Santa Barbara Film Fest Lineup is Bookended by 'Disconnect' and 'Wasteland'

Festivals
by Sophia Savage
January 8, 2013 1:03 PM
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Gael Garcia Bernal in "No"


Discovering Mavericks, USA
Directed by Joshua Pomer
Director Josh Pomer captures insider interviews and more than three decades of images and footage to tell the true story of California’s most famous, and notorious, big wave.

Driftwood, USA
Directed by Peter Trow, Jim Brewer
Cast:  Shaun Tomson, Matt Becker, Genelle Ives, Joe Rowan, Sam George, Noah Yap, Ammy Naff, Jim Brewer
Narrated by surf legend Shaun Tomson, this beautiful and meditative stand-up paddle board excursion takes Sam George, Noah Yap, Ammy Naff and Jim Brewer through locations including Sri Lanka, Iceland, Colombia, USA, and Nova Scotia.

El Milagro, Spain
Directed by Salomón Shang
A Spanish film crew attempts to expose Peru’s El Milagro, where many children are forced to work in the local landfill amidst horrible health and environmental conditions.

Isolated, USA/UK
Directed by Justin Le Pera
Cast:  Ryan Phillippe, Travis Potter
Five world class surfers travel to the journalist dead zone of New Guinea in search of undiscovered waves and find more than they bargained for.

It’s Better to Jump, USA/Israel
Directed by Gina Angelone, Mouna B. Stewart, Patrick A. Stewart
It’s Better to Jump” is a feature-length documentary film that gives voice to the people of the ancient walled city of Akka as they and their city face a very uncertain future.

Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real, UK
Discovery Channel and NHK have joined forces to undertake the most ambitious search ever mounted to find the greatest mystery of the deep, the giant squid. With razor-toothed suckers and eyes the size of dinner plates, tales of the creature have been around since ancient times. The Norse legend of the sea monster the Kraken and the Scylla from Greek mythology might have derived from the giant squid. This massive predator has always been shrouded in secrecy, and every attempt to capture a live giant squid on camera in its natural habitat, considered by many to be the Holy Grail of natural history filmmaking, has failed. Until now.

Occupy the Movie, Canada
Directed by Corey Ogilvie
Featuring:  Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, Tim Pool
This film sheds a light on a movement known as Occupy who stands against corporate greed. Beginning in 2011, it has quickly become the largest movement since those of the civil rights protests.

Sex After Kids, Canada
Directed by Jeremy Lalonde
Cast:  Paul Amos, Shannon Meckner, Katie Boland, Kristin Booth, Jay Brazeau
An edgy ensemble comedy about the sexual exploits couples share in the aftermath of children.

Stable Life, USA
Directed by Sara MacPherson
A high-stakes documentary about family, immigration and the hardscrabble world of horse racing

The Signal Hill Speed Run,  
Directed by Jon Carnoy, Michael Horelick
Featuring:  Ben Harper (narrator)
Narrator Ben Harper explores the history of the world’s first skateboard contest and the subsequent evolution of the daredevil speed run in the small So Cal burg of Signal Hill.

U.S. PREMIERES

About 111 Girls (Darbare 111 Dokhtar), Iraq
Directed by Nahid Ghobadi, Bijan Zamanpira
Cast:  Reza Behbudi, Mehdi Saki, Amin Sadeghi
The Iranian president receives a pleading letter from 111 Kurdish women complaining of their inability to find husbands, and says that if the government does nothing, they will commit mass suicide.

Alaska Sessions: Surfing The Last Frontier, Australia
Directed by Frederick Dickerson, Matthew McNeill
Featuring:  Mike McCune, Scott Dickerson, Ice Man (Don McNamara), Stephanie Dickerson, Donna Rae Faulkner, Wendy Kinnier McCune
A Homer Alaska local sells his house and buys an old fishing boat to embark on an epic surf adventure up the isolated Alaskan coastline -- in the dead of winter

Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, Australia
Directed by Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn
Cast:  Rowland S. Howard, Genevieve McGuckin, Nick Cave
From myth to legend Rowland Howard appeared on the early Melbourne punk scene like a phantom out of Kafkaesque Prague or Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A beautifully gaunt and gothic aristocrat, the unique distinctive fury of his guitar style shot him directly into the imagination of a generation.

