planned, and Henry must grapple with the future of farming on personal, generational, and global levels. Preceded by Detroit Hives | 5 min. (page 67)

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DIRECTED BY INES SOMMER Ines Sommer embraces the DIY ethos of indie filmmaking, be it through experimental shorts or her documentaries about human rights, participatory democracy, and environmental issues. Her previous projects include the MacArthur Foundation-funded PBS documentary Count Me In and the human rights documentary Beneath the Blindfold. She also has a longstanding interest in engaging audiences with alternative cinema and has organized and curated numerous film events, series, and festivals. Ines is the Associate Director of Northwestern University’s MFA in Documentary Media program, where she also teaches.

Mossville: When Great Trees Fall 75 MIN. | USA | CENTRAL OREGON PREMIERE OFFICIAL GUIDE

Producer Catherine Rierson is scheduled to attend A centuries-old Black community in Louisiana is contaminated and uprooted by petrochemical plants. As the community comes to terms with the loss of their ancestral home, one man standing in the way of a plant’s expansion refuses to give up. Preceded by Uniontown | 16 min. (page 69)

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DIRECTED BY ALEXANDER GLUSTROM Alexander has directed, shot, produced, and edited a wide variety of film projects ranging from commercial, music, and art videos that have reached hundreds of thousands online, to documentaries that have been featured in film festivals internationally. Alex’s first feature film was the award-winning documentary Big Charity, which won the Jury and Audience awards at the New Orleans Film Festival. Alex was named “Filmmaker of the Year” at the 2015 New Orleans Millennial Awards.

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Aquarela 89 MIN. | USA | CENTRAL OREGON PREMIERE | SONY PICTURES CLASSICS Aquarela takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. The film is a visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will of Earth’s most precious element. From the precarious frozen waters of Russia’s Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela’s mighty Angel Falls, water is Aquarela’s main character. Tower Theatre sponsored by

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DIRECTED BY VICTOR KOSSAKOVSKY Victor Kossakovsky is an innovative documentary filmmaker whose films have been honored with more than 100 awards in national and international festivals. In 1989 he directed his first feature, Losev, and then in 1992 The Belovs, which won both the VPRO Joris Ivens Award and the Audience Award at IDFA. In 2011, Kossakovsky’s ¡Vivan Las Antipodas! was selected as the opening film of the Venice Film Festival. In many of his films, as with Aquarela, he serves simultaneously as director, editor, cinematographer, and writer.

At the Video Store 72 MIN. | USA | WORLD PREMIERE

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Director James Westby and producer Lydia Ricci are scheduled to attend. A loving ode to the dying art of connection and curation, At the Video Store weaves together the macro-narrative of the industry’s changing business model with the intimate memories of store owners and cinema icons like John Waters, Nicole Holofcener, Gus Van Sant, and Bill Hader. While nostalgic for what was lost, the film is hopeful about what neighborhood video stores can still offer a world starved for authentic human interaction. Preceded by The 99W | 12 min. (page 66) Film sponsored by Bend Studio

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DIRECTED BY JAMES WESTBY Called “a wizard of concision and a master of discomfort” by The New York Times, James Westby is an independent filmmaker from Portland, Oregon. He writes, directs, and edits provocative films with economical budgets and no compromises. Westby-made features include Film Geek, The Auteur, and Rid of Me (BendFilm 2011). Westby’s work in the commercial world includes the short film Evan Rachel Would for tomboy clothier Wildfang (starring Kim Gordon, Beth Ditto, and Evan Rachel Wood), as well as recent campaigns for Duraflame, The Oregon Lottery, and more cannabis companies than you can count.

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Honeyland 90 MIN. | MACEDONIA | CENTRAL OREGON PREMIERE | NEON Presented in Turkish with English Subtitles. Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice. Honeyland is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone. Preceded by The Shepherdess | 6 min. (page 69) 12:45 PM FRI. 10/11 @ TIN PAN THEATER 1:30 PM SUN. 10/13 @ REGAL OLD MILL - B

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DIRECTED BY LJUBO STEFANOV AND TAMARA KOTEVSKA Ljubo Stefanov has over 20 years of experience developing and producing documentaries related to environmental issues and human development. His clients have included the United Nations Development Programme, EuroNatur, and Swisscontact. Tamara Kotevska holds a degree in film directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, Macedonia and has spent the last five years working as a freelance director making documentary and fiction films.

I Want My MTV 86 MIN | USA | NORTHWEST PREMIERE | A&E NETWORKS

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Original MTV VJ Alan Hunter is scheduled to attend the Tower Theatre screening. A touchstone in the lives of millions, MTV burst onto televisions on August 1, 1981. Via a combination of scrappy hosts, fast-paced production, and quirky music videos, MTV was like nothing Americans had ever seen before. A nostalgic and thrilling ride, I Want My MTV takes its audience back to the beginning, when the idea of a television channel devoted to only videos seemed destined for failure. Preceded by Pie in the Puss | 9 min. (page 68)

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DIRECTED BY TYLER MEASOM AND PATRICK WALDROP Tyler Measom is the producer/director of multiple films including; Take, Sons of Perdition, An Honest Liar, Jesus Town, and I Want My MTV. He is currently directing a documentary series for Netflix entitled The Salamander. Patrick Waldrop has produced documentaries (Killer at Large), short films, and commercials. He graduated from UC Berkeley with honors for his independent research project entitled Visionary Storytelling in the Era of Big Data, Mixed Realities and the Participatory Audience, and is a MFA graduate in the Producer’s Program at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

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90 MIN. | USA, QATAR, UK, CANADA | OREGON PREMIERE | OSCILLOSCOPE PICTURES

12:30 PM FRI. 10/11 @ MCMENAMINS - FATHER LUKE’S 8:30 PM SAT. 10/12 @ TIN PAN THEATER

Presented in Afghan and Persian with English subtitles. When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee the country with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing the family’s uncertain journey firsthand, Fazili documents their harrowing trek across numerous borders, revealing the danger and uncertainty facing refugees seeking asylum juxtaposed with the unbreakable love shared amongst the family on the run. Preceded by A Line Birds Cannot See | 9 min. (page 67)

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Midnight Traveler

Tin Pan Theater sponsored by

DIRECTED BY HASSAN FAZILI Hassan Fazili has developed theater plays, documentaries, short films, and several popular television serials in Afghanistan. In 2011, he was selected by the British Council to attend Sheffield/DocFest for documentary filmmaking networking and training. His films Mr. Fazili’s Wife and Life Again! both push the envelope on issues of women’s, children’s, and disability rights in Afghanistan, and have won awards at numerous international festivals. His documentary Peace in Afghanistan, made for national television, profiled Taliban commander Mullah Tur Jan, who laid down arms in favor of a peaceful civilian life.

Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man 88 MIN. | USA | OREGON PREMIERE | FILM FESTIVAL COLLABORATIVE

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3:30 PM SUN. 10/13 @ MCMENAMINS - THEATER

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Presented in English, Mandarin, Hindi, and Telugu with English subtitles. Director Lily Zepeda is scheduled to attend. To a stranger, Jack Sim is a guy obsessed with toilets. But to those who know him, he’s Mr. Toilet, a crusader for global sanitation. Now he is plunged into his biggest challenge yet when asked to secure 6 million toilets for the “Clean India” initiative. But with few resources and no help from the government, his epic project and reputation are in jeopardy.

