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Fri­day April 8 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. OPEN­ING NIGHT RE­CEP­TION

This year's Open­ing Night Re­cep­tion is at Tula’s Restau­rant and Bar on Fri­day, April 8 and fea­tures a Vir­ginia-themed menu and com­pli­men­tary Du­Card wines and Port City beer. The party is the per­fect place to con­nect with friends and meet celebrity guests and film­mak­ers be­fore the open­ing-night fea­ture films. The re­cep­tion is free to spon­sors and film­mak­ers. It is open to the pub­lic and tick­ets are avail­able at $25. Go to www.TheFilmFes­ti­valAtLit­tleWash­ing­ton.com. Tula’s is lo­cated at 311 Gay Street in Wash­ing­ton.

OPEN­ING NIGHT FILMS 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Her­itage Hol­low: Be­neath the Blue Ridge (Doc­u­men­tary Short; 9 min­utes) Ryan Speers, Di­rec­tor — Be­neath the Blue Ridge Moun­tains, Rap­pa­han­nock County res­i­dents Mike and Molly Peter­son pur­sue their dream to grow their farm and nour­ish a com­mu­nity.

Nerd Prom: Inside Wash­ing­ton's Wildest Week (Doc­u­men­tary Fea­ture; 90 min­utes) Patrick Gavin, Di­rec­tor — A for­mer Politico re­porter cov­ers the White House Cor­re­spon­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion's an­nual week-long con­ver­gence of press, pol­i­tics, and par­ties to ex­pose what re­ally hap­pens

dur­ing the cap­i­tal city’s most out­ra­geous and mo­men­tous event.

9:15 p.m.: Q&A with film­maker

Satur­day, April 9

• 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. SATUR­DAY MORN­ING AT THE MOVIES

Through (Doc­u­men­tary Short; 5 min­utes)

Stace Carter, Di­rec­tor — Ob­ser­va­tions and re­flec­tions by Ap­palachian Trail hik­ers as they ap­proach the trail’s half­way point in the Shenan­doah Na­tional Park.

Cap­sized (Short; 13 min­utes)

Bran­don Freer, Di­rec­tor — Us­ing only a cell phone, a young bride-to-be tries to save her fi­ancé from drown­ing in a cargo hold of a cap­sized cruise ship.

Annabel Lee (Short; 13 min­utes)

Carl T. Rogers, Di­rec­tor — The story of a hus­band and wife who are torn apart when an­gels plot against them. Based on the poem penned by Edgar Allen Poe.

Equus Ca­bal­lus (Short; 3 min­utes)

H. Paul Moon, Di­rec­tor — A read­ing by Joel Nel­son of his poem "Equus Ca­bal­lus" dur­ing the 29th Na­tional Cow­boy Po­etry Gath­er­ing in Elko, Ne­vada.

In­ter­mis­sion (15 min­utes)

Ju­lian Bond

(Doc­u­men­tary; 34 min­utes)

Ed­uardo Montes-Bradley, Di­rec­tor — As Ju­lian Bond traces his roots back to slav­ery,(1) the au­di­ence is con­fronted with a unique op­por­tu­nity to ob­serve the 20th cen­tury through the eyes of one of its key wit­nesses.

Q&A with film­maker

• 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FILM­MAKER ROUND­TABLE AT THE FORGE STU­DIOS

Mod­er­ated round­table dis­cus­sion with in­dus­try lead­ers on the topic of fund­ing, mar­ket­ing, and distri­bu­tion of in­die films. This event is open to the pub­lic. Brown bag lunch and drink in­cluded in ticket price. Event lo­ca­tion: The Forge Stu­dios, 567 Mt. Salem Ave, Wash­ing­ton. • 12 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. SATUR­DAY MATI­NEE #1

Trolls and An­techam­bers (Short; 17 min­utes)

Tom Sanchez Prunier, Di­rec­tor — A fan­tasy card game tour­na­ment comes down to a David vs. Go­liath matchup.

Hill of the Haper­snoks (Short An­i­ma­tion; 11 min­utes)

Rinny Wil­son, Di­rec­tor — As an au­thor tries to write her mas­ter­piece, the muses within her novel man­i­fest as pesky and de­struc­tive crea­tures.

The Match­maker (Short;

10 min­utes)

Lon­nie Martin, Di­rec­tor — A story about two mor­ti­cians in love and the corpse that tries to bring them to­gether.

In­ter­mis­sion (15 min­utes)

Fa­ther Un­known (Doc­u­men­tary Fea­ture; 68 min­utes)

David Quint, Di­rec­tor — Cap­tured on a cam­era phone as it hap­pened, is the story of a man’s strug­gle to face the empti­ness he car­ries inside. Dis­con­nected from the peo­ple clos­est to him and haunted by the se­crecy in his fam­ily, he records his des­per­ate search for con­nec­tion on a jour­ney with the fa­ther he's never truly known.

Q&A with film­maker

• 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

SATUR­DAY MATI­NEE #2

Chi­na­town

(Doc­u­men­tary; 27 min­utes)

Yi Chen, Di­rec­tor — Wash­ing­