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Thursday, April 7
 

7:30pm

Opening Night Film - Morris from America

Closing Night Film: Morris from America

Director: Chad Hartigan (USA, 2016, 91m)

The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany. Starring: Craig Robinson, Carla Juri, Lina Keller



Thursday April 7, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

9:30pm

Opening Night Party
Kick off the weekend at the Opening Night Party. Enjoy appetizers and complimentary Lagunitas beer while mingling with filmmakers and film enthusiasts.


Thursday April 7, 2016 9:30pm - Friday April 8, 2016 12:00am
Lodge at Vail 174 East Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657
 
Friday, April 8
 

11:00am

Student Film Showcase 1 +Q&A
The Duke: Based on the Memoir "I'm The Duke" by J.P. Duke
Mired in a concussed haze, an ex-NFLer struggles to adjust to life off the field during Super Bowl Sunday.
Runtime: 23m
Director: Max Barbakow
Writers: Derek J. Pastuzek, Andy Siara
Producer(s): Dan Leonard
Cast: LaMonica Garrett, Catherine Urbanek, Amy Goddard, Alejandro Patiño, and Jeff Marlow
CO Premiere

The Discovery of Alan Hindley
A ham radio enthusiast discovers a mysterious object that might be a window into another world.
Runtime: 6m
Director: Andy Fortenbacher
Writer: Andy Fortenbacher
Producer(s): Zac Page, Cassidy Bisher, Lisa Mueller, Andy Fortenbacher
Cast: Ralph Lister, Jamie Newell
CO Premiere

Cuddling with Strangers
Professional cuddling services that provide non-sexual snuggle sessions to customers have been opening up around the world. But do these services really alleviate isolation—or are they a Band-Aid on an open wound? Several cuddle practitioners attempt to cure the world of loneliness and are met with mixed results—both personally and professionally.
Runtime: 17m
Director: Sara Joe Wolansky
Writer: Sara Joe Wolansky
Producer(s): Sara Joe Wolansky
Cast: Steve Maher, John Walsh, Matthew Hurtado, Monique Darling, Jennifer Zilavy
CO Premiere

Tempus Fug'it
It's 3 a.m. when Tuesday walks into a deserted launderette. All he really wanted to do there was his laundry, but things change when beautiful - and heavily armed - Strathisla enters the room. Now time is of the essence.
Runtime: 19m
Director: Béla Baptiste
Writer: Ernst Golda
Producer(s): Ernst Golda
Cast: Sarah-Jane Honeywell, Jack Bailey, Andy Hutchison
U.S. Premiere


Friday April 8, 2016 11:00am - 12:10pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

11:15am

Shorts Showcase 1: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH +Q&A
My Enemy, My Brother
Zahed and Najah are two former enemies from the Iran-Iraq War who become blood brothers for life. 25 years after one saves the other’s life on the battlefield, they meet again by sheer chance in Canada.
Runtime: 17m
Director:Ann Shin

La Force de l'Age (The Prime of Life)
Jean and Maria, a retired couple, were living peacefully in the middle of nowhere, when three technicians arrived at their home. Nothing to worry about, but Jean is suspicious. Maybe these men are not who they pretend to be...
Runtime: 14m
Director: Quentin Lecocq
Writer: Quentin Lecocq
Producer(s): Camille Wuillaume
Cast: Gérard Dessalles, Arthur Choisnet, Florence Monge, Thomas Debaene, Quentin Pradelle
CO Premiere

We Can't Live Without Cosmos
Two best friends have dreamed since childhood of becoming cosmonauts, and together they endure the rigors of training and public scrutiny, and make the sacrifices necessary to achieve their shared goal.
Runtime: 15m
Director: Konstantin Bronzit

Os Meninos do Rio (Children on the River)
In the riverside neighbourhood of Oporto, all the children prove their courage by jumping from the stunning bridge Luis I into the Duero river. Leo has never done it before. He is different but he is getting tired of everyone thinking he is a coward.
Runtime: 14m
Director:Javier Macipe

Living Legend
The most dangerous drug lord in Peru must face his ultimate fear: moving out of his mother's house.
Runtime: 14m
Director: Alonso Llosa
Writer: Alonso Llosa
Producer(s): Olga Goister, Brenden Hubbard
Cast: Guillermo Castañeda, Haydeé Cáceres, Pietro Sibille
CO Premiere


Friday April 8, 2016 11:15am - 12:45pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

11:30am

Husband Factor
A traditional Turkish woman tries to find love and is forced by her family members to get married.
Runtime: 103m
Director: Kivanc Baruonu
Writers: Kivanc Baruonu, Sebnem Burcuoglu
Producer(s): Necati Akpinar


Friday April 8, 2016 11:30am - 1:20pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

12:00pm

Epiphany +Q&A
"How to make an ordinary life an extraordinary experience!" A story about conquering fears, spending time with sharks in the ocean and reinventing life at every turn while being a mother and photographer, navigating her autistic family through life.
Runtime: 90m
Producer(s): Michael Maes
Writer: Ellen Cuylaerts

Cast: Ellen Cuylaerts, Margaux Maes, Max Maes, Michael Maes, Vincent Canabal, Rodrigo Friscione Wyssmann, Cristina Zenato

World Premiere


Friday April 8, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cinebistro 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657

12:45pm

Student Film Showcase 2 +Q&A
Blue Streets
Blue Streets is a short documentary focused on post-Katrina street musicians struggling to keep the “traditions of New Orleans alive.” Set against the backdrop of the French Quarter to the 9th Ward, people from diverse backgrounds share the struggles and hopes of being a successful musician on Bourbon Street. Native residents, professional musicians, struggling performers, and international immigrants reflect on the revitalization of the NoLa music scene, survival, art, and life. “Some people don’t know they have the blues until they hear the blues.”
Runtime: 10m
Director: Vincent Jaramillo
U.S. Premiere

Disconnect
A mother is too wrapped up in her work to realize her son is growing up without her. She goes through a fantastical journey that wakes her up.
Runtime: 5m
Director: Isabelle Gedigk
Writer: Isabelle Gedigk
Producer(s): Isabelle Gedigk
Cast: Kayla Wong, Lena Kim, Vicky Lim

