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9TH ANNUAL TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 9-16, 2014


WELCOME

WELCOME TO THE 9TH ANNUAL TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL TABLE OF CONTENTS TFF is a celebration of independent film mirroring the diverse and eclectic sensibilities of Western Washington’s second largest city. Presenting live-action, documentary and animated short and feature film selections from the Pacific Northwest and all over the world, TFF prides itself on showcasing the connectedness of local, national, and international film.

#TFF2014: WHAT, WHERE AND WHEN

This year’s festival will include over 100 different films all screening publicly in Pierce County for the first time ever! Screenings will be held at four different venues: The Grand Cinema, The University of Washington-Tacoma, Tacoma Community College, and The Museum of Glass. In addition to an intensive week of film screenings, TFF 2014 will offer a variety of interactive events including dozens of post-film filmmaker Q&A discussions, workshops led by local filmmakers, dinner and movie events catered by some of Tacoma’s favorite Restaurants, and more!

A VERY SPECIAL GUEST: LEONARD MALTIN

Leonard Maltin, one of the most recognized and respected film critics and historians of all time, will be attending TFF! Festival attendees will have two opportunities to watch and discuss films with him on Friday October 10th and Saturday, October 11th (event details on page 10).

Festival Sponsors...................4 Venue Map & Ticketing..........5 Venue Sponsors & VIP............6 Festival Judges & Staff...........7 Schedule At A Glance..........8-9 T-Shirts....................................9 Special Events.................10-12 Feature-Narratives..........13-15 Feature-Documentaries..16-17 Shorts Accompanying A Feature......................18-19 Shorts Packages.............19-33 Film Index..............................34

TFF IS PRESENTED BY THE GRAND CINEMA

The Grand Cinema is the South Sound’s non-profit home for independent, foreign and local film. A certified 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, The Grand is supported by its loyal patrons, volunteers, small staff and Board of Directors. The Grand’s mission is to enhance the cultural vitality of the Greater Tacoma community through the art of film. Publication Title and Number: Tacoma Film Festival | Official program #9 Issue Date: September 19, 2014 | Statement of Frequency: yearly Authorized Organization Name and Address: The Grand Tacoma Cine Club 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma WA 98402 9TH ANNUAL TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 9-16, 2014

OFFICIAL WEBSITE TacomaFilmFestival.com

FACEBOOK

Facebook.com/TacomaFilmFestival

TWITTER #TFF2014

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FESTIVAL SPONSORS The Tacoma Film Festival gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following partners:

COMMENCEMENT BANK

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VIP PASS (EXCLUDES LEONARD MALTIN EVENTS.) FILMMAKER $150 Includes Unlimited Movies, WORKSHOPS

Opening & Closing Nights, TFF t-shirt, Welcome Bag, Awards Ceremony

PREMIERE PASS

FRIDAY NIGHT PRIMETIME WITH LEONARD MALTIN:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 6:30PM $25 General Admission $20 Grand Cinema Members, Seniors, Students & Military

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH LEONARD MALTIN

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1:30PM $75 General Admission More event details on Pages 10-12.

PRE-FEST 253FILM MASTERCLASS: BENSON SHUM ON ANIMATION SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 7:00PM $10 Suggested Donation CASTING WITH NOREEN HOBSON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 10:00AM FREE HOW TO BUY TICKETS Advance tickets for all film fest movies are on sale at The Grand Cinema: 606 S Fawcett Ave Tacoma, WA 98402 Phone (253) 593-4474 www.grandcinema.com Day of show tickets will also be available at the venue doors half an hour prior to the show. ALL INFORMATION AT TIME OF PRINTING. FOR UPDATED PROGRAM INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

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VENUE SPONSORS & VIP Special thanks to the following 2014 Venue Sponsors:

SPECIAL FESTIVAL PASSES: SPONSORED BY: VIP PASSES $150 - Unlimited Festival Movies - Opening & Closing Night Events - TFF t-shirt - Welcome Bag - Access to the Festival Awards Ceremony where the best films of the festival will be honored: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 8:30PM-10:30PM AT THE TFF LOUNGE, 601 ST. HELENS

PREMIERE PASSES

$190 - All of the above PLUS: - Friday Night Primetime with Leonard Maltin FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 6:00PM AT THE TFF LOUNGE, 601 ST. HELENS (Includes Dinner, Movie, and Post Film Q&A with Leonard Maltin. More details on Page 11.)

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FILM FESTIVAL JUDGES Philip Cowan

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Philip was named Executive Director of The Grand Cinema in 2006. In the 8 years Philip has been leading The Grand its attendance has consistently increased and programing has expanded to include Tacoma Film Camp, The Tuesday Film Series, 25 New Faces of Independent Film, and The Classic Film Series. Philip’s favorite part of his job is researching and selecting the films that play at The Grand.

sweet pea is the owner and manager of King’s Books. Just a few blocks from The Grand, King’s Books is an independent bookstore that hosts regular literary, political and arts events (including the annual Wayzgoose Letterpress and Book Arts Extravaganza) and houses many literary groups such the Banned Book and Comics and Pizza Club. KingsBookstore.com

FEATURE NARRATIVE

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Jason Ganwich

Nick Dawson SHORTS

SHORTS

An Emmy nominated Television Producer, Jason is an active photographer and filmmaker as well as educator – serving as lead instructor at The Grand Cinema’s Tacoma Film Camp and previously as a teacher at the Tacoma School of the Arts. Jason was recently voted “Best Tacoma Photographer” by readers of the Weekly Volcano. Ganwich.com

Nick is the Editor-in-Chief at Talkhouse Film, a website where filmmakers write about new movies and TV shows. He is the author of the 2009 book “Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel” and was formerly the Managing Editor at Filmmaker Magazine and Associate Editor at FocusFeatures.com. Film.TheTalkHouse.com

Rosalind Bell

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Lisa Fruichantie FEATURE NARRATIVE

A long time organizer of film, music, theater, and visual arts events in Tacoma, Lisa has been a projectionist at The Grand since 2004. She also works as costumer, stylist and props assistant for film, dance and stage projects. In addition to her service to the arts community, Lisa also serves as the Events and Development Coordinator at The Rainbow Center.

