Festival Schedule 2014

Films are shown on Saturday from 12pm – 5pm and on Sunday from 12pm – 6pm. Bands will be playing on Sunday from 6pm – 11pm.

Schedule Updated Feb 11th.

12:00pm - 12:05pmThe Man Who Could Fly
Directed by: Joseph Jurecki
Jayson always wanted to be a superhero, and Joe thinks he can teach him how to fly... but is Jayson really ready to make that leap?
12:05pm - 12:10pmQ & A with Joseph Jurecki
12:10pm - 12:17pmBananas
Directed by: Aaron Rosenbloom
A meditation on fruit.
12:17pm - 12:42pmA Confused War
Directed by: Mariel Waloff and Rachel Waldholz
Richmond, California has long been one of the state's most dangerous cities. In 2007, this city of 103,000 people had 47 homicides, one of the highest murder rates in the country. By 2012, that number had dropped from 47 to 18. This short documentary examines the city's unorthodox--and surprisingly successful--efforts to tame the violence: a police chief forging a new model of community policing, and a city agency reaching out directly to the young men behind the shootings.
12:42pm - 12:44pmNo Sale
Directed by: Gary Fooks
A spoof of inundation of social media in our everyday lives.
12:44pm - 12:51pmA Walk in the Park
Directed by: Ryan Casselman
A young woman attempts to enjoy to day at the beautiful Balboa Park. However, she finds that to be harder than she imagined when she comes across a persistent and over-imposing man. In the same spirit of classics such as Bringing Up Baby, sometimes romance has a way of sneaking up on.
12:51pm - 1:13pmFor the Love of Food
Directed by: Cindy Hsieh
When struggling food journalist Mary meets freegan Graham, the two embark on a crafty food adventure that leads to hilarity and possibly something more.
1:13pm - 1:27pmIvy
Directed by: Elias Campbell
A manager at a small town store finds inspiration to stand up to her cheating husband through her encounters with an employee that is switching genders.
1:27pm - 1:32pmQ & A with Elias Campbell
1:32pm - 1:48pmUneven Strings
Directed by: Matthew Fleming
Meet Andy. Andy is a selfish romantic. He is in a happy relationship with Laura, but when the one that got away comes back into his life, everything he thought he knew about being happy is thrown away and he is forced to choose between the one he loves and the one he is happy with. Unfortunately, those two are not the same thing. He doesn't know what to do. He needs an answer soon.
1:48pm - 2:10pmPosey
Directed by: Billy DaMota
POSEY is the story of Linda Flemming, who must make the heartbreaking decision to take her grandmother, Posey (Oscar nominee and Golden Globe Winner Sally Kirkland), to a retirement home. Posey suffers from the beginning stages of Alzheimer's Disease, and in a desperate move to avoid the inevitable, she escapes. While her loved ones desperately search for her, Posey finds herself in the middle of a unique situation...one that will change her outlook on her future profoundly.
2:10pm - 2:20pmThe Handyman
Directed by: Jay Johnson
Eleven dead girls were found buried in the backyard and stuffed into closets in the home of Anthony Sowell.? Inspired by these true events, "The Handyman" gives viewers a glimpse into the daily life of a prolific killer living a quiet life in a Cleveland inner city neighborhood.?
2:20pm - 2:25pmQ & A with Jay Johnson
2:25pm - 2:55pmIntermission - Live Music
Performed by Brendan and Caitlin Hearn
2:55pm - 3:09pmThanksgiving at the Morgans
Directed by: Jayson Jaworski
Charles is gay. His family doesn't know. Charles is scared. He wants to make this as painless as possible, he's decided to come out on Thanksgiving. Now Charles is really scared.?
3:09pm - 3:14pmQ & A with Jayson Jaworski
3:14pm - 3:30pmThe Comedian
Directed by: Brendan Donoghue
World Premiere Screening
A stand up comedian struggling with the break up of his marriage and the passing of his daughter hits bottom and while he's down there experiences a brief and beautiful moment that gives him just enough to move forward.
3:30pm - 3:43pmThe Favorite
Directed by: Lyvia A Martinez
Katherine, a very quiet girl, just wants her mother's attention and acknowledgment. However, Katherine's mother cares more about her dog than she does her daughter. And so, Katherine grows more and more resentful of the innocent dog.
3:43pm - 3:48pmQ & A with Lyvia A Martinez
3:48pm - 4:03pmMoney 1955: The Emmett Till Murder Trial
Directed by: Rob Underhill
In MONEY 1955, international press descend on a remote Tallahatchie County, Mississippi courthouse and draw the world's attention to the murder trial of two white men accused of the horrific lynching of a 14-year old black boy from Chicago named Emmett Till.