[solitary]
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS: INMATE IDENTIFICATION
Facility: STATE SUPERMAX.
Location: SEGREGATED HOUSING UNIT (SOLITARY CONFINEMENT).
Inmate/Cell No.: SHU-#B1-67.
Sex: M.
H/W: 6' / 170.
Race: BLK.
Category: SECURITY LVL 3 (HIGH THREAT).
Runtime: 17m
Director: Derek J. Pastuszek
Writer: Derek J. Pastuszek
Producer(s): Cedric Gamelin, Fabrizio Muscia, Halee Bernard
Cast: Kofi Bamfo
World Premiere

Chrysalis
In a future in which genetics has transformed human society, a young Global Security agent named Tristan Winters goes through a change known as Chrysalis that threatens to reveal his past and endangers his life.
Runtime: 19m
Director: Keaton McGruder
Writer: Keaton McGruder
Producer(s): Ricky Lloyd George, Lauren Brown, Keaton McGruder, Danielle Savre
Cast: Anthony Garland, Danielle Savre, Jared Ward, Marem Hassler
CO Premiere

The Bench
There is more than meets the eye in this random encounter on a park bench.
Runtime: 6m
Director: Cameron Burnett
Writers: Cameron Burnett, Alonso Alvarez Barreda
Producer(s): Alonso Alvarez Barreda, Tomas Cordoba
Cast: Judah McFadden, Harwood Gordon
CO Premiere

Manoman
Glen is barely a man. In a desperate attempt to tap into his masculinity he attends a primal scream therapy session, but even surrounded by wailing men he cannot make a sound. When another member of the class pushes Glen too far he finally lets something out- a miniature version of himself which does whatever it wants, regardless of the consequences.
Runtime: 11m
Director: Simon Cartwright
Writer: Simon Cartwright
Producer: Kamilla Hodøl


Friday April 8, 2016 12:45pm - 1:50pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

1:30pm

Where We're Meant To Be +Q&A
Small moments can change our entire path in life. Travel in and out of the lives of a number of vastly different people as each one connects to the next during their most pivotal moments.
Runtime: 115m
Director: Michael Howard
Writer: Michael Howard
Producer(s): Pamela Smith, Ashley Patino, Michael Howard
Cast: Blayne Weaver, Tate Hanyok, Sarah Bousquet, Tracey Coppedge, and Tim Ross


Friday April 8, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

2:00pm

Buried Above Ground
BURIED ABOVE GROUND goes on an inspirational journey with three people trying to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Luis, an Iraq War veteran, along with his service dog Tuesday; Erundina, a survivor of domestic violence; and Ashley, an evacuee from Hurricane Katrina. BURIED ABOVE GROUND explores its subjects' lives over six years, gaining access to their home life, therapy sessions, and communities as they try to unburden themselves from the crippling lock of their past traumas. The personal battles fought by Luis, Ashley and Erundina illuminate a global health condition that is misunderstood, underreported and often left untreated.
Runtime: 78m
Director: Ben Selkow
Writer: Ben Selkow
Producer(s): Ben Selkow, Marc Smolowitz


Friday April 8, 2016 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

2:30pm

Monitor +Q&A
In an alternate present, Paolo's job is to anonymously counsel the employees of his company. He's the best in what he does, but an employee's suicide attempt might call into question his life as he knows it.
Runtime: 78m
Director: Alessio Lauria
Writers: Alessio Lauria, Manuela Pinetti
Producer(s): Marcantonio Borghese, Taku Komaya, Kasumi Usui
Cast: Michele Alhaique, Valeria Bilello, Riccardo De Filippis, Claudio Gioè, Caterina E. Capodilista, Ettore Nicoletti


Friday April 8, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Cinebistro 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657

2:30pm

View of Nise +Q&A
In 1946 , after leaving the political prison, the young psychiatrist Nise da Silveira back to the psychiatric hospital in the suburb of Rio de Janeiro, refuses to use the electric shock and adopts art therapy to treat their patients. The works of talented artists delight C. G. Jung and are exposed in Europe.
Runtime: 83m
Directors: Jorge Oliveira, Pedro Zoca
Writer: Jorge Oliveira
Producer(s): Ana Maria Rocha
Cast: Mariana Infante Oliveira, Rafael Cardoso, Nando Rodrigues


Friday April 8, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

4:00pm

Cut To The Chase +Q&A
Max (Blayne Weaver) has always been on the wrong side of the law but his sister Isobel (Erin Cahill) always bails him out... Until the day she disappears. Now, with the help of a mysterious stranger (Lyndie Greenwood), Max searches for his sister through the underbelly of a Louisiana town while being pursued by the notorious crime boss known only as "The Man" (Lance Henricksen).
Runtime: 90m
Director: Blayne Weaver
Writer: Blayne Weaver
Producer(s): Mindy Bledsoe, Chris Lyon, Mike Elliott
Cast: Blayne Weaver, Lyndie Greenwood, Erin Cahill, Patrick Day and Lance Henricksen


Friday April 8, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

4:30pm

A Bitter Legacy +Q&A
This feature documentary investigates the "Citizen Isolation Centers", the secret World War II prisons within the Japanese American Incarceration camp system created in 1943 to separate those citizens deemed to be "troublemakers", from the other prisons of Japanese descent. These secret prisons have been called "precursors to Guantanamo". "A Bitter Legacy" illustrates why civic education and engagement, and social and political activism are so necessary to ensure that these acts of injustice are never repeated in today's American society.
Runtime: 78m
Director: Claudia Katayanagi
Writer: Claudia Katayanagi
Producer(s): Matthew & Danny Firpo, Claudia Katayanagi
Cast: Tetsuden Kashima, Roger Daniels, Art Hansen, Wayne Collins, Eric Muller, Karen Korematsu, Wendy Maruyama, Taneyuki Dan Harada, Toru Saito


Friday April 8, 2016 4:30pm - 5:50pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

4:30pm

Shorts Showcase 2: THE SPIDERS FROM MARS +Q&A
The Aquarium
A young girl, ignored by her volatile, separated parents, does increasingly desperate things to earn money for a school trip to the aquarium.
Runtime: 14m
Director: Jacobie Gray
Writer: Jacobie Gray
Producer(s): Michelle Nagy
Cast: Sophie Rollason, Nathaniel Dean and Emma Jackson
CO Premiere

