The Films

ONLY THE YOUNG

Directors Jason Tippet & Elizabeth Mims

Only The Young encapsulates the best of documentary film with its sincerity but is shot with the beautiful still aesthetic of a narrative film. This coming of age documentary is scored with soul music which makes it unlike any other documentary film.

I’m ready to file ONLY THE YOUNG in the all-time coming of age canon.
– Hammer & Nail

THE INTERNATIONAL SIGN FOR CHOKING

Director Zach Weintraub

The International Sign for Choking depicts the day-to-day encounters of Josh, a would-be expatriate from the US living in Buenos Aires for the second time. While his primary purpose seems to be the production of a vaguely defined video project, he devotes more of his time to tracking down a mysteriously absent ex-girlfriend. Frustrated by continual failure, Josh finds himself the perpetrator of a series of small yet uncharacteristic acts of deceit that ultimately place him in a low-key love triangle alongside Anna, his fellow N. American housemate, and Roger, a local musician.

YOSSI

Director Eytan FOX

A sequel to Eytan Fox’s breakthrough gay story of love and loss on the front lines,  Yossi & Jagger(2002), this tender new drama follows Yossi, now a doctor, who turns the corner on the enduring pain of grief. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.”

AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY

Directed by Terence Nance

You’ve just arrived home after a bad day. You’re broke and lonely, even though you live in the biggest and busiest city in America. You do, however, have one cause for mild optimism: you seem to have captured the attention of an intriguing young lady. You’ve rushed home to clean your apartment before she comes over. In your haste, you see that you’ve missed a call. There’s a voice mail; she tells you that she won’t be seeing you tonight.

FINDING TRUELOVE

Director Sam Kuhn

Clay, Michael and Andrew are fascinated by a yearbook from Chico High’s class of 1990 that they discover at a Value Village. Intrigued by the cryptic word “Caduceus” emblazoned across the cover, and by the countless sweet mullets and dream girls inside, the three friends lock onto one particular student: feather-banged mystery man Timothy Truelove.

CINEMA SIX

Directed and Writers Mark Potts & Cole Selix

Cinema Six resembles a movie theater-set version of “Office Space” with the same kind of raunchy humor and quarter-to-mid-life ennui.”
“Lead actor John Merriman… handles comedy and drama with equal ease and the whole cast delivers with a fair share of absurd comedic moments.”

OK, Good

Director Daniel Martinico

A struggling actor spirals ever downward during the grueling process of trying to find steady work.

A riveting portrait of an actor on the verge of a nervous breakdown — or, quite possibly, something worse… Armstrong [gives] a rigorously controlled performance that suggests the human equivalent of a ticking time bomb.” Joe Leydon, Variety

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

Feature Documentary
TRT: 85 min. | U.S.A. | color
A film by JON FOY.
Awards: 2011 Sundance Director’s Award: Documentary

Strangeness is afoot. Most people don’t notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does. For years, finding an answer to this long-standing urban mystery has been his obsession. He has been collecting clues that the tiler has embedded in the streets of major cities across the U.S. and South America. But as Justin starts piecing together key events of the past he finds a story that is more surreal than he imagined, and one that hits disturbingly close to home.

Green

Narrative Feature
TRT: 72 min.| U.S.A. | color
Written and Directed by Sophia Takal
Awards: SXSW / Chicken & Egg Emergent Woman Director Award

An intimate friendship between two women dissolves as they are drawn into an irrational, destructive spiral of jealousy and paranoid fantasy in this haunting examination of the female psyche.

Cirkus Columbia

Narrative Feature
TRT: 113min | Bosnia | color
A film by Danis Tanovic
*In Bosnian with English Subtitles
Official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1991. The communists have fallen from power and Divko Buntic returns to the small town where he grew up to reclaim his family home. After a 20-year exile in Germany. Divko arrives in his flashy red Mercedes with sexy young girlfriend Azra, lucky black cat Bonny and …

The Last Mountain

Feature Documentary
TRT: 113min | USA | color
Director: Bill Haney
*A panel discussion hosted by Oregon Rural Action will follow the screening.

In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over
protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal.

DRAGONSLAYER

Documentary Feature — West Coast Premiere
TRT 74 minute | United States | HD
Director: Tristan Patterson
Awards: Best Documentary Feature, SXSW 2011, Best Cinematography, SXSW 2011, Best International Feature, Hot Docs 2011

Drag City in association with Killer Films presents the transmissions of a lost kid falling in love in the suburbs of Fullerton, California. Featuring skateboarding, the usual drugs, and stray glimpses of unusual beauty.

COUNTRY STORY

Narrative Feature
A Film by Ian Clark
TRT 64 Min | USA | Color

Jason is a small-town slacker living with his mom. Content with idle days and easy livin’, his forgetful nature creates tension at home so he sets off with his pals to try his hand at redemption.

Bad Fever

Narrative Feature — West Coast Premiere
TRT: 77 minute | United States | Color
Director: Dustin Guy Defa

Alternatingly quiet and delirious, always desperate, Bad Fever is a witness to one man’s broken American Dream and his eternal longing to find someone, anyone, who understands or even pretends to understand.

Nobody Cares

Narrative Feature – WORLD PREMIERE
A Film by Dustin Travis Swartz
TRT 95 Min | USA | Color

Bob Rockefeller has never been loved, by anyone, ever. He’s a sad sack who shovels shit for a living. Life has been anything but extraordinary but that’s about to change. During a routine prostate exam, Bob learns he has only 8.5 days to live. 8.5 days to find happiness. 8.5 days to find true love. 8.5 days to find a home for his guinea pigs. 8.5 days to make up for 43 years of living a life that totally sucks.

Press Pause Play

Feature Documentary
A Film by Victor Köhler and David Dworsky
TRT 80 minute | United States | Color

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?

Bellflower

Narrative Feature
A film by Evan Glodell
TRT: 105 min | United States | Color
World Premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2011

Best friends Woodrow and Aiden spend all of their free time building MAD MAX-inspired flamethrowers and muscle cars in preparation for a global apocalypse.  But when Woodrow meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love, he and Aiden quickly integrate into a new group of friends, setting off on a journey of love and hate, betrayal, infidelity, and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.