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Friday, November 14
 

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Friday November 14, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Heritage Center B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

10:15am

Zion Flix: Pivot (73 min. total)
From grade shcool to adulthood hard choices can change your entire life. These shorts show the consequence of these pivotal moments. Shorts include: The Barber (12 min.) + Happiness (14 min.) + Volkswagen Joe (29 min.) + Preparing for Life (18 min.)

The Barber
(United Kingdom) 12 min. (2014) Fiction Short
DIR Nicola Morris CAST Damian Kell, Paul Bentall, Janet Spencer-Turner
Told partly through the eyes of a dementia sufferer, populated by ‘ghosts’ from his past, this drama portrays a father and son at a crossroad. As Miles struggles to shave the elderly and unloving father he’s planning to put in a home, the physical closeness unleashes emotions and a bond that neither of them had thought was there.

Happiness
(USA) 14 min. (2013) Fiction Short
DIR Chris King CAST Sierra Hersek, Brian  Rife, Gretchen Littlejohn
A depressed woman, drowning in the cubicle walls of her monotonous dead-end job, befriends a coworker who makes her rethink who she is and what she wants out of life... with potentially disastrous results.

Volkswagen Joe
(Ireland, United Kingdom) 29 min. (2013) Fiction Short
DIR Brian Deane CAST Stuart Graham, Janet Moran, John Delaney,Matthew  O'Brien, Paddy Rocks, Helen Roche
This political drama is set in a small border-town during the height of 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland. Joe, a dedicated, hardworking mechanic, services cars for both sides of the political divide and refuses to drawn into the conflict — something that both communities view with increased suspicion. As Joe restores a vintage Volkswagen for his friend the local RUC inspector, a young Republican sees this as the perfect opportunity to make a name for himself within the IRA. Unfortunately as events transpire Joe is forced into the impossible decision of endangering the people closest to him or becoming a co-conspirator.


Preparing for Life
(USA) 18 min. (2013) Documentary Short
DIR Paul Zehrer
A New York Times story on a Waldorf School in the heart of Silicon Valley, sparked national media attention. This documentary picks up where that story left of, capturing the essence of how Waldorf education prepares children to be twenty first century smart. Talking with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, Preparing for Life explores what children need, to not only succeed in navigating the challenges of the future; but to find joy and happiness in their lives.



Friday November 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:28am
Heritage Center C 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

12:05pm

Old Fashioned (115 min.)
Old Fashioned
(USA) 115 min. (2014) Fiction Full-length Feature
DIR Rik Swartzwelder CAST Elizabeth Roberts, Rik Swartzwelder, Lejon Woods, Tyler  Hollinger, Dorothy Silver, Nini Hadjis,Maryann Nagel, Lindsay Heath, Joseph Bonamico, Anne Marie Nestor
In this romantic drama, Clay Walsh is a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance. When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Ultimately, Clay must step out from behind his relational theories and Amber must overcome her own fears and deep wounds as the two of them, together, attempt the impossible: an 'old-fashioned' courtship in contemporary America.

Artists
avatar for Rik Swartzwelder

Rik Swartzwelder

Rik Swartzwelder is a writer-director-producer-actor whose films have screened at over 145 film festivals worldwide and garnered over 50 major awards, including a Crystal Heart for his 35mm short THE LEAST OF THESE and the “Student Emmy” for his highly acclaimed graduate thesis film, PAUL McCALL. Other accolades include two CINE Golden Eagles, a CINE Special Jury Award, four ITVA-DC Peer Awards, and the Sprint PCS Filmmaker of the... Read More →



Friday November 14, 2014 12:05pm - 2:00pm
Heritage Center B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

12:15pm

Under the Same Sun (75 min.) + Beirut in Two Words (29 min.) + Gaspé Copper (14 min.)
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Beirut in Two Words
(Germany) 29 min. (2014) Documentary Short
DIR Anne Chahine
The documentary aims to give one of the most diverse cities of the Middle East a voice of its own. Nine members of Beirutës music and art scene share their thoughts on living and working in a city where at times beauty and suspense go hand in hand.

Under the Same Sun

(Israel, Palestinian Territories, USA) 75 min. (2013) Fiction Full-length Feature
DIR Sameh Zoabi  CAST Ali Suliman,Yossi Marshek, Lucy Aharish, Dirar Suleiman, Levana Finkelstein
The film is set in the near future.  It is the highly dramatic story of two businessmen, Shaul Cohen, an Israeli, and Nizar Ahmad, a Palestinian.  They set out to make money and wind up making peace. They must deal with strong opposition to their working together and overcome the hostility from people around them as they work together to set up a solar energy company.  An Israeli journalist writes an article describing their venture and subsequently, Nizar becomes the subject of fierce attacks on Facebook and from his own family for promoting “normalization” with Israelis.  Fearing for his life, he cuts off contact with Shaul. Determined to continue, Shaul decides that he should go to Ramallah to see Nizar, even though Israeli Jews are legally forbidden to travel to Palestinian areas.  Shaul shows up at Nizar’s house.  Nizar is moved.  They reconcile.  But they recognize that their business will have little chance of success without peace.  They mount an appeal on Facebook that brings popular support to both their venture and to the peace negotiations, which have been in the background during the film.  Their Facebook campaign strikes a chord with millions of Israelis and Palestinians, and they register a huge number of “likes.”  Popular support for peace surges in both societies, and the politicians finally sign a treaty.

Gaspé Copper
(Canada) 14 min. (2013) Fiction Short
DIR Alexis Fortier Gauthier
Murdochville,1957. A family is forced to move, as the father, pained by a long miners' strike, finds a new job in the city.

