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2015 Macon Film Festival Schedule

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Thursday, July 16
 

10:30am

Documentary Feature Block: Not Anymore - Story of a Revolution/Mimi & Donna

NOT ANYMORE: A STORY OF A REVOLUTION

Total Run Time: 15:00 
Director: Matthew VanDyke 
Country of Origin: USA/ Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
Ratings: Violence
Synopsis: A short film about the conflict in Syria as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely shows why Syrians are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been torn apart by war. Winner of over 80 awards and screened in more than 200 film festivals around the world.


MIMI & DONNA

Total Run Time: 67:00 
Director: Sophie Sartain 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: What happens when love runs out of time? For a 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared 64 years for Dona, a daughter who has an intellectual disability, it means facing the inevitable – she will not outlive her daughter – and finding her daughter a home. This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary traces this process through the story of a quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo. The film spotlights the challenges of aging caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – some 4.6 million Americans, 75% of whom live at home with family – and details the ripple effects of Dona’s disability on three generations of a Texas family. 

Thursday July 16, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

11:00am

Documentary Shorts Block

THE BURDEN

Total Run Time: 40:00 
Director: Roger Sorkin
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The Burden tells the story of fossil fuel dependence as our greatest long-term national security threat, and why the U.S. military is leading the fight for clean energy.

SNOW WARS
 
Total Run Time: 47:00 
Director: Frank Mirbach 
Country of Origin: Canada
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Year after year, there’s war going on in the Canadian Rockies. The war against nature in one of the most snowy places in the world: British Columbia. On land and in the air, Canadians do battle against massive amounts of snow, threatening the infrastructure and the lives of their people. A handful of men and women risking their lives to protect the streets, railways and public against mother nature´s forces. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Thursday July 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

11:00am

Student Shorts Block - Fighting For What You Want

MY GIRL ROSE

Total Run Time: 14:00 
Director: Jordan Lewis
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Racial tension runs high in 1969 Lakeland, Florida -- a small, close-minded southern town. Two high-school students, Rose and Jude, find themselves bonding over a common cause: having an integrated prom. As their interracial relationship grows closer, they soon discover that bringing the school together will be harder than they could have ever imagined. This story is inspired by the true events of integration in Lakeland, Florida's high school in the late 1960's. Separate is NEVER equal.

BOY WONDER

Total Run Time: 18:00 
Director: Zack Brewer
Country of Origin: Cyprus
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A young boy works to buy an action figure of his favorite superhero, but, after witnessing a classmate being bullied, he learns it doesn't take superpowers to be a hero.

O-STAR

Total Run Time: 27:00 
Director: Dima Otvertchenko 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: Rudy & Ava have 4 days to make sense of their broken relationship before the end of the world in this rock music video adventure told through 7 original songs.

SIN FRONTERA (WITHOUT BOUNDARY)

Total Run Time: 28:00 
Director: Iz Gutierrez 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Violence
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Monica (Brenda Romero) and Gabriel (Eduardo Enrikez) are an engaged couple on the verge of a relationship breakdown when they are unexpectedly torn apart by an unjust law and controversial government practice. After Gabriel is deported to a dangerous city, they both remember how they fell in love and make a vow to rekindle their romance in order to prevail over a corrupted and complex government policy. They discover a way to reunite through an unconventional method. Love will transcend any boundary.




Thursday July 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

12:15pm

Documentary Feature Block: Everyone Has a Place/Divided Time

EVERYONE HAS A PLACE

Total Run Time: 27:00 
Director: Dennis Scholl & Marlon Johnson
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Everyone Has A Place is a short musical documentary featuring a ground-breaking collaboration of jazz, gospel and vocals. This body of work is entitled, Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration. It was composed by the American musical treasure, Wynton Marsalis. This inspirational work of art was performed by a unique paring of the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and choir Chorale Le Chateau. The film features a series of in-depth interviews, moving concert footage and a candid peek backstage. Everyone Has A Place is a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, musical tapestry that will entertain, uplift and inspire.

DIVIDED TIME

Total Run Time: 56:00 
Director: W. Feagins, Jr.
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: "Divided Time" captures the lives of nine fathers who share their experiences in parenthood and their pursuit of success in the music industry while being accountable to their families.


Thursday July 16, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

12:45pm

Narrative Feature - Day Release

DAY RELEASE

Total Run Time
: 81:00
Director: Geoffrey Cowper
Country of Origin: Spain
Ratings: Violence, Language, Sex, Drug Use
Synopsis: On his first weekend parole after 5 years in prison, Mark Rodriguez witnesses the armed robbery of a security van. His brother´s critical situation and his own feelings of remorse will lead him to take desperate measures. His only help will be a young and sexy stripper he met the night before.


Thursday July 16, 2015 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

12:45pm

Southern Documentary: Paradise Garden

PARADISE GARDEN

Total Run Time: 83:00 
Director: Ava Leigh Stewart 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Paradise Garden is a documentary film starring Howard Finster, Johnny Carson, Chris Frantz (Talking Heads/TomTom Club), Mike Mills (REM), Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Cindy Wilson (B52s), and many more. The film shows the world that art thrives outside of museums in ordinary places and everyday objects. Howard Finster, the grandfather of Southern Folk Art, is remembered for creating the largest art installation in the United States. It continues to serve as inspiration to generations of iconic musicians and artists, as we capture his legacy through their stories.


Thursday July 16, 2015 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

2:00pm

Narrative Shorts Block - Chance Encounters

I’VE JUST HAD A DREAM

Total Run Time: 7:30
Director: JAVI NAVARRO 
Country of Origin: Spain
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.


THE FUTURE PERFECT

Total Run Time: 11:00 
Director: Nick Citton
Country of Origin: Canada
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Somewhere between then and now, a time traveler defies his orders, and compromises a future he cannot un-learn.


THE BRAVEST THE BOLDEST

Total Run Time: 17:00 
Director: Moon Molson
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: A young mother in a Harlem housing project realizes the arrival of two uniformed soldiers brings news she can't bring herself to accept. 

RAIN

Total Run Time: 13:00 
Director: Kristen McGary
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Nudity
Synopsis: The poetic path of a homeless man to the same field every year leads us to the devastating reason for his journey.

TIL THEN

Total Run Time: 21:00 
Director: Benjamin Wolf
Country of Origin: Germany/USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Albert and Marta, both in their late 70s, live across the street from one another in a bustling section of Berlin's Mitte district. Every day at 9am, the two neighbors meet - each in their perspective windows - to watch the world unfold below them. One morning, the clock strikes nine but there is no sign of Albert. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Berlin, BIS GLEICH tells the story of two people who share a daily ritual, but have never actually met. Their unspoken connection deepens when, one day, they are forced to face the inevitable...together.

UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

Total Run Time: 36:00
Director: Kirsten Russell 
Country of Origin: France/USA
Ratings: Language, Nudity
Synopsis: When Dan wakes up after his first night in Paris after a black-out one night stand he comes to find out that the woman in bed next to him doesn't speak any English while he speaks no French. But for two lost people who will stop at nothing to avoid involvement, the lack of communication is the perfect scenario for staying unattached. A risk-free liaison that might stay anonymous as long as the events from the night before remain unremembered.


Thursday July 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:45pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

2:30pm

Music Documentary Shorts Block #2

THE CURSE AND THE SYMPHONY

Total Run Time: 20:00 
Director: David Schulte 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The Curse and the Symphony is a short documentary about former punk musician Nathan Felix's eight-year effort to break into the elite world of classical music, in spite of having no formal musical training. Watch as director, David Schulte, chronicles Nathan's attempt to get his symphony performed by a full orchestra for the first time.


BUSKIN’ BLUES

Total Run Time: 61:00 
Director: Erin Derham 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Oral historian Erin Derham discovers a subculture of artists sharing select spaces in downtown Asheville, North Carolina to awaken passersby to musical traditions across space and time. On one corner, a stride pianist bangs a chord out with his elbow to deliver the sounds of Prohibition-Era jazz. On another, a lady runs a pair of antique spoons down her fingers in a centuries-old fashion kept alive almost exclusively by her, setting the rhythm for an Irish Folk Quartet. Across the street, the sounds of ancient India are heard from a man hypnotizing crowds with a didgeridoo, hang drum, and throat singing. Buskers come from as far as Europe and Asia to play, learn, and receive the famous hospitality of the American South. Staying true to that reputation, these exceptional talents whose music is never ignored but whose faces are often forgotten, allow Derham a rare and intimate glimpse into their lives which will confront everything you've ever thought about the people who bring music to our streets. 

 


Thursday July 16, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

2:30pm

Narrative Feature - Our Life in Make Believe

OUR LIFE IN MACON BELIEVE

Total Run Time: 97:00 
Director: Christopher James Lang 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Sex
Synopsis: Devon lives alone on the road, running from a past she wants to forget. When she get's pulled into Zander's haphazard journey to Boston, the two form an unlikely friendship. But as they travel on together, reality starts to catch up.


