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Official Selection: Thursday, April 7th  
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*Tickets will be available at the Box Office before each film.

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Paper Flower
Drama (21 mins) JAPAN
Block: 1 - 12:00 pm
Directed by: Brent Green
Written by: Jeff Goldberg
Produced by: Brent Green and Jeff Goldberg
Cast: Anna Ishibashi, Ayami Kakiuchi, Yasunari Takeshima, Asuka Kurosawa, Kenichi Takitoh, Mariko Tsutsui, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Jurie Takeda, Shunya Tajima, Ayako Ko, Yasumasa Kitada, Mitsumi Hiromura, Toraemon Utazawa, Yuko Hisamatsu, Tomoyuki Inoue, Yuki Enomoto, Kihachiro Uemura, Norie Ide, Toshiki Izumisawa, Mizuki Oda

Synopsis:
Asuka and Michi are childhood friends growing up in Tokyo where a casual form of prostitution, known as compensated dating, has become a disturbing trend. When they each experience heartbreaking losses, they are forced to decide how much of themselves they are willing to give in order to find true love.
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La bani, La cap, La oase (Monies, Cons & Bones)
Comedy (104 min) Romania
Block: 1 - 12:00 pm
Directed by: Cristian Comeaga
Written by: Robertino Patilea
Produced by: Cristian Comeaga
Cast: Ovidiu Niculescu, Zane Jarcu, Gratiela Teoharie, Adina Cartianu, Serban Ionescu, Alex Margineanu, Petrica Lupu, Ion Haiduc, Puiu Danila, Cristian Avram andIlie Galea

Synopsis:
Too soft and innocent for the job they do, HARPOON and THE BAPTIST are two money collectors that don't collect much, except for kicks and bruises. As they try in vain to fulfill their contracts, they get involved in a robbery and decide to go for a change in their lives: they will start collecting for themselves.
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Last Stop
Spiritual/Drama (25 mins.) USA
Block: 2 - 2:20 pm
Directed by: Paul Sirmons
Written by: Michael Houston King
Produced by: Ralph Clemente, Paul Sirmons, Justin Ramb, Michael Houston King, Tom Nowicki, Travis Bell
Cast: Tom Nowicki, Erin Beute, Robert Scott

Synopsis:
Former professional baseball player Dr. Trace Smith is a no-nonsense faith based counselor who surfs in his free time and marches to the beat of his own drum at all other times ? especially at work. He works at Last Stop Counseling Center and he is known in his community as the counselor to see when all other options are exhausted ? ?when there is nowhere else to go.? Dr. Smith has an irrefutable ability to help others despite his questionable techniques and his own obvious personal struggles.
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Cherry.
Suspense/Drama ()
Block: 2 - 2:20 pm
Directed by: Quinn Saunders
Written by: David Crane and Quinn Saunders
Produced by: Brett Henenberg, John Nargiso, Quinn Saunders, John Lutz
Cast: Rey Valentin, Lili Bordan, David Crane

Synopsis:
Cherry. is a hipster Sex, Lies, and Videotape with a shocking twist ending.BRIAN CHERRY, a sweet, sensitive young Los Angeleno, falls for the beautiful, electric, and damaged actress JULES against the warnings of his best friend SAM.Proclaiming that ?we?re all the victims of our urges,? the cold and calculating Sam runs an exclusive Los Angeles club for wealthy male clients, and at Cherry?s request, he offers Jules a job as a hostess. At that moment, relations among the threesome begin to warp. A vicious psychosexual circle of lies begins, and provokes Cherry to a shocking decision that will shatter the ideas that the other characters have about him and even about themselves.The violent climax poses the question:can you ever really know another person?
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La Mama: An American Nun's Life in a Mexican Prison
Documentary short (29 mins) USA/Mexico
Block: 3 - 4:45 pm
Directed by: Jody Hammond
Written by: Jody Hammond
Produced by: Jody Hammond Narrator:Susan Sarandon, Principle photographer, editor:Ronn Kilby
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Synopsis:
Mother Antonia is an American nun serving a ?life sentence by choice? in a Mexican prison. Born to a life of privilege in Beverly Hills that included 2 marriages, 2 divorces and 7 children, Mary Brenner became a nun at age 50.She felt called to La Mesa Penitentiary in Tijuana, where she has calmed riots and brought compassion inside prison walls.Known as ?La Mama?, she also founded her own order, Servants of the Eleventh Hour, for older women.Now 84, she?s a beloved figure in Mexico.
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Bhopali
Documentary (83 mins) USA / INDIA
Block: 3 - 4:45 pm
Directed by: Van Maximilian Carlson
Written by: n/a
Produced by: Kirk Palayan, Van Maximilian Carlson
Cast: Noam Chomsky, Sanjay Verma, Rajan Sharma, Satinath Sarangi, Salam Babu, Dominique Lapierre

Synopsis:
BHOPALI documents the experience of second generation children affected by the Union Carbide gas disaster of 1984, the worst industrial disaster in history, and subsequent contamination of groundwater by Union Carbide Corporation (an American company now owned by Dow Chemical, the second largest chemical company in the world). It follows several children as they and their families cope with the ongoing medical and social disaster, as well as their memories of that traumatizing night that shocked the world and changed Bhopal forever. Set against the backdrop of vehement protests for the 25th anniversary of the disaster, the Bhopalis continue to fight for justice, proving to be anything but victims.
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Sold
Thriller (13 minutes)
Block: 4 - 7:20 pm
Directed by: John Irwin
Written by: John Irwin
Produced by: John Irwin, Marco Shepherd and Jesse Garcia
Cast: Fernanda Romero, Maria-Elena Laas, Jesse Garcia, Hector Jimenez, Maria Olsen, David Alan Graf, Andrew Keegan, Wilmer Calderon, Carmen Corral, Ashley Sawyer, Rey Borge

Synopsis:
SOLD is told through the eyes of a young journalist named Maya, who has inadvertently gotten captured into a human trafficking ring while doing an investigative article on the treatment of illegal immigrants in America.
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Polish Bar
Crime Drama (96 minutes)
Block: 4 - 7:20 pm
Directed by: Ben Berkowitz
Written by: Ben Redgrave and Ben Berkowitz
Produced by: Ben Redgrave and Ben Berkowitz
Cast: Judd Hirsch, Meatloaf Aday, Richard Belzer, VIncent Piazza, James Badge Dale, Golden Brooks

Synopsis:
At its heart, POLISH BAR is about faith, loyalty and family. On the streets of Chicago, amid the failing industry and growing yuppie sprawl, Reuben wants more than his Uncle’s jewelry business can provide. He navigates between the worlds of Hip-Hop, his Orthodox family, and small time Polish criminals, feeding off of their desires and his own brutally honest struggle.
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The Cross Stitch
Short/Drama (14 mins.) USA
Block: 5 - 9:25 pm
Directed by: Stacia Black
Written by: Stacia Black
Produced by: Matt Ferrone and Neil Evans
Cast: Roxanne Hart, Mark Fite, Jim Turner, Marnie Alton, Sophie Olson, and David Westberg

Synopsis:
When a mysterious stranger enters Sassy's sewing machine repair shop, the shop owner is forced to reexamine her stagnant life. An intimate drama exploring motherhood, modernity, and the danger of idealizing the past at the expense of living in the present.
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The Frankenstein Brothers
Coming of Age Comedy/Drama (83 minutes)
Block: 5 - 9:25 pm
Directed by: Lee Roy Kunz
Written by: Lee Roy Kunz & Kane Kunz
Produced by: Cru Ennis, Lee Roy Kunz, Isaac Bauman, Maria Kunz, and Lee Kunz
Cast: Zelda Williams, Taryn Southern, Alexandra Paul, Cru Ennis, Lee Roy Kunz, Boris Lee Krutonog, Keith Pratt, Todd Leigh, Brandon Heney, and Scott Patterson

Synopsis:
The Frankenstein Brothers is centered around the lives of twin brothers Luke and Corey Frankenstein. When it’s time to finish their family beer; a beer their parents started but were never able to finish twenty years ago. Luke meets a girl whose family shows him the home life he's always wanted; he abandons Corey and their family beer in pursuit of this budding relationship. Corey, however, refuses to go down without a fight, and the ensuing mayhem that follows pits brother against brother and forces the Colorado wild boys to finally grow up and decide what kind of men they really want to be.

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