See the award winning films
and audience favorites at:
BEST OF THE FEST SCREENINGS
at THE SCREENING ROOM
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
1 program - $6 ● 2 programs - $8 ● 3 programs - $10 ● 4 programs - $12
Sunday, April 29, noon
BEST OF THE FEST 1
Flight of the Melvin, Paul DeNigris, USA, 2011, 7 min.
Having had enough of his mother’s constant nagging, 14-year-old space geek Melvin gathers some spare parts and builds himself a jetpack to fly away.
Fossil Tears, Nahomi Maki, Japan/USA, 11 min.
The inhabitants of a mossy planet find a shining blue fossil that was formed out of someone’s tears many eras ago.
How I Lost My Birthday, Deja Bernhardt, USA, 2012, 9min.
Cita sadly leaves her friends, home, and father behind to move to Bali with her mother on the eve of her parents' divorce. Just when things seem like they couldn't get any worse, she also loses her birthday by crossing over the International Date Line.
Inocente, Sean Fine/Andrea Nix Fine, USA, 2011, 42 min.
Fifteen year old Inocente is homeless. But she is also an artist whose vivid canvasses reach out to the world.
Mijo, Chithra Jeyaram, USA, 2011, 10 min.
Sharon is a young mother and professional dancer. Despite undergoing breast cancer treatment, she helps her son face life’s daily realities and future uncertainties.
Tumbling, Tina Salmassi, USA, 2011, 12min.
An ordinary picnic turns unforgettable when a young boy witnesses several startling encounters including an act of betrayal by his mother.
The winning IndieYouth film will also be included in the above program,
Sunday, April 29, 2:00pm
BEST OF THE FEST 2
Soñadores, Thenmozhi Soundarararajan, USA, 2011, 20 min
On the eve of a national Dream Act protest, a high school student nervously approaches graduation due to the nature of her immigration status. When she is awarded a college scholarship, she must decide if she will confront her fears or continue to hide and lose her dreams forever.
Two Americans, Valeria Fernández /Dan De Vivo, USA, 2012, 105 min.
Nine year old Kathy and Sheriff Arpaio have different ideas about immigration law enforcement and justice. The wrong decision risks devastating consequences for affected individuals, local government and Arizona.
Sunday, April 29, 4:15pm
BEST OF THE FEST 3
A Boy's Life, Elias Benavidez, USA, 2011, 20 min.
With his father in the military, a withdrawn and imaginative boy attempts to prove to his coping mother that the monster beneath his bed is real.
Incest! The Musical, Grant Reed, USA, 2011, 24 min.
Alex Harris has it all: he's popular, he's class president, and the ladies can't get enough of him. There's just one problem...he's in love with his twin sister, Katie
The Jockstrap Raiders, Mark Nelson, USA, 2011, 19 min.
A group of underdog World War I misfits are excluded from the war due to various abnormalities. Threatened by the invading German army, they learn to become a team and overcome their deficiencies in order to save Britain and the world.
Queen, Adam Rose, USA, 2011, 22 min.
After finding out she'll be denied the child she plans to adopt, a drag cabaret star does her best to fill the void.
Sunday, April 29, 6:00pm
BEST OF THE FEST 4
An Australian World War II veteran reminisces about his time in the war, with his memories taking him through the events of a German ambush that changed everything
Fray, Geoff Ryan, USA, 2012, 94 min.
Justin, a young war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, finds that coming back home is filled with many unforeseen challenges. As a financial crisis and inadequate post-war veteran services conspire against Justin healing his physical and emotional scars, he maintains complicated relationships with his employer and teacher, at once accepting and rejecting their help.
THE SCREENING ROOM is located at 127 EAST CONGRESS