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Introduction of the Artists

Thursday April 4
6:00 PM

 

All Events at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Introduce Stohead, Don Avlo and Antagonist Movement.

 

Berlin Artist offered first USA show at VTXIFF.

 

VTXIFF is proud to present the artist Stohead to the community, and offer him his first ever art show in the USA. While in town Stohead will be painting a couple of giant walls downtown, as well as creating several original pieces of art that will be on display during and after the festival.

 

Stohead’s artistic passion is to depict the art of writing, which is displayed throughout his oeuvre. Scripture transports information, provokes thoughts and emotions, which coalesce and are then permanently preserved on paper. However, scripture can turn into an aesthetic masterpiece when using the skill of calligraphy. It is this very process combined with the code of the streets that characterize Stohead’s creative work. These codes are composed of lyrics from songs, texts, and or keywords of relevant social issues decoded and organized by the artist. With repetition of the extracted phrases they are then turned into a design and or a three-dimensional sculpture.The arrangement diverts readability and leaves the beholder with the impact of colour figure, and shape. With fierce determination and intense physical labour, Stohead puts his raw emotions and feelings into the sculptures primer.When the viewer starts to decipher the codes they will be confronted with subtitle references to socio-critical themes and poetical discourse in daily world affairs. The quite aggressive diction in Stohead’s calligraphies evolves from his disillusions, anger, and feelings toward a generation that is overburdened with technology. Stohead represents his cultural identity by seeking inspiration from the Hip-Hop and Punk music scene. He uses their urban vocabulary as a main source of inspiration for his work. Therefore preserving the scripture of the street beyond the digital realm and viewing himself as a modern day historian.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Playing with Luminaris

Thursday April 4

6:30 PM

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Q&A follows with directors Jessie Taylor & David Schmidt

 

Directed by: Jessie Taylor & Dave Schmidt

RATED PG

 

When she was 9, Zainab’s parents made the heartbreaking decision to leave their home in northern Afghanistan. They set out on a journey across the globe, putting the fate of their family in the hands of strangers.

 

Across borders, behind bars and onto a smuggler’s boat – the family chased freedom.

 

‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’ tells Zainab’s story, and the story of many others who have trodden the same path.

 

Jessie Taylor and Ali Reza Sadiqi travelled across Indonesia and met with 250 asylum seekers in jails, detention centres and hostels. Through candid interviews, hidden camera footage and in the words of asylum seekers themselves, the story of the ‘refugee’ is told. What pushes people to leave home? What do they leave behind? What do they fear? Why did they choose this path? And what does it take to turn someone into a ‘boat person’?

 

Meet the human faces behind the most controversial issue of our time.

Luminaris (Short)

Playing with Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea

 

Thursday April 4
6:30 PM

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by Juan Pablo ZaramellaIn

 

A world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things.
 

Watchtower

Playing with Hatch.

Thursday April 4
8 PM

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by Pelin Esmer

RATED PG-13

 

Haunted by a tragic incident, Nihat has isolated himself as the fire warden of a remote observation tower. At a rural bus station in the regoin, Seher has taken a job as a hostess. Through a series of events, their lives are brought together and their pasts exposed. Reluctantly choosing companionship over isolation, the pair develops an uneven domestic partnership that allows them to redevelop compassion in their lives and work through their personal pain.

 

Hatch (Short)

Playing with Watchtower.

 

Thursday April 4
8 PM

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by C Kuschnig

 

A newborn’s destiny hangs in the balance, as grownups come to terms with what they cannot have.

Culture Shock

Playing with Laulu.

Thursday April 4
10 PM

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Q&A follows with director Steve Balderson, Starina Johnson & Mark Booker

 

Directed by: Steve Balderson

RATED PG-13

 

Culture Shock is about four American college grads who take their first trip overseas and get caught in an international crime ring. It’s an action-packed thrill ride with humour, intrigue, and tweets.

