FILM SCHEDULE  -  STEAMPLANT THEATRE

9:30 - 10:00AM  BLOCK  Previews! FREE - See TRAILERS of the day's upcoming films!

10:00AM - 12:00PM BLOCK

 

AUDIBLE STATIC
Short Drama, 11 min, Dir: Sai Selvarajan, USA
Thaddeus is a teenager in love. Love comes with panic. Silence. Racing thoughts, but no words. Just audible static. In the last days on analogue, Thaddeus  finds a way to cheat the system.  Note: Adult language

 

 

 

QUAKER OATHS
Comedy, 88 min, Dir: Louisiana Kreutz, USA
When Quakers get married, they ask every wedding guest to sign their marriage certificate. It’s a sweet tradition that signifies the importance of community. But when Joe and Emily want to get divorced, that sweet tradition creates an unexpected challenge: now every guest must cross off their name to make the split official.

 

12:45 - 2:30PM BLOCK

THE LEG
Short Comedy, 15 min, Dir: Salvatore Allocca, Italy
Argenio is a retiree who lives a solitary life. Anastasia is a young and beautiful woman who lives by her wits. In a winter Rome, these two characters meet because of the strange Argenio’s mission- to find the owner of an artificial leg that has been forgotten in a public park.

PICKLE
Short Comedy, 21 min, Dir: Grant Moore, USA
After accidentally freezing the family dog to death, Oscar attempts to make good with his soon-to-be stepson by driving the family pet’s ashes across the country.

 

 

 


100 PROOF MUSICAL THEATRE
Documentary, 48 min, Dir: David Finley, Canada
A behind the scenes look at a unique one-night-only performance of the musical Ragtime. The audience doesn’t know what play they’re seeing. And the actors have just met. No rehearsal, no sets, no orchestra. No kidding. What could go wrong?

 

 

 

LAST LIGHT
Short Drama, 16 min, Dir: Jency Griffin Hogan, USA
On the verge of her mother’s death, Addie returns home to shed light on her dark past amidst the wreckage collected over twenty years.

 

3:00 - 4:45PM BLOCK

THE ESCORT
Short Comedy, 10 min, Dir: Jared Hillman, USA
The Escort is the story of Margaret, a lonely and restless widow who seeks out the company of a much younger man via the internet. When he arrives at her home to meet face to face, the duo discovers their expectations aren't exactly in sync.  A darkly comic interplay with a wicked bite, starring Doris Roberts. Note: Adult language /situations

 

8 BORDERS, 8 DAYS
Documentary, 61 min, Dir: Amanda Bailly, USA
A fierce single mother of two from Syria decides risking their lives in a raft is safer than staying behind on land.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MANGO!
Short Drama, 14 min, Dir: Eva Colmeres, Canada, USA
Care worker Almara tries hard to reach her son in the Philippines but everything goes wrong. The busy Mettler family and old Harold don’t seem to care or even notice. But with ingenuity, Almara finds a way to connect with her birthday boy back home.

 

HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Short Comedy, 10 min, Dir: Michael Charron, USA
A yuppie investor scouts real estate opportunities in an “up and coming” part of town, where he encounters a series of begrudging locals.  Note: Adult language/situations


6:00 - 7:30PM  BLOCK

THE ESCORT
Short Comedy, 10 min, Dir: Jared Hillman, USA
The Escort is the story of Margaret, a lonely and restless widow who seeks out the company of a much younger man via the internet. When he arrives at her home to meet face to face, the duo discovers their expectations aren't exactly in sync.  A darkly comic interplay with a wicked bite, starring Doris Roberts. Note: Adult language /situations

 

ROBERT SHAW - MAN OF MANY VOICES
Documentary, 72 min, Dir: Pamela Roberts & Peter Miller, USA
A small-town boy studies to be a minister during the depression era and at 22 becomes a national pop music star. Without formal training but convinced classical music is his path, he then becomes the world’s greatest conductor of choral music.

 

 

8:00 - 10:00PM BLOCK

 

 

POSITIVE
Short Comedy, 13 min, Dir: Ty Minton-Small, USA
A surprise herpes diagnosis sends a lonely man on a quest for love.

 

CHARGED: THE TOWERS THAT POWER OUR WORLD
Documentary, 14 min, Dir: Casey Beck, USA
Around the globe, high voltage transmission towers dot the landscape everywhere that electricity is delivered. Charged goes behind the scenes with a few dedicated engineers who are redesigning our horizons by pushing the physical and electrical boundaries of transmission tower design.

 

WINTER’S JOURNEY
Short Drama, 26 min, Dir: Susanne Boeing, Germany
Walter is waiting at the last station of his journey through life. His family and friends all know what is best for him. But in the end, they have to understand that his ending belongs only to him.

 

MARTY & STACY’S PIXILATED DREAM SHOW
Student Short Comedy, 18 min, Dir: Paul Mowry
A romantic, young web developer builds a jazzy social network to win the girl of his dreams. But will their romance survive reality? Experience the magical world of this romantic-dramedy and find out!

