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2014 FESTIVAL GUIDE JULY 17-26 IndyFilmFest.org

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Well, here we are: lucky number 11. French psychologist Jean Piaget pointed to age 11 as the crucial beginning moment of formal operational thinking. If you subscribe to this theory, it means that Indy Film Fest now has the ability to do mathematical calculations, think creatively, use abstract reasoning, and imagine the outcome of particular actions. You’re most likely not here because you care about French psychologists, but we know you’ll enjoy the fruits of our newfound eleven-ness. This year, we’ve put together our most impressive festival yet, and we’re certain our formal operational stage is gonna knock your socks off, with 10 days of independent film, filmmaker meet-and-greets, and not-to-be-missed parties. Last year, we followed the Filmsquatch to glory. This year, we asked ourselves a simple question: how can we give our audiences more? When you walk into our cinemas and screenings, we want to give you more than you remember, and more than you’re accustomed to. We want to give you more than you expect. The idea behind Indy Film Fest 2014 is simple: More Than. We’ve always sought to create a shared experience around film, and this year our goal was to connect more film enthusiasts with more filmmakers. Thanks to our incredibly generous Kickstarters, we were able to accommodate more innovative filmmakers from all around the globe for this year’s festival. Watch these films, then connect with their creators in order to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In the last several years, we’ve expanded beyond the ten-day Festival, and we encourage you to check out our year-round screenings and events, from our Film to Fork dinner-and-a-movie series, to our Roving Cinema events in unexpected places all over the city. Since the beginning, every event we host has been 100% volunteer-powered. From the board to the screeners to the ticket-takers, everyone with a Festival lanyard is here for the love of film. We couldn’t do what we do without their support, and we are forever grateful. Based on your feedback, our Festival has changed a bit this year. Awards Night has been moved to opening weekend, so you can make sure you catch every award-winning minute. From film summaries to ticket information, the following pages will help you plan your 10 incredible days of film. Thanks for celebrating with us this year. We can’t wait to show you everything we’ve got—and a little bit more than.

CRAIG MINCE JASON ROEMER AMANDA HARBECK MELISSA HEEKE SUMMER KEOWN SARA MCGUYER DAN MOORE KATE PELL LUKE SANDERS 2

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SEE MORE FOR LESS

Visit IndyFilmFest.org or drop by the Indy Film Fest Box Office in the lobby of the IMA to get your tickets for the 2014 Indy Film Fest. We offer a variety of packages so you can spend less and see more.

10 - Single Ticket $80 - 10 Ticket Bundle $25 - Opening or Closing Nights $

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Includes film screening and exclusive after-party

150 - All Access

Includes every film, party, panel, and perk

Will Call and the Festival Box Office are located in the lobby of the IMA. This is the perfect place to buy Festival merchandise, catch up-to-the-minute news, and see additional scheduling information.

LOCATIONS

Indianapolis Museum of Art The Toby & DeBoest Theater 4000 Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN 46208

Indiana State Museum Auditorium and IMAX® Theater 650 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

CATEGORIES SHORTS PROGRAMS

HOOSIER LENS

Every now and then, a film comes along and tells a story in one minute instead of ninety, six instead of seventy. One ticket gets you a themed series of short films. Check out the program breakdowns toward the end of these pages.

We’re proud of Indiana and its place in the world, and these films celebrate that pride. Every film in this category has a tie to the Hoosier state. Watch and you might be surprised at all Indiana has to offer.

AMERICAN SPECTRUM American Spectrum is home-grown and all our own. With films from across the United States, this category features directors and actors you might recognize in films you won’t soon forget.

MATTER OF FACT The documentaries in this category all take different approaches to telling the truth. Whether it’s the freewheeling journey of a single person or the struggles of a community, these films tell a story too good to be made up.

WORLD CINEMA Film Fest fun with an international flair. Don’t let the subtitles scare you—these films will take you on a trip around the world, no passport necessary.

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PRODUCER THANK YOUS Our donors help us bring sought-after films, veterans of the film industry and yet-to-bediscovered diamonds in the rough straight to Indy. We are incredibly grateful to our Executive Producer, Premiere, and Director-level backers. Collectively, we call them Producers, and they are a vital part of making this Festival happen.

Craig and Natalie Mince Joan and Greg Swanberg Sam Sutphin Tony Newcome Steve and Sara Pell

Jane Cook and Cheryl Olson LOUIS AND Sara McGuyer Jim Hermiller Kate Pell Luke Sanders

FUN BY THE ‘GRAM

Fire up those Instagrams! We want to see your best party photos, your funniest filmmaker interactions, and your most artistically stupendous selfies throughout the 10 days of the Festival. Follow us on Instagram (IndyFilmFest), and tag your photos with #IndyFilmFest14 so you can be part of the conversation—and we can all see how cute you looked.

LOVE TO HEAR THE FILMIES GO TWEET, TWEET There are a couple awesome ways for you to use your Twitter account throughout the Festival. First of all, for the best way to get the freshest news, follow us at @IndyFilmFest. You can give feedback, shout about a favorite film, and point any questions our way. There’s also a great opportunity to interact with the visiting filmmakers and actors, and even those who aren’t here with us in person this week. Visit IndyFilmFest.org for a huge list of Twitter info for all the films, filmmakers, and Film Fest team members.

WE’LL PUNCH YOU RIGHT IN THE INBOX You don’t want much more email—we totally understand. But if you sign up for our email list, we promise to use your address wisely and keep it to ourselves. It’s the coolest way to hear about our year-round events, connect with other film fans, and get insider information about all of our screenings. Visit IndyFilmFest.org/morethan to sign up and enter to win two all-access passes to the 2014 Indy Film Fest.

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DAILY SCHEDULE THURSDAY, JULY 17 I ORIGINS USA 2014 / 113 mins Mike Cahill American Spectrum Features I ORIGINS follows a molecular biologist (Michael Pitt) whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far-reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs. Screening: 7pm at the Toby Theater

OPENING NIGHT PARTY!

