2016 Official Selections 

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Shorts Block :: CONNECT
Filmmakers and local startups join together to make a video. An update on Norwood Cheek's groundbreaking filmmakin ...
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Director: Sophia Takal
Narrative Feature
Two friends, both actresses living in Los Angeles, take a trip to Big Sur to re-connect. ...
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Director: Alicia Simmer
Narrative Feature
A young woman battles society's expectations of "normal". ...
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Director: Joe Massot
Documentary Feature
Shown as part of the special program "Joe Dunton: The Big Picture Past and Present." Documentary on Britain's 2 To ...
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Installation / Performance :: Special Programs
One of the festival's most popular traditions is a communion of dance and film. Filmmakers pair with choreographer ...
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Director: Tim Sutton
Narrative Feature
A suburban landscape plays host to a Cineplex massacre. ...
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Director: Kieran Valla
Narrative Feature
A teenager must choose between a life of crime or his conscience. ...
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Director: Etta Devine and Gabriel Diani
Narrative Feature
Two comedians search for safety during the apocalypse. ...
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Director: Paul Taylor
Narrative Feature
A young woman with traces of amnesia falls into the hands of an older man. ...
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Director: Thomas Torrey
Narrative Feature
A driver for hire finds himself transporting the man who is secretly sleeping with his wife. ...
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Director: Alix Blair and Jeremy M. Lange
Documentary Feature
After three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton attempts a fresh start hatching chickens and raising goats on 43 acr ...
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Director: Nick Westfall
Narrative Feature
A man cares for his step-sister's son when she passes away. ...
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Director: Christina Lind
Narrative Feature
A friend's untimely death sends six 30-somethings on a journey to confront her incomplete bucket list. ...
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Director: Maya Zinshtein
Documentary Feature
One season in a life of this famed Israeli soccer club is a story of Israeli society, personal identity, politics, ...
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Director: Cynthia Wade and Cheryl Miller Houser
Documentary Feature :: CONNECT
GENERATION STARTUP takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and ...
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Director: Patrick Sheehan
Documentary Feature
At "somewhere between 80 and 100 years old", Gip, Henry "Gip" Gipson from Bessemer, Alabama, has been playing the ...
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Director: Maura Anderson
Narrative Feature
A young artist, struggling with a recent death, finds escape in a reckless affair with her brother's girlfriend. ...
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Director: Josh Locy
Narrative Feature
After a 3-year stint in prison, an unreasonably optimistic middle-aged man returns to his stagnant neighborhood to ...
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Director: Hilary Linder
Documentary Feature
Indivisible is a high-definition, feature-length documentary film about the real people at the heart of our nation ...
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Keynotes & Speakers :: CONNECT
Louis Foreman of Edison Nation presents the opening Keynote Speech for Cucalorus Connect 2016. He walks us through ...
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Director: So Yong Kim
Narrative Feature
Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend Mind ...
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Director: Celia Rowlson-Hall
Narrative Feature
A woman crosses the scorched landscape of the American Southwest in a modern vision of Mother Mary's pilgrimage. ...
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Director: Michael Borowiec and Sam Marine
Narrative Feature
In a small town, Willem, a retired geologist and conspiracy theorist, struggles to find an audience for his contro ...
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Director: Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack
Documentary Feature
Skillfully crafted with heart and ease, this film reflects the vibrant spirit of an American civil rights legend w ...
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Director: Cecilia Aldarondo
Documentary Feature
Twenty-five years after Miguel died of AIDS, his niece tracks down his estranged lover and cracks open a Pandora’s ...
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Director: Kelly Nathe, Noah Shapiro
Documentary Feature
The story of an elite moonshine produced in the heart of Minnesota by Catholic farmers during Prohibition, and the ...
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Director: Job Gosschalk
Narrative Feature
This Hanukkah is very different for Moos: her childhood friend Sam back, Moos realizes her life has been on hold a ...
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Director: Amber Sealey
Narrative Feature
Grieving her mother’s death and her own failing marriage, a woman boards a plane from London to Los Angeles in sea ...
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Director: Deborah Riley Draper
Documentary Feature
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is a feature length documentary exploring the heroic turn of 18 African American ...
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Director: Asaph Polonsky
Narrative Feature
A grieving father steals medicinal marijuana from a hospice, skips work and hangs out with his estranged neighbor’ ...
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Director: Margaret Byrne
Documentary Feature
An intimate, six year portrait of three boys growing into adulthood in a rural African American-led community. ...
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Director: Michael Reich
Narrative Feature
When Michael Pinkney, a dog groomer in Hollywood, meets Cora, his menial life spirals into an explosion of distort ...
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Director: Michael Dunaway
Narrative Feature
Over the course of one afternoon, in six different parts of LA, six couples connect, reconnect, or fall apart. Lov ...
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Director: Clay Liford
Narrative Feature
When Neil's steamy erotic fan fiction is exposed in class, Neil is defended by fellow fan-fic writer Julia, who en ...
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Director: Evan Kidd
Narrative Feature
After minor TV star Hudson Cash loses his show, he returns home to live with his parents and finds adjusting to li ...
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Director: Jessie Auritt
Documentary Feature
When Naomi Kutin, a nine year old Orthodox Jewish girl, sets a powerlifting world record - "Supergirl" is born. ...
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Director: Adam Pinney
Narrative Feature
The inventor of the world's greatest toy reflects on his decade long obsession with a woman who hates him. ...
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Director: Carrie Schrader
Documentary Feature
In 1950, 13 amateur women golfers battled society, finances and sometimes even each other to stake their claim to ...
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Director: Patrick O'Connor
Documentary Feature
THE INVISIBLE PATIENTS tells the story of Jessica Macleod, a nurse practitioner who provides primary healthcare to ...
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Director: Anna Biller
Narrative Feature
With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the ‘60s, THE LOVE WITCH explores female fantasy ...
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Director: Keith Maitland
Documentary Feature
Combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation in a never-before-seen way, TOWER reveals the untold stories ...
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Director: Gerret Warner
Documentary Feature
Our feature documentary follows 3 spoken word poets whose struggles—of poverty, discrimination, PTSD and abandonme ...
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Director: Ingrid Jungermann
Narrative Feature
Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, locally famous true crime podcasters, suspect Morgan’s new lo ...
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