9 Full Moons

Frankie is an emotional train wreck, careening around the East Los Angeles music scene, drinking and meeting strangers. Lev is a taciturn and tormented soul. He drives a limo and wants to work in the music business. They begin a relationship after they connect with each other one night at a party.

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Tomer Almagor ATTENDING

USA / 2012, 103 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 6:00pm

Friday, December 6 / 2:45pm


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A House, A Home

An artistic young man ventures outside his subterranean home and finds a mysterious counterpart who helps him reconcile his past.

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Daniel Fickle

USA / 2012, 7 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 2:00pm


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A Performance

A performer stands on stage, in a run-down theatre, that has forgotten better times, if it ever had them. There is a tense, electric atmosphere; despite their weary cynicism, the audience cannot help but wonder if what they have heard is true. 

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Guy Paterson

UK / 2013, 11 mins


Sunday, December 8 / 1:00pm


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A Place On Earth - Une Place Sur La Terre

Antoine, a 45 year old, talented but small-time photographer, lives in his loneliness in a joyful although quite disenchanted way. His only true friend, Mateo, living in his building, is 7. One morning, at home, Antoine overhears a music piece...

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Fabienne Godet

France / 2013, 100 mins


Friday, December 6 / 3:00pm

Saturday, December 7 / 2:00pm


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Bahamian Son

OPENING NIGHT FILM and WORLD PREMIER

Bahamian Son is an independent feature film, based on true events, from the life of the writer Reggie Henderson. The story follows Kevin as he sets out to find his father, whom he hasn't seen in more than thirty years. During his journey, Kevin examines his own life and the family he has built for himself, during his childhood, having growns up in the projects of North Minneapolis.

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Andrew Melby ATTENDING

USA/Bahamas / 2013, 85 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 8:00pm


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Brave Girl - Sahasi Chori

Bhumika, a 13-year-old Nepali girl, travels with her family friend Krishna from her Himalayan home to her first job in the city. 

Leaving the village begins a fateful journey of unexpected events, in an unfamiliar world.

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Erin Galey

India/Nepal / 2012, 20 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 4:15pm

Sunday, December 8 / 11:30am


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Calloused Hands

12-year-old Josh is a mixed race boy and a promising baseball player. He is abused by his mother's boyfriend Byrd, and neglected by his mother Debbie.

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Jesse Quinones

USA / 2013, 95 mins


Friday, December 6 / 12:45pm

Saturday, December 7 / 4:00pm


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Caught In The Web - 搜索

Set in modern-day China, a young woman becomes embroiled in controversy after a cell phone video of her being disrespectful on a public bus to an elderly person goes viral.

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Kaige Chen

China / 2012, 117 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 6:15pm


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Chrysanthemum

WORLD PREMIER

Emily is a troubled child.
Like most teenagers, she has angst and rage against her parents. Her favorite pas-times are doing drugs and aggravating her mother.



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Ivan Francis Clements ATTENDING

UK / 2013, 15 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 4:30pm

Saturday, December 7 / 8:00pm


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Diary Of A Mulatto Bride

Coquette Alsten is plagued by memories of a racially turbulent childhood as a result of growing up with a black father and white mother. 

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Dave Allen, Juliette Fairley

USA / 2012, 9 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 6:15pm


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Drone Strike

A day in the life of a devoted family man, and serving RAF drone pilot.

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Chris Richmond ATTENDING

UK / 2013, 21 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 3:00pm

Friday, December 6 / 12:45pm


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Elegy For A Revolutionary

Elegy for a Revolutionary: based on a personal true story.
Encouraged by his friend a young, idealistic journalist joins the African National Congress (ANC), to protest apartheid.

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Paul Van Zyl ATTENDING

South Africa / 2012, 20 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 3:00pm

Saturday, December 7 / 6:15pm


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Fabula

One summer afternoon, on the bank of a river, a boy and a girl meet each other. Landscape and distance will become the stage for a possible beginning.

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Agustin Falco

Argentina / 2012, 14 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 12:45pm


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Feng Shui - 万箭穿心,

Wuhan, central China, the mid-'90s, summer. The ambitious Li Baoli, her husband Ma Xuewu and their eight-year-old son Wenzhao, aka Xiaobao, move from their cramped old house into a spacious, high-rise one provided by the car-parts factory at which Xuewu works as a team leader.

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Jing Wang

China / 2012, 120 mins


Friday, December 6 / 6:15pm


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Five Dollars

Five year old Anthony is consumed with toys and video games.

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Reza Dahya

Canada / 2013, 7 mins


Friday, December 6 / 3:00pm


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Five Years

On the first day of his probation sentence, Will gets a desperate call for help from a friend in crisis.

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Durier Ryan

USA / 2013, 13 mins


Sunday, December 8 / 11:30am


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Gator Farm

Gator Farm is a black comedy about a dysfunctional family who are at a tough point in their lives. 


