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: 2014-12-17

A Solitude at the Golden Gate

Experimental

We all have seen an iconic Golden Gate Bridge in a normal day from the distant. In this poetic experimental film, the filmmaker present the audience with the close-up view of the bridge in the foggy and windy day. This film is a director's love letter to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.         

Film Info:

• 3 minutes 30 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

National Quilt Museum Classroom
Market House Theatre
Market House Studio Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Friday, November 7 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm


AM800

Narrative Short

Clyde Thompson lives a completely isolated, lonely existence in his crumbling New Orleans apartment. With no family or friends, he spends his days listening to conspiracy radio programs and studying the unexplainable. When he discovers a mysterious tunnel running beneath his living room, Clyde suddenly becomes the subject of his own studies. What he finds at the end of that passageway will change his life forever.

Film Info:

• 18 min 3 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
Market House Studio Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 5:00pm


BEST OF THE FEST

Join us as we highlight some of the festival winners.

Film Info:

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
Sunday, November 9 - 5:00pm


Blue

Animation

A fearful balloon must learn to put his fragile life in the hands of an unlikely friend.

Film Info:

• 8 minutes 27 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 1:00pm


Boule a' Facettes

Narrative Short

In the space of a few minutes, this short film confronts us with the broken puzzle of a life of a young woman in psychological distress, victim of a sufferance that she is trying to control.

The watchful eye of her psychologist and the love of her partner help her, reluctantly, to accept her problems. A pure love that will help her finally to find a path, a direction, a new start…         

Film Info:

France • 22 minutes 18 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 1:00pm


Friendship

Animation

Two turtles embark on a dangerous quest for friendship. Will an encounter with a sea monster, a Sasquatch, and magical fairies, lead them to a true friend?

Created during a 48 hour animation challenge, Ocean Demuth, Medina Dennie, and Zaiyah Dennie (ages 7, 8 and 6) used cut out animation and their own voices to bring Ocean's imaginative story to life.         

Film Info:

Canada • 4 minutes 11 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
National Quilt Museum Classroom
Friday, November 7 - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 1:00pm


Hamarkiv Hadodi (The Secret Ingredient)

Documentary Short

Uri and Neta, the owners of the Indian restaurant 24 Rupee in Tel Aviv, and Lilach, a photographer, decided to travel to India, in search for the Secret Ingredient in Indian food.

This simple search after the secret ingredient in Indian food, leads them to encounters and experiences that only magical India can provide.
The journey transforms itself to a surprising life adventure for all of them in the appearance of repressed memories, old wounds of betrayals, marriage, death and even madness, and becoming a search for the secret ingredient in their own lives.

Film Info:

Israel • 1 hour 5 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 1:00pm


Hare, There and Everywhere

Narrative Short

A man, a gigantic stuffed bunny, a helicopter. A five-minute silent film with an original score.

Film Info:

• 5 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
National Quilt Museum Classroom
Friday, November 7 - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 1:00pm


Hsu Ji Behind the Screen

Narrative Short

Hsu Ji, 6 years old, always forget that when the police is at the school, her father can't pick her up. No more school, he said...
Bored in the old house where she is locked, Hsu Ji looks at a silent movie. 
When 3 slapstick characters leave the movie to join her world...
they have so much in common!     

Film Info:

France • 23 minutes 50 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Market House Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Friday, November 7 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 1:00pm


Into the Silent Sea

Narrative Short

Alexander, a lone cosmonaut, is adrift in orbit around Earth. He has lost communications and life-support systems are dwindling fast. At the same time in Italy, a radio engineer is working the night shift. He discovers a voice amidst the empty static. Under desperate circumstances, and across vast distances, an intense connection is made.         

Film Info:

Sweden • 25 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm
Sunday, November 9 - 1:00pm


Jean Marie

Documentary Short

Jean Marie Dubrul is a French ballet dancer, he danced in the biggest companies of the world and came to Brazil in 1979 to work as a choreographer. Since then he lives in Rio de Janeiro. Currently he gives stretching classes and teaches classical ballet He is well-known for teaching people of all types and ages. Stefania Fernandes attends his classes for 8 years now. In the movie she talks about the transformation process she experienced and presents some of the concepts passed by him in class.       

Film Info:

Brazil • 13 minutes 34 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 11:00am


Jingle Bell Rocks!

Documentary Feature

From The Flaming Lips to The Free Design, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! is a trippy, cinematic sleigh-ride through the subculture of alternative Christmas music.

Featuring hardcore collectors, legendary DJs & musicologists, record producers and Xmas obsessives like cult film auteur John Waters, director Mitchell Kezin's intimate & quixotic search for the SOUL of Christmas music, tells the stories behind twelve of the most profound Christmas songs ever recorded...Many of whom you've likely never heard, until now!

