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Wednesday, March 8

6:00pm CST

Short Film Block #1
Screening order:

La Invitacion (Sleepover) directed by Susana Casares
No Soy Yo (This Isn't Me) directed by Manfred López
Counter Act directed by Heath Affolter
Promise directed by Tian Xie
A State of Emergency directed by Tarek Roehlinger
Dryad directed by Thomas Vernay
Love is a Sting directed by Vincent Gallagher
The Boy by the Sea directed by Vasily Chuprina

Short Films
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Counter Act

USA PremiereCanada -  15 minutesWriter/Director: The Affolter BrothersProducer: The Affolter BrothersCast: Teal Fiddler, J. Alex Brinson, Naika Toussaint, Cameron Bright, Louis Ferreira, Chelah HorsdalWhen Alice, a naïve young woman having lunch in a diner circa 1960, joins Mary... Read More →
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Nebraska PremiereFrance -  12 minutesWriter/Director: Thomas VernayProducer: Olivier Berlemont et Emilie DuboisCast: Elaura Thomasson, David VigrouxThe wind blows, noises of armor resound. A knight escorts a young woman athwart plains. The thunder begins to scold, clouds invade the... Read More →
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A State of Emergency

Nebraska premiereGermany/France -  12 minutesDirector: Tarek RoehlingerWriter: Andrej Sorin, Tarek RoehlingerCast: Moussa Sylla, Rémy Ferreira, Julien Courbey, Ridwane BellawellA movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding... Read More →
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No Soy Yo (This Isn't Me)

USA PremiereMexico - 3 minutesWriter/Director: Manfred Lopez GremProducer: Manfred Lopez Grem, Victor Solorio SilvaCast: Regina Pavón Durán, Claudia Ramírez Silva, Christopher Contreras CortésCar accidents are one of the leading causes of death. This film explores the harrowing... Read More →
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Nebraska premiereChina - 16 minutesDirector: Tian XieWriter: Tian Xie & Chu SumingProducer: Tian Xie & Fu ChengCast: Feng LinhuaDeep in Yunnan, China, simple peasant parents have raised a smart boy. But life for the family has become impossible financially, so the parents take jobs... Read More →
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The Boy by the Sea

Nebraska premiereNetherlands -  7 minutesDirector: Vasily ChuprinaWriter: Andreas IllmerProducer: Vasily ChuprinaCast: Ad van Kempen, Rom ElzakkersThe story of an unlikely friendship. A young boy sitting by the sea, watching the stones he throws disappear beneath the surface. An... Read More →
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La Invitacion (The Sleepover)

Nebraska premiereSpain -  14 minutesWriter/Director: Susana CasaresProducer: María Zamora, Gema VidalCast: Patricia Arbues, Teresa Soria Ruano, Rodrigo PoisónPushed by the fear of losing her friends, Silvia (10) has invited them to a sleepover... but things can be complicated when... Read More →
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Love is a Sting

Nebraska premiereIreland -  18 minutesDirector: Vincent GallagherWriter: Benjamin ClearyProducer: Ian Hunt DuffyCast: Ciarán Hinds, Seán T. Ó'MeallaighWritten by Academy Award® Winner Benjamin Cleary, ‘Love is a Sting’ tells the story of struggling children’s book writer... Read More →

Wednesday March 8, 2017 6:00pm - 7:38pm CST
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

8:30pm CST

Short Film Block #2 - Nebraska Documentaries
Screening order:

The Retirement of Mr. Jones directed by Matt Townley
The Seventh Stage of Grief directed by Jacob Rosdail
Think Design Every Day directed by Mike Machian
Missing Piece directed by Tim Guthrie

Short Films
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Think Design Every Day

USA -  5 minutesWriter/Director: Mike MachianCast: Buf ReynoldsOmaha fashion designer Buf Reynolds tells us how she got started, the inspiration for her most recent collection and what she would like to accomplish next.
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The Seventh Stage of Grief

World PremiereUSA -  13 minutesWriter/Director: Jacob RosdailProducer: Jacob Rosdail, Ashley Weets, Mary HarnerIn preparation for an ecological apocalypse, two men have removed themselves from society. Together they host an internet radio show where they preach the gospel of learning... Read More →
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The Retirement of Mr. Jones

USA -  17 minutesWriter/Director: Matt TownleyAfter 36 years as Director of Instrumental Music at the Fort Calhoun Community School District, Mark Jones will retire. This film documents Mr. Jones during the 2012-2013 school year and shows his strong dedication to his craft and the... Read More →
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Missing Piece

Nebraska PremiereFrance, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Peru, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, USA -  25 minutesWriter/Director: Tim GuthrieProducer: Tim GuthrieSimultaneously a portrait and a self-portrait. My journey to pay homage to my wife, who died a year ago; the missing... Read More →

Wednesday March 8, 2017 8:30pm - 9:31pm CST
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St
Thursday, March 9

5:45pm CST

Short Film Block #3 - Nebraska High School Student Shorts
Screening order:

48hr Film Challenge Films:
Obsession directed by Mitchell David Fey
Wizard Quest - The Questing directed by Emma Claire Korengel
Ben's Last Day directed by Gabby Push
The Photographer directed by OPS Career Center

