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Film Lineup

Feature. Directed by Michel Gondry
The surreal and poetic tale of Colin, an idealistic and inventive young man, and Chloé, a young woman, who seem like the physical embodiment of the eponymous Duke Ellington tune. Their idyllic marriage is turned on its head when Chloé becomes ill with a water lily growing in her lung.

Feature. Directed by Ti West
Two Vice media correspondents set out to document their friend’s search to find his missing sister. They travel outside the United States to an undisclosed location, where they are welcomed into the world of "Eden Parish." At the centre of this community is a mysterious leader known only as "Father". Stars AJ Bowen and Kate Forbes and Producer Peter Phok in attendance.

Feature. Directed by Gareth Evans
Immediately following the events of the original, The Raid 2 tracks Officer Rama as he is pressured to join an anticorruption task force to guarantee protection for his wife and child. His mission is to get close to a new mob boss by befriending his incarcerated son. Rated R.

Feature. Directed by Lofty Nathan
The 12 O'Clock Boys are a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore. In this documentary, their stunning antics are envisioned through the eyes of young adolescent Pug, a bright kid from the Westside obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks.

Feature. Directed by Alex de la Iglesia.
A Spanish horror-comedy about two unemployed men who commit a robbery and go on the run into a forest inhabited by cannibalistic witches.

Feature. Directed by Shion Sono.
Described as "an action film about the love of 35mm," and based on a screenplay he wrote nearly 15 years ago, Why Don't You Play In Hell is among director Sion Sono’s best work as his trademark excess and outrageousness is infused with an affection for the Japanese films that have come before it. Film fans not afraid to see something truly off the wall will fall in love with this bizarre film.

Feature. Directed by Ari Folman.
Utilizing live-action and psychedelic animation, The Congress tells the story of an aging, out-of-work actress who accepts her final job: preserving her digital image for a future Hollywood.

Feature. Directed by Matt Wolf.
A hypnotic rumination on the genesis of youth culture from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th, Teenage is a living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and diary entries read by Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, and others.

Feature. Directed by E.L. Katz.
Craig loses his job and is threatened with eviction. He heads to a local bar and meets an old friend. A wealthy stranger and his wife engage the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money, each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. With star Pat Healy in Attendance

Feature. Directed by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais.
In the harsh, wintry woods of rural Quebec, Bruce (Thomas Haden Church), a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator, accidentally kills a man during a drunken night joyride. Stricken with panic, he hides the body and takes to the deep wilderness in hopes of outrunning both the authorities and his own conscience.

Feature. Directed by Sam Fleischner.
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors is the story of Ricky, a 13-year-old boy with autism, and his mother, Mariana. An undocumented immigrant from Mexico, Mariana works long days cleaning houses in Rockaway Beach, Queens while Ricky, deeply imaginative but painfully isolated, struggles to cope.

Feature. Directed by Liza Johnson.
A teenage girl (Hailee Steinfeld) uses technology to foster a pseudo-romance between her nanny (Kristen Wiig) and her father (Guy Pearce), a recovering addict, never dreaming of the potential harm to either party.

Feature. Directed by Alex van Warmerdam.
Borgman is an allegorical tale exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places. A vagrant enters the lives of an upper-class family, igniting a descent from darkly comic dream to maddening psychological nightmare. Unrated.

Feature. Directed by James Ward Byrkit.
A mind-bending puzzle that twists logical thought to the breaking point. A group of friends gather on the night a strange celestial object passes overhead, causing reality and relationships to fracture.

Feature. Directed by Harold P. Warren.
This 1966 American horror film is considered one of the worst films ever made. It earned cult status after being featured in a 1993 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Includes a pre-screening talk with native Chattanoogan and Manos restorationist Ben Solovey.

Feature. Directed by Joe Begos.
After Mark disappears in a flash of blue light, the people of his tiny Maine hometown believe his friend Seth was responsible. But Mark suddenly reappears a few years later, and he isn’t the man he used to be.

Feature. Directed by Howard S. Berger & Susan Stahman.
Among the thousands of tracks Joe Meek recorded at his small apartment studio in North London from 1960-1967, the apex was "Telstar," a multi-national No.1 instrumental hit that he also composed, in 1962. Special appearance from filmmakers Howard S. Berger and Susan Stahman and Richard Routledge, who appears in the film and worked with Meek. Unrated.

Feature. Directed by Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, & Benjamin Renner.
The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.

Feature. Directed by Shara K. Lange.
This film tells the story of how bluegrass, a unique form of American music, became a meaningful and original sub-genre in the Czech Republic. What does bluegrass have to do with a seemingly arbitrary country in Eastern Europe?

Feature. Directed by Kori Feener.
An intimate journey of the filmmaker as she struggles physically and emotionally to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Filled with a cast of misfit hikers, wandering poets and other similar souls, the trek takes on surprising meaning about the values of human connection and freedom that in the process helps the filmmaker to overcome a difficult relationship. Post-film Q&A with filmmaker Kori Feener.

Feature. Directed by Mac Alsfeld.
A young college graduate struggling to cope with a father his own age treads against the waters of his own pessimistic views on love and marriage in order to reconcile his relationship with his mother and ensure the well-being of his family. With appearances by filmmaker and star Mac Alsfeld and co-writer Andrew Megison.

Short. Directed by Tiffany Gutrdge
Jealousy is a bad mindset, but for The DollMaker it's just downright evil. Why should her perfect sister get all of the love? What's so great about her? When The DollMaker comes to the realization she just can't win, she decides to help her sister after all.

Short. Directed by Edward Valibus
FJ Ackerman is one of the most sought-after professional piano tuners in the country. His unorthodox method—using pitch-perfect zombies—is all the rage among the rich and famous.