En las Nubes (In the Clouds)
The difference between how we think romance should work and how it actually does is at the comedic heart of EN LAS NUBES, an exploration of cultural disagreements about intimacy, love, and marriage proposals in the age of YouTube.
Runtime: 21m
Director: Marcelo Mitnik
Writer: Marcelo Mitnik
Producer(s): Dave Kajganich, Paula Manzanedo-Schmit, Marcelo Mitnik
Cast: Valeria Blanc, Jeremy Glazer, Martin Piroyansky, Veronica Hassan, Javier Drolas, Maria Canale, Luciano Cazaux, Luz Palazon, Alan Sabbagh, Iair Said

Step 9
Two friends, one in recovery and one decidedly not, set off on a road trip to make amends.
Runtime: 13m
Director: Leonora Pitts

Knife of the Party
Two down-on-their-luck party DJ's book a killer gig. It's one hell of a party.
Runtime: 9m
Directors: Brian Henderson, Joe Von Appen
Writers: Brian Henderson, Joe Von Appen
Producer(s): Ian Brennan, Leigh Whannell, Alex Koehne, Brian Henderson, Joe Von Appen
Cast: Drew Droege, Joe Von Appen, Brian Henderson
CO Premiere

Nada S.A. (Nothing Co.)
Carlos has been fruitlessly looking for a job for years. One day, he finds a very special company called NOTHING Co. The company is offering a job where the worker is paid to do nothing... but that day, his life will turn upside down.
Runtime: 15m
Directors: Caye Casas, Albert Pintó
Writers: Caye Casas, Albert Pintó
Producer(s): Caye Casas, Albert Pintó, Norbert Llaràs
Cast: Emilio Gavira, Jaume García Arija, Carlos Lasarte
CO Premiere


Friday April 8, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

5:00pm

Monster Hunt
In an ancient world where monsters rule the land while humans keep to their own kingdom, a baby monster, Wuba, is born to a human father and monster queen. When mortals and creatures alike set out to capture the newborn, Wuba's adventure begins. The cute baby monster Huba is the child of a human man and a monster queen, threatened by both monster-hating humans and monsters attempting to capture the new-born in an ancient world based on medieval China.
Runtime: 115m
Director: Raman Hui
Writer: Alan Yuen
Cast: Baihe Bai, Boran Jing, Wu Jian


Friday April 8, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Cinebistro 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657

6:30pm

Shelter in the City +Q&A
Shelter in the City is a look at homelessness through the story of a father and son. We also interview a variety of individuals and organizations to try to get a better understanding of the causes of homelessness and, hopefully, to try to find a solution.
Runtime: 80m
Director: Terence Donnellan
Writer: Terence Donnellan
Producer(s): Terence Donnellan, Craig Syracusa
Cast: Ken Murray Sr,, Ken Murray Jr., Bobby Watts, Stanley Richards, Casimiro Torres, Jonathan Torres, Craig Mayes


Friday April 8, 2016 6:30pm - 7:50pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

6:30pm

Five Nights in Maine

A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter's death.

Runtime: 82m

Director: Maris Curran

Writer: Maris Curran

Cast: Teyonah Parris, Dianne Wiest, David Oyelowo



Friday April 8, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

7:00pm

Friday Night Concert
Click here for line-up of this years amazing musicians. Complimentary Lagunitas beer will be served.


Friday April 8, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Shakedown Bar 304 Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657

7:00pm

Virgin America Presents: Blah Airlines Flight 101
A baby cries. Food is scarce. The hours drag on, painfully. Hope disappears. And the seatbelt light remains on. For 5 hour and 45 minutes, BLAH AIRLINES FLIGHT 101 is hauntingly familiar, shockingly unique, and — somehow — compulsively watchable. The filmmakers boldly put us on the front lines of airborne banality, creating a unforgettable experience that's sure to resonate. Described as "brilliant" and "Warholian" by AdWeek and "genius" by Travel + Leisure magazine, BLAH AIRLINES FLIGHT 101 is a five hour and forty-five minute film that exposes the weird reality of commercial air travel at its worst by documenting an entire San Francisco to Newark flight on “BLAH Airlines.”

Since its launch in 2007, Virgin America has been the antidote to the typical, uninspiring experience of air travel, offering sleek new aircrafts and tech-forward features. So the airline and its agency Eleven teamed up to remind everyone they don't need to fly "blah." After all, if you wouldn’t voluntarily watch an almost six-hour-long film of an upholstered seatback, why would you subject yourself to the same experience on a cross-country flight?

Runtime: 5hr 45m

Colorado Premiere


Friday April 8, 2016 7:00pm - Saturday April 9, 2016 12:45am
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

8:00pm

Ctrl Alt Delete +Q&A
When a team of hacktivists break into an office building server room, they unknowingly uncover an artificial super intelligence. With the reluctant help of the systems administrators they've taken hostage, they must work together to escape as the AI quickly takes over the building and spreads across the Internet.
Runtime: 87m
Director: James B. Cox
Writer: James B. Cox
Producer(s): Baruch Kaufman, James B. Cox, Blake Robbins
Cast: Adam Shapiro, Blake Robbins, Molly Burnett, Brian Patrick Wade, Andy Allo, Josh Banday, and Amy Aquino


Friday April 8, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cinebistro 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657

8:45pm

Speed Sisters
The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They’re bold. They’re fearless. And they’re tearing up tracks all over Palestine.
Runtime: 80m
Director: Amber Fares
Producer(s): Amber Fares, Avi Goldstein, Jessica Devaney


Friday April 8, 2016 8:45pm - 10:05pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

9:00pm

Finding Her +Q&A
Christian Baker a well known New York City journalist from The Chronicle gets assigned to a social story about a 12 years old missing African-American girl from Brooklyn. Trying to get the assignment behind him, he quickly and poorly researches the story and goes with the first lead. This brings down a series of deaths and pains. Christian with guilt decides to finally do his work properly and help the family find their little girl revealing the huge gaps of the criminal justice system.
Runtime: 111m
Director: Vlad Feier
Writers: Vlad Feier, Peter Gutter
Producer(s): Vlad Feier, Ana Paula Rivera, Regina Bang
Cast: Johnny Whitworth, Maurice McRae, Afton Williamson, Jeremy Holm, Danny Johnson, Larry Pine, Jared Kemp, Justiin A. Davis, Tibor Feldman, Rupert Simonian