We'll hear irreverent insights from Irwin Chusid, Wayne Coyne, Joseph (Rev Run) Simmons, bebop legend Bob Dorough, Clarence Carter, Doctor Demento and many more.

Equal parts social history, pop culture pilgrimage and revealing character study, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! confronts the Christmas music mainstream, re-inventing the seasonal soundtrack for the 21st century.

Film Info:

Canada • 1 hour 33 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
National Quilt Museum Classroom
Market House Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 11:00am
Saturday, November 8 - 5:00pm


Joy Kevin

Narrative Short

Kevin (Jordan Clifford) is a stand-up comedian struggling to refine his act as his wife Joy (Tallie Medel, 'The Unspeakable Act') faces her own challenges in crafting a new dance performance. As the couple share the ups and downs of co-habitation and the professional and creative problems that plague them, they try to find peace and comfort in their marriage. Caleb Johnson’s JOY KEVIN is a charming and funny romance, the story of two creative people looking to find their way in the world without losing their sense of themselves and their longstanding dreams of doing what they love.         

Film Info:

• 1 hour 2 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Market House Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Friday, November 7 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 1:00pm


Keep It Rolling

Documentary Short

In a short period of time, film production has become a significant part of the culture in North Carolina. The Film Tax Incentive created a remarkable increase in major motion picture production, tax revenue for the state, and jobs for local industry workers. Unfortunately, this incentive is set to expire January 1, 2015. Keep It Rolling highlights the North Carolina Film Tax Incentive's contribution to a healthy economy, but more importantly focuses on the hardworking crew members, actors, and other individuals in the film industry who will be affected most if the incentive is not renewed.       

Film Info:

• 11 minutes 50 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

National Quilt Museum Classroom
Market House Studio Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm


La Selva Tranquila (The Quiet Forest)

Documentary Short

La Selva Tranquila presents an original look at conservation in the Peruvian Amazon, interweaving three stories of locals who must cut, capture, and sell anything they can to survive.

Katu, a hunter-turned-conservationist, struggles to fund his eco-tourism business in a wilderness surrounded by hunters and lumberjacks.

Trapped in a world of desperation in the city slums of Iquitos, Chepa must illegally sell sloths, baby monkeys, and turtles to support three generations of her family.

After the Peruvian government imposes strict resource management laws on the Mishana community's native land, this jungle village of eighty must find a future in conservation or lose its population to the pull of city industry.

Governments and activists speak of the importance of conservation, but we rarely hear the voices of people at the ground level. When locals struggle to survive each day at the jungle’s expense, how can they protect the land they love so deeply?         

Film Info:

Peru • 52 minutes 31 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

National Quilt Museum Classroom
Market House Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 11:00am
Saturday, November 8 - 5:00pm


Lilly's Big Day

Animation

Lilly, a 10 foot tall orange monster, steps out for a special day at Wilma's Super Salon. What could go wrong? Everything! Patrons gasp and drown in the hair sinks as the affable giant bumbles her way through a beauty ritual like no other.

Cut out animation created during Quickdraw Animation's 48 hour Animation Lockdown by The Bum Family, 6 Canadian cousins ages 4 to 11.          

Film Info:

Canada • 4 minutes 42 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Market House Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Friday, November 7 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 1:00pm


My Toxic Backyard

Documentary Short

What if you found out you had cancer, then you discovered your well water was contaminated, then you tried to sue the company responsible, but couldn’t? Then you fought to get the site cleaned up and nothing happened. Then you tried to sell your house, but no one wanted to buy it. What would you do? What could you do?

My Toxic Backyard chronicles a community's fight to get clean drinking water and see the chemicals, still leaking into their groundwater, cleaned up.         

Film Info:

United States • 1 hour

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Scheduled Showings

National Quilt Museum Classroom
Market House Studio Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm


One Armed Man

Narrative Short

CW Rowe has it all. He owns the cotton gin, making him the wealthiest man in Harrison, Texas, and his ascendancy has solidified an unshakable belief in the system that enriched him. Few things ever interrupt the purity of his vision, with the exception of the weekly visit of a young man, Ned, who lost an arm in the gin's machinery. Ned is a little touched and believes CW can give him his arm back. On a normal day, he goes away when CW offers him five dollars. But today is anything but a normal day.         

Film Info:

• 27 minutes 4 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

National Quilt Museum Classroom
Market House Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 11:00am
Saturday, November 8 - 5:00pm


OstrichLand

Narrative Short

Two brothers from two different worlds. A road trip in their dead dad's '74 Chevy pickup. Aliens, flying saucers, yoga, the wide-open desert, and of course, ostriches.

