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Thursday, August 30
 

7:00pm PDT

#1 Opening Night Films- Geeta + On Time +Schoolyard Blues + Call Out Black + Stuck + Funeral for a Dead Bird
Geeta-  Inspired by true events. Geeta has been brought to the United states as domestic worker by an Indian couple with the promises of giving her the American Dream. After moving to America, the new environment surpasses her ideal because of her poor socio-economic upbringing. However it is not long until Geeta slowly realizes that although she is in the land of opportunity, her financial, personal and social freedoms are slowly being taken away from her new life.
There are no obvious signs of violence in this modern day household, but Geeta is enslaved by mental abuse. As a result, she has to make a choice of whether she should go back to India and accept the life engrossed with poverty or stay in the US in this beautiful cage?

On Time- On Time follows the life of Renee Johnson, a mother forced to make a dangerous decision for the sake of her child. Six months unemployed and desperate, Renee realizes this isn't the life she want for her seven-year-old daughter, Imani. Renee receives an interview for a job, but doesn't have the funds to keep her in daycare. So on a hot, searing Los Angeles day, Renee leaves Imani in the car as she goes in for her interview. Renee lands the job, but walks outside to find cops breaking into her car to take Imani away. Renee watches as her child is taken away, and she's arrested for trying to find a better path for herself and her daughter.  
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Schoolyard Blues- It's John's first day at school. Unexpectedly his eleven-year-old big brother Mika shows up to follow him to assembly. But Mika has plans other than just taking John to school. Mika sees it as his mission to teach John the hard facts of the world, starting with the merciless demands of the schoolyard.
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Call Out Black- Two strangers are brought together by a tragedy over 2,000 miles away.

Stuck- A depressed writer battles with his inner conscience as he discovers the truth of his creative slump.
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Funeral for a Dead Bird- When 6 year old Harriet finds a dead bird, she decides to throw it an elaborate funeral.

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Artists
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Javier Sanchez Jr.

As a little boy I would always shoot and cut together short films, especially horror ones, with my cousins. I was always interested in the arts and I gravitated towards video. As I grew older, my family wanted me to become a doctor. For a while, I contemplated the idea. I interviewed... Read More →
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Maria Eriksson

Maria Eriksson-Hecht is a Swedish filmmaker with a master degree in film directing from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. For the last ten years she has made several short films that have been screened and awarded at film festivals around the world. During her master studies she... Read More →
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Xavier Burgin

Xavier Burgin attended Jefferson County’s International Baccalaureate School where he anticipated a sedentary life before receiving a presidential scholarship to The University of Alabama in 2008. Four years later, he was accepted into USC’s School of Cinematic Arts for TV & Film... Read More →


Thursday August 30, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3
 
Friday, August 31
 

12:00pm PDT

#2 Student Films Block- Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You + Temptation + Hawk + Mi Migracion/My Migration + Worry Warts + Hope + The Tempest
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You- While partying in a stylized lounge, a confused young man has to reject his top-model girlfriend in order to follow his true love.
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Temptation-
  Alli and Nathan are totally and completely addicted to sex. That is until they are asked to take a pledge to reframe from sexual contact. Then things get complicated for these two.
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Hawk- I
n the midst of a dilemma, two men attempt to cover their bloody tracks.
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Mi Migracion/My Migration- 
Mi Migración acts as a visual metaphor for human migration and attempts to further explore the workings of this universal movement. It examines the reasoning behind this natural development while ultimately aiming to showcase the many struggles encountered during such transition.  

Worry Warts-
A young woman calls her best friend from the doctor's office of the free clinic while she nervously waits for her test results.
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Hope- A high school graduate who aspires to be a hip-hop dancer is confronted by her older sister during the absence of their parents.

The Tempest-
This story is about the karmic journey and outcome of three families and the sudden impact on their lives and their pursuit of success and happiness. They are ultimately confronted by an unknown visitor with super natural ties to the spirit world. A "proof of concept" film based on the screenplay.
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Friday August 31, 2018 12:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

12:00pm PDT

#4 Web Series- Bench Series + Myrtle + TASTE With Kevin Longa + Tracy Buckles
Bench Series- Directed individually The Bench is a snackable feast of six, multi-genre short stories set on the same park bench. Through the course of the episodes we meet a great range of characters set in a multitude of different genres; from Clowns to Girl Scouts, Time Travellers to Assassins, post-apocalyptic Australia to the overlooked streets of Sydney, and even the future and its multi-verses. The Bench really is a kaleidoscope of time & colour.

Myrtle- "Myrtle & Willoughby" is a comedy mini-series about two Bushwick cops working in Brooklyn's 'Millennial Crimes Unit'. When a twenty-something is found dead in a Bushwick gallery with a bag of Molly and an unsent text message, Detectives Myrtle and Willoughby risk their jobs, their lives and even their brunch plans to pursue the truth.
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Taste with Kevin Longa- Documentary filmmaker Kevin Longa uncovers the true stories of food entrepreneurs around the world.
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Tracy Buckles-TRACY BUCKLES is a comedy web series that takes place in a world where spells and potions are commonplace. A young woman, by the name of Tracy, falls victim to a despicable curse that prevents other people from hearing her voice. She joins forces with a nameless drifter and a bumbling wizard in order to break free from the evil sorcery. With irreverent humor and a healthy dose of magic, TRACY BUCKLES tells an epic story.
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Brittany Tomkin

Writer, Executive Producer, Myrtle & Willoughby
Co-Creator, Writer, Executive Producer of digital comedy series, Myrtle & Willoughby.


Friday August 31, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

12:00pm PDT

#3 Forgotten Man + Temptation (Music Video)
Temptation (Music Video)

Forgotten Man- 
A troubled young actor in an East London Theatre Company for the homeless romances a wealthy out-of-towner in the bustling streets of contemporary London.
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Friday August 31, 2018 12:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

2:00pm PDT

#6 Social Justice Documentary Shorts -Defend With Me+ March for Freedom+ The Bridge Pathways to a Trauma Informed Community+ Through Your Eyes+ Dragtivists
Defend With Me- I wrote DEFEND WITH ME to speak truth about our corrupt political system and government. There are certain realities that we can't deny. We are in desperate need of a moral revolution. A single united movement can shake the earth, whereas, greed, hate, and power can debilitate a nation and destroy Mother Earth. We are reflections of our environment. A single rose, tree, or pond are beautiful alone, but a field of flowers, a forest, rivers and oceans, that's powerful! This music video was made in honor of an awakening conscience everywhere.

 March for Freedom- In the 60's ordinary brave Americans followed the very strong leadership of MLK Jr. and others to make the March for Freedom a reality. This movement changed the nation forever; yet work remains as the torch of freedom and equality passes to our newest generation--our children.
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The Bridge Pathways to a Trauma Informed Community
- "The Bridge: Pathways to a Trauma Informed Community” is a 28-minute documentary about the effects of poverty on mental health, and how cultivating a trauma-informed community is part of the wider solution for breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty.
Poverty is devastating for so many children and their families, impacting generation after generation as the cycle persists. It’s easy to dismiss the impact of poverty on a child growing up in a big city, blaming it on the community violence and drugs that are common in urban settings. But even on Catalina Island where violent crime is well below the national average, isolation and poverty are impacting the community’s mental health. Facts and figures abound on these topics, but the human element – the stories of those affected – is often missing from the narrative as is a key piece of the solution to breaking the poverty cycle.
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Through Your Eyes- For every 100,000 people in the United States, two are diagnosed with ALS, a disease that gradually weakens the breathing and functional muscles to failure. Our good friend Osiel Mendoza is a part of this statistic. At the age of 23, he is one of the youngest of his kind to be diagnosed and is expected to succumb to this disease like many before him. But we can change that.
Tre Belcha is an African American student at the University of Oregon with cerebral palsy. Being a black man with a visible difference in ability leads many people to view Tre as an anomaly in this world, so what if pay tribute to Osiel’s story through Tre’s eyes?

Dragtivists- Dragtivists is a short documentary about the intersection of activism and drag performance.
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Friday August 31, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

2:30pm PDT

#7 Comedic/Humorous Shorts- Benilla Ice-Break the Ice (Be Nice) + Late to the Party + Grief + Milk + Scattered + Bougie Ass Brandon + You Feel Me?
Benilla Ice-Break the Ice (Be Nice)- Watch "Benilla Ice" in a positive whimsical rap, shot in 90's USA pop/Greenscreen style. It pays homage to Vanilla Ice and RunDMC. Enjoy "Benilla Ice" talk about waking up 20 years later, and reminding us all the simple message to "just be kind to one another."

Late to the Party- In a free will world, a group of women meet for a dinner party.
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Grief-
A lonely tube sock abandoned in a laundromat struggles with grief while searching the streets of Los Angeles for his other half.

Milk- 
Vicki buys milk and finds telling her grandmother is the hardest part.

Scattered- 
Two women venture into the woods to scatter their friend's ashes and fumble for a way to say good bye.
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Bougie Ass Brandon- 
Brandon seems to have everything in life at first glance. Unfortunately he gets in his own way when it comes to family, friends and relationships. Can Brandon changes his ways once he finds out shocking news that will change his life as he knows it?
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You Feel Me-
A disability attorney begins turning into her clients after a witch puts a hex on her. 
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Fawnda

Performer, The Quad Comedy
I'm a Vancouver based stage, screen, voice-over actor and improviser. I can be seen on TV shows such as BEYOND and iZOMBIE, in the feature film FSM (available on iTunes) and, on-stage performing improv with The Quad Comedy. I co-produced and acted in DYCK SPACEE: A Spy-Fi Improvised... Read More →


Friday August 31, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

4:00pm PDT

#5- California’s Forgotten Children
California’s Forgotten Children- "California's Forgotten Children" is a feature documentary about child sex trafficking. The film recounts true stories of girls and boys who were commercially sexually exploited in California and are now survivors and courageous leaders fighting for the rights of victims worldwide.
The survivors stories show that any child can be exploited regardless of ethnicity or social economic background. Highlighting heroic stories from abolitionist and advocates who work night and day to protect children and to put an end to this epidemic.
This film is a call to action by giving viewers the tools and the knowledge to combat this scourge. By creating awareness, this documentary empowers a movement to address this epidemic and support survivors on their path to freedom. 
This is not just a documentary; this is a movement.
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Friday August 31, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

4:00pm PDT

#8 Empowering Documentaries- Her Next Move + Amplified: A Conversation with Women in American Film Sound + Parchman Ordeal + BFF (Best Friends Forever-Music Video)
The Parchman Ordeal- The Parchman Ordeal: The Untold Story” chronicles the unnecessary abuse and punishment of more than 150 young African-American men and women in Natchez, Mississippi, in 1965. These brave Civil Rights activists attempted to march from their churches to protest segregation, unfair treatment, and obstruction of voting rights. They were arrested and taken to the maximum security cells at the Mississippi Correctional Facility in Parchman, where they were punished, humiliated and abused. For a half-century, they had kept their ordeal private, even secret. Only recently have some come forward to share their experience to a team of local interviewers and oral historians who were awarded a grant by the Mississippi Humanities Council.
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(BFF) Best Friends Forever- 
True friends and their endless love is what we need in life. FantabulouZ presents you "BFF" Music Video. A fiction story (and there are some truth in it) about two best friends from their childhood time will old age. To give inspiration about the good values for TRUE FRIENDSHIP; forgiveness, selfless ambition, acceptance, believing in each other's dream, supporting each other, etc. Together, this is NOT a lonely journey!
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Her Next Move- 
The top all-girls scholastic Chess Team in the USA is profiled in this short documentary by Ian Phillips.
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Amplified: A Conversation with Women in American Film Sound- 
This is a short documentary that features 30 women who work in film sound in New York and Los Angeles. They discuss their work, the film business, the successes, and the obstacles as women in this mostly male, below-the-line field of the American film community.

