Round River

Round River

Wisconsin Illinois Short Slot #2


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Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 5 pm | La Casa Grande


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Round River

Directed by Xia Magnus

Short Narrative
USA | 28 min | 2015


Gia joins her uncompromising mother on a mission to aide her fragile aunt. Their weekend — and their sanctuary on Round River — are threatened when Gia is caught in the crosshairs of a deep-seated sibling rivalry.



Round River - Xia MagnusXia Magnus
Director, Producer, Writer

Xia Magnus is a Los Angeles based artist and filmmaker. Since graduating from the New School for Social Research in 2008, he has collaborated with numerous artists and performers around the country including Boyfriend, Frances Stark, Ryan Trecartin, Charlie Clark, and Noah Buschel. More recently he has produced and directed his own film projects; Curly Hawks (2013) and Oasis (2014). His work has been featured on Dazed and American Songwriter, as well as screened at New Orleans Museum of Art.

Round River

Film Information


Director: Xia Magnus
Country:  USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 28 minutes

Credits


Producers: Alyssa Polk
Cinematographer/DP:   Mark Khalife
Editor: Joshua Raymond Lee
Assistant Director:  Nathan Hertz 
Assistant Camera:
  Astrid Carlen-Helmer
Sound Mixer: Kayla Croft
Key Cast:  Annie Hamilton, June Scherwinski, and Kelley Rae O’Donnell

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The Fence of the Bear

The Fence of the Bear

Wisconsin Illinois Short Slot #2


Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 5 pm | La Casa Grande


The Fence of the Bear

Directed by John C.P. Goheen

Short Documentary
USA | 31 minutes | 2015


In 2008, a Republic of Georgia separatist movement backed by Russia took place in an area known as South Ossetia. It is regarded as the first war of the 21st century. Russia continues to maintain a stronghold on this region despite international condemnation. Thousands of Georgians remain displaced with many in refugee camps scattered around the country.

With little likelihood of this situation changing any time soon, this film takes a personal look through the eyes of two young Georgian women who seek to learn more about the situation.

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The Fence of the Bear - John Goheen

John C.P. Goheen 
DP, Director, Producer, Educator

John Goheen is a documentary filmmaker, producer and educator based in Chicago, Illinois. He is recognized by his peers as one of the best in the business. Winning more than 300 local, regional, and national awards, John is the first three-time winner of the National Press Photographers Association’s (NPPA) top award, Television News Photographer of the Year and is a recipient of the prestigious Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award.

Goheen is widely recognized for his storytelling skills and for his ability to capture great sound and pictures. His honors, which include 16 Emmy awards, have been granted for all kinds of stories, from spot news and features to sports and documentaries. He has produced over 100 documentaries in his 36 year career.

Goheen has traveled the world to photograph major stories and events. Some of his assignments have included the civil war and famine in Somalia; Desert Storm; the eruption of Mt. St. Helens; the Super Bowl; and the grueling Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska.

Goheen often speaks at workshops and professional seminars. He has consulted with numerous television stations, universities, and the American Forces Radio and Television Network. He has conducted seminars at the Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) annual convention, the Maine Film and Television Workshop and is on the faculty of the NPPA Advanced StoryTellers Workshop. Goheen is a full-time Journalism professor at Loyola University Chicago where he teaches various video production and documentary courses.

Film Information


Director: John C.P. Goheen
Country:  United States
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 31 minutes

Credits


Producer: John C.P. Goheen
Photographer: John C.P. Goheen

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Soar

Soar

Wisconsin Illinois Short Slot #2


Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 5 pm | La Casa Grande


Soar

Directed by Matthew J Grcic

Short Documentary
USA | 12 minutes | 2015


Over 6,000 birds are found dead in Chicago every year from window strikes. SOAR, Student Operation for Avian Relief, is a Loyola University Chicago initiative to minimize bird window collisions on campus. This film shows what initiatives Chicago and Loyola are taking to save migratory birds from preventable deaths.



Soar Matthew Grcic

Matthew J Grcic
Director, Producer, Writer

After completing my Master’s in Communication, Digital Media and Storytelling, from Loyola University Chicago, I find myself settling down near my hometown in the Greater Cleveland/Akron area of Northeast Ohio. I am a photojournalist by nature and I am driven to tell stories. I encourage you to have a look at my portfolio to see the array of work I have created, from commercials and marketing videos to short documentaries.

I have a special interest in environmental and social issues. This is my main focus with my artistic talents. I tell stories with my still and motion pictures, and I will take on any story that needs to be told.

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Pass the Canvas

Pass the Canvas

Screens with The Ragged Edge


Sat Feb 20, 2016 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Feb 27, 2016 – 12 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


Wisconsin Illinois Short Slot #2


Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Feb 21, 2016 – 5 pm | La Casa Grande


Pass the Canvas

Directed by Samuel Karow

Short Documentary
USA  | 16 min| 2015


An intimate portrait of two people united by artistic passion. Together, Eric and Margot balance life as art-makers and full-time teachers. Within their relationship lies an inspiring account of creative drive and collaboration.



Pass the Canvas - Samuel KarowSamuel Karow
Director

Samuel Karow is a video artist based in Central Wisconsin. In 2011 he received his BFA from UW-Milwaukee’s Department of Film. Specializing in documentaries, Karow seeks to capture genuine moments of beauty, intimacy, and conflict. When given ample time for discovery, he finds that the ordinary becomes quite extraordinary.

Karow’s work has been been exhibited nationally and internationally. His award-winning short film “3 Miles East” was included in the 64th Cannes Film Festival Court Metrage.

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Film Information


Director: Samuel Karow
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 16 min

Credits


Key Cast: Eric Nelson and Margot Jones


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