Rosalind is the author of short stories and plays: “The New Orleans Monologues,” “1620 Bank Street,” and “Under The Circumstances,” screenplays: “Stones In My Passway,” “Le Cirque Noir,” and “Tootie Pie,” a short film. She is a member of Sandra Cisneros’ Macondo Writers Workshop and recently directed August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come And Gone” at Broadway Center For The Performing Arts. Rosalind is currently writing short stories, essays and a novel.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS YEAR’S JUDGES, PLEASE VISIT WWW.TACOMAFILMFESTIVAL.COM

FESTIVAL STAFF FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: Laura Marshall EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GRAND CINEMA: Philip Cowan EVENTS & SALES MANAGER: Rachel Marecle VOLUNTEER MANAGER: Jennifer De Hart TACOMAFILMFESTIVAL.COM

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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

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T-SHIRTS

Official Tacoma Film Festival t-shirts, in multiple colors and two distinct styles, are available to purchase at The Grand Cinema throughout the festival. Available in unisex and women’s sizes. $20

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SPECIAL EVENTS OPENING NIGHT FILM AND MIXER THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 FILM SCREENING

7:00PM / $11 THE GRAND CINEMA 606 S FAWCETT

POST-FILM MIXER 9PM / FREE TFF LOUNGE 601 ST. HELENS

Join us on opening night of TFF for a screening of the highly anticipated romantic comedy Laggies, starring Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell and Chloë Grace Moretz. Acclaimed Director Lynn Shelton is a Seattle native and filmed Laggies in her hometown – making Laggies both a “local” and “major indie” feature film that fans of coming-of-age comedies are sure to enjoy! Immediately following the screening join filmmakers, festival sponsors, and local cinephiles for the Opening Night Mixer! We’ll enjoy a cash bar and music by a local DJ while celebrating the kick-off TFF!

Use the QR Code to RSVP, watch the film trailer, and more!

Keira Knightley and Chloë Grace Moretz in Laggies

CLOSING NIGHT DINNER & A MOVIE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 DINNER

6:30PM TFF LOUNGE 601 ST. HELENS

FILM SCREENING

7:30PM THE GRAND CINEMA 606 S FAWCETT $25 / GENERAL ADMISSION $20 / GRAND CINEMA MEMBERS & SENIORS

Did someone say Dinner and a Movie? That is exactly what Closing Night is all about – enjoy a delicious meal provided by Europa Bistro followed by a screening of Goodbye To All That. The Closing Night Party is the perfect way to close out the festival in style. Dessert provided and a cash bar. Local Audience Choice Award will be announced during the festivities.

SPONSORED BY:

Paul Schneider in Goodbye To All That

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SPECIAL EVENTS FRIDAY NIGHT PRIMETIME WITH LEONARD MALTIN OCTOBER 10

LEONARD MALTIN is one of the most recognized and respected film critics and historians of our time. He appears regularly on Entertainment Tonight, Turner Classic Movies, Reelz Channel, Comcast Cable and is the former host of the movie review program Hot Ticket. He has also hosted, written and co-produced a number of television and home video documentary specials on film. Additionally, Maltin is the author of several mainstream books on cinema and an accomplished freelancer and lecturer. Born in New York City in 1950, Maltin credits the huge volume of old movies shown on New York television - and access to the City’s famous revival theaters, as well as the Museum of Modern Art with his “basic training” in film history. He began his writing career at age 15,

Join TFF special guest Leonard Maltin for an evening you won’t soon forget! The festivities will begin with a pre-film reception catered by Maxwell’s Restaurant & Lounge. Welcoming attendees to the event will be iconic film critic and historian Leonard Maltin! Friday evening’s film selection will be the dramatic thriller The Two Faces of January starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. Following the film, Leonard Maltin will lead an in-theater film discussion. RECEPTION AT 6PM TFF LOUNGE, 601 ST. HELENS SPONSORED BY: THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY SCREENING AT 7:00 & 7:30PM THE GRAND CINEMA, 606 S FAWCETT RECEPTION & SCREENING TICKETS: $40 Use the QR Code to RSVP, purchase tickets, and more!

SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH LEONARD MALTIN OCTOBER 11

Join TFF special guest Leonard Maltin in the Grand Cinema’s lower lobby for an intimate book signing and meet & greet. Only 30 tickets will be sold and will include a signed copy of “Leonard Maltin’s 2015 Movie Guide” and admission to the afternoon screening of State of the Union (1948). Directed by Frank Capra and starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, State of the Union is one of Leonard Maltin’s all-time favorite films and he will be sharing introductory context for it with the audience who attend the meet & greet. MEET & GREET / BOOK SIGNING / STATE OF THE UNION: 1:30PM, $75 THE GRAND CINEMA, 606 S FAWCETT FILM ONLY, 3:00PM, $10

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SPECIAL EVENTS TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL - BEST OF THE FESTIVAL SCREENINGS Your chance to see the festival winners, as chosen by our judges and the audience!

Best Documentary Winner

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 4:30PM, THE GRAND CINEMA #1

Best Shorts Winner

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 5:30PM, THE GRAND CINEMA #2

Audience Choice Award Winner

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 7:00PM, THE GRAND CINEMA #1

Best Narrative Winner

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 8:00PM, THE GRAND CINEMA #2 & THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2:00PM, THE GRAND CINEMA #2

Best Regional Winner

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 4:30PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2

PRE-FEST WORKSHOP 253Film Masterclass: Benson Shum on Animation SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 7:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA $10 SUGGESTED DONATION Join us for a special evening with animator Benson Shum at the Grand Cinema in association with 253Film and the Tacoma Film Festival. BIO: Born and raised in Vancouver, BC. Benson has worked in the Animation/film industry for over 14 years. Educated at Capilano University and Sheridan College in the Traditional and Computer animation program. Benson currently works in Burbank, California for the Walt Disney Animation Studios. His credits include Warner Bros’ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Sony’s The Smurfs, Hotel Transylvania and most recently Disney’s Wreck-it Ralph, Frozen and their latest feature Big Hero 6 due out this November. Aside from working as an Animator, Benson is also an illustrator/ designer and has had art shown in Tacoma, LA, Dublin and recently Spain.

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, the 2011 TFF Best Animated Film Winner went on to win an Academy Award in 2012.

FILMMAKER WORKSHOP Casting with Noreen Hobson SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 10:00AM THE GRAND CINEMA - FREE Casting Director, agent, and former actor Noreen Hobson will offer a comprehensive overview of how to effectively cast your next film. She will cover all aspects of the casting process for actors, producers and directors. There will be something for everyone who ends up in a casting room, whether they are auditioning, running the room or selecting talent. The owner and director of LUX Talent Agency, Noreen has worked with leading filmmakers in New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle. She is passionate about developing new talent and expanding Tacoma’s reputation as a great place to make film.

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FEATURE NARRATIVES ALL FEATURES ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER WITH DATES AND SHOWTIMES LISTED BELOW THE DESCRIPTION.

