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THE APOTHECARY

Director: Helen Hood Scheer
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A portrait of the public and private lives of the only pharmacist in a remote Colorado outpost. Please Note: This short film screens before the feature film URANIUM DRIVE-IN. To purchase tickets for this program, please click here.

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MISSION CONGO

Director: LARA ZIZIC & DAVID TURNER
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US PREMIERE Televangelist, multi-millionaire and leader of the religious right, Pat Robertson is a man on a mission. During an escalating refugee crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Robertson ran a media blitz on the Christian Broadcasting Network to … Continue reading

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WE ALWAYS LIE TO STRANGERS

Director: AJ SCHNACK & DAVID WILSON
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NYC PREMIERE The remote Ozark town of Branson, MO has long been a popular tourist attraction, drawing 7.5 million visitors to attend its more than 100 family-oriented musical/ variety shows. But as the economic crisis takes its toll on the … Continue reading

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URANIUM DRIVE-IN

Director: SUZAN BERAZA
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NYC PREMIERE The residents of a dying Colorado mining town pin their hopes for economic resurgence on the promise of a new uranium mill—the first to be built in three decades—even as they continue to feel the dangerous effects of … Continue reading

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THE DARK MATTER OF LOVE

Director: SARAH MCCARTHY
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US PREMIERE Director Sarah McCarthy (The Sound of Mumbai: A Musical) looks at the timely topic of Americans adopting Russian orphans—just prior to the controversial ban imposed by Vladimir Putin. Former Disney employees Claudio and Cheryl Diaz decide to adopt … Continue reading

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SOLE SURVIVOR

Director: KY DICKENS
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NYC PREMIERE Just 17 at the time, George Lamson was the only survivor of the 1985 Galaxy Airlines crash that claimed the lives of the 73 other passengers on board, including his father. More than two decades later, he still … Continue reading

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A WORLD NOT OURS

Director: MAHDI FLEIFEL
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NYC PREMIERE “A doc that flips storytelling and Mideast-Arab clichés on their heads, while weaving an irresistible mood of amused melancholy.” (Variety). If Woody Allen made a film about a Palestinian refugee camp, it might come out like A World … Continue reading

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A WILL FOR THE WOODS

Director: AMY BROWNE, JEREMY KAPLAN, TONY HALE & BRIAN WILSON
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NYC PREMIERE The green burial movement combines the consecration and mourning of the dead with a desire to correct centuries of pollution and exploitation of the environment through the creation of non-toxic, natural burials that also conserve wilderness. Drawing the … Continue reading

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WEB

Director: MICHAEL KLEIMAN
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WORLD PREMIERE Director Michael Kleiman follows Peruvian families living in remote regions as their children experience the One Laptop per Child program, gaining access to the Internet for the first time. Web considers both the benefits and complications that arise … Continue reading