Thursday July 16, 2015 2:30pm - 4:15pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

4:00pm

Documentary Feature: Coming Back to Hoop

COMING BACK TO HOOP

Total Run Time: 84:00 
Director: Jane Pittman 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: 43 years ago, Jane Pittman, a promising basketball star at her small town high school, ran off the court during a holiday tournament game never to return … until now. When Jane stumbles across the NOVA United Senior Women's Basketball Association, old passions are reignited. Vowing to get into the best shape of her life, she is determined to play competitive ball again. What she never expected to find on that journey was a passionate group of senior adults who had decided to “wear out, before we rust out”. Choosing basketball over Canasta and Bingo, these women come together for much more than sports. "Coming Back To The Hoop" is a film about the transformative power of basketball and the healing it brings when you connect with something larger than yourself and then give yourself over to the team. 


Thursday July 16, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

4:15pm

Animated Shorts Block

BE BETTER THAN EQUAL

Total Run Time
: 05:00 
Director: Alston Jones
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: 'Be Better Than Equal' is an orientation film for Anfarm International, the world's first animal owned and operated company. You'll be introduced to the company, what it does, and how it does it, along side the company's latest employee. Follow along as an ordinary pig is brought from the feed trough to the corporate cafeteria.

 
BETWEEN TIMES
 
Total Run Time: 15:00 
Director: Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: From the wall of a small town bakery, a cuckoo clock recounts a day where bread was sliced one second thick, lovers fell in sync and time rarely flowed at an even rate.
 

DIRTY LAUNDRY DAY
 
Total Run Time: 06:00 
Director: Jamil Lahham
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: After a sequence of unfortunate mishaps, an ordinary trip to the laundromat turns abnormal, especially when Ken tries to exchange some bills for coins to wash his clothes and the change machine displays a cryptic message: “Change is not free.” Suddenly, things begin to change.
 

THE FALLEN PHOENIX

 
Total Run Time: 06:00 
Director: Gwen Barriac & Heather Larkin 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: 'The Fallen Phoenix' is the story of an established composer who struggles to write a masterpiece that pleases both himself and his sponsor. Ultimately, he realizes he has to choose between staying true to his art and pleasing those around him. The fable of the Phoenix is used as a framework for the story. Though the Phoenix may fall in flames, his music lives on triumphantly!
 

JINXY JENKINS, LUCKY LOU

Total Run Time
: 04:00 
Director: Michael Bidinger & Michelle Kwon 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: When the chaotically misfortunate Jenkins and the monotonously lucky Lou run into each other one morning, they find a thrilling and fulfilling change of pace as they hurtle down the hills of San Francisco in an ice cream cart.
 

MIRROR IN MIND


Total Run Time
: 2:00 
Director: SeungHee Kim 
Country of Origin: South Korea
Ratings: Nudity
Synopsis: A woman looks into her mind. Chasing her ideals on a tightrope. Every imperfect piece of her mind completes herself.
 

PROXIMITY

 
Total Run Time: 04:00
Director: Joshua Cox
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Proximity is a suspenseful romantic crime drama involving ceramic statues. Two of the figures a Victorian gentlemen and a sixties cowgirl explore the depths of love and betrayal.
 

SEPTEMBER SKETCH BOOK

 
Total Run Time: 8:00
Director: Ronnie Cramer 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: SEPTEMBER SKETCH BOOK is an experimental film created using old school animation; over 5,400 drawings made with pen and paper. The film is abstract in nature, with sequences based on flags from around the world.
 

SUMER


Total Run Time
: 10:00
Director: Alvaro Garcia 
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: For unknown reasons, the Earth's ionosphere has weakened dramatically during the course of the last century. All animal and plant species perished decades ago. All that remains is one small group of humans who attempt to resist the hostility and hardness of the external environment from SUMER, the last hive city in the world. A young boy, Hermes, lives alone close to the wall that delimits the city, an area that is highly guarded by the SSW (SUMER Security Watchers). While observing the desert from the roof of a building, Hermes suddenly sees something that looks a lot like a blue feather floating in the air...
 

THUNDERCLUCK: CHICKEN OF THOR

Total Run Time
: 03:00 
Director: Paul Tillery
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Half mortal. Half god. All natural chicken.
 

Thursday July 16, 2015 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

4:30pm

Narrative Shorts Block - Definition of Family
5 WAYS 2 DIE

Total Run Time: 15:00
Director: Daina Papadaki 
Country of Origin: Cyprus
Ratings: Violence
Synopsis: Makis explores different ways of death, struggling to achieve the most ideal result.

CHANCE

Total Run Time: 16:00 
Director: Jake Graf 
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Trevor's life has become a void, following the passing of his wife and long term companion, Doris. Days run into weeks, as Trevor slowly finds himself isolated and alone, and unconcernedly slipping towards death. A chance encounter in the park with a mysterious stranger equally troubled by his own dark past jarringly reawakens him, and forces both men to once again start to live.

BECCA AND MOLLY

Total Run Time: 17:00 
Director: Fabienne Bouville
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: It's Mom's birthday. Forget about the present. It's all about the past.

ELECTRIC INDIGO

Total Run Time: 24:00 
Director: Jean-Julien Collette
Country of Origin: Belguim
Ratings: Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence
Synopsis: It is sometimes complicated for a little girl to face peer pressure and becoming aware of her own identity, especially that she never knew her mother and that the only reference is the love of two heterosexual fathers united by the bonds of a “non-carnal” marriage.

ROUBADO

Total Run Time: 18:00 
Director: Erica Watson
Country of Origin: France/USA
Ratings: Language, Violence, Sex
Synopsis: A teen photographer in the south of France develops a tense relationship with his mother's new boyfriend.

Thursday July 16, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

5:30pm

Music Video Shorts

‘CRAZY LONESOME’ – THE LAW BAND

Total Run Time
: 05:00 
Director: Cole Cassell
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: "Crazy Lonesome" is the featured single and first music video by The Law Band from Atlanta, Georgia off their debut album "Dust and Aether." "Crazy Lonesome" was filmed in Good Hope, Georgia by director Cole Cassell.

‘DON’T BE JUDGING ME’ – PLAYGROUND HERO


Total Run Time
: 04:00 
Director: Daniel Espeut
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The music video for Playground Hero's debut single, “Don’t Be Judgin’ Me”, was filmed on Washington Street in Athens, Georgia. The video is an uninterrupted long take featuring Lead Vocalist, Estebon Watson, singing as he dances down the sidewalk. The video portrays Estebon in a drunken state telling the story of what happened to him that day, which led him to drinking at a bar. 
 

‘HALLELUJAH’ THE SOUL OF A SAD CLOWN – PUDDLES THE SAD CLOWN WITH THE GOLDEN VOICE

Total Run Time
: 07:30 
Director: Gary Yost 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A musical video teaching us that the soul and heart can come through despite any costume we wear. Performance by Puddles, the Sad Clown with the Golden Voice, filmed at the Regency Lodge Ballroom (built in 1909) - San Francisco, September 27, 2014
 

‘LET ME IN AGAIN’ – SIMONE AND THE SPECTRUM

Total Run Time
: 04:00 
Director: David Fritzson & Daniel Fritzson 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Washington DC based Indie Pop band Simone and the Spectrum releases their first single off their new EP "Let Me In Again"
 

‘LOOK AT THE SOUND’ – DEATH ON TWO WHEELS

Total Run Time
: 04:00
Director: Bobby McCullough
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: For more than 50 years thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies have flocked to the city of Daytona Beach, Florida aiming to get their fix at the annual Daytona Bike Week motorcycle rally. 2+ decades and 3 generations later the California Hell Riders have set up shop at the world famous Iron Horse Saloon to provide just that. Specializing in the craft of circling round and round in what is know as a motordrome, they provide death defying acts thought not possible on motorcycles - what's come to be known as The Wall Of Death. Daredevils in their own right, Death On Two Wheels rock and roll band from Atlanta, GA stepped into The Wall Of Death to perform their music as onlookers watched from above.
 

‘POINT OF VIEW’ – CHANDLER MCGEE


Total Run Time
: 08:30 
Director: Cole Cassell 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Violence
Synopsis: A man searches for his lost brother.
 

‘REPETITION’ – TRAMPLED BY TURTLES


Total Run Time
: 03:00 
Director: Matteo Crinelli 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The surreal journey of a cowboy through open doors to the imagination.
 

SUNSHINE’S ON THE WAY’ – THE SOULUTION


Total Run Time
: 07:00 
Director: Justin Henny Henderson & Tony Reames
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: What do you do when the days feel darker than the nights? Who helps you when your support system has it worse than you? Sometimes it feels like everything and everyone is against you. It's hard to keep your head up when the weight of the world is holding you down. Sunshine's on the way.
 

‘UP’ – ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT


Total Run Time
: 05:00 
Director: Tony Reames
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: They won 2 Grammy Awards, 2 VMAs, the NAACP Award and countless other accolades. But then - they stopped making music... right? Wrong. America just stopped listening. Arrested Development has been making music for the last twenty years and performing live on almost every continent. And now - they are ready for America to open their ears to the music they are still, and have been, making. In the video for their newest single, 'UP' Speech and the whole Arrested Development crew motivate you to keep looking 'UP'

Thursday July 16, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

5:45pm

Documentary Feature Block: Michael Des Barres: Who Do You Want Me to Be?

