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THE ART OF LIVING

Today, artists and creators feel the need to move to big cities to be able to "make it." Three small town Iowan artists, they share the ideology that you don't have to be anywhere but where you are to be a successful artist.

DIRECTOR: Brody Kuhar, John Spencer Woerdehoff, Jack Sarcone

CAST: Rose Frantzen, Gene Tully, Cody Weber

RATING: f | RUNTIME: 15 MINS | GENRE: doc | COUNTRY: UNITED STATES | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Sponsored by William R. Klauer

USA PREMIERE

Wednesday 4.24

1:00pm | Creative Adventure Lab


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ELECTRIC LOVE

Four couples traverse the modern dating scene in Los Angeles utilizing popular dating apps.


DIRECtor: Aaron Fradkin

CAST: Mia Serafino, Zachary Mooren, Kyle Howard, Matt Bush, Erik Griffin

Rating: M | Runtime: 98 mins | Genre: Comedy/Romance | Country: United States | Language: English

 

USA PREMIERE

Wednesday 4.24

3:00pm | Phoenix 1

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THE MATCH

Two middle aged women on a tennis court. One hour match. Obstacles in competing.

DIRECTOR: Pia Andell

cast: Milka Ahlroth, Nina Hukkinen

RATING: ga | RUNTIME: 16 MINS | GENRE: drama | COUNTRY: finland | LANGUAGE: Swedish | Subtitles: English

USA PREMIERE

Thursday 4.25

9:30am | Five Flags Majestic

 
 
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JILL

During a quarter-century crises, Jill hooks up with her boss at a holiday work party. Now she has to cover up a big mistake...

DIRECTOR: Michael York

CAST: Jennifer De Lucia

RATING: ga | RUNTIME: 6 MINS | GENRE: doc | COUNTRY: canada | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

USA PREMIERE

Wednesday 4.24

7:00pm | Holiday Inn Blue Moon Room


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WALTER'S WAY

78-year-old Walter struggles to renew his driver’s license, and along with his daughter, is forced to face the reality of what losing his license could really mean.  

DIRECTOR: Tom Gigliotti

CAST: Lubomir Mykytiuk, Geraldine Ronan, Linda Pagnotta

RATING: ga | RUNTIME: 16 MINS | GENRE: drama | COUNTRY: canada | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

USA PREMIERE

Thursday 4.5

9:45 am | Five Flags Orpheum

 

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LOVE IS LISTENING

Globally recognized authorities in the arts, science, and spiritual traditions come together to reveal how we can move from fear to being with people with dementia-- indeed, with anyone who disturbs us. This documentary marks a new day in our understanding of what it truly means to listen.

DIRECtor: Natalya Ryabova

CAST: Evelyn Glennie, Jean Vanier, Sue Johnson & Naomi Feil 

Rating: ga | Runtime: 56 mins | theme: Dementia | Country: United States | Language: English

 

USA PREMIERE

Thursday 4.25

10:00am | Hotel Julien River Room


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IN DARK PLACES

In Dark Places is the moving true story of a 17 year-old New Zealand Māori man imprisoned for over 21 years for a crime he did not commit, and an ex-cop's heroic battle to win him freedom.


DIRECtor: Michael Bennett

CAST: Richard Te Are, Craig Hall

Rating: M | Runtime: 96 mins | Genre: Drama | Country: New Zealand | Language: English

 

USA PREMIERE

Thursday 4.25

11:45am | Phoenix 2

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AUGUST SUN

Javier is back in his hometown of Buenos Aires, torn between the needs of his mentally ill mother and the life he’s built in Europe

DIRECTOR: Franco Volpi

CAST: Miguel Di Lemme, Silvina Sabater

RATING: M | RUNTIME: 20 MINS | GENRE: drama | COUNTRY: United Kingdom/ Argentina | LANGUAGE: Spanish | Subtitles: ENGLISH

Thursday 4.25

12:00pm | Creative Adventure Lab

 
 

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BOOK WEEK

A jaded English teacher is forced to re-evaluate his life when his novel is passed over for one of his students.

DIRECtor: Heath Davis

CAST: Toby Schmitz, Maya Stange, Jolene Anderson

Rating: M | Runtime: 102 mins | Genre: Drama | Country: United States | Language: English

 

USA PREMIERE

Thursday 4.25

3:30pm | Five Flags Orpheum


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ATHENA

What if your smartphone turns against you? What if all your digital information, thoughts, fears, doubts, and secrets are used by an intelligent operating system? Either to serve you or to destroy you.


DIRECTOR: Christian Stahl

cast: Isabel Thierauch, Anne Patricia Nilles, Christian Natter

RATING: m | RUNTIME: 23 MINS | GENRE: SCI-FI | COUNTRY: germany | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

 

USA PREMIERE

Thursday 4.25

5:15pm | Holiday Inn Blue Moon Room


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A SNAKE MARKED

A convict receives a surprise visit, forcing him to face his past, blurring the lines of his present reality.

DIRECTOR: Juan Riedinger

CAST: Adam Lolacher, Howard Siegel, Christian Convery

RATING: M | RUNTIME: 14 MINS | GENRE: drama | COUNTRY: Canada | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

 

USA PREMIERE

Thursday 4.25

6:15pm | Five Flags Bijou