2011

Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
18 minutes
18 seconds
Director:
Peter McBride

REIFF 2011

Follow the Colorado River, source to sea, with photographer Pete McBride who takes an intimate look at the watershed as he attempts to follow the irrigation water that sustains his family's Colorado ranch, down river to the sea. Traversing 1500 miles and draining seven states, the Colorado River supports over 30 million people across the southwest. It is not the longest or largest U.S. river, but it is one of the most loved and litigated in the world.

Today, this resource is depleted and stressed. Follow its path with an artistic, aerial view on a personal journey to understand this national treasure. McBride teamed up with his bush-pilot father to capture unique footage and also shadowed the adventure of Jon Waterman who became the first to paddle the entire length of the river.

Experimental
United States
Runtime:
13 minutes
41 seconds
Director:
Max Weinman

REIFF 2011

'North South' is a travel log of a two-month cross-country trip I took in the summer of 2009. The progression of the imagery reflects the subtle changes in my relationship with the unfamiliar landscape: at first overwhelmed by the magnitude of the space, I begin to feel a connection to the land, which results in a more personal lensing. All the footage was shot during the trip, on a bolex using 16mm reversal film. The footage was edited in 2011.

Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
32 minutes
Director:
Jeremiah Jones

REIFF 2011

RESTIVE (Director and screenwriter: Jeremiah Jones) - An intensely bizarre tale of a mother who inhabits her husband's suffocating behavior before falling into her own flawed maternal instincts. Cast: Michael Mosley, Marianna Palka, Christopher Denham, Ivan Sandomire, Connor Hill.

Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
2 hour(s)
41 minutes
Director:
Peter Joseph

REIFF 2011

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, by director Peter Joseph, is a feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject matter works to transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical 'life ground' attributes of human and social survival, extrapolating those immutable natural laws into a new sustainable social paradigm called a 'Resource-Based Economy'. On Jan 15th 2011, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward was released independently via volunteer groups in over 60 countries and in 30 languages making it the largest non-profit independent theatrical release in history. On Jan 26th 2011 it was release free online for public viewing and has achieved over 5 million views in 2.5 months.

Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
12 minutes
Director:
Matthew Gordon

REIFF 2011

All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep days and nights pass without her return and with older brother Lucas dangerously in their lives again, Robbie must face the fact that his dream of a family may only be a dream and he might just lose the only family he's ever had: Fess. Filmed on location in the Mississippi Delta town of Glen Allan, MS with all non-actors from the region, The Dynamiter is a story of family in the forgotten America, uncompromisingly told by the very people who live it everyday.

Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
13 minutes
Director:
Lara Lee

REIFF 2011

In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, travelling over five continents, Iara encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promote change. This is their story.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
18 minutes
Director:
Tim Chaffee

REIFF 2011

Ostrander, a lonely, awkward theatre critic, life is transformed when he sees a one woman show staring Anne Hathaway. Instead of being a cynical crusher of dreams, he sets on a path to become an artist himself. The art form: Screenwriter. The script: Bride Wars 2. Under the guise of 'writing an profile' he manages to snag a meeting with Anne Hathaway herself. Will she be wowed by his opus to her, or will she be creeped out?

Narrative Short
France
Runtime:
20 minutes
Director:
Nadine Voss

REIFF 2011

Away from home, the Kongo, Michel seeks Asylum in Germany. Sophie is nine years old and today shes misses the School Field Trip and is forced to return home alone. The Chronology of different events will let these two people come together in a very tragic way. For Michel nothing is the same no more. Hes is searching for an answer, that is impossible to give, and so hes is confronted with Sophie`s mother.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
7 minutes
40 seconds
Director:
Daniel Holechek

REIFF 2011

'A Finger, Two Dots Then Me' is a spoken-word piece based on a popular poem by renowned modern poet Derrick Brown. The film takes a dramatic look at death, life and love through the eyes of Brown, a beat poet who has performed around the world for the last decade both as a headliner and with bands such as the Flaming Lips and the Cold War Kids.

Experimental
United States
Runtime:
7 minutes
15 seconds
Director:
Michael Walsh

REIFF 2011

Empty Cache adopts archival footage of Alaskan big game hunts, weaving together an ironic eerie aura of humans hunting for the mount, not for the meat.

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