Friday, November 8th
Charles Beatley Library
AFF 2019 Film Showcase
Filmmaker: Ben Dorger 25 minutes USA Documentary
"Noticing a problem and finding the power to do something about it are two different things. “Shad Run” is the story of place, possibility and determination–a beautifully-crafted film about individuals who overcome countless obstacles to restore the American Shad to the Potomac River.
Q&A with Becky Harlan, producer and Todd Grabowsky, aerial photography
Barbarian Utopia: Encounters on the Appalachian Trail
Filmmaker: Thaddeus Lamar 94 minutes USA Documentary
A recent college graduate embarks on the journey of his young life--hiking all 2,185 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. He learns that the value of his journey is better measured--not in miles traveled--but in his own personal growth and self-discovery.
Q&A with filmmaker Thaddeus Lamar
To Seek Justice: The Power of the Prosecutor
Filmmaker: Daniel Richards 20 minutes USA Documentary
"When reports emerge of prosecutors' abusing their power, it can shake public confidence in the entire judicial system. In “To Seek Justice,” you will serve as witness, judge, and jury in a compelling case that reveals that a prosecutor's work is not only to get convictions but also to serve justice.
Q&A with Matt Wood
Filmmaker: Sah Aru Sanu-t 41 minutes USA Dramatization
A massive African-led rebellion against slavery in 1800s Richmond, Virginia, leads to laws that change the lives of free blacks for years to come.
Q&A with Nicholas Gaffrey and Dr. Jimmie McClellan
Filmmaker: Zalina Zangieva 10 minutes USA Drama
A world-wide contamination forces five people to isolate themselves. Young lovers face the worst possible dilemma...
Q&A with Zalina Truitt
Filmmaker: Taia Morgan 3 minutes USA Experimental
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Q&A with Tais Morgan
Filmmaker: Maya El-Hage 14 minutes USA Drama
Two mothers who went through the unimaginable seek forgiveness and comfort in one another.
Q&A with Maya El-Hage
Dead, White & Blue
Filmmaker: Sean Gordy 2 minutes USA Experimental
Is the image of freedom portrayed by the United States in conflict with the true surveillance state we are subjected to daily?
Filmmaker: Sandra Carmargo 11 minutes USA Drama
Miguel, a stubborn and desperate Salvadoran father of two, barricades his family inside their home to avoid deportation.
Q&A with filmmaker, Sandra Carmargo
Filmmakers: Christian Arvizu & Benjamin Stancik 25 minutes USA Drama
Esperanza and her family flee Mexico for safe haven in America, only to experience the true meaning of living as undocumented immigrants in the "Land of the Free."
Q&A with filmmakers Christian Arvizu & Benjamin Stancik