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 October 5-8, 2017 


festival schedule
5. Features
Category: All Films

Casamance: the soundtrack of a journey.

Spanish singer-songwriter and member of Tucson-based band Calexico Jairo Zavala (aka DePedro), seeks out his African and Latin American roots in this compelling documentary. DePedro journeys to Senegal in search of the music of legendary “griot” (troubadour) Lamine Konté, whom he listened to as a boy. Featuring performances and jam...  Read More »

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Cassidy Red

Filmed entirely in Tucson, this female-driven Western follows the headstrong daughter of a prostitute who returns to her hometown, seeking vengeance against the corrupt lawman who murdered her lover. Cassidy Red (Southwest Premiere) Written and Directed by Matt Knudsen Produced by Brooks Yang USA/2017/91...  Read More »

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CORTEZ

After a canceled tour, flailing musician Jesse Lirette seeks out an old flame in small town New Mexico. When an arrogant attempt at inserting himself into her family fails, he must confront the mistakes of his past on his own. Starring Arron Shiver (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Netflix’s Longmire) with a soundtrack from composer Sean...  Read More »

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Everything Beautiful is Far Away

In this futuristic fable, an unlikely trio navigates a harsh desert planet in search of a mythical water basin that could replenish their depleted resources and renew their will to carry on.  Starring Joseph Cross (Big Little Lies, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln) and Julia Garner (Ozark, The Perks of Being a Wallflower). Everything...  Read More »

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The Icarus Line Must Die

Joe Cardamone, front man of notorious punk bad boys The Icarus Line struggles to keep his band, his relationship and his life from completely falling apart in this fictional take on the real LA underground music scene. With Ariel Pink, Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Pearl Charles, Melissa Brooks (The Aquadolls), Justin Pearson,...  Read More »

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The Song of Sway Lake

It’s summer on Sway Lake in the Adirondacks, now a ghost of its former past as the jazz-age playground of New York aristocracy. Rory Culkin (You Can Count On Me, Signs) is Ollie Sway, an introverted young man still reeling from his father’s recent suicide, who returns to his family’s estate with his friend Nikolai (Robert Sheehan,...  Read More »

Category: 5. Features

To Be Funny: 100 Years of Buster Keaton (World Premiere)

Deemed one of the finest physical comedians to ever grace the screen, Buster Keaton can still pratfall his way into the hearts of millions,100 years after his first appearance on film. “To Be Funny” follows cinephiles, musicians, historians, and members of the International Buster Keaton Society across the US, as they celebrate the...  Read More »

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VERMIJO

When their no-good brother is killed in a gunfight, the corrupt sheriff and deputy of a small western town vow to capture the drifter who was responsible and return him for hanging. The drifter’s uncle and the townspeople have other ideas, leading to a deadly showdown on the streets of Vermijo. This locally produced and filmed Western is...  Read More »

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Zen Dog

Plagued by recurring nightmares, Mud (Kyle Gallner, American Sniper) has a difficult time coping with his job at a virtual reality startup, until his eccentric cousin Dwayne (Adam Herschman, Accepted, Hot Tub Time Machine 2) introduces him to the power of lucid dreaming. Mud then takes himself on a road trip across America in a psychedelic...  Read More »