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Saturday, November 11
 

6:15pm MST

2017 Welcome Ceremony
Get the inside scoop of the films at this year's Festival. See trailers and meet filmmakers from the Festival. Action, Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Animation, Mystery… it's all here at the 11th Annual Red Rock Film Festival.

Saturday November 11, 2017 6:15pm - 6:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

7:00pm MST

Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs (94m) + Dancing Girls (4m) + Energy (9m) + Hyperloop One (12m) + Niggun (12m) + Silence (7m) + I Built a Wall (11m)
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Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs (94m) + Dancing Girls (4m) + Energy (9m) + Hyperloop One: A Nation of Dreamers (12m) + Niggun (12m) + Silence (7m) + I Built a Wall (11m)
 Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs
Southern Utah Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature
Genre: Drama, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Native American, Women, Western, Sport, Senior/Aging, Youth/Teen, Children, Action, Documentary, History, Biography
2017 • USA • 94 min. • 1.78:1 • 2K
In English
DIR Justin Koehler, SCR Justin Koehler, PRO Justin Koehler, ExePro Wyatt McCrea, Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Justin Koehler, ProDes , Edit Justin Koehler, Costume , Mus Ryan Waczek, Art , SndMix , SndEd Brooke Saelens, Cast Casey Tibbs, Steven Ford,Charlie Daniels,David Corlew,Dean Smith,Rick LeFevour,Red Steagall,Alex Cord,Jeb Rosebrook,Wyatt McCrea,Jamie Nudie,Cole Elshere,Jim Korkow,Gail Woerner,Cleo Harrington,Sandra Tibbs,Ernie King,Sunny Hannum,Edd Hayes,Elizabeth Donley,John Duffy,Dayle Angyal,Billy Etbauer,Billie Sutton,Baxter Black,Deb Copenhaver,John Wayne,Wilford Brimley,James Stewart,David Letterman,Joel McCrea,Warren Oates
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American cowboy Casey Tibbs, a nine-time world champion who left home at the age of 13 in 1942 due to his father’s disdain of rodeo, had a rags-to-riches life after his groundbreaking spurring lick was developed and he was launched to stardom. Akin to riding a wild bronc in competition, his unpredictable journey had its grand victories and cheerless crashes. Get ready to “Let’er Buck!”
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 Dancing Girls
Western States Premiere • Music Video
Genre: romance, nature, ethereal
2017 • USA • 4 min. • 2.35:1
In English
DIR Gio Toninelo, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Estella Dawn
Inspired by old western TV shows, this music video for “Estella Dawn” (New Zealand’s Got Talent finalist) was filmed in Evergreen, CO as a prelude to the release of her first album.
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 Energy
Utah Premiere • Short • Music Video
Genre: Art/Installation
2017 • Germany • 9 min. • 16:9 • 4K
English subtitles
DIR Martin Gerigk, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Martin Gerigk, ProDes , Edit Martin Gerigk, Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix Klaus Korte, SndEd , Cast
Essayistic study of energy for 12 cellos, nature sounds and rhythmicized video sequences. Contemporary music.
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 Hyperloop One: A Nation Of Dreamers
World Premiere • Documentary Short
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 12 min. • 1.78:1
In English
DIR Emily Siegel, Emily Siegel, Frankie Turiano, SCR , PRO Emily Siegel, Frankie Turiano, Taylor Halsted, ExePro Arun Chaudhary, Milo Siegel, Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Cameron Marshad, ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Elon Musk
In 2012, entrepreneur Elon Musk called upon the world to create the Hyperloop: a mass transit system that would travel from L.A. to San Francisco in 30 minutes. We visit one of the teams building this technology at their top secret testing site in the Las Vegas desert, and in the process unpack how Americans have forgotten to dream when it comes to infrastructure. This video includes exclusive, never-before-seen footage of the Hyperloop system.
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 Niggun
 Premiere • Animation Shorts
Genre: Animation
2017 • Israel • 12 min. • 16:9 • 2D Animation
In Hebrew with English subtitles
DIR Yoni Salmon, SCR Alon Rothem, PRO the thousandth crane productions,Alon Rothem, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast
After a long journey through space the last two believers are about to reach their destination. Ananda, the space archaeologist, hopes to prove that Earth is not a myth and that all mankind did originated from the same tiny blue planet - but mostly he wants to prove his colleagues and his father wrong and to make the biggest discovery in history. Yamaka, the outcast rabbi, is searching for something subtler. He believes that Jerusalem is not just a mystical idea, but an actual place, where he might find the feeling of holiness missing in his life. Together they followed the clues and arrived at their destination, but instead of a living planet and a holy city, they find only the fragments of what once was...
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 Silence
Southern Utah Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2017 • USA • 7 min. • 4:3 • Super 16mm
In with English subtitles
DIR Ben Glassman, SCR Ben Glassman, PRO Ben Glassman, Elise Glasgow, Nader Motamedi, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast David Air
A Jewish man hiding in German-occupied Poland rediscovers the joy of music while creating a makeshift gramophone.
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 I Built a Wall
Premiere • Fiction Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2017 • USA • 11 min. • 2.35:1 • Digital
In English
DIR Gary Groth, AJ Groth, SCR AJ Groth, Gary Groth, PRO AJ Groth, Gary Groth, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Tess Harrison, Joe Cadiff
When He builds a wall in the middle of nowhere, She comes to discover what it’s all about.


