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2016 Schedule of Events

2016, Thursday June, 2

I Am Wrath | 1:32 | Ohio Theatrical Premiere

Thursday, 7:30pm

Directed By

Chuck Russell

Starring

John Travolta, Christopher Meloni

Synopsis

A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife’s killer.

2016, Friday June, 3

Catch 22 | 1:31 | Ohio Premiere

Friday, 2:00pm and Thursday, 7:30pm

Directed By

Josh Folan

Starring

Jayce Bartok, Phil Burke, Brock Harris

Synopsis

With Hurricane Sandy looming on the horizon, five hard-lived friends come to from a send-off celebration alongside an unexplained dead girl. What are friends for?

Dirty Beautiful | 1:35

Friday 4:30pm

Directed By

Tim Bartell

Starring

Ricky Mabe, Jordan Monaghan, Conor Leslie

Synopsis

David is a young, struggling writer very alone in the world. Kat is a lost soul recently left homeless by her ex. Both survive on the fringe of life. So when Kat storms into David’s life and throws out the crazy idea that they become an instant couple, David impulsively agrees and moves her into his tiny apartment

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The Fits | 1:12

Friday, 7:30pm

Directed By

Anna Rose Holmer

Starring

Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Inayah Rodgers

Synopsis

While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits.

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As I Am: The Life and Times of DJ AM | 1:49

Friday, 9:15pm

Directed By

Kevin Kerslake

Starring

DJ AM

Synopsis

A retrospective look at the life and work of influential electronic music DJ, Adam Goldstein, known as DJ AM.

Facebook

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2016, Saturday June, 4

Phantom Boy | 1:34

Saturday, 2:15pm

Directed By

Jean-Loup Feliciolo and Alain Gagnol

Starring

Edouard Baer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Audrey Tautou

Synopsis

A super-powered boy helps a wheelchair-bound policeman in his attempt to bring down a mob kingpin.

Weiner | 1:30

Saturday, 4:30pm

Directed By

Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg

Starring

Anthony Weiner

Synopsis

An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign and the landscape of today’s political landscape.

The Fourth | 1:20

Saturday, 7:00pm

Directed By

Andre Hyland

Starring

Andre Hyland

Synopsis

It’s the 4th of July in LA and Jamie, a down on his luck illustrator who’s behind on rent, tries to throw a cookout while his over-bearing roommate Derek is out of town.
When Jamie decides to borrow Derek’s bike without asking for a quick trip to the liquor store to grab lighter fluid, his entire day and life quickly begin to go up in smoke.
Sparked by an incident with a road-rager, Jamie quickly finds himself far from home; trapped in a series of awkward, absurd and frustrating situations around town with a variety of characters.

From Nowhere | 1:29

Saturday, 9:00pm

Directed By

Matthew Newton

Starring

Sydni Beaudoin, Helen Beyene, Erica Camarano

Synopsis

Three undocumented Bronx teenagers are graduating from high school while navigating the treacherous waters of trying to get their papers to stay in the US.

2016, Sunday June, 5

How to Let Go of the World and Learn to Love Everything Climate Can't Change | 2:05

Sunday, 2:00pm

Directed By

Josh Fox

Starring

Josh Fox

Synopsis

Documentarian Josh Fox (“Gasland”) travels the globe to meet with global climate change “warriors” who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming. Funny and tragic, inspiring and enlightening, the film examines the intricately woven forces that threaten the stability of the planet and the lives of its inhabitants.

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June Falling Down

Sunday, 4:45pm

Directed By

Rebecca Weaver

Starring

Rebecca Weaver, Nick Hoover, Claire Morkin

Synopsis

A young woman returns home to Wisconsin for her best friend’s wedding and the one year anniversary of her father’s death.

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A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story | 1:36

Sunday, 7:00pm

Directed By

Keith Matland

Synopsis

From Willie Nelson to Wilco, Ray Charles to Radiohead, A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY offers the ultimate backstage pass to 40 years of incredible live music – see how long-time producers and loyal fans have made ACL the longest running music show in television history.

