Features & Docs A-Z

Shifting Sands: On ThePath to Sustainability

Directed By Patricia Wisniewski | 57 min
IN This documentary explores how the Indiana Dunes region, where rare plants grow in the shadow of smokestacks, may offer a blueprint to a more sustainable future.


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

Shorts Program A

116 Min
HELGA Directed by Tinna Hrafnsdottir | 12 min. A recently divorced, single mother in her thirties struggles to cope. When reflecting on her childhood, she is forced to acknowledge the things that matter the most in life. KISS ME WHEN I’M DOWN Directed by Paul Hauser | 12 min. A single guy has a sexual… View Article


Sunday, November 12, 9:00 pm, Studio C
Tuesday, November 14, 9:00 pm, Studio C

Shorts Program B

106 min
BAGGAGE Directed by Andrea Behring | 17 min. A comic tale of a small town girl who moves to New York City and realizes she’s not in Kansas anymore. THE AFTER WAR Directed by Giorgio Litt | 12 min. A mother and son scrape by in an abandoned RV park to escape the return of… View Article


Friday, November 10, 4:00 pm, Studio C
Saturday, November 11, 2:00 pm, Studio C

Stay With Me

Directed By MSU Students | 60 min
In this taut psychological thriller, a struggling Midwestern farm family descends into dysfunction and chaos when threatened with the loss of their home. For the third year in a row, MSU’s Theatre 2 Film achieves the estimable feat of bringing a student-created full-length feature film to the screen. Stay With Me is a creative collaboration between more… View Article


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

Stuck In Traffic, Modern-Day Slavery in Michigan

Directed By Rich Jackson | 40 min
MI Sex trafficking in Michigan is part of a multi-billion dollar, illegal industry. Yet most people are unaware that it is going on all around us


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

THE DIVINE ORDER (Die Göttliche Ordnung)

Directed By Petra Biodina Volpe | 97 min
Winner of the Audience Awards at the Traverse City and Tribeca Film Festivals, this absolutely charming film follows an unassuming Swiss housewife, Nora, from a small village who realizes that women’s rights are human rights. In 1971, women in Switzerland still did not have the right to vote! Nora becomes determined and cre- ates a… View Article

The King’s Choice

Directed By Erik Poppe | 130 min
Based on the true the story about three dramatic days in April 1940, where the King of Norway is presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from the German armed forces: surrender or die. With Nazi soldiers hunting after them, the Royal Family is forced to flee the capital. We experience the pressures this stoic, quiet monarch… View Article


Sunday, November 12, 6:30 pm, Studio C
Thursday, November 16, 9:00 pm, Studio C

The Street Where We Live

Directed By John Whitney | 100 min
You have heard this many times – “I’m just two paychecks away from being on the street.” In the aftermath of the nation’s financial crisis, Mary, a single mom with two kids, finds herself faced with that exact situation when the factory where she works closes their doors for good. Providing for her children and… View Article


Saturday, November 11, 9:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater B
Monday, November 13, 4:00 pm, Studio C

The Work

Directed By Jairus McCleary, Gethin Aldous | 89 min
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from outside participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level 4 convicts. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the… View Article


Friday, November 10, 7:00 pm, Wells Hall Theater C
Wednesday, November 15, 4:00 pm, Studio C


Directed By Cesc Gay | 108 min
This multi-award winning film from Spain is a wonderful testament to the endurance of friendship, the value of life and the love of a dog. Julian (played by incomparable Ricardo Darín), an actor in Spain, and Tomas Javier Cámara (a frequent actor in Almodovar films), a scientist living in Canada, rekindle their close childhood friendship…. View Article


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

Under The Rose (Bajo La Rosa)

Directed By Josué Ramos | 97 min
Sara, Oliver and Julia’s daughter, suddenly disappears. Days pass by without any news about the girl and her parents are frantic. Suddenly one morning, the family receives a letter from someone claiming he is holding Sara as a hostage. If they want her back, they must talk with him that night alone – no police…. View Article


Saturday, November 11, 9:00 pm, Studio C
Monday, November 13, 9:00 pm, Studio C