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The 2014 Program

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By Day:

Friday
Saturday
Sunday

 

By Type

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Special Events
Feature Documentaries
Feature Narratives
Short Documentaries
Short Narratives
Shorts Programs

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Friday

Time Key City Starlight Rosebud Simpson Maritime Rose Outdoor

9:00
AM

The Ballad of Shovels and Rope

Cream City Sound Check: Allen Stone
86 min.

For a Woman

110 min.
         

9:15

Putzel

Laundry Day
92 min.
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Ben's at Home

Self Storage
83 min.
star
     

9:30

 

Belle and Sebastian

104 min.
 
   

Noon

The Parade

115 min.

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The Only Real Game

The Cost of Beauty
92 min.
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12:15

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Angel Azul

Sticky
92 min.
 

starBipolarized

Riding My Way Back
102 min.
star
     

12:30

 

Truth or Fiction

80 min.
 
   

3:00

star

Grace

Intuition
100 min.
           

3:15

 

 

A Thousand Times Good Night

117 min.
     

3:30

   

To Be Takei

93 min.
   

4:00

Opening Ceremonies
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Dinner on Taylor Street

Opening Ceremonies
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Dinner on Taylor Street

Opening Ceremonies
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Dinner on Taylor Street

Opening Ceremonies
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Dinner on Taylor Street

   

6:00

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Sam &
Amira

Ravel
103 min. star

WA 2 WA

87 min.

 

       

6:15

Point and Shoot

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
98 min.

The Starfish Throwers

Brooklyn Farmer
109 min.
     

6:30

Final Cut: Ladies & Gentlemen

Salim Baba
99 min.

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Return of the River

Common Ground
88 min. star
 

7:30

The Secret of Roan Inish

123 min.star
   

9:00
PM

Spirit of Adventure

94 min.

Life Inside Out

103 min.star

 

       

9:15

#chicagoGirl:
The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

74 min.
       

9:30

 

Mending the Line

Tashi and the Monk
88 min.

Before I Disappear

95 min.
 

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Saturday

Time Key City Starlight Rosebud Simpson Maritime Rose Outdoor

9:00
AM

Noble

101 min.

Finding Neighbors

11 Paper Place
102 min.
         

9:15

Finding starHillywood

Cast in Sand and Maikaru
94 min.
star

Wrenched

92 min.
     

9:30

Lad: A Yorkshire Story

96 min.

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Sam & Amira

Ravel
103 min.
star
 
   

Noon

Meet the Patels

Love in the Tetons
98 min.

Point and Shoot

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
98 min.
         

12:15

Life Inside Out

103 min.
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Return of the River

Common Ground
88 min.
star
     

12:30

Final Cut: Ladies & Gentlemen

Salim Baba
99 min.

starAdvanced Style

Saturday Style Show
92 min.
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3:00

Ben's at Home

Self Storage
83 min.
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The Search for General Tso

Mile High Pie
79 min.
         

3:15

The Starfish Throwers

Brooklyn Farmer
109 min.

Truth or Fiction

80 min.
     

3:30

Before I Disappear

95 min.

Breaking Away

Daniel James Brown
131 min.
 
   

6:00

The Enemy Within

107 min.

To Be Takei

93 min.

 

       

6:15

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The Invisible Collection

89 min.

Spirit of Adventure

94 min.
     

6:30

Lone Star

John Sayles
165 min.
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#chicagoGirl:
The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

74 min.
 

7:30

The Black Stallion

138 min.
   

9:00
pm

Next Goal Wins

The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist
105 min.

For a Woman

110 min.

 

       

9:15

The Parade

115 min.
       

9:30
PM

 

The Ballad of Shovels and Rope

Cream City Sound Check: Allen Stone
86 min.
 

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Sunday

Time Key City Starlight Rosebud Simpson Maritime Rose Outdoor

9:00
AM

The Search for General Tso

Mile High Pie
79 min.


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Grace

Intuition
100 min.
 
         

9:15

A Thousand Times Good Night

117 min.

WA 2 WA

86 min.
     

9:30

starAdvanced Style

72 min.
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The

Invisible Collection

89 min.
 
   

Noon

Noble

101 min.

Putzel

Laundry Day
92 min.

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12:15

Mending the Line

Tashi and the Monk
88 min.

Next Goal Wins

The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist
105 min.
     

12:30

Belle and Sebastian

104 min.

Laggies

100 min.
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3:00

Wrenched

92 min.

starBipolarized

Riding My Way Back
102 min.
star
         

3:15

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The Only Real Game

The Cost of Beauty
92 min.

Lad: A Yorkshire Story

96 min.
     

3:30

Honeydripper

Maggie Renzi
154 min.star

starFinding Hillywood

Cast in Sand and Maikaru
94 min.
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6:00

star

Angel Azul

Sticky
92 min.
 

The Enemy Within

107 min.

 

       

6:15

Meet the Patels

Love in the Tetons
98 min.

Finding Neighbors

11 Paper Place
102 min.
     

6:30

Back By Popular Demand

Awards
Ceremony

 

7:30

Annie Hall

93 min.
   

9:00
pm

 

 

TBA

Jury Award Winners

 

 

TBA

Jury Award Winners

 

9:15

9:30
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Outdoor Movies

The Secret of Roan Inish

Director: John Saylesstar
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Friday, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Street Outdoor Theatre
roanAfter her mother’s death, 10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village on the western coast of Ireland. Years earlier, on the day her family prepared to leave their ancestral home on the nearby island of Roan Inish, her baby brother Jamie was swept out to sea in a cradle shaped like a boat. Hearing tales of recent sightings of a wild, naked boy accompanied by gulls and seals, Fiona sets her mind to find him. And then there’s the local legend of the Selkie– a seal who can turn into a woman– said to be the provenance of the ‘dark ones’ in her own family. A chance sighting of her brother on the deserted island is disbelieved by all but her supposedly ‘touched’ Uncle Tadgh, but Fiona enlists her adventurous cousin in an attempt to restore the abandoned family cottage and lure her brother back from the sea. John Sayles’ only “kids’ movie” is a tale of Celtic magical realism that has a depth and emotional pull that can be enjoyed by all generations. The award-winning creators John Sayles and Maggie Renzi will introduce this film.
USA, Ireland/1994/103 min

 

The Black Stallion

Director: Carroll Ballard
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Trailer
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Street Outdoor Theatre

blackWhile traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled on the ship on which he is sailing. When the ship sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a deserted island.
Alec befriends the horse, so when finally rescued, both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training “The Black” to race against the fastest horses in the world.
USA/1979/118 min

 