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Zoe Robyn

USA / 2013, 18 mins


Friday, December 6 / 4:45pm


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Maíra Bühler, Matias Mariani

Brazil / 2011, 60 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 12:45pm


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Happenstance

Story of two different couples in a disturbed relationship. There is an incident that happens that brings the good person in both relationships together as one.

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Vijay Subramanian ATTENDING

Bahamas / 2013, 10 mins


Friday, December 6 / 11:30am

Friday, December 6 / 5:30pm


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Home

We first meet 33 year-old Jack Hall in the midst of an exciting transitional period. Diagnosed with mental illness at the age of 19, he has had some rough times over the many years.

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Jono Oliver ATTENDING

USA / 2013, 113 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 5:45pm


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I'll Follow You Down

After the disappearance of a young scientist on a business trip, his son and wife struggle to cope, only to make a bizarre discovery years later - one that may bring him home.

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Richie Mehta

Canada / 2013, 92 mins


Sunday, December 8 / 12:30pm


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Imagine A Future

Imagine a Future follows the story of Delaware teen Janet Goldsboro as she wrestles with her insecurities, and travels to South Africa to examine the historical and present beauty, and self-esteem issues that challenge black women and girls.

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Shola Lynch, Lisa Cortés ATTENDING

USA / 2013, 30 mins


Friday, December 6 / 1:00pm

Sunday, December 8 / 4:45pm


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It's Better In The Bahamas

The film begins with an encounter. The filmmaker has traveled to the Bahamas to meet, for the first time, old friends of his grandparents.

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Andrew Turley ATTENDING

Bahamas / 2012, 30 mins


Friday, December 6 / 11:30am

Sunday, December 8 / 11:00am


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iVote

Based on real events, during George W. Bush’s re-election campaign, Steve is faced with a dilemma, when he discovers that the company he works for, helped to hide that the e-voting machines are fraudulent. “iVote” reveals the personal sacrifice and courage it takes to serve the greater good. 

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Rob Adler ATTENDING

USA / 2012, 22 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 1:30pm


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Kakara

The film is about a man whose life changes in the waiting area of a hospital gynecology outpatient department.

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Kimmo Yläkäs

Finland / 2013, 13 mins


Sunday, December 8 / 1:00pm


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Karaoke Girl

Karaoke Girl follows a young sex worker in Bangkok through portraits of her daily life, introducing us to the nuances of a vocation borne out of a simple necessity: supporting a family in rural Thailand.

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Visra Vichit Vadakan

Thailand/USA / 2013, 77 mins


Friday, December 6 / 6:30pm


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Keys. Wallet. Phone

A woman seeks peace over breakfast in a cafe. But peace is not to be found this morning...

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Juliet Lashinsky-Revene ATTENDING

USA / 2012, 11 mins


Sunday, December 8 / 1:00pm


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Kwaku Ananse

Kwaku Ananse is an intensely personal project, which draws upon the rich mythology of Ghana.

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Akosua Adoma Owusu

Ghana/Mexico/USA / 2013, 26 mins


Friday, December 6 / 1:00pm

Sunday, December 8 / 4:15pm


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Live - Vivre

A teacher asks his pupils what they want to do when they grow up. While his classmates answer lightly and with great fun, Tom a quiet 10-year-old boy slips away.


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Maharaki MJ ATTENDING

Guadeloupe/Martinique / 2013, 13 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 11:00am

Saturday, December 7 / 12:00pm


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Lucy

Molly, a single mother, tries to convince her small child to pursue a hidden artistic talent, in an attempt to give both their lives more meaning.

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Jason Madeja

USA / 2012, 14 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 12:00pm

Saturday, December 7 / 11:00am


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Mystic Blue

Mystic and Blue must try to hold together a relationship while remaining true to themselves.

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Dainia ‘Day’ Wright

Trinidad & Tobago / 2013, 12 mins


Friday, December 6 / 2:45pm


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Nai River - NaiHe

In ancient Chinese tales, the Nai River is where the living world is divided from that of the dead. All deceased persons must cross it to start another cycle of life. As long as one does not cross it, there is still hope of rebirth.

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Bin Luo

China / 2013, 136 mins


Sunday, December 8 / 2:15pm


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Never Gonna Break

Attempting to avenge his dog's murder, an ailing Vietnam Veteran living in rural Oregon struggles to decipher between reality and debilitating hallucinations.

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Thomas Backer

USA / 2013, 14 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 3:00pm

Saturday, December 7 / 8:00pm


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Noah's World

This is the cute dark tale of a mother and son living in the basement cellar in an old New York apartment building. 

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Yun Liang

USA / 2013, 10 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 12:00pm


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Rescue Fee - Tarif Na Spasenie

A young man with loose morals starts to work as a trainee, at the rescue station to write a revelatory paper article. He thinks that it's a perfect way to get some fun in life. Until he gets to the first emergency call.

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Georgiy Soldatov ATTENDING

Russia / 2012, 60 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 4:00pm

Sunday, December 8 / 12:30pm


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She And The Mirror - Ella Y El Espejo

She and He only have each other. They don’t talk because they have never heard anybody speaking. 

