Double Exposed

Double Exposed

Double Feature

Screens with: Rendezvous In Chicago

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 5:00 pm | Domenico’s
Sun Feb 24, 2019 – 5:00 pm | Domenico’s



Double Exposed

Directed by Julie Buck
Documentary Short
U.S.A. | 4 min | 2018


A 3.5 minute film that uses a double exposed 8mm film as the background as the narrator lays out the brief history of her family.



Double Exposed - Julie BuckJulie Buck
Director

Double Exposed

Film Information


Director:  Julie Buck
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2018
Language: English
Runtime: 4 min.
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Writer: Julie Buck
Producer: Julie Buck

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The Dumb Cat

Dumb Cat, The

Screens with:

Silicon Soul

Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 7:30 pm | La Casa Grande



The Dumb Cat

Directed by Paolo Cipolletta
Narrative Short
Italy | 15 min | 2017


Moncherì is a young transsexual man with many merits. His dream is to open his own craftshop one day, but he is forced to prostitute himself to survive. He loves his cat “Life “ so much to establish a symbiotisc relationship with it.

One of Moncheri’s most steady “guest” is a rude man passionate about transsexuals: the Police Commissioner Cuccurullo. Moncherì is very fond of him despite everything.

Moncherì is also very religious, though he loves to live his religion as well as life : in a personal way and free from every preconception.

Moncherì meets Anna for the first time exactly in a church. Anna is a middle-aged bourgeois woman, married and without children. With cold and lucid determination, she will use the transsexual to get what she wants, that is a child.

Unfortunately, in this sea of ​​unhappiness and sadness another human being will be dragged. His name is Christian, a young student who will succeed in conquering Moncherì with his candor and his sincerity. At the end Moncherì will be forced to move away from him only to protect him.

Christian’s life, at this point, will not last long: abandoned by Moncherì, he will die hanging in the dim light of his room.


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The Dumb Cat - Paolo CipollettaPaolo Cipolletta
Director

Paolo Cipolletta was born in Naples in 1978. He currently lives and works in his native city. He is an Experienced Communication Trainer, journalist and screenwriter. “Three Months” is his first movie subject published by Iuppiter Editions in the “Perfect Red Perfect Black Anthology.” He is the author of The Dumb Cat ‘s screenplay and co-author of another screenplay titled Intermittenze. With The Dumb Cat, he signed his first directing.

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Director: Paolo Cipolletta
Country: Italy
Year: 2017
Language: Italian
Runtime: 15 min.
Rated:

Credits


Producers: Uncoso srl
Writer: Paolo Cipolletta
Cinematography: Emilio Costa
Key Cast: Alessia Cinquegrana, Gianfranco Gallo, Lucia Rocco, Andrea Grasso

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Goliath

Goliath

Double Feature

Ape Girl

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 5:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s
Sun Feb 24, 2019 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More



Goliath

Directed by Loïc Barché
Narrative Short
France. | 18 min | 2016


Nicolas is madly in love with Charlotte, a girl he barely knows yet fantasizes about through the pictures she posts on Facebook. With a friend, he decides to prove his love for her by accomplishing an exploit.



Goliath - Loïc BarchéLoïc Barché
Director

Loïc Barché (born in Tour in 1987), studied cinema in University preparatory classes and at university. After several self-produced projects, he directed in 2015 his short film GOLIATH starring Swann Arlaud and Phénix Brossard, produced by Punchline Cinéma.

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Director: Loïc Barché
Country: France
Year: 2016
Language: French
Runtime: 18 min.
Rated:

Credits


Writer: Loïc Barché
Producer: Lucas Tothe, Silvian Lagrillere
Cinematography: Victor Seguin
Editor: Pierre Deschamps

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Helen

Helen

Double Feature Screens with:

The Bear And The Owl

Halfway To BIFF 2022 | Mini Film Fest!!!


