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CONTENTS - Ticketing . . . 4 - Opening Night . . . 5

Welcome To the 2018 Royal Starr Film Festival This has been an amazing year of growth with over 100 films in the festival this year. Our staff has doubled to continue to build an event your friends and family will look forward to attending year after year. We focused on building a local film community right here in Metro Detroit meeting every month to collaborate, cast, and share their passion for this beautiful art form.

- 2018 Awards Ceremony . 5 - Friday Schedule . . . 7 - Saturday Schedule . . . 8-9 - Sunday Schedule . . . 10 - Movie Listings A-Z . . .11-37

Comedies, Romances, Horrors, Sci-Fi, Dramas or Documentaries. We have it all. Thank you once again for coming and experiencing our carefully curated independent films from all over the world Now Sit Back. Relax. and Enjoy!

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TICKETING

How To Buy Tickets

Prices

Online

Standard Ticket Prices $10 + $1.50 Ticket Fee

Friday & Saturday Night Showcases

From October 1st, Tickets for all events can be purchased from BoxOffice.RoyalStarr.org Tickets for screenings can be purchased online up to the scheduled screening time.

$25+2 Ticket Fee Includes Showcase Film and After Party with catering and a drink ticket*

All tickets can be purchased at the Royal Starr Film Festival starting October 11 @ 7pm

After Party Only

Please Arrive Promptly

$15 + $1.50 Ticket Fee Catering and Drink ticket Included*

Sgt. Stubby Childrens Animation $5 all seats 1pm on Saturday 13th

In Person

Please note the start time of each film. Doors will close 5 minutes after start time. Late commers will only be admitted at the discretion of festival staff.

Photography & Filming

Film And New Media Expo (FANME)

FREE Tickets can be reserved online for All FANME events.

We employ photographers and camera crews to take photographs and film certain screenings and events for our promotional use.

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OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET Emagine / Paul’s Basement Thu 11 Oct (Doors 7:00pm)

Come join us as we kick off the festival with this social event hosted at Emagine’s new venue, Paul’s Basement. Enjoy the pool tables, shuffle board, arcade and pinball machines while meeting other film lovers and filmmakers. It a great place to kick off the festival and enjoy a drink. This event is FREE

Audience Choice Awards Show some LOVE to your favorite films this year. Vote for your favorite Feature and Short film. Visit:

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2018 Royal Starr Awards Ceremony Emagine / Theater 1 Sun 14 Oct (7:00pm)

Well that a wrap! Now the envelope... You have seen the films now. Time to see who won! Join us as we announce this years top filmmakers. Awards will be given for Best Narrative Feature Best Narrative Short Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Best Foreign Documentary Feature Best Foreign Documentary Short Best Foreign Narrative Feature Best Foreign Narrative Short Best Director - Feature Best Director - Short Best Michigan - Feature Best Michigan - Short Best Actor - Feature Best Actor - Short Best Actress - Feature Best Actress - Short Audience Choice - Best Feature Audience Choice - Best Short This event is FREE

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Royal Starr Arts Institute Executive Board of Directors

Royal Starr thanks our valued Partnerships this year:

Luke Castle President

Gene Meadows Vice President

Billy Whitehouse

Treasurer/ Secretary

Matt Liston Chairman

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Royal Starr Arts Institute Department Directors Corey Milton

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Community

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Tech/Research

Volunteers

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Film Selection Jenny Fouts Brendan Chene

Staff

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FRIDAY October 11

4:50 pm Theater 6 - Sci-Fi Shorts

11:00 am Theater 1 - The Luft Gangster

5:00 pm Theater 2 - Highland Park, Michigan

11:10 am Theater 4 - Social Thriller Shorts

5:10 pm Theater 3 - Muse

1:00 pm Theater 2 - A Sublime Life Theater 6 -Ankor Awakens

Friday Night Showcases

1:30 pm Theater 4 - Drama/Comedy Shorts 2:00 pm Theater 1 - Michigan Film and Digital Media Office Annual Meeting

7:00 pm Theater 1 - Michigan Shorts Showcase Theater 2 - Paradise Boogie 7:10 pm Theater 4 - Blue Theater 6 - Beautiful Brooke

3:00 pm Theater 6 - Documentary Short’s

7:20 pm Theater 3 - The Joe

3:20 pm Theater 3 - All The Wrong Friends

Night Owl Films 10:00 pm Theater 1 - Women in Film Shorts Theater 2 - Drama Comedy Shorts Theater 3 - Forget Us Not Theater 4 - Action Shorts Theater 6 - Social Thriller Shorts

3:50 pm Theater 4 - Action Shorts 4:30 pm Theater 1 - Touched

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SATURDAY October 13

11:00 am Theater 4 - Producers & Directors Panel Theater 6 - Visual Effects Panel 11:10 am Theater 1 - Coming Home: Colombia

3:10 pm Theater 1 - Animation Shorts 4:20 pm Theater 4 - Me, the “Other”

11:50 am Theater 2 - Women in Film Shorts

4:30 pm Theater 2 - Michigan Shorts #2 Theater 6 - Melody on Earth

12:00 pm Theater 3 - The Sunrise Storyteller

4:40 pm Theater 1 - All the Wrong Friends

12:50 pm Theater 6 - Editing Workshop w/ Patrick Neff

5:00 pm Theater 3 - Behind the Blue Door

1:00 pm Theater 1 - Sgt. Stubby - An Unlikely Hero Theater 4 - Tips & Tricks And Surviving Act Two 2:00 pm Theater 2 - Michigan Short Docs 2:40 pm Theater 3 - Women in Film Panel Theater 6 - Rental 2:50 pm Theater 4 - You Racist, Sexist, Biggot

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Saturday Night Showcases

7:00 pm Theater 1 - Thy Neighbor

7:10 pm Theater 4 - Double Feature Order of The Dragon / The Doctor’s Case 7:20 pm Theater 2 - Summer ‘67 Theater 3 - Saturday Showcase Short Films Theater 6 - Cracking Aces: A Woman’s Place at the Table 8:30 pm After Party @ Hamlin Corner @RoyalStarrFF

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SATURDAY October 13 (cont.)

Night Owl Films 10:00 pm Theater 1 - Drama/Comedy Shorts Theater 6 - Women in Film Shorts 10:10 pm Theater 2 - Documentary Shorts Theater 3 - Sci-Fi Shorts

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10:20 pm Theater 2 - Horror/Thriller Shorts

Saturday Night After Party

At Hamlin Corner in Royal Oak It’s a Royal Starr Film Festival Tradition. This is where we celebrate our Community of film goers and our filmmakers. Dance, Mingle, Have fun! Pizza and light finger foods are served. Also try our Royal Starr Ale made by River Rouge Brewing Company, right here in Royal Oak. If spirits are more your thing our sponsor Rusted Crow Distillery has different liqueurs available: Rum, Gin, Vodka, and even Moonshine. Check out and their special menu for the festival. We look forward to seeing you at the After Party. Admission to the Party is included with your Saturday Night Showcase Ticket or VIP Badges. For separate admission a $15 donation to the festival at Hamlin Corner’s Door.

