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The Tyranny of Distance, All Quiet on the HomeFront, Little Rebel*, Trump's America*
May
20
3:00 PM15:00

The Tyranny of Distance, All Quiet on the HomeFront, Little Rebel*, Trump's America*

All Quiet on the HomeFront | 25 min | Directed by Harjus Singh, USA

Based on the true story of Bhagat Singh Thind, one of the first Asian-Americans from India, who fought in the US Army during WW1. He comes back from the war and is discharged because a new law revokes the citizenship of Non-Caucasians. 

The Tyranny of Distance | 9 min | Directed by Gabriel Diamond and Matthew Beighley, Liberia

Fifteen years of civil war in Liberia has resulted in one of the world’s worst doctor shortages and cut off the country’s rural poor from basic healthcare. Community health workers trained and equipped by the non-profit Last Mile Health are working to deliver lifesaving health services to the 1.2 million Liberians living in the most remote reaches of the country.

Little Rebel  | 10 min | Directed by Aimie Vallat, USA

Little Rebel follows the extraordinary story of Isatou Jallow — a remarkable West African woman from The Gambia, and now Seattle resident. Since seeking asylum in the USA (2012), Isatou has pursued graduate degrees at the University Washington/UW Law School while she continuously advocates for women, asylees/refugees and people with disabilities.

Trump's America | 24 min | Directed by Peter Iliff, USA

When Frank, 40, a wise-cracking panhandler, is thrown out of affluent Royal Oaks, and dumped by police on L.A.’s Skid Row, a zealous reporter convinces Frank to return to Royal Oaks, provoke these cops to beat him up again, and this time get it on tape. But the plan goes horribly wrong, making this a provocative look at the growing homeless epidemic in Trump’s America. 

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Poisoning Paradise, Refuge
May
20
12:00 PM12:00

Poisoning Paradise, Refuge

Poisoning Paradise | 77 min | Directed by Keely Shaye Brosnan and Teresa Tico, USA

Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, where communities are surrounded by experimental test sites and pesticides sprayed upwind of their neighborhoods. Poisoning Paradise details the ongoing struggle to advance bold new legislation governing the fate of their island home.

Refuge | 6 min | Directed by Katie Falkenberg, USA

Decades ago, poachers would set off explosives in the cool waters of this pool on a North Umpqua River tributary, killing steelhead by the dozens. That was before Lee Spencer, and his beloved dog, settled in to watch over the wild steelhead.

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Empty Platform - Lose You*, Mixed Blood, Brothers, Underneath the Sound*, TMSR ENCORE
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Empty Platform - Lose You*, Mixed Blood, Brothers, Underneath the Sound*, TMSR ENCORE

MADE IN WASHINGTON

Empty Platform - Lose You | 4 min | Directed by Mackenzie Glisson, USA

Lose You is an electronic/ambient song off of Nathaniel Closen's electronic name, Empty Platform. The music video will be a story of a young man who gets high, and through a series of flashbacks and some foreshadowing, the story is revealed of how he wreaks havoc and causes pain in the lives of those he loves.

Mixed Blood | 23 min | Directed by Roy Arwas

Alexia and Matt are hosting their very first Thanksgiving dinner. Both of their parents will be attending this years festivities. As if that wasn't stressful enough, Alexia's parents are vampires. Matt must do everything in his power to protect himself and his parents from Alexia's blood-sucking family

Brothers | 6 min | Directed by Randy Kerr, USA

Set in the Pacific Northwest, three brothers find refuge and redemption from a troubled home through their love of fly fishing for steelhead and the enduring relationships they forge on the river.

Underneath the Sound | 13 min | Directed by Olga Nikulina, USA

"Underneath the sound" is a narrative short film about hearing loss told through perception of music. We follow the journey of a musician as his hearing deteriorates and hear music from his point of view. We also meet a child whose mom is not aware that her small son has a hearing problem and is about to miss the critical moment for his speech development.

TMSR ENCORE

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Warren Etheredge Presents: AU NATUREL
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Warren Etheredge Presents: AU NATUREL

AU NATUREL

The beauty of the world around us as celebrated by those who love it and live it, from social climbers to active listeners to unabashed slackers.

Films screening include: 

AT WHAT PRICE (10:46) d. Tommy Day, USA

QUATTRO 2 (4:28) d. Candide Thovex, USA

BEING HEAR (9:44) d. Palmer Morse & Matthew Mikkelsen, USA

BALANCE (10:50) d. Mark Ram, USA

CHINA DOLL (19:51) d. Jon Glassberg, USA

SLACKER (9:11) d. Max Lowe, USA

 MM4MM: KILIMANJARO (10:43) d. John Waller, USA

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Babs, Cups & Robbers, North & Nowhere, Lovely Legs, Kinderchomper
May
19
1:15 PM13:15

Babs, Cups & Robbers, North & Nowhere, Lovely Legs, Kinderchomper

Babs | 12 min | Directed by Celine Held, Logan George, USA

An estranged son discovers an alarming purchase made by his late father.

Cups & Robbers | 5 min | Directed by Jim Simone, USA

A restaurant robbery goes awry when they forget to lock the door.

North & Nowhere | 12 min | Directed by Scott Ballard, USA

A girl, a gun and a last chance.

Lovely Legs | 10 min | Directed by Abby Thompson, USA

In a desperate attempt to start anew, a man living in the not-so-distant future transports his secret sex robot companion to a secluded forest for disposal.