OSTRICHLAND follows ZACH, the older 'white trash' brother who never left home, and TRAVIS, the young hippie who moved away for grad school. But when their dad dies, they reunite to empty his storage locker in Roswell and haul his UFO memorabilia back to Carson City. Along the way, they're forced to come to terms with their dad's death and the chasm that's deepened between each other.

Film Info:

• 14 minutes 15 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
National Quilt Museum Classroom
Friday, November 7 - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 1:00pm


Out of the Fire

Documentary Feature

Out of the Fire offers a rare, absorbing look into the little-known world of wood-firing potters. Join Kevin Crowe, Krista Loomans, and their crew for a four-day, high-temperature kiln firing, in which nearly 2000 handcrafted pots are at stake. Interwoven commentary explores the drive to create, the importance of community, and the role of risk-taking and authenticity in making our best work - and living our most fulfilling lives.        

Film Info:

• 1 hour 15 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 11:00am


Phil the Phoenix

Animation

A boy named Phil has a very unique condition: at random, he turns into a Phoenix and explodes! And as a pile of ashes forms, he pops out of it back in his human form again. Day after day this occurs, and the whole town hates him for it. But as they find out, this disorder could be the one thing that saves the day....

Film Info:

• 10 minutes 45 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
National Quilt Museum Classroom
Market House Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 11:00am
Saturday, November 8 - 5:00pm


Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Documentary Short

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall is a moving cinema verite documentary that breaks through the walls of one of Americas oldest maximum security prisons to tell the story of the final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner and the hospice volunteers, they themselves prisoners, who care for him. The film draws from footage shot over a six-month period behind the walls of the Iowa State Penitentiary and provides a fascinating and often poignant account of how the hospice experience can profoundly touch even the forsaken lives of the incarcerated.       

Film Info:

• 39 minutes 55 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Saturday, November 8 - 1:00pm
Sunday, November 9 - 3:00pm


Proud Citizen

Narrative Feature

Krasimira Stanimirova wins second place in a Bulgarian play writing contest. Her award is a trip to the United States, Kentucky to be exact, to see the world premiere of her communist-era, autobiographical play, 'Black Coat'. Expecting to meet with a warm welcome and southern hospitality, Krasi instead finds herself isolated and lonely in a hotel off an interstate. Exploring America on foot, Krasi must confront the reality that her play might not be such a big deal in the States. Along the way she slowly finds comfort amongst strangers in this alien world, including a young mother and her son and a fellow tourist.         

Film Info:

Bulgaria • 1 hour 29 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
Market House Studio Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 5:00pm


Raising Matty Christian

Documentary Feature

This inspirational documentary profiles the life of Matthew G. Christian (1983-2009), known as 'Matty' from the town of Canton, Massachusetts, who was born without a full set of arms and legs and without a tongue. As told through interviews with his parents Allie and Jerry, brother Michael and several close friends and authority figures throughout his life, 'Raising Matty Christian' paints a portrait of an inspiring young man who never took no for an answer and set out to live life to the fullest.         

Film Info:

• 1 hour 24 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
Market House Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm


Sheltered Love

Narrative Short

In blissful 1950s suburbia, a lovestruck bobbysoxer and her no-good-nik boyfriend seek refuge from her overprotective and hot-headed father.       

Film Info:

• 9 minutes 32 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm
Sunday, November 9 - 1:00pm


Sixteen Twenty Seven

Narrative Short

A stranded couple faces an unseen enemy. Injured and very weak, Belinda Rainey is forced to stay in hiding and wait for her husband, Bill, to return with supplies. The world is not what it seems in this surreal sci-fi short film.

The Paducah 48 Hour Film Project winner.

Film Info:

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm
Sunday, November 9 - 1:00pm


Something Good to Eat

Narrative Short

Halloween is a big night for Jasper. An anniversary of ancient sins. He prefers to ignore it and that's been easy since kids stopped making the trek out to his isolated cabin. But things change tonight when a young girl's visit begins a night of tricks instead of treats. To make matters worse, Jasper loses his lucky sobriety token and, with it, any courage he may have saved up over the past 25 years. Can he find his prize and maintain his sanity or will he pay the price for past mistakes.         

Film Info:

• 12 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm
Sunday, November 9 - 1:00pm


Teinen

Narrative Short

On his first day of retirement Japanese businessman Mr. Yamada eagerly returns home to begin his new life of leisure with his wife, only to discover that she has filled her days without him. As Mr. Yamada struggles to remind her of the couple they once were, both begin to see the compromises their new life together will hold. 

Film Info:

Japan • 12 minutes 47 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
Market House Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm


The Ballad of Ricky Smits

Narrative Short

Ricky Smits is a gangly redneck who hopes that his invention, PortaPower, will make him a big shot. When he meets his boss’s daughter, Abigail, a beauty pageant queen with dreams of a modeling career, the two begin an awkward courtship, connecting over their shared dreams of escaping their small, southern town. When Ricky’s boss discovers their relationship and fires Ricky, the two must decide what is more important – their dreams or each other.         