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SUNDAY October 14

11:00 am Theater 4 - Fundraising for Your Project w/ Alex Green

4:40 pm Theater 3 - Double Doc Feature Escape to Costa Rica Murder on the Reef

12:00 pm Theater 3 - Crownsville Hospital: From Lunacy to Legacy

4:50 pm Theater 4 - NAME Theater 6 - Stay

12:30 pm Theater 2 - Forget Us Not

2018 Royal Starr Awards Ceremony

1:00 pm Theater 1 - Reflections Film Screening Theater 6 - Actors and Casting Panel

7:00pm Theater 1

Thats a Wrap! See You Next Year!

2:30 pm Theater 2 - Quarter Life Crisis Royal Starr Arts Institute is proud to thank you Video Production Sponsor!

2:40 pm Theater 3 - What Should We Do Next? A Filmmaker Community Forum 2:50 pm Theater 4 - Enough White Tea Cups Theater 6 - The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo 4:30 pm Theater 1 - Michigan Shorts #3 Theater 2 - Amereki Kum, Escape From Dubai 10

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A-Z Listings 88 Cents

USA, 2018, English, 37 minutes Sat 13 (7:20pm, Theater 3) After losing five years behind bars, a young man begins his new life in San Francisco, eager to find a job, a home, and a second chance. Short - Narrative / Director Tyler Pina

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A Daughter’s First Love

USA, 2018, English, 12 minutes Friday 12 (4:50pm Theater 6) / Sat 13 (10:10pm,Theater 3) A young, single mother named Sarah struggles to take care of her daughter and ailing father. While participating in a clinical experiment after being offered a large amount of money, Sarah learns of a shocking truth about her past relationship with her daughter’s father. Short - Narrative / Director Chris Wold

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A SUBLIME LIFE

Portugal, 2018, Pourtuguese, 1 hour 45 minutes Friday 12 (1:00pm Theater 2) Dr. Ivan has found two radical cures for unhappiness: the diagnosis of fake terminal cancers and the temporary elimination of some of the 5 senses. But will the therapies result or do they have unforeseeable side effects? Feature - Narrative / Director Pecado Fatal

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A Thing of Dreams

USA, 2018, English, 11 minutes Sat 13 (10:20pm Theater 4 ) When a new prescription drug permits a greater lucidity of one’s dreams, a woman resists her jealous husband’s demands that she induce a nightmare in order to scrub her subconscious of infidelity. Short - Narrative / Director Jake Wilkens

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A Woman’s Right to Shoes

New Zeland, 2017, English, 15 minutes Sat 13 (7:20pm,Theater 3 ) Alice is happily married, the only thing out of sorts is that she has one foot bigger than the other. After placing an ad, she finds an opposite foot partner, Hayley, and they start a rather uneasy shoe shopping friendship. One day Alice comes home to find that her husband is in fact leaving her for her opposite foot double. To add insult to injury, Hayley has taken back all the other shoes she bought, leaving Alice with only one shoe of each pair. Short - Narrative / Director Robyn Grace

After Ashes

USA, 2018, English, 15 minutes Fri 12 (7:00pm Theater 1) After a plague wipes out most of humanity, transforming them into mindless creatures, The Grim Reaper struggles with boredom as he kills time more than he does people. Kali Kaminski, the lone human survivor, struggles to maintain her sanity while keeping creatures and lethargy at bay. These two individuals inevitably meet and find kindred spirits in one another changing both of their outlooks on the world they find themselves trapped in. Short - Narrative / Director Jesse McAnally

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Ainhoa

Spain, 2016, Spanish, 19 minutes Fri 12 (11:10am Theater 4) / Fri 12 (10:20pm,Theater 6) Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil. “Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults.” Short - Narrative / Director Ivan Sainz-Pardo

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All the World is a Stage

Singapore, 2016, English, 1 minute 30 seconds Sat 13 (3:10pm,Theater 1) An animated adaptation of the famous Shakespeare poem “All The World’s A Stage” narrated by the renowned Shakespeare actor and director Samuel West (Royal Shakespeare Company). Directed by Hannes Rall. Short - Narrative / Director Hannes Rall

All the Wrong Friends

USA, 2016, English, 1hour 17minutes Fri 12 (3:20pm, Theater 3) / Sat 13 (4:40pm,Theater 1) A group of high school friends reunite for a vacation a year after graduating but find their relationships have changed and after one of them turns up dead, suspicions and accusations fly. No one is safe once everyone suspects everyone else in this twist-filled thriller. Feature - Narrative / Director Mark Kerins

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Alpha Fish

USA, 2017, English, 9 minutes Sat 13 (3:10pm,Theater 1) Rodrigo the talking goldfish is at odds with his owner, Conner. He’s sick of performing tricks for Conner’s dates, and would rather be getting cozy with a lady of his own. Then one fateful night, Conner brings home Bianca, a beautiful marine biologist. Once Bianca meets Rodrigo, sparks fly — and Rodrigo is on his way to becoming the Alpha Fish. Short - Narrative / Director Rodger An

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Amereki, Escape From Dubai

USA, 2017, English, 1hour 30 minutes Sun 14 (4:30pm,Theater 2) Amereki Kum, Escape From Dubai is the true story of Chicago CPA, Ted Van Der Zalm, who escaped from the middle east by mailing himself to Amsterdam in a wooden crate. Caught between a handful of unscrupulous businessmen and an unpredictable legal system, he relied on the trust of a handful of individuals to devise and execute a plan for his escape. His chosen course of action tested him physically, mentally and spiritually. Feature - Documentary / Director Matt Johanning

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An American Attorney in London

United Kingdom, 2017, English, 16 minutes Fri 12 (11:10am,Theater 4) / Fri 12 (10:20pm,Theater 6) New York mob lawyer Robert Logan always wins big - until he loses his passport while on business in London. Attending an interview at the US Embassy, the brash attorney soon discovers that some situations can’t be resolved with bribes, threats or intimidation. Confronted with evidence of his involvement with a New Jersey crime family by a tenacious embassy official, Logan soon realises that it is he himself who stands trial in the claustrophobic and brutalist basement of the London embassy, a tense and bitter confrontation that could prove to be his last. Short - Narrative / Director Darrell Alden