Betrayal (Izmena), Russia
Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast:  Franziska Petri, Dejan Lilic
A man and a woman, two casual acquaintances, learn that their respective spouses are having an affair with each other in this intriguing drama.

Boucherie Halal, Canada
Directed by Babek Aliassa
Cast:  Abdelghafour Elaaziz, Fariba Bonakdar, Karim Babin, Christine Aubin Khalifah
A Muslim couple opens a butcher shop in Montreal and wishes to successfully integrate into Quebec society. But the butcher's father is an imam who sets up a little mosque in the back room and uses it to spread his fundamentalist views. When he is arrested by the RCMP on suspicions of past terrorist activities, his son, torn between love for his wife and allegiance to his father, gets involved in a plot to free him. Fed up by her husband's unwillingness to stand up to his father's wishes, the butcher's wife leaves to live a more fulfilling life away from the muslim community.

Broken, UK
Directed by Rufus Norris
Cast:  Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Rory Kinnear
Skunk is only 11, but after witnessing a brutal beating, her childhood innocence gives way to fear and danger.

Chaika, Russia/Georgia/Spain/Kazakhstan
Directed by Miguel Ángel Jiminez
Cast:  Salome Demuria, Gio Gabunia
A love story between a prostitute and a sailor, reconstructed between two long seasons: the eternal winter of Siberia and summer in the dusty steppes of Kazakhstan.

Chocó, Colombia
Directed by Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
Cast:  Esteban Copete, Karent Hinestroza
A young, displaced black woman tries to maintain her two children and her husband, a musician who only knows how to play marimba, drink, and gamble.

Danube - Europe's Amazon, Germany
Directed by Rita & Michael Schlamberger
Romantic coasts and unspoiled nature: the Danube fascinates. It dominates the landscape wherever it flows. The Danube unites and separates at the same time. In the Roman Empire – from its source to its estuary – it formed the frontier to the peoples of the North. Today the big stream flows through ten countries. 1071 kilometres of the Danube still represent national borders.

Family Meals, Croatia
Directed by Dana Budisavljevic
Through the ritual of family meals, the film talks about the importance of feeling accepted by the ones we love.

Fly With The Crane, China
Directed by Li Ruijun
Cast:  Xingchun Ma, Long Tang, Siyi Wang
Serenely resigned to his impending death but deeply afraid at the prospect of being cremated, an elderly carpenter seeks to have his last wishes carried out in this gentle, beautifully realized drama from director Li Ruijun

Handmade Cinema, Italy
Directed by Guido Torlonia
Featuring:  Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo, Maurizio Millenotti, Gabriella Pescucci
Turning an actor into a character, sewing a precious dress or an antique pair of shoes as if they were art works, building a set but most of all painting it, aging it and making the stage designer's sketch a beautiful reconstruction all this is Handmade Cinema.

High Plains Doctor:  Healing on the Tibetan Plateau, Canada
Directed by Michael Oved Dayan
Featuring:  Isaac Sobol
On a doctor’s philanthropic journey to give to the people of Tibet, he receives more than he could ever imagine.

Jackie, Netherlands
Directed by Antoinette Beumer
Cast:  Carice van Houten, Jelka van Houten, Holly Hunter
Dutch twin sisters travel to America to help the mother (Holly Hunter) they have never met in this heartwarming, cross-cultural take on the classic American road movie.

Motorway, Hong Kong
Directed by Pou-Soi Cheang
Cast:  Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Shawn Yue
A young cop on Hong Kong’s top-secret, high-speed pursuit squad must learn the tricks of the trade from a grizzled veteran as he prepares to capture a legendary getaway driver in this high-octane thriller from action auteur Soi Cheang and legendary producer Johnnie To.

My Awkward Sexual Adventure, Canada
Directed by Sean Garrity
Cast:  Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Vik Sahay
A sexually inept accountant strikes a deal with a worldly but disorganized stripper: he’ll help her with her crushing debt if she helps him become a better lover.

