In the Wake of Ire
Benjamin Lovell reunites with his estranged daughter, Rosemary, after being separated for 20 years following a visceral attack at childhood that left her injured and memory unstable. Benjamin does everything he can to secretly uncover what happened to the family he left behind. The two to grow dangerously close as he struggles to find the way to tell her the truth about who he really is. Benjamin must balance his increasingly complicated relationship with Rosemary, all while keeping it a secret from his closest friends and business partners.
Directors: Brian Maurer, Writers: Brian Maurer, Producers: Erin Heatherman, Michael Coleman, David O'Brian, Adam Boster, Cullen Dutmer, Brandon Maurer, Chip Gubera, Key Cast: Gregory Sporleder, Whitney Morgan Cox, Meagan English
7:00pm | LGBTQ (71M)
Penelope & Kennedy
Two women face the challenges of their unique relationship.
Director: Anthony Laura
Zoe + Ari
Zoe and Ari, a couple of two years, pack their suitcases to fly to Zoe's sister's wedding in Portland. As they decide what to bring, Ari learns a devastating truth about what Zoe's family knows.
Director: Rachael Meyers, Producer: Rachael Meyers, Executive Producer: Elise Zell, Cinematographer: Will Carnahan, Editor: Nathan Chiaravalle, Screenwriter: Elise Zell, Cast: Anastasia Leddick, Carter Scott
Heather Has Four Moms
When Heather decides to lose her virginity for her 15th birthday, Mom’s wife must convince Mom, and Mom’s ex, and Mom’s ex’s partner that it’s time for Heather to have “the talk”. Which mom is ready to help Heather make a big decision? It’s a mother-daughter story. Times four.
Directors: Jeanette Buck, Writers: Rani Deighe Crowe, Producers: Rani Deigeh Crowe, Key Cast: Holly Twyford, Susan Rome, Vanessa Bradchulis, Tanya Baskin, Kristen Popham, Usman Ishaq
Gloria prepares a feast of the senses for the rapidly ailing Eva in an attempt to share a perfect evening and be seen for the woman she truly is. Writer-director Rick Hamilton's newest film is a bittersweet story of fine wine, dementia and the immortal words of Virginia Woolf.
Directors: Rick Hamilton, Writers: Rick Hamilton, Producers: Rick Hamilton, Key Cast: Brenda Crawley, Emily Blake, Cinematography: Moses Akempta, Original Score: Hazel Turnbull
Untitled Tenderness Project
During the rehearsal process for a tragic gay play, two boys in a college theater class do some thinking about the nature of representation.
Directors: Rebecca Shoptaw, Writers: Rebecca Shoptaw, Producers:Rebecca Shoptaw, Key Cast: Kenyon Duncan, Gilberto Saenz
9:00pm | A Woman’s Nightmare (Trigger Warning) (82M)
The Night Runner
In the aftermath of an attack, Riva Harris finds she has superhuman strength. With this newly discovered power will she choose revenge or redemption?
Directors: Brandon Scott Hughes, Writers: Hollis Fox, Producers:Hollis Fox, Kai Lovelace, Key Cast: Hollis Fox, Jayson Wesley, Michael J. Robinson, Enrique Novello, Tara Novie
The Smell of Oak
A woman in denial has difficulty recalling the events of a violent assault.
Ambiguity. Denial. Conformity. The character of Angie represents the everyday unfortunate relationships that people can go through, however told metaphorically by a woman’s conflicted account of being sexually assaulted. Too often are we silenced out of fear and conformity. And too often are we in denial when we are uncomfortable with the truth.
Directors: Mark Datuin, Writers: Mark Datuin, Producers: Mark Datuin, Key Cast: Samantha Spatari, Composer: Iain Gardner, Cinematographer: Dmitry Lopatin
Three best friends on a moms' weekend retreat to the Adirondacks, learn a heinous gang rapist has been released from prison nearby. Incensed by the atrocious nature of the crime against a teenage girl, and incarceration of only one of the perpetrators, the women find themselves novice killers and arbiters of justice.
Women and Hollywood ... 'This project promises great action and a space to laugh at the world’s absurdity. More importantly, though, its protagonists speak to the very real situation in which many of us now find ourselves: first-time, ordinary people who must step up, speak out, and take action.”
Directors: Angela Atwood, Writers: Angela Atwood, Producers: David W. Bertoni, Lara Buck, Angela Atwood, Key Cast: Angela Atwood, Marianne Hardart, Lara Buck, Cinematographer: Lauretta Prevost, AD: Jacqueline Grady, Production Designer, Fulvio Della Volta
Directors: Manvi Duggal, Writers: Krishna Kanhaiya Agarwal, Producers: Chahat Sawant, Key Cast: Samvedna Suwalka, Vijay Tilani, Jidnya Pandya
You and Me
Two college-time friends embark on a long drive on a Sunday morning, leaving their bustling city lives behind. As they amble through the hilly roads, they reveal to each other, their old longings and hidden pasts. Their rose-tinted nostalgia is broken and they come face to face with their imperfect lives.
Directors: Mrigank Dubey, Writers: Luv Kalla, Producers: Ketaki Guhagarkar Surve, Key Cast: Priyamvadda Sawant, Pawan Shankar