Artists
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Alexis Fortier Gauthier

Trained at UQÀM and INIS, Alexis Fortier Gauthier codirected in 2004, Sur le Quai de la Gare, a documentary shot in Vietnam. He went on to make the fiction short films After All (Genie award winner), Snowbound and recently, Gaspé Copper. | Gaspé Copper (2013) | Snowbound - Dans la neige (2011) | The Perfectionnist - Le perfectionniste (2010) | Basse-Normandie (2007) | Dans les limbes (2007) | After All - Après tout (2006) | Transparence... Read More →
avatar for Anne Chahine

Anne Chahine

Anne Chahine has a background of media design and is currently taking her Master degree in Visual and Media Anthropology at the Free University in Berlin. | When developing Beirut in two words, German film maker Anne Chahine had two main motivations in mind. Since being married to a man with Lebanese origin she wanted first and before all like to know more about his country and the home city of her husband. Furthermore, tired of western... Read More →
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Sameh Zoabi

Born in 1975 and raised in Iksal, near the city of Nazareth, Israel. In 1998 Zoabi graduated from Tel Aviv University with a double degree in Film Studies and English Literature. He was awarded a three-year merit scholarship to pursue a Master’s Degree at Columbia University. In February 2005, he completed his M.F.A in Film Direction at Columbia’s School of the Arts. Zoabi has directed and written several narrative short films, as... Read More →



Friday November 14, 2014 12:15pm - 1:59pm
Heritage Center C 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

2:20pm

Fight Church (84 min.) + Families are Forever (21 min.)
Families are Forever
(USA) 21 min. (2013) Documentary Short
DIR Vivian Kleiman CAST Tom Montgomery,  Wendy Montgomery, Jordan Montgomery
Tom and Wendy were devout Mormon parents living in a conservative community: Attending church every Sunday, actively serving in their callings in the ward, and knocking on doors to promote support for California’s Proposition 8 to prevent same-sex marriage. Then one day, Wendy read 13-year-old Jordon’s diary and discovered he was gay. What happened next changed their lives forever.

Fight Church
(USA) 84 min. (2013) Documentary Full-length Feature
DIR Bryan Storkel, Daniel Junge CAST Paul Burress
Pastor Paul Burress runs Victory Training out of his church in Rochester, New York.  His church is one of many around the country adopting fight ministries as part of their mission.  Not only does Burress use fighting as an evangelical tool with men and boys, but he, like many in this new movement, believes today’s Christian needs more of a warrior ethos which can be honed through mixed martial arts.Burress has a dark past and a history of unsanctioned fighting in which he's suffered ten concussions. With the rise of MMA’s popularity, he’s tempted to get back into the ring himself, in spite of his doctor's warnings. Complicating matters is that New York is only one of two states in the nation where MMA is illegal – the legislative battle for which Paul and others in the religious community are fighting. Alongside, Pastor Burress’s complex story, there are several other pastors who are also fighters. Through their inter-twined narratives, culminating in several riveting fights, this film seeks to discuss the compatibility of Christianity and mixed martial arts and, moreover, the confluence of religion and violence in our culture.  Through sympathetic subjects on both sides of this debate, the film asks provocative questions about sports, masculinity, free will and morality.

Artists
avatar for Daniel Junge

Daniel Junge

BEING EVEL | | Daniel Junge is an Oscar-winning (and 2-time nominated) documentary filmmaker.  | Junge was born and raised in Wyoming and graduated from Colorado College and attended NYU Film School.  | His first documentary feature, CHIEFS, won best documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival and broadcast on PBS.  | Since that time, Junge has directed over a dozen feature and short films which have broadcast on HBO, BBC, PBS and... Read More →



Friday November 14, 2014 2:20pm - 4:05pm
Heritage Center B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

2:30pm

Zion Flix: Before the Screaming Starts (98 min. total)
Apart from the typical Hollywood horror film, this program of short thrillers instead examines the human psyche that can lead up to horrific acts. Shorts include: The Demon Deep in Oklahoma (34 min.) + Selfish People (이기자들) (30 min.) + The Only Man (21 min.) + Touch (13 min.)

The Demon Deep in Oklahoma
(USA) 34 min. (2013) Fiction Featurette
DIR Lance R. Marshall CAST Lance R. Marshall, Shannon Beeby, Carter Burch
The lonely lives of a brother and sister living in a remote country home are interrupted when a friend of the brothers stops by for a one night stay.  The three lives intertwine in a way that changes them forever as they battle the demon that lives deep in Oklahoma.

Selfish People (이기자들)
(South Korea) 30 min. (2013)  Fiction Featurette
DIR Jaebin Han CAST Eui-seol Hwang, Si-hyung Choi, Ye-won Kim
Making his living as a proxy driver, Eu-sul, takes a drunken lady named Se-rim home, only to find out that she is reported missing three days later. By two detectives he finds out that Se-rim’s house was where she used to live, and those detectives, knowing that Se-rim was the one who asked them for protection, tries to avoid the blame. Eu-sul, by chance, gets in Se-rim’s car again and finds a mysterious guy. 

The Only Man
(Spain) 21 min. (2013) Fiction Short
DIR Jos Man CAST Timothy Gibbs, Alfredo Meixide, Isaac Forteza, Molly Malcolm, Mitch Berman, Simon Brading
The story chronicles the last days of a man victim of an epidemic that has turned mankind into degenerate beings void of consciousness. Trying to keep his sanity he fights alone against the disease. Though strong in his will to overcome it, he will fall victim before he is aware of it.

Touch
(Australia) 13 min. (2014) Fiction Short
DIR Adrian Chiarella
Anna refuses to touch her son, Vincent, due to a rare skin condition that leaves him blistered and scarred. But when the boy begins telling her about an imaginary friend, she is confronted by her own fears of reaching out to people.


