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:
|The Lost Mariner||Tess Martin||Animation, Netherlands|
|Ma-Ma||Andy Wong||Documentary, Canada/BC|
|Wearing The Fog||Yafei Qi||Experimental, China|
|Walking Home||Max Richert||Drama, Italy|
|Safe Space||Zora Rux||Drama, Germany|
|The Family||Ika Johannesson||Documentary, Sweden|
|Last Night||Joel Salaysay||Drama, Canada/BC|
|Untitled||Devan Scott||Documentary, 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:
|Ironied||Tyler Parr||Drama, Canada|
|What Happens To Your Brain If...?||Zora Rux||Experimental, Germany|
|Penny's For Tea||Sophie Jarvis||Comedy, Canada/BC|
|Dr. Sunshine's Office|
|Joel Salaysay||Comedy, Canada/BC|
|Menagerie||Julian Gallese||Animation, Canada/BC|
|Tongue Stabs Cheek||Kyle Heller||Comedy, Germany|
|Best Friends Forever||Tina Ezenma||Drama, USA|
|Through The Porthole of a Dream||Robert David Duncan||Experimental, Canada/BC|
|David Uloth||Comedy, Canada/BC|
|A Reasonable Request||Andrew Laurich||Comedy, USA|
|+ Filmmaker Q&A with Julian Gallese & Joel Salaysay|
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.
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.
|Framed||Paige Smith||Experimental, Canada/BC|
|My Favourite Season||Liz Cairns||Drama, Canada/BC|
|The Bus Trip||Sarah Gampel||Documentary, Israel|
|Cuerdas||Pedro García||Animation, Spain|
|Imagining Time||Jelena Sinik||Animation, Australia|
|Almost Mine||Frank Ladner||Comedy, USA|
|Sad Hill With Sad Hill||Daniel Jeffery||Documentary, Canada/BC|
|Never Steady, Never Still||Kathleen Hepburn||Drama, 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.
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