Film Info:

• 11 minutes 54 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
National Quilt Museum Classroom
Friday, November 7 - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 1:00pm


The Dooms Chapel Horror

Narrative Feature

Buried secrets, vengeful wishes and unspeakable horror confront a college student when he returns to his hometown to make peace with his troubled family.

Film Info:

• 1 hour 30 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
Thursday, November 6 - 7:00pm


The Gunmen of Soldier Creek

Narrative Short

A young man discovers a world of endless violence and hate when he decides to try for revenge against those who take away his loved ones.       

Film Info:

• 12 minutes 9 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

National Quilt Museum Classroom
Market House Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 11:00am
Saturday, November 8 - 5:00pm


The Rising

Experimental

The Rising is a short film about an invasive alien species, Giant Hogweed, as it rapidly colonizes the British landscape. Filmed throughout its yearly growth cycle, from dead seed heads and sapling shoots to huge flower umbels on statuesque stems, the film captures the plant's rapid and dramatic infestation along a lowland riverbank in England. Featuring an atmospheric soundtrack score by Lord Mongo, The Rising is part natural history, part sci-fi, and presents the alien interloper as both a dangerous, toxic menace and impressive, natural wonder.       

Film Info:

United Kingdom • 14 minutes 30 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm
Sunday, November 9 - 1:00pm


The Sum Total of Our Memory: Facing Alzheimer's Together

Documentary Short

An ode to memory: Couples affected by a partner's recent diagnosis of Early Alzheimer's come to terms with their changing roles. Prominent Alzheimer's medical experts offer their perspectives on diagnosis, the nature of the disease, helpful attitudes in caring for loved ones, stigma, support for caregivers, clinical trials, and overall healthcare concerns.       

Film Info:

• 57 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Saturday, November 8 - 1:00pm
Sunday, November 9 - 3:00pm


The Window

Narrative Short

Sam and Danny crash an exclusive party with different objectives. Sam is pursuing his girlfriend in the hope of resolving their relationship while Danny's mission is to hook up with the first girl he finds. The universe however, has other plans for the two when a single coin flip separates them from each other and alters their destinies. 

Film Info:

United Kingdom • 17 minutes 18 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

National Quilt Museum Classroom
Market House Theatre
Market House Studio Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Friday, November 7 - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm


These Woods

Narrative Short

Reese lives in a place secluded from the outside world and it’s all she knows, but her curious nature leaves her wanting more. After Geo, an older boy from the city, moves into her community and befriends Reese, she feels like she may have found what she was yearning for. When Geo makes plans to run away, Reese must decide if her small community is enough for her, or if the world has more to offer.         

Film Info:

• 13 minutes 42 seconds

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Theatre
National Quilt Museum Classroom
Friday, November 7 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm


Wicker Kittens

Documentary Short

Open the box. Dump out all the pieces. And scramble for your lives. Because this is competitive jigsaw puzzling. And it turns even the mildest of mannered Midwesterners into stone-cold competitors. Every January, the top teams in the game gather at the St. Paul Winter Carnival in frigid Minnesota to determine the fastest puzzlers in the country. Wicker Kittens invites you to choose your favorite contestants—the returning champs, the upstart challengers, the sunny family or the dark horse team with nothing to lose—and watch them try to put the pieces back together.         

Film Info:

• 52 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Studio Theatre
National Quilt Museum Classroom
Friday, November 7 - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 1:00pm


WildLike

Narrative Feature

Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Although Uncle seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship turns and Mackenzie is forced to run. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie only winds up deeper in the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker, Bartlett, an unlikely father figure with scars of his own. Together, they cross the wilderness and discover sanctuary in the last frontier.       

Film Info:

• 1 hour 38 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Theatre
National Quilt Museum Classroom
Friday, November 7 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm


Zero

Narrative Short

A young mother must come to terms with letting go the thing she loves the most, her only son. She must do the deed herself, he is subject zero the undead...         

Film Info:

Australia • 15 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Market House Theatre
Maiden Alley Cinema
Maiden Alley Cinema
Friday, November 7 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm
Sunday, November 9 - 1:00pm


小提琴家 (The Little Violinist)

Narrative Short

Laowang, a trash-picker in New York City Chinatown, hides a secret from his daughter for 11 years. He finally decides to reveal the secret after her heartfelt violin performance, that she was abandoned at birth and he found her on the street of Chinatown and raised her as his own.       

Film Info:

United States • 15 minutes

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Scheduled Showings

Maiden Alley Cinema
Market House Theatre
Friday, November 7 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - 3:00pm