Old Stock, Canada
Directed by James Genn
Cast:  Cameron Ansell, Ryan Blakely
Stock Burton (Noah Reid) is a local legend. A monumental event from his past has frozen
him, sent his family into a tailspin and pitted his small town against him. Now he’s simply chosen to drop out of life and ‘retire’, joining his recently separated Grandfather, Harold, (Jack Daniel Wells) at the Golden Seasons senior’s home, where life is safe, comfortable and worry free.

One Mile Above, China/Taiwan
Directed by Jiayi Du
A young man's cycle journey to the highest point in Tibet to fulfill his brother's final wish. Based on a true story.

Perú Sabe:  Cuisine as an Agent of Social Change, Perú
Directed by Jesús M. Santos
Featuring:  Gaston Acurio, Ferran Adriá
Ferran Adrià, one of the world’s most prestigious chefs, and Gastón Acurio, Latin America’s most influential chef, explore the roots of Peruvian cuisine and its potential to change lives.

Queen of Montreuil, France
Directed by Sólveing Anspach
Cast:  Florence Loiret Caille, Eric Caruso
It's early summer and Agathe is back in France, at home in Montreuil. She has to get over her husband's death and return to her work as a film director. The unexpected arrival at her house of a couple of Icelanders, a sea lion and a neighbor that she has always desired yet never vanquished will give Agathe the strength to get her life back on track...

Revolution, Canada
Directed by Rob Stewart
Featuring:  Rob Stewart, David Hannan, Boris Worm, Emily Hunter, Felix Finkbeiner
REVOLUTION is a film about changing the world, going for it, taking a stand, and fighting for something. A true-life adventure following Director, Rob Stewart (SHARKWATER) over four years and 15 countries discovering there is a lot more than sharks at risk of becoming extinct. Climate change, environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution, and food/water scarcity are reducing the earth's ability to house humans and we need to start doing something about it now!

Storm Surfers 3D, Australia
Directed by Justin McMillan, Chris Nelius
Featuring:  Tom Carroll, Ben Matson
This 3D cinematic adventure follows two of Australia’s greatest surf legends on their quest to hunt down and ride the Pacific’s biggest and most dangerous waves.

The Ballad of The Weeping Springs (Balada le'aviv ha'bohe), Israel
Directed by Benny Toraty
Cast:  Yigal Adika, Lirit Balaban, Asher Dagan, Yonatan Dani, Peri Bar Delshdefer
Amram, the son of Avraham Mufredi, turns up at the house of the legendary Persian tar (lute) player, Yosef Tawilla. Amram gives him the score of a work that his father, a member of Tawilla’s ensemble and his partner, wants to see performed before his impending death.

The Body, Spain
Directed by Oriol Paulo
Cast:  José Coronado, Belén Rueda, Hugo Silva, Aura Garrido
A woman's body vanishes from the morgue in mysterious circumstances. In the course of a single night, Inspector Jaime Peña investigates the disappearance with the help of her widower.

The Dealers, Israel
Directed by Oded Davidoff
Cast:  Alon Aboutboul, Moshe Ashkenazi, Rami Davidoff, Abdallah El Akal
The story of Rami and Avishay, 27 years old friends that share an apartment in a small Jerusalem neighborhood. They spend their days smoking and playing in a soccer team with other losers, which its coach Zvika is determined to take the "Jerusalem neighborhood cup" with. In need for money they get entangled in a drug deal with Sagi, a local gangster, which forces them to learn the hard way about taking responsibility, loyalty, and friendship. The movie is a humorous view of the colorful, multi culture, unique and somehow funny Israeli society.

The Deflowering of Eva Von End, Netherlands
Directed by Michiel ten Horn
Cast:  Vivian Dierickx, Rafael Gareisen
The outcast in her middle-class family, Eva’s life is turned upside down by the arrival of a handsome German exchange student in this satire of petit-bourgeois family life.

The Invisible String, Germany/USA/Japan/Italy
Directed by Jan Bäss
Featuring:  Chipper 'Bro' Bell, 'Crazy' John Brooks
Focusing on the 1970s and ‘80s, including vintage footage from Santa Barbara, this German documentary traces the rise in popularity of Frisbee contests, games and acrobatic exhibitions.