BEFORE I DISAPPEAR

THE DEVICE

FOR A WOMAN

Directed by Shawn Christensen

Directed by Jeremy Berg

Directed by Diane Kurys

DRAMA | USA | 93 MIN | R

At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 5:15PM THE GRAND CINEMA #1 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 6:45PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2

THRILLER/SCIFI | NW | 86 MIN| NR

Two sisters discover a strange object of alien origin.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 9:15PM THE GRAND CINEMA #1

Director and cast in attendance.

PERIOD DRAMA | FRANCE | 110 MIN | NR SPONSORED BY:

The story of the marriage between Michel and Lena, as told by their daughter Anne, with reflections on the mystery of abiding love.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 12:30PM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7:00PM BOTH AT THE GRAND CINEMA #1

GOODBYE TO ALL THAT

KOINONIA

Directed by Angus MacLachlan

Directed by Andrew Finnigan

Starring Paul Schneider (Parks & Recreation), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect & The Help), Melanie Lynskey (Perks of Being a Wallflower)

Billions of people have vanished and economies have collapsed. John, once a family man, now alone, survives in the woods while heading north to reach a post-human place called Faraday.

COMEDY/DRAMA | USA | 87 MIN | R

A recently divorced dad starts a new life with his daughter. Closing Night Film, for more event info, see Page 10.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 7:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2

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DRAMA | NW | 94 MIN | NR

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 9:30PM THE GRAND CINEMA #1 Director in attendance.

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FEATURE NARRATIVES ALL FEATURES ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER WITH DATES AND SHOWTIMES LISTED BELOW THE DESCRIPTION.

KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER DRAMA | USA | 105 MIN | NR

Directed by David Zellner, Produced by Alexander Payne

SPONSORED BY:

LAGGIES

COMEDY | NW | 100 MIN | R

Directed by Lynn Shelton

Starring Keira Knightly, Chloë Grace Morentz, & Sam Rockwell.

A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.

A woman stuck in permanent adolescence lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat and spends the time hanging out with friends instead.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7:15PM THE GRAND CINEMA #1

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 7:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2

Plays with the short film, SILENT (see page 21).

Opening Night Film, for more event info, see Page 10.

LIFE PARTNERS

OJ: THE MUSICAL

STATE OF THE UNION

Directed by Susanna Fogel

Directed by Jeff Rosenberg

Directed by Frank Capra

COMEDY | USA| 95 MIN | NR

Starring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, & Adam Brody. Two codependent best friends - one straight girl, one lesbian - and the man who comes between them. Plays with the short film, RHINO FULL THROTTLE.

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DARK COMEDY | USA| 89 MIN | NR

An eccentric theater artist struggles to stage an OJ Simpson musical with the help of his childhood friends. Plays with the short film, MOMENTS.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 9:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 9:45PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2

DRAMEDY | USA | 124 MIN | G

An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 3:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2

Leonard Maltin’s Film Pick, plays after the Meet & Greet Event. For more info, see Page 11.

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FEATURE NARRATIVES ALL FEATURES ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER WITH DATES AND SHOWTIMES LISTED BELOW THE DESCRIPTION.

THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY

ZERO MOTIVATION

Directed by Hossein Amini

A zany, dark, & comedic portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female Israeli soldiers. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment - to friendship, love, and country - are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit.

DRAMA | ISRAEL | 100 MIN | NR

Directed by Talya Lavie

THRILLER | USA | 96 MIN | PG-13

From the producer & writer of “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” Starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, & Oscar Isaac. A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 7:00PM & 7:30PM THE GRAND CINEMA #1 & #2

Friday Night Primetime with Leonard Maltin, for more event info, see Page 11.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 6:45PM SPONSORED BY: THE GRAND CINEMA #2 MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 4:30PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 8:45PM COMMENCEMENT THE GRAND CINEMA #2 BANK

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FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES ALL DOCUMENTARIES ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER WITH DATES AND SHOWTIMES LISTED BELOW THE DESCRIPTION.

BRAVE NEW WILD

FIND YOUR WAY

FINDING HILLYWOOD

Directed by Oakley Anderson-Moore

Directed by Brian Nunes

Directed by Leah Warshawski & Christopher Towey

NATURE & SPORTS DOC | USA | 75 MIN | 13+

Stumbling upon her father’s SPONSORED BY: hi8 tapes, a daughter discovers a world of delinquent oddballs and wino nomad-poets who dedicated their life to an absurdist art form: rock climbing. Plays with the short film, RHINO FULL THROTTLE.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1:00PM TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MUSIC DOC | NW | 95 MIN | ALL AGES SPONSORED BY:

In this honest and heart-felt documentary, one busker turned filmmaker gives us an inside look into the world of fulltime street musicians.

DOCUMENTARY | NW | 65 MIN | PG

SPONSORED BY:

A unique and endearing phenomenon film about the very beginning of Rwanda’s film industry and the pioneers who bring local films to rural communities, on a giant inflatable movie screen.

Plays with the short film, NOT ANYMORE: A STORY OF REVOLUTION.

Director in attendance with Q&A.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2:45PM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 6:30PM MUSEUM OF GLASS UNIVERSITY OF WA, TACOMA

GLENA

THE IMMORTALISTS

MUDBLOODS

Directed by David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg

Directed by Farzad Nikbakht

SPORTS DOCUMENTARY NW | 85 MIN | 13+

Directed by Allan Luebke

SPONSORED BY:

Glena Avila, a single mother in her 30s, fights to become a professional mixed martial artist.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 9:30PM THE GRAND CINEMA #1 Director and Glena Avila in attendance with Q&A.

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DOCUMENTARY | USA | 78 MIN | NR

Two eccentric scientists struggle to create eternal youth in a world they call “blind to the tragedy of old age.” Plays with the short film, YEARBOOK.

SPORTS DOC | USA | 84 MIN | ALL AGES SPONSORED BY: The resilient underdogs of the UCLA Quidditch team help transform Harry Potter’s fictional sport into a real-life phenomenon and make their way to the Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup in New York City.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 12:45PM MUSEUM OF GLASS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 4:30PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 12:45PM UNIVERSITY OF WA, TACOMA

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FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES ALL DOCUMENTARIES ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER WITH DATES AND SHOWTIMES LISTED BELOW THE DESCRIPTION.