Saturday November 11, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Sunday, November 12
 

8:10pm MST

The Longest Road (119m)
The Longest Road


Utah Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Developing Nations, War, Documentary, News, Adventure


2016 • USA • 119 min. • 1.78:1 • HDV
In English
DIR Jennifer Salcido, Matthew Hall, Jennifer Salcido, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro Matthew Hall, Jennifer Salcido, DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus Matthew Hall, Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Richard Campos


In the Northern Iraqi region known as Kurdistan, there are currently 2 million civilians who have been displaced by the terrorist regime, Daesh — better known to the World as ISIS. A world away, former army sergeant Richard Campos struggles in the aftermath of serving in an unpopular war. Managing that struggle, he has decided to pick up where politicians have left off. He must return to Iraq. Joining him is a Vietnam Veteran, a Gold Star father, a Muslim heart surgeon and a Catholic nun. Recruiting fellow heroes and humanitarians along the way, Campos will come to the aide of Syrian and Iraqi minorities, all while battling personal demons from years past -- and serving in the shadow of very present new ones. This is The Longest Road.


Sunday November 12, 2017 8:10pm - 10:10pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Monday, November 13
 

3:00pm MST

Collegiate Shorts: Driven Blind (15m) +Mum, I Dyed my Hair (15m) + Scrap (5m) +1917 (13m) + Family (11m) + No Service (20m) + Still Devout (19m) + Towards the Sun (20m)
118 min. total program


Collegiate Shorts — Documentary Competition
"Driven Blind" directed by Scott E. Schimmel, Geoff Groberg (15m)
"Mum, I Dyed my Hair (Mama, Ich Hab Mir Die Haare Gefärbt)" directed by Maximilian Preisig (15m)
*”Scrap" directed by Chris Filippone (5m)


Collegiate Shorts — Fiction Competition
"1917" directed by Joshua Gallas (13m)
"Family" directed by Noëmi Natascha Schneider (11m)
"No Service" directed by Felix Reichert & Hannes Maar (20m)
"Still Devout" directed by Melissa Perez (19m)
”Towards the Sun (Hacia El Sol)" directed by Monica Santis (20m)


 Driven Blind
Utah Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Documentary
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 15 min. • 16:9 • Digital HD
In English
DIR Scott E. Schimmel, Geoff Groberg, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Driven Blind follows Dan Parker, a world champion drag racer, as he struggles to adjust to a new reality after a tragic racing accident that left him blind. Though Dan cannot see he has not given up his love of working with his hands, or his love of racing, and is doing everything he can to stay involved in the sport, and stay behind the wheel.


 Mum, I Dyed my Hair
 Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Documentary
Genre: Documentary
2017 • Switzerland • 15 min. • 
In with English subtitles
DIR Maximilian Preisig, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Maximilian Preisig


The director is searching for his own rebellion. He wants to have an adventure, break out, go wild. But... how can he be a rebel if his parents were punks, heavily involved in the scene back then, creating havoc with their bands? When he and his parents go on a journey to Italy, he is looking for answers in his own family.


 Scrap
Utah Premiere • Short-Shorts • Documentary
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 5 min. • 16:9 • Super 16mm
In English
DIR Chris Filippone, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


In the shadow of the global metal trade, a metal scrapper hunts the streets of Oakland searching for his day’s keep.


 1917
North American Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama, War
2017 • USA • 13 min. • 2.35:1 • Digital HD
In English, Turkish with English subtitles
DIR Joshua Gallas, SCR Joshua Gallas, PRO Joshua Gallas, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Yusuf Yildiz , Lance De Los Santos


Attempting to bury his past, an Ottoman soldier flees his home country during The Great War and struggles to find his place in America.


 Family


 Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2017 • Switzerland • 11 min. • 2.35:1
In with English subtitles
DIR Noëmi Natascha Schneider, SCR Noëmi Natascha Schneider, PRO Noëmi Natascha Schneider, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


A stubborn teenage girl on the verge of becoming a woman suspects her father of betraying the family, spies on him, and has to decide if being truthful is the best solution.
 
