2017 Features


Directed by Peng Shigang
(China/2016/98mins/USA Premiere)

Chinese families were expected to take care of their aged parents. But in the new, competitive climate, family ties have been fraying. And 70-year-old Liu becomes its victim.

Guys Reading Poems

Directed by Hunter Lee Hughes
(USA/2016/100mins/DC Premiere) Q&A with the director.

Combining poetry and traditional film narrative,  a creative boy uses poetry to survive after his mother locks him in a puppet box and creates an art installation around his imprisonment.

Interior Night

Directed by Alan Watt
(Canada/2016/93mins/DC Premiere), Q&A with the director and producer

Over the course of one night, four characters hit bottom. Each must reveal the dark secret that could destroy their life or set them free.


Directed by Dimitri Athanitis
(Greece/2015/84mins/East Coast Premiere) 

When Aris, a 35 year-old worker in a factory gets fired without any warning, he becomes obsessed with the idea to take justice in his own hands.


Directed by Russ Emanuel (attending)
(USA/2015/81mins/DC Premiere)

Annie and Neil embark on a ’30 Days of Clean Living’ documentary. Half of their cameras capture a parallel version of themselves that ultimately unravels and threatens their very existence.

One Buck

Directed by Fabien Dufils
(USA/2016/109mins),  Q&A with cast and crew

Shifting from one pocket to another, a lowly dollar bill takes us on an odyssey through the heart of a forgotten Louisiana town plagued by murders.

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Directed by Michael DeVita
(USA/2016/92mins/World Premiere), Q&A with cast and crew

The story of a young Dylan who is forced to live on the streets. He is taken in by a man living in a homeless community Shepherd’s Cove.

Service to Man

Directed by Aaron Greer, Seth Panitch
(USA/2016/92mins/DC Premiere),  Q&A with cast and crew

It’s 1967, and Nashville’s legendary black medical school has just admitted its first white student. Now Eli Rosenberg and Michael DuBois are forced to work.  Based on a true story.

The Journey is the Destination

Directed by Bronwen Hughes
(South Africa, UK/2016/119mins/USA Premiere) Q&A with the director.

The remarkable true story of the life of Dan Eldon, a young photographer, artist and avid adventurer.

The Night Watchmen

Directed by Mitchell Altieri
(USA/2016/80mins/DC Premiere)  Q&A with cast and crew.

Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a fearless tabloid journalist, fight an epic battle to save their lives. These unlikely heroes must stop the hungry vampires that threatens to take over Baltimore.

The Violin Player

Directed by Bauddhayan Mukherji 
(India/2015/72mins/DC Premiere)

One day in the life of a failed Bollywood session violinist. Life, that day, throws a carrot at him and he ends up finding expression in an unlikely place.

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