Kick-off 10 incredible days of film with fellow movie-goers at this exclusive party, hosted at The Hall. There will be snacks, wine and Sun King beer (you’ll even get a drink ticket), as well as music from A-Squared Industries. Purchase tickets at the Film Fest box office, or at IndyFilmFest.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 18 BOOTS ON THE GROUND Shorts Program

THE GREAT DIVIDE Shorts Program

91 mins Powerful films about people in power. Screening: 11:30am at the DeBoest Theater

92 mins Overcoming our differences, or at least confronting them. Screening: 4pm at DeBoest Theater

Impossible Light USA 2013 / 71 mins Jeremy Ambers American Spectrum Features IMPOSSIBLE LIGHT reveals the drama and the daring of artist Leo Villareal and a small team of visionaries who battle seemingly impossible challenges to turn a dream of creating the world’s largest LED light sculpture into a glimmering reality. Screening: 12:45pm at the Toby Theater

CRIME DOESN’T PAY Shorts Program 95 mins Making choices, facing consequences, and doin’ time. Screening: 1:45pm at the DeBoest Theater

These Hopeless Savages USA 2013 / 88 mins Kaitlyn Busbee & Sean Christopher Lewis Hoosier Lens Features After two old friends hit some hilarious reacquainting pains, they soon hit the American road for a trip that will show them the gifts and the costs of real friendship. Screening: 2:15pm at the Toby Theater

SKY IS BLUE Mexico 2013 / 91 mins Andrew Fierberg World Cinema Features Two rich kids from Mexico City come to America to party, only to be mistaken for so-called ‘illegals,’ and to get back home they must forge new identities by befriending the local Mexican community. Screening: 4pm at the Toby Theater

AMERICAN ARAB

Screens With:

Karaganda

USA 2013 / 63 mins Usama Alshaibi USA 2014 / 25 mins Matter of Fact Features Max Weissberg Iraqi-American filmmaker American Spectrum Shorts Usama Alshaibi (Nice A Jewish prisoner in a Bombs) shares his own 1950s Soviet prison story of experiencing camp is on a mission racism in post-9/11 to find his wife. America. Screening: 6pm at the Toby Theater

Calvary USA 2013 / 100 mins John Michael McDonagh World Cinema Features Father James (Brendan Gleeson), a good priest, comforts his fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly), and faces sinister circumstances surrounding a mysterious parishioner, all while helping members of his church through problems of their own. Screening: 7:30pm at the downtown IMAX Theater

FUNNY HA HA Shorts Program 82 mins Don’t be afraid to LOL, these shorts are comedy gold. Screening: 8pm at the Indiana State Museum Auditorium

Ballad of Shovels and Rope USA 2014 / 72 mins Jace Freeman Matter of Fact Features From working for tips to becoming the 'Emerging Artist of the Year,' a two-man family band uses ingenuity and hard work to create something out of nothing. Screening: 9:30pm at the downtown IMAX Theater

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SATURDAY, JULY 19 FATHER FIGURES Shorts Program

A FAMILY AFFAIR Shorts Program

88 mins Complicated parents and the people who love them. Screening: 10:30am at the DeBoest Theater

92 mins A brother’s love, a sister’s advice, and everything in-between. Screening: 3pm at the DeBoest Theater

Web Junkie

Last Days in Vietnam

Israel 2013 / 74 mins Shosh Shlam Matter of Fact Features WEB JUNKIE provides a microcosm of modern Chinese life and investigates one of the symptoms of the Internet age. Screening: 4:45pm at the Toby Theater

USA 2013 / 98 mins Rory Kennedy Matter of Fact Features Before the Fall of Saigon, Americans are forced to choose between obeying executive orders or saving the lives of their South Vietnamese friends. Screening: 11am at the Toby Theater

Skook SHORTS FOR SHORTIES Shorts Program

USA 2013 / 73 mins Connor Hurley American Spectrum Features Twenty-year old Amy returns home to rural Pennsylvania and unexpectedly falls for the guy who made her life hell in high school. Screening: 5:15pm at the DeBoest Theater

83 mins Kid-friendly entertainment, fun for the whole family. Screening: 12:45pm at the DeBoest Theater

Hard Drive Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Canada 2014 / 86 mins William D. MacGillivray World Cinema Features A young man innocently offers to drive a runaway home, only to be confronted by her disturbing secrets. Screening: 1pm at the Toby Theater

USA 2013 / 105 mins David Zellner American Spectrum Features With a crudely drawn treasure map and limited preparation, a lonely Japanese woman escapes her structured life in Tokyo and embarks on a foolhardy quest across the frozen tundra of Minnesota in search of mythical fortune. Screening: 7pm at the Toby Theater

Fort Tilden USA 2014 / 101 mins Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers American Spectrum Features Allie and Harper are two inept best friends, whose journey to the beach is much harder than it should be. Screening: 2:45pm at the Toby Theater

AWARDS NIGHT RECEPTION

WE HAVE SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT

Immediately following the film, join us at the IMA for an awards ceremony where we will award our Best of the Fest. It's your chance to rub shoulders with some of the 2014 filmmakers and see what makes this the best Fest yet. Cash bar available.

Want the opportunity to meet filmmakers and actors and learn about their craft first-hand? We offer a series of engaging panels and discussions throughout the 10-day Festival that will allow you to do just that. On Saturday at 1:30 we will host a special filmmaker panel in the multi-purpose room at the IMA. It will be moderated by Michael Anthony Adams of the Indianapolis Star, and is your one-stop-shop to meet the creative minds behind many of the films at the 2014 Festival. For up-to-the-minute information on events and times, follow us on Twitter at @IndyFilmFest, or visit IndyFilmFest.org.