MICHAEL DES BARRES: WHO DO YOU WANT ME TO BE?

Total Run Time: 81:00 
Director: J. Elvis Weinstein
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Nudity
Synopsis: The son of a junkie aristocrat and a schizophrenic showgirl becomes a master of reinvention on a 50+ year journey through rock and roll, TV, and movies.


Thursday July 16, 2015 5:45pm - 7:15pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

8:00pm

Special Screening: MAVIS!
MAVIS!

Director: Jessica Edwards
Total Run Time
: 80:00
Country of Origin: USA
Synopsis: Her family group, the Staple Singers, inspired millions and helped propel the civil rights movement with their music. After 60 years of performing, legendary singer Mavis Staples' message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.


Thursday July 16, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201
 
Friday, July 17
 

10:00am

Student Shorts Block: Serious Shorts

LEMONADE THEORY

Total Run Time: 10:00 
Director: Angus Bell Young 
Country of Origin: Austrailia
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Young Mother Sophia (Kelly Robinson) wakes up to what she expects is a normal day, Only to have it quickly spiral out of normality. There is a strange man (Peter McAllum) in the house with her, and no matter where she looks, Sophia can't find her daughter.

TWO FOR TEA

Total Run Time: 8:00 
Director: Ben Joyner
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: When the law shows up to take a retired school teacher's grandson into custody, things take a turn for the worst. In this brooding tale about the darker side of unconditional love, an indomitable (and perhaps slightly unhinged) grandmother pits herself against the forces that could tear her family apart.

TIP TOE

Total Run Time: 9:00 
Director: Raquel Bordin
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Tip Toe is a drama composted by two parallel stories. Daniel, a little boy that dreams of becoming a ballerina, but his father refuses to except it.Veronica, a transsexual, that faces complications with her sex-change along with the reality of the death of her childhood dream.

MADE TO PENETRATE

Total Run Time: 12:00 
Director: Hila Perry 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Violence, Sex
Synopsis: Patty see's Dave at a bar, later that night she and her friends follow him to a remote location and mess him up.

EVERYTHING FOR THE MOVIES

Total Run Time: 20:00 
Director: Lukas Buys 
Country of Origin: Belgium
Ratings: Violence
Synopsis: Lize, a young actress, makes her suitcases. She rereads the scenario. A driver from the film set picks her up, Olivier. During the long trip the two start getting along quite well. He talks about the set and how the previous days have been. She says she’s nervous for her first starring role. They arrive at the location, a secluded weekend cottage. The following days they'll both do everything for the movies..


Friday July 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

10:00am

Documentary Feature Block: Free Art 4 U/Urban Century

FREE ART 4 U

Total Run Time
: 08:00
Director: Nicole Powell 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None

Synopsis: Free Art Friday ATL is an ongoing city-wide social art scavenger hunt. Art pieces are hidden around the city and photos are posted on social media using #FAFATL. If you are first to find the art, you get to keep it and take it home with you absolutely free. This not only happens in Atlanta, but in many other cities as well. In my short documentary, I follow the stories of 5 free art makers and a piece of their art from its creation to the hands of its new owners.

URBAN CENTURY

Total Run Time: 68:00
Director: Ryan Jones & Shawn Willis
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: After decades of decline due to suburban sprawl, downtown communities all across the country are once again becoming vibrant, desirable destinations to live, work, and play, Examining this current rebirth of Main Street through the lens of several towns, including Flint, MI and Joplin, MO, Urban Century takes a refreshingly hopeful look at how these places from our past are becoming the key to our country's future. This isn't a story about saving Main Street, but about how Main Street just might save us. Whether it's economic downturn, climate change, or a glowingly unhealthy population, could the solutions to our biggest problems be as simple as returning to our urban roots?

 

Friday July 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

10:00am

Southern Documentary: Shorts Block

THE DOLL DILEMMA

Total Run Time: 10:00 
Director: Jacob Rosdail
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Jo Maeder left a life and career in New York City to take care of her aging mother in rural North Carolina. Now, years after her mother has passed, Jo feels trapped by the enormous doll collection that was left behind.

I WILL NOT PULL OUT KELLY’S HAIR

Total Run Time: 12:00 
Director: Josef Lorenzo
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A road trip with a local artist/historian that photographs rural abandoned homes. Kelly follows the back roads around railroad tracks to photograph the forgotten homes and dig up their history.

THE DISEASE

Total Run Time: 15:00 
Director: Nathaniel Maddux 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: For the past 27 years, Dean Redbeard Mundhenke has returned to his sacred Georgia hunting ground in pursuit of a wild turkey. Over the years, his passion has become an obsession as he built a custom turkey call making business. For the first time ever, Redbeard lets a camera into his world as we venture to his remote hunting camp to pursuit wild game, reflecting on many years of turkey hunting and cigar smoking. Not only has he become consumed with the chase, but he reflects on how his life has changed by continuing to return to his haven in the wild.

SPEARHUNTER

Total Run Time: 14:00 
Director: Adam Roffman & Luke Poling
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy.

RAISED IN THE SOUTH OF NORMAL

Total Run Time: 16:00 
Director: Daniel Espeut 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Espeut interviews Lauretta Hannon about stories from her bestselling book, "The Cracker Queen--A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life." Even after writing her story about growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Lauretta has yet to set foot on the grounds of her youth, until now. Plagued with a family history of attempted abortion, abandonment, alcoholism, and violence, Lauretta discovers a new affirmation to her life by returning to her childhood home. In "Raised in the South of Normal," we find out how Lauretta is able to confront the discord and deaths of her parents and realize her purpose as a writer.



Friday July 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

11:15am

Southern Documentary: You Belong to Me

YOU BELONG TO ME

Total Run Time: 88:00 
Director: John Cork
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: The You Belong To Me Documentary tells the 1952 story of Ruby McCollum, an African American woman who killed a prominent white doctor in Live Oak, Florida and the remarkable secrets and terrible truths revealed during her trial and incarceration. Her case haunted jurors and prosecutors for decades. Ruby McCollum was the wealthiest black woman in Suwannee County, Florida. Her husband, Sam, ran the local Bolita numbers racket. Was Ruby insane or was the killing of Dr. Clifford Leroy Adams the last sane act of a woman whose wealth and status could not protect her from the blind indifference and humiliations of the Jim Crow South? The ghost of Ruby McCollum still roams the streets of Live Oak, Florida. 


Friday July 17, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

11:30am

Narrative Feature - Day Release

DAY RELEASE

Total Run Time
: 81:00
Director: Geoffrey Cowper
Country of Origin: Spain
Ratings: Violence, Language, Sex, Drug Use
Synopsis: On his first weekend parole after 5 years in prison, Mark Rodriguez witnesses the armed robbery of a security van. His brother´s critical situation and his own feelings of remorse will lead him to take desperate measures. His only help will be a young and sexy stripper he met the night before.


Friday July 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

11:30am

Narrative Feature - Wildlike

WILDLIKE

Total Run Time: 98:00
Director: Frank Hall Green 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Sex
Synopsis: Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. She longs for her struggling, absent mother, but as her mom’s phone calls become less frequent and her uncle’s care is not what it seems, she must flee. Her only thoughts are to escape her uncle’s grasp and contact her mother somehow, but as she plunges deeper into the Alaskan interior she is suddenly helplessly alone. A chance connection with a loner backpacker, Rene Bartlett, proves to be her only lifeline. As Mackenzie shadows Bartlett across the last frontier, she thwarts his efforts to cut her loose until Bart has no choice but to help her survive in the wilderness. Against the backdrop of a spectacular Alaska landscape, they discover the redemptive power of friendship. Mackenzie and Bartlett prove to be the unlikely salve for each other’s scars, until the damage Mackenzie carries with her threatens to destroy her newfound sanctuary. Returning to civilization, Mackenzie is once again at risk of capture by her uncle as he hounds with manipulative calls and messages. When Bartlett finally discovers her alarming secret, he must make a bold choice to take real responsibility for Mackenzie and help her escape her traumatic past and return home.


Friday July 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

1:00pm

Narrative Feature - Sidewalk Traffic

SIDEWALK TRAFFIC

Total Run Time: 97:00 
Director: Anthony L. Fisher
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: When Declan, a 30 year old husband and new father is squeezed out of a promotion, he finds himself wracked by internal crises, including career envy, bitterness over bad breaks and the still-lingering fallout from the suicide of his former creative partner. Searching for salvation, Declan surrenders to the role of stay-at-home dad, and is forced to face his demons while pushing strollers, changing diapers and heating up bottles all the while working to resurrect his dreams.


Friday July 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

1:15pm

Documentary Shorts Block

THE BURDEN

Total Run Time: 40:00 
Director: Roger Sorkin
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The Burden tells the story of fossil fuel dependence as our greatest long-term national security threat, and why the U.S. military is leading the fight for clean energy.

