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Competition Screening [clear filter]
Sunday, November 12
 

1:30pm MST

Coming to my Senses (85m) + Pollyana (2m)
 Coming To My Senses
 Premiere • Documentary Full-length Features
Genre: Adventure, Disability
2017 • USA • 85 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In English
DIR Dominic Gill, PRO Nadia Gill, Julian Cautherley, Cast Aaron Baker
In 1999 Aaron Baker broke his neck in a motocross accident, leaving him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Despite doctor’s grim prognosis over the next 16 years Aaron decided not to listen to those who said ‘he had a million-to-one odds of ever feeding himself again’ and instead, through painstaking effort, endeavored to regain as much mobility as possible. This journey through the unknown took him from the depths of depression to the joys of cross country road tripping via tandem bicycle with his mother and friends, and finally, culminated in his opening a socially conscious low cost gym focused on increasing mobility for the disabled. We watch as Aaron takes one final journey which symbolizes his recovery: to cross a 20 mile tract of Death Valley unsupported on foot. But will he make it?
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Pollyanna
U.S. Premiere • Short-Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Drama, Dance
2017 • Canada • 2 min. • 16:9 • Arri Alexa Mini
No dialogue
DIR Roman Gubin, SCR Roman Gubin, PRO Roman Gubin, Edward Gubin, Julian Lomaga, 
A young girl’s internal struggle is expressed through a contemporary dance.


Sunday November 12, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

3:20pm MST

Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs (94m) + Dancing Girls (4m) + Hyperloop One (12m) + I Built a Wall (11m)
Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Advantage
 Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs
Southern Utah Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature
Genre: Western, Sport, Senior/Aging, Youth/Teen, Action, Documentary, History, Biography
2017 • USA • 94 min. • 16:9 • 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




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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 Hyperloop One: A Nation Of Dreamers
World Premiere • Documentary Short • Documentary
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 12 min. • 16:9
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




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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 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.


Sunday November 12, 2017 3:20pm - 5:25pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

5:50pm MST

The Organizer (101m) + Kunstglaser (9m)
The Organizer
Western States Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature
Genre: History, Political
2017 • USA • 101 min. • 16:9 • Digital - Canon
In English, Spanish with English subtitles
DIR Nick Taylor, SCR Nick Taylor, PRO Joey Carey, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Wade Rathke, Francis Fox Piven, Noam Chomsky, Gary Delgado, Andy Stern, Tanya Harris




THE ORGANIZER is a feature length documentary centered on ACORN founder and community organizer Wade Rathke. The film covers 45 years of history in the struggle for economic justice, and documents present-day endeavors by Rathke and other committed organizers and activists.The film is equally a history lesson, a look at the state of organizing and social movements today, and an intimate character study of a man that even his enemies have described as, “The most talented political organizer of his generation.”




 Kunstglaser
World Premiere • Documentary Shorts • Documentary, Web / New Media
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 9 min. • 2.39:1 • Digital
In English
DIR Ben Proudfoot,  PRO Jeremy Lambert, ExePro , Co-Pro Ben Proudfoot & Richard Graham, DP/CIN David Bolen,  Edit  Tim Johnson, Mus Nicholas Jacobson-Larson, SndDes Sean Higgins, Cast Norbert Sattler & Sue Obata




A film following Norbert Sattler, a master stained glass craftsman in Pleasantville, Nova Scotia.


Sunday November 12, 2017 5:50pm - 7:40pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature
 
Monday, November 13
 

1:00pm MST

Aislado (82m) + Across the Line (20m)
Aislado


 Premiere • Documentary Full-length Features 
Genre: Society, Human Rights


2017 • Dominican Republic • 82 min. • 1.85:1
In Spanish with English subtitles




DIR Jo Müller , Zoltan M. Geller, SCR Jo Müller, PRO Jo Müller , Zoltan M. Geller, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast


Many Dominicans of Haitian descent are facing harsh times since the conservative wing is pushing for a law which would have serious consequences for them: Denationalization and deportation to Haiti. Julio and Alejandro are born and raised in the Dominican Republic, they speak Dominican Spanish, they love the Dominican culture, they feel like Dominicans. Yet they are in danger of being expelled to Haiti, a country they have never seen, whose language they don’t speak, whose culture they don’t know.


 Across the Line (מעבר לקו)
 Premiere • Fiction Shorts
Genre: Comedy, Western, Jewish


2017 • Israel • 29 min. • 1.85:1
In Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles
Digital


DIR Nadav Shlomo Giladi, SCR Zuriel Melchior, PRO Naomi Levari, Saar Yogev, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast David Shaul, Jalal Masrwa


Hananel, a young religious Jew, is hurrying home for Shabbat. An unexpected encounter with Mundir, an unwanted and stubborn Palestinian hitchhiker, leads Hananel on a series of mix-ups that eventually teach him a lesson in communication, friendship and love.


Monday November 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

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
avatar for Monica Santis

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

3:15pm MST

The Organizer (101m) + Kunstglaser (9m)
The Organizer
Western States Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature
Genre: History, Political
2017 • USA • 101 min. • 16:9 • Digital - Canon
In English, Spanish with English subtitles
DIR Nick Taylor, SCR Nick Taylor, PRO Joey Carey, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Wade Rathke, Francis Fox Piven, Noam Chomsky, Gary Delgado, Andy Stern, Tanya Harris




THE ORGANIZER is a feature length documentary centered on ACORN founder and community organizer Wade Rathke. The film covers 45 years of history in the struggle for economic justice, and documents present-day endeavors by Rathke and other committed organizers and activists.The film is equally a history lesson, a look at the state of organizing and social movements today, and an intimate character study of a man that even his enemies have described as, “The most talented political organizer of his generation.”




 Kunstglaser
World Premiere • Documentary Shorts 
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 9 min. • 2.39:1 • Digital
In English
DIR Ben Proudfoot,  PRO Jeremy Lambert, ExePro , Co-Pro Ben Proudfoot & Richard Graham, DP/CIN David Bolen,  Edit  Tim Johnson, Mus Nicholas Jacobson-Larson, SndDes Sean Higgins, Cast Norbert Sattler & Sue Obata




A film following Norbert Sattler, a master stained glass craftsman in Pleasantville, Nova Scotia.


Monday November 13, 2017 3:15pm - 5:05pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

8:20pm MST

Nymphadelle (55m) + Elja - 376 A.D. (29m)
 Nymphadelle


 Premiere • Fiction Featurettes • Fiction, Student
Genre: Adventure, Road-movie
2017 • France • 55 min. • 2.39:1 • Digital
In French with English subtitles
DIR Quentin de Jubécourt, SCR Quentin de Jubécourt, PRO Isabelle Inglebert, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Lucas Bernardi, Audrey Marain, Olivier Ledauphin, Sidney Laurent, Clément Cordero, Patrick Guidetti, Chems Tricot


A long time ago, in a medieval world, Aegeus, son of Lord Theron, is forced to hide in the forest after the murder of his parents for political reasons. He meets there a young woman, Asteria, who decides to follow him on his journey.


 Elja - 376 A.D.
International Premiere • Fiction Shorts
Genre: Adventure
2017 • Germany • 29 min. • 2.39:1 • 2K@24p
In German, Latin with English subtitles
DIR Willi Kubica, SCR Janosch Kosack, PRO Julia Deumling, Theresa Bacza, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Jana Klinge, Johannes Meier, Michael Rast, Matthias Kostya, Seraina Leuenberger, Daniel Holzberg


376 AD — a refugee crisis in the Roman Empire. The destiny of a Germanic family and its tribe reveals a historical perception on today’s migrational movements. Inspired by actual events. The summer of 376 AD. The Gothic female warrior Elja is forced to give in to the marauding Huns and to seek shelter for herself and her clan in the Roman empire. Once at the border they must wait for orders and provisions from the Roman authorities. Elja tries to understand the Roman plans in spite of the language barrier. Reluctantly Elja must hand over her sword as the Roman general Cossus tells her that, being a woman, she will never be accepted as a warrior in Rome. She feels helplessly at the mercy of her alleged allies and their laws. Why is she being treated like a prisoner of war? Why can’t she travel onwards with her clan? What will happen when the Huns reach their camp? The Gothic faith — and in turn Elja’s entire identity — is put to the test. When Cossus surprisingly calls upon the Gothic clan leaders, tempers reach their boiling point and the situation escalates.


Monday November 13, 2017 8:20pm - 9:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Tuesday, November 14
 

12:45pm MST

Union Leader (106m)
 Union Leader


World Premiere • Fiction Full-length Feature
Genre: Drama
2017 • Canada • 106 min. • 1.85:1 • HDV2K
In Hindi with English subtitles
DIR Sanjay Patel, SCR Sanjay Patel, John Rainey, PRO Chandresh Bhatt, Sanjay Patel, ExePro Sanjay Patel, Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Nilip Deb, ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art Satish Suthar, SndMix , SndEd , Cast Rahul Bhat,Tillotama Shome,Vivek Ghamande,Jayesh More,Haresh Daghiya,Chetan Daiya,Jay Bhatt


Jay Gohil, 36, works at Apollo Chemicals, a toxic chemical plant. He keeps a low profile for fear of making waves in spite of the fact that workers are dying of cancer due to exposure to Chromium Sulfate. His primary intent is to send his son to medical school so that he can provide a better life to his family. But when Jay’s good friend and colleague, Digant, is murdered after complaining about the toxic working conditions and no health benefits, Jay decides to take action against the Apollo Chemicals in spite of his wife Geeta’s resistance. Jay comes to the conclusion that Manoj, the union leader, is being bribed by Ketul, the owner of Apollo Chemicals. Jay steps beyond his fears and decides to create a new and ethical workers’ union that truly represents the workers’ rights. Jay realizes that he must not only find a way to support his family, but also overcome grave social and legal injustice in the system.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 12:45pm - 2:35pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

3:15pm MST

The China Mission (85m) + 35 Pieces (10m)
The China Mission
Western States Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature • Documentary
Genre: Asian, Christian, History
2017 • Ireland • 85 min. • 1.78:1
In English
DIR Peter Kelly, SCR , PRO Peter Kelly, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast


The China Mission chronicles the efforts, adventures and experiences of Irish catholic missionaries in China between 1920 and 1954 - times of political chaos, famine, floods, civil war and world war. This is not a small story of isolated individuals; over four decades, hundreds of Irish men and women worked in social, pastoral and disaster relief services and were swept up in epic events at an extraordinarily turbulent but fascinating period of Chinese history. For example, the Yangtze River floods of 1931 killed an estimated 4 million people. It remains the greatest natural disaster in human history and Irish missionaries were heavily involved in the relief efforts. When the Japanese invaded China during WWII, Irish missionaries found themselves in occupied and unoccupied territory. The war wreaked a heavy toll in China but the defeat of Japan did not bring peace. The Chinese people endured civil war until Communist forces were victorious.  And there was to be no place in Communist China for the Irish missionary priests and sisters who had worked in the country for four decades. Mao Zedong declared war on religion and persecuted foreigners in particular. Foreign missionaries were arrested and imprisoned in harsh conditions. By 1954 all had been expelled. This film makes extensive use of rare archival photographs and film ‘ much of it never seen before. Promotional films made by missionaries themselves are featured alongside international newsreels which help set the political and historical context. The China Mission is an extraordinary story of cultural interaction, and commitment in the face of natural disaster and political danger.




 35 Pieces




U.S. Premiere • Experimental Shorts • Experimental
Genre: Experimental, Animation




2017 • USA • 10 min. • Digital
In with English subtitles
DIR Steven Siegel, SCR Steven Siegel, PRO Steven Siegel, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Alice Linder




35 Pieces is a follow up to “A Puzzle for Alice”, and is built from visual art, a voice over narrative, and music. It is a 9 minute ride through the artist’s vision and thoughts.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 3:15pm - 4:55pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

5:30pm MST

Aislado (82m) + Across the Line (20m)
Aislado


 Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature
Genre: Society, Human Rights


2017 • Dominican Republic • 82 min. • 1.85:1
In with English subtitles




DIR Jo Müller , Zoltan M. Geller, SCR Jo Müller, PRO Jo Müller , Zoltan M. Geller, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast


Many Dominicans of Haitian descent are facing harsh times since the conservative wing is pushing for a law which would have serious consequences for them: Denationalization and deportation to Haiti. Julio and Alejandro are born and raised in the Dominican Republic, they speak Dominican Spanish, they love the Dominican culture, they feel like Dominicans. Yet they are in danger of being expelled to Haiti, a country they have never seen, whose language they don’t speak, whose culture they don’t know.


 Across the Line


 Premiere • Fiction Shorts • Fiction
Genre: Comedy, Western, Jewish


2017 • Israel • 29 min. • 1.85 USA
In Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles
Digital


DIR Nadav Shlomo Giladi, SCR Zuriel Melchior, PRO Naomi Levari, Saar Yogev, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast David Shaul, Jalal Masrwa


Hananel, a young religious Jew, is hurrying home for Shabbat. An unexpected encounter with Mundir, an unwanted and stubborn Palestinian hitchhiker, leads Hananel on a series of mix-ups that eventually teach him a lesson in communication, friendship and love.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 5:30pm - 7:05pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

7:45pm MST

Manson: The Voice of Madness (100m)
 Manson: The Voice of Madness
Western States Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Documentary, History, Biography
2017 • Canada • 100 min. • RED
In English
DIR Buddy Day, SCR Buddy Day, DP/CIN Nathanial Harper, Cast Narrated by Rob Zombie
Director James Buddy Day spent a year interviewing Manson by phone from his cell in California State Prison. We tracked down members of the ‘Manson Family,’ many who have been in hiding since the early seventies. These compelling new interviews reveal new details that unveil the true story behind the grisly murder spree. Manson continues to be a beacon of public fascination. How could a drifter and ex-con become a charismatic leader of what prosecutors called a diabolical murder cult? Why did the killers target the home of a Hollywood sex symbol? And where did the prosecution come up with the theory that it started with a Beatles song called Helter Skelter? The film uncovers shocking new details, never before seen materials and digitally restored audio recordings from the original investigation to reconstruct the events that led to the murders of Sharon Tate and four friends on August 8, 1969. Exclusive interviews include Manson Family members Bobby Beausoleil, Barbara Hoyt and Catherine Gillies, prosecutor Stephen Kay, defense attorney Gary Fleischman and music producer Phil Kaufman. The film also features rare footage and audio recordings of Leslie Van Houton and Susan Atkins. The most riveting elements come from Manson himself through never before seen pictures, artwork, writings and recordings from inside California State Prison.

Filmmakers
avatar for Buddy Day

Buddy Day

Director, Manson: The Voice of Madness
JAMES BUDDY DAY is the writer and director of MANSON: THE VOICE OF MADNESS narrated by ROB ZOMBIE. MANSON: THE VOICE OF MADNESS is an official selection of the RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL, CUFF DOCS, and the WINNER of BEST DRAMATIC DOCUMENTARY at the ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL... Read More →



Tuesday November 14, 2017 7:45pm - 9:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Wednesday, November 15
 

1:00pm MST

Manson: The Voice of Madness (100m)
 Manson: The Voice of Madness


Western States Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature • Documentary
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Documentary, History, Biography


2017 • Canada • 100 min. • RED
In English
DIR Buddy Day, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Narrated by Rob Zombie


Director James Buddy Day spent a year interviewing Manson by phone from his cell in California State Prison. We tracked down members of the ‘Manson Family,’ many who have been in hiding since the early seventies. These compelling new interviews reveal new details that unveil the true story behind the grisly murder spree. Manson continues to be a beacon of public fascination. How could a drifter and ex-con become a charismatic leader of what prosecutors called a diabolical murder cult? Why did the killers target the home of a Hollywood sex symbol? And where did the prosecution come up with the theory that it started with a Beatles song called Helter Skelter? The film uncovers shocking new details, never before seen materials and digitally restored audio recordings from the original investigation to reconstruct the events that led to the murders of Sharon Tate and four friends on August 8, 1969. Exclusive interviews include Manson Family members Bobby Beausoleil, Barbara Hoyt and Catherine Gillies, prosecutor Stephen Kay, defense attorney Gary Fleischman and music producer Phil Kaufman. The film also features rare footage and audio recordings of Leslie Van Houton and Susan Atkins. The most riveting elements come from Manson himself through never before seen pictures, artwork, writings and recordings from inside California State Prison.




Wednesday November 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:40pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

3:15pm MST

AlphaGo (90m) + Vicious Cycle (3m) +Not Here Not There (15m)
AlphaGo
Utah Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature
Genre: Competing, Technology
2017 • USA • 90 min. • 16:9 • Arri Amira
In English
DIR Greg Kohs, PRO Gary Krieg, Cast Demis Hassabis, Lee Sedol
AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of Google DeepMind, to Seoul, where a legendary Go master faces an unproven AI challenger. As the drama unfolds, questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? What will it teach us about humanity?
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 Vicious Cycle
Premiere • Short-Short • Animation
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
2017 • United Kingdom • 3 min. • 16:9 • Digital
No dialogue
DIR Michael Marczewski, Edit Michael Marczewski,Mus Marcus Olsson (kungenochhertigen.se), Art Michael Marczewski, SndMix Michael Marczewski, 
Vicious Cycle features a group of little autonomous robots performing a range of repetitive functions, driven by mechanical devices. But as the mechanisms mercilessly start getting faster and faster, things take a turn for the worse for the helpless robots.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:50pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

5:25pm MST

Union Leader (106m)
 Union Leader


World Premiere • Fiction Full-length Feature
Genre: Drama
2017 • Canada • 106 min. • 1.85:1 • HDV2K
In Hindi with English subtitles
DIR Sanjay Patel, SCR Sanjay Patel, John Rainey, PRO Chandresh Bhatt, Sanjay Patel, ExePro Sanjay Patel, Co-Pro, , DP/CIN Nilip Deb, ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art Satish Suthar, SndMix , SndEd , Cast Rahul Bhat,Tillotama Shome,Vivek Ghamande,Jayesh More,Haresh Daghiya,Chetan Daiya,Jay Bhatt


Jay Gohil, 36, works at Apollo Chemicals, a toxic chemical plant. He keeps a low profile for fear of making waves in spite of the fact that workers are dying of cancer due to exposure to Chromium Sulfate. His primary intent is to send his son to medical school so that he can provide a better life to his family. But when Jay’s good friend and colleague, Digant, is murdered after complaining about the toxic working conditions and no health benefits, Jay decides to take action against the Apollo Chemicals in spite of his wife Geeta’s resistance. Jay comes to the conclusion that Manoj, the union leader, is being bribed by Ketul, the owner of Apollo Chemicals. Jay steps beyond his fears and decides to create a new and ethical workers’ union that truly represents the workers’ rights. Jay realizes that he must not only find a way to support his family, but also overcome grave social and legal injustice in the system.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 5:25pm - 7:15pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

7:50pm MST

Die Tracht (The Jacket) (92m) + A Taxi of Coldness (20m) + King Grandpa (13m)
Die Tracht
 Premiere • Fiction Full-length Features • Fiction
Genre: Fantasy
2017 • Germany • 92 min. • 2.35:1 • HD
In English, German with English subtitles
DIR Fritz v. Eichhorn, SCR Fritz v. Eichhorn, PRO Sven Philipp Pohl, Cast Sven Philipp Pohl, Anna von Haebler
When Frank inherits his grandfather’s powerful jacket, allowing him to use his hands as guns, he feels ready to become a hero and avenge the latter. Perhaps he is merely losing his mind.
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A Taxi of Coldness
Western States Premiere • Fiction Short
Genre: Drama
2017 • South Korea  4K
20 min. • 2.39:1
In Korean with English subtitles
DIR Joonha Kim, Co-Pro Hyungsoon Park,
A man (Seunghoon) rides a taxi late at night, and the taxi driver offers him chewing gum. Seunghoon remembers the ‘Drugged Gum’ story from his mother. The taxi driver says “Did you hear about those criminal taxi drivers?” With a repeated offer, will Seunghoon eventually give in?


Wednesday November 15, 2017 7:50pm - 9:45pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
 
Thursday, November 16
 

1:00pm MST

Die Tracht (The Jacket) (92m) + A Taxi of Coldness (20m)
Die Tracht (The Jacket)


 Premiere • Fiction Full-length Features
Genre: Fantasy


2017 • Germany • 92 min. • 2.35:1 • HD
In English, German with English subtitles




DIR Fritz v. Eichhorn, SCR Fritz v. Eichhorn, PRO Sven Philipp Pohl, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Sven Philipp Pohl, Anna von Haebler




When Frank inherits his grandfather’s powerful jacket, allowing him to use his hands as guns, he feels ready to become a hero and avenge the latter. Perhaps he is merely losing his mind.




A Taxi of Coldness (비정택시)




Western States Premiere • Fiction Short
Genre: Drama




2017 • South Korea
20 min. • 2.39:1 • 4K
In Korean with English subtitles




DIR Joonha Kim, SCR , PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, Hyungsoon Park, DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast




A man (Seunghoon) rides a taxi late at night, and the taxi driver offers him chewing gum. Seunghoon remembers the ‘Drugged Gum’ story from his mother. The taxi driver says “Did you hear about those criminal taxi drivers?” With a repeated offer, will Seunghoon eventually give in?


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:55pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

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

7:45pm MST

Dark Blue Girl (103m)
 Dark Blue Girl


 Premiere • Fiction Full-length Features
Genre: Drama
2017 • Germany • 103 min. • 1:2,39 • Digital
In German with English subtitles
DIR Mascha Schilinski, SCR Mascha Schilinski, PRO Anne Schmidt, Ruben Steingrüber, FILMAKADEMIE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG GMBH, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Helena Zengel , Karsten Antonio Mielke , Artemis Chalkidou


When Jimmy and Hannah finally find a buyer for their holiday home on the Greek volcano island Santorini, the ex-couple returns to the place where they broke up two years ago. In tow: Their seven-year-old daughter Luca whose love the parents compete for. Hardly arrived on the island, old tensions and conflicts appear despite every effort to make it right. Above it all is Hannah, who is jealous of the close father-daughter-relationship she is not able to reach. But the upcoming sale of the house triggers something in Jimmy as well — the irrefutable end of his former dream: to have a future as a family.


Thursday November 16, 2017 7:45pm - 9:30pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature
 
Friday, November 17
 

3:15pm MST

The China Mission (85m) + 35 Pieces (10m)
The China Mission
Western States Premiere • Documentary Full-length Feature 
Genre: Asian, Christian, History
2017 • Ireland • 85 min. • 1.78:1
In English
DIR Peter Kelly, SCR , PRO Peter Kelly, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast 




The China Mission chronicles the efforts, adventures and experiences of Irish catholic missionaries in China between 1920 and 1954 - times of political chaos, famine, floods, civil war and world war. This is not a small story of isolated individuals; over four decades, hundreds of Irish men and women worked in social, pastoral and disaster relief services and were swept up in epic events at an extraordinarily turbulent but fascinating period of Chinese history. For example, the Yangtze River floods of 1931 killed an estimated 4 million people. It remains the greatest natural disaster in human history and Irish missionaries were heavily involved in the relief efforts. When the Japanese invaded China during WWII, Irish missionaries found themselves in occupied and unoccupied territory. The war wreaked a heavy toll in China but the defeat of Japan did not bring peace. The Chinese people endured civil war until Communist forces were victorious.  And there was to be no place in Communist China for the Irish missionary priests and sisters who had worked in the country for four decades. Mao Zedong declared war on religion and persecuted foreigners in particular. Foreign missionaries were arrested and imprisoned in harsh conditions. By 1954 all had been expelled. This film makes extensive use of rare archival photographs and film ‘ much of it never seen before. Promotional films made by missionaries themselves are featured alongside international newsreels which help set the political and historical context. The China Mission is an extraordinary story of cultural interaction, and commitment in the face of natural disaster and political danger.


 35 Pieces


U.S. Premiere • Experimental Shorts
Genre: Experimental, Documentary
2017 • USA • 10 min. • Digital
In with English subtitles
DIR Steven Siegel, SCR Steven Siegel, PRO Steven Siegel, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Alice Linder


35 Pieces is a follow up to “A Puzzle for Alice”, and is built from visual art, a voice over narrative, and music. It is a 9 minute ride through the artist’s vision and thoughts.


Friday November 17, 2017 3:15pm - 4:50pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720

5:20pm MST

Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks (88m) + What the Hell! (4m)
 Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks


Mountain West Premiere • Fiction Full-length Feature
Genre: Comedy
2017 • USA • 88 min. • 2.35:1 • RED
In English
DIR Josh Crockett, SCR Josh Crockett, Jonathan Pappas, PRO Ted Speaker, Kristin Slaysman, Dan Riesser, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Kristin Slaysman, Scott Rodgers, Ashley Spillers, Robert Longstreet




Two estranged siblings are reunited at the funeral for their parents, a couple of crazy doctors-without-borders who rarely stuck around to do any parenting. Though supposedly all grown up, Marcus and Michelle are as lost and self-centered as kids. They struggle with their lack of grief over the deaths, and they struggle with each other. Tensions rise while Michelle stays with Marcus and his wife. They wait for days as the family lawyer sorts out the convoluted estate of the globe-trotting doctors, who may not be the angels they were thought to be. Marcus tries to keep a sputtering music career alive as he spirals into a black hole of mysterious health ailments, and Michelle begins a secret affair with Marcus’ father-in-law that will be disastrous if discovered. The siblings can’t help but turn their current lives and relationships into chaos as they’re forced to reckon with their shared past. The movie is about pain, laughter, loss, sex, ego...it’s about the search for real family and the strong pull of roots. Turns out it’s hard to be the children of saints.




 What the Hell!




 Premiere • Short-Shorts • Experimental
Genre: Comedy
2017 • France • 4 min. • 2.35 • 4K
In English, French with English subtitles
DIR Sophie Galibert, SCR Sophie Galibert, PRO Mathieu Lalande, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Cassia CARTER, Matthew LURET




A man and a woman, in the middle of the desert, disagree about what cinema is. Then they start to imagine and to tell a story...


Friday November 17, 2017 5:20pm - 6:55pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

8:00pm MST

Buckout Road (97m) + Mouse (11m)
 Buckout Road
Western States Premiere • Fiction Full-length Feature 
Genre: Horror, Thriller
2017 • Canada • 97 min. • 1.85:1 • 2K
In English
DIR Matthew Currie Holmes, SCR Matthew Currie Holmes, PRO John Gillespie, ExePro Matt Leutwyler, Brad Clark, David Anselmo, Co-Pro Paul Weber, Rakhee Pooni, DP/CIN Rudi Blahacek, ProDes Mark Kowalsky, Edit Lindsay Ljungkull, Costume , Mus Ryan Shore, Art , SndMix , SndEd Hugo De La Cerda, Cast Evan Ross, Danny Glover, Henry Czerny, Dominique Provost-Chalkey, Colm Feore, Mayko Nguyen, Michelle Mylett, Patrick Garrow, John Ralston, David Hayter, Kyle Mac, Jim Watson, Stephen Park, Kristin Shepherd, Sharron Matthews, Jessica Cameron


There is a small rural stretch of road that connects Westchester to White Plains New York called Buckout Road. It home to over a dozen terrifying urban legends and is considered, by some to be the most haunted road in America. A college class project on creation and destruction of modern myth, turns terrifying when a trio of young people come to realize the many evil urban legends surrounding New York State’s famed Buckout Road may, in fact, be real.




preceded by


 Mouse
Utah Premiere • Fiction Shorts 
Genre: Comedy
2017 • USA • 11 min. • 2.35:1 • RED
In English
DIR Celine Held and Logan George, SCR Celine Held and Logan George, PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast


Vanessa and Danny are down on their luck, so when an unlikely can of Unica brand beans falls to their kitchen floor, they aim to squeeze out every penny.

Filmmakers
BC

Brad Clark

Executive Producer, Buckout Road
JG

John Gillespie

Producer, Buckout Road
avatar for Matthew Currie Holmes

Matthew Currie Holmes

Director, Buckout Road
Matthew Currie Holmes is an 18 year veteran of the film and television industry and multiple award winning actor having appeared in over 40 films and television series, most notably Firewall (Harrison Ford), The Fog (Maggie Grace) and Wrong Turn 2 (Henry Rollins). Currie Holmes produced... Read More →
RP

Rakhee Pooni

Co-Producer, Buckout Road



Friday November 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:50pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature
 
Saturday, November 18
 

1:00pm MST

Buckout Road (97m) + Mouse (11m)
 Buckout Road
Western States Premiere • Fiction Full-length Feature
Genre: Horror, Thriller
2017 • Canada • 97 min. • 1.85:1 • 2K
In English
DIR Matthew Currie Holmes, SCR Matthew Currie Holmes, PRO John Gillespie, ExePro Matt Leutwyler, Brad Clark, David Anselmo, Co-Pro Paul Weber, Rakhee Pooni, DP/CIN Rudi Blahacek, ProDes Mark Kowalsky, Edit Lindsay Ljungkull, Costume , Mus Ryan Shore, Art , SndMix , SndEd Hugo De La Cerda, Cast Evan Ross, Danny Glover, Henry Czerny, Dominique Provost-Chalkey, Colm Feore, Mayko Nguyen, Michelle Mylett, Patrick Garrow, John Ralston, David Hayter, Kyle Mac, Jim Watson, Stephen Park, Kristin Shepherd, Sharron Matthews, Jessica Cameron


There is a small rural stretch of road that connects Westchester to White Plains New York called Buckout Road. It home to over a dozen terrifying urban legends and is considered, by some to be the most haunted road in America. A college class project on creation and destruction of modern myth, turns terrifying when a trio of young people come to realize the many evil urban legends surrounding New York State’s famed Buckout Road may, in fact, be real.
preceded by


Mouse
Utah Premiere • Fiction Shorts
Genre: Comedy
2017 • USA • 11 min. • 2.35:1 • RED
In English
DIR Celine Held and Logan George, SCR Celine Held and Logan George, PRO , ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast




Vanessa and Danny are down on their luck, so when an unlikely can of Unica brand beans falls to their kitchen floor, they aim to squeeze out every penny.

Filmmakers
BC

Brad Clark

Executive Producer, Buckout Road
JG

John Gillespie

Producer, Buckout Road
avatar for Matthew Currie Holmes

Matthew Currie Holmes

Director, Buckout Road
Matthew Currie Holmes is an 18 year veteran of the film and television industry and multiple award winning actor having appeared in over 40 films and television series, most notably Firewall (Harrison Ford), The Fog (Maggie Grace) and Wrong Turn 2 (Henry Rollins). Currie Holmes produced... Read More →
RP

Rakhee Pooni

Co-Producer, Buckout Road



Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:50pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

3:15pm MST

Dark Blue Girl (103m)
 Dark Blue Girl


 Premiere • Fiction Full-length Features
Genre: Drama
2017 • Germany • 103 min. • 1:2,39 • Digital
In German with English subtitles


DIR Mascha Schilinski, SCR Mascha Schilinski, PRO Anne Schmidt, Ruben Steingrüber, FILMAKADEMIE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG GMBH, ExePro , Co-Pro, , DP/CIN , ProDes , Edit , Costume , Mus , Art , SndMix , SndEd , Cast Helena Zengel , Karsten Antonio Mielke , Artemis Chalkidou


When Jimmy and Hannah finally find a buyer for their holiday home on the Greek volcano island Santorini, the ex-couple returns to the place where they broke up two years ago. In tow: Their seven-year-old daughter Luca whose love the parents compete for. Hardly arrived on the island, old tensions and conflicts appear despite every effort to make it right. Above it all is Hannah, who is jealous of the close father-daughter-relationship she is not able to reach. But the upcoming sale of the house triggers something in Jimmy as well — the irrefutable end of his former dream: to have a future as a family.


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:15pm - 5:15pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

5:45pm MST

Coming to my Senses (85m)
 Coming To My Senses
 Premiere • Documentary Full-length Features
Genre: Adventure, Disability
2017 • USA • 85 min. • 16:9 • Digital
In English
DIR Dominic Gill, PRO Nadia Gill, Julian Cautherley, Cast Aaron Baker
In 1999 Aaron Baker broke his neck in a motocross accident, leaving him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Despite doctor’s grim prognosis over the next 16 years Aaron decided not to listen to those who said ‘he had a million-to-one odds of ever feeding himself again’ and instead, through painstaking effort, endeavored to regain as much mobility as possible. This journey through the unknown took him from the depths of depression to the joys of cross country road tripping via tandem bicycle with his mother and friends, and finally, culminated in his opening a socially conscious low cost gym focused on increasing mobility for the disabled. We watch as Aaron takes one final journey which symbolizes his recovery: to cross a 20 mile tract of Death Valley unsupported on foot. But will he make it?




Saturday November 18, 2017 5:45pm - 7:15pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

7:45pm MST

Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks (88m) + What the Hell! (4m)
 Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks
Mountain West Premiere • Fiction Full-length Feature
Genre: Comedy
2017 • USA • 88 min. • 2.35:1 • RED
In English
DIR Josh Crockett, SCR Josh Crockett, Jonathan Pappas, PRO Ted Speaker, Kristin Slaysman, Dan Riesser, ExePro , Cast Kristin Slaysman, Scott Rodgers, Ashley Spillers, Robert Longstreet
Two estranged siblings are reunited at the funeral for their parents, a couple of crazy doctors-without-borders who rarely stuck around to do any parenting. Though supposedly all grown up, Marcus and Michelle are as lost and self-centered as kids. They struggle with their lack of grief over the deaths, and they struggle with each other. Tensions rise while Michelle stays with Marcus and his wife. They wait for days as the family lawyer sorts out the convoluted estate of the globe-trotting doctors, who may not be the angels they were thought to be. Marcus tries to keep a sputtering music career alive as he spirals into a black hole of mysterious health ailments, and Michelle begins a secret affair with Marcus’ father-in-law that will be disastrous if discovered. The siblings can’t help but turn their current lives and relationships into chaos as they’re forced to reckon with their shared past. The movie is about pain, laughter, loss, sex, ego...it’s about the search for real family and the strong pull of roots. Turns out it’s hard to be the children of saints.
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 What the Hell!
 Premiere • Short-Shorts • Experimental
Genre: Comedy
2017 • France • 4 min. • 2.35:1 • 4K
In English, French with English subtitles
DIR Sophie Galibert, SCR Sophie Galibert, PRO Mathieu Lalande,  Cast Cassia Carter, Matthew Luret 
A man and a woman, in the middle of the desert, disagree about what cinema is. Then they start to imagine and to tell a story...

Filmmakers
avatar for Kristin Slaysman

Kristin Slaysman

Explosive Bolts Films



Saturday November 18, 2017 7:45pm - 9:20pm MST
Ramada — Screen A 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature

8:00pm MST

In Rajasthan (81m) + Supot (13m)
 In Rajasthan
Western States Premiere • Documentary Feature
Genre: Documentary
2017 • USA • 81 min. • 16:9 • HDV
In English
DIR Katherine Kingsland, Cast Kabir Bedi
The film ‘In Rajasthan’ is an intimate look at a disappearing culture in one of India’s most traditional states. It is the story of two families, one Hindu and one Muslim, living in an ancient village in the Thar Desert whose lives have been interwoven for thousands of years with the Rajputs, once their feudal lords and protectors. They speak candidly about child marriage, their qualms about their spouses, the caste system, the dubious future of children exposed to the modern world, the afterlife, and the religious differences between them. Today, their traditional way of life is besieged, but their struggles with family, allegiance, religious conflict and death seem timeless.
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 Supot
 Premiere • Red Grid • Fiction
Genre: Family, Drama, Coming of Age
2016 • Philippines • 13 min. • 2.35:1 • 2K Arri Alexa
In with English subtitles
DIR Phil Giordano, SCR Phil Giordano, PRO Shandii Bacolod, Cast John Arcilla, Mercedes Cabral, Andrei Fajarito, Kinopi Malbas
In some provinces in the Philippines, to this day, boys around the age of 10 are circumcised. But not in hospitals, like in the city — they are cut in a stream. The boys strip, jump into the water, line up, chew guava leaves, and then face the moment of truth: Brave or Cowardly? Rene-boy, an introverted 10 year old who is the son of Itoy, the Mang Tutuli (performer of circumcisions). Everyone loves Itoy seen as the ultimate man’s man. Rene-boy’s brother is Kinopi, a ferocious bully, who follows in his father’s footsteps as being tough and charismatic. After Rene-boy runs away from his circumcision, a shadow of shame is cast on him. Rene-boy’s young mother, is tough yet tender to him,  and warns him that inevitably he will have to find courage. Based on his mothers words,  Rene-boy embarks on the ultimate challenge: to prove to his father that he’s a man.


Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:35pm MST
Ramada — Screen C-1 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720
  Competition Screening, Feature