Artists
avatar for Lance R. Marshall

Lance R. Marshall

Lance, a Texas native and current New Yorker, thinks outside of the box. He excels when taking artistic risks as an actor/writer/director that makes an impact on an audience. He responds well to others who don’t ‘play it safe.’ Those who thrive on being completely creative. Those who tell the story through a different lense or unique angle. He got his start in theatre and then switched gears to film and has recently shifted... Read More →



Friday November 14, 2014 2:30pm - 4:03pm
Heritage Center C 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

4:30pm

Children of Internment (90 min.) + So Make it Worthy (5 min.)
So Make It Worthy
(United Kingdom) 5 min. (2012) Experimental Music Video
DIR Jonny Kight CAST Nicholas  Pinnock
Music video for Luke J Christie & The Held Breath’s first single, "So Make It Worthy".

Children of Internment
(USA) 90 min. (2013) Documentary Full-length Feature
DIR Kristina Wagner, Joe Crump  CAST John Christgau,Yae Aihara,Heidi Donald,Lother Eiserloh,Eberhard Fuhr,Arthur Jacobs,Anneliese Krauter,Hildegard Gordon
Thousands of German families were interned by the United States during World War II. They were taken from their homes and schools, denied 'due process' and imprisoned in  200+ detention camps throughout the United States and Latin America. 'Children of Internment' tells their riveting story using live interviews with those who were interned, family photographs and historical footage. Five years before Pearl Harbor, J. Edgar Hoover had begun to compile the notorious 'ABC list' over concerns of national security. It was originally aimed at Communists, Fascists, and Nazis. By the end of 1939, it had evolved into hysteria directed at German, Italian and Japanese aliens. Their allegiance to the country was questioned, regardless of how long they had lived in the United States. It is a common misperception that only Japanese-Americans were interned during WWII. The German-American wartime experience remains largely overlooked by historians and generally unknown to most Americans.Nearly 11,000 German aliens were interned and tens of thousands more suffered illegal searches and seizures, interrogation,family separation, and deportation.In 1943, 17-year-old Eberhard Fuhr was arrested. He was six weeks shy of graduating from High School in Cincinnati, Ohio and was in class when the FBI picked him up. Fuhr was charged with 'suspicion.' He and his family would spend the next four and a half years in government custody.The taking away of freedom with the excuse that doing so is vital to national security, was an issue then and continues to be an issue today.

Artists
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Kristina Wagner

Kristina Wagner, (who acted on "General Hospital" for over 20 years as the well loved character Felicia), has partnered with her brother, Joe Crump (filmmaker/entrepreneur) as co-directors of their first feature length documentary. | Kristina, while still working for ABC on "General Hospital", went back to school and got a history degree from California State University Northridge. She initiated this project from studies she did for her thesis.



Friday November 14, 2014 4:30pm - 6:05pm
Heritage Center B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

4:40pm

Lives of LaMott Atkins (35 min.) + Love Janine Pommy Vega (45 min.) + Rodelle - I'm Afraid I'm Not (4 min.)
Love Janine Pommy Vega
(USA) 45 min. (2013) Documentary Featurette
DIR Tom Knoff, Kurt Hemmer CAST Janine Pommy Vega
A female poet finding her voice and making her niche among some of the most revered men of the counterculture. Taking refuge with Gregory Corso and other Beat poets in the Village as a teenager escaping the suffocation of conformity. Losing her unwanted virginity to Allen Ginsberg's lover, Peter Orlovsky. Discovering disappointment in the arms of her hero Jack Kerouac. Cherishing the inspiration of other female poets and writers like Elise Cowen, Barbara Moraff, and Bonnie Bremser. Encountering disappointment in Ken Kesey and magic in Timothy Leary. Fighting and loving with Pete Knell and the Hell's Angels. Digging the Diggers in San Francisco. Rambling with Jack Elliott on Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue. Finding hope in the grey wall prisons of America. 'Janine Pommy Vega is one of the most fascinating women I ever had the pleasure to meet,' Herbert Huncke told codirector Kurt Hemmer. Hemmer goes on to state 'It was impossible for her to make someone yawn. I truly enjoyed hearing her regale me with tales of her travels around the world to poetry conferences, of her conversations with fellow artists of various disciplines and nationalities, and of her new political and social insights, which were articulated with the skill of an astute pundit.' Love Janine Pommy Vega is a tribute to this remarkable woman, a friendly voice from the grave, the last testament of a wise woman who was there and now is gone.

Rodelle - I'm Afraid I'm Not
(Netherlands) 4 min. (2014) Music Video
DIR
Marcus Moonen CAST Rodelle
A performer's struggle with self-identity while trying to find the courage to confront an audience. But is it really the audience that is most frightening?

The Lives of LaMott Atkins
(USA) 35 min. (2013) Documentary Featurette
DIR Robert Philipson CAST LaMott Atkins
W. E. B. DuBois famous wrote that every Black in America grow up with 'this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others.' But what happens when the double consciousness of being gay is overlaid on that? This self-narrated documentary follows a man of extraordinary talent: running back for the Stanford Cardinal; dancer at Julliard; model, singer, and performer in Europe; the epitome of Black masculinity and grace. And yet he's closeted for the first 40 years of his life. When he finally crashes and burns, his wanderings bring him to the very heart of gay life in San Francisco. And still he won't come out.