SNOW WARS
 
Total Run Time: 47:00 
Director: Frank Mirbach 
Country of Origin: Canada
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Year after year, there’s war going on in the Canadian Rockies. The war against nature in one of the most snowy places in the world: British Columbia. On land and in the air, Canadians do battle against massive amounts of snow, threatening the infrastructure and the lives of their people. A handful of men and women risking their lives to protect the streets, railways and public against mother nature´s forces. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Friday July 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

1:15pm

Music Documentary Shorts Block #1

MUSICKLAND

Total Run Time: 33:00
Director: Cameron Bargerstock & Jacob Rosdail
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: Virginia hog farmer Adam Musick left behind a life as a rock and roll musician to revive his family's farmland. Six years of full-time farming has taken a toll and Adam now struggles to return to music and finish the album he left behind.

KOENTOPP

Total Run Time: 45:00
Director: Paul Hamilton & Caleb Vinson 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: When Dan meets someone, the first thing they typically say is, "a guitar maker? You make guitars? Wow. How'd you get into that?" Following suit, Paul Hamilton and Caleb Vinson asked the same questions. After three years, they've put the answer into this film: Koentopp. Follow Dan as he creates a masterpiece, through construction of a fine archtop guitar and the emotional telling of his life story that has brought him to the only place he could be.


Friday July 17, 2015 1:15pm - 3:45pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

3:00pm

Southern Spotlight Documentary - Western

SOUTHERN DOC SPOTLIGHT - WESTERN

Total Run Time: 92:00 
Director: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross
Country of Origin: USA
Synopsis: For generations, all that distinguished Eagle Pass, TX, from Piedras Negras, MX, was the Rio Grande. But when darkness descends upon these harmonious border towns, a cowboy and lawman face a new reality that threatens their way of life.


Friday July 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

4:00pm

LGBT Narrative Shorts Block

ALL KINDS

Total Run Time: 08:00 
Director: Starina Johnson
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: When ALEX, a comic artist, finds out her wife SYLVIA is unable to have a baby the couple must figure out exactly how far they are willing to go in order to make one another happy.

FORCED CONTACT

Total Run Time: 20:00 
Director: Daniele Sartori 
Country of Origin: Italy
Ratings: None
Synopsis: World War II has just come to an end. At a center for the identification of prisoners of war, Lieutenant Antonio Graziani is being falsely accused of having ordered the execution of ten civilians. German Detlef Hagermann, captured along with Graziani by partisans during the days of the massacre, is the only one able to clear him from the accusations, but a secret he promised to keep prevents him from telling the truth until the very last minute.
 
hopefulROMANTIC

Total Run Time: 16:30 
Director: Benjamin Pollack 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: hopefulROMANTIC is an original musical film about one man's emotional journey through love, heartbreak, and healing. It's a universal story about loving, letting go, and holding onto faith that there's somebody for everybody. It may sound like a somewhat familiar story....but what makes hopefulROMANTIC unique, is the way in which this story is told. The nearly dialogue-free narrative is articulated solely through Matt Zarley and Andy Zulla's soulful pop score...introducing a fresh new format in musical storytelling. A movie musical for a new generation. hopefulROMANTIC is best described simply as a love story....with music as its guide.
 
I REGRET TO INFORM YOU

Total Run Time: 10:00 
Director: Christina Kelly Stevens
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Captain Jarred Cole knows a deep secret about a fellow Marine who is killed in action. When he is sent to inform the family of the death, he realizes the truth comes at a cost and must decide how much to tell.
 

LADY OF THE NIGHT

Total Run Time: 10:00 
Director: Laurent Boileau 
Country of Origin: France
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The annual dinner commemorating the death of Cornelius, revives Samuel’s memories. He was 20 years old when he discovered is attraction to Cornelius. Tormented by regret and misunderstood by all, he never revealed his homosexuality to Cornelius’s family, whom he had invited that evening. After their departure, Samuel retires to his room, desperate, and seeks for refuge in his night life : he becomes a Queen of the Night, in tribute to his lost love.
 

SNOWFLAKE

Total Run Time: 15:00 
Director: Francesco Roder 
Country of Origin: Italy/USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Aurore is dying. Her illness has confined her to a bed and Claire is at her side, waiting for the inevitable end to come. But Aurore has a final gift for her: a diary where she tells the story of their love. With the snowflakes falling outside the window, Claire will look at their love story through the eyes of her beloved; a love so unique it will only live in the pages of a book.

TOM IN AMERICA

Total Run Time: 17:00 
Director: Flavio Alves
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Sex
Synopsis: For 50 years, Michael and Betty have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael's long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along. With long-held mysteries thrust into the open, the foundation of their marriage and the path of their golden years is suddenly rocked. Now, they must redefine their future, and decide if it is one their love can survive.

 

 


Friday July 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

4:45pm

Music Documentary: Take Me to the River

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

Total Run Time: 95:00 
Director: Martin Shore
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: 'Take Me to the River' is a documentary about the soul of American music. The film follows the recording of a new album featuring legends from Stax records and Memphis mentoring and passing on their musical magic to stars and artists of today.


Friday July 17, 2015 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

5:00pm

Music Documentary: Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound

BILLY MIZE AND THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND

Total Run Time: 100:00 
Director: William J. Saunders 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A uniquely talented collective of musicians emerged, quite unsuspectingly, from Bakersfield, California in the 1950s and 60s. They birthed a genre that lyrically and sonically indexed their particular life experience, challenged the established tastes of the Nashville scene, and permanently altered the landscape of Country music. They called it the Bakersfield Sound.

Artists like Merle Haggard and Buck Owens rode the movement to national fame, but Billy Mize, a singer-songwriter and original founder of the Sound who gave Buck and Merle their starts, found touring to be incompatible with the only thing he loved more than music: his family.
But the deaths of two children, divorce, and hard living tore that family apart, and when a stroke took Billy’s voice, he hit rock bottom. After relearning how to talk in an intensive brain rehabilitation, Billy’s birthday approaches, for which the city of Bakersfield has thrown a huge concert event, and at which Billy is determined to take back the mic and end his 20 years of silence.

Friday July 17, 2015 5:00pm - 6:45pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

6:00pm

Southern Documentary: Old South

OLD SOUTH

Total Run Time: 54:00
Director: Danielle Beverly
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Hope is 30 years old and fighting to save her historic African American neighborhood from encroachment by an elite white fraternity, one known to fly a Confederate flag and hold an annual antebellum parade. Since the post-racial glow of the election of Obama, and now in the aftermath of Ferguson, everyone’s talking about race. But is it really so easy to speak openly and honestly? Or to change? On one block in Athens GA two communities steeped in history - one black, one white - strive to keep their respective legacies relevant in a changing American South.  "Old South" provides, through a 3+ year unfolding story, a window into the underlying dynamics of race relations that influence so many American communities.


Friday July 17, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

6:30pm

Narrative Shorts Block - Too Fun To Miss

DAD IN MUM

Total Run Time: 6:00 
Director: FABRICE BRACQ 
Country of Origin: France
Ratings: Sex
Synopsis: The middle of the night. Moans are heard behind the parents' door. Two young sisters are asking questions..

GRANNY SMITH

Total Run Time: 7:00 
Director: Julian Lucas 
Country of Origin: Australia
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The Grandmother Of All Excuses

THE GUNFIGHTER

Total Run Time: 9:00 
Director: Eric Kissack 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Violence
Synopsis: A weary gunfighter walks into a bar, looking for a drink. What he finds instead is a building full of raunchy people, and an audible, bloodthirsty narrator.

BINGO NIGHT

Total Run Time: 14:00 
Director: Jordan Liebowitz 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A financially-strapped senior citizen finds a creative (and legally dubious) means of getting some quick cash in this sly and high-spirited comic caper.

SHOTGUN

Total Run Time: 12:15 
Director: Maverick Moore 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Violence
Synopsis: Three girls burn rubber and leave no survivors on an inexplicably wild ride.

SPARK

Total Run Time: 11:00 
Director: Stephen Stanley
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A robot from the future travels back in time to 1983 in order to kill the young boy who will grow up to invent the Internet.

SCHNITZEL

Total Run Time: 22:00 
Director: Asaf Epstein
Country of Origin: Israel
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The story of a boy, a girl, a space-alien and... fried chicken.


Friday July 17, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

8:00pm

Special Screening: DELIVERANCE (Guest: Burt Reynolds)
DELIVERANCE

Total Run Time: 110:00
Director: John Boorman
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: R
Synopsis: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.



 


Friday July 17, 2015 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201
 
Saturday, July 18
 

10:00am

Documentary Feature: Coming Back to Hoop

COMING BACK TO HOOP

Total Run Time: 84:00 
Director: Jane Pittman 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: 43 years ago, Jane Pittman, a promising basketball star at her small town high school, ran off the court during a holiday tournament game never to return … until now. When Jane stumbles across the NOVA United Senior Women's Basketball Association, old passions are reignited. Vowing to get into the best shape of her life, she is determined to play competitive ball again. What she never expected to find on that journey was a passionate group of senior adults who had decided to “wear out, before we rust out”. Choosing basketball over Canasta and Bingo, these women come together for much more than sports. "Coming Back To The Hoop" is a film about the transformative power of basketball and the healing it brings when you connect with something larger than yourself and then give yourself over to the team. 