S TARRING: DAME JUDI DENCH, SIR IAN MCKELLEN , JUDE LAW, RALPH FIENNES & MORE

MUSE OF FIRE

MY LAST YEAR WITH THE NUNS RETURN OF THE RIVER

Directed by Dan Poole & Giles Terera

Directed by Bret Fetzer

DOCUMENTARY | UK | 83 MIN | ALL AGES SPONSORED BY:

Two young London actors set out together to face the greatest challenge in the world of acting - Shakespeare. Plays with the short film, DAVID HOCKNEY: IN THE NOW.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2

DOCUMENTARY | USA | 75 MIN | ALL AGES

Master monologist Matt Smith turns his 8th grade year in 1966-67 into a wild coming-of-age film---a comedy grounded in his Catholic education, racism, and the joys and horrors that are male adolescence. Plays with the short film, FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE BELIEVE.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1:30PM MUSEUM OF SPONSORED BY: GLASS Director & crew in attendance.

DOC | WA | 99 MIN | ALL AGES

Directed by John Gussman & Jessica Plumb

SPONSORED BY:

A group attempts the impossible: to change the opinion of a town and eventually the nation to bring two dams down.

Plays with the short film, MEANING OF THE WILD.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 10:30AM, MUSEUM OF GLASS Directors in attendance.

THE WRITER WITH NO HANDS CRIME DOCUMENTARY | USA | 86 MIN | NR

Directed by William Westaway

A British propaganda expert goes to Hollywood to solve a CIA murder mystery - but his cameraman has other ideas.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2 MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 6:45PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2

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SHORTS PLAYING WITH FEATURES AND DOCUMENTARIES With the exception of the Family Friendly Shorts (Page 26) all short films are Not Rated and are recommended for 13+ only.

S H O R T S AC C O M PA N Y I N G A F E AT U R E

S H O R T S AC C O M PA N Y I N G A F E AT U R E

S H O R T S AC C O M PA N Y I N G A F E AT U R E

DAVID HOCKNEY IN THE NOW

FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE MEANING OF THE WILD DOCUMENTARY | USA | 30 MIN BELIEVE

Directed by Oscar Nominated Lucy Walker

Directed by Kris Crews

DOCUMENTARY | USA | 7 MIN

DOCUMENTARY | NW | 7 MIN

Local documentary about puppeteer, Jeremy Gregory. The sexy story of the iconic British artist Plays with the documentary, MY LAST YEAR David Hockney, who is adamant about WITH THE NUNS:

living life in the now.

Plays with the documentary, MUSE OF FIRE:

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1:30PM MUSEUM OF GLASS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7:00PM Plays as part of the 253Film Shorts Group: MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:45PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2:00PM TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 4:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2 THE GRAND CINEMA #2

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MOMENTS

MUSICAL COMEDY | UK | 6 MIN

Directed by Chris Cronin

Moments is a short film that follows Joel, a lonely young man, who’s struggling to find his place in the world. Plays with the feature, OJ: THE MUSICAL:

S H O R T S AC C O M PA N Y I N G A F E AT U R E

Directed by Benjamin Hamilton

In anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act, a wildlife filmmaker ventures to the largest national forest in the United States, on a journey to discover the importance of Wilderness today. Plays with the documentary, RETURN OF THE RIVER:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 10:30AM MUSEUM OF GLASS

S H O R T S AC C O M PA N Y I N G A F E AT U R E

NOT ANYMORE: A RHINO FULL THROTTLE STORY OF REVOLUTION ANIMATED | GERMANY | 15 MIN DOCUMENTARY | USA | 15 MIN

Directed by Matthew VanDyke The story of the Syrian revolution as told through the experiences of two young Syrians.

Directed by Erik Schmitt

Driven by his curiosity, a challenging imagination, and his wild reflection on reality, Bruno is making his way through Berlin searching for its soul.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 9:00PM Plays with the documentary, FINDING HILLYWOOD: Plays with the feature, LIFE PARTNERS: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 9:45PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 10:15PM BOTH AT THE GRAND CINEMA #2 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 6:30PM MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 8:45PM UNIVERSITY OF WA, TACOMA BOTH AT THE GRAND CINEMA #2 Plays as part of the Documentary Shorts: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 12:00PM Plays with the feature, BRAVE NEW WILD: MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2 MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 3:00PM TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 18

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SHORTS PACKAGES 253FILM SHORTS 109 MIN | NR

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TITLES:

S H O R T S AC C O M PA N Y I N G A F E AT U R E

YEARBOOK

ANIMATED | USA | 15 MIN

Directed by Bernardo Britto A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up. Plays as part of the Animated Shorts:

LOST SPONSORED BY: ENMITY GAUGE DEADLINE SOLITUDE LOVESICK QUIET MOVE LOVE-STUCK FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE BELIEVE (see page 18) WEEPING WILLOW

253FILM SHORTS

LOST

DRAMA | NW | 11 MIN

Directed by Russell Brooks A young drifter uncovers a dark secret while locked in an antique store overnight.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 7:00PM SHOWTIMES: THE GRAND CINEMA #1 MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:45PM Plays as part of the Final Frontier Shorts: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 3:30PM TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF GLASS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 4:00PM MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:30PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2 THE GRAND CINEMA #1 Plays with the feature, THE IMMORTALISTS:

253FILM SHORTS

ENMITY GAUGE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 12:45PM MUSEUM OF GLASS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 4:30PM UNIVERSITY OF WA, TACOMA

THRILLER | NW | 17 MIN

Directed by Ben Andrews, David S. Hogan Verona is face to face with a bleeding stranger and has 5 minutes to decide who to trust before a madman shows up to kill them both.

SOLITUDE

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DRAMA | NW | 12 MIN

Directed by Dawson Doupé A troubled man lives a solitary life deep in the woods of the mountain. When his solitude is disrupted by a fateful hunting THRILLER | NW | 12 MIN accident, he must decide whether to Directed by Doug Stapleton face the consequences of his actions or When an ambitious young woman finds continue to preserve his isolation. herself working late into the night in order to finish a last minute business proposal, she quickly finds that meeting her deadline is the least of her worries. 253FILM SHORTS

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LOVESICK

DRAMA | NW | 11 MIN

Directed by Pat Lavigne Dina wants nothing more than a meaningful relationship but avoids them at all cost for fear she is cursed. Her safe existence is shattered when a familiar stranger walks back into her life.

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QUIET MOVE

LOVE-STUCK

WEEPING WILLOW

Directed by Ronald Lagman

Directed by Sierra Fein

A shy 14 year old girl’s attempt to get close to the boy of her dreams through playing chess.

Archer pursues his dream girl Amanda. With a surprising twist, they become ‘stuck’ together in love.