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DIRECTED BY LILY ZEPEDA Lily Zepeda’s passion for exploring unconventional stories began with a career in journalism, interviewing subjects ranging from Grammy award-winning musicians to Olympians. She went from TV production to embarking on a five-year journey to make her first feature film, Mr Toilet: The World’s #2 Man. She’s a Diversity Fellowship and Accelerator Lab grantee from Chicken & Egg Pictures as well as a Hedgebrook Lab finalist. Mr. Toilet won the Docs for School Audience Award in 2019.

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81 MIN. | CHINA | OREGON PREMIERE | FILM FESTIVAL COLLABORATIVE Presented in Chinese with English subtitles. When artist Maleonn realizes that his father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, he creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a magical, autobiographical stage performance featuring life-size mechanical puppets. Through the production of this play, the two men confront their mortality before time runs out and memories are lost forever. Preceded by Write Me | 7 min. (page 69)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES SPOTLIGHT

Our Time Machine

11:00 AM SUN. 10/13 @ REGAL OLD MILL - B

DIRECTED BY YANG SUN AND S. LEO CHIANG Yang Sun is a documentary director and cameraman based in Beijing. He has directed several short and mid-length documentaries and the ten-part series Take Me to Travel. Sun Yang holds a master’s degree from the School of Television and Film Art at the Communication University of China. S. Leo Chiang is a Taiwanese-American filmmaker based in San Francisco and Taipei. His documentary Mr. Cao Goes to Washington won the Inspiration Award at the 2012 Full Frame Documentary Festival. He is the co-founder of A-Doc, the Asian American Documentary Network, and a documentary branch member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences

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Rothko: Pictures Must Be Miraculous 53 MIN. | USA | NORTHWEST PREMIERE

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Eric Slade has worked as an independent producer, director, and writer in Portland and San Francisco. He is currently a staff producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting. His 2014 feature documentary Big Joy premiered at SXSW and screened at Tribeca, Seattle and dozens of other film festivals, winning multiple awards before making its broadcast debut on PBS. He has won multiple regional Emmy Awards for his work on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s original art series, Oregon Art Beat. Eric is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston and took part in both the PBS Producer’s Academy and The Independent Filmmaker Project’s Documentary Labs.

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Director Eric Slade and editor Margaret Andres are scheduled to attend. Celebrated painter Mark Rothko transformed the world of art, helping create the Abstract Expressionist movement in New York in the 1940s. Rothko and his fellow rebels dramatically stole the spotlight from Paris, putting the US art scene on the map for the first time ever. Rothko: Pictures Must Be Miraculous explores the artist’s tumultuous journey, incorporating interviews with Rothko’s daughter Kate and son Christopher; Academy Award-nominated writer John Logan; and original scenes with Alfred Molina, in the role of Mark Rothko. Film Sponsored by Old Back Nine Tower Theatre sponsored by

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78 MIN. | USA | CENTRAL OREGON PREMIERE

5:45 PM FRI. 10/11 @ REGAL OLD MILL - A 12:30 PM SAT. 10/12 @ REGAL OLD MILL - A

Presented in English, Mandarin and Arabic with English subtitles. Co-director Gina Leibrecht and producer Christy McGill are scheduled to attend. Following the arrest and detention of the famous activist artist in China, Ai Weiwei remotely transforms Alcatraz into a remarkable expression of sociallyengaged art focused on the plight of the unjustly incarcerated. Human rights become profoundly personal when this monumental exhibition inspires thousands of visitors to write to prisoners of conscience worldwide. What no one expected was that the messages would actually get through and what they would mean. Preceded by The Cheech | 5 min. (page 66)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES COMPETITION

Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly

Film sponsored by Great Clips

DIRECTED BY CHERYL HAINES, CO-DIRECTED BY GINA LEIBRECHT Cheryl Haines is the founding executive director of the FOR-SITE Foundation and principal of Haines Gallery. She was the curator of “@Large: Ai Weiwei” on Alcatraz. For over thirty years, Cheryl has developed exhibitions and site-specific public programs that have exposed new audiences to contemporary art and advanced the discourse on art about place. Gina Leibrecht has been working in film since she received her B.A. in Telecommunications and Film from the University of Oregon in 1990. In 1998 she began collaborating with Les Blank on All In This Tea, which she co-produced, co-directed, and edited. Recently, Gina edited Wilder Than Wild and Serenade for Haiti.

Boom: A Film About The Sonics 84 MIN. | USA | OREGON PREMIERE

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Director Jordan Albertsen is scheduled to attend. Boom tells the untold story of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s wildest and most influential bands, The Sonics. Boom takes a deep dive into exploring how a relatively unknown band from the Pacific Northwest became a worldwide phenomenon 50-years after their heyday. Featuring interviews with homegrown heroes and breakthrough artists like Pearl Jam, The Sex Pistols, Heart, Mudhoney, and many, many more. Preceded by Birth of Afrobeat | 7 min. (page 66)

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DIRECTED BY JORDAN ALBERTSEN Jordan Albertsen hails from Whidbey Island, located in the Puget Sound off the coast of Seattle, Washington. His debut feature film was the multi-award-winning movie, The Standard, which he wrote and directed at the age of twenty-two. Albertsen is a self-taught filmmaker who has already exhibited tremendous raw talent in his young career. He has written a number of feature films that are in various stages of development. He is currently touring film festivals around the world with his first feature-length documentary, the highly acclaimed, award-winning: Boom: A Film About The Sonics.

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Cooked: Survival by Zip Code 76 MIN. | USA | NORTHWEST PREMIERE

3:15 PM FRI. 10/11 @ REGAL OLD MILL - A 1:00 PM SAT. 10/12 @ REGAL OLD MILL - B

Director Judith Helfand is scheduled to attend. This film is Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand’s searing investigation into the politics of “disaster” by way of the deadly 1995 Chicago heatwave, in which 739 residents perished. Asking open-ended questions that push people to consider what it might mean to redefine the term “disaster” and reframe the concept of “resilience,” Helfand forges inextricable connections between the cataclysmic natural disasters we’re willing to see and prepare for and the slow-motion disasters we’re not. Preceded by The Chapel | 8 min. (page 66)

DIRECTED BY JUDITH HELFAND Judith Helfand is best known for her ability to take the dark worlds of chemical exposure, heedless corporate behavior, and environmental injustice and make them personal, highly-charged, and entertaining. Her films include The Uprising of ‘34, the Sundance award-winning and 2x Emmy nominated Blue Vinyl, its Peabody Award-winning prequel A Healthy Baby Girl, and Everything’s Cool (BendFilm 2007). Three of those premiered at Sundance, with national broadcasts on PBS, HBO, and The Sundance Channel. Judith co-founded Working Films in 1999 and Chicken & Egg Pictures in 2005. In 2007 she received a United States Artist Fellowship and in 2016 was invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.