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And Mirrors

USA, 2018, English, 17 minutes Sat 13 (10:20pm,Theater 4) E.S. Andrews must use his skills as a magician to hustle an underground poker group in an effort to save his mother’s life. Short - Narrative / Director Nick Stumphauzer

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Angkor Awakens — An Inside Look at Cambodia

USA,2017, English, 1 Hour 25 Minutes Fri (1:00 PM, Theater 6) Angkor Awakens: A compelling look at modern Cambodia — a society at a tipping point, where one of Asia’s youngest populations is rebuilding its culture and learning about its past. Director Robert H. Lieberman, a child of the Holocaust, begins by taking us back in time to explore the parallels between two genocides. Feature - Documentary / Director Robert H. Lieberman

Backstory

Germany, 2016, English, 8 minutes Sat 13 (7:20pm,Theater 3) As a young child our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his dreams and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him, a sudden event changes the course of his life forever. A story about how everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day be gone. Director Biography - Joschka Lau Short - Narrative / Director Joschka Laukeninks

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Badges

USA, English, 22minutes Friday 12 (7:00pm Theater 1)After shooting an unarmed black male, a Detroit cop, James Brooks, is forced to see, Dr. Janet McNabb, a female police psychologist who happens to be black. After several months of emotional therapy, Officer Brooks is faced with a choice that will forever change his life. Michigan Short - Narrative / Director Jonathan Stanley

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Beautiful Brooke

USA, 2016, English, 1hour 32minutes Friday 12 (7:10pm, Theater 6) Brooke finds herself miserable and alone after her boyfriend discovers she cheated on him. With the encouragement and guidance of Helen, her long-time best friend, Brooke sets out on a journey to find out why she cannot stop betraying those who get close to her. Taking several twists and turns through highs and lows, Brooke digs up her past in hopes to find the key to a better future. Feature - Narrative / Director Michael P. Noens

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Poland, 2016, Polish, 1hour 33minutes Sat 13 (5:00pm,Theater 3) For 11-year-old Lukas, an incredible adventure begins the moment he and his mom set off on a summer holiday trip and have a terrible car crash. His mom is in a coma, and the boy must visit his aunt Agatha. She brings him to her guesthouse by the seaside. Here, discovers a secret passage to a different dimension and soon learns what amazing and yet frightening mysteries this new world offers. Feature - Narrative / Director Mariusz Palej

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Beneath the Skin

USA, English, 22minutes Fri 12 (7 PM, Theater 1) Fox is assigned an uncomfortable task in place of the traditional 21st birthday career assignment, making him vulnerable in a world of conformity

Michigan Short - Narrative / Director Zakary Hallett

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Born to be Heard

USA, English, 31 Minutes Sat 13 (2 PM, Theater 2 ) The LBGTQ community is at risk for discrimination, harassment and violations of civil rights. Since America elected an Administration whose language is corrosive and divisive supporters in and out of government have been emboldened to act on their irrational, prejudicial fears. During the best of times, America is often confused, hysterically over-reactive, and highly misinformed in the areas of gender and sexuality. Michigan Short Documentary- Director Richard Raubolt #BornToBeHeardMovie

Brain Engagement

USA, English, 16 Minutes Fri 12 ( 7PM, Theater 1) An inside look at Ben’s brain on the day he proposes to his girlfriend, Anna. Michigan Short- Director Patrick Neff #BrainEngagementMovie

Bride of Frankie

USA, English, 18 Minutes Fri 12 ( 10:20 PM, Theater 1) / Sat 13 ( 11:50 AM, Theater 2) / Sat 13 ( 10 PM, Theater 6) In this darkly comedic feminist nod to Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor’s lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.

Women In Film Shorts- Director Devi Snively #BrideOfFrankie

Cancel the F---ing Internet

Canada, English, 13 MINUTES Sat ( 7:20 PM, Theater 3) After the final infuriating straw, Dan calls his internet provider to cancel the f---ing internet. Surviving the apathetic gauntlet of support staff, he finally reaches the retention department and their star agent: Gerald. Things are finally looking up for Dan. That is until Gerald makes it very clear just how much he knows about Dan’s browsing history, and how far he’s willing to go to maintain his perfect retention record. Comedy Short - Director Ryan Kayet #CTFIMovie

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COLD STORAGE

Finland, Silent, 9 Minutes Fri 12 (1:30 pm, Theater 4) / Fri 12 (10:20 PM, Theater 2) / Sat 13 (10 PM, Theater 1) Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother. Comedy Short- Director Thomas Freundlich #ColdStorage

Coming Home: Colombia

Colombia, English/Spanish, 1 Hour 4 Minutes Sat 13 (11:10 AM, Theater 1) DJ EFN and crew travel the world exploring different countries through the scope of hip hop culture. In Coming Home: Colombia the guys travel across the country learning more than just about Colombian hip hop! Feature- Director: Eric Narciandi f crazyhood t @djfn i crazyhood

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Coping Mechanism

Australia, English, 10 Minutes Fri (4:50 PM, Theater 6) / Sat 13 (10:10 PM, Theater 3) Ben finds himself on a date with Mikaela, a crush from a time long since passed. Unfortunately, Ben’s misguided need to impress Mikaela is constantly threatened by the self-sabotage that comes with his crippling loneliness. But there’s a secret to Ben’s lonely existence that only exacerbates his desperation and threatens to forever prevent him from connecting with another human being. Sci-FI Short- Director Sean Roberts

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USA, English, 1 Hour 5 Minutes Sat 13(7:20 PM, Theater 6) Long before the #MeToo movement, a handful of young poker players challenged stereotypes and battled a hostile environment where women were often abused, insulted, and sexually harassed. Despite the fact that some of the topranked players in the world are now female, terms like “girls on the rail” and “hot girls of poker” remain common in the industry, objectifying women and diminishing their potential. But in the last decade, the Internet—and the anonymity that it provides—has been a factor in opening up the game of poker to an increasing number of women, and today more women are challenging the barriers of professional poker and learning to use gender to their advantage. Feature Documentary- Director H. James Gilmore t @acadiapix Offi

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Creek

USA, English, 9 Minutes Sun 14 (4:30 PM, Theater 1) A Pandemic has left the world in a state of panic. Preventative measures have been taken by governments to ensure that all who fall victim to the threatening disease are properly handled. When Sam suddenly catches it herself, her friends take her on a journey to the one place they deem safe, their childhood vacation spot. Michigan Short- Director Jacob Cipriano Mendez t @ironarkfilms ijakecmendez #Creek

Crownsville Hospital: From Lunacy to Legacy

USA, English, 1 hour 48 minutes Sun 14 (12:00 PM, Theater 3) Crownsville Hospital: From Lunacy to Legacy is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the history of the Crownsville State Mental Hospital in Crownsville, MD. Drawing on many documentary works such as “The Thin Blue Line” and “Night and Fog” for inspiration, the film utilizes archival footage, animation and original music to unfold the story and evoke a mood. Both exterior and interior present-day footage and photos have been combined with exterior/ interior archival footage and photos to capture the changes to the hospital through its 96-year lifespan. In addition, interviews with historians and former hospital workers as well as patients help to round out the experience. Feature Documentary- Director R. Todd Stevens

Crypto Force Alpha

USA, English, 6 Minutes Sat 13 (3:10 PM, Theater 1) Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Mothman, an Alien, and a male Mermaid live together and solve crimes.

