Event type: All Ages / Licensed
Heartland Maura Anderson/USA/98min/2016 Two very different women form an unexpected bond, but when their friendship sparks a reckless romance their worlds are turned upside-down. After the death of her girlfriend, Lauren retreats to her childhood home in Oklahoma and her well-meaning but less than accepting mother. Also returning to the nest is Lauren’s brother Justin, bringing his polished, Californian girlfriend, Carrie, with him. Carrie is a fish out of water, always overdressed and underprepared for the social niceties of this small town. Justin and Carrie are driven and business-minded, and the pair’s romantic and business relationships are inextricably linked as they try to launch a local branch of her family’s Napa winery. When a crucial meeting sends Justin out of town, Lauren’s grief and Carrie’s career and commitment anxieties draw the two women together, challenging them to face their fears and rise from the ashes of their former lives. Preceded by Swim Low by Amanda Ann-Min Wong/Canada/9:57/2016 Sixteen-year-old Alison is able to venture into the afterlife by holding her breath, and swimming low under the waters. She then transcends into a world where she can be with her late mother, but one can only hold their breath for so long searching for that which they never appreciated. Filmmaker in Attendance.
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January 25, 2017 - February 5, 2017
Cutoff is Friday, January 27, 2017 10:59 am EST unless it sells out earlier.