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SUNDAY, JULY 20 Fight Church

Trap Street

USA 2013 / 84 mins Daniel Junge Matter of Fact Features Can you really love your neighbor as yourself and then punch him in the face? Screening: 11am at the Toby Theater

China 2013 / 93 mins Vivian Qu World Cinema Features In a southern city of China, a digital mapping surveyor encounters a mysterious woman on an unmappable street. Screening: 4:30pm at the Toby Theater

RITES OF PASSAGE Shorts Program 88 mins Growing up, getting older, and trying not to mess it all up. Screening: 11:30am at the DeBoest Theater

The Major Russia 2014 / 80 mins Yuri Bykov World Cinema Features Police officer Sergey Sobolev is rushing too quickly to meet his pregnant wife at the hospital when he causes a tragic accident. He’s left with two options: go to prison or conceal his crime and stay free. Screening: 12:45pm at the Toby Theater

SRSLY? Shorts Program 86 mins Intriguing films that make you think. And maybe drink. Screening: 6:15pm at the DeBoest Theater

Jingle Bell Rocks! Canada 2013 / 94 mins Mitchell Kezin Matter of Fact Features Equal parts social history, pop culture pilgrimage and revealing character study, ‘Jingle Bell Rocks!’ confronts the Christmas music mainstream, re-inventing the seasonal soundtrack for the 21st century. Screening: 6:30pm at the Toby Theater

VICES AND VIRTUES Shorts Program

You’ll be a Man

92 mins The things we can’t control, the things we can’t let go of. Screening: 1:45pm at the DeBoest Theater

France 2013 / 87 mins Benoit Cohen World Cinema Features Leo is 10 and wise beyond his years. When the carefree 20-year-old Theo steps into his life, it forces Leo out of his shell. Despite their age difference, the two become best friends, helping each other face up to their responsibilities. Screening: 8:30pm at the Toby Theater

Ice Saints USA 2013 / 70 mins Ryan Balas & Deirdre Herlihy Matter of Fact Features Real life married couple Ryan Balas and Deirdre Herlihy build a narrative surrounding the year they were engaged, to ask the question: does your relationship need to change for marriage and can marriage change for your relationship? Screening: 2:45pm at the Toby Theater

Chanthaly Laos 2013 / 98 mins Mattie Do World Cinema Features Raised alone by her overprotective father, Chanthaly begins to hear her dead mother’s voice. She must decide whether to succumb to her own terminal illness or listen for her mother’s final words. Screening: 4pm at the DeBoest Theater

OTHERWORLDLY Shorts Program 80 mins Coming face-to-face with time travel, specters, and spooky pasts. Screening: 8:30pm at the DeBoest Theater

IT’S TIME TO MEET THE MAKERS

Film screenings are awesome, but one of the best parts about a Film Festival is rubbing elbows with the producers, directors, and actors who actually make the movies we love. This year, we focused our energy on bringing in even more of the folks behind the scenes, and you have an opportunity to meet them, greet them, and pick their brains. Just look for events marked with this symbol throughout the program, then stick around after the screening!

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MONDAY, JULY 21 A FAMILY AFFAIR Shorts Program

Skook

92 mins A brother’s love, a sister’s advice, and everything in-between. Screening: 11:30am at the DeBoest Theater

USA 2013 / 73 mins Connor Hurley American Spectrum Features Twenty-year old Amy returns home to rural Pennsylvania and unexpectedly falls for the guy who made her life hell in high school. Screening: 5pm at the Toby Theater

Hard Drive Canada 2014 / 86 mins William D. MacGillivray World Cinema Features A young man innocently offers to drive a runaway home, only to be confronted by her disturbing secrets. Screening: 1:15pm at the Toby Theater

SRSLY? Shorts Program 86 mins Intriguing films that make you think. And maybe drink. Screening: 1:45pm at the DeBoest Theater

Ballad of Shovels and Rope USA 2014 / 72 mins Jace Freeman Matter of Fact Features From working for tips to becoming the 'Emerging Artist of the Year,' a two-man family band uses ingenuity and hard work to create something out of nothing. Screening: 3:15pm at the Toby Theater

THE GREAT DIVIDE Shorts Program 92 mins Overcoming our differences, or at least confronting them. Screening: 4pm at the DeBoest Theater

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CRIME DOESN’T PAY Shorts Program 95 mins Making choices, facing consequences, and doin’ time. Screening: 6:15pm at the DeBoest Theater

Point and Shoot USA 2013 / 85 mins Marshall Curry Matter of Fact Features POINT AND SHOOT is a dramatic character story about a young Baltimorean who went to Libya to join the rebels fighting Gaddafi. While there, he was captured and held in solitary confinement for six months before escaping and returning to the front lines. Screening: 7pm at the Toby Theater

BOOTS ON THE GROUND Shorts Program 91 mins Powerful films about people in power. Screening: 8:30pm at the DeBoest Theater

Heart Machine USA 2013 / 105 mins Zachary Wigon American Spectrum Features Cody thinks his long-distance girlfriend is across the Atlantic Ocean. She might be a lot closer. Screening: 8:45pm at the Toby Theater


TUESDAY, JULY 22 OTHERWORLDLY Shorts Program

VICES AND VIRTUES Shorts Program

80 mins Coming face-to-face with time travel, specters, and spooky pasts. Screening: 11:30am at the DeBoest Theater

92 mins The things we can’t control, the things we can’t let go of. Screening: 6:15pm at the DeBoest Theater

SKY IS BLUE

Ben’s at Home

Mexico 2013 / 91 mins Andrew Fierberg World Cinema Features Two rich kids from Mexico City come to America to party, only to be mistaken for so-called ‘illegals,’ and to get back home they must forge new identities by befriending the local Mexican community. Screening: 1:15pm at the Toby Theater

Canada 2013 / 70 mins Mars Horodyski World Cinema Features BEN'S AT HOME is a comedy about turning thirty and making sense of life and relationships at a time where social media simultaneously connects us and pulls us apart.