Short. Directed by Jared Cooley
A young boy in elementary school becomes witness to a series of coincidences between his fellow classmates and a strange black bird that seems to target the next to die.

Short. Directed by Anthony Sims
After the loss of their beloved family dog, a single father urges his inconsolable son to swallow the grief and tough it out. Things don't go as planned that night when the prettiest girl at the bar asks the boy to dance.

Short. Directed by Chad Farmer & Nathan Ludwig
A sunny day by the lake for a family turns into a nightmare for a well-to do family at the hands of two masked madmen with their own hidden agenda!

Short. Directed by Mitch Moore
A chance encounter has a profound impact on a young woman on the edge of self-destruction.

Short. Directed by Tomas Donoso & Clay Maselle
A happy-go-lucky hobo named Pearl (Courtney Mansfield) sets out on her daily panhandling run around Chattanooga. While begging for change at a highway exit ramp she reluctantly accepts a dinner invitation by an odd stranger (Justin Turner) and soon finds herself in a deadly situation. Contains graphic violence, profanity and brief nudity. Rated R.

Short. Directed by Brett Sorem.
Six months after their parent's deportation, Rey and Pablo learn how to survive in New York City. The bond of skateboarding keeps them together, but the culture surrounding it begins to split them apart.

Short. Directed by J. Michael Hicks & Robyn Rebecca Young
An elderly couple, confined to their home for years, Ventures out for one last date at the soon-to-close movie theater, only to return and face a painful reality.

Short. Directed by Shonali Bhowmik
A semi-romantic comedy that follows Puja, a single, eccentric, grad school dropout who, with the help of her friends and a smart phone, is on a quest to find the perfect "roommate."

Short. Directed by Brett Sorem.
A lonely Zoe (Sunah Bilsted), whose only friends are the 6,669 imaginary ones on twitter and her self-centered sister (Sarah Paulson), uses social media to construct a perfect public persona. But creating a fake life has consequences and she's got a lesson to learn... that no good lie goes unpunished.

Short. Directed by Daniel Howat
When an ominous meeting spirals out of control, Nathan, Travis and Amy undergo the 5 Stages of ... cleaning up the mess.

Short. Directed by Joe Heath.
Ryan (Justin Kettle) tries to persuade his friend Kyle (Joe Heath) into not buying a record of Leonard Nimoy's The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. An argument about actors and singers soon follows that threatens to end their friendship.

Short. Directed by Michael Williams
After losing what meant most to him, the man behind the masked hero KANE has to make a decision that could change the fate of his city forever.

Short. Directed by Keith Nolan
Antoine is a story about the day in the life of a man with a layered past. He may or may not be up to something good.

Short. Directed by Jen West
Bubble explores the notion that we may create our own journeys in an attempt to comprehend our most difficult memories.

Short. Directed by Bryce James McGuire
A Southern short film about a would-be religious con artist and his adopted brother, who are pitted against aquatic folklore incarnate.

Short. Directed by Christopher Flippo
Two friends are lost in the woods. As tensions mount, they begin to contemplate their future.

Short. Directed by Joe Callander
You don't know what love is until you've had to swap clips with your spouse in the middle of a Problem.

Short. Directed by Myles Matsuno
When Elly Marlina turned eighteen, her parents abandoned her and her five-year-old sister. Elly’s dreams changed after she rearranged her life to care for her sibling. To protect her sister and hide the truth, Elly told her aliens abducted their parents, but they would be able to contact them by releasing letters into the sky.

Short. Directed by Stephen Ballast
After the world is suddenly ravaged by a deadly virus and only a few children remain, one small boy struggles to survive and overcome his loneliness.

Short. Directed by Myles Matsuno
The saddest word in the English language is goodbye. Alex, a young composer, has never been able to say that word to his fiancé and their unborn child, who died about a year ago in a car accident. But now, on the eve of a concert in their memory, he tries to say it the only way he knows how—with his music.

Short. Directed by Brandon Langley
An unforgettable visual roller coaster told through six photographic mediums, in six locations, during six minutes, with a single, seamless, flowing shot. American Frenzy is a hyperbolic anti-parable of the exploitation of our fears, the plundering of news media outlets, the birth of the ghost collective.

Short. Directed by Sean-Harrison Geer
Set in a medieval world, a young woman attempts to save a dying soldier by stealing a magical elixir from a wizard. Little does she know the wizard has sent a Dark Warrior to track her down and return his stolen property.

Short. Directed by Justin Hannah
The year is 1954, and a lonely young woman yearns for the return of the man who left her alone. When an encounter at a consignment shop leads to the discovery of an ominous box, it seems that happiness may finally be within her grasp. But a glimpse into another world reveals that all may not be as clear as it once seemed.

Short. Directed by Ben Watts.
A Southern Gothic, coming-of-age tale set in the late 1960s. Charlie, a compulsive liar, and his older brother, Neal, do their best to fend off the boredom that comes with summertime in sleepy Southern town. One day, they decide to take a shortcut through the woods and soon realize that they're both going to have to grow up a lot faster than they thought.

> Boxed in Blue

Short. Directed by Daniel Ray Hamby
On his way to ask to ask his current girlfriend to marry him, John considers the weight of his decision as an old flame causes him to dig deep into his "boxed up" feelings. John tries to accept his past as he takes on this next step and attempts to reach closure on his old relationship.

Quiet and Dark

Short. Directed by Tajreen Hedayet
Cornered when he attempts to steal a car in a post apocalyptic wasteland, a deaf teenage boy tries to remember his brother's last words about survival in a seemingly hopeless world.

The Surface

Short. Directed by Jordan Berger
Sage and Thyme are in a boat going straight ahead. Maintain consistency, that is key ...


Short. Directed by Zach Lamplugh





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