THURSDAY JULY 13TH
AT CROWLEY THEATER
10AM | CROWLEY THEATER
On a island with very little access to the Internet, El Paquete Semanal is Cuba’s alternative to “streaming.” The terabyte hard drive is loaded with weekly viral media and distributed by face-to-face file sharing.
SHORT | Texas Premiere | Cuba/USA 9min.
The Farthest tells the story of one of NASA's greatest missions - the iconic Voyager mission and its Golden Record. 12 billion miles away, Voyager is the farthest human-made object from our planet. Launched in 1977, it’s the only spacecraft to have ever left our solar system and entered the uncharted waters of interstellar space. Still sending back signals today 1st person testimony from the original men and women of the Voyager plus never-seen-before archive and Super8 - make this a poetic, cinematic and uplifting film, an inspiring experience for any audience & the perfect story for our troubled times. Emer Reynolds
FEATURE |Texas Premiere | Ireland 120 min.
12:45PM | CROWLEY THEATER
A dance film about a girl who has suffered a loss, but is still dealing with being a child. The film employs various approaches to dream logic using a slipknot narrative.
SHORT | USA 7min.
Polina, a gifted Bolshoi ballerina, falls in love with a French dancer who introduces her to contemporary dance and leads her to travel the world.
Valérie Müller & Angelin Preljocaj
FEATURE | France 108min.
Music video for the track "The Art of Emptiness" from the debut EP of the same name from Austin band Torrejón. A speculation on the nature of George W. Bush's post-presidential painting hobby and the relationship between regret, art, and enlightenment.
MUSIC VIDEO | USA 3min.
Aerocene is a film about Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno and his vision to imagine a metabolic and thermodynamic transformation of human societies’ relation with both the Earth and the Sun. In White Sands, New Mexico he launches a series of airborne sculptures powered by the sun including a manned flight of the DO-AEC sculpture.
World Premiere | Denmark 8min.
In Botswana, two young Bushmen struggle to build their futures in the wake of their people's relocation from their ancestral homeland. Ketelelo looks to education as a way to reinvent himself and provide for his family. Meanwhile, Kitsiso wonders whether he should stay in his ancestral homeland to honor his father or seek a new life in town. An intimate coming-of-age portrait that explores the tension between modernity and tradition through the lens of two individuals’ hopes and fears.
SHORT DOCUMENTARY | Botswana 29min.
3:30PM | CROWLEY THEATER
Told in the cinematic tradition of classic westerns, this documentary trailer offers the opportunity to ride alongside modern working cowboys on some of America's largest and most remote cattle ranches. COWBOYS (coming early 2019) documents the lives of the men and women working on "big outfit" cattle ranches - some of which are over one million acres and still require a crew of horseback workers to tend large herds of cattle. Bud Force & John Langmore
TRAILER | USA 7min.
In the early morning hours of January 28th, 1918, the town known as Porvenir, Texas, ceased to exist. A group of fifteen fathers, uncles, brothers and sons were taken from their homes and executed in front of their daughters, mothers and sisters. The perpetrators then burned the town to the ground forcing the remaining residents, made up of mostly women and children, to flee. Who were the killers? ...more
TRAILER | USA | 3min.
Stubbs BBQ began as a humble bohemian haven for artists, musicians, and scoundrels in Lubbock, TX- 1968. In 1980 at the height of the restaurant's popularity, owner C.B. 'Stubb' Stubblefield & artist Paul Milosevich traveled from Lubbock to Nashville to cook BBQ for Johnny Cash. Before they left, they bought an 8mm camera and filmed their adventure.
Paul Allen Hunton
SHORT |World Premiere | USA 15min.
With economic and physical challenges in the way a young Japanese expat prepares to compete in a 1000 mile dog sled race to fulfill her mother’s dying wish.
Vivian Belik & Naomi Mark
SHORT |USA Premiere | Canada | 10 min.
Bill’s Records is a short documentary about the current life of 73 year old Bill Wisener, Dallas record store proprietor of 42 years, and his massive and unwieldy collection of records. Bill's store was once considered the largest independent record store in the country. Although his store is no longer bustling, he still loves to connect with people. Bill's store has over 50,000 records, almost all are unpriced and uncategorized.
SHORT | USA | 9min.
SWEET PIE, is a doc in the vein of SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN, where a performer's career is resurrected & re-inspired. Proclaimed as, "the Baron of Bare-Assed Boogie-Woogie and Blues, this performer made a name for himself in the 60s, 70s & 80s, touring the U.S., performing for over 1.5 million at such iconic venues as CBGB and the Gaslight Au Go Go. Sweet Pie, also known as Paul Winer of Quartzsite, AZ brings his show back to The Public Theater in NYC for the first time in 40 years. His story is one of freedom, music, family & the personal triumph that can come out of loss and grief. Pierce Cravens
SHORT | Texas Premiere | USA 10min.
6PM | CROWLEY THEATER
Катюша (Katyusha)” is a 3 channel video piece based on material collected at Pyramida, a show-case community established by the Soviet Union in the Svalbard territory in the high Arctic. At its peak Pyramida was home to more than 1000 coal miners & their families. It was evacuated in two days in 1998 leaving a ghost town. "Катюша (Katyusha)" presents three fictional characters who personify different aspects of Pyramida. (more)
SHORT | 28mins.
Progressive Dutch couple Martin Verfondern and Margo Pool had only one dream – to live off the land, far from the constraints and complications of the city. But, when they arrive in the crumbling, Spanish village of Santoalla, the foreigners challenge the traditions of the town's sole remaining family, igniting a decade-long conflict that culminates in Martin's mysterious disappearance.
FEATURE | USA 82min.
During the Third World War, the American government initiates a secret project code named "Army Bacon" in order to create super soldier by inbreeding human being with pigs. 25 years later a breed called "Muzzles" have occupied top of the food chain, eating and farming humans like animals. Rob Justice is an ex-bounty hunter working for the last line of human resistance - a group of survivors hiding in a nuclear bunker deep underground. His mission is to find out how muzzles came to power and destroy them. Valeri Milev
TRAILER | 4min.
8:30PM | CROWLEY THEATER
A portrait of two parents and their 8-year-old son struggling against the harsh realities of inner-city life in an alternate version of modern day America.
SHORT | Texas Premiere |USA 14min.
Thousands of kilometers apart, three young migrants undergo mental, emotional, and physical transformations in order to survive the violence of their new worlds. Maria arrives to Montreal from Manila to live with her grandmother and struggles to adapt to her new environment; Afro-Colombian Alex is deported from the US to Colombia, in his old neighborhood now controlled by criminals; David leaves his indigenous village after his father's death to find work on a construction site in Mexico City.
Juan Andres Arango
FEATURE | Canada/Columbia/Mexico 104min.