FUNNY HA HA Shorts Program 82 mins Don’t be afraid to LOL, these shorts are comedy gold. Screening: 1:45pm at the DeBoest Theater

Homemakers USA 2014 / 85 mins Colin Healey American Spectrum Features A rootless young singer with a knack for destruction attempts to restore her late grandfather's abandoned Pittsburgh home. Screening: 3:15pm at the Toby Theater

FATHER FIGURES Shorts Program 88 mins Complicated parents and the people who love them. Screening: 4pm at the DeBoest Theater

Last Days in Vietnam USA 2013 / 98 mins Rory Kennedy Matter of Fact Features Before the Fall of Saigon, Americans are forced to choose between obeying executive orders or saving the lives of their South Vietnamese friends. Screening: 5pm at the Toby Theater

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Anniversary Argentina 2013 / 12 mins Jeffrey DeChausse World Cinema Shorts Carmela visits the beauty salon in preparation for an evening out on her 45th wedding anniversary. She's greeted by her two favorite hairdressers, Chu Chi and Pepe. But in a tragic twist, Carmela becomes the most important makeover of their lives. Screening: 7pm at the Toby Theater

RITES OF PASSAGE Shorts Program 88 mins Growing up, getting older, and trying not to mess it all up. Screening: 8:30pm at the DeBoest Theater

Ice Saints USA 2013 / 70 mins Ryan Balas & Deirdre Herlihy Matter of Fact Features Real life married couple Ryan Balas and Deirdre Herlihy build a narrative surrounding the year they were engaged, to ask the question: does your relationship need to change for marriage and can marriage change for your relationship? Screening: 8:45pm at the Toby Theater

DON’T MISS A SINGLE SOLITARY SECOND

Sure, we screen a lot of films. We’re a film festival after all! But there’s so much more that happens in the span of 10 days. We offer exclusive Opening and Closing Night parties, filmmaker meet-and-greets, and expert panels. The best way to not miss a moment is with an all-access pass—it’s incredible fun at a ridiculously low cost. Visit IndyFilmFest.org or our box office to scoop one up!

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 VICES AND VIRTUES Shorts Program

Shades of Blue

92 mins The things we can’t control, the things we can’t let go of. Screening: 11:30am at the DeBoest Theater

Cuba 2013 / 97 mins Kelly Daniela Norris World Cinema Features After her brother’s suicide, Maribel books a one-way ticket to the place he dreamt of going—Cuba. She attempts to escape her grief, but is forced to face her demons and open herself up to the possibility of love and loss once again. Screening: 5pm at the Toby Theater

Jingle Bell Rocks! Canada 2013 / 94 mins Mitchell Kezin Matter of Fact Features Equal parts social history, pop culture pilgrimage and revealing character study, ‘Jingle Bell Rocks!’ confronts the Christmas music mainstream, re-inventing the seasonal soundtrack for the 21st century. Screening: 1:15pm at the Toby Theater

THE GREAT DIVIDE Shorts Program 92 mins Overcoming our differences, or at least confronting them. Screening: 1:45pm at the DeBoest Theater

AMERICAN ARAB USA 2013 / 63 mins Usama Alshaibi Matter of Fact Features Iraqi-American filmmaker Usama Alshaibi (Nice Bombs) shares his own story of experiencing racism in post-9/11 America. Screens With:

Karaganda USA 2014 / 25 mins Max Weissberg American Spectrum Shorts A Jewish prisoner in a 1950s Soviet prison camp is on a mission to find his wife. Screening: 3:15pm at the Toby Theater

SRSLY? Shorts Program 86 mins Intriguing films that make you think. And maybe drink. Screening: 4pm at the DeBoest Theater

A FAMILY AFFAIR Shorts Program 92 mins A brother’s love, a sister’s advice, and everything in-between. Screening: 6:15pm at the DeBoest Theater

Big Significant Things USA 2013 / 85 mins Bryan Reisberg American Spectrum Features A week before they move across the country together, Craig lies to his girlfriend in order to go on his first road trip to the South. Alone. Screening: 7pm at the Toby Theater

SHORTS FOR SHORTIES Shorts Program 83 mins Kid-friendly entertainment, fun for the whole family. Screening: 8:30pm at the DeBoest Theater

Chanthaly USA 2013 / 98 mins Mattie Do World Cinema Features Raised alone by her overprotective father, Chanthaly begins to hear her dead mother’s voice. She must decide whether to succumb to her own terminal illness or listen for her mother’s final words. Screening: 8:45pm at the Toby Theater

DOES THIS LOGO MAKE OUR BRAND LOOK PHAT?

We’ve been going strong for over a decade now, and the team behind Indy Film Fest thought lucky number 11 would be the perfect time for a whole new look. You’ll see our new logo throughout the event—you can even find it on some cool swag for purchase at the box office! You can also see our brand-new website at IndyFilmFest.org. It features up-to-the-minute news about our events and screenings, photos from the Festival, and even more information about the films we screen.

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THURSDAY, JULY 24 SHORTS FOR SHORTIES Shorts Program 83 mins Kid-friendly entertainment, fun for the whole family. Screening: 11:30am at the DeBoest Theater

Web Junkie Israel 2013 / 74 mins Shosh Shlam Matter of Fact Features WEB JUNKIE provides a microcosm of modern Chinese life and investigates one of the symptoms of the Internet age. Screening: 1:15pm at the Toby Theater

Beyond All Boundaries USA 2013 / 97 mins Sushrut Jain Matter of Fact Features As India, host of the 2011 World Cup of Cricket, begins its campaign to win the Cup after a 28-year drought, three ordinary Indians seek their salvation/escape from a difficult life through their passion for cricket. Screening: 5pm at the Toby Theater

FUNNY HA HA Shorts Program 82 mins Don’t be afraid to LOL, these shorts are comedy gold. Screening: 6:15pm at the DeBoest Theater

BOOTS ON THE GROUND Shorts Program 91 mins Powerful films about people in power. Screening: 1:45pm at the DeBoest Theater