Friday April 8, 2016 9:00pm - 10:50pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657
 
Saturday, April 9
 

11:00am

Speed Sisters
The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They’re bold. They’re fearless. And they’re tearing up tracks all over Palestine.
Runtime: 80m
Director: Amber Fares
Producer(s): Amber Fares, Avi Goldstein, Jessica Devaney


Saturday April 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

11:15am

CO Shorts Showcase: Eddie - 142 Miles from Monday - Pull Away - Sirens + Q&A
Eddie
When Eddie returns to his hometown he discovers that nothing is as he remembers - but is it him or the town that has changed?
Runtime: 19m
Director: Andrew Arkis
Writers: Andrew Arkis & Nicholas Arkis
Producer(s): Maggie Hart, Cam Youmans
Starring: Thomas Jaeger, Deb Hultgren, Jared Van Doorn, Kevin Sean Ryan

142 Miles From Monday
142 Miles From Monday is a film about stepping away from the 9-5 lifestyle, the benefits of scaring yourself, and about connecting with nature to find meaning in everyday life. The film follows three mountain bikers riding the legendary Kokopelli Trail in the high mountain deserts of Colorado and Utah; a place they’ll find is often unpredictable and unforgiving, but one that reveals lessons for those who explore its lonely landscapes.
Runtime: 9m
Director: Alex Witkowicz
Producer(s): Alex Witkowicz, Ashley Picillo
Cast: Dan Jones, Heath Brown, Haris Zlatarević

Pull Away
Runtime 24m
Director: Desmond Devenish
Writer: Desmond Devenish
Producer(s): Desmond Devenish
In search of answers to their recently disintegrated relationship, Vincent and June take solo road trips through the American North and Southwest. Intent on soothing the isolation with various intimate affairs along the way, it further provokes the closure from their failed efforts with one another, to save a love that wasn't meant to be.
Cast: Kelly Sebastian, Desmond Devenish, Jessica Howell & Scott Fulmer
CO Premiere

Sirens
After losing her job as a nurse, Sarah now finds herself lost on a dark and dangerous path as her efforts to pay for her daughter's operation by any means necessary begin to backfire. Sarah, the once promising ballerina in her youth, becomes entangled with a muder plot at an underground brothel as things start to spiral out of her control.
Runtime: 23m
Director: Joey Spillane
Writer: Joey Spillane
Producer(s): Garry McMahon, Suzanne Klein, Edna Meyer-Nelson, Linda Reeves, Jen Cutler, Beth Thibodeaux, Joey Spillane
Cast: Phyllis Spielman, RJ Wagner, Darrow Klein, Noah Anderson, Tarrin Miller, Mack Bankers III


Saturday April 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:45pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

11:15am

Short Film Showcase 3: SERIOUS MOONLIGHT +Q&A
Wifey Redux
A man becomes maniacally obsessed with chasing off his teenage daughter's new boyfriend. Based on a short story by acclaimed Irish author Kevin Barry.
Runtime: 22m
Director: Robert McKeon
Writer: Robert McKeon, based on a story by Kevin Barry
Producer(s): Robert McKeon, Michael Donnelly V
Cast: Aidan McArdle, Angeline Ball, Wallis Day, Shane O'Meara, Lauryn Canny, Craig Grainger

Otherwise Engaged
How do I love thee? Let me count the likes... A romantic social media satire for the online age.
Runtime: 4m
Director: Alicia MacDonald
Writer: Alicia MacDonald
Producer(s): Helen Grearson, Jack Sidey
Cast: Hannah Arterton, Mark Quartley

Noticed
When a lonesome postal worker discovers one night that a peeping tom lives across from her, a growing fascination with him sends her on a surprising journey.
Runtime: 15m
Director: Limor Diamant
Writer: Limor Diamant, Sigal Diamant
Producer(s): Nikos Karamigios
Cast: Sigal Diamant, Tomas Oscar Andren
CO Premiere

Cuerdas (Strings)
Maria’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon, they become close friends.
Runtime: 10m
Director: Pedro Solis
Writer: Pedro Solis
Producer(s): Nicolas Matji
Cast: Belen Rueda, Miriam Martin
CO Premiere

Time After Time
Year 1985. Pablo is a teenager who is in love in his lifetime of his best friend Susan. After make a film it seems that that night she lost her virginity to, but when someone in the future will be key to stop it. Will he able to achieve it?
Runtime: 16m
Director: Pablo Silva Gonzalez, Peris Romano


Saturday April 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:45pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

12:00pm

Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw
Often called "the female Michael Jordan," WNBA all-star Chamique Holdsclaw seemed destined for a spectacular professional career—until her long-suppressed battle with mental illness emerged to threaten her life.
Runtime: 57m
Director: Rick Goldsmith
Writers: Rick Goldsmith, Sharon Wood
Producer(s): Rick Goldsmith
Cast: Chamique Holdsclaw


Saturday April 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cinebistro 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657

1:15pm

The Rainbow Kid
Eugene, a young man with Down syndrome, embarks on a life-altering journey to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Runtime: 91m
Director: Kire Paputts
Writer: Kire Paputts
Producer(s): Kire Paputts
Cast: Dylan Harman, Krystal Nausbaum, Julian Richings, Nicholas Campbell


Saturday April 9, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

1:30pm

Backgammon +Q&A

Part psychological sexual thriller and part classic mystery, Backgammon is about a young man, Lucian, who gets drawn into the web of two slightly older bohemians, with disastrous results. The story opens when Andrew invites Lucian and his girlfriend Elizabeth for a weekend getaway. Miranda (Andrew’s older sister) is at the mansion, however they didn’t expect her Baudelaire-obsessed boyfriend Gerald to show up as well.