Directed by Maxwell Swet, Annie Poling

DRAMA | NW | 11 MIN

ROMANTIC COMEDY | NW | 8 MIN

BLUESPARK PROUDUCTIONS PRESENTS A GREEN CARABINEER PRODUCTION A FILM BY SIERRA FEIN “LOVE-STUCK” STARRING KELTY WALLACE AND COLE REICHENBERG MUSIC BY KEITH KAPLAN CINEMATOGRAPHER JAKE CAMPOS

ACTION DRAMA | NW | 20 MIN

When Willow is picked for the 52nd Hunger Games, her brother Tristan chooses to volunteer so she does not have to face the games alone. As they struggle through the arena, Willow must come to terms with the fact that only one of them can make it home.

ANIMATED SHORTS 88 MIN | NR

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TITLES:

ZWEIBETTZIMMER CUERDAS FALLT SILENT THE GRAVEDIGGER’S TALE CARGO CULT MARILYN MYLLER THE RAVEN EVERYTHING I CAN SEE FROM HERE SPONSORED BY: STARDUST LEVIATHAN AGES YEARBOOK

ANIMATED SHOR T S

ANIMATED SHOR T S

ZWEIBETTZIMMER

CUERDAS

Directed by Fabian Giessler

Directed by Pedro Solis Garcia

ANIMATED | GERMANY |10 MIN

Two old men share a hospital room, in which the window is the only connection to the outside world and thus becomes a highly demanded resource.

ANIMATED | SPAIN | 11 MIN

María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon, they become close friends.

(see page 19) SHOWTIMES:

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SILENT

Directed by Chadwick Whitehead

Directed by Limbert Fabian, OscarWinner Brandon Oldenburg

ANIMATED | USA | 2 MIN

A farmer struggles to keep his farm when Mr. Fall’s fault finding goes too far and a judge must question his judgment.

ANIMATED | USA | 3 MIN

Two street performers dream of bringing their ‘Picture and Sound Show’ to life. When they discover a magical contraption inside an old theatre, they embark on a cinematic adventure of sight and sound, traveling through movie history to find the audience they always wanted.

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THE GRAVEDIGGER’S TALE ANIMATED | SOUTH KOREA | 13 MIN

Directed by Min Young Oh

The gravedigger leads a solitary existence, so far from the living, yet so close to the dead. This is her story. A love story.

Also plays with the film Laggies:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 7:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2

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CARGO CULT

MARILYN MYLLER

THE RAVEN

Directed by Bastien Dubois

Directed by Michael Please

During the Pacific war on the coast of Papua New Guinea, the Papuans want to claim the god Cargo’s gifts by developing a new rite.

Marilyn is trying really hard to create something good. For once, her expectation and reality are going to align. It will be epic. It will be tear jerkingly profound. It will be perfect. Nothing can go wrong.

Directed by Limbert Fabian & Oscar-Winner Brandon Oldenburg

ANIMATED | USA | 6 MIN

ANIMATED | FRANCE | 12 MIN

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In this chilling and lyrical reinterpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, a narrator mourning the loss of his love, Lenore, wavers on the brink of insanity. Perhaps hallucinating - or not - he sees a mysterious raven, whispering, ‘nevermore.’

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EVERYTHING I CAN SEE STARDUST ANIMATED | USA | 4 MIN FROM HERE

LEVIATHAN AGES

Directed by Bjorn-Erik Aschim, Sam Taylor

Bound in ancient celestial ballet, nine dead Kings arise to claim a fallen Emperor.

ANIMATED | USA | 7 MIN

A game of football turns deadly as an uninvited player joins in.

Directed by Mischa Rozema A story about Voyager 1 (the unmanned spacecraft launched in 1977 to explore the outer solar system). The probe is the furthest manmade object from the sun and witnesses unimaginable beauty and destruction. Also plays as part of The Final Frontier Shorts Package:

ANIMATED | UK | 4 MIN

Directed by Jon Yeo

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 3:30PM MUSEUM OF GLASS MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:30PM THE GRAND CINEMA #1

COMEDY SHORTS 100 MIN | NR

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TITLES:

DIAGNOSTIC WHAT CHEER? JUMP THE UNDREAM VERBATIM HIPSTER BRUNCH PINT SHOWTIMES:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 9:15PM THE GRAND CINEMA #1 SPONSORED BY:

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DIAGNOSTIC

WHAT CHEER?

Directed by Fabrice Bracq

Directed by Michael Slavens Starring Richard Kind

COMEDY | FRANCE | 8 MIN

Dr. Semyc is a specialist at diagnosing a widespread disease of which there is no cure.

COMEDY | NW | 18 MIN

After the sudden passing of his wife, Stan tries to ignore his pain but finds himself followed by inescapable grief, or rather, followed by the inescapable What Cheer? Brigade, a 20-piece brass and percussion band drowning out his world with boisterous, ear-numbing song.

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VERBATIM

Directed by Jessica Valentine Starring Oscar-Nominee Uma Thurman

Directed by Alexander Thomas

Directed by Brett Weiner

DARK COMEDY | USA | 18 MIN

COMEDY | USA | 18 MIN

During a 48-hour observation at a psychiatric facility, Jack meets Wendy, a young woman with a unique obsession—she’s convinced she can fly.

Tom is an insomniac, trapped in his incessant inner monologue. He goes on midnight walks through the deserted town. But he can’t quite shake the feeling that he’s being followed... Is it in his mind, or is there someone out there?

COMEDY/DOCUMENTARY | USA | 23 MIN

A jaded lawyer wastes the better part of an afternoon trying to figure out if a dim-witted government employee has ever used a photocopier. Also plays as part of the Doc Shorts Package:

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 12:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2 MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 3:00PM TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

DiD You Know ThaT ocTober is:

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HIPSTER BRUNCH

PINT

Directed by Milo Shandel

Directed by Nic Barker

A hip couple searches for the perfect brunch experience.

Nobody at the wedding likes Jackson. So he probably shouldn’t drink too much…

DARK COMEDY | AUSTRALIA| 10 MIN

COMEDY | CANADA | 5 MIN

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off the very best about our community. October is brimming with hundreds of arts and culture programs and there is something for everyone to enjoy: music, dance and theater performances; visual art exhibits; literary readings; lectures; workshops; film screenings and cultural events. Many of the activities are free and most are family friendly.

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SHORTS PACKAGES DOC SHORTS 108 MIN | NR

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TITLES:

VERBATIM (see page 23) THE LION’S MOUTH OPENS LIFE AFTER MANSON NOT ANYMORE: A STORY DOC SHORTS DOC SHORTS OF REVOLUTION (see page 18) THE LION’S MOUTH LIFE AFTER MANSON JONESTOWN DOCUMENTARY | USA | 25 MIN

OPENS

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DOCUMENTARY | USA | 15 MIN

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 12:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2 MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 3:00PM TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Directed by Oscar-Nominated Lucy Walker A courageous young woman takes the boldest step imaginable to confront her risk of having inherited the fatal, incurable Huntington’s Disease.

