Thursday March 17th

The Land of the Exodus

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Welder Center 3/17/2016 6:45 PM

Directed By: Skinner Myers

Synopsis: Obed, a Mexican street kid with hopes of making it to America, leads a recently kidnapped American teenager to the Mexico/United States border.

Beemus: It Will End in Tears

 

 

Directed By: Lauren Wolkstein

Synopsis: After receiving an eruptive vision of doom, a gym teacher attempts to prepare his PE students for their fate but struggles to maintain control when an unlikely student leads them all to the last place anyone would think to seek refuge.

My Name is Emily

 

Welder Center 3/17/2016 7:15 PM

Directed by: Simon Fitzmaurice

Synopsis: A teenage girl runs away from a foster home with the boy who loves her. She searches for her visionary writer father who is locked up in a psychiatric institution. It is a story of redemption.

Horror/Comedy Horror Shorts

 

Welder Center 3/17/2016 9:15 PM

 

Market St.

 

 

Directed By: Carlos Baena

Synopsis: On a seemingly ordinary commute in San Francisco, a woman finds herself on a journey of terror aboard a mysterious streetcar.

Larry Gone Demon

 

 

Directed By: Matthew John Lawrence

Synopsis: A frenetic, punk-rock nightmare centering on one asshole of a roommate. When three twenty-somethings must deal with the incorrigible and incredibly demonic Larry, they risk life and limb in an attempt to save the soul of their once-kind-and-unassuming friend while also procuring his five-hundred dollars in back rent.

Guess Who's Not Coming To Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner?

 

 

Directed By: Adam King

Synopsis: Set in 1956 propaganda filled, nuclear bomb scared America, the Swanson family has a peculiar taste for entertaining their guests.

20 Matches

 

 

Directed By: Mark Tapio Kines

Synopsis: A young woman, her face illuminated only by match light, tells the story of an Austrian serial killer who murdered 20 immigrant women - one per year.

Wasteworld

 

 

Directed By: Andrea Niada

Synopsis: A woman hatches into a menacing world made of bin bags where she must find the key to a mysterious container, which holds the terrifying secret of this strange place.

Friday March 18th

Baby Doll

 

Welder Center 3/18/2016 3:15 PM

Directed By: John Valley

Synopsis: A flamboyant kidnapper performs the hit single 'Baby Doll' by Austin, TX's Pop-Rock super band Sweet Spirit. He gives an electric performance to his "captivated" fans!

El Ganzo

Welder Center 3/18/2016 3:30 PM

Directed By: Steve Balderson

Synopsis: Identity and self-discovery evolve in an epic journey through the majesty of a Mexico rarely seen. EL GANZO chronicles a brief and intense connection between two lonely travelers: a struggling artist on the verge of a creative breakthrough and a mysterious woman with a hidden and unknown past.

Pyschoanalysis

 

Welder Center 3/18/2016 5:30 PM

Directed By: James Raue

Synopsis: Made for only $15,000 in a strict documentary style, Psychoanalysis follows Paul Symmonds, the country's top suicide prevention specialist... Who has just lost five of his clients to suicide within a one week period. His reputation is thrown into question so he arranges for a documentary crew to follow him around as he attempts to prove his clients were actually murdered by a rival psych who wants the top spot for himself. Psychoanalysis was featured by The Black List as one of the top 25 most downloaded screenplays of 2014. 

Turbo Kid

Welder Center 3/18/2016 7:30 PM

Directed By: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell

Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a comic book fan dons the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.

The Nave Museum

The Nave Musuem 3/18/2016 7:00 PM

THE NAVE event actually starts at 7:00pm with short films Casablanca and I Am Emmanuel. The Elk is at 8pm with 3 Course French Dinner by James Canter of Guerilla Gourmet  (Films Free, $35 Dinner, BYOB call The Nave for tickets at 361-575-8227

I Am Emmanuel

 

 

Directed by: Genevieve Clay-Smith

Synopsis: Starting a new life in Australia should be full of opportunities for 21-year-old Sudanese refugee, Emmanuel. However, the struggle to leave the past behind after war, proves more difficult than expected. With the uncertainty of whether his missing father will be found and with the pressure to keep his family afloat financially, Emmanuel must us find a way to stay strong in a house-hold where hope seems to be fading fast. A love of dance and the desire for connection, might just be enough to help Emmanuel hold onto his dream; a future that is free from the remnants of war.