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Friday August 31, 2018 4:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

5:00pm PDT

#9- While We Can: The Road to Rescue
While We Can: The Road to Rescue- This film tells the story of two incredible individuals, both seniors from Winnipeg, Manitoba, who are dedicating their lives to rescuing refugees through Hospitality House Refugee Ministry. Shot over six months, the film captures their day to day work, challenges and compassion for the men, women and children they help save from myriad countries, mostly African. Tom Denton has played a role in the rescue of 40,000 refugees to Canada and is a world expert on the topic of private sponsorship. Canada is the only country in the world that allows private sponsorship of refugees; this film gives rare insight into how it all works.
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Friday August 31, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
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6:30pm PDT

#11 Long Beach Filmmaker Showcase- The Piano + The Baldwins + Crave Daze+ Hitia O Te Ra + 4th & Olive +Hey Danny + Black and White + Ash’s Homecoming
The Piano- A young woman relives her family's history (from 1900 to present day) through music, by playing the heirloom piano.

The Baldwins- The story follows a young woman named Jade, who daydreams a thrilling family inheritance challenge to cope with the pain she feels watching her grandmother sale their family home as a result of greedy realtors looking to use the land to build a new shopping complex. Thematically, the film tackles gentrification and senior displacement.
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Crave Daze- A pregnant woman has a tendency to eat repugnant foods, to which her husband must satisfy.

Hitia O Te Ra- A daughter deals with changing tides as she takes over the Polynesian dance studio her father founded, figuring out how to carry their studio into the future while preventing their culture from fading into the past.

4th & Olive- Jesse Feldberg is a filmmaker based in Long Beach, CA. A veteran of the US Coast Guard, he is a native New Yorker who just completed the Entertainment Studies Certificate program at UCLA Extension. He is studying acting while filming shorts, and completing his feature-length film comedy/drama screenplay “Long Beach”.

Hey Danny- In the midst of a high school party, an innocent girl’s desire shifts when she discovers that her crush is not the nice guy she thought he was.

Black & White- Abby has to make the most difficult decision of her life. Does she stay with her abusive husband and continue to live an unhappy life or does she leave and risk everything she has to live out her dream.

Ash’s Homecoming- Twenty years after leaving on his journey, Ash returns home after the passing of his old mentor. Little does he know that an old nemesis has been plotting his revenge. Will Ash be able to overcome his fears in order to save those he loves?

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Friday August 31, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

6:30pm PDT

#12 Hold Me Like Before + Not that Strong & Spin
Not that Strong- Official Music Video for the song "Not That Strong" by Gene Micofsky

Spin- 
Two friends must decide whether or not to confront their feelings for one another while locked in a closet during a game of spin the bottle.

Hold Me Like Before- 
"Hold Me Like Before" tells the story of Verónica, a transgender who works as a prostitute in a small neighborhood of Costa Rican capital. When a young thief known as Tato has an accident and breaks an ankle, she takes him to her house trying to give him a better life, but also facing with the painful side of motherhood. Finally Verónica realizes that giving a hand to Tato was actually giving it to herself.Hold Me Like Before
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Friday August 31, 2018 6:30pm - 8:45pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

6:30pm PDT

#10 Bennett’s Song + Your Face Global Jam (Animated Short)
Bennett’s Song- Two very unique families on a collision course find laughs, music, and love, and a few answers about what it means to be an American family in the 21st century.
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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."
For 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.
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Friday August 31, 2018 6:30pm - 9:15pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

8:30pm PDT

# 13 Alone in the Game + In Her Solitude + Babushka
Alone in the Game- Despite the growing acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, the sports world continues to be an unsettling environment for many LGBTQ people and one of the final frontiers for LGBTQ equality. In the five major North American professional leagues - NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and MLS, - where statistically we would expect hundreds of openly gay athletes, there is not a single openly gay male professional athletes currently competing.
Alone in the Game exposes the dark side of sports - the homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination - that affect not only closeted athletes, but also their teams and the very institution of sport in America. Examining the 'old boys club' of professional, collegiate, and high school athletics, the documentary combines the voices of sports’ pioneers, such as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and former ESPN President John Skipper, with the experiences of world-class athletes, such as NBA center Jason Collins, NFL linemen Ryan O’Callaghan, MLS Cup champion Robbie Rogers, and Olympic medalists Gus Kenworthy and Megan Rapinoe; as well as three closeted athletes, who have to decide whether they are ready to come out and live their truth with the possibility of it destroying their career dreams and relationships with family, friends, teammates and coaches. The film captures rarely seen stories of struggle, perseverance, and triumph, delivering a message of hope and promoting understanding to ensure that the culture of exclusion changes.
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In Her Solitude-'In her Solitude' is Darryl Ebanks' first official short film starring Lea Anderson. The film centers on the effects of how someone deals with trials and tribulations in solitude. What do you do? How to get yourself out of it? What's the next step? What I want to show the audience is what people go through in these situations that we sometimes feel alone and prefer solitude.
Featuring a young woman in a big city living on her own is also prevalent in this short film, a situation that can be rather lonely and overwhelming. Women often characterized to be emotional carry a lot of weight in going against these pre-conceptions, and as a result have to go through extra reflection on how they choose to deal with situations and challenges. Often, choosing to handle trials on their own, but experiencing an unexpected freedom in being able to find happiness in their solitude.

Babushka- Nadine, a young American girl, travels to visit her aging Russian grandmother in Crimea, Ukraine, whom she has not seen for over ten years, and attempts to reconnect with her and her Russian ancestry before the annexation of Crimea.

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Friday August 31, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

8:45pm PDT

#14 One Bedroom + Night Alive (Music Video)
One Bedroom-  Breaking up is easy. Moving out is hard. After five years of ups and downs, an African American 30-something couple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood spends their final afternoon together arguing and remember better days, as one of them moves out and hopefully on with her life.
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Night Alive- A music video for the artist Audriune. Hitchcock meets hip hop.