4:03pm - 4:08pmPalms-Future Warrior
Directed by: Jon Mancinetti
World Premiere Screening
A young woman blissfully swims through the stunning landscapes of Southern California. Little does she know a dark figure follows her every moment. The woman is drawn to the figure and in a way, knows that confronting this man will forever change her fate.
4:08pm - 4:13pmQ & A with Bryant Clifford Meyer, Palms - guitar and keyboard
4:13pm - 4:32pmEFFED!
Directed by: Renny Maslow
Two friends pedal across a post-apocalyptic landscape on a tandem beach cruiser and face the question: when oil runs out, where exactly is the line that society can cross before it ceases to be a society at all?
4:32pm - 4:50pmProject 5: When I Hear Music
Directed by: Santina Protopapa
Project 5: When I Hear Music tells the powerful story of a 1980s Cleveland break dancing group and how hip-hop and break dancing united the youth from different backgrounds. Featured in the film is the group's founder, Matt Zone, now a councilman in Cleveland. The documentary includes archival footage from the 1980s as well as footage from a 2012 reunion performance.
4:50pm - 4:55pmQ & A with Matthew Zone
4:55pm - 5:00pmQ & A with Ron Knazek and Don Mannarino from CleveRland
12:00pm - 12:12pmRe {Fresh} - It Takes a Village
Directed by: Travis Pollert and Jake Kostelnik
"Re {FRESH} - It Takes a Village," is the story of a neighborhood coming together to help it?s youth care about the community and cultivate growth in themselves and the world they see around them. The film follows ?The Fresh Camp?, which is a neighborhood youth program in the Glenville area of Cleveland, Ohio where kids learn to grow confidence, creativity and character by re-envisioning their neighborhood through urban gardening and community action and promoting what's FRESH using hip-hop recording and performance.
12:12pm - 12:17pmQ & A with Travis Pollert and Jake Kostelnik
12:17pm - 12:20pmCatch
Directed by: Jennifer Sheridan and Matthew Markham
Catch is the lovely but slightly surreal story of a lonesome fisherman. During his daily fishing trip he hooks something unexpected and proves there's more than just fish in the ocean.
12:20pm - 12:38pmGive
Directed by: Vanessa Leigh
A documentation of a selfless wife's mission to ease the pain and comfort her ailing husband, captured through the lens of the human experience of caregiving and told in a language that all are fluent in; love.
12:38pm - 12:41pmT'ai Chi Man!
Directed by: Zach Brewster-Geisz
A common street mugging is thwarted by a uniquely incompetent superhero.
12:41pm - 12:45pmGuinea Pigs
Directed by: Scott Sullivan
When the job market gets tough, the tough earn livings as medical test subjects.
12:45pm - 12:57pmHaenyeo: Women of the Sea
Directed by: Alex Igidbashian, Daye Jeong, and Kevin Sawicki
Haenyeo refers to the women free-divers of Jeju Island, South Korea who for centuries have collected sea food without the use of scuba equipment. This short documentary provides a portrait of Chuwar Park, a still active and unbelievably vibrant 82-year-old diver. Examining her daily routine as well as her past, Park sheds light on this unique matriarchal culture that has changed little since the 19th century.
12:57pm - 1:04pmSad Monster
Directed by: Kurt Dettbarn
A two year-old daughter girl outgrows the imaginary monster in her closet.
1:04pm - 1:09pmQ & A with Kurt Dettbarn
1:09pm - 1:19pmThe Usual
Directed by: Dawn Higginbotham
During a time of uncertainty, a well-to-do couple is shown a kindness from someone most unexpected.
1:19pm - 1:33pmLove at First Sight
Directed by: Mark Playne
A heart warming story of a lonely young man's increasingly creative attempts to attract the attention of the girl of his dreams.
1:33pm - 1:42pmThe Heebie-Jeebies
Directed by: Todd Slawsby
After hearing a scary bedtime story, a young boy and girl become convinced they have monsters under their beds. They may be right...
1:42pm - 1:47pmFeed
Directed by: Prapas Cholsaranon
1:47pm - 2:07pmTreasure-The Story of Marcus Hook
Directed by: Valerio Ciriaci
Marcus Hook is a small refinery town close to Philadelphia. Fore decades the oil business was the community's bread and butter, but in December 2011 when the Sunoco refinery shut down, the town was left on the brink of an unprecedented crisis.