Ben’s at Home Canada 2013 / 70 mins Mars Horodyski World Cinema Features BEN'S AT HOME is a comedy about turning thirty and making sense of life and relationships at a time where social media simultaneously connects us and pulls us apart. Screens With:

Anniversary Argentina 2013 / 12 mins Jeffrey DeChausse World Cinema Shorts Carmela visits the beauty salon in preparation for an evening out on her 45th wedding anniversary. She's greeted by her two favorite hairdressers, Chu Chi and Pepe. But in a tragic twist, Carmela becomes the most important makeover of their lives. Screening: 3:15pm at the Toby Theater

OTHERWORLDLY Shorts Program 80 mins Coming face-to-face with time travel, specters, and spooky pasts. Screening: 4pm at the DeBoest Theater

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Bluebird USA 2013 / 90 mins Lance Edmands American Spectrum Features In the frozen woods of an isolated Maine logging town, one woman's tragic mistake shatters the balance of the community, resulting in profound and unexpected consequences. Screening: 7pm at the Toby Theater

CRIME DOESN’T PAY Shorts Program 95 mins Making choices, facing consequences, and doin’ time. Screening: 8:30pm at the DeBoest Theater

Trap Street China 2013 / 93 mins Vivian Qu World Cinema Features In a southern city of China, a digital mapping surveyor encounters a mysterious woman on an unmappable street. Screening: 9pm at the Toby Theater


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FRIDAY, JULY 25 RITES OF PASSAGE Shorts Program

Fort Tilden

88 mins Growing up, getting older, and trying not to mess it all up. Screening: 11:30am at the DeBoest Theater

USA 2014 / 101 mins Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers American Spectrum Features Allie and Harper are two inept best friends, whose journey to the beach is much harder than it should be. Screening: 4pm at the DeBoest Theater

Heart Machine USA 2013 / 105 mins Zachary Wigon American Spectrum Features Cody thinks his long-distance girlfriend is across the Atlantic Ocean. She might be a lot closer. Screening: 12pm at the Toby Theater

You’ll be a Man France 2013 / 87 mins Benoit Cohen World Cinema Features Leo is 10 and wise beyond his years. When the carefree 20-year-old Theo steps into his life, it forces Leo out of his shell. Despite their age difference, the two become best friends, helping each other face up to their responsibilities. Screening: 1:45pm at the Toby Theater

FATHER FIGURES Shorts Program 88 mins Complicated parents and the people who love them. Screening: 1:45pm at the DeBoest Theater

Fight Church USA 2013 / 84 mins Daniel Junge Matter of Fact Features Can you really love your neighbor as yourself and then punch him in the face? Screening: 3:30pm at the Toby Theater

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These Hopeless Savages USA 2013 / 88 mins Kaitlyn Busbee & Sean Christopher Lewis Hoosier Lens Features After two old friends hit some hilarious re-acquainting pains, they soon hit the American road for a trip that will show them the gifts and the costs of real friendship. Screening: 5:15pm at the Toby Theater

I Believe In Unicorns USA 2014 / 80 mins Leah Meyerhoff American Spectrum Features A teenage girl avoids caring for her disabled mother by running away with an older boy in a whirlwind of romance and adventure. As their new relationship turns abusive, she attempts to retreat to a fantasy world but ultimately must learn to face her stark reality and reconnect with the world she left behind. Screening: 7pm at the downtown IMAX Theater

The Major Russia 2014 / 80 mins Yuri Bykov World Cinema Features Police officer Sergey Sobolev is rushing too quickly to meet his pregnant wife at the hospital when he causes a tragic accident. He’s left with two options: go to prison or conceal his crime and stay free. Screening: 8pm at the Indiana State Museum Auditorium


SATURDAY, JULY 26 Big Significant Things

Impossible Light

USA 2013 / 85 mins Bryan Reisberg American Spectrum Features A week before they move across the country together, Craig lies to his girlfriend in order to go on his first road trip to the South. Alone. Screening: 11am at the Toby Theater

USA 2013 / 71 mins Jeremy Ambers American Spectrum Features IMPOSSIBLE LIGHT reveals the drama and the daring of artist Leo Villareal and a small team of visionaries who battle seemingly impossible challenges to turn a dream of creating the world’s largest LED light sculpture into a glimmering reality. Screening: 3:15pm at the DeBoest Theater

Bluebird USA 2013 / 90 mins Lance Edmands American Spectrum Features In the frozen woods of an isolated Maine logging town, one woman's tragic mistake shatters the balance of the community, resulting in profound and unexpected consequences.w Screening: 11:30am at the DeBoest Theater

Shades of Blue Cuba 2013 / 97 mins Kelly Daniela Norris World Cinema Features After her brother’s suicide, Maribel books a one-way ticket to the place he dreamt of going—Cuba. She attempts to escape her grief, but is forced to face her demons and open herself up to the possibility of love and loss once again. Screening: 12:45pm at the Toby Theater

Point and Shoot USA 2013 / 85 mins Marshall Curry Matter of Fact Features POINT AND SHOOT is a dramatic character story about a young Baltimorean who went to Libya to join the rebels fighting Gaddafi. While there, he was captured and held in solitary confinement for six months before escaping and returning to the front lines. Screening: 1:30pm at the DeBoest Theater

Homemakers USA 2014 / 85 mins Colin Healey American Spectrum Features A rootless young singer with a knack for destruction attempts to restore her late grandfather's abandoned Pittsburgh home. Screening: 4:45pm at the Toby Theater

Life After Beth USA 2014 / 91 mins Jeff Baena American Spectrum Features Zach (Dane DeHaan) is devastated after his girlfriend, Beth (Aubrey Plaza), unexpectedly dies. When she suddenly rises from the dead, he sees it as a second chance and decides to do and say every thing he wishes he had while she was still alive. Also featuring Matthew Gray Gubler and Anna Kendrick. Screening: 7pm at the Toby Theater

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY!