Sat Aug 7, 2021 – 3 pm | Visit Beloit
656 Pleasant Street



Helen

Directed by Mark Allen Davis
Documentary Short
U.S.A. | 14 min | 2018


A transient orphan raised by an elderly couple causes tension within a lake community as she reaches adulthood, ending tragically.



Helen - Mark Allen DavisMark Allen Davis
Director

Mark Allen Davis is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, who directs, shoots and edits heartfelt portraits of Americana that serve as a reminder to audiences everywhere of the inspiring humanity that exists within us all.

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Director:  Mark Allen Davis
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2018
Language: English
Runtime: 14 min.
Rated: PG

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Producer: Jan Jensen

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Idol

Idol

Double Feature

Last Call

Thu Feb 28, 2019 – Idol 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center



Idol

Directed by Luisa Taraz
Narrative Short
Austria | 8 min | 2018


The artist Loudo should have submitted a commissioned work some time ago, but he is in a blockade. When he finally – inspired by his muse – creates a masterpiece, his manager and his muse get into a violent argument over the sale of the work. Only too late Loudo realizes what role he was playing in all this.


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Idol - Luisa TarazLuisa Taraz
Director

Luisa Taraz was born in Hamburg with Iranian roots. After completing a degree in theatre studies at the LMU in Munich, she studied acting at the university of the arts in Zurich. Since graduating, she has worked at various state theatres, first as an ensemble member of the Schauspielhaus Kiel, then freelance at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Kampnagel and Thalia Theater in Hamburg. She has also worked as a director since 2013. Her directing debut took place at the Thalia Theater, this was followed by a string of productions for various festivals as well as the Kraine theatre in New York City. 2015 marked her first collaboration with the producer Manuel Weber, on the pop opera “Homeward” for the Reeperbahn festival. Owing to its great success, they developed the short film IDOL, Luisa’s debut as a film director. Thematically, Luisa focuses on the abyss of the human condition as well as its fragile relationships. For her, reality and dream are often inextricably connected.

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Director: Luisa Taraz
Country: Austria
Year: 2018
Language: German
Runtime: 8 min.
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Producers: Manuel Richard Weber, Jürgen Nerger
Screenplay: Manuel Richard Weber, Luisa Taraz
Director of Photography: Martin Neumeyer
Art Direction: Julia Katharina Berndt
Costume Design: Ada Oehrlein
Sound: Michael Manzke

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Magnolia Clementine | Ashley Shelton, Director

Magnolia & Clementine

Screens with:

Lake Michigan Monster

Fri Feb 22, 2019 – 7:30 pm | Bushel & Peck’s
Sun Feb 24, 2019 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande



Magnolia & Clementine

Directed by Ashley Shelton
Narrative Short
U.S.A | 16 min | 2018


Most of her brilliant ideas end up in the bathroom trash, deleted, or left unfinished all thanks to her wonky computer that crashes at the most inconvenient times. Struggling writer, HER, tosses out a story that gets turned into a published successful piece of work. By her more famous husband. Frustrated and jealous, HER, heads to a local coffee shop for a for a change of scenery to work where she sees some unexpected familiar faces. That event sparks some unwelcomed but much needed changes to HER life. Confronting her past and making peace with her expectations of the future. We see a women consciously stepping out of her own way and into her destiny.


Magnolia and Clementine Movie Poster | Ashley Shelton, Director

Magnolia & Clementine - Ashley SheltonAshley Shelton
Director

Ashley Shelton got her start by starring in the critically-acclaimed Something, Anything (2015 NYT Critics’ Pick, The Dissolve’s “Essential Viewing”). She also was featured on IndieWire’s year end critics poll best lead actress list. She has also appeared in numerous films, on television, and on stage. She loves taking portraits, writing, football, baseball, learning to pitch like Brian Wilson, watching movies (in the theater preferably with popcorn), and her 12 year old chorkie, April.
A graduate in Theatre from the University of Tennessee, Shelton resides in Tennessee and is passionate about telling stories from the heart. Her mission is to bring light to social issues through storytelling and connect with all people through cinema. For a lot of her life movies were her best friends, she continues to work in film to be that for others.