Saturday July 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

10:00am

Documentary Feature: Frame By Frame

FRAME BY FRAME

Total Run Time: 90:00
Director: Alexandria Bombach & Mo Scarpelli 
Country of Origin: USA/ Afghanistan
Ratings: Violence
Synopsis: After the repeal of a devastating media blackout enforced by the Taliban, four local photojournalists face the realities of building Afghanistan's first free press.


Saturday July 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

10:00am

Narrative Feature - Our Life in Make Believe

OUR LIFE IN MACON BELIEVE

Total Run Time: 97:00 
Director: Christopher James Lang 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Sex
Synopsis: Devon lives alone on the road, running from a past she wants to forget. When she get's pulled into Zander's haphazard journey to Boston, the two form an unlikely friendship. But as they travel on together, reality starts to catch up.


Saturday July 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

11:45am

Student Shorts Block - Fighting For What You Want

MY GIRL ROSE

Total Run Time: 14:00 
Director: Jordan Lewis
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Racial tension runs high in 1969 Lakeland, Florida -- a small, close-minded southern town. Two high-school students, Rose and Jude, find themselves bonding over a common cause: having an integrated prom. As their interracial relationship grows closer, they soon discover that bringing the school together will be harder than they could have ever imagined. This story is inspired by the true events of integration in Lakeland, Florida's high school in the late 1960's. Separate is NEVER equal.

BOY WONDER

Total Run Time: 18:00 
Director: Zack Brewer
Country of Origin: Cyprus
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A young boy works to buy an action figure of his favorite superhero, but, after witnessing a classmate being bullied, he learns it doesn't take superpowers to be a hero.

O-STAR

Total Run Time: 27:00 
Director: Dima Otvertchenko 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: Rudy & Ava have 4 days to make sense of their broken relationship before the end of the world in this rock music video adventure told through 7 original songs.

SIN FRONTERA (WITHOUT BOUNDARY)

Total Run Time: 28:00 
Director: Iz Gutierrez 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Violence
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Monica (Brenda Romero) and Gabriel (Eduardo Enrikez) are an engaged couple on the verge of a relationship breakdown when they are unexpectedly torn apart by an unjust law and controversial government practice. After Gabriel is deported to a dangerous city, they both remember how they fell in love and make a vow to rekindle their romance in order to prevail over a corrupted and complex government policy. They discover a way to reunite through an unconventional method. Love will transcend any boundary.




Saturday July 18, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

11:45am

Music Documentary: Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound

BILLY MIZE AND THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND

Total Run Time: 100:00 
Director: William J. Saunders 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A uniquely talented collective of musicians emerged, quite unsuspectingly, from Bakersfield, California in the 1950s and 60s. They birthed a genre that lyrically and sonically indexed their particular life experience, challenged the established tastes of the Nashville scene, and permanently altered the landscape of Country music. They called it the Bakersfield Sound.

Artists like Merle Haggard and Buck Owens rode the movement to national fame, but Billy Mize, a singer-songwriter and original founder of the Sound who gave Buck and Merle their starts, found touring to be incompatible with the only thing he loved more than music: his family.
But the deaths of two children, divorce, and hard living tore that family apart, and when a stroke took Billy’s voice, he hit rock bottom. After relearning how to talk in an intensive brain rehabilitation, Billy’s birthday approaches, for which the city of Bakersfield has thrown a huge concert event, and at which Billy is determined to take back the mic and end his 20 years of silence.

Saturday July 18, 2015 11:45am - 1:30pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

11:45am

Narrative Shorts Block - Chance Encounters

I’VE JUST HAD A DREAM

Total Run Time: 7:30
Director: JAVI NAVARRO 
Country of Origin: Spain
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.


THE FUTURE PERFECT

Total Run Time: 11:00 
Director: Nick Citton
Country of Origin: Canada
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Somewhere between then and now, a time traveler defies his orders, and compromises a future he cannot un-learn.


THE BRAVEST THE BOLDEST

Total Run Time: 17:00 
Director: Moon Molson
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: A young mother in a Harlem housing project realizes the arrival of two uniformed soldiers brings news she can't bring herself to accept. 

RAIN

Total Run Time: 13:00 
Director: Kristen McGary
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Nudity
Synopsis: The poetic path of a homeless man to the same field every year leads us to the devastating reason for his journey.

TIL THEN

Total Run Time: 21:00 
Director: Benjamin Wolf
Country of Origin: Germany/USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Albert and Marta, both in their late 70s, live across the street from one another in a bustling section of Berlin's Mitte district. Every day at 9am, the two neighbors meet - each in their perspective windows - to watch the world unfold below them. One morning, the clock strikes nine but there is no sign of Albert. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Berlin, BIS GLEICH tells the story of two people who share a daily ritual, but have never actually met. Their unspoken connection deepens when, one day, they are forced to face the inevitable...together.

UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

Total Run Time: 36:00
Director: Kirsten Russell 
Country of Origin: France/USA
Ratings: Language, Nudity
Synopsis: When Dan wakes up after his first night in Paris after a black-out one night stand he comes to find out that the woman in bed next to him doesn't speak any English while he speaks no French. But for two lost people who will stop at nothing to avoid involvement, the lack of communication is the perfect scenario for staying unattached. A risk-free liaison that might stay anonymous as long as the events from the night before remain unremembered.


Saturday July 18, 2015 11:45am - 1:30pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

1:30pm

Animated Shorts Block

BE BETTER THAN EQUAL

Total Run Time
: 05:00 
Director: Alston Jones
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: 'Be Better Than Equal' is an orientation film for Anfarm International, the world's first animal owned and operated company. You'll be introduced to the company, what it does, and how it does it, along side the company's latest employee. Follow along as an ordinary pig is brought from the feed trough to the corporate cafeteria.

 
BETWEEN TIMES
 
Total Run Time: 15:00 
Director: Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: From the wall of a small town bakery, a cuckoo clock recounts a day where bread was sliced one second thick, lovers fell in sync and time rarely flowed at an even rate.
 

DIRTY LAUNDRY DAY
 
Total Run Time: 06:00 
Director: Jamil Lahham
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: After a sequence of unfortunate mishaps, an ordinary trip to the laundromat turns abnormal, especially when Ken tries to exchange some bills for coins to wash his clothes and the change machine displays a cryptic message: “Change is not free.” Suddenly, things begin to change.
 

THE FALLEN PHOENIX

 
Total Run Time: 06:00 
Director: Gwen Barriac & Heather Larkin 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: 'The Fallen Phoenix' is the story of an established composer who struggles to write a masterpiece that pleases both himself and his sponsor. Ultimately, he realizes he has to choose between staying true to his art and pleasing those around him. The fable of the Phoenix is used as a framework for the story. Though the Phoenix may fall in flames, his music lives on triumphantly!
 

JINXY JENKINS, LUCKY LOU

Total Run Time
: 04:00 
Director: Michael Bidinger & Michelle Kwon 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: When the chaotically misfortunate Jenkins and the monotonously lucky Lou run into each other one morning, they find a thrilling and fulfilling change of pace as they hurtle down the hills of San Francisco in an ice cream cart.
 

MIRROR IN MIND


Total Run Time
: 2:00 
Director: SeungHee Kim 
Country of Origin: South Korea
Ratings: Nudity
Synopsis: A woman looks into her mind. Chasing her ideals on a tightrope. Every imperfect piece of her mind completes herself.
 

PROXIMITY

 
Total Run Time: 04:00
Director: Joshua Cox
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Proximity is a suspenseful romantic crime drama involving ceramic statues. Two of the figures a Victorian gentlemen and a sixties cowgirl explore the depths of love and betrayal.
 

SEPTEMBER SKETCH BOOK

 
Total Run Time: 8:00
Director: Ronnie Cramer 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: SEPTEMBER SKETCH BOOK is an experimental film created using old school animation; over 5,400 drawings made with pen and paper. The film is abstract in nature, with sequences based on flags from around the world.
 

SUMER


Total Run Time
: 10:00
Director: Alvaro Garcia 
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: For unknown reasons, the Earth's ionosphere has weakened dramatically during the course of the last century. All animal and plant species perished decades ago. All that remains is one small group of humans who attempt to resist the hostility and hardness of the external environment from SUMER, the last hive city in the world. A young boy, Hermes, lives alone close to the wall that delimits the city, an area that is highly guarded by the SSW (SUMER Security Watchers). While observing the desert from the roof of a building, Hermes suddenly sees something that looks a lot like a blue feather floating in the air...
 

THUNDERCLUCK: CHICKEN OF THOR

Total Run Time
: 03:00 
Director: Paul Tillery
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Half mortal. Half god. All natural chicken.
 

Saturday July 18, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

1:45pm

Southern Documentary: Shorts Block

THE DOLL DILEMMA

Total Run Time: 10:00 
Director: Jacob Rosdail
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Jo Maeder left a life and career in New York City to take care of her aging mother in rural North Carolina. Now, years after her mother has passed, Jo feels trapped by the enormous doll collection that was left behind.

I WILL NOT PULL OUT KELLY’S HAIR

Total Run Time: 12:00 
Director: Josef Lorenzo
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A road trip with a local artist/historian that photographs rural abandoned homes. Kelly follows the back roads around railroad tracks to photograph the forgotten homes and dig up their history.