Laulu (Short)

Playing with Culture Shock

Thursday April 4
10 PM

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by Jörn Lund

 

Laulu is a stop motion animated film. The leading actor, a mechanical mouth, sings an ancient battle song of the Finnish workers movement. Lyrics and tune of that song became obsolete long ago and have a completely reversed meaning today. The vocalist is accompanied by a mysterious orchestra made from metal sheets, wire and foil. A rotating spool mounted on a playback device is driving the performance, creating an atmosphere of extinct pathos.

 

Il Futuro

Playing with Il Futuro

 

Friday April 5
6 PM

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Q&A w/ Rutger Hauer following the film

 

Directed by: Alicia Scherson

RATED R

 

When her parents die in a tragic car accident, adolescent Bianca’s universe is supended. Entrusted with the care of her younger brother, Tomas, she struggles to hold it together. Life is further complicated when Tomás’s gym-rat friends invite themselves to stay indefinitely. Using Bianca as a lure for a heist they’ve concocted, they convince her to initiate a sexual relationship with an enigmatic blind hermit, Maciste. But as the two spend time together, Bianca unexpectedly finds normalcy and acceptance in the aging B-movie star and former Mr. Universe’s rococo mansion.

Te Vas (Short)

Playing with Il Futuro

 

Friday April 5

6 PM

 

Directed by: Christina Molina

 

What is written behind these legends of dragoons, princes and princesses? Once upon a time… The reality.

Roundball

Friday April 5

8 PM

 

Q&A follows with director Elizabeth Spear and the cast

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by: Elizabeth Spear

RATED PG-13

 

Sam Jones eats too much ice cream, works in a cubicle, lost his fiancé to another dude, and worst of all, just turned 30. In a moment of drunken clarity, he decides not to give up on his high school dream of playing in the NBA. All he needs is the help of his old basketball coach and a little faith in himself. If anybody can get Sam back in shape in time for semi-pro try-outs, it’s Coach Ames, his old high school basketball coach. Sam will go home – to the dad he hasn’t visited in way too long, the small-town gossip, the high school rivalries, the old girlfriends, and maybe even a new one; to the punishing practices, the insults, and the old disappointments. All of that for a chance – just this one last shot – at his dream.

Od Pepela (Made of Ashes) (Short)

World Shorts Program Showcase

Friday April 5
10 PM

 

Rated PG 13

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by: Ognjen Glavonic

 

On the 10th anniversary of democratic revolution in Serbia, in which he participated as a student, Dejan is again in a situation to change his life.

Double or Nothing (Short)

World Shorts Program Showcase

Friday April 5
10 PM

 

Rated PG 13

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by: Carlos Haynes

 

Clark and Becca leave a bar after a night out with friends. When they pass a homeless man on the street, Clark gets an idea. Adam Brody, Louisa Krause and Keith David star in this dark comedy by master playwright Neil LaBute.

Commerce (Short)

World Shorts Program Showcase

Friday April 5
10 PM

Rated PG 13

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by: Lisa Robertson

 

Q&A follows with director Lisa Robertson

 

In the grip of a spiraling compulsion that threatens to alienate him completely from his family, Los Angeles businessman, Ken, encounters a young gambler, Pete, on an LA City bus who could save Ken or leave him at rock bottom in the City of Commerce.

Spaghetti for Zwel (Short)

World Shorts Program Showcase

Friday April 5
10 PM

 

Rated PG 13

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by: Matthias Rosenberger & Betina Dubler

 

When losers win… or how a seemingly ordinary day becomes a significant turning point for an unremarkable man, thanks to a minimal shift of fate. // The likeable but lonesome Finn is on his way to lunch. Awaiting him, the outside world lurks menacingly: in his imagination it swarms with would-be crooks, hussies and criminals. What should have been a routine stroll develops into a dark odyssey, triggering a troubled conflict against himself and against the world… and ultimately, it is the underdog who is victorious.

The Consolation of Orion (Short)

World Shorts Program Showcase

Friday April 5
10 PM

Rated PG 13

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by: Siobhan McMahon

 

Widower Frank has struggled to come to terms with his wife’s death. When the ageing Professor finds a confidante in a young homeless man he begins to open up, however, all is not what it seems.

