2015

JANUARY 2015
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Floating Sunflowers / U.S.A. (Director: Francisco Solorzano; Screenwriter: Jason Furlani) Floating Sunflowers tells the story of June (Anna Chlumsky), a still-life painter, and Henry (Francisco Solorzano), a fiction author, each caught in an emotional winter of their own.

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Leben! (Touching Life) / Germany (Director and screenwriter: Carolin Färber) A young man (Award winner Mirco Kreibich) suffering from an obsessive-compulsive disorder spends one day way outside his comfort zone to get his life back on track. In German with English subtitles.

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A Memory  / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Irina Varina) On a summer night a man (Peter Jensen) is waiting to reconnect with his past, but the past has different plans.

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The World Is Burning / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Justin Oakey) A young man (Brad Bonnell) returns to a traditional life in Newfoundland after tragedy strikes.

FEBRUARY 2015

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The Future / Australia (Director and screenwriter: Venetia Taylor) When you’re young and in love the future seems bright… but then what? Winner of over 18 Awards!

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Complete Sentences? / U.S.A. (Director: Monica Palmieri; Screenwriter: chandra thomas) A comedy about love, relationships, food and baseball.

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Need for Speed (Dating) / UK (Director: Mary Nighy; Screenwriter: Allyson Morgan) In this modern twist on a romantic comedy, Polly learns that what she’s searching for may not be so easy to find.

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Between I & You / U.S.A. (Director: Conor Stratton; Screenwriter: Matthew Klein) A dynamic portrayal of an affair at risk as Natalie and Michael are forced to confront the true nature of their relationship.

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Burning Up!  / U.S.A. (Director: Mark Philip Lichtenstein; Screenwriters: Pamela Weiler Grayson & Rick Bassett)  When a married couple hit a rough patch, they each consider infidelity, only to rediscover their love. A movie musical.

MARCH 2015

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The Balloon / Greece (Director: Natalia Lampropoulou; Screenwriter: Sotiris Petridis)  A little girl has just lost her father and the presence of a balloon makes her forget everything.

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Daughter / U.S.A. (Director & screenwriter: Assia Lakhlif) When Nadia braves a difficult decision that may disappoint her family, she’s willing to go any length to conceal her secret.

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Dolae / U.S.A. (Director & editor: Sanya Sequeira) How do we perceive love? How does someone show the amount of love they have for each other? To some it’s when you are left powerless.

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Ringo / U.S.A (Director: Yaara Sumeruk;  Screenwriters: Yaara Sumeruk & Chris Davis) A dark comedy about a lonely woman who hires a young male prostitute for an evening.

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The Ticket Seller / U.S.A. (Director & screenwriter: Laura Archer) Inspired by the Norman Rockwell painting of the same name, the film follows the ticket seller, an older gentleman, going about his daily work.

APRIL 2015****SPECIAL EDITION

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Pharaohs of Memphis / U.S.A. (Director: Phoebe Driscoll)

Pharaohs of Memphis is a heart-pumping, soulful documentary that is a love letter to Memphis and the creativity that city births. There are terrific interviews with and dance footage of Lil Buck, Phyouture (named one of the top 14 male dance performers of 2014 by the New York Times), Ryan Haskett and Daniel “DPKOM” Price, to name a few.

After the screening Lil Buck, DPKOM and Ryan “The Mind” Haskett danced to the musical stylings of Doug Wamble. The event was nominated for The Bessie Award.

Watch a video courtesy of Dance Mogul Magazine:

MAY 2015

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An Actor Under the Bus / U.S.A. (Director: Gia McKenna; Screenwriter: Gianmarco Soresi) captures life at the bottom of the entertainment food chain as unprepared actor Gianmarco valiantly struggles for fame, fortune, and more fame.

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Casitas (Grown Ups) / Spain (Director: Javier Marco; Screenwriter: Belén Sánchez-Arévalo) Carlos and Marta, both 35, are living the life they’ve always dreamed of, but in modern life, there’s no such thing as a perfect life.

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Jack & Paul / U.S.A. (Director: Jayce Bartok; Screenwriter: Thomas Moore) is about a therapist and his patient both trying to make a phone call that will save their relationships.

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Juice It / U.S.A. (Director + Screenwriter: Christina Raia) A young couple attempt a seven-day juice cleanse, but quickly realize it’s much more difficult than they anticipated.

JUNE 2015

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Gasmask / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Pablo Bonelli) A scavenger in a ravaged wasteland comes across an abandoned house deep in the woods.  He discovers a family living there that doesn’t take kindly to strangers.

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Hoblio / Italy (Director & animator: Piero Tonin) A pilgrim carrying a heavy burden travels through a dark forest to a radiant valley. Along the way, he encounters four mysterious characters on his search for spiritual freedom.

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Najes / Iran (Directors & screenwriters: Bahram & Bahman Ark) A Muslim man hits a dog with his taxi. Since dogs are believed to be unclean in his faith, he struggles with whether to take care of the dog or to abandon it.

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The Mysterious Disappearance of the Town’s Last Resident / U.S.A. (Director & screenwriter: Damon Mohl) Amidst a ghost town’s dilapidated ruins, one resident still resides.

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This New York Story / U.S.A (Director: Robbie Tann;  Screenwriters: Steven King & Grayson Powell) Friendship and love are not all they seem to be in this relationship thriller.

SEPTEMBER 2015

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Jim Dickinson: Man Behind the Console | U.S.A. (Directors: Robert Allen Parker & Nan Hackman) Short doc about legendary American record producer Jim Dickinson (The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton) and Memphis-based musician, featuring his last two interviews.

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MC: Man of Vinyl | Poland (Screenwriter/Director: Bartosz Warwas) A story with a tongue in cheek about a man who in one lifetime had a hand in destroying communism, bringing down the Berlin Wall, inventing rap, and making the Beastie Boys famous.

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Memphis Psychosis | U.S.A. (Director and adapter by Kristine Hipps)  An exploration of the twisted and brilliant mind of British author, musician, activist, and beatnik icon Mick Farren. The piece celebrates his beat poetry road-trip riff “Memphis Psychosis”.

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What Cheer? | U.S.A. (Director Michael Slavens | Screenwriters: Matthew E. Goldberg & Michael Slavens) After the sudden passing of his wife, Stan tries to ignore his pain but finds himself followed by the What Cheer? Brigade, a 20-piece brass and percussion band.

OCTOBER 2015

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Ceramic Tango | Canada (Director: Patricia Chica) After receiving grave news, a young man falls into a deep depression, leaving him vulnerable to the will of a dangerous intruder.

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Hirsch | U.S.A. (Directors: Chad Allen Barton & Patrick Churvis)  A rookie copy-cat artist’s self-defeating fears start to take him over after he is transported to a frightening new world.

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Home Office | U.S.A. (Director: Chris Knight)  When mysterious operatives install surveillance equipment in their home, Alex and Tricia are forced to navigate a series of escalating confrontations over secrets they’d both rather remain buried.

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Lady and the Tooth | U.K. (Director & animator: Shaun Clark) Hidden away in a village where the most precious commodity is teeth, a toothless man lives in fear of being sacrificed by the villagers. Lonely and in search of acceptance he resorts to kidnapping as a desperate way to find love and freedom.

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Sanctum| U.S.A. (Screenwriter & Director: Christopher A. Raines) Two women camping out, come across a girl in the woods, who needs their help. Yet, it is the two women who find themselves in danger. A taut thriller created in just over 48 hours.