Casablanca

 

 

Directed by: Mike Saenz

Narrative Short. Written and Directed by Mike Saenz. Feat. Betsy Boyd, Lisanne Falk, Andrew Fried.

Michael Fimognari and Matthew Heckerling, Directors of Photography. Moe Moe Lwin and Amy Strong, Costumes and Art Dept. Christian Huennebeck, Editor. Scott Kramer, Sound Design. Cody Westheimer, Composer.

The Elk

The Nave Musuem 3/18/2016 8:00 PM

Directed By: Étienne Labroue

Synopsis: A bizarre creature with an Elk head sitting on a human body, covered in a long raincoat visits a little, isolated town on the edge of a forest. Whilst a family adopts the absurd and lethargic creature, it gets confronted with thecuriosity and fear of the villagers, who struggle to unveil its true identity. Three different theories about the creature turn up. Butthe tension in the village rises steadily – till the brutal apocalypse.

Driving While Black

Welder Center 3/18/2016 9:45 PM

Directed By: Paul Sapiano

Synopsis: A comedy about the extra layer of police hassle that the young black man faces while driving. Dimitri delivers pizzas for a living, but he is offered a job driving a Hollywood tour bus - this film explores, with love, the black experience in everyday interactions with the police.

Saturday March 19th

Children's Library Screenings

 

Victoria Library 3/19/2016 11:00 AM

 

FREE

The Incredible Adventures of JoJo

 

 

Directed By: Ann-Marie Schmidt

Synopsis: When Jojo and his sister Avila are left to their own devices after a car accident injures theirmother, they must survive in the woods on their own. Among the travails and harrowingexperiences is a deranged hobo, ravaging wolves, abandoned couches, and dirty diapers.But don’t fret for the little ones; they have a sharp pocketknife at the ready. The creative teambehind this unique film refer to it as a “children’s film” and they couldn’t be more correct. THEINCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF JOJO (AND HIS ANNOYING SISTER AVILA) is pretty muchevery daydream every seven-year-old kid ever had. Ever. There’s adventure, danger,comedy, and Skittles. If you’re a parent, this film may make you squirm. But if you’re a child ora child at heart, Jojo and Avila will take you on the incredible journey you’ve been waitingfor.

Little Questions

 

 

Directed by: Virginia Abramovich

Synopsis: Using the simple questions of a child as a powerful lens, Little Questions follows the journey of a young girl as she sets out on a quest to understand what war is.

I've just had a dream 

 

 

Directed by: JAVI NAVARRO

Synopsis: Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.

The Lego Movie

 

 

Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Synopsis: An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Saturday Shorts Block

 

Welder Center 3/19/2016 10:00 AM

 

The First Men

 

 

Directed By: Benjamin Kegan

Synopsis: An overextended teacher bumps into a troubled student while at the mall with her mom. Based on the Pushcart Prize winning short story by Stacey Richter. Starring Maria Blasucci (Drunk History, Ghost Ghirls), Bo Mitchell (Eastbound & Down, Palo Alto), and Barbara Robertson. Winner of the Davey Foundation short film grant.

AKA Amber

 

 

Directed By: Adriana González-Vega

Synopsis: A formerly homeless teenager, Amber, lives with the Peterson’s –a kindhearted family who recently took her into their house. In the past few weeks, Amber’s feelings for the Peterson’s 17-year-old son flourished, but her new life at the Peterson’s is threatened when a detective closes in on her with the truth of who she really is. Now, she must make the decision to safe herself and runaway or say goodbye to Patrick, even if it means to tell him the truth.

The Zeno Question

 

 

Directed By: Theodore Schaefer

Synopsis: A prismatic view of college and the existential angst we all encounter when faced with questioning our purpose and direction in life. A philosophical comedy that intertwines ancient greek philosophy and playwriting with modern day escapism and dread.