El Toro (Short)

World Shorts Program Showcase

Friday April 5
10 PM

Rated PG 13

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by: Tomás Seoighe

 

Life for Cian is not going well – bullied at school, distant father, no mum on the scene..and only a sheepdog to count on. Until one night, unexpectedly, a Matador in the boy’s bedroom TV calls to him. This proud Spaniard teaches Cian the value of standing up for yourself, facing your fears and confronting your own ‘El Toro’ – literally AND metaphorically!

Life of a Dog (Short)

World Shorts Program Showcase

 

Friday April 5
10 PM

 

Rated PG 13

 

All Films at the Welder center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by Renny McCauley

 

Q&A follows with director Renny McCauley

 

A young boy worries that he will soon be neutered after his sister describes the fate of young male puppies.The Life of a Dog is a dark but humorous story about the confused impressions of childhood that ultimately shape the stubborn beliefs of adulthood.Shot in a small town on the Texas Gulf Coast, the film uses the unique terrain and culture to set the mood for this somber, pensive story.

 

 

Return to Honor

Saturday April 6

12 PM

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Q&A follows with director Sharon Burns

 

Directed by Sharon Burns

RATED PG

 

The documentary explores how one person took an idea and turned it into a weekend second to none for wounded American Heroes. Warriors Weekend was founded by Ron Kocian, who had an overwhelming desire to honor our wounded members of the armed forces through a weekend fishing trip. With the help of hundreds of volunteers and a Field of Honor proudly flying over 2,500 American flags, the soldiers who come to this annual event are completely taken by the patriotism of Texas. This documentary captures the importance of honor as these men and women heal as you are taken from start to finish with these AMERICAN HEROES.

An Unreal Dream

Saturday April 6
2 PM

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by Al Reinert

RATED PG-13

 

'The prospect of unjust imprisonment is a plight both easily imagined and terrifying, and we all wonder how we might fare in such a grim circumstance. No case in modern America illuminates this condition more completely than the story of Michael Morton. In 1986 his young wife Christine was brutally murdered in front of their only child, and he was accused and convicted of the crime, spending a quarter of a century in Texas prisons. Michael’s son Eric, only three at the time of his mother’s death, was raised by family members and eventually cut off all contact with the father he believed had killed his mother.

 

AN UNREAL DREAM is Michael’s story: the love he shared with Christine, his despair at her murder followed quickly by his shock at his own arrest, his conviction at the hands of a small-town jury influenced by a legendary sheriff and ambitious DA, the long prison years relieved only by new friendships and a profound spiritual experience, the difficult fight for his freedom.

 

New York’s Innocence Project, in partnership with John Raley, a Texas attorney working on his first ever criminal case, spent years fighting for DNA testing and investigating possible prosecutorial misconduct in Morton’s case. Twenty-five years after the murder, DNA analysis of a bloody blue bandana found near the crime scene not only cleared Morton, but yielded a hit on a known felon who has since been charged with the murder of Christine Morton, along with the murder of another young woman two years later.

 

Upon his release in late 2011, Michael riveted the outside world with his lack of bitterness or anger, as he instead focused his newfound freedom on fighting for legal justice reform and reaching out to his estranged son. His unreal dream was and is a powerful journey through despair and abandonment to a greater freedom than most of us know, but all can appreciate.

Arcadia

Showing with Jody's Bra

Saturday April 6
4 PM

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by Olivia Silver

RATED PG-13

 

Greta’s dad is moving the family cross-country, promising a California paradise and packing half the household into a dented station wagon. All that’s missing is Mom.

Jody's Bra (Short)

Showing with Arcadia

 

Saturday April 6

4 PM

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Jody’s Bra is the story of a 12 year old girl who’s larger-than-average bra is stolen by the popular girls at summer camp. When her delicates are run up the flag pole, Jody is humiliated. But when the stakes are raised by involving the boys camp next door, she is forced to take the law into her own hands to get her bra back, or her entire future social life is doomed.