The Night Parade, France
Directed by Geraldine Maillet
Cast:  Julie Gayet, Raphaël Peronnaz, Brisa Roché, Bakari Sangaré, Françoise Lebrun
Paris - One night. A woman and a man meet in a restaurant. Sheis beautiful. He falls for her. She is shy, he is bewitched. He talks, she is cautious. He tries, she avoids. She hesitates, he insists. An intense relationship starts then. During the night, masks fall off and the seduction game gives in to sincere feelings. Will this love last over a night ?

The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas (La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas), Mexico
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Cast:  Greisy Mena, Fernando Moreno
Honduran teenager Sabina Rivas intends to get to the United States, harboring dreams of becoming a famous singer and distancing herself from her former lover, Jovany, now a gang member.

The Silent War, Hong Kong/China
Directed by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Cast:  Xun Zhou, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Mavis Fan,  Xuebing Wang, Yong Dong, Lap-Man Sin
An espionage thriller set in the 1950s and adapted from the novel "Year Suan/Plot Against" by May Jia. Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a blind man who works for a piano tuner. He is recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing.

Wasteland, UK
Directed by Rowan Athale
Cast:  Matthew Lewis, Iwan Rheon
In this exhilarating heist thriller, a young ex-con hooks up with his best mates to embark on a wild — and risky — revenge scheme after being framed by a local drug kingpin.

Water, Israel
Directed by Mohammad Bakri, Ahmad Bargouthi, Mohammad Fuad, Tal Haring, Yona Rozenkier, Nir Saar, Maya Sarfaty, Pini Tavger
Nine directors, Israeli and Palestinian, embarked on a journey to create short films, fiction or documentary, inspired by Water. Water symbolizes the source of possibilities, the primal core of all things.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES

INDEPENDENT FEATURES
Competition

Babygirl, USA/Ireland – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Macdara Vallely
Cast:  Yainis Ynoa, Rosa Arredondo, Flaco Navaja

Blumenthal, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Seth Fisher
Cast:  Seth Fisher, Brian Cox, Fred Melamed, Laila Robins, Mark Blum, Mei Melancon

Broken, UK – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Rufus Norris
Cast:  Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Rory Kinnear

Crosstown, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Miriam Kruishoop
Cast:  Manny Perez, Vivica A. Fox, Will Green, Noel Gugliemi, Paige Hurd

Jackie, Netherlands – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Antoinette Beumer
Cast:  Carice van Houten, Jelka van Houten, Holly Hunter

My Awkward Sexual Adventure, Canada – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Sean Garrity
Cast:  Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Vik Sahay

Old Stock, Canada – U.S. Premiere
Directed by James Genn
Cast:  Cameron Ansell, Ryan Blakely

Sex After Kids, Canada – World Premiere
Directed by Jeremy Lalonde
Cast:  Paul Amos, Shannon Meckner, Katie Boland, Kristin Booth, Jay Brazeau

The Discoverers, USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Justin Schwartz
Cast:  Dreama Walker, John C. McGinley

Wasteland, UK – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Rowan Athale
Cast:  Matthew Lewis, Iwan Rheon

INTERNATIONAL FEATURES
Competition

About 111 Girls (Darbare 111 Dokhtar), Iraq – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Nahid Ghobadi, Bijan Zamanpira
Cast:  Reza Behbudi, Mehdi Saki, Amin Sadeghi

Betrayal (Izmena), Russia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast:  Franziska Petri, Dejan Lilic

Boucherie Halal, Canada – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Babek Aliassa
Cast:  Abdelghafour Elaaziz, Fariba Bonakdar, Karim Babin, Christine Aubin Khalifah

Chaika, Russia/Georgia/Spain/Kazakhstan – U.S, Premiere
Directed by Miguel Ángel Jiminez
Cast:  Salome Demuria, Gio Gabunia

Coming of Age (Anfang 80), Austria – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Gerhard Ertl, Sabine Hiebler
Cast:  Christine Ostermayer, Karl Merkatz

