Features & Docs A-Z

ACTING LIKE NOTHING IS WRONG

Directed By Jane Rosemont | 90 min
The life of a movie star is not what you think it is. This personal, no-holds-barred portrait of the Hollywood character actor, Jim Hoffmaster, reveals the ups and downs in his private and professional life. You might know him as Kermit in the hit Showtime series, Shameless. What you don’t know is that he had… View Article

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Thursday, November 10, 6:00 pm, Studio C
Thursday, November 10, 9:00 pm, Studio C

ANONYMOUS SISTER

Directed By Jamie Boyle | 93 min
When her loved ones succumb to an unexplained illness, Boyle grabs her camera to document what has become the worst man-made epidemic in US history. This personal exposé of one family’s fall into opioid addiction illustrates what it means to suffer, survive, and celebrate life in its beauty and pain.

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Sunday, November 6, 6:30 pm, Studio C
Wednesday, November 9, 9:00 pm, Studio C

BADAXE

Directed By David Siev | 101 Min
Yes, that is Bad Axe, Michigan, the rural, conservative town in the thumb. This documentary is about a devoted Asian American family and their experiences with trauma, racism, and familial pressure. While in quarantine with his family, director David Siev decided to document their day-to-day existence as they weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the guise… View Article

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Thursday, November 3, 6:30 pm, Studio C

CARA ROMERO, FOLLOWING THE LIGHT

Directed By Kaela Waldstein | 27 min
Cara Romero, a contemporary fine arts photographer creates beautiful portraits that represent Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history and experiences from a Native American female perspective.

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Monday, November 7, 6:30 pm, Studio C
Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 pm, Studio C

ELI, A DOG IN PRISON

Directed By Jason B. Kohl | 72 min
Three convicted felons have their world turned upside-down the day Eli, a rambunctious yet loveable Labrador puppy, steps into their prison cell. Tasked with transforming him into a highly-disciplined dog in just twelve months, these 3 men learn many of life’s lessons. Filmmakers scheduled to attend

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Monday, November 7, 6:30 pm, Studio C
Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 pm, Studio C

FINDING THE INNER HERO

Directed By Constance Elizabeth Brenneman, Brad Hammer | 73 min
The breaking point is the making point. These are the stories of heroic transformation examined through the lens of the hero’s journey. We examine how each person uses tragic turns to self-reflect, and to refocus towards living more joyful, authentic, meaningful lives. Filmmakers scheduled to attend

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Friday, November 4, 3:30 pm, Studio C
Wednesday, November 9, 3:30 pm, Studio C

HONK

Directed By Cheryl Allison | 49 min
Honk, a domestic goose dumped in a park, spends his days dodging cars, begging for food and looking for friends. When director Cheryl and Honk’s paths cross unexpectedly, a beautiful bond is developed.

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Sunday, November 6, 3:30 pm, Studio C
Tuesday, November 8, 3:30 pm, Studio C

JACIR

Directed By Waheed AlQwasami | 104 min
After surviving the Syrian war, Jacir has resettled into a Memphis rough neighborhood. Alone, puzzled, struggling with English, his life in America is far from what he imagined. Could the friendship with his racist, opiod-addicted neighbor, Meryl (Lorraine Bracco) end up saving their lives? Filmmakers scheduled to attend

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Thursday, November 3, 9:15 pm, Studio C
Sunday, November 6, 9:00 pm, Studio C

JUST LET ME GO

Directed By Luis Miguel Boliqueisme Diogo | 93 min
Ricardo and Ana, are the subjects of a documentary about relationships. Unbeknownst to anyone, Ricardo wants to leave Ana but doesn’t have the courage to do so. The 15-day shoot forces him to face this reality. Friends’ opinions only confuses him. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

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Saturday, November 5, 9:00 pm, Studio C
Monday, November 7, 3:30 pm, Studio C

KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME

Directed By Robert Weide | 127 min
A dazzling, worthy tribute to the cult author, Kurt Vonnegut and a compelling introduction for the uninitiated. This feature documentary is a deep, immersive dive into the author’s upbringing and his creative output as well as the 40-year friendship with the director, Robert Weide.

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Friday, November 4, 6:30 pm, Studio C
Monday, November 7, 9:00 pm, Studio C

PLAYGROUND

Directed By Laura Wandel | 72 min
In this sleeper masterpiece, the reality of grade school is seen from a child’s-eye-view. Following 7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel, one finding their place, the other enduring the degradation in silence. An empathetic and visceral portrait of the cruelty of children and the failure of adults to protect them. In French with English… View Article

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Saturday, November 5, 6:30 pm, Studio C
Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 pm, Studio C

Short Films A

112 min
WEI LAI Directed by Robin Wang | 13 min Tired of getting pushed and punished by his parents, Wei-Lai, an 11-year-old, decides to show up at his best friend’s family and offer himself up for adoption.   9 WIVES Directed by Frederick Hawthorne | 14 min Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam leader, had sex… View Article

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Friday, November 4, 1:00 pm, Studio C

Short Films B

106 min
AS DE TRÈFLE Directed by Henri Kebabdjian | 10 min Camille joins her father at the racetracks. He hopes that by betting on the race, he will be able to afford the school of her dreams. THE OCTOPUS Directed by Sierra Falconer | 15 min A single mother and aspiring artist struggles to find balance… View Article

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Saturday, November 5, 1:00 pm, Studio C

Short Films C

100 min
THE WILD ABYSS Directed by Thomas Mendolia | 22 min Milt Humason, a former cowboy turned janitor with an eighth-grade education, forms an unlikely friendship with astronomer Edwin Hubble. WONDERLAND Directed by Padrick Ritch | 7 min A young woman makes one last trip to the beach before leaving town. SPACE MOVIE Directed by Matt… View Article

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Sunday, November 6, 1:00 pm, Studio C

SOME STIFF COMPETITION

Directed By Paul Zinder | 15 min
In an English village, an enthusiastic crowd cheers an annual competition where their stuffed animals, attached to homemade parachutes, are thrown off the church tower to see how far they float.

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Sunday, November 6, 3:30 pm, Studio C
Tuesday, November 8, 3:30 pm, Studio C

THE SISTERS KARRAS

Directed By Micah Stathis | 83 min
A story about the things that matter: Family, legacy, success, and textiles. Yes, textiles. Two estranged half-sisters form a complicated bond as they work together to retrieve their rare and precious inheritance, which their late father inexplicably leaves to the mysterious Marco. Filmmakers scheduled to attend

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Friday, November 4, 9:00 pm, Studio C
Tuesday, November 8, 9:00 pm, Studio C

THIS IS MY BLACK

Directed By Stephen Adetoumbi, Jarret Roseborough | 63 min
The choir students from Pine Forge Academy, a historically Black boarding school, create a musical to counter Covid. Through raw dialogue, inspirational music, dance, poetry, and percussion these students endeavor to make sense of their identity, their faith and the fractured world around them. Filmmakers scheduled to attend

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Saturday, November 5, 3:30 pm, Studio C
Thursday, November 10, 3:30 pm, Studio C