Annie Hall

Director: Woody Allen
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Trailer
Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Street Outdoor Theatre
annieWriter-director-actor Woody Allen is in prime form in this celebrated comedy in which he portrays a neurotic, highly insecure and indecisive comedy writer who falls head over heels in love with a naive small-town girl who aspires to be a singer. The opening rounds of their relationship involve every romantic cliché (hilariously re-created by Allen).  And despite having moved in together, his insecurities get the best of him as he interprets her every move as rejection.  While her self-confidence grows, his progressively fades.  Can this oddball romance survive? Does Diane Keaton’s costuming change fashion forever?
USA/1977/93 min

 

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Special Events maggiesayles

Special Guests John Sayles and Maggie Renzi

 

starJohn and Maggie are among the founders of modern American independent cinema. The two have collaborated for more than 25 years writing, producing and directing unusually humanistic, low-key films about how people relate to each other through lenses like race (The Brother From Another Planet), jobs (Matewan), sports (Eight Men Out), family (Lone Star), hardship (Limbo), politics (Silver City), and myths (The Secret Of Roan Inish). PTFF welcomes these important voices with these screenings:
Friday evening on Taylor St 7:30 p.m. introducing The Secret of Roan Inish
Saturday, 6:30 p.m. at the NW Maritime Center - A Very Special Evening with John Sayles,
interviewed by film critic, Robert Horton following the screening of Lone Star, and

”What the Heck Does a Producer Do?” With Maggie Renzi Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Northwest Maritime Center Maggie Renzi will be interviewed by writer, Rebecca Redshaw following the screening of Honeydripper.

 

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Join our Opening Ceremonies on Friday 4 p.m.stars

 

Greet our filmmakers arriving in classic cars escorted by the Rakers, cheer with the Marilyn Monroe’s from The Lawn Chair Rhythm Planet Drill and watch our special guests John Sayles & Maggie Renzi cut the film ribbon and officially start our 15th Annual Port Townsend Film Festival! If you’re a Festival, Director or Mogul Passholder join us for dinner on Taylor Street (thank you, Silverwater Café!) before returning to the movies.

 

Breaking Awaystar
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Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Rose Theatre

Daniel James Brown, best selling author of “Boys In the Boat” will be presenting one of his favorite films, Breaking Away, in PTFF’s Formative Film series.  Learn how this 1980’s coming of age classic was influential in Brown’s writing.  He will be available on Saturday, Sept. 20  at The Writers Workshoppe, 234 Taylor St. following that screening for a book signing.

 

 

 

Advanced Stylestarari

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Screenings Saturday, 12:00 p.m., Rose Theatre
Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Northwest Maritime Center

Ari Seth Cohen is the creator of Advanced Style, a blog devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set.” Ari appears with the feature documentary, Advanced Style. His first book (now on its 7th printing) was published in 2012 and was quickly followed up by a Coloring Book on the same subject. In addition to developing a blog that’s been touted by the New York Times, the New Yorker, Vogue, and Forbes, Cohen's photographic work includes the 2013 Summer Eyewear campaign for Karen Walker, a digital campaign for Coach, and fashion editorials for Vogue Australia, Grey Magazine, and German Rollingstone. Before becoming a blogger, he spent years working in fashion production and retail management. Ari lives in New York City. lynn

 

Laggiesstar

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Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Rose Theatre

One Screening Only! A sneak preview of Laggies with director Lynn Shelton. Raised in Seattle, she has made a name for herself as a director, as well as an actress and producer. Her films have premiered at Sundance, screened at Cannes, South by Southwest, SIFF and distributed by Magnolia Pictures. Her newest film, Laggies, opens here at PTFF thanks to A24 Releasing. Screening Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Rose Theatre

 

Return of the River star

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Friday, 6:30 p.m., Rose Theatre
Saturday, 12:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema

Northwest Premiere of Return of the River on Opening Night at the Rose Theatre. Local filmmakers John Gussman and Jessica Plumb will present their 4-year filmmaking journey, which highlights the tireless dedication of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, local landowners and visionary community action. The screening is presented as a tribute in honor of Russ Busch, activist, attorney and lover of the Elwha River.

 

WA 2 WA

gannFriday, 6:00 p.m., The Starlight Room
Sunday, 9:15 a.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema

The Best of DC Shorts curated and presented by Jon Gann, founder of DC Shorts, author, filmmaker, Executive Director of CINE and long time friend of PTFF joins us with favorite short films. Gann has presented at over 100 universities, film organizations and film festivals worldwide, and has spoken at the International Film Festival Summit and TEDxWDC.

Featured Narratives

A Thousand Times Good Night

Director: Erik Poppe
Website
Trailer

Friday, 3:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema
Sunday, 9:15 a.m., Rosebud Theatre

thousandJuliette Binoche plays Rebecca, one of the world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca's resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray.
Norway/2013/113 min

 

Before I Disappear

Director: Shawn Christensen
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Trailer
Friday, 9:30 p.m., Rose Theatre
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Northwest Maritime Center
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At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours. Richie cancels his grim plan, and picks Sophia up from school. It seems more like she’s the one looking after him than the other way around. As he tries hard to be the grownup, he realizes she just might be the spark he needs to bring him back from the edge. Based on the 2013 Academy Award winning short film Curfew.
USA/2014/95 min

 

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Belle and Sebastian (Belle et Sébastien)

Director: Nicolas Vanier
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Trailer
Friday, 9:30 a.m., Rose Theatre
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Northwest Maritime Center
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This beloved story first appeared in the popular French television series that introduced resourceful young Sebastian and the giant mountain sheepdog he tames and calls Belle. This heartwarming new feature film is set during WWII, in the snowy Alps of occupied France, on the border of Switzerland. Sebastian, lonely and dreaming of the day his mother will return from America for him, befriends "the beast" the local farmers are convinced is killing their sheep – an enormous yet gentle sheepdog who quickly becomes the boy's best friend and protector. As Nazis in the village root out resistance fighters helping Jewish refugees cross the border, Belle and Sebastian's loyalty – to each other and the village that's embraced them both – will be put to the test.

