SATURDAY JULY 15TH
AT CROWLEY THEATER
10AM | CROWLEY THEATER
The “Prophecy of the 7th Fire” says a “black snake” will bring destruction to the earth. For Winona LaDuke, the “black snake” is oil trains and pipelines. When she learns that Canadian-owned Enbridge plans to route a new pipeline through her tribe’s 1855 Treaty land, she and her community spring into action to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional indigenous way of life. .... (MORE) Keri Pickett
FEATURE | Texas Premiere| USA 94 min.
12:30PM | CROWLEY THEATER
When the high school bell rings, Ester Bolaños escapes her small, border-town high school. But when she rides her beloved bike all the way home, Ester escapes reality. To feel alive, she imagines every fantastical way she could die. She'll take her chances against sharks, tanks, or flame-throwing Nazis anyday if it means avoiding the boring fates of her fellow students and family.
José Luis González
USA | 5min.
What do you need to be, to be really funny? Stand-up comedienne Carmen Lynch knows what it takes. As she wanders from make-up mirror to performance stage, via Portland’s woozy streets and an all-night grocery store, we’re given an intimate insight into a talented individual. The city’s saturated lights and dying, showbiz neon become Carmen’s passing backdrop. She confronts herself - her looks, her dreams, the weird rituals of mating in the modern world - by confronting her audiences. Sometimes they laugh with her. Sometimes they don’t laugh at all.
SHORT | USA 8min.
EWA is a teenage girl who is suffering from a condition of a constant nose bleed while exploring different aspects of her life and the people around her.
Gigi Ben Artzi
SHORT | Texas Premiere | Ukraine 7min
In Forlove's debut single Missing Persons, Thomas and Dara are made up of the searing layers and pulpy fruits of an imperfect relationship. The film slices emotional moments into colorful spectrums, compartments, half-seconds, measures of patience, heartbreak and sculptural elements to examine reflection and entanglement. Jody Stillwater
MUSIC VIDEO | USA 4min.
A family awaits for the return of their beloved Jimmy, an astronaut back from his first space mission, and find that he has been a little bit changed.
Rick Darge, Machete Bang Bang, John Weselcouch, Erin Granat, Charlie Scovill and Jim Carrozo
SHORT | USA 9min.
A man travels to a foreign land of funk only to discover he has not only been accepted by the locals but others like him follow his lead . It is never to late to go back especially when the beat calls.
SHORT | Texas Premiere| Canada 4min.
A naked body moves a stranger to empathy. PARTHENON is a slippery, dizzying provocation on art, control, and perception.
SHORT | USA 14min.
2:45PM | CROWLEY THEATER
TENDER MOMENTS follows John, who after being laid off by his job in Houston flees to Shreveport with the stolen company car. Once in town an attempt to make a human connection through some casual-sex goes awry, and he is roped into acting as the alibi for the woman that robbed him of his severance money.
Alberto Govela & Rob Neilson
SHORT | USA 15min.
Alone and depressed after the suicide of her lover, American flight attendant Gina (Lindsay Burdge, A TEACHER) travels to Paris and hooks up with nightclub bartender Jerome (Damien Bonnard, STAYING VERTICAL) on her layover. But as Gina falls deeper into lust and opts to stay in France, this harmless rendezvous quickly turns into unrequited amour fou.
FEATURE | USA 83min.
5PM | CROWLEY THEATER
In a playful collision of cultures, a hapless Irishman and his Parisian girlfriend get more than they bargained for when they encounter a particularly mischievous stranger in the spectacular Australian wilderness.
SHORT |Australia 17min.
Ali believes his late girlfriend's soul has been reincarnated in a goat. Ali, his goat and his friend Ibrahim embark on a journey of friendship and self-discovery across Egypt to reverse the curse.
Sherif El Bendary
FEATURE | FRANCE 92min.
9PM **EVENT | SURREAL BALL | THE CAPRI **
A celebration of the unbridled mind, inspired by the blurred lines between reality and the imagination. Tonight has never happened before, and will never happen again...Check your phone at the door and dance, frolic, and weave your way through a garden of special performances, artistic interpretations and amaing art designed to evoke your inner "I don't do drugs. I AM drugs." ~ S. Dali
The Capri | Free for MFF Passholders
Door $25 Locals $10 (with ID)