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Deadline

Denmark, Danish, 14 Minutes Sat (10:20 PM, Theater 4) A young lawyer is forced to spend a night at the office and choose between career and family when confronted with an important deadline. However, an old friend is ready to help.

Thriller Short- Director Jakob Dannevig #DeadlineMovie

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e.ro.sion, noun

USA, English, 14 Minutes Fri 12 (10:20 PM, Theater 1 ) / Sat 13 (11:50 AM, Theater 2) / Sat 13 (10:00 PM, Theater 6) e.ro.sion, noun follows the last days of a woman as she checks into the “Goodbye Clinic” to have her life deleted. We witness a person fade into a parallel reality where she observes the world she once felt connected to continue on without her, and the physical being of her body and soul disappear before her very eyes. Women In Film Shorts- Director Catriona Rubenis-Stevens i mammamakesmovies #Erosion

Echoes

USA, English, 11 minutes Fri 12 (4:50 PM, Theater 6) / Sat 13 (10:10 PM, Theater 3) An ordinary family outing becomes a waking nightmare when a young mother loses her children and her search for them forces her to confront the echoes of a past she cannot escape.

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Emergency Alert

USA, English, 3 Minutes Fri 12 (4:50 PM, Theater 6) / Sat 13 (10:10 PM, Theater 3) Our thoughts and prayers are not with you at this time. A message from your leader broadcast over the Emergency Alert System, to do with as you interpret, should you choose to accept it. Sci-FI Short - Director Mike Madigan, Mandy Looney t @ImaLooney i mandy_Looney #EmergencyAlert

Enough White Teacups

USA, English, 59 Minutes Sun 14 (2:50 PM, Theater 4) The documentary Enough White Teacups highlights the Danish non-profit, INDEX: Design to Improve Life ® (INDEX) and the film explores their history as an international design competition and highlights the most innovative INDEX award winners. Enough White Teacups showcases how design can be used to plan and build affordable housing, to prevent of blindness, to destroy landmines, to deliver vaccines and blood in remote areas, to clean up the oceans and to help prevent infant and mother mortality, among others. Enough White Teacups examines sustainable designs/ inventions that embrace the principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability. Feature Documentary- Director Michelle Bauer Carpenter t@mbcarpenter_CO i michellebauercarpenter #EnoughWhiteTeacups

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Expend

USA, English, 4 Minutes Sat 13 (3:10 PM, Theater 1 ) A stop-motion film about a man’s endless hunt for elusive energy sources in a decaying world. Animation Short - Director Bismark Fernandes ibismarkfernandes #ExpendFilm

Forget Us Not

USA, English, 1 hour ten minutes FRI 12 (10:30 PM, Theater 3) / Sun 14 ( 12:30 PM, Theater 2) Forget Us Not is a moving, in depth look at the persecution and subsequent death of the 5 million non Jewish victims of the WWII Holocaust and the lives of those who survived. Through stories of survivors and historical footage, these lesser known voices are brought to life. From the Roma and Sinti people who were also targeted for complete annihilation to the thousands of Catholic priests who were killed for speaking out, Forget Us Not strives to educate and give tribute to those who were killed for their religion, ethnicity, political views, sexual orientation and physical handicaps. Feature - Director Heather E. Connell inatuk22 #ForgetUsNotMovie

Hair Trigger

USA, English, 8 Minutes Fri 12 (10:20 PM, Theater 1) / Sat 13 (11:50 AM, theater 2) / Sat 13 (10:00 PM, Theater 6) School shooting survivor Sadie, her mother Terry, and Sadie’s best friend Elyse struggle to reconcile the night before the rest of Sadie’s classmates return to school without her. Women In Film Shorts, Director Taylor Schafer #HairTriggerMovie

Half Love: Blink of an Eye

USA, English, 6 Minutes Sat 12 (4:30 PM, Theater 2) A music video by Grand Rapids based band Half Love Michigan Short, Director Chris Mac t @chrismac711 i chrismac711

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Highland Park Michigan 100 Year Anniversary Documentary USA,English, 54 Minutes Fri 12 (5:00 pm, Theater 2) Documenting the 100 year history of the city of Highland Park, Michigan. Michigan Feature - Director James C Turner #HighlandParkMovie

Home Again

USA, English, 29 Minutes Sat 13 (4:30 PM, Theater 2) An old Irishman is determined to return to his homeland while his African American cleaning lady fights to keep him here. Remembering their boys growing up together in the 50’s makes it hard to say goodbye in the 90’s. Michigan Short - Director Janet Torreano Pound #HomeAgainMovie

Incentive No More New USA, English, 10 Minutes Sat 13 ( 12:00 PM, Theater 2) The rise and Fall of the film industry in Michigan Michigan Short Documentary - Director Dre Sanford iDoela5 #IncentiveNoMoreNew

IRGENDWER - SOMEONE

Germany, German, 14 Minutes Fri ( 1:30 PM, Theater 4) / Fri ( 10:20 PM, Theater 2) / Sat 13 (10:00 PM, Theater 1) Germany, at the end of WWII. The Red Army fight for every inch of ground in the streets of the city. Greta and her family are hiding in a cellar hoping for mercy. Greta’s father, however, intuits for a very good reason that the Soviets will take brutal revenge. The short film “Irgendwer” (“Someone”) shows that a beginning is still possible, always and everywhere. The film is based on a true story. Comedy Short, Director Marco Gadge #IrgendwerSomeone Offi

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La Famille - one afternoon for the whole life

Austria, French/German, 37 Minutes Fri 12 ( 3:00 pm, Theater 6) Sat 13 (10:10 PM, Theater 2) Jean Pierre V. was only 10 years old when he stumbled upon the family secret for the first time. What follows are years of searching, searching for the truth about his own family’s history as well as the truth about his own roots. “La Famille” follows the real historical events between 1917 and today, which were shaped by the Franco-German conflict of that time. It is a story about forlorn love and a scattered family in between the ups and downs of war, reconciliation and friendship. International Short - Director Maximiliane Nirschl i@maximilianenirschl_art #LaFamille