France/2014/104 min

 

Ben’s at Home

Director: Mars Horodyski
Website
Trailer
Friday, 9:15 a.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinemabens
Saturday, 3:00 p.m., Key City Public Theatre

After a bad breakup with a long-term girlfriend, Ben is struggling emotionally. He reluctantly goes out with his friends to celebrate his thirtieth birthday, awkwardly chats up single women and inevitably runs into his ex in the arms of another man. He then makes the unusual decision to give up the “going out” life and starts working, playing, and even dating from home. Ben's at Home is a comedy about making sense of life and relationships at a time where social media simultaneously connects us and pulls us apart.
Canada/2013/70 min
Screening with: Self Storage

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Breaking Away

Director: Peter Yates
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Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Rose Theatre

This charming, Academy Award winner (Best Screenplay 1979) cycles high on comedy as four friends come to terms with life after high school. When top-notch cyclist Dave learns that the world’s bicycling champions are always from Italy, he attempts to turn himself into an Italian, driving his parents crazy. Everything changes after he meets the Italian racing team – an encounter that ultimately leads him and his friends to challenge the local college boys in the town’s annual bike race.

USA/1979/101 min

 

Final Cut: Ladies & Gentlemen

Director: György Pálfi
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Friday, 6:30 p.m., Northwest Maritime Center
finalSaturday, 12:30 p.m., Northwest Maritime Center

The ultimate love story is the tale of the ultimate man and the ultimate woman. And the ultimate cinematic experience is Hungarian director György Pàlfi's visionary montage that honors 500 movies from around the world cut and spliced together to tell a unified story of a man and a woman. From Marcello Mastroianni to Michael J. Fox, and from Greta Garbo to Julia Roberts we are invited to follow this classic yet unique romance. Over three years in the editing room, blending eras, genres and artists resulted in an exquisite 100% recycled movie which celebrates and promotes the art of cinema worldwide.

Hungary/2012/84 min
Screening with: Salim Baba

 

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Finding Neighbors

Director: Ron Judkins
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Trailer
Saturday, 9:00 a.m., The Starlight Room

Sunday, 6:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema

findingSix months late on a book delivery, once-famous graphic novelist Sam Tucker has succumbedto a mid-life crisis. Instead of writing, he immerses himself in ice cream and television while the provocative girl-next-door, Sherrie, offers him an easy distraction. But it’s the unlikely friendship that Sam develops with another neighbor, Jeff, a gay man, that finally begins to reconnect Sam with his creative thread… yet also unravels his home life. As his wife Mary becomes suspicious about his mysterious metamorphosis, Sam may lose the one thing he has never doubted: his marriage. Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Ron Judkins (Best Sound for Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park).

USA/2013/96 min
Screening with: 11 Paper Place

 

For a Woman (Pour une Femme)

Director: Diane Kurys
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Trailer
Friday, 9:00 a.m., The Starlight Room
Saturday, 9:00 p.m., The Starlight Room
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After her mother's death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at the life of her parents, Michel and Léna, who met in the concentration camps during World War II. Liberated, they moved to France to begin a new life together. Anne's research into their Jewish history and their ties to Lyon's Communist Party reveals the existence of her uncle Jean, who had never been mentioned. As she gradually closes in on the discovery she didn't know she was looking for, her father grows ever more ill, and may take the family secret to his grave. In a journey that stretches from post-war France to the 1980s, Anne's destiny intertwines with her father's past until they form a single, unforgettable story.
France/2013/110 min

 

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Gracestar

Director: Heath Jones
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Friday, 3:00 p.m., Key City Public Theatre
Sunday, 9:00 a.m., The Starlight Room
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Gracie is used to hangovers, but this time she wakes up half-dressed on a beach, 1,100 miles from home and can't remember how she got there. Stuck in a small Florida coastal town, she reluctantly deals with the support of strangers who carry lifelong baggage of their own. Perhaps the power of community can help her sidestep the landmines lining her path to sobriety – especially the ones she’s laid herself. Rooted in powerful performances, Grace compassionately looks at the disease of addiction through a young woman inching towards redemption.
USA/2014/92 min
Screening with: Intuition

 

Honeydripperstars

Director: John Sayles
Website
Trailer
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Northwest Maritime Center

honeydipperThis rock n’roll fable recounts the night when the electric guitar makes its first, mind-blowing appearance in Harmony, Alabama. On the make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge, blues piano man Tyrone Purvis is faced with having to shut down his juke joint or bring in the “new music” and a new crowd. He arranges to book the famous (and notoriously fickle) Guitar Sam to headline festivities for the cotton harvest payday.¬ But when the New Orleans sensation is a no-show, Tyrone needs to find somebody to take his place- if only til the lights go out. Danny Glover, Charles Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Mary Steenburgen and Stacey Keach head a stellar cast that includes newcomer YaYa DaCosta and rising guitar icon Gary Clark, Jr., as well as an other-worldly performance by Keb’ Mo’. And what a sound track!
USA/2007/124 min

 

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Lad: A Yorkshire Story

Director: Dan Hartley
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Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Northwest Maritime Center
Sunday, 3:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema
Lad

The spectacular Yorkshire dales of England are the backdrop for this coming-of-age story. When Tom Proctor's dad dies his world falls apart: his brother joins the army, his mother is faced with eviction, and he faces a criminal prosecution after stealing a tractor to spread manure over the local bank branch that foreclosed on his mother’s home. All this changes when Tom is sentenced to community service with National Park warden Al Thorpe. A heart-warming tale of two individuals overcoming adversity and in the process forming a unique and inspiring friendship.
UK/2013/96 min

 

Laggies

lagiesDirector: Lynn Shelton
Website
Trailer
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Rose Theatre

Overeducated and underemployed, 28-year-old Megan is in the throes of a quarter-life crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a few steps behind – while her friends check off milestones and celebrate their new grown-up status. When her high-school sweetheart proposes, Megan panics and– given an unexpected opportunity to escape for a week – hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika and her single dad Craig. A sweet coming-of-age comedy from talented Seattle-based director Lynn Shelton, who will be present for a Q&A following this preview screening, courtesy of A24.

USA/2014/100 min

 

 

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Life Inside Outstar

Director: Jill D'Agnenica
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Friday, 9:00 p.m., The Starlight Room
Saturday, 12:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre
life

Laura is a devoted mother of three teenage boys. While the twins are confident and outgoing, the youngest son, Shane, is the family misfit and a disappointment to his father. When Laura stumbles upon her long-forgotten guitar, she is taken under its spell and impulsively flies off to her first open-mic night taking an unhappy Shane along for the ride. As she rediscovers her love for songwriting, Laura and Shane (real-life mother and son) find connection through music.

