The Sunset Theatre

DAY 3
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28


SHORT FILM BLOCK #3:
"REFLECTING TIME" (3pm-5pm)

Whether it's characters confronting their past, a contemplation of the future, or the experience of time passing, these films look at "time" through many different lenses. Filmmakers Paige Smith and Daniel Jeffery will be in attendance to speak on their work.


FILMFILMMAKERGENRE, COUNTRY
FramedPaige SmithExperimental, Canada/BC
My Favourite SeasonLiz CairnsDrama, Canada/BC
The Bus TripSarah GampelDocumentary, Israel
CuerdasPedro GarcíaAnimation, Spain
Imagining TimeJelena SinikAnimation, Australia
Almost MineFrank LadnerComedy, USA
Sad Hill With Sad HillDaniel JefferyDocumentary, Canada/BC
Never Steady, Never StillKathleen HepburnDrama, Canada/BC
+ Filmmaker Q&A with Paige Smith & Daniel Jeffery 
















CLOSING NIGHT FEATURE:

PATTERSON'S WAGER (7pm-8:30pm)

by Corbin Saleken  (Fantasy/Drama, 85min)
with a special screening of The Vehicle, (9min)
​+ Director Q&A with Corbin Saleken!


​One moment Charles (Fred Ewanuick) is alone in his living room, the next moment there’s rain and thunder and lightning, then a branch suddenly materializes out of nowhere and crashes to the floor in front of him. Then it all just disappears, just like that, leaving no trace behind.

Before he’s able to process the bizarre event, it starts raining outside, only this time for real.  Then there’s a huge crack of thunder, and a bolt of lightning suddenly shoots down and hits a tree across the street and a branch breaks off and falls to the ground.

Is Charles losing his mind?  Was it all just a really strong case of déjà vu, as Audrey (Chelah Horsdal), his girlfriend, later suggests?  Or could it be that maybe, just maybe, he’s developed the unpredictable ability to see two minutes into the future?


Official Selection: Vancouver International FF ' 15; Whistler FF 15
Awarded: "Best Feature" - Spokane International FF '15; Oregon Independent FF '15


For more information, please visit www.pattersonswager.com.​​

- 2016 MOONRISE SCREENINGS -

DAY 2
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27


SHORT FILM BLOCK #1:
"THE BITTER SWEET" (3pm-5pm)

A collection of inspired, thoughtful, portraits on people, places, and relationships, ranging from the very sweet to the devastating. Filmmakers Devan Scott and Joel Salaysay will be in attendance to speak on their work:


FILMFILMMAKERGENRE, COUNTRY
The Lost MarinerTess MartinAnimation, Netherlands
Ma-MaAndy WongDocumentary, Canada/BC
Wearing The FogYafei QiExperimental, China
Walking HomeMax RichertDrama, Italy
Safe SpaceZora RuxDrama, Germany
The FamilyIka JohannessonDocumentary, Sweden
Last NightJoel SalaysayDrama, Canada/BC
UntitledDevan ScottDocumentary, Canada/BC
+ Filmmaker Q&A with Joel Salaysay & Devan Scott














SHORT FILM BLOCK #2:
"LATE NIGHT ODDITIES" 
(8pm-10pm)
NOTE: Intended for mature audiences only. Viewer discretion is advised.

Difficult to categorize, this collection of films finds poignancy by wildly reaching towards the bizare, absurd, and sometimes profane. Filmmakers Julian Gallese and Joel Salaysay will be in attendance to speak on their work:



FILMFILMMAKERGENRE, COUNTRY
IroniedTyler ParrDrama, Canada
What Happens To Your Brain If...?Zora RuxExperimental, Germany
Penny's For TeaSophie JarvisComedy, Canada/BC
Dr. Sunshine's Office
- "Dysfunction"
Joel SalaysayComedy, Canada/BC
MenagerieJulian GalleseAnimation, Canada/BC
Tongue Stabs CheekKyle HellerComedy, Germany
BeyondMilán Kopasz

Animation, Hungary

Best Friends ForeverTina EzenmaDrama, USA
Through The Porthole of a DreamRobert David DuncanExperimental, Canada/BC

Voiceless

David UlothComedy, Canada/BC
A Reasonable RequestAndrew LaurichComedy, USA
+ Filmmaker Q&A with Julian Gallese & Joel Salaysay

DAY 1
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26


OPENING NIGHT FEATURE:
FRACTURED LAND
 (7pm-8:30pm)

by Damien Gillis & Fiona Rayher  (Documentary, 75min)

Fractured Land is a coming of age story about a young Aboriginal leader and lawyer, Caleb Behn. His territory is at the epicenter of some of the largest fracking operations on earth. The film follows Caleb as he tries to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of law with ancient wisdom. As 350.org founder, Bill McKibben, puts it, 'Anyone who can throw a hatchet and sue you is a force to be reckoned with.' But first, Caleb must find peace within himself, and reconcile the fractures within his own heart. Fractured Land provides a powerful Indigenous point of view, about the true complexities of hydrocarbon development, the significance of trust, and the power of vulnerability.

Voted:"Best BC Film" -VIFF '15; "Top 10 Audience Favourite" -Hot Docs '15

For more information, please visit www.fracturedland.com.