Uncle Howard | 1:36

Sunday, 9:00pm

Directed By

Aaron Brookner

Synopsis

Director Howard Brookner died of AIDS in NYC in 1989 while in post-production on his breakthrough Hollywood movie. His body of work has been buried for 30 years in William Burroughs’ bunker until his nephew Aaron unearths his uncle’s story and the memory of everything he was.

2016, Monday June, 6

Chasing Bonnie and Clyde | 1:27

Monday, 4:30pm

Directed By

Olivier Lambert

Synopsis

‘Don’t build prisons, they cost too much!’ In this era of Great Recession, the conservative and tough-on-crime State of Texas takes an unprecedented path by becoming a social justice leader with programs that rehabilitate offenders.
Looks like rape, abuse and death are no longer parts of the solution for modern-day Bonnie and Clyde…

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Searching for Augusta | Ohio Premiere

Monday, 7:15pm

Directed By

Michael Edwards

Synopsis

Emmy award-winning director Mike Edwards and world-renowned military historian Martin King bring to the screen the Emmy award-winning film “Searching For Augusta”, an unbelievable true story that follows the quest to find out the truth about the incredible life of Augusta Chiwy.

Poindexter Episode 1 - Faithful Forgotten Best Friends | 24:24

Monday, 6:15pm

Directed By

Al Laus

Synopsis

Poindexter is a episodic documentary series about the ties that bind animals and humans alike. Stories of chance encounters that tell a unique tale of caring and kinship as told through a cinematic lens. As a documentary series, the story will unfold through personal interviews as well as artfully composed photography and live video footage. Every story, every scene, thoughtfully composed and motivated to be beautifully representative of the selflessness that is at the heart of the show.

2016, Tuesday June, 7

West of Her | 1:27

Tuesday, 4:30pm

Directed By

Ethan Warren

Starring

Theodore Bouloukos, Ryan Caraway, Caitlin Herst

Synopsis

Two young strangers travel the country, participating in a mysterious street art project, but when their contentious relationship deepens into romance, they must choose between their commitment to their work and the possibility of a future together. Filmed, guerilla-style and semi-improvised, across ten states in iconic American locations from the sweeping midwest plains to the majestic Rocky Mountains, the stark southwest desert to the busy streets of Memphis, ‘West of Her’ is a film for anyone who’s ever longed for adventure, romance, and a life of meaning.

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Table Reading: Godspeed

Tuesday, 7:00pm

Directed By

Celia C. Peters

Synopsis

A sci-fi story film born in the year 2040. When high-achiever Brandy starts falling apart, she’s afraid that she’s becoming psychotic. Instead, she finds out that it is reality — not her — which has changed.

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The Land | 1:42

Tuesday, 7:30pm

Directed By

Steven Caple, Jr.

Starring

Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron

Synopsis

THE LAND tells the story of four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio to pursue a dream life of professional skateboarding. But when they get caught in the web of the local Queen-pin, their motley brotherhood is tested, threatening to make this summer their last.

Test Screening: Radioactive Veteran

Tuesday, 7:30pm

Synopsis

You can be part of the filmmaking process. Come to a test screening for the upcoming documentary called Radioactive Veteran. The filmmaker will be here screening the film with you then asking for your feedback. This is the first time we’ve done this at FFOCOL so we’re excited to include you in the process!

2016, Wednesday June, 8

US International Shorts

Zaar | 11:21

4:30pm

Directed By

Ibrahim Nada

Synopsis

Zaar is a suicide bomber who enters a random diner to bomb himself in a terrorist attack but listening and interacting with the innocent people around him makes him question his intent. Will he be able to do it?!!

US International Shorts

The Land of Exodus | 10:52

Wednesday, 4:30pm

Directed By

Skinner Myers

Synopsis

Obed, a Mexican street kid with hopes of making it to America, leads a recently kidnapped American teenager to the Mexico/United States border.

US International Shorts

Bluey | 13:53

Wednesday, 4:30pm

Directed By

Heather Oxenham

Synopsis

Bluey, an angry young woman trapped in a life of violence, meets a mystery mentor who could change everything. Bluey is a story of courage, heart and the fight for survival.

