2016 Film Schedule

We have 108 independent films for your enjoyment this year! Browse them here by category or view/download a printable film schedule (PDF)

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    A Dozen Summers
    Kenton Hall
    Monkey Basket Films, Hathi Productions, Poppy Jack Productions
    UK | 2015 | 81 min
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 9:00AM - Gaslight 2
    Sunday, March 06 - 1:00PM - Gaslight 2

    Twelve-year-old twin girls, Maisie and Daisy McCormack, press-gang a passing film crew into making a movie about their lives. Although they are supposedly directing the show and can insert an edit by snapping their fingers, they still face typical adolescent problems such as bullying, embarrassing parents, and unrequited love for cute boys who don’t notice them.


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    A Drop of Blood
    Matt Moyer
    USA | 2015 | 8 min
    Showing as part of the Documentary Shorts #2 Program:
    Friday, March 04 - 9:30AM - Animas City Theatre
    Sunday, March 06 - 6:30PM - Gaslight 2

    A journey behind the camera and into the Iraq war, this film is about friendship, loss, and the bonds formed in life’s most extreme moments.


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    A Light Skip into Flight
    Ian Edward Weir
    USA | 2015 | 5 min
    Showing as part of the Reel Learning Program:
    Sunday, March 06 - 9:30AM - Gaslight 1

    A nature film of flying creatures paired with music played on an African tongue drum.


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    A New Understanding: Science of Psilocybin
    Robert Barnhart and Brady Dial, Producers
    USA | 2015 | 55 min
    http://www.anewunderstanding.orgShowing with His Name is Midnight
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 3:00PM - Animas City Theatre
    Saturday, March 05 - 9:30AM - Gaslight 1

    We devote a great deal of attention to living with cancer but very little to the treatment of the human being who is dying of cancer. A recent resurgence of psychedelic research is revealing the power of compounds like psilocybin to profoundly alter our understanding of both life and death. Through the eyes of patients, their loved ones, therapists, and researchers, this film examines the use of psilocybin in a controlled setting to reduce psycho spiritual anxiety, depression, and physical pain.


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    A Place in the Middle
    Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
    USA | 2014 | 25 min
    Showing as part of the Reel Learning Program:
    Sunday, March 06 - 9:30AM - Gaslight 1

    Eleven-year-old Ho’onani dreams of leading the hula troupe at her Honolulu school. The only trouble is that the group is just for boys. Her teacher understands first-hand what it’s like to be “in the middle”—the ancient Hawaiian tradition of embracing both male and female spirit. Together they set out to prove that what matters most is to be true to yourself.


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    A Standing Still
    Scott Ballard
    Scott Ballard Films
    USA | 2014 | 80 min
    Showing :
    Friday, March 04 - 9:00AM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 05 - 4:00PM - Gaslight 2

    Young recluse Allison struggles with the future in the midst of loss and displacement. She works as a fire lookout in the Willamette National Forest, and when she is called down early for a medical emergency, she is forced to face the dynamics that have led her to such a reclusive life.


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    A Strong Beat
    Dan Addelson
    USA | 2015 | 19 min
    Showing as part of the Documentary Shorts #2 Program:
    Friday, March 04 - 9:30AM - Animas City Theatre
    Sunday, March 06 - 6:30PM - Gaslight 2

    Erin Roberts thought her world had ended when her brother Kellen died suddenly at 22. His organs were donated, and Connor Rabinowitz received his heart in a transplant. Nobody could have anticipated what happened next.


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    A Thousand Voices
    David Aubrey
    Silver Bullet Productions
    USA | 2014 | 57 min
    Showing as part of the Changing Woman Diaries Program:
    Thursday, March 03 - 5:30PM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 05 - 4:00PM - Stadium 9

    From the proverb, “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story,” this documentary builds from thousands of voices to present one universal story of New Mexico’s Native American women. Native American women have been purveyors of culture since creation. In spite of Western invasions, Native American women remain strong and grounded in traditional values by upholding courage and wisdom.


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    Ahco on the Road
    Soyeon Kim
    Yellowshed
    South Korea, USA | 2013 | 8 min
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 12:30PM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 05 - 9:00PM - Animas City Theatre
    Sunday, March 06 - 3:30PM -

    Ahco is on a journey to find her way back home after being separated from her mother.


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    All-American Family
    Andrew Jenks
    USA | 2015 | 12 min
    Showing as part of the Documentary Shorts #1 Program:
    Thursday, March 03 - 9:30AM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 05 - 3:00PM - Gaslight 1

    In Pleasanton, Calif., everyone cherishes the local high school football team. The Pedersen family has had four generations star on the team whose players are all deaf.