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Friday August 31, 2018 8:45pm - 9:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

9:15pm PDT

#15 Black Wake + Renegades
Black Wake- Strange events are happening such as people disappearing, irrational behavior and unexplainable deaths. Specialists gather in a top-secret facility to investigate and find that the common thread between the occurrences is water. One of the team’s scientists (Nana Gouvea) examines video evidence and uncovers a possible parasitic explanation for the fatalities. But when a determined detective (Tom Sizemore, Saving Private Ryan) sends her the seemingly crazed writings of a mysterious homeless man (Jonny Beauchamp, Penny Dreadful), she learns that the actual threat may be more dangerous and far older than anyone ever imagined. Can she convince her colleagues (led by Eric Roberts, The Dark Knight) of the true danger before an ancient force rises from the sea to bring madness and death to all of humanity?
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Renegades- 
This is a music video based on the science fiction pilot presentation, "Renegades" The footage inserted throughout the video is footage from the pilot presentation itself, which I also directed. The complete film is available upon request.
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Friday August 31, 2018 9:15pm - 11:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3
 
Saturday, September 1
 

11:00am PDT

#16 (FREE) Screening) Under 18 Directors- Over Fishing: A Danger to Our Oceans+ Party Foul+ T(HE)Y
Over Fishing: A Danger to Our Oceans- This short film explores the dangers of overfishing and provides possible solutions.

Party Foul- Kevin builds up the confidence to ask out his crush at a party.

T(HE)Y- Dakota Nieves and Indiana Baker explore their experiences growing up as transgender high school students in New York City. We wanted their stories to be told through their own voices in the hopes that it would encourage others to look beyond appearances and go beyond their own assumptions.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

11:00am PDT

#17 Life Interrupted
Life Interrupted- Testing positive for the big "C" was a shocking experience. I wanted to take care of it and move on. The last thing I wanted to do make a film about it, a project that I knew would take several years to fundraise and complete. Time passed and I got perspective on my own situation, I saw I was NOT alone, there are thousands of us out here. One-in-eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2018, an estimated 330,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States. Breast Cancer is indeed an epidemic. “One size does not fit all” when dealing with each individual’s circumstances and yet, Breast Cancer is "an equal opportunity disease." It can be found across all age, gender, socio-economic, ethnic, and geographic groups. It does not discriminate. Holding these truths together plus having the inside track to my own experience, I decided to make the film I wish I could have seen when I was diagnosed. I wanted to make LIFE INTERRUPTED in order to put a FACE to the statistics, to tell a meaningful story and inspire change. Hearing truthful stories from articulate and resilient women who have travelled the road before would be invaluable for navigating the treatments and keeping hope alive. Knowledge is power. The successful prevention and treatment of breast cancer depend on this. Making LIFE INTERRUPTED has been the scariest, most challenging thing I have ever done, sharing the vulnerable aspects of my cancer experience and hoping to touch audiences and resonate with other survivors, my sisters through our shared breast cancer journeys.  
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Saturday September 1, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
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11:00am PDT

#18 Faith Films- Decathlon + Our Rose Garden + Letters
Decathlon- A shy and bullied student competes in the high school's prestigious Decathlon event and challenges the best runner in the school as his rival.
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Our Rose Garde
n- A Love Story about the life-changing power of forgiveness and fidelity. The story of two couples: one struggling against infidelity and the other fighting mental illness.
Tagline: "At the end of our lives it is only love that matters.
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Letters- This story is about a 12 year old girl who received an invitation from her school, inviting her to the father/daughter dance. While being excited and happy about attending the dance for the first time, she and her father William begin practicing the dance. There is a lot of laughter and smiles, until William begins holding his chest showing signs that something is terribly wrong. During the story we follow Brianna on her journey after her fathers death and how she is coping with what has taken place. We also follow Kara Taylor, Brianna’s mother as she goes on her own journey of not sure or what to exactly say to Brianna to make things better.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 11:00am - 1:45pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

12:30pm PDT

#19 Deany Bean is Dead + The Whale-Daniel Emond (Music Video)
Deany Bean is Dead- When a 30-something who is hopelessly hung-up on her ex-boyfriend accidentally ends up at his house during his engagement party, she decides to sabotage everything and win him back - a plan that is hampered by the fact that she has the dead body of her abusive boss hidden in her car out front.
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The Whale- 
After penning a song about the great white whale, Daniel Emond re-read the classic Moby-Dick…. several times over. What followed were others from Melville’s canon and research trips to Nantucket, New Bedford, and Provincetown, all leading to the development of the double-sided record and musical film, Kill the Whale, A Musical Odyssey of Moby-Dick. With musical styles as varied as The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper and Beyoncé’s Lemonade, "The Whale" music video pilot offers a first look at Kill the Whale, through the eyes and voice of Ishmael, our ghostly liaison into Ahab's watery world of wonder and chaos.  
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Saturday September 1, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

1:00pm PDT

#20 RegionRat + Open Roads (Short Film)
RegionRat-  Ray, a pothead underachieving teenager, feeling lonely after a self-imposed six months exile in Seattle, returns to his hometown and as he reconnects with friends, he is soon reminded why he left town in the first place. Based on the novel by Richard Laskowski.
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Open Roads- In a burnt American landscape, a woman transports a valuable box that comes with consequences in this post-apocalyptic future.
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Saturday September 1, 2018 1:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

1:45pm PDT

#21 And There Were 4
And There Were 4- Joel, an actor who plays a superhero named, Thrill (who can be best described as the Superman of this universe on a successful television show) finds his life in turmoil when a disagreement forces him to leave his home. While Joel reunites with old friends, his fictional character Thrill is forced to make tough decisions as his partner, Scholar (who can be best described as the Batman of this universe) sets out to locate superhuman twins: Shift and Militant. The story will take the viewer on a journey as the lives of fictional Thrill and reality-based Joel begin to become interwoven as they each encounter completely different individuals with interconnecting journeys of relationships, love, drama and race with both fiction and reality colliding in the end.
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Saturday September 1, 2018 1:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