Directed by Olivia Klaus

Four decades after one of the world’s most notorious crimes, a Manson Family member breaks her silence to reveal how a series of choices led to ultimate destruction.

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FESTIVAL HANG OUTS While at the festival, we recommend these neighborhood hangouts - perfect for getting a bite to eat, discussing films, and meeting other festival-goers! Maxwell’s Speakeasy & Lounge - Offering a convenient festival location along with awardwinning cuisine with an eclectic and rustic menu.

Social Hour: all day Monday; Tue-Thu, 4:00pm-6:00pm; Fri-Sat, 9:00pm-to close. - 454 St. Helens Avenue

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JONESTOWN

NARRATIVE/DOCUMENTARY| USA | 30 MIN

Directed by David Berget

Europa Bistro - Located in Tacoma’s Proctor district, A thriller that dramatizes the last 24 enjoy specialties from Italy prepared by master chef, hours in the lives of Jim Jones and The Alfredo Russo. Happy Hour: 4:00pm-6:30pm & 9:00pm- Peoples Temple Church through the eyes of a reporter. close, 7 days per week. 2515 N. Proctor Sammy’s Pizza - Dine-in and Delivery, Sun-Thu,

11:00am-10:00pm; Fri & Sat, 11:00am-11:00pm - 1308 N I Street - (253) 627-4300 Other neighborhood favorites: CORINA BAKERY, 602 S Fawcett Mon-Fri, 7:30am to 7:00pm; Sat, 8am- 7pm; Sun, 9am-6pm INFINITE SOUPS, 445 Tacoma Avenue S., (253) 274-0232

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SHORTS PACKAGES DRAMA SHORTS 95 MIN | NR

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TITLES:

STILL HERE ONE ARMED MAN WAKING MARSHALL WALKER JONATHAN’S CHEST THE VISION QUEST(TM) TOM IN AMERICA

DRAMA SHORTS

DRAMA SHORTS

STILL HERE

ONE ARMED MAN

Directed by Ethan Rains

Directed by Tim Guinee Produced by Philip Seymour Hoffman

DRAMA | USA | 27 MIN

DRAMA | USA | 14 MIN

SHOWTIMES:

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 3:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #1 MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2

Two strangers receive test results from the hospital: A young, up-and-coming sports agent has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, while a grim old loner, anticipating his own death, is sentenced... to live.

In this chilling drama from Oscar-winning writer Horton Foote, a wealthy cotton gin executive is confronted by a disgruntled former employee demanding the return of an arm lost in the gin’s machinery.

DRAMA SHORTS

THE VISION QUEST(TM) DRAMA | USA | 9 MIN

Directed by 25 New Faces Honorees Pete Ohs and Andrea Sisson

DRAMA SHORTS

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WAKING MARSHALL WALKER

JONATHAN’S CHEST

Directed by Gabriel Baron, Bjorn Thorstad

Everything changes for Alex, a troubled teenage boy, when he is awoken one night by someone claiming to be his brother, who disappeared years earlier.

DRAMA | USA | 15 MIN

A short film about a father in mourning, trapped between worlds the past, the present, this life and the next - the daughter Charlotte he leaves behind and a mysterious stranger.

An original fable about two extremely nearsighted men wandering across a mystical land in search of inspiration and food.

DRAMA/THRILLER | USA | 14 MIN

Directed by Christopher Radcliff

DRAMA SHORTS

TOM IN AMERICA

DRAMA/LGBT | BRAZIL | 16 MIN

Directed by Flavio Alves

Starring Oscar-Nominee Burt Young and Sally Kirkland.

For 50 years, Michael and Betty have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael’s long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along. TACOMAFILMFESTIVAL.COM

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SHORTS PACKAGES FAMILY FRIENDLY SHORTS 89 MIN | ALL AGES

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TITLES:

RABBIT AND DEER SUPER SECRET FREESTYLE F A M I LY F R I E N D LY S H O R T S F A M I LY F R I E N D LY S H O R T S THE GOAT HERDER & HIS AND DEER SUPER SECRET LOTS & LOTS & LOTS OF GOATS RABBIT ANIMATED | HUNGARY | 16 MIN ANIMATED | NW | 3 MIN THE ORPHAN & THE POLAR BEAR Directed by Péter Vácz Directed by Jim Johnson SNOWFLAKE The friendship of Rabbit and Deer is put The story of a super villain father and DOGONAUTS: ENEMY LINE to the test by Deer’s new obsession to his daughter. On her 13th birthday, he find the formula for the 3rd dimension... discovers her deep, dark, secret. THE BALLAD OF POISONBERRY PETE DOG AND BUTTERFLY GOLDEN AGE OF INSECT AVIATION: THE GREAT GRASSHOPPERS THE DAM KEEPER SHOWTIMES:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 10:30AM THE GRAND SPONSORED BY: CINEMA #1

F A M I LY F R I E N D LY S H O R T S

F A M I LY F R I E N D LY S H O R T S

FREESTYLE

DRAMADY | USA | 7 MIN Directed by Lexi Lefkowitz Violet is an isolated, but spunky, 7-year-old trying to fit into a world she doesn’t quite understand. With a head full of dreams and a body that wants to dance, she operates the only way she knows how.

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THE GOAT HERDER AND THE ORPHAN AND THE HIS LOTS AND LOTS POLAR BEAR ANIMATED | CANADA | 9 MIN AND LOTS OF GOATS ANIMATED | UK | 8 MIN

Directed by Neil Christopher

The story follows a day in the life of a goat herder and his flock of goats as they travel up and down the mountains of Spain.

A neglected orphan is adopted by a polar bear elder. Under the bear’s guidance, the little orphan learns the skills he will need to survive and provide for himself.

Directed by Will Rose

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ANIMATED | RUSSIA | 3 MIN

Directed by Natalia Chernysheva Once a little African boy got a letter. In the letter he found a snowflake made of paper.

F A M I LY F R I E N D LY S H O R T S

DOG AND BUTTERFLY ANIMATED | USA | 2 MIN

Directed by Wayne Unten Inspired by a visit to the Tyrus Wong exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum in August 2013, this is an animation experiment using digital brushes to achieve a watercolor look.