Features

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    A Dozen Summers
    Kenton Hall
    Monkey Basket Films, Hathi Productions, Poppy Jack Productions
    UK | 2015 | 81 min
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 9:00AM - Gaslight 2
    Sunday, March 06 - 1:00PM - Gaslight 2

    Twelve-year-old twin girls, Maisie and Daisy McCormack, press-gang a passing film crew into making a movie about their lives. Although they are supposedly directing the show and can insert an edit by snapping their fingers, they still face typical adolescent problems such as bullying, embarrassing parents, and unrequited love for cute boys who don’t notice them.


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    A Standing Still
    Scott Ballard
    Scott Ballard Films
    USA | 2014 | 80 min
    Showing :
    Friday, March 04 - 9:00AM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 05 - 4:00PM - Gaslight 2

    Young recluse Allison struggles with the future in the midst of loss and displacement. She works as a fire lookout in the Willamette National Forest, and when she is called down early for a medical emergency, she is forced to face the dynamics that have led her to such a reclusive life.


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    Echo Lake
    Jody McVeigh-Schultz
    32 Servings Films
    USA | 2015 | 86 min
    Showing :
    Friday, March 04 - 12:30PM - Animas City Theatre
    Saturday, March 05 - 6:30PM - Stadium 9

    Will is a 30-year-old, functioning alcoholic struggling with adulthood. When his estranged father dies, Will inherits the family cabin in the Sierras, and with it a new perspective on his family, childhood, and habit of sabotaging relationships.


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    Fools
    Benjamin Meyer
    Applied Cinema, 24Truth
    USA | 2015 | 87 min
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 7:30PM - Gaslight 2
    Saturday, March 05 - 10:00AM - Gaslight 2

    Sam and Susan move in together without exchanging a word. He’s barely hanging on after being fired, again. She is fleeing an angry roommate. They make it work in the way that two strange people can sometimes make strangeness work for them. They fabricate a life for themselves, making up a rich romantic history. But when tested by reality, they must decide whether it truly is love or just a fantasy.


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    Harry & Avis
    Nathan Hollis
    Grey Paige Productions, Screen Academy Scotland
    USA | 2014 | 77 min
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 3:00PM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 05 - 8:30PM - Gaslight 1

    Two eccentric lovers take a camping trip to Loch Lomond National Park in this romantic comedy set in Scotland. This trip is meant to invigorate their relationship, but Harry finds himself contemplating life’s perplexing questions, while Avis tries her best to remind him of the importance of spontaneity. Just as the two begin to find middle ground, they end up involved in a mystery.


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    Interwoven
    V.W. Scheich
    Indie Entertainment, Rareform Pictures
    USA | 2015 | 88 min
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 2:30PM - Gaslight 2
    Sunday, March 06 - 4:00PM - Gaslight 2

    Interwoven explores the notions that truth is stranger than fiction, and that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. By weaving together 15 true-life stories into one narrative feature, director V.W. Scheich creates a film whose individual segments will make one feel, but collectively will make one think, ultimately questioning what it’s all about.


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    Jane Wants a Boyfriend
    William Sullivan
    Copperline Creative
    USA | 2015 | 102 min
    Showing :
    Friday, March 04 - 3:30PM - Stadium 9
    Sunday, March 06 - 10:00AM - Animas City Theatre

    Jane, a talented and ambitious young costume designer with Asperger’s Syndrome, has enlisted the help of her sister, Bianca, to help her find her first boyfriend. After she is unexpectedly courted one night by Bianca’s aimless friend Jack, Jane finds her attempts to pursue her relationship thwarted by her well-meaning but overprotective older sister.


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    Superior
    Edd Benda
    Beyond the Porch Productions
    USA | 2015 | 84 min
    Showing :
    Wednesday, March 02 - 6:30PM - Gaslight 2
    Saturday, March 05 - 11:00AM - Stadium 9

    In the summer of 1969, Derek Suntila is weeks away from the Vietnam War, and Charlie Eskola is weeks away from his first days at Michigan Tech University. Before the two best friends go their separate ways, they leave their small hometown in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for one final adventure: a two week, 1,300 mile bike ride around the massive and unforgiving Lake Superior.


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    Texas Heart
    Mark David
    DBS Films
    USA | 2016 | 104 min
    Showing :
    Friday, March 04 - 6:00PM - Gaslight 1
    Sunday, March 06 - 3:30PM - Gaslight 1

    Peter Franklin is a crooked lawyer caught up in a loveless existence who hides out in a backwoods Texas town. After changing his name to Frank Stephens, he comes across a young man falsely accused of killing a beautiful girl. Frank soon faces an agonizing choice: ignore the case in order to remain anonymous, or try to save the young man. After a shocking twist in the case, Frank makes a choice that changes everything.