2:30pm PDT

#22 Web Series- Spectrums + Barely Adults + Metro + Baby Making Time
Spectrums- Spectrums is a new Israeli documentary series that follows the social, political and spiritual world of 10 members of the transgender community in Israel.
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Barely Adults- It’s 2008 in NYC, at the start of the recession, and Paige Anderson is anxious about surviving adulthood post-graduation. That is until she lands her “dream job” as an assistant to power producer Kendra Hawthorne. But what starts as a dream TV beginning, quickly devolves into a crazy nightmare.
Supporting Paige logically through everything is her best friend, Vanessa Rodriguez. Vanessa, is desperate to define life and love for herself, while simultaneously struggling to feel worthy of her family’s expectations. .
Forced to grow up fast, these two friends will figure out that when the world sees your generation as “Barely Adults” you have to find the courage to stand up to the powerful, even when you’re feeling powerless. 
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Metro- An anthology of short stories via trains and buses in Los Angeles. LA METRO PROJECT is a web series aimed at showing the diverse geographic and ethnic perspective of Greater Los Angeles.
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Baby Making Time- Baby Making Time is a web series that follows the struggles of a couple trying to get pregnant at all costs.
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Saturday September 1, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

3:45pm PDT

#23 In This Gray Space + Scandal (Animated Short)
In This Gray Space- Aleksander Ristic gives a commanding performance in this meditative drama about love and consequences. Aaron (Ristic) is a petty criminal from the wrong side of the tracks. Wounded, out of breath, and hefting a sack of jewels he breaks into a rest stop bathroom and barricades himself in. It soon becomes clear he’s been part of a robbery gone wrong. Surrounded by police he quickly finds himself backed into a corner, with only a dying cell phone to call for help. Dodging his girlfriend’s prying questions Aaron and his accomplice must devise a plan to hide the jewels before it’s too late. With a rich supporting cast and striking visuals, IN THIS GRAY PLACE is a beautiful story of desperation clashing with destiny.
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Scandal- This animation made of 2500 paintings tells the story of a man who tries to run away from his fate. He is seeking for success, fame, happiness and love... But the city is too strong and he can't win. Sadly, he becomes a powerless witness of his own fall, just like a bee trapped in a spiderweb.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 3:45pm - 6:15pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

4:00pm PDT

#24 Social Issues Short Narratives (Mature Subject Matter)- I Think I Have Crush on You + Like Last Night + The Conservationist + 88 Cents + Sun Shine
I Think I Have Crush on You- 13-year-old Nadja has met her soulmate, William, online. Even though she hasn’t met him in real life it feels like love. But when talking evolves into a sharing of nude images William doesn’t seem as cute and sensitive anymore.
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Like Last Night- 
A coming-of-age story about two high school girls with very different points of view on life, who are forced to confront what to do, in the aftermath of one of them getting raped at a party. Caroline and Alex have been best friends since childhood. Caroline raised by a very Americanized single mother appears confident and outgoing, but inside is unsure of herself and jealous of Alex’s conservative, stable Asian family. Alex appears to have it all together, but has always envied Caroline’s free-spirited life. Will the crisis tear them apart or bond them closer together?
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The Conservationist- 
Trying to escape his complicity in an environmental disaster, a gifted economist retreats into an Eden of his own making, but when a tyrannical energy conglomerate threatens to destroy paradise, he takes conservation to a murderous extreme.

88 Cents- After losing five years behind bars, a man begins his new life in San Francisco, eager to find a job, a home, and a second chance.
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Sun Shine- 
When an African American teenager gets a seemingly depressed white guy to open up, she discovers he’s on his way to commit a horrible act.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

4:30pm PDT

#25 Student Films Block #2- A Tiempo + Neemkomok + Morgue + Selected Opening Night Replays
A Tiempo-An undocumented, hardworking, family man fights to get to his daughter's dance recital on time.

Neemkomok-
Isadora, an Indigenous Californian (Gabrielino/Tongva) woman, faces a battle to survive after being emancipated from the abusive Los Angeles mission where she was raised in the early 1800's. She's helped by Domingo, a Franciscan friar, on the journey to bring her to a Native village where she can finally be safe.
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Morgue- 
Simon is a socially awkward coroner who can’t talk to real people, so he talks to the bodies he works on. Things take a interesting turn when one of the bodies starts talking back.

Selected Opening Night Replays- This suite of films will include selected student shorts from the Long Beach Indie opening night.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

6:00pm PDT

#26 Eleven Hundred to Lubbock + All the Luck in the World-Contrails
Eleven Hundred to Lubbock- After the recent death of her brother, Samantha 'Sam' Danzinger just wants to be left alone. Through the encouragement of her brother's best friend, Ashley, as well as a series of fateful coincidences, Sam soon finds herself on an unexpected journey. After making unlikely friendships with her brother's eclectic group of buddies, she and the gang honor his last wishes by relay running his ashes from Los Angeles, California to Lubbock, Texas to spread his remains at Buddy Holly's grave.
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All the Luck in the World-Contrails- Four friends find themselves one last time before disappearing.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

6:15pm PDT

#27 Hopes and Dreams- The Awakening + Audition + The Machine + Yesterday or the Day Before + Only the Drum + Fevah
The Awakening- Hot shot lawyer wanting love with an old college friend crosses paths with an imperfect stranger, and in one awful moment everything unravels.
BEN’s (mid 20s, Armani suit, Rolex, highflying lawyer) smart, winning & knows it.
He wants a relationship with old college pal KATHLEEN (mid 20s Gap denim dungarees, florist). Keen to impress, a posh City restaurant, 24 floors up’s booked. It’s a far cry from the college town where they met. Kathleen still lives there.
Ben’s certainly impressed Kathleen. On arrival, she’s in awe. But it’s not the amazing views of The Walkie-Talkie and The Shard. It’s the sunflowers on reception.

Audition-An immigrant actress in Hollywood struggles to tackle a situation of going to another doomed audition and inability to find a sitter for her child, meeting with lack of appreciation for art as a profession, mom's duties as a full-time unpaid job and the mocking attitude of a casting director. Suddenly, she is faced with the challenge of teaching her kid high morals in a typical Hollywood atmosphere abundant of fairly immoral stereotypes...
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The Machine- After being informed by an official from the US Embassy that she has won the American Visa Lottery, Lázara Carvajal decides to leave Cuba –even if that means she has to abandon her family. But her friend will make her reconsider her choice with one revealing fact.

