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2018 81 mins.

A collection of films that has a little something for everyone, from familial drama, environmental and personal documentaries, and a selection of animated gems.

Visiting Filmmakers include:  Irene Taylor Brodsky, Rob Shaw, Mark Smith, Connor Gaston, Kailey Choi, and Quentin Van De Bosche

Films in this Program

Homeless: The Soundtrack

Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky

After being taken away from her parents by the state and given up for adoption, singer-songwriter “Cami” Jenni Alpert sought

Ameya

Directed by Mackie Mallison

18-year-old artist and activist Ameya Marie fights for change by creating pieces that address topics such as police brutality, school

Two Bottles

Directed by Rob Shaw

An introvert named Bert enters a hotel with the goal of spying on a mysterious man named Gregor. But when

Part Time Heroes

Directed by Quentin Van Den Bossche

A portrait of the crew of the Sea Shepherd, an ocean vessel and conservation group that uses direct action to

Nodding Off

Directed by Kailey Choi

An ordinary commute home turns near-disastrous as an overworked employee falls asleep at the wheel.

Two Balloons

Directed by Mark Smith

Two lemurs who live in floating airships attempt to make contact with one another.

The Cameraman

Directed by Connor Gaston

Francis must reconcile his relationship with his abusive father who suffers from Huntington’s disease, while Francis’ younger brother Ed records



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