Alone With My Thoughts directed by Noah Floersch & Brandon Doyle
Let's Meet by the Tree directed by Meredith Zielie
Essence directed by Sam Bench, Seth Bench, Philip Tilden
Salmon Challis directed by Caleb Myers
Fable directed by Sam Bench, Seth Bench, Philip Tilden

Short Films
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Salmon Challis

World PremiereUSA -  11 minutesDirector: Nathan HazelWriter: Noah Floersch, Tom Ernatt, Caleb Myers, Nathan HazelProducer: Tom Ernatt, Noah Floersch, Nathan HazelCast: Caleb Myers, Tom Ernatt, Noah FloerschThree boys embark on a coming-of-age wilderness adventure that eventually... Read More →
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Ben's Last Day

Part of the OFF 2016 48hr Film ChallengeUSA - 5 minutes(comedy)Director: Gabrielle PushProducer: Natalie RunyonScreenwriter: Imani LamarCast: Jaimee Jindra, Cameron Synder, Imani Lamar, Gabrielle PushAdditional Crew: Jaimee Jindra, Cameron Sunder, Imani LamarThe Super Duper Secret... Read More →
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Nebraska PremiereUSA -  19 minutesWriter/Director: Sam Bench, Seth Bench, Philip TildenProducer: Sam Bench, Seth Bench, Philip TildenCast: Tony Schneider, Kattie Otten, Jon Daniel Roberson, Theresa BenchJay, an unmotivated and love searching man, finds himself unknowingly affecting... Read More →
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Nebraska premiereUSA -  8 minutesDirector: Sam Bench, Seth Bench, Philip TildenWriter: Sam Bench, Philip TildenProducer: Sam Bench, Seth Bench, Philip TildenCast: Maria Naylon, Noah Jeffrey, Philip TildenRobin, an easy-to-scare high school girl, and Jake, a non-believer in paranormal... Read More →
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Part of the OFF 2016 48hr Film ChallengeObsessionUSA - 5 minutes(romance)Director: Mitch FeyProducers: Jacob Curley, Connor Paintin, Joey WintonScreenwriters: Mitch Fey, Jacob Curley, Connor Paintin, Joey WintonCast: Joey Winton, Jacob Curley, Connor Paintin, Mitch FeyMusic: Connor... Read More →
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The Photographer

Part of the OFF 2016 48hr Film ChallengeThe PhotographerUSA - 5 minutes(Horror/Thriller)Director: Julian Hock-BeatyProducer: Julian Hock-Beaty, Naomi TurnerScreenwriter: Julian Hock-Beaty, Shakira HudsonCast: Naomi Turner, Romyn Peterson, Julian Hock-Beaty, Virgen Palma, Diamond Graham... Read More →
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Wizard Quest - The Questing

Part of the OFF 2016 48hr Film ChallengeWizard Quest - The QuestingUSA - 5 minutes(Drama)Writer/Director/Producer: Emma KorengelCast: Kathryn Monochie, Joy Weidenhamer, Bailey Kussman, Sophie HouseAdditional Crew: Ana SwobodaWizards, since olden times, have taken many forms and always... Read More →
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Alone With My Thoughts

USA -  3 minutesDirector: Brendan Doyle, Noah FloerschWriter/Producer: Noah FloerschCast: Noah FloerschA music video to the song "Alone With My Thoughts" delves into the solitary state of space travel.
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Let's Meet by the Tree

World PremiereUSA -  9 minutesWriter/Director: Meredith ZielieProducer: NightmereZCast: Alexa Lisko, Jake White, Isabelle Bissell, Anna Volenec, Nick Gillogly, Alex King, Kayla O'Grady, Krissy Schulte, Taran TheelTwo teenagers runaway to be together forever. What could go wrong?trailer... Read More →

Thursday March 9, 2017 5:45pm - 6:57pm CST
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

8:15pm CST

Short Film Block #4 - Animated Shorts
Screening order:

Post No Bills directed by Robin Hays, Andy Poon
Three Little Ninjas Delivery Service directed by Karim Rhellam, Kim Claeys
Boomerang directed by Steven Vander Meer
Good Dog directed by Tim Cant
Nutag (Homeland) directed by Alisi Telengut
Trial & Error directed by Antje Heyn
The Trapeze Artist directed by Lawrence Solon, Daria Hlazatova
The Bald Future directed by Paul Cabon
Panic Attack! directed by Eileen O'Meara
Nocna ptica (Nighthawk) directed by Spela Cadez
Notorious Corn directed by Mallory Grolleau
Lion Dance directed by Tim Pattinson, Zheng Kang
UKA directed by Valle Comba Canales
The Song of Wandering Aengus directed by Matthew Lawes
Once Upon a Line directed by Alicja Jasina
Green Light directed by Seongmin Kim

Short Films
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Nutag (Homeland)

Nebraska PremiereCanada -  6 minutesWriter/Director: Alisi TelengutA non-narrative hand-painted visual poem about ideas of diaspora, homeland, and the tragic mass-deportations of the Kalmyk people during WWII.http://cargocollective.com/AlisiTelengut/Nutag-Homeland-2016http://www... Read More →
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Nocna ptica (Nighthawk)

