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  • Page 2 - Idyllwild 2012: Independent Festival of Cinema

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    WELCOME TO THE 2012IDYLLWILD INDEPENDENT FEST IVAL OF C INEMA

    2012 AAI Event CalendarJan. 13: General Membership MeetingMarch 10: Eye of the Artist

    Judged Art Show & FundraiserApril 28-29: Judged Artist Members Show

    & Gallery Working Artist TourMay 25-27: Idyllwilds Art and Treasures WeekendJune 8-10: Plein Air FestivalJuly 14-15: Judged Artist Members Show

    & Gallery Working Artist TourAug. 31-Sept 2: Idyllwilds Art and Treasures WeekendOct. 13: Art Walk & Wine Tasting Event

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    So here we are, moving into 2012 and the third annual Idyllwild Interna-tional Festival Of Cinema. I want to say that again... the THIRD annual. Most lm festivals fail before they start, and the majority of those that do manage to get up and running never see a second year, let alone a third.

    Yet here we are, gearing up for another amazing run; healthy, more experi-enced, and de nitely ready to roll. The beautiful village of Idyllwild, our fes-tival promoters and organizers and our incredible group of volunteers are all feeling a well- deserved sense of pride and accomplishment. For year number three, the celebration of lm that Devon Morris of the Desert Sun calls The greatest little lm festival on earth once again shines a spotlight on the work of some of the worlds coolest indie lmmakers.

    And when I say world, I mean world.

    In 2011 we changed the name of the festival slightly, from International Festival Of Cinema, to Independent Festival Of Cinema, re ecting our desire to focus on movies from the USA in support of domestic lm production in an economy that was less than lmmaker-friendly, to say the least. But this year, due to the high volume of both American and foreign submissions, we have decided to re-turn to our original name and move into 2012 as a true international event.

    I know Idyllwild 2012 will be looked upon as a benchmark year for the town of Idyllwild, the lm festival, and all the amazing lmmakers whose work we showcased between January 12th and the 15th. We have again held true to our mission to celebrate movie making at a festival for and about the lmmakers.

    I am humbled and proud to once again be named co-director, with the amazingly gifted Will Wal-lace, of the Idyllwild 2012 International Festival Of Cinema. So bring on the movies, the parties, the actors and creators, and lets celebrate the Greatest Little Film Festi-val On Earth Idyllwild 2012.

    Director Steven Savage

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    I I FC CHAIRMANS WELCOME

    A great lm festival is an experience that goes beyond watching movies. Its like a great vacation - a combination of places, events, interactions and feelings that combine into a memorable whole, something that always leaves you wanting more.

    But there are practical needs too. Theres the need of a lmmaker to nd an audience for their art, to take a step forward toward making a pro t on their project.

    And then theres the need of the audience, the desire to be entertained, amazed, provoked in thought, or even frightened. For them a lm festival goes beyond these elements which could be gained from home viewing; the festival is an environment where they can interact with the art and the artists - asking questions, nding out how things were done, giving feedback and praise, sharing a scene interpretation over a glass of wine.

    Finally there are goals, filmmaker to lmmaker. Motivation, learning, teaching, inspiration and yes, even consolation.

    As we take this Festival of Cinema into Year Three, one step closer to permanence, were going to exceed your expectations this time around. Count on it.

    We l c o m e t o I dy l l w i l d 2 0 1 2 International Festival of Cinema.

    Festival Chairman Phil Calderone

    PRODUCTION NOTES The 2012 Idyllwild Independent Festival of Cinema program is published by the Idyllwild Town Crier newspaper in conjunction. The newspaper of ces are located at 54925 Village Center Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549. (951) 659-2145. www.idyllwildtowncrier.com. Grace Reed, Publisher; J.P. Crumrine, Editor; Halie Johnson, Production Manager; James Larkin, Assistant Production Manager; Marshall Smith, Program Editor; Shane Fender, Advertising Sales Representative; and Sandy Burns, Customer Service Representative.