Artists
avatar for Kurt Hemmer

Kurt Hemmer

Kurt Hemmer and Tom Knoff are currently faculty and staff members at Harper College in Palatine, Il. "Love Janine Pommy Vega" is the fourth film they've worked on together in the last dozen years. Other titles include "As We Cover The Streets: Janine Pommy Vega" to which "Love Janine Pommy Vega" is a sequel, as well as "Rebel Roar: The Sound of Michael McClure", "Wow! Ted Joans Lives" and "Keenan". Kurt is a Professor of English in the Liberal... Read More →
avatar for Tom Knoff

Tom Knoff

Kurt Hemmer and Tom Knoff are currently faculty and staff members at Harper College in Palatine, Il. "Love Janine Pommy Vega" is the fourth film they've worked on together in the last dozen years. Other titles include "As We Cover The Streets: Janine Pommy Vega" to which "Love Janine Pommy Vega" is a sequel, as well as "Rebel Roar: The Sound of Michael McClure", "Wow! Ted Joans Lives" and "Keenan". Tom is Coordinator of Media Production in the... Read More →



Friday November 14, 2014 4:40pm - 6:04pm
Heritage Center C 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

6:25pm

The Frontier (90 min.) + On Loop (5 min.)
On Loop
(United Kingdom)  5 min. (2014) Collegiate Animation Short-short
DIR Christine Hooper
This animated adventure shows what it feels like trying to wake up, being a little sick at four in the morning, crapped out, and yawning.

The Frontier
(USA) 90 min. (2013) Fiction Full-length Feature
DIR Matt Rabinowitz CAST Max Gail, Coleman Kelly, Anastassia  Sendyk, Oliver Seitz, Katherine Cortez
Sean, a retired literature professor and civic activist, writes a letter to his estranged son, Tennessee, a ranch hand who hasn’t been home for years. At first, Tennessee is uncertain how to respond, but fearing what could happen if he does not make an effort to see his aging father, he decides to make the journey home. He arrives just as Nina, Sean’s personal trainer, fresh off a bad breakup, accepts Sean’s offer to move into his guest room and help him write his memoirs. The tension between Sean and Tennessee is ever-present. Living under the same roof again is clearly difficult for the both of them. As Sean and Nina work on Sean’s memoirs, Tennessee avoids his overbearing father by keeping himself busy with fix-up projects around the house. One evening, after Nina has left for a date, Sean and Tennessee find themselves alone in the house for the first time. No longer able to avoid each other, the two men must open up.



Friday November 14, 2014 6:25pm - 8:00pm
Heritage Center B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

6:50pm

Zion Flix: Pivot (73 min. total)
From grade shcool to adulthood hard choices can change your entire life. These shorts show the consequence of these pivotal moments. Shorts include: The Barber (12 min.) + Happiness (14 min.) + Volkswagen Joe (29 min.) + Preparing for Life (18 min.)

The Barber
(United Kingdom) 12 min. (2014) Fiction Short
DIR Nicola Morris CAST Damian Kell, Paul Bentall, Janet Spencer-Turner
Told partly through the eyes of a dementia sufferer, populated by ‘ghosts’ from his past, this drama portrays a father and son at a crossroad. As Miles struggles to shave the elderly and unloving father he’s planning to put in a home, the physical closeness unleashes emotions and a bond that neither of them had thought was there.

Happiness
(USA) 14 min. (2013) Fiction Short
DIR Chris King CAST Sierra Hersek, Brian  Rife, Gretchen Littlejohn
A depressed woman, drowning in the cubicle walls of her monotonous dead-end job, befriends a coworker who makes her rethink who she is and what she wants out of life... with potentially disastrous results.

Volkswagen Joe
(Ireland, United Kingdom) 29 min. (2013) Fiction Short
DIR Brian Deane CAST Stuart Graham, Janet Moran, John Delaney,Matthew  O'Brien, Paddy Rocks, Helen Roche
This political drama is set in a small border-town during the height of 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland. Joe, a dedicated, hardworking mechanic, services cars for both sides of the political divide and refuses to drawn into the conflict — something that both communities view with increased suspicion. As Joe restores a vintage Volkswagen for his friend the local RUC inspector, a young Republican sees this as the perfect opportunity to make a name for himself within the IRA. Unfortunately as events transpire Joe is forced into the impossible decision of endangering the people closest to him or becoming a co-conspirator.


Preparing for Life
(USA) 18 min. (2013) Documentary Short
DIR Paul Zehrer
A New York Times story on a Waldorf School in the heart of Silicon Valley, sparked national media attention. This documentary picks up where that story left of, capturing the essence of how Waldorf education prepares children to be twenty first century smart. Talking with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, Preparing for Life explores what children need, to not only succeed in navigating the challenges of the future; but to find joy and happiness in their lives.



Friday November 14, 2014 6:50pm - 8:03pm
Heritage Center C 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

8:40pm

Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde (93 min.)
Running Wild:  The Life of Dayton O. Hyde
(USA) 93 min. (2013) Documentary Feature
DIR Suzanne Mitchell CAST Dayton O. Hyde
This cinematic adventure examines the vibrant life of a cowboy, conservationist and award-winning writer, who through extreme perseverance is preserving part of America.  From cattle drives, rodeos and conservation battles, to wild horse rescues, personal heartbreak and new-found love, this is the self-told tale of a colorful 6'5' cowboy, paralleling both the old West and America's growing awareness of the importance of protecting our natural resources.  'Running Wild' is an inspirational testament for anyone who needs motivation on their own personal journey -- and reassurance that each of us can truly make a difference if we try.

Artists
avatar for Suzanne Mitchell

Suzanne Mitchell

Suzanne Mitchell has directed and produced numerous long and short form documentary films, television series and specials as well as cutting-edge content for the web. Her projects have garnered two Emmys, two Gracie Awards, an Omni Intermedia Award, and a Cine Golden Eagle. Her 2013 film Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde celebrated a successful festival run, winning numerous awards, including an Audience Favorite and Best... Read More →



Friday November 14, 2014 8:40pm - 10:13pm
Heritage Center C 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

8:50pm

Taking My Parents to Burning Man (82 min.) + Bounce, This is not a Freestyle Movie (5 min.)
Bounce, This is not a Freestyle Movie
(Canada) 5 min. (2014) Experimental Short-short
DIR Guillaume Blanchet CAST Guillaume Blanchet
"I am not a good freestyle player, but I love to give it a try. For two years now, I’ve been lucky enough to visit a few countries with a ball as a faithfull compagnion." says director Guillaume Blanchet. Along the  journey, the ball has experienced sand, grass, concrete and snow, and has bounced back to Guillaume after hitting many a wall. Cheers to the greatest game of all!