I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story 42 MIN. | NETHERLANDS & USA | WEST COAST PREMIERE OFFICIAL GUIDE 16TH ANNUAL

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Presented in English, Dutch and German with English subtitles. Director Mike Arthur and subject Niko Alm are scheduled to attend. With millions of believers worldwide, The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the world’s fastest-growing religion. I, Pastafari follows a few brave members of the church, the Pastafarians, as they fight for their religious freedom to access privileges and exceptions in law granted to other religions. Along the way, the Pastafarians force intolerant skeptics to answer the question, “What is a real religion anyway?” R’Amen. Preceded by The Cloud of Unknowing | 17 min. (page 67) and Salacia | 2 min. (page 68)

Mike Arthur holds a degree from a prestigious public university that collects dust in his mom’s basement. He is very much an accidental filmmaker. In 2011, while working in a cubicle in Portland, Mike took a filmmaking night class to balance out the monotony of corporate retail. The documentary that resulted from this class went from a YouTube short to a full-length feature that aired on national TV in 2013. The experience ruined his cubicle aspirations. When his wife got a job in Amsterdam, he agreed to move on one condition: that he could give this filmmaking thing another shot.

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89 MIN. | USA | NORTHWEST PREMIERE

3:15 PM FRI. 10/11 @ TIN PAN THEATER 8:00 PM SAT. 10/12 @ 220 NE LAFAYETTE

At 18, Kate Nash reached the stratosphere of pop music, vaulting from a working-class family to worldwide tours. A few years later, she is nearly homeless. Kate struggles to retain creative freedom and remain an innovative voice in the industry. A testament to the struggles of the independent artist, Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl follows one woman into hard-won maturity as a businesswoman and a creative spirit, showing other women that they can live on their own terms. Preceded by The Mozart of Flycasting | 5 min. (page 68)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES COMPETITION

Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl

Tin Pan Theater sponsored by

DIRECTED BY AMY GOLDSTEIN Amy Goldstein is a director, producer, and screenwriter of music videos, television series, and feature films. Her work was presented at film festivals worldwide, including Toronto and Berlin. She directed the award-winning feature film East of A, an edgy comedy starring Rashida Jones and David Alan Grier. Her documentary Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl highlights the struggle of independent female musicians in the 21st century. She served on the board of Outfest and is a member of Film Fatales, the WGA, and the DGA. She is drawn to compelling stories found at the intersection of social issues and pop culture.

Kifaru 81 MIN | KENYA, HONG KONG, USA | CENTRAL OREGON PREMIERE

16TH ANNUAL

Film sponsored by Bend Pet Express

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Presented in English & Swahili with English subtitles With the northern white rhino species on the brink of extinction, two ranger recruits are mentored by a seasoned ranger with an unorthodox approach to caring for the last northern white rhino male. Spanning the course of the recruits’ first four years on the job, Kifaru allows viewers to experience the joys and pitfalls of conservation firsthand through the lens of the men that look into the eyes of extinction on a daily basis. Preceded by Being With Elephants | 12 min. (page 66) 6:00 PM FRI. 10/11 @ MCMENAMINS - THEATER 3:00 PM SAT. 10/12 @ REGAL OLD MILL - A

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DIRECTED BY DAVID HAMBRIDGE David Hambridge is an Emmy® nominated cinematographer & award-winning filmmaker based in the American South. David was exclusively granted access to document some of the most sensitive and historical moments surrounding the extinction of the northern white rhinos. He chose to take an unorthodox approach by focusing on the families that are attached to an animal teetering on the edge of extinction. This loss to extinction should not only be experienced by the entire world, but it should be felt. With Kifaru, David’s goal is to share that feeling with a worldwide audience for the first time—and hopefully the last.

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75 MIN. | USA | NORTHWEST PREMIERE Director Joy E. Reed is scheduled to attend. Little Miss Westie follows two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, family, and transitioning during the Trump era. Ren is competing in the Lil Miss Westie Pageant as the first out trans-girl; coaching her is her older brother, Luca, who knows his stuff because he competed when he was Ren’s age and living as a girl. Steering clear of sentimentality, the film shines thanks to the family’s fantastic sense of humor and “be yourself” ethic. Preceded by The One You Never Forget | 8 min. (page 68) 5:30 PM FRI. 10/11 @ MCMENAMINS - FATHER LUKE’S 10:30 AM SAT. 10/12 @ REGAL OLD MILL - B

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES COMPETITION

Little Miss Westie

DIRECTED BY JOY E. REED & DAN HUNT Joy E. Reed brings over a decade of experience in documentary post-production and has been on the editing team of a number of films that have premiered at Sundance, including Buck and How to Dance in Ohio. Dan Hunt’s past documentary work has broadcast on PBS, ABC, Logo, Netflix, and screened at festivals worldwide. Hunt was the executive producer of the landmark LGBT series on PBS, In the Life. He is on faculty at Marymount Manhattan College and is on the programming team at the Tribeca Film Festival. Little Miss Westie is their directorial debut.

WBCN and The American Revolution 124 MIN. | USA | NORTHWEST PREMIERE

16TH ANNUAL

Film sponsored by Karnopp Peterson LLP

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10:00 AM FRI. 10/11 @ REGAL OLD MILL - B 3:30 PM SAT. 10/12 @ REGAL OLD MILL - B

Director Bill Lichtenstein and executive producer Robert Sennott are scheduled to attend. The untold story of the radical underground radio station WBCN, set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes that took place in Boston during the late-1960s and early-1970s. Told through a compelling cast of characters who connected through the radio station, militant anti-war activism, civil rights struggles, and the emerging women’s and LGBTQ-liberation movements, it is the incredible true story of how a radio station, politics, and rock ‘n’ roll changed everything.

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DIRECTED BY BILL LICHTENSTEIN Bill Lichtenstein’s media career began at the age of 14 in 1970 at WBCN as a volunteer answering the station’s Listener Line, and later as a newscaster and announcer with a weekly program. Bill’s subsequent work as a journalist spans the next 50 years, including seven years at ABC News where he produced investigative reports, and, since 1990, as president of LCMedia Productions, Inc. Bill and LCMedia have received 60 major broadcast honors, including a George Foster Peabody Award, UN Media Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, eight National Headliner Awards, and three national news Emmy Awards nominations.

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TOTAL PROGRAM RUNTIME: 106 MIN.

8:30 PM FRI. 10/11 @ 220 NE LAFAYETTE 11:30 AM SUN. 10/13 @ REGAL OLD MILL - C A non-competitive showcase of work produced by local filmmakers.

Rebel Dog* DIRECTED BY AMY CASTAÑO & GEORGIA ANDREWS | 2 MIN.

Foxing Around

Rebel Dog is on the move. She will stop at nothing.

Foxing Around DIRECTED BY CULLEN & DELANEY DALLAS | 1 MIN. | PACIFIC UNIVERSITY Two foxes seek the comfort of their den, but first they have to get through the obnoxiously loud world that they live in.

2 Below 0* DIRECTED BY TIM CASH | 48 MIN. Frostbitten & love-smitten! It’s the bitterly cold Winter of 1979 as Rusty types away in his trailer. His fiancé left him at the altar and in response, Rusty uprooted himself from Minnesota and relocated to the middle of nowhere. But he’s not completely alone: Alice, whom he refuses to accept has left his side, stands nearby in the form of a mannequin. Meanwhile, three misfits, jealous of Rusty and mannequin-Alice’s relationship, vow to disrupt the couple’s peace as the temperature plummets ‘2 Below 0’!

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DIRECTED BY HUDSON WHITE | 5 MIN. Sometimes the space exploration job of your dreams isn’t all it’s made out to be. OFFICIAL GUIDE 16TH ANNUAL

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Shifting Perspectives* DIRECTED BY CEDAR VICKERY | 50 MIN. | SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL Ryder, one of many identical clone soldiers, struggles to find his individuality despite apathetic generals, an entire army bent on their destruction, and lots of tough decisions with harsh consequences. With the help of his fellow clones and a rare officer who cares for them as individuals, Ryder sets out to bring down the corrupt system and put a stop to an endless war.