Yesterday or the Day Before- Ana and Silvia are two sisters that are not able to show their love to each other. Now, during this journey they will try to break the wall that separates them.
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Only the Drum - This isn’t just any yard sale. Scarlet, our gracious and dangerous host breezes through her day, running roughshod over anyone in her path. And those in her path are eager customers happy to pay any price for her wares—no matter the cost to their hearts or dignity. But when Sloan comes along asking about a drum, Scarlet gets more than she bargained for.
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Fevah- A heartbroken single mom is about to plunge into a new relationship when her child's missing father returns with a secret.
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Saturday September 1, 2018 6:15pm - 8:30pm PDT
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6:30pm PDT

#28 Love Cecy + 25 (Animated Short)
Love Cecy- Ripped from the headlines, Love Cecy takes audiences back to the cholo, free-style culture of 1990s Richmond, California as it retells the story of 15 year old Cecilia Rios. The film follows Rios’ promising beginnings- striving to become a lawyer while keeping her cholo boyfriend off the streets- to its tragic end on March 14, 1994, when her brutal murder was chronicled by newspapers across the country.

25- Sometimes it's better to leave things behind and move on, to get rid of something that stops you from living your life. To leave things behind is very likely to cause an empty space inside you in the first place, so you need to find a way to fill that space in order to move on.
This story is about a character that decides to leave her laziness (in this case shown by a lazy cat that sleeps in her chest), and finds herself by discovering a new world inside herself.
The narrative was inspired by the experience of Maria Neckam at the age of 25, moving from Austria to the United States.
While the animated film was released a few years ago, Maria is re-releasing it. Maria’s goal is and has always been to create in her songs a space for people to see themselves and their own stories. When they listen to her music, whether they experience it live or through an interpretive presentation like ‘25’, they experience a sense of freedom, and gain courage and hope; they can go back, face their lives and win. Looking back on '25' she finds even deeper meaning and connection with it now, and the inspiration it can have in sharing it with audiences today.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 6:30pm - 9:15pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

8:30pm PDT

#30 In Echo Park + Currents + City of Ghosts
Echo Park- The lives of a street punk, a millennial couple, and a Salvadoran teenager being recruited by a local gang collide, forming an interlocking story of class and identity in Echo Park, Los Angeles.
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Currents- Currents” is a digital animation, shifting through the uncontrollable time scales along with the locations and eras. The main character gets lost in places, lost in times, and lost in realities. He sinks into the water as descending into the uncontrollable realities, an unstable state of perception in which one seems to be more than oneself, and more than one place at the same time.
The sense of instability becomes increasingly visible because of the quickly changing world. We identify multiple realities, such as an individual and his/her avatar on the internet, physical existence and legal existence, objects and its numbers in a bank. The sense of separation between one and oneself is enlarging. For better or worse, the process of constant relocating ourselves produces both anxiety and ecstasy.

City of Ghosts- "City Of Ghosts" tells the story of a man that is deported to Mexico after spending the majority of his life in America. Separated from his daughter and family who are back in The U.S., he finds himself sequestered in Tijuana, a stranger in a strange land.
Told through a first person narrative, the song explores the hot-button issue of immigration by telling the story of a man that is deported to Mexico after spending the majority of his life in America. Separated from his daughter and family who are back in The U.S., he finds himself sequestered in Tijuana, a stranger in a strange land.
The song was written by Faithless Town frontman, Gene Owens. Owens was compelled to write the song after reading a news article about a recently deported man who had lived in the United States since he was 8, and who now finds the suddenness of being uprooted and dropped in Tijuana overwhelming.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

8:30pm PDT

#29 Broken Rose + Fux Wit Her
Broken Rose- Rose is a young girl who has grown up in foster care. Desperate to escape an abusive situation, she is saved by an older man named Shaka, but at what price?

Fux Wit Her- A story of a man falling in love with the golden era of rap and 90's hip-hop culture, personified by 3 female characters who are inspired by classic 90s movies and album covers.

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Saturday September 1, 2018 8:30pm - 10:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

9:15pm PDT

#31 The Evil Rises + The Day the Laughter Died
The Evil Rises- A group of young Friends discover an ancient statue that unleashes an Evil Spirit who enslaves them to collect human blood so that the Evil Spirit can come back to life and rule the world. It's up to a Detective, a Priest, and a Pizza Boy to infiltrate the groups sinister compound to ward the Evil Spirit from the Earth before it's too late.
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The Day the Laughter Died-  
A music video for an original song written in loving memory of the late Robin Williams, by former child actor Thomas Tulak, who played the youngest lost boy in "Hook" (1991) along side Williams.
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Saturday September 1, 2018 9:15pm - 11:50pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3
 
Sunday, September 2
 

11:45am PDT

#32 War Stories-Angora Road + Kreig
Angora Road-  Sometimes life isn't what you expect it to be, but it's the moments that make it worth living. Angora Road explores the journey of a young man named Stone, who learns the value of perseverance during the most challenging time in his life.
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Kreig- Tasked with locating a French Underground transmitter, an elite German SS unit commits atrocities against their Partisan prisoners. Shamed by his involvement, one officer is compelled to leave camp and seek out the transmitter on his own hoping that, by finding the radio, he can prevent further crimes. He discovers a downed American aircraft and, in a twist of fate, finds redemption by delivering the wounded bombardier to the very enemy for whom they are searching.
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Sunday September 2, 2018 11:45am - 2:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

#33 TV Pilots- Horrified + The Man from Another Dimension + In My Father’s Name + Silent Love Stories
Horrified-This is the Official Music Video for the single, "Horrified," by singer songwriter/producer, Brooke Josephson. The video was directed by Michelle Bossy and shot on the Arri Alexa by Cinematographer Alexander Chinnici. It had an exclusive premiere on www.ventsmagazine.com on February 27, 2018. The video features Brooke Josephson as well as her daughter Shira, as they perform the Anti Cyber Bullying anthem. The inspiration of the song came about after Brooke encountered a fellow parent at her daughter's preschool, who aired out their issues by sending a mean spirited email to a large group of parents. Brooke then wrote this anthem in response to the parent being "horrified" over something as simple as the napkin color she chose for the school fundraiser.
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The Man from Another Dimension- The Man From Another Dimension is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Adventure TV Show about a man who travels to Earth from dimension Open 8 and, at the risk of not being able to return to his own dimension, falls in love with a woman from Earth. Meanwhile; a major conflict arises between Open 8 and a powerful being trying to dominate Earth.