USA/2013/103 min

 

Lone Starstar

Director: John Sayles
Website
Trailer
Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Northwest Maritime Center

loneJohn Sayles’ cross-cultural murder mystery explores interpersonal and interracial tensions in Rio County, Texas. Sheriff Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper) is called to investigate the discovery of a skeleton buried in the desert. He is drawn deeper into dark secrets held on both sides of the border when the trail leads to his now-deceased father, local legend and former sheriff Buddy Deeds, whom he grew to hate. Sam puzzles over the mystery and rekindles a romance with his old high-school flame. Meanwhile, an Army colonel who is losing his faith in the military (Joe Morton) has to confront his own, still-breathing father. Deftly interweaving the present and the era of the killing, communities and characters thought to live merely parallel lives are brought face-to-face as the plot draws to its startling finish. Cooper and Morton are supported by Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson, Elizabeth Peña, and Frances McDormand. Sayles’ most widely-seen film (which garnered his second Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay) is frequently taught in film courses as well as American Studies and other disciplines.

USA/1996/135 min

 

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Noble

Director: Stephen Bradley
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Saturday, 9:00 a.m., Key City Public Theatre
Sunday, Noon, Key City Public Theatre

nobleFunny, feisty, courageous and Irish, Christina Noble leaves behind an extraordinary life story. But the best is yet to come. In 1989, 14 years after the end of the war, Christina lands in Vietnam, “a country that she wouldn’t be able to show you on a map”. With a few dollars, a dream and her own hard-won abilities, she is about to change everything, for hundreds of thousands of people.
Shifting between past and present, the film concentrates on Christina’s strength of character, as she uses music and humor to pursue a seemingly impossible dream, always following her motto that “a little insane goes a long way.” After her own tough and deprived past, she goes on to help over 700,000 street children on the other side of the world. Noble is the inspirational, true story of a woman who believes that it only takes one person to make a difference. And of how she is proved right.

UK, Ireland/2014/101 min

 

Putzel

Director: Jason Chaet
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Trailer
Friday, 9:15 a.m., Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, Noon, The Starlight Room

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For some, life is an adventure filled with opportunities to excel and worlds to explore. But for Walter Himmelstein, a young man endearingly known as Putzel, life literally doesn’t go beyond his family’s fish store and his community on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. In this heartwarming romantic comedy, Walter’s dream of taking over his uncle’s smoked fish emporium is disrupted by the arrival of Sally, who becomes romantically involved with his about-to-retire and very-married uncle. As Walter tries to thwart their romance in order to ensure his future, he finds his circumscribed life thrown off kilter. After years of being undermined by his family and friends, he finally begins to realize his full potential. With Sally’s help, Walter confronts his fears and proves he is more than a Putzel.
USA/2012/88 min
Screening with: Laundry Daystar

 

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Sam & Amira

Director: Sean Mullin
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Friday, 6:00 p.m., Key City Public Theatre
Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Rose Theatre

samFormer Green Beret Sam Seneca takes a stab at a life-long dream: stand-up comedy. He also lands a high-paying job working for a Wall Street firm, run by his cousin Charlie.
Amira is an illegal immigrant, living in NYC with her uncle Bassam, who was Sam’s interpreter during the Iraq war. After Amira has a run-in with the police, Bassam asks Sam to look after her. The unlikely relationship between a veteran and an Iraqi-immigrant are portrayed with humor and provide a different take on coming back from war, inspired by writer-director Sean Mullin’s own experience in the military.

USA/2014/92 min
Screening with: Ravel

 

The Enemy Within (O Εχθρός Μου)

Director: Yorgos Tsemberopoulos
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Trailer
Saturday, 6:00 p.m., Key City Public Theatre
Sunday, 6:00 p.m., The Starlight Room

enemyTormented and seeking revenge, Kostas Stasinos, a storeowner in suburban Athens is challenged to the limits after his home is ransacked by a hooded gang. Once an easy-going loving father, he turns darker toward a world of paranoia. As Kostas has his ideology put to the test and fueled by his extremist neighbor, he decides to take matters into his own hands. This searing look into a society of alarms, iron bars and weapons, invites the audience to decide how they would respond in the face of such violation. What will Kostas do?

Greece/2013/107 min

 

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The Invisible Collection (A Coleção Invisível)star

Director: Bernard Attal
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Saturday, 6:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Rose Theatre
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Beto, a DJ in the city of Salvador, is undergoing a personal and financial crisis. In an effort to make ends meet, he ventures to the Brazilian countryside in search of rare drawings that his father, an antique dealer, had sold years ago to a collector named Samir. Unwelcomed by the collector’s family, which lives in the ruins of a once prosperous cocoa plantation, Beto persists in his search and irrevocably has his view of the world entirely changed. Based on a short story by world-renowned author, Stefan Zweig and directed by French-born director Bernard Attal.
Brazil/2012/89 min

 

The Parade (Parada)

Director: Srdjan Dragojević
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Friday, Noon, Key City Public Theatre
Saturday, 9:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre
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In this rollickingly shrewd and humane comedic take on a vital human rights issue, a group of gay activists in Belgrade strikes a tense alliance with Limun, a Serbian crime boss. His fiancée demands an extravagant wedding that only struggling gay theater director Mirko and his friends can provide. In exchange, macho Limun reluctantly agrees to provide security for the group’s Pride parade. It’s a tall order: previous attempts to march were met with mass violence from right-wing skinheads. When Limun’s gang balks at the assignment, he recruits a band of former Balkan War combatants, now dear friends, who will stand up to the aggressors “Seven Samurai Style”.
Serbia/2011/115 min

 

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Feature Documentary

#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

Director: Joe Piscatella
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Friday, 9:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre
Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Rose Theatre
chicago
From her childhood bedroom in the Chicago suburbs, an American teenage girl uses social media to help coordinate the revolution in Syria. Armed with Facebook, Twitter, Skype and camera phones, she coordinates for Aous, a dental student in Damascus who braves snipers and arrest to organize protests for freedom, and Bassel, a film student at Syracuse who left his Fulbright Scholarship to film protests and show the world what State TV won’t broadcast. As the revolution rages on and the violence continues, everyone in the network must choose which weapon is the most powerful in toppling a dictator: social media or AK-47s. Because of the media blackouts in Syria, all footage shot in Syria for this film was smuggled out on hard drives over the course of the first 18 months of the revolution.

USA, Syria/2013/74 min

 

Advanced Stylestar

Director: Lina Plioplyte
Website
Trailer
Saturday, 12:00 p.m., Rose Theatre
Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Northwest Maritime Center
advancedIn 2008, photographer Ari Seth Cohen started a blog, Advanced Style, “inspired by the incredibly dressed, vital and active seniors I saw walking around New York City.” From the instant that Cohen first meets these vibrant characters on the streets of New York, it is evident that they are destined for fame. This inspiring documentary examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers aged 62 to 95 whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging.
From a glamorous 81-year-old dancer from the legendary Apollo theater, to an 80-year-old owner of a storied boutique on the Upper West Side with a penchant for over-the-top accessories, to a 93-year-old West Village artist known for her colorful ensembles and iconic red eyelashes, these women offer their own unique perspective on overcoming life’s obstacles with style and grace, proving that age is merely a state a mind. Advanced Style paints colorful and intimate portraits of independent, stylish women who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, growing old, and Western culture’s increasing obsession with youth.

