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Tuesday, March 6
 

6:30pm

Borg vs McEnroe - Opening Night Film
(Biography / Drama)
Sweden - 107 minutes
Rated R

Director: Janus Metz
Writer: Ronnie Sandahl
Cast: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård

It’s the summer of 1980 and Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the sport both on and off the court. A powerful and rigorously disciplined player, there is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship: the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American, John McEnroe (a perfectly cast Shia LaBeouf).

With three days until the tournament begins, Borg trains religiously in his lavish Monaco home, aided by his coach and mentor Lennart (Stellan Skarsgård) and girlfriend Mariana (Tuva Novotny). But McEnroe's explosive confidence and wrecking-ball persona continue to infiltrate Borg's ice-cool and normally unshakable temperament. With each man the antithesis of the other, both players delve into their formative memories as the climactic tournament draws near and anticipation reaches fever pitch.

Visceral and breathlessly tense, the match itself - regarded as one of the greatest of all time - would mark the pinnacle of the ‘Fire and Ice’ rivalry between Borg and McEnroe; an exhilarating battle of personalities that set the world of tennis alight.


Tuesday March 6, 2018 6:30pm - 8:17pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

8:00pm

Cheeseburger in Paradise - Opening Night Party
Free entry for folks with All Access Passes!

$10 entry without a pass

Tuesday March 6, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Cheeseburger in Paradise 17304 Davenport Street
 
Wednesday, March 7
 

6:00pm

At the Drive-in
USA - 80 minutes
Director:  Alexander Monelli

Unable to purchase a $50,000 digital projector, a group of quirky film fanatics in rural Pennsylvania fight to keep a dying drive-in theater alive by screening only vintage 35mm film prints and working entirely for free.


Wednesday March 7, 2018 6:00pm - 7:20pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #13 304 N 174th St

6:15pm

Short Film Block #1
Screening order:

Trash directed by Kemp Lee
Emergency directed by Carey Williams
Guests Always Return directed by Diego Sabanés
The Turk Shop directed by Bahar Pars
Cup of Tea directed by Jitendra Rai
Lockdown directed by Max Sokoloff
Last Meal directed by Lula Fotis
Blue Christmas directed by Charlotte Wells

Short Films
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Blue Christmas

(drama)UK/USA - 15:23 minutesWriter/Director: Charlotte WellsProducer: Joy JorgensenCast: Jamie Robson, Michelle DuncanIMDbOn Christmas Eve, 1968, in a Scottish coastal town, a debt collector goes to work to avoid confronting his wife's worsening psychosis at home... Read More →
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Emergency

(drama)USA - 11:39 minutesDirector: Carey WilliamsWriter:  K.D. DávilaCast: Darrell Lake, Jason Woods, Peter Pasco, Michael Segovia, Shaw JonesFacebookIMDbInstagramtrailer location: https://vimeo.com/225195489Faced with an emergency situation, a group of young Black and Latino f... Read More →
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Lockdown

USA - 14:55 minutesDirector: Max SokoloffWriter: Daisygreen StenhouseProducer: Jane HollonWebsiteFacebookIMDbtrailer location: https://www.vimeo.com/186110535When high school misfit Julian wears a suit to picture day, he incurs merciless bullying from his peers. His day takes an... Read More →
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Last Meal

USA - 14:45 minutesDirector: Lula FotisWriter: Jenny KleinProducers: Jenny Klein, Emily RobertsCast: Sebastian Roche, Michael Reilly Burke, Alicia Hannah, Tom Lenk, Kelvin BrownWebsiteIMDbFacebookInstagramTrailer Location: https://www.vimeo.com/245872436When a famous chef becomes... Read More →
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Guests Always Return

Spain - 20:00 minutesWriter/Director: Diego SabanésProducer: Diego Sabanés, Virginia Romero, Tony AllenCast: Nicolás Gaude, Alejandra Lorente, Román ReyesLaura and Miguel are a perfect couple. Who wouldn't want to live in their house?
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The Turk Shop

Sweden - 7:00 minutesWriter/Director: Bahar ParsProducer: Siri Hjorton WagnerCast: Marall Nasiri, Sanna Sundqvist, Fanni Metelius, Eric Stern, Jonas Malmsjö, Jens OhlinIn a creative office in Stockholm, Cecilia tells an anecdote during a break and uses a racial slur. Asal, the n... Read More →
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Cup of Tea

India - 3:12 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Jitendra RaiCast: Smriti Kalra, Shubham T. ParabIMDbOne way of getting a person’s attention is to steal their handbag. What may have started out looking like a crime evolves into a message of hope. ‘Cup Of Tea’ is a short film a... Read More →
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Trash

(drama)USA - 12:22 minutesFilmmaker in attendanceDirector: Kemp LeeWriter: Kemp Lee, Kimberly TurnerProducer: Kemp Lee, Kimberly Turner, Jada BatesCast: Joe Kelly, Lynnette Gaza, Kemp Lee, Alexander Winter, Mike Conley, Kimberly Turner, Catherine Lee, Jonny Parkhttps://www.trash-... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 6:15pm - 7:54pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

6:30pm

Journey’s End
(Drama / War)
UK - 107 minutes
Rated R
96% on Rotten Tomatoes

Director: Saul Dibb
Writer: Simon Reade
Producer: Guy de Beaujeu and Simon Reade
Cast: Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield

March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). A German offensive is imminent, and the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and their past lives. Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable. A young new officer, Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), has just arrived, fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer…


Wednesday March 7, 2018 6:30pm - 8:17pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

8:15pm

Mobile Homes
(drama)
Canada/France - 105
Co-presented by the Consulate General of Canada
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Writer/Director: Vladimir de Fontenay
Producer: Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Eric Dupont, Mike MacMillan
Cast: Imogen Poots, Callum Turner, Callum Keith Rennie

In forgotten towns along the American border, a young mother drifts from one motel to the next with her intoxicating boyfriend and her 8-year-old son. The makeshift family scrapes by, living one hustle at a time, until the discovery of a mobile homes community offers an alternative life.



Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:15pm - 10:00pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #13 304 N 174th St

8:40pm

Short Film Block #2
La Sirena directed by Rosita Lama Muvdi
Sac de Merde directed by Greg Chwerchak
It Began Without Warning directed by Jessica Curtright, Santiago C. Tapia
The Son, the Father... directed by Lukas Hassel
The Telemarketer directed by Jeremy Decker (out of competition)
End of the Line directed by Jessica Sanders
Home Shopper directed by Dev Patel

Short Films
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The Son, the Father...

(drama)USA - 13:13 minutesWriter/Director: Lukas HasselProducers: Ben Andrews, Lorraine Montez, Angela DiMarco, David Hogan, Marissa FujimotoCast: Lukas Hassel, Lucas Oktay, Chris Morson, Colleen Carey, Sharva MaynardWebsiteIMDbFacebookInstagramTrailer Location: http://www.youtub... Read More →
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End of the Line

USA - 14:30 minutesDirector: Jessica SandersWriter: Joanne GigerProducer: Louise ShoreCast: Simon Helberg, Brett Gelman, Vivian Bang, Kate MicucciIMDbFacebookInstagramtrailer location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oL-MRmpn0cAdapted from acclaimed Writer Aimee Bender's magical... Read More →
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Sac de Merde

(comedy)USA - 12:13 minutesFilmmaker in attendanceWriter/Director: Greg ChwerchakProducer: Gabrielle BerberichCast: Arielle Haller-Silverstone, David FumeroIMDbBased on a true story, "Sac de Merde" tells the tale of Mazel Mankewicz, an unlucky-in-love yet irrationally optimistic... Read More →
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Home Shopper

USA/Singapore - 16:32 minutesDirector: Dev PatelWriter: Ryan Farhoudi, Leigh WhannellProducer: Dev Patel, Samarth Sahni, Jomon ThomasCast: Sophie Kargman, Armie Hammer, Thomas Sadoski, Amelia BrainIMDbFacebookInstagramPenny and her husband, James, have what probably appears to be... Read More →
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La Sirena

USA - 24:05 minutesWriter/Director: Rosita Lama MuvdiProducer: Daniel LeightonCast: Jordan Monaghan, Kelsey Reinhardt, Darrel Cherney, Vera ChernyWebsiteIMDbFacebooktrailer location:https://www.vimeo.com/196796010LA SIRENA is a psychosexual fairy tale about Mia, a woman who lives... Read More →
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The Telemarketer

(drama)USA - 4:15 minutesscreening out of competitionfilmmaker in attendance Producer/Director: Jeremy DeckerWriter: Brandon RhinessCast: Kaleb King, Skeeta JenkinsWebsiteIMDbFacebookA young telemarketer can't handle his job anymore and takes the extreme way out... Read More →
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It Began Without Warning

USA - 6 minutesWriters/Directors: Santiago C. Tapia, Jessica CurtrightExecutive Producer: Couper SamuelsonCo-Producer: Efren RamirezWebsiteFacebookTwitterIMDbInstagram'The time has come,' the Walrus said.  And all the little Oysters stood and waited in a row.  From Couper Samuelson, Executive Producer of GET OUT... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:40pm - 10:11pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

8:45pm

Funny Story
(comedy / drama)
USA - 85 min
Director: Michael Gallagher
Writer: Michael Gallagher, Steve Greene
Producer: Jana Winternitz, Michael Wormser, Michael Gallagher
Cast: Matthew Glave, Emily Bett Rickards, Jana Winternitz, Nikki Limo, Lily Holleman, Pete Gardner, Reginald VelJohnson

A tragic comedy about a well-intentioned father who inadvertently wreaks havoc on the life of his estranged daughter.


Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:45pm - 10:12pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

10:00pm

Tavern 180 Wednesday Night Party
Food provided by Tavern 180
Drink specials / Cash bar
Free entry for folks with All Access passes!
$10 entry without a pass.

Wednesday March 7, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Tavern 180 203 North 180th Street
 
Thursday, March 8
 

5:45pm

Short Film Block #3
The Lightkeeper directed by Zach Bandler
The Sound directed by Antony Petrou
Professional Cuddler directed by Mika Orr
The Happiness Machine directed by Rebecca B Blumhagen
Washed Away directed by Dana Nachman
Serenity directed by Heather Tom

Short Films
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Washed Away

(documentary)USA - 18:00 minutesfilmmaker in attendanceWriter/Director: Dana NachmanProducers: Ian Reinhard, Dana NachmanWebsiteIMDbThere are many days that Brandon Anderton cannot get out of bed. But on the days he can, he creates sand mosaic masterpieces only to see them envelo... Read More →
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Professional Cuddler

(romance)USA - 15:00 minutesDirector: Mika OrrWriter: Mika Orr & Miki BencnaanProducer: Danae Grandison, Mikooka ProductionsFacebookIMDbTrailer Location: https://www.vimeo.com/219453243Nadav, 29, is a young Israeli man who’s come to New York to pursue his dreams.By day, he play... Read More →
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The Lightkeeper

(drama)USA - 16:45 minutesWriter/Director: Zach BandlerProducer: Victor Mazzone, Meg SteedleCast: Meg Steedle, Bruce DavisonIMDbFacebookInstagram A weary young woman named Sunny agrees to dinner at the home of Don — an aging recluse who suffers from degenerative brain disease... Read More →
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The Happiness Machine

(documentary)USA - 23:30 minutesProducer/Writer/Director: Rebecca BlumhagenCast: Carl HaysWebsiteIMDbTwitterFacebookInstagramTrailer Location: https://www.vimeo.com/190108628Carl grew up a sharecropper on 22 acres in rural Iowa, which he now calls The Promised Land. A philosopher... Read More →
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Serenity

(drama)USA - 16:34 minutesDirector: Heather TomWriter: Zach BandlerProducer: Victor MazzoneCast: Vince Nappo, Blake ClendeninIMDbFacebookIn a story that confronts the voraciousness of the opioid epidemic, one man recounts his tale of addiction, recovery, and regret during a Narco... Read More →
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The Sound

United Kingdom - 14 minutesDirector: Antony PetrouWriters: Antony Petrou, Chris Dundon-SmithProducers: Chris Dundon-Smith, Gina PowellCast: Joseph Mawle, Jahannah James, James Hyland, Hanna SaxbyWebsiteIMDbtrailer location: https://www.vimeo.com/213200364In the countryside, life... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 5:45pm - 7:31pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St

6:00pm

Stumped
USA - 72 minutes
In presentation with community partner Nebraska Organ Recovery
Post Screening Q&A with Will Lautzenheiser, Angel Gonzalez, Stevel Delfino, and Robin Berghaus

Director: Robin Berghaus
Producer: Robin Berghaus, Bryan W. Davies, Sam Kauffmann, Kevin McCarthy

When filmmaker Will Lautzenheiser’s limbs are amputated, his life is derailed and he turns to stand-up comedy as a therapeutic and creative outlet. Meanwhile, a world-famous medical team is performing transplants that restore bodies to unprecedented levels. Despite grave risks, Will agrees to undergo an experimental double-arm transplant in the hope of reclaiming his independence.


Thursday March 8, 2018 6:00pm - 7:12pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

6:05pm

Tater Tot & Patton
(drama)
USA - 91 minutes
filmmaker in attendance

Writer/Director: Andrew Kightlinger
Producer: Adam Emerson, Dohui Kim
Cast: Jessica Rothe, Bates Wilder, Forrest Weber

From the producer of "Napoleon Dynamite" comes this intimate drama about a wayward millennial escaping to her Uncle's remote South Dakota ranch, unhinging his placid boozer existence and dredging up unspoken truths.

Shot on location in South Dakota's natural light, "Tater Tot & Patton" is a true blue independent narrative production. It also stars a cute dog named Little Bastard!


Thursday March 8, 2018 6:05pm - 7:36pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

8:10pm

My Name is Myeisha
(drama)
USA - 82 minutes
filmmaker in attendance
Director: Gus Krieger
Writer: Rickerby Hinds, Gus Krieger
Producer: Paulette Brown-Hinds, Joshua Bunting, Robert Dehn, Michael Glassman, Rickerby Hinds, Scott Hyman, Gus Krieger, Carl W. Lucas
Cast: Rhaechyl Walker, John Merchant, Dominique Toney, Dee Dee Stephens, Alexander Brown-Hinds, with Yvette Cason and Gregg Daniel

Teenage Myeisha Jackson crosses over into a hip-hop-musical dreamscape at the moment of her tragic death and contemplates her life; what it was and what it could have been.


Thursday March 8, 2018 8:10pm - 9:32pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

8:20pm

Never Steady, Never Still
(drama)
Canada - 111 minutes

Co-presented by the Consulate General of Canada
www.twitter.com/CanCGMPLS

Writer/Director: Kathleen Hepburn
Producer: James Brown, Tyler Hagan
Cast: Shirley Henderson, Theodore Pellerin, Mary Galloway, Nicholas Campbell

NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL, the feature film debut of Kathleen Hepburn, is a tender and heartbreaking story of a physically disabled mother and discontent son - each alienated from their world and struggling to manage in the face of grief, guilt, and chronic disease.



Thursday March 8, 2018 8:20pm - 10:11pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

8:30pm

Short Film Block #4 - Nebraska Shorts
Screening order:

Kaela's Dream directed by Rigobert Ngnoumen
Nebraska Space Agency directed by Robert Foley
The Pool directed by Tom Sarni
Amnesia directed by Sasha Sepahpur
First Hunt directed by Jonathan Kimbrell
Eskimo Kisses directed by Chuck Mittan
Central Incompetence directed by Grant Carson
Breakdown directed by Jack Hoppe
Let's Grow Here directed by Brent Lubbert
The Boulevard: All You Need is Chill created by Trevor Nealy & Karl Yanike

Short Films
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Nebraska Space Agency

USA - 2:13 minutesDirector: (default) Director of the Nebraska Space AgencyWriter: R. FoleyWebsiteTrailer Location: https://www.youtu.be/QvAHatisa2EThis very poor animation is presented as a vague grand scheme and goof on the idea that Nebraska has a space program.  Crossover technology from space exploration impacts many areas of daily life... Read More →
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Amnesia

USA - 3:48 minutesWriter/Director: Sasha SepahpurProducer: Mackenzie DavenportCast: Jack Buchanan, Jaylin Weiss, Brook Pickering, Anthony Delaney, Mackenzie DavenportWhen a boy wakes up with transient global amnesia after a car accident, he uses items that he finds in the car to... Read More →
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Breakdown

USA - 8:38 minutesProducer/Director: Jack HoppeWriter: Carl V. RossiCast: Cameron Currie, Kasey HalversonWill an actor's dream of becoming a star become a reality? Or will a broken down car, an angry sister, and an oversized ego get in his way?
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The Boulevard: All You Need is Chill

(comedy)USA - 15:45 minutesFilmmakers in attendanceCreated by Trevor Nealy & Karl YanikeWriter: Trevor NealyCast: Karl Yanike, Trevor Nealy, Jimmy Hill, Jen Wright, Matthew Ebel, David Hayden, Mark BenedaKevin and Rufus find themselves doing the same thing over and over again. So... Read More →
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Kaela's Dream

USA - 15 MinutesWriter/Director/Producer: Rigobert NgnoumenCast: Elisa Lau, Nancy Anaya, Alex Sosa, Tabatha Sturdivant, Mele G, Ed Green, Sandra KaiWebsiteFacebooktrailer location:https://vimeo.com/256355430A young woman strives for significance in her passion as an artist. If sh... Read More →
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Let's Grow Here

USA - 13:17 minutesWriter/Director: Brent LubbertProducer: Big Muddy Urban FarmCast: Bob Hutton, Cait Caughey, James Lemieux, Tyler Magnuson, Ali Clark, Matt Cronin, Brent Lubbert, Dan Egan, Martin Janousek, Chris Foster, Taylor Jespersen, Kia Beason, Terry Salem, Emily Hefeli, Cadence... Read More →
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First Hunt

USA - 17:37 minutesDirector: Jonathan KimbrellWriter: K. Anthony, Jonathan KimbrellProducer: Nathan RomesserCast: Andrew Prescott, Jeff Hoover, Timothy MantilEx special agent hunts a shapeshifting serial killer who has abducted his son.
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Central Incompetence

USA - 6:15 minutesDirector: Grant CarsonWriter: Grant Carson, based on character by Lindsey ParodiProducer: Grant Carson, Reed EllefsonCast: Lindsey Parodi, Elizabeth Heskett, Jeremy Blomstedt, Munter Mruz, Cameron Currie, Logan Young, Travis BanksChaos ensues when a wild secret... Read More →
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Eskimo Kisses

USA - 5:50 minutesWriter/Director: Chuck MittanProducer: Kathy MittanCast: Melissa Holder, Jade Holder, Kathy MittanFacebookIMDbAttending his mother's funeral with his wife and young granddaughter, a man recalls some of the events that shaped his life, both joyous and tragic... Read More →
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The Pool

USA - 7:03 minutesWriter/Director: Tom SarniCast: Riley Mckee, Tom Sarni, Sam Westontrailer location:https://vimeo.com/253726974The life of a pool owner quickly spirals out of control when malevolent forces upend his daily routine... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 8:30pm - 10:05pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St

10:00pm

Playmakers Pizzeria Thursday Night Party
Free entry for folks with All Access passes
$10 entry without a pass.

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Playmaker Pizzeria & Sports Grill 12744 Westport Pkwy, La Vista
 
Friday, March 9
 

5:00pm

Virtual Reality Suite
Visit our VR Suite throughout the weekend to experience the latest technology and some of the hottest Virtual Reality films on the film festival circuit



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Asteroids

Asteroids11 minutesWriter/Director: Eric DarnellCast: Elizabeth Banks, Ingrid Nilsenhttp://www baobabstudios.com/http://www baobabstudios.box.com/s/asjggfh093wxle0lje798i1ucsmdyg4uhttp://www www.facebook.com/baobabstudios/http://www www.twitter.com/baobabstudioshttp://www www ins... Read More →
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Boxes

13 minutesWriter/Director: Matt NaylorProducer: Tanya BelkCast: Nick Reber, Katie Folger, Steve Shearer, Aidan Gouldhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt7380564/Soon after his father's death, a young dad returns to his childhood home to clear out the last of his family's belongings. Insid... Read More →
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Ray

6 minutesWriter/Director: Rafael PavonCast: Laia Manzanareshttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt7640592/One night, Lucy wakes up to a strange light creature called Ray. While trying to understand each other through a whimsical dance of light, they find themselves trapped in a dilemma of t... Read More →
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Broken Night

10 minutesDirector: Alon Benari, Tal ZubalskyWriter: Alex VlackProducer: Jacob Wasserman, Rose Seyfried, Kimberly ParkerCast: Emily Mortimer, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Nathanson, Josh Greenhttp://www.brokennightvr.com/http://www.vimeo.com/210342476http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6705706/A woman and her husband (Emily Mortimer... Read More →
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Night Night

6:30 minutesDirector: Guy ShelmerdineWriters: Teal Greyhavens, Guy ShelmerdineCast: Dominik Jakoubek, Petr Klimes, Abigail Ricehttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt7203750/GUY SHELMERDINE is an internationally-renowned director of commercials, music videos, short films, and groundbreaking... Read More →

Friday March 9, 2018 5:00pm - 9:30pm
VR Suite

5:45pm

Short Film Block #5
Screening order:

Alzhaimour directed by Pierre Van de Kerckhove
Maude directed by Anna Margaret Hollyman
An Aria for Albrights directed by Alexander Jeffery
Zion directed by Floyd Russ
Stealing Silver directed by Mark Lobatto
What Lives Under the Bed directed by Joey Daniel
The Final Show directed by Dana Nachman

Short Films
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An Aria for Albrights

(drama)USA - 16:12 minutesFilmmaker in attendanceDirector: Alexander JeffreyWriter: Paul Petersen, Alexander JefferyProducer: Jacki & Douglas Alexander, Alexander Jeffery, Paul PetersenCast: Laura Bretan, Paul PetersenFacebookTrailer: https://www.vimeo.com/232033858An Aria For Al... Read More →
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Alzhaimour

Belgium - 14:36 minutesWriter/Director: Pierre Van de KerckhoveProducer: Pierre De Lattretrailer location: http://www.vimeo.com/221291232Louise, aged 68, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease and lives in a nursing home. Her daily life is riddled with sadness because her son Dani... Read More →
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What Lives Under the Bed

(fantasy)USA - 20:23 minutesDirector: Joey DanielWriter: Spencer MarentetteProducer: Laurence ZanelliCast: Adam Elliot, Jack Reid, Andre Gower, Maurice LeMarche, Abe Martell, Brian HashimotoA timid young boy goes on the adventure of lifetime after catching the monster that lives... Read More →
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Maude

(comedy)USA - 9:56 minutesWriter/Director: Anna Margaret HollymanProducer: Bettina Barrow, Jason Klorfein, Anna Margaret HollymanCast: Anna Margaret Hollyman, Megan Ferugson, Nico Evers-Swindell, Heather Kafka, Paul Soileau, Mabel Savage, Nathalie HolmesWebsiteIMDbInstagramTeeny... Read More →
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The Final Show

USA - 9:00 minutesWriter/Director: Dana NachmanProducers: Ian Reinhard, Dana Nachman, Ric SmithCast: Elizabeth Hayden, Nancy Dussault, Jerry Douglas, Murphy Dunne, Peter Mark RichmanWebsiteIMDbWe meet Betty Schwartz in the last 2 minutes of her life. She’s working on her breakf... Read More →
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Stealing Silver

UK - 19:55 minutesWriter/Director: Mark LobattoProducer: Dom SantryWebsiteFacebookTwitterIMDbInstagramtrailer location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERgiBc3zzzcA young woman is forced to confront a painful time in her life when she discovers just how wrong she's been about the... Read More →
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Zion

(documentary)USA - 10:25 minutesDirector: Floyd RussProducer: Carter CollinsCast: Zion Clark, Gilbert Donahue, Kimberly HawkinsWebsiteA portrait of Zion Clark, a young wrestler who was born without legs and grew up in foster care... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 5:45pm - 7:21pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St

6:00pm

Rodents of Unusual Size
USA - 71
filmmaker in attendance
Directed and Produced by: Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler & Jeff SpringerNarrated by Wendell Pierce

Hard headed Louisiana fisherman Thomas Gonzales doesn't know what will hit him next. After decades of hurricanes and oil spills he faces a new threat - hordes of monstrous 20 pound swamp rats.  Known as “nutria”, these invasive South American rodents breed faster than the roving squads of hunters can control them. And with their orange teeth and voracious appetite they are eating up the coastal wetlands that protects Thomas' town of Delacroix Island from hurricanes. But the people who have lived here for generations are not the type of folks who will give up without a fight. Thomas and a pack of lively bounty hunters are hellbent on saving Louisiana before it dissolves beneath their feet. It is man vs. rodent. May the best mammal win.


Friday March 9, 2018 6:00pm - 7:11pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

6:10pm

The Independents
(drama)
USA - 97 minutes

Writer/Director: Greg Naughton
Producer: Greg Naughton, Dorottya Mathe, Jonathan Burkhart p.g.a
Cast: Rich Price, Greg Naughton, Brian Chartrand, Richard Kind, Boyd Gaines, James Naughton, Kelli O'Hara, Chris Sullivan, George Wendt

THE INDEPENDENTS is musical comedy and drama about three struggling solo-artists who collide at the same “crossroads” and discover harmony. Thus is born “RGB” (at least until they come up with a better band name) and what follows is their roller-coaster-ride journey across America for one last high-stakes shot at musical glory.


Friday March 9, 2018 6:10pm - 7:47pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

8:15pm

Pick of the Litter
USA - 80 minutes
Filmmaker in attendance


Producer/Director: Dana Nachman, Don Hardy

Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from birth through the day they make it to become a Guide Dog and into the hands of a blind person, or get cut from the program. The audience comes along on the two-year odyssey as the five dogs train to become guide dogs. Only the best dog will make the cut.


Friday March 9, 2018 8:15pm - 9:35pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

8:30pm

Short Film block #6 - Nebraska Shorts
Screening order:

I'm Just Saying... directed by Joe Vonnahme
Whitney Young, To Become Great… directed by Jason Fischer
Left Field directed by Adam Turner
As Thick As Thieves directed by Jordan Smith
Verge directed by Saisrikanth Chillara
The First Day of School directed by Benjamin J Lane
Tunnels Above Ground directed by Bronwen Carson
Cross-Stitch directed by Maya Peirce
Dakota directed by Mike Montgomery

Short Films
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Cross-Stitch

USA - 6:00 minutesWriter/Director: Maya Linn PeirceProducers: Brook ZessinCast: Aguel Lual, Jade Miralleshttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt7799200On the cusp of a new year, a mother deals with the loss of her young daughter, but a stranger leads her to the resolution she didn't know sh... Read More →
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Dakota

USA - 16:19 minutesDirector: Mike MontgomeryWriter: Misty MaddenStory By: Misty Madden, Kelli ChavesProducers: Jordan Warren, Misty Madden, Danny Herb, Kelli Chaves, Andy McEnteeCast: Misty Madden, Kelli Chaves, Meredith Wachter, Leigh Davidson, Brenna Piller, Audrey Boos, Billy St. John, James Allen, Rachele Brown, Krystal Wilwerding, Jordan Warren, Doc... Read More →
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Left Field

(drama)USA - 6:00 minutesDirector: Adam TurnerWriter: Maya Linn PeirceProducer: Adam Turner, Jon BassCast: Hunter Cruz, Travis Banks, Kami CooperAfter a death in the family, two best friends reunite and repair their strained relationship.
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Whitney Young, To Become Great…

USA - 15:36 minutes Director: Jason R. FischerProducer: Urban League of NebraskaYouth from the Nebraska Urban League worked on a historical short film about the Whitney Young. They explore how he was as big as Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. Also how he got his start in Omah... Read More →
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Tunnels Above Ground

USA - 9:57 minutesDirector: Bronwen CarsonWriters: Samantha Michele Buchanan (story by), Bronwen Carson (screenwriter)Cast: Samantha Michele Buchanan, Elizabeth Raia, Pierce NicholsWhen Christine comes home to find her brother, Derren, once again in the hospital with the degenera... Read More →
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I'm Just Saying...

USA - 2:56 minutesWriter/Director: Joe VonnahmeProducer: Justin Mark O'BrienCast: Joe Vonnahme, Beckam NelsonJoe vents on issues he believes to be detrimental towards today's and future generations' idea of self-worth and success. At the same time, he struggles with his own feeli... Read More →
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The First Day of School

USA - 4:27 minutesWriter/Director: Ben LaneThe first day of school can be stressful for anyone, especially when the teacher decides to give a pop quiz.
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As Thick As Thieves

USA - 10:32 minutesWriter/Director: Jordan SmithProducer: Alexander SiennaCast: J Isaiah Smith, Frankie Ali, Trishonna Trends, Crew: Cody Jones, Myles A. Davis, Jacob Reynolds, Ian Snyder, Cayle Jones, Aaron Smith, Dalamar McTizicA young couple gets robbed in the middle of the ni... Read More →
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Verge

USA - 22:16 minutesDirector: Saisrikanth ChillaraWriter: Saisrikanth Chillara, Jitendra Pandit, Subhalaksmi SrikanthProducer: Subhalakshmi Srikanth, Dinesh Killana, Jay TedlaCast: Dinesh Killana, Chaitanya Killana, Nitya Killana, Jophy Varghese, Bhuvanesh Lal, Raj DudduFacebookTw... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 8:30pm - 10:05pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St

8:40pm

The Endless
(Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Horror)
USA - 112 minutes
100% on Rotten Tomatoes


Director: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
Writer: Justin Benson
Cast: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Callie Hernandez, Emily Montague, Lew Temple, Tate Ellington, James Jordan

Following their Lovecraftian modern cult classic SPRING, acclaimed filmmakers Moorhead and Benson return with this mind-bending thriller that follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn’t as young men, they’re forced to reconsider the cult’s beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult.

Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more sane than they once thought


Friday March 9, 2018 8:40pm - 10:20pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

10:00pm

Ring the Bell Party at Julio's West
Ring the Bell Party
Julio’s West
2820 South 123rd Ct
Free taco bar provided by Julio’s
Drink Specials / Cash bar
Free entry for folks with All Access passes!

Friday March 9, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Julio's West 2820 South 123rd Ct
 
Saturday, March 10
 

9:30am

Documentary Filmmaking
A conversation with visiting documentary filmmakers about their process

Saturday March 10, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

10:00am

Virtual Reality Suite
Visit our VR Suite throughout the weekend to experience the latest technology and some of the hottest Virtual Reality films on the film festival circuit



Moderators
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Asteroids

Asteroids11 minutesWriter/Director: Eric DarnellCast: Elizabeth Banks, Ingrid Nilsenhttp://www baobabstudios.com/http://www baobabstudios.box.com/s/asjggfh093wxle0lje798i1ucsmdyg4uhttp://www www.facebook.com/baobabstudios/http://www www.twitter.com/baobabstudioshttp://www www ins... Read More →
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Boxes

13 minutesWriter/Director: Matt NaylorProducer: Tanya BelkCast: Nick Reber, Katie Folger, Steve Shearer, Aidan Gouldhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt7380564/Soon after his father's death, a young dad returns to his childhood home to clear out the last of his family's belongings. Insid... Read More →
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Ray

6 minutesWriter/Director: Rafael PavonCast: Laia Manzanareshttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt7640592/One night, Lucy wakes up to a strange light creature called Ray. While trying to understand each other through a whimsical dance of light, they find themselves trapped in a dilemma of t... Read More →
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Broken Night

10 minutesDirector: Alon Benari, Tal ZubalskyWriter: Alex VlackProducer: Jacob Wasserman, Rose Seyfried, Kimberly ParkerCast: Emily Mortimer, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Nathanson, Josh Greenhttp://www.brokennightvr.com/http://www.vimeo.com/210342476http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6705706/A woman and her husband (Emily Mortimer... Read More →
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Night Night

6:30 minutesDirector: Guy ShelmerdineWriters: Teal Greyhavens, Guy ShelmerdineCast: Dominik Jakoubek, Petr Klimes, Abigail Ricehttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt7203750/GUY SHELMERDINE is an internationally-renowned director of commercials, music videos, short films, and groundbreaking... Read More →

Saturday March 10, 2018 10:00am - 9:30pm
VR Suite

10:30am

Filmmaker Panel
A discussion with the attending (non-Nebraska) OFF'18 filmmakers

Saturday March 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

11:15am

Muth Williams: The Artist in the Basement
USA - 41 minutes
filmmaker in attendance
Producer/Director:John Spence

Muth Williams was an artist. Period. He was born with great artistic talent which he used prolifically. Muth Williams was also reclusive. Exhibiting the art that he made was not a priority. He worked for much of his adult life in the basement of his parent's house. Only after his death at age 54 was anyone able to see the body of work those years produced.

Saturday March 10, 2018 11:15am - 11:56am
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

11:30am

The Moments That Mattered
The Moments That Mattered

A frank discussion about the moments,  choices, and decisions that turned out to make a big difference in our filmmaking careers  at every level along the way.

Speakers
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Jason Headley

Jason Headley’s feature film, “A Bad Idea Gone Wrong,” won a Special Jury Prize at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award at the deadCenter Film Festival. Called “a talent to watch” by the Hollywood Reporter, Jason is currently writing an upcoming feature... Read More →
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Pamela Ribon

Pamela Ribon is a screenwriter (Moana, Smurfs: The Lost Village), TV writer (Samantha Who?), comic book writer (SLAM!, Rick & Morty), author, and best-selling novelist. She’s currently co-writing Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. She was recently named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

11:30am

Short Film Block #7
Screening order:

The Undertaker's Son directed by The Affolter Bros.
Thursday Night directed by Gonçalo Almeida
Ruthless directed by Chris Pender
Mi Miedo (My Fear) directed by Manfred López Grem
Game directed by Joy Webster
Suits Don't Matter directed by Michael P. Jahoda
Justice Served directed by Patrick Rea
Wink directed by Monika Petrillo
Rabbit Punch directed by Keith Farrell

Short Films
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Mi Miedo (My Fear)

Mexico - 4:19 minutesDirector: Manfred Lopez GremWriter: Diego Dávalos AmezcuaProducer: Edna Aguilar AguilarCast: Diego Dávalos AmezcuawebsiteFacebookIMDbtrailer location: https://vimeo.com/220534564A short documentary explores how a teen, born with a physical disability, finds... Read More →
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Game

Canada - 13:55 minutesWriter/Director: Joy WebsterProducer: Lucas FordCast: Jack Fulton, Ava PrestonWebsiteIMDbFacebookTrailer Location: http://.www.vimeo.com/224150961A young boy struggles to endure his sister's twisted games and accept his mother's death... Read More →
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Suits Don't Matter

USA - 2:54 minutesDirector: Michael P. JahodaWriter: Phil E. EichingerProducer: Phil E. Eichinger, Michael P. JahodaCast: Phil E. Eichinger, Jonathan FeldmanWebsiteIMDbWhat happens when routine ends? A moment when we realize the change that occurs during life and how we reflect u... Read More →
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Thursday Night

Portugal - 8:00 minutesWriter/Director: Gonçalo AlmeidaProducer: Tiago Rosa-RossoCast: Bimbo and DakotaAn elusive stranger pays Bimbo a visit in the middle of the night to deliver a vital message.
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Rabbit Punch

UK - 15:00 minutesDirector: Keith FarrellWriter: Hannah SaltProducers: Phil Meachem, Leah BlackabyCast: Jordan Wendl, Will Johnson, Ciarán Griffiths, Darwin Taylor, Rosina CarboneIMDbFacebookInstagramTrailer Location: http://www.vimeo.com/199060636A young refugee struggles to se... Read More →
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Ruthless

(drama)Australia - 15:30 minutesWriter/Director: Chris PenderProducer: Annabel ClaytonCast: Felicity Steel, David Kambouris, Sarah Wickhamtrailer location: https://vimeo.com/238189685Doris’s mind is slipping... She is not only haunted by the death of her beloved husband James... Read More →
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Justice Served

USA - 12:56 minutesWriter/Director: Patrick ReaProducer: Elisa James, Patrick ReaCast: Davis DeRock, Elisa James, Jason Miller, Jennifer Seward, Tom SuttonAn attorney defends a young man who has committed a crime in a world where morality is turned upside down.
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The Undertaker's Son

Canada - 13:56 minutesWriters/Directors: The Affolter Bros.Producer: The Affolter Bros., Rebeka HerronCast: Louis Ferreira, Darien ProvostIMDbFacebookInstagramTrailer Location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec2YZkw3iNgDespite his desire to do anything but, Christopher Redding is... Read More →
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Wink

USA - 15:34 minutesWriter/Director: Monika PetrilloProducer: James BaumgartnerCast: Caitlin Brandes, Michael ChandlerwebsiteIMDbFacebookInstagramTrailer Location: http://www.vimeo.com/monikapetrillo/winktrailerA lonely and slightly repressed housewife discovers an unusual way to... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2018 11:30am - 1:11pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St

1:00pm

Filmmaking in Nebraska
An open panel discussion about filmmaking in Nebraska.

Saturday March 10, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

1:00pm

Meerkat Maantuig (Meerkat Moonship)
(drama / fantasy)
South Africa - 96 minutes

Writer/Director: Hanneke Schutte
Producer: Andre Scholtz, Dries Scholtz
Cast: Anchen du Plessis, Themba Ntuli, Hanle Barnard, Pierre van Pletzen, Rika Sennett, Drikus Volschenk, Doctor Khasu-Nkatlo

Timid, wildly imaginative 13-year-old Gideonette de La Rey learns that the name she was given comes with it a horrible curse. After her father dies, Gideonette is paralyzed by fear and is sent to live on a farm with her grandparents where she befriends a young deaf boy who is “training” to become an astronaut and preparing to fly away in a Moonship that Gideonette’s grandfather had built.


Saturday March 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:36pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

2:15pm

Short Film Block #8
Screening order:

Don't be a Hero directed by Pete Lee
So Much Yellow directed by Erica Milsom
Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times directed by Marcus Markou
From Scratch directed by Anthony Almonte
My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes directed by Charlie Tyrell
The Transfer directed by Michael Grudsky
Madre (Mother) directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Short Films
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Madre (Mother)

(drama)Spain - 18:00 minutesWriter/Director: Rodrigo SorogoyenProducer: María del Puy Alvarado, Clara Nieto, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Marta Garcia LarriuCast: Marta Nieto, Blanca Apilanez, Alvaro Balas, Miriam CorreaIMDbtrailer location: https://www.vimeo.com/213321129While at home in... Read More →
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Don't be a Hero

USA - 15:05 minutesWriter/Director: Pete LeeCast: Missi Pyle, Ashley Spillers, Amber JenkinsIMDbA middle-aged woman battles her loneliness and boredom by robbing banks in the guise of a cowboy on her lunch break. But after the adrenaline rush wears off, she still has to deal with... Read More →
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From Scratch

USA - 12:33 minutesDirector: Anthony AlmonteWriter: Sutton Dewey, Mark MillnerProducer: Emily WirthCast: Curtiss Cook, Paul Bomba, Robbie TannFacebookIMDbA death row prison chef reflects on his past and perfects an old recipe. Starring Curtiss Cook (House of Cards, Shutter Island... Read More →
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My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes

(documentary)Canada - 13:41 minutesDirector: Charlie TyrellWriter: Charlie Tyrell, Josef BeebyProducer: Julie BaldassiCast: David Wain (narrator)WebsiteIMDbFacebookInstagramMY DEAD DAD'S PORNO TAPES is as provocative an examination of life as it sounds. Prompted by his father’s... Read More →
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Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times

United Kingdom - 12:12 minutesWriter/Director: Marcus MarkouCast: Laurence Spellman, Georgina Blackledge, Sargon YeldaWebsiteIMDbTrailer Location: https://www.vimeo.com/237923323Two strangers meet at five key turning points over the duration of their lives. Initial conflict gives... Read More →
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The Transfer

Germany, Israel, Austria - 22:24 minutesDirector: Michael GrudskyWriter: Evgeny SosnitskyProducer: Nina PoschinskiCast: Ido Bartal, Imri Biton, Adeeb Safadi, Yair Mossel, Tom HagiFacebookIMDbErez, an Israeli commissioned officer, and two other soldiers have been ordered to transf... Read More →
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So Much Yellow

USA - 10:00 minutesWriter/Director: Erica MilsomProducer: Todd ShaimanCast: Kayline and Otto GavendaWebsiteIMDbFacebookInstagramSet in Northern California in the late sixties, So Much Yellow is a short, dramatic film about a young girl and the family road trip that changes her li... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2018 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St

3:30pm

Bernard & Huey
(comedy)
USA - 89 minutes
Filmmaker in attendance

Director: Dan Mirvish
Writer: Jules Feiffer
Producer: Mike Ryan, Dana Altman
Cast: David Koechner, Jim Rash, Sasha Alexander, Eka Darville, Richard Kind, Lauren Miller Rogen, Nancy Travis, Bellamy Young, Mae Whitman

Based on a screenplay by legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jules Feiffer, Bernard and Huey is a comedy about two old friends who reconnect after 30 years apart, and the women who complicate their lives. 


Saturday March 10, 2018 3:30pm - 4:59pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

3:45pm

Chasing the Blues
(comedy)
USA - 77 minutes
Filmmaker in attendance

Director: Scott SmithWriter: Scott Smith, Kevin Guilfoile
Producer: John Fromstein, Jacqueline "JJ" Ingram, DeAnna Cooper
Cast: Jon Lovitz, Steve Guttenberg, Grant Rosenmeyer, Anna Maria Horseford, Ronald L Conner, Chelsea Tavares, Clem Cheung

Two rival record collectors attempt to con an old lady out of a rare but cursed 1930s blues record. When a series of unfortunate circumstances lands them in jail, the feud festers for over 20 years until they are released from prison and get a second chance at snagging the vinyl – this time from a more formidable foe.


Saturday March 10, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

5:00pm

One Vote
USA - 78 minutes
Filmmaker in attendance

Director: Christine Woodhouse
Story Research by: Eric Benninghoff
Cast: Claude, Jennifer and Robert Bondy; Warren Buffett; James Higgins; Michael and Brandon Hiser; Brenda Williams

One Vote captures the compelling stories of diverse American voters on Election Day 2016: the charismatic owner of the last tavern polling place in the US, an Alaskan family that travels by dogsled to reach the polls, an iconic American investor who devotes his Election Day to transporting voters in Omaha needing a ride, a gospel-singing physician who heals and empowers disenfranchised citizens in rural South Carolina, and a former felon, casting an emotional vote in Kentucky for the first time since his right to vote was restored.

At a moment of unprecedented cynicism about the political process, One Vote bears hopeful witness to the humanity and rich diversity of American voters, and to the unsung stories that comprise our exercise of democracy.


Saturday March 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:18pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St

6:00pm

I Hate The Man In My Basement
(drama)
USA - 103 minutes

Writer/Director: Dustin Cook
Producer: Dustin Cook, Drew Allen
Cast: Chris Marquette, Nora-Jane Noone, Manny Montana

A man is in grief after the murder of his wife. When he’s coerced by an obnoxious co-worker to join him for some salsa lessons, he develops an unexpected crush on his instructor. Unfortunately for him, it’s hard to move on with a budding romance when you have your wife’s killer chained up in the basement.


Saturday March 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:43pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

6:15pm

Dark Money
USA - 98 minutes

Director/Producer: Kimberly Reed
Writer: Kimberly Reed, Jay Sterrenberg
Producer: Kimberly Reed, Katy Chevigny

A century ago, corrupt money swamped Montana’s legislature, but Montanans rose up to prohibit corporate campaign contributions. Today, in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision — which allows unlimited, anonymous money to pour into elections nationwide — Montana is once again fighting to preserve open and honest elections. Following an investigative reporter through a political thriller, DARK MONEY exposes one of the greatest threats to American democracy.


Saturday March 10, 2018 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

7:45pm

Short Film Block #9 - Nebraska Shorts
Screening order:.

Helping Others: The Scatter Joy Acres Story directed by Trent Hancock
The Pure Product of Omaha directed by Mike Comstock
Trading Faces directed by Jack Hoppe
The Legend of Wolfe Canyon directed by Sam Senser
Certainty directed by Candace Nelson
Mildred D. Brown, a Life and a Legacy directed by Jason Fischer
Kap directed by David M. Weiss (out of competition)
Until Now directed by Dana Altman
The Headliner directed by Tony Bonacci
Sally directed by Jordan Fountain
Now or Forever directed by Darcy Lueking Bahensky

Short Films
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The Legend of Wolfe Canyon

(drama)USA - 3:53 minutesDirector: Sam SenserWriter: Monet Mccoy, Sam Senser, John Senser, Jake Bruce, John DuplancichProducer: John SenserCast: Jake Bruce, Carter Terry, Olivia MinchowTwo cowboys hear the faint distant sound of a violin leading them to the legendary town of Wolf... Read More →
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Certainty

USA - 9:18 minutesWriter/Director: Candace NelsonProducers: Natalia HernandezCast: Lindsey Parodi, Ben GothierTrailer Location:A girl caught in-between life and death must face the reasons that got her there in the first place.
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Trading Faces

USA - 7:15 minutesDirector: Jack HoppeWriter: Warren Bable, Jack HoppeProducers: Warren Bable, Wil Boyens, Jack HoppeCast: Mikey Barth, Logan YoungTwo college friends must face unprecedented consequences after an ugly fight lands them in each other's shoes.
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Now or Forever

USA - 16:45 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Darcy Lueking BahenskyCast: Hannah Ramsgard, Grant Koch, Johanna Perkins, Kathleen Wozniack, Rick MarlattFacebookOn the day of her wedding, a young bride wrestles with her own expectations... Read More →
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The Headliner

USA - 14:42 minutesDirector: Tony BonacciWriter: Christine Burright McGuiganProducers: Gregory Lilly, Tony BonacciCast: Darrick Silkman, Bruce Briggs, Rachel Ware, Shelby Seier, Myrddin McHugh, Matt McGuigan, Louvell Rogers II, Dasha Sudarhttps://www.facebook.com/theheadlinerfilm... Read More →
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Kap

(drama)Haiti - 8:22 minutesScreening out of competitionDirector: David M. WeissWriter: Jason Levering and David M. WeissProducer: Candice Jean-Jaques, Jason Levering, David M. WeissCast: Scheider C., Emanuelle C., Erby BeauvilWebsiteFacebookIMDbtrailer location: https://vimeo.com... Read More →
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Mildred D. Brown, a Life and a Legacy

USA - 9:33 minutesDirector: Jason R. FischerProducer: Urban League of NebraskaMildred D. Brown was an Omaha, Nebraska Native that founded the first Black woman-owned newspaper. Which is the longest running black-owned newspaper as well. This short documentary examines the flair a... Read More →
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Until Now

USA - 8:05 minutesDirector: Dana AltmanWriters: Samantha Michele Buchanan (story), Derrek E. SchutteCast: Matthew Boyce, Samantha Michele Buchanan, Joseph CashNever has a found letter, a first time read, great timing and a simple dance been combined into one work revealing a true... Read More →
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The Pure Product of Omaha

USA - 4:56 minutesWriter/Director: Mike ComstockCast: Phineas ComstockAn impressionistic look at Omaha's art and music community...
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Sally

USA - 1:30 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Jordan FountainCast: Aylin Claire Dolan,Mary F. DolanWhat was it like when the world was a vast and mysterious place?
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Helping Others: The Scatter Joy Acres Story

USA - 5:53 minutesWriter/Director/Producer: Trenton HancockCast: Reaganne Heller, Tim Heller, Joy BartlingScatter Joy Acres is a local Omaha ranch that contains many service animals to be provided to people in need. Joy Bartling, the owner of the ranch started with the goal of he... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2018 7:45pm - 9:15pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #9 304 N 174th St

8:30pm

Adventures in Public School
(comedy)
Canada - 86 minutes 
Co-presented by the Consulate General of Canada
www.twitter.com/CanCGMPLS

Director: Kyle Rideout
Writer: Josh Epstein, Kyle Rideout
Producer: Josh Epstein
Cast: Judy Greer, Daniel Doheny, Russell Peters, Grace Park, Andrew McNee, Siobhan Williams, Alex Barima, Andrea Bang, Josh Epstein

A socially awkward home-schooled kid forces his way into public-school against his suffocating but loving mother's wishes.



Saturday March 10, 2018 8:30pm - 9:56pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

8:45pm

The Guilty
(Thriller)
Denmark - 85 minutes
Sundance Audience Choice Winner for World Cinema-Dramatic

Director: Gustav Möller
Writer:  Emil Nygaard Albertsen, Gustav Möller
Cast: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi

Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.


Saturday March 10, 2018 8:45pm - 10:10pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St
 
Sunday, March 11
 

9:00am

Card-making Workshop
A free card-making workshop inspired by a documentary will return to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Omaha Campus as part the 2018 Omaha Film Festival.

We’re pleased to continue this free and public event after last year’s success partnering with the filmmakers for the documentary “The Bear and the Owl,” which tells the story of a young girl in 1986 who received a handmade card from a complete stranger every day for more than two years as she spent time in the hospital.

Since showing last year at the 12th annual Omaha Film Festival, “The Bear and the Owl” has gone on to screen at other festivals, most recently the Hollywood Film Festival.

Materials will be provided during the workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 11. The cards will be delivered to patients of all ages receiving care at Madonna’s Omaha Campus.

This year the Omaha Film Festival, a 6 day festival that celebrates the artistic, educational and historical importance of motion pictures, has seven feature-length documentaries to choose from, along with 5 special screenings, 13 narrative features and 10 short film blocks.

What: Card-making workshop for patients
When: 9-11 a.m. on Sunday, March 11
Where: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Omaha Campus
17500 Burke Street, Omaha, NE 68118
(Please park in the main parking lot and enter through the east door, next to the main entrance, facing Village Pointe)


Sunday March 11, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital 17500 Burke Street, Omaha, NE 68118
  • website www.madonna.org/

11:25am

Mary Goes Round
(drama)
Canada - 84 minutes
Co-presented by the Consulate General of Canada
www.twitter.com/CanCGMPLS

Writer/Director: Molly McGlynn
Producer: Matt Code
Cast: Aya Cash, Sara Waisglass, John Ralston, Melanie Nicholls-King

Mary is a substance abuse counsellor with a drinking problem. After getting arrested for drunk driving and losing her job, Mary returns to her hometown where she is forced to come to terms with her estranged father and form a bond with her teenage half-sister whom she’s never met.



Sunday March 11, 2018 11:25am - 12:49pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #13 304 N 174th St

11:30am

Short Film Block #10 Animated
Screening order:

Weeds directed by Kevin Hudson
Vows directed by Mark McKinsey
The Snowman's Hat directed by Jeff Draheim
I Mostri non Esistono (Monsters Don't Exist) directed by Ilaria Angelini, Nicola Bernardi, Luca Barberis Organista
First Bloom directed by Tingting Liu
The Orange Crayon directed by Eric Hug
The Pirate Cruncher directed by Paul Conner
Hedgehog’s Home directed by Eva Cvijanovic
Sunny and Gerd in Spring Cleaning directed by Dacosta Bayley
Mars Love directed by Mario Serrano
Midnight Runway directed by Alejandro Garza Villanueva
Cradle directed by Devon Manney
E-delivery directed by Young Gul Cho
Catherine directed by Britt Raes
Two Balloons directed by Mark Smith

Short Films
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Two Balloons

(Animation / Adventure)USA - 9:08 minutesWriter/Director: Mark C. SmithProducer: Adam C. SagerWebsiteIMDbFacebookInstagramTrailer Location: https://www.vimeo.com/225176294Two travelers return to a place crossed by stars and clouds where love is at the beginning of everything... Read More →
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First Bloom

China/USA - 4:38 minutesWriter/Director: Tingting LiuWebsiteIMDbFacebooktrailer location: https://www.vimeo.com/200698638He is a servant in the royal palace. She is the emperor's daughter.Growing up together, they become friends and soul mates. Naturally theirbudding feelings for... Read More →
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Catherine

Belgium - 11:51 minutesWriter/Director: Britt RaesProducer: Karim Rhellamwww.facebook.com/shortfilmCatherineTrailer Location: https://vimeo.com/169825442Catherine loves pets! But most of all, she loves her cat. As she grows up, she can not connect with other people. Her cat is he... Read More →
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Sunny and Gerd in Spring Cleaning

Canada - 5:35 minutesWriter/Director: DaCosta BayleyProduces: DaCosta Bayley, Jennifer DahlmanWebsiteWebsiteA whistle blows, signalling break time. Gerd sits in his favourite spot to enjoy his break and catch up on some reading. Unbeknownst to Gerd, his best friend Sunny is about... Read More →
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Cradle

USA - 14:33 minutesWriter/Director: Devon ManneyCast: Alexa Nikol Curran, Devon Manney, Trevor LarsonWebsiteIMDbFacebookTrailer Location: https://www.vimeo.com/220083389Returning to the USA after losing both arms overseas, a young veteran battles phantom pains, prosthetics, and m... Read More →
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The Pirate Cruncher

