AGHANASHINI

The river “Aghanashini” of the Western Ghats in India is a unique river that remains untamed and unpolluted by man. It still flows in its natural course because there are no dams to change its course and there are no industries along its path to pollute its water. Up until now, there has been no effort to document the uniqueness of this river through its entire length. In the time when ‘development’ is the mantra of any government in the country, there exists this silent river that is holding onto its ground and nurturing the land and forest and becoming a river of life for hundreds of thousands of people along its flow.

2017/India
Runtime: 00:41:17

Director: Ashwini Kumar Bhat
Producer: Crowd Funding, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies
Editor: Karthik Murali
Cinematographers: Ashwini Kumar Bhat,Sunil Hegde, Sahana Balkal, Sriharsha Ganjam

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Red Cliffs 3, Wednesday at 12:10 PM

Screening 2: Red Cliffs 1, Friday at 3:10 PM


BECOMING RICH

“Becoming Rich” is a short documentary that chronicles the life of magician, mentalist, prankster and YouTuber Rich Ferguson. From his unconventional childhood to his massive online following today, the film explores just how Rich became “Rich”. Filled with unforgettable magic tricks, heartwarming moments and poignant humor, “Becoming Rich” is an experience you’ll never forget.

2018 / United States
Runtime: 00:24:19

Director: Carlos Plummer
Editors: Carlos Plummer, Kyle Plummer

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Electric Theater, Tuesday at 3:00 PM

Screening 2: Eccles Main Stage, Thursday at 7:00 PM


CHALKBOARD CHRONICLES, THE

In 1997, the artist Tom Judd curated an exhibit in the window of TZ­ Art gallery in New York City, titled The Chalkboard Chronicles. The show was a rotating month-long exhibit, with the centerpiece being three large chalkboards in the gallery’s street-facing window. Each week, three artists were invited to do their art in this public setting using a minimum of materials; the chalkboards and chalk.

Spalding Gray was one of the participants, and the film provides interviews with the late writer and monologist, as well as showcasing an original, never-before-seen monologue created on his chalkboard. All the artists were interviewed and filmed while they were working, and the completed works were documented before being erased. Present-day interviews take you into the studios of some of the artists that participated, bringing the project full circle after almost 20 years. It creates a compelling inquiry into the notion of impermanence and memory.

2018 / USA
Runtime: 00:39:20

Director: Jeffrey Wolfe, Tom Judd
Producer: Jeffrey Wolfe, Tom Judd

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Screening 1: Electric Theater, Tuesday at 12:00 PM

Screening 2: Eccles Main Stage, Friday at 7:00 PM


CONNECTION IN CRISIS

Born in the aftermath of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, this remarkable team of psychological first aid trauma dogs, the K9 First Responders, are called upon after America’s worst tragedies. Led by Brad Cole and his 150 pound dog Spartacus, the story culminates in a journey to Las Vegas to help firefighters and paramedics struggling to cope with the horrors they witnessed after the shooting outside the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

2018 / Canada
00:24:00

Director: Dennis Zaidi
Producer: Kristi Discola

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Electric Theater, Tuesday at 12:00 PM

Screening 2: Eccles Main Stage, Friday at 7:00 PM


DEMPSEY THE DIABETIC SUPERHERO

Meet Dempsey Foxson — a spunky, 10-year-old competitive gymnast who refuses to let her Type 1 Diabetes affect her dreams.

2017 / United States
Runtime00:13:00 minutes

Director: Kendall Goldberg
Producer: Kendall Goldberg, Caroline Roffe
Editors: Greyson Hort, Kendall Goldberg

Contact Information:
Kendall Goldberg
kendallgoldbergfilms@gmail.com

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Red Cliffs 4, Wednesday at 10:30 AM

Screening 2: Red Cliffs 2, Friday at 3:20 PM


FAITHFUL

Marylu and Lauralie are gay and Mormon––two identities that might seem to contradict each other. While living in a conservative Mormon town in rural Utah, they must adapt and change their relationship in order to remain compliant with Mormon standards. For Marylu and Lauralie, the way forward isn’t choosing one or the other, it is finding a way to be authentic to themselves and their faith. Faithful is a love story about two women in love with each other, their faith and their God.