Taking My Parents to Burning Man
(Canada, USA) 82 min. (2014) Documentary Full-length Feature
DIR Joel Ashton McCarthy, Bryant 'Spry Bry' Boesen CAST Bryant 'Spry Bry' Boesen, Charles Boesen, Lilicy Boesen
Burning Man is a controversial arts festival in the Nevada desert, that is notorious for dust, destruction, and debauchery. Needless to say, it is not your average family vacation destination. Regardless, Bry, a reckless party animal, decides to rip his nearly retired parents from their routine and drag them along on the adventure of a lifetime; the same parents that put him through a decade of Jesus Camp.The film follows their adventure: from costume shopping, to a crowd-funding disaster, to last minute logistics, and gives you a glimpse into the world of Black Rock City, the lives of     “Burners,” and what it takes to make it there.A road trip to remember, and a parental coming-of-age story.



Friday November 14, 2014 8:50pm - 10:17pm
Heritage Center B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720
 
Saturday, November 15
 

10:00am

Young Filmmaker Competition 2014 (66 min. total)
International high school students from around the world showcase their incredible talents in this shorts program. Shorts include: Be a Little Boulder (3 min.) + Dog Days (1 min.) + Eric's Basement & Secret Tunnels (4 min.) + Momentum (17 min.) + Mr. Brocklehurst (27 min.) + Not Their Boots (5 min.)

Be a Little Boulder
(United Kingdom) 3 min. (2013) Young Filmmaker Animation Short-short
CREATED BY 60 young pupils aged 8-10 from Tendering Primary School
A little stone, Clint, living in prehistoric times is picked on by other sticks and rocks. Seeking advice from his father, Clint rolls back to the cave downhearted. When a caveman steps on him, Clint is revealed as a piece of flint and used by the caveman to make fire.

Dog Days
(USA) 1 min. (2013) Young Filmmaker Fiction Short-short
DIR Daniel Riva
A day in the life of Reginald, the dog.

Eric's Basement & Secret Tunnels
(USA) 4 min. (2013) Young Filmmaker Music Video
DIR Jake Oleson
A lone teen finds love for the first time. Afraid of what the future holds, he searches for a way to capture these fleeting moments of beauty. Artwork by Morgan Gruer.

Momentum
(Germany) 17 min. (2013) Young Filmmaker Experimental Fiction Short
DIR Alexander Bergmann CAST Dimitri Roggon,Sophia Weiß
"Momentum" is a film that deals with conflicts in human life.  It's about failure and success represented by two intervening principles embodied in men and women. The gist is mutual understanding and the change in life.  The film shows how two young people come together in an unexpected situation in their lives.

Mr. Brocklehurst
(USA) 27 min. (2013) Young Filmmaker Fiction Short
DIR Jordan Shelby CAST Anders Mickelson, Jordyn Wright, Lori Quinn,
Monty Mickelson, Craig Didden
Sometimes life just seems like an endless routine of mundanity and work. For Mr. Brocklehurst, a college admissions officer tasked with reading thousands of seemingly identical essays, this could not be more true. Until Mr. Brocklehurst interviews Alex, a straight-A student who doesn’t want to go to college. Instead of his application essay, Alex sends Mr. Brocklehurst a series of videos explaining why he can’t go to college. These videos create an unlikely relationship between the two: a relationship that could only exist in the 21st Century; and a relationship that changes both of their lives.

Not Their Boots
(Australia) 5 min. (2013) Young Filmmaker Fiction Short-short
DIR Jordon Prince-Wright CAST Samuel Tye, Youking Agoes, Clayton Smith, Jeffrey Prince-Wright, Melanie Jacques, Ava Tye
Every soldier is innocent… it isn't them… it is those above them that go to war at the cost of the soldiers life. Every soldier, every single soldier, no matter the side are the same… equal, carrying out orders, missing family and friends and most of all risking their life's in boots which are not their boots to fill.


Saturday November 15, 2014 10:00am - 11:06am
Heritage Center B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

10:15am

Who Owns Water (51 min.) + Herd in Iceland (29 min.)
Herd in Iceland
(Iceland, USA) 29 min. (2013) Documentary Short
DIR Lindsay Blatt CAST Arinbjörn Jóhannsson, Gudlaug M. Jónsdottir, Guðmundur Guðmundsson, Haukur Pálsson, Jóna Guðbjörg Guðmundsdóttir, Sigurður Órn Ágústsson
For over 1,000 years, Icelandic law has made it illegal to import horses onto the island. For that reason, Icelandic horses are a pure breed, isolated by oceanic borders. 
During the summer months, the horses live a remote and wild existence, grazing in the highlands and raising their young. Every September, they are rounded up by local farmers and directed across the rugged terrain to reunite with their owners. It's a breathtaking tradition that unites the country. This film documents the annual horse round-up. The result is a unique and moving portrait of Iceland's people, horses, and stunning landscape.

Who Owns Water
(USA) 51 min. (2014) Documentary Featurette
DIR David Hanson, Michael Hanson, Andrew Kornylak CAST Michael Hanson, David Hanson
There's a lot at stake on a few big, slow, brown rivers in the Deep South. The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (ACF) is becoming the canary-in-the-coal mine for a looming East Coast water crisis. The Hanson brothers grew up in Atlanta beside the Chattahoochee River. In March 2013, they returned and paddled, together and separately, the 542 miles of the basin from its source in the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico. Their journey and the people they meet along the way tell the story of an endangered and essential natural resource.