USA/2014/72 min

 

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Angel Azulstar

Director: Marcy Cravat
Website
Trailer

Friday, 12:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 6:00 p.m., Key City Public Theatre

angelWitness the birth of an artificial coral reef as eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor creates hauntingly beautiful life-like statues cast from live models. Some of these statues reside off the coast of Cancún, Mexico, in the National Marine Park, “El Museo Subacuatico De Arte” (MUSA). Over time the statues grow coral, provide habitat for marine life and a diversion for tourists, offering natural reefs a reprieve from heavy usage. However, when algae overtakes the man-made reef, experts provide the facts about the peril facing coral reefs and the solutions necessary to save them. Narrated by Peter Coyote, the film provides insights that will cause viewers to ponder our inextricable connection to this valuable and beautiful ecosystem.

USA/ 2013/71 min
Screening with: Sticky

 

Bipolarizedstarbi

Director:Rita Kotzia
Website
Trailer
Friday, 12:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema
Sunday, 3:00 p.m., The Starlight Room

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 21 after a manic episode, Ross McKenzie managed his symptoms with lithium. After being in the foggy state induced by this psychotropic drug for half of his life, Ross sets off on a journey to treat his condition through alternative treatments and delves into the root cause of his mental breakdown. Questioning his bipolar label, Ross seeks out activists, psychiatrists and psychiatric survivors who have challenged the status quo in psychiatry, and recounts some of the alternative therapies he explores to maintain his mental, emotional and physical health. As Ross peels away the layers, his personal experiences tell a larger story about medication.
Canada/2013/76 min
Screening with: Riding My Way Back

 

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Finding Hillywoodstar

Directors: Leah Warshawski & Christopher Towey
Website
Trailer
Saturday, 9:15 a.m., Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Rose Theatre
findingHow does one heal from genocide? Witness the beginning of Rwanda’s film industry, where, for the first time, Rwandans are using film to tell their stories. Once a year, the filmmakers pack up an inflatable screen and travel the countryside, showing their local movies in villages among this “land of a thousand hills.”

“It’s not Hollywood. It’s not Bollywood. It’s Hillywood.”
Thousands come. And for many, they are seeing films for the first time. Finding Hillywood chronicles one man's road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country through the power of film and the realization that we all must one day face our past.

USA, Rwanda/ 2013/60 min
Screening with: Cast In Sand: A Tale of Two Women & Maikaru

 

Meet the Patels

Directors: Geeta Patel & Ravi Patelmeet
Website
Trailer
Saturday, Noon, Key City Public Theatre
Sunday, 6:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre
Fresh out of a breakup with his American girlfriend and freaked out that he’s almost 30 and single, Ravi Patel goes on a family vacation to India with his head and heart spinning. Ravi is desperate to find love and is willing to do whatever it takes. Over the course of a year, Ravi’s parents send him on a whirlwind of dates around the United States via the “Biodating” system, a chain of weddings, online matrimonial websites and the “Patel Matrimonial Convention.”
Filmed by Ravi’s sister Geeta, in what started as a family vacation video, this hilarious and heartbreaking film reveals how love is a family affair.

USA/2014/88 min
Screening with: Love in the Tetons

 

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Mending the Line

Director: Steve Engman
Website
Trailer
Friday, 9:30 p.m., Northwest Maritime Center
Sunday, 12:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre
mending
Frank Moore, a 20-year-old soldier, lands on the beaches of Normandy in 1944. Crossing through occupied French countryside, the young soldier daydreams about coming back in peacetime to fish the bucolic streams. After the war, he returns to the States, marries, has a family and builds a life centered around fly fishing. Now 90-years-old, but with the energy of a man 20 years younger, Moore completes the dream with his wife and son by his side. This extraordinary story of a dream deferred, and ultimately fulfilled, proves that the scars of the past can be healed.

USA/2014/48 min
Screening with: Tashi and the Monk

 

Next Goal Wins

Director: Mike Brett & Steve Jamison
Website
Trailer
Saturday, 9:00 p.m., Key City Public Theatre
Sunday, 12:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema

nextAfter suffering a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia in 2001, American Samoa – officially the worst football team on earth – is still in search of their first ever competitive win. When maverick Dutch coach Thomas Rongen arrives on the island to help the team achieve this elusive goal, he discovers that his ramshackle team includes an emotionally scarred goalkeeper and the first transgender player ever to play international football. They haven’t scored a goal for four years. With the team about to embark on a grueling World Cup Qualification campaign, Rongen has just one month to transform this ragtag of endemic losers into a winning team – and perhaps learn a little about himself along the way. Next Goal Wins is a hilarious and moving exploration of what it really means to be a winner in life.

USA, American Samoa/2014/97 min
Screening with: The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist

 

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Point and Shoot

Director: Marshall Curry
Website
Trailer
Friday, 6:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre
Saturday, Noon, The Starlight Room
pointFollow Matt VanDyke, a timid 27-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who leaves his home in Baltimore in 2006 and sets off on a self-described “crash course in manhood.” He buys a motorcycle and a video camera and begins a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. While traveling, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and joins him in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other, Matt fights in –and films– the war until he is captured by Gaddafi’s forces. Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker, Marshall Curry, tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man’s struggle for political revolution and personal transformation.

USA, Lybia/2014/83 min
Screening with: Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

 

Return of the Riverstar

Directors: John Gussman & Jessica Plumb
Website
Trailer
Friday, 6:30 p.m., Rose Theatre
Saturday, 12:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema

returnThis is the story of a river unleashed after a century of captivity and the extraordinary community effort to set it free. The Elwha River in Washington State is the ancestral home of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, who witnessed firsthand the impact of two dams on the river and its legendary fish runs. The film captures the tenacity of individuals who would not give up on the river, mirroring the tenacity of salmon headed upstream to spawn. It is a narrative with global ramifications, exploring the complex relationship between communities and the environment that sustains them.
The Elwha River is currently the nation's largest restoration project, with a price tag over $300 million and the largest dam removal project in history.
The film explores an unlikely victory for environmental justice, offering hope amid grim environmental news. First time feature co-directors Gussman and Plumb both live on the Olympic Peninsula, and the film was produced and edited in Port Townsend.

USA/2014/70 min
Screening with: Common Ground

 

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Tashi and the Monk

Director: Andrew Hinton & Johnny Burke
Website
Trailer
Friday, 9:30 p.m., Northwest Maritime Center
Sunday, 12:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre

tashiOn a remote mountaintop, a brave social experiment is taking place. Buddhist Monk Lobsang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Eight years ago he left behind a life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas that rescues orphaned and neglected children.
Five year-old Tashi is the newest arrival. Her mother recently passed away and her alcoholic father has abandoned her. Wild and troubled, Tashi is struggling to find her place among 84 new siblings.
Lobsang has channeled his own unhappy childhood into an opportunity for other ‘uninvited guests of the universe’ to avoid a similar fate. But can the community’s love and compassion transform Tashi’s alienation and tantrums into a capacity to make her first real friend?

India/ 2014/40 min

Screening with: Mending the Line

 

 

The Ballad of Shovels and Rope

Director: Jace Freeman
Website
Trailer
Friday, 9:00 a.m., Key City Public Theatre
Saturday, 9:30 p.m., Rose Theatre

balladMake it work with what you've got. Two guitars, a junkyard drum kit, a handful of harmonicas, voices, and above all... songs. The Ballad of Shovels and Rope captures the tours and detours of a husband and wife as they create and release the critically acclaimed album “O’ Be Joyful.” Follow Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent as they travel from town to town, living out of their van with their hound dog and recording their album wherever they can. From working for tips to becoming "Emerging Artist of the Year,"the family duo uses ingenuity and hard work to create something out of nothing.
USA/2014/72 min
Screening with: Cream City Sound Check: Allen Stone

 

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The Only Real Gamestar

Director: Mirra Bank
Website
Trailer
Friday, Noon, The Starlight Roomonly
Sunday, 3:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre
The Only Real Game is a fighters’ and dreamers’ story about the magic of baseball for people in a remote and troubled place. The once princely Manipur, a strife-torn border state in northeast India, defies civil war, drugs, gun traffic, and HIV/AIDS through love of our national pastime. Dreams chase reality in this ancient region when a small group of baseball-loving New Yorkers, and two Major League Baseball Envoy coaches, team up with Manipuri men, women and children to “Play Ball.” It’s a far away story that brings us to the heart of the great American game, or as Babe Ruth put it, “the only real game in the world.”

USA, India/2013/82 min
Screening with: The Cost of Beauty

 

 

The Search for General Tso

Director: Ian Cheney
Website
Trailer
Saturday, 3:00 p.m., The Starlight Room
Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Key City Public Theatre
searchWho was General Tso? And why do nearly fifty thousand restaurants in the US serve deep-fried chicken bearing his name?
The origins of Chinese-American food are traced through what is arguably America’s most popular take-out meal––General Tso’s Chicken.
Using this Americanized dish and its mysterious mastermind as a lens onto a larger story of immigration, adaptation, and innovation, the film follows a lighthearted journey, grounded in cultural and culinary history, through restaurants, Chinatowns, and the American imagination. Visits to present-day Chinese restaurants spark forays into the past, guided by chefs, scholars, and the occasional opinionated customer. The film’s lively soundtrack and shadow-puppet animations contribute both whimsy and momentum, as viewers find they’re on a search to answer a deeper question: how did America’s Chinese food become so… American?

USA, Taiwan, China/2014/75 min
Screening with: Mile High Pie

 

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The Starfish Throwers

Director: Jesse Roesler
Website
Trailer
Friday, 6:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema
Saturday, 3:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre

starfishWorlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired school teacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger. Award-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling when she was nine-years-old blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a non-profit with 73 gardens dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher, Mr. Law, battles personal health issues as he hand delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry in Minneapolis. This documentary tells the tale of these remarkable individuals and the unexpected challenges they face.

USA, India/ 2014/83 min
Screening with: Brooklyn Farmer

 

To Be Takei

Director: Jennifer M. Kroot
Website
Trailer
Friday, 3:30 p.m., Northwest Maritime Center
Saturday, 6:00 p.m., The Starlight Room

takeiFollow George Takei and his husband Brad, capturing their day-to-day life as they prepare for Takei’s dream project, “Allegiance”, a musical based on his harrowing childhood experiences inside a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. Intertwined with this narrative is a look into Takei's life history– from his rise to fame as helmsman Hikaru Sulu on the iconic television series, “Star Trek,” to his advocacy for marriage equality and civil rights across the United States. What emerges is a portrait of an outspoken activist who utilizes wit, whimsy, grace and humor to bring attention to the sorrows of his past and the joys of love and creativity in his present.
USA/2014/93 min

 

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Wrenched

Director: ML Lincoln
Website
Trailer
Saturday, 9:15 a.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema
Sunday, 3:00 p.m., Key City Public Theatre
wrenchedEdward Abbey's anarchistic spirit and riotous novels influenced and helped guide the nascent environmental movement of the seventies and eighties. Direct action and civil disobedience grew in popularity as exemplified by EarthFirst!. With tree-spiking, forest occupation and high-profile publicity stunts such as painting a crack on the Glen Canyon Dam, this group became the eventual target of FBI infiltrators, leading to the arrest of various members. Through interviews, archival footage and reenactments, this documentary captures the outrage of Abbey's friends who were the original ecowarriors. In defense of wilderness, these early activists pioneered monkey-wrenching, a radical blueprint for ‘wrenching the system’. Abbey’s message lives on.

USA/2013/93 min

 

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Short Documentaries

Brooklyn Farmer

Director: Michael Tyburski
Trailer
Friday, 6:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema
Saturday, 3:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre

brooklynBrooklyn Farmer explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm within the landscape of New York City. As their growing operation expands, the team confronts the realities inherent in operating the world’s largest rooftop farm in one of the world's biggest cities.
USA/2013/26 min
Screening with: The Starfish Throwers

 

Cast In Sand: A Tale of Two Womenstar

Director: Becky Roberts-Wolfe
Trailer
Saturday, 9:15 a.m., Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Rose Theatre
castIn a barren desert refugee camp, two Saharawi women of different generations struggle for survival and freedom. Here, the displaced people of Western Sahara have rebuilt life after fleeing from Morocco's brutal occupation of their homeland, and continue to cry out for justice.

