Features & Docs A-Z

AlphaGo

Directed By Greg Kohs | 90
With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of ‘Go’ has long been con- sidered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea for an extraordinary best-of-five-game competi- tion, coined The Google DeepMind Challenge Match…. View Article

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Friday, November 10, 9:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater C
Saturday, November 11, 6:30 pm, Studio C

As Goes Janesville

Directed By Brad Lichenstein | 88 min
As Goes Janesville delivers a powerful multi-faceted account of the struggles and hopes of union workers, business leaders, and elected officials to rebuild their lives and their town’s economy following the 2008 closure of the oldest operating General Motors plant. Meanwhile, newly elected governor Scott Walker ignites a firestorm by introducing a bill to end… View Article

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Saturday, November 11, 4:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater C

Break The Chain

Directed By Laura E. Swanson | 64 min
MI Two survivors of human trafficking within rural Michigan communities provide a realistic look at how this overly sensationalized issue can go unnoticed within our own backyards.

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Friday, November 10, 7:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater A

Dead Man’s Line

Directed By Alan Berry & Mark Enochs | 98 mim
IN On the morning of February 8, 1977, Tony Kiritsis walked into an office and wired a shotgun to mortgage broker Richard Hall’s head. He then paraded Hall along the streets of downtown Indianapolis followed by a cadre of police and media who were unable to do anything other than watch the event unfold. Kiritsis… View Article

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Saturday, November 11, 6:30 pm, Wells Hall Theater B

Down The Fence

Directed By MJ Isakson | 90 min
This beautiful, compassionate documentary profiles horse trainers on their journey to compete for one of the most challenging equestrian championships in the world. For the world, it means another year of survival of a culture at risk and the continued refinement of an art that dates back to the first Spanish settlers in California. It… View Article

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Tuesday, November 14, 4:00 pm, Studio C
Thursday, November 16, 6:30 pm, Studio C

Food Evolution

Directed By Scott Hamilton Kennedy | 92 min
Amid a brutally polarized debate marked by passion, suspicion, and confusion, FOOD EVOLUTION explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda, to the cornfields of Iowa, this fascinating doc wrestles with the emotions and the science driving both sides of one of the most heated arguments… View Article

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Sunday, November 12, 4:00 pm, Studio C

Gook

Directed By Justin Chan | 94
As America recognizes the 25th anniversary of the LA riots, revisit that moment in history from a perspective you’ve never seen before. Two Korean-American brothers and an 11-year-old African-American girl test their friendship when they’re trapped in the brothers’ struggling South Central shoe store while the riots erupt around them. Winner of the NEXT Audience… View Article

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Friday, November 10, 6:30 pm, Studio C
Wednesday, November 15, 9:00 pm, Studio C

In The Moment

Directed By Bob Albers | 55 min
When in the moment, an individual’s performance is at its most focused, effortless, effective, and beautiful, whether it is in art or music or sports, combat, or even everyday tasks like cooking or cleaning. Everyone has these experiences, but, for most of us, being in the moment is a rare and fleeting experience. In this… View Article

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Thursday, November 16, 4:00 pm, Studio C

LMFC Film Selection Committee


Why and how did your film get selected? Not selected? Come listen to the members of the LMFC Film Selection Committee explain the criteria, the selection process and the final programming of the selected films. Are you interested in getting a film in next year’s ELFF, these discussions will be a big help in learning… View Article

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Saturday, November 11, 1:30 pm, Wells Hall Theater D

LMFC Short Documentaries


Finding Home Directed by Brijetta Waller & Megan Monday 6 min | WI After two deployments to Iraq, Crystal Colon, a young female veteran struggles to discover happiness. Head Up, Throttle On* Directed by Joseph A. Wells | 11 min | MI Two senior citizens undertake a perilous motorcycle trip to the Canadian Arctic wilderness…. View Article

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Saturday, November 11, 6:30 pm, Wells Hall Theater A

LMFC Short Films Program 1


Bear With Me* Directed by Maxwell Burchart | 19 min | MI Louie spends his days in a teddy bear suit. One day, the love of his life gives him an ultimatum about their future. Bliss Blue Directed by Elle Schneider | 10 min | CA A seemingly-ordinary woman is clearly having an unordinary day…. View Article

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Saturday, November 11, 4:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater A

LMFC Short Films Program 2


PIZZA! MOVIES! MEET THE DIRECTORS! Come watch the short films on THREE SCREENS while munching on Pizza and talking to they guys who made them. Only $10 including drinks! OFF BOOK* Directed by Robert Bruce Carter | 8 min. Natalie is an ambitious small-town girl looking for love in Chicago. She meets Steve for a… View Article

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Friday, November 10, 7:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater D

Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes

Directed By Jessica & Brendan Walsh | 110 min
IL Invasive species have been called the greatest threat to the ecosystem of the Great Lakes. Follow scientists in the race to prevent an all-out biological takeover.

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Saturday, November 11, 1:30 pm, Wells Hall Theater C

Maudie

Directed By Aisling Walsh | 115 min

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Saturday, November 11, 6:30 pm, Wells Hall Theater C
Monday, November 13, 6:30 pm, Studio C

My Country

Directed By Giancarlo Lannotta | 84 min
IL & Italy Two brothers, one American, one Italian, who have never met, journey on a road-trip from Rome through the picturesque region of Molise, Italy, to spread the ashes in the birthplace of their late father.

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Saturday, November 11, 4:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater B

Nana

Directed By Serena Dykman | 100 min
The filmmaker retraces her grandmother’s Auschwitz survival story, and investigates how her life-long fight against intolerance can be taught to new generations. Different from other Holocaust-related films, This intensely personal film ,made from the third generation’s point-of-view, investigates how survivors’ testimonies and the message against intolerance can continue today, in a world where survivors are… View Article

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Saturday, November 11, 9:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater C
Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 pm, Studio C

Not So Short Films

85 Min
DOWNUNDER Directed by Fernando Gonzalez | 20 min. Be careful who you stop for on an empty road. They may not be who you think they are. HOUSE OF TEETH* Directed by Susanna Styron | 26 min. After 28 years, Lucy and Greg Barrow have decided to call it quits. Lucy struggles until her daughter… View Article

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Saturday, November 11, 4:00 pm, Studio C
Sunday, November 12, 2:00 pm, Studio C

Nowhere, Michigan

Directed By Robert Vornkahl | 94 min
NY David is fleeing from a murder, a pair of deadly conmen and is inadvertently toting a bag full of meth and cash with him. David must choose between running for his life again or trying to save the local people he has come to love.

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Friday, November 10, 9:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater A

Panel Discussion


Making a film is so much more than pointing a camera. Come listen to today’s directors explain the many steps its takes: finding financing; creating a budget; getting a script; finding a crew, equipment and actors; shooting the film on schedule; editing; entering film festivals, finding distribution or self-distributing; promoting the film through social media,… View Article

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Saturday, November 11, 12:30 pm, Wells Hall Theater A

Reparation

Directed By Kyle Ham | 104 min
MD This powerful new psychological thriller delves deeply into how a family copes with the past, what really defines human bonds, and the common struggle to find balance.

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Saturday, November 11, 9:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater A