Directed by Craig Newland
(New Zealand /2013 / 105mins / DC Premiere)
Lead Cast: Matt Whelan and Belinda Crawley
It’s 1965 and rock music is shaking up the world but not in New Zealand. Richard Davis is determined to break the Government’s monopoly on broadcasting and bring rock n’ roll to the younger generation, and at the same time hold onto the woman he loves. A pirate radio station is born (based on a true story).
Directed by Tim Gordan
(USA / 2014 / 97mins / World Premiere)
Lead Cast: Nathan Keyes, Cynthia Watros, David Baker
Inmate Joel Stabler is being examined by a psychiatrist charged with determining whether Joel is fit to stand trial. The result is a psychological puzzle box, filled with questions in a world where there are no easy answers.
Directed by Ron Judkins
(USA / 2013 / 96mins / East Coast Premiere)
Lead Cast: Michael O’Keefe, Blake Bashoff, Catherine Dent, Julie Mont
Late on a book delivery, stay-at-home graphic novelist Sam Tucker battles a mid-life crisis. A comedic drama about the relationships between next-door neighbors as they explore creativity, aging, sexuality and friendship.
Directed by Miriam Kruishoop
(USA / 2013 / 90 mins / East Coast Premiere)
Lead Cast; Angel Amaral and Manny Perez
The story of 14-year-old Angel, an undocumented Latino teen, and his family in Los Angeles struggling to find their place in American society; set against the backdrop of American military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Directed by Matthew Kowalchuk
(Canada/ 2013 / 88mins / US Premiere)
Lead Cast: Amy Matysio, Ben Cotton, Daniel Arnold
Lawrence is an ever-optimistic suit salesman for whom everything always goes right — until he takes the cynical and suicidal credit collector Holloman under his wing, and everything starts to go very wrong. Based on the hilarious play by two-time Governor General’s Award winning writer Morris Panych.
Directed by Amir Toodehroosta
(Iran / 2013 / 77mins / US Premiere)
Lead Cast: Mostafa Sasani, Saed Soheili, Sonia Sanjari, Negar Hasanzade, Jamshid Noori, Mandana Nosrati, Fahime Dabbaghi, Babak Hamidifard, Behzad Ashkan, Maryam Movaghar
One dog, a big city, three women and a few days. Many stories, but just the one dog.
Directed by Marcus Richardson
(USA / 2014 / 77mins / World Premiere)
Lead Actor: Howard Brown
After the murder of his best friend, DC native Joe Young’s bright future is thrown into a war he does not want to fight yet cannot find the courage to leave.
Directed by Eric Boadella
(Spain and USA / 2013 / 81mins / East Coast Premiere)
Lead Cast: David Hovan. Kali Flanagan and Sevag Mahserejian
After a weekend of surreal adventures, Alek and Uncle Kapriel realize that, although they use very different tools—cinematography and actors versus poetry and cognac—their ultimate goal is the same: to immortalize a story.
Directed by Patrick Shearer
(USA / 2013 / 77mins / DC Premiere)
Lead Cast: Jessi Gotta, Nat Kennedy
New York City. 2016. Roommates Margot and Daniel attempt to survive this ‘new’ New York by avoiding it at all costs. But with the advent of three strange deaths in their Brooklyn building…