#CHICAGO GIRL — THE SOCIAL NETWORK TAKES ON A DICTATOR
9/8 – 5:45pm – Sears Gallery, 9/11 – 6:30pm – Eccles Main Stage
Synopsis: From her childhood bedroom in the Chicago suburbs, an American teenage girl uses social media to coordinate the revolution in Syria. Armed with Facebook, Twitter, Skype and camera phones, she helps her social network “on the ground” in Syria brave snipers and shelling in the streets to show the world the human rights atrocities of a dictator.
A PLACE TO STAND
9/8 – 4:00pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/11 – 4:00pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: A Place to Stand is the story of Jimmy Santiago Baca’s transformation from a functionally illiterate convict to an award-winning poet, novelist and screenwriter.
ALL THESE FLOWERS
9/10 – 7:00pm – Select Health Auditorium, 9/12 – 4:30pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: All These Flowers – a documentary on Bipolar Disorder. The filmmaker hoped to clearly define the disorder so that the term wouldn’t be misused as often as it is. But more than that he hoped to tell the honest story of the lives of those who have it.
ALZHEIMER’S: A LOVE STORY
9/9 – 5:25pm – Black Box, 9/11 – 8:10 – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: Alzheimer’s: A Love Story follows Greg and Michael as they struggle with a disease eradicating the memory of their relationship 40+ years in the making.
9/9 – 7:30pm – Concert Hall, 9/12 – 4:30 – Concert Hall
Synopsis: Set in the competitive world of cheerleading, AMERICAN CHEERLEADER follows the journey of two high school teams vying for the coveted National High School Cheerleading Championship. Overcoming challenges through discipline, dedication and teamwork, twelve girls from New Jersey and twelve girls from Kentucky redefine what it means to be an American cheerleader.
AS THE CROW FLIES
9/8 – 5:55pm – Dunford Auditorium, 9/9 – 7:55pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: Against unreasonable odds and all expert advice, a team of four set out to complete an audacious journey that many had called impossible.Overcoming extreme fatigue the Beeline Britain team complete this uniquely compelling journey in a month of sea kayaking, mountain biking, road cycling and mountaineering. They smash 2 UK endurance records in the process.’As The Crow Flies’ is a breathtakingly beautiful cinematic film showing you the United Kingdom as you have never seen it before. This film is a voyage into the human psyche and weaves its narrative through the massive challenges the team faced, both physical and psychological.
This is no ordinary expedition film.
BACH IN MADRID
9/8 – 5:20pm – Concert Hall, 9/11 – 6:15pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: The orchestra and choir of La Capilla Real de Madrid, played the integral of J.S. Bach’s Cantatas and sacred works in Madrid churches during 8 years. This documentary follows them into the process.
THE BARKLEY MARATHONS: THE RACE THAT EATS ITS YOUNG
9/11 – 7:00pm – Electric Theater, 9/12 – 10:00am – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: Every year, 40 runners come from around the world to a small town in Tennessee to test their limits in a cultlike, quirky, and virtually impossible trail race created by the mysterious Lazarus Lake. With a secret application process, unknown start time, and a course that changes every year, the Barkley Marathons has only had 10 people finish in 25 years. Inspired by a historic prison escape gone awry, what follows is an oddly inspiring story where pain has value, failure is spectacular, and it only costs $1.60.
BIG LONELY, THE
9/9 – 4:35pm – Dunford Auditorium, 9/12 – 1:00pm – Black Box
Synopsis: The Big Lonely is a far too common American story, told in an uncommonly personal full-length documentary.
Documenting the seventh winter of one man’s extraordinary isolation in the Oregon wilderness, “The Big Lonely” captures the essence of resilience, survival, and durability of the human spirit in a uniquely filmed manner
9/9 – 6:50pm – Concert Hall, 9/12 – 4:25pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: The final days of a Blockbuster store are captured, along with the end of a way of watching films.
BOCCANEGRA WITH PLACIDO DOMINGO
9/8 – 5:00pm – Concert Hall, 9/11 – 5:35pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: This short subject documentary follows Placido Domingo in an intimate behind the scenes look into the staging of Verdi’s opera ‘Simon Boccanegra.
BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY
9/10 – 4:00pm – Sears Gallery, 9/11 – 4:00pm – Concert Hall
Synopsis: Equal parts science, history and cultural essay, BOUNCE removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today’s sports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball, helping us reclaim our universal connection to the games we love.
CAST IN INDIA
9/10 – 7:00pm – Concert Hall, 9/11 – 4:45pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: Iconic and ubiquitous, thousands of manhole covers dot the streets of New York City. This short documentary is a glimpse of the working lives of the men in India behind the manhole covers in New York City.
9/10 – 5:20pm – Dunford Auditorium, 9/12 – 2:15pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: A look into the lives of the residents at the Chambrel – one of Florida’s most upbeat assisted living facilities.
9/9 – 5:10pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/10 – 6:30pm – Black Box, 9/12 – 11:30am – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: JAMES COLBURN was born with Fragile X Syndrome. At 26, he is a child at heart who finds joy in the smallest things and uses his gift of comedic timing to inspire those around him. James is living proof there is love and laughter in the face of autism.
9/10 – 8:45pm – Sears Gallery, 9/12 – 2:45pm – Eccles Main Stage
Synopsis: Coming Out follows young filmmaker Alden Peters on his journey coming out gay, capturing everything on camera as it happens. This groundbreaking coming of age film places viewers directly inside the raw, intimate moments when Alden reveals his true identity to his family and friends, ranging from the painfully awkward to the hilariously honest. A story bridging generations and societal divides, Coming Out makes us rethink what it means to live an honest life, ultimately leading us to a place of understanding and acceptance of oneself and one’s community.
DEVIL & THE ANGEL, THE
9/7 – 7:00pm – Electric Theater, 9/10 – 4:00pm – Kanab Crescent Moon Theater, 9/10 – 7:15pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/12 – 10:00am – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: The violin has been referred to as the “devil’s instrument.” Throughout history, violin players and makers were rumored to have sold their souls to the devil in order to master their craft. Despite this reputation, Kevin Lee sets out to prove otherwise.
Known as a Master Luthier, Kevin follows in the footsteps of the famous violinmakers from hundreds of years ago, since the first violins were created.
EMOTIONAL DIMENSIONS OF THE JAMES RIVER, THE
9/8 – 4:55pm – Concert Hall, 9/10 – 4:05pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/11 – 8:20pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: This experimental film provides an emotional roller coaster experience that was musically and visually designed based on a neuroscience research project that correlates a mathematical parameter (fractal dimension) of sounds and images with the selective triggering of emotional states. Enlighten yourself by looking at the world from your personal point of view while dreaming inside your curiosity.
9/9 – 4:00pm – Dunford Auditorium, 9/10 – 4:00pm – Concert Hall
Synopsis: More and more refugees desperately try to reach the shores of mainland Europe every day. Europe Endless is a documentary about the current situation on Malta, the tiny island nation situated right in the path between Africa and Europe.
9/9 – 9:15pm – Concert Hall, 9/10 – 9:10pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: With many abandoned buildings and blighted areas, Some in Detroit haved used these derelict spaces to plant community gardens. The projects lifts both the health and the spirits of neighborhoods
FITTING THE DESCRIPTION IN NORTH PORTLAND
9/9 – 9:00pm – Black Box, 9/11 – 8:45pm – Black Box
Synopsis: his film is about two Roosevelt High School students as they struggle with the aftermath of the incident and the School Resource Officer who works to change students perception of the police in North Portland.
FLYING THE FEATHERED EDGE: THE BOB HOOVER PROJECT
9/8 – 7:00pm – Old Airport, 9/10 – 5:30pm – Kanab Crescent Moon Theater, 9/11 – 4:00pm – Eccles Main Stage
Synopsis: A legend of the greatest generation, Robert A. “Bob” Hoover is considered the pilots’ pilot. In this film he tells his own story – and shares, the hard earned wisdom of a life spent pushing the edge of the envelope. Also featured are Harrison Ford, Dick and Burt Rutan, Gene Cernan, and others.
FRAME BY FRAME
9/9 – 7:10pm – Black Box, 9/12 – 12:00pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.