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NORTHWEST SHORTS

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A Community of Hope* DIRECTED BY BRADLEY LANPHEAR | 8 MIN. This beautiful short film highlights Healthy Beginnings, a non-profit in Bend with a mission to help every child enter kindergarten ready to learn, contribute, and thrive.

Brothers* DIRECTED BY BRAXTON HAUGEN | 9 MIN. | UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Wave Hands Like Clouds

The filmmaker and his brother embark together on a road trip around the state of Oregon. With aspirations to reconnect and reflect on their childhood, they find themselves at a crossroads of their youth.

Wave Hands Like Clouds* DIRECTED BY MARGA LAUBE | 3 MIN. What it feels like to be walking a wiggly line in the sky, just you, the wind, and the clouds.

Alex.* DIRECTED BY BRENDEN OSBORN | 5 MIN. | UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

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Connor receives a phone call with news of a terrible loss. Forced to process his grief in the moment and entirely unsure how to cope with it, he acts on a last glimmer of hope.

The Weight I Carry* The Weight I Carry seeks to find how people can change the way they think by simply getting outdoors.

The Legend of Grayson Crockett DIRECTED BY ADAM BAGGER | 26 MIN.

Reboot* DIRECTED BY TAYLOR MORDEN | 4 MIN.

The Slows DIRECTED BY NICOLE PERLMAN | 22 MIN. In an enlightened future where humans no longer need to procreate, one woman risks her life to investigate the mystery of motherhood. The Slows

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A short film about the way the world really works. Jury-award winning entry for the BendFilm / ScaleHouse 2019 72-Hour Filmmaker Scramble.

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Reboot

Born with a supernova in his chest, a wayfaring introvert moves cautiously through life until he finds a reason to surrender to the massive force swirling inside of him.

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TOTAL PROGRAM RUNTIME: 75 MIN. 11:00 AM FRI. 10/11 @ REGAL OLD MILL - C 5:30 PM SAT. 10/12 @ 220 NE LAFAYETTE 5:45 PM FRI. 10/11 @ ODEM THEATER, REDMOND

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DIRECTED BY JESSICA MENDEZ SIQUEIROS | 10 MIN. When Maia, a mixed race Latina woman, sets out to reconnect with her traditional Mexican roots on her Nana’s 100th birthday, things go terribly wrong. A dark comedy about what it means to be the ‘other’ in the family.

Boccamazzo Construction We Build “Walls”! DIRECTED BY PAUL RICCIO | 10 MIN.

Boccamazzo Construction - We Build “Walls”!

A quick, funny look at Bobby and Todd Boccamazzo, owners of a Brooklyn-based construction company that builds walls. Just walls.

Demand Curve DIRECTED BY THE BRAGG BROTHERS | 11 MIN. Offended by his kidnappers’ low demands, a university professor uses basic economics to increase his ransom and get in on the action.

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Wilma

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A young boy meets her estranged trailer park father for the first time. What his father doesn’t know is that he now identifies as a girl.

Sometimes, I Think About Dying DIRECTED BY STEFANIE ABEL HOROWITZ | 13 MIN. Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her.

Sometimes, I Think About Dying

The Neighbors’ Window DIRECTED BY MARSHALL CURRY | 20 MIN. A middle-aged mother of young children has grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband, but her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment.

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TOTAL PROGRAM RUNTIME: 83 MIN.

2019

NARRAT IVE S H ORTS # 2

How Does It Start

How Does It Start DIRECTED BY AMBER SEALEY | 16 MIN. It’s 1983 and 12-year-old Rain wants sex, the only problem is she has no idea what that means. With her self-absorbed parents distracted by their recent divorce, Rain is left alone to navigate the complexities of love and adulthood.

Warpaint for the Teenage Soul* Warpaint for the Teenage Soul

DIRECTED BY REBECCA WOOLF | 11 MIN. Blacklisted by fellow students after being assaulted by the most popular boy in school, 15-year-old Wynne Darling flees her so-called friends and takes refuge in the school bathroom.

Kate in Oxnard* DIRECTED BY EMILY TOMSON | 19 MIN. Kate moves to a small coastal town for a bartending job, anticipating a summer of freedom. What she finds instead is less idyllic, and she comes to realize she’s much more vulnerable than she thought. Kate in Oxnard

The Patients* DIRECTED BY TESS PARAS | 17 MIN.

Being Here* DIRECTED BY SYDNEY O’HAIRE | 20 MIN. | DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

* Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

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Being Souls Here of Totality

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The Patients

As her three months in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility are coming to a close, Charlie resists moving on from the safety bubble of rehab until she is propelled to leave when her best friend experiences a personal tragedy.

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After a “bad fight” with her boyfriend, Regina Santos (low-achieving woman in her 30s) ends up in the ER where her Dad works as a doctor.

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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 TOTAL PROGRAM RUNTIME: 90 MIN.

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Sock Guys

Sock Guys

DIRECTED BY KATIE TURINSKI | 10 MIN. A young man with Down Syndrome runs a successful online sock store.

Camp ALEC DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER STOUDT | 19 MIN. Disabilities like autism, cerebral palsy, and verbal apraxia have made it impossible for the campers at this sleepaway camp in Michigan to vocalize speech, despite being smart, capable individuals in every sense. To express themselves, they use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices that translate their composed messages into audible speech.

Camp ALEC

1500 Miles DIRECTED BY CHRIS DUNCAN | 18 MIN. Sixteen years after the amputation of her left leg, Nicole Ver Kuilen challenges herself to complete a 1500 mile triathlon from Seattle to San Diego. For Nicole, the most difficult part of this journey is not the distance, but that her insurance-mandated prosthesis is built only for walking.

Women In Fire

1500 Miles

DIRECTED BY TIM KRESSIN | 8 MIN.

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Less than 10 percent of firefighters are women. But what these women lack in numbers, they make up for in guts and inspiration, paving the way for the next generation of women firefighters.

The Jessicas are Turning 30* DIRECTED BY AMY KING, MAYA SUGARMAN & NEEMA ROSHANIA PATEL | 22 MIN. In 1989, these six people were named Jessica, the most popular name for girls that year. But from there, their lives took different paths. Now, they reflect on life at the brink of 30—an age heavy with expectation.

Women In Fire

The Gender Line DIRECTED BY T.J. PARSELL | 13 MIN. Transgender rock star Cidny Bullens (formerly Cindy Bullens) once sang in Elton John’s band, had recording contracts with three major labels and two independents. Fortunate to have been both a wife and husband in the same lifetime, Cidny reflects on both his personal and professional lives. * Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

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The Jessicas are Turning 30


12:30 PM FRI 10/11 @ TOWER THEATRE 10:30 AM SAT. 10/12 @ TIN PAN THEATER 7:45 PM SAT. 10/12 @ MADRAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER We Are Forbidden

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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

TOTAL PROGRAM RUNTIME: 89 MIN.

2019

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2

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We Are Forbidden* DIRECTED BY BRIAN LINDSTROM & CHERYL STRAYED | 8 MIN. Teen girls in Surkhet, Nepal demand an end to menstrual stigma.

Motherland* Motherland

DIRECTED BY EMILY MKRTICHIAN & JESSE SOURSOURIAN | 20 MIN. A group of women shake tradition to rid their country of landmines leftover from a devastating ethnic war.

