FRIDAY JULY 14TH
AT CROWLEY THEATER
10AM | CROWLEY THEATER
Apollon is a teenager hung up by the social ideals of masculinity. He fantasizes about having the perfect body - complete with big beefy muscles and a big banana.
SHORT |Texas Premiere |France 8min.
Hadley jumps into an uncomfortable sexual encounter after she's brutally rejected by her teammate crush Christine.
SHORT | Texas Premiere | USA 15min.
Based on the true story of Chett Hollander's youth in 1970s East Oakland. Chett is abused at home and beat up at school, until a black family takes him in and teaches him how to box and protect himself. But life for Chett doesn't get easier.
SHORT |Texas Premiere | USA 15min.
When a high school misfit is taken hostage by a classmate with a gun, they must find common ground in order to survive the standoff.
SHORT | Texas Premiere | USA 15min.
Based on a true story by actress Lili Taylor, The Duel is a visualization of her father's private struggle with mental illness. Originally told on the award-winning RISK! podcast, Taylor recalls a harrowing afternoon in which she saved her younger brother from the dangerous reality of their father's sudden mental breakdown. Sean David Christensen
SHORT |Texas Premiere | USA 6min.
Casa De Mi Madre: A fire rages in the woods near a village. This fire triggers a memory in a lonely, middle-aged woman. And this memory pushes her to utter aloud the words she's always wanted to say.
SHORT | USA/CUBA 12min.
Roxy is an aging prostitute, working in a lovemobile on the German-Luxembourgish border. After being rescued from a brutal rape, she meets Jeff, a young man, whose intentions seem unclear to her.
SHORT | Texas Premiere | Luxembourg 9min,
After the death of their father, two estranged brothers embark on a fishing trip in their father’s old boat. The fishing trip quickly escalates into a fight as the older, estranged brother asserts himself as a father figure, ultimately giving the brothers the opportunity to speak openly for the first time.
Joe Ryan Laia & Marti Dols
SHORT | Spain/USA/UK 12min.
The story of an unlikely friendship. A young boy sitting by the sea, watching the stones he throws disappear beneath the surface. An old lighthouse keeper. A different truth beyond the water.
SHORT | The Netherlands | 7min.
After the death of his young son, border patrol officer Ramon Nunez finds redemption at the hands of an illegal immigrant in a single polarizing and life-altering night.
SHORT | Texas Premiere| USA | 15min.
Music video for the Chris Catalena song "Papa's on a Rolling Stone". Recorded, filmed, and produced in Austin, TX. Edited from public domain footage.
MUSIC VIDEO | World Premiere | USA 4min.
12:15PM | CROWLEY THEATER CLASSIC
This Powell and Pressburger classic is set in a community of nuns high in the Himalayas. Their spiritual aims are ham- pered by the arrival of a beautiful native girl and a young general. As the two elope together, the nuns are left attributing blame to each other and, when a young child dies in their care, tensions begin to increase.
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
FEATURE | USA l 1943 102min.
2:30PM | CROWLEY THEATER
Electroma is a independent movie taking place in a near future. It’s the story of a journey lasting an entire night, set in a disquieting future, of a promise coming from far away to change everything.
Francesco Siro Brigiano
TRAILER | Italy 3min.
This narrative short expands the world of the music video for Chrysta Bell and David Lynch’s “Night Ride.” Buried desires and a buried love slave come out for a ride in this B-horror-style night journey through the web of a demonic Black Widow Queen.
MUSIC VIDEO | World Premiere | USA 12min.
THE WOO is a story about isolation, dependence, and obsession that blurs the line between virtual and reality. Felix is an introverted pot dealer living alone in The Goodall Wooten; a decaying, claustrophobic high-rise. While the world carries on around him, Felix feels trapped in his own mind, all while the building mysteriously refuses to let him leave. David Howe
SHORT | World Premiere | USA 24min.
After 13 years together, Charlie had hoped for a completely honest break up. Unfortunately, David is being a real shit about it.
SHORT | Texas Premiere | USA 7min.
A short, sweet comedy about how short (and sweet) life can be...
SHORT | Spain 20min.
A young man finds himself on the difficult end of a love triangle.
Peter and Nick Simonite
MUSIC VIDEO | USA 3min.
A girl's surprise for her boyfriend turns into a night of uncertainty when neither dares to say what the other is thinking.
SHORT | USA 21min.
On the day of the most important football match in Irish history, a young father to be is torn between witnessing the miracle of childbirth and witnessing the miracle of reaching the quarter finals of the World Cup.
SHORT |UK 20min.
4:45PM | CROWLEY THEATER
Ram Dass is one of the most important authors & spiritual teachers of the last three generations and is approaching the end of life. Since suffering a life-changing stroke 20yrs ago, he has been living in his home on Maui deepening his spiritual practice, centered on love & his idea of merging with his surroundings and all living things. The film is shot in a nuanced cinematic style, a lyrical meditation on life, death, the soul’s journey “home”. (more...)
SHORT |Texas Premiere | USA 31min.
This is a music video for the song Chaotic Bliss from Fared Shafinury's 2016 album "Into the Night". Many parts of the album were written in the months Fared Shafinury spent in the West Texas desert in isolation where he also filmed the footage for the video. The main theme conveyed in the video and album is change and transformation.
MUSIC VIDEO | World Premiere |USA | 5min.
6:00PM | CROWLEY THEATER
A new kid in town shows up at the high school boys basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team?
SHORT | Texas Premiere | USA 15min.
A cathartic performance, Enough is about the intimate & personal struggle of confronting the effects of the societal objectification of the female form. The filmmaker exposes herself presenting her body for the viewers to place judgment. Sexual, vulnerable, shameful: the female body is quickly judged. The performance represents an opposition to the treatment of woman and assessment of her value based on her appearance. (more...)
SHORT | Canada 5min.
A dramatic psychological thriller about a female Marine veteran and the struggle to come home.
FEATURE | USA 92min.
9PM OUTDOOR SCREENING | EL COSMICO
A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
FEATURE | Japan | 120min.
El Cosmico | Free and Open to the Public. Please RSVP.
Join us for this very rare outdoor screening of DREAMS , this beloved film is a collection of tales based upon the actual reoccurring dreams of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. Slide into a wood-burning hot tub or hammock under a magical sea of stars. Noted as one of the most memorable, visually stunning films of the last 30 years, this will be an unforgettable night for us all. Bring a blanket and come dressed for the event in Kimono or choose from our array of vintage Kimonos available for purchase.
This evening is dedicated to the celebration of the life of Kevin Cacy. Since 2008 Kevin helped program the festivals outdoor classic screenings. This was one of his all time favorites.