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    The David Dance
    Aprill Winney
    Brave Lad Films
    USA | 2014 | 103 min
    Showing :
    Friday, March 04 - 11:30AM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 05 - 7:00PM - Gaslight 2

    David is usually soft spoken and shy. As host of a local gay radio show, he’s poised, witty and every listener’s best friend. His sister, Kate, is a thrice-divorced banker who decides to adopt an orphan in Brazil and asks David to be a father figure. Meanwhile, David grapples with self-doubt while gawkily romancing his coworker. Past and present intertwine in this bittersweet winter’s tale of a man learning to love and accept himself.


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    The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story
    Paul Wendkos, Director
    Columbia Pictures Television
    USA | 1988 | 100 min | Not in competition
    In attendance: Lindsay Wagner
    Showing :
    Friday, March 04 - 7:30PM - Stadium 9

    Based on a true story, this movie showcases the June 1985 hijacking by two fanatical, grenade-wielding Hezbollah Muslims. During the 17-day hijacking, several of the passengers were beaten and one was killed. Lindsay Wagner stars as courageous American purser Uli Derickson who was credited with saving many lives and preventing the crisis from becoming far worse than it already was.


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    Your Holy Eyes
    Yunmo Yang
    South Korea, USA | 2015 | 118 min
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 11:30AM - Gaslight 2
    Saturday, March 05 - 1:00PM - Gaslight 2

    After attempting suicide, Elena visits a seminary surrounded by great nature for recuperation. Soon she starts to increasingly feel that some things are looking at her here and there. Who are they? What do they want from her, and what would she want from them?


Documentaries

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    A New Understanding: Science of Psilocybin
    Robert Barnhart and Brady Dial, Producers
    USA | 2015 | 55 min
    http://www.anewunderstanding.orgShowing with His Name is Midnight
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 3:00PM - Animas City Theatre
    Saturday, March 05 - 9:30AM - Gaslight 1

    We devote a great deal of attention to living with cancer but very little to the treatment of the human being who is dying of cancer. A recent resurgence of psychedelic research is revealing the power of compounds like psilocybin to profoundly alter our understanding of both life and death. Through the eyes of patients, their loved ones, therapists, and researchers, this film examines the use of psilocybin in a controlled setting to reduce psycho spiritual anxiety, depression, and physical pain.


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    CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
    Robin Hauser Reynolds
    Finish Line Features
    USA | 2015 | 79 min
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 8:00PM - Gaslight 1
    Friday, March 04 - 8:30PM - Gaslight 1

    CODE exposes the dearth of female and minority software engineers, and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed. What would society gain from having
    more women and people of color code, and how do we get there?


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    Confessions
    Paul Erskine
    Canada, Mexico | 2015 | 6 min
    Showing with Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 5:00PM - Gaslight 2
    Sunday, March 06 - 10:30AM - Gaslight 2

    An interview with a South American woman whose life choices have taken her down a very dangerous path.


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    His Name is Midnight
    Kelly Colbert
    Umbrella Girl Media
    USA | 2015 | 31 min
    http://www.hisnameismidnight.comShowing with A New Understanding: Science of Psilocybin
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 3:00PM - Animas City Theatre
    Saturday, March 05 - 9:30AM - Gaslight 1

    Midnight’s story is a tale of tenacity and love that empowers him to survive his journey and regain the strength to thrive.


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    Landfill Harmonic
    Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley
    USA | 2015 | 85 min | Not in competition
    http://www.landfillharmonicmovie.comShowing with Taming the Teesta
    Showing :
    Friday, March 04 - 1:00PM - Stadium 9
    Sunday, March 06 - 6:00PM - Animas City Theatre

    A Paraguayan musical youth group, The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, discovers something special from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is launched into the global spotlight. However, when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town.


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    Mad Tiger
    Jonathan Yi and Michael Haertlein
    Film Movement
    Japan, USA | 2015 | 81 min
    Showing :
    Wednesday, March 02 - 8:30PM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 05 - 6:30PM - Animas City Theatre

    Mad Tiger follows the relationship of two Japanese men, named Yellow and Red, who have been best friends, band mates, and business partners touring the United States in a performance art punk band called Peelander-Z for the last 15 years. When Red decides to quit, their relationship is tested by life beyond the band.


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    Martin’s Boat
    Pete McBride
    USA | 2015 | 24 min
    http://www.martinsboat.comShowing with The Rider & The Wolf
    Showing :
    Friday, March 04 - 9:30AM - Gaslight 2
    Sunday, March 06 - 12:30PM - Animas City Theatre

    When two dams were proposed in the Grand Canyon, Martin Litton believed that preservation started with his whitewater dories.