Gun Shop DIRECTED BY PATRICK SMITH | 2 MIN. There are currently 393 million firearms in the US. This film shows 2,328 of them, juxtaposing the frightening visual power of guns with a whimsy of jazz percussion and a dose of cultural irony.

Singing For King Gun Shop

DIRECTED BY YALONDA M. JAMES | 6 MIN. Members of the Prairie View A&M choir in Prairie View, Texas share their experiences performing for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee in March of 1968.

DIRECTED BY MICHAL PIETRZYK | 22 MIN.

The Flip DIRECTED BY REED RICKERT | 3 MIN.

Ground Rush DIRECTED BY ANNABELLE MEYER | 28 MIN.

Ground Rush

Alex Miziuk is a young BASE jumper determined to live his life on (and over) the edge. As one of the most dangerous years in the sport’s history comes to an end, Alex is forced to reconsider what is most important to him.

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Skydiver Remi Angeli must face his fears in order to explore new expressions of movement while BASE jumping in Mexico.

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All on a Mardi Gras Day

In a gentrifying New Orleans, Demond sacrifices to be Big Chief in a secret 200-year culture known as Mardi Gras Indians: African-American men from the city’s roughest neighborhoods spend all year sewing feathered suits they’ll wear only once in a battle to decide who’s “the prettiest.”

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All on a Mardi Gras Day

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My Dinner With Werner

CONTENT WARNING: Films in this program may depict graphic violence, nudity, strong language, and sexual content.

My Dinner With Werner*

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DIRECTED BY MAVERICK MOORE | 18 MIN. A wildly bizarre and wacky farce about a 1987 dinner date with a murder plot as the main dish. Based on real events, real people, and real things they actually said.

Brett Kavanaugh Is Ruining My Sex Life

F*ck

Lady Parts

Fun More*

DIRECTED BY ERIN RYE & JESSICA SHERIF | 10 MIN. A struggling actor goes from dancing tampon to her first real break, playing a meaty role in a financial drama by an acclaimed up-andcoming director.

DIRECTED BY KATE TREFRY | 13 MIN. When her husband leaves for the hospital graveyard shift, Lucy is left alone in the company of a menacing kitchen cabinet, which she is convinced contains all her secret fears.

The Boogeywoman DIRECTED BY ERICA SCOGGINS | 17 MIN. In the fever of her first period, a late-blooming teenager is haunted by her small town’s local legend, only to find that the “Boogeywoman” is flesh and blood. B E N D F I L M .O R G

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How to be Alone

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DIRECTED BY KRISTIN SLAYSMAN | 7 MIN. A dark comedy about a liberal couple struggling to reinvent their sex fantasy in the days following the Kavanaugh hearing.

DIRECTED BY WALLY CHUNG | 1 MIN. A vignette about one’s task that overlaps with another’s task. There is a clash.

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Fun More

DIRECTED BY DAVID GIDALI & EINAT TUBI | 5 MIN. A guy convinces his wife to try out a new AI technology to spice up their sex life but gets a bit more spice than he bargained for.

DIRECTED BY GEOFF MARSLETT | 8 MIN. Tom Skerritt stars in this animated short film about a lonely trucker waiting for a reply on the CB radio.

Brett Kavanaugh Is Ruining My Sex Life F*ck

Face Swap

DIRECTED BY VERN HASS | 3 MIN. | UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA A one-word journey through an unsuspecting freshman’s sexual trials, tribulations, and revelations during her first semester of college.

The Phantom 52*

LATE NIGHT SHORTS

TOTAL PROGRAM RUNTIME: 82 MIN.

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A PROGRAM OF SHORT FILMS THAT THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN ENJOY.

2019

K ID F L ICKS TOTAL PROGRAM RUNTIME: 72 MIN. Recommended ages: 8+ In English, or no dialogue, with English subtitles. In the New York International Children’s Film Festival “Kid Flicks” program, you’ll take a wild ride and harness the (cat) power of the cosmos with the quirky film Catmos. If you’re curious about more earthly matters, take a page out of a Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl. And whether their tastes lean umami or sweet, the duo in Mogu & Perol just might convince you there is simply nothing more delish than a warm friendship. With these films and more, NYICFF Kid Flicks shows you’re never too old to learn a few new tricks! 11:00 AM SUN. 10/13 @ MCMENAMINS - THEATER Presented in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival Program is sponsored by Caldera

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TOTAL PROGRAM RUNTIME: 74 MIN. Recommended ages: 8+ Some films in this program are presented in Dutch with English subtitles. The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) crossed the Atlantic to join forces with Cinekid, The Netherland’s premiere film festival for children, to share this program of the very best of Dutch animation featuring diverse stories, hilarious romps, inventive animation, and more! With trusty scissors in hand, Mr. Paper makes choice cuts to craft his ideal world. Blooming with artful animation and wistful storytelling, Emily was spotlighted as the Netherlands’ entry for Oscar consideration. Then three very different kids, all friends, find out what it truly means to walk a day in each other’s shoes,…and legs, and torsos in this hilarious International Emmy-award winner. Inventive design, storytelling, and themes combine to make this Dutch Animation Celebration a whole lot of fun! Presented with support from Dutch Culture USA and in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival. 10:15 AM FRI. 10/11 @ TOWER THEATRE 10:00 AM SAT. 10/12 @ TOWER THEATRE Program is sponsored by Caldera Tower Theatre sponsored by

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2019 SHORTS SCREENING WITH FEATURES

SHORTS SCREENING WITH FEATURES The 99W DIRECTED BY KENDRA JACOBSON | 12 MIN. | NW DOCUMENTARY Screens with At the Video Store (p. 43) A love letter to drive-in theaters and why independent cinema still matters as told through the multi-generational story of the 99W, one of three left in Oregon.

Adam and Eve Eat Again

Adam and Eve Eat Again DIRECTED BY JOEL FENDELMAN | 10 MIN. | UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN Screens with Someone Somewhere (p. 35) Adam’s late and Eve won’t play his song. Now they must perform together.

Being With Elephants* DIRECTED BY JAMES MARTIN | 12 MIN. Screens with Kifaru (p. 51) A group of rangers in the Siana region of the Maasai Mara educate their community about the importance of elephants to the ecosystem.

Being With Elephants

Birth of Afrobeat DIRECTED BY OPIYO OKEYO | 7 MIN. Screens with BOOM (p. 49) This hybrid live-action/animated short documents drum legend Tony Allen as he recounts his contribution to the birth of Africa’s most exported music genre: Afrobeat.

The Chapel

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Cooked: Survival By Zip Code (p. 50) Linda Garcia set out to stop the largest oil terminal in North America from being built in her community.

The Cheech DIRECTED BY EDWARD TYNDALL | 7 MIN. Screens with Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly (p. 49) Through the palette of the Los Tejanos Art Exhibit, The Cheech explores Cheech Marin’s lifelong advocacy of the Chicano Art Movement.

The Cheech

The Circle DIRECTED BY TARA ATASHGAH | 10 MIN. Screens with Colewell (p. 34) Shila awaits an opportunity to reveal bad news to her niece while at an amusement park.

* Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

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DIRECTED BY ANTHONY FARENWALD & WESLEY CANNON | 17 MIN. | NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY & EMERSON COLLEGE The Cloud of Unknowing

Screens with I, Pastafari (p. 50) A Trappist monastery in Spencer, Massachusetts and spiritual seekers in the city of Boston, explore themes of contemplation, Christian mysticism and the quest for God.

Detroit Hives DIRECTED BY PALMER MORSE & RACHEL WEINBERG | 5 MIN.

SHORTS SCREENING WITH FEATURES

The Cloud of Unknowing*

2019

SHORTS SCREENING WITH FEATURES

Screens with Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm (p. 41) In East Detroit, Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey are transforming their community one hive at a time. Elohi

Elohi* DIRECTED BY LIV FALLON | 6 MIN. | GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY Screens with Once Upon a River (p. 25) An attempt to translate the voice of the place the stories call “Cherokee Country.”

Esmeralda DIRECTED BY PAUL PETERSEN & RACHEL EMERSON | 14 MIN. Esmeralda

Screens with Wheels (p. 37) A filmmaker follows Wilbur Goodnight as he embarks on a romantic quest to profess his adoration for his grade school crush.

Heaven* Screens with Last Man Fishing (p. 39) A fishy satire, Heaven, dares to ask “Why do we believe in an afterlife? Recipient of the 2018 BendFilm / Roundhouse Foundation Woman Filmmaker Production Grant.

A Line Birds Cannot See* DIRECTED BY AMY BENCH | 9 MIN.

A Line Birds Cannot See

* Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

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Screens with Midnight Traveler (p. 45) Separated from her mother by smugglers at the border, a determined 12-year-old sets out across a desert to find her mother and a place where they can be safe again.

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Heaven

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DIRECTED BY MICHELLE ALVARADO | 4 MIN.

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SHORTS SCREENING WITH FEATURES The Mozart of Fly Casting DIRECTED BY KENNETH PRICE | 5 MIN. Screens with Kate Nash: Underestimating the Girl (p. 51) Maxine McCormick began fly casting when she was 9-years-old. At 15, she is the reigning world champion of the sport.

The Mozart of Fly Casting

The One You Never Forget DIRECTED BY MORGAN JON FOX | 8 MIN. Screens with Little Miss Westie (p. 53) 14-year-old Carey is going to his first dance, but should he let his parents meet his date?

Pie in the Puss: A Brief History of Pieing in Film* DIRECTED BY STACEY DAVIS | 9 MIN.

The One You Never Forget

Screens with I Want My MTV (p. 44) From a pie in the face, to the pie toss, to the ultimate pie fight—the evolution of pieing in film.

Refuge* DIRECTED BY KATIE FALKENBERG | 6 MIN. Screens with Last Man Fishing (p. 39) Decades ago, poachers would set off explosives in the cool waters of this North Umpqua River tributary. That was before Lee Spencer settled in to watch over and protect the wild steelhead.

Pie in the Puss: A Brief History of Pieing in Film

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Screens with Native Wisdom (p. 25) A Native American elder travels from the reservation to a sacred landmark to bring awareness to the negative impacts resulting from the disconnect between nature and modern culture.

Salacia* DIRECTED BY REX CARTER | 2 MIN.

Refuge

Screens with I, Pastafari (p. 50) Salacia, the goddess of the open sea, hides from Neptune among the features of the heavens, taking delight in her cosmic playground.

* Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

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DIRECTED BY KATIE FALKENBERG | 6 MIN.

Things Would Be Different

Screens with Honeyland (p. 44) A Navajo shepherdess perseveres in a rapidly vanishing way of life, despite extreme drought on the reservation.

Things Would Be Different* DIRECTED BY KERRI FERNSWORTH FEAZELL | 13 MIN. Screens with The Blackout (p. 33) A happily married woman wonders if she could be happier.

SHORTS SCREENING WITH FEATURES

The Shepherdess*

2019

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Uniontown DIRECTED BY FRASER JONES | 16 MIN. Uniontown

Screens with Mossville: When Great Trees Fall (p. 41) A grassroots group of modern-day freedom fighters in rural Alabama join together to take back their town from the hands of industrial polluters and passive politicians.

Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee DIRECTED BY GREG BALKIN & LEN NECEFER | 14 MIN. Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee

Screens with Attla (p. 24) An exploration of the connection of threats faced to Bears Ears National Monument and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge through stories and perspectives of the Diné (Navajo) and Gwich’in communities.

DIRECTED BY KATIE SCHULER | 9 MIN.

Write Me* DIRECTED BY PEARL GLUCK | 7 MIN.

Write Me

* Select filmmakers scheduled to attend.

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Screens with Our Time Machine (p. 47) An older woman joins other survivors in reclaiming the histories tattooed on their bodies.

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Where Life Begins

Screens with Eating Up Easter (p. 39) Along the Arctic Coast we explore the inseparable bond between mother and child, the sacred and fragile moments after birth and the importance of protecting the place “Where Life Begins.”

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Where Life Begins

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CLOS ING N IGHT FILM 115 MIN. | USA | ABRAMORAMA Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star. For the people who loved him most, it also made him incredibly difficult to live with. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. His bold disregard for tradition, clarity of vision, relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ’n’ roll, and even hip-hop. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn. 6:30 PM SUN. 10/13 @ TOWER THEATRE Tower Theatre sponsored by

DIRECTED BY STANLEY NELSON

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Stanley Nelson is among the premier documentary filmmakers working today. His feature-length films, including Freedom Riders, A Place of Our Own, and The Murder of Emmett Till, combine compelling narratives with rich and deeply researched historical detail, shining new light on both familiar and under-explored aspects of the American past. He is a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and was awarded an individual Peabody Award, the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts Sciences, and received the National Medal in the Humanities from President Barack Obama.

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LI V E MU S IC 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. Make sure you seek out your favorite music acts while perusing the film schedule on bendfilm.org.

DRIFT Drift plays original songs with a moody, dreamlike quality. The music drifts with unique chord patterns. The lyrics speak of dreams, darkness, and searching. Mark Quon writes the music and fronts the band on guitar and vocals. Terence Neal adds lead guitar and harmony with John Allen on bass. reverbnation.com/ thequons

RIDERBYMYSIDE

Appaloosa Duo

APPALOOSA DUO

COYOTE WILLOW

Appaloosa is an Americana band which plays new folk and old country music in a rootsy, raw, and authentic configuration. Appaloosa is led by songwriters Dottie and Eli Ashley. Their unique blend of melody and easy harmonies gives this band’s lyrics an interesting, fun, and toe tappin’ vibe. facebook.com/ appaloosa.trio.music

Coyote Willow is the exciting union of Tim Coffey’s soulful guitar, Kat Hilst’s powerful cello, and the duo’s rich vocal harmonies. The duo’s cello-fired Americana is a musical celebration of the ever-changing rhythms of life. They have shared the stage with such illustrious artists as Robert Earl Keen, Shawn Mullins, and former Nickel Creek alum, Shawn Watkins. coyotewillowmusic.com

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THE HARDLY HEARD The Hardly Heard is a band of dear friends who will soothe you with smooth harmonies and lyrical compositions rooted in the heart of bluegrass. They feature Nancy Hancock on the upright bass, Jack Kohler on the guitar, David Higginbotham on mandolin, and Jennifer Edwards on fiddle. facebook.com/thehardlyheard

Laurel Brauns’ voice is a multi-hued tremolo that sounds like it is from somewhere cool and northern. She has released four albums and toured the college and coffeehouse circuit on both coasts. She currently plays weddings and events around Bend with violinist Julie Southwell under the name “The Ashlings.” laurelbrauns.com

