2011

Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
26 minutes
Director:
Robert Herrera

REIFF 2011

Facing overwhelming odds and difficult competition, a newly hired, up-and-coming coach and her new recruits attempt to build a winning Division I Women's basketball program. Over the course of 4 years, things begin to unravel, but the players that remain continue to fight for success.

Narrative Short
South Africa
Runtime:
16 minutes
4 seconds
Director:
C.R. Reisser

REIFF 2011

In the spring of 2008, a shocking wave of xenophobic attacks against foreign immigrants spread across South Africa, leading to the deaths of sixty-two people and the displacement of over 40,000.

Protect the Nation is a tender and intimate look inside the struggles of a community and the consequences of greed, miscommunication and hate. When faced with the unexpected kindness of a stranger, a young boy begins to question himself. Does he have the courage to do what's right?

Documentary Feature
Iraq
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
10 minutes
Director:
Folleh Tamba

REIFF 2011

This is the story of the riflemen of Echo company 3rd platoon; they went through a life changing experience; through the hellishness of war innocence is shattered. Mission accomplishment is the number one goal under all circumstances they endured. Boys are broken and men are made in the mist of war. This is the story of marines in Iraq's forbidden triangle of death.Join the Marines of 2/24 as they take you on a journey through one of Iraq's deadliest regions known as The Triangle Of Death. Feel what it's feels like to survive through a tour of duty during the largest combat engagement since the Vietnam war. Struggle through all the hardship of daily life in a combat environment through a country without law and order as the Marines struggle to keep order. They must survive all that is thrown at them fire fights, car bombs, roadside bombs, snipers, the Marines are relentless. They will only expect mission accomplishment of securing The Triangle Of Death for the first Iraqi election. The Marines of 2/24 have bolted the hardships of their deployment onto the Corps ethos of unremitting toughness, they secured The Triangle of Death for Iraq's first election.

Animation
United States
Runtime:
3 minutes
48 seconds
Director:
John Roberts

REIFF 2011

Melancholy mixed-medium animation about a lonely girl and her friend.

Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
53 minutes
Director:
James Nubile, Joseph Fox

REIFF 2011

A Documentary Film on the Battle for Same-Sex Marriage in America On May 6th, 2009 Maine became the first state in this country to legislatively grant same-sex couples the right to marry. Seven months later, on November 3rd 2009 Maine reversed, becoming the thirty-first state in this country to say 'no' to gay and lesbian marriage. Filmed from within both campaigns, 'Question One' chronicles the fierce and emotional battle that took place in Maine during that time, a battle whose political symbolism is a bellwether for the greater ideological battlefield in American politics.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
2 minutes
14 seconds
Director:
Ericka Frederick

REIFF 2011

Walking Peace is a 3-minute film about the complexities of daily existence and the need to take the time to balance what is happening around us. This concise, powerful film shows a young man moving through his world, shedding burdens and seeking a place of peace.

Narrative Short
Germany
Runtime:
44 minutes
59 seconds
Director:
Marco J. Riedl

REIFF 2011

'Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles isn't a realist!' - Billy Wilder A quirk of fate leads Luke Hallow to risk violating his parole and losing his newly won freedom. He has to save the life of his nine-year-old daughter, Noel, who urgently needs a donor heart. Only a miracle keeps him from losing everything forever.

Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
5 minutes
Director:
Grayson Johnson

REIFF 2011

Franklin and Pierce spend yet another typical atypical weekend in the small town of Paducah, Kentucky. Renting out costumes and working at a coffee shop to get by, they drift through bizarre normalities and uncanny coincidences, until Lucy moves to the town for the Summer.

Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
44 minutes
Director:
Chel White

REIFF 2011

In a small, wooded town, a young man struggles to leave a secret militia started by his father. With an eerily beautiful tone, Bucksville touches on the timely topics of ethics and the militia movement, within the context of family conflict. It is also a film about love, loyalty, and the loss of innocence.

Experimental
United States
Runtime:
3 minutes
Director:
Jennifer Hardacker

REIFF 2011

Her horoscope quoted from the poet Federico Garcia Lorca: 'His heart was growing full of broken wings and artificial flowers. In his mouth, just one small word was left.' The horoscope assured her that her mouth would soon be full of vivid words. In this experimental short film, the filmmaker expresses her concern about her ability to protect her two young sons during a time of emotional upheaval.

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