Mail.Man

USA, English, 23 Minutes Fri 1 2 (11:10 AM, Theater 4) With letters something of an endangered species in this new digital age, “Mail.Man” dramatically illustrates their continued importance in a moving but light-hearted fashion, with modern technology still playing an important role. Inspired by a character-driven nod to Frank Capra, the story unfolds through the endearing experience of a veteran mail carrier, with a twist that could make text-obsessed viewers rediscover the power and beauty of a well written letter or email. Drama Short, Director William Aydelott #MailManMovie

Me, the “Other”

USA, English, 1 hour 33 minutes Sat (4:20 PM, Theater 4) A documentary featuring Washtenaw County MI students with diverse backgrounds and issues (gay, trans, bi, black, white, Asian, Hispanic, DACA, #metoo, Muslim, chronic illness, bullying, suicide). The film is about the power of the human spirit overcoming adversity with inspiring hope, courage and strength in these challenging times. Through the 12 stories, audiences reflect on how the removal of prejudice is a prerequisite to unity, and engage in meaningful conversations about “otherness” and “oneness”. Michigan Feature - Director Shidan Majidi imajidishidan #metheother

Melody on Earth

USA, English, 1 Hour 25 Minutes Sat (4:30 PM, Theater 6) ​Upon returning to earth, a withdrawn woman named Melody hires an oddball private eye to track down the man who helped her escape from an alien zoo on Neptune. Or maybe it was Pluto. Michigan Feature - Director Joshua Courtade t @JoshuaCourtade #MelodyOnEarth

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Midnight Light

USA, English, 8 Minutes Sat 13 (4:30, Theater 2) ared and Billy are best friends whose life choices inevitably take them on very different paths. On the eve of Billy’s departure the two spend the day like its any other day, but knowing they are both on the precipice of a great unknown. When Billy returns he is a changed man. This is a story about the bonds of brotherhood and how sometimes the only person who can reach you, possibly save you, is a friend. Michigan Short - Director Peter Herold ftwinfinsprods t@twinfinsprods

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More than A.D.D

USA, English, 8 Minutes Fri 12 (3:00 PM, Theater 6) Sat 13 (10:10 PM, Theater 2) What life is like for families with ADD Michigan Short, Director Taylor Novak #MoreThanADD

Mother’s Garden

USA, English, 10 minutes Sat (10:20 PM, Theater 4) This short film is a Psychological Thriller about one woman who spends the night in her recently deceased mother in laws house and eventually realizes she is not alone. Director Derek Johnson gives us a taste of what it might be like to experience our worst nightmare, to become one of our parents or better yet, one of our significant others parents. Katie the lead Character played by Eryn Rea, begins to see and experience things that are not real, yet terrifying to us. We are left with a sense of real terror knowing that this experience could actually happen to anyone. Horror/Thriller Shorts - Director: Derek Johnson f derekjohnsonphotographic t DerekMakesFilms iderekjohnsonphoto #MotherGardenMovie

Motorcoach

USA, English, 7 Minutes Sat 13 (7:20pm, Theater 3) Twins compete for dominance but reunite for a pilgrimage to their family bus for a truce

Michigan Short - Director Jake Weber, Heather Irvine t@WSFProductions iWSF Productions #MotorcoachMovie Offi

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Mr. B

USA, English, 13 MINUTES Sat 13 (2:00 PM, Theater 2) The story of Michigan’s longest tenured Industrial Arts teacher Michigan Short - Director Jim Borovsky #MrBFilm

Mrs Murphy’s Confession

USA, English, 25 Minutes Sat 13 (2:00 PM, Theater 2) / Sat (11:50 AM, Theater 2) / Sat (10:00 PM, Theater 6) Unable to connect with her distant husband and eight grown children, Marjorie Murphy tries helping out at Church. She is given responsibility to prepare a group of teen drop-outs for confirmation. Instead, a confrontation over morality presses Mrs. Murphy to articulate convictions she didn’t know she had. This leads to a crisis of faith, and a shamefully exhilarating private moment. A playful and distinctive short film that portrays an awkward journey, and raises taboo questions with no thought of delicacy. Drama Short - Director Ryan Turri

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Murder on the Reef

Australia, English, 51 Minutes Sun 12 (4:40 PM, Theater 3) Murder on the Reef follows the hotly debated issues surrounding the world’s largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. But is it too late? Many scientists now believe as much as fifty percent of the corals in the Great Barrier Reef have died. Through a complex mix of voices from locals, to scientists and indigenous spokespeople, this documentary traces the many culprits including water contamination, crown-of-thorns starfish and dredging. But the elephant in the room is climate change and some of the exhausted scientists believe the fight is futile. Documentary Feature, Director Allen Dobrovolsky, Alex Fitzwater t@ADobrovolsky3 #murderonthereef

Muse

USA, English, 1 Hour 27 Minutes Fri 12 (5:10 PM, Theater 3) A painter’s life is forever changed when a mythical and deadly spirit from Celtic lore (a Leannán Sí) becomes his muse and lover. Sci-FI Feature, Director John Burr t@desertwindstud ijohnburr4

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NAME

Canada, English, 1 Hour 27 Minutes Sun 12 (4:50 PM, Theater 4) A look at the significance of names, how they affect our life and shape the world around us. FIlmmaker Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi’s interest in the power and influence of names came from a personal struggle. Ramin (pronounced Raw mean) grew up in Canada with a simple but hard to pronounce name. Through a topical and very personal experience that forces Ramin to re-investigate names and their significance on a whole new level, the film traverses multiple name related subjects through discussions with experts, the general public, and artists like Kid Koala, Will Oldham, Andrew Phung, and Missme. Documentary Feature, Director Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi t@Nur Films iramin_eshraghi_yazdi #NAMEthemovie

North Branch

USA, English, 19 Minutes Sat (2:00 PM , Theater 2) Throughout the 1970s, brothers Jerry and Jeff Kellogg of Muskegon, Michigan were a force to be reckoned with in the sport of marathon canoe racing. Growing up along the north branch of the Au Sable River as second generation paddlers, the brothers won their first local race as teenagers and never looked back. The brothers took home consecutive wins in the 120 mile Au Sable Canoe Marathon; all while battling 15 hours of steady paddling through the night. Their contribution to the sport of canoe racing set new standards for racers to come with over a decade worth of top 5 finishes. Documentary Short, Director Nick Nummerdor, Andrew J. Morgan t@littlecabinfilms inachosinbed & @bramblin #NorthBranchMovie

