Festival Schedule

Below you will find an alphabetic list of all this year's films. You can also use the controls below to find out which films are playing when, and where. Click on the more information links to see cast, production information, and film media!

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Format: 2018-11-12

3 of Them

Documentary Short

A semi-accurate telling of the story behind Kenny Rogers' hit song, Coward of the County.

Film Info:

United States • 12 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 3:00pm


A Host of Sparrows

Narrative Feature

A Host of Sparrows is a crime thriller about a recently paroled ex-con who is forced to put aside plans to rebuild his life when his former boss uses the man’s daughter as a ploy to recover a fortune in stolen funds.

Film Info:

• 1 hour 22 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Yeiser Art Center
Friday, November 2 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 3:00pm


America is Waiting

Documentary Feature

On January 20, 2017, protestors took to the streets of Washington DC to disrupt the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. America is Waiting presents a chronicle of the day's events, employing affective approaches to observational documentary coupled with on-the-street interviews with protestors and pro-Trump alike. By presenting the day's events in reverse chronological order, the film reflects on the nature of constructed memory, image making, and the production of meaning across an historic event, calling into question the ways in which historical events become narrativized and condensed within popular discourse.

Film Info:

• 1 hour 5 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 3:00pm


An American in Texas

Narrative Feature

An angry, crackling and defiantly disordered underclass of nowheresville punk- rock kids, see their band Surgeon General’s Warning (SGW) as their ticket out of small town Texas, as 1990 comes to a close. The band drops acid, plays gigs and carries out calculated acts of vandalism around town to the television soundtrack of 24-hour newscasts about Operation Desert Storm and devotion to country at any cost. Faced with the reality of a dead end job at the plastic plant, a life in the oil field, or fighting a war that has no meaning to them, the group's chaos and imminent adulthood leaves them completely vulnerable for what ensues.

Film Info:

• 1 hour 37 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
Yeiser Art Center
Friday, November 2 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 5:00pm


Bullitt County

Narrative Feature

BULLITT COUNTY is an action/thriller about four friends who reunite for a bachelor party in the Fall of 1977 to hunt for buried Prohibition money on the Bluegrass Bourbon Trail, only to become ripped apart by greed, corruption, and murder.

The film is an exciting mix between 'No Country For Old Men,' 'Deliverance,' and 'The Shining.'

Film Info:

• 1 hour 38 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
Yeiser Art Center
Friday, November 2 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm


DarkWater

Documentary Feature

This film follows the 4th and 5th generation commercial fisherman working the Ohio River Valley Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley on the Tennessee River. The problems faced by rules and regulations and trying to make the invasive species Asian Carp profitable. 

Film Info:

• 1 hour 8 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 5:00pm


Ditch the Van

Documentary Short

Cellist, singer-songwriter and political activist Ben Sollee spent a lot of time on whirlwind tours, flying over and driving through America’s towns and cities. He was becoming burnt out, and his health was suffering. So he bought an Xtracycle cargo bike, strapped his cello to it and set off on a five-year, 5,000-mile journey. His Ditch the Van Tour brings hardships, like broken wheels, tornadoes, unfriendly motorists, and takes twice as long for half the money as a traditional tour. But it also offers meaningful experiences and a more human pace of life in a frantic world, allowing Sollee time to ponder the big questions, such as: What is worth sacrificing? And what story is he trying to tell?

Film Info:

• 10 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm


Do No Harm

Narrative Short

A short film about a combat medic attempting to hold on to humanity in the midst of a war much bigger than himself. A medic's job is to fix people up, but how does that obligation reconcile with someone who is trained to fight and may be asked to kill?

Film Info:

• 8 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 3:00pm


Father K

Documentary Short

When Palestinian Lutheran Pastor Khader El-Yateem decides to run to become NYC’s first Arab American elected official in his conservative Brooklyn neighborhood, he does what no one thinks possible, igniting his marginalized community’s hopes and dreams. In the election’s aftermath, an unforeseeable blow threatens the foundation of the movement they started, and the community finds their newfound optimism tested to its limit. Father K must face the realities of what it takes to build lasting power in a divided America, but through it all, his voice emerges as funny, bold, and defiantly hopeful — a bridge-builder in a polarized time. 

Film Info:

• 34 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 11:00am


Fort Maria

Narrative Feature

Maria is a woman with no country. A Bulgarian immigrant and adoptive mother of a black daughter, she finds herself suddenly stricken with debilitating anxiety following a break-in at her home in Kentucky. When her daughter’s aging dog dies, Maria’s house arrest puts her into equally painful and funny situations that soon entangle her neighbors.

As Maria copes with the issues that have led her - a world traveler - into her self-inflicted prison, her daughter Meredith discovers her own identity through a search for her biological family. 

Film Info:

• 1 hour 24 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Saturday, November 3 - 11:00am
Sunday, November 4 - 1:00pm


Half Finished

Narrative Short

An estranged son struggles to deal with his identity, relationships and an unexpected surprise after the abrupt death of his father.

Film Info:

• 34 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 11:00am


How Was Your Day?

Narrative Short

The 2018 Paducah 48 Hour Film Project winner.

A story about balance. A woman is stalked by a terrifying figure. Not everything is as it seems.

Film Info:

• 7 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
Yeiser Art Center
Friday, November 2 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm


Id

Narrative Short

A short film following one character through a particular morning scenario that expresses the casual darkness of his human psyche.

Film Info:

• 16 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 3:00pm


In Love with Ally Barker

Narrative Feature

18-year-old Ally meets 19-year-old Sara, when she moves in next-door. Quickly they form a strong relationship as Ally finds solace with Sara. Soon Sara discovers Ally's secrets and she manipulates and convinces her to participate in an act of naive revenge against Ally's abuser.

Film Info:

Australia • 1 hour 47 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 5:00pm


In the Shadow

Documentary Short

The 2017 total solar eclipse was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events in recent history, with Carbondale, Illinois smack in the spot of longest duration.

Students, staff and faculty of Southern Illinois University's College of Mass Communication and Media Arts taped hundreds of hours of eclipse-related planning and interviews even before they captured this natural wonder above Southern Illinois. The resulting documentary, In the Shadow, highlights the history, the science and, above all, the sublime human experience of witnessing a total solar eclipse in Southern Illinois on August 21, 2017.

Film Info:

• 56 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 3:00pm


It's Now or Never: A Race to Save Colonel Parker's Complex

Documentary Short

Madison, Tennessee -- a historic music landmark is lost to developers until a curious man sees the need to preserve its artifacts.

Film Info:

• 8 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm


Journey to Hope

Documentary Feature

Purple Songs Can Fly, the first recording studio ever created on a pediatric cancer floor, was founded in 2006 at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. Twelve years and thousands of songs later, six childhood cancer patients, Mia, Layla, Dominic, Emily, Stephen and Christian, come together as survivors to share "Journey to Hope" an original musical featuring their own songs, written and recorded in the Purple Songs Can Fly studio during their individual cancer journeys. 

Film Info:

• 1 hour 16 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Friday, November 2 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm


Lilly and the Baby

Animation

Lilly, a 10-foot tall orange monster, babysits a human baby. The mom leaves a long list of what not to do. What could go wrong?

Made by the Bum Family, a collective of 6 cousins. This is NOT made at a film school or institution. Pure indie.

Film Info:

Canada • 7 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Friday, November 2 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm


Lonesome Willcox

Documentary Short

Willcox, Arizona is a country music town that isn’t what it used to be. The town has a single radio station, run by one employee who lives at the studio, and is seen as an outcast by many of the townspeople.

This unlikely champion of country music has a troubled history with the music that he plays every day. But he’s keeping it alive for the old folks, and looking for redemption over the airwaves.

Film Info:

• 12 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm


Margaret and Gary

Narrative Short

A man and his GPS, fleeing murder and madness, drive into the twilight zone. 

Film Info:

• 9 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 11:00am


Night Call

Narrative Short

When on a routine patrol, a Black female cop living in and patrolling Inglewood gets called to a disturbance she is forced to make an unprecedented life altering decision.

Film Info:

• 18 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 5:00pm


One Way or Another

Narrative Short

On a quiet night in a roadside bar, egos and alcohol ignite - sending two friends on a path toward a violent showdown that could forever change both of their lives. 

Film Info:

• 14 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Yeiser Art Center
Friday, November 2 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 3:00pm


Paleonaut

Narrative Short

A scientist studying the first human time traveller falls in love with her subject. But if her research succeeds they will become separated by eons of history. She must find a way to connect with him across the ages or lose him forever.

Film Info:

Japan • 16 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 11:00am


Radiance

Documentary Short

This piece was created to showcase the Columbia Theatre, art, and community.

Film Info:

• 3 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm


Rich Kids

Narrative Feature

A group of troubled teens from a low-income community break into “Los Ricos”, the local mansion with a border fence, and spend the day pretending to be rich in order to forget their difficult lives.

Film Info:

• 1 hour 37 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Saturday, November 3 - 3:00pm
Sunday, November 4 - 3:00pm


Sac de Merde

Narrative Short

Based on a true story, "Sac de Merde" tells the tale of Mazel Mankewicz, an unlucky-in-love yet irrationally optimistic New Yorker who thinks her luck has changed when she spends the night with the man of her dreams. As it turns out, he might just be full of shit. Literally.

Film Info:

• 14 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 3:00pm


Souped: The Pinto Bean Story

Documentary Short

In Kentucky, Soup Beans serve as both a culinary staple of the region and a communal dish that connects Kentuckians past and present. Chef Ouita Michel and her mentor Freda Raglin paint a pinto-filled picture of Kentucky in this documentary short.

Film Info:

• 9 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm


Staring at the Sun

Narrative Feature

Two Hasidic teenage girls run away from their strict community and travel across America in the hope of finding real freedom.

Film Info:

• 1 hour 55 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Market House Studio Theatre
Friday, November 2 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm


The Kiss

Narrative Short

A young man kisses an older man at a party and must overcome the judgement of his homophobic brother. 

Film Info:

Australia • 20 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Saturday, November 3 - 11:00am
Sunday, November 4 - 1:00pm


The Lightkeeper

Narrative Short

Set on a remote stretch of stormy coastline, a hardened young woman agrees to dinner at the home of an aging recluse.

Featuring Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Meg Steedle (HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE) and Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award winner Bruce Davison (LONGTIME COMPANION).

Film Info:

• 16 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm


These Boys & Girls

Experimental

A short about the self we present—smiling—versus the self we edit out—unsmiling. 

Film Info:

• 2 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm


This World Alone

Narrative Feature

A post-apocalyptic drama following a young woman named Sam (Belle Adams) attempting to survive in a world without technology or power while being raised by her two mother-figures. Willow (Sophie Edwards) believes in a world of compassion and empathy whereas Connie (Carrie Walrond Hood) believes in an “only the strong survive,” mentality. Those warring philosophies are put to the test when Sam journeys out to the nearest community in an attempt to prove her independence.

Film Info:

• 1 hour 30 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Friday, November 2 - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 11:00am


Unity and Community

Documentary Short

A short documentary with the Sudanese community in Bradford UK. Part of the Bradford UNESCO City of Film Neighbourhood Film Project - bringing communities together through film.

Film Info:

• 10 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm


Up to Snuff

Documentary Feature

Millions of people have been touched by his music, yet few know the journey, hardships and triumphs of American musician and composer W.G. Snuffy Walden. In UP TO SNUFF, friends and collaborators share personal stories, laughs and insights about this generous soul who overcame the excesses of rock and roll to find success as one of the most beloved composers in television history. Infused with Snuffy’s music throughout, the film features luminaries from television, film and music, including Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Timothy Busfield, Fred Savage, Marshall Herskovitz, Steve Lukather, Chaka Khan and Eric Burdon, and scenes from The West Wing, Wonder Years, and thirtysomething.

Film Info:

• 1 hour 21 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Holiday Inn-Riverfront
Market House Studio Theatre
Friday, November 2 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 5:00pm


Vort

Narrative Short

Cultural mosaic Brooklyn. When a young Hasidic Jew gets caught listening to his bohemian neighbor through the air vent, his carefully planned future threatens to unravel. Should he follow his curiosity for the world behind the wall, and miss his engagement party, shutting the door to the only world he knows?

Film Info:

• 34 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Yeiser Art Center
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 2 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3 - 1:00pm