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    Presenting Lisa: A Journey to Authenticity
    Sean Bloch
    Blue Halo Films
    USA | 2015 | 66 min
    http://www.bluehalofilms.comshowing with Tomgirl
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 12:00PM - Animas City Theatre
    Saturday, March 05 - 12:30PM - Gaslight 1

    Meet Larry. At birth, his sex could not be physiologically determined, so doctors told his parents to choose their child’s sex. Ultimately, his parents elected sex assignment surgery and sealed his fate as a boy. Fast forward 60 years later and watch as Larry risks everything familiar to reclaim his identity. He must find space in the world for himself as Lisa.


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    Revival: The Sam Bush Story
    Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler
    USA | 2015 | 98 min
    Showing :
    Friday, March 04 - 7:00PM - Animas City Theatre
    Sunday, March 06 - 3:00PM - Animas City Theatre

    Heralded as one of the most influential musicians in the modern era, Sam Bush pioneered a new genre of music and inspired some of today’s most successful commercial acts; yet, he remains the music world’s best-kept secret.


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    Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103
    Phil Furey and Spencer Averick
    UK, USA | 2015 | 84 min
    http://since103.comShowing with Confessions
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 5:00PM - Gaslight 2
    Sunday, March 06 - 10:30AM - Gaslight 2

    The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 was an act of international terrorism that left a legacy of trauma and unanswered questions for decades. The shared tragedy of the event united the families of the victims and set them on a quest for truth that would lead to the highest levels of the U.S. government. As the story unfolds, witness how the persistence of a small group of grieving families can access the power of the media to find justice and change the world.


Shorts

Shorts Showing with Features

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    Orphan is the New Orange
    Alethea Root
    USA | 2015 | 15 min |
    http://www.orphanistheneworange.com
    Showing with Harry & Avis
    Showing :
    Thursday, March 03 - 3:00PM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 05 - 8:30PM - Gaslight 1

    When the Leda Clones of “Orphan Black” break the law, they get sent to the D.I.P. It ain’t Litchfield, bitch.


Animated Shorts

(Shorts for Adults)
Program shows as a group:
Thursday, March 3 – 12:30PM – Gaslight Theatre 1
Saturday, March 5 – 9PM – Animas City Theatre
Sunday, March 6 – 3:30PM – Durango Stadium 9

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    Ahco on the Road
    Soyeon Kim
    Yellowshed
    South Korea, USA | 2013 | 8 min |

    Ahco is on a journey to find her way back home after being separated from her mother.


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    Animation Hotline, 2013
    Dustin Grella
    Dusty Studio
    USA | 2013 | 5 min |

    A series of animations where anonymous messages on the artist’s voicemail provide content for sometimes insightful, sometimes bizarre micro-shorts.


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    Canis
    Marc Riba & Anna Solanas
    Spain | 2014 | 17 min |

    Teo survives isolated in a house constantly besieged by a horde of stray dogs.


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    Dinner for Few
    Nassos Vakalis
    USA, Greece | 2014 | 10 min |

    A sociopolitical metaphor of the world as a formal dinner that takes an unexpected turn when there’s no more food to be served.


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    Harder Not Smarter
    Marc Havener
    Resonate Pictures
    USA | 2015 | 1 min |

    An ER receptionist adopts the misguided mantra of “working harder, not smarter.”


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    Hummingbird’s Wings
    Dustin Grella
    Dusty Studio
    USA | 2015 | 2 min |

    An experimental short that attempts to bridge the gap between live action and animation, documentary and poetry.


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    In It to Win It
    Marc Havener
    Resonate Pictures
    USA | 2015 | 1 min |

    An overzealous soccer dad attends his daughter’s ballet recital.


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    Myrna the Monster
    Ian Samuels
    GOMA Productions
    USA | 2015 | 14 min |

    A heart-broken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into adult life in Los Angeles like any other 20-something.


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    Natural Attraction
    Marc Zimmermann
    Germany | 2015 | 5 min |

    Only the interaction of sky and earth allows for life to evolve.


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    The Mill at Calder’s End
    Kevin McTurk
    USA | 2015 | 14 min |

    Nicholas Grimshaw has returned home to unearth the dark secret of the Mill at Calder’s End.


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    Tiny Town
    Howard Cook
    College of Arts & Media, CU Denver
    USA | 2015 | 9 min |

    When Tiny Town is besieged by cataclysmic events, it’s up to a simple ice cream man to rise up against the challenges and defend his home.


Laugh Your Shorts Off

Program shows as a group:
Thursday, March 3 – 9AM – Animas City Theatre
Saturday, March 5 – 6PM – Gaslight Theatre 1

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    Blind Date
    Darren Rudy
    ShotByGunn Productions
    USA | 2015 | 8 min |

    Dating is complicated enough, but when trying to meet “Peep2Peep,” this young couple confronts the silent film near-misses of modern times.