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DOGONAUTS: ENEMY LINE THE BALLAD OF ANIMATED | USA | 17 MIN POISONBERRY PETE Directed by Shel Rasch

A Dogonaut and a Space Flea shoot each other down only to awake side by side, marooned on an alien desert planet. A line in the sand keeps a fragile truce, but can it hold back generations of hatred between these galactic enemies?

F A M I LY F R I E N D LY S H O R T S

ANIMATED | USA | (6 MIN)

Directed by Uri Lotan

Poisonberry Pete, the baddest pie in the yeast, is in town and he’s looking for trouble. With the citizens stricken by fear and the gun toting sheriff itching for a gunfight, can one little tart save the town?

F A M I LY F R I E N D LY S H O R T S

GOLDEN AGE OF INSECT THE DAM KEEPER ANIMATED | USA | 17 MIN AVIATION: THE GREAT Directed by Robert Kondo, Daisuke GRASSHOPPERS ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi ANIMATED | USA | 1 MIN

Directed by Wayne Unten “In 1903, Olivia Wright was the first to pilot the great grasshoppers of North America.”

The tale of a young pig with an important job, and a new friend who changes everything.

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THE FINAL FRONTIER SHORTS 98 MIN | NR

In these short films, we journey through time and space and explore our natural human tendencies to travel and discover what is in the unknown. INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TITLES:

THE LANDING INTO THE SILENT SEA MAURY ISLAND INCIDENT DISTANCE NO MATTER HOW FAR YEARBOOK (see page 19) STARDUST (see page 22)

FINAL FRONTIER SHORTS

FINAL FRONTIER SHORTS

THE LANDING

INTO THE SILENT SEA

Directed by Josh Tanner

Directed by Andrej Landin

A man returns to the midwestern farm of his childhood on a desperate mission to unearth the horrifying truth of what landed there in 1960.

Alexander, a lone cosmonaut, is adrift in orbit around Earth. He has lost communications and life-support systems are dwindling fast. At the same time in Italy, a radio engineer is working the night shift. He discovers a voice amidst the empty static.

DRAMA/SCI-FI | AUSTRALIA | 18 MIN

SHOWTIMES:

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 3:30PM MUSEUM OF GLASS MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:30PM THE GRAND CINEMA #1

DRAMA/SCI-FI | SWEDEN | 25 MIN

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FINAL FRONTIER SHORTS

FINAL FRONTIER SHORTS

FINAL FRONTIER SHORTS

MAURY ISLAND INCIDENT

DISTANCE

NO MATTER HOW FAR

Directed by Aimee Long

Directed by Scott Schaefer

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.

Directed by Justin Reese & Kenny Rigsby

DRAMA/SCI-FI | NW | 30 MIN

The Maury Island Incident tells the incredible, tragic, and forgotten story of Harold Dahl, who on June 21, 1947, alleged a UFO sighting over Puget Sound, Washington.

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DRAMA/SCI-FI | USA | 25 MIN

DRAMA/SCI-FI | USA | 8 MIN

Intercontinental travel has been outlawed. A man and woman, separated by a hemisphere, try to reunite.

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INTERNATIONAL SHORTS 105 MIN | NR

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TITLES:

LES VIES DANSENT THE PORTRAIT THE FALL HERE WITH ME BISHTAR AZ DO SAAT THE PHONE CALL SALVATORE SHOWTIMES:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 4:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 12:30PM THE GRAND CINEMA #2 SPONSORED BY:

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LES VIES DANSENT

THE PORTRAIT

Directed by Fabrice Herbaut

Directed by Jim Johnson

Clemence waits for Vincent in a Parisian cafe where they used to meet. But instead of showing up, Vincent sends her an enigmatic recording of his voice where he invites the young woman to walk out of the cafe and wander in the streets of Paris. Guiding Clemence across Paris from a memory to another, Vincent revives the moments and locations that founded their love and prepares to reveal her something that will change their life...

When a young art student paints a portrait of her grandfather, her mother Laura is forced to revisit family secrets she’d been trying to forget. Should she tell her daughter what she knows about him or spare her from the knowledge of his wartime past?

DRAMA/ROMANCE | FRANCE | 16 MIN

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DRAMA | IRELAND | 20 MIN

INTERNATIONAL SHOR T S

THE FALL

HERE WITH ME

BISHTAR AZ DO SAAT

Directed by Kristof Hoornaert

Directed by Pete Riski

Directed by Ali Asgari

DRAMA/THRILLER | SPAIN | 16 MIN

A couple is on vacation, driving past green hills and small roads. Suddenly the man realizes he lost his way. They drive into a forest. How thin is the veneer of civilization?

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DRAMA/THRILLER | UK | 11 MIN

A troubled man arrives in a remote forest with the sole intention of ending his life, but when a stranger intervenes, he’s forced to confront the tragic events that drove him here in the first place.

DRAMA | IRAN | 16 MIN

It’s 3 AM, a boy and girl are wandering the city. They are looking for a hospital to cure the girl, but it’s much harder than they thought.

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THE PHONE CALL

SALVATORE

Directed by Mat Kirby

Directed by William Shermer

DRAMA | UK | 20 MIN

Heather (Sally Hawkins) is a shy lady who works in a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man (Jim Broadbent), she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.

DRAMA | ITALY | 6 MIN

What does a critically ill pope see in seven minutes on the far side? And what will the Vatican do to keep him from sharing it?

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LATE NIGHT SHORTS 83 MIN | NR

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TITLES:

DAD IN MUM SEND APP INSOMNIACS LUCIDIA GIRL DARROW HELLYFISH SHOWTIMES:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 10:00PM THE GRAND CINEMA #1

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DAD IN MUM

SEND

Directed by Fabrice Bracq

Directed by Peter Vack

DARK COMEDY | FRANCE | 17 MIN

The middle of the night. Moans are heard behind the parents’ door. Two young sisters are asking questions…

DRAMA | USA | 9 MIN

Starring 25 New Faces Honoree Julia Garner

Separated for the summer, the only way for a teenage girl to communicate with her boyfriend is over the Internet.

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APP

INSOMNIACS

LUCIDIA

Directed by Alexander Berman

Directed by Charles Chintzer Lai

Directed by Micah Stuart

DARK COMEDY | USA | 23 MIN

Love is dumb. Now there’s an app for that. A shy engineer desperately needs venture capital for his virtual wing-woman app. Can he and his app seduce a heartbroken girl at a swanky LA bar to prove it works?

DRAMA | USA | 15 MIN

Two Londoners lose sleep but find each other.

LATE NIGHT SHOR T S

DRAMA/THRILLER | USA | 12 MIN

A man who is plagued by nightmares is advised to use lucid dreaming to decipher them, but he soon finds this pushes him deep into the dark places of his mind.