 

 

Satellite of Love

Showing with The Lift

Saturday April 6
6 PM

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

Q&A follows with director, and Victoria native, Will Moore

Directed by: Will Moore

 

RATED R

 

To atone for his absence at their wedding, globe-trotting and hard-partying musician, Samuel, invites his best friend Blake, a successful chef, and Blake’s new wife Catherine (with whom Samuel has previously shared both a bed and a bond) to idyllic Nadi Vineyards for a week-long party in paradise. Samuel imports hottie, cosmopolitan DJ, Michelle, from Barcelona to stir the pot and as the wine flows and records spin this complicated, revolving love amongst young “adults” is thrown out of orbit. Did Catherine settle down or did she simply settle? Did she trade passion for security? Is Sam’s relentless quest for freedom really so care-free?

 

 

The Lift (Short)

Showing with Satellite of Love

 

Saturday April 6

6PM

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

“The Lift” is the dramatic story of Albert Brown, stuck on a stretch of Illinois highway in the summer of 1928, in need to get home to Chicago, when along comes Mary Lindsay, a free-spirited, opinionated woman on a cross-country drive. She reluctantly grants him a ride, and they embark on a combative journey of discovery in an ever-changing world – a world he isn’t ready to embrace. Only after a violent incident does Albert get the chance to return Mary’s favor, and in his own special way reveal his shocking true identity.

The Dirties

Showing with America 101

 

SATURDAY APRIL 6

8pm

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

Q&A follows with director / actor Matt Johnson

 

Directed by Matt Johnson

RATED PG-13

 

“…the most controversial (and arguably best) film in all of Park City: The Dirties… the most empathetic and human portrait of bullying, and its deadly consequences, ever put on film.”– Xaque Gruber, Huffington Post

 

“As genuinely hilarious as the film is, from top to bottom, The Dirties is not a film to provoke. It is far too smart for that… What the real Matt Johnson and his small team have done is something so fresh, so bizarre and just as sincere as it is unsettling… well… I’m still trying to wrap my brain around it four days after my first viewing.” – Ben Umstead, Twitch Film

America 101 (Short)

Showing with The Dirties

Saturday April 6
8 PM

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

In America 101, Writer & Director Richard Speight, Jr.(actor, Supernatural, Justified, Band of Brothers) takes a sharp, darkly comic tour through one man’s twisted version of the American experience that’ll make you laugh… then make you sell your house and start a retirement fund.One man’s life becomes the lesson of the day when he takes a captive audience on a frenetic ride through his own twisted version of the American experience.

Quiver (Shorts)

Creepy Shorts Showcase

Saturday April 6
10 PM

 

Rated R

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge


Directed by Sunny Indjic

Shorts | Thailand | 13 min

 

Partly inspired by Plato’s Republic, Quiver is a suspense, mystery thriller set in a decaying urban quarter of Bangkok. The protagonist Charlie is an educated, hardworking young man. An introverted loner, Charlie is a habitual weekend drug user who enjoys smoking methamphetamine and drinking whiskey. On this particular weekend, Charlie encounters a series of strange and unusual events which might change his life forever. As the weekend transpires and the events unfold Charlie suffers a mental demise, leading him to question his sanity. But is all Charlie sees and hears a product of his drug warped mind or part of something more sinister?

Augenblicke (Short)

Creepy Shorts Showcase

 

Saturday April 6
10 PM

 

Rated R

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

Directed by Martin Bargiel

Short| Germany 2012

 

In the middle of the night a fight between Schenker’s neighbors won’t let him rest. Half asleep his mind is playing tricks on him: constantly he awakes in different places. Now he has to face questioning by an inspector about a dead woman, and his nightmare begins.

 

 

Caterwaul (Short)

Creepy Shorts Showcase

 

Saturday April 6
10 PM

Rated R

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by Ian Samuals

Short | USA 2012

 

An aging fisherman develops an intimate relationship with a lobster as he struggles to find closure with his lost wife.