In My Father’s Name- One night, while the Upenda family is together for dinner. Isaac, faithful and caring father for his children, stands up to announce something. Then, he looks for an envelope where " Upenda" is written.". In vain, he falls.
This event will distress the balance of the family ...
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Silent Love Stories- Driven by a soulful musical score with songs by Deanna Delore, Silent Love Stories captures a series of flirtatious encounters between couples vying for each other’s attention.
Underscored with a beautiful and somewhat haunting soundtrack, each vignette voyeuristically follows couples caught in a series of moments as they try to convey their mutual attraction and desires to be with each other.

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Sunday September 2, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

12:00pm PDT

#34 International Documentary Shorts- Seaside Stables + $30 to Antarctica +While We Can: The Road to Rescue
Seaside Stables- A look at the enduring cultural and societal impact of horse-racing culture in Barbados.

$30 to Antarctica- $30 To Antarctica follows the story of Ka Foon Chau, who grew up an impoverished child, and retired a renowned doctor. Raised in 1960s Hong Kong, Chau faced the bias of her elders who attempted to discourage her interest in the academics. Through a small gesture of support she received from a teacher, Chau built a life and career that moved beyond the restrictive boundaries set by her parents’ generation. She is now ready to fulfill a childhood dream – to see Antarctica.

While We Can: The Road to Rescue- This film tells the story of two incredible individuals, both seniors from Winnipeg, Manitoba, who are dedicating their lives to rescuing refugees through Hospitality House Refugee Ministry. Shot over six months, the film captures their day to day work, challenges and compassion for the men, women and children they help save from myriad countries, mostly African. Tom Denton has played a role in the rescue of 40,000 refugees to Canada and is a world expert on the topic of private sponsorship. Canada is the only country in the world that allows private sponsorship of refugees; this film gives rare insight into how it all works.
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Sunday September 2, 2018 12:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

2:00pm PDT

#36 Student Films Deep Drama- Zion + Reverie + Cal & V + Occam + Discharge
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Reverie- A Psychological Drama about a woman who reunites with her schizophrenic mother for the first time after 10 years of separation, pain, and unanswered questions.
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 Cal & V- Shot primarily in one take, this film depicts a moment in the lives of two former lovers. Cal Reese, a movie star, fresh off a career comeback, returns to the old neighborhood in order to reclaim his one true love, Vanessa. To his surprise, Vanessa resists his advances, protecting her heart from another abandonment. Cal persists as they stroll down memory lane; deflecting the dissenting opinions of old friends and concerned neighbors. When they can go no further, Vanessa must decide whether the depths of old wounds run deeper than the waters of forgiveness.
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Occam- A woman named Occam is confined to a strange white room with no knowledge of the outside. Using piano melodies she is able to start piecing together her past life. In completely uncharted territory, Occam must discover the truth about her memories, her purpose in life, and whether her world is even real.
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Discharge-
Suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), military veteran Max (Marcus Ajose) comes home and finds himself battling inner demons. The dark side of war emerges when Max least expects it. He is haunted by his time in combat and grows increasingly detached from reality as he tries to integrate back into civilian life. Max drives through town in search of his girlfriend Maya (Jessica Rizo) in hopes of repairing their broken relationship.

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Sunday September 2, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

2:00pm PDT

#35 Historical Documentaries- Counter Histories: Rock Hill + Hello Girls
Counter Histories: Rock Hill- Nine young black men exercise their power to change history. It’s 1961 and the Civil Rights movement is stalled with protest after protest, arrest after arrest, bailout after bailout and then return to life as usual in the segregated South. Students at a small local Baptist College in Rock Hill, SC decide to sit in at their local lunch counter, get arrested, go to jail and stay there. It’s a test case that brings the national attention the movement seeks and changes the strategy of the movement. A little known story in a well chronicled history, Counter Histories: Rock Hill breaks with documentary conventions to connect with a new audience and tie the historical movement to present day struggles.

The Hello Girls-
In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France as telephone operators to help win the Great War. They wore Army uniforms and swore Army oaths. They were intrepid, united in a common cause. Like Joan of Arc before them, they wanted to save France. By war’s end, these women, known affectionately as the Hello Girls, had connected over 26 million calls.
They served during the occupation of Germany and the Paris Peace Conference. The last of the Hello Girls returned home in 1920, only to told they were never soldiers after all. For 60 years, they fought the US government for recognition. In 1977, they won. Only 33 were still alive.

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Sunday September 2, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

2:30pm PDT

#37 Urban Drama-Student Films (Mature Subject Matter)- Death Around the Corner + Baile Con El Diablo + Junior
Mis(s)interpreted-A short film on the suppression of the black female voice. Although society traps black women in a box, we want to express that we can still move past the stereotypes and break through.

Death Around the Corner- A young insurance salesman must revert back to the criminal underworld after being laid off from his job in order to make ends meet.

Baile con El Diablo- 
A teenage girl attempts to sneak back into her house one night after a party. Her mother has been waiting for her as she prays over her altar of the Virgin Mary. Her mother, believing her daughter has sinned, begins warping the young girl's mind into believing the boy she's been sneaking off with is the devil.

 Junior-
A timid Zulu teenager makes a desperate attempt to prove himself to his father.

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Sunday September 2, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

4:00pm PDT

#39 Black Social and Culture Expression- In Her Solitude + A Beautiful Villain’s Greed + The Audition + Sun Shine + The Inventory + Closeup-Tank and the Bangas
In Her Solitude- Featuring a young woman in a big city living on her own is also prevalent in this short film, a situation that can be rather lonely and overwhelming. Women often characterized to be emotional carry a lot of weight in going against these pre-conceptions, and as a result have to go through extra reflection on how they choose to deal with situations and challenges. Often, choosing to handle trials on their own, but experiencing an unexpected freedom in being able to find happiness in their solitude.

A Beautiful Villain’s  Greed- Consumed with the art of consumption, this beautiful villain takes her addiction to retail to menacing new heights.

