2015 IF FILM Program

Thursday, October 1   6:45pm

PEACELANDS

DIRECTOR: Gregory Luchini Maddox

Despite great challenges from homelessness and mental illness, Mark Anthony Mulligan has forged a successful career as a folk artist and Louisville icon. We watch Mark create artwork and listen to stories from three of his main supporters.

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RUN TIME: 17 minutes

*World Premiere*

*Louisville Connection*

In Transit

DIRECTORS: Albert Maysles, Lynn True, Nelson Walker, Ben Wu, David Usui

IN TRANSIT journeys into the hearts and minds of everyday passengers aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America. Captured in the tradition of Direct Cinema, the film unfolds as a series of interconnected vignettes, ranging from overheard conversations to moments of deep intimacy, in which passengers share their fears, hopes and dreams. In the space between stations, where 'real life' is suspended, we are swept into a fleeting community that transcends normal barriers, and where a peculiar atmosphere of contemplation and community develops. To some passengers, the train is flight and salvation, to others it is reckoning and loss. But for all, it is a place for personal reflection and connecting with others they may otherwise never know.

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RUN TIME: 76 minutes

FESTIVAL HISTORY: Tribeca Film Festival - Winner: Special Jury Mention, Best Documentary

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1   9:00pm

EADWEARD

DIRECTOR: Kyle Rideout

A psychological drama centered around world-famous turn-of-the-century photographer, Eadweard Muybridge who photographed nude and deformed subjects, became the godfather of cinema, murdered his wife’s lover, and was the last American to receive the justifiable homicide verdict.

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RUN TIME: 104 minutes

FESTIVAL HISTORY: Nashville Film Festival - Winner: Audience Award Narrative Competition, Audience Choice - Best Feature, Special Jury Prize - Cinematography

ADULT CONTENT AND THEMES

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2   6:30pm

revival: the sam bush story

DIRECTOR: Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler

Heralded as one of the most influential musicians in the modern era, Sam Bush pioneered a new genre of music, inspired some of today's most successful commercial acts, yet he remains the music world's best-kept secret.

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RUN TIME: 98 minutes

FESTIVAL HISTORY: Nashville Film Festival - Winner: Best Music Documentary Audience Award, Sidewalk Film Festival (Birmingham) - Best Documentary Feature, Audience Award and Best Alabama Film, Audience Award.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2   9:00pm

THE BABY SHOWER (SHORT FILM)

DIRECTOR: KILEY LANE PARKER

Elizabeth is having a baby, finally, but her former college bestie is about to ruin her baby shower by making it all about her. Some things never change.

RUN TIME: 21 minutes

* World Premiere*

*Louisville Connection*

THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE

DIRECTOR: Perry Blackshear

Suspecting that those around him are actually malevolent shape-shifters, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from impending war, or from himself. A genre-bending story of love, loyalty, and living nightmares.

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RUN TIME: 80 minutes

FESTIVAL HISTORY: Slamdance Film Festival - Winner: Special Jury Award-  Best Narrative Feature, Slamdance Film Festival - Honorable Mention: Narrative Feature, Nashville Film Festival - Winner: Best Actor Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award - Graveyard, Shift Competition, San Francisco Indiefest - Winner: Jury Award - Narrative Feature, Independent Film Festival of Boston - Winner: Grand Jury Prize - Best Narrative Feature

*Louisville Connection*

ADULT CONTENT AND THEMES

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3   11:00AM

under the mango tree (short film)

DIRECTOR: Katrina Moore

Under the Mango Tree follows a clinic-run food program for people with mental illness in Northern Ghana. Shekhinah Clinic is one of the few healthcare facilities that welcomes those suffering from mental illness without judgement, mistreatment, or force, and they operate a meals-on-wheels style program that is a vital source of emergency food. Under the Mango Tree is a story of selflessness and survival as the clinic staff struggle to continue their work with few resources.

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RUN TIME: 30 minutes

* World Premiere* 

DEEP RUN

DIRECTOR: Hillevi Loven

DEEP RUN is the coming of age story of Cole, a gutsy transgender Christian youth growing up in rural North Carolina. It is an intimate exploration of a world of young outsiders in an insular Christian community. The harsh, gritty reality of their daily lives is tempered by their sense of humor and constant faith, which serves to keep them afloat amidst constant challenges. With a small community of supportive friends and relatives, and his girlfriend, Ashley, Cole creates his own extended family. His search for love and belonging leads him to a radical revision of what faith and a church can be.

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RUN TIME: 75 minutes

FESTIVAL HISTORY: Outfest - Winner: Emerging Talent Award, Frameline Film Festival

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3   1:30PM

TRANSFATTY LIVES

DIRECTOR: Patrick O'Brien

A film about explosions, implosions, and a decade of living, loving, and dying with ALS.

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RUN TIME: 84 minutes

FESTIVAL HISTORY: Tribeca Film Festival Winner: Audience Award - Documentary

saturday, october 3   4:00pm

love, theft and other entanglements

DIRECTOR: Muayad Alayan

A Palestinian car thief gets into the trouble of his life when he steals the wrong car. What he thought was an Israeli car and an easy way to make money in his impoverished refugee camp turns out to be a load of misfortune when he discovers a kidnapped Israeli soldier in the trunk.

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RUN TIME: 90 minutes

FESTIVAL HISTORY: Berlin International Film Festival - Nominated: Best First Feature Award, Seattle International Film Festival - Nominated: New Director's Showcase Award

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3   6:30PM

ALMOST THERE

DIRECTORS: Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden

An elderly “outsider” artist living in at-risk conditions befriends two filmmakers and causes controversy at his first major exhibition.

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RUN TIME: 93 minutes

FESTIVAL HISTORY: Sarasota Film Festival - Winner: Special Jury Prize, Geneva Film Festival: Winner: Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award, DOC NYC

ADULT CONTENT AND THEMES

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3   9:00PM

MANSON FAMILY VACATION

DIRECTOR: J. Davis

Nick Morgan (Jay Duplass) has it all: a loving family, a beautiful home and a successful law practice in Los Angeles. His estranged brother Conrad (Linas Phillips) has nothing but a backpack. When Conrad shows up for a surprise visit, all he wants to do in town is go to the infamous Manson Family murder sites. Reluctantly, Nick joins him and ends up on a road trip that leads the brothers into the modern-day world of Charles Manson.

RUN TIME: 85 minutes

FESTIVAL HISTORY: Edinburgh International Film Festival - Winner: Best International Feature Film, SXSW Film Festival - Nominated: SXSW Grand Jury Award Narrative Feature

ADULT CONTENT AND THEMES

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4   6:00PM

SPLIT

DIRECTOR: Jamie Buckner

As her 30th birthday looms, an over-achieving woman with a thing for bowlers decides to marry the man of her dreams in just under a month.

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RUN TIME: 90 minutes

ADULT CONTENT AND THEMES

*World Premiere*

*Louisville Connection*

VENUE: St. John’s Nulu Theater