11:00 AM
to 11:08 AM

Alexandria
9 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  In the distant future, a bottle is found deep inside the rainforests of Southeast Asia. Its contents unlock the secret of what happened to three men in a bookstore at the end of civilization, and their attempt to live on.

11:00 AM
to 11:08 AM

Cochran
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Jim Cochran floats through his days dreaming about being somewhere else and reflecting on his past. He hates his job and despises the delivery truck he must drive. In his free time he finds solace in shooting clay pigeons at the local shooting range. In contrast to his delivery truck his shotgun is his favorite thing in the world and he considers it his 'nightly companion'. He also has a slight love affair with performing magic tricks, and practices them alone in his backyard. Jim's life is stagnant; he makes no attempt to change and instead accepts his fate, living inside of his head with his memories of the past. One fateful day while walking in the woods he finds something on the ground, his decision to pick it up will change his life forever.

11:00 AM
to 11:15 AM

Countertransference
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  "Countertransference" is a comedy which looks at the frustration and discontent that can arise during therapy--especially with an unbalanced therapist at the helm. Carla Carthrop is a shy, socially awkward woman with massive self-esteem issues. She works in an antique store and her professional claim to fame is being selected to manage the basement. The core of the film revolves around Carla's attempt to walk away from her dysfunctional therapist. It's an irreverent, psychologically loaded exploration of the therapeutic process.

11:00 AM
to 11:02 AM

Hi Mom
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Hi Mom started out as a vague exploration of the filmmaker's view on her family, friends, and feelings, and ended up becoming a story about her mother. The video was shot on various consumer cameras, and includes stills either shot by the artist or stolen from the internet. She roped her family and friends into cooperating with her shoots without telling them what the final product would be. All camera work, sound, and editing was conducted by the artist. She is unaware of if her Mom has seen the piece.

11:00 AM
to 11:16 AM

HUG
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Drew is a virtuoso musical talent, with a music contract ready to sign. Asa, his friend and manager, must physically get Drew to the contract signing. When Asa realizes that Drew is off his meds, the morning commute turns troubling.

11:00 AM
to 11:09 AM

Isis Avenue
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Isis Avenue intimately documents a 'crime-scene cleanup' crew's excavation of the home left abandoned by its deceased owner in Ingelwood, CA. Shot in a single-camera verite style, the unobtrusive and unanticipated nature of the film's process casts loss, absence and apathy as characters in the aftermath of an unknown woman's death. The pasts of the professionals who specialize in homicides, suicides, decomposition and hoarding cases are as hauntingly present as that of the departed. In an era of reality subjects, Isis Avenue stands in subtle opposition, in process and form, to the inevitable reality series soon to champion the subject of crime-scene cleanup. The entire filmmaking process was performed in 17 hrs 47 min; a conceptual sliver of time in the white light of Angelino anonymity.

11:00 AM
to 12:21 PM

Reel Shorts 1
9 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  'Hug', directed by Khary Jones. Drew is a virtuoso musical talent, with a music contract ready to sign. Asa, his friend and manager, must physically get Drew to the contract signing. When Asa realizes that Drew is off his meds, the morning commute turns troubling.

'Hi Mom', Amylee Belotti . An embellished look into the artist's view of her family and friends.

'Cochran', directed by James P. Gannon. Jim's Cochran's life is stagnant; he makes no attempt to change and instead accepts his fate, living inside of his head with his memories of the past. One fateful day while walking alone in the woods he finds something on the ground, his decision to pick it up will change his life forever.

'Alexandria', directed by Eric Elofson. Three men are trapped in a bookstore at the end of the world, and they must decide who or what can be saved before a massive flood drowns them all.

'Isis Avenue', directed by Paul Marchand. An intimate short film documenting a 'crime-scene cleanup' crew's early morning excavation of a home left abandoned by its deceased owner in Ingelwood, CA.

'Winter Lilacs', directed by Stephen Gurewitz. Chet Harvey tries to get a date to impress his aging mother Bernadette.

'That's My Majesty', directed by Emily Carmichael. Princess Moon has arrived in NYC on a mission to crown the new queen of her people. But the chosen queen is busy architect. As the Princess persists in her mission, the architect finds her workday interrupted at all the wrong moments, until a fateful decision gives both women what they didn't know they wanted.

'Sunday Mornings', directed by Jannicke Laker. A story about a woman who returns to her flat after an extended drinking session in town.

'Countertransference', directed by Madeleine Olnek. An awkward woman with assertiveness issues finds her problems multiplied in therapy.

11:00 AM
to 11:09 AM

Sunday Mornings
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  SUNDAY MORNINGS is a video about a woman who returns to her flat after an extended drinking session in town. The scene depicts the woman's slow progress from the front door to the bedroom. The video is about an independent person finding herself in a comical, yet simultaneously humiliating situation.

11:00 AM
to 12:29 PM

Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo
26 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  In Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo, filmmaker Bradley Beesley visits and explores an oddball American phenomenon: that of the prison rodeo. He journeys with his cameras to Oklahoma State Prison - the only remaining U.S. prison rodeo that is actually located on penitentiary grounds - and watches, cameras rolling, as ill-prepared male and female convicts risk their lives for the promise of cash and a brief spotlight.

11:00 AM
to 11:04 AM

That's My Majesty
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Princess Moon has arrived in New York City on a mission to crown the new queen of her people. But the chosen queen is a busy architect with little interest in governing a magical realm. As the Princess persists in her mission, the architect finds her workday interrupted at all the wrong moments, until a fateful decision gives both women what they didn't know they wanted.

11:00 AM
to 11:06 AM

Winter Lilacs
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Chet Harvey lives with his aging mother Bernadette. When faced with moving her to an assisted living home, Chet attempts to make his Ma' proud by getting a date with "a beautiful girl.

11:30 AM
to 1:03 PM

Sorry, Thanks
28 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  Upon visiting her ex's to collect her belongings, Kira returns anxiously to dating and immediately collides with the disheveled Max. Disaster looms when Max (already taken) decides to dabble in two new pursuits: an obsessive-tending interest in Kira, and the mystery of whether he may in fact be an ass. Kira, meanwhile, fights to win a job she's far too smart for, then sabotages her only meaningful romantic prospect when a friend lays it on the line. Shot in San Francisco's Mission District, featuring the comic duo of Wiley Wiggins & Andrew Bujalski (who plays the best friend on the frontlines of Max's emotional shortcomings), and introducing newcomers Kenya Miles & Ia Hernandez. "Sorry, Thanks" charts turmoil, deep fallibility and the wreckage of self-delusion. In a laughy kind of way.

11:30 AM
to 12:39 PM

The Time of Their Lives
20 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  With a combined age of almost 300, Hetty, Rose and Alison love to share their impassioned concerns on everything from terrorism and global warming to sex, death and the meaning of life. But despite their unstoppable enthusiasm and disarming humour, all three women are not simply ready for death Ð they actively want to die.At the end of lives lived with passion and purpose, Hetty, Rose and Alison bring to the screen a rare perspective on old age. Surprising, poignant and at times very funny, The Time of Their Lives reveals the everyday mystery of how very old people experience life and the effects of age on their sense of identity and worth. Like first-hand witnesses who have gone ahead and report back from the edge of their own mortality, they tell us things of which no-one ever speaks.

12:00 PM
to 1:30 PM

AMAC @ The Hideout: Austin School of Film
1 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  Austin School of Film presents Brave Cinema 2009: No Censorship Here!--Award winning films from our Loud and Clear Youth Film Festival. Creative and brilliant shorts by our Featured Adult Filmmakers. Austin School of Film is a nonprofit independent film, art, and technology center that supports every aspect of production from idea to distribution. Our goal is to educate, train, and develop emerging artists of all ages to be active participants in shaping our 21st century culture

12:00 PM
to 1:35 PM

Died Young, Stayed Pretty
28 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Died Young Stayed Pretty is the first feature documentary to take a candid look at the renaissance of North America's underground indie-rock poster movement spurred on by the launch of Gigposters.com. Picking up where punk left off, DYSP reveals a new breed of counter-culturists; artists that set out to destroy the mainstream through their controversial & intensely visceral design work. Yaghoobian travels across US & Canada to offer a look into to the world of some of the giants of this modern subculture who have worked on posters for groups like Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Sonic Youth, and the list goes on. Under the guise of advertising for rocks shows, these unheralded masters of the silkscreen carry on public discourses that range from hot button political issues to lewd inside jokes.

12:30 PM
to 2:01 PM

45365
21 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  '45365' (pronounced: four, five, three, six, five) explores the congruities of daily life in an American town Ð Sidney, Ohio. Through a patient and inquisitive look at the lives and landscapes that make up this community of 20,000 people, it captures the complexities and ambiguities of their shared experience. Conclusions are left to the audience as the component characters speak and act for themselves, as themselves. These storylines eventually coalesce into a mosaic of faces, places, and events. It is an inquiring look at everyday life in middle America.

1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

Creative Nonfiction
20 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Ella is a college student, but she's more focused on her pseudo-romance with her dorm mate Chris than on the screenplay she's supposed to be finishing for her Creative Writing class. Reality and fiction are indistinguishable as she tries and fails to differentiate her script from her increasingly awkward social life.

1:30 PM
to 3:00 PM

a'mare
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  ANDREA and FELICE are two kids whose lives centre around the sea. One day during a fishing excursion their usual routine is disturbed when something unexpected appears from the water. Will their friendship survive the turbulent events that follow?