THE DISEASE

Total Run Time: 15:00 
Director: Nathaniel Maddux 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: For the past 27 years, Dean Redbeard Mundhenke has returned to his sacred Georgia hunting ground in pursuit of a wild turkey. Over the years, his passion has become an obsession as he built a custom turkey call making business. For the first time ever, Redbeard lets a camera into his world as we venture to his remote hunting camp to pursuit wild game, reflecting on many years of turkey hunting and cigar smoking. Not only has he become consumed with the chase, but he reflects on how his life has changed by continuing to return to his haven in the wild.

SPEARHUNTER

Total Run Time: 14:00 
Director: Adam Roffman & Luke Poling
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy.

RAISED IN THE SOUTH OF NORMAL

Total Run Time: 16:00 
Director: Daniel Espeut 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Espeut interviews Lauretta Hannon about stories from her bestselling book, "The Cracker Queen--A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life." Even after writing her story about growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Lauretta has yet to set foot on the grounds of her youth, until now. Plagued with a family history of attempted abortion, abandonment, alcoholism, and violence, Lauretta discovers a new affirmation to her life by returning to her childhood home. In "Raised in the South of Normal," we find out how Lauretta is able to confront the discord and deaths of her parents and realize her purpose as a writer.



Saturday July 18, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

1:45pm

Documentary Feature Block: Michael Des Barres: Who Do You Want Me to Be?

MICHAEL DES BARRES: WHO DO YOU WANT ME TO BE?

Total Run Time: 81:00 
Director: J. Elvis Weinstein
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Nudity
Synopsis: The son of a junkie aristocrat and a schizophrenic showgirl becomes a master of reinvention on a 50+ year journey through rock and roll, TV, and movies.


Saturday July 18, 2015 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

2:45pm

Music Documentary Shorts Block #2

THE CURSE AND THE SYMPHONY

Total Run Time: 20:00 
Director: David Schulte 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The Curse and the Symphony is a short documentary about former punk musician Nathan Felix's eight-year effort to break into the elite world of classical music, in spite of having no formal musical training. Watch as director, David Schulte, chronicles Nathan's attempt to get his symphony performed by a full orchestra for the first time.


BUSKIN’ BLUES

Total Run Time: 61:00 
Director: Erin Derham 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Oral historian Erin Derham discovers a subculture of artists sharing select spaces in downtown Asheville, North Carolina to awaken passersby to musical traditions across space and time. On one corner, a stride pianist bangs a chord out with his elbow to deliver the sounds of Prohibition-Era jazz. On another, a lady runs a pair of antique spoons down her fingers in a centuries-old fashion kept alive almost exclusively by her, setting the rhythm for an Irish Folk Quartet. Across the street, the sounds of ancient India are heard from a man hypnotizing crowds with a didgeridoo, hang drum, and throat singing. Buskers come from as far as Europe and Asia to play, learn, and receive the famous hospitality of the American South. Staying true to that reputation, these exceptional talents whose music is never ignored but whose faces are often forgotten, allow Derham a rare and intimate glimpse into their lives which will confront everything you've ever thought about the people who bring music to our streets. 

 


Saturday July 18, 2015 2:45pm - 4:15pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

3:15pm

Music Documentary: Take Me to the River

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

Total Run Time: 95:00 
Director: Martin Shore
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: 'Take Me to the River' is a documentary about the soul of American music. The film follows the recording of a new album featuring legends from Stax records and Memphis mentoring and passing on their musical magic to stars and artists of today.


Saturday July 18, 2015 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

3:30pm

Music Video Shorts

‘CRAZY LONESOME’ – THE LAW BAND

Total Run Time
: 05:00 
Director: Cole Cassell
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: "Crazy Lonesome" is the featured single and first music video by The Law Band from Atlanta, Georgia off their debut album "Dust and Aether." "Crazy Lonesome" was filmed in Good Hope, Georgia by director Cole Cassell.

‘DON’T BE JUDGING ME’ – PLAYGROUND HERO


Total Run Time
: 04:00 
Director: Daniel Espeut
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The music video for Playground Hero's debut single, “Don’t Be Judgin’ Me”, was filmed on Washington Street in Athens, Georgia. The video is an uninterrupted long take featuring Lead Vocalist, Estebon Watson, singing as he dances down the sidewalk. The video portrays Estebon in a drunken state telling the story of what happened to him that day, which led him to drinking at a bar. 
 

‘HALLELUJAH’ THE SOUL OF A SAD CLOWN – PUDDLES THE SAD CLOWN WITH THE GOLDEN VOICE

Total Run Time
: 07:30 
Director: Gary Yost 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A musical video teaching us that the soul and heart can come through despite any costume we wear. Performance by Puddles, the Sad Clown with the Golden Voice, filmed at the Regency Lodge Ballroom (built in 1909) - San Francisco, September 27, 2014
 

‘LET ME IN AGAIN’ – SIMONE AND THE SPECTRUM

Total Run Time
: 04:00 
Director: David Fritzson & Daniel Fritzson 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Washington DC based Indie Pop band Simone and the Spectrum releases their first single off their new EP "Let Me In Again"
 

‘LOOK AT THE SOUND’ – DEATH ON TWO WHEELS

Total Run Time
: 04:00
Director: Bobby McCullough
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: For more than 50 years thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies have flocked to the city of Daytona Beach, Florida aiming to get their fix at the annual Daytona Bike Week motorcycle rally. 2+ decades and 3 generations later the California Hell Riders have set up shop at the world famous Iron Horse Saloon to provide just that. Specializing in the craft of circling round and round in what is know as a motordrome, they provide death defying acts thought not possible on motorcycles - what's come to be known as The Wall Of Death. Daredevils in their own right, Death On Two Wheels rock and roll band from Atlanta, GA stepped into The Wall Of Death to perform their music as onlookers watched from above.
 

‘POINT OF VIEW’ – CHANDLER MCGEE


Total Run Time
: 08:30 
Director: Cole Cassell 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Violence
Synopsis: A man searches for his lost brother.
 

‘REPETITION’ – TRAMPLED BY TURTLES


Total Run Time
: 03:00 
Director: Matteo Crinelli 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The surreal journey of a cowboy through open doors to the imagination.
 

SUNSHINE’S ON THE WAY’ – THE SOULUTION


Total Run Time
: 07:00 
Director: Justin Henny Henderson & Tony Reames
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: What do you do when the days feel darker than the nights? Who helps you when your support system has it worse than you? Sometimes it feels like everything and everyone is against you. It's hard to keep your head up when the weight of the world is holding you down. Sunshine's on the way.
 

‘UP’ – ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT


Total Run Time
: 05:00 
Director: Tony Reames
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: They won 2 Grammy Awards, 2 VMAs, the NAACP Award and countless other accolades. But then - they stopped making music... right? Wrong. America just stopped listening. Arrested Development has been making music for the last twenty years and performing live on almost every continent. And now - they are ready for America to open their ears to the music they are still, and have been, making. In the video for their newest single, 'UP' Speech and the whole Arrested Development crew motivate you to keep looking 'UP'

Saturday July 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

4:30pm

Southern Documentary: Old South

OLD SOUTH

Total Run Time: 54:00
Director: Danielle Beverly
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Hope is 30 years old and fighting to save her historic African American neighborhood from encroachment by an elite white fraternity, one known to fly a Confederate flag and hold an annual antebellum parade. Since the post-racial glow of the election of Obama, and now in the aftermath of Ferguson, everyone’s talking about race. But is it really so easy to speak openly and honestly? Or to change? On one block in Athens GA two communities steeped in history - one black, one white - strive to keep their respective legacies relevant in a changing American South.  "Old South" provides, through a 3+ year unfolding story, a window into the underlying dynamics of race relations that influence so many American communities.


Saturday July 18, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

4:30pm

Narrative Feature - Wildlike

WILDLIKE

Total Run Time: 98:00 
Director: Frank Hall Green 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Sex
Synopsis: Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. She longs for her struggling, absent mother, but as her mom’s phone calls become less frequent and her uncle’s care is not what it seems, she must flee. Her only thoughts are to escape her uncle’s grasp and contact her mother somehow, but as she plunges deeper into the Alaskan interior she is suddenly helplessly alone. A chance connection with a loner backpacker, Rene Bartlett, proves to be her only lifeline. As Mackenzie shadows Bartlett across the last frontier, she thwarts his efforts to cut her loose until Bart has no choice but to help her survive in the wilderness. Against the backdrop of a spectacular Alaska landscape, they discover the redemptive power of friendship. Mackenzie and Bartlett prove to be the unlikely salve for each other’s scars, until the damage Mackenzie carries with her threatens to destroy her newfound sanctuary. Returning to civilization, Mackenzie is once again at risk of capture by her uncle as he hounds with manipulative calls and messages. When Bartlett finally discovers her alarming secret, he must make a bold choice to take real responsibility for Mackenzie and help her escape her traumatic past and return home.