LATE NIGHT SHOR T S

LATE NIGHT SHOR T S

GIRL

DARROW

HELLYFISH

Directed by Charles Quinn Frutos

Directed by Nick Swinglehurst

Directed by Patrick Longstreth

Mr. Darrow is living out his twilight years. But despite his age and weakness, he is still driven by particular tastes…

America’s only missing nuclear weapon is leaking radioactive material into the ocean just off the coast of Tybee Island, GA. The trifling existence of a hapless cast is disrupted by a vicious force of nature that shows no mercy.

THRILLER/HORROR | NW | 8 MIN

In the dark woods, a woman in a cage is kept captive by a man with a knife.

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THRILLER | NEW ZEALAND | 3 MIN

THRILLER | USA | 13 MIN

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NORTHWEST SHORTS 94 MIN | NR

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TITLES:

FRINK ARTIFICE COLD LIGHT OF DAY BOX WALK CURIO SHOP: A POST APOCALYPTIC ACID WESTERN OFFENDER REMAINS BEDBUGS: A MUSICAL LOVE STORY SHACKITECTURE

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FRINK

ARTIFICE

Directed by Phillip Nelson

Directed by Erik Edstrom

DRAMA/THRILLER | NW | 15 MIN

A newly-wed couple that moves into a secluded home atop the cascade mountains to escape the outside world, only to find its dark secret.

DRAMA | NW | 4 MIN

Artifice is a short film that explores the nature of honesty and truth. The film suggests that being honest with yourself isn’t as simple as we often think, and that the truth isn’t always clear.

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DRAMA | NW | 8 MIN

Directed by Ryan Printz

In a post-apocalyptic United States, a man reflects on the circumstances that led to the collapse of society as we know it. NORTHWEST SHORTS

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COLD LIGHT OF DAY

BOX WALK

Directed by Dayna Hanson

Directed by Tony Fulgham

EXPERIMENTAL DANCE | NW | 5 MIN

Two travelers skirt the edges of a dock as they arrive from water to land.

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DRAMA | NW | 15.5 MIN

Box Walk is a coming-of-age story set in rural Eastern Washington, that spans almost two decades. A quiet thirteen-year-old and his rough and silent stepfather track down a wounded deer. The lessons learned in those dark woods aren’t fully realized until seventeen years later, when the teenager, now a grown man, pays a visit to his stepfather.

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CURIO SHOP: A POST APOCALYPTIC ACID WESTERN

DRAMA/SCI-FI/WESTERN | NW | 18 MIN

Directed by Eric S. Anderson

An epic post-apocalyptic tale about two brothers who struggle to avenge the wrongs done to their family.

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NORTHWEST SHORTS

NORTHWEST SHORTS

REMAINS

DARK COMEDY | NW | 15 MIN

Directed by Nathan Miller

BEDBUGS: A MUSICAL LOVE STORY

SHACKITECTURE

Directed by Matthew Kowalchuk

A rural Washingtonian architect reflects on life’s inspirations, and it’s challenges, when designing a place for a person to truly call home.

MUSICAL COMEDY | NW | 15 MIN

When Matt’s ailing mother passes away, his final obligation to spread her ashes proves more difficult than he’d imagined.

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Poor Tracy Polokowski! She’s allergic to Mr. Pickles, the cat she’s taking care of for a friend, her parents only invite her over to dinner when she agrees to cook the meal, and her gluten-free boyfriend Dale just dumped her wheatloving ass. Her only true friends? A bevy of bedbugs. Could the love she’s been looking for be right inside her mattress?

DOCUMENTARY | NW | 8 MIN

Directed by David Wulzen

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FILM INDEX App Artifice Ballad of Poisonberry Pete, The Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story Before I Disappear BISHTAR AZ DO SAAT Box Walk Brave New Wild Cargo Cult Cold Light of Day Cuerdas (Strings) Curio Shop: A Post Apocalyptic Acid Western Dad in Mum Dam Keeper, The Darrow David Hockney IN THE NOW Deadline Device, The Diagnostic Distance Dog and Butterfly Dogonauts: Enemy Line Enmity Gauge Everything I Can See From Here Fake it ‘Til You Make Believe Fall, The

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Fallt Find Your Way Finding Hillywood For a Woman Freestyle Frink Girl Glena Goat Herder and his Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats, The Golden Age of Insect Aviation: Great Grasshoppers Goodbye to All That Gravedigger’s Tale, The Hellyfish Here With Me Hipster Brunch Immortalists, The Insomniacs Into the Silent Sea Johnathan’s Chest Jonestown Jump Koinonia Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter Laggies Landing, The Les Vies Dansent

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Leviathan Ages Life After Manson Life Partners Lion’s Mouth Opens, The Lost Lovesick Love-Stuck LUCIDIA Marilyn Myller Maury Island Incident Meaning of the Wild, The Moments Mudbloods Muse of Fire My Last Year with the Nuns No Matter How Far Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution Offender OJ: The Musical One Armed Man Orphan and the Polar Bear, The Phone Call, The Pint Portrait, The Quiet Move Rabbit and Deer Raven, The

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remains Return of the River Rhino Full Throttle Salvatore SEND Shackitecture Silent Snowflake Solitude Stardust State of the Union Still Here Super Secret Tom in America Two Faces of January, The UnDream, The Verbatim Vision Quest™, The Waking Marshall Walker Weeping Willow What Cheer? Writer with No Hands, The Yearbook Zero Motivation Zweibettzimmer

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editing and publishing the Film Fan Monthly, something he did for nine years. Maltin attended New York University where quickly became entertainment editor of the campus’ daily newspaper and would earn a journalism degree. As an author, Maltin is best known for Leonard Maltin’s Movie and Video Guide, a compendium of constantly updated synopses and interesting film trivia that has been annually published since 1969, but he has also penned several other highly regarded works, including The Whole Film Sourcebook, Leonard 34

Maltin’s Movie Encyclopedia, Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons and The Best 151 Movies You’ve Never Seen. In addition to his signature work in television, Maltin is also a prolific freelance writer, whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The London Times, Smithsonian, TV Guide, Esquire, The Village Voice, American Film, Oxford University Press, and American National Biography. Maltin is a voting member of the National Film Registry, the former president of the Los

Angeles Film Critics Association, and in 2006 was named by the Librarian of Congress to join the Board of Directors of the National Film Preservation Foundation. A long-time film professor and touring lecturer, Maltin teaches film courses at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and formally taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Maltin and his wife Alice have been married since 1975 and reside in Los Angeles.

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