Slovenia/Croatia -  8 minutesDirector: Spela CadezWriter: Gregor Zorc, Spela CadezProducer: Tina Smrekar, Spela Cadez, Vanja AndrijevicCast: Andrej Nahtigal, Karin Komljanec, Gregor ZorcA badger lies motionless on a local road. A police patrol approaches the body in the dark. They... Read More →
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The Song of Wandering Aengus

Nebraska PremiereUnited Kingdom -  4 minutesWriter/Director: Matthew LawesProducer: Marlena HellebøAn ambitious stop frame animation short created over 1 year, based on W. B. Yeats poem 'The Song of Wandering Aengus', narrated by Liam Cunningham, with original music score from David... Read More →
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The Trapeze Artist

USA PremiereUkraine/United Kingdom -  2 minutesDirector: Daria Hlazatova, Lawrence SolonWriter: Lawrence SolonThe trapeze artist named Thomas takes a leap into space.
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Panic Attack!

Nebraska PremiereUSA -  3 minutesWriter/Director: Eileen O'MearaProducer: Eileen O'MearaCast: Tim Maloney, Sound MixYou know the nagging thoughts that start with "did I leave the coffee on?" and turn in to "what if I give birth to Satan's baby?" This hand-drawn animation explores... Read More →
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Post No Bills

Canada -  4 minutesDirector: Robin Hays, Andy PoonWriter/Producer: Robin HaysCast: Noodle Boy & Miss FortuneOn an urban city wall plastered with posters Noodle Boy must make his way through a series of obstacles and challenges in order to save his crush, Miss Fortune from the city's... Read More →
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USA -  5 minutesWriter/Director: Steven Vander MeerThe workings of nature and the universe are mystically and whimsically illustrated in this fast paced, gorgeously hand drawn film. Great music and a quirky sense of humor define the beauty of it all, and it's no coincidence when... Read More →
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Notorious Corn

France -  1 minutesWriter/Director: Mallory GrolleauProducer: Mathieu FaureCast: Thomas CosteIt's the story of a small grain of corn that dreamed about glory. He's going to succeed... Unfortunately...
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Lion Dance

USA -  5 minutesWriters/Directors: Tim Pattinson, Zheng KangProducer: Tim PattinsonLION DANCE is a romantic visual poem set during a traditional Asian parade in which a highly acrobatic dance is performed to bring good luck. It explores the theme of serendipity using a combination... Read More →
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Good Dog

Australia - 3 minutesWriter/Director: Tim CantCast: Maddie Watts, Patrick Campbell, Maree LowesA short story about a dog and its unconditional love for its owner.http://www.timebombillustration.com/https://www.facebook.com/GoodDogOfficial/trailer  https://vimeo.com/191245851... Read More →
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Trial & Error

Nebraska PremiereGermany - 5 minutesDirector: Antje HeynWriter: Antje Heyn, Alexander IsertA film about a lost shirt button, perfectionist aunts, busy cats, startled parrots—and a long-lost friend.http://protoplanet-studio.dehttp://www.facebook.com/ProtoplanetStudiotrailer  ht... Read More →
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The Bald Future

Nebraska premiereFrance -  5 minutesWriter/Director: Paul CabonProducer: Yann LegayBeing a bald man sucks. Knowing you'll become one is worse.http://paulcabon.com/Le-Futur-sera-chauve-The-bald-futuretrailer  https://vimeo.com/154490688... Read More →
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Green Light

Nebraska PremiereSouth Korea -  15 minutesWriter/Director: Seongmin KimProducer: Haejung SukWith the ecosystem destroyed after a nuclear war,  Mari, a survivor, does all she can to rebuild. When she stumbles upon a robot soldier in an abandoned city, everything changes.dflab.aj... Read More →
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Once Upon a Line

USA -  7 minutesWriter/Director: Alicja JasinaA man leads a monotone, humdrum existence until he suddenly falls in love. What follows is a short portrait of a difficult relationship marked by a struggle for control and identity. The ending gives hope for a new beginning and a change... Read More →
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Three Little Ninjas Delivery Service

USA PremiereBelgium -  11 minutesWriter/Director: Kim Claeys, Karim RhellamProducer: Karim RhellamCast: Megan Quill, John Tillotson, Gregory Caron, Kim ClaeysWhen a not so charming Prince slays the dragon guarding a fairy tale Princess, she promptly orders a new one with the Three... Read More →
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Spain - 3 minutesWriter/Director: Valle CanalesProducer: David González, Valle CombaUka is a little girl who lives in a grey abandoned factory. While she's painting of of her canvas, she finds a way of changing how she sees the world.http://www.offecam.com/catalogo/ukahttp://www... Read More →

Thursday March 9, 2017 8:15pm - 9:50pm CST
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St
Friday, March 10

5:45pm CST

Short Film Block #5
Screening order:

Skinny Fat Girl directed by Brandon Baer
J directed by Nick Psinakis
Lightningface directed by Brian Petsos
Bella Donna directed by Christopher Basile
Dawn of the Deaf directed by Rob Savage
Shutter directed by Robert Mueller
First Like directed by Alexander Ronnberg
Vendetta! directed by Joe Vignola
A Beautiful Day directed by Phedon Papamichael