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Lindsay Blatt

Lindsay Blatt earned a BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute, and was honored with the Outstanding Merit in Photography award.  Lindsay received a grant from The Brooklyn Arts Council in support of her large-format photo essay on Brooklyn’s shoe repairmen. Her work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, PDN, The Boston Globe’s Big Picture, TravelChannel.com, and The New York Times Lens.  She also owns Archerfish, a... Read More →



Saturday November 15, 2014 10:15am - 11:35am
Heritage Center C 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

12:00pm

Poverty Inc. (99 min.) + Melancholic Park (5 min.)
Melancholic Park
(Russian Federation) 5 min. (2014) Experimental, Music Video
DIR Kai Waker, Natalia Maslova CAST Eduard Krakov
A mystical man on a lake makes a ruthless and sarcastic invitation to all people to calm down from the hectic life in the ephemeral park to sleep and embody all their unrealized dreams, desires and ambitions.

Poverty Inc.
(USA) 99 min. (2013) Documentary Full-length Feature
DIR Michael Matheson Miller  
The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of the development narrative. But the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and developing world leaders have become increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing on perspectives gathered from over 150 interviews shot over 4 years in 20 countries, "Poverty, Inc." explores the hidden side of doing good. From disaster relief to TOMs Shoes, from adoptions to agricultural subsidies, "Poverty, Inc." follows the butterfly effect of our most well-intentioned efforts and pulls back the curtain on the poverty industrial complex - the multi-billion dollar market of NGOs, multilateral agencies, and for-profit aid contractors. Are we catalyzing development or are we propagating a system in which the poor stay poor while the rich get hipper?



Saturday November 15, 2014 12:00pm - 1:44pm
Heritage Center B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

12:20pm

Collegiate Docs 2014 (68 min. total)
Documentary shorts produced by five different college students. Films include: Last Stop in Santa Rosa (5 min.) + Raising the Bar (21 min.) + Gaia (9min.) + Understated, Overstepped (16 min.) + Unconditional (26 min.)

Gaia
(USA) 9 min. (2013) Experimental Documentary Short
DIR Adam Nawrot CAST Kevin Psarianos, Amos Mincin, Steve  Gadd, Carolyn Psarianos, Buzz Rudderow, Dave Borger, Paul Fourounjian
Beneath our feet, this film follows a group of cavers pursuing primordial truth as they descend into the womb of the earth and traverse her hidden passages. "Gaia" mixes the spoken word with visuals from a seldom seen world to create a meditative non-narrative piece.Gaia is filmed in the caves beneath central Pennsylvania. The work is largely a collaboration with poet Eleanor Wilner (Juniper Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation) who's reading of her poem 'Bat Cave' serves as the backbone of the piece.

Last Stop in Santa Rosa
(USA) 5 min. (2014) Collegiate Documentary Short-Short
DIR Elizabeth Lo CAST Gail Pope, Richard Pope
An elderly couple who runs a hospice for dying animals questions the ethics of pet euthanasia. Old animals that would have normally been put down are given a chance to live out the rest of their lives - but they must also endure the trials of aging. Through the struggles of a blind shepherding dog, and a wheelchair-bound Chihuahua, difficult questions come to the fore: were these elderly, disabled animals meant to live? At the brink of death, there are no easy answers.

Raising the Bar
(USA) 21 min. (2013) Collegiate Documentary Short
DIR Lindsey Dumont CAST Jason Sturm
Jason Sturm had a life and career planned in the US military; but everything changed when a combat training accident took his leg. Finding community and rehabilitation in the extreme-intensity world of CrossFit training, Raising the Bar follows Jason as he pursues his dream of going back to school, opening his own gym, and shaping a life committed to helping other adaptive athletes regain fitness and health.

Unconditional
(USA) 26 min. (2014) Collegiate Documentary Short
DIR  Hanna  Teachey, Rhonda Chan Soo, Kelly McKenna CAST Sara and Julie, "Catherine"
"Unconditional" explores how second-parent adoption laws harm children and parents in same-sex families.  A second-parent adoption, for an unmarried couple, allows a 'second parent' to adopt their partner's biological or adoptive child without the legal parent losing their parental rights. The film follows two North Carolina families as they navigate the legal system and fight to obtain legal parental-child bonds. Watch them rise up and persevere against a legal system that fails to protect them.

Understated, Overstepped
(USA) 16 min. (2013) Collegiate Documentary Short
DIR Gabriella Huggins
Is it a term of camaraderie, a slang toward reclamation, or a phrase to be remembered in infamy? As the sound and sense of the 'N-word' changes among young people today, what is happening to our connections to the past, our understanding of the present, and our perceptions of race as we move forward? 'Understated, Overstepped' explores the past and present realities of the 'N-word', discussing the lines blurred.



Saturday November 15, 2014 12:20pm - 1:28pm
Heritage Center C 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

2:00pm

Zion Flix: Big Hearts from Small Towns (94 min. total)
This shorts program is a mix of documentaries and fiction where the heart is the character in a small town. Shorts include: Tumbling from the Mountaintop of Truth: The Art of Anselm Spring (28 min.) + Pie Lady of Pie Town (29 min.) + Every Day is a Small Life (Chaque Jour est une Petite Vie ) (27 min.) + A Hole in the Sky (Godka Cirka) (10 min.)

