Three shorts. Two features. One Oscar Winner. All Rated.
American Animals (2018)
116 min. Special Guest: Warren Lipka
American Animals is the unbelievable true story of four young men who attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history. They formulate the perfect robbery, only to discover that the plan has taken on a life of its own.
Warren Lipka, one of the four participants in the heist, will take part in the Q&A.
Period. End of Sentence. (2018)
In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. For generations, these women didn’t have access to pads, which lead to health problems and girls missing school or dropping out entirely. But that is about to change. “Period. End of Sentence.” — a documentary short directed by Rayka Zehtabchi — tells their story.
Bisbee ’17 (2018)
112 min. Special Guest: Robert Greene, Director
An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.
30 min. Special Guest: Kevin Rothlisberger, Director
In the fall of 1978, Adam and Shelly’s romantic camping trip turns into a fight for survival when they are interrupted by a group of playful backwoods locals who unexpectedly turn menacing and violent. Run like hell, fight like hell, but most importantly howl like hell.
24 min. Special Guest: Logan K. Triplett, Director
On the hunt for a story, a young android reporter tracks down “The Developer,” a mysterious synthetic-advocate, and uncovers the truth about his black market software updates.
The Last Séance (2018)
16 min. Special Guest: Laura Kulik, Director
During a terrifying séance, two sisters must defeat an evil demon. This horror flick has gotten acclaim all across the film circuit and won the Audience Choice Award: “Edge of Your Seat” at NFFTY.
Crude Oil (2019)
15 min. Special Guest: Christopher Good, Director
Jenny breaks free from a toxic friendship and learns to harness her magical, useless superpower.
Special Guest: Brook Linder, Director
Springfield’s own Brook Linder created these two indescribable short films, featuring child actors all grown up.