Saturday July 18, 2015 4:30pm - 6:15pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

5:15pm

Documentary Feature Block: Everyone Has a Place/Divided Time

EVERYONE HAS A PLACE

Total Run Time: 27:00 
Director: Dennis Scholl & Marlon Johnson
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Everyone Has A Place is a short musical documentary featuring a ground-breaking collaboration of jazz, gospel and vocals. This body of work is entitled, Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration. It was composed by the American musical treasure, Wynton Marsalis. This inspirational work of art was performed by a unique paring of the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and choir Chorale Le Chateau. The film features a series of in-depth interviews, moving concert footage and a candid peek backstage. Everyone Has A Place is a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, musical tapestry that will entertain, uplift and inspire.

DIVIDED TIME

Total Run Time: 56:00 
Director: W. Feagins, Jr.
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: "Divided Time" captures the lives of nine fathers who share their experiences in parenthood and their pursuit of success in the music industry while being accountable to their families.


Saturday July 18, 2015 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

5:45pm

Student Shorts Block: Serious Shorts

LEMONADE THEORY

Total Run Time: 10:00 
Director: Angus Bell Young 
Country of Origin: Austrailia
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Young Mother Sophia (Kelly Robinson) wakes up to what she expects is a normal day, Only to have it quickly spiral out of normality. There is a strange man (Peter McAllum) in the house with her, and no matter where she looks, Sophia can't find her daughter.

TWO FOR TEA

Total Run Time: 8:00 
Director: Ben Joyner
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: When the law shows up to take a retired school teacher's grandson into custody, things take a turn for the worst. In this brooding tale about the darker side of unconditional love, an indomitable (and perhaps slightly unhinged) grandmother pits herself against the forces that could tear her family apart.

TIP TOE

Total Run Time: 9:00 
Director: Raquel Bordin
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Tip Toe is a drama composted by two parallel stories. Daniel, a little boy that dreams of becoming a ballerina, but his father refuses to except it.Veronica, a transsexual, that faces complications with her sex-change along with the reality of the death of her childhood dream.

MADE TO PENETRATE

Total Run Time: 12:00 
Director: Hila Perry 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Violence, Sex
Synopsis: Patty see's Dave at a bar, later that night she and her friends follow him to a remote location and mess him up.

EVERYTHING FOR THE MOVIES

Total Run Time: 20:00 
Director: Lukas Buys 
Country of Origin: Belgium
Ratings: Violence
Synopsis: Lize, a young actress, makes her suitcases. She rereads the scenario. A driver from the film set picks her up, Olivier. During the long trip the two start getting along quite well. He talks about the set and how the previous days have been. She says she’s nervous for her first starring role. They arrive at the location, a secluded weekend cottage. The following days they'll both do everything for the movies..


Saturday July 18, 2015 5:45pm - 6:45pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

6:30pm

Southern Documentary: Paradise Garden

PARADISE GARDEN

Total Run Time: 83:00 
Director: Ava Leigh Stewart 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Paradise Garden is a documentary film starring Howard Finster, Johnny Carson, Chris Frantz (Talking Heads/TomTom Club), Mike Mills (REM), Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Cindy Wilson (B52s), and many more. The film shows the world that art thrives outside of museums in ordinary places and everyday objects. Howard Finster, the grandfather of Southern Folk Art, is remembered for creating the largest art installation in the United States. It continues to serve as inspiration to generations of iconic musicians and artists, as we capture his legacy through their stories.


Saturday July 18, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

7:45pm

Special Screening: Slow West
SLOW WEST

Director: John Maclean
Total Run Time
: 84:00
Country of Origin: USA
Rating: R
Synopsis: A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.


Saturday July 18, 2015 7:45pm - 10:00pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201
 
Sunday, July 19
 

10:00am

Narrative Shorts Block - Too Fun To Miss
DAD IN MUM

Total Run Time: 6:00 
Director: FABRICE BRACQ 
Country of Origin: France
Ratings: Sex
Synopsis: The middle of the night. Moans are heard behind the parents' door. Two young sisters are asking questions..

GRANNY SMITH

Total Run Time: 7:00 
Director: Julian Lucas 
Country of Origin: Australia
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The Grandmother Of All Excuses

THE GUNFIGHTER

Total Run Time: 9:00 
Director: Eric Kissack 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Violence
Synopsis: A weary gunfighter walks into a bar, looking for a drink. What he finds instead is a building full of raunchy people, and an audible, bloodthirsty narrator.

BINGO NIGHT

Total Run Time: 14:00 
Director: Jordan Liebowitz 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A financially-strapped senior citizen finds a creative (and legally dubious) means of getting some quick cash in this sly and high-spirited comic caper.

SHOTGUN

Total Run Time: 12:15 
Director: Maverick Moore 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Violence
Synopsis: Three girls burn rubber and leave no survivors on an inexplicably wild ride.

SPARK

Total Run Time: 11:00 
Director: Stephen Stanley
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A robot from the future travels back in time to 1983 in order to kill the young boy who will grow up to invent the Internet.

SCHNITZEL

Total Run Time: 22:00 
Director: Asaf Epstein
Country of Origin: Israel
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The story of a boy, a girl, a space-alien and... fried chicken.

Sunday July 19, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

10:00am

Festie Bestie Spotlight Film: How Sweet the Sound - The Blind Boys of Alabama

FESTIE BESTIE SPOTLIGHT:
HOW SWEET THE SOUND - BLIND BOYS FROM ALABAMA 

Total Run Time: 95:00 
Director: Leslie McCleave
Country of Origin: USA
Synopsis: Directed and Produced by Leslie McCleave  Filmed over the course of ten years, How Sweet the Sound tells the story of The Blind Boys of Alabama. They met as children in the 1930’s at a state-run segregated vocational school and would become one of the last great gospel quartets, traversing the famed “gospel highway” and beyond. As the surviving band members recount their unlikely success story, we see a rare, frank view of life on and off the road with these renowned performers, now in their 70’s and 80’s. 

Sunday July 19, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

11:45am

Narrative Shorts Block - Definition of Family

5 WAYS 2 DIE

Total Run Time: 15:00
Director: Daina Papadaki 
Country of Origin: Cyprus
Ratings: Violence
Synopsis: Makis explores different ways of death, struggling to achieve the most ideal result.

CHANCE

Total Run Time: 16:00 
Director: Jake Graf 
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Trevor's life has become a void, following the passing of his wife and long term companion, Doris. Days run into weeks, as Trevor slowly finds himself isolated and alone, and unconcernedly slipping towards death. A chance encounter in the park with a mysterious stranger equally troubled by his own dark past jarringly reawakens him, and forces both men to once again start to live.

BECCA AND MOLLY

Total Run Time: 17:00 
Director: Fabienne Bouville
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: It's Mom's birthday. Forget about the present. It's all about the past.

ELECTRIC INDIGO

Total Run Time: 24:00 
Director: Jean-Julien Collette
Country of Origin: Belguim
Ratings: Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence
Synopsis: It is sometimes complicated for a little girl to face peer pressure and becoming aware of her own identity, especially that she never knew her mother and that the only reference is the love of two heterosexual fathers united by the bonds of a “non-carnal” marriage.

ROUBADO

Total Run Time: 18:00 
Director: Erica Watson
Country of Origin: France/USA
Ratings: Language, Violence, Sex
Synopsis: A teen photographer in the south of France develops a tense relationship with his mother's new boyfriend.


Sunday July 19, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

11:45am

LGBT Narrative Shorts Block

ALL KINDS

Total Run Time: 08:00 
Director: Starina Johnson
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: When ALEX, a comic artist, finds out her wife SYLVIA is unable to have a baby the couple must figure out exactly how far they are willing to go in order to make one another happy.

FORCED CONTACT

Total Run Time: 20:00 
Director: Daniele Sartori 
Country of Origin: Italy
Ratings: None
Synopsis: World War II has just come to an end. At a center for the identification of prisoners of war, Lieutenant Antonio Graziani is being falsely accused of having ordered the execution of ten civilians. German Detlef Hagermann, captured along with Graziani by partisans during the days of the massacre, is the only one able to clear him from the accusations, but a secret he promised to keep prevents him from telling the truth until the very last minute.
 
hopefulROMANTIC

Total Run Time: 16:30 
Director: Benjamin Pollack 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: hopefulROMANTIC is an original musical film about one man's emotional journey through love, heartbreak, and healing. It's a universal story about loving, letting go, and holding onto faith that there's somebody for everybody. It may sound like a somewhat familiar story....but what makes hopefulROMANTIC unique, is the way in which this story is told. The nearly dialogue-free narrative is articulated solely through Matt Zarley and Andy Zulla's soulful pop score...introducing a fresh new format in musical storytelling. A movie musical for a new generation. hopefulROMANTIC is best described simply as a love story....with music as its guide.
 
I REGRET TO INFORM YOU

Total Run Time: 10:00 
Director: Christina Kelly Stevens
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Captain Jarred Cole knows a deep secret about a fellow Marine who is killed in action. When he is sent to inform the family of the death, he realizes the truth comes at a cost and must decide how much to tell.
 

