7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Charlie Hewson, 'Where Are You Going, Elena?'
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Elena is fed up with bringing people their food, but when she runs away from her waitressing job, the utensils chase her down. Will she escape forever, or will a tenacious pepper shaker win her back?

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Chris Gordon & Dan Lubell, 'America, Let's Go'
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Travel America, Agnieszka style. From New York to LA, Poland's brightest rising star hip-hops her way through a picture perfect postcard world of patriotic kitsch. America's newest pop sensation has arrived! Inspired by music and characters from Karen Odyniec's short film DEADLINE.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Don McCloskey, 'Mister Novocaine'
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  In a fever dream where hands are people, one hand fights the pleasure of the bottle by telling his story through song.
This classic tale of loss and woe features Pablo Ribba (illuminados para el fuego) as Adan the troubadour. Adan's innermost woe drives him from his lonely and tortured existence to the numbing satisfaction of the bottle.
In this world, one can almost hear the tortured cry of a soul in despair as Adan plays the guitar from place to place, his head hung low, his spirits sagging. The weight of the world virtually rests on his small shoulders.
Though, in this case, they are not only shoulders, but the most expressive fingers you have ever seen.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Fleet Foxes, 'White Winter Hymnal'
41 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Alone in a dark wood, 5 lonesome old men sit and ponder the meaning of their solitude. But they are not alone on this cold winter night. For a man older than time itself stands ready and willing to change everything with one swift motion. And he does, setting forth a chain reaction causing the world to spin wildly out of control, the forest grows and shrinks, snow lifts from the ground to the sky, dead mushrooms rise and shrink back to the earth, and the 5 lonely men grow slowly back to their young selves. This animated music video captures the cyclical nature of the Fleet Foxes tune in a magical, fantastically beautiful way.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Gnarls Barkley, 'Going On'
22 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  A young man discovers how to travel to another dimension, but he has no idea what he will find when he gets there, or how he will get back. His friends all want to explore, but one by one, the fear of the unknown overwhelms them, and they are too scared to continue with him. Eventually finding another soul to brave the porthole with him, they jump throughÉ

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Javelin, 'Soda Popinski'
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The Sea Floor Sea Urchin Dance Troupe dance to Javelin's "SODA POPINSKI."

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Kaki King, 'Pull Me Out Alive'
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  PULL ME OUT ALIVE is the music video for the lead single from Golden Globe-nominated musician Kaki King's album, Dreaming of Revenge. Co-directed by Edward Boyce & Doug Karr, with photography by Guy Godfree and animation design by Patrick Jasin, PULL ME OUT ALIVE was made without film camerasÑit consists of 5000 still photographs shot on Nikon D30s. There are no special effects; all of the light trails were created by hand, with up to eight individual light animators flashing LEDs and flashlights on and off over an eight second shot exposure.
PULL ME OUT ALIVE follows Kaki as she travels through the city en route to a gig, collecting luminous experiences along the way. Featuring guest appearances by Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara and Hesta Pryne of Northern State.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Krista Muir, 'Leave Alight'
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  With the flick of many switches, Krista Muir leads us out of the darkness with her powerful voice and resonant baritone ukulele. Light is the central character in this poignant performance piece.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Megachurch, 'Hyper Gospel'
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The members of Mega*Church invite you to join them for a hyper-colored take on religious pomp and circumstance--joy, life, love, fabric, neon, baptism, and cookies!

7:30 PM
to 8:50 PM

Music Videos
6 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Yeasayer 'Wait for the Summer'Director: Mixtape Club

Kaki King 'Pull Me Out Alive'Director: Doug Karr

Temposhark 'Blame'Director: Motomichi Nakamura

Terp 2 It 'F@ck This City'Director: Drew Baldwin

The Hidden Cameras 'In the Na'Director: Joel Gibb

The New Pornographers 'Myriad Harbor'Director: Marc Lemond

Megachurch 'Hyper Gospel'Director: Lara Gallagher

Talkdemonic 'Duality of Deathening'Director: Orie Weeks III

Prefuse 73 'Aborted Hugs'Director: Jurassic Technology

Roots Manuva 'C.R.U.F.F'Director: Jessica Lux

Javelin 'Soda Popinski'Director: Ian McAlpin

Thunderheist 'Jerk It'Director: That Go

Charlie Hewson 'Where Are You Going, Elena'Director: Josephine Decker

The Sword 'Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians'Director: Mike Colao

Christopher Gordon 'America, Let's Go'Director: Karen Odyniec

Don McCloskey 'Mr. Novocaine'Director: Peter Rhoads

The Dirty Hearts 'Record Store'Director: Jose Jones

Tycho 'Meridian'Director: Brian Levi Bowman

The Saturday Nights 'Count it Off'Director: Travis Senger

Fleet Foxes 'White Winter Hymnal'Director: Sean Pecknold

Octopus Project 'An Evening With Rthrtha'Director: Phillip Niemeyer

Krista Muir 'Leave a Light'Director: Kara Blake

Gnarls Barkley 'Going On'Director: Wendy Morgan

Oren Lavie 'Her Morning Elegance'Director: Oren Lavie

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Oren Lavie, 'Her Morning Elegance'
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The video animates the fantastic dream of a sleeping woman without ever leaving her bedroom, using her mattress as the canvas of the dream and her bed frame as the dolly of her journey.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Prefuse 73, 'Aborted Hugs'
10 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  An Ingenue is tormented by a Gentleman Caller, and her own sexuality in this expressionistic music video about paranoia, jealousy, filth, and rage.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Roots Manuva, 'C. R. U. F. F.'
6 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  A boy's journey through a nightmare toy war, set to a track by Roots Manuva.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Talkdemonic, 'Duality of Deathening'
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  A robot lives alone in a tiny apartment. He's made a choice to be human, hoping that determination alone might allow him to make it so. He pretends to be a person, eating, laughing, talking with homemade dummies, all the while having no real idea why he's doing any of it. He figures there are just some things you do when you're human. He is given a vision. In the dream state he sees humanity for what it truly is, and realizes at once the error he's made. It isn't so bad, not being human.

7:30 PM
to 7:33 PM

Temposhark, 'Blame'
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The music track is about loneliness, frustration, anger and hope. The story in the animation evolves arounda boy who is trapped in the lonely inner city and he keeps on trying to stay strong with hope for a bettertomorrow.The song title is Blame from the debut album The Invisible Line, written by Robert Diament and Youth (Martin Glover) Distribution in USA through Defend Music

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Terp 2 It, 'F@ck This City'
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Nerdcore rapper Terp 2 It hates the city of Orlando, Florida so much, he wrote the song 'Fuck This City' and then made a music video so everyone could feel and understand his hatred. Produced by internet comedy video group Studio 8, 'Fuck This City' turns the usual flashy hip hop music video conventions on their heads and smooshes you deep inside Terp's angry head. Yet lurking beneath the hearty mixture of no-holds-barred trash talk and abrasive imagery hides the goofy soul and wit of Terp 2 It. By the end of the video, you might find yourself wondering whether you should be more afraid for Orlando or for Terp, should the two ever cross each other's paths. 'Fuck This City' can be found on Terp 2 It's debut album The Freshest Dude from Studio 8 Records.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Dirty Hearts, 'Record Store'
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Inside a Small Record Store, a teenager steals the new "Dirty Hearts" album, which leads to an over the top chase sequence, after a run in, with a local officer.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Hidden Cameras, 'In The Na'
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Pairing the gestures of contemporary dance with an ecstatically high-energy pop song, In The Na depicts a scientific experiment in hypnotism and human behavior gone awry.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The New Pornographers, 'Myriad Harbour'
15 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Hairband as interpreted by Fluorescent Hill.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Octopus Project, 'An Evening With Rthrtha'
18 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The music video "An Evening with Rthrtha" is a high-velocity psychedelic stop-motion animation made from thousands of photos on hundreds of layers using an eclectic array of analog animation techniques. The final result is a horrible/splendid array of bats, butterflies, that depicts "An Evening with Rthrtha".
As the band explained to the directors, "Rthrtha" is a large ancient and convivial pink bat that could fight large beasts on the order of Godzilla and Cthulu, but actually prefers a wild night out with friends.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Saturday Knights, 'Count it Off'
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  In a distinct Sesame street style, The Saturday Knights reinvent the kids show as a hip-hop singalong with puppets, numbers, kids and more.Shot on vintage tube cameras and with hand-drawn animation, this video is a blast to the past.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Sword, 'Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians'
5 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Under the light of a century old broken moon, a caravan of humanity's last survivors march through the civilized bones of wasteland earth to find one of "The Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians."

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Thunderheist, 'Jerk It'
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Jerk it is our first music video, made for the band Thunderheist. It features skin giggling in slow motion, strobing animal prints, and a girl with a large rooster. After winning the band's contest, it premiered on pitchfork.tv. It has since received more attention than we ever imagined and for that we are humbled and truly grateful. We would like to thank Anna, Mike, Tristan, Caleb, Diana, Carey, Jennifer, Yoshiko, Eric, and Bronwyn for volunteering their time. Without them this video would not have been possible. We are also grateful to Grahm and Isis of Thunderheist and their manager Tash, and to all the bloggers and festival programmers who posted the video and took an interest in our work. Thanks!

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Tycho, 'Meridian'
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The philosophy of materialism holds that the only thing that can be truly proven to exist is matter. Fundamentally, material composes all things and all phenomena are the result of material interactions; therefore, matter is the only substance and can neither be created or destroyed. Hence, we are all made of only what came before us yet discretely conceived through form; we are all made of earth and sky and stars.
Meridian uses time lapse footage coupled with a live action environment to describe the material connection between the ethereal universe and human perception. Featuring the track "The Daydream" by the ambient artist Tycho, star-scapes intersect a city and a female protagonist in the process of discovery within the context of ordinary life.

7:30 PM
to 9:00 PM

Yeasayer, 'Wait for the Summer'
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Inspired by Yeasayer's polyphonic harmony and tribal sound, this video follows migrating beetles, cosmic apple orbits, and primal spirits through the cycles of the planets and seasons.

9:45 PM
to 10:56 PM

Monsters From The Id
27 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  The 1950's was an idealistic time in American History. It was also the Atomic Age where new technology promised to both save humanity as well as destroy it. All of these factors gave birth to the most prolific genres in film history, 1950's Sci-Fi Cinema. More then just little green men, 50's Sci-fi Cinema provided inspiration for the generation who achieved one of the greatest accomplishments of mankind; Spaceflight. Monsters From The Id weaves the intersecting themes of over 30 films in order to tell the untold story of the Modern Scientist and his role in inspiring a nation. The film continues to explore the psychological and cultural impact of 50's Sci-Fi cinema in America and asks, 'where is science inspiration found today?'
 

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

 

12:00 PM
to 1:31 PM

ExTerminators
25 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  "Ex-terminators" is a black comedy centering on Alex (Graham), a lonely accountant whose one act of rage results in her being sentenced to court ordered therapy. There she meets Stella (Coolidge), the owner of a small extermination business who uses her car as a weapon; and Nikki (Heard), a dental technician with the face of an angel and the mind of a sociopath. Together these women will form their own 'silent revolution', wrecking havoc on the men of Texas.

2:30 PM
to 4:01 PM

45365
8 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
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.

5:00 PM
to 6:34 PM

Three Blind Mice
12 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Three young Navy officers hit Sydney for one last testosterone-packed night on land before being shipped over to the Gulf to fight. Sam has been mistreated at sea and is going AWOL, Dean has a fiancée and the future in-laws to meet, and Harry just loves playing cards. Throughout the night the boys lose each other, find themselves, and along the way discover courage, friendship and redemption.

7:30 PM
to 9:03 PM

Sorry, Thanks
12 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
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.

10:00 PM
to 11:20 PM

Anvil! The Story of Anvil
29 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  At fourteen years old, best friends Lips and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band Anvil, hailed as the 'demi-gods of Canadian metal,' influenced a musical generation including Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax. Though Anvil never made it, they never stopped playing or believing. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now well into their fifties, set off to record their thirteenth album, 'This is Thirteen,' in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dream.
 

 

12:00 PM
to 1:24 PM

The Way We Get By
8 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  A captivating and intimate look at three senior citizens in America as they struggle with the losses that come with growing old and the uplifting ways they rediscover their reasons for living. By greeting nearly one million U.S. troops at a tiny airport in Maine, Bill Knight, Joan Gaudet, and Jerry Mundy find the strength to overcome their own personal battles and demonstrate the meaning of community at a time when most Americans have lost faith in their country.

2:30 PM
to 3:53 PM

Garbage Dreams
15 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Filmed over four years, GARBAGE DREAMS follows three teenage boys Ð Adham, a bright precocious 17 year old; Osama, a charming impish 16 year old; Nabil, a shy artistic 18 year old Ð born into the trash trade and growing up in the world's largest garbage village, a ghetto located on the outskirts of Cairo. It is a world folded onto itself, an impenetrable labyrinth of narrow roadways camouflaged by trash; it is the home to 60,000 'Zaballeen'(or 'Zabbaleen'), arabic for 'garbage people.'
When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.

5:00 PM
to 6:36 PM

Artois the Goat
9 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Lab technician Virgil Gurdies embarks on an epic quest to create the greatest goat cheese the world has ever known, and reclaim the heart of his beloved Angie. She has taken a new job in Detroit and to follow her means signing his life over to his soul-sapping career in artificial flavor additives. To stay behind and pursue his newfound passion for fine artisanal goat cheese, is to risk losing her forever. Despite his lack of resources, experience, or basic competency in the field of agriculture, Virgil heads for the hills (literally) with a felonious German baker, a grave-digging hermit, and a tiny white goat named Artois. With Angie awaiting his imminent return and a conference of the International Cheese Consortium just a few months away, he has no choice but to go for broke. Throw away everything he has on a gamble: That, before it is too late, he can craft a cheese that will change the world. A cheese that will buy him a new life. A cheese of destiny.

7:00 PM
to 8:15 PM

Say My Name
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  In a hip hop and R'n'B world dominated by men and noted for misogyny, the unstoppable female lyricists of Say My Name speak candidly about class, race, and gender in pursuing their passions as female MCs. This worldwide documentary takes viewers on vibrant tour of urban culture from hip hop's birthplace in the Bronx, to grime on London's Eastside and all points in between. Featuring interviews and performances from a diverse cast including Remy Ma, Jean Grea, Erykah Badu, Estelle and newcomers Choc Thai, Invincible and Miz Korona, this powerful doc delves into the personal stories of women balancing professional dreams with the realities of poor urban communities, race, sexism, and motherhood. These are women turning adversity into art.

9:30 PM
to 11:02 PM

The Overbrook Brothers
17 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Jason comes home for Christmas and his arch-rival brother, Todd, has a big surprise waiting for him -- but it's not a gift. It's secret information: The reason why Jason has always been the "least favorite" child, and it sends our hero on a hilarious cross-country journey to find out the truth about himself and his family.
 

 

11:00 AM
to 12:30 PM

American Boy
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
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.

11:00 AM
to 11:52 AM

American Prince
10 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
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.

2:00 PM
to 3:01 PM

It was great, but I was ready to come home.
14 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  'It was great, but I was ready to come home.' follows best friends Cam and Annie as they navigate their way through the mountains and coastal towns of Costa Rica, looking for old comforts amidst new experiences. By turns tender and critical in its approach to its characters, Kris Swanberg's debut feature is an intimate and introspective look at the ebb and flow of female friendship.

4:00 PM
to 5:49 PM

That Evening Sun
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Abner Meecham, an aging Tennessee farmer discarded to a nursing facility by his lawyer son, flees the old folks' home and catches a ride back to his country farm to live out his days in peace. Upon his return, he discovers that his son has leased the farm to Abner's old enemy and his white trash family. Not one to suffer fools or go down easy, Abner moves into the old tenant shack on the property and declares that he won't leave until the farm is returned to his possession. But Lonzo Choat, the new tenant, has no intention to move out or give in to the old man's demands.
This sets up a ruthless grudge match between Abner and Choat, each man right in his own eyes, each too stubborn to give an inch. Angered by his son's betrayal, and haunted by recurring dreams of his long-dead wife, Abner sets about his own path toward reclaiming his life. Lines are drawn, threats are made, and the simmering tension under the Southern sun erupts, inevitably, into savagery.

7:00 PM
to 8:29 PM

Eggshells
17 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Eggshells, an American Freak Illumination Time & Space Fantasy of the exploding Austin inevitable. A crypto embryonic hyper-electric presence duels with itself as Vince Sobrosek goes to the bathroom yelling "listen to yellow dog, goddamn yellow dog!" while the uninvited dinner guests make love to the ghosts of Don Levy and Nic Roeg in a threesome with Carlos Casteneda in a bedroom that paints itself on its way to a wedding and your girlfriend and her lover dance out of the hemoglobin balloon forest as the writer-man takes an axe to the windshield and runs home naked to make love to the girl he loves for her breasts and they all grab seats under the transmogrifying hair dryers as Vince proclaims, "Ye shall know the truth and the truth will make you free." BYO
 

 

11:30 AM
to 12:40 PM

Crude Independence
15 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Crude Independence is a documentary film about the heartland in the process of transplanting itself, and its new heart is pumping oil. In 2006, the United States Geological Survey estimated there to be more than 200 billion barrels of crude oil resting in beneath western North Dakota, and now oil companies from far and wide are descending on small rural towns across the state with men and machinery in tow. First-time director Noah Hutton takes us to the town of Stanley (population 1300) and captures the change wrought by the unprecedented boom. Through revealing interviews and breathtaking imagery of the northern plains, Crude Independence is a rumination on the future of small town AmericaÑa tale of change at the hands of the global energy market and America's unyielding thirst for oil.

2:00 PM
to 3:31 PM

45365
19 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
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.

4:30 PM
to 5:50 PM

Motherland
10 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Six diverse and remarkable women, each grieving the loss of a child, travel to rural South Africa to work as volunteers in an effort to find some positive meaning in the wake of their tragedies. The group, strangers to each other before the trip began but bound by the painful experience they share, contribute to and learn from a culture that deals with mourning in a way very different from what they're accustomed to in America. For 17 days on the other side of the world, these women cry and laugh, grieve and celebrate, and talk more openly than ever before about the kids they adored. And for the first time since their children's deaths, together in the Motherland, each woman finds hope and healing in the company of others who truly understand her experience.

7:00 PM
to 8:02 PM

The Least of These
7 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Detention of immigrant children in a former medium-security prison in Texas leads to controversy when three activist attorneys discover troubling conditions at the facility. This compelling film explores the role - and limits - of community activism, and considers how American rights and values apply to the least powerful among us.

9:00 PM
to 10:20 PM

Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be The Same
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Brock Enright, and his girlfriend Kirsten Deirup drive from Brooklyn, NY to her family's cabin in Mendocino, CA to prepare for his first solo show at a prominent New York gallery. As Enright struggles to produce what could be his most significant work, his relationship with Kirsten, her family, and the gallery is strained by his violent, explicit, and challenging creation.
 

 

11:30 AM
to 1:25 PM

Daytime Drinking
12 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
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.

2:15 PM
to 4:05 PM

The Paranoids
6 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  An aspiring screenwriter from Buenos Aires, he lives in fear of success, STDs and -- especially -- his doorman. We meet Luciano during one of his typically awkward days: he has a narcoleptic attack on the job (he's a children's entertainer, to boot), obsessively calls an HIV helpline after a random sexual encounter and accidentally sends his best friend to the hospital after slamming a door in his face.
Things become even more uncomfortable when Luciano's childhood friend Manuel returns to Buenos Aires from Madrid, where he is the producer of a successful television show called The Paranoids. Manuel is in town to make an Argentine version of the hit, and Luciano becomes especially perturbed when he discovers that he provided the inspiration for the show's main character, who even shares his name.
When Manuel leaves on a business trip to Chile, his beautiful new girlfriend Sofia (JazmÌ n Stuart) decides to stay with Luciano, a turn of events that amounts to a nightmare for her fearful host. At first, Sofia sees Luciano superficially; to her, he is just the paranoid freak her boyfriend has described. After spending time with him, however, she begins to see Luciano for what he is -- a misunderstood, honest and genuine person. In sum, he is the complete opposite of Manuel.

4:30 PM
to 5:53 PM

Garbage Dreams
19 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Filmed over four years, GARBAGE DREAMS follows three teenage boys Ð Adham, a bright precocious 17 year old; Osama, a charming impish 16 year old; Nabil, a shy artistic 18 year old Ð born into the trash trade and growing up in the world's largest garbage village, a ghetto located on the outskirts of Cairo. It is a world folded onto itself, an impenetrable labyrinth of narrow roadways camouflaged by trash; it is the home to 60,000 'Zaballeen'(or 'Zabbaleen'), arabic for 'garbage people.'
When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.

6:45 PM
to 8:12 PM

Rats and Cats
7 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Darren McWarren was an Australian TV legend but fell from grace after an indiscretion with a young co-star. Now living in a backwater town his life is put under the microscope by a tabloid journalist researching a 'where are they now' piece.

9:00 PM
to 10:33 PM

Sorry, Thanks
17 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
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 12:42 PM

The Eyes of Me
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  An extraordinary look at 4 blind teens. The parallel stories of 2 freshmen and 2 seniors unfold over the course of one dynamic year at the Texas School for the Blind in Austin. EYES offers a fresh perspective on growing up and fitting in.
Distilled from over 250 hours of footage, this experiential doc captures a textured portrait of its characters. Director Keith Maitland worked closely with the film's subjects to produce sequences of stylized rotoscopic animation to complement the film's observational aesthetic.
Forced to confront the world without sight, they share their thoughts, their perceptions, their inner-visions of the outer world. You cannot understand their perceptions without challenging your own.
How do you see yourself when you can't see at all?

2:00 PM
to 3:08 PM

Sissyboy
12 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.

4:30 PM
to 5:47 PM

Still Bill
12 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Bill Withers is an unexpected superstar. "Ain't No Sunshine," "Lean on Me," "Lovely Day," and "Just the Two of Us" are only part of a complex and fascinating character: an icon who left the industry behind but never gave up his soul. You know his songs. Now meet the man.Featuring a tribute concert, a soundtrack with previously unreleased tracks, and rare live performances.

7:30 PM
to 8:51 PM

You Wont Miss Me
5 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three-year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital. Starring Stella Schnabel, featuring Rene Ricard and introducing other notable New York personalities, the film gives pathos to the frenzy of the youthful desire for acceptance.
Shot in a variety of styles and formats, YOU WONT MISS ME mixes non-actors with professionals, verité with staging, order with abstraction, to paint an evocative picture of a contemporary rebel.

10:00 PM
to 11:12 PM

Pulling John
10 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
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.
 

 

11:00 AM
to 12:37 PM

The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle
17 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  When Dory's life seems like it's going down the drain, a strange 'new life' takes shape inside him and he learns that sometimes you don't have to find meaning, it grows in you.

1:30 PM
to 2:42 PM

Letters to the President
16 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Exclusive access film about President Ahmadinejad of Iran, and what life is like under his regime. The film takes as its narrative thread the letters that supposedly ten million Iranians have written to the President.

4:00 PM
to 5:20 PM

For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism
20 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism is the first documentary to dramatize the rich saga of American movie reviewing. Directed by Boston Phoenix critic, Gerald Peary, this movie offers an insider's view of the critics' profession, with commentary from America's best-regarded reviewers, including Roger Ebert, A.O. Scott, Lisa Schwarzbaum, Kenneth Turan. We also hear from articulate Internet reviewers, including Harry Knowles and Karina Longworth. Their stories are entertaining, humorous, personal and also historic. From the raw beginnings of criticism before The Birth of a Nation to the incendiary Pauline Kael-Andrew Sarris debates of the 1960s and 70s to the battle today between youthful on-liners and the print establishment, this documentary tells all.

6:30 PM
to 8:00 PM

De Ofrivilliga (Involuntary)
6 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  It's almost summer in Sweden and minor indiscretions and misbehavior abound. Leffe likes to show off his friends and play salacious pranks, especially when he's drinking. Meanwhile, a righteous grade-school teach doesn't know where to draw the line: she insists her fellow educators need a bit of instruction. Then there are two young teenage girls who like to pose for sexy photos and to party, but one night in a park, a complete stranger finds one of the girls passed out drunk. A humorous look at lessons to learn, lectures to give and lines not to cross.

9:30 PM
to 11:15 PM

Make-Out with Violence
15 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
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.
 


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