Following the film, reflect on the fun of 10 incredible days with fellow movie-goers at this exclusive party, hosted at City Market and Tomlinson Tap Room. There will be light snacks and beer (you’ll even get a drink ticket), and DJ OhBeOne will be spinning some jams. Purchase tickets at the Film Fest box office, or at IndyFilmFest.org.

Beyond All Boundaries USA 2013 / 97 mins Sushrut Jain Matter of Fact Features As India, host of the 2011 World Cup of Cricket, begins its campaign to win the Cup after a 28-year drought, three ordinary Indians seek their salvation/escape from a difficult life through their passion for cricket. Screening: 2:45pm at the Toby Theater

THE FUN KEEPS ON COMING

This 10-day Festival is just the taste of what Indy Film Fest has to offer—we celebrate film all year ‘round! Visit IndyFilmFest.org or stop by our box office to learn more about all of our great screenings and events, from our Film to Fork dinner-and-a-movie series, to our Roving Cinema events in unexpected places all over the city and more. Let the fun live on!

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You wanted to meet more filmmakers this year. We listened. We’re bringing in even more of the folks who work hard behind the scenes. Now you have the opportunity to meet them, greet them, and pick their brains. Join us on Saturday, July 19th at 1:30pm at The Toby for a Filmmaker Panel, moderated by The Indianapolis Star’s Michael Anthony Adams. Whether you have questions about how to stretch a budget just a little bit further or how to assemble a team to create an independent film, no topic is off limits. This is your better-than-ever chance to rub elbows with the producers, directors, and actors who have turned their independent film dreams into reality. After the panel, don’t miss our Awards Ceremony and after party, where you can get even closer to the action. For more information, visit IndyFilmFest.org.

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SHORTS PROGRAMS FATHER FIGURES Shorts Program

SRSLY? Shorts Program

88 mins Complicated parents and the people who love them.

86 mins Intriguing films that make you think. And maybe drink.

Screens in the DeBoest Theater: • Saturday, July 19 at 10:30am • Tuesday, July 22 at 4pm • Friday July 25 at 1:45pm

Screens in the DeBoest Theater: • Sunday, July 20 at 6:15pm • Monday, July 21 at 1:45pm • Wednesday, July 23 at 4pm

Catch Mexico 2013 / 10 mins David Henrie American Spectrum Shorts An eight year old boy will take extreme measures to get what he wants.

Tarzan & Arab United Kingdom 2014 / 40 mins Paul Fischer Matter of Fact Shorts Two Palestinian filmmakers grow up in a Gaza City devoid of any cinemas, go on to see their first film in a cinema as adults, and ultimately make acclaimed films of their own.

Distance USA 2013 / 25 mins Aimee Long World Cinema Shorts In the year 2038, a man is about to embark on a journey of reconciliation with his estranged daughter, when a natural disaster hurls his plans off course.

Breaking The Bough Canada 2013 / 13 mins Yana Kehrlein American Spectrum Shorts After years of limited contact with his daughter, a petty criminal tries to steal time with her before it’s too late.

Ghost Pepper Eating Contest of Jefferson County USA 2014 / 7 mins Sam Frazier, Jr. Matter of Fact Shorts Once a year, the Sidewalk Film Festival hosts its fundraising event, the Salsa Showdown. There is no real reward, except bragging rights, yet it holds host to many university researchers, doctors, and other successful people from different walks of life who seem to make appallingly bad decisions in their free time.

The Body United Kingdom 2013 / 17 mins Paul Davis World Cinema Shorts A murderer uses Halloween night to transport his latest victim across London. All goes according to plan until the murderer is recognized by an old school mate and is dragged to a party.

Missing Scarf Ireland 2013 / 7 mins Eoin Duffy World Cinema Shorts A black comedy starring a squirrel that explores some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.

Stitch in Time (for $9.99) Drink USA 2014 / 23 mins Emily Moss Wilson Hoosier Lens Shorts Alice and her sons, Clint and Billy, flee their home in the middle of the night. They arrive at an old desert motel and it doesn't take long before Alice realizes she has a strange connection to this place. A tragedy of the past begins to reveal secret desires that could send Alice down the path to freedom or insanity.

Beasts in the Real World Canada 2013 / 8 mins Sol Friedman World Cinema Shorts An experimental mixed-media short exploring the tenuous connections between a naturalist, a rare land-mammal, some ghosts and a pair of sushi chefs.

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USA 2013 / 13 mins Mu Sun American Spectrum Shorts Laura Fein has an appointment at a time travel agency to have a burning question answered: Does her coworker like her?

H7N3 USA 2013 / 11 mins Iris Shim American Spectrum Shorts A doctor struggles with his professional obligations as he attempts to diagnose a little girl's alarming symptoms on the eve of a viral outbreak.


BOOTS ON THE GROUND Shorts Program

RITES OF PASSAGE Shorts Program

91 mins Powerful films about people in power.

88 mins Growing up, getting older, and trying not to mess it all up.

Screens in the DeBoest Theater: • Friday, July 18 at 11:30am • Monday, July 21 at 8:30pm • Thursday, July 24 at 1:45pm

Screens in the DeBoest Theater: • Sunday, July 20 at 11:30am • Tuesday, July 22 at 8:30pm • Friday, July 25 at 11:30am

Wildlings Within Sri Lanka 2013 / 11 mins Sachi Ediriweera World Cinema Shorts A young tribesman unexpectedly crosses paths with a mysterious goblin and has to find the courage to prove his worthiness to his elders.

Into The Silent Sea Sweden 2013 / 25 mins Andrej Landin World Cinema Shorts Under desperate circumstances, and across vast distances, an intense connection is made.

Unwarranted Influence USA 2013 / 11 mins Janek Ambros American Spectrum Shorts A look at what President Eisenhower described as the military industrial complex.

We Are Enemies USA 2014 / 14 mins Ilya Rozhkov World Cinema Shorts Two young soldiers on opposing forces in WW2 briefly bond after one of them cannot bring himself to execute the other.

