2017
FILMS

Cuerdas

Pedro Solís García

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 1:15pm

María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon, they become close friends.

Detect Earth: When Life Gets Stinky

Robert Little

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am

EMERGE KIDS!

Clover is a pet ferret who believes she's a private detective with a mission to solve mysteries in her owners' apartment. In the process, Clover connects us to the wondrous world of ecology by discovering the many interactions between the average home and the natural environment. In this pilot episode Clover solves her first mystery with the help of Walter the Great Dane. In the process she learns that stinky trash is actually part of the nutrient cycle, and that without this, there would be no apartment! With her first mystery solved, Clover agrees to have Walter join her as an assistant, and so our story begins!

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Dragonfly

Carl Carter Greene

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

Zac has suffered a traumatic event which has left him feeling lost and isolated from society. The attempts to help by those closest to him are met with little success. Ultimately it is Zac alone who must take drastic measures in order to emerge anew.

Es Rẽver

Sean Carmichael

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:45pm

Charles has his curiosities. His curiosities have their consequences.

Fractal

Anna Gravél

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am

Ava's visit to her childhood home, and a reunion with her estranged sister, threaten to unlock secrets from their past that are better left forgotten.

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Gardeners of the Forest

Ceylan Carhoglu , Nicole Jordan-Webber

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

For generations, Laos was known as the Land of a Million Elephants. Today, there are around 400 elephants left in Laos. If the Laotian elephants become extinct, not only does it mean a loss of one of the largest mammals on earth but also the loss for Laotian history and culture. This documentary will explore how the Chinese market, deforestation, and tourism all play a role in the imminent extinction of elephants in Laos.

Georgia to Maine

Reid Lauff, Parker McBain

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

Accompanied by their three hiking companions, thru hikers Lane and Graham journey across the East Coast from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

Heart Not For Sale

Alec Salisbury

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 3:30pm

A heartwarming story about a vacuum salesman who is hesitant to find love after the passing of his wife.

I Know a Man - Ashley Bryan

Richard Kane

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 3:30pm

I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan is about this 93-year-old creative wonder who skips and jumps in his heart like a child.  He served in a World War II all-Black battalion and experienced the racism of the separatist Army and the carnage of D-Day.  In response he dedicated his life to creating beauty and joy, spreading love and awe through his art. He's a poet/illustrator of over 50 children's books (30+ of which were published by Simon & Schuster's Atheneum Books), makes magical puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage. Ashley lives on the remote Cranberry Islands, Maine and has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community.  The film explores his world from the time his father “was given the mop and the broom”, (a reference to the Gordon Parks photograph).  He quotes Marian Anderson admonishing “to keep another down you have to hold them down, and therefore cannot  … soar to the potential within you.” He spreads beauty through his linocut prints exhorting “Let My People Go”. His life story and the art he makes from this wellspring of experience is an inspiration to people of all ages. 

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Icarus

Tom Teller

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

When a Mars colony's comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. A shuttle malfunction cuts connectivity to the ground and Chris, her son, makes the knee jerk decision to go after her.