    TABLE OF CONTENTSFeatured lmmaker Allan Levi 4Synopses of Festival Films 5, 8 & 9Festival Program 6-7Award Recipient Mike Moder 10About the Seminars 10List of Awards 11

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    and sound recording equipment has made lming easier by enhancing mobility and allowing cameras to be taken to places where they werent easily taken before. Everything can be moved and set faster, said Levi. Its easier to make movies now with less equipment. Where in the early days of my directing I could do 22 to 23 setups a day, today Ill do 45 to 60. Levis en-gineering and technical background will enable him to discuss, with attending lmmakers, both the evolution of lmmaking as well as tips on eld production, location scouting and non-linear editing. Levi has directed commercials, episodic television, miniseries and movies of the week for the small screen including the series NCIS, ER, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Quantum Leap, and TV movies and miniseries such as Battlestar Galactica, The Incredible Hulk and The Immigrants. He produced pilots and series such as Columbo, Airwolf, and The Invisible

    ALAN LEVI IS I I FC FEATURED F ILMMAKERBY MARSHALL SMITH, STAFF REPORTER

    Alan J. Levi, veteran lm and television director, director of photography and producer is the featured lmmaker for Idyllwild International Festival of Cin-ema (IIFC) 2012. And given his professional credits and regimented preparation for be-coming a lmmaker, he will have much to offer indie lmmakers at IIFC 2012. My junior year in high school I knew what I wanted to do in my life, said Levi. While still in high school, Levi formed Petite Productions, nanced by his school-mates, and before nishing high school had produced and directed 43 lms for such disparate organizations as the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the St. Louis Board of Education, the National Safety Council and others that could not afford to hire a commercial company. Before nishing high school and with a cache of completed lms under his belt, Levi wrote to three Hollywood celebrities who had been known to mentor young lmmakers. One, actor, director and pro-ducer Dick Powell, responded. After high school graduation and before enrolling for his rst year at Northwestern University, Levi traveled to Hollywood to begin his apprenticeship with Powell. His wife, June Al-lyson, became my surrogate mom, remembered Levi. During that interregnum between high school and college while under Powells tutelage, Levi demonstrated his pen-chant for thorough preparation. He studied lm technique at various studios, direction under Andre de Toth, makeup with William Tuttle at the MGM makeup department, photography at Paramount and Warner Brothers on sets of shooting features, and editing with Warners editing staff. At Northwestern, Levi, certain of his professional path, crafted his class choices accordingly. He minored in psy-chology so as to better understand and direct actors. He also minored in engineering, partly to please his father, but also out of his own interest in technology. As a result of that minor, Levi helped design and build the nascent lm and television studio in Kresge Hall at Northwestern. Levi also held patents for a process he invented in 1963, called Video Assist that combined a motion picture and television camera all in one, viewing through one lens. Commenting on how the business has changed tech-nologically, Levi noted the miniaturization of cameras

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    lan J. Levi, veteran lm and television director, director of photography and producer is the featured lmmaker

    for Idyllwild International Festival of Cin-ema (IIFC) 2012. And given his professional credits and regimented preparation for be-coming a lmmaker, he will have much to

    My junior year in high school I knew what I wanted to do in my life, said Levi. While still in high school, Levi formed Petite Productions, nanced by his school-mates, and before nishing high school had produced and directed 43 lms for such disparate organizations as the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the St. Louis Board of Education, the National Safety Council and others that could not

    Before nishing high school and with a cache of completed lms under his belt, Levi wrote to three Hollywood celebrities who had been known to mentor young lmmakers. One, actor, director and pro-ducer Dick Powell, responded. After high

    Woman. Levi has directed the A-list of Hollywood royalty including actors George Clooney, Ernest Borgnine, Sandra Bullock, Ed Asner, Peter Falk and Frank Sinatra. He has also directed for lm. Levi was, for 13 of 18 years at Universal, the only producer and director under contract to the studio. His peers have honored him with awards at Cannes, Emmy nominations and many others. As a director, Levi said he belongs to the collaborative school, acknowledging that the nal product is enriched by the contributions of all who work in the process, regardless of where the suggestion comes from. That way it is more of a community, he said. Starting young and moving fast, Levi learned the jobs of everyone on the set. If youre making an indie lm youre a jack of all trades, he said. Not because you want to you have to. As a result, you learn how to talk to the crew from a point of understanding exactly what they do. Levi teaches lmmaking at UCLA, the University of Southern California and Brooks

    Institute. I feel its important to give back and I enjoy doing that, he said. I currently have three young people Im mentoring as well as teaching the courses I do.