Gangs of Wasseypur, India – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Anurag Kashyap
Cast:  Manoj Bajpayee, Piyush Mishra, Remma Sen, Jaideep Ahlawat, Zeishan Quadri, Pankaj Tripathi

The Deflowering of Eva Von End, Netherlands – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Michiel ten Horn
Cast:  Vivian Dierickx, Rafael Gareisen

The Night Parade, France - U.S. Premiere
Directed by Geraldine Maillet

Water, Israel - U.S. Premiere
Directed by Mohammad Bakri, Ahmad Bargouthi, Mohammad Fuad, Tal Haring, Yona Rozenkier, Nir Saar, Maya Sarfaty, Pini Tavger

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
Competition

Autoluminescent:  Rowland S. Howard, Australia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn
Featuring:  Rowland S. Howard, Genevieve McGuckin, Nick Cave

Blood Brother, USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Steve Hoover
Featuring:  Steve Hoover, Rocky Braat

Buzkashi!, Canada – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Najeeb Mirza

Handmade Cinema, Italy – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Guido Torlonia
Featuring:  Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo, Maurizio Millenotti, Gabriella Pescucci

Men at Lunch, Ireland – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Seán Ó Cualáin

More Than Honey, Switzerland/Germany
Directed by Markus Imhoof
Featuring:  Fred Jaggi, John Miller, Liane Singer

Radioman, UK – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Mary Kerr
Featuring:  Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Eva Mendes, Helen Mirren, Sting, Craig Castaldo, Meryl Streep

Rising From Ashes, USA/Rwanda/UK/South Africa
Directed by T. C. Johnstone
Featuring:  Forest Whitaker

Somm, USA
Directed by Jason Wise
Featuring:  Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm

The Mosuo Sisters, USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Marlo Poras

SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA CINEMA
Competition

7 Boxes, Paraguay
Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori
Cast:  Celso Franco, Victor Sosa, Lali González, Nico García, Paletita, Manuel Portillo

Chocó, Colombia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
Cast:  Esteban Copete, Karent Hinestroza

Clandestine Childhood, Argentina/Spain/Brazil
Directed by Benjamin Ávila
Cast:  Teo Gutiérrez Moreno, César Troncoso

La Sirga, Colombia/France/Mexico – West Coast Premiere
Directed by William Vega
Cast:  Floralba Achicanoy, Joghis Seudin Arias

Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica, Brazil/France – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Marcelo Gomes
Cast:  Hermila Guedes, Maeve Jinkings

The Body, Spain – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Oriol Paulo
Cast:  José Coronado, Belén Rueda, Hugo Silva, Aura Garrido

The Passion of Michelangelo, Chile
Directed by Esteban Larraín
Cast:  Sebastián Ayala, Claudia Celedón

The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas (La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas), Mexico – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Cast:  Greisy Mena, Fernando Moreno

FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA SOCIAL JUSTICE
Competition

Art of Conflict, Ireland/USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Valeri Vaughn
Featuring:  Vince Vaughn (narrator)

El Milagro, Spain – World Premiere
Directed by Salomón Shang

High Plains Doctor:  Healing on the Tibetan Plateau, Canada – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Michael Oved Dayan
Featuring:  Isaac Sobol

It’s Better to Jump, USA/Israel – World Premiere
Directed by Gina Angelone, Mouna B. Stewart, Patrick A. Stewart

Musicwood, USA/Madagascar – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Maxine Trump
Featuring:  Kaki King, Yo La Tengo

Occupy the Movie, Canada – World Premiere
Directed by Corey Ogilvie
Featuring:  Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, Tim Pool

Revolution, Canada – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Rob Stewart
Featuring:  Rob Stewart, David Hannan, Boris Worm, Emily Hunter, Felix Finkbeiner

Stable Life, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Sara MacPherson

The World Before Her, Canada
Directed by Nisha Pahuja
Featuring:  Pooja Chopra, Marc Robinson, Ankita Shorey, Ruhi Singh, Prachi Trivedi

SHORT FILMS
Competition

Born Yesterday, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Nate Larkin-Conolly
Cast: Alex Creasia, Maggie Lyons, and Ari Costa

Buzkashi Boys, Afghanistan/USA
Directed by Sam French
Cast: Jawanmard Paiz, Wali Talash, and Fawad Mohammadi

Byron’s Theme, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Bennett Barbakow
Cast: Bennett Barbakow, Max Marbakow, Grace Jackson, Nick Lentz, and Myles Pettengill

Dog Eat Dog, USA
Directed by Sian Heder
Cast: Sean Akers, Ellie Smith, and Sian Heder

F**k The Parents, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Ethan Kuperberg
Cast: Alexandra Barreto, Jill Soloway, and Robin Ruzan

Night Shift, New Zealand
Directed by Zia Mandviwalla
Cast: Anapela Polataivao and Leon Dobrinski

NSFW, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Joseph Armario
Cast: Ben York Jones, Jenny Hou

The Interagation, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Drew Lewis
Cast: Dawn Fields, James Popiden, and Debbie Rankin

The Op Shop, Australia
Directed by Lee Rogers
Cast: Christopher Gist, Lee Rogers, and Paul Kooperman

The Other Side, Israel
Directed by Khen Shalem
Cast: David Fuerstein and Hanan Yehieli

The Tea Party, USA
Directed by Serena Reeder
Cast: Bonnie Love, Carol Fritz, Angela Buckery, and Anthony Riley

The Test, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Anthony DiBlasi
Cast: Joe Daley, Lauren Bowles, and Patrick Fischler

Tiger Boy, Italy- US Premiere
Directed by Gabriele Mainetti
Cast: Francesco Foti, Lidia Vitale, and Simone Santini

ANIMATED SHORTS
Competition

Butterflies, Australia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Isabel Peppard
Cast:  Rachel Griffiths, Nicholas Hope, Henry Nixon, Honey Spence

Cicada Princess, USA
Directed by Mauricio Baiocchi
Cast: Stephen Fry

Head Over Heels, UK
Directed by Timothy Reckart
Cast: Nigel Anthony and Ruth Rayyah McCaul

Oh Willy…, Belgium
Directed by Emma De Swaef and Marc Roels

Old Man, USA
Directed by Leah Shore
Cast: Charles Manson and Marlin Marynick

Sleight of Hand, Australia
Directed by Michael Cusack

Yellow Stick Notes| Canadian Anijam, Canada- World Premiere
Directed by Jeff Chiba Stearns
Cast: Marv Newland, Cordell Barker, Chris Hinton, Alison Snowden, David Fine, Janet Pearlman, and Paul Driessen

KOLNOA SHORTS
Competition

Barriers, Israel
Directed by Golan Rise

The Other Side, Israel
Directed by Khen Shalem
Cast: David Fuerstein and Hanan Yehieli

Wherever You Go, Israel- US Premiere
Directed by Ronny Sasson Angel

NON-COMPETITION FILMS

APPLEBOX

Brave 3D
Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell
Cast:  Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson

Frankenweenie 3D
Directed by Tim Burton
Cast:  Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short

ParaNorman 3D
Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Cast:  Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Wreck It Ralph 3D
Directed by Rich Moore
Cast:  John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch

CINESONIC

Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, Australia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn
Cast:  Rowland S. Howard, Genevieve McGuckin, Nick Cave

Greenwich Village:  Music That Defined a Generation, Canada – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Laura Archibald
Featuring:  Oscar Brand, Judy Collins, Tom Chapin, Kris Kristofferson

Harana, Phillippines/USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Benito Bautista
Featuring:  Florante Aguilar, Celestino Aniel

In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey, Canada
Directed by James Cullingham

One Track Heart, USA/India – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Jeremy Frindel
Cast:  Rick Rubin, Jason Becker, Ram Dass, Krishna Das

Punk in Africa, South Africa/Czech Republic/Zimbabwe/Mozambique – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Keith Jones, Deon Maas
Featuring:  Paulo Chibanga, Michael Fleck, Ivan Kadey, Ruben Rose, Warwick Sony

KOLNOA

Hannah Arendt, Germany/Luxembourg/France
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
Cast:  Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg

Out in the Dark, Israel/USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Michael Mayer
Cast:  Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khouri, Alon Pdut

The Ballad of The Weeping Spring (Balada le'aviv ha'bohe), Israel – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Benny Toraty
Cast:  Yigal Adika, Lirit Balaban, Asher Dagan, Yonatan Dani, Peri Bar Delshdefer

The Dealers, Israel – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Oded Davidoff
Cast:  Alon Aboutboul, Moshe Ashkenazi, Rami Davidoff, Abdallah El Akal

Water, Israel – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Mohammad Bakri, Ahmad Bargouthi, Mohammad Fuad, Tal Haring, Yona Rozenkier, Nir Saar, Maya Sarfaty, Pini Tavger

PAN ASIA

Fly With The Crane, China – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Li Ruijun
Cast:  Xingchun Ma, Long Tang, Siyi Wang

Motorway, Hong Kong – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Pou-Soi Cheang
Cast:  Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Shawn Yue

One Mile Above, China/Taiwan – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Jiayi Du

Pieta, South Korea
Directed by Ki-duk Kim
Cast:  Jeong-jin Lee, Min-soo Jo

The Mosuo Sisters, USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Marlo Poras

The Silent War, Hong Kong/China – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Cast:  Xun Zhou, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Mavis Fan,  Xuebing Wang, Yong Dong, Lap-Man Sin

REEL NATURE

10 Deadliest Sharks, USA
Directed by Moira Mann

Danube - Europe's Amazon, Germany
Directed by Rita & Michael Schlamberger

Elephant Whisperer, Iceland
Directed by Jóhann Sigfússon
Featuring:  Katherine Wogan (Narrator)

Hawaii:  Islands of the Fire Goddess, UK
Directed by Michael deGruy

Incredible Suckers, USA
Directed by Michael deGruy
Featuring:  Michael deGruy, Bruce Robison

Monster Squid: The Giant Squid Is Real, UK

Tempest From The Deep, USA
Directed by Michael deGruy

The Octopus Show, USA
Directed by Michael deGruy
Featuring:  Shari Belafonte, Michael deGruy

SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKERS

Charles Lloyd, Arrows Into Infinity, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Dorothy Darr, Jeffery Morse

Mommy, I'm A Basterd!, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Max Barbakow
Featuring:  Margo Barbakow, Bennett Barbakow, Jeff Barbakow, Wendy Reynolds, Lynn Reynolds, William Bradford Reynolds, Bobbi Smith

The Condor’s Shadow, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Jeff Mcloughlin

The Racket Boys, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Brandon Willer
Cast:  Paul Haapaniemi, Dannikke Walkker, Brandon Willer

The Santa Ynez River Wilderness, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Michael James Love

SCREEN CUISINE

A Year in Burgundy USA – World Premiere
Directed by David Kennard
Cast:  Martine Saunier

Family Meals, Croatia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Dana Budisavljevic

More Than Honey, Switzerland/Germany/Austria
Directed by Markus Imhoof
Cast:  Fred Jaggi, John Miller, Liane Singer

Perú Sabe:  Cuisine as an Agent of Social Change, Perú – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Jesús M. Santos
Featuring:  Gaston Acurio, Ferran Adriá

Somm, USA
Directed by Jason Wise
Featuring:  Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm

Spinning Plates, USA
Directed by Joseph Levy
Cast:  Grant Achatz, Thomas Keller

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Barbara, Germany
Directed by Christian Petzold
Cast:  Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld

Bound by Flesh, USA
Directed by Leslie Zemeckis
Featuring Lea Thompson, Nancy Allen

Caesar Must Die, Italy
Directed by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

In The Shadow, Czech Republic/Slovakia/Poland
Directed by David Ondricek

Kon-Tiki, UK/Norway/Denmark
Directed by Joachim Renning, Espen Sandberg
Cast:  Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård

Laurence Anyways, Canada/France
Directed by Xavier Dolan
Cast:  Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye

Modest Reception (Paziraie sadeh), Iran
Directed by Mani Haghighi
Cast:  Taraneh Alidoosti, Mani Haghighi, Saeed Changizian, Esmaeel Khalaj, Saber Abbar

No, Chile/France/USA – West Coast Premiere / International Gala
Directed by Pablo Larraín
Cast:  Gael García Bernal

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself, USA
Directed by Tom Bean, Luke Poling
Cast:  Ken Burns, Ric Burns

Queen of Montreuil, France - U.S. Premiere
Directed by Sólveing Anspach
Cast:  Florence Loiret Caille, Eric Caruso

Sister, France/Switzerland
Directed by Ursula Meier
Cast:  Léa Seydoux, Martin Compston

The Sapphires, Australia
Directed by Wayne Blair
Cast:  Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy

TO THE MAXXX

Alaska Sessions: Surfing The Last Frontier, Australia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Frederick Dickerson, Matthew McNeill
Featuring:  Mike McCune, Scott Dickerson, Ice Man (Don McNamara), Stephanie Dickerson, Donna Rae Faulkner, Wendy Kinnier McCune

Discovering Mavericks, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Joshua Pomer

Driftwood, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Peter Trow, Jim Brewer
Cast:  Shaun Tomson, Matt Becker, Genelle Ives, Joe Rowan, Sam George, Noah Yap, Ammy Naff, Jim Brewer

Isolated, USA/UK – World Premiere
Directed by Justin Le Pera
Cast:  Ryan Phillippe, Travis Potter

Storm Surfers 3D, Australia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Justin McMillan, Chris Nelius
Featuring:  Tom Carroll, Ben Matson

The Invisible String, Germany/USA/Japan/Italy – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Jan Bäss
Featuring:  Chipper 'Bro' Bell, 'Crazy' John Brooks

The Signal Hill Speed Run, USA - World Premiere  
Directed by Jon Carnoy, Michael Horelick

WARNERS ARCHIVE

Dial M For Murder
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Cast:  Ray Milland, Grace Kelly

Singin’ in the Rain
Directed by Stanley Donen
Cast:  Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor

The Shining
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Cast:  Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

SHORT FILMS

Documentary Shorts:

Brute Force, USA
Directed by Ben Steinbauer
Cast: Brute Force

Georgena Terry, USA
Directed by Amanda Zackem
Cast: Georgena Terry

Jujitsuing Reality, USA
Directed by Chetin Chabuk
Cast: Scott Lew

Just Add Water, Thailand- US Premiere
Directed by Franck Janin and Luc Janin

Mr. Twister- USA- World Premiere
Directed by Clay Westervelt
Cast: Brian Tolley

The Art of Boxing, USA- US Premiere
Directed by Andrew Flakelar
Cast: Newton Kidd

The Bronzer, USA
Directed by Peyton Wilson

SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKERS

SB Short Films:

A Tiny Portal, USA
Directed by Stephanie Gumpel
Cast: Stephanie Gumpel, Ann Benson, Richard Riehle, and Alan Collett

Jack, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Grace Jackson
Cast: Jack English

Memorial, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Jason Hallows
Cast: Tony Alvarez, Sarah Prikryl, Melody Zara, and Craig Welzbacher

Ride, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Chris Yasko
Cast: Seinn Schlidt

The Condition, USA
Directed by René Caballero
Cast: Brett Sherry, Aleksandr Filen, Kelly Wood, Kelly Decker, Marianne Madsen, and Matt Dumont

The Chef at the Little Washington, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Michael Pyon
Cast: Patrick O'Connell

The Meter, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Roy Hathon
Cast: Patrick Hubbard, Kevin Saunders

This is Caroline, USA
Directed by Danny Abel
Cast: Hannah Pearl Utt, Blake Berris, Zoe Farmingdale, and Leora Kalish

YOUTH CINEMEDIA

Baba Uncensored, USA

Cosmic Warrior: A Journey from LA to Albuquerque, USA

In the Studio with Nani Chacon, USA

LA Freeway Kids: the Restoration of an Olympic Mural, USA

Mictlan Murals in Boyle Heights, USA

Rhythmetik’s First Time: the making of a music video, USA

Santa Clara Pueblo, USA

The Crenshaw Wall with King CRE8, USA

Undocubus Puganini Po’kwin, USA

Willie F. Herrón III, USA
 

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