Bravest, the Boldest USA 2013 / 17 mins Moon Molson American Spectrum Shorts Two Army Casualty Notification Officers arrive at a Harlem apartment block to deliver Sayeeda Porter news about her son serving in the Middle East. But whatever it is they have to say, Sayeeda ain't trying to hear it.

Confusion Through Sand USA 2013 / 13 mins Danny Madden American Spectrum Shorts A 19-year old kid finds himself alone in a hostile desert, scared as hell and trained to react.

Chaperone Canada 2013 / 12 mins Fraser Munden World Cinema Shorts Using hand drawn animation, miniature sets, puppets, live action Kung Fu, and explosions (all in 3D), this is the unconventional telling of the school teacher who fought off an entire motorcycle gang while chaperoning a middle school dance in a church basement in 1970s Montreal.

Knighthood Taiwan 2013 / 10 mins Pei-Ju Hsieh World Cinema Shorts A young knight must face her worst nightmare — her first training bra.

Diego Germany 2014 / 16 mins Sara Seligman World Cinema Shorts Diego, a 10-year old boy growing up in a family where violence is equivalent to manhood, doesn't fit in. He finally meets a friend and is left with a choice: follow in his family's footsteps, or follow his heart - while putting his own life at risk.

Sebastian Russian Federation 2013 / 19 mins Vlad Marsavin World Cinema Shorts Eight-year old Sebastian lives in his imagination, distracting him as he pedals his bike into traffic. The accident puts his fantasies into overdrive, highlighting the tension between the world of adults and that of children.

Anon USA 2014 / 10 mins Skyler Lawson Hoosier Lens Shorts As circumstances consume a dysfunctional middle-class family, Micha, the youngest son, acts to prevent a permanent fracture.

Johanna: Unplugged USA 2013 / 21 mins William von Tagen World Cinema Shorts 1981. An East German girl meets a West German boy. While the world begins to question Johanna, Johanna begins to question the world.

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SHORTS FOR SHORTIES Shorts Program

THE GREAT DIVIDE Shorts Program

83 mins Kid-friendly entertainment, fun for the whole family.

92 mins Overcoming our differences, or at least confronting them.

Screens in the DeBoest Theater: • Saturday, July 19 at 12:45pm • Wednesday, July 23 at 8:30pm • Thursday, July 24 at 11:30am

Screens in the DeBoest Theater: • Friday, July 18 at 4pm • Monday, July 21 at 4pm • Wednesday, July 23 at 1:45pm

Butterfly Dreams

Stranded in Kabul

India 2013 / 23 mins Venkat Krishnan World Cinema Shorts A nine-year-old child laborer in rural India dreams of learning how to read and write. She has one last chance when an educated man comes to town.

Afghanistan 2013 / 25 mins Elissa Bogos Mirzaei Matter of Fact Shorts As foreign troops prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan, one young Afghan secretly devises his own escape.

Total Freak USA 2013 / 10 mins Andrew Ellmaker American Spectrum Shorts A young teen pursues a mean girl and discovers a secret about the lake.

USA 2013 / 17 mins Justin Liberman American Spectrum Shorts Decades before the Civil War, the actions of a brutal overseer spark the fire of revolution on a Southern tobacco farm.

GNARLY IN PINK

For Family's Sake

USA 2013 / 9 mins Kristelle Laroche Matter of Fact Shorts Three pink tutus. Three pink helmets. Three pink skateboards. Bella, Sierra and Rella prove that skateboarding is not just for boys.

USA 2013 / 20 mins Sam Shaib World Cinema Shorts Sama is in love with Patrick. But, Sama is not your typical teenager. Born to a traditional Muslim family, she discovers that is she to be betrothed to a 32-year-old Muslim man. She and Patrick run away, but her mother and ultra-conservative brother find out and now, not only is her forbidden love at risk but also her life.

Virtuoso Virtual Germany 2013 / 8 mins Thomas Stellmach World Cinema Shorts Synchronizing to the music, abstract ink drawings 'grow' in an interplay of curiosity, timid encounters, dynamic pursuits and confrontation, stimulating many emotions, which carry us off on a poetical journey to a musical world of pictures.

Cootie Contagion USA 2012 / 9 mins Joshua Smooha American Spectrum Shorts BIOHAZARD. Cootie Levels: Maximum. Patient: Matt. Infected by: Becca. Warning: Patient still expresses interest in Becca. Patient must be QUARANTINED. -Connor Nelson, Cootieologist.

Hsu Ji Behind the Screen France 2012 / 24 mins Thomas Rio World Cinema Shorts Six-year old Hsu Ji is kept locked in a house by her father. One day, three characters from a black and white movie step out of their world and into hers.

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Made In Chinatown USA 2013 / 18 mins Kevin Lau American Spectrum Shorts A frog, a seamstress, and a factory king all collide in this tragic love story.

Strange Fruit USA 2014 / 12 mins Elizabeth Myer Hoosier Lens Shorts This is the story of an American masterpiece, the song TIME Magazine in 1999 called, 'the song of the century.' But even more, this is a deeply human story of tragedy, defiance, genius, and grace.


FUNNY HAHA Shorts Program

CRIME DOESN’T PAY Shorts Program

82 mins Don’t be afraid to LOL, these shorts are comedy gold.

95 mins Making choices, facing consequences, and doin’ time.

Screens in the DeBoest Theater: • Friday, July 18 at 8pm (screens at the Indiana State Museum Auditorium) • Tuesday, July 22 at 1:45pm • Thursday, July 24 at 6:15pm

Screens in the DeBoest Theater: • Friday July 18 at 1:45pm • Monday, July 21 at 6:15pm • Thursday, July 24 at 8:30pm

What Cheer?

Ni-Ni

USA 2013 / 18 mins Michael Slavens American Spectrum Shorts Stan finds himself in a state of shock after the sudden passing of his wife. While trying to ignore his pain and grief, he is followed by the What Cheer? Brigade, a 20-piece brass and percussion band that fills his world with ear-numbing song.