No Service


 Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2017 • Germany • 20 min. • 2.35:1 • 4k Digital
In English, French, German with English subtitles
DIR Felix Reichert & Hannes Maar, SCR Felix Reichert & Hannes Maar, PRO Quadratkollektiv, Felix Reichert & Hannes Maar, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Matthias Weidenhöfer (Stefan Bader), Papa Cisse (Papa Cisse), Adama Coly (Adama Coly), Dethie Diop (Dethie Diop), Demba Dang (Demba Dang), Modou Dang (Modou Dang), Papa Maroune (Papa Maroune), Daba Ngome (Daba Ngome), Mamadau Ngique (Mamadau Ngique), Roqui Ndiaye (Roqui Ndiaye), Ndioba Dang (Ndioba Dang), Alassane Diop (Alassane Diop), Ahame Mbengue (Ahame Mbengue),




On his way to a construction site a young German businessman gets lost in the African no man’s land. Without connection and orientation he has to find a way back to ‘civilization.’ Three days filled with absurd events and encounters in an alien world lay ahead of him.




 Still Devout
Southern Utah Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2017 • USA • 19 min. • 
In with English subtitles
DIR Melissa Perez, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




An anxious 22 year old must choose between romantic love and the needs of her family.


 Towards the Sun


Utah Premiere • Collegiate Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2017 • United Kingdom
20 min. • 1:85:1 • Digital
In Spanish with English subtitles
DIR Monica Santis, SCR Elie Choufany, Monica Santis, PRO Rosa Santis, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast

Filmmakers
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Monica Santis

Director, Screenwriter, Towards the Sun Productions
Monica received her MA in filmmaking with a specialization in directing from the London Film School. She was selected for ‘Austin Film Festival's 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2018’ list presented by MovieMaker Magazine. Currently based in Austin, she's an independent director/writer... Read More →



Monday November 13, 2017 3:00pm - 5:05pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Short
 
Tuesday, November 14
 

7:30pm MST

Pawo (Litwak) (117m)
 Pawo (Litwak)


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: War, Drama


2016 • Germany • 117 min. • 2.35:1 • RED 6K
In English, Tibetan with English subtitles
DIR Marvin Litwak, SCR Marvin Litwak, PRO Dustin Steinkühler,, Marvin Litwak, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast “Shavo” Dorjee, Rinchen Palzom, Tenzin Gyaltsen, Tashi Choedon




After the death of his father, young Dorjee realizes what it means to be Tibetan in his own country, which is now called China. During the Tibetan uprising in 2008, Dorjee is caught by the Chinese police and spends 6 months in prison. After his release, he has no choice but to leave his family and go into exile to India on a long an dangerous track. There he has to decide between a new life outside his home country or the ongoing fight for freedom in Tibet. PAWO (Tibetan “Hero”) is based on a true story.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Thursday, November 16
 

5:30pm MST

Instrument of Change: Street Piano (46m) + Running From the Darkness (32m)
 Instrument of Change: Street Piano
Utah Premiere • Documentary Featurettes
Genre: Documentary
2017 • United Kingdom • 46 min. • 16:9 • 1080P 25fps
In English
DIR Maureen Ni Fiann, Tom Rochester, SCR , PRO Maureen Ni Fiann, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


Acoustic pianos that were once at the heart of our community lives are being dumped. Thousands go to landfill every year. In this film we see how some get rescued and are put on the street for anyone to play. Street pianos become a magnet for a rich diversity of players and bring human connection into urban spaces. Music transforms peoples lives and street pianos transform cities.


 Running From the Darkness
 Premiere • Documentary Featurettes
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 32 min. • Digital
In Azerbaijani, English, Russian, Ukrainian with English subtitles
DIR Jeff Handel, SCR , PRO JCONNECT, One Wish Project, Project 11 Productions, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


This documentary tells the heart-wrenching story of the little-known massacre that occurred in the town of Khojaly in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Caucasus. Opening with testimonies from those who survived, this film will tell the story of the horrific events that transpired in the small Azerbaijani town in 1992. The harrowing stories of survival are followed by insights from academics, faith leaders, and human rights advocates that bring to light this human tragedy.


Thursday November 16, 2017 5:30pm - 6:50pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Friday, November 17
 

12:00pm MST

Hear the Silence (Hore die Stille) (95m) + Where have the Flowers Gone (6m)
 Hear the Silence (Höre die Stille)


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama, War
2016 • Germany • 95 min. • 2.39:1 • Red Raw 4K
In German with English subtitles
DIR Ed Ehrenberg, SCR Axel Melzener, Julia Peters, Ed Ehrenberg, PRO Lou Binder, Ed Ehrenberg, Ludwig Franz, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Vera Stadler, Alexandra Grant, Clarissa Mo, Marina Koch, Ana Sanchez


This is the story of the men and women at the time of the German attack on Russia in1941. A small, lost unit of German soldiers is looking for shelter in a remote, snowy small village in the Ukraine. They got separated from their company during battle and now they are deep within enemy territory cut off from the German troops.The soldiers have to make a stop in the village in order to get provisions and transport so that they can join their troops again - maybe a very dangerous thing to do. HEAR THE SILENCE is a parable about the loss of innocence during times of war that results in brutal preventive actions. People get trapped in an unstoppable circle of violence.




 Where Have the Flowers Gone


 Premiere • Red Grid • Animation
Genre: Animation
2016 • China • 6 min. • 
In with English subtitles
DIR Sin-hong Chan, SCR Sin-hong Chan, PRO Appleboxman Workshop, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 


A piggy pursuing dream in the big factory but in reality all efforts seemed powerless and even kill himself. The concept is inspired by the classic movies of the silent era, Metropolis and Modern Times. The title is coming from the song ‘Where have all the flowers gone?’. Original song uses the disappearing flowers, telling disappearing people in the war. Here is a symbol of piggy losing his mind in the city.


Friday November 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Red Grid Feature, Feature

3:00pm MST

Backstory (8m) + The Ravens (20m)
 Backstory
 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2016 • Germany • 8 min. • 2.39:1 • Cinemascope
In English
DIR Joschka Laukeninks, SCR Joschka Laukeninks, PRO Benjamin Horstkotte, Tobias Wichura, The Marmalade Films Hamburg, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Jan Stapelfeldt , Xenia Assenza , Jessica McIntyre


As a young child our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his dreams and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him, a sudden event changes the course of his life forever. A story about how everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day be gone.


The Ravens
Utah Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Children, War, Family
2016 • Australia • 20 min. • 1:85 • 35mm
In English
DIR Jennifer Perrott, SCR Jennifer Perrott, PRO Jennifer Perrott, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN John Brawley, ProDes Sam Hobbs, Edit Veronika Jenet,  Mus Michael Yezerski, SndMix Andy Wright, SndEd Brooke Trezise, Cast Sarah Snook, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Indianna Gregg


When young Ruby’s father returns unexpectedly from war, his volatile state makes it difficult for the family to reconnect. Ruby’s anxieties are projected onto a pair of ravens, vigilantly defending their nearby nest, who become a catalyst for the troubled family’s journey from crisis to healing.


Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Saturday, November 18
 

12:00pm MST

Stanley: A Man Of Variety (82m) + Serval and Chaumier: Masters of Shadows (20m)
Stanley A Man Of Variety


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Comedy
2016 • United Kingdom • 82 min. • 2:35 • Red
In English
DIR Stephen Cookson, SCR Timothy Spall, Stephen Cookson, PRO Peter Keegan, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Timothy Spall


Stanley finds himself in prison for a crime that he believes that he didn’t commit. After many years in solitary confinement he begins to talk to his comedy heroes from the past as each one tries to help him remember what he’s done.




 Serval and Chaumier: Masters of Shadows


 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: comedy
2016 • France • 20 min. • 2,35:1 • HD
In French with English subtitles
DIR Arthur Goisset , Bastien Daret, SCR Bastien Daret, Arthur Goisset, PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast


1896. In a small French village, Jules Chaumier, professional magician, runs into Marcel Serval, his former disciple who left 10 years ago with his wife Jacqueline. They get into a fight, which should lead them to know who actually is the true “Master of Shadows”...


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

5:30pm MST

City of Joy (74m) +Tata (25m)
 City of Joy
Utah Premiere • Red Grid • Documentary
Genre: Documentary, War
2016 • USA • 74 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In English, French, Swahili with English subtitles
DIR Madeleine Gavin, PRO Allyson Luchak, Cast City of Joy
In Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an area waging one of the longest conflicts in history and ravaged by sexual violence - we discover The City of Joy. This ultimately uplifting film centers around Jane, a student in the first class at a center where women who have suffered unimaginable abuse come together to create a revolutionary community of leaders.
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 Tata
 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Drama
2016 • Austria • 25 min. • 2.40:1 • Digital
In Serbian with English subtitles
DIR Markus E. Müller, SCR Markus E. Müller, PRO Therese Seemann, Stefan Mladenović, Cast Goran Šušljik, Jovanna Stojiljković , Adnan Hasković
Set against the backdrop of Late-Nineties Belgrade, TATA tells the story of Marko, a widower and single father, who is struggling to survive in the post war economic crisis. His main goal is to secure his daughter Azra’s future and to buy her a dress for prom, so far the most important day of her young life. After several unsuccessful attempts to earn honest money, Marko is forced to admit to a devil’s deal, in order to make the ultimate sacrifice for Azra.


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:30pm - 7:10pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Red Grid Feature, Feature