GAZELLE – THE LOVE ISSUE
9/9 – 5:30pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/12 – 10:45am – Concert Hall
Synopsis: Paulo is a 45-year-old Brazilian flight attendant. He is internationally famous in the after-hours world for the fabulous persona he has worked tirelessly to create, his artistic alter-ego, Gazelle. With the sudden and tragic sad death of Eric, his partner of seven years, Paulo must pass through a life transformation.
9/8 – 5:15pm – Black Box, 9/10 – 5:45pm – Concert Hall
Synopsis: Generation Right pieces together the story of Margaret Thatcher’s reign as the longest serving UK Prime Minister in the 20th century and its impact on the British society across three decades to the current day. Edited from an extensive amount of archive and expert analysis across the political spectrum, Generation Right paints a multi-layered and cinematic portrait of this fundamental cultural shift in the narrative of modern Britain
HAND MADE WITH LOVE IN FRANCE (LE TEMPS SUSPENDU)
9/10 – 4:00pm – Black Box, 9/11 – 5:15pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: “Hand Made with Love in France” tells the story of three craftsmen who work for the greatest couture houses of Paris. With great sense of humor and strong straightforwardness, they freely criticize the fashion world. They are a few years from retiring, Who will assure the making of Haute Couture collections if they are all gone?
HEART OF GLASS
9/10 – 5:50pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/12 – 1:35pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: Heart of Glass is a journey. A journey through several countries in pursuit of a story; the story of a young glassblower singular talent: He burned his demons in the furnace of this passion.
HERE WE’M BE TOGETHER
9/10 – 5:25pm – Black Box, 9/11 – 7:55pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: A field-recorded encounter with some of the more eccentric folk rituals of the Norfolk Broads – as seen through the eyes of one indigenous storyteller.
HERE’S THAT SECOND CHANCE YOU HOPED FOR ROBERT H. GOSS
9/9 – 6:45pm – Black Box, 9/11 – 9:40pm – Eccles Main Stage
Synopsis: Robert H. Goss suffered a traumatic brain injury six years ago. He fell down a flight of stairs hit his head and lapsed into a coma. As a result he lost his passion and pleasure for Art and Jazz. He was devastated.
But four years later a miracle happened. This is the story of his second chance.
9/9 – 6:30pm – Green Valley Spa, 9/12 – 2:55pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: A film about Chinese Daoist Buddhist monks , who have turned their backs on society and the comforts of civilization. The film was made using Buddhist principles.
HOUSE IS INNOCENT, THE
9/9 – 9:15pm – Sears Gallery, 9/10 – 6:45pm – Concert Hall, 9/12 – 12:40pm – Concert Hall
Synopsis: Who knowingly purchases the former residence of a notorious serial killer? Meet Tom and Barbara, proud new owners of the most infamous house in Sacramento, CA. As the middle-aged couple renovate the crumbling house, they realize it’s going to take a whole lot more than paint to change the community’s minds about their new home.
HOW TO CATCH A TIGER
9/8 – 4:00pm – Dunford Auditorium, 9/11 – 4:00pm – Sears Gallery, 9/11 – 7:00pm – Kanab Crescent Moon Theater
Synopsis: With time running out, two filmmakers scramble to learn how to use an ultra high-speed camera and get to Far East Russia in time to catch a rare Siberian tiger the moment it’s released back to the wild. There are only an estimated 300-500 Siberian (aka Amur) tigers left in the wild. Showing the world’s largest cat in a way that has never been seen before is all about getting people interested in tiger conservation again.
IN BETWEEN MOUNTAINS AND OCEANS (UMI YAMA AIDA)
9/10 – 5:30pm – Sears Gallery, 9/11 – 5:20pm – Black Box
Synopsis: Japan’s mysterious ceremony that has been held in every 20 years for more than 1300 years could tell us the hint of how to solve the environmental problems in our society today.
IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST
DIRECTOR: Tony Vainuku & Erika Cohn
9/9 – 7:15pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/12 – 2:45pm – Concert Hall
Synopsis: IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST is an insightful and moving documentary feature film exploring in rich detail the remarkable story behind the Polynesian Pipeline to the NFL. The film intimately portrays four young Polynesian men from Salt Lake City, Utah striving to overcome gang violence and near poverty through the promise of American football.
