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THE INVISIBLE TRUTH

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DIRECTOR: Jacob Ferguson

The viewer gets a glimpse of the effects of living in a home plagued by domestic violence through the mind of its most silent victim; a child.
DATE: FRI. APRIL 21
TIME: 12:00 PM
2 minutes Animation, Thriller STUDENT VENUE: OK MUSIC HALL

Domestic Violence Awareness Award
Child Abuse
Best Animation

THE JOHNNY STARR STORY

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DIRECTOR: Israel Varela

A reporter goes to investigate the death of rock musician Johnny Starr and a murdered D.A. forty three years ago. He soon finds himself in a tangled web.

DATE: SAT. APRIL 22
TIME: 11:30 AM
26 minutes Mystery, Drama VENUE: LIBRARY

THE LAST BEAUTIFUL GIRL

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DIRECTOR: James Christopher

Jason falls in love with Jules. And he falls hard. But when things start to fall apart, Jason finds letting go to be easier said than done.
DATE: FRI. APRIL 21
TIME: 7:00 PM
87 minutes Romance Drama VENUE: ROXY

THE LAST STOP

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DIRECTOR: Eric Brunt

Ben, recently graduated from university, gets a glimpse of what his future might look like. A modern twist on Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol.'
DATE: WED. APRIL 19
TIME: 12:00 PM
10 minutes Comedy, Fantasy, Drama STUDENT VENUE: ROXY

THE LIFE EXOTIC OR THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF JOE SCHREIBVOGEL-DOC

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DIRECTOR: J.D. Thompson

The G.W. Zoo, located in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, is the world's largest private zoo featuring over 187 big cats. The zoo is operated by founder Joe Schreibvogel, a.k.a. Joe Exotic, the self-described gay, gun-carrying redneck with a mullet. Joe and his two husbands live in a small house behind the zoo along with a full-grown African lion, four liger cubs (because ligers are real) a kangaroo and family of wiener dogs. The zoo was named after Joe's brother, G.W. who loved exotic animals and had always dreamed of traveling to Africa to see lions roaming free.
DATE: WED. APRIL 19
TIME: 1:30 PM
85 minutes Biography-DOCUMENTARY VENUE: STVDIO B

THE LONELINESS OF THE SHORT DISTANCE RUNNER

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DIRECTOR: Holly Jacobson

A young girl dreams of competing in the Olympics and a local fun run offers her a first opportunity to prove herself. This short comedy was 100% improvised by the lead actor (also the director) when she was just 11 yrs old.
DATE: WED. APRL 19
TIME: 12:00 PM
8 minutes Comedy STUDENT VENUE: ROXY

THE LOSS (KAYIP)

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DIRECTOR: Didem Avkan Gultekin

A couple who have lost their child are moving.
Inside,as everything is slowly removed,the house is filled with the emptiness of the death.. While on the outside,life continues..
DATE: TUES. APRIL 18
TIME: 9:00 PM
9 minutes FAMILY DRAMA VENUE: STVDIO B

THE LURE

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DIRECTOR: Dan E. Tibbs

Coy, an elderly man, while fishing is reminded of a cherished memory, set in the 1940s.
DATE: SAT. APRIL 22
TIME: 12:30 PM
12 minutes FAMILY DRAMA VENUE: LIBRARY

THE LURKING MAN

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DIRECTOR: N/A
Filmmaker: Maritza Brikisak

'Cailean' is on a path of self destruction trying to forget a childhood trauma. She has been manipulated all her life and in her deathbed is coerced to accept a chance to redeem herself if she accepts the thankless job of 'Death'.
DATE: TUES. APRIL 18
TIME: 7:10 PM
90 minutes SUPERNATURAL FAMILY DRAMA VENUE: ROXY

THE MARK

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DIRECTOR: Jon Navarro

A woman hires a hitman to exact revenge on her attacker in the location where it all took place.
DATE: SAT. APRI 22
TIME: 6:30 PM
5 minutes Crime Drama STUDENT VENUE: 3 RIVERS MUSEUM

THE MECHANIC

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DIRECTOR: Christopher Gillingham

A nobody drives a blood-red 1966 Ford sedan through the veins of industrial Melbourne, in search of his somebody.