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MAGNOLIA & CLEMENTINE


Film Information


Director: Ashley Shelton
Year: 2018
Language: English
Runtime: 16 min.
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Writer: Ashley Shelton
Producer: Ashley Shelton, Linds Edwards, Tonia Davis-Evans
Executive Producer: Austin Miett,  Edgar Coleman
Cinematography: Steven Wesley Miller
Editors: Dale Fisher, Mason Griffin

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No Friends but the Mountains

No Friends but the Mountains

Screens with:

Carrasca

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 5:00 pm | La Casa Grande



No Friends but the Mountains

Directed by Jozef Devillé
Documentary Short
Belgium | 24 min | 2017


In a region where mountains sternly dominate the skyline, stretched across the man-made borders of Irak, Syria and Turkey lies Kurdistan: the region that the Kurdish people call home.

It’s not uncommon for journalists and news teams to show us footage of Kurdish warriors in the ongoing battle against IS. These warriors of the PKK seem to be the only armed forces with boots on the ground able to push back the IS troops. Reports make us understand against whom they wage war, however we rarely hear what goals they’re fight for.

What is it that make these Kurds such a fierce, dedicated and dependable power? Is this just a fight for independence? Or is something much more profound at stake?


No Friends But The Mountains

No Friends but the Mountains - Jozef DevilléJozef Devillé
Director

Jozef Devillé (°1979, Halle, Belgium) is a Master in Audiovisual Arts (documentary) and graduated from the RITS film academy in Brussels. He is currently active as an indepen- dent documentary maker and photographer. He has finished several short documenta- ries with a wide national and international exposure.
Apart from working in documentary, he is also DJ, inhabitant of Brussels and Belgian. The perfect combination for telling the story of the Belgian Dance culture which was the main theme in his first feature length documentary.

Film Information


Director:  Jozef Devillé
Country: Belgium
Year: 2017
Language: Kurdish
Runtime: 24 min.
Rated: PG

Credits


Writer: Jozef Devillé
Producer: Gert Van Berckelaer
Director of Photography: Sander Vandenbroucke

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Vets Roll 2018

VetsRoll 2018

Screens with:

Harlem Vets Project

YES! Filmmaker(s) Attending for Q & A


Sat Mar 2, 2019 – Harlem Vets Project 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sun Mar 3, 2019 – Harlem Vets Project 12:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center



VetsRoll — 2018

Directed by Stephen Pickering
Documentary Short
U.S.A. | 17 min | 2018


War Memorials in Washington, D.C. were built as tributes to the service and the ultimate sacrifice of America’s Veterans.  VetsRoll believes it is vitally important for every WWII Veteran, “Rosie-the-Riveter” and honorably discharged, active duty Veterans through 1966 to have the chance to visit and experience THEIR memorials.

This film captures the reactions of these heroes as they receive long overdue gift of closure, gratitude and respect for the incredible sacrifices they made in the name of freedom so many years ago!  1525 Veteran’s & ‘Rosie’s from 32 States have made this memorable journey to see THEIR memorials in Washington, D.C. The tour consists of visits to these glorious locations.



Stephen & Cameron Pickering, DirectorsStephen & Cameron Pickering
Directors / Editors

Stephen loves everything about film making. Making movies as a kid was just the beginning. He trained at Vancouver Film School in British Columbia, Canada. When he’s behind the camera he’s looking for the little details in the frame that help tell the story.

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Film Information


Director: Stephen Pickering
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2018
Language: English
Runtime: 17 min.
Rated: PG

Credits


Producer: Drywater Productions
Editor: Cameron Pickering
Assistant Editors: Danial Monson-Bergum and Aaron William

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