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    SYNOPSES OF IDYLLWILD 2012 F ILMSTHURSDAY FILMS

    OFF THE BOULEVARD ** WORLD PREMIERE **

    Running Time: 96 minutesDirector: Jeff Santo

    A story of art and heart, the dedication it takes to achieve your dreams. An

    entertaining and informative documentary feature about seven artists whose

    friendships are created through struggle and perseverance.

    WAKING DREAMSRunning Time: 93 minutesDirector: Deepika DaggubatiAgainst a backdrop of video games and Bollywood fantasies, an Indian-American family struggles with the age-old question: is there life without medical school?

    SILVERLAKE VIDEORunning time: Not

    availableDirector: Matteo Ribaudo

    Ben, on the verge of losing his video store, has one day to get a business partner before his

    lease expires. His day takes a turn for the worse, when his out of his league girlfriend leaves a

    message, proclaiming We need to talk.

    RATIONSRunning Time: 6 minutesDirector: Craig OuelletteA couple is lost in the desert with only one bottle of water...and a long way to go.

    COUNTDOWN TO DEATHRunning Time: 6 minutesDirector: Craig Ouellette

    After his covers been blown, Special Agent Hiko Chan has 5 minutes to save his partner from

    a ticking time bomb and an army of kung-fu assassins.

    PARANOID ACTIVITYRunning Time: 10 minutes

    Director: Tony RepinskiKatie and her husband move into their new house, only to be increasingly disturbed by a demonic presence which Katie tries to prove

    exists to her unconvinced husband.

    COYOTE HUNTRunning Time: 10 minutesDirector: Melissa TownsendThirteen year old Levi has run away from home again. His absentee father who taught Levi to run away from his problems returns to take Levi into the wilderness to hunt. Can Grey stop his son from following in his footsteps?

    IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH ** WORLD PREMIERE **

    Running Time: 15 minutesDirector: Derek Ellingson

    As his wedding approaches, Groom-to-be Paul gets a strange feeling and needs

    reassurance that his wife is faithful. He turns to a private detective for an answer he may

    not want to hear.

    ESTEEMRunning Time: 11 minutesDirector: Jared ElkinJackie struggles with her chronic insecurities by playing out the perfect versions of her social encounters in her imagination. She soon realizes that fantasies can only keep a person happy for so long.

    THE COSMONAUTRunning Time: 8 minutes

    Director: David M. Altrogge

    A young man who left earth once upon a time returns to nd that

    everything has changed. His memory fragmented by a crash

    landing, he searches the desolate wasteland of home to rediscover

    why he left in the rst place.

    GET OFF MY PORCHRunning Time: 13 minutesDirector: Patrick ReaA man is terrorized by Girl Scouts selling delicious cookies.

    MOVING DAYRunning Time: 10

    minutesDirector: Jason Wingrove

    A small girl moves into her new home, an enchanting and

    lavish estate lled with wonder. The simple discovery of a forgotten box of toys leads to

    a battle in the garden of good and evil where no one will ever be the same.

    CERTIFIEDRunning Time: 9 minutesDirector: Luke GuidiciIn rural 1950s America, a postmans rst day takes a terrifying turn when a precocious young girl tells him of her familys horrible tragedy.

    FISH!Running Time: 7

    minutesDirector: Mark Eccleston, Damian Samuels

    Chef Jeff is sure his prize salmon will help him win Fish Chef of the Year award and a one-way ticket out of his dull seaside town, but on the way home hes lured into a local swimming pool by an insatiable mermaid.

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    I I FC 2012 OFF IC IAL SCHEDULE

    THURSDAYRUSTIC THEATRE

    11 a.m. REGISTRATION

    NOON Off the Boulevard

    2:15 Silverlake Video

    4:15 Shorts (Rustic A)

    6:15 Fire ies in the Garden

    CREEKSTONE INN

    8:00 OPENING NIGHT PARTY

    RAINBOW INN

    NOON Waking Dreams

    2:00 Shorts (Raibow A)

    4:00 The Lempke Brothers

    QUIET CREEK OFFICE

    11a.m. to 8:30p.m. REGISTRATION

    SHORT FILM SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT WARNING DUE TO TIME RESTRAINTS.