LADY OF THE NIGHT

Total Run Time: 10:00 
Director: Laurent Boileau 
Country of Origin: France
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The annual dinner commemorating the death of Cornelius, revives Samuel’s memories. He was 20 years old when he discovered is attraction to Cornelius. Tormented by regret and misunderstood by all, he never revealed his homosexuality to Cornelius’s family, whom he had invited that evening. After their departure, Samuel retires to his room, desperate, and seeks for refuge in his night life : he becomes a Queen of the Night, in tribute to his lost love.
 

SNOWFLAKE

Total Run Time: 15:00 
Director: Francesco Roder 
Country of Origin: Italy/USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Aurore is dying. Her illness has confined her to a bed and Claire is at her side, waiting for the inevitable end to come. But Aurore has a final gift for her: a diary where she tells the story of their love. With the snowflakes falling outside the window, Claire will look at their love story through the eyes of her beloved; a love so unique it will only live in the pages of a book.

TOM IN AMERICA

Total Run Time: 17:00 
Director: Flavio Alves
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language, Sex
Synopsis: For 50 years, Michael and Betty have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael's long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along. With long-held mysteries thrust into the open, the foundation of their marriage and the path of their golden years is suddenly rocked. Now, they must redefine their future, and decide if it is one their love can survive.

 

 


Sunday July 19, 2015 11:45am - 1:30pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

1:00pm

Southern Documentary: You Belong to Me

YOU BELONG TO ME

Total Run Time: 88:00 
Director: John Cork
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: The You Belong To Me Documentary tells the 1952 story of Ruby McCollum, an African American woman who killed a prominent white doctor in Live Oak, Florida and the remarkable secrets and terrible truths revealed during her trial and incarceration. Her case haunted jurors and prosecutors for decades. Ruby McCollum was the wealthiest black woman in Suwannee County, Florida. Her husband, Sam, ran the local Bolita numbers racket. Was Ruby insane or was the killing of Dr. Clifford Leroy Adams the last sane act of a woman whose wealth and status could not protect her from the blind indifference and humiliations of the Jim Crow South? The ghost of Ruby McCollum still roams the streets of Live Oak, Florida. 


Sunday July 19, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

1:30pm

Programmer's Choice Spotlight Film: Live From New York!

PROGRAMMER’S CHOICE SPOTLIGHT - LIVE FROM NEW YORK!

Total Run Time: 90:00 
Director: Bao Nguyen
Country of Origin: USA
Synopsis: "Saturday Night Live" has been reflecting and influencing life in the United States for 40 years. Live From New York! goes deep inside this cultural phenomenon exploring the laughter that pulses through American politics, tragedy and popular culture.

Live From New York! explores the early years of "Saturday Night Live", an experiment from a young Lorne Michaels and his cast of unknowns, and follows its evolution into a comedy institution. The film looks at SNL as a living time capsule, encompassing decades of American politics, media, tragedy, and popular culture with an irreverent edge. Archival footage is interwoven with stolen moments and exclusive commentary from SNL legends, journalists, hosts, musical guests, crew and others influenced by the comedy giant. Live From New York! captures what has enabled SNL to continually refresh itself over nearly 800 episodes and keep America laughing for 40 years.

 


Sunday July 19, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

1:45pm

Documentary Feature Block: Free Art 4 U/Urban Century

FREE ART 4 U

Total Run Time
: 08:00
Director: Nicole Powell 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None

Synopsis: Free Art Friday ATL is an ongoing city-wide social art scavenger hunt. Art pieces are hidden around the city and photos are posted on social media using #FAFATL. If you are first to find the art, you get to keep it and take it home with you absolutely free. This not only happens in Atlanta, but in many other cities as well. In my short documentary, I follow the stories of 5 free art makers and a piece of their art from its creation to the hands of its new owners.

URBAN CENTURY

Total Run Time: 68:00
Director: Ryan Jones & Shawn Willis
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: After decades of decline due to suburban sprawl, downtown communities all across the country are once again becoming vibrant, desirable destinations to live, work, and play, Examining this current rebirth of Main Street through the lens of several towns, including Flint, MI and Joplin, MO, Urban Century takes a refreshingly hopeful look at how these places from our past are becoming the key to our country's future. This isn't a story about saving Main Street, but about how Main Street just might save us. Whether it's economic downturn, climate change, or a glowingly unhealthy population, could the solutions to our biggest problems be as simple as returning to our urban roots?

 

Sunday July 19, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

2:45pm

Music Documentary Shorts Block #1

MUSICKLAND

Total Run Time: 33:00
Director: Cameron Bargerstock & Jacob Rosdail
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: Virginia hog farmer Adam Musick left behind a life as a rock and roll musician to revive his family's farmland. Six years of full-time farming has taken a toll and Adam now struggles to return to music and finish the album he left behind.

KOENTOPP

Total Run Time: 45:00
Director: Paul Hamilton & Caleb Vinson 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: When Dan meets someone, the first thing they typically say is, "a guitar maker? You make guitars? Wow. How'd you get into that?" Following suit, Paul Hamilton and Caleb Vinson asked the same questions. After three years, they've put the answer into this film: Koentopp. Follow Dan as he creates a masterpiece, through construction of a fine archtop guitar and the emotional telling of his life story that has brought him to the only place he could be.


Sunday July 19, 2015 2:45pm - 4:15pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

3:15pm

Documentary Feature Block: Not Anymore - Story of a Revolution/Mimi & Donna

NOT ANYMORE: A STORY OF A REVOLUTION

Total Run Time: 15:00 
Director: Matthew VanDyke 
Country of Origin: USA/ Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
Ratings: Violence
Synopsis: A short film about the conflict in Syria as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely shows why Syrians are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been torn apart by war. Winner of over 80 awards and screened in more than 200 film festivals around the world.


MIMI & DONNA

Total Run Time: 67:00 
Director: Sophie Sartain 
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: None
Synopsis: What happens when love runs out of time? For a 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared 64 years for Dona, a daughter who has an intellectual disability, it means facing the inevitable – she will not outlive her daughter – and finding her daughter a home. This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary traces this process through the story of a quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo. The film spotlights the challenges of aging caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – some 4.6 million Americans, 75% of whom live at home with family – and details the ripple effects of Dona’s disability on three generations of a Texas family. 

Sunday July 19, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

3:15pm

Festival Favorite - Encore Screening
Festival Favorite - Encore Screening

 

Sunday July 19, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201

4:30pm

Narrative Feature - Sidewalk Traffic

SIDEWALK TRAFFIC

Total Run Time: 97:00 
Director: Anthony L. Fisher
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: When Declan, a 30 year old husband and new father is squeezed out of a promotion, he finds himself wracked by internal crises, including career envy, bitterness over bad breaks and the still-lingering fallout from the suicide of his former creative partner. Searching for salvation, Declan surrenders to the role of stay-at-home dad, and is forced to face his demons while pushing strollers, changing diapers and heating up bottles all the while working to resurrect his dreams.


Sunday July 19, 2015 4:30pm - 6:15pm
567 Center for Renewal 533 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

5:00pm

Documentary Feature Block: Frame By Frame

FRAME BY FRAME

Total Run Time: 90:00 
Director: Alexandria Bombach & Mo Scarpelli 
Country of Origin: USA/ Afghanistan
Ratings: Violence
Synopsis: After the repeal of a devastating media blackout enforced by the Taliban, four local photojournalists face the realities of building Afghanistan's first free press.


Sunday July 19, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cox Capitol Theatre 382 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201

5:00pm

Special Screening: SHARKY'S MACHINE (Guest: Burt Reynolds)
SHARKY'S MACHINE

Total Run Time: 122:00
Director: Burt Reynolds
Country of Origin: USA
Ratings: R
Synopsis: Tom Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who's demoted to vice after a botched bust. In the depths of this lowly division, while investigating a high-dollar prostitution ring, Sharky stumbles across a mob murder with government ties, and responds by assembling his downtrodden fellow investigators (Sharky's "machine") to find the leaders and bring them to justice before they kill off all his partners and witnesses, including Sharky himself.


Sunday July 19, 2015 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201
 
Thursday, July 23
 

7:00pm

Central Georgia Showcase

ZOMBIE CRUSH

Total Run Time: 30:00 
Director: Tendal Mann 
Country of Origin: USA
Synopsis: In this coming of age, PG zomedy-romance, Bobby Green, a 13 year-old boy, gets his first case of puppy love when Sarah, an attractive 16 year old girl, wakes him from a coma. To make things worse, he has awakened into a world where adults are nowhere in sight and kids are open-armed walking zombies.

Bobby and Sarah are seemingly the only remaining humans and he tries to win her affection as they adapt to this new world; along the way, they learn how to divert the zombies and discover that these zombies aren't what they seem. There are numerous twists and turns which have never been seen before:The half-hour Short ends with something more sinister and more evil than they could ever have imagined.
 
THE LEGEND OF SEVEN TOE MAGGIE
 
Total Run Time: 96:00 
Director: Joseph Lavender 
Country of Origin: USA
Synopsis: The spirit of a native American girl haunts a South Georgia Haunted house. When a group of amateur paranormal investigators come to town to uncover its secrets, they get a lot more than they bargained for.

Thursday July 23, 2015 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Macon, Georgia 31201