USA, Algeria/2013/27 min
Screening with: Maikaru & Finding Hillywood

 

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Common Groundstar

Director: Alexandria Bombach
Friday, 6:30 p.m., Rose Theatre
Saturday, 12:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema

commomSeveral ranching and farming communities living against the stunning landscape of the Rocky Mountains Front in Montana are faced with the decision of what is to become of this unprotected public land. As the community battles with the idea of proposing more wilderness areas, heritage and tradition are seemingly defended on both sides.
USA/2014/18 min
Screening with: Return of the River

 

Cream City Sound Check: Allen Stone

Director: Ryan Sarnowski
Friday 9:00 a.m., Key City Public Theatre
Saturday, 9:30 p.m., Rose Theatre

creamAllen Stone gets some science dropped on him at the Microphone Museum and fills his belly at Speed Queen Bar-B-Que before doing a radio interview with 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and rocking two amazing sets at Turner Hall.

USA/2014/14 min
Screening with: The Ballad of Shovels and Rope

 

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Love in the Tetons

Director: Amy Marquis
Trailer
Saturday, Noon, Key City Public Theatre
Sunday, 6:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre

loveJuan Martinez, an at-risk teenager from LA, steps off a bus in Grand Teton National Park and sees the stars for the first time in his life. The experience inspires him to connect urban youth to nature, and in the process, he meets Vanessa Torres, a park ranger, and falls in love all over again.

USA/2014/9 min
Screening with: Meet the Patels

 

Maikarustar

Director: Amanda Harryman
Saturday, 9:15 a.m., Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Rose Theatre
maikaru
Young Seattle-born artist Maikaru emerges on top after his childhood of violence and human trafficking.
USA/2014/7 min
Screening with: Cast in Sand: A Tale of Two Women & Finding Hillywood

 

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Mile High Pie

Director: Melanie Addington
Saturday, 3:00 p.m., The Starlight Room
Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Key City Public Theatre

mileIn Arkansas, everything is high –including the bouffants, oil rigs and meringue pies.

USA/2013/4 min
Screening with: The Search for General Tso

 

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

Director: Matthew VanDyke
Website
Trailer
Friday, 6:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre
Saturday, Noon, The Starlight Room

notNour, a 24-year-old female schoolteacher turned journalist, and Mowya, a 32-year-old civilian turned rebel commander, struggle for freedom in Syria. Their lives, and city, have been torn apart by war but their determination remains strong.

USA, Syria, Turkey/2014/15 min
Screening with: Point and Shoot

 

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Riding My Way Backstar

Director: Robin Fryday
Website
Trailer
Friday, 12:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema
Sunday, 3:00 p.m., The Starlight Room

ridingStaff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returns from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in addition to third-degree burns and nerve damage from a roadside bomb. At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors: a horse named Fred.

USA/2013/26 min
Screening with: Bipolarized

 

Salim Baba

Director: Tim Sternbergsalim
Friday, 6:30 p.m., Northwest Maritime Center
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Northwest Maritime Center

On the streets of Calcutta, Salim Muhammad keeps the magic of cinema alive using a hand-cranked projector to screen discarded film scraps.

USA, India/2007/14 min
Screening with: Final Cut: Ladies & Gentlemen

 

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Sticky

Director: Jilli Rose
Friday, 12:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, 6:00 p.m., Key City Public Theatre

stickySticky is an animated documentary telling the astonishing conservation success story of the stick insects from Lord Howe Island, between Australia and New Zealand. These insects existed nowhere else and were thought to be extinct until a tiny population was discovered in 2001 on a single bush growing on the world’s tallest sea stack.
Australia/2013/20 min
Screening with: Angel Azul

 

The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist

Director: Mark Columbus
Saturday, 9:00 p.m., Key City Public Theatrebattle
Sunday, 12:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema

A son makes a tribute documentary about his father, a once famous jazz guitarist from the Fiji Islands who gave up his career to move to America for the betterment of his family.

USA/2012/7 min
Screening with: Next Goal Wins

 

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The Cost of Beautystar

Director: Thatcher Bean
Friday, Noon, The Starlight Room
Sunday, 3:15 p.m., Rosebud Theatre

costHow can architecture contribute to an equitable and inclusive growth process? What role do architects play in advocating for a just built environment? And, ultimately, what role does beauty play in inspiring us to action, fostering empathy, and instilling peacefulness? The Cost of Beauty examines the architectural work of MASS Design Group and how this Rwanda, Haiti and Boston based firm is rethinking the design process to demonstrate the value of beauty, in fostering dignity, health, equity and justice in the specific communities in which it is created.

USA/2014/10 min
Screening with: The Only Real Game

 

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Short Narratives

11 Paper Place

Director: Daniel Houghton
Saturday, 9:00 a.m., The Starlight Room
Sunday, 6:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema

11A love story about two 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper that magically transform into paper people as they are spit out of a malfunctioning printer into a recycling bin.

USA/2014/6 min
Screening with: Finding Neighbors

 

Intuition

Director: Danielle Lurie
Friday, 3:00 p.m., Key City Public Theatre
Sunday, 9:00 a.m., The Starlight Room

intuitionAmanda is unable to listen to herself, but her Intuition will show up throughout the day and try to guide her steps.

USA, Spain/2014/8 min
Screening with: Grace

 

Laundry Day star

Director: Jeremy Stewart
Friday, 9:15 a.m., Rosebud Theatre
Sunday, Noon, The Starlight Room

laundrySusanna is cleaning her apartment and doing the laundry. Little does she know one of her socks is trying to escape. A blend of live action and stop motion animation is used to tell the sock’s adventurous tale.

Canada/2014/4 min
Screening with: Putzel

 

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Ravelstar

Director: Sabina Beachdell
Friday, 6:00 p.m., Key City Public Theatre
Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Rose Theatre
ravelA girl falls for a musician wearing a red sweater in Central Park and tries to win his heart with a hand-knit hat.

USA/2013/11 min
Screening with: Sam & Amira

 

Self Storagestar

Director: David Byars
Friday, 9:15 a.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema
Saturday, 3:00 p.m., Key City Public Theatre

selfThe manager of a self-storage facility is confronted with a series of unlucky events that ensue from an improper mixture of cleaning agents. A solution and its consequences are nearer than it seems, in this quirky comedy.

USA/2013/13 min
Screening with: Ben’s at Home

 

 

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Shorts Programs

Spirit of Adventure

Friday, 9:00 p.m., Key City Public Theatre
Saturday, 6:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema

Hang onto your hats, your seats, open your hearts and revel in the exploits of others, as in “Let’s get Mickey to do it”! Skiers going fast enough to make their faces distort, girl surfing in Northern Norway…brrr..., a 14 year-old climbing phenomenon, a little Wes Anderson escapade, something clever with push pins and beautifully surreal landscapes in China for more climbing challenges. And don’t duck out before the hilarious, risqué finale…just sayin’… Bonzai!!!!!