Every Day is a Small Life (Chaque Jour est une Petite Vie )
(France) 27 min.(2014) Fiction Short
DIR Albane Fioretti, Lou-Brice Leonard
A council estate on the Mediterranean coast: living in a modest caravan amongst the tower blocks, Rachel, 80 years old, dreams of returning to her native Algeria. Her son Simon doesn’t want to know anything about it. Stella, her grand-daughter, describes them as “A really awful family." Fortunately they are surrounded by the good humour of Yazid, alias Gino, and the entire neighbourhood...

A Hole in the Sky (Godka Cirka)
(Spain, USA) 10 min. (2014) Documentary Short
DIR Àlex Lora, Antonio  Tibaldi CAST Sarah  Cige Diiriye, Faadumo Isma'Il
Beerato:: a small, little known area with wide open expanses in wind swept Somaliland. This ishort is an episode of a feature length project that the producers would like to make. The mesmerizing observation will bring a new perspective at the lives of ordinary women living in an extraordinary (to western eyes) place.

Pie Lady of Pie Town
(USA) 29 min. (2014) Documentary Short
DIR Jane Rosemont CAST Kathy Knapp
Why did Kathy Knapp, a Dallas businesswoman, leave her charmed life to bake pie in a dusty town with no traffic light, no gas station and sketchy utilities? Pie Town came upon its name honestly in the 1920s when a cattle rancher sold pie to supplement his income. The area is teeming with Old West history and hardy characters. The film is about resolve, heartache, healing, and pie as a vehicle for peace. You’ll see an alien, a dummy, feel connections to deep space, and hear some finger-snapping tunes. You will want pie, and probably more than one slice. Welcome to Pie Town, New Mexico. The name is no joke.

Tumbling from the Mountaintop of Truth: The Art of Anselm Spring
(USA) 28 min. (2013) Documentary Short
DIR Virginia Lee Hunter CAST Anselm Spring
A successful German photographer walks away from it all to settle on a mesa in remote Southern Utah where he explores a life as an artist.  Anselm Spring gave up professional photography the day he realized he wanted his own life to be 'as overwhelming as nature is'.This poetic portrait of a puzzling artist captures the paradoxes that run through an artist who's mission is to convey 'truth' through his art using materials such as Fruit Loops, animal bones, and barbie dolls, with a few Jesus figurines thrown in.  Spring proves to be a provocative subject, surprisingly insightful one moment, slyly winking the next. Fool on the hill, or genius on the Mountaintop. Your conclusion may surprise you.


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Virginia Lee Hunter

Virginia Lee Hunter is an award winning photo-journalist whose transition to film making began with her first documentary "Carny" in 2006, a collaboration with Canadian filmmaker Alison Murray. "Carny" was inspired by Hunter’s photo book, "Carny: Americana on the Midway". | Since "Carny", Hunter has worked on a number of documentaries, "Fambul Tok", "The Source", and "Folk". | "Tumbling from the Mountain of Truth; The Art of Anselm Spring... Read More →



Saturday November 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:34pm
Heritage Center C 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

2:15pm

The Frontier (90 min.) + On Loop (5 min.)
On Loop
(United Kingdom)  5 min. (2014) Collegiate Animation Short-short
DIR Christine Hooper
This animated adventure shows what it feels like trying to wake up, being a little sick at four in the morning, crapped out, and yawning.

The Frontier
(USA) 90 min. (2013) Fiction Full-length Feature
DIR Matt Rabinowitz CAST Max Gail, Coleman Kelly, Anastassia  Sendyk, Oliver Seitz, Katherine Cortez
Sean, a retired literature professor and civic activist, writes a letter to his estranged son, Tennessee, a ranch hand who hasn’t been home for years. At first, Tennessee is uncertain how to respond, but fearing what could happen if he does not make an effort to see his aging father, he decides to make the journey home. He arrives just as Nina, Sean’s personal trainer, fresh off a bad breakup, accepts Sean’s offer to move into his guest room and help him write his memoirs. The tension between Sean and Tennessee is ever-present. Living under the same roof again is clearly difficult for the both of them. As Sean and Nina work on Sean’s memoirs, Tennessee avoids his overbearing father by keeping himself busy with fix-up projects around the house. One evening, after Nina has left for a date, Sean and Tennessee find themselves alone in the house for the first time. No longer able to avoid each other, the two men must open up.



Saturday November 15, 2014 2:15pm - 3:50pm
Heritage Center B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

4:10pm

Lessons of Basketball and War (56 min.) + Exit (32 min.)
Exit
(Russia) 32 min. (2013) Documentary Featurette
DIR
Michael Eckels
Children raised in the Russian orphanage system face overwhelming challenges when they graduate from their institutions and enter the world at large on their own.

Lessons of Basketball and War

(USA) 56 min. (2014) Documentary Featurette
DIR Ron Bourke
Somali refugee girls learn about America and themselves through the game of Basketball. Carrying tribal conflicts with them and building acceptance, these girls take courage to work together and build a team.





Saturday November 15, 2014 4:10pm - 5:38pm
Heritage Center C 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

4:20pm

A Chair Fit for an Angel (75 min.) + Le Grant (8 min.)
Le Grant
(Germany) 8 min. (2014) Music Video
DIR  Luca Lucchesi CAST Infamis
In 1880 Joe Grant tried to kill Billy the Kid and failed. 2013 Luca Lucchesi, Donata and Wim Wenders translated their thoughts on  Le Grant  (a song by Infamis) into pictures. Incl. a showdown with big guns, no single shot, but anhappy end.