Overwhelmed by Gerald’s antics and the constant irritating horseplay with Miranda, Andrew and Elizabeth split. Lucian, however, decides to stay, as a simmering, sexual tension develops between him and the flighty, flirtatious Miranda. When Gerald explodes after losing everything during an alcohol-fueled poker game with Lucian, Miranda finally gives him the boot. But as she and Lucian begin to dance around each other, their surroundings show threatening signs that Gerald may never have left.

Director: Francisco Orvañanos

Writers: Francisco Orvañanos, R.B. Russel, Todd Niemi

Producer(s): Francisco Orvañanos, Colin Stanfield, Miguel Boccaloni, Chris Moore

Cast: Brittany Allen, Noah Silver, Alex Beh, Olivia Crocicchia, Christian Alexander

Runtime: 89m



Saturday April 9, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

1:45pm

Short Film Showcase 4: EVERYBODY LOVES SUNSHINE +Q&A
Pronouns

A teenager from the South Side of Chicago decides to reveal their true identity during a spoken word performance only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest.  

Runtime: 9m

Director: Mike Paulucci

Cast: Patrick "Patches" Blanton

Crossing the Bar
Two estranged childhood friends embark on a road trip where old conflicts are finally laid to rest in an exploration of grief, loss and forgiveness.
Runtime: 12m
Director: Vinessa Shaw
Writer: Monica Sly, Vassiliki Ellwood
Producer(s): Vassiliki Ellwood, Sarah Delpizzo
Cast: Starring: Vassiliki Ellwood, Vana Bell
World Premiere

Moom
Every forgotten object has a memory with its previous owner still attached. This is a story of Moom, one of those memories stuck in this world. One day, Moom meets another memory just like him.
Runtime: 14m
Director: Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi
CO Premiere

Mother's Day
Tragedy forces Mary (Academy Award Winner: Melissa Leo) and her son Jay (Gabriel Furman) to say goodbye forever.
Runtime: 7m
Director: Jeff Tan
Writer: Gabriel Furman
Producer(s): Gabriel Furman, Melissa Leo, Jeff Tan
Cast: Melissa Leo & Gabriel Furman
CO Premiere

Chatarra (Junk)

Memories of life in an apocalyptic world.

Runtime: 5m

Director: Walter Tournier

The Chicken
As a present for her 6th birthday, Selma gets a live chicken. When she realises the creature is going to be killed to feed the family she decides to set it free, unaware of the dangerous consequences such action will lead to... It is Sarajevo, year running 1993.
Runtime: 15m
Director: Una Gunjak
Writer: Una Gunjak
Producer(s): Jelena Goldbach
Cast: Iman Alibalic, Esma Alic, Mirela Lambic, Mario Knezovic

How You Look At It
HOW YOU LOOK AT IT is a Dance Comedy Short about how love at first sight changes a man's view of the world around him.
Runtime: 9m
Director: Wendy Seyb
Writer: Wendy Seyb
Producer(s): Wendy Seyb, Anette Lewis
Cast: Peter Scolari, Tracy Shayne
World Premiere


Saturday April 9, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

2:00pm

Fools +Q&A
Two strangers brush hands on a crowded Chicago El train and move in together a week later without having exchanged a word. Together, they fabricate the history of their romance as they go along. When reality intrudes, they must decide if their love is true, or just a fantasy.
Runtime: 87
Director: Benjamin Meyer
Writer: Benjamin Meyer
Producer(s): Dana Scott, Beth Schacter
Cast: Mary Cross, Michael Szeles


Saturday April 9, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cinebistro 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657

3:30pm

Year by the Sea +Q&A
Hoping to reclaim who she was before marriage and children, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod where she embarks upon a quest to set herself free.

Runtime: 114m
Director: Alexander Janko
Writer: Alexander Janko
Producer(s): Laura Goodenow, Bill Latka, Dale Armin Johnson & Alexander Janko
Cast: Karen Allen, Yannick Bisson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Cristofer & Celia Imrie with Alvin Epstein


Saturday April 9, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

3:45pm

Docs Group 1: Entrapped - Riot +Q&A
Entrapped
The FBI claimed it had exposed a dangerous group of men in a massive 'entrapment' operation over an alleged plot to attack a US army base in New Jersey. But were they really terrorists?
Runtime: 12m
Director: Razan Ghalayini
Producer(s): Murtaza Hussain, Sharon Weinberger

Riot

RIOT offers a chilling look at the long-term effects of urban conflict on a city and its people. Viewers will come face-to-face with not only the racism and violence of the Newark Riots of 1967, but with the heartbreak that followed, and the ensuing determination of people who refused to let the riot define or defeat them over the next 50 years.
Runtime: 83m
Director: Kevin McLaughlin
Writer: Kevin McLaughlin
Producer(s): Kevin McLaughlin, Paul Schoenberger
Cast: Andre Braugher, Cory Booker, Sharpe James, Ken Gibson
World Premiere, Filmmakers in attendance


Saturday April 9, 2016 3:45pm - 5:20pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

4:00pm

Five Nights in Maine

A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter's death.

Runtime: 82m

Director: Maris Curran

Writer: Maris Curran

Cast: Teyonah Parris, Dianne Wiest, David Oyelowo



Saturday April 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

4:30pm

Docs Group 2: Soy Cubana - Open Your Eyes - Out of the Ashes +Q&A

Soy Cubana

Directors: Ivaylo Getov, Jeremy Ungar (Cuba, 17m)

This short documentary follows a unique and until now little known Cuban a cappella quartet, the Vocal Vidas. Their infectious spirit, precise vocal harmonies, and melting pot of references embody the sounds of Santiago de Cuba - the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. Starring: The Vocal Vidas: Koset Muñoa Columbíe; Ana Hernández Rosillo; Maryoris Mena Faez; Annia Del Toro Leyva
CO Premiere, Filmmakers in attendance

Open Your Eyes

Living for decades under the Himalayan sun, their eyes have slowly gone milky white. Their cataracts belie the blindness, the utter darkness, that has come to define the lives of Manisara and Durga, a married couple living in the mountains of Nepal. The fairytale forest they raised their children in is now an arresting warren of trails they cannot walk, nor see. Open Your Eyes follows their extraordinary three-day journey down the mountain for a chance to see again.
Runtime: 34m
Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky
Producer(s): Irene Taylor Brodsky, Larry Brilliant, Sophie Harris

CO Premiere, Filmmakers in attendance

 

Out of the Ashes

From the war torn streets of eastern DR Congo two boys with a passion for education find their way to schooling and MLK inspiration.  Armed with a powerful dream, their community acquires scholarships for the boys to attend their Senior year of High School in Orange County, California.  OUT OF THE ASHES  follows Prince and Grace from life in DR Congo through their first eye opening year in the USA. 
Runtime: 26m
Director: Susan Saltz
Writer: Susan Saltz
Producer(s): Susan Saltz
Cast: Prince Ntwali, Grace Mutangilwa, Esther Ntoto and Camille Ntoto
World Premiere, Filmmakers in attendance


Saturday April 9, 2016 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Cinebistro 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657

6:00pm

Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong
An attraction forms when a Chinese American girl visiting Hong Kong for the first time meets an American expat who shows her the way, but timing may not quite be on their side. A walk and talk romance set in the beautiful city of Hong Kong, the film asks the question - what happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time?
Runtime: 78m
Director: Emily Ting
Writers: Emily Ting, Emily Ting
Cast: Jamie Chung, Bryan Greenberg, Richard Ng


Saturday April 9, 2016 6:00pm - 7:20pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

6:30pm

Epiphany
"How to make an ordinary life an extraordinary experience!" A story about conquering fears, spending time with sharks in the ocean and reinventing life at every turn while being a mother and photographer, navigating her autistic family through life.
Runtime: 90m
Producer(s): Michael Maes
Writer: Ellen Cuylaerts

Cast: Ellen Cuylaerts, Margaux Maes, Max Maes, Michael Maes, Vincent Canabal, Rodrigo Friscione Wyssmann, Cristina Zenato

World Premiere


Saturday April 9, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

6:45pm

Office
A musical set mainly in a corporate high-rise. Two assistants, Lee Xiang and Kat, start new jobs at the financial firm Jones & Sunn. Lee Xiang is an earnest young man who naively enters the world of high finance with noble intentions. Kat on the other hand has a secret.
Runtime: 115m
Director: Johnnie To
Writer: Sylvia Chang
Cast: Yun-Fat Chow, Sylvia Chang, Eason Chan


Saturday April 9, 2016 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Cinebistro 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657

7:00pm

Closing Night Awards Ceremony followed by Closing Night Film: A Light Beneath Their Feet +Q&A
In a commanding performance, Taryn Manning (Orange Is The New Black) plays Gloria, an Evanston mother wrestling with bipolar disorder and an imminent empty nest. Her dedicated daughter Beth (Madison Davenport) has a bright future ahead, but must decide if she will stay near home to care for her unpredictable mom or follow her own path. Emotionally raw and uncommonly observant, this coming-of-age drama balances the pull of family obligation against personal aspirations. Davenport beautifully conveys the mixture of fierce love and grueling weariness she feels while embracing her role as caregiver, a responsibility that threatens to consume the entirety of her life. And Manning is equally impressive in avoiding any trace of caricature in her portrayal of mental illness, preserving Gloria’s dignity even as her behavior becomes more erratic. Director Valerie Weiss (Losing Control) has found an ideal collaboration in screenwriter Moira McMahon Leeper, making her feature debut. By turns endearing, unsettling, and ultimately moving, A Light Beneath Their Feet is a triumph of empathetic filmmaking. There are no heroes and villains in this story, just ordinary people struggling to create a sense of normalcy in their day-to-day existence.
Runtime: 90m
Director: Valerie Weiss
Writer: Moira McMahon Leeper
Producer(s): Jeffrey Loeb & Robert Johnson
Cast: Taryn Manning, Madison Davenport, Maddie Hasson, Kurt Fuller, Carter Jenkins, Kali Hawk, Nora Dunn


Saturday April 9, 2016 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

8:30pm

Little Big Master

Director: Adrian Kwan (Hong Kong, 2015, 112m)

Based on a true story, Little Big Master chronicles the struggles of the lowest-paid headmistress in Hong Kong history.


Saturday April 9, 2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

8:45pm

Husband Factor
A traditional Turkish woman tries to find love and is forced by her family members to get married.
Runtime: 103m
Director: Kivanc Baruonu
Writers: Kivanc Baruonu, Sebnem Burcuoglu
Producer(s): Necati Akpinar


Saturday April 9, 2016 8:45pm - 10:35pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

9:30pm

Cut To The Chase
Max (Blayne Weaver) has always been on the wrong side of the law but his sister Isobel (Erin Cahill) always bails him out... Until the day she disappears. Now, with the help of a mysterious stranger (Lyndie Greenwood), Max searches for his sister through the underbelly of a Louisiana town while being pursued by the notorious crime boss known only as "The Man" (Lance Henricksen).
Runtime: 90m
Director: Blayne Weaver
Writer: Blayne Weaver
Producer(s): Mindy Bledsoe, Chris Lyon, Mike Elliott
Cast: Blayne Weaver, Lyndie Greenwood, Erin Cahill, Patrick Day and Lance Henricksen


Saturday April 9, 2016 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Cinebistro 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657

9:30pm

Closing Night Party
Come enjoy appetizers and complimentary Lagunitas at the Closing Night Party.