    FRIDAYRUSTIC THEATRE

    9:30 a.m. REGISTRATION

    10:00 Six Degrees of Helter Skelter

    NOON Look At Me Again

    2:00 Shorts (Rustic B)

    4:00 Bone Dry

    6:00 The Dungeon Master, Cosmic Radio

    8:00 The Selling

    10:00 (Not) Addicted, Gone, Brookwood Sleaze

    RAINBOW INN

    10:00 Shorts (Raibow B)

    NOON Ride the Divide

    2:00 First Generation

    4:00 For Lovers Only

    6:00 Father VS Son

    8:00 Mary Pickford

    QUIET CREEK OFFICE

    11a.m. to 8:30p.m. REGISTRATION

    CAINE LEARNING CENTER

    10:00 Waking Dreams

    NOON Silverlake Video

    2:00 Shorts (Rainbow A)

    4:00 Fire ies in the Garden

    6:00 Six Degrees of Helter Skelter

    RUSTIC AGet Off My Porch

    Moving DayCerti ed

    Fish!Knight to D7

    Buttons in the Ground

    RUSTIC BTwo Bulls

    Boscos GuitarIn Transit

    Resolution of TwoThe Understudy

    RUSTIC COne-Fourth Therapy

    Black RainbowA Cube & A Button

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    RUSTIC IADead Serious

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    KenzaUntitled Special Screening

    RUSTIC SHORTS

  • SHORT FILM SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT WARNING DUE TO TIME RESTRAINTS.

    Idyllwild 2012: Independent Festival of Cinema - Page 7

    DOWNTOWN IDYLLWILD MAPWITH VENUES

    SATUR DAYRUSTIC THEATRE

    9:30 a.m. REGISTRATION

    10:00 Life at the Resort

    11:45 Greencastle

    2:00 Seminar 1, The Working Actor in Hollywood (see page 10)

    4:00 Seminar 2, From Screenplay to Screen (see page 10)

    6:00 Walk a Mile in My Pradas

    8:00 The Cheater, Paradise Recovered

    10:00 Primitive

    RAINBOW INN

    10:00 Ride the Divide

    NOON Shorts (Rustic B)

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    QUIET CREEK OFFICE

    11a.m. to 8:30p.m. REGISTRATION

    CAINE LEARNING CENTER

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    NOON For Lovers Only

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    SU N DAYRUSTIC THEATRE

    9:30 a.m. REGISTRATION

    10:00 Shorts (Rustic IA)

    NOON Shorts (Rustic C)

    2:00 Seminar 3, Distribution Alternatives (see page 10)

    5:00 AWARD CEREMONY

    7:00 Life at the Resort

    RAINBOW INN

    10:00 The Selling

    NOON Off the Boulevard

    2:00 Shorts (Rainbow D)

    7:00 Favorite TBA or victim feature lm

    QUIET CREEK OFFICE

    11a.m. to 5p.m. REGISTRATION

    6:00 AFTERPARTY

    9:00 Night on the Town TBA

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    10:00 Mary Pickford

    NOON Paradise Recovered

    2:00 Western Leatherman

    RUSTIC SHORTS

    RAINBOW ARations

    Countdown to DeathParanoid Activity

    Coyote HuntIn Sickness & In Health

    EsteemThe Cosmonaut

    RAINBOW BThe Unforgettable Proposal

    Long Black LashesSheer Luck

    Yet2BeNamedLibby Girl: Surprise!

    The Visitor

    RAINBOW CBeen Good to Know Yuh

    InterviewFish Meat

    RAINBOW DIts Always Smoggy in LA

    RAINBOW SHORTS

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    SYNOPSES (THURSDAY CONT.)CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5

    KNIGHT TO D7Running Time: 14 min.Director: Nathan ScogginsThe story of two best friends, Dustin and Brady, grappling with the realities of cancer. Whats harder than dealing with the death of a good friend? Dustin is about to nd out.

    BUTTONS IN THE GROUND

    * WEST COAST PREMIERE *

    Running Time: 19 min.Director: Andrew Fisher

    A loss of innocence story about a young girl who naively believes that she can grow buttons

    THE LEMPKE BROTHERSRunning Time: 98 min.Director: Andy ForrestA story of The Lempke Brothers, box factory workers from a small Eastern Block country called Kreplach, who discover their unique ability to dance and to dream.

    FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN

    ** SPECIAL EVENT **Running Time: 99 min.

    Director: Dennis Lee(not in competition)

    The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college

    -- decades after leaving to raise her children. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Willem Defoe and Julia Roberts.

    FRIDAY FILMSTHE SIX DEGREES OF HELTER SKELTERRunning Time: 105 min.Director: Michael DorseyDorsey retraces the footsteps of the Manson Family from the remains of their Death Valley hideout to the properties where the seven victims were murdered, shedding new light on even the most well-known aspects of the story.

    THE UNFORGETTABLE PROPOSAL

    Running Time: 10 min.Director: Mohammed Alkazemi

    Michael decides nally to propose to Becky, but needs to enter a daydream to nd the

    right words.

    LONG BLACK LASHESRunning Time: 21 min.Director: Brandon LasnerWith a fading on her modeling career, Margaret Hamiltons

    journey into madness begins with a simple wish on a single, fallen eyelash. She quickly becomes obsessed with her newfound power, to devastating consequences.

    SHEER LUCKRunning Time: 13 min.

    Director: J.D. KoumendakisA despondent man escapes death by a pair of

    shears at the hands of his crazed girlfriend, but not without consequence. Panic-stricken, he

    calls the culprit of the rampage to his rescue.

    LIBBY GIRL: SURPRISE!Running Time: 4 min.Director: JANET MAYSONLibby Girl is a sweet Jack Russell Terrier that loves to play and

    explore, always looking for something fun and new to do. This is the latest adventure in the Libby Girl Series of lms featuring a spirited canine trio.

    THE VISITORRunning Time: 7 min.

    Director: Jorge FerragutA couples happy hour turns dangerous after

    a seemingly chance encounter with a dangerous stranger. They

    are about to learn that you must never doubt your instincts.

    WAKING DREAMS (see synopsis, page 5)

    LOOK AT ME AGAIN ** SO. CALIF. PREMIERE **Running Time: 104 min.Director: James ChristopherThree sisters torn apart by tragedy, indelity, and heartbreak must now ght for their family or lose it forever.

    RIDE THE DIVIDERunning Time: 80 min.Director: Hunter Weeks

    An award-winning feature lm about the worlds toughest and immensely beautiful mountain bike race, 2700 miles along the

    Continental Divide. The lm follows three riders including Idyllwilds own Mary

    Metcalf-Collier.

    SILVERLAKE VIDEO (see synopsis, page 5)

    TWO BULLSRunning Time: 13 min.Director: Ricardo UltrerasSix years ago a tragic incident forever changed the lives of best friends Vinny and Michael. Over the years each has quietly carried the burden from the decisions made on that fateful day. But today, all that changes...

    BOSCOS GUITARRunning Time: 22 min.

    Director: Matt HandyThe true story of Bosco, a young musician

    orphaned by the 1993 Burundian genocide, taken in by a member of the tribe he believes is

    responsible for the death of his mother. Bosco is forced to choose between hatred and hope.

    IN TRANSITRunning Time: 8 min.Director: Stev ElamThe meeting of two people from diametrically opposite cultures, background, and demographics. A poignant, yet delightful moment amidst the contradiction that is LA.

    RESOLUTION OF TWO ** U.S. PREMIERE **

    Running Time: 6 min.

    Director: Rylee EbsenA prostitute comforts an anxious

    teen who thinks his life is over after a botched prom night.

    UNDERSTUDYRunning Time: 21 min.Director: Christina MalavendaThe story of an understudy dancer ghting to be number one.

    FIRST GENERATION

    ** SO. CALIF. PREMIERE **

    Running Time: 95 min.Director: Adam Fenderson, Jaye FendersonThe story of four high school students who

    set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by being the rst in their families to pursue a

    college education.

