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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

2013

 

FILMS IN COMPETITION

OPENING FILM (12:00 PM) Theatre #1

Road Warriors 2012 - Welcome to fastest, most brutal traveling circus in America! Road Warriors 2012 documents a year of motorcycle road racers competing in the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing Championship. These athletes are the fastest riders in America risking life and limb for the sport they love. Riders, crews and families laying it all on the line for a shot at the national championship. This project is dedicated to the memory of our heroes paid the ultimate price in pursuit of their dreams. Peter Lenz #45; Marco Simoncelli i#58; Kenny Anderson #12. Race In Peace.


SCREENING @ 1:00 PM Theatre #1

Four Winds - Crossing the punishing desert of the American West, Native American Civil War veteran Four Winds is overcome by his demons and collapses on the desert floor. As his body struggles for life, his spirit struggles to move beyond the horrors of war. Brought into a border town and saved from death by the benevolence of a desert guide, Four Winds discovers that while away his family has been murdered by the same racist Capt. Flemming who sent Four Winds Native American D Company on a suicide charge to their deaths. Encouraged by his new companion to again embrace the ways of his people, Four Winds cleanses himself in preparation for a return to town and a final confrontation with the sadistic Captain Flemming.

This Is Water - A pair of fallen-out friends agree to share a ride back to their hometown when their road to recovery takes a detour.

Rolling Romance - Orson and Janice, two twenty-somethings with muscular dystrophy, meet on an internet dating site and decide to go on a date.


SCREENING @ 1:30 PM Theatre #2

'Brain Power: From Synapses to Hyperlinks' is both a 10-min film and a new TED Book from award-winning Director Tiffany Shlain and her team at The Moxie Institute. Based on new brain research from Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child and University of Washington's I-LABS, the film explores the parallels between a child's brain development and the way the Internet is developing, offering insights into the best ways to shape both our children's brains and the global brain of the Internet.

Free Pussy Riot - The Movie - Current through July 2013, and explains 'Why?' a female rock band asked 'Mary, Mother of God' to rid Russia of President Vladimir Putin's increasingly harsh and repressive regime. It details the lawlessness of the court system, the perversion of the Constitution and the backward slide into a totalitarian system supported by the Russian Orthodox Church.


SCREENING @ 2:30 PM Theatre #1

Bar Talk - In a dusty Texas bar, a chatty stranger insists on striking up a conversation with the man sitting next to him.  The more this out-of-towner talks, the more obvious it is he's not from 'round here.  Heck, he's not even from this planet!  Based on the short story by Joe R. Lansdale.

An Engagement  - An Engagement introduces us to Daniel and Annie, a young couple about to be married. When a tragic accident occurs we see how Annie copes in seemingly unexpected ways, that when we think about it, maybe aren't that strange at all.      

Never Gonna Break - A dramatic short film about America's forgotten soldier.

 

Titanic Love - The Short Film - Lucy has found a Titanic Love cruise and wants to relive the Hollywood dream. Jack does not, they cant afford it and Lucy is furious. Their relationship hits rough waters and Jack calls on best friend Delroy for advice and a cheap alternative. True to form, Delroy and his trusty sidekick Jaz come up with a cunning plan that could change all their lives forever. Delroy is going to bring the Titanic to Birmingham, but can disaster be averted? Titanic Love is a British romantic comedy short filmed in and around Birmingham city centre. The film has a talented and emerging cast from the region. The film had been produced by some of the regions finest filmmakers.


SCREENING @ 3:30 PM Theatre #1

Watercolor Postcards A precocious 10 year-old pushes her best-friend, an ex-pro football player turned esoteric-artist and her long-lost sister together after the death of their mother; but when thrust into her small, eclectic Texas town's troubled past, they both must find a way to overcome their tortured history and realize that only their love can conquer all, before all is lost.


SCREENING @ 5:30 PM Theatre #1

The Rehearsal - A dysfunctional young band struggles to make it through a single song.

The Ufologist - A foul-mouthed, unemployed air guitar enthusiast that moonlights as a UFOLOGIST, stumbles across the most important case of alien visitation since Roswell...unfortunately.


SCREENING @ 7:30 PM Theatre #1

Cobra - A father grieves his estranged son's death and travels from grave site to exotic club where he makes a transcendent discovery.

Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau - Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau chronicles the remarkable life and times of the late Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard and ultimately doomed crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea. With its rich combination of archival imagery, dramatic reenactments, contemporary interviews and meticulously researched historical source material Hawaiian is a compelling examination of the tragic decline and extraordinary rebirth of the Hawaiian culture as personified by a native son whose dynamic life and heroic death served as inspiration to an entire spiritual movement.

 



 




 

 

 

 

 



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