2012

Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
15 minutes
Director:
Daniel Sites, Ryan Brod

REIFF 2012

What's more 'Maine' than lobster, rocky coastlines, blueberries, or moose? Ice fishing! HARDWATER chronicles quintessential Mainer Bob Foster, the last in a dying breed of winter anglers. Through rich, on-ice storytelling and reflection on a long outdoor life, 77-year-old Foster paints a picture of Maine's ice fishing history, while introducing us to key players in the tribal community today. His anecdotes illuminate controversial environmental issues, and in between stories he tends traps and attempts to catch the storied landlocked salmon - Maine's official fish and the species most susceptible to the changing environment. Ultimately, HARDWATER is a film about a treasured Maine tradition, shared passion for storytelling, and the ways in which ice fishing brings people together during the harshest of seasons.

Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
34 minutes
Director:

REIFF 2012

'Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics,' a nine-part documentary series, explores what some say is the largest mass movement people don't know exist -- more than 21 million quilters are currently active in the US. The documentary reveals the influence quilts have today, a four billion dollar economic impact annually, and talks about the important role quilts have played over the last two centuries, when quilting was one of the few ways women could convey political views, record their personal stories and express their artistic sides.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
6 minutes
Director:
Austin Madding

REIFF 2012

When a rebel flag is posted in town, a magazine must take a stand on what is truly right when it comes to national symbols. Even in the face of overwhelming prejudice, what will one writer do to remain an honest, unbiased voice? Featuring actor Jim Malinda (Korg, 70,000 B.C.), this short is an examination of controversy within our present perspectives. This film was submitted to the 2012 Paducah 48 Hour Film Project.

Narrative Feature
Canada
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
20 minutes
Director:
Atul Sharma

REIFF 2012

Moments before an anniversary party at his house, an Indian man sits in his back yard in a state of shock. His wife lies dead at his feet. He pulls it together enough to call 911 but the doorbell rings. Family and guests are here for the party. He makes a split second decision, hangs up on 911 and scrambles to hide the body. Reminiscent of Hitchcock's ROPE, guests fill the house not realizing the deceased hostess lies in their midst. Her desperate husband seems willing to go to any lengths to conceal the truth. In the process, significant, sometimes darkly comic differences emerge between his Hindu family and western culture. How long can he possibly keep his morbid secret and why?

Experimental
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
22 minutes
Director:
Banks Helfrich

REIFF 2012

In a world where time is vertical, mathematician Nigel Kline, stumbles upon himself. Sorting his past, present and future seems the least of his worries when his mother falls for him. The weaving of time lays the foundation for Nigels acceptance of his own immortality.

Animation
United States
Runtime:
9 minutes
Director:
Michael Zachary Huber

REIFF 2012

Part science fiction, part thriller and part cautionary fairytale, Worlds Apart encompasses the universal themes of innocence, friendship and the possible fate of humanity. Set in the not so distant future, Earth is visited by extra terrestrials on a peaceful mission to find sentient life. Landing near a central California farm home, they discover a desolate, polluted world where little life remains. As they search the abandoned farm home, they find a lone teddy bear that emits signs of life. With the aid of their futuristic technology, they extract the memories of the teddy bear and thus unravel the mystery of humanity's demise. Worlds Apart asks the questions, is there hope for what remains of humanity?

Narrative Short
Spain
Runtime:
20 minutes
Director:
Fernando Uson-Fornies

REIFF 2012

A photographer obsessed by Belchite, a village bombed down during the Spanish civil war, meets there a mysterious woman.

Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
9 minutes
Director:
Jeffrey Hill

REIFF 2012

Banjo Bill, The Ballad is a look at a unique Kentucky native. Come listen to this Hindman, Kentucky banjo player who served as a state Representative in the 1950's.

Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
19 minutes
Director:
Mike Grundmann

REIFF 2012

Art Mitchell, 74 is still a full-time Virginia farmer years after surviving a horrific accident that doctors doubted he'd live through. Later, he escaped another brush with sudden death. Though he was pushed to the limit and farming poses special challenges for him, he and his wife retain the sense of humor that helped them pull through, and a sense of mission that helps others. This is a farmer who can't be stopped.

Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
44 minutes
Director:
Gary King

REIFF 2012

An award-winning movie musical that critics are calling a crowd-pleaser, witty and extremely well performed and utterly fantastic. When Joe (Joe Schermann) lands an opportunity to write for an Off-Broadway show, he is forced to cast either the love of his life, Evey (Christina Rose) or his newly discovered muse, Summer (Debbie Williams). The realities of show business prove to Joe that writing is easy, living is hard.

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