SHE’S WITH ME She’s With Me is a new all-girl trio from Bend featuring Linda Quon, Boo Rigney, and Laurie Hamilton. We play a mix of original and cover tunes in the spirit of our favorite indie folk and Americana bands with a little blue grass woven in. We blend guitars, banjolele, and harmonium with tons of three-part vocal harmonies. facebook.com/Shes-WithMe-2043317299316522

JAMES MICHAEL MILLER James Michael Miller was Chicago-born and has lived in Bend, Oregon for 35 year. James has been in films and appeared as an extra on many TV series’ including Nashville. He has been on many stages around the United States and has been played on radio stations all over the world. facebook.com/ ministerjamesmichaelmiller

OCTOBER 10-13, 2019

LAUREL BRAUNS

Acclaimed Pacific Northwest vocalist and recording artist Carol Rossio performs swingin’ blues, sultry jazz, and groovy French retro pop. Carol performs monthly here in Bend at the Northside Bar and Grill backed by a stellar band featuring many of Bend’s finest jazz musicians. carolrossio.com

Cinda Johnson was in the “right place at the right time” when she was given 37 ukuleles and commissioned to spread the joy of the instrument throughout the world. She has taken this mission very seriously. Her ukulele travels have taken her to several countries to perform in the schools. A children’s entertainer for the past 30 years performing music and magic, she loves songwriting, rhythm facilitation, teaching, and performing.

Brandon Campbell and The Northwest Three will be performing music from their latest release, Mishap in the Foyer. One way Campbell’s music has been described is “If Alfred Hitchcock played Gypsy Swing”. This acoustic combo’s mission is quite simple ... to provide quality music for questionable people. facebook.com/ BrandonCampbellMusic

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CAROL ROSSIO

UKULELE CINDA

BRANDON CAMPBELL AND THE NORTHWEST THREE

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Third Seven is the music of Billy Mickelson, who consistently travels in and with a number of bands performing in many countries all around the world, knowing no bounds. The music of Third Seven utilizes looping and layering of cello, rhythm, and vocals to fill an entire audience with a unique ambient atmosphere for all to get lost in. thirdseven.com

RiderByMySide is a Bend-based acoustic band performing PNW Americana music ranging from traditional folk and bluegrass to country soul. They blend three-part harmonies with guitar and fiddle into both hand-crafted originals and timeless covers. Main songwriting duties are split between Gregg Morris and Ella Rider, providing for a diverse sound. facebook.com/ Riderbymysideband

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CENTRAL OREGON 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.

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Sponsored by Dan Wieden & Priscilla Bernard Wieden on behalf of Caldera Arts 1:15 PM SUN. 10/15 @ MCMENAMINS THEATER Now in its thirteenth 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. This video contest is open to Central Oregon students grades 5 through 12. Students create short films during the year and submit them to receive constructive criticism from the 2019 Future Filmmakers Jury, which is comprised of filmmakers and industry professionals. The Jury awards the grand prize of $100 and the audience also votes for a $100-prize winner.

THE 2018 JURY AWARD

Todd Looby, BendFilm Executive Director, Diane Murray-Fleck, Healthy Beginnings Executive Director, Bradley Lanphear, “A Community of Hope” Director.

THE POWER OF FILM

Dakota Callicott for his film, “A Lesser You.”

FUTURE FILMMAKERS + THE POWER OF FILM

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2019

FUTURE FILMMAKERS + THE POWER OF FILM

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.

THE 2018 AUDIENCE AWARD Emily Hopper for her film, “Best Enemies.”

In 2019, BendFilm Festival executive produced “A Community of Hope,” a short documentary directed by Bradley Lanphear of of Bradley Lanphear Photography about Healthy Beginnings’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 May 1, 2020.

A Community of Hope 1:15 PM SUN. 10/15 @ MCMENAMINS THEATER

2019 TV COMMERCIAL CONTEST Sponsored by City of Bend and Central Oregon Daily

Cedar Vickery, Summit High School

9TH – 12TH GRADE DIVISION AWARD

5TH – 8TH GRADE DIVISION AWARD

Ella Schubert, Pacific Crest Middle School

– DIANE MURRAY-FLECK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HEALTHY BEGINNINGS

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GRAND PRIZE AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

“We are so grateful to BendFilm for their continued commitment to use film as a vehicle to empower and engage the community around issues that matter. Bradley captured the heart of what we do at Healthy Beginnings and created a film that is equal parts touching and inspiring.”

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BendFilm, Central Oregon Daily, and the City of Bend once again hosted the annual contest for Future Filmmakers to write and produce a professional TV commercial. Filmmakers submit their rough concept and the grand prize winner works with the team of professionals at Central Oregon Daily to produce their commercial that airs throughout Central Oregon. $450 in cash prizes were given to three winners in each division.

Directed by Bradley Lanphear This beautiful short film highlights Healthy Beginnings’ mission to help every child enter kindergarten ready to learn, contribute and thrive.

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THIS SHORT FILM SCREENS WITH THE NORTHWEST SHORTS PROGRAM.

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INDIE LOVER Sandy Anderson Paul & Jenny Andrews Shawn Anzaldo Ellen Atkin Gail Bartley Sophia Basurto INDIE STAR Glen Bates Lisa Bertalan Sally Baumgartner Cece Buchanan Cassie Berrisford Dave Buchanan Ina Berrisford Charlene & Steve Dana Black Dimond Frank Groundwater & Carmen Borg Rebecca Warner Andy Boyd Marinus Koning Jeremey Breslan Mary Meador Cherie Brooks Patricia O’Neill Bob Camel Kimberly Patti Carlson Paxton-Hagner Carol Cavoretto Michael Rosenfield Mike Cheney Kaari & Nick Vaughn Anne & James Henry Wedelstaedt Chrisman Daniel Cohen INDIE ARTIST Tom Comerford Louis Capozzi Carrie Compton Bob Engelbrecht Cinda Conroyd Sue & Mike Hollern Michael Conroyd Edward Kustoff & Linda Crouse Nikki Porter Bonnie Darling Mike McKinnon Sharon Dawn Beth Morrell John Deits Ellie Waterston Natalie Dent Ed Wettig Patei Dittman INDIE LOVERS Liz Dolan Mark Atchley & Connie Druliner Bonnie Phippen Nicholle Ferullo James & Kerri Lawrence Fisher Bouzian Cathie Flanigan Pam DiDente & Thomas Comerford Paula Fleitell Renee & Paul Daniel Fohrman Eisenhauer Diane Franzi Carl & Anita Elloit Marilynn Friley Debra Hawk & Pat Fulton Troy Kelly Tim & Kristi Holmberg Dana Fykerud LaVerda Gallagher Beth & Ed Irish Peter Gilmore Calvin Jenness Amanda Gow Mark & Jamie King Mike Gresham Tom & Jane Merrow Lora Harbour Kirk Ward Susanna Harrison Ginger Weeden Roy Herberger John & Heidi Pam Herberger Weiss-Hoffman Gary Hickmann Michele & Andy Higgins B E N D F I L M .O R G