DATE: WED. APRIL 19
TIME: 12:00 PM
12 minutes Drama, Thriller STUDENT VENUE: ROXY

THE MURDER OF WILLIAM MARTIN-DOC

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DIRECTOR: Russ Fry

On August 9, 1832, several Meskwaki, in retaliation for an attempt by drunken militia men to kill the peaceful Chief Tama, shot and scalped 23 year-old William Martin near Little York, Illinois in Warren County. This is a true story of prejudice, revenge, compassion, and justice.
DATE: SAT. APRIL 22
TIME: 4:45 PM
22 minutes DRAMA, HISTORY DOCUMENTARY VENUE: 3 RIVERS MUSEUM

THE PAINFUL SIDE OF THE PILLOW

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DIRECTOR: Darva Campbell

Pillow Girl meets up with an old friend . . . who has become her arch enemy.
DATE: SAT. APRIL 22
TIME: 12:30 PM
7 minutes YOUTH COMEDY VENUE: LIBRARY

THE PICKLE

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DIRECTOR:Kyle Kleinecke

In a small town, a long time feud between two neighbors has reached a fever pitch. The laid back sheriff and his wisecracking sidekick try to keep everything from getting out of hand but this proves harder than they expected.
DATE: FRI. APRIL 21
TIME: 7:30 PM
14 minutes COMEDY VENUE: STVDIO B

THE POKER TABLE OBSERVATIONS

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DIRECTOR: Patrick Neff

Five guys playing poker discuss pop culture, film genres, and learn a little something about each other.
DATE: TUES. APRIL 18
TIME: 9:00 PM
10 minutes COMEDY VENUE: STVDIO B

THE REAL LIFE CRISIS OF SYDNEY

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DIRECTOR: Philip C. Lee

Growing up can be awkward, especially when you already are awkward enough.
DATE: FRI. APRIL 21
TIME: 5:30 PM
26 minutes YOUTH DRAMA VENUE: STVDIO B

THE RECKONING

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DIRECTOR: Troy Ruff

In a post apocalyptic world where resources are controlled, a fearless young girl seeks revenge for her families death. After years of Government manipulation on the people, she must find a way to restore order from those who took everything from her.
DATE: SAT. APRIL 22
TIME: 11:30 AM
14 minutes Sci-Fi, Drama VENUE: ROXY

THE RESURRECTION OF VICTOR JARA-DOC

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DIRECTOR: John Travers

This feature length film explores the legacy and cultural resurgence of South American singer-songwriter and activist Victor Jara, who was brutally killed in 1973 following a military coup in Chile. Weaving interviews and archival materials (some rare), supported by an original sound score and a generous helping of Jara songs, the film reveals why Jara's values and music transcend multiple generations, remaining a powerful cultural symbol in the ongoing global struggle for human rights and social justice.
DATE: SAT. APRIL 22
TIME: 10:00 AM
88 minutes Music Biography DOCUMENTARY VENUE: LIBRARY

THE RETRIEVER

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DIRECTOR: Nicholas Thurkettle

A man is on a simple walk through the woods with a destination plugged into his smart phone...and a shovel.
DATE: TUES. APRIL 18
TIME: 9:00 PM
6 minutes Drama VENUE: STVDIO B

THE RIVER-By Auni-Music Video

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DIRECTOR: David S. Marfield

Through the force of her will & the transformative power of music, the haunted Girl escapes the attic in which she's trapped.
DATE: WED. APRIL 19
TIME: 4:30 PM
6 minutes MUSIC VIDEO VENUE: ROXY

THE RIVER-by the Rosies-Music Video

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DIRECTOR: Darva Campbell

A young woman lives with depression after accidentally killing her sister in a tragic accident. Her depression leads her to commit suicide, but her sister intervenes - from beyond the grave. Music by The Rosies.
DATE: FRI. APRIL 21
TIME: 8:45 PM
6 minutes MUSIC VIDEO VENUE: ROXY