    RATIONS (see synopsis, page 5)

    COUNTDOWN TO DEATH (see synopsis, page 5)

    PARANOID ACTIVITY (see synopsis, page 5)

    COYOTE HUNT (see synopsis, page 5) IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH (see synopsis, page 5)

    ESTEEM (see synopsis, page 5)

    THE COSMONAUT (see synopsis, page 5)

    BONE DRYRunning Time: 100 min.Director: Brett A. HartEddie is forced at a gunpoint by an unseen assailant on a dark and brutal journey through the harsh terrain of the Mojave desert, pushed through a series of ambushes and mantraps designed to test his humanity.

    FOR LOVERS ONLY ** WEST COAST

    PREMIERE **Running Time: 90 min.

    Director: Michael PolishThe story of a MAN and a WOMAN in

    love. After seeing each other in Paris for the rst time in years, the LOVERS ee together as their love affair takes them across France-

    from Normandy to St. Tropez.

    FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN (see synopsis, 1st column)

    THE DUNGEON MASTERRunning Time: 13 min.Director: Rider Strong, Shiloh StrongShane and his friends thought it would be fun to recapture their geeky youth with a game of Dungeons and Dragons. But then someone showed up in a cape.

    COSMIC RADIORunning Time: 90 min.

    Director: Stephen Savage

    (not in competition)The owner of a counter-culture radio station

    nds his modest business unexpectedly threatened when the daughter of a conservative

    senator sparks a heated political tempest by undermining a plan to clear cut a nearby forest.

    FATHER VS SONRunning Time: 97 min.Director: Joe BallariniA screwball comedy where a father and his son fall in love with the same woman. Hijinks ensue in this wacky competition for the affections of Darlene (Heather Stephens), with a gut-busting role for Eric Stonestreet.

    THE SIX DEGREES OF HELTER SKELTER (see synopsis, page 8)

    THE SELLINGRunning Time: 92 min.

    Director: Emily Lou5 Bed. 4 Bath. 12 Ghosts. A too-honest-for-his-own-good real estate agent has to sell a

    haunted house before its ghostly inhabitants ruin his life.

    MARY PICKFORD: THE MUSE OF THE MOVIESRunning Time: 101 min.Director: Nicholas EliopoulosThe life and work of the legendary silent lm star, movie pioneer, and keen business woman who co-created United Artists Studios. Pickfords life parallels an even larger story, the birth of the cinema itself.

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    GONE** IIFOC 2012 OFFICIAL SPONSORED FILM; Idyllwild Filmworks **Running Time: 27 min.Director: Will WallaceMonica returns home for the funeral of their father, bringing with her the stains of drug addiction, depression and a dark secret. Will the truth bring her back from the abyss or destroy all those she loves?

    BROOKWOOD SLEAZEBAGS ** WORLD PREMIERE **

    Running Time: 40 min.Director: Johnny West

    Arizonas exclusive Brookwood Condominiums seems to be a perfect cover for Juans illegal

    operation until he discovers that some tenants are Scottsdales sleaziest people whose activities

    might bring unwanted attention.

    SATURDAY FILMSLIFE AT THE RESORTRunning Time: 90 min.Director: Jeff Sable, Zander VillayneIn a plush resort the trail of scandalous rumors and secrets leads to surprising consequences.

    RIDE THE DIVIDE (see synopsis, page 8)

    GET OFF MY PORCH (see synopsis, page 5)

    MOVING DAY (see synopsis, page 5)

    CERTIFIED (see synopsis, page 5)

    FISH! (see synopsis, page 5)

    KNIGHT TO D7 (see synopsis, page 5)

    BUTTONS IN THE GROUND (see synopsis, page 5

    GREENCASTLE ** WORLD PREMIERE **

    Running Time: 129 min.Director: Koran Dunbar

    A quirky off beat drama with a spiritual undertone. Poitier, a single father, enters a

    quarter-life crisis searching for meaning amidst loneliness and disconnection. Fate leads him

    toward an unexpected and sublime awakening.