1:30 PM
to 1:43 PM

Autopilot
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  A bicycle propels forward with no rider and adolescent boys make internet videos. At home Mark's family drifts in isolation, escaping the lazy afternoon, when reality circles back.

1:30 PM
to 1:38 PM

Before the Sea
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  A little boy and his fisherman father confront life and death at the edge of the ocean, where their idle drag boat, the Anne Marie, blankets them in a dream.

1:30 PM
to 1:35 PM

Happy 95 Birthday Grandpa
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Illumination comes to a young boy at his grandfather's 95th birthday.

1:30 PM
to 3:00 PM

Ida y Vuelta (Round Trip)
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  The customs of an American airport places a mother and her son in a revealing situation when his luggage is inspected. Forced to deal with their past, they come to a point where lying to each other is no longer an option.

1:30 PM
to 1:40 PM

John Wayne Hated Horses
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  On a hot summer day, a father and his young son struggle with their differing ideas about masculinity, boredom, and the proper way to play with army toys.

1:30 PM
to 1:37 PM

Little Pumpkin
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  In the midst of his parents' divorce, a 5 year-old boy seeks out friendship with a gift his father left behind for him. The fact that the new found friend is a large pumpkin seems harmless at first, but Stephanie finds herself facing her own emotions, as her son grows more and more attached to the pumpkin in the absence of his father.

1:30 PM
to 1:40 PM

Peter and Ben
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  As a young man, Peter visited the rolling lush green hills of a remote and hidden valley in Wales and chose to stay there permanently. Self-sufficient and alone, Peter was content. Then he met Ben. Peter found Ben, an orphaned newborn lamb, abandoned in a ditch. Now Ben has matured into a full-grown wooly sheep with ambitions to move into Peter's house with him. Peter, however, has other ideas. Peter and Ben is a touching and quirky story of how two "black-sheep" form an unusual and enduring bond.

1:30 PM
to 3:17 PM

Reel Shorts 2
9 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  'John Wayne Hated Horses', directed by Andrew Betzer. A father and his young son share a house, a yard, and very different ideas about masculinity and appropriate uses of army toys.

'Autopilot', directed by J.B. Herndon. Adolescent boys ghostride bicycles. Inertia pulls a father and son toward an eerie kinship. And time is a circle.

'Before the Sea', directed by Charlene Music. A little boy and his fisherman father confront life and death at the edge of the ocean, where their idle drag boat, the Anne Marie, blankets them in a dream.

'A'Mare', directed by Martina Amati. Andrea and Felice are two kids whose lives centre around the sea. One day during a fishing excursion their usual routine is disturbed when something unexpected appears from the water.

'Peter and Ben', directed by Pinny Grylls. A man moves away from civilization and strikes up a relationship with the sheep.

'Tess and Nana', directed by M. Stewart Thorndike. Thirteen-year-old Tess wants to get out of sick grandmother's dark house.

'Round Trip', directed by David Martin-Porras. The customs of an American airport places a mother and her son in a revealing situation when his luggage is inspected. Forced to deal with their past, they come to a point where lying to each other is no longer an option.

'Sister Wife', directed by Jill Orschel. In a time when the practices of Mormon fundamentalism offer sensational fodder for the evening news, but little honesty, Sister Wife offers a rare and unflinching glimpse into a cloistered lifestyle.

'Happy 95th Birthday Grandpa', directed by Gary Huggins. A fleeting memory in five minutes.

VisitDirector: Gray MillerNYC Chinatown-- A young pregnant couple struggle with parental anxieties and an unexpected visitor.

1:30 PM
to 1:40 PM

Sister Wife
5 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  DoriAnn is a Mormon Fundamentalist who shares a husband with her younger biological sister. During a private bathing ritual, DoriAnn explores the surprisingly universal challenges of her marriage and reveals an unexpected explanation for why she chooses polygamy.

1:30 PM
to 1:40 PM

Tess and Nana
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Tess gets out of her grandmother's house for the day.

1:30 PM
to 1:37 PM

Visit
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  NYC Chinatown-- A young pregnant couple struggle with parental anxieties and an unexpected visitor.

1:45 PM
to 3:40 PM

Daytime Drinking
19 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  After Hyuk-Jin gets dumped, he hangs around in a bar with his friends. Totally drunk, they decide to travel to console his broken heart.
Next day, Hyuk-Jin arrives at the destination but he finds out he is alone because his friends can't come due to a terrible hangover.
He encounters with strange couple and gets invited for a drink. Next morning, he opens his eyes on the middle of snowy way without his cell phone and wallet as well as his pants. A kind but somewhat weird driver offers him a drive and a drink again.
Now Hyuk-jin has to find a way to get out of the world's worst hangover and to end his drunken odyssey.

2:00 PM
to 3:30 PM

AMAC @ The Hideout: Austin Film Society
2 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  A program of short films from the Austin Film Society's community of filmmaker-members.