2:07pm - 2:09pmA Manly Craft
Directed by: David Bertran
As Barry and Cary enjoy some relaxing time with their favorite hobby, they struggle to understand why their friend won't get together with them anymore.
2:09pm - 2:19pmEvaded
Directed by: Johannes Persson
A mother and her son are struggling through the frozen countryside. The birds no longer rule the sky and whatever is to be found on the ground is as dead as winter itself. A spark of hope lights up when they find an abandoned car. But after the mother discovers two of the previous owner dead, she realize that something is missing. Or rather someone.
2:19pm - 2:41pmAndrew
Directed by: Joseph Jurecki and Travis Pollert
"Andrew" tells the story of a young man who was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, OCD, ADHD, and anxiety at age 4, and his family's struggle to find new ways to help him grow and socialize into a person defined by who he is rather than the condition he has. This film champions the human ability to overcome obstacles through the process of creative problem solving, is an uplifting testament to the human spirit, and an example of the success that comes when a family and community, through love, is able to apply creativity to life?s difficulties to find the best possible solutions.
2:41pm - 2:46pmQ & A with Joseph Jurecki and Travis Pollert
2:46pm - 3:16pmIntermission - Live Music
Performed by Dolfish
3:16pm - 3:23pmUndead Fred
Directed by: Peter Fernando López and Jon Jivan
Just when you think you've gotten away with it...
3:23pm - 3:28pmQ & A with Peter Balint
3:28pm - 3:46pmThe After
Directed by: Dan Liechty
Jack, suffering from dementia, is brought back to his old home in the mountains by his young friend in hopes of finding his estranged family of 30 years.
3:46pm - 3:52pmLiability
Directed by: Travis Aitken
John Spooks, a puppet, returns home to discover that his wife, a puppet, is the victim of a brutal attack.
3:52pm - 3:57pmQ & A with Travis Aitken
3:57pm - 4:04pmThe Last Cowboy
Directed by: Robbie Stauder
One of the few remaining authentic American cowboys struggles to live a traditional lifestyle in a modernizing world.
4:04pm - 4:10pm20/20
Directed by: Vince Werner
What are we sacrificing in exchange for the convenience and security of cutting-edge technology? Maybe we don't want to know the answer.
4:10pm - 4:24pmResonance
Directed by: Mike Jones
Inspired by the film's score composer,?Resonance is a beautiful and devastating meditation on art-making and the conflicted relationship between artist, inspiration, and medium. ?The title refers to the overlapping frequencies of ideas, emotions, memory and identity that influence the creative process.?
4:24pm - 4:29pmQ & A with Mike Jones
4:29pm - 4:34pmLet Go
Directed by: Daniel Ruczko
World Premiere Screening
The story of changes in a relationship and what people are capable of doing out of love, told in a monologue.
4:34pm - 4:49pmNot Anymore: A Story of Revolution
Directed by: Matthew Vandyke
The story of the Syrian revolution as told through the experiences of two young Syrians, a male rebel fighter and a female journalist, as they fight an oppressive regime for the freedom of their people.
4:49pm - 5:11pmJason in Wonderland-Ceasefire and the DMZ
Directed by: Jason Donghyuk Jeon
Jason returns to his homeland to explore Korea's Demilitarized Zone. 60 years after the ceasefire, the Korean War is now a distant memory to many South Koreans. But the ever present DMZ is a looming reminder that Korea remains a divided nation. This documentary takes an intimate at the DMZ and those who live within its reach.
5:11pm - 5:16pmQ & A with Jason Donghyuk Jeon
5:16pm - 5:21pmMolly's Courage
Directed by: Travis Pollert and Joseph Jurecki
Molly's Courage tells the story of Molly, a young lady who was diagnosed with cancer less than 2 years after her father lost is life to cancer. ?It is a story of hope, family, and courage.
5:21pm - 5:26pmQ & A with Travis Pollert and Joseph Jurecki
5:26pm - 5:51pmSatelitte Beach
Directed by: Luke Wilson and Andrew Wilson
First Official Screening
Satellite Beach follows the unique journey of the Endeavour space shuttle as it travels through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center and the final move of the Atlantis space shuttle to the Kennedy Space Center. Watch as Warren Flowers, a devoted and unlikely shuttle manager navigates the missions on his own accord while the citizens, reporters, and officials are perplexed by his involvement.
5:51pm - 5:56pmQ & A with Tyler Hoffman from the Observer
5:56pm - 6:05pmAwards
6:05pm - 6:10pmClosing Remarks
6:10pm - 6:25pmIntermission
6:25pmMeag and the Degrees of Freedom
7:25pmChristopher Black
8:25pmFalling Hollywood