A Chair Fit for an Angel

(Canada) 75 min. (2013) Documentary Feature
DIR Raymond St-Jean CAST Tero Saarinen, Anne Azéma, Joel Cohen, Chris Becksvoort, Brother Arnold Hadd
For two hundred years, the Shakers have been America's most successful utopian society. While seeking harmony, order and perfection in every aspect of their lives, they built minimalistic furniture and buildings that influenced modern design.  The Shakers wrote songs of exquisite beauty and danced to extasy during their religious meetings. Inspired by this music and dance, choreographer Tero Saarinen created Borrowed Light, a dance piece about communal life and individual sacrifice. Shot in Finland and the United States, featuring interviews and excerpts from Borrowed Light, this documentary explores the cultural legacy of this religious group devoted to create heaven on earth.

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Raymond St-Jean

Raymond St-Jean is a film director and multimedia designer. He started his career directing music videos and short films. Over the years, he explored many genres. He directed dramas (Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft, Léa), documentaries (A Chair Fit For An Angel, The Night Bird, Ghost Town, Le Mozart Noir, six films from The Chamber Music Collection) and performing arts movies (Les trous du Ciel, Cabaret Neiges Noires, Peepshow).



Saturday November 15, 2014 4:20pm - 5:43pm
Heritage Center B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

6:15pm

Lessons of Basketball and War (56 min.) + Exit (32 min.)
Exit
(Russia) 32 min. (2013) Documentary Featurette
DIR
Michael Eckels
Children raised in the Russian orphanage system face overwhelming challenges when they graduate from their institutions and enter the world at large on their own.

Lessons of Basketball and War

(USA) 56 min. (2014) Documentary Featurette
DIR Ron Bourke
Somali refugee girls learn about America and themselves through the game of Basketball. Carrying tribal conflicts with them and building acceptance, these girls take courage to work together and build a team.





Saturday November 15, 2014 6:15pm - 7:43pm
Heritage Center B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

6:25pm

Landscapes with a Corpse (84 min.) + Lullaby (4 min.)
Lullaby (Tharattu Pattu)
(India) 4 min. (2013) Experimental Fiction Music Video
DIR Sandeep Ravindranath  CAST Saiju Kurup, Nedumudi  Venu, Sreedhanya Thekkedath, Nishal Shaji
Set against the backdrop of Smarthavicharam, this film centers on a custom practiced in the Namboothiri (an upper Hindu caste of Kerala) community until the early decades of 20th century Kerala.

Landscapes with a Corpse
(USA) 84 min. (2013) Documentary Full-length Feature
DIR Chad Fahs CAST Izima Kaoru, Hashimoto Reika, Sato Eriko, Karena Lam, Sakai Maki

This surreal documentary about the Japanese photographer Izima Kaoru, explores the artistic process and universal themes that define his oeuvre: life, death, and beauty. In addition to observing the creation of four new 'corpse” series (staged death scenes, based on a model’s wishes,) actresses explain why they've chosen to participate in the controversial project; unearthing stories behind previous 'fashion death' photos from fasion magazines and other photographs, exposing very real encounters with death. In the end, we learn how the artist has used photography to overcome his own fear of dying. The production of this film took place in seven countries over six years and features a soundtrack by Sun Airway.



Saturday November 15, 2014 6:25pm - 7:53pm
Heritage Center C 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

8:10pm

Heemwéi (99 min.)
Heemwéi
(Luxembourg) 99 min. (2014) Full-length Fiction Feature
DIR Sacha Bachim CAST Steve Hoegener, Janine Horsburgh, Luc Lamesch

France, September 1944: the end of WWII seems imminent as the Allied troops are closing in on Berlin… In the light of these events, two Luxembourgish conscripts decide to lay down their arms and desert from the German army. A story of friendship and survival, this adventure drama takes the viewer to the core of identity.

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Sacha Bachim

Sacha Bachim is the director of two feature films, two short films, two documentaries and various music videos, all of which he produced independently with the Luxembourg based artist collective “Feierblumm Productions”. Since completion of his Psychology and Psychotherapy studies in Germany, Sacha Bachim has been working as a registered psychotherapist in Luxembourg, all the while continuing to produce ambitious independent films.



Saturday November 15, 2014 8:10pm - 9:49pm
Heritage Center B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720

8:30pm

Arctic Odyssey (52 min.) + Riding Shadows (3 min.) + Ice (10 min.)
Riding Shadows
(USA) 3 min. (2013) Experimental Documentary Short-Short
DIR
David Morring CAST Perry Clayton, Jeff Lynn
Follow the shadow riders as they descend the Great Arch and then ascend the 500-foot, red rock parabola. Riding Shadows is a mesmerizing journey into the natural chiaroscuro of Zion National Park.

Ice
(USA) 10 min. (2013) Documentary Short
DIR Barry Stevenson
Why do "normal" people risk their lives to climb on frozen waterfalls each winter?ICE examines the emotions and motivations of recreational ice climbers, and shows why one location in the Colorado Rocky Mountains has become a major destination for climbers from around the globe.

Arctic Odyssey (L'Odyssée Polaire)
(France) 52 min. (2013) Documentary Featurette
DIR Aurélien Cormier & Julien Riquier CAST Elodie Corde, Julien Carlao, Quentin Teissier, Jérôme Collas, Geoffroy Hervaud, Heddy Barkati, Julie Evanno, Yoann Charleuf, Guillaume Didier, Eric Bonvalet, Mathilde Bouzereau, Jean-Marc Delorme, Olivier Le Piouff

Six youngsters, who had never the chance to travel are facing a challenge: Fighting weather conditions, tiredness and pain during a trek in Lapland with Nordic skis, tents and pulkas. They will need to communicate and help each others to get through this journey. An enriching human adventure! Arctic Odyssey, it's an adventure in wild and deserts landscapes. It's a human adventure, far from everything, but close to each other. It is the will to discover a new world, cold, white, quiet, empty. But full of emotions and lessons about life, about growing up, and to tighten the hand with its next.



Saturday November 15, 2014 8:30pm - 9:35pm
Heritage Center C 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720