USA 2014 / 20 mins Melissa Hickey World Cinema Shorts In a Mexican border town, a lonely street thug yearns for a better life after he bumps into a girl from his past and remembers the boy he used to be.

Safe Word

USA 2013 / 13 mins Rex New and Thia Schuessler American Spectrum Shorts When bored housesitter Amy is taken hostage by a wanted fugitive, she welcomes the company with open arms.

Housesitter

USA 2014 / 16 mins Todd Lillethun American Spectrum Shorts A young gay couple decide to spice up their relationship and find themselves in peril when fantasy and reality start to blur.

Cut Out

USA 2013 / 14 mins Mary Novak American Spectrum Shorts A young college student befriends a neighborhood kid only to find herself caught up in gang violence.

If We Were Adults USA 2013 / 21 mins Michael Fitzgerald American Spectrum Shorts Mitch and Izzy are the last unmarried couple in a group of friends and so out of spite and with the help of a little booze, they decide to take the plunge.

Aftermath USA 2013 / 20 mins Jeremy Robbins American Spectrum Shorts In a new, predatory ice age, two brothers search for a place to call home.

Waiting For The End of The World USA 2014 / 27 mins Matthew K American Spectrum Shorts A down-on-his-luck doomsday prophet begins to question everything as the ‘doomsdate’ of his bitter rival approaches.

Off Road Switzerland 2013 / 28 mins David Maye Matter of Fact Shorts Paul spends all his time on his moped, to the consternation of his parents. When his beloved moped disappears, Paul tracks down the thief, Karim, a young apprentice mechanic of his own age, and an unexpected relationship develops.

OTHERWORLDLY Shorts Program 80 mins Coming face-to-face with time travel, specters, and spooky pasts. Screens in the DeBoest Theater: • Sunday, July 20 at 8:30pm • Tuesday, July 22 at 11:30am • Thursday, July 24 at 4pm

COME AND PLAY

HIOB

Germany 2013 / 30 mins Daria Belova World Cinema Shorts A young boy’s war games blur the lines between Berlin’s past and present.

Germany 2013 / 20 mins Marco Gadge World Cinema Shorts

Green Eyed

Italy 2012 / 14 mins Gianluca Sodaro World Cinema Shorts

wife Sophie has turned to him for help.

In a small country chapel, an elderly local priest is kneeling in prayer. He is alone until he turns around to find 11-year-old Angelina standing behind him. She has an inquisitive look in her eyes. Who is this little girl? Why is she there?

Australia 2012 / 16 mins Nathaniel Lindsay World Cinema Shorts The darkness Commissioner Berger comes from In the Summer of 1980, a is too powerful to escape, and years of delivering successful yuppie faces an news of others' deaths have made him a cynic. existential crisis when a nosferatic Now his new colleague, Martin Stern, has Berger ghoul joins his social circle and completely at a loss; even worse, Stern's young undermines his social status.

God’s Got His Head In the Clouds

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A FAMILY AFFAIR Shorts Program

VICES AND VIRTUES Shorts Program

92 mins A brother’s love, a sister’s advice, and everything in-between.

92 mins The things we can’t control, the things we can’t let go of.

Screens in the DeBoest Theater: • Saturday, July 19 at 3pm • Monday, July 21 at 11:30am • Wednesday, July 23 at 6:15pm

Screens in the DeBoest Theater: • Sunday, July 20 at 1:45pm • Tuesday, July 22 at 6:15pm • Wednesday, July 23 at 11:30am

Grand Canal

Apothecary

Canada 2013 / 20 mins Johnny Ma World Cinema Shorts A Greek tragedy told in Chinese pop music. The tragic events of a boat captain trying to collect a debt to save his fleet of boats, as remembered by his 10-year old son.

USA 2013 / 18 mins Helen Hood Scheer Matter of Fact Shorts A beloved druggist in a rural Colorado outpost operates the only pharmacy within 4,000 square miles and navigates a profound divide between his public and personal life.

Families Are Forever

Stumped

USA 2013 / 21 mins Vivian Kleiman Matter of Fact Shorts Devout Mormon parents of five children live in a conservative community, attend church every Sunday, actively serve in their ward, and knock on doors to promote support for California's Proposition 8 to prevent same-sex marriage. Then one day, they discover that their eldest son is gay.

USA 2013 / 10 mins Robin Berghaus Matter of Fact Shorts Stumped is a stirring documentary about the survival and physical rehabilitation of a filmmaker who suddenly finds himself a quadrilateral amputee.

Thanks USA 2013 / 13 mins Tom Patterson American Spectrum Shorts A store employee is approached by a little girl who tells him that she was abandoned there by her mother. Hilarity ensues.

Heebie-Jeebies USA 2013 / 10 mins Todd Slawsby American Spectrum Shorts After hearing a scary bedtime story, a young boy and girl become convinced they have monsters under their beds. They may be right.

Baby Mary USA 2013 / 8 mins Kris Swanberg American Spectrum Shorts An 8-year old girl living on the west side of Chicago finds a neglected toddler and decides to take her home.

Beginning and the End USA 2013 / 20 mins Kristin Wheeler American Spectrum Shorts The Beginning and the End: A love story in pieces.

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Poker Donkey USA 2013 / 16 mins Laura Ranney & Roger Ranney Hoosier Lens Shorts A middle-aged psychologist and recovering gambling addict must face his demons when forced to treat a young, washed-up World Poker Champion.

Insomniacs United Kingdom 2014 / 15 mins Charles Chintzer Lai World Cinema Shorts Two Londoners lose sleep but find each other.

Reins USA 2013 / 13 mins John Foss American Spectrum Shorts When Simon, a ranch hand, finds out that his favorite horse has been sold to his rival, he tries to steal it--a decision that may cost him his life.

Good Story Germany 2013 / 20 mins Martin-Christopher Bode World Cinema Shorts An old woman and a shopkeep haggle over an old jug, but the only payment he’ll accept is a story.


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