Jackie & John Hoffman Tom Hudak Mary Hudak Mara Jambor Tom Jambor Jerry Slominski & Janet Gregor Suzanne Johannsen Allen Johnson Teresa Koenig Karen Koppel Ferd Lagos Mark Long Sue Lyon-Manley Kathy Malone Richard Malone Joanne & Nelson Mathews Roger Mathus Bob Matthews Beth Matthews Iris Mayer Michelle McAuliffe Marian McCall Mark McConnell Susan McKenzie Rick Miller Catherine Morrow Debra Mortimore-Lane Anthony Mule Teri Mule Martha Murray Christopher Nance Lynn Nebus Gary Nolton Elizabeth O’Callaghan Liana Ottaviano John Owen Lynne Owens Pamela PagetWakefield Carolyn & Doug Payne Bob Reininger Sidney Reynolds Margo Rupp Donna Sassaman George Sayah Diane Seals Susan Selbach Floy Sitts Robin Slocum Tom Smothers Mindy Soules & James Foster Brenda Teel

Charlie & Kelly Thiel Christine Thomas Robert Vogel Wes & Kaye Waldron Gail Webber Sherri Youmans Daniel Youmans Emily Ziegler INDIE FAN Michelle Alvarado Richard Applebaum Cindy Armstrong Claudia Barnes Stephanie Barss Andrea Barss Susan Battles Karan Bleicher Sue Boettner Dixie Boggs Nancy Bogue Julie & Andy Burke Carole Burton John Caito Connie Campbell Christie Capucci Peggy Carey Christine Coffin Mary Condy Noelle Couvreur Dana Crosland Gordon Davis Ann Delach Brady Dillsworth Rick Dingus Barbara Dolezal Colleen Dougherty Katherine Downs Theresa Marie Duran Olivia Jones Easton Tina Eckstein Brooke Evans CJ & Amanda Ferrari Suzanne Ferriss Kim Cooper Findling Laura Fine Shelley Finnigan Kristin Fish Ellen Fritts Lori Gierloff Robin Gray Mark Greene Maeve Grogan Cynthia Hance Jon Hansen Sally Harada

Donn Harms Jill Harrell Kim Hazzard Lynn Hedesh Jean Hilmer Brian Hitt Lisbet Hornung Kirsten Hostetler Becky Jackson Alan Jacobson Cathy Jacobson Lisa Johnson Bruce Johnson Ron Johnson Cinda Johnson Cheryl Johnson Rhoda Jones Kevin Jonestrask Barbara Jordan Barbara Kaye Sue Kelly Terryl Kemple Amee Koch MaryAnn Kruse Linda R Kurtz Kate LaCroix Ela Lagos Shanna Laherty Hallie Latos Thure Lehto Burton Litman & Jeanne Freeman Mary Looby Thomas Looby Karen Lorberau Claudia Macdonald Cindy McConnell Mark McConnell Susan McKnight Chris Merydith Jim Middleton Susan Middleton Stephen Miller Nancy Miller Patricia Moreland Cheryl Morgen Paul Moriarty Tom Mossinger Judy Munro Peter Necarsulmer Shanti Nelson Joy Newhart Brian Niles Leslie O’Meara Stephanie Paddack Caroline Pandolfi

Lori Penewit Lesley Peters Teafly Peterson Connie Peterson Tracy Pfiffner Mary Poss Cheryl Puddy Kristen Rainey Kerie Raymond Lura Reed Amy Renalds Janet Richman Liz Rink Ken Robbins Holly Robison Ellen Ronan Wendy Saffel Christianne Samaras Tad Scharpf Van Schoessler Bryan Scholz Howard Schor Stephanie Schultz Jonathan Schultz Rick & Debbie Seibert Christine Shihadeh George & Lisa Shumny Randy Smith Kimberly Smith Susan Spica Carlenea Summers James Summers Clif Sunnarborg Forrest Tancer William Taschek Lola Tinney Brian Tompkins Sheila Traum Michael Travis Karen Travis Vern Tyerman Glen Van Peski Valerie Warren David Warren Elizabeth Weltin Viki White Christine Winters Adryon Wong John Wood Tally Wren Dawn Yamada Laurel Yocom David Zimmerman


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BENDFILM BOARD OF DIRECTORS Giancarlo Gatto President Charlie Thiel Secretary

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 Robert Lambeth

GRANTORS This Festival is supported in part by the following Grantors: Bend Cultural Tourism Fund The Oregon Arts Commission Deschutes Cultural Coalition Deschutes County Arts & Culture Pacific Power Foundation First Interstate Bank Foundation BNSF Railway Foundation

PHOTOGRAPHY All photos by Steven Addington, Barb Gonzalez, Charlie Thiel, Tina Ellis, Karen Cammack & Lisa Dubisar

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67 Esmeralda

47 Our Time Machine

58 1500 Miles

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31 Parasite

66 The 99W

59 The Flip

57 The Patients

54 2 Below 0

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67 A Line Birds Cannot See

54 Foxing Around

66 Adam and Eve Eat Again

61 F*ck

49 Ai Weiei: Yours Truly

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55 Alex.

58 The Gender Line

59 All on a Mardi Gras Day

29 Greener Grass

43 Aquarela

59 Ground Rush

43 At The Video Store

59 Gun Shop

24 Attla

67 Heaven

28 Before You Know It

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57 Being Here

44 Honeyland

47 Rothko: Pictures Must Be Miraculous

66 Being With Elephants

57 How Does It Start

68 Salacia

66 Birth of Afrobeat

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33 The Blackout

44 I Want My MTV

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56 Boccamazzo Construction We Build “Walls”!

50 I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story

69 The Shepherdess

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58 The Jessicas are Turning 30

54 Shifting Perspectives

49 Boom: A Film About The Sonics

57 Kate in Oxnard

59 Singing for King

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63 Kid Flicks

55 The Slows

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Brett Kavanaugh Is Ruining My Sex Life

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58 Sock Guys

The Boogeywoman

Face Swap First Reformed

Fun More

Hedwig & The Angry Inch

How to be Alone

Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl

55 Brothers

51 Kifaru

23 Bull Durham

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58 Camp ALEC

39 Last Man Fishing

54 Cargies

55 The Legend of Grayson Crockett

21 Carol 66 The Chapel 66 The Cheech 66 The Circle 28 Clemency 33 Clementine 67 The Cloud of Unknowing 34 Colewell 55 A Community of Hope 50 Cooked: Survival By Zip Code

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68 Pie in Puss: A Brief History of Pieing in Film 31

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

56 Pozole 54 Rebel Dog 55 Reboot 34 Reckoning 68 Refuge 68 Return to Foretop’s Father

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35 Someone Somewhere 56 Sometimes, I Think About Dying 35 Standing Up, Falling Down 27 Stop Making Sense 69 Things Would Be Different

53 Little Miss Westie

69 Uniontown

45 Midnight Traveler

37 Vanilla

71 Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

57 Warpaint for the Teenage Soul

29 Mister America

55 Wave Hands Like Clouds

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53 WBCN and the American Revolution

Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

59 Motherland 68 The Mozart of Fly Casting 45 Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man 61

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59 We Are Forbidden 55 The Weight I Carry 69 Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee 37 Wheels

56 Demand Curve

25 Native Wisdom The Peoples of Eastern Oregon

69 Where Life Begins

67 Detroit Hives

56 The Neighbors’ Window

56 Wilma

65 Dutch Animation Celebration

30 Olympic Dreams

58 Women in Fire

39 Eating Up Easter

68 The One You Never Forget

69 Write Me

67 Elohi

25 Once Upon A River

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