2017 / United States
Runtime: 00:16:00

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Electric Theater, Tuesday at 3:00 PM

Screening 2: Eccles Main Stage, Thursday at 7:00 PM


FARMER, THE

Eight years ago director Daan Jongbloed stumbled upon an abandoned farm, which was surprisingly inhabited by Peer, a 97-year-old farmer. The peacefulness and sobriety in which Peer lives fascinated Daan tremendously. His view of Peer’s rural lifestyle is rather idyllic, but to Peer this is reality. Why does he live the way he does? Who is Peer and what’s troubling him? In an attempt to understand Peer and his perception of life Daan followed him on and off for the past eight years. Peer cautiously reveals a glimpse of his lonely life and disturbing past.

2017 / Netherlands
Runtime: 00:39:55

Director: Dan Jongbloed
Producer: Frank van Osch

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Electric Theater, Wednesday at 10:00 AM

Screening 2: Red Cliffs 3, Friday at 3:30 PM


FERRYMAN AT THE WALL

Originally proposed as an international peace park with Mexico, Big Bend, Texas has a unique relationship with its southern neighbor. For the past 40 years, Mike Davidson has been ferrying tourists across the Rio Grande for a little taste of Mexican life – but now a great big border wall might divide the park.

201_ / United States
Runtime: 00:15:37

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Red Cliffs 3, Wednesday at 12:10 PM

Screening 2: Red Cliffs 1, Friday at 3:10 PM


HAPPINESS MACHINE, THE

Carl grew up a sharecropper on 22 acres in rural Iowa, which he now calls The Promised Land. A philosopher, inventor, and farmer, he shares with us the deeply intricate workings of his projects, (including a full span bridge he built with his hands), how they are connected to the land which was given to him as a promise, and what he hopes to pass on to his children as the gift of place.

2018 / United States
Runtime: 00:23:35

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Electric Theater, Wednesday at 10:00 AM

Screening 2: Red Cliffs 3, Friday at 3:30 PM


HIDDEN LIFE

An exploration of the controversy behind the “Rigs to Reefs” program, which allows decommissioned oil platforms to stay in the marine environment to act as artificial reefs.

2017 / USA
Runtime: 00:18:26

Director: Kaitlyn Satter, Hannah Mattner
Producer: Briana Brinzo
Editor: Kaitlyn Satter, Hannah Mattner, Aaron Kohn, Ethan Stupp
Cinematographers: Aaron Kohn, Ethan Stupp

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Red Cliffs 4, Wednesday at 10:30 AM

Screening 2: Red Cliffs 2, Friday at 3:20 PM


LIFER

The heroes of the film, a father and a son, seem to have lost their sense of time. Their life flows day by day, from one year to the next. They are separated by space and united by love. Two individuals, who may never see each other again…

2018 / Ukraine
Runtime: 00:28:26

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Electric Theater, Tuesday at 3:00 PM

Screening 2: Eccles Main Stage, Thursday at 7:00 PM


LOTTE THAT SILHOUETTE GIRL

Once upon a time, A young German artist changed the world of animation With shadows, light, and a pair of magical scissors. Her name was LOTTE.

Before Walt Disney, there was a trailblazing woman at the vanguard of animation. Influenced by folktales and legends, Lotte Reiniger was a tour de force of creativity and innovation: she invented the multiplane camera and created the first animated feature. This stunning film explores the life and times of a woman who is finally being given her due. – Eileen Arandiga, Canadian Film Centre

So with music, magic, and a stirring narration by Lotte Reiniger herself, LOTTE THAT SILHOUETTE tells the fairy tale story of one of animations’ biggest influencers.