The Audition- A-List African American actor, Anthony, is convinced by his agent, Scott, to audition for a slavery role that is sure to win an Oscar and get Anthony recognized on a major scale. During the audition, the script becomes all too real as Anthony soon realizes that he is nothing but a modern day slave on
 
Sun Shine- When an African American teenager gets a seemingly depressed white guy to open up, she discovers he’s on his way to commit a horrible act.

The Inventory-  Social Black Parental Commentary through the lens of a middle aged father, who has realized he mislead his children in terms of how they are perceived by fearful and hateful Americans. A father bears his soul, pain, fear and regret for not preparing them for the eventual institutionalized racism they would face as they grew into adulthood.

Closeup-Tank and the Bangas- An in-depth profile of the exciting New Orleans band, as they surge to national prominence. The doc pulses with Tank’s fiery poetry and the band’s infectious music that defies categories.
In high school Tank Ball was a national champion spoken word performer, and later brought her innovative word play and performing magic to the concert stage while creating a family of musicians. 
Filmed over a year, as their gigs went from their own backyard and small clubs to major festivals, the film traces their journey with interviews, concert footage and a rare look into their artistic process and musical influences — church preachers and Jay-Z to Disney cartoons and Miles Davis. After filming completed they won the NPR Tiny Desk Contest (out of 6000 entries) and immediately were granted national and international tours, and in 2018 signed with a prominent label who released the first recording in April. Billboard pronounced their performance at Coachella as one of the best. The film reveals where they come from as individuals and how they came together as a solid community of performing artists.
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Sunday September 2, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

4:00pm PDT

#38 Distorted Realities (Mature Subject Matter)- The Untold Story of Romeo and Juliet + The Elysian Field + Shadow Greed + The Class Analysis + Distorted
 The Untold Story of Romeo and Juliet- An unemployed Cupid, Quincy Lightfeather, shares how he screwed up the greatest love story of all time. While trying to impress some women, he accidentally matches the scions of two warring families – Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. As he desperately tries to fix his mistake, the situation spirals out of control. Each compounding blunder sheds more light on the events and tragedies of the original Shakespearean drama.
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The Elysian Field-  An untraditional love story that takes place in segregated middle America in the early 1960's. One man will defy the odds to be with his beloved no matter the cost.

Shadow Greed- The Moore brothers are taking a business vacation along with their wives and web designer, but a small detour spawns what starts as simple business into one treacherous and devious night; using greed as the basis for coveting each others happiness.

The Class Analysis- An intense, controversial and shocking sci-fi drama about six racist bar patrons that get into a heated violent argument, only to find peace in a most unexpected way.  

Distorted- Two sisters meet to put their father to rest when they get an unexpected knock at the door, turning their night upside down.
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Sunday September 2, 2018 4:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

5:00pm PDT

#40 Music Documentaries- The Reason to Live + Naked Heart Tour
The Reason to Live-  An optimistic, busking musician tells his story about how music has transformed his life from his troubled past and why he can’t give up playing music.

Naked Heart Tour- 12 shows. 10 states. 3 weeks. No tour bus.
The adventure begins when musician Enny Owl and videographer Lindsay Ferris decide to set out on a journey of a lifetime. The two creatives tour across the country in hopes to share Enny’s music and capture great memories.
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Sunday September 2, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

6:00pm PDT

#41 Love Cecy (Encore Screening) + Alien & Alien (Animated Short) + Zion (Music Video by JONO)
Love Cecy- Ripped from the headlines, Love Cecy takes audiences back to the cholo, free-style culture of 1990s Richmond, California as it retells the story of 15 year old Cecilia Rios. The film follows Rios’ promising beginnings- striving to become a lawyer while keeping her cholo boyfriend off the streets- to its tragic end on March 14, 1994, when her brutal murder was chronicled by newspapers across the country. View Trailer

Zion Music Video- View Trailer

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Sunday September 2, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

6:30pm PDT

#43- Jalen Colemen Showcase- Ghetto Batman+ Intolerable+ Be Free+ Silent+ Ashes+ Stages
Jalen Colemen Showcase-

GHETTO BATMAN
Synopsis: A parody of the Adam West 60’s Batman show. This was my very first
short film I shot in 9th grade.

INTOLERABLE
Synopsis: Based on a true story of a 15 year old girl who committed suicide due to
bullying.

BE FREE
Synopsis: A young man recalls a tragic night that involved his friend and a police
officer.

SILENT
Synopsis: Different people share their point of views leading to an incident that has
drastic consequences.

ASHES
Synopsis: A retired superhero has given up on the world and now tries to live a private life.

Stages
Synopsis: An exaggerated romantic comedy set in high school.

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Sunday September 2, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3

6:30pm PDT

#44 -Love Cecy (9/1 Refunded Tickets Screening Only) + Sola + Desde El Principio
Love Cecy- Ripped from the headlines, Love Cecy takes audiences back to the cholo, free-style culture of 1990s Richmond, California as it retells the story of 15 year old Cecilia Rios. The film follows Rios’ promising beginnings- striving to become a lawyer while keeping her cholo boyfriend off the streets- to its tragic end on March 14, 1994, when her brutal murder was chronicled by newspapers across the country. View Trailer

Sola- As the world collapses around them, humanity walks on oblivious, compulsively editing selfies and updating profiles.

Desde El Principio- n the darkness of a soundproof recording studio, a conversation sparks between two voice actors dealing with a shared tragedy.
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Sunday September 2, 2018 6:30pm - 9:15pm PDT
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8:30pm PDT

#45 Bullitt County
Bullitt County- BULLITT COUNTY is an action/thriller about four friends who reunite for a bachelor party in the Fall of 1977 to hunt for buried Prohibition money on the Bluegrass Bourbon Trail, only to become ripped apart by greed, corruption, and murder.
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Sunday September 2, 2018 8:30pm - 10:30pm PDT
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8:30pm PDT

#46- Ultra Low
Ultra Low- A meta drama described as a cross between Clerks and Entourage, following a real-life filmmaking team in an unfiltered look behind the scenes as they struggle to break down the doors of Hollywood.
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Sunday September 2, 2018 8:30pm - 11:00pm PDT
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters Auditorium #3
 
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