 

BAGGAGE
Short Comedy, 17 min, Dir: Andi Behring, USA
After moving to NYC, Paige starts dog sitting for family friends, which quickly turns for the worse through a series of events. She searches for a way to make it right, and ends up learning the true definition of karma. Note: Adult language/situations

 

PRETTY BAD SHAPE
Short Comedy, 8 min, Dir: Drake Howard, USA
Two hapless home invaders bite off more than they can chew in this madcap macabre about murder, betrayal, and one precious sandwich. Note: Adult language/situations


FILM SCHEDULE  -  STEAMPLANT BALLROOM

9:00 - 9:45AM  BLOCK  - ANIMATED & FAMILY FRIENDLY

HOUSE OF COLORS
Animation, 9 min, Dir: Nicolás P. Villarreal, Argentina  A young girl wishes to live inside her favorite television show, but the wondrous trees of La Plata, a mysterious house, and her loving Mother’s secret, causes her to change her mind.

 

DAM! THE STORY OF KIT THE BEAVER
Animation, 13 min, Dir: Kjell Boersma, Canada
Kit, the eager beaver, embarks on an odyssey through four seasons in a Canadian forest where she learns about compassion, failure, survival and community. DAM! features an original orchestral score, performed live by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

 

 

WISHING BOX
Animation, 6 min, Dir: Wenli Zhang, Nan Li, China
Wishing Box is a short-animated film about adventures on the high seas with a greedy pirate and his silly monkey companion. An enchanting and fun story with a message about greed and success, the film will be a piece that viewers of any age will enjoy.

 

10:00 - 10:45AM  BLOCK   Previews!
FREE - See TRAILERS of the day's upcoming films!

11:00AM - 12:30PM  BLOCK

 

CORKY
Animation, 6 min, Dir: Ty Primosch, USA
A corkscrew with a screw loose battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs trapped inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEMOCRACY THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Documentary, 76 min, Dir: Kevin Bowe, USA
What starts out as a fun story about a citizen who embeds himself with the media covering the 2016 presidential campaigns, turns into an eye-opening journey; where shiny objects hypnotize, truth empowers and paranoia runs rampant.

 

 

12:30 - 1:45PM  BLOCK  - Previews!
FREE - See TRAILERS of the day's upcoming films!

2:00 - 4:00PM  BLOCK

INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FILM FINALISTS, INCLUDING "FACADE" - BEST HIGH SCHOOL FILM
Axiom
Entropy
Journey
Puget Sound
Longhand
Facade - Best High School Short Film WINNER
Eric’s Story
The Mobsters
The Spaceman

Bellwether
Star Dance

My Favorite Shirt
Luke’s Poster

Loop
Painting Light

A Question
Stone and Steel

If I Dance
Sole

TRANSaction: stepping out of the closet

4:15 - 6:30PM  BLOCK

HOLDEN ON and #will are powerful dramas of young people’s journeys with social pressures and paranoid schizophrenia address the urgent issues of youth suicide and mental health stigma. A panel discussion will follow the films.

#will
Short Drama, 28 min, Dir: Per Sundstrom, Sweden
A teenage boy with suspected self-harm behavior uses the school auditorium alone one weekend to record a video but after strange events and threats he has to gain control of both his mind and own destiny.  Note: Adult language

HOLDEN ON
Student Drama, 102 min, Dir: Tamlin Hall, USA,
No longer your average boy-next-door, Holden Layfield weaves audiences through his harrowing tale in this film set in the early 1990s. After succumbing to a secret battle with mental illness, Holden evolves from a beloved, small town Georgia football player to a lost, self-medicating prophet. Based on a true story.

(10 minute break)

6:30 - 7:45PM    PANEL DISCUSSION
The members of the Mental Health Panel discussion following these films are: Kristen Love, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, FYI Program  Director; Deb York, Psychiatric Nurse at Mountain Mind; John Klein, National Association of Mental Illness; Jessica Bena, Salida School District School Psychologist; Dr. Stephen Witty Clinical Psychologist at Salida's HRRMC and in Colorado Springs; Julie Zavage, Sol Vista Health and Tessie Jo Ortega, Senior Program Director Salida Boys and Girls Club.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS OF THESE IMPORTANT FILMS
AND MENTAL HEALTH CONVERSATIONS

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8:00 - 10:00PM  BLOCK OF FILMS

PUSHING
Short Drama, 10 min, Dir: Ryan LaPine, USA
Pushing is a magical, uplifting short about an encounter between a homeless man and a police officer who try to connect even when they see the world in very different ways.

STUCK
Musical Drama, 87 min, Dir: Michael Berry, USA
A modern musical film about six complete strangers who get stuck underground on a New York City subway. They are of different races, cultures and ages. The emotions of the trapped strangers, as they reveal who they really are, through song. With a surprise musical guest!

 

 

 

 

SHY GUYS
Short Comedy, 9 min, Dir: Fredric Lehne, USA
Strangers bravely confront and resolve one of the most insidious and perplexing scourges to ever a afflict mankind - while standing at neighboring urinals. Note: Adult language/situations