USA - 9:58 minutesDirector: Paul Conner, Tripp VromanWriter: Alexander Ang (story)Cast: Jonathan Eldridge, Troy HaleyIMDbOne night in Port Royal a band of pirates meets an old fiddler with a map leading to treasure. As they set out across the sea they learn that the treasure is g... Read More →
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E-delivery

USA - 3:53 minutesWriter/Director: Young Gul Chotrailer location: https://vimeo.com/233085182“E-delivery” is my personal thesis. The project critiques today’s cultural climate of human’s total dependency on machines. Is it possible that machines will disrupt our natural b... Read More →
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I Mostri non Esistono (Monsters Don't Exist)

Italy - 3:20 minutesWriters/Directors: Ilaria Angelini,  Luca Barberis Organista, Nicola BernardiWebsitetrailer location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=HuqDNK-GJbETommaso and Giovanni are two little boys, a little pestiferous, who find themselves again in punish... Read More →
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The Snowman's Hat

USA - 2:47 minutesWriter/Director: Jeff Draheim“The Snowman's Hat” is a stop motion, animated short film about the lengths a Snowman will take to retrieve his beloved top-hat.
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Hedgehog’s Home

Canada, Croatia - 10 minutesDirector: Eva CvijanovićWriter: Eva Cvijanović, (based on the short story by Branko Ćopić)Producers: Jelena Popović, Vanja Andrijević, Michael FukushimaCast: Kenneth Welsh (Narration)WebsiteIMDbFacebookInstagramTrailer Location: https://www.vimeo... Read More →
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Mars Love

Spain - 7 minutesDirector: Mario SerranoWriter: Mario Serrano, Víctor L.Pinel, Kenny RuizProducer: Milio Luján, Mario Serrano, Abraham Lopez, Pablo de la Chica, Guillermo Logar, Javier Aguayo, Manuel CarbajoWebsiteFacebooktrailer location: https://vimeo.com/209419485"Today is the anniversary of the first Martian contact with Earth. Now martians are part of our society, our neighbors, our friends, our lovers. This is the love story of Austyn and Green, an interplanetary love... Read More →
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Ray

6 minutesWriter/Director: Rafael PavonCast: Laia Manzanareshttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt7640592/One night, Lucy wakes up to a strange light creature called Ray. While trying to understand each other through a whimsical dance of light, they find themselves trapped in a dilemma of t... Read More →
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Midnight Runway

Mexico - 2:36 minutesDirector: Alejandro Garza VillanuevaWriter: Alejandro Garza Villanueva, Enrique Morales, Angelica Fuentes, Michelle CabreraProducer: Alejandro Garza Villanueva, Enrique Moralestrailer location: https://vimeo.com/247394057A Fashion Design student stays working... Read More →
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Vows

USA - 4:30 minutesDirector: Mark McKinseyWriter: Mark McKinsey, Ariana Fletcher, & McKenna MorisonProducers: Catherine AndersonWebsiteFacebookTrailer Location: https://www.vimeo.com/219768290A man experiences conflicting feelings on what should be the happiest day of his life... Read More →
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Weeds

USA - 3:00 minutesWriter/Director: Kevin HudsonProducer: Brad SimonsenWebsiteIMDbFacebookTrailer Location: https://www.vimeo.com/235440096WEEDS is the story of a little Dandelion who struggles to get himself from the dry barren side of a driveway to the other, where water is plen... Read More →


Sunday March 11, 2018 11:30am - 1:06pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

12:00pm

Writers Theatre
Directed by Jason Levering, Aaron Sailors, David Weiss, and Christina Rohling

Live stage readings/performances by professional actors of selected passages from this year's screenplay finalists.

Feature Length Scripts:

The Road to Matanzas written by Christopher Helton
American Mule written by Ian James Ortiz
Sam's War written by Stephen C. Settle
Alice in War written by Steven Bogart

Short Scripts (under 30 pages):

Memories for Sale written by Doug Sasse
Honor written by Ed Vela
Mad Rush written by Christine Burright
Monkeys written by Matthew Strasburger

Teleplays:

Stranger Things: f7/f2 written by Ana Ziegler Loes
Hell Hound - "The Legend of Robert Johnson" written by Giancarlo Fusi
End of Life written by Sean Collins-Smith
Buffalo Nation written by Alexander Major

Cast list includes:
Amber Bambler Keller
Andrea Erickson
Bruce Briggs
Christopher Levering
Coleton Pleiss
Craig Hoffman
Crystal Lieb
Crystal Milani
Daphne Fossler
Eddie Fossler
Jeff Luby
Jeremy Kendall
Jeremy Pettigrew
John Pappan
Justin Milani
Karl Rohling
Karrie Bauman
Ken Gray
Kiera Levering
Kreg Gilson
Linda Hughes
Malik Fortner
Nevaya Geiger
Shannon Thunder-Hawk Taylor
Sherrine Fossler
Stephanie Finklea
Tim Barr
Tim Cich
Zac Triemert
Christina Rohling
George Doll


Sunday March 11, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #15 304 N 174th St

1:45pm

The Drawer Boy
(drama)
Canada, Mexico - 98 minutes
Co-presented by the Consulate General of Canada
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Director: Arturo Perez Torres, Aviva Armour-OstroffWriter: Arturo Perez Torres
Producer: Arturo Perez Torres and Aviva Armour-Ostroff
Cast: Stuart Hughes, Richard Clarkin, Jakob Ehman, Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster, Sochi Fried, Claire Burns, Heidi Lynch. Brendan McMurtry-Howlett, Paul Thompson

Ontario - 1972. Miles, a young theatre actor from Toronto, arrives in Huron County at the home of Angus and Morgan, two aging bachelor farmers. Miles stays with the two farmers in order to gather stories about rural life and make a play abut it. All three of their lives are irrevocably altered when art attempts to imitate life and the line between truth and fiction is crossed.



Sunday March 11, 2018 1:45pm - 3:22pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #13 304 N 174th St

1:50pm

Home Truth
USA - 72 minutes

Producer/Director: April Hayes, Katie Maguire

In 1999, Jessica Gonzales' estranged husband abducted their three daughters in violation of a domestic violence restraining order. Jessica's repeated calls and visits to the police that night went unheeded. Nearly twelve hours after she first called the police, Jessica's estranged husband arrived at the police station and opened fire, and he was immediately shot and killed by the police. The bodies of the three girls were found in his bullet-ridden truck. Jessica's quest for answers and justice led her on a 10 year journey through the American legal system and beyond, and have turned her into an outspoken and charismatic advocate for women and children everywhere. Home Truth is a feature-length documentary that follows the story of one woman, who in the wake of unspeakable tragedy and hardship embarks upon a journey to reclaim her voice and discover her own power to heal herself and others.


Sunday March 11, 2018 1:50pm - 3:02pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

4:00pm

Awards Ceremony
Last year over $32,000 in prizes were given out in the following categories:
 
Screenplay Jury Prizes:

Best Nebraska Screenplay
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay

Film Jury Prizes:
Best Animated Short Film 
Best Nebraska Short Film
Best Short Film 
Best Documentary 
Best Narrative Feature Film 

Audience Choice Awards:
Audience Choice Short Film
Audience Choice Documentary
Audience Choice Narrative Feature Film

Sunday March 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St

5:30pm

Beirut - Closing Night Film
(Drama / Thriller)
USA - 109 minutes
Rated R
88% Rotten Tomatoes
Coming to Theatres April 13


Director: Brad Anderson
Writer: Tony Gilroy
Cast: Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm, Dean Norris

A U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by a CIA operative (Rosamund Pike) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.


Sunday March 11, 2018 5:30pm - 7:19pm
Village Pointe Cinema - #16 304 N 174th St