Pre-Feature Short: The Bus Trip (14) Sarah Gampel, Israel Hoping for political discussion and friendship during a film festival bus trip, Sarah finds the conversation stops each time the topic of Israel’s occupation of Palestine comes up. Instead, she talks to her dead father over a noisy phone line.
Atousa’s Laughter (1 hr, 16 min) Alireza Farid, Iran Three couples are on train going to Turkey. They all have their own stories that connect them together. Shot in Tehran on a moving train over the course of five days.
9:00 PM - 2nd Feature
Pre-Feature Short: Bombing (13) Gloria Mercer, USA A comedian adjusts to taking care of her estranged daughter
Search Engines (1 hr 38 min) Russell Brown, USA Sanity and relationships are put to the test when mysterious circumstances force a family to survive the annual American Thanksgiving holiday without their cellphones.
11:15 PM - Shorts Block
A Perfect You (10) Sue Lange, USA A comedy about a young woman seeking perfection, who encounters disaster when a single flaw creeps in.
Go Quietly (16) Candice Delevante, USA An American homeowner describes the wrath of her mortgage lender, the ominous Wells Fargo "Playbook," ambiguous Dodd Frank Act and a polarized commercial banking system during the Great Recession of 2008.
The Call from the Sea (15) Taylor McNulty, USA The Bajau are an indigenous, sea nomadic group that live on top of the ocean in Indonesia. This short documentary looks at the ocean through the Bajau's eyes. 'The Call from the Sea' is a poetic, personal story about the fragile state of the ocean and the people who live closest to it.
Return to the World of Dance (7) Dan Boord and Luis Valdovino, USA Return to the World of Dance is an instructional guide for those perplexed by the post-modern condition. It is the last in a series of videos made for lovers of dance, the Jane Fonda workout video, and the twister game and begs the question: “If it is big, if it is orange and if it is ugly, is it contemporary art?”
Advection (12) Tim Baldwin, USA While deciding on whether they should retire or keep fighting, four B-Level superheroes get attacked by their arch enemy.
Hotwire (13) Erin Brown, USA When the love of his life threatens to go overseas, Stan, a shy daydreamer, must become the hero of his action movie fantasies to win her heart.