 

Kim Jest Avrid Pekon (Short)

Creepy Shorts Showcase

Saturday April 6
10 PM

Rated R

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by Ian Samuals

Short | Poland, Sweden| 2012

 

Listening, approving, connecting. Deep under the city all communication is patched through the switchboard. Operator Arvid Pekon one day gets a disturbing request and starts playing a dangerous game. With reality falling apart, he soon finds himself questioning his very existence. Who is Arvid Pekon? is a tale of identity and madness, set in the remnants of a distant 20th century.

Cold Turkey (Short)

Creepy Shorts Showcase

Saturday April 6
10 PM

 

Rated R

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by Fannar Thor Arnarsson

Short | Iceland, U S A | 2012

 

Adam is not exactly the normal teenager. He is a cannibal. His monstrous desires are getting out of hand and there is only one solution. Adam has to stop cold turkey.

Grasshopper (Short)

Add Date here

Creepy Shorts Showcase

SATURDAY APRIL 6
10pm

 

RATED R

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by Ryan Roy & Michael Usry Short

Short | U S A | 2012

 

A suburban housewife tries to stop her neighbor from going on a rampage after he witnesses a gruesome accident that he attributes to a giant grasshopper.

Fire In Our Hearts

SUNDAY APRIL 7

2PM

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Q&A follows with Holly Carter

 

Directed by Jayshree Janu Kharpade

 

RATED PG

 

Jayshree Janu Kharpade of India aged 16 illuminates the immense social and economic potential of educating girls in the developing world. Jayshree’s film mentor is the renowned Joyce Chopra, a pioneer of documentary cinema. Joyce, and a second camerawoman, Cat Papadimitriou, spent January 2011 in India.

 

Jayshree Janu Kharpade of India was taken out of school at 7 years old so that she could raise her four younger brothers and contribute to her parents’ labor at a brick kiln site. Exceptionally bright and motivated, she pleaded for years with her parents to let her return to her studies. They finally agreed, and she soon rose to the top of her school. Now aged 16, she illuminates the immense social and economic potential of educating girls in the developing world.

 

Jayshree’s film mentor is the renowned Joyce Chopra, a pioneer of documentary cinema whose numerous titles include That Our Children Will Not Die, about primary health care in Nigeria, and the autobiographical Joyce at 34, which is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Joyce, and a second camerawoman, Cat Papadimitriou, went to India in January 2011.

Kohlhaus

Showing with Spanola Pepper Sauce Company

 

Sunday April 7
3 PM

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Rated PG-13

 

Directed by Aron Lehmann

 

We all have visions that we hold dear, ideas and ideals that we keep close to our hearts, ready to share in that moment when we absolutely must go forth and claim our stake in the world. As German author Henirich von Kleist stated: “A free thinking man is not trapped where Destiny puts him.”

 

Aron Lehmann’s feature debut is and isn’t an adaptation of Kleist’s novel Kohlhaas. The best supporting example I can give of this is how Michael Winterbottom’s Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story is and isn’t an adaptation of Laurence Stern’s 18th century meta novel. While Winterbottom’s film is full of snark, focusing on the petty, excessive and narcissistic ailments of the film industry, Lehmann’s film, by turn, is a celebration of the human spirit, an equally comic and tragic tale of community, commitment and craft. At first we are watching two movies: One is the documentary about making Kohlhaas, the other, is the story of Kohlhaas the humble horse trader who, after experiencing the wrongs of a local lord, seeks justice in what is quickly revealed as an unjust world. Soon enough the line between each film fades away and we discover that while it may feel like we have been watching two movies, we have, in fact, been experiencing one, singular story.

Spanola Pepper Sauce Company (Short)

Showing with Kohlhaus

 

Sunday April 7
3 PM

 

Rated PG-13

 

Directed by Bryan Stafford

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

This heartwarming story explores the life of Tookie Spanola, the founder and owner of the Spanola Pepper Sauce Company, and some of the changes that have taken effect during his tenure.