THE ROOT CELLAR

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DIRECTOR: Kyle Kleinecke

While investigating a deadly house fire, a Police Chief and Detective try to get answers from a mysterious man who was found in a cellar under the rubble
DATE: FRI. APRIL 21
TIME: 8:15 PM
15 minutes DRAMA, THRILLER VENUE: OK MUSIC HALL

THE SERENE HEARTACHE

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DIRECTOR:Pat Battistini

A eco-conscious teen spends her day cleaning the beach but finds something that will forever change her life.
DATE: SAT. APRIL 22
TIME: 12:30 PM
16 minutes FAMILY DRAMA VENUE: LIBRARY

THE SNOW QUEEN3: FIRE & ICE

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DIRECTOR: Alexey Tsitsilin

The rare gift of getting into all kinds of trouble is their family trait. What else can you expect from the ones raised among trolls in snowy lands? But now Kai and Gerda have grown up and entered a new stage - this time they are going to cause a global disaster...
DATE: SAT. APRI 22
TIME: 10:00 AM
78 minutes Animation, Fantasy Adventure VENUE: 3 RIVERS MUSEUM

THE SPOTTER

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DIRECTOR: Mitchell Lazar

Set in the near future, people have stopped talking because of an oppressive government surveillance system. Tom is a Spotter-- a criminal who locates blank spots in the government's surveillance grid system. The blank spots are used to organize meetings for illicit business transactions -- cash exchange, drug running, human trafficking, prostitution. Spotters are discovered through the criminal-underworld's grapevine; and anyone who can afford it can obtain their services.
DATE: SAT. APRIL 22
TIME: 3:15 PM
9 minutes Sci-Fi Fantasy STUDENT VENUE: STVDIO B

THE SUIT

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DIRECTOR: Dave Conte

The most powerful man in America is missing. Connor Douglas (David Farrington) is in hiding when he's unexpectedly visited by his estranged wife Sarah (Crawford Collins), who's come to talk him out of turning his back on his country and inciting a global crisis.
DATE: THURS. APRIL 20
TIME: 2:00 PM
15 minutes Romance-Drama-Fantasy VENUE: ROXY

THE TRIP: MOUNTAINS & MANHOOD-DOC

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DIRECTOR: Fields Cage

For the past 35 years, Jeff Voth has led his sons and other groups of men on an annual backpacking trip into the Colorado Rocky Mountains. "The Trip" has become a legendary, masculine benchmark. Learning life-skills, trout fishing, extreme physical fatigue and the sharing of deep heart-felt secrets in a sometimes beautiful, sometimes terrifying alpine backdrop has etched this event indelibly into these men's lives. They would each tell you that they have been forever changed - that they have been forged into a deeper and healthier masculine place - that they have become better men because of The Trip.
DATE: WED. APRIL 19
TIME: 6:30 PM
61 minutes Adventure DOCUMENTARY VENUE: ROXY

THE UNCONVENTIONAL GOURMET

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DIRECTOR: Wendy Keeling

A dark comedy about a woman stuck in the 50's searching for the perfect ingredients in an unusual family recipe. The film tells an age old tale with an added modern twist.
DATE: FRI. APRIL 21
TIME: 7:30 PM
13 minutes Dark Comedy VENUE: STVDIO B

THE WALK

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DIRECTOR: Meggie Jenny

When a very health conscious, successful woman is forced to take in her fast food loving, alcoholic mess of a mother, they see another side of each other.
DATE: THURS. APRIL 20
TIME: 8:00 PM
30 minutes Family Faith Drama VENUE: STVDIO B

THE WANDERER

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DIRECTOR: Ian Harrup

In a post-apocalyptic wilderness, a slave girl named Nomi is liberated by a tall, mysterious Wanderer for a secret purpose that involves crossing a river guarded by savage ferrymen.
DATE: SAT. APRIL 22
TIME: 11:30 AM
14 minutes Sci-Fi, Adventure VENUE: ROXY

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