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The Indie Gathering
Thursday, August 9th


Screening room A

Time and Name

Description

6:00pm-6:40pm
"Confidence of a Tall Man"
Drama Short





On the 50th Anniversary of his Father's failing business, Tommy is hoping to get someone to buy the business. His screw-up of a brother, Teddy, has blown the money for advertising and is doing everything to add to the failure.

6:40pm-7:05pm
"The Investor"
Foreign Drama Short




Once the bars of jail locked behind him, Omar finds himself in confrontation with reality, after spending a lifetime escaping to a world of his imagination, sharing a cell with a major criminal. Upon his cellmate’s curiosity, Omar narrates the story of how he came to be the criminal that he is through the scheming impersonation of typical characters found in society. The film sheds light on some true stories that occurred in Saudi society. To escape his cellmate, Omar must carry on one last impersonation attempt to impersonate to escape the bars of jail.

7:05pm-8:00pm
"Vashon"
TV Pilot




Running from her past, a young reporter escapes to Vashon Island, where she reluctantly fights to free residents from a scientist's experiment.

8:00pm-9:35pm
"Captain Black"
Drama Feature




An average restaurant manager develops an interest in a comic character, then finds himself in a relationship that maybe shouldn't have happened.

9:35pm-10:05pm
"Howitz"
Drama Short




Stuck between the life he has and the life he wants, a gifted young director is forced to learn what it truly means to be 'good'.

10:05pm-10:35pm
"Day Zero: Episode 3x1"
Web Episode




“The Battle for California”
The Hybrids have been eradicated. The new CSA has retaken all of its colonies. Their final mission: retake U.N-controlled California

10:35pm-midnight
"A Host of Sparrows"
Crime-Drama Feature




A crime thriller about a recently paroled ex-con who is forced to put aside plans to rebuild his life when his former boss uses the man’s daughter as a ploy to recover a fortune in stolen funds.

Friday, August 10th

Screening room A

Time and Name

Description

6:00pm-7:45pm
"Glossary of Broken Dreams"
Foreign Documentary Feature






Puppets! Pixels! Anime! Live action! Stock footage! --- Lumpennerd Johannes Grenzfurthner gives an ideotaining cinematic revue about important political concepts. Everyone is talking about freedom! Privacy! Identity! Resistance! The Market! The Left! But, yikes, Johannes can't tolerate ignorant and topically abusive comments on the 'Internet' anymore! Supported by writer Ishan Raval, in this film, Johannes explains, re-evaluates, and sometimes sacrifices political golden calves of discourse. --- Not to be used with false consciousness or silicone-based lubricant.

7:45pm-8:15pm
"You and Me"
Foreign Drama Short




Two college-time friends embark on a long drive on a Sunday morning, leaving their bustling city lives behind. As they amble through the hilly roads, they reveal to each other, their old longings and hidden pasts. Their rose-tinted nostalgia is broken and they come face to face with their imperfect lives.

8:15pm-8:40pm
Top 3 48 Hour Film Project: Cleveland 2018 Films

8:40pm-10:05pm
"In Guns We Trust"
Comedy Feature




After serving six years in prison for a robbery gone bad, Alex wishes to start living a normal life. He soon finds out his past mistakes make that wish next to impossible. IN GUNS WE TRUST is a fast-paced dark comedy with serious undertones whose colorful characters will have you laughing one minute, and crying the next.

10:05pm-10:30pm
"Eye for an Eye"
Crime-Drama Short




When justice is denied, a father takes vengeance into his own hands.

10:30pm-12:10am
"Whatever It Takes"
Suspense-Thriller Feature




A high-class escort who manages to keep her occupation a secret while trying to make it as an actress in Los Angeles gets more than she bargains for when one of her repeat clients becomes obsessed with her.

Screening room B

Time and Name

Description

6:00pm-7:35pm
"The Boo"
Horror Feature




The Boo is a Southern-gothic thriller about a bereaved small town sheriff and his recently widowed, estranged, sister-in-law who must acknowledge the external forces they must extinguish to overcome the internal loss of their spouses.

7:35pm-8:15pm
"Aura"
Action Short


In a world where magic is a commonplace, a young warrior must face the consequences of committing a heinous crime as his life spirals into darkness and the bonds closest to him are severed.

8:15pm-8:55pm
"Switchers"
Documentary Short




It is 2016 and two-thirds of Americans no longer believe in the American Dream. Meet the democrats who helped deliver one of the most stunning election results the world has ever seen.

8:55pm-9:30pm
"Killerz II"
Horror-Comedy Short




After the death of his mother, Zaphrone is visited by his estranged father, hoping to reconcile with his son. However, Zaphrone soon discovers his father is connected to someone from his past.

9:30pm-10:35pm
FAMILY SECRETS:
A Dramatic Shorts Block

"Bless Me Father"

"Sliding Away"



"Amends"






In a small Irish town where secrets are rare, a local man goes to church to confess his.













A meditation on human morality the past and present. The film expresses the struggle each generation has to redefine itself. We take the lessons of the past, examine them, and find a way to choose to be different in the world. A son (Kerry vad der Griend) attempts to connect with his dying father (Ray Winstone) through images of the father's life while staying present to his young daughter.









Amends: A young woman dreams of her prior day every night when she falls asleep. She continues this tradition for years until her father's impending death drives her lucid. In the dream, she makes a change, and when she wakes up, she's in a broken future, one she's desperate to fix.

10:35pm-midnight
"Bong of the Living Dead"
Comedy Feature





The story of five friends who share both a love of pot and a lifelong dream to see the zombie apocalypse become reality. But when the undead actually rise to gruesomely (and hilariously) eat the living, the group discovers it's not all corpse-killing montages and mall raids ... and that their relationships will be pushed to the limit if they're going to survive.

Saturday, August 11th

Screening room A

Time and Name

Description

11am-11:55am
"Nazareth"
Family Short




After reaching the final rung on an empty corporate ladder, Nathan Tyler, a successful financier, shuns the bright city lights in favor of returning his disjointed family to his hometown of Nazareth in the mountains of NC. How hard could this all be? Turns out. Pretty Hard. Invited to be Provost of the local college, Nathan doesn't find the chill rural life he remembers. Instead he must navigate the waters of ex-girlfriends, off-the-wall professors, and the sweet ineptness of small-town life.

11:55am-12:25pm
"You're a Wizard Kevin"
Fantasy Short




Kevin is summoned by Wolfgang to train as a wizard and fight the forces of darkness that consume New Zealand, but it is his inner demons that prove to be the greater foe.

12:25pm-1:10pm
"Over the Line"
Drama-Comedy Short


A tormented young woman faces her self-imposed judgement day with wit and irreverence as she fights in favor of her own conviction.

1:10pm-2:45pm

MICRO & MUSIC BLOCK 1





















Winning Film Scores: 1st-6th Place

The Devil's Gun: Danny and Agent Coover, former allies, stand off on the opposite sides of the law.

All About Rita :
All About Rita: A husband who suspects his wife is cheating engages a private detective. He finds out more than he bargained for...

Grief: A young man goes through the stages of grief.

Bod / Love, Music Video: Story of a couple’s romantic relationship after one of them gets amputated from the knee in a car accident. A poetic yet cynical image of love in the face of tragedy.

My Name is Antonio Bellaire: Antonio Bellaire is tied up to a chair in a warehouse. He has no clue who brought him here. He starts thinking of people around him who potentially did this to him.

Your Face Global Jam: In 1987, Bill Plympton, now heralded as "The King of Indie Animation" was nominated for an Oscar for his debut hand-drawn animated short film "Your Face." sFor 2017, animators around the world came together for the 30th anniversary of that nomination to 'Jam' this historic milestone and celebrate his world-wide influence.

Swamp Killer, Trailer: Swamp Killer is the story of a beautiful screenwriter who joins a film production deep in the swamps. There, an elusive creature terrorizes the crew while being fascinated by her. This film will have bikers, babes, gore, humor, and Heart!

The Devil's Due: The Devil made this film. He made it just for you. Don't you want to hear what he has to say?

A Miracle of Hanukkah: A man arrives home early from a business trip to celebrate the first day of Hanukkah and he finds a supernatural surprise.

Strand -
Shot on location at Rock and Roll City Studios and the historic Euclid Tavern in Cleveland, Ohio, 'Strand' by The Missing is a raw take on over indulgence and battling personal demons.

Red Handed: Lily wants to go about her day in peace, but a familiar voice calls her again and the police won’t help. In order to remove herself from any further danger, she must do what it takes to protect herself. Justice now lies in her hands.

Bongfire: Travel to a special place to meet friends next to a bonfire.

Blood Cross: A film noir about love and betrayal.

Mercy Marie: A music video produced by Skelly Films for Jehova Waitresses.

Benefits Included: Everyone wants a job with benefits, even MAFIA hit (wo)men and enforcers.

Hell with the Chief: Imagine Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump getting together on anything - even for one of those cineplex movie PSAs! 2016 was called the most bizarre election in U.S. History so what better way to celebrate the insanity than with a cartoon series?

Emmalea Deal: Zombie, Music Video

2:45pm-4:15pm
"Pressure"
Documentary Feature




Pressure is an eye opening perspective into the window of people who suffer from depression as they bravely remove the mask of guilt and shame to share their illness with the world. This film brings awareness to depression by encouraging conversation, educating and helping those who suffer to release the pressure.

4:15pm-5:30pm
THE BROKEN HEARTS CLUB:
A Short Film Block

"Evoke", Romantic-Drama Short



"Me (with You)", Romantic-Drama Short





"Echoes", Sci-Fi Short



"An Urban Tale", Drama Short

"Unending Love", Romantic-Drama Short









Despite how pure love can be, relationships don’t always end so perfectly. The evolution of Hailey and Emma's relationship is explored through their collective memories as the girls retrace their times together. After their relationship ends, Hailey goes to a desperate length to be with Emma again.

















An improvisational journey through acquaintance, intimacy, love, commitment and loss. Stylistically daring to be a love story in which only one partner is seen on camera, and created with a seven-sentence story and just two scripted lines of dialog, the result is an emotional river of moments in a life.









With a pair of energetic children to deal with, a young mother seeks a break from her daily routine through escape into a nostalgic fantasy world. But during what starts out as a typical family outing to the local mall, the kids wander out of sight. As their panicked mother frantically looks for them, she finds all is not as it seems, and her search for the children becomes a confrontation with a repressed truth. At journey's end she has to decide whether to face her past or retreat into her fantasies.










An Urban Tale: Larry G is a player 'old school' but he's been in the game so long he's forgotten the rules. A couple of intelligent modern women set out to set Larry straight after they cross paths by accident.





Unending Love: The connection between two people is tested through three different lifetimes, bound by one true love. Their actions and stories are linked through time and space. Can they overcome a dangerous father, Nazi suppression, and forever separation?




5:45pm-6:20pm
"Sine Condicion Amoris"
Fantasy Short




The lives of a solitary young scientist and the girl he loves take a strange turn after he uses his latest experiment to save her life.

6:20pm-7:45pm
"After"
Drama Feature




An aging man reflects on his life in his last moments.


7:45pm-8:20pm
"They Scream in Silence"
Drama Short


Many decades after the war, Berek Kaufman, a Holocaust survivor and a renown painter now has to face the terrors of his past. An attempt to see the post-war life of a Holocaust Survivor through a kaleidoscope called Poetry.

8:20pm-9:10pm
"Life: Mission on Earth"
Sci-Fi Short




Two aliens came to Earth with a mission to research on life.

9:10pm-10:15pm
"All in the Family"
Documentary Feature




An intimate look at a family's struggle with the genetic nature of bipolar disorder.

10:15pm-12:00am
"MDMA"
Crime-Drama Feature




In 1984, one of the west coast's biggest ecstasy drug dealer...was a 19 year-old coed.

Screening room B

Time and Name

Description

11:10am-12:40pm
"
Little Rose"
Romantic-Drama Feature




The world mourns famous punk band Damned! The Shiftless drummer Buzzy Fuzz's death. At the TV show "Spotlight on Entertainment" executive producer and host Daisy Chronicle is more interested in finding out why the the band's singer, Davy Sane disappeared years before. However Roisin could care less about the death and disappearance of musicians. She wakes up to discover her boy friend is gone. She soon realizes he's stolen her car and all her money. Now she's on a mission, she wants is her car back.

12:40pm-1:40pm
"Mismatch"

Comedy Short




A reality dating show pilot attempts to set misfit contestants up with unworkable 'dates'. Cause with Mismatch- opposites detract!


1:40pm-3:05pm
"
The Nameless Cryst"
S
ci-fi Feature


In the year 7028, a smuggler must choose between settling a debt, running away, or help save the New Expanse from an ancient power.

3:05pm-3:35pm
"
Glitter Model"
F
oreign TV Pilot




The first animated series to use the glamorous universe of fashion as a backdrop for telling about the adventures of Clara and her best friends. The Glitter Model stories are structured in a way that stimulates children to recognize your inner shine.

3:35pm-4:10pm
"
Thumb Wrestler"
Comedy Short




Newt "The Digit" Feldenstein was a world renown thumb wrestler. The best poker and flicker the sport has ever seen: Adoring ringside crowds, luxurious lifestyle, and the green eyed envy of a world who-at very best- must remain contented to use their thumbs for the purposes of hailing cabs or showing approval at something. But the quick hand of time spares no one...not even a famous "thumbsman." So, After years at the top of the game, a grim medical prognosis forces Newt into a career tailspin...he is sidelined, shunted aside, and forced to bear the taunts of any random, hungry, thumb-wrestling wannabe who strives to snatch the last vestige of Newt's thumb-wrestling crown.

4:10pm-6:00pm
"
Dirty Laundry"
Foreign Comedy Feature




Wim and Kevin work at a laundromat. By day, things are boring, but when the sun sets they party in their clients’ clothes. During a party, they discover a chopped-off finger in a client’s suit’s jacket. The underhanded owner of the finger, his sons and a ruthless traitor is hot on Wim and Kevin’s heels and have no regard for their safety.

6:15pm-7:20pm
"
The Pretender"
Documentary Short




Mike Kunda's life was changed forever when he saw the movie 'ROCKY' at age 11. Almost 40 years later Mike and his family struggle to identify where Rocky Balboa ends and Mike begins.

7:20pm-9:10pm
"
Top Coat Cash"
Action Feature




After losing a major fight, a professional MMA fighter returns home from Vegas, where he reunites with various individuals from his past - including a father/son duo who recruit him to engage in their daring bank heists.

9:10pm-9:55pm
"
Death's Door"
TV Pilot




A medical drama based on the book At Death's Door and the true-life story of Sebastian Sepulveda M.D. Death's Door tells the story of an end-of-life-care doctor, Dr. Mark Corbin. Dr. Corbin's entire career has been dealing with the terminally ill and dying. The deaths slowly take their toll on everyone around: first on Dr. Corbin's staff, then his family, and even himself.

9:55pm-10:35pm
THRILL RIDE:
A Genre Shorts Block

"Kaishakunin", Short Thriller

"Lollipop", Short Horror-Comedy

"We Need to Talk About Karen", Short Thriller







As a storm approaches, a wandering samurai takes shelter in a humble home near a desolate forest. Over tea, the home's owner tells his guest of a local legend.












Inspired by Grindhouse horror movies and taking a visual cue from It Follows, LOLLIPOP pays homage to the female-driven slashers of the 70s and 80s with a modern, witty yet still reverent sense of humor. LOLLIPOP is about the women targeted by a serial killer who leaves a lollipop with each of his victims. But his next target might be ready for him.











Michelle's stay at her brother's house takes an unusual turn when her niece begins behaving peculiarly.

10:35pm-midnight
"
All Light Will End"
Suspense-Thriller Feature




Young, successful horror novelist Savannah Martin’s new book is taking the genre by storm. Her father, the police chief of her small hometown, investigates murders and foul play too grim for their bucolic life. As she and her friends settle in for a relaxing weekend at her childhood home, the dark secret at the crux of Savannah’s success stirs in her dreams and seeps into her reality. Amidst sexual tensions and fireside stories, Savannah’s despondency and her father’s case collide with gruesome and horrifying reveals, leaving little distinction between the subconscious and reality.