Saturday April 9, 2016 9:30pm - Sunday April 10, 2016 12:00am
Lodge at Vail 174 East Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657

10:00pm

Adderall Diaries
Writer and Adderall enthusiast Stephen Elliott reaches a low point when his estranged father resurfaces, claiming that Stephen has fabricated much of the dark childhood that that fuels his writing. Adrift in the precarious gray area of memory, Stephen is led by three sources of inspiration: a new romance, the best friend who shares his history, and a murder trial that reminds him more than a little of his own story.
Runtime: 105m
Director: Pamela Romanowsky
Writer: Pamela Romanowsky
Cast: Amber Heard, James Franco, Wilmer Valderrama


Saturday April 9, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657
 
Sunday, April 10
 

11:00am

Monitor
In an alternate present, Paolo's job is to anonymously counsel the employees of his company. He's the best in what he does, but an employee's suicide attempt might call into question his life as he knows it.
Runtime: 78m
Director: Alessio Lauria
Writers: Alessio Lauria, Manuela Pinetti
Producer(s): Marcantonio Borghese, Taku Komaya, Kasumi Usui
Cast: Michele Alhaique, Valeria Bilello, Riccardo De Filippis, Claudio Gioè, Caterina E. Capodilista, Ettore Nicoletti


Sunday April 10, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

11:15am

Docs Group 1: Entrapped - Riot
Entrapped
The FBI claimed it had exposed a dangerous group of men in a massive 'entrapment' operation over an alleged plot to attack a US army base in New Jersey. But were they really terrorists?
Runtime: 12m
Director: Razan Ghalayini
Producer(s): Murtaza Hussain, Sharon Weinberger

Riot

RIOT offers a chilling look at the long-term effects of urban conflict on a city and its people. Viewers will come face-to-face with not only the racism and violence of the Newark Riots of 1967, but with the heartbreak that followed, and the ensuing determination of people who refused to let the riot define or defeat them over the next 50 years.
Runtime: 83m
Director: Kevin McLaughlin
Writer: Kevin McLaughlin
Producer(s): Kevin McLaughlin, Paul Schoenberger
Cast: Andre Braugher, Cory Booker, Sharpe James, Ken Gibson
World Premiere


Sunday April 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:50pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

11:30am

Ctrl Alt Delete
When a team of hacktivists break into an office building server room, they unknowingly uncover an artificial super intelligence. With the reluctant help of the systems administrators they've taken hostage, they must work together to escape as the AI quickly takes over the building and spreads across the Internet.
Runtime: 87m
Director: James B. Cox
Writer: James B. Cox
Producer(s): Baruch Kaufman, James B. Cox, Blake Robbins
Cast: Adam Shapiro, Blake Robbins, Molly Burnett, Brian Patrick Wade, Andy Allo, Josh Banday, and Amy Aquino


Sunday April 10, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

12:00pm

Shelter in the City
Shelter in the City is a look at homelessness through the story of a father and son. We also interview a variety of individuals and organizations to try to get a better understanding of the causes of homelessness and, hopefully, to try to find a solution.
Runtime: 80m
Director: Terence Donnellan
Writer: Terence Donnellan
Producer(s): Terence Donnellan, Craig Syracusa
Cast: Ken Murray Sr,, Ken Murray Jr., Bobby Watts, Stanley Richards, Casimiro Torres, Jonathan Torres, Craig Mayes


Sunday April 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cinebistro 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657

1:00pm

Fools
Two strangers brush hands on a crowded Chicago El train and move in together a week later without having exchanged a word. Together, they fabricate the history of their romance as they go along. When reality intrudes, they must decide if their love is true, or just a fantasy.
Runtime: 87
Director: Benjamin Meyer
Writer: Benjamin Meyer
Producer(s): Dana Scott, Beth Schacter
Cast: Mary Cross, Michael Szeles


Sunday April 10, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

1:30pm

View of Nise
In 1946 , after leaving the political prison, the young psychiatrist Nise da Silveira back to the psychiatric hospital in the suburb of Rio de Janeiro, refuses to use the electric shock and adopts art therapy to treat their patients. The works of talented artists delight C. G. Jung and are exposed in Europe.
Runtime: 83m
Directors: Jorge Oliveira, Pedro Zoca
Writer: Jorge Oliveira
Producer(s): Ana Maria Rocha
Cast: Mariana Infante Oliveira, Rafael Cardoso, Nando Rodrigues


Sunday April 10, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

2:00pm

A Bitter Legacy
This feature documentary investigates the "Citizen Isolation Centers", the secret World War II prisons within the Japanese American Incarceration camp system created in 1943 to separate those citizens deemed to be "troublemakers", from the other prisons of Japanese descent. These secret prisons have been called "precursors to Guantanamo". "A Bitter Legacy" illustrates why civic education and engagement, and social and political activism are so necessary to ensure that these acts of injustice are never repeated in today's American society.
Runtime: 78m
Director: Claudia Katayanagi
Writer: Claudia Katayanagi
Producer(s): Matthew & Danny Firpo, Claudia Katayanagi
Cast: Tetsuden Kashima, Roger Daniels, Art Hansen, Wayne Collins, Eric Muller, Karen Korematsu, Wendy Maruyama, Taneyuki Dan Harada, Toru Saito


Sunday April 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

2:30pm

Year by the Sea +Q&A
Hoping to reclaim who she was before marriage and children, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod where she embarks upon a quest to set herself free.
Runtime: 114m
Director: Alexander Janko
Writer: Alexander Janko
Producer(s): Laura Goodenow, Bill Latka, Dale Armin Johnson & Alexander Janko
Cast: Karen Allen, Yannick Bisson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Cristofer & Celia Imrie with Alvin Epstein


Sunday April 10, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Cinebistro 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657

3:00pm

SHORTS 3
TBA

Sunday April 10, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

3:45pm

Docs Group 2: Soy Cubana - Open Your Eyes - Out of the Ashes

Soy Cubana

Directors: Ivaylo Getov, Jeremy Ungar (Cuba, 17m)

This short documentary follows a unique and until now little known Cuban a cappella quartet, the Vocal Vidas. Their infectious spirit, precise vocal harmonies, and melting pot of references embody the sounds of Santiago de Cuba - the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. Starring: The Vocal Vidas: Koset Muñoa Columbíe; Ana Hernández Rosillo; Maryoris Mena Faez; Annia Del Toro Leyva
CO Premiere

Open Your Eyes

Living for decades under the Himalayan sun, their eyes have slowly gone milky white. Their cataracts belie the blindness, the utter darkness, that has come to define the lives of Manisara and Durga, a married couple living in the mountains of Nepal. The fairytale forest they raised their children in is now an arresting warren of trails they cannot walk, nor see. Open Your Eyes follows their extraordinary three-day journey down the mountain for a chance to see again.
Runtime: 34m
Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky
Producer(s): Irene Taylor Brodsky, Larry Brilliant, Sophie Harris

CO Premiere

 