IN THE HOLLOW
9/10 – 7:30pm – Concert Hall, 9/12 – 1:55pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: In May 1988, girlfriends Claudia Brenner and Rebecca Wight were attacked while hiking the Appalachian Trail by a ‘mountain man’ named Stephen Roy Carr. Combining documentary and narrative material, IN THE HOLLOW tells the story of the shooting, Wight’s death, and Brenner’s desperate survival (and later transformation into an advocate for hate crime legislation in the U.S.) as she returns to the trail for the first time since the shooting.
INDIANS LIKE US
9/9 – 9:00pm – Dunford Auditorium, 9/12 – 12:00pm – Black Box
Synopsis: A group of French people share a passion for everything Native American. Every weekend, they dress in Native regalia to entertain at various village fairs in France. But their big dream is to travel to the United States and meet “real Indians.” When they finally manage a two-week drive across the Midwest, they discover that the reality of contemporary Native Americans is quite different from their portrayed envisioning.
9/8 – 4:00pm – Black Box, 9/9 – 4:00pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: 0-year-old Polish Poet, Krystyna, lives surrounded by books and writing pads but Krystyna is almost blind. That doesn’t stop this still vital woman from writing passionate and eloquent poetry that celebrates life.
9/10 – 4:00pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/11 – 9:15pm – Black Box
Synopsis: A short documentary on what Joan Cheever and the Chow Train do to help the homeless of San Antonio.
LEOPARD IN THE LAND, THE
9/8 – 4:40pm – Dunford Auditorium, 9/11 – 6:00pm – Kanab Crescent Moon Theater, 9/11 – 7:30pm – Concert Hall
Synopsis: Artist and Disney designer Joe Rohde sets out on a month-long horseback expedition across the Altai Mountains of Western Mongolia with the intention of painting large scale landscapes to raise funds for Snow Leopard conservation. His pilgrimage explores why we travel, how we interact with and effect the world.
LIVING WITH THE DEAD
9/9 – 5:45pm – Sears Gallery, 9/12 – 5:10pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: Manila is the most densely populated city in the world with an average of 43,000 people living per square kilometer. In the center of this heaving metropolis lies the North Cemetery. The final resting place of several Filipino Presidents, celebrities, and hundreds of thousands of the city’s Catholic dead, the cemetery is also home to a living community of more than 2,000 people.
LORDS OF BSV
9/9 – 4:00pm – Black Box, 9/10 – 7:45pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: BSV are the revivalists of Brukup Dance that was started by George “Brukup” Adams in the 1990s. The revivalists of Brukup set the foundation for other types of Brooklyn dance such as Flexing, but by far, Brukup dancers remain to be the original artists and the ones who are truly the masters of their art form.
MAN WHO SAVED BEN-HUR, THE
9/10 – 7:20pm – Black Box, 9/12 – 12:00pm – Eccles Main Stage
Synopsis: Featuring hundreds of rare, never-before-seen black and white photographs, The Man Who Saved Ben-Hur is John Alarimo’s epic journey through Old Hollywood, La Dolce Vita Rome and the 20th Century. It is an emotional detective story that charts a man’s psyche.
MANISLAM – ISLAM AND MASCULINITY
9/9 – 4:00pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/12 – 2:30pm – Black Box
Synopsis: ManIslam reveals men pushing for a more progressive faith. In the fascinating film, filmmaker Nefise Özkal Lorentzen travels to Bangladesh, Turkey, Kuwait and Indonesia and interviews men who are pushing a more progressive version of Islam, one that questions ideas about patriarchal roles in society.
MECHANICAL RIVERFRONT KINGDOM
9/9 – 7:00pm – DiFiore Center, 9/12 – 2:25pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: This docu-drama spans 25 years at the turn of the millennium as Clark Ashton lays bare the wages of greed, zealotry, and human folly through his unique vision in the creation of his ‘Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom’ on Druid Hill in Decatur, GA.
MICHAEL S., VERSAMMELT
9/9 – 7:10pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/11 – 8:15pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: Michael Schneider is a passionate cinéaste. No love in his life has been as enduring as his love for the movies. Ever since he was a teenager he has been collecting Super 8mm versions of films of all sorts: features, commercial, old newsreels – he’s got it all. While his private life fell victim to his passion, his collection is growing bigger and bigger every day. Now, for the first time, Michael has to ask himself, if the choices he made will keep him happy.