Screening room C

Time and Name

Description

11am-12:10pm
"Redemption"
Foreign Drama Feature

Leo - the hero of the film, lives a reclusive way of life, trying to create something unique. Consequently, he loses the boundary between reality and fiction. An improvised movie - Based on the thoughts of the authors on various topics: love, creative path, relationship with the surrounding world and the experiences associated with it.

12:10pm-1:05pm
"Fat Punk"
Experimental Short




Old Francis-Paul wanders the alleyways and memories of a special summer 40 years before when he blasted size prejudice, low expectations and self-doubt out of his way and became the big fat punk rocker of his dreams. By winning on his own terms, he proved that the only size that matters is the size of your courage.

1:05pm-1:40pm
"Growing Pains"
TV Pilot




Clive and Moe are Streamwood's most successful drug dealers.... unfortunately they're not the smartest ones, though. A stupid mistake sees them lose their fortunes, bringing their entire operation crashing down... Nico - their flamboyant and cruel drug boss doesn't take too kindly to this, and is waiting for them on the outside to recoup the fortune they lost.

1:40pm-2:25pm
"TradeCraft"
Crime-Drama Short




Truth. Lies. Russia. America. In the end, it's always personal. Two spies. One truth. One ending.

2:25pm-2:55pm
"The Last Doll Lady"
Documentary Short




In the 1950s a program called Dolls for Democracy was started. Women known as "doll ladies" would travel to local schools and teach children, through the use of hand carved wooden character dolls, about why racism and intolerance is wrong. Over the decades the program has faded into obscurity, but one woman has made it her life's mission to reignite a nations passion for the programs hopeful message. Selma Bukstein was one of the original doll ladies, now 60 years later and at the age of 91, she is the last doll lady.

2:55pm-4:45pm
"Sic Transit Gloria"
Action Feature




A young girl, Alice, stumbles upon a rural home run by a gang of vicious boys in their early twenties. By striking up a friendship with the gang’s leader, Alice begins to learn what happened to the world around her and how she might be able to save it.

5:00pm-5:50pm
FUNNY FILMS:
A Comedic Shorts Block

"Final Polish", comedy short

"Committed-Ish", romantic-comedy short

"Among Other Things", drama-comedy short







Wine, women and ashes add up to party time. Two women discover they have similar interests--dead husbands.














Cara and Mike, in the early stages of a relationship, ask each other: “Do you ever wonder if the person you’re seeing isn’t the right person for you?”. As they embark on their mission to answer that question, the "EnLove" app will do its best to seek out their Mr. or Mrs. right. Thanks in some part to the advice of their close friends, Cara and Mike embark on a dating spree: no match will be left unturned (if only they can be persuaded to disconnect it from their phone.)












Three old friends - Merric, Lillian and Thomas - reunite for an afternoon of conversation on their lives, human nature and, among other things, love. The trio sit in Merric’s parlor sharing a bottle of brandy and, as the afternoon unfolds, the atmosphere thickens as each of the three friends fall helplessly in love with one another. Through the exploration of nostalgia and the raw excitement of a nascent love, each character comes to a head as tension in the room builds toward a culmination.

5:50pm-7:45pm
"The Odds"
Horror Feature




A young woman enlists in an underground game of pain endurance in the hope of winning the million dollar prize. She soon learns the real opponent is the man who's running the game, as he employs horrific methods to manipulate and defeat her.

7:45pm-9:30pm
"Virginia Minnesota"
Drama-Comedy Feature




Two young women, torn apart by a childhood tragedy, unexpectedly reunite and embark on an illuminating 24-hour journey, where they unlock memories of long forgotten innocence and what it means to truly believe.

9:30pm-10:25pm
FANTASTIC FILMS:
A Genre Shorts Block

"A Princess Quest", fantasy short

"Choices", sci-fi short



"Memento Mori", fantasy short







Fantasy Short: In this comedy misadventure, princess and protector merrily make their way to safety after the death of the Queen but are attacked by a bandit.











Sci-Fi Short: A man is looking for purpose in his lack luster existence and finds the only control he has over his life is deciding to either die or to continue. What he realizes is that life is less about purpose and more about the choices we make. Now he has to make the final decision whether his life is worth choosing to keep.