Technology Wants My Sandwich (Short)

Animation Shorts Showcase

Sunday April 7
5 PM

 

Rated PG

 

Directed by Kasey McMahon

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

A 3D animation experiment about life, technology, sandwiches and the wily internet. Loosely inspired by social media, Kevin Kelly’s book ‘What Technology Wants’ and, of course, really delicious sandwiches. My aim was to create something light and fun that addresses deeper issues, such as our changing relationship with technology and each other as we become more involved in the online world.

Josephine (Short)

Animation Shorts Showcase


Sunday April 7
5 PM

 

Rated PG

Directed by Jonathan Langager

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

”Josephine and the Roach” is a surreal, offbeat live-action short film about a cockroach who falls in love with the woman whose apartment he infests. Roach shares Josephine’s appreciation for early 20th century French classical music, and as she practices her accordion, he accompanies her on the violin, unbeknownst to her. They are perfect for each other. But, alas, Josephine has approximately 45,000 times Roach’s body mass, and their reproductive systems are totally incompatible. Besides, Josephine is already married– to a brutish exterminator named Moe. Not one to back away from a challenge, Roach devises a plan. He crawls into Moe’s brain and gains control of his higher brain functions. Manipulating Moe like a three hundred pound sock puppet, Roach woos Josephine.

Wiggle Room (Short)

Animation Shorts Showcase

Sunday April 7

5 PM

 

Rated PG

 

Directed by Joey Shanks

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Many things happen around the kitchen when you’re not there. Come along for the ride with the most unlikely character… a slug. Watch as he ventures into a new world filled with vibrant colors and delicious treats. However, the soothing environment is only a disguise for the evil that is lurking nearby.

Sci-Fly (Short)

Animation Shorts Showcase

Sunday April 7

5 PM

Rated PG

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge

 

Directed by Joey Shanks

 

SCI-FLY is a space adventure short film that follows the tiny vessel “Spud” trying to allude a black hole that is engulfing the universe. A dark premise contrasted with divine imaginary. A fluctuating ride of tone and emotion.

 

Be Good

Showing with Lollywood

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP badge

 

Sunday April 7
6 PM

 

Directed by Todd Looby

RATED PG-13

 

When Mary (Amy Seimetz) returns to work after her maternity leave, Paul (Thomas J. Madden) is in charge of their “spirited” baby, Pearl, as he struggles to write a screenplay. Mary misses Pearl terribly, but her benefits are the only security to family has. As Paul’s disinterest in his work grows, money becomes tighter and his attachment to Pearl intensifies – Mary is left out in the cold. It all comes to a head one day when Paul’s good nature gets the best of him and he quickly becomes the jerk he thought he’d never be.

Lollywood (Short)

Showing with Be Good

 

All Films at the Welder Center are $10 to $25 each or FREE with wristband or VIP Badge


Sunday April 7
6 PM

 

Directed by Todd Looby

 

Edwin G. Kollie – a 15 year-old Liberian war orphan – always dreamed of making a Nollywood movie…and he had only two days to finish a script, build an entire African village set, and cast the 30 villagers needed – none of whom had any prior experience. And budget? This was Liberia, West Africa – a country that still lacks an electrical grid. The kids were forced to use only those things in their immediate disposal: palm trees, grass, dirt, colored-rocks, water, bed sheets, chickens, and, of course, imagination. They had six hours of daylight after school to put the whole production together and shoot it.

 

Edwin and his classmates lived through one of Africa’s most brutal civil wars and their experiences informed everything they did. They had a message of healing to convey. And although the odds were stacked against, they were determined to prove that they were every bit as capable as the Nigerians. Todd Looby, director of the Liberian Slamdance-winning short, “Son of None”, follows Edwin’s effort and makes a big discovery along the way.

Awards Ceremony

APRIL 7, 2013

7:30Pm

 

Silent Auction to benefit CASA.

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