9/9 – 7:45pm – Megaplex Pineview 10, 9/11 – 5:45pm – Eccles Main Stage
Synopsis: Nefertiti’s daughters is the story of women, art and revolution. Told by prominent Egyptian artists, this documentary witnesses the critical role revolutionary street art played in the struggle for social and political change during the Egyptian uprisings.
ON DREAMS OF DIXIE
9/9 – 7:00pm – Concert Hall, 9/11 – 4:00pm – Kanab Crescent Moon Theater, 9/12 – 12:00pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: On the 100 year anniversary of the formation of Utah’s Washington County School District this film traces a warmhearted history from classes taught in the back of covered wagons to the modern facilities that benefit 28,000 students today.
ONCE UPON A CRIME: THE BORRELLI – DAVIS CONSPIRACY
9/9 – 4:00pm – Concert Hall, 9/11 – 5:30pm – Concert Hall
Synopsis: Seven years ago, director Sheldon Wilson set out to tell a story involving crooked cops, a Mafia godfather, murder, a public poisoning, Elvis Presley, prison gang leaders, and the cocaine-addicted newspaper editor who printed it all. As it turns out, this was just the beginning.
OUR CANYON LANDS
9/9 – 6:00pm – Concert Hall, 9/10 – 7:00pm – Kanab Crescent Moon Theater, 9/12 – 12:45pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: In Southeastern Utah, one of the last major wild places remaining in the lower 48 sits teetering on a precipice of rampant industrial development. Home to some of the most stunning landscapes in the world, the Canyon Lands of Utah have become the playground of adventurous souls who love and appreciate the wonder of wild places. It has also become the target of greedy industrialists, who threaten to turn our treasured parks into islands, our canyons into roaring hydrocarbon highways and our rivers into endangered arteries among vast swaths of oil and gas development, uranium and potash mining bordering Canyonlands National Park.
OUT OF FOCUS
9/10 – 9:00pm – Concert Hall, 9/12 – 3:30pm – Black Box
Synopsis: Afshin Naghouni, is a disabled Iranian-British painter. While attempting to escape from Iranian Police attacks he fell seven stories severely injuring his spinal cord. He went to Britain for treatment, got married and now works as a professional painter.
OUT OF NOTHING
9/10 – 7:45pm – Megaplex Sunset 8, 9/11 – 8:25pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: The inspiring true story of four tenacious men who risk everything to conquer the world records of motorcycle land speed racing. This rare & special film will remind you how perseverance against all odds can send the most unlikely men roaring into glory.
9/10 – 7:00pm – Sears Gallery, 9/12 – 4:30pm – Black Box
Synopsis: Edward Buchanan has spent the last 10 years intimately tied to his own demise. A 57-year-old eccentric musician living under a terminal diagnosis from Hepatitis C and liver cancer, Ed is a fountain of dry humor and wise cynicism whose passion for music and underlying humanity keep him going.
PICKING UP THE PIECES
9/9 – 9:30pm – Sears Gallery, 9/12 – 2:10pm – Concert Hall
Synopsis: “Picking Up the Pieces” tells the story of Jewish children who survived the Holocaust. It recounts how they rebuilt their lives after surviving the trauma of the Holocaust. Most documentary films about the Holocaust focus on the events of the Holocaust itself, but few have focused on the challenges survivors faced when rebuilding their lives
PIE LADY OF PIE TOWN
9/11 – 8:30pm – Sears Gallery, 9/12 – 1:15pm – Concert Hall
Synopsis: In a town with no traffic light, gas station, grocery store or motel, one thing is certain: pie equals love. The film chronicles the history of the area, and Kathy Knapp and her mother’s place in it while becoming privy to her resolve, heartache, healing, and how for her pie is a vehicle for love and peace.
9/9 – 9:30pm – Black Box, 9/11 – 8:15pm – Black Box, 9/12 – 10:00am – Eccles Main Stage
Synopsis: Plundering Tibet is a short documentary about the dire consequences of China’s ruthless mining of Tibet to feed China’s voracious industrial sector. A disaster of Biblical proportions is unfolding in Tibet—so big you can see it happening on Google Earth—the mines, the pollution, the environmental damage.