Out of the Ashes

From the war torn streets of eastern DR Congo two boys with a passion for education find their way to schooling and MLK inspiration.  Armed with a powerful dream, their community acquires scholarships for the boys to attend their Senior year of High School in Orange County, California.  OUT OF THE ASHES  follows Prince and Grace from life in DR Congo through their first eye opening year in the USA. 
Runtime: 26m
Director: Susan Saltz
Writer: Susan Saltz
Producer(s): Susan Saltz
Cast: Prince Ntwali, Grace Mutangilwa, Esther Ntoto and Camille Ntoto
World Premiere


Sunday April 10, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

4:00pm

Backgammon

Part psychological sexual thriller and part classic mystery, Backgammon is about a young man, Lucian, who gets drawn into the web of two slightly older bohemians, with disastrous results. The story opens when Andrew invites Lucian and his girlfriend Elizabeth for a weekend getaway. Miranda (Andrew’s older sister) is at the mansion, however they didn’t expect her Baudelaire-obsessed boyfriend Gerald to show up as well.

Overwhelmed by Gerald’s antics and the constant irritating horseplay with Miranda, Andrew and Elizabeth split. Lucian, however, decides to stay, as a simmering, sexual tension develops between him and the flighty, flirtatious Miranda. When Gerald explodes after losing everything during an alcohol-fueled poker game with Lucian, Miranda finally gives him the boot. But as she and Lucian begin to dance around each other, their surroundings show threatening signs that Gerald may never have left.

Director: Francisco Orvañanos

Writers: Francisco Orvañanos, R.B. Russel, Todd Niemi

Producer(s): Francisco Orvañanos, Colin Stanfield, Miguel Boccaloni, Chris Moore

Cast: Brittany Allen, Noah Silver, Alex Beh, Olivia Crocicchia, Christian Alexander

Runtime: 89m


Sunday April 10, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

5:30pm

THE RANCH (Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson. Q&A w/producer Jim Patterson)
The son of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football career to run the family business. A Netflix original series. Episode 1 & 2.
Runtime: 60 min
Producer(s): Jim Patterson (In Attendance)
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliot, Debra Winger


Sunday April 10, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cinebistro 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657

5:30pm

A Light Beneath Their Feet
In a commanding performance, Taryn Manning (Orange Is The New Black) plays Gloria, an Evanston mother wrestling with bipolar disorder and an imminent empty nest. Her dedicated daughter Beth (Madison Davenport) has a bright future ahead, but must decide if she will stay near home to care for her unpredictable mom or follow her own path. Emotionally raw and uncommonly observant, this coming-of-age drama balances the pull of family obligation against personal aspirations. Davenport beautifully conveys the mixture of fierce love and grueling weariness she feels while embracing her role as caregiver, a responsibility that threatens to consume the entirety of her life. And Manning is equally impressive in avoiding any trace of caricature in her portrayal of mental illness, preserving Gloria’s dignity even as her behavior becomes more erratic. Director Valerie Weiss (Losing Control) has found an ideal collaboration in screenwriter Moira McMahon Leeper, making her feature debut. By turns endearing, unsettling, and ultimately moving, A Light Beneath Their Feet is a triumph of empathetic filmmaking. There are no heroes and villains in this story, just ordinary people struggling to create a sense of normalcy in their day-to-day existence.
Runtime: 90m
Director: Valerie Weiss
Writer: Moira McMahon Leeper
Producer(s): Jeffrey Loeb & Robert Johnson
Cast: Taryn Manning, Madison Davenport, Maddie Hasson, Kurt Fuller, Carter Jenkins, Kali Hawk, Nora Dunn


Sunday April 10, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

5:30pm

SHORTS 1
TBA

Sunday April 10, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

6:00pm

Where We're Meant To Be
Small moments can change our entire path in life. Travel in and out of the lives of a number of vastly different people as each one connects to the next during their most pivotal moments.
Runtime: 115m
Director: Michael Howard
Writer: Michael Howard
Producer(s): Pamela Smith, Ashley Patino, Michael Howard
Cast: Blayne Weaver, Tate Hanyok, Sarah Bousquet, Tracey Coppedge, and Tim Ross


Sunday April 10, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

7:30pm

Finding Her
Christian Baker a well known New York City journalist from The Chronicle gets assigned to a social story about a 12 years old missing African-American girl from Brooklyn. Trying to get the assignment behind him, he quickly and poorly researches the story and goes with the first lead. This brings down a series of deaths and pains. Christian with guilt decides to finally do his work properly and help the family find their little girl revealing the huge gaps of the criminal justice system.
Runtime: 111m
Director: Vlad Feier
Writers: Vlad Feier, Peter Gutter
Producer(s): Vlad Feier, Ana Paula Rivera, Regina Bang
Cast: Johnny Whitworth, Maurice McRae, Afton Williamson, Jeremy Holm, Danny Johnson, Larry Pine, Jared Kemp, Justiin A. Davis, Tibor Feldman, Rupert Simonian


Sunday April 10, 2016 7:30pm - 9:20pm
Cinebistro 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657

8:00pm

The Rainbow Kid
Eugene, a young man with Down syndrome, embarks on a life-altering journey to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Runtime: 91m
Director: Kire Paputts
Writer: Kire Paputts
Producer(s): Kire Paputts
Cast: Dylan Harman, Krystal Nausbaum, Julian Richings, Nicholas Campbell


Sunday April 10, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

8:00pm

Best Student Film and Best Documentary
TBA

Sunday April 10, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657

8:30pm

Buried Above Ground
BURIED ABOVE GROUND goes on an inspirational journey with three people trying to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Luis, an Iraq War veteran, along with his service dog Tuesday; Erundina, a survivor of domestic violence; and Ashley, an evacuee from Hurricane Katrina. BURIED ABOVE GROUND explores its subjects' lives over six years, gaining access to their home life, therapy sessions, and communities as they try to unburden themselves from the crippling lock of their past traumas. The personal battles fought by Luis, Ashley and Erundina illuminate a global health condition that is misunderstood, underreported and often left untreated.
Runtime: 78m
Director: Ben Selkow
Writer: Ben Selkow
Producer(s): Ben Selkow, Marc Smolowitz


Sunday April 10, 2016 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail, CO 81657