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    Dad in Mum (Papa Dans Maman)
    Fabrice Bracq
    Rusty Production
    France | 2014 | 6 min |

    The middle of the night. Moans are heard behind the parents’ door. Two young sisters are asking questions...


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    Long John
    Joe Bellavia
    USA | 2015 | 17 min |

    During a frigid winter, John discovers the warmth and beauty of long underwear — but will it be disastrous for his love life?


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    Love is Blind
    Dan Hodgson
    Gird Flight Films
    UK | 2015 | 6 min |

    A fresh take on the classic love triangle.


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    Low/Fi
    Alejandro Montoya Marin
    USA | 2015 | 14 min |

    Lea feels wronged by the way movies and music portray love. Now that she is 30 and single, she cuts pop culture cold turkey to see if she can find the man of her dreams.


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    Nature Rx, Part 1
    Justin Bogardus
    USA | 2015 | 2 min |

    Nature has a marketing problem. Polar bears, ice caps, mass extinctions, and hurricanes are not waking people up fast enough.


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    Takanakuy
    Austin Kolodney
    USC
    USA | 2015 | 11 min |

    Deck the halls. Deck your family.


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    The Fake
    Matthew D. Helfgott & Jared Hillman
    USA | 2015 | 7 min |

    A tight-fisted empty-nester sets out to get himself a fake ID in order to snag the senior discount.


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    The Goodbye
    Mike P. Nelson
    Don't Mind If I Do Films
    USA | 2015 | 17 min |

    A screenwriter struggling to complete a ninja script must confront the death of the love of his life in order to move on with his own.


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    Hazart
    Hazart Films
    USA | 2015 | 4 min |

    A dinner date gone awry where the couple says what they mean, and mean what they say, literally.


Life, Death, Fantasy… and a Zombie

Program shows as a group:
Wednesday, March 2 – 9PM – Gaslight Theatre 2
Friday, March 4 – 3PM – Gaslight Theatre 1

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    Aquarium
    Benmio McCrea
    Crea8 Productions
    USA | 2015 | 8 min |

    A couple drive to the beach to say their final goodbye. One does not return.


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    He Kindly Stopped
    Jonathan Browning
    Screaming Frog Productions
    USA | 2015 | 11 min |

    A pair of traveling partners reminisce about the choices made and what it means to truly be alive.


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    It Had Wings
    Ellen Hemphill & Jim Haverkamp
    An Archipelago/CINE Production
    USA | 2015 | 10 min |

    A widow, alone at home, sees something heavenly and wounded fall into her backyard.


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    La Seance
    Edouard de La Poeze
    Crew du Chapeau Productions
    France | 2014 | 12 min |

    A photographer gets to take a last picture of a muse he is obsessed with during a rather strange session.


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    Till Then (Bis Gleich)
    Benjamin Wolff
    avenueROAD Films
    Germany | 2014 | 20 min |

    An unspoken connection between two elderly neighbors who share a daily ritual, but who have never actually met, deepens when they face the inevitable…together.


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    Two Roads
    Christine Chen and Adam Duncan
    USA | 2015 | 20 min |

    Josh returns home after learning he has inherited a ranch from an ex-sweetheart. While revisiting his past, he discovers he may also have a young daughter.


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    What’s Eating Dad
    Michael Goldburg
    Home on the Range Productions
    USA | 2014 | 11 min |

    When Chloe meets her boyfriend’s parents for the first time, what’s really for dinner is something she never imagined.


Documentary Shorts

Documentary Shorts #1

Program shows as a group:
Program shows as a group:
Thursday, March 3 – 9:30AM – Gaslight Theatre 1
Saturday, March 5 – 3PM – Gaslight Theatre 1

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    All-American Family
    Andrew Jenks
    USA | 2015 | 12 min |

    In Pleasanton, Calif., everyone cherishes the local high school football team. The Pedersen family has had four generations star on the team whose players are all deaf.


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    Born to be Mild
    Andrew Oxley
    UK | 2015 | 15 min |

    The modern world is constantly speeding up, but not for the Dull Men’s Club — a group of men quite content with life’s more sedate pleasures.


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    Glen’s Village
    Dorian Geiger
    USA | 2015 | 32 min |

    Glen Casey was born and raised amid a world of drugs and violence. Glen’s Village probes the impact of psychological trauma in children growing up in
    urban environments.


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    The House is Innocent
    Nicholas Coles
    USA | 2015 | 12 min |

    Meet Tom and Barbara, proud new owners of the most infamous house in Sacramento, Calif.


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    The Night Witch
    Alison Klayman
    New York Times Op-Docs
    USA | 2013 | 4 min |

    This animated New York Times Op-Doc explores the life of Nadezhda (Nadia) Popova, who became a World War II hero as part of a Soviet all-female bombing regiment.