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Hector Dominguez-Viguera

Spain / 2013, 30 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 2:00pm


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Siberia. Monamour

Siberia. Late autumn. In Taiga is a deserted village, where an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia live.

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Slava Ross

Russia / 2011, 102 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 11:00am


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Siddharth

After sending away his 12 year-old son Siddharth to work, Mahendra (a chain-wallah who fixes broken zippers on the streets) is relieved – his financial burdens will be alleviated. 

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Richie Mehta

India/Canada / 2013, 96 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 4:15pm


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Side Effects

A young woman, desperate for money, enters a risky month-long drug trial. In isolation from friends and family, she is taken on a strange journey that is both harrowing and life changing.

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Traven Rice

USA / 2012, 20 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 2:00pm


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Six Letter Word

Down on her, luck Zoe turns tricks to support herself and her bright, odd son Jax, but wants a better life for him. 

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Lisanne Sartor

USA / 2013, 17 mins


Friday, December 6 / 2:30pm

Saturday, December 7 / 11:00am


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Small World

Everett approaches a beautiful girl in a cafe and attempts to strike up a conversation.

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Garrett Carey ATTENDING

USA / 2013, 18 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 3:00pm

Sunday, December 8 / 11:30am


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Some Velvet Morning

Young and beautiful Velvet is enjoying a relaxing morning in her New York brownstone when Fred interrupts.

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Neil LaBute

USA / 2013, 82 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 8:00pm


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Straight Down Low

Straight Down Low is a neo-noir, set in the inner city. A shrewd high school detective must solve a curious gangland crime to protect the girl he loves.

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Zach Wechter

USA / 2013, 25 mins


Sunday, December 8 / 2:30pm


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The Children Next Door

Told through the eyes of the children, this hard-hitting film takes us on a family's journey to overcome years of experiencing childhood domestic violence and one horrific incident that shattered their world. 

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Doug Block

USA / 2013, 36 mins


Friday, December 6 / 12:45pm

Saturday, December 7 / 2:00pm


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The Deadly Farewell

The night seems to be darker than usual, the hustle and bustle of the maximum city, is at its best, minimum. 

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Ravy K Chandran

India / 2012, 8 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 4:30pm

Saturday, December 7 / 9:45pm


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The Dream

Adam Samsun, an investor at Eden Investments, is possibly cheating on his wife. 

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Valicia Rolle, Valene Rolle, Alexandria Smith ATTENDING

Bahamas / 2013, 14 mins


Friday, December 6 / 2:30pm

Friday, December 6 / 5:30pm


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The Naked Leading The Blind

A dissection of the human condition, on a hot summer's day, blurred by alcohol, late night television and smoldering spirituality... and suddenly everything becomes clear.

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Wim Vanacker

Belgium / 2013, 16 mins


Friday, December 6 / 2:30pm

Saturday, December 7 / 4:00pm


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The Poker Lesson

A beautiful and heartwarming tale about a single father raising his son on the tough streets of Miami, circa 1985.

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Lou Pappas ATTENDING

USA / 2013, 15 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 8:15pm


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The Red Carpet - La Alfombra Roja

158 million people live in Indian slums under very extreme insalubrity.

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Manuel Fernández, Iosu López

India / 2012, 12 mins


Friday, December 6 / 2:30pm

Friday, December 6 / 6:30pm


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The Redwoods

While confined to an institution for troubled youth Evan and Christopher find themselves in the throes of young love.

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Anderson Boyd

USA / 2013, 13 mins


Sunday, December 8 / 11:30am


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The Seed

The film is about a young New Zealand boy, Toby, who arrives on Rarotonga with his mother and her fiancee.

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David Gould

New Zealand / 2013, 20 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 4:00pm


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The Swimmer

The Swimmer tells the story of Sam, a 10 year-old talented swimmer, who won various local championships competing with boys older than him.


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Giovanni Basso

Australia / 2013, 17 mins


Thursday, December 5 / 12:30pm

Saturday, December 7 / 12:00pm


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The Visit

When a tragic event turns Diana’s life upside down, she receives a visit from the last person from whom she wants help – her estranged mother. Can they bridge the gap that divides them…

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Fara Pasarell

USA / 2012, 22 mins


Sunday, December 8 / 1:00pm


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Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon

Five years after a simple heist goes awry, a group of thieves reconvene at a cabin in upstate New York, hoping to recover the diamonds they initially stole.

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Scott Kawczynski

USA / 2013, 85 mins


Saturday, December 7 / 8:15pm


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Viva Belarus - Zyvie Bielarus

Inspired by the story of young oppositionist Franak Viachorka.
Belarus.

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Krzysztof Lukaszewicz ATTENDING

Poland / 2013, 98 mins


Friday, December 6 / 7:00pm

Saturday, December 7 / 6:15pm


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When I Saw You - Lamma Shoftak

Jordan, 1967. An eccentric and unbounded boy, caught up by the times, runs away from home knowing his young mother will follow in this search for freedom.

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Annemarie Jacir

Jordan / 2013, 92 mins


Friday, December 6 / 12:45pm


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