A Girl Named Elastika

elastikaDirector: Guillaume Blanchet

Elastika is not like any other little girls. First, because she is made of elastics. Also, because her universe is a land of cork. Her adventure, shot in stop motion, required over 10,000 pictures.

Canada/2012/4 min

 

Catch Itstar

Director: Sarah Menzies

catchFrench-born Lea Brassy takes a break from her nomadic lifestyle on the LofotenIslands in Northern Norway. Trading in her bikini for a thick wet suit, she connects with the surrounding mountains, Arctic surf, and simple living. Whether it’s paddling hard for a wave or chasing after a passion, Lea reminds us that if the timing is right, we have to Catch It.

USA, Norway/2013/10 min

 

1414.cstar

Director: George Knowles

Kai Lightener entered the world of rock climbing at the age of six. As fourteen-year-old
Kai ascends to the top of the most difficult routes –rated 5.14c– and expands into outdoor climbing, he relies upon the support and encouragement of his single mother, Connie.

USA/2014/8 min

 

The Karsts of China

Director: Keith Ladzinskikarsts
Trailer

Southern China is home to a range of dramatic Karst topography: Incredible limestone towers, caves and arch formations that have dissolved into natural wonders over the last few million years. Climbers Emily Harrington, Matt Segal and Cedar Wright quest through four of China’s National Parks on a vertical adventure on ancient rock.

USA/2014/ 7 min

 

Walled In

Director: Ben Stookesberrywalled

Adventure kayakers Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic attempt to be the first to successfully run the “Impossible Gorge” of the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park. The mission involves an eight-day portage and vertical epic of establishing a sporty big-wall traverse with the assistance of two climbers, then a five-hour descent into a two-thousand-foot deep canyon with no potential for escape.
USA/2013/20 min

 

6464 mph

Director: Brett Schrekengost

Telluride’s extreme skier Greg Hope descends the San Joaquin Couloir, one of the area’s most iconic–and insanely steep–backcountry lines.

USA/2014/3 min

 

The Fortune Wild

Director: Ben Gulliver

wildA small group of surfers set out on an expedition to the far-flung shores of Haida Gwaii, a chain of wave-swept, lushly-forested islands off the British Columbia mainland.
One-third documentary, one-third surf and adventure film and one-third storybook wander into the unknown, The Fortune Wild is a beautiful and slightly eccentric look at what makes the West Coast so priceless and so worthy of protection. "The film is a homage to Wes Anderson, I always wished he would make a surf film,” says director Ben Gulliver.

Canada/2013/22 min

 

Valhalla (segment)

valhallaDirector: Nick Waggoner

From iconic shots of au naturel chairlift riding to cliff jumpers wearing nothing more than socks and a smile, Valhalla's naked ski segment is already sparking laughter through dark cinemas across the world, with skiers and non-skiers alike.

USA, Canada/2013/3min

 

 

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Truth or Fiction

Friday, 12:30 p.m., Rose Theatre
Saturday, 3:15 p.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema

Join us on a short film journey with stories as close as Vashon Island and as far as extraterrestrials. What is under the bed, really? Who talked that man off the ledge? Late for dinner? This guy has a better excuse than you will EVER have! You will laugh at some of these tales, your heart will go out to others and finally, you will wonder: is that truth or fiction?

heebieThe Heebie-Jeebies

Director: 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.

USA/2013/9 min

 

The Maury Island Incident

mauryDirector: Scott Schaefer
Trailer

The forgotten true story of Harold Dahl, who before the Roswell “Crash” reported a UFO sighting over Puget Sound, sparking “the Summer of the Saucers,” the UFO obsession, the first appearance of “Men in Black,” and a governmental battle over UFO sighting jurisdiction reaching directly to J. Edgar Hoover.

USA/2014/30 min

 

Anniversario

Director: Jeffrey DeChausse

anniversarioCarmela visits the beauty salon in preparation for an evening out on her 45th wedding anniversary. She's greeted by her two favorite hairdressers, Chu Chi and Pepe. In a tragic twist, Carmela becomes the most important makeover of their lives.

USA, Argentina/2013/11 min

 

 

Sin Matadorsin

Director: Zach Carver
Trailer

Running late for a long overdue romantic dinner: which excuses are true?

USA/2014/14 min

 

 

A Man on the Edge

edgeDirector: Edward Lyons
Trailer
When a troubled man on a clifftop contemplates suicide he is interrupted by an unexpected stranger.

Australia/2014/11 min

 

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WA 2 WA

Friday, 6:00 p.m., The Starlight Room
Sunday, 9:15 a.m., Peter Simpson Free Cinema

In only a decade, the DC Shorts Film Festival has become the largest short film event on the East Coast — whose awards are among the most respected honors bestowed on short filmmaking. WA 2 WA brings some of the top picks from their jury and audience to our unique audience in Port Townsend. The films will bring tears, laughter, knowledge, and insight into what makes both Washingtons different — and the same.

A True Friendfriend

Director: Justin Snyder
Sometimes, your best friend asks you to help with the worst ideas.

USA/ 2013/ 6 min

 

 

Chippendalechippendale

Director: Kamilia Safina
A greedy antiques dealer gets more than he bargained for when he discovers a rare Chippendale dresser.

Russia/2012/16 min

 

 

Ouverture ouverture

Directors: Bracey Smith & Neil Dvorak
What do you do when you’re born with music pouring out of your heart?

USA/2013/5min

 


Practice Makes Perfect

Director: Devon Avery
practiceOn date night, a twelve-year-old boy anxiously considers how to deliver the perfect first kiss.

USA/2012/3 min

 

 

Water Of Life (Uisce Beatha)

Director: Shaun O’Connorwater
The true story of a young man who leaves rural Ireland to cross the ocean on the ill-fated Titanic.

Ireland/2012/8 min.

 

loot

Loot

Director: Greg Rom
The story of a robbery where reality and fantasy merge.

South Africa/2012/11 min

 

pishto

Pishto Goes Away (Пишто уезжает)

Director: Sopha Kendel

A farmer's dog coaxes his owner back to a small town and shows him the importance of a simple life.

Russia/2012/9 min

 

sitSit With Me

Director: Melvin Chan
Alone in a foreign land, a down-on-his-luck businessman discovers humanity through an unlikely meeting.

Singapore/2012/8 min

 

opThe Op Shop

Director: Lee Rogers
Trailer
A mysterious donation sends the sales clerks of a suburban thrift shop on a journey of self-discovery.

Australia/2011/7 min

 

Apple of my Eye (Mi Ojo Derecho)

appleDirector: Josecho de Linares

Neither time nor distance can sever the special ties with your grandmother.

Spain/2012/13 min

 

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