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    Tiger Hood
    Christopher Andre Marks
    Cinema Nolita
    USA | 2015 | 7 min |

    Patrick Barr, a.k.a. “Tiger Hood,” has a passion for golf. What he doesn’t have are fairways or golf balls. Undaunted, Tiger hits the links on the corner
    of Spring Street and Lafayette in New York City.


Documentary Shorts #2

Program shows as a group:
Program shows as a group:
Friday, March 4 – 9:30AM – Animas City Theatre
Sunday, March 6 – 6:30PM – Gaslight Theatre 2

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    A Drop of Blood
    Matt Moyer
    USA | 2015 | 8 min |

    A journey behind the camera and into the Iraq war, this film is about friendship, loss, and the bonds formed in life’s most extreme moments.


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    A Strong Beat
    Dan Addelson
    USA | 2015 | 19 min |

    Erin Roberts thought her world had ended when her brother Kellen died suddenly at 22. His organs were donated, and Connor Rabinowitz received his heart in a transplant. Nobody could have anticipated what happened next.


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    Dreaming Against the World
    Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello
    USA, China | 2014 | 35 min |

    Throughout Maoist China’s turbulent history, the artist Mu Xin sacrificed everything to create his art. It was through his artistic faith that he survived.


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    Maybe
    Suzanne Wasfi
    The Freedom Theatre Film Unit
    Jenin, West Bank Palestine | 2015 | 12 min |

    Two women fight to follow their dreams in a society where gender roles are sharply defined.


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    Satellite Baby
    Jenny Schweitzer
    USA | 2015 | 9 min |

    An afterschool director sheds light on behavioral issues surfacing among children who return to their ancestral land during crucial developmental years.


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    When Spirit Calls
    Terrie McIntosh
    Wapikoni Mobile
    Canada | 2014 | 4 min |

    An experimental film examining a young woman’s spiritual journey, highlighting themes of intuition, faith, and perseverance.


Documentary Shorts #3

Program shows as a group:
Program shows as a group:
Thursday, March 3 – 6PM – Animas City Theatre
Friday, March 4 – 12PM – Gaslight Theatre 2

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    Our Canyon Lands
    Justin Clifton
    USA | 2015 | 35 min |

    In southeastern Utah, one of the last major wild places sits teetering on a precipice of rampant industrial development.


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    Spark & Kiln
    Donna Guthrie
    USA | 2015 | 10 min |

    Spark & Kiln highlights the work and marriage of local artists Don and Maxine Green. Over the past 50 years, their well-known sculptures have adorned the western U.S. These two inspiring octogenarians remind us that artists don’t retire.


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    The Five Minute Museum
    Paul Bush
    UK, Switzerland | 2015 | 7 min |

    An experimental short of museum artifacts brought to life in this animated history of human endeavor.


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    The Gnomist
    Sharon Liese
    Herizon Productions
    USA | 2015 | 21 min |

    When fairy homes mysteriously appear in a suburban forest, four women find that believing in magic is the medicine they need.


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    We Live This
    James Burns
    Hayden 5 Media
    USA | 2015 | 11 min |

    Four boys from the projects come together to pursue their dreams. What lies beneath these young performers is more than what meets the eye.


Adventure

Program shows as a group:
Thursday, March 3 – 9PM – Animas City Theatre
Saturday, March 5 – 12PM – Animas City Theatre
Sunday, March 6 – 8:30PM – Animas City Theatre

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    Darklight
    Mike Brown
    Sweetgrass Productions
    USA | 2015 | 8 min |

    Brought to you to by the same group who made Afterglow (DF 2015), this film is a follow-up piece showcasing mountain biking during the midnight hours. Watch as Matt Hunter, Graham Agassiz, and Matty Miles take us on a mind-bending night ride through Southern Utah and the Pacific Northwest.


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    First Ascent – Kunyang Chhish East
    Matteo Vettorel, Alessandro Bandinelli & Milena Holzknecht
    Storyteller Labs
    Italy | 2014 | 37 min |

    An honest look at the trials and tribulations of three alpinists who set out to achieve their goal of a first ascent. Nothing glorious; nothing dramatic—just three men and one goal. Will they achieve it?


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    Paradise Waits
    Teton Gravity Research
    USA | 2015 | 30 min |

    Teton Gravity presents this 30-minute thrill-ride that has everything you demand from a ski and snowboard film. Be prepared to see sick lines made and
    wicked tricks played with pros such as Angel Collinson, Ian McIntosh, Dana Flahr, plus many more shredding it like it’s no“brah”dies business.


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    The Coast
    Skip Armstrong
    NRS Films, Wazee Motion Pictures
    USA | 2014 | 7 min |

    Living life by the ocean is powerful, unforgiving, and exactly what Hayden Peters was looking for. After trading city life for the daily sting of salt water on his skin, Hayden reveals how life on the coast brings him balance like no other place on Earth could.