Fantasy Short: When Charon arrives in a limo instead of a ferryboat, McInerney isn't reluctant to leave behind a wasted life. But when Charon picks up another passenger, McInerney discovers that life can be worth fighting for.

10:25pm-10:40pm
"Ro-Boob: The Farting Robot Monster"
Sci-fi Short






Ro-Boob is a lonely robot monster, cruising the galaxy and destroying everything in his path. Will he ever find love?

10:40pm-midnight
"Jimmy"
Drama-Comedy Feature



Gabe wants to marry Jo Lee. She's on the fence, as Gabe procrastinates on everything. Jo Lee sends her troubled brother Jimmy a casual invite. Jimmy arrives... and way overstays his visit.

Sunday, August 12th

Screening room A

Time and name

Description

11am-12:25pm
"A Wish for Giants"
Family Feature




Sophie, a young volunteer, meets her kindred spirit in Roxie, a girl with a life threatening medical condition and a unique wish to meet Bigfoot.

12:25pm-2:05pm
MICRO & MUSIC BLOCK 2
















Winning Film Scores, 7th-12th Place

Blind to It...: A family confronts a loved one with an addiction and implores him to see that he is destroying them along with himself.

Fix My Bail, Music Video

Declines with Regret: A selfish CEO's lunch break becomes an interrogation when a willful Detective puts her past under a microscope.

The Confession – Til Death Do Us Part: Dying wife confesses her sins before her last breath.

A Guide to Purchasing Discount Airline Tickets - A consumer asks some questions about a typical discount airline, and learns some very interesting things!

The Guardian - Trailer: A young woman who has lost her faith must come to terms with God's plan for her and lead others to safety.

The Not So Bright Vampire: The brief tale of a not so bright but curious Vampire and his sudden awareness to pain.

Hallowstide: Dreamy, haunting forms transform, then ascend into a new spiritual world.

Beth's three o'clock with Dr. Harlow: Beth discloses a recent dream to her analyst. A vivid study of casual brutality and failed empathy, this surrealistic film intermixes stop motion animation with live action sequences.

ChemCity: Baltimore Blues #1 - Music Video

WHAT : A human-like evil entity invades homes in various suburban neighborhoods and carries off the essences of the innocent.

Be the Change: An entertaining reminder that small changes can lead to big changes.

Family Doesn't End with Blood: A girl brings her unusual boyfriend home to meet her dysfunctional family.

HotelPool: A man enters an animated discussion with uninvited guests appearing in his hotel room.

Who's She Talking To?: Friends set up a blind date with someone who doesn't know they are prejudiced.

A Clear Cut Case of Allergies: A patient tries to get help at a major hospital and finds out how bad things are in medicine today.

Basculante – Famelica, Music Video: Using cannibalism as a metaphor, the video tells the story of a girl who seems unable to deal with her own emotionality, her human relations being marked by a high degree of ineffectiveness.

2:05pm-3:00pm
LAUGH RIOT:
A Comedic Film Block

"Touching Kids"

"Hating Tom Planks"

"Maestro"



"I Heart Yoga"




"Geek Lounge: Going Solo"






Peter Politowski saw that there were no children's shows that represented his conservative values, so he took it upon himself to create a series that got cancelled.












An average Joe is plagued by his arch-nemesis, whose life seems to continuously and hilariously intersects with his.












A man's attempt to impress his boss is thwarted by a mystical Maestro, who transforms a family dinner into a symphony of absurdity.













I Heart Yoga: A documentary team follows a yoga instructor to inform the public of the class routine. Unfortunately the team arrives at the end of the class and the teacher is trying her best to keep calm.




Geek Lounge - Going Solo: Abby makes a new friend on "Cosplay Night", who is too afraid to venture out and meet people of the opposite sex.

3:00pm-4:45pm
"Ghost in the Family"
Family Feature





When an emotionally broken family moves into a house haunted by Tom, a suffering spirit, Tom sees an opportunity to try and save his soul by teaching the family how to live again….but quickly discovers that is easier said than done.

5:15pm

Award Ceremony

Screening room B

Time and name

Description

11am-12:55pm
"A Sublime Life"
Foreign Drama Feature





Dr. Ivan has found two radical cures for unhappiness: the diagnosis of fake terminal cancers and the temporary elimination of some of the 5 senses. But will the therapies result or do they have unforeseeable side effects?