One man’s fortune

France, French, 8 Minutes Fri 12 (1:30 PM, Theater 4) / Fri 12 (10:20 PM, Theater 2) / Sat 13 (10:00 pm, Theater 1) A couple sees a therapist for the first time. When the therapist learns about their unusual problem, his world crumbles. Do we really know what happiness and misery are? Drama Short, Director - Jeremias Nussbaum t@Miasmedia #OneMansFortune

One Second

Australia, English, 6 Minutes Fri (3:40 PM, Theater 4) Fri (10:20 PM, theater 4) A couple’s life is sent into turmoil when their daughter goes missing. Action Short, Director Tom Vogel t@angry productions #oneseond

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One Shot

USA, English, 11 Minutes Sat 13 (4:30, Theater 2) Jack has a chance encounter at the grocery store with Amanda, his Tinder match from the night before. Michigan Short - Director: Joseph Victor, Ryan Steele #OneShotFilm

ONE STEP

Japan, Japanese, 11 Minutes Fri 12 (1:30 PM, Theater 4) Fri 12 (10:20 pm, Theater 2) Sat 12 (10:00 PM, theater 1) When Tadashi sees a girl from his school stood alone on the beach, he becomes determined to find out why. A realistic Japanese High School drama, portraying how life is for thousands of girls across Japan. Drama Short - Director Michael Williams iitsmicster #OneStepMovie

Order of The Dragon

South Africa, English, 1 hour Sat 13 (7:10 PM, Theater 4) When a professional assassin has a bad day at work, her whole world is shaken and her mark proves to hide more than one enigma behind the surface. Drama Feature - Director David O´Connor t@coreondu isembacomunicacao

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Outpost

USA, English, 17 Minutes Fri 12 (4:50 PM, Theater 6) Sat 13 (10: 10 PM, theater 3) When the last Citizen on the furthest outpost in space makes first contact with intelligent life, he’s forced to not only protect humanity, but that which makes him human: love. Sci-Fi Short, Director Justin Giddings, Ryan Welsh t@justingiddings & @ryanwelsh25 ijustingiddings

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Outside Arcadia

USA, English, 15 Minutes Fri 12 (4:50 PM, Theater 6) / Sat (10:10 pm, Theater 6) On a farmstead just outside Arcadia, more than 20 years after a life-altering events, a boy and his sister finally make their moment to break free. Sci-FI Short - Director Robb Rokk irobbrokk #outsidearcadia

Paradise Boogie

USA, English, 1 hour 9 minutes Fri 12 (7:30, Theater 2) Paradise Boogie shines a light on the influence of Detroit’s early blues musicians, the neighborhoods of Black Bottom & Paradise Valley and how it all influenced the music makers of today and tomorrow. Detroit’s bluesmakers demonstrate the melding of times and sharing of cultures through the blues. Highlighting the alliance of a veteran hall of famer musician and a 10 year old harp player, we honor the past, savor the present and strive toward the future of Detroit blues. Michigan Feature - Director Lisa Hagopian, Eric Harabadian #paradiseboogie

Pencil Mark

USA, English, 9 minutes Sat 13 (3:10 pm, Theater 1) An outdated cellphone falls in love with a pencil with a bad past in this unique animated short about sex, abuse, and relationships from director Trevor Norkey. Michigan Short - Director Trevor Norkey #pencilmark

Portrait of a Superhero

USA, English, 15 Minutes Fri 12 (3:00 PM, Theater 6) / Sat 13 (10:10 PM, Theater 2) Patrolling the streets of Clearwater, FL in bright red spandex is a man known around the world as “Superhero”. He helps the homeless, provides charity to sick and disadvantaged children, aids stranded motorists, and patrols the streets to prevent crime. Using Godzilla, Star Trek, Superheroes and Science Fiction movies as his role models he overcomes a troubled childhood to become A Real Life Superhero. Documentary Shorts - Director Tony Armer #PortraitOFASuperhero Offi

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Quarter Life Crisis

USA, English,1 Hour 9 Minutes Sun 14 (2:30 PM, Theater 2) Plagued with anxiety, depression, and suicide, Millennials are growing up in a constantly changing world that’s becoming increasingly unadaptable. Quarter Life Crisis searches to discover the causes and dispel the myths of modern society’s hardships, including misguided parenting, endless comparisons of lives over social media, and established institutions no longer guaranteeing happiness and prosperity. Documentary Feature - Director Jordan Amandes ijordanmendes #QuarterLifeCrisis

Red Hands

United Kingdom, English, 6 Minutes Sat 13 (7:20 PM, Theater 3) A seemingly innocent couple find themselves in a situation out of their control when an assumed evil burglar photographs them, locks them in their bedroom and ransacks their house. Drama Short - Director Roland Montgomery

Rental

USA, English, 1 hour 20 minutes Sat 13 (2:40 PM, Theater 6) A lonely clerk at the last ever video rental store struggles to connect with his constantly changing world, and must decide whether to adapt or drift into his subconscious. Drama Feature - Director Daniel Moya idaniel_moya

RIGOR MORTIS

USA, English, 7 Minutes Sun 14 (4:30 PM, Theater 1) Doctors had given him just one month to live. A month to wonder, what comes afterward? There was one way to find out—ask a dead man! Michigan Short - Director Chandrika Abhang

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Room Tone

USA, English, 15 minutes Fri 12 (1:30 PM, Theater 4) / Fri 12 (10:00 PM, Theater 2) / Sat 13 (10:00 PM, Theater 1) Lloyd is a man in his late-20s who works as a freelance sound mixer in Kansas City, MO. Lloyd loves his job, is good at it, and has a nice, stable life… but he can’t seem to let go of an unfulfilled dream. “Room Tone” explores an artist’s conflict--the fine line that separates joy and self-doubt. Drama Short - Director Morgan Cooper

sad mime

Australia, English, 5 Minutes Sat 13 (3:10 PM, Theater 1) A depressed mime musters up the courage to go to a theatre audition. Animations Shorts- Director Jayden Van Win iiambishopecho

Secret

USA, English, 15 Minutes Sun 12 (4:30 PM, Theater 1) “Secret” is a film written and directed by Shana Gagnon. It is the story of a woman experiencing the stages of grief after the recent death of her husband, a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan. It is a piece about love and loss, the changing of the seasons, the healing power of nature, and the majestic beauty of horses. It is about healing and acceptance after enduring unexpected tragedy. “Secret” is a love letter to the beautiful state of Michigan. The message is meant to be hopeful and to say “never ever give up.” Michigan Shorts - Director Shana Gagnon ibatgirldirector