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    The Warmth of Winter
    Ben Sturgulewski
    DPS Cinematic
    USA | 2015 | 6 min |

    Ben Sturgulewski returns with another ski montage showcasing the beauty of sunny powder days in Japan, and the après ski conversation recounting the adventures.


Native Cinema


The Changing Woman Diaries Program

Program shows as a group:
Thursday, March 3 – 5:30PM – Gaslight Theatre 1
Saturday, March 5 – 4PM – Durango Stadium 9

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    A Thousand Voices
    David Aubrey
    Silver Bullet Productions
    USA | 2014 | 57 min |

    From the proverb, “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story,” this documentary builds from thousands of voices to present one universal story of New Mexico’s Native American women. Native American women have been purveyors of culture since creation. In spite of Western invasions, Native American women remain strong and grounded in traditional values by upholding courage and wisdom.


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    First Light
    Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Culip
    The Upstander Project
    USA | 2015 | 13 min |

    For centuries, the U.S. government has taken Native American children away from their tribes, devastating parents and denying children their traditions, culture, and identity.


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    Spring Fever
    Sally Kewayosh
    Achimowin Films
    Canada | 2015 | 15 min |

    Teenage sisters May and June’s relationship is about to change drastically with the imminent arrival of May’s baby. June must try to come to terms with the change in their tight-knit family.


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    The Routes
    James "Zicks" McDougall
    Wapikoni Mobile
    Canada | 2014 | 4 min |

    McDougall rides his bike through his hometown only to be reminded of the women in his life.


Generation Z Program

Program shows as a group:
Friday, March 4 – 5:30PM – Gaslight Theatre 2
Sunday, March 6 – 12:30PM – Gaslight Theatre 1

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    Children of the Arctic
    Nick Brandestini
    Envi Films
    Switzerland | 2014 | 93 min |

    Children of the Arctic is a year-in-the-life portrait of Native Alaskan teenagers coming of age in Barrow, Alaska—the northern-most community of the United States. For these teenagers, growing up has become a little more complicated than it was for their ancestors. They are the twenty-first century
    descendants of a culture that has endured for millennia on this isolated but rapidly changing tundra.


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    Native Evolution
    Kyle Bell
    Redstick Film Productions
    USA | 2015 | 11 min |

    Since 2008, street artist Steven Grounds has been painting art centered on his Oklahoma Native American ancestry. Motivated by the struggles and hardships of his life, Grounds continues to find the strength to persevere.


Native Lebowski Program

Program shows as a group:
Wednesday, March 2 – 6PM – Gaslight Theatre 1
Friday, March 4 – 4:20PM – Animas City Theatre

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    Chasing the Light
    Blackhorse Lowe
    Achimowin Films
    USA | 2015 | 80 min |

    Riggs, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter, struggles to finish a script. A series of failed suicide attempts, unstable friends, and drug deals interfere, but none of these calamities can distract a dejected Riggs from melodramatic thoughts of his ex-girlfriend in this hilarious and dark film.


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    Ronnie BoDean
    Steven Judd
    WeerNProduction, Round House Film Productions
    USA | 2015 | 13 min |

    Wes Studi stars as the eponymous Ronnie BoDean, a larger-than-life outlaw who must shake off an epic hangover and use his street knowledge to take on his greatest challenge: babysitting his jailed neighbors’ kids. It’s up to Ronnie to save the day.


Traditional Trail Home Program

Program shows as a group:
Saturday, March 5 – 9:30AM – Animas City Theatre
Sunday, March 6 – 6PM – Durango Stadium 9

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    Call and Response
    Craig Commanda
    Wapikoni Mobile
    Canada | 2014 | 5 min |

    Commanda plays his guitar and reflects about the missing parts in his life—his traditional music, and the language of his people.


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    Mekko
    Sterlin Harjo
    Crazy Eagle Film Production, Indion Entertainment
    USA | 2015 | 84 min |

    Mekko gets out of prison after 19 years. With no home or family, he makes his way to Tulsa, ends up sleeping on the streets, and is taken in by the homeless native community. At times jovial, there is yet a dark undercurrent to the community. Mekko begins having issues with an evil man named Bill. Convinced that Bill is a witch, Mekko turns to the old teachings of his grandmother in order to rid the community of him. This story of redemption and hope finds Mekko searching for home, and the strength to forgive himself of his past.


Family

Program shows as a group:
Saturday, March 5 – 1:30PM – Durango Stadium 9
Sunday, March 6 – 1PM – Durango Stadium 9

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    Bunny New Girl
    Natalie van den Dungen
    Australia | 2015 | 6 min |

    On her first day at a new school, a self-conscious young girl learns that friendship can overcome differences.


