2012

Narrative Feature
Russia
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
34 minutes
Director:
Khrushch Roman

REIFF 2012

Based on the Russian classic novel. While maintaining all the main plot lines of the novel, it follows the events not as they happen but as they are reflected in the mind of the dying hero. Thus make a chain of recollections about the life he had lived through, now seen as a series of irrevocable mistakes and interpreted anew: it is either reconsideration or repentance. Recollections make main hero torment himself over his own past pretenses that seem ridicules now agonize and despair over his perfect indifference to everything except himself, see the horrible aspect of killing his friend, a greenhorn and a show-off. The final action of an intelligent and outstanding man is judging oneself without mercy.

Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
29 minutes
Director:
Adam Maurer, William Silva Reddington

REIFF 2012

Right outside Atlanta, Georgia is a small charter school that brings together refugee children from war-torn countries all over the world and teaches them alongside local American children. 'A Place In The World' follows three families with ties to the school, a first year teacher, and the principal of the school over the course of two school years, as they adapt to, and learn from, this diverse and complex social environment. The film asks the question of whether we can all live together in this rapidly changing world.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
9 minutes
Director:
Paul Pater

REIFF 2012

Andy, a 30-something video game buff, eagerly anticipates the release of the new shoot 'em up INDESTRUCTIBLE. When he makes plans to play the game with his best friend Mick, a massive power outage sends the two friends on a DIY sci-fi mission to build an electrical generator that will give them enough juice to experience the latest and greatest digital war fantasy.

Animation
United States
Runtime:
3 minutes
Director:
Nate Winckler

REIFF 2012

A childlike speaker dances joyfully to energetic music. It finds out, however, that its wire prevents it from dancing as much as it would like. It finally disconnects itself only to find out that the wire was its source of music and joy.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
7 minutes
Director:
Cory Greene

REIFF 2012

A young couple about to embark on their dream vacation discovers they have over packed more than just socks. Weighed down with baggage full of desire, sin and ignorance, they find weakness and obsession are items you can't just leave at home. Winner of the 2012 Paducah 48 Hour Film Project Audience Award and Best Musical Score.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
6 minutes
Director:
JohnBen Lacy, Drew Osborn, Brennan Clark, Brendan Kennedy, Brandon Jones

REIFF 2012

The story of a story of a man who took the time to believe in time. Winner of the 2011 Louisville 48 Hour Film Project.

Documentary Short
Canada
Runtime:
23 minutes
Director:
Craig Scorgie, David Allen

REIFF 2012

As the lobster industry moves more toward commercialization and unions, the lobstermen in Southern Maine are the last of a dying legacy. Vacationland follows two lone lobster boat captains in the Southern towns of Maine, coping with the lawless and dangerous territory that comes with independent fishing in Maine.

Narrative Short
Palestinian Territory
Runtime:
25 minutes
Director:
Rami Alayan

REIFF 2012

Mariam is instructed by her doctor to sunbathe in order to reverse the vitamin D deficiency that is causing her a bone illness. But with nosy neighbors, an overbearing sister-in-law and Israeli surveillance planes, private moments under the sun are precious and rare.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
16 minutes
Director:
Max Weinman

REIFF 2012

A caped demon lost in the limitless expanse of another world realizes his existence through the brief encounter with another.

Documentary Short
Japan
Runtime:
42 minutes
Director:
Hiroshi Imanaka

REIFF 2012

Still, do you call it outsider art? Experience the art-making process of three Japanese artists. Terao deeply loves iron and calls his work 'plan.' Everything he sees is converted into an iron structure in his mind. Shinki is an avid fan of combat sports. He draws the muscular bodies of fighters and recreates dynamic matches. Takeda draws his pictures inspired by magazine advertisements. Every factor on the page is resolved into a new order. Three of them work at Atelier Incurve, studio for artists with intellectual impairments, drawing day after day. It is the movie that captured their creative force for the first time.

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