Sgt Stubby - An Unlikely Hero

USA, English, 1 hour 24 minutes Sat 13 (1:00 pm, Theater 1) With World War I looming, a young Army Pvt. Robert Conroy is adopted by a stray, stump-tailed terrier. Conroy names his new friend Stubby and gives him a home, a family, and a chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century. The two quickly find themselves in the trenches of France and on the path to history. French soldier Gaston Baptiste befriends the duo and accompanies them along their epic journey through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage. Animated Shorts - Director Richard Lanni Offi

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Smoke Break

USA, English, 8 minutes SUN 12 (4:30 pm, Theater 1) A man times his breaks to match up with the server that works next door. The two share a smoke and daydream about being anywhere but work. Michigan Short - Director Dave Fairman

Stay

Japan, English,Japanese, 1 hour 40 minutes Sun 14 (4:50 PM, Theater 6) A dramatic love story about recovering addict who struggles to stay sober in a society that doesn’t always give second chances meets a young woman who helps him to find hope. International Feature - Director Darryl Wharton-Rigby t@whartonrigby #StayMotionPicture

Summer ‘67 USA, English, 59 Minutes Sat 13 (7:20, Theater 2) The story of the 43 people that lost their lives during the 1967 Detroit rebellion. Michigan Feature - Director Bruce Harper ibigcityfilmsinc #Summer67

Sundown

United Kingdom, English, 12 Minutes Fri 12 (7:20 PM, Theater 2)/Sat (7:20, Theater 2 ) / Sat (10:00 pm, Theater 1) William, a man in his 70’s is taken on a timeless journey to a remote Scottish Island to come to terms with his own mortality. Starring Caitlin Blackwood (Dr Who) & Frazer Hines (Dr Who, Emmerdale & Outlander). Drama Short - Director Ryan Hendrick

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The Doctor’s Case

Canada, English, 1 hour 5 minutes SAT 13 (7:10 PM, Theater 1) The Master of Horror meets the Master Detective. When a diabolical English lord is murdered, Sherlock Holmes and Watson must unexpectedly exchange roles in order to solve ‘the perfect locked room mystery.’ Based on the short story by Stephen King. Drama Feature - Director James Douglas ithereeljamesd #TheDoctorsCase

The Friends Book Club

USA, English, 7 minutes Sat 13 (2:00 pm, Theater 2) This short documentary directed by Sarah Angelini and Kathi J. Moore introduces a remarkable group of young adults with special needs who meet once a week to read books, have fun and build lasting bonds at The Friends Book Club. Follow us for information about upcoming screenings and to learn more about Next Chapter Book Club the foundation on which The Friends Book Club was patterned. Michigan Short - Director Kathi J Moore tsleepingdogfilms i@sleepingdogfilms #friendsbookclub

THE GIRLS WERE DOING NOTHING

United Kingdom, English, 17 minutes Fri 14 (3:40 pm, Theater 4) / Fri 14 ( 10:20 pm, Theater 4) The Girls Were Doing Nothing is a study into the conflicting nature of love and the human soul – our basic needs for stability, comfort and routine which clash with equality strong desires for novelty, variety and freedom. Marta and Jake are a married couple in their late 30’s. Working in senior professional positions, they are very wealthy: living together in a luxurious cosmopolitan home while spending much of their free time eating at expensive restaurants and exercising at private gyms. Their idealistic lifestyle is a grandiose means of concealing and deflecting the strains of their spousal dynamic. For Jake and Martha, communication has become an obligation; intimacy has become a rarity; and love itself has become a cliché. All of that is about to change when Andrea, their attractive and affable neighbor, asks Jake and Marta for a favor while she goes on holiday. Drama Short - Director Dekel Berenson

The Heartthrob

France, French, 5 minutes Fri 14 (10:20 pm, theater 4) / Fri 14 (10:20 pm, theater 6) A young married woman and mother of two kids is forced to make a business trip. Behind this room is hiding in fact a big secret . It’s during this day the Heartthrob counts 8 selections and 3 prices International shorts, director Gazanfer BIRICIK t@avieparigo iavieparigo #theheartthrobmovie Offi

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The Joe USA, English, 1 hour 12 minutes Fri (7:30 pm, Theater 3) “The Joe” chronicles four decades of unforgettable moments in Red Wings history retold by the players, coaches, and managers that lived them. Although construction began without a budget, architectural plans, or a tenant - Joe 
Louis Arena became the destination for hockey royalty and the home to champions. Documentary feature, Director Evan L Neel #TheJoeFilm

The Luft Gangster: Memoirs of A Second Class Hero

USA, English, 1 hour 10 minutes Fri 13 (7:20 PM, Theater 3) At 93 years old, Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, USAF (Ret) recalls his trials and tribulations from early childhood racism in America to his segregated military experience and overseas combat deployment in WWII. He tells of his stay as a P.O.W. in Nazi Germany and recalls his sobering walk through Dachau Concentration Camp, which was liberated only 2 days earlier. After heroically serving his country in the world’s worst war, Alex joyfully returned home only to be greeted by racism, bigotry and segregation. Documentary Feature - Director Mike Rott #TheLuftGangster

The Man With A Plan

USA, English, 4 Minutes Sat 13( 3:10 PM, Theater 1) A bank robber with a master plan faces a wannabe superhero. Animation Short - Director Gabe Schmidt t@GDSStudios iGDSStudios

The Mirror of Tindaire

USA, English, 8 minutes Sat (2:30 PM, Theater 2) A royal prince seeks assistance to help him find a date to the Camelot May Day Ball. Michigan Short - Director Scott Gordon

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The Noise of the Light

France, French, 23 Minutes Fri 12 (3:40 PM, Theater 4) / Fri 12 (10:20 PM, Theater 4) Pablo and Marius make a disturbing discovery about their childhood friend Lou: she appears to be able to synthesise into sound the light she is exposed to. But as she soon becomes an instrument of their musical experiences, her gift turns into a sort of curse… Sci-Fi Short - Director Valentin Petit iocurenscontent #TheNoiseOfTheLight

The Observer Effect

Ireland, English, 19 minutes Fri 12 (4:50, Theater 6) / Sat 13 (10:10 PM, Theater 3) A woman is haunted by a dark watcher, a man obsessed with thoughts of her vicious murder but as the fateful hour draws near bizarre events unfold to reveal truths they could never imagine - and a secret that will change their lives forever. Dramatic Shorts - Director Garret Walsh #TheObserverEffect

THE PECULIAR ABILITIES OF MR MAHLER

Germany, German, 29 minutes Fri 12 (11:10 am, Theater 4) / Fri 12 (10:20 pm, Theater 6) East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political… Social Thriller Short - Director Paul Philipp

