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Friday, August 9th

2pm-4pm

Alpha Mare (IL), When We Were One (Australia), Screaming Place (NY), Widow (CA), Lifetime 3 Brothers 1 Street (NJ), The Cricket Kings of Queens (NY), Pharaoh (NY), Shooter (Australia), Coming Home (Australia), Dear, Dreamer (MN), Bliss of Struggle (Denmark).

Alpha Mare

Karin is a sage elderly woman who lives a solitary life above the Nicasio Reservoir in California with a herd of Danish Warmbloods. When she suffers a catastrophic break from reality, she looks to her horses for help.

Director(s): 

Victor Tadashi Suarez, Mimi Wilcox

Documentary

Genre:  

10m

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United States

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IL

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When We Were One

The attraction between Amy and Will, two theatre students, is instant and it is as if they have created their own world, become one. When their world is forever torn apart, Will must find a way to hold on to Amy and for them to once more be as one.

Director(s): 

Tadji Ulrich

Narrative - Drama, Love Story

Genre:  

10m

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Australia

Country:  

VIC

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Key Cast:  

Harry Dowling, Ana Swadling, Kylie Rackham, Brett Hyland, Tobias Wilkins

Screaming Place

Two people fed up with the everyday indignities of their lives escape to a private mental forest dubbed “The Screaming Place” where they can vent their frustrations in peace - till the day they discover their secret sanctum isn’t so secret after all.

Director(s): 

Andrew Kluger

Narrative - Drama, Comedy

Genre:  

8m

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United States

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NY

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Key Cast:  

Chelsea Rose Amoroso, Andrew Kluger, Ayme Sinclair, Tyler Angotto, Ge Guadan, Gillian Buono, Emily Sause, Eduard Prunache, Fred Chong Rutherford, Jennifer Anderson

Widow

Set in the turn of the century west, a retired gunslinger learns treachery runs thicker than blood when she finds her husband murdered. Her brother-in-law mysteriously arrives after her husband's death, taking Sara down the rabbit hole of greed and betrayal as she tries to get justice for the man she loved.

Director(s): 

Rachel Econ

Narrative - Western, Action, Romance

Genre:  

16m

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United States

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CA

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Key Cast:  

Naiia Lajoie, Jordan Jones, Travis Eller, Eric VanDruff, Zach Minder

Lifetime 3 Brothers 1 Story

A story about three brothers growing up in the streets of North Newark where everyday is a struggle to survive. Family unity, strong Christian values and Brotherly Luv help keep these brothers on the straight and narrow.

Director(s): 

Max Field

Documentary

Genre:  

12m

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United States

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NJ

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The Cricket Kings Of Queens

Representing an immigrant-heavy Queens community, the best high school cricket team in the U.S. chases an unprecedented perfect season while navigating an increasingly intolerant culture.

Director(s): 

Hannah Keyser

Documentary

Genre:  

13m

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United States

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NY

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Pharaoh

In a legacy of tradition, a newly ordained Pharaoh must learn and decide what kind of ruler she wants to be for her people.

Director(s): 

Derrick Forkel, Mitchell Jao

Narrative - Drama, Animation

Genre:  

5m

Run Time:  

United States

Country:  

NY

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Key Cast:  

Jeffrey Bentley, Michael Northygan, Anielle Reid

Shooter

A widowed hunter and single father in the Australian Outback finds himself deeply in debt and falling deeper into depression. His oldest son begins to realize his father may be running out of options.

Director(s): 

Andrew Carbone

Narrative

Genre:  

17m

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Australia

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Key Cast:  

Clayton Watson, Mark Lee, Roy Billing

Coming Home

A young orphan is adopted and experiences love for the first time.

Director(s): 

Russell Leadbeater

Narrative

Genre:  

7m

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Australia

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Dear, Dreamer

Best known as a New York Times Best-Selling author and mentor to young adults, this short documentary finds Jason in the writer’s room preparing for the release of his next book. Here we catch a rare glimpse of a singular artist and thinker as he traverses the schools and landscapes of modern-day America.

Director(s): 

Kristian Melom

Documentary

Genre:  

10m

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United States

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Bliss of Struggle

A young boxer fights in the present, but struggles with his past. He is haunted by a figure from his past, a figure that gives him strength to overcome the physical obstacles that he is facing, but at the prize of his mental well being.

Director(s): 

Buster Marker Jønsson

Drama, Action

Genre:  

5m

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Denmark

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Key Cast:  

Zaidoon Farhan, Imad Abdul-foul, Ahmed Fathi Abdel-Khalik, Fatemeh

P.O. Box 274

Holmdel, New Jersey

Tel: 732-344-0946

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