2:00 PM
to 3:40 PM

Beeswax
26 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  Long SynopsisThe story revolves primarily around a pair of twin sisters--Jeannie, who has been paraplegic since youth and gets around in a wheelchair, and Lauren. Same face, different bodies. Something like a legal thriller for anyone who finds 'legal thriller' to be an oxymoron, Beeswax is also a story about families, real and imagined, people taking care of each other when they want to, when they need to, when they ought to.

2:00 PM
to 3:24 PM

Bomber
24 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  A bittersweet comedy about love, family and dropping bombs on Germany. Lovelorn son Ross finds himself trapped in a nightmare road-trip with his parents when he agrees to drive his 83 year old father to Germany, so that the old man can apologize to a village he accidentally bombed during the war.

2:30 PM
to 3:54 PM

Luckey
15 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  As this verite documentary film unfolds, viewers are drawn into an intimate family struggle. Tom Luckey is coping with recent and dramatic changes in his life. A sculptor, Tom was designing a three-story-tall climbable sculpture, the masterpiece of his career building interactive art, when he fell through a window and became paralyzed below his shoulders. Determined to finish his sculpture, Tom turned to his oldest son Spencer, an architect, for help. Spencer sees an opportunity to work with his father and to reclaim his boyhood relationship, which was interrupted by divorce and remarriage. As they try to forge a working relationship from a complex father-son relationship, Tom and Spencer find themselves reeling emotionally during the first year of Tom's paralysis, making working together explosive. Family dynamics are complicated by the fact that Tom's wife, Ettie, and Spencer don't get along. Stepmother and stepson, they become Tom's primary caretakers and companions, but can barely bring themselves to interact with one another. As Tom regains strength and ambition, but not mobility, enabling his artistic work while maintaining independence and sanity becomes a tricky balance for Tom, Spencer, and Ettie. LUCKEY is a portrait of a family in crisis and one man's efforts to create a new life in the wake of a devastating accident.

3:00 PM
to 4:12 PM

Pulling John
14 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  'Pulling John' is the universal story of a champion, who after 25 years of success is now burdened with the inevitable transformation of aging. John Brzenk, the legendary armwrestler, who works as an airline mechanic by day must decide whether to leave the sport he was raised on or wait to be defeated by 2 up and coming titans. Voevoda from Russia, Bagent from West Virginia and Yoshi from Tokyo are the colorful characters who have been raised on the legend of John Brzenk. These men define themselves by not becoming champions but by defeating the legend that is known as Brzenk. In a philosophical and thrilling ride, 'Pulling John' culminates at the Zloty Tur Championship in Warsaw, where Bagent and Voevoda have the chance of their life, to dethrone the conflicted Brzenk.

3:00 PM
to 4:11 PM

Sunshine
13 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  It all starts with getting knocked up. An unplanned pregnancy for an unplanned girl sets off SUNSHINE, a playful, yet ultimately stirring self-portrait of an adopted woman driven to search for answers through reconnection with her biological mother. Woven together from over 10 years of super 8 and video home movies, intimate family interviews, shimmering dance sequences and stylized reenactments, SUNSHINE offers a refreshingly rare glimpse on the current day transformations taking place within our most sacred of institutions.Young, pregnant, single and unprepared, the daughter/director struggles with the incredible ironies of the family, as she struggles to raise her own daughter and understand the plight of her biological mother.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Favela on Blast
21 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  For 20 years, a subculture in Brazil has emerged under society's radar. Favela on Blast tells the stories of sex, love, poverty and pride for Rio's marginalized people. They have their own language, style, and heroes. It's a movie that's fast, heavy and violent like the city itself. This film is a flash of a few lives of charismatic people that relate to the funk music and a retelling of the subculture itself.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Locusts
3 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  Detroit-based Hip-Hop artists, Invincible and Finale, rhyme about how short-term profit-driven urban development schemes displace communities in their city. Through music, lyrics, and interviews with youth and community activists, including Grace Lee Boggs, Jessica Care Moore, and others, this groundbreaking documentary/music video offers alternative forms of economic development that engages communities and prioritizes the health and well-being of inner city neighborhoods.

4:30 PM
to 6:00 PM

Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie
13 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Saint Misbehavin' reveals the true story of cultural phenomenon Wavy Gravy Ð a man whose commitment to making the world a better place has never wavered. We experience the impact one person can have and connect to the hope that each one of us can make a difference while keeping our sense of humor.Wavy Gravy is known as the MC of the Woodstock Festival, a hippie icon, clown, and even a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor. In Saint Misbehavin' we meet a true servant to humanity who carries his message through humor, compassion and a song he sings, called "Basic Human Needs".Saint Misbehavin' weaves together intimate verité footage, reflections from an array of cultural and counter-cultural peers, and never-before-seen archival footage to tell a story that is bigger than the man himself.

4:30 PM
to 5:58 PM

True Adolescents
26 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  Meet Sam Bryant (Mark Duplass of The Puffy Chair and Humpday). He's an aging Seattle rocker with no job, no record deal, and no place to stay until he finds some room at his aunt's house in the suburbs. He's also the last guy anyone would pick to take two teens camping for some quality dude time. Written and directed by Craig Johnson, marking his feature directorial debut, TRUE ADOLESCENTS is a warm and spirited coming of age story that also stars newcomers Brett Loehr and Carr Thompson, and Academy-Award nominee Melissa Leo (Frozen River).

5:00 PM
to 6:26 PM

It Came From Kuchar
10 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  IT CAME FROM KUCHAR is a hilarious and touching documentary about the legendary, underground filmmaking twins, the Kuchar brothers. As kids in the 1950s, George and Mike Kuchar began making no-budget epics in their Bronx neighborhood starring friends and family with their 8mm camera.
In the 1960s the Kuchars became part of Warhol's New York, underground film scene.
The Kuchar brother's films have inspired many prominent filmmakers, including John Waters, Buck Henry, Atom Egoyan, Guy Maddin and Wayne Wang (all interviewed in this film).
IT CAME FROM KUCHAR interweaves the brother's lives, their admirers, a history of underground film and a 'greatest hits' of Kuchar clips into a hilarious and touching stream of consciousness tale.

5:00 PM
to 6:16 PM

Objectified
136 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  Objectified is a feature-length independent documentary about industrial design. It's a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It's about the people who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It's about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. It's about our relationship to mass-produced objects and, by extension, the people who design them.
Through vérité footage and in-depth conversations, the film documents the creative processes of some of the world's most influential designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?

5:15 PM
to 6:40 PM

All Tomorrow's Parties
55 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  In an out-of-season holiday camp on the coast of England, cult music festival All Tomorrow's Parties serves up a heady combination of alternative music, crazy golf and chalet-living; all curated by a single band or artist.
This post-punk DIY bricolage uses material generated by the fans and musicians themselves, on a multitude of formats including Super8, camcorder and mobile phone material, over the history of the festival, tocapture the uncompromising spirit of a parallel music universe.

5:15 PM
to 6:28 PM

Sons of a Gun
18 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Lance, Craig, and Ubaldo live with schizophrenia. They also live with Larry, their alcoholic caretaker/"dad". And even though they aren't related by blood, they've lived together as a family for 20 years. Through intimate access to this unique family, the documentary SONS OF A GUN follows them as they get evicted, move into a cramped motel room, joke around, and scramble to find a new home before their family self-destructs.

5:30 PM
to 6:59 PM

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo
13 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Imagine cramming 128 million people onto an island the size of Montana Ð you would be pretty close to replicating the density of Japan. Not surprisingly, space is at a premium and ergonomic design is right up there next to godliness.
Yet, even in Tokyo, the pinnacle of this figurative 'can of sardines,' people of all ages still make room for a little bit of wilderness. It is only fitting that they have become captivated by nature's most efficient invention in space, design and function Ð insects.
Sold live in vending machines and department stores, plastic replicas included as prizes in the equivalent of a McDonald's Happy Meal and the subject of the No. 1 videogame, MushiKing, from the smallest backyard to the top of Mt. Fuji, insects inspire an enthusiasm in Japan seen nowhere else in this world. 'Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo' discovers why Japan developed this rich and enriching social relationship with insects.
Like a detective story, the film untangles the web of influences behind Japan's captivation with insects. It opens in modern-day Tokyo where a single beetle recently sold for $90,000 then slips back to the early 1800s, to the first cricket-selling business and the development of haiku and other forms of insect literature and art. Through history and adventure, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo travels all the way back in time to stories of the fabled first emperor who named Japan the 'Isle of the Dragonflies.'
Along the way the film takes side trips to Zen temples and Buddhist Shrines, nature preserves and art museums in its quest for the inspirations that moved Japan into this fascination while other cultures hurtled off towards an almost universal and profound fear of insects.
Interspersed with the philosophies of one of Japan's best-selling authors and anatomists, Dr. Takeshi Yoro, and laced with poetry and art from Japan's history, this film becomes about much more than insects. 'Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo' is set to the rhythm of traditional Japanese values in its attention to detail, harmony, and the appreciation of the seemingly mundane. It quietly challenges the viewer to observe the world from an uncommon perspective that will shift the familiar to the fantastic and just might change not only the way we think about bugs, but the way we think about life.

6:00 PM
to 7:30 PM

Calling E.T.
20 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  Just imagine that we were to get in touch with extraterrestrial intelligence. Now, in our lifetime! There is a small group of people who are seriously taking this unlikely scenario into account. Their daily life is spent looking for signals from extraterrestrial civilisations and wondering how we, earthlings, should present ourselves if we were to make real contact.

7:00 PM
to 8:33 PM

Splinterheads
25 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  For Justin Frost, a typical day is rolling out of bed at one, practicing improvised karate, and mowing grass for his best friend's landscaping business. But when a traveling carnival lands in his small town, Justin falls for a sexy con-artist and wakes up to the life he has yet to begin living

7:00 PM
to 8:22 PM

Winnebago Man
33 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of -- after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video, Rebney's outrageously funny outtakes became an underground sensation and made him an internet superstar. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer journeys to the top of a mountain to find the recluse who unwittingly became the "Winnebago Man."

7:15 PM
to 8:23 PM

Sissyboy
6 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  A juncture in the lives of performance art revolutionaries, 'Sissyboy' explores the Portland-based gender-bending drag troupe that has served up their audacity, ambivalence and social commentary throughout the Rose City for over 3 years before hundreds of devoted fans.
Go behind the scenes for a glimpse of Sissyboy's last year of existence through the eyes of 1st-time filmmaker Katie Turinski. The rehearsals, relationships, joys and heartaches experienced by this patchwork family of outcasts should be remembered not just as a performance art movement, but also an insight into the human condition.
Please enjoy the hubris & humanity offered by this troupe of societal outsiders as you discover what it means to be a Sissy.

7:15 PM
to 8:33 PM

TRIMPIN: the sound of invention
37 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  TRIMPIN: THE SOUND OF INVENTION is an amusing journey through the musical world of an eccentric creative genius.
Artist/inventor/engineer/composer Trimpin has never been represented by a gallery, a dealer, or a manager, and doesn't have a cellphone or a website Ð yet his freewheeling sculptures and outrageous musical experiments are cherished by artists, musicians, and museums all over the planet.
Filmed over the course of two years, this feature doc shows the iconoclastic artist:- building a 60-foot tower of self-tuning, automatic electric guitars; - experimenting with the Kronos Quartet on a variety of toy and electronic instruments; - designing a perpetual motion sculpture in a glass foundry; - creating a giant marimba ensemble that converts real-time earthquake data into music;and always in the midst of inventing wild sonic and kinetic gizmos.
An exploration of a creative genius whose self-made world resembles both Santa's workshop and Frankenstein's lab, TRIMPIN: THE SOUND OF INVENTION will delight anyone interested in the mysteries, pitfalls, and sheer joys of creative experiment.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

American Boy
12 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  Scorsese and friends are entertained by Steven Prince's stories about his middle-class Jewish childhood, his experience with drugs and guns, and his relationship with his father.

7:30 PM
to 8:22 PM

American Prince
14 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  In 1978, Director, Martin Scorsese turned his cameras on his friend, Steven Prince. Best known for his role as the gun salesman in Taxi Driver, Steven was a true-life raconteur, an actor, an ex-drug addict, and road manager for Neil Diamond, Steven's life was to Scorsese more fascinating than what any screenwriter could dream up. The documentary that emerged, "American Boy"was to become one of Scorsese most compelling, but often overlooked projects.
Now three decades later and in a new setting, Steven Prince recounts his days since American Boy and tells why he turned his back on the entertainment industry. Still, as he composes his latest chapter, his ability to grip an audience remains. From placating construction boss to rock-star-girlfriend pacifier; concrete bunker builder to Cannes festival guest, Steven, the American Boy, extends the epic, as the American Prince.
American Boy will be screened immediately following American Prince.

7:30 PM
to 9:07 PM

Moon
48 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  Before returning to Earth after three years on the moon, things go horribly wrong for astronaut Sam Bell.

8:00 PM
to 9:45 PM

Make-Out with Violence
22 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  "MAKE-OUT with VIOLENCE" tells the story of twin brothers Patrick and Carol Darling, newly graduated from high school and struggling to come to terms with the mysterious disappearance of their friend, the bright and beautiful Wendy Hearst. When a drive through the countryside surrounding their posh suburban community leads to the discovery of Wendy's mysteriously animated corpse, the boys secretly transport the zombie Wendy to an empty house in hopes of somehow bringing her back to life. As the sweltering summer pushes on, they must maintain the appearance of normalcy for their friends and family as they search for ways to revive the Wendy they once knew, or, failing that, to satisfy their own quests for love amongst the living and the dead.

8:00 PM
to 9:30 PM

Roadsworth: Crossing the Line
Location Hideout
About  Over a period of three years, the stencil artist Peter Gibson, aka Roadsworth, made his mark on Montreal in the early hours of the morning by launching a self-described "attack on the streets." Armed with spray paint and handmade stencils, he began to play with the language of the streets, overlaying city asphalt markings with his own images: a crosswalk became a giant boot print, vines choked up traffic dividers, and electrical plugs filled parking spots. Each piece begged the question, Who owns public space?
Roadsworth: Crossing the Line details the artist's prosecution at home and his travels abroad to France, London and Amsterdam, as he imprints himself legitimately (and illegitimately) on foreign streets. The film reflects Roadsworth's personal struggle to defend his work, define himself as an artist and address difficult questions about art and freedom of expression.
With Roadsworth: Crossing the Line, filmmaker Alan Kohl provides a portrait of an artist who provokes debate about the significance of art in urban spaces.

9:15 PM
to 10:45 PM

Intangible Asset Number 82
7 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  When Australian drummer Simon Barker hears a rare recording of Korean shaman Kim Seok-Chul - a grand master in his seventies playing with immense energy and complex technique Ð he knows immediately he must find and learn from the enigmatic shaman officially recognized as South Korea's 82nd Intangible Asset.Undeterred by years of setbacks and obstacles, and with the elusive Kim Seok-Chul now in his eighties, Simon returns to Korea for a seventeenth time. The journey becomes a rite of passage, as meaningful encounters with engaging and exotic characters prepare Simon for a fortuitous meeting with the shaman.Personal transformations result, and Simon and the artists who have become immersed in his search move naturally to collaboration, a testimony to the universal language of music.

9:30 PM
to 11:01 PM

Best Worst Movie
47 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  In 1989, unwitting Utah actors starred in the undisputed Worst Movie in History: TROLL 2. Two decades later, the legendarily inept film's child star unravels the improbable, heartfelt story of an Alabamadentist-turned-cult movie icon and an Italian filmmaker who come to terms with this genuine, internationally revered cinematic failure.

9:30 PM
to 10:58 PM

Breaking Upwards
22 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  'Breaking Upwards' follows a young New York couple who, after four years together, have grown stifled. Desperate to escape their ennui, but fearful of life apart, they decide to intricately strategize their own break up. The film blurs the line between fiction and non-fiction by casting real life couple (and filmmakers) Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones as themselves. Together they explore alternatives to monogamy, inventing rules and boundaries in an effort to avoid pain. An uncensored look at young love, lust, and the pangs of codependency, 'Breaking Upwards' follows its characters as they navigate each others' emotions across the city they love. It begs the question: is it ever possible to grow apart together?

9:30 PM
to 10:36 PM

The Last Beekeeper
27 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  'Have you ever seen a lazy bee?' asks beekeeper Jim Robertson. Bees have worked tirelessly for man for centuries. But now they are vanishing. Wrangling with the enormity of this loss, 'The Last Beekeeper' follows the lives of three commercial beekeepers (form South carolina, Montana, and Washington) over the course of one year as they struggle with Colony Collapse Disorder. As they all take their bees to California's enormous annual almond pollination (an event so large it requires the presence of the majority of bees in the US) it becomes painfully and poignantly clear the bind that they are in. 'If all the bees die, what do you have to live for?' asks Matt Hutchens . It's not just a question for the beekeepers, it's a question for all of us.

10:00 PM
to 11:12 PM

Alexander the Last
46 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  A sensual and intimate portrait of a young marriage from director Joe Swanberg and producer Noah Baumbach. Focusing on an artistic young couple, Swanberg illuminates the challenges of monogamy amidst myriad sexual and creative temptations. Starring Jess Weixler, Justin Rice, Barlow Jacobs, Josh Hamilton and Jane Adams.

11:00 PM
to 11:08 PM

Big Pussy
9 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  A nice-guy struggles to find the confidence to tell the girl he loves that her vagina has... an odor.

11:00 PM
to 11:02 PM

Boob
6 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Some boob jobs are bad. Some are evil.

11:00 PM
to 12:30 AM

Butthole Lickin'
5 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Sometimes lesbian love isn't all it's cracked up to be.

11:00 PM
to 11:06 PM

Fish Out of Water - The Nightmare
5 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  In a follow up to their 2008 Midnight Short, Tumble and Chestnut attempt to enter Fish's nightmare to ward off the embodiment of all things evil.

11:00 PM
to 11:07 PM

Food For Thought
5 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Two impulsive teens get a lesson in abstinence after they are caught "in the act" by their teacher.

11:00 PM
to 11:03 PM

I live in the Woods
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  A Woodsman takes us on a journey of funny, epic proportions. He addresses us in rhyme, and wins our love while showing us that even beings who seem happy and sweet have a side of them which craves blood, primal rage, and the award of conquering, say, a God. Incorporating outdoor stopmotion animation, pixilation, and stunning visual illusions, 'I live in the Woods' takes us on a flurry of back and forth emotions, while at the same time questioning the image of a God worshipped by the masses of America.

11:00 PM
to 11:03 PM

Manbabies
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Two smooth talking toddlers discuss politics, the state of the economy, and poo.

11:00 PM
to 12:19 AM

Midnight Shorts
8 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Treevenge
dir: Jason Eisener
Where do Christmas trees come from? Oh, you'll see.

Warm and Fuzzy Feeling
dir: Matt Dilmore
A warm and fuzzy holiday treat for Grandma.

Butthole Lickin'
dir: Kanako Kyle Wynkoop
Sometimes lesbian love isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Big Pussy
dir: Todd Strauss-Schulson
A nice-guy struggles to find the confidence to tell the girl he loves that her vagina has... an odor.

Receive Bacon
dir: James M. Johnston
A raunchy bathroom tryst is interrupted by an unfortunate case of the giggles.

Fish Out of Water - The Nightmare
dir: Ben Barnes
In a follow up to last year's Midnight Short, Tumble and Chestnut attempt to enter Fish's nightmare to ward off the embodiment of all things evil.

Scatterbrained!
dir: Joe Avella
An educational video about an illness known as Scatterbrained. And Mountain Dew.

Food for Thought
dir: Will Hartman
Two impulsive teens get a lesson in abstinence after they're caught "in the act" by their teacher.

I Live in the Woods
dir: Max Winston
A woodsman's frantic journey, driven by happiness, slaughter, and a confrontation with America's God.

The Famishing
dir: Toby Gorman and Jay Rathore
On a remote mountain top, two hungry survivors get more than they bargain for in their quest for nourishment.

Manbabies
dir: Kirk Johnson
Two smooth talking toddlers discuss politics, the state of the economy, and poo.

Safety First
dir: Ross Wilsey
When trying to get back stolen loot, four backstabbing criminals learn the true meaning of safety.

Boob
dir: Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion
Some boob jobs are bad. Some are evil.

11:00 PM
to 11:03 PM

Receive Bacon
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  A raunchy bathroom tryst is interrupted by an unfortunate case of the giggles.

11:00 PM
to 11:03 PM

Safety First
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  When trying to get back stolen loot, four backstabbing criminals learn the true meaning of safety.

11:00 PM
to 11:04 PM

Scatterbrained!
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Joe and Tim give you the straight dope on Scatterbrainedness. What it is, how it works, how to get it, how to avoid it, and what it is. Believe it.

11:00 PM
to 11:11 PM

The Famishing
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  On a remote mountain top, two hungry survivors get more than they bargain for in their quest for nourishment.

11:00 PM
to 11:15 PM

Treevenge
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  Where do Christmas trees come from? Oh, you'll see.

11:00 PM
to 11:01 PM

Warm and Fuzzy Feeling
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  A warm and fuzzy holiday treat for Grandma.

11:30 PM
to 1:25 AM

Black
19 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  When his Parisian armored car holdup goes horribly awry, our protagonist 'Black' needs to go on the lam. News from his cousin in Senegal about a stash of uncut diamonds in a poorly guarded bank in Dakar hatches the plan to go on a 'working vacation' that involves a little sightseeing and a lot of mayhem. Genre fans know underground French MC Jean Gab'1 as a villain in District B-13, but with BLACK, he take center stage and delivers a nouveau-blacksploitation adventure awash in, black magic, African mysticism, mutant arms dealers, gargantuan machete-wielding mercenary armies and a truckload of knuckle-sandwiches.

11:45 PM
to 1:20 AM

Troll 2
34 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Widely regarded as The Worst Movie Ever Made, TROLL 2 is unquestionably one of the most unintentionally brilliant accomplishments in cinema. Filmed by an Italian exploitation legend using an unwitting Utah cast, this is the hypnotically inept story of a boy joining his grandfather's ghost to battle a witch's army of vegetarian goblins. Crucial and irresistible.

11:59 PM
to 1:24 AM

Grace
10 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life, but when the baby develops a desperate appetite for human blood, Madeline is faced with a mother's ultimate decision.

11:59 PM
to 1:35 AM

Pontypool
23 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Grizzled morning radio legend Grant Mazzy has pissed off a lot of people in the radio business. That's why he finds himself announcing school closures and traffic reports from the basement headquarters of 'The Beacon' in the icy remote hamlet of Pontypool. On his way to work on a particularly frigid Valentine's Day morning, Mazzy is accosted by a dazed and mumbling woman banging at his car window who then suddenly disappears into the blizzard. As the workday continues, Mazzy and his radio station staff slowly discover that this seemingly innocuous occurrence may be linked to bizarre outbreaks of murder and bloody mayhem throughout the town. Veteran character actor Stephen McHattie (Hollis Mason/Nite Owl in the upcoming Watchmen movie) delivers a brilliant performance within the structure of writer Tony Burgess' taut War-of-the-Worlds-inspired script. Pontypool deftly sidesteps genre clichés and conventions, delivers plenty of white-knuckle suspense and enough post-movie-conversation fodder to last you to the end of the festival.
 


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