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2018 Film Selections

8 Slices

Nick Westfall
Narrative Features
A new hire joins a small town pizza restaurant, where the boss-man, Oscar Wilde, encourages his employee 'family' to read the great American novels and their favorite philosophers, just as...

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Abigail Falls

Erica Dunton
Narrative Features
Just out of college, Abbey (Jazzy De Lisser) navigates a relationship with her troubled friend Jude (Gala Gordon) who has recently been diagnosed Bi-Polar. Abbey is thoughtful and guarded while...

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Agave – The Spirit of a Nation

Nick Kovacic, Matthew Riggieri
Documentary Features
In Mexico families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations. Discover how this once obscure Mexican drink has grown into the fastest growing spirit in the...

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Birds Without Feathers

Wendy McColm
Narrative Features
Unable to make a human connection, six broken individuals will give everything away in an attempt to receive love. A dark comedy. Short Before the Feature: chum much // Michael Arcos ::

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Brewmaster

Douglas Tirola
Documentary Features :: Magnolia
SXSW Documentary Spotlight film Brewmaster artfully captures the craftsmanship, passion and innovation within the beer industry by following the stories of two struggling beer lovers: Drew, a New York lawyer and...

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Buckjumping

Lily Keber
Documentary Features
Buckjumping is a cinematic journey through the soul of New Orleans. Short Before the Feature: Lacie // Zach Strum, Gen Liu :: Time-lapse video of a haircut for local band Sex Planet....

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Burning

Lee Chang-dong
Narrative Features
BURNING is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit.

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Cherimoya Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
The Jump Off // Jovan James :: Idealistic young man Nigel has been in a secret romantic relationship with his friend, Malik, for several weeks, seemingly content with their unofficial status, but he...

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Dead in the Water

Lizzie Bankowski
Documentary Features
Over 2,000 hog and poultry CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) litter southeastern North Carolina. The animal waste from these farms is improperly managed and runs into the Cape Fear River,...

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El Angel

Luis Ortega
Narrative Features
In 1971 Buenos Aires, charismatic 17-year-old Carlitos (Lorenzo Ferro, in his energizing debut) gets his kicks from robbing swanky houses... and committing serial murder. Inspired by the real-life "Angel of...

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Extraordinary People

Laura Hart McKinny, John McKinny
Shorts
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE follows the story of six diverse individuals on the autism spectrum as they deal with personal challenges and find value working with a business that inspires its staff,...

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Farmsteaders

Shaena Mallett
Documentary Features
Clear-eyed and intimate, Farmsteaders is as much a study of place as it is a study of persistence. Short Before the Feature: NourishNC Short // Steven McCrossan :: Feeding Children, Fueling The Future.

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Fiddlehead Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Escape the Ninja // Mr. Scooter :: A team of ninjas embark on a subterranean adventure and must face three deadly challenges in hopes of proving their worthiness to their sensei...

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Gravity Hero

Trey McIntyre
These puzzling words are spoken by choreographer Trey McIntyre in Gravity Hero, his new documentary, which unpacks the rise and fall of his wildly successful dance company, Trey McIntyre Project....

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In Reality

Ann Lupo
Narrative Features
Ann is consumed by the fantasy of finding true love. Short Before the Feature: Marvin & Matilda Are Soap Bottles // Harris Gurny :: Two soap bottles go on a first date.

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Ingrid

Morrisa Maltz
Documentary Features
An intimate look at a woman who left her life as a successful fashion designer and mother in Texas to become a reclusive hermit, immersed in nature, focused solely on...

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Jackfruit Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Buttered Up // Aine Phillips :: A daring housewife embarks on an improbable journey to explore the mysterious underworld of domesticity. She uses a practical method of escapology, delicious quantities of butter, and...

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Jules of Light and Dark

Daniel Laabs
Narrative Features
A young woman, Maya, struggles to rebuild her life after surviving a devastating car wreck with her girlfriend. The two are found and rescued by an oil worker, Freddy, who...

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Knife + Heart

Yann Gonzalez
Narrative Features
For fans of giallo horror, early Brian De Palma + Cruising, this horny, hyper-stylized, high-camp thriller will hypnotize you while putting the gay back in "Le Gai Paris." Pop star...

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Kohlrabi Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Moths & Butterflies // Alfonso Johnson :: Lenny, a schizoaffective, socially awkward, introvert finds it rather difficult to break out of the regimented routine of sobriety and functionality that he has placed on...

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Kumquat Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
supPORT The Port "A Different World" // Chris Robinson :: A remake/parody of the classic show "A Different World" intro, used as a commercial instead for us. Impact: Investing with a Purpose //...

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Lez Bomb

Jenna Laurenzo
Narrative Features
A still closeted young woman brings her girlfriend home for Thanksgiving, only to have her coming out efforts thwarted by the unexpected arrival of her male roommate. Short Before the...

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Lords of Chaos

Jonas Åkerlund
Narrative Features
The early 1990s Norwegian black metal scene produced influential music that is as gripping and gruesome as this tragicomic biopic, based on the cult non-fiction book subtitled "The Bloody Rise...

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Mapplethorpe

Ondi Timoner
Narrative Features
Mapplethorpe is a 2018 American biographical drama film written and directed by Ondi Timoner. Short Before the Feature: Randall // Dave Merson Hess, Justin Taber, Carlos Barrón :: An aimless dog is...

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Meme

Sean Mannion
Narrative Features
Jennifer, an independent designer disappointed in her stalled relationship and career, discovers a surreal mashup videotape, labeled "Meme," among a friend's VHS collection. Short Before the Feature: Death Van //Michael Enzbrunner ::...