Kinderchomper | 17 min | Directed by Mike Scholtz, Japan/USA

A mild-mannered artist from Minnesota leads a double life as a baby-eating professional wrestler in Japan

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Warren Etheredge Presents: BREAKING UP. BREAKING DOWN
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Warren Etheredge Presents: BREAKING UP. BREAKING DOWN

BREAKING UP. BREAKING DOWN

There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but almost all of them suck. Still, so are enlightening, some are necessary and some are just plain silly. Parting is such sweet sorrow and such good cinema.

Films screening include: 

SAD STEVE (10:30) d. Eric Shanks, USA

IT’S ME (3:31) d. Vance Malone, USA

HOUSE OF TEETH (26:00) d. Susanna Styron, USA

3 (4:00) d. Giovanni Porta, USA

SEVEN BLUE 365 (11:37) d. Joe Rechtman, USA

SOMEWHERE BEAUTIFUL (3:35) d. Keith Rivers, USA

THE DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING  (15:40) d. Geoff Marslett, USA

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 My Irnik, Circus City USA, Dog Power
May
21
2:30 PM14:30

My Irnik, Circus City USA, Dog Power

My Irnik | 14 min | Directed by Matthew Hood and Francois Lebeau, Canada

"My Irnik" is a short documentary film about a father and son’s relationship and the passion of shared adventure. Set in Arctic Canada, Conor, a young father and a native of Montreal fell in love with the northern way of life and with a woman from there. 

Circus City, USA | 30 min | Directed by Adam Michael Wright, USA

Since the early 1940s, more than 20 circus companies have made their home in Hugo, Oklahoma. It's unique history has earned the town the nickname Circus City, USA, and this film spends time with both the eccentric circus characters of the road and the people back in Hugo who keep it all going.

Dog Power | 33 min | Directed by Kale Casey, USA

An introduction to the world's fastest sprint sled dogs, their human teammates, and the incredible variety of dog-powered sports they are involved in.

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Warren Etheredge Presents: Vetted
May
21
1:00 PM13:00

Warren Etheredge Presents: Vetted

Wars don’t end when the soldiers come home. Their lives, their stories continue. The most resilient veterans reach new heights and distances in coping with their experiences, some — like Super Bowl champs — even wind up going to Disneyland. These shorts have been… VETTED, for your benefit.

Films screening include: 

WELCOME HOME (7:45) d. Luke Broyles,

A WAR WITHIN (19:26) d. Jarrad Henderson,

GHOSTLY ASSEMBLAGE (4:58) d. Austin LaChance, 

COCKED AND LOCKED  (7:30) d. May Elbaz Belschner, 

KEEP MOVING FORWARD (25:22) d. Brent Bandemer, 

MILE 19  (10:10) d. Vincent DeLuca, 

PLACES LIKE THIS (9:30) d. Nick McNaughton

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Felled*
May
21
10:00 AM10:00

Felled*

Felled | 55 min | Directed by David Hildreth and Silas Kyler, USA (Filmmaker in Attendance)

Felled is a story about finding worth and beauty in something most consider to be trash. The film chronicles the journey of an urban pine tree downed by a summer storm and saved from the landfill by two woodworkers who give the tree new meaning as a family dinner table.

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Warren Etheredge Presents: The Sporting Life
May
20
5:00 PM17:00

Warren Etheredge Presents: The Sporting Life

If you know the thrill of victory and/or the agony of defeat and love both equally, just for the joy of playing the game, you are a true fan. In this packages, golfers overcome racism, ping pong players fight the elements, wrestlers get sticky, boxers get (un?)lucky and kids hit the courts and the church(?) just to let the good times roll. This is… THE SPORTING LIFE.

Films screening:

OUT OF THE ROUGH (30:00) d. Rudy Horn

COWGIRL UP (5:17) d. Nathan Willis

THE TABLES (15:00) d. Jon Bunning

SUPERFAN (6:15) d. Leigh Burmesch

JELLO UNDERGROUND (9:44) d. Gracie Garnet (Filmmakers in Attendance)

RUN (3:30) d. Dan Lesser

SANCTUARY (7:53) d. Ashley Seering & Cory Byers

CONCRETE CANVAS (19:37) d. Gary Lundgren (Filmmakers in Attendance)

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Warren Etheredge Presents: Political Discourse
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Warren Etheredge Presents: Political Discourse

If you wish to speak truth to power, you can’t always be polite. Sometimes, the truth hurts. Sometimes it stings. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable. In this collection of shorts, the issues of today are confronted in ways both alarming and amusing. From gun rights to equal rights to immigration to abortion, sometimes the answers lie in the ability just to see the issues from another perspective. 

Films screening:

LOVE THE SINNER (16:39) d. Geeta Gandbhir & Jessica Devaney

UNDUE BURDEN (7:17) d. Gina Pollack

KADEN & ANGELINA (3:18) d. Stuart Getty

SPEAKING IS DIFFICULT (16:02) d AJ Schnack

WHITE FACE (21:16) d. Mtume Gant

BAYARD & ME (16:07) d. Matt Wolf

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Warren Etheredge Presents: All the Single Ladies
May
14
3:00 PM15:00

Warren Etheredge Presents: All the Single Ladies

Sure, it’s got a ring to it, but being a single lady ain’t all daisies and firecrackers. Coping with dads and lovers, unequal pay and unfair expectations, sexual liberation and siblings, could drive any woman to drink or quit, wrestle or bowl. So, when life gives women lemons, they can make Lemonade, or these empowering short films.

Films include: MOTH; SEMELE; PARALLEL CHORDS; LUCHADORA*; EVERY BEAUTIFUL THING; PARTNERS; 198*

Filmmaker in Attendance

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