FEATURE

ON THE ROCKS

A tumultuous relationship reaches its tipping point.

 

Directors/Writers: Alex Kavutskiy & Ariel Gardner

Producers: JD Lifshitz, Raphael Margules

Genre: Comedy/Drama

 

Runtime: 1:30:00

 

CONTAINS: Language, Sexual Content

SHORTS

BELIEVERS

Six democrats work as campaign volunteers to help their candidate win the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. The volunteers differ in many ways and their reasons for volunteering vary, but they do share one thing in common. They believe their work influences the election.

 

Director: Ray Whitehouse

Genre: Documentary

 

Runtime: 17:51

 

From San Antonio, TX

BLACKFACE

A minstrel actor becomes the victim of a hate crime in his small southern town due to a case of mistaken identity.

 

Director/Writer: Shanrica Evans

Genre: Drama

 

Runtime: 10:30

 

From Tuscaloosa, AL

 

CONTAINS: Language, Violence

Der PLATTENTELLER Mit JÜRGEN ZEIT

Archive footage as Swiss cultural curator and jazz critic Jürgen Zeit visits with Miles Davis in Montreux. The two discuss his "new sound" and his new band.

 

Director/Writer: DeMorge Brown

Genre: Comedy

 

Runtime: 11:20

 

From Los Angeles, CA

 

CONTAINS: Language

HADA

A young boy loses his tooth and fears that Hada, a dangerous spirit, will come for his soul.

 

Director/Writer: Tony Morales

Genre: Horror/Thriller

 

From Spain

 

Runtime: 9:00

LIFE.

At a low-point and exhausted by Hollywood, Second City Alumnus and TV/film writer Matt Dwyer, once wrote a snarling essay as an index of frustration and an act of artistic resistance.

 

Directors: Jennifer Ruiz & DeMorge Brown

Writer: Matt Dwyer

 

Genre: Comedy/Drama

 

From Los Angeles, CA

 

Runtime: 4:55

 

CONTAINS: Language

POSTALES

After falling for each other on a trip to the beach, two lovers stay in touch by sending postcards for a whole year.

 

Directors/Writers: Ines Pintor Sierra & Pablo Santidrian

Genre: Drama/Romance

 

From Spain

 

Runtime: 13:03

SOUND SPEEDS

An invisible and disrespected sound mixer becomes infatuated with the lead actress.

 

Directors/Writers: Alex Kavutskiy & Ariel Gardner

Genre: Comedy/Drama

 

From Los Angeles, CA

 

Runtime: 17:00

 

CONTAINS: Language

THE EXAMPLE

In 1943, a race riot takes place in Beaumont, TX. Martial law is implemented. As a black family tries to leave the town, they encounter the police at a roadblock.

 

Directors: Wyatt Cagle

Writers: Gordon S. Williams

Genre: Drama

 

From Cleveland, TX

 

Runtime: 23:46

 

CONTAINS: Language

THE GHOST
AND THE NEGRO: EPISODES 1-3

A bookstore keeper is framed for murder and must enlist the help of a supernatural entity to clear his name.

 

Director/Writer: Sylvester K. Folks

Genre: Horror/Thriller

 

From Montgomery, AL

 

Runtime: 10:25

THE PEACH MAN

An elderly man recounts the history of his family peach orchard in Caddo, Alabama and his philosophy of business.

 

Directors: Andrew Reed

Genre: Documentary

 

From Pikeville, KY

 

Runtime: 6:09

MUSIC VIDEOS

KAIS - "AIN'T GOING NOWHERE"

Director: Richard Paris Wilson

Producer: Jeremy Burgess

From Birmingham, AL

 

Runtime: 4:51

WRAY - "PINED"

Director/Editor: Dillon Hayes

Cinematographer: Hayden Mason

1st AC: Marshall Burnette

PA: Stephanie Lockhart

PA: Caleb Herndon

 

From Birmingham, AL

 

Runtime: 4:10

TOM AND HIS COMPUTER - "ORGAN"

Director: Martin Garde Abildgaard

Producers: Rikke Katborg

 

From Denmark

 

Runtime: 3:00

CLOUDY BUSEY - "OVERCAME THE SUN"

Directors/Producers: Julian Clark, Matt Twohig, Adam Hersko

 

From Soluna Beach, CA

 

Runtime: 5:10