    TWO BULLS (see synopsis, page 8)

    BOSCOS GUITAR (see synopsis, page 8)

    IN TRANSIT (see synopsis, page 8)RESOLUTION OF TWO (see synopsis, page 5)

    UNDERSTUDY (see synopsis, page 8)

    FOR LOVERS ONLY (see synopsis, page 8)

    Seminar 1 and Seminar 2 (see page 10)

    WALK A MILE IN MY PRADASRunning Time: 88 min.Director: Joey SylvesterTwo weeks before his wedding, a homophobic construction worker nds he has suddenly switched sexual orientations with his gay co-worker.

    BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH

    Running Time: 20 min.Director: Cory Brandenstein

    Plagued by a degenerative neurological disease and facing his own mortality, Woody Guthrie, relives life shaping occurrences while waiting

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    FISH MEAT ** WORLD PREMIERE **Running Time: 41 min.Director: Joe CunninghamThe age of sh meat is here. Our hunger for seafood grows and grows but the seas are running out of sh. But what exactly is farmed sh? Where does it come from, and how is it made? Two friends, a sh scientist and environmental engineer, take a sailing voyage to

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    FIRST GENERATION (see synopsis, page 8)

    THE CHEATERRunning Time: 6 min.Director: Will Wallace

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    PARADISE RECOVEREDRunning Time: 95 min.Director: Storme WoodEsther Harris, a young member of a strict ministry nds employment with Gabriel, a devout skeptic. After committing a terrible sin, Esther is excommunicated from the sect and begins to question

    FATHER VS SON (see synopsis, page 8)

    PRIMITIVERunning Time: 86 min.

    Director: Benjamin CooperA man who makes monsters for a living must

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    SUNDAY FILMSDEAD SERIOUS (Idyllwild Arts Academy student lm)Running Time: 21 min.Director: Ellen Jacobs

    BOND OVER BREAKFAST (Idyllwild Arts Academy student lm)Running Time: 4 min.Director: Alexa McLaughlin

    FITZ (Idyllwild Arts Academy student lm)Running Time: 24 min.Director: Brit Wigintton

    PENELOPE (Idyllwild Arts Academy student lm)Running Time: 17 minutesDirector: Scarlette Urbano

    ROCKSTARS (Idyllwild Arts Academy student lm)Running Time: 24 min.Director: Laura Holliday

    KENZA (Idyllwild Arts Academy student lm)Running Time: 15 min.Director: Cyrus Paydar, Kenza Kadmiry

    THE SELLING (see synopsis, page 5)

    MARY PICKFORD (see synopsis, page 5)

    A CUBE AND A BUTTONRunning Time: 14 min.Director: Beatriz Gutierrez AguadoTrapped in a dark space, a young mother has to face her own memories while she witnesses how these memories are deteriorating. A fantasy drama that explores an unknown place in the mind that we have to walk alone.

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    PREMIERE **Running Time: 4 min.

    Director: Teryl Brouillette, Andy LeeOne mans quest for a badly needed smoke

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    ALBERT ** WORLD PREMIERE **Running Time: 9 min.Director: Jamison ReevesIn order for a relationship to work both people have to be moving in the same direction. Can two people living their lives in different directions make a relationship work?

    SIMONERunning Time: 17 min.

    Director: Wolfgang BodisonSimone and Danny are two struggling artists in love. But love is never easy. So when their

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    OFF THE BOULEVARD (see synopsis, page 5)

    PARADISE RECOVERED (see synopsis at left)

    THE WESTERN LEATHERMANRunning Time: 20 min.Director: Stephen SavageMountain Mike is one of the last of a breed of old world craftsmen, creating one of a kind works of leather clothing the old school way, bringing

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    movies, The Crimson Tide with Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman, and Beverly Hills Cop with Eddie Murphy. Moder said he has been in the business long enough to have seen it all. Im one of the few people whos worked with John Wayne, he recalled. He was always on the set, not hanging out in his trailer. Everybody who worked with him loved the guy. Moder has many stories from his years in Hollywood. Hes very affable and his professional life could itself be a movie. Hell be available during IIFC 2012 to share what he has seen and experienced while working in movies and television, how the business has changed, and what advice he thinks young lmmakers might bene t from Put the money on the screen being his most salient suggestion.

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