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CALIFORNIA INDIAN 

STARRING: Gil Birmingham (Billy Black – Twilight Saga), Julia Jones (Leah – Twilight Saga), Gary Farmer (Dead Man, Adaptation, The Score)
 

DIRECTOR: TIM RAMOS 

Nick Thomas, a Pomo Indian and a successful Los Angeles radio host, is forced back to the reservation to help his brother Chi, and tribal leader Rich Knight lead the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger from a seedy casino investor. At risk is whether the Native American Tribe members decide to accept a payment for instant gratification, or retain... 

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75 DEGREES IN JULY 

STARRING: Shirley Knight, Willia R Mose. Karen Sillas, Heidi Swedberg And Harris Yulin 

DIRECTOR: HYATT BASS 

The film is set against the sweltering beauty of the Texas countryside, at a family ranch estate of a well-to-do family. The return of Letty, a successful artist living in NewYork, upsets the facade of balance in her family. Letty(Karen Silas), a strong-willed, free spirited woman, had long before left her sister behind ignoring her parents expectations. Sister Kay (Heidi Swedberg) stayed behind,... 

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A GUY NAMED RICK 

STARRING: Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Christina Calph (Tower Heist), Mike McGlone (The Bone Collector) and 2008 Playgirl of the Year Victoria Gillette 

DIRECTOR: NAT CHRISTIAN 

God (writer-director Joe Benedetto) lives in New York City and He’s really annoyed with the human race. He needs his faith in mankind restored and devices a plan. He dispatches his angelic assistant Serena (Victoria Gillette) to approach ladies’ man Rick Cozwell (Jonathan Michael Weber) to inform him that he has 60 days to fall in love or the... 

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ABSENT FATHER 

STARRING: Jessica Kadish, John Doe (The Good Girl), JP Quicquaro (Ditching Party) 

DIRECTOR: DOUGLAS CHANG 

It’s a familiar tale: a young, unwed girl gets knocked up and never hears from the father again. But this coming of age story has an awe-inspiring twist. Abigail (Jessica Kadish) is a typical teenager. When an angel tells her she’s been chosen to have God’s child, her first instinct is to look for a way out. Eventually she abandons her comfortable middle-class home for the streets of Boston,... 

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ALIVE 

STARRING: Nik Xhelilaj (Sadness of Mrs. Snajdrova, The)
 

DIRECTOR: ARTAN MINAROLLI 

From the director of the elegiac “Moonless Night” comes a powerful story about a blood feud that entangles a young student in a web of complicated relationships, stemming from an antiquated tribal code. When Koli returns home to his rural village in the mountains of Albania to attend his father’s funeral, he discovers that he has unknowingly plunged himself in the midst of a generations-old war... 

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ALL THE DAYS BEFORE TOMORROW 

STARRING: Joey Kern, Alexandra Holden, Richard Roundtree 

DIRECTOR: FRANCOIS DOMPIERRE 

A critically acclaimed, international festival award winning feature debut the film effectively captures the push-pull of two two people attracted to each other. In this quirky tale about a friendship that's almost something more, Joey Kern and Alexandra Holden play pals who ought to be lovers, but their timing has never been right. When Alison (Holden) makes a late-night visit to Wes (Kern) on... 

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ALPHONSO BOW 

STARRING: Jeffrey Pierce (The Foreigner, S1m0ne, The Nine), Michael Dempsey (Changeling, Ring II, Paparazzi) 

DIRECTOR: ROCKY YOST & WILL BAIN 

Imagine two unique fellows from different backgrounds; one an ex male-exotic dancer trained in the martial arts, who also lays countless brick and loose women; the other an older brick salesman who provides him with jobs and materials, as well as his daily obsessive debate regarding among other things, the existence of life on other planets.... 

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AMOR EN TRANSITO (Transit Love) 

STARRING: Damian Canducci, Lucas Crespi, Veronica Pelaccini, Sabrina Garciarena 

DIRECTOR: LUCAS BLANCO 

Mercedes is cleaning up her life in Buenos Aires in order to return to her boyfriend waiting for her in Barcelona. But something keeps her from leaving. She stumbles upon Ariel who grows increasingly attracted to her and her complicated situation. Juan arrives in Argentina after many years of absence, looking for the woman he loves. Instead he finds Micaela, who was recently abandoned by her... 

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APNEA 

STARRING: Sotiris Pastras, Yioulika Skafida, George Karamichos 

DIRECTOR: ARI BAFALOUKA 

Everything is quiet. No one can hear you or your thought. You don’t have to speak, you don’t even have to breath… Dimitris, a 23 year-old swimmer, who knows very well the liberating silence and isolation of the water, dives into the water of a dark pool after achieving success in the European Championship swimming competition. He has fulfilled the dream of a lifetime, but feels emptier than ever.... 

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BECOMING EDUARDO 

STARRING: Julian Alcaraz, Elizabeth Blanco, Mike Dunay, A Martinez, Elizabeth Peña, Josh Cruze, Gary Perez 

DIRECTOR: ROD MCCALL 

Eddie Corazón, a 16-year-old juvenile delinquent and secret reader, attends an alternative high school in Rosablanca, New Mexico. A former straight-A student, Eddie now walks the thin line between tragedy and glory as he searches for his place in the world. A long-time friend, T.J. Ritchie, pushes him to deal drugs. Miss Beecher, an unorthodox... 

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BEHOLD THE LAMB 

STARRING: Aoife Duffin and Nigel O’Neill 

DIRECTOR: JOHN MCILDUFF 

In an attempt to save the neck of his junkie son Joe, Eddie (Nigel O’Neill) agrees to do a mysterious pick up with the help of Joe’s girlfriend Liz. The two head off across mid Ulster and eventually find themselves in possession of a lamb. En-route they fumble their way through a series of comic, tragic and disturbing adventures; Liz, struggling with her own drug addiction, crippling sensitivity... 

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BEYOND THE STEPPES 

STARRING: Agnieszka Grochowzka, Aleksandra Justa and Borys Szyc 

DIRECTOR: VANJA D’ALCANTARA 

In the 1940’s during the aftermath of World War II, Nina, a young Polish woman, is deported with her baby by the Soviet Army to the remote and inhospitable lands of the USSR’s eastern region. She has to work in a Sovkhoz labor camp guarded by the Russian military police. When her child becomes ill, she flees and sets out across the barren planes of Siberia, in search of medication for her baby... 

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BIG HEART CITY 

STARRING: Shawn Andrews, Desi Lydic, Jake Alston, and Seymour Cassel 

DIRECTOR: BEN RODKIN 

“I Tell Myself Not To Give Up!” Whispered over beautifully grainy images of a racetrack and its shuffling, ever hopeful denizens. The first words of Ben Rodkin’s Big Heart City draw us immediately into the troubled head of Frank Polowski, from which the films gritty tone springs, as he returns from jail to the cracked concrete fringes of industrial Los Angeles to pick up the pieces of his... 

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BIG SHOT-CALLER, THE 

STARRING: David Rhein & Marlene Rhein 

DIRECTOR: MARLENE RHEIN 

As a child, Jamie Lesser watched "Strictly Ballroom" ninety-seven times and dreamed of being a salsa dancer. Living in New York City as an accountant, his life seems to make sense. He works all day and returns home without much human interaction. One night after receiving a raise and feeling cocky, he decides to watch salsa dancing at a nearby club, and bumps into Elissa, a gorgeous Dominican... 

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BROKEN FENCES 

STARRING: Jan Van Sickle, Ryan J. Parker, Ealra Stewart, Wesley Walker 

DIRECTOR: TROY McGATLIN 

Joe lives a life of solitude by choice on a ranch in the mountains of Colorado, asking no one to feel sorry for him. A widower, he has his daily routine of ranch chores interrupted one evening by a call from his just paroled son, Dylan. Dylan is a good kid that has a dark cloud that seems to follow him wherever he goes. He hasn't spoken to his father in years and has nowhere else to go.... 

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BROKEN WINDOWS 

STARRING: Sarah Thompson (7th Heaven, Angel, The Ice Storm), Larisa Oleynik (Third Rock, Malcolm in the Middle), Jennifer Hall (Bewitched, Confessionsk of a Dangerous Man), Corri English (The Bedford Diaries, Without a Trace), Michael Gross (Ally McBeal, Law & Order, Boston Legal, FDR), Sara Jane Nash (Curse of Alcatraz, Lady Windermeres Fan) 

DIRECTOR: TONY HICKMAN 

Sara (Olyenik) is a photographer who is constantly being offered high paying commercial work, but is losing site of her artistic nature that made her a success in the first place. Her best friend not only challenges her to go back to her roots, but he might very well be in love with her. Amy (Hall) suffers a loss that has changed her life. Her... 

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BUTTERFLY CRUSH 

STARRING: Amelia Shankley (Red Riding Hood), Courtney Hale (Righteous Kill) and Hayley Fielding as Eva
 

DIRECTOR: ALAN CLAY 

Butterfly Crush is a modern love story, starring award winning Australian actress Amelia Shankley, and set against the backdrop of the Sydney music industry. The song and dance duo, Butterfly Crush are about to break big, and are up for the Australasian Song Awards, but their chance at success is jeopardized when half of the duo; Eva, gets... 

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CARRIED AWAY 

STARRING: Gabriel Horn (Night Crawlers, The Consultants, Redemption), Juli Erikson (Harold and Kumar, Inspector Mom, Barney & Friends) 

DIRECTOR: TOM HUCKABEE 

This June, Granny makes a break for it when ReelTime @ The Radio Room presents CARRIED AWAY, the award-winning human comedy resonating with festival audiences across the country. When an aspiring young Hollywood actor returns home for the holidays, he finds his family mired in dysfunction and his beloved grandmother elegated to a nursing home.... 

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CHANNELS 

STARRING: Ed Asner, Kim Oja, Nat Christian, Taylor Negron 

DIRECTOR: NAT CHRISTIAN 

Black Racklin has everything one could dream of in life, success, respect, money, but he's dead…emotionally. He has a recurring dream of a train passing by with a passenger beckoning him to "hop on". But Black hesitates and the train moves on. Consumed with the pressures of his prefession as a movie producer in Hollywood, Black, at the end of the day, sits at home and midlessly channel surfs to... 

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COLD PLAY 

STARRING: Matthew Pearson, Jean-Paul Sanpedro, Kristia Kowles 

DIRECTOR: BRENT BAMBIC 

Sean Parker is in an emotional rut and finding true love I his goal. His good friend Suzy, suggests he starts to reach his goal by opening his heart to his estranged father. Sean and his business partner run a modeling agency, and have their pick at many girls. Sean seems unable to find a serious relationship among them. Meanwhile, Lori waits in the wings and when Sean realizes his love may have... 

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CRUZANDO (Crossing) 

STARRING: David Barrera (Evan Almighty), Tony Campisi (Spider Man 2), Nina Leon (Machete), Michael Escamilla (Junkyard Jesus)
 

DIRECTOR: MANDO ALVARADO & MICHAEL RAY ESCAMILLA 

Many earnest films have been made recently about the struggles of Latin American migrants trying to cross into the U.S. for a better tomorrow; CRUZANDO isn't one of them. This madcap adventure follows the journey of two Mexican no‐hopers. CRUZANDO chronicles the real‐life hazards of such a trip but is as much a comedy as it is a drama. About a... 

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DARK WOODS 

STARRING: James Russo (Public Enemies, CSI. Miami, Donnie Brasco), Tracy Coogan, John Muscarnero, Mary Kate Wiles 

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL ESCOBEDO 

A critically acclaimed psychological thriller; Dark Woods tells the story of a young couple who moves to a secluded cabin to cope with the wife’s terminal illness. After the husband rescues a young girl from the abusive hands of her psychotic uncle he is coerced by local law enforcement to allow her to stay with them. As the illness consumes the... 

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DARTWORTH 

STARRING: Matt Bell, Luke Cadden, Morgan Coyle, Tim Dashwood, Chris Davis, Ian McFadyen 

DIRECTOR: ANDRE SEAGER 

Set in the closed and poisonous world of an isolated privileged private school for boys, Dartworth takes us deep into the power structures in the school, where the boys operate a counter world, entirely of their own, making and within the Prefects control. When Julian Mitchell, self-proclaimed anarchist, is forced into this world, his ideas and actions begin to unravel the framework of which this... 

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DIVERGENCE 

STARRING: Traci Ann Wolfe, Jakob Hawkins, Marci Adilman, Ben Hindell, Jeannine Kaspar, Mary Looram, Daniel Harnett 

DIRECTOR: PATRICK J. DONNELLY 

Divergence is a critically acclaimed official entry in over 12 international film festivals. Critics have described it as the best narrative feature describing how America has struggled with 9/11. Divergence tells the tale of two wounded people coming together and grappling with the ramifications of war and loss. Set in a picturesque seaside town... 

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DOGTOWN 

STARRING: Jon Favreau, Mary Stuart Masterson, Karen Black 

DIRECTOR: GEORGE HICKENLOOPER 

Philip Van Horn (Trevor St. John,) who left his small town of Cuba Missouri a long time ago to become a Hollywood actor without much success, returns home for a visit. There he is uniformally greeted like a celebrity and movie star. He uses it to impress his high school love Dorothy (Mary Stuart Masterson,) her life now grey and boring. Philip/s high school friends have led lives as cockeyed... 

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ELEVATOR 

STARRING: Julia Verdes & Cristi Petrescu 

DIRECTOR: GEORGE DOROBANTU 

A boy and a girl, high school teenagers, want to get away from the world and be alone for an afternoon, so they hide in an abandoned factory on the outskirts of town. While there, they fall in a trap of their own intention, and get stuck in a cargo elevator. There is no one around to hear them, and nobody knows where they are. Tension arises after each failed attempt to escape, as they must deal... 

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EMPTY 

STARRING: Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Jon Carlo (The Engagement) 

DIRECTOR: C.S.DRURY 

Charming young slacker Dell Hansard is in love with beautiful Piper. He makes an impromptu proposal on a weeklong camping trip, but Piper, the daughter of a wealthy businessman hesitates. On their way home they stop at a gas station, and are surprised to find signs reading 'closed indefinitely due to the gas crisis'.

Having been away for a few days the young couple does not realize the world... 

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EXIT NO.6 

STARRING: Eddie Peng, Juan Ching-Tien, Yoo Ha-Na and Olivia Chen 

DIRECTOR: LIN YU-HSIEN 

Exit No. 6 is a place where anything is possible… One summer Van Dine, an urban Jedi, teams up with his buddies Vance, Fion and Vivian to investigate a series of mysterious incidents involving disappearing high school girls. All the evidence leads to an online secret society named “Autumn Leaves Club.” As the gang of fearless friends dig deeper, the truth reveals itself to be even more terrifying... 

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FANNY, ANNIE AND DANNY 

STARRING: Jill Pixley, Carlye Pollack, Jonathan Leveck 

DIRECTOR: CHRIS BROWN 

Everyone’s worst fears are realized when three adult siblings are forced by their powerful mother to reunite for a holiday dinner. Fanny is a developmentally disabled 39-year-old living in a home for dependent adults. Her world starts to implode when the candy factory where she works goes bankrupt. The oldest of three children, Fanny has long been a source of strain and resentment within her... 

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FINDING JENUA 

STARRING: Gayle James (Private Practice), Leigh Rose (My Fellow Americans, Play The Game)
 

A young girl runs away from her past. An elderly woman can't remember hers. And a small town that never forgets. Edie chain-smokes, bites her fingernails and smashes her foot down on the gas pedal. Life whirls by, but she likes it that way. Jean sits at the kitchen table for hours, hearing the faint sound of her son's laughter and her husband's footsteps coming up the walk. And then the memory is gone. The house is empty. She wanders in search... 

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FLIP A COIN 

STARRING: Staten Eliot, Fran Labbe, Eglantine Rembeauville-Nicolle, Cathy Barry 

DIRECTOR: DAVID FLAMHOLC 

Flip a Coin, a hip film about modern young Londoners was a hit at the Brooklyn Independent and British Independent Film Festivals. Philip and Casper are two East-London flatmates. The two friends make up a perfect “Swingers” team who shrub aside most important decisions in their lives to focus on womanizing. But when French beauty Marie enters their lives, things drastically change. There is... 

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FLOOD STREETS 

STARRING: Becky Stark, Harry Shearer, Asia Rainey, Ursaline Bryant, Joseph Meissner 

DIRECTOR: JOSEPH MEISSNER 

A group of creative malcontents struggle to find love, money and marijuana in the surreal streets of post-flood New Orleans. A nuanced view of the city, Flood Streets reveals the true spirit of a defiant city many call “the Soul of America.” Interweaving characters as diverse and eccentric as the city itself, Flood Streets is based on a collection of short stories published as; In the Land of... 

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FLORIDA ROAD 

STARRING: Ashmit Patel (Unfaithful, Fight Club: Members Only), Cokey Falkon (Starship Troopers, Natalie Holloway Story), Vipin Sharma (Like Stars on Earth, Color of Passion), Smita Jaykar (Thank You, World Cup 2011) 

DIRECTOR: BRAD GLASS & FRED FONTANA 

In spite of having a heart of gold, Shaan Sahay, (Ashmit Patel) the son of a wealthy Indian family, yearns for his father’s love and acceptance. He struggles to pursue his passion for writing much to his family’s shagrin as they believe his talent would be better served in the family
business. When a tragedy hits home forcing the revealing of... 

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FOR THE LOVE OF AMY 

STARRING: Grace Bydalek, Vincent Lee Alston (The Homecoming, A Raisin in the Sun), John Beasly (CSI, EZ Street, The Gift, Losing Isaiah, Untamed Heart), Lindsay Seim (The Sunday Man, Caught on Tape)
 

DIRECTOR: TED LANGE 

A young girl loses her father to cancer, and the only mother she has ever known is rendered incapacitated with grief. As a result, Amy is caught in a custody battle that challenges the very concept of family.

Michael Daye makes a promise to his dying friend to look out for his wife (Emily) and daughter (Amy) who are white. As fate would have... 

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FOUR CORNERS OF SUBURBIA 

STARRING: Paul Blackthorne , Madchen Amick, Alec Newman, Alice Evans 

DIRECTOR: ELIZABETH PUCCINNI 

Walt, a schoolteacher with a doting wife and two small girls, might seem to have it all. But when he meets Fiona, the lyrical world of his youth is reawakened, throwing into question the life he has chosen. Sensing trouble, his wife Rachel plans a romantic getaway weekend, but Walt has other ideas and invites his childhood friend Benjamin, a painter leading a cloistered existence in rural... 

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FUEL 

STARRING: Michael Esparza, C. Thomas Howell 

DIRECTOR: OKTAY ORTABASI 

Fuel is the story of Emilio’s struggle to save his girl, Sandy, from a dead-end abusive life. Emilio and Sandy need to “get out” before it is too late. Growing up working at his tyrannical stepfather's gas station, Emilio discovers that he has the ability to run fast. With the hope of a scholarship, he sees an opportunity to leave his hometown, along with his troubles, and take Sandy with him.... 

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GLITCH IN THE GRID 

STARRING: Jay Masonek, Eric Leiser and Jeffrey Leiser
 

DIRECTOR: ERIC LEISER 

Jay Masonek is feeling down and out. Although he is a talented artist, Jay has seldom left his small town in Northern California. One day, Jay's cousins Jeff and Eric (who are also artists) visit from LA. They offer Jay the opportunity to come live with them for a period of time in Hollywood. Hoping to cheer him up, the brothers show Jay the city and take him to film castings, even though it's... 

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GREY KNIGHT 

STARRING: Martin Sheen, Billy Bob Thornton, Corbin Bernsen, Matt LeBlanc, David Arquette 

DIRECTOR: GEORGE HICKENLOOPER 

During the Civil War, a Union soldier is recruited to investigate a series of crucifixions by a renegade band of Confederate Soldiers. He enlists the help of his old mentor and a mute runaway slave girl, the only witness to the renegade band's attacks. With the addition of some trigger happy Yankee's the brigade is complete. They soon realize however they are not hunting ordinary Confederates.... 

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HEART OF NOW 

STARRING: Marion Kerr, Jason L Brandt, Dusty Sorg, Mary Elise Hayden
and Kelly McKracken
 

DIRECTOR: SABI 

A beautiful woman with a profound longing for a sense of family falls into a downward spiral where she confronts her father figure and the emotional wounds concealed over a decade ago. The two retreat from the city into the vast and barren desert to fully expose their past and discover what it means to be in the Heart of Now. Immaculate direction by Zak Forsman with stunning performances by... 

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HELEN 

STARRING: Annie Townsend 

DIRECTOR: CHRISTINE MOLLOY AND JOE LAWLOR 

An 18 year old girl called Joy has gone missing. Another girl called Helen is a few weeks away from leaving her care home. Helen is asked to ‘play’ Joy in a police reconstruction that will retrace Joy’s last known movements. Joy had everything. A loving family, a boyfriend, a bright future. Helen, parentless, has lived in institutions all her life and has never been close to anyone. Gradually... 

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HERE 

STARRING: John Low, Jo Tan, Hemang YAdav, Andy Hillyard 

Reeling from the sudden death of his wife, He Zhiyuan, a middle-aged man who struggles to make sense of his reality, loses the will to speak and is interned at the Island Mental Hospital. As he adjusts to life within, he is selected for an experimental treatment, which, using video therapy, forces him to confront the devastating truth behind his past, present, and future. 

HOMELAND 

STARRING: Fran Kranz (The Village, Matchstick Men, Training Day, Donnie Darko), Elize du Toit, Whip Hubley, Sue Cremin, John G. Conolly 

DIRECTOR: CC YOUNG 

A Marine narrowly escapes death to return to a place as foreign and confusing as Iraq. When no one greets him at the airport, he sets out for the wilderness. But the people he meets start to form a new sense of home. Now he has everything to lose. Five peoples' fates become entwined when a Marine (Fran Kranz) returns on furlough from Iraq. When... 

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IF YOU COULD SAY IT IN WORDS 

STARRING: Marin Ireland and Gerry Lehane 

DIRECTOR: NICHOLAS GRAY 

Nelson has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition that impairs social function. Undiagnosed, poor, and an artist, he is pushed to society's fringes. He meets Sadie, a young woman with broken dreams. A one-night stand between them grows into an unlikely romance wherein these two lost souls in different ways begin to find themselves through each other. With Sadie, Nelson is now overcome by the emotions... 

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IN/SIGNIFICANT OTHERS 

STARRING: Burgess Jenkins (Remember the Titans, One Tree Hill), Andrea Powell (Songcatcher, The Limbo Room),
Scott Miles (October Sky) & R. Keith Harris (June Bug) 

DIRECTOR: JOHN SCHWERT 

In/Significant Others is a psychological drama that explores lives of one city’s residents; each of whom is connected to the same homicide investigation. The ensemble includes an Iraq War veteran returned home to an emotionally disturbed wife; a young man newly become a father who’s living in the shadow of his successful older brother; a sister... 

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INVISIBLE INK 

STARRING: Elizabeth Gray, Natasha Tall, Peter Rush 

DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER JULIAN 

What would you hold on to if your past turned out to be a lie? "Invisible Ink" follows the stories of three people who cross paths during their search for the Truth. But this quest ultimately threatens to undo their carefully constructed realities. Anna Brin shelters herself behind obsessive habits and a deep faith in the messages of fortune cookies. But the fortunes she receives begin to turn... 

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LA FRAGILIDAD DE LOS SEGUNDOS (“The Fragility of Seconds”) 

STARRING: Matthew Tomkin (Prison Break, Friday Night Lights), Julio Cedillo (The Mist, Bordertown, The Rookie) 

DIRECTOR: MATTHEW STEPHEN TOMKIN & JULIO CESAR CEDILLO 

An intimate suspense drama set against the desolate backdrop of the dusty bordertown of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; a stone throw away from Ciudad Juarez. Its only three days until the bordertown citizens fill the streets for the annual revolution parade in honor of Mexico’s favorite son; Pancho Villa. Three men, strangers to each other, arrive on... 

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LA TIGRA, CHACO 

STARRING: Ezequiel Tronconi, Guadalupe Docampo, Federico Ibanez, Ana Allende
 

DIRECTOR: FEDERICO GODFRID & JUAN SASIAIN 

The town of La Tigra is only twenty square blocks. It’s a remote, desolate town where everything comes quiet during nap time. Esteban returns to town after years of absence to the place where he spent his childhood summers. He returns in search of his father, Chaco and the fragments of his own childhood. But Chaco, a truckdriver, is always on the road and no one knows when he’s due back. Esteban... 

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LEFT HANDED (Tobiro No Muko) 

STARRING: Go Furusawa, Masako Innami, Soko Kano 

DIRECTOR: LAURENCE THRUSH 

Left Handed takes place in a suburb of Tokyo and centers around a disaffected teenage boy, Hiroshi who is struggling at school, socially and academically. One day he shuts himself away in his bedroom and for the next two years refuses to come out or let anyone in. Hiroshi’s parents are so ashamed that they attempt to conceal his condition from family and friends. Inevitably the household... 

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LEVITATION 

STARRING: Sarah Paulson, Ernie Hudson, 'Ann Magnuson', Jeremy London 

DIRECTOR: SCOTT GOLDSTEIN 

Acey is a beautiful teen imprisoned in a brutal existance, virtually invisable to her alcoholic adopted dad, abandoned by her adoptive mom, and plagued by a creepy, mystical condition in which she levitates off her bed while she is sleeping, only to wake and plummet back to the mattress and her dreary life. Acey sets out to find her real mother. On her journey she encounters downbeat (Ernie... 

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LOOK, STRANGER 

STARRING: Anamaria Marinca (4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days) 

DIRECTOR: ARIELLE JAVITCH 

Set in the urban wastelands and desolate forests of an unidentified world at war, this is the story of a woman making a dangerous journey home from a refugee camp. When her guide is killed on the road in an arbitrary act of violence, the woman is forced to rely on an angry and disillusioned carrier, who agrees to travel with her for a price. On her journey, the woman is forced to struggle with... 

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LOST RIVER, LINCOLNS SECRET WEAPON 

STARRING: FRITZ KLEIN and TAMI SUTTON
 

DIRECTOR: JASON URBAN 

Lost River is based on the true story of Anna Ella Carroll, an unrecognized heroine of the American Civil War. She was raised to know law and politics even though there were no women lawyers or women politicians at the time. She became a lobbyist and a reporter. She also helped start the American Party. When the Civil War began, she helped keep Maryland in the Union by presenting Abraham Lincoln... 

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MENTOR 

STARRING: Rutger Hauer (Batman Begins, Sin City, Life’s A Beach), Matthew Davis (Vampire Diaries, S. Darko, Legally Blonde), Dagmara Dominczyk (24, Running with Scissors)
 

DIRECTOR: DAVID LANGLITZ 

Mentor, is a story of love and ambition, centering on celebrated writer/professor Sanford Pollard (Rutger Hauer) and his two star pupils Julia (Dagmara Dominczyk) and Carter (Matthew Davis). A brilliant, charismatic and lauded writer, Sanford inspires as he corrupts, teaches as he taunts, and takes as he gives. Leaving young Sanford emotionally... 

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MIDSUMMER MADNESS 

STARRING: Maria De Medeiros (Pulp Fiction), Dominique Pinon (Amelie, Delicatessen), Chulpan Khamatova (Goodbye Lenin), Victor McGuire (Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels), Yevgeni Sitokhin (The Bourne Supremacy) 

DIRECTOR: ALEXANDER HAHN 

Midsummer Madness is a quirky romantic comedy set in Latvia, the former Soviet republic, on the shortest night of the year. The whole country is going crazy on midsummer night when Curt, a young American, arrives in Riga, and the festivities are about to start. He’s there to look for his Latvian half-sister and hates the place from the moment they... 

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MONDAY MORNING 

STARRING: Victor Browne, Jessica Spotts, Cevin Middleton 

DIRECTOR: NAT CHRISTIAN 

Thomas Bach is on top of his game. A popular right-wing radio talk-show host and a hero of the Tea Party Movement, he is handpicked to run for the U.S. Senate. But first he must fly to Los Angeles and clean up some dirty laundry that might damage his campaign. A victim of a random violent attack, Thomas wakes up on the streets of LA without his memory. He is also unaware that he is a diabetic. He... 

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MY HOUSE IS FULL OF MIRRORS 

STARRING: SOPHIA LOREN with Margareth Made, Enzo Decaro, Nicola Di Pinto
 

DIRECTOR: VITTORIO SINDONI 

Sophia Loren takes on a challenging role, perhaps the most difficult of her career, playing the part of her own mother, Romilda, in My House is Full of Mirrors, taken from the best selling book by her sister, Maria Scicolone. As a young girl in Pozzuoli, a picturesque seaside town near Naples, Romilda Villani’s beauty wins her first place in a Greta Garbo look-alike contest. She receives film... 

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NATURE 

STARRING: Ryan Harper Gray (When Zachary Beaver Came to Town), Lyudmila Shiryaeva (Sappho)
 

DIRECTOR: JEFF PICKETT 

Nature is an erotic suspense drama about a young couple on a quest to rediscover their sexual fervor. After a failed experiment with roleplaying games, they decide to take a week long, sex centered camping trip deep into the woods. Gradually they become aware that an individual follows their every step, voyeuristically observing their most intimate moments. With the stalker in the picture,... 

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OFF THE LEDGE 

STARRING: Justin Whalin, Anne Ramsay, Brooke Anderson, Carlee Avers, Nathan Baesel, Maria Cina, Andrea De Oliveira, Yan Feldman, Jenny Mollen, Raymond O'Connor, Alex Petrovitch, Nectar Rose, Fay Wolf 

DIRECTOR: BROOKE P. ANDERSON 

"Sex, Drugs and Suicidal Tendencies… This ensemble-cast driven comedy-rama revolves around a New Years Eve Party, here most of the party goers are oblivious to the true atmosphere of pain amid their celebration of life and renewal… As off beat party-goers spontaneously ring in the New Year at a Hollywood hills home, four hapless individuals... 

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ONE NIGHT 

STARRING: Melissa Leo (Frozen River, Hide & Seek, All My Children), Michael Muhney (Columbus Day, Love 101, Numb3rs, ER), Bill Sage, Robert Clohessy, 

DIRECTOR: Michael Knowles 

A group of New Yorkers venture into Friday night unaware that their lives are about to change. Larry, an executive, has been sublimating his deep fear of commitment by carrying on an affair with his young assistant unbeknownst to his stunning model girlfriend. College student Abby worships her older boyfriend while thinking her devoted friend... 

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OTRA PELICULA DE AMOR (ANOTHER MOVIE OF LOVE) 

STARRING: Benjamin Prati, Aquiles Poblete, Beba Koenic-Robert,
Matilde Plaza, Eyal Meyer, Gabriela Salazar 

DIRECTOR: EDWIN OYARCE 

Diego and Sebastian are two teens who used to be friends in childhood. They reunite one summer, leading to a strong friendship while they get drunk, smoke marijuana and wander to different places looking for the meaning of life, sex and love. Diego is discovering his fascination with
Sebastian, through the photographs that he takes, while he... 

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PART TIME FABULOUS 

STARRING: Jules Bruff, Bjorn Johnson, John Combs, Blake Robbins 

DIRECTOR: ALETHEA ROOT 

PART TIME FABULOUS weaves a narrative of love, pain, and healing with real-life stories in an exposé on living with Clinical Depression. Mel (Jules Bruff) falls in love with Don (Bjørn Johnson) while on vacation. So taken with each other, he moves in twelve days later. It’s not until then that her deep-rooted and untreated Clinical Depression reveals itself. Mel’s inability to deal with her... 

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PASEO (The Walk) 

STARRING: Gabriela Aguilera, Roberto Farias, Felipe Prieto 

DIRECTOR: SERGIO CASTRO SAN-MARTIN 

A single mother decides to go on a trip from Santiago to the north of Chile with her only son. They are going to meet up with the child’s father, a Chilean Coalminer, after ten years of separation. The trip is plagued by silence, as the uneasy relationship between mother and son evolves
and secrets of the past are brought to the surface, in this poignant tale of broken family ties, where what is... 

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PINPRICK 

STARRING: Rachael Blake (Derailed), Laura Greenwood (V For Vendetta), Ervin Nagy (The Bridgeman) 

DIRECTOR: DANIEL YOUNG 

A teenage girl is hiding a criminal inside her bedroom closet. At first they have an innocent relationship: trading stories, making up rules, and goofing around, but slowly the man becomes bored with her girly ways and begins to spy on her lonely mother. One day after a jealous
fight with the girl the man leaves the closet and makes his way into the mother's life. She invites him to stay as a... 

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PRIME OF YOUR LIFE 

STARRING: Ryan Donowho (The OC, Bandslam, Soldiers of Fortune),
Nicole Abisinio (13 Going on 30, Broken Flowers), Brett Rice (Dear John, The Blind Side) 

DIRECTOR: KELLY KING 

Prime of Your Life is a quirky, heartfelt romantic comedy about becoming who you were always meant to be… A New York slacker girl meets a charming reel at her best friend’s funeral, becoming tangled in his cons. When you’re behind on rent and have no job; an offer of lies, romance, and money, is hard to turn down… 

RACING DAYLIGHT 

STARRING: Melissa Leo, Jason Downs, Le Clanché du Rand, David Strathairn 

DIRECTOR: NICOLE QUINN 

A critically acclaimed tale of lovers from two different times suggesting the magical reality of re-incarnation; RACING DAYLIGHT is a ghost story, a murder mystery and a supernatural love story transcending time. Sadie Stokes (Melissa Leo) is a librarian in the present time who’s returned to the family farm to care for her catatonic Grandma. There have always been Stokes in Cedarsville and Sadie... 

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READ YOU LIKE A BOOK 

STARRING: Tony Amendola, Barbara Crampton, Karen Black. Special Appearance by Danny Glover 

DIRECTOR: ROBERT N. ZAGONE 

A magical book transforms all who come into contact with it. Meet Dante, a bookstore manager with a crippling secret; Gina, a customer, who knows everything but love; Zoe, Dante’s former lover who’s life is falling apart; Norman, the clerk who is short on size but big on conspiracy theories; and Marcia, a wise-cracking movie buff. Collision becomes inevitable when a dangerous intruder arrives;... 

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REVOLUTION SUMMER 

STARRING: Mackenzie Firgens, Lauren Fox, Samuel Child, Zak Kilberg 

DIRECTOR: MILES MONTALBANO 

"Conceived in the midst of catastrophic confusions bourn of the Iraq War and produced under the influence of Vietnam War movie landmarks like Zabriskie Point, Revolution Summer portrays the lives of three young adults and their responses to a contemporary world climate of crisis, when hope is under siege. Mackenzie Firgens, in a star performance as the aptly named Hope, portrays a young woman in... 

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ROAD TO VICTORY 

STARRING: Mike Reilly, Julia Anderson 

DIRECTOR: MIKE REILLY 

A college football player dealing with injuries, Elliot (Mike Reilly) falls for a stripper, Anna (Julia Anderson). When he is unable to perform sexually, the relationship is derailed, oscillating between the tender and the cruel, as issues of infidelity and self-doubt consume his mind. When Elliot’s on-field performance begins to decline, his draft status is at stake. He faces tough choices and... 

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RUSTIN 

STARRING: Meat Loaf, Zachary Ty Bryant 

DIRECTOR: RICK JOHNSON 

Billy Stagen is a former professional football Player and present day sheriff in his hometown, the picturesque Rustin, Alabama. Billy m aintains the enviable role of local celebrity and perennial charmer until the arrival of a troubled teenage girl claiming to be his daughter. Forced to confront not only his past but also the hypocrisy his life has become, Billy's story offers a compelling... 

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SCAPE 

STARRING: Ben Furmaniak, Ludwig Manukian, Bree Condon, Judy Cerda 

DIRECTOR: TAEGEN CARTER 

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s story: 'The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes,' Scape takes place in the early 1800s on the Oregon Trail. Indians attack Morrowbie's caravan and he becomes separated from his wife. He walks alone through the open frontier, searching for her, when he
wanders into a remote colony in the forest for the mentally ill. Once in the colony, no one can leave; a mysterious and... 

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SOME DOGS BITE 

STARRING: Thomas Sangster (Love Actually, Baytown Disco, Tristan & Isold), Aaron Taylor and Michelle Asante 

DIRECTOR: MARC MUNDEN 

It’s a Crime to Steal a Baby! But What if it’s Your Brother? H (18), Casey (14) and baby Severino have been split up after their mother’s death. Casey is in foster care; Severino is about to be adopted, and no one really cares what H (Taylor) does. But Casey (Sangster) is determined to keep his family together, and runs away to kidnap his baby... 

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STEP INTO THE DARKNESS, A 

STARRING: Suzan Genc, Selen Ucer, Serdal Genc 

DIRECTOR: Atil Inac 

An entire village in northern Iraq is wiped out when misinformed and panicked American soldiers stage a nighttime raid there. Cennet, a young Turkmen girl who has never before left home and is the only survivor of the raid, has no choice but to set out for Kirkuk in search of her older brother, a barber named Azim. When she reaches Kirkuk she learns that Azim has been badly hurt in a bomb blast... 

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STRING THEORY 

STARRING: Rico Anderson, Carmen Mormino, Janine Venable, Darion Basco, John Colton, Charles Cooper 

DIRECTOR: JACOB FREYDONTE-ATTIE and JOSHUA MILRAD 

American independent cinema is alive and audacious in this award-winning, mind bending, festival favorite. STRING THEORY starts as a seemingly simple morality tale centered on the fate of a beat-up church in Santa Monica, but ends as a psychedelic meditation on the modern experience of God! 

STRONGER THAN BLOOD (BIS AUFS BLUT) 

STARRING: Jacob Matschenz (Run While You Can), Burak Yigit (Shahada), Balder Beyer (Notruf Hafenkante), Aylin Tezel (Almanya)
 

DIRECTOR: OLIVER KIENLE 

Tommy and Sule are like brothers: Through their short lives of 19 years, their friendship has become bulletproof. Their gang is their family, and they live life like there’s no tomorrow. They dream of opening an auto body shop together – but Tommy gets caught up in a botched drug deal and is sent to a juvenile prison. When he is released six... 

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SYMMETRY OF LOVE, THE 

STARRING: Giles Alderson, Catherine Kenyon, Jemma Powell, Matthew Butler, Alix Wilton Regan, Luke De Lacey, 

DIRECTOR: AITOR GAIZKA 

Several stories of love and desire interweave in modern day London. Alex, a young journalist girl, enters in the life of Kyle by chance. He's a seductive architect who doesn't know his ex-wife, Elizabeth, is back in town after the death of her very rich - very old Parisian new husband. Elizabeth takes up her career as a psychologist and she has a... 

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TAN LINES 

STARRING: Nigel Chisholm, Leonite Hass, Siri Ingul, Antonina Lewis. 

DIRECTOR: JOHNY WILLIAMS 

Young, good looking people, meet up by chance on holiday in France; tree sisters and a hunk they never met before. On the surface eveything is fun and friendly, but under the surface, a tangled web charged with emotional and sexual tensions ensues. In their break from normal life, the sisters must deal with thier fractured past, and as the sisters get to know the young man better, he must... 

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TENDERLOIN 

STARRING: Kurt Yaeger (Charlie Wilson’s War, Sedona’s Rule, Without a Trace) Charles Branklyn (Dr. Doolittle, The Game, Copycat) and Introducing Jack Indiana 

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL ANDERSON 

An angry and wounded Iraq War vet moves into San Francisco seedy Tenderloin neighborhood to lose himself in drinking, but finds instead a closer relationship with his young son, a tenement hotel full of exquisitely odd characters, and the red-hot Skyler. For over a hundred years the Tenderloin district has endured as a place to go when all other... 

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THE DEPOSITION 

STARRING: Charles Rashard, Rachel Forbes, Nate Prestidge, Mandy Thomas, Jim Work 

DIRECTOR: EDWARD MENSORE 

When a man causes a car wreck that kills his former lover, his life is derailed and his mind is splintered with guilt and the subsequent uncertainty about what exactly happened. Now, a shell of his former self, he must piece together his identity, escape the harsh judgement of the community, and reconcile conflicting court testimonies of others involved in the events that lead to that tragic... 

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THE FATHERLESS 

STARRING: Andreas Kindl, Andrea Wenzl, Sami Loris, Emily Cox, Philipp Hochmair, Johannes Krisch
 

DIRECTOR: MARIE KREUTZER 

They never expected Kyra to turn up again. Upon the death of their father, two brothers and their sister, unite at the family estate, only to be stunned by the arrival of their sister; Kyra who as a toddler vanished over twenty years earlier, during the breakup of their parents hippie commune where they all were born. When Kyra discovers that her... 

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THE LAST SOUL ON A SUMMER NIGHT 

STARRING: Andre Truss, Keisha Dyson, William Gray and Benny Stewart
 

In 1919, Hart Crane said of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio: “America should read this book on her knees. It is a chapter in the Bible of her consciousness.” The Last Soul on a Summer Night is a contemporary reinterpretation of the antique narrative with an African American cast and a dash of ecstatic reality. This critically acclaimed adaptation of one of the most highly regarded books in the history of American literature, tells the story,... 

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TIERRA MADRE (Mother Earth) 

STARRING: Aidee Gonzalez, Rosalba Valenzuela, Yesenia Espinoza 

DIRECTOR: DYLAN VERRECHIA 

TIERRA MADRE is based on the true story of Aidee González, a woman determined to raise her children with her female partner in the Mexican border town of Tecate. Aidee works hard as an exotic dancer providing for her family. One day her girlfriend shares her desire to have
a child of her own, and convinces Aidee to go on the hunt for a male to conceive a child. This narrative feature makes the... 

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TRACING COWBOYS 

STARRING: Sacha Grunpeter, Megan C. Edwards 

DIRECTOR: JASON WULFSOHN 

A classic road movie, Tracing Cowboys tells the story of two individuals searching for their own identity, while separated from each other. Ethan is a young Englishman obsessed with his hero John Wayne and intent on becoming a Country and Western singer. When his girlfriend Debi leaves without explanation, Ethan travels down to Mexico during the festival of the Day of the Dead intent on finding... 

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UNA SEMANA SOLOS (A Week Alone) 

STARRING: Magdalena Capobianco, Lucas Del Bo, Eleonora Capobianco, Ignacio Gimenez, Gaston Luparo & introducing Natalia Gomez Alarcon 

DIRECTOR: CELINA MURGA 

A group of children, age 7 through 14, are left home alone at a house in a secluded community in the countryside. Their innocence is gradually corrupted as they experiment with rule-breaking, ultimately leading to house break-ins around the neighborhood. The arrival of the maids son, a teenager of lesser privilege, exposes prejudice and ferocity... 

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WAN CHAI BABY 

STARRING: Chanel Latorre (The Captive), Ines Laimins, Aaron Palermo 

DIRECTOR: CRAIG ADDISON 

Tess arrives in Hong Kong a year before the 1997 handover to China, to work as a housemaid. She is financially supporting her family in the Philippines. When her Hong Kong employer dies unexpectedly, Tess’ life changes course in a way she never imagined. She tries hard to get other maid jobs, but meets with abuse at work and broken promises in her relationships. Unable to send money to her... 

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WATERHOLE, THE 

STARRING: Patrick J Adams, Jessica Barth, Jade Carter, Joey Klein 

DIRECTOR: ELY MENNIN 

The Waterhole is the story of Miller, a soon to be college graduate with a very uncertain future. Miller takes sanctuary in a neighborhood bar where he meets his friends, roommates, and college buddies, in an environment safe for everyone to rant, vent and decompress as they share their hopes, dreams and anxieties about the future. Miller chooses the bar any day over dealing with his girlfriend,... 

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