MINE

 

 

Directed by: Nick Dixon

Synopsis: A shepherd in the war-torn Gaza Strip searches for his sheep after they’ve been scattered by wolves. In his search, he steps on an old landmine and has to figure out how to step off without it detonating.

More Than God

 

 

Directed By: Kev Cahill

Synopsis: A pious Doctor is forced to deal with a family matter whilst hiding under the bed of a stranger.

The House is Innocent

 

 

Directed By: Nicholas Coles

Synopsis: Meet Tom and Barbara, the proud new owners of a serial killer’s house-- the most infamous residence in Sacramento, California. The middle-age couple soon realizes it's going to take more than a fresh coat of paint to whitewash their home's macabre history.

Blue Borsalino

 

 

Directed By: Mark Lobatto

Synopsis: When his first and only client wakes from a coma, a retired private investigator reveals a secret that has cast a shadow over his life for close to fifty years.

Blazing Sun

 

 

Directed By: Fred Castadot

Synopsis: Under the leaden sky of a summer day, Eric goes to work to defend a great issue. But, blinded by stress, Eric is forgetting the most important thing...

The Legend Of Swee'Pea

 

Welder Center 3/19/2016 1:00 PM

Directed By: Benjamin May 

Synopsis: A “mystical understanding of the game” made Lloyd "Swee' Pea" Daniels a New York City basketball legend by the age of 16. Christened the “next Magic Johnson”, his career effectively ended at age 21 after being shot 3 times in the chest after a tussle over $8 of cocaine. The Legend of Swee’ Pea follows the twists and turns of fortune in the life of a basketball prodigy: his dramatic downfall, miraculous comeback, and, finally, the bittersweet confrontation with a life imperfectly lived

Mom and Me

 

Welder Center - 3/19/2016 3:00 PM

Directed by: Ken Wardrop

Synopsis: In this compelling portrait of the love between tough guys and their mothers, the only people stronger than the men are the women who raised them.

Art Shorts

 

Welder Center 3/19/2016 5:00 PM

 

Casablanca

 

 

Directed by: Mike Saenz

Narrative Short. Written and Directed by Mike Saenz. Feat. Betsy Boyd, Lisanne Falk, Andrew Fried.

Michael Fimognari and Matthew Heckerling, Directors of Photography. Moe Moe Lwin and Amy Strong, Costumes and Art Dept. Christian Huennebeck, Editor. Scott Kramer, Sound Design. Cody Westheimer, Composer.

Screens

 

 

Directed by: Eric Lin Hsu

Synopsis: Tommy finds herself torn between the future of technology and the comfort of traditional human bonds when she is hired to direct the ad for an innovative 'smart” contact lens which allows the wearer to see and speak to people who are not really there. Though the contacts bring people together electronically she still feels out of touch. She watches with envy as her husband emotionally move people with his one man show while she struggles to connect as a commercial filmmaker. We follow Tommy's navigation through the layers of screens imposed by modern technology and our unrelenting need to stay connected.

I Am Emmanuel

 

 

Directed by: Genevieve Clay-Smith

Synopsis: Starting a new life in Australia should be full of opportunities for 21-year-old Sudanese refugee, Emmanuel. However, the struggle to leave the past behind after war, proves more difficult than expected. With the uncertainty of whether his missing father will be found and with the pressure to keep his family afloat financially, Emmanuel must us find a way to stay strong in a house-hold where hope seems to be fading fast. A love of dance and the desire for connection, might just be enough to help Emmanuel hold onto his dream; a future that is free from the remnants of war.

My Kingdom

 

 

Directed by: Debra Solomon

Synopsis: An animated, musical, not-so-meditative meditation on the nature of personal space...

Mad

Welder Center 3/19/2016 6:00 PM

Directed By: Robert G. Putka 

Synopsis: A matriarch past the point of a nervous breakdown, her two daughters that don't give a damn, and the heat-seeking missiles of resentment they toss at each other create a lively backdrop for this dark and dramatic comedy.