US International Shorts

Roadside Assistance | 7:15

Wednesday, 4:30pm

Directed By

Bears Fonte

Synopsis

A mysterious woman stranded by the side of the road hitches a ride with a passing stranger – neither of them is who they seem.

US International Shorts

Positive | 21:30

Wednesday, 4:30pm

Directed By

Paul Merryman

Synopsis

When an unfaithful husband learns that he’s HIV positive, he backtracks through his affairs to discover the origin of his infection.

US International Shorts

Mousse | 40:00

Wednesday, 4:30pm

Directed By

John Hellberg

Synopsis

What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?

FFOCOL Ohio Shorts

Stolen Dreams | 10:09

Wednesday, 7:30pm

Directed By

Al Battle

Synopsis

Stolen Dreams is a film about a star high school basketball player who was raised in a single parent household. Playing basketball kept him away from being involved in the gang violence, teen pregnancy, and the drug activity that was taking place right outside his home. On the verge of going away to college. He reconnects with his estranged older brother who gets him caught up in a situation that changed his life forever.

FFOCOL Ohio Shorts

The Clearing | 9:33

Wednesday, 7:30pm

Directed By

Jim Higgins

Synopsis

Two siblings attempt to perform a family ritual of feeding an ancient creature.

FFOCOL Ohio Shorts

Jetplane | 8:02

Wednesday, 7:30pm

Directed By

Gil Kaplan

Synopsis

Lila struggles to find acceptance five years after sister’s death. A mysterious box may be the unlikely answer.

FFOCOL Ohio Shorts

Oasis | 12:44

Wednesday, 7:30pm

Directed By

Samantha Drake

Synopsis

Olena is a home nurse for Leon, an elderly man who has asked her to end his life.

FFOCOL Ohio Shorts

End Transmission | 10:36

Wednesday, 7:30pm

Directed By

Jason Hazel

Synopsis

A local new crew covers the case of a missing seven year old girl. Unable to cover the story directly, they are only able to track the search parties radio transmissions. As night draws near, the search party enters the woods to find a missing girl…but what they find waiting for them in the woods is far worse than anything expected.

FFOCOL Ohio Shorts

Riptide Rhapsody | 7:00

Wednesday, 7:30pm

Directed By

Golden Bear Enterprizes

Synopsis

Stop motion animation by Kenton Brett and David Jarred of Golden Brown Enterprizes. Five furry and fluffy friends are swept out to sea and into an amazing adventure. They encounter sea monsters, robots, and mutants in this stylistically inventive and hand-made animation.

FFOCOL Ohio Shorts

Night of the Living Chef | 2:00

Wednesday, 7:30pm

Directed By

Sarah Watkins

Synopsis

Fed up with having to eat uncooked brains like a monster, an intelligent zombie remembers his life as a chef before he died and uses his talent for cooking to prepare a meal fit to eat, while drawing the attention of other zombies who come to see where the delicious scent of seasoned brains is coming from.

FFOCOL Ohio Shorts

Ignite | 3:30

Wednesday, 7:30pm

Directed By

CCAD Animation Lab

Synopsis

After being rejected by its herd, a young “Cheetal” finds itself the target of a fearsome predator. It must learn to acept itself and its differences in order to survive.

2016, Thursday June, 9

Catch 22 | 1:31 | Ohio Premiere

Friday, 2:00pm and Thursday, 7:30pm

Directed By

Josh Folan

Starring

Jayce Bartok, Phil Burke, Brock Harris

Synopsis

With Hurricane Sandy looming on the horizon, five hard-lived friends come to from a send-off celebration alongside an unexplained dead girl. What are friends for?

2016, Friday June, 10

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise | 1:52

Directed By

Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack

Starring

Maya Angelou

Synopsis

The first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, activist Maya Angelou.

2016, Saturday June, 11

My Blind Brother | 1:30

Saturday, 8:00pm

Directed By

Sophie Goodhart

Starring

Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate

Synopsis

The rivalry between two brothers reaches a fever pitch during a charity swim competition.

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