Sunday, November 10th   AMC Hoffman 22

AFF 2019--Film Showcase

Sunday 10am, Theater #2

White Right: Meeting the Enemy

Filmmaker: Deeyah Khan 60 minutes USA Documentary

An Emmy-winning documentary, “White Right” follows acclaimed Muslim filmmaker Deeyah Khan as she meets face-to-face with U.S. neo-Nazis and white nationalists, and tries to understand the rise of white supremacy in America. Her investigation puts her in the middle of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Q&A with filmmaker Jackson Landers

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Filmmaker: Andrew Rodney (writer) 84 minutes USA Documentary

It’s no secret that special interests bankroll campaigns and relentlessly lobby to rig the system in their favor. “Unrepresented” pulls back the curtain to investigate the mechanisms that propel the corruption cycle and reveals the opportunities and challenges for public servants, non-partisan activists, and everyday Americans to fix the broken system before it's too late.

Q&A with filmmaker, Andrew Rodney, Sheila Krumholz (Director , Center for Responsible Politics, Maya MacGuineas (President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget)

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AFF 2019--Film Showcase

Sunday 10am--Theater #3

On the Outside

Filmmaker: Paul Gray 42 minutes United Kingdom Dramatization

Told in their own words but portrayed by actors, four women in prison share their stories in “On the Outside.”

Q&A with filmmaker, Paul Gray

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Colors of Resistance

Filmmaker: Areeb Zuaiter 30 minutes USA Documentary

A painter, comedian, poet, hip-hop artist, and soul singer figure out ways to affirm their belonging to Palestine–a place at risk of losing its own right to exist. Regardless of their generation, gender or profession, these artists use their various voices to challenge the annihilation of their identity.

Q&A with filmmaker: Areeb Zuaiter

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Fearless at 40: The Story of Whitman-Walker

Filmmaker: Jewel Addy 52 minutes USA Documentary

Since 1973, Whitman-Walker Health has been a sanctuary for the underserved populations of the Greater Washington, D.C. area. This is the inspiring story of the historic and courageous institution providing stigma-free, culturally competent and vital healthcare to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, as well to those affected by HIV.

Q&A with filmmaker, Jewel Addy

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AFF 2019--Film Showcase

Sunday 1pm--Theater #2

Carry my Heart to the Yellow River

Filmmaker: Alexis Van Hurkman 21 minutes USA Fiction

Reluctantly taking her hospitalized friend's place on a bike tour to the Yellow River, a high school graduate travels to faraway Gannan and races the clock to share pictures of the journey with her sick friend, before it is too late.

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The Binoculars

Filmmaker: Rahul Sharma 15 minutes India Fiction

A young girl runs away during an unwanted trip with her mother. Looking through binoculars leads her to an unexpected and life-changing meeting with two refugees.

Q&A with filmmaker, Rahul Sharma

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In Colors

Filmmaker: Stephanie Willis 15 minutes USA Fiction

The arrival of an undocumented immigrant on the run seeking help complicates a Latina immigrant's efforts to adjust to life in an Arizona border town with her new husband. Will Lauris do what she believes is right and help Julieta? Or will she choose self-preservation?

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Cotton Clouds

Filmmaker: Chloe Shelton 22 minutes USA Dramatization

In 1912 Roanoke, Virginia, a young girl struggles to help provide for her family while surviving the conditions of a brutal cotton mill. Inspired by the photography of Lewis Hine, who documented early 20th century child workers--the exploited laborers upon which industrial America had come to depend.

Q&A with filmmaker Chloe Shelton and Director of Photography Dave Perry

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Dolls Don't Die

Filmmaker: Julie Prieur 10 minutes Canada Drama

Five year-old Mia hasn't seen her big sister in a long time. Mom says she will be back home once she eats again. So between dreams and memories, Mia starts to cook, determined to bring her sister back again.

Q&A with filmmaker Julie Prieur and Producer Vic Stojavonic

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One Fall

Filmmakers: Melissa Tumas and Sadie Zuch 16 minutes USA Documentary

An exploration of the world of independent professional wrestling raises intriguing questions about how art, theater, athleticism, and sport intersect. Experience the joy, pain, sacrifice, and gain, as the wrestlers sacrifice all for the adoration of diehard fans and the glory that comes with stepping into the ring.

Q&A with writer/director Yancy Burns and producer Sadie Zuch

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AFF 2019--Film Showcase

Sunday 1pm--Theater#3

Raising Buchanan

Filmmaker: Bruce Dellis 96 minutes USA Comedy

In suburban Phoenix, Ruth Kiesling, a 40 year-old, opportunistic donut shop employee with anger issues, crafts a plan to steal the "body" of James Buchanan for a handsome ransom. Things do not go as planned...

Q&A with filmmakers Bruce Dellis and Amanda Melby

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Go To Hell and Turn Left

Filmmaker: Carlos Caldana 82 minutes USA Comedy

Do you believe in ghosts? Parallel universes? A deaf painter struggles with alcohol aftter his wife's death. But then he meets her doppleganger and goes on a series of misadventures which upend his life.

Q&A with filmmaker, Carlos Caldana

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AFF 2019--Film Showcase

Sunday 4pm--Theater #2

The Kids We Lose

Filmmaker: Lisa Wolfinger 81 minutes USA Documentary

By the famed director of "Mercy Street," an unflinching expose of how some educators approach the unique needs and problems of some of society's most vulnerable and misunderstood kids.

Q&A with filmmaker, Lisa Wolfinger and Ross Greene

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AFF 2019--Film Showcase

Sunday 4pm--Theater #3

She's in Portland

Filmmaker: Marc Carlini 100 minutes USA Dramedy

Wes and Luke, two 30-something college friends, admire each other’s lives and feel trapped in their own. Join the pair as they travel from Los Angeles to Portland to find Luke's “one that got away.” On the road, the journey takes a deeper look into life choices, acceptance, and commitment.

Q&A with filmmaker Marc Carlini

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