2018 / United States
Runtime: 00:09:59

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Electric Theater, Wednesday at 10:00 AM

Screening 2: Red Cliffs 3, Friday at 3:30 PM


MINDEN REPLYING

The voyage across the central Mediterranean Sea is counted among the world’s most deadly routes for refugees. Here, in a place where humans drown every day in their attempts to flee, the life boat Minden and its crew of volunteer rescuers set an example against indifference. The film takes the viewer along for the 8th mission of the ship. It shows the rescues fraught with risk and unmasks the inhuman situation at Europe’s gates. In the Mediterranean, not only those seeking help are pushed to their limits, but also those who set out to save them.

2017 / Germany
Runtime 00:36:56

Director: Maik Lüdemann
Producer: Gorden Isler
Cinematographers: Maik Lüdemann

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Electric Theater, Tuesday at 3:00 PM

Screening 2: Eccles Main Stage, Thursday at 7:00 PM


MONUMENTAL

Following the monumental decision to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument, one woman sets out to experience the land local Native Americans hold so dear to their hearts.

2018 / United States
Runtime: 00:16:13

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Screening 1: Red Cliffs 4, Wednesday at 10:30 AM

Screening 2: Red Cliffs 2, Friday at 3:20 PM


MRS. SCHNEIDER

One man describes how a small act of kindness from a neighbor and a simple explanation by his mother of the numbers on that neighbor’s arm, changed his life and informed his moral compass.

2018 / USA
Runtime: 00:10:34

Director: Michael Matheson Miller
Producer: Rochelle Raimão

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Red Cliffs 3, Wednesday at 12:10 PM

Screening 2: Red Cliffs 1, Friday at 3:10 PM


SCHOOL OF HONK, THE

The School of Honk is an open community brass band that promotes joy and inclusivity through weekly gatherings and parades around Somerville and Cambridge.

2018 / United States
Runtime: 00:11:42

Director: Patrick Johnson
Producer: Patrick Johnson

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Red Cliffs 3, Wednesday at 12:10 PM

Screening 2: Red Cliffs 1, Friday at 3:10 PM


SOME NERVE

21-year-old Heather Craig has spent her life battling multiple sclerosis. This film tells Heather’s story, examining the impact of the disease on Heather’s life and her family, and telling a story of triumph over adversity, in the face of difficult odds.

2017 / United States
Runtime: 00:13:08

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Red Cliffs 4, Wednesday at 10:30 AM

Screening 2: Red Cliffs 2, Friday at 3:20 PM


WEAPON

An experimental documentary film on gun violence and school shootings in the United States created by a student collective. Filmed primarily at Atlanta’s March For Our Lives.
Made in collaboration with March For Our Lives Atlanta and ACLU Georgia.

2018 / United States
Runtime: 00:10:40

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Electric Theater, Wednesday at 10:00 AM

Screening 2: Red Cliffs 3, Friday at 3:30 PM


WHAT A RANCHER LOOKS LIKE

It’s calving season on ranches around the West. For Maggie Schmidt, who grew up in Salt Lake City, it means cold, early mornings and cold, late nights. Maggie is a ranch manager in Deer Lodge, Montana and while there are moments she may still feel like an outsider, there usually isn’t time to worry about it. There is too much work to be done and always cows to be looked after.

2018 / United States
Runtime: 00:13:27

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Electric Theater, Tuesday at 12:00 PM

Screening 2: Eccles Main Stage, Friday at 7:00 PM


WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS

A film that captures the harsh realities that many veterans face when leaving the military. It is a film about resilience and community through the outdoors. The story documents the journey of three veterans through war, tragedy and rediscovery. Through an up-close and personal lens, the viewer experiences the trauma and issues that many veterans face. Veterans Expeditions is the connection the three former service members share. It is this non-profit organization that is the cornerstone for many veterans as they leave the military. It is a place to build friendships and create lasting bonds.

2018 / United States
Runtime: 00:17:58

Director: Nevin Fowler
Producer: Nevin Fowler, Kyle Perry

VIEW TRAILER

Screening 1: Electric Theater, Tuesday at 12:00 PM

Screening 2: Eccles Main Stage, Friday at 7:00 PM