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Miss Arizona

Narrative Features
A former pageant queen embarks on an all-night adventure with four unlikely friends she meets while volunteering at a women's shelter. Short Before the Feature: Jill From Next Door // Rebecca Pugh ::...

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Paw Paw Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
HOW 2 EAT POOP! // Jebby Wanes :: He makes crappy videos of everything he does!  "How to Put On Socks!"  "How to Breathe!"  "How to Be a Moron!"  I have helped Joe...

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Pink

Austin Herring
Narrative Features
PINK tells the story of a tormented artist named Pink, who has just three days left under house arrest when his friend stashes a backpack full of stolen drugs in...

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Poor Jane

Katie Orr
Narrative Features
Poor Jane provides a revealing examination of a suburban housewife’s (possible) mid-life crisis. Short Before the Feature: Nice Meeting You // Tara O'Sullivan, Ford Phillips :: Meeting people is hard.

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Rambutan Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Lorelei // Honey Head :: After the death of their mother, two impoverished sisters navigating a frazzled relationship reunite to decide what will become of their family property in rural NC. Here they...

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Saint Bernard Syndicate

Mads Brugger (Denmark)
Narrative Features
Subversive satirist Mads Brugger's latest is an odd-couple comedy about the pitfalls of striking out into the economic frontier; it charts two hapless Danes' scheme to sell Saint Bernards to...

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Salak Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Line // Grzegorz Myjkowski, Katarzyna Ustowska :: Krystyna has a stroke-induced aphasia - a disorder which impedes the process of translating thoughts into words. The same process of translating thoughts, feelings and sensations...

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Salsify Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Las Del Diente // Ana Perez Lopez :: Three women discuss the social pressure of having kids while celebrating the uniqueness of their bodies. El Hor // Dianne Lucille Campbell :: Through the interspecies gaze...

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Saltbox (Works In Progress)

Shirlette Ammons
Documentary Features
North Carolina cooking gets pigeonholed into barbecue and collards, biscuits and grits. But with 300 miles of coastal waters, down-home cuisine is rooted in the seafood shacks of NC’s backwaters...

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Sapodilla Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Cheer Up Baby // Adinah Dancyger :: A young woman who was sexually assaulted by a stranger on the subway is rendered with psychological menace and sensory dislocation in this elliptical tale. Takako...

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Silence Sam

Courtney Symone
Shorts
Silence Sam follows the most recent student-led movement to remove a confederate monument from UNC’s campus and systemic silencing of student protest by university administrators.

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Taco Truck Kills Fascists

Rodrigo Dorfman
Documentary Features
New Orleans performance activist Jose Torres-Tama wants to create a revolutionary Taco Truck Theatre with a simple message: “No guacamole for immigrant haters”. This Taco Truck Kills Fascists weaves two...

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The Biggest Little Farm

John Chester
Documentary Features
The successes and failures of a couple determined to live in harmony with nature on a farm outside of Los Angeles are lovingly chronicled by filmmaking farmer John Chester, in...

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The Great Pretender

Nathan Silver
Narrative Features
Mona (Maëlle Poésy) has recently arrived in New York from France in order to mount her newest play — an autobiographical piece that depicts her tumultuous, on-again, off-again affair with...

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This Changes Everything

Tom Donahue
Documentary Features
An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry. Short Before the Feature: She's Revolutionary // Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell :: A...

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Transmilitary

Gabe Silverman, Fiona Dawson
Documentary Features
Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service....

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Tre Maison Dasan

Denali Tiller
Documentary Features
A story of boyhood marked by the criminal justice system and what it means to become a man in America, TRE MAISON DASAN explores parental incarceration through the eyes of...

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United Skates

Dyana Winkler, Tina Brown
Documentary Features
When America's last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture--one that has remained undiscovered by...

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Warrior Women

Elizabeth A. Castle & Christina D. King
Documentary Features
In the 1970s, with the swagger of unapologetic Indianness, organizers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) fought for Native liberation as a community of extended families. Short Before the Feature: Line //...

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When the Trees Fall

Marysia Nikitiuk
Narrative Features
Earthy, enigmatic, erotically charged and violently bleak, Ukrainian writer-director Marysia Nikitiuk's impressive feature debut begins like a dystopian fairytale in some godforsaken village that time forgot. Lusty young Larysa writhes...

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While I Breathe, I Hope

Emily Harrold
Documentary Features
What does it mean to be young, Black, and Democrat in the American South? While I Breathe, I Hope follows South Carolina Politician Bakari Sellers as he runs to become...

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White Ravens: A Legacy of Resistance

Georg Koszulinski
Documentary Features
How do you resist cultural assimilation and maintain a sense of history and tradition in the face of recurring aggression? White Ravens is a critically important lesson about how a...

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White Tide: The Legend of Culebra

Theo Love
Documentary Features
Rodney is an American dreamer. His glass is not only half full, but it's half full of the finest wine you've ever tasted. But when the great recession wipes out...

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Wild Nights With Emily

Madeleine Olnek
Narrative Features
Wild Nights With Emily is the story of the secret life of Emily Dickinson (played by Molly Shannon). Short Before the Feature: I See Through You // Lael Rogers :: A dreamy, musical...

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You & Me

Alexander Baack
Narrative Features
A young deaf woman meets a recently blinded man. What follows is a funny and moving love story about life’s universal challenges and joys. Short Before the Feature: Carlotta's Face // Valentin...

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