12:55pm-1:25pm
"Adventure Capital"
TV Pilot




When Hale Hill, a shit-hot Wall Street analyst, is fired from his cushy job for shady trading practices, his finances and reputation are thrown into jeopardy. But instead of seeking employment with a new firm, he forges his of path. His latest venture: swindling a group of self-proclaimed nerds who play a fantastical sport called Squimig. At the outset, this scheme seems easy enough, but he quickly finds out that going toe to toe with these fan boys and girls may be his most challenging venture yet.

1:25pm-2:25pm
EDGE OF YOUR SEAT:
A Short Film Block

"Miscreant", thriller short



"Rations", student thriller short



"Truce", action short

"Good Apple", student thriller short







Anderson McCarthy, a young law-school graduate, walks two small town detectives through his life threatening turn of events while visiting his Uncle Billy for the very first time.










Two sisters struggle to support their ailing mother during a devastating drought after the monthly water rations are unexpectedly delayed.



John Micelli sits in a hospital room, his mind and soul fractured after returning from Vietnam. His loving family is shattered as he tries to pick up the pieces and return to the man he once was. TRUCE tells the story of our wounded warriors - the horrors they faced in the thick jungle, as well as the day to day struggles upon returning home. The film examines the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at a time when doctors and soldiers were mostly unaware of what it was.








After waking up to get a late-night snack, a student discovers something mysterious happening in his apartment.

2:25pm-4:10pm
"Nowhere to Hide"
Suspense-Thriller Feature


Tara doesn't know if she's going crazy, or being manipulated. Is she following down the same path her mother did? Will mental illness take her life? Or is it something more sinister?

4:10pm-4:40pm
SO DRAMATIC:
A Short Film Block

"Eventual Blindness"


"Bridge"


"Broken Contentment"






Eventual Blindness is a vignette drama about a recovering alcoholic and his blind friend who both try to find some light in an otherwise dark world.












Two brothers, an endless summer afternoon, a turning point.




















Matt thinks he is happy in life, but the truth comes out after a wild night.

4:40pm-5:00pm
"Cooking with Connie"
Experimental Short




A mail order bride stages a cooking show like no other.

Screening room C

Time and name

Description

11am-12:40pm
"Starlit"
Romantic-Drama Feature




A girl with ADHD finds herself on the lam with a bad boy. This adventure made of hiking and stargazing will push her to discover herself.

12:40pm-1:15pm
"You Feel Me?"
TV Pilot


A disability attorney begins turning into her clients after a witch puts a hex on her.

1:15pm-2:00pm
"Caught Between the Moon and Paris"
Foreign Documentary Short






Herman is a 51-year-old American homeless in Paris. After his divorce, he wanted to go back to America, but his bag was stolen along with all of his documents. His life became meaningless. He goes to several charity organizations to survive and pass the time. 15 years have gone by.

2:00pm-2:25pm
"Dogs to the Rescue"
Documentary Short




When you're feeling down, who do you turn to for happiness and love? Someone who will always accept you no matter what.

2:25pm-3:15pm
"Michelle Malkin Investigates: Railroaded"
Web Episode





A hard-hitting investigative series hosted by Michelle Malkin featuring Michelle's unique take on exclusive, outside-the-lines stories not reported anywhere else. Malkin travels America to expose cold hard truths behind underreported issues of national importance.

3:15pm-5:15pm
"Drugs As Weapons Against Us"
Documentary Feature





This film covers the CIA's involvement in drug trafficking and the promotion of drugs for social control. It details evidence of the CIA's Project MK-Ultra manipulating musicians and activists to promote drugs. It also details evidence of U.S. intelligence "neutralizing" these figures when they sobered up. It further shows the evidence that U.S. intelligence mostly targeted anti-war and anti-racism activists, such as leaders of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and The Black Panthers. The musicians it covers includes Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Tupac Shakur, Janis Joplin, and The Rolling Stones, among others.

The Indie Gathering will also be hosting the 3rd United Latino film Festival
Aug. 9th and 10th in separate screening rooms
Check the schedule here

 
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