Tower

Welder Center 3/19/2016 8:00 PM

Directed By: Keith Maitland

Synopsis: Nearly fifty years ago, a gunman rode the elevator to the twenty-seventh floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire. TOWER, an animated and action-packed documentary, shares the untold story of that day - when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

Awards Ceremony

 

Welder Center 3/19/2015 10:00 PM

Come Celebrate as we give awards the best Films!!

Sunday March 20th

The Incredible Adventures of JoJo

 

Welder Center 3/20/2016 11:00 AM

Directed By: Ann-Marie Schmidt

Synopsis: When Jojo and his sister Avila are left to their own devices after a car accident injures theirmother, they must survive in the woods on their own. Among the travails and harrowingexperiences is a deranged hobo, ravaging wolves, abandoned couches, and dirty diapers.But don’t fret for the little ones; they have a sharp pocketknife at the ready. The creative teambehind this unique film refer to it as a “children’s film” and they couldn’t be more correct. THEINCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF JOJO (AND HIS ANNOYING SISTER AVILA) is pretty muchevery daydream every seven-year-old kid ever had. Ever. There’s adventure, danger,comedy, and Skittles. If you’re a parent, this film may make you squirm. But if you’re a child ora child at heart, Jojo and Avila will take you on the incredible journey you’ve been waitingfor.

Shorts

 

Welder Center 3/20/2016 12:30 PM

 

Little Questions

 

 

Directed by: Virginia Abramovich

Synopsis: Using the simple questions of a child as a powerful lens, Little Questions follows the journey of a young girl as she sets out on a quest to understand what war is.

I've just had a dream 

 

 

Directed by: JAVI NAVARRO

Synopsis: Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.

Itinerary

 

 

Directed by: Ricardo Perez-Selsky

Synopsis: An older waitress abruptly finds herself without a job, but receives a mysterious package in the mail about what to do next.

A Certain Kind of Light

 

 

Directed by: Brandon Vedder

Synopsis: Wilber "Wil" Alexander has sat at the bedside of the sick and the dying for the last 40 years, inviting the wounded to tell their stories, walking alongside them and aiding in their search for meaning. The film follows Wil as he uniquely cares for sick, wounded and terminal patients without the modern technology or procedures that define most healthcare practice. The healing rounds take on a greater complexity as Wil's own health wains in a way that puts him face to face with his own mortality.

Walden Pink

 

 

Directed by: Peter Bolte

Synopsis: Walden Pink sits disheveled on a park bench as the world drifts by him. The rest of his day is met with one unfortunate confrontation after another by the likes of religious proselytizers, process servers, angry bartenders and abrasive barflies. These conversations only distract him from finding a peace and clarity to this repetitive and draining existence. Just as Walden’s day began, his day ends seated on a park bench in a state of bitterness and self-loathing.

The Gulf

 

 

Directed by: Richard H Perry

Synopsis: James (42), a radical outsider in Seattle, makes a desperate call to his old friend, Kayli (44), now a high school teacher in small town Texas. When sparks fly, James abandons the Northwest and makes a bold three-day bus trip to see Kayli. Stuck in Shelton, TX without a plan or even a goal, they attempt to reconnect after 20 years while James excavates a trauma from his past.

Here Come The Videofreex

Welder Center 3/20/2016 3:00 PM

Directed By: Jon Nealon, Jenny Raskin

Synopsis: HERE COME THE VIDEOFREEX tells the timely and inspiring story of a pioneering video collective from the 1960s and 70s, using their own incredible archive. It’s a story about a crucial turning point in the history of visual media, where it was possible to believe that people would tell their own stories without corporate interference – an idea that resonates strongly today, as bloggers, citizen journalists, and activists speak their voices on the web. It’s also a thought-provoking story about artistic and political creativity, where the concept of innovation had nothing to do with making money, but rather making change.

Jack's Apocalypse

Welder Center 3/20/2016 5:00 PM

Directed By: Will James Moore

Synopsis: After losing his family Jack Coleman settles into addiction and his life quickly spirals out of control. When Jack's brother, a Major in the Army, appears unexpectedly tasking Jack with keeping his wife and daughter alive during the impending apocalypse, Jack's forced to reckon with his addiction. Jack's Apocalypse is a journey into the mind and soul of a man who's lost everything as he struggles to stay alive.