Short Films
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A Beautiful Day

Nebraska premiereUSA -  21 minutesDirector: Phedon PapamichaelWriter: Casey Cannon, Angeliki GiannakopoulosProducer: Casey Cannon, Angeliki GiannakopoulosCast: James Brolin, Frances Fisher, Rick RossovichFollowing in the tradition of the new Greek Cinema phenomenon, Athens-born director... Read More →
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Dawn of the Deaf

Nebraska PremiereUnited Kingdom - 12 minutesWriter/Director: Rob SavageProducer: Douglas CoxCast: Caroline Ward, Chris Curran, Stephen CollinsWhen a strange sound wipes out the hearing population, a small group of Deaf people must band together to survive.http://www.dawnofthedeaf... Read More →
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Bella Donna

Nebraska PremiereUSA -  5 minutesDirector: Christopher BasileWriter: Jeffrey K. GoldenProducer: Jeffrey K. Golden, Derek MaherCast: Katie Hilliard, Brandon Tyler SklenarA beautiful, faithful wife plans the perfect dinner for her husband, whose idea of perfection is far from hers... Read More →
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Skinny Fat Girl

Nebraska premiereUSA -  11 minutesDirector: Brandon BaerWriter: Madison CrossProducer: Madison Cross, Annie SapersteinCast: Madison Cross, Jack Quaid, Claire Adams, Garrett BaerBased on a true story, we meet Annie (Madison Cross) on her return to the dating scene after losing 100... Read More →
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World PremiereUSA -  13 minutesWriter/Director: Nick PsinakisProducer: Nick Psinakis, Kevin Ignatius, Quinn Smith, Michael FinuoliCast: Kevin Ignatius, Marlo Berberian, David Ross Paterson, Tyler Haines, Nick PsinakisIn the near future, a hacktivist quickly growing in popularity... Read More →
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Nebraska PremiereUSA -  19 minutesWriter/Director: Brian PetsosProducer: Brian Petsos, Cary Flaum, Milos S. Silber, Todd Wiseman Jr.Cast: Oscar Isaac, Tim Rock, Kristen Wiig (voice), Erika Rankin (voice), Julie Petsos (voice)An origin story, of sorts--LIGHTNINGFACE stars Oscar Isaac... Read More →
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First Like

Sweden -  3 minutesDirector: Alexander RonnbergWriter: Sara B. ElfgrenProducer: Daniel di GradoCast: Hedda StierstedtWinner of Best Foreign Short at Fantafestival, Italy  First to Like - First to Die   A short horror written by Sara B. Elfgren, author of the best-seller urban... Read More →
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Nebraska PremiereGermany -  7 minutesWriter/Director: Robert MuellerProducer: Robert MuellerCast: Matthias Brueggenolte, Genevieve Boehmer, Carolin Staehler, Leni SpeidelMark, an aspiring photographer, who witnesses a murder, tries to sell the pictures he took of the scene to an... Read More →
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World PremiereItaly -  4 minutesWriter/Director: Joe VignolaProducer: Maria Teresa Bergamaschi, Mariangela Palazzo, Joe VignolaCast: Barbara Clara, Mirko Cardinale, Carlotta SandreAn italian actor seduces at the same time an ice cream vendor and a young aspiring actress. The two... Read More →

Friday March 10, 2017 5:45pm - 7:22pm CST
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St

8:45pm CST

Short Film Block #6 - Nebraska Shorts
Screening order:

Darkroom directed by Magie McCombs
eleMental directed by Nolan Anderson
11 Confession Road directed by Rhett McClure
I Am the Messenger directed by Elijah Watson
No Clean Finish directed by Eric Dwight
The Controller directed by Ben Hartzell
The Boulevard (T)errorism Created by Trevor Nealy & Karl Yanike
The Last Bottle directed by Magie McCombs
Blitzed directed by Jonathan Kimbrell
In Situ: Epilogue directed by Andrew Johnson
Coffee and Cigarettes IV directed by Ian Snyder
Reverie directed by Karalyn Smith

Short Films
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The Boulevard (T)errorism

World PremiereUSA -  22 minutesCreated by Trevor Nealy & Karl YanikeWriter: Trevor NealyProducer: Trevor Nealy, Karl YanikeCast: Karl Yanike, Trevor Nealy, Walter Shatley, Jimmy HillKevin and Rufus try to fund a movie that just might blow up, just not in the way they hope.
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World PremiereUSA -  2 minutesDirector: Jonathan KimbrellWriter: K. AnthonyProducer: Nathan RomesserCast: Ben Gothier, Kalicia Taulborg, Rick TerKeurstIn the near future, a team of mercenaries meet up after the job they were hired for turned out to be a set-up.http://www.imdb.co... Read More →
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The Last Bottle

World PremiereUSA -  8 minutesDirector: Magie McCombsWriter: Roy KimbrellProducer: Nathan Romesser, Jon KimbrellCast: Colton Walters, Briten CaballeroMonths after their parent's murder-suicide, two siblings revisit their troubling and traumatizing past, shedding light on the day... Read More →
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The Controller