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    Cartoon Away (Fuga Animada)
    Augusto Bicalho Roque
    Guto BR
    Brazil | 2014 | 4 min |

    An animated character tries to break free from his creator, escaping from the drawing paper and running through different animation techniques.


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    Changeover
    Mehdi Alibeygi
    Islamic Republic of Iran | 2014 | 2 min |

    A seemingly unsuspecting bird falls for a shuttle-cock at a badminton court.


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    Hello Debra
    Keith Silva
    USA | 2014 | 3 min |

    Debra is trying to get ready for her date with Bobby, but when little sister Jessica enters the picture,
    chaos ensues.


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    Home
    Saschka Unseld
    Madly In Love
    USA | 2015 | 5 min |

    A mother and young son move from the only home he has known. The young man struggles with this life-changing event.


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    Mermaids on Mars
    Jon Peters
    Athena Studios
    USA | 2015 | 25 min |

    A young boy travels to Mars to try to save the last of the planet’s water, and the three mermaids who live there, from a love-struck Martian bent on destruction.


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    Oyster (Auster)
    Dominik Stockhausen & Carl Krause
    Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
    Germany | 2015 | 1 min |

    Don’t play with the food! An “oysterordinary” adventure.


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    The Balld of Thundercluck: Chicken of Thor
    Paul A. Tillery IV
    MFA Thesis 0 SCAD
    USA | 2015 | 3 min |

    A chicken is empowered with the power of Thor to battle evil forces.


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    The Red Thunder
    Alvaro Ron
    El Capitan Pictures
    Spain, USA | 2015 | 6 min |

    Sarah, a nerdy teenager, needs her mom’s new car to go on a date with the boy she likes, but her mom won’t let her drive the vehicle. She decides to steal it and go on her date, but something unexpected happens that will change Sarah’s life forever...


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    The Story of Percival Pilts
    Janette Goodey & John Lewis
    Finickity Pictures
    Australis | 2015 | 8 min |

    This whimsical story is about the challenges and charms of living an impractical life. While playing on stilts, young Percival Pilts vows “Never again shall my feet touch the ground!” Compelled ever higher, he builds his stilts so tall that he no longer fits into normal society.


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    Wrapped
    Roman Kalin, Falko Paeper & Florian Wittman
    Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
    Germany | 2015 | 4 min |

    How can a tiny organism change everything we know, and make a difference between growth and extinction?


School

“Reel Learning” School Program
Shows as a group:
Sunday, March 6 – 9:30AM – Gaslight Theatre 1

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    A Light Skip into Flight
    Ian Edward Weir
    USA | 2015 | 5 min |

    A nature film of flying creatures paired with music played on an African tongue drum.


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    A Place in the Middle
    Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
    USA | 2014 | 25 min |

    Eleven-year-old Ho’onani dreams of leading the hula troupe at her Honolulu school. The only trouble is that the group is just for boys. Her teacher understands first-hand what it’s like to be “in the middle”—the ancient Hawaiian tradition of embracing both male and female spirit. Together they set out to prove that what matters most is to be true to yourself.


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    Deaf Notice
    Kimmy Ellinwood
    Glitch Garage
    USA | 2014 | 12 min |

    A short comedy about being deaf and hard of hearing.


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    Digital vs. Traditional
    Nata Metlukh
    Vancouver Film School
    Canada | 2015 | 1 min |

    A contest between two styles of animation.


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    Dodgeball
    Alec Brown
    USA | 2015 | 2 min |

    At Santa Fe University of Art & Design, dodgeball is more than just a weekly sport—it’s a way of life.


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    Fears
    Nata Metlukh
    Vancouver Film School
    Canada | 2015 | 2 min |

    Are fears our friends, or do they just worsen people’s existence?


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    Milepost 479
    David Dibble
    USA | 2015 | 3 min |

    A railroad conductor recounts his creepy encounter with a mysterious passenger.


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    The Hat Trick
    Haddon Kime & Matt Baum
    Kime Media
    USA | 2015 | 4 min |

    Before his daughter comes to visit, a divorced father practices a magic trick that he’s sure will win her over.


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    The Little Bird and the Squirrel
    Lena von Dohren
    Switzerland | 2015 | 4 min |

    A bird and a squirrel interact in the woods.


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    The Night Witch
    Alison Klayman
    New York Times Op-Docs
    USA | 2013 | 4 min |

    This animated New York Times Op-Doc explores the life of Nadezhda (Nadia) Popova, who became a World War II hero as part of a Soviet all-female bombing regiment.


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    The Story of Place
    Sinuhe Xavier
    Grand Canyon Trust
    USA | 2014 | 8 min |

    Author Craig Childs, photographer Ace Kvale, and community leader and National Geographic Society explorer Jim Enote delve into the spaces that make up the proposed Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah.