After Lucia

Saturday:  9:00 pm — La Casa Grande 

After LuciaCategory: Feature
Country: Mexico
Language: English subtitles
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 93 min.
Director: Michel Franco
Producer: Michel Franco

Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind.

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Anyone Out There

Thursday:  7:30 pm  – La Casa Grande
Friday: 11:00 am – Cheese People/ Nikki’s Café

Filmmaker Attending
Anyone Out There | Tiaraju Aronovich

Category: Feature
Country: Brazil
Language: English
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 115 min.
Director: Tiaraju Aronovich
Producer: Gunther Mittermayer
Website: Anyone Out There

Ze (Joe) is just another typical invisible working class man in a big city. He is a quiet, lonely and simple man who works as a jack-of-all-trades at a residential building and also fixes wicker chairs and baskets. Not even the unexpected visit of Jandira, a distant cousin and a woman full of life, seems to have an impact on his routine of work and silence. Moving to a big city, Jandira hopes to become a celebrity while Ze seems quietly conformed to his fate of invisibility thus creating a curious paradox: he was invisible, she just wanted to be seen.

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Filmmaker AttendingThursday:  7:30 pm – Bushel & Peck’s
Friday: 6:30 pm – La Casa Grande
Saturday: 9:00 pm – Cheese People/ Nikki’s Café

AzoomaCategory: Feature
Country: South Korea
Language: English
Rating: R
Runtime: 75 min.
Director: Jiseung Lee
Producer: Jiseung Lee

NOTE:  Lee Jiseung will be attending all Azooma film screenings

A former dental technician, currently working as an insurance saleswoman, Yoon young nam manages to live with her 10-year-old daughter. One day, she finds out that her missing daughter has been raped on her way home from school. She reports to the police only to be disappointed by the inabilities and intrusiveness of the police.

After going through consecutive failures of seizing the rapist mostly due to the indifferent and passive attitudes of the police, she changes her mind to chase after the rapist for herself with all kinds of measures that she can take.

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Big Noise – The

Thursday: 12:00 –  La Casa Grande
Saturday: 9:oo pm – Bagels & More

The Big Noise | Dominic PelosiCategory: Feature
Country: Australia
Language: English
Rating: R
Runtime: 79 min.
Director:  Dominic Pelosi
 The Big Noise

Morris Falzon works with his father George in a small law firm in the Inner Western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. With his personal life a mess and the business falling apart, Morris is thrown a lifeline when a dying client reveals he is leaving Morris a small fortune in his will.

It seems his luck is about to change. However, when his client stages a miraculous recovery, it seems it’s back to the grindstone…or is it? Morris and George hatch a plan that will either make or break them – literally.

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Black Noise

Filmmaker AttendingFriday: 1:30 pm  –  Hendricks Art Center
Saturday: 4:00 pm   –  Rotary Center


Black Noise | Behrooz Afkhami

Category: Feature
Country: Canada
Language: English
Rating: PG
Runtime: 84 min.
Director: Behrooz Afkhami
Producer: Farhad Vali
Website: Black Noise

Peter Martin wakes up but where is he? He looks around and it looks just like his house. It is his house and he’s sitting in his chair. He gets up to make a nice cup of tea. He wonders if his wife Dorothy would like one as well. He calls out her name but there’s no answer. It’s not like her to just go out without saying something. Just then Peter’s daughter, Carol, walks in with that good for nothing husband of hers, Philip. She starts talking about having to go in to the hospital for some tests but Peter feels just fine. What is all this nonsense about? And where is Dorothy?

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Buskers Bounty

Filmmaker AttendingFriday: 1:30 pm  –  Cheese People/ Nikki’s Café
Saturday: 1:30 pm   – Hendricks Art Center


Buskers Bounty | Donut

Category: Feature
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: PG
Runtime: 62 min.
Director: Philip Van Scotter
Website: Buskers Bounty
Facebook:  Buskers Bounty

Apple and her dog Chico escape from a bad boyfriend and begin a fool’s journey in search of a new life.

She hits the trail with just her flute and plays it down the mountainside into the town of Buskerton.  There Apple befriends a street busker and an eccentric Baroness.

Meanwhile, the ex-boyfriend hires a ruthless, blade-wielding Bounty Hunter to kill Apple and Chico.

Apple attempts to secure honest work at a diner, but the goofy, glue-sniffing owner thinks she’s all wrong for the job.  She and the busker stumble upon a suitcase of goodies, and he helps her transform into a sharply-dressed little man who the diner boss hires on the spot.  As they celebrate, the Bounty Hunter captures Chico.

Apple searches desperately for Chico as the Bounty Hunter searches for her.  They stumble upon each other at the Villain’s hideout and a wild chase ensues.

‘Buskers Bounty’ is a story about the triumph of love and music over greed and selfish motivations.  This silent comedy is told with original music, slapstick comedy, and beautiful cinematography.

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Filmmaker Attending


Thursday  –  7:30 pm – Domenico’s
Friday: 9:00 pm – Domenico’s
Saturday: 4:00 pm – Speakeasy 1

Confine | Tobias TobbellCategory: Feature
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Rating: PG-15
Runtime: 91 min.
Director: Tobias Tobbell
Producer: Emily Corcoran
Website: Confine The Movie

Pippa (Daisy Lowe) is a physically and emotionally scarred former model living as a recluse in her meticulous Georgian flat. When a heist taking place in the same building goes wrong, Pippa’s home is broken into by the charismatic Kayleigh (Eliza Bennett).

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Friday:  9:00 pm – La Casa Grande
Saturday: 6:30 pm   –  Bagels & More

Congratulations | Eric LevyCategory: Feature
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: R
Runtime: 93 min.
Director: Eric Levy
Producer: Eric Levy
Website: Congratulations

JIM and BRIDGET are on a road trip to visit Jim’s mother on the anniversary of his father’s death. Along the way, Jim proposes and Bridget says no. When they arrive at his mother’s house, she showers them with congratulations. Caught up in the moment, they pretend to be engaged for the weekend.

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The Lynching of Emmett Till

Friday: 6:30 pm – Wilson Theater
Saturday: 11:00 am – Domenico’s  

DAR HE | Rob UnderhillCategory: Feature
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: PG-15
Runtime: 70 min.
Director: Rob Underhill
Producer: Rob Underhill
Website:  DAR HE Movie

‘Thank you… chronicles an important and tragic event in the history of our country.’ –NC Governor Beverly Perdue

“A masterful performance by Mike Wiley.” –20th Pan African Film Festival

“His uncanny ability to transform himself allows us to experience this piece of history in all its horror.” –Deirdre Haj, Executive Director of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC USA

“Brilliant… an inspiring film. ” –Tim Tyson, best selling author, Blood Done Sign My Name

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Days of Santiago

Days of Santiago

Saturday:  6:30 pm — La Casa Grande

Days of SantiagoCategory: Feature
Country: Peru
Language: Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Runtime: 83 min.
Director:  Josue Mendez
Producer:  Tito Bonicelli, Enid Campos

The film’s about a young man, Santiago. He has served his time in the military, and the violence he has seen and experienced has affected him deeply. His whole generation has the same problem: they are veterans (but they’re only 20-something years old) and have no work. Many of his friends turn to crime, but not Santiago. He starts to work as a taxidriver in Lima, and the camera follows him several days. (the movie translates as ‘Days of Santiago’) We see how he deals with the world. Santiago is extremely paranoid and doesn’t know how to interact with people. He meets a lot of girls, but doesn’t know what to do or say. His experiences in the army, although they are never shown in flashback, have left marks.

The story is based on real life experiences from a veteran, and many things really happened. The director, Josue Mendez, who was present at the Rotterdam Film Festival, explained that there are lots of guys like Santiago in Peru, a whole ‘lost generation’, forced in joining the military at a young age, and having a hard time dealing with society when they return. However, a large part of the film focuses on Santiago’s family, and that part is entirely fictional. Of course, you can’t help but thinking about ‘Taxi driver’, Scorsese’s famous movie, which also centers around a taxi driver who has emotional problems and can’t deal with the world. However, the films are incomparable, because the style and substance are very different. ‘Dias de santiago’ will probably never be as well-known as ‘Taxi driver’, but it certainly deserves to be. See it, when you have the chance.

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Delusions of Grandeur

Filmmaker AttendingSaturday:  6:30 pm –  Wilson Theater
Sunday:   12:00 pm  –  La Casa Grande


Delusions of Grandeur

Category: Feature
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: R
Runtime: 95 min.
Director: Iris Almaraz
Website:  Delusions of Grandeur

In the mid-’90s a medicated grungy girl stopped taking her medication (Prozac), crossed over a rainbow, and became a woman in a crazy wonderful place called San Francisco.

Finding love is really, really hard…, really. Just ask Lucy, a 22-year old medicated grunge girl who will do anything to move out of her father’s suburban home; search for the mother that abandoned her a decade earlier, lose her virginity, do drugs, find love, attain spiritual enlightenment, learn to breath with a girdle on and become a woman in the process. Luckily for Lucy she has a new roommate who knows a mouthful about what it takes to become a woman.

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Deserved Lesson

Thursday: 10:00 pm  –  La Casa Grande
Friday: 6:30 pm – Domenico’s


Deserved Lesson / Leccion DebidaCategory: Feature
Country: Spain
Language: English
Rating: R
Runtime: 62 min.
Director: Ivan Ruiz Florres
Producer: Aniur Creativoes Audioevisuales & Demovie Film
Facebook:  Love Town

Luz decides to come in. Alejandro led her there. He’s got a goal but she still doesn’t know.

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Duck Hunter – The

Filmmaker AttendingThursday: 7:30 pm – Hendricks Art Center
Friday: 6:30 pm – Franchesco’s
Friday: ADDED — 9:00 pm – Rotary Center
Saturday: 11:00 am – La Casa Grande
Sunday: ADDED — 5:00 pm – Domenico’s

The Duck HunterCategory: Feature
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Rating: PG-17
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Egidio Veronesi
Producer: Egidio Veronesi

I wanted to tell a story about simple people. A story of pure fantasy, nothing autobiographical, nothing that happened in actual fact. With the exceptions of the painter Ligabue and the less known Tajadela, considered one of the best storytellers of northern Italy between the two wars. He’d perform with the accordion at the town festivals along with the blind clarinettist Nadir Bernini, singing ‘Vincere’ (To Win) while walking backwards. Occasionally he’d get beaten by the fascists for this. They were fascinating characters of whom I’ve heard stories from people that met them. I regarded them too interesting to leave them out of the plot of the film.

The fiction is set in the early 40’s and tells of four friends who live their dreams just like young people always did. In their countryside world they can still lead a normal life; the war seems far away and everyone lives the fascist age in a seemingly uninvolved way.

The poor lived in such a way, troubled by the needs of daily life. Up until when the course of History caught up with them, scarring them on their very flesh.

In this same way are the protagonists of the film: they live peacefully day-by-day, until the difficulties of life before and the coming of the war after alter their lives.

When writing the screenplay I especially wanted to avoid any form of rhetoric and any opinions regarding the historical and political events.

‘Il cacciatore di anatre’ is a film about life and feelings. Perhaps it’s soft, because it tackles a lot of topics without any special claims, except that it intends to depict the point of view of simple, but not shallow people, who know how to live bravely and decently.

It’s a work very far from the cliches of many movies, in which the countryside is made up of complaining and hopeless people, who just enjoy the village feast, dancing on the barnyard or waiting for the pork to be killed.
This film is a sort of epic of the rural world in the mid-twentieth century. And I’m sure the people who really lived those times and those places can only say: ‘we were just like that’!

Finding John Smith

Thursday:  10:00 pm –  Wilson Theater
Saturday: 1:30 pm – Rock County Historical Society

Finding John Smith | Marlo BernierCategory: Feature
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 92 min.
Director: Marlo Bernier
Producer: Jennifer Fontaine
Website: Finding John Smith
Facebook:  Finding John Smith

In the wake of the tragic loss of her mother in a rogue bombing, an Iraqi girl, Aaseamah (Dominique Joelle) escapes her War-Torn village and finagles her way to the U.S., on the coattails of two American Journalists, Jodi McKenton (Jennifer Fontaine) and Jake Ramirez (David Mattey). Who now make their way with her through Iowa in search of her dad, whom she’s never met and who she only knows as, John Smith. The three deal with an all but impossible language barrier and Jodi’s need to get ahead, until they finally realize that sometimes what you’re looking for isn’t always so far away, or what you think you need. But rather right where you are,…no matter where you are…

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Find the Way

Thursday: 12:00 pm – Hendricks Arts Center
Friday: 1:30 pm – Wilson Theater

Find the Way posterCategory: Feature
Country: France
Language: French w/ English Subtitles
Rating: PG-17
Runtime: 85 min.
Director: Taieb Jonathan
Producer: Taieb Jonathan
Facebook: Find the Way

Ludo (Alex Skarbek), an almost-30-year-old wistful artist, finds his life turned upside down after a potentially serious health problem, a break-up and after meeting Raphael, a child doomed by an incurable disease. He willfully embarks on a journey bigger than himself, and establishes a friendship with Raphael. But as time passes, unavoidable truths resurface.


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Fuzz Track City

Filmmaker Attending

Friday: 4:00 pm  – Domenico’s
Friday: ADDED — 9:00 pm  – Wilson Theater
Saturday:  6:30 pm  –  Speakeasy 1
Saturday:  ADDED — 7:30 pm  –  Bushel & Peck’s


Fuzz Track City

Category: Feature
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: R
Runtime: 93 min.
Director: Steve Hicks
Producer: Steve Hicks
Facebook: Fuzz Track City

Fuzz Track City is a fresh neo-noir with a retro vibe of a classic 70’s detective flick…

Meet Murphy Dunn–private dick from the Valley–who looks more like a drunk 70’s porn star wearing a tie…down and out and on the fringe after his best friend/business partner is killed and his marriage fell apart. His only comforts are the rundown car, clothes and haircut he’s kept since high school.

Enter Ms. Dawn Lockwood, Murphy’s old high school guidance counselor. This sultry cougar needs help finding her missing son Mike–a record-collecting recluse–who disappeared after locating a very rare 70’s forty-five record album.

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Into the Wake


Saturday: 11:00 am – Bushel & Peck’s
Sunday: 2:30 pm – Rotary Center

Into The WakeCategory: Feature
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: PG-17
Runtime: 75 min.
Director: John Mossman
Producer: John Mossman
Website:  Mossman Films
Facebook:  Into The Wake

INTO THE WAKE is a psychological thriller that follows a man lured from the city to the remote river banks of his youth by a cryptic phone call. Caught in a violent clan war that he ran from years ago, his life unravels rapidly behind him as he descends further into his past.

Last Stop: Salvation

Friday: 6:30 pm – The Armory
Friday:  9:00 pm  –  Bagels & More
Saturday: 4:00 pm – Bushel & Peck’s
Saturday: 6:30 pm – Franchesco’s


Last Stop Salvation | Yusaf PirhasanCategory: Feature
Country: Turkey
Language: English Subtitles
Rating: PG-17
Runtime: 100 min.
Director: Yusuf Pirhasan
Producer: Yusuf Pirhasan

The inhabitants of Saadet Apartment are about to get a lesson in grass roots revolution.

A group of women who have become numb to the pain in their lives welcome a new tenant into the building. Little do they know that the heartbroken Eylem will change their lives forever.

When she bought her new flat, the young psychotherapist Eylem never imagined that she would move in under such circumstances. The dream of setting up house with her handsome fiancé Okan and embarking on a life of personal and professional happiness has turned into the nightmare of being dumped two weeks before the wedding and sliding into emotional and financial despair.

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Like the Water

Friday: 4:00 pm – Cheese People/ Nikki’s Café
Saturday:  4:00 pm – Rock County Historical Society
Sunday: 12:00 am – Rotary Center

Like The Water | Caroline Von KuhnCategory: Feature
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 77 min.
Director: Caroline von Kuhn
Producer: Emily Best
Facebook:  Like the Water

This film follows Charlie, a young journalist, as she returns to her hometown of Camden, Maine to write and give the eulogy of her childhood friend’s memorial. But she finds in the wake of her loss, the once familiar landscape of her life — her oldest friends, a family home, and the town where she knew every fence and tree — seems permanently altered.

The stunning summer terrain of Maine and the warmth of her small town feels too vibrant — almost a betrayal. Some manage to assimilate grief gracefully, but for most it is a messy struggle, which shines a light into the darkest corners of oneself.

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Little Red

Thursday:  7:30 pm – Eclipse Center

Friday: 4:00 pm – Speakeasy 1
Saturday: ADDED — 1:30 pm – Bushel & Pecks
Saturday: 6:30 pm – Domenico’s

Little Red | The MovieCategory: Feature
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 83 min.
Director: Tate Bunker
Producer: Tate Bunker, Miles O’Neil
Facebook:  Little Red The Movie

Once upon a time…

Eleven-year-old Red, a young girl from Milwaukee, tricks her family and sets out on her own to contend with the wolves of the world. In this contemporary version of “Little Red Riding Hood,” Red soon finds out that the world is a much more frightening place than she had imagined when she is stalked by a wolfish pedophile named Lou, played by Mark Metcalf (Animal House, Seinfield, Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

On her journey to see the wild horses of Cumberland Island, she must rely on the help of Kayla, an older, worldlier companion she meets in Florida, to help steer her away from danger. As Lou closes in on the girls, they must work together to overcome their fears and the challenges they face.

Happily ever after does not come easily or without a price.

Love Town

Friday: 4:00 pm  –  Bushel & Peck’sFilmmaker Attending

Friday: 9:00 pm  –  Hendricks Art Center
Saturday: 11:00 am – Cheese People/ Nikki’s Café

Love Town | Jay WebsterCategory: Feature
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: NR
Runtime: 92 min.
Director: Jay Webster
Producer: Jay Webster
Website:  Lovetown
Facebook:  Love Town

LoveTown is the pop-musical tale of a dysfunctional bar singer helping three wandering souls find their way back to love. All the while… her time is running out.
In the spirit of “Glee” (for adults) LoveTown finds its voice in new, original rock songs and an engaging storyline. Originally premiering as a live stage show at OKM International Music Festival, it’s the first feature film by Oklahoma-based husband/wife team Jay & Ann-Janette Webster. Their melody is simple: “pain shapes us, but it’s love that defines us, baby”.

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On The Verge

Filmmaker AttendingThursday:  10:00 pm – Bushel & Peck’s
Friday: 9:00 pm  – Bushel & Peck’s


On The Verge | Pete BalistrieriCategory: Feature
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: MA
Runtime: 115 min.
Director: Pete Balistrieri
Producer: Pete Balistrieri, Jimmy Sammarco
Website: On The Verge Movie
Facebook:  On The Verge

An original chronicle of one man’s unique quest to find love and the perfect public toilet.

What would happen if you thought you knew the reason every relationship you entered, failed? Would you try to avoid that element that caused it to fail? Could you tell anyone? Would it work?

This alternative independent comedy provides a candid, unfiltered look at how three friends navigate their relationships with the opposite sex. Joe takes drastic measures after another failed relationship causes him to alter his approach with women. Determined to find love, he enlists his friends Nick and Vince to help transform the way he interacts with women to avoid the same hurdles and pitfalls of the past. Nick’s life is turned upside down when he learns his co-worker’s personality is a cover. Vince struggles to find the balance between his sometime girlfriend and new opportunities.

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Friday:  6:30 pm – Bagels & More
Friday:  6:30 pm – Speakeasy 1
Saturday:  ADDED — 4:00 pm – Domenico’s
Saturday:  ADDED — 6:30 pm – Rotary River Center
Sunday:  ADDED — 5:00 pm – Bushel & Peck’s

QWERTY | Movie Poster

Category: Feature
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: R
Runtime: 91
Director: Bill Sebastian
Producer: Jeremy Truelove
Facebook:  QWERTY the movie

QWERTY tells the story of two lonely humans trying to figure out how to experience love.

The socially outcast, but verbally gifted Zoe, whilst not eating, drinking and dreaming Scrabble, works a lonely desk job at the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles screening personalized license plates for hidden dirty words or messages.

Her step-father is turning 60 in five weeks, and while shopping for the event at the mall, she meets Marty, a down-on-his-luck security guard in the midst of a career-changing public meltdown over the price of underwear and the implied size of a male model’s genitalia. ‘Say it with me, you’re better than your underwear!’ he screams from atop the retail display to anyone who will listen. Perhaps wishing she could muster the courage to perform such anti-social behavior, Zoe is unwillingly drawn to Marty.

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Ruthless People

Filmmaker AttendingSaturday:  6:30 pm – The Armory



Ruthless People | David Zucker

Category: Feature
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: R
Runtime: 93 min.
Director: David Zucker, Jim Abrahams
Producer: Touchstone Pictures
IMDb: Ruthless People

Sam Stone is a clothing manufacturer, who married his wife Barbara, for the money that she was supposed to inherit from her dying father, but her father didn’t die for another fifteen years. He is now planning to kill her and he tells his girlfriend Carol what he is going to do. He then on his way home to do just that but when he gets there, she’s not there. He then receives a call from someone claiming to have kidnapped Barbara and threatening to kill her if he informs the police, which he does hoping that they do.

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