The Perfect Fit

USA, English, 16 minutes Fri 12 (10:10 pm, Theater 1) / Sat 13 (11:50 am, Theater 2) / Sat 13 (10:00 pm, Theater 6) A determined young actress gets the opportunity to audition for the role that her mother originated on Broadway. When tensions arise between the two, the girl must decide whether to play by her mother’s rules or her own. Drama short, director Emory Parker #ThePerfectFitMovie

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The Puppeteer

United Kingdom, English, 19 minutes Fri 12 (3:40 pm, Theater 4) / Fri (10:20 pm, Theater 4) Gabriel thinks someone was involved in his ex partner’s suicide. As he believes it is somehow linked to his hidden past, he visits her psychologist, the last person she met on the day of her death. Action Short - Director Vikneshwaran Silva #thepuppeteer2018

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BROWN BUFFALO

USA, English, 57 minutes Sun 14 (2:50 PM, Theater 6) THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BROWN BUFFALO is a fresh and genre-defying film about the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author and countercultural icon, Oscar Zeta Acosta — the basis for the character Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, written by his friend, legendary journalist-provocateur Hunter S. Thompson. Documentry Feature - Director Phillip Rodriguez @PRrodLA #BrownBuffaloPBS

The Sunrise Storyteller

Canada, English, 1 hour 4 minutes Sat 13 (12:00 pm, Theater 3) The Sunrise Storyteller follows the hero’s journey of teenage filmmaker & social justice advocate, Kasha Sequoia Slavner, as she sets out for six months on her 16th birthday across the world in search of stories of hope and resilience that shine a light on what it means to be a global citizen and how we can all make a difference. Documentary Feature - Director Kasha Sequoia Slavner #THESUNRISESTORYTELLER

The Tolls

USA, English, 20 minutes Fri 12 (3:40 pm, Theater 4) / Fri 12 ( 10:20 pm , Theater 4) The final days of WWII. While mourning the loss of his wife at sea, U.S. army corporal Wes Morris confronts a mysterious stranger who has infiltrated his base. The intruder possesses a top secret S.S. technology, which transports them to an alternate, Nazi occupied San Francisco. Here, Wes will put the lives of millions at risk in order to reunite with his lost love. Action Shorts - Director Liz Anderson

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THE TRANSFER

Israel, Hebrew, 22 minutes Fri 12 (3:40 pm, Theater 4) / Fri 12 (10:20 pm, Theater 4) Erez, an Israeli commissioned officer, and two other soldiers have been ordered to transfer a prisoner to Megiddo prison. Along the way, a conflict arises that forces the young officer to surpass himself in order to solve the situation. Action Shorts - Director Michael Grudsky

They Scream in Silence

USA, English, 24 minutes Fri 12 (7:00 pm, Theater 1) Many decades after the war, Berek Kaufman, a Holocaust survivor and a renowned painter faces the terrors of his past. Which torn opens the decade-old wound, ultimately making him realize just how fragile life is. Michigan short - Director Ashray Dravidian iashray.dravidian #theyscreaminsilence

This is Ed!!

USA, English, 7 minutes Sat 13 (7:20pm, Theater 3) In the summer of 1973, Steve and Ed are best friends living in the same apartment complex, when Ed finds himself in need of Steve to help him out before an important date. A hilarious conversation ensues is a frustrated Ed tries repeatedly to make Steve understand that he desperately needs his assistance. Steve, using broken and outdated body hearing aids, is completely clueless to his buddy’s predicament which only leads to frustration for Ed until he reaches the breaking point. Comedy Short - Director Bob Hiltermann Thy Neighbor USA, English, 1 hour 39 minutes Sat (7:00 pm, Theater 1) A hotshot young Pastor moves to a rural town church, bringing a message of loving your neighbor as Christ loves the church. However, his message and even his faith are put to the test when he becomes suspicious that his new neighbor may be trying to destroy his family. Drama Feature - Director George A. Johnson #thyneighbor Offi

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To the Last Drop USA, English, 6 minutes Fri 12 (10:20 pm, Theater 1) / Sat 13 (11:50 am, Theater 2) / Sat 13 (10:00 pm, Theater 6) On a sunny summer day, a beautiful young woman hears by accident the first name of a man. Who is he, who is she? What did happen between the two of them in a distant past? And is he the man she believes he is? During the brief hours that follow, what was originally an innocent game between a young woman and an older man turns into something darker. Red and black are the colours of this tango. Women In Film, Director Barbara Glas

Touched

Canada, English, 1 hour 18 minutes Fri 12 (4:30 pm, Theater 1) A ghostly genre-hopping mystery about a young woman who disappears from her building, and her solitary landlord who becomes obsessed with tracking her down. The landlord’s search for his disappeared tenant starts him on a strange adventure. Guided by a little girl- the vanished tenant as a child- odd things begin to happen and the landlord struggles to figure out what’s real. The child’s kindness may be his only source of light and hope, but she is also leading him down a rabbit hole... and he may not be able to find his missing tenant or the surface again. Drama Feature, Director Karl R. Hearne Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times United Kingdom, English, 12 minutes Sat (7:20 pm, Theater 3) Two strangers meet at five key turning points over the duration of their lives. Initial conflict gives way to compassion and eventual friendship. Drama Short - Director Marcus Markou #TwoStrangersFilm

Void

USA, English, 11 minutes Sun 14 (4:30 pm, Theater 1) A young women dealing with addiction is forced to make a life changing choice when confronted by her inner demons. Michigan Short - Director Peter Poulos #voidthemovie

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Waves

Usa, english, 15 minutes Fri 12 (1:30pm, Theater 4) / Fri 12 (10:20pm, Theater 2) / Sat 13 (10:00pm, Theater 1) A struggling musician in a downward spiral finds his fate intertwined with that of his new neighbor, an artist looking for a fresh start. Drama Shorts - Director Justin Bailey imrjustinbailey #wavesthefilm

You Racist, Sexist, Bigot.

USA, English, 1 hour 5 minutes Sat 13 (2:50pm, Theater 4) Do you ever question the opinions you hold about people who aren’t like you? In a country that prides itself on being a melting pot, it seems that many of us have been raised to believe that, once melted, the end result should resemble only one of the ingredients. Discrimination is rooted not just in seeing ‘the other’ but in being led to believe that ‘other’ equals ‘worse’. This film shares a rainbow of amazing humans in order to tear down the walls that prevent us from seeing that we are far more similar than we are different and that it is the differences which give us our own unique beauty. Documentary Feature - Director Pita Juarez, Matty Steinkamp imangoskiesfilms #yrsbfilm Young Blood USA, English, 14 minutes Sat (10:20pm, Theater 4) When Jay botches his first job for a group of small time thieves, things go south faster than anyone could have expected. Thriller Short, Director Richie Starzec i@richiestarzec #YoungBloodTheMovie

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