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What Men Really Want

Running Time: 1:22

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 3:00PM


Synopsis:
Interviewing over 300 men and women, the documentary follows one man as he searches for answers in his own life and tries to figure out what men really want both in life and in relationships.


Website:http://ocfilmco.com/

THE ODYSSEY OF DESTINY -  GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 1:39

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 1
Date/Time: Sunday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
The world is cloaked in winter. Christian Adkins is a Renegade soldier longing for peace and the son of the famed Liberator. Jen is an orphaned nurse desperately trying to save children. When the two soul mates are trapped together at the end of World War III, their lives are forever entwined. As the sole survivor of his men, Christian surrenders himself to save Jen from the Fascists.
An international union has risen to power: the Continental10. Under the control of The Magistrate, the world unites for global peace. When Christian is tortured at the will of the Magistrate, Christian quickly realizes what he must do. Determined to find peace and protect Jen, Christian takes up his father’s legacy as the Liberator to ensure the survival of his people. However, he uncovers the horrific nature of humanity and realizes his preconceived notion of “good and evil” is not as it seems.

Website:http://www.odysseyofdestiny.com/
Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/theodysseyofdestiny
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-UQVjU1K8s




MYSTERY OF THE TREES

Running Time: 0:60

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 4
Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:30PM


Synopsis:
In 2006, the Mountain Stewards became intrigued by oddly-shaped trees that some claimed were bent by Native American Indians. In the best tradition of scientific exploration, the mystery they began to probe in their own backyard raised more universal questions which led to a search for these trees across the entire US and into Canada where they were joined by others who are interested in these trees. As the story unfolds, tribal elders provide a glimpse into understanding a part of their culture derived from a long history of living close to nature. The strange bent trees that remain tell a compelling story that calls for their preservation as living artifacts that point the way to sustainability for future generations.


Website:http://www.mountainstewards.org/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mysterytrees
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOPJidl4z8k




THE LUMBER BARON OF JASPER COUNTY: SEASON 1: THE MOVIE - WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 1:20

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 3
Date/Time: Saturday @ 5:00PM


Synopsis:
Outrageous antics ensue when a new store manager tries to “shape up” an out-of-control Lumber Supply Store owned by delusional man who thinks he is “The Lumber Baron,” a character who wears a crown, cape, and overalls and proclaims to be the “king” of lumber.


Website: http://lumberbarontheseries.com/
Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/lumberbaronjasper?fref=ts




A LIFE NOT TO FOLLOW - WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 1:46

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 4
Date/Time: Saturday @ 6:00PM


Synopsis:
A Neo-Noir film told in three interlacing chapters: Eric is a dead man and he knows it. Death is imminent and he must make amends for his past sins, by killing those who wronged him, no matter the price: A wiseguy willing to do anything to move up in the world must now make the ultimate sacrifice. He must kill his best friend or in turn be killed: An F.B.I.agent turned P.I. is on the trail of a missing girl. In his long search for her he comes face to face with a host of unsavory characters who will lead him to perdition or salvation.

Website:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2179734/
Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/ALifeNotToFollow?fref=ts
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/69832897




INVASION OF THE UNDEAD

Running Time: 1:20

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 1
Date/Time: Saturday @ 12:00PM


Synopsis:
When unemployed recent college grad Allison encounters a bizarre creature in the bathroom of her newly-inherited mansion, she reluctantly enlists the aid of Desmond and Jake, two freelance paranormal exterminators. Unfortunately for her though Desmond and Jake are not the most competent bunch, and when a terrifying cosmic evil from the mansion’s past reveals itself the trio are soon fighting not only for their own lives but also for the fate of the entire world.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/InvasionoftheUndead?fref=ts
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/ondemand/invasion




DANTE'S DOWN THE HATCH

Running Time: 1:31

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 1

Date/Time: Sunday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
This is a story of one man's creation traveling through forty three years of Atlanta's landmark history. As one of the first navy seals, Dante Stephensen had gathered together all the greatest aspects of his travels around the world and put it into one amazing dining experience. "Dante's Down the Hatch" was more than a restaurant to many of the thousands of loyal customers, It was a marking of the year. Let it be an anniversary, a birthday or yearly holiday dinner, people looked forward to the event. The restaurant was set in what looked like a wharf village where an 1800's sailing vessel has come to dock. You could sit outside on the wharf where live crocodiles swam in a moat surrounding the ship or sit inside the vessel with the live jazz trio. Dante Stephenson has been keeping jazz alive in Atlanta since 1970. The menu was focused on fondue, a dinner event that brought people together and stirred conversation. This magical world gave people more than a place to eat, it gave them something to share with loved ones, a home. This film is the long goodbye for all those people that couldn't make it out to say farewell when it was time to close the doors forever. Follow this eccentric man from the antique train car he calls home as he says goodbye to his long lasting legacy and see how it impacted so many lives.

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dantes-Down-the-Hatch/135522909858978?fref=ts





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THE BROKEN LEGACY 

Running Time: 1:26

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2 & 4

Date/Time: Saturday @ 1:00PM & Sunday @ 3:00PM


Synopsis:
Steven Stamos, a shy screenwriter whose first movie bombed, volunteers to be a test patient for a new drug. Steven does not know anything about the drug as he joins a group of five other 20-somethings with one thing in common: they're all broke, lost and confused.
The plot thickens as Steven falls in love with Emily Rezaie, the beautiful girl next door. But Steven thinks he doesn't stand a chance with her, so he makes a deal with Tomás Henao, a self-proclaimed artist, philosopher and ladies' man: Steven will help Tomás to write a script that could make him famous, and in return Tomás will help Steven to win Emily's heart.
The script they craft resembles several uncanny parallels with the events unfolding inside the research lab, and just before the final day and the final page is written, Steven must decide what will prevail: friendship or immortality?


Official Website: http://www.thebrokenlegacy.com
Trailer: 
https://vimeo.com/101924203




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July 31-Aug 2, 2015

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TAMA ORA (CHILD ALIVE) - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:53

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: French/Polynesia/USA

Screening Room: 4
Date/Time: Sunday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
Tama Ora (Child Alive) follows nine families with special needs children and the staff of the Reachability Foundation, a nonprofit that serves these families, as they travel to exotic Tahiti with a goal and a mission. The goal was to give the families the opportunity to travel and vacation internationally with their special needs children. The mission was to help Tama Ora, a special needs center on the island in need of education and resources. What begins as a journey of goodwill becomes an inspirational story that changes the lives of every person involved on the trip.

Website:http://www.twinvisionentertainment.com



SPECIAL NEEDS

Running Time: 1:37

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 4
Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
Special Needs is the heartfelt story of two young people who meet at the crossroads of their lives. Bobby dreams of becoming a singer/songwriter, but a past fraught with bad choices and fueled by alcohol has him pulling himself together and searching for his lot in life.
Ella sadly realizes that her life has changed forever. Alone to care for her brother, Ella fears that her wants and needs will have to wait, to care for Kenny’s special ones.
What they felt in the beginning would tear them down, will only make them stronger.
Life is a tapestry of different people, events and souls. Join Bobby and Ella as they find out that we all have needs, some are just more special than others.

Website:http://specialneedsthefilm.com/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC1QS1A3fHQ




THE SPARROWS NESTING

Running Time: 1:32

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 1
Date/Time: Saturday @ 7:00PM


Synopsis:
Feeling a lack of purpose in her life as her teenage children Emily and Max grow increasingly independent, and her husband, Mike, devotes most of his time and energy to his growing business, Anna Sparrow follows the advice of her Pastor and volunteers at the local food bank. While helping the disadvantaged, Anna meets Maria Sanchez. From very different backgrounds, the two women bond over their shared love for their families.
As the women grow closer, Maria reveals her concern for her precocious, but lonely daughter Bella, who she fears is being bullied at school. At Anna’s urging, her teenage daughter Emily takes Bella under her wings.
Maria’s husband, Hector, loses his job, and his ability to provide for his family. He falls into despair as he’s unable to find work, and turns back to drinking. When he finds Maria at the Sparrow’s house, he assumes she is cleaning houses. His pride overcomes him and demands she leave with him.
Anna agrees to watch Bella as Maria leaves with Hector, hoping to reason with him, make him understand how much she loves him, and that she knows he is always there for his family.
A short time later, the police arrive at the Sparrow residence with devastating news. As they weigh the impact on young Bella, Anna and Mike face one of the most important decisions of their lives.

Website:http://thesparrowsonline.com/
Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/thesparrowstv
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CltK2TbUHz4




SORROW

Running Time: 1:30

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2
Date/Time: Saturday @ 8:00PM


Synopsis:
A young woman is imprisoned and brutally savaged by sadistic serial killers. Escaping her captors she exacts revenge.

Website:http://www.sorrowthemovie.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SorrowtheMovie/timeline

Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7YZ1FkRR0o&list=UUmejnwNTOY5VeTK6F7oP01Q



THE LAST NIGHT INN - WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 1:26

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 1
Date/Time: Sunday @ 3:00PM


Synopsis:
The Last Night Inn reveals the intercutting stories of desperation, sex and deceit, which takes place at a crappy LA motel in a night of coincidences, betrayals and crime.
The Last Night Inn, follows an assortment of characters who inhabit the fringes of society and share the dubious distinction of checking into the Last Night Inn during the same unfortunate night. Low level mobsters who find themselves scrambling to save their lives when their plan to win favor with their boss backfires; two lost souls who make a desperate attempt to reunite and correct the sins of their past; a troubled woman, who finds herself at the end of her rope only to discover that fate sometimes has its own plans; and a man with a young girl, seeking revenge for the damage done to them.
The Inn will no longer be refuge for the underbelly of society; crime and tragedy is waiting for them.


Website: http://www.thelastnightinn.com
Facebook Page:http://www.facebook.com/THELASTNIGHTINN
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/111894603




JOURNEY TO A MIRACLE: FREEDOM FROM INSULIN

GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:57

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 4
Date/Time: Saturday @ 3:00PM


Synopsis:
Journey to a Miracle:  Freedom from Insulin tells of a breathtaking cure for diabetes and the lives that were changed forever.  This independent documentary is a rich story about scientific perseverance that has taken decades to write.  Through painstaking research, collaboration and heart, an international team of scientists assembled pieces and eventually solved an intricate diabetes puzzle.  This work resulted in a monumental breakthrough for many with genetic forms of diabetes.   The bold journey made medical history, but more importantly created a life-changing miracle for those who have been able to break free from insulin dependence.
This medical breakthrough has deeply affected everyone whose lives it has touched.  The film weaves together the lives of scientists with grateful families who hoped and prayed for a diabetes cure, but never in their wildest dreams imagined it would come in the form of a simple pill.  Families shared the devastating diagnosis of what doctors only knew to call type 1 diabetes.   But now they share a new diagnosis and with it a switch in treatment from insulin injections to taking a pill. It is a heartwarming story that blends science with humanity with authenticity. 

Website: http://www.journeytoamiraclemovie.com
Facebook Page:http://www.Facebook.com/Journeytoamiracle




KEN FEINBERG PRESENTS

Running Time: 1:30

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA/ITALY

Screening Room: 4
Date/Time: Sunday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
Ken Feinberg of Creative Studios of Atlanta presents new short films from classes in Atlanta and Italy. Mixed genres of drama and comedy including some anti-bullying movies written by teenagers based on true events.






COLORS: BANGIN' IN SOUTH CAROLINA

GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:56

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 4

Date/Time: Saturday @ 9:00PM


Synopsis:
Based on the true story of Terrence Davis, a former gangleader turned filmmaker. He documents his 10 year transformation from running one of the largest gangs in South Carolina history to working with SPIKE LEE.
COLORS: Bangin’ in South Carolina details the deadliest gang feud in the history of Columbia, South Carolina. A feud inherited from Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles that has lasted over 15 years turning even the suburbs into a warzone. The movie offers never before seen footage of gangs, active gang member testimonials, and interviews with the newly formed police agencies that were made to stop them. It’s more than just your normal urban gang documentary it’s a story about connections between those rejected by mainstream society.
The story primarily follows filmmaker, Terrence Davis. He was formerly the leader of the largest Crip gang in South Carolina history by the time he was 17 years old. After losing so many friends to either Death or Prison, Terrence realized it was time for a change. So he decided to get a college degree in mass communications. He was accepted to film school in New York City (NYIT) and has been working on movies ever since. In 2014, he returned to his hometown in South Carolina and opened up a vocational film school called the South Carolina Film Institute.
Every year since 2001, South Carolina has been ranked 1st in violent crime (U.S. Census, FBI.Gov), 5th in murder (CQ Press, 2009) and ranked as the 3rd Must Dangerous State (CQ Press, 2009).




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The Illusionist

Running Time: 0:55

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: Turkey

Screening Room: 3
Date/Time: Saturday @ 9:00PM


Synopsis:
Sermet Erkin has been working as a stage artist since he was very young. He was educated by the biggest illusionist ever lived.  His respect to his work and his idealism should be a good example to everyone. Although it’s not easy for him to be on stage lately he is still doing his best to be on stage and performing.
The film The Illusionist is the portrait of this special stage artist.


Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4334706/