9/11 – 9:20pm – Black Box, 9/12 – 1:30pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: Chronicles four generations of a Minnesotaa family who follow their own traditions in their remote hunting cabin.
9/11 – 8:00pm – OC Tanner Amphitheater, 9/12 – 1:00pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/12 – 5:00pm – Kanab Crescent Moon Theater
Synopsis: When Warren Jeff’s rose to Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, he took control of a religion with a history of polygamous and underage marriage. He bridged the gap between sister wives and ecclesiastically rape, befuddling the moral compass of his entire congregation. See the film where it all started, Southern Utah.
9/8 – 6:00pm – Black Box, 9/9 – 5:45pm – Black Box
Synopsis: PSYCHEDELIA is a documentary film about the most powerful mind-altering substances known to mankind. This film explores the ability of psychedelics to induce powerful mystical experiences by examining the history of these compounds in human society.
9/8 – 4:25pm – Black Box, 9/12 – 3:00pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: The film chronicles a Belgian artist who was defeated by disease until a gallery owner helped him reclaim his life, his art and help his community.
RIDING MY WAY BACK
9/8 – 4:00pm – Sears Gallery, 9/10 – 6:50pm – Black Box, 9/12 – 10:30am – Eccles Main Stage, 9/12 – 7:45pm – Kanab Crescent Moon Theater
Synopsis: Riding My Way Back is a short documentary that chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide. In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors: a horse named Fred.
9/10 – 6:15pm – Dunford Auditorium, 9/11 – 4:30pm – Kanab Crescent Moon Theater, 9/11 – 8:00pm – Eccles Main Stage
Synopsis: Born without arms as the result of a severe birth defect, Jessica Cox never allowed herself to believe that she couldn’t accomplish her dreams. An accomplished martial artist, college graduate and motivational speaker, Jessica is also the world’s only armless airplane pilot, a mentor, and an advocate for the disabled.
ROOTS REMAIN, THE
9/9 – 7:45pm – Sears Gallery, 9/11 – 4:00pm – Black Box
Synopsis: Thirty years after the Khmer Rouge genocide, THE ROOTS REMAIN follows the story of Canadian-raised graffiti artist FONKi, as he returns to his ancestral Cambodia to reunite with his family and to meet with other leaders in Cambodia’s growing hip-hop community helping revitalize the fractured Khmer culture.
RUN FREE – THE TRUE STORY OF CABALLO BLANCO
9/8 – 5:30pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/10 – 8:40pm – Eccles Main Stage
Synopsis: “Run Free — The True Story of Caballo Blanco” is a movie about Micah True (Caballo Blanco, or the White Horse), an American ultra-runner who helped the Tarahumara Indians of Northern Mexico preserve their running culture by creating a 50-mile ultra marathon which combines aspects of traditional Tarahumara running with the ideology of modern ultra-running.
9/8 – 4:10pm – Dunford Auditorium, 9/11 – 4:10pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: The film documents the rescue of exotic animals which are at risk and the people who capture and relocate them.
SELMA: THE BRIDGE TO THE BALLOT
9/8 – 4:00pm – Concert Hall, 9/10 – 5:40pm – Black Box, 9/12 – 11:10am – Eccles Main Stage
Synopsis: Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot is the true story of the forgotten heroes in the fight for voting rights—the courageous students and teachers of Selma, Alabama, who stood up against injustice despite facing intimidation, arrests and violence. By organizing and marching bravely, these change-makers achieved one of the most significant victories of the civil rights era.
9/9 – 7:00pm – Megaplex Pineview 10, 9/10 – 7:00pm – Megaplex Sunset 8
Synopsis: “Soldiers’ Stories‘ pairs WWI’s 3D images with recent veterans’ lives, with narration by Mickey Rooney and voiceover from recent American vets whose personal stories suggest that war never changes for those in the middle of it.”
9/9 – 6:15pm – Dunford Auditorium, 9/10 – 7:10pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: STUCK is a new award-winning documentary film, produced by Both Ends Burning that uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents navigating a rollercoaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system, each filled with hope, elation – and sometimes heartbreak.
TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL: THE MAKING OF A MOVIE STAR
9/12 – 4:00pm – Eccles Main Stage
Synopsis: Throughout the 1950s, Tab Hunter reigned as Hollywood’s ultimate male heartthrob starring in dozens of films. But throughout his years of stardom, Tab had a secret. Tab Hunter was gay, Now, Tab’s dramatic, turbulent and ultimately inspiring life story has become an explosive documentary.
9/9 – 8:45pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/10 – 4:00pm – Dunford Auditorium
Synopsis: TAP WORLD is an award-winning feature-length documentary starring the most cutting-edge tap dancers from across the globe. As you watch this unique American art form performed by tap dancers from the streets of New York to dancers in Japan, Brazil, France, India, Australia, South Africa and beyond, we guarantee that you won’t be able to keep your own feet still.
9/10 – 4:10pm – Eccles Main Stage, 9/11 – 6:35pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: Elizabeth is coping with a life-altering tragedy when she comes upon a photograph of Thao, a Vietnamese woman born with life-threatening birth defects as a result of Agent Orange. This film tells the story of these two unlikely friends and their remarkable collaboration.
TOUR OF HONOR
9/8 – 4:30pm – Sears Gallery, 9/10 – 7:45pm – Concert Hall, 9/12 – 6:45pm – Kanab Crescent Moon Theater
Synopsis: Tour of Honor follows a group of WWii, Korean and Vietnam veterans on an emotional journey of a lifetime to see the memorials built in their honor.
VISION: HEALING THE BLIND IN ETHIOPIA
9/11 – 9:40pm – Black Box, 9/12 – 10:00am Panel discussion to follow – Concert Hall
Synopsis: Told from the patients’ point of view, a team of Ethiopian, American and Nepali doctors and staff perform 1131 cataract surgeries in a single week. From desperation and despondence the patients gain full sight and functionality in less than 24 hours. This simple, inexpensive surgery transforms the lives of the patients, their families, and whole communities. Their joy is profound and heartfelt. The results speak for themselves
WAVE I RIDE, THE
9/10 – 8:30pm – Black Box, 9/12 – 4:40 pm – Black Box
Synopsis: Paige Alms, a Maui local, is considered to be one of the top big wave surfers in the world but faced obstacles in injury, going unsupported by an industry that favours men, working 2-3 jobs to keep up her surf schedule. The themes of the film echo female empowerment, pushing boundaries, and chasing one’s passion despite obstacles.
WELCOME TO ANGKAR
9/9 – 6:50pm – Sears Gallery, 9/11 – 9:05pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: This documentary film tells the saga of Thell, a 28-year-old Cambodian, snatched from her home by the Khmer Rouge, and a survivor of the Cambodian genocide (1975-1979). The director uses the camera and a pencil to redraw these fragments of history, resurrecting them to recount the horrors endured and to fly the flag of freedom.
WEST 4TH ST: PORTRAIT OF A PARK
9/10 – 7:00pm – DiFiore Center, 9/11 – 6:45pm – Black Box
Synopsis: The filmmaker gives a glimpse into a legendary inner city park in NYC which has been a mecca for playing basketball for 50 years. The court surrounded by chain link fence is called The Cage and players make their own rules, their own game. The players have drawn professional coaches to watch.
WHATEVER COMES NEXT
9/9 – 4:25pm – Sears Gallery, 9/10 – 4:30pm – Concert Hall
Synopsis: Whatever Comes Next explores the curious and dynamic life of Annemarie Mahler-Ettinger. The film portrays the 89-year old painter and scholar. How does she interact with the physical world through art? The artist looks back on her experiences and encounters the girl that she once was. The artist’s outer and inner lives bridge two centuries and two continents.
YOU SEE ME
9/11 – 8:40pm – Concert Hall, 9/12 – 3:45pm – Sears Gallery
Synopsis: Filmmaker Linda Brown’s father embodied 1960s masculinity. But when a devastating stroke leaves him vulnerable and dependent, Linda decides to confront the silence surrounding his troubled and violent past. The result is an engrossing journey about the danger of carrying unresolved grief to our graves.