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Jáaji Approx. (Short) / INAATE/SE/ [it Shines A Certain Way. To A Certain Place./it Flies. Falls./] (Feature)
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Jáaji Approx. (Short) / INAATE/SE/ [it Shines A Certain Way. To A Certain Place./it Flies. Falls./] (Feature)

Jáaji Approx.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 8 min. / Native Film
Directed by Sky Hopinka


SYNOPSIS: Audio recordings of the filmaker's father are juxtaposed with videos gathered of the landscapes the two separately traversed, question the relationships between between recorder and recordings, new and traditional, memory and song. Jáaji is a near translation for directly addressing a father in the Hočak language.


INAATE/SE/ [it Shines A Certain Way. To A Certain Place./it Flies. Falls./]

DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 68 min. / Native Film
Directed by Zack Khalil, Adam Khalil


SYNOPSIS: History is written by the victors, but this film reminds us that the history of the oppressed can still be saved from being extinguished. Native American video artists Adam and Zack Khalil reclaim the narrative of the Ojibway of Sault Ste. Marie, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, from the archives and museums that would confine it to the past. Using personal interviews, animated drawings, performance, and provocative intercutting, the Khalil brothers’ feature debut makes a bold case for the Ojibway people to be their own storytellers—while seeking a cure for the damage inflicted by colonization—in a spiritual reconnection with tradition.

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Oklahoma Student Shorts
Oct
16
4:00 PM16:00

Oklahoma Student Shorts

Deaf Code

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DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 19 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Chase Chambers - University of Tulsa


SYNOPSIS: All those questions you're too shy to ask a deaf person? We just answered them!


Bunee: The Boy from Constanța

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DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 15 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Bunee Tomlinson - Santa Fe University of Art and Design


SYNOPSIS: After spending the first six years of his life in the Romanian orphanage system of the 1980’s and 1990’s, a young boy discovers that filmmaking could be the engine for personal growth in his new world.


Angry Max

NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 13 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Megan Porter - University of Oklahoma


SYNOPSIS: A small town guy struggles to become an amateur boxer.


The Prisoner's Voice

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DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 10 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Ethan Dennis - Jenks High School


SYNOPSIS: In the summer of 2012, the Stick family noticed some odd behavior from their son Matt, but nothing would prepare them for what would happen next. On October 5, 2012, Matt was arrested for stabbing his mother to death. The Prisoner's Voice is the story of Matt's father advocating for treatment rather than punishment for his son.


Wrung

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 13 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by J. Logan Alexander - University of Oklahoma


SYNOPSIS: Trevor Jacobs, a drifter with a mysterious past, returns to his small hometown while competing on the amateur rodeo circuit. A chance encounter with his estranged father, the once famed bull-rider "Bucking" Bill, stirs the emotional scars of their tragic past and Trevor is faced with a decision: to forgive or to be free.


I'm Just There

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 21 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Josh Downing - Oklahoma City University


SYNOPSIS: A misunderstood man living in a world where he doesn't belong, and a body he doesn't fit into. As he searches for happiness and a place to call home, he discovers true peace and a transformation in the most unlikeliest of places.


116

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 4 min. / Oklahoma Ties Directed by Lisandro Boccacci - University of Tulsa


SYNOPSIS: A human-like robot theathered by engineered borders makes the decision to leave, knowing very well that he would perish, and in doing so finds the answer to life.


A Time Before Remembering

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 3 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Tahlia Munoz, Kelsey Hausam - Tulsa Tech


SYNOPSIS: When a teenager experiences grief, there's no telling how he'll cope with it. Acceptance is the first step towards recovery and his just happens to come in the form of art.


How Do you Doo?

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 5 min. / Oklahoma Ties

Directed by Mia Riddle


SYNOPSIS: Following the death of his girlfriend, a man starts a new life with another lover. He soon discovers, however, that she's been keeping deadly secrets from him.

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The Champion (Short) / Feral Love (Feature)
Oct
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Champion (Short) / Feral Love (Feature)

The Champion

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 18 min.
Directed by Brett Garamella, Patrick McGowan


SYNOPSIS: A former Iraqi boxing champion, Estaifan Shilaita overcomes tremendous hardships as he builds a special bond with his family and taxi cab customers in Chicago.


Feral Love

DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 71 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Markie Hancock


SYNOPSIS: Crazy cat lady or world-class musician? A violist with the New York Philharmonic for 40 years, Dorian Rence also cares for a feral cat colony in the tunnels of New York City. You decide.

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Homegrown: Local Shorts
Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

Homegrown: Local Shorts

The Nuclear Blasts from the Past

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 5 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Alex Allen, Drew Allen


SYNOPSIS: While the United States government preforms nuclear tests in the early '60s, three scientist are accidentally blasted forward in time to 2016, and must come to grips with the stark reality of the future.


BEANS

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DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 19 min. / Oklahoma Ties / Native Film
Directed by Mark D. Williams


SYNOPSIS: Peyton "Beans" Factor is just like every other kid, except that as an eight year old championship golfer she's already hit the radar of top college athletic programs.


I Like JD

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DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 3 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Nathan Poppe, Travis Tindell


SYNOPSIS: Why did Lorna Dixon travel more than 4,000 miles to see JD McPherson? This mini-doc follows the 26-year-old music enthusiast as she takes two trains, three planes and a cab ride to get from Corby, England, to Guthrie, Oklahoma just to see Broken Arrow’s JD McPherson perform live.


Samantha Crain

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DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 7 min. / Oklahoma Ties / Native Film
Directed by Allison Herrera, Jeremy Charles


SYNOPSIS: Samantha Crain's music is equal parts folksy Americana, social commentary, and storytelling.


Yes, We're Open

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 14 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Yousef Kazemi


SYNOPSIS: A story about an unlikely friendship between a convenience store owner and a shy, young girl.


La Mercancia

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 13 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Rogelio Almeida


SYNOPSIS: Bruno embarks on an unknown and dangerous journey to help his sister Mariana raise money for their ailing mother's much needed surgery.


Thespianism

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 4 min. / Oklahoma Ties

Directed by Brannon Bain


SYNOPSIS: Rivalry over an important role draws two Thespians into unexpected conflict.


Alma Avira

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NARRATIVE SHORT / Runtime: 12 min. / Oklahoma Ties / Native Film
Directed by Kyle Kauwika Harris


SYNOPSIS: A woman awaits the return of her husband, away at war.


Even in Death

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CATEGORY / Runtime: 11 min. / Oklahoma Ties
Directed by Zachary Davis


SYNOPSIS: Jonah, a young boy living in New Orleans is about to experience a loss in his family. Faced with grief, Jonah is visited by the Grim Reaper and is taken on a charming adventure through New Orleans.


Dig It If You Can

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CATEGORY / Runtime: 20 min. / Oklahoma Ties / Native Film
Directed by Kyle Bell


SYNOPSIS: The story behind the art of Steven Paul Judd.

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Bisonhead (Short) / Kay Walkingstick: An American Artist (Short) / What Was Ours (Feature) - FREE
Oct
15
12:30 PM12:30

Bisonhead (Short) / Kay Walkingstick: An American Artist (Short) / What Was Ours (Feature) - FREE

Bisonhead

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 9 min. / Native Film
Directed by Elizabeth Lo


SYNOPSIS: A family of Ponderai Native American hunters journey from northern Montana to Yellowstone National Park to assert their treaty right to hunt by participating in the controversial culling of the park’s wild bison.


Kay Walkingstick: An American Artist

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 8 min. / Native Film
Directed by Augusta Lehman


SYNOPSIS: Throughout her career, artist Kay Walkingstick has defied categorization. Her work has spanned styles from abstraction to realism and materials from acrylic to saponified wax creating a complex assortment of work that resists summary and generalization.


What Was Ours

DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 89 min. / Native Film
Directed by Mat Hames


SYNOPSIS: A young Arapaho journalist and a teenage powwow princess travel from the Wind River Indian Reservation with a Shoshone elder to explore vanished artifacts kept in the archives of a museum. As the elder looks to the future, the young people look to the past to revive hope for their beloved home.

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The Thunderbird Over the Whale (Short) / In Attla's Tracks (Short) / Kivalina (Feature) - FREE
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

The Thunderbird Over the Whale (Short) / In Attla's Tracks (Short) / Kivalina (Feature) - FREE

The Thunderbird Over the Whale

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 15 min. / Native Film
Directed by Nicole Acevedo


SYNOPSIS: Spencer McCarty is an artist working in Neah Bay Washington. An accident prevents him from fishing and whaling regularly as his ancestors once did. He has spent his life reconciling the teachings of his ancestors with the modern world he has found himself in, where whaling is not practiced.


In Attla's Tracks

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 22 min. / Native Film
Directed by Catharine Axley


SYNOPSIS: An aging legendary Alaska Native dogsled champion trains his grand-nephew to carry on a century-old tradition and compete in the world’s largest dogsled sprint race.


Kivalina

DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 65 min. / Native Film
Directed by Gina Abatemarco


SYNOPSIS: The Arctic, once a frozen and inaccessible landscape today is a highly coveted last frontier. KIVALINA tells the story of an Inupiaq Eskimo tribe whose island is disappearing into the Alaskan Arctic. With no resources to move and only a precarious sea wall to protect them, the film poetically explores the community's struggle to maintain their way of life within a landscape and a system that is failing them.

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Off Beaten Paths: Documentary Shorts
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Off Beaten Paths: Documentary Shorts

These C*cksucking Tears

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 16 min.
Directed by Dan Taberski


SYNOPSIS: Meet Pat Haggerty, the man behind the world's first and only gay-themed country music album, Lavender Country, 40 years after its release.


Love Bite: Laurie Lipton And Her Disturbing Black & White Drawings

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 34 min.
Directed by James Scott


SYNOPSIS: No one on the planet has drawn more than Laurie Lipton. With millions of tiny strokes of her humble pencil, Laurie’s haunted images seek answers to some of the most uncomfortable themes in our culture - fear, politics, sexuality, murder, mayhem, greed, and indifference. But what compels her to live a life of isolation drawing is neither black nor white.


The Provider

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 22 min.
Directed by Leah Galant


SYNOPSIS: Restrictive laws, such as House Bill Two (HB2) in Texas, threaten abortion providers and force clinics to shut down or hire out-of-state practitioners. Some abortion doctors, such as Dr. Shannon Carr, travel hundreds of miles to provide legal and safe services, while encountering threatening opposition from anti-abortion forces.


The Head of Joaquin Murrieta

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 30 min.
Directed by John J. Valadez


SYNOPSIS: For over a decade filmmaker John J. Valadez searched for the remains of Joaquin Murrieta, a legendary Mexican outlaw who blazed a trail of revenge across California after the murder of his wife. In the summer of 1853 he was killed by bounty hunters. They put his head in a jar, displayed it in saloons and brothels, and charged people a dollar to see their trophy. Now, 163 years later Valdez is convinced he finally has the head. He embarks on a quixotic cross-country road trip through history, memory and myth to bury the fabled head of Joaquin Murrieta and finally lay to rest a dark and troubled past - one that has chilling parallels with the filmmakers own family story.

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