USA - 6 minutesDirector: Benjamin HartzellWriter: Corinne ShipullProducer: Elijah WatsonCast: Katie Triplett, Tatianna Hizar, Dustin MoskoTwo girls get more than they bargained for when they buy a haunted video game at a garage sale.
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World PremiereUSA -  10 minutesWriter/Director: Magie McCombsCast: Abby Cameron, Josh Milligan, Caleb Millon, Ashley HallTwo college students develop a friendship while working in the darkroom, but one has an unsettling secret that could put an end to their chemistry.http://www... Read More →
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USA -  7 minutesWriter/Director: Nolan AndersonProducer: Nolan Anderson/Eric LarsonCast: Nolan AndersonThrill and adventure seems just out of reach for a man stuck in the mundane.nolan-anderson.squarespace.com... Read More →
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In Situ: Epilogue

World PremiereUSA -  4 minutesWriter/Director: Andrew JohnsonProducer: Chad Haufschild, Dorothy BooraemCast: Cody Hanson, John WiseThe struggle for survival after a catastrophic plague is not limited to biological humans.Jason, who until recently was a college student in search of... Read More →
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No Clean Finish

World PremiereUSA -  15 minutesWriter/Director: Eric DwightProducer: Eric DwightCast: Jeff Hoover, Mike Halac, Melissa Holder, JaChaun Laravie, Zach BarrientosTommy is an independent wrestler who has just been called up to the big time. On his last night with the company, he is set... Read More →
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Coffee and Cigarettes IV

World PremiereUSA - 3 minutesWriter/Director: Ian SnyderProducer: Jordan FountainCast: Ryan Wulf, Haley Raven[Intentionally left blank]http://www.rad-radish.comhttps://www.facebook.com/RadRadishFilm/http://www.twitter.com/radradishfilmhttp://www.instagram.com/radradishfilm... Read More →
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I Am the Messenger

Nebraska premiereUSA -  6 minutesWriter/Director: Elijah WatsonProducer: Elijah WatsonCast: Sam Maxwell, Luke MorkenA young man decides to take action when discovers someone committing a horrible crime.
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USA PremiereUSA -  4 minutesDirector: Karalyn SmithWriter: Benjamin HartzellProducer: Corinne SchipullCast: Paul Schack, Danielle TrauschA man uses daydreams to build his confidence to ask out the girl of his dreams.
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11 Confession Road

USA -  6:43 minutesWriter/Director: Rhett McClureProducer: Jake Hull, Seth Requenez, Rhett McClureCast: Jim Brodhagen, Kerrie Waybright, Luke Rustermier, Torre Ortiz-GarciaThe Year 2020. Set in post-alien-life-reveal apocalypse America, two paranoid bounty hunters on the run from... Read More →

Friday March 10, 2017 8:45pm - 10:14pm CST
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St
Saturday, March 11

12:00pm CST

Short Film Block #7
Screening order:

Glimpse directed by Enrique Mendoza
Real Artists directed by Cameo Wood
Paradox directed by John Rauschelbach
The Firefly Girls directed by Katie Micay
The Bus Stop directed by Justin Malone
The Wrights directed by Michael Steger
Past The Second Stage directed by Samuel Hunter Galloway, Peter Camilleri
Venefica directed by Maria Wilson
Icarus directed by Tom Teller

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Real Artists

Nebraska PremiereUSA -  11 minutesWriter/Director: Cameo WoodProducer: Ryon Lane, Alexa Fraser-HerronCast: Tamlyn Tomita, Tiffany HinesSophia just scored every animator’s dream interview at world famous Semaphore Animation Studios. But when the Creative Director, Anne Paladin... Read More →
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The Firefly Girls

Nebraska PremiereUSA -  11 minutesDirector: Katie MicayWriter: Katie Micay, Kyle BownProducer: Katie Micay, Kyle Bown, Kim Puleo, Jamie ZaffinoCast: Savannah Paige Rae, Mario SchugelWill is struggling to move on after his beloved daughter dies. Stuck in a dark cloud of grief, he... Read More →
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Nebraska PremiereUSA -  6 minutesDirector: Enrique MendozaWriter: Dan MooreProducer: Eric MedinaCast: Dion Earl, Reagan James, Cara Leahy, Kate Jacobs, Elester LathamWould you like to see how a relationship ends before committing to it forever? In the not-so-distant future, a new... Read More →
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Nebraska PremiereUSA -  20 minutesDirector: Tom TellerWriter: Andrew Guastaferro, Tom TellerCast: Jason Tobias, Julia Farino, Thurston HillWhen a Mars colony's comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. A shuttle malfunction cuts connectivity... Read More →
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Nebraska PremiereUSA -  8 minutesWriter/Director: Brad Helmink, John RauschelbachCast: Dusty SorgA man falls asleep alone at night, but is woken up by the sounds of someone breaking in. The intruder's identity is scarier than the act itself.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5020390/... Read More →
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Past The Second Stage

Nebraska PremiereAustralia - 5 minutesDirector: Samuel Hunter Galloway, Peter CamilleriWriter: Samuel Hunter GallowayProducer: Jessica PearceCast: Samuel Hunter GallowayWhile cleaning his deceased brothers derelict apartment, a man comes across an old laptop containing the last documentation... Read More →
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The Bus Stop

Nebraska PremiereUSA -  14 minutesWriter/Director: Justin MaloneProducer: Libby Hunt, Gina Roidopoulos, Zach BushCast: Bryce Gheisar, Max Cumberland, Mollie Milligan, Wilbur PennTwo young boys come to blows due to religious stereotypes they learned from their parents.http://www... Read More →
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Nebraska PremiereUSA -  7 minutesWriter/Director: Maria WilsonProducer: Maria Wilson, Hannah Whitney, Tess HarrisonCast: Maria Wilson, Will HarrisonA young modern-day witch embarks on a difficult rite of passage to learn whether her abilities are destined for good or for evil.ht... Read More →
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The Wrights

Nebraska PremiereUSA - 14 minutesDirector: Michael StegerWriter: Brandee Steger, Michael Steger, Kate DansonProducer: Michael Steger, Brandee Steger, Kate Danson, Nina FehrenCast: Ted Danson, Michael Steger, Brandee Steger, Nina Fehren, Kate Danson, Eric ArtellThree estranged siblings... Read More →

Saturday March 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:40pm CST
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St

2:15pm CST

Short Film Block #8
Screening order:

Worst-Case Scenario, Inc. directed by Jenny Lee, Gareth Smith
Start Over directed by Liz Rizzo
The Perfect Note directed by Michelle Davidson
Memoir directed by Alexander Jeffery
Walk for Me directed by Elegance Giovanni
Fall Repeat directed by Elise Sievert
Three Women directed by Alex Beh
Last Light directed by Jency Griffin

Short Films
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Worst-Case Scenario, Inc.

USA -  17 minutesWriter/Director: Jenny Lee, Gareth SmithProducer: Lisa Rudin, Jenny Lee, Gareth SmithCast: Avi Rothman, Molly Kidder, Autumn WithersWORST-CASE SCENARIO, INC. is a dramedy about a man who wants to fall in love, but whose job predicting worst-case scenarios makes it... Read More →
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Last Light

Nebraska PremiereUSA -  17 minutesDirector: Jency Griffin HoganWriter: Alexander Jeffery, Based on Story by Sam FisicaroProducer: Sam Fisicaro, Jency Griffin HoganCast: Sam Fisicaro, Jeanne Calderera, Sadie FontenotOn the verge of her mother’s death, Addie returns home to shed... Read More →
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Walk for Me

Nebraska PremiereUSA - 12 minutesWriter/Director: Elegance BrattonProducer: Chester Algernal, Brittany M Fennel, Yolonda Ross, Harry CepekaCast: Yolonda Ross, Brenda Milan, Aaliyah BookerWalk For Me is a contemporary coming out story set in present day New York City. Hassan Kendricks... Read More →
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Nebraska Premiere USA -  15 minutesDirector: Alexander JefferyWriter: Paul PetersenProducer: Alexander Jeffery, Paul Petersen, Jacki and Douglas Alexander, Susan GallacherCast: Paul Petersen, Cailey Fleming, Ryan Broussard, Jordan Scott, Mary ThomaMemories can either fuel our existence... Read More →
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The Perfect Note

Nebraska PremiereUSA - 11 minutesDirector: Michelle DavidsonWriter: Michelle Davidson, Joel NicholsProducer: Patrick Rea, Michelle Davidson, Colleen Horwitz, Chris BlunkCast: Joel Nichols, Jeanne AverillWhat happens when a mundane life becomes a movie musical.http://www.imdb.com/... Read More →
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Start Over

USA -  9 minutesDirector: Liz RizzoWriter: Joni ThissenProducer: Joni Thissen, E.J. (Ted) HallCast: Lyndon Laveaux, Quinn Knox, Kerry Seldin, Michael Pinto, Suzy HardyThree men and a woman hire a video service to find someone special.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5693782/... Read More →
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Fall Repeat

World PremiereUSA -  5 minutesWriter/Director: Elise Sievert Producer: Kevin Bhushan, Tony Spiridakis, Shannon Goldman, Ariel EliazCast: Ariel Eliaz, Elise Sievert A dancer navigates what she will compromise for the sake ambition while her mentor pushes boundaries.http://www.eli... Read More →
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Three Women

USA -  14 minutesDirector: Alex BehWriter: Alex Beh, Tomas PaisProducer: Doug Miller, Ross Kohn, Nancy Leopardi, Alex Beh, Jory CordyCast: Alex Beh, Anna Camp, PJ Byrne, Abigail Spencer, Sara Paxton, Dana DeLorenzo, Adam Shapiro, Tomas PaisOver drinks, Darren Peters and friends discuss... Read More →

Saturday March 11, 2017 2:15pm - 3:51pm CST
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St

4:45pm CST

Short Film Block #9 - Comedy Shorts
Screening order:

Now's A Bad Time directed by Michael Oberst
3-Way (Not Calling) directed by Molly McGlynn
Dear George directed by Emily Skyle
Help! I'm Trapped In A Movie directed by Riley Madincea
Duffy's Jacket directed by Brian Hoesing
Jesse Eisenberg Uses the Urinal directed by Alec Brown
Nuts directed by Theo Sena
Time Travel Romance directed by Ben Giroux
The Robbery directed by Jim Cummings

Short Films
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3-Way (Not Calling)

Canada -  11 minutesWriter/Director: Molly McGlynnProducer: Matt CodeCast: Emma Hunter, Kristian Bruun, Emily CouttsA woman riddled with existential dread on the eve of a big birthday convinces her partner to have a threesome that changes everything...and nothing.www.facebook.co... Read More →
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Dear George

Nebraska PremiereUSA - 20 minutesWriter/Director: Emily SkyleProducer: Tyler Bourns, Ryan Golden, Alphonse Polito, Mark CareyCast: Neil Fannin, Sophie Moeller, Joe Atak, Mary BennettAfter his high school sweetheart sends him an epic breakup letter and moves out of state, a heartbroken... Read More →
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Duffy's Jacket

Nebraska PremiereComedy USA -  9 minutesDirector: Brian HoesingWriter: Terra McQuillen,Brian HoesingProducer: Terra McQuillenCast: Doug Jones, Isaac Seaton, Jayde Gauer, Jacob WomackA forgetful boy and his 2 cousins must survive the night once discovered by an ancient woodland monster... Read More →
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Help! I'm Trapped In A Movie

Nebraska PremiereComedy United Kingdom -  9 minutesWriter/Director: Riley MadinceaProducer: Matt Day, Riley MadinceaCast: Emily Tucker, Vanessa Bailey, Chris Huntly-TurnerA man wakes up to find himself the star of a Hollywood blockbuster, but his dream soon becomes a nightmare when... Read More →
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Nebraska PremiereComedy USA -  4 minutesWriter/Director: Theo SenaProducer: Massoumeh EmamiCast: Sam Osterhout, Steve SiddellA man wakes up and fixes a world that isn't broken.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5225572/... Read More →
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The Robbery

Comedy USA -  10 minutesDirector: Jim CummingsWriter: Jim Cummings, Dustin HahnProducer: Natalie MetzgerCast: Rae Gray, Pj McCabeCrystal robs a liquor store. It goes pretty ok.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6391374/http://unisonla.comhttps://twitter.com/jimmycthatsme... Read More →
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Time Travel Romance

World Premiere Comedy USA -  12 minutesWriter/Director: Ben GirouxProducer: Ben Giroux, Scott Thomas ReynoldsCast: Ben Giroux, Mindy Sterling, Sarah Scott, David Carzell, Dre SwainAfter continually striking out with women, an awkward man (Ben Giroux, HENRY DANGER) invents a time... Read More →
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Now's A Bad Time

Comedy USA -  8 minutesWriter/Director: Michael OberstCast: Colin Burris, Scott Gallagher, Jake Montero, Rory DavisA dark comedy about two guys doing nothing wrong. Unless you consider trying to pry a grieving mother for her deceased sons personal info to sell for a small (but reasonable... Read More →
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Jesse Eisenberg Uses the Urinal

Comedy USA -  7 minutesDirector: Alec BrownProducer: Charles-AustinCast: Alec Brown, Dylan Hamilton-Smith, Tom JohnsonOscar-nominee Jesse Eisenberg might play a captivating know-it-all on the big screen, but there is one thing the talented actor doesn't know- how to use the urin... Read More →

Saturday March 11, 2017 4:45pm - 6:23pm CST
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St

7:30pm CST

Short Film Block #10 - Nebraska Shorts
Screening order:

GPS directed by Derek Davidson
Child's Play directed by Candace Nelson
Hawksbill Crag directed by Alexander Jeffery
Not About Me directed by Aaron Nix
Funeral Favors directed by Ben Semisch
Up River directed by Allison Holt
The Music Box directed by Aliza Brugger
Spelling Bee directed by Dominic Cilfalo
Over the Fairy Hill directed by William Fischer
Neighbor / Neighbor directed by Bruce Nelson
The Quest for Excalispoon directed by Sam Senser, Thomas Johnson

Short Films
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Spelling Bee

World PremiereUSA - 2 minutesWriter/Director: Dominic CiofaloProducer: Jordan FountainCast: Nolan Sullivan, Cale Yates, Candace Nelson, Jacob SkodaA young boy must use all his wits if he is to be crowned the champion of a contest of spelling things good.http://rad-radish.com/http... Read More →
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The Music Box

Nebraska PremiereUSA -  15 minutesWriter/Director: Aliza BruggerWhen Gloria finds a mysterious box in her cellar, her life is shaded with bursts of terror. She and Maya must overcome the shadows together.
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Hawksbill Crag

World PremiereUSA -  5 minutesWriter/Director: Alexander Jeffery, Brent Scott MazeProducer: Alexander Jeffery, Brent Scott MazeCast: Alexander JefferyA nature photographer is sent to Northern Arkansas to take pictures of Hawksbill Crag, but the trails and environment slowly drive... Read More →
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The Quest for Excalispoon

World PremiereUSA - 7 minutesDirector: Sam Senser, Thomas JohnsonWriter: Thomas Johnson, Angie SenserProducer: John SenserCast: Wrenn Senser, Jake BruceTwo knights enter into the gates of Utensia, in search of the legendary Excalispoon.trailer  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88... Read More →
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Funeral Favors

World PremiereUSA -  3 minutesDirector: Ben SemischWriter: Ben Semisch, Todd Dylan, Adam BrownellCast: Adam Brownell, Todd DylanAfter a Funeral Adam offers a helping hand to his friend Todd. Todd takes the offer too far asking for increasingly ridiculous favors.
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World PremiereUSA -  1 minutesWriter/Director: Derek DavidsonProducer: Jordan FountainCast: Abbie Herbert,Derek DavidsonIt's time we had a serious talk. With our phones.http://rad-radish.com/https://www.facebook.com/RadRadishFilm/http://www.twitter.com/radradishfilmhttp://www.in... Read More →
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Over the Fairy Hill

World PremiereIreland -  15 minutesDirector: William FischerWriter: Sally Hurst, William FischerProducer: Ruth McNally, John McLeanCast: Peter James Melrose, Niamh Ryan, Cian Kealy, Colt Stapleton, John McLeanThe young couple of Crissie and Darragh are very much in love and looking... Read More →
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Not About Me

Nebraska PremiereUSA - 6 minutesWriter/Director: Aaron NixCast: Aaron Nix, Luke Riley, Emily Nix, Jeff Fugate, Eva LubeA husband attempts to avoid the building tension at home. Instead, he finds perspective on the urgency of life and love with the hopes of reconciling with his wi... Read More →
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Neighbor / Neighbor

World PremiereUSA -  19 minutesDirector: Bruce Nelson, Staci Monk NelsonWriter: Bruce NelsonCast: Nick Rowley, Beth Weindel Paprocki, Andy Niess, Eli Ami, Patrick Johnson, August Nelson, Lovisa Nelson, Bruce Nelson, Alyssa Thompson, Ruby Pospisil, Staci Monk NelsonWhen less than... Read More →
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Child's Play

USA -  6 minutesWriter/Director: Candace NelsonProducer: Candace Nelson, Zack Russell Bartlett, Garrett BrunssenCast: Janae Dunn, Julia Utter, Logan Young, Luke GlassmanTwo young girls learn how to survive from a childhood game gone wrong.
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Up River

World PremiereUSA -  8 minutesWriter/Director: Allison HoltProducer: Elijah WatsonCast: Desiree BartelsA young woman journeys into the wilderness to find her father in the midst of a food drought.

Saturday March 11, 2017 7:30pm - 9:08pm CST
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St
Sunday, March 12

11:45am CDT

Short Film Block #11 - Documentaries
Screening order:

Gardeners of the Forest directed by Ceylan Carhoglu , Nicole Jordan-Webber
The Art of Hope directed by Benjamin Bogard
The John Show directed by Julie Sokolow
Soul City directed by Monica Berra, SheRea DelSol, Gini Richards
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Year of The Snake directed by Max Horn
The Gathering directed by Micki Dickoff

Short Films
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Soul City

Nebraska PremiereUSA -  23 minutesDirector/Producer: Monica Berra, SheRea DelSol, & Gini Richards “Soul City” is a documentary short that tells the story of a group of civil rights activists and city slickers who attempt to build a multiracial utopia in the heart of Klan Country... Read More →
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Gardeners of the Forest

USA/Lao People's Democratic Republic - 14 minutesDirector: Ceylan Carhoglu, Nicole Jordan-WebberProducer: Nicole Jordan-Webber, Ceylan Carhoglu For generations, Laos was known as the Land of a Million Elephants. Today, there are around 400 elephants left in Laos. If the Laotian elephants... Read More →
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The Gathering

Nebraska PremiereUSA -  24 minutesWriter/Director: Micki DickoffProducer: Micki Dickoff, Magdaleno Rose-AvilaCast: 16 exonerated death row survivors“The Gathering” tells the story of Witness to Innocence, the only organization of death row exonerees in the United States led by... Read More →
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The Art of Hope

USA -  17 minutesWriter/Director: Benjamin J BogardProducer: Benjamin J Bogard, Katie JohnstonOffering sanctuary in the last frontier, Hope Community Resources Inc. provides resources to individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. At the main campus in Anchorage, Hope Studios... Read More →
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The John Show

Nebraska PremiereUSA -  12 minutesWriter/Director: Julie SokolowProducer: Olivia Vaughn, Ryan LoewCast: John Riegert, Brett Yasko, Donna PenoyerGraphic designer Brett Yasko wanted to save his friend John’s life, so he asked every artist in their town to make a portrait of John... Read More →
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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Year of The Snake

United States PremiereUnited Kingdom -  9 minutesWriter/Director: Max HornYear Of The Snake is a short documentary following the rise and rise of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes.http://www.baronxbones.comhttps://www.facebook.com/baronxbones/... Read More →

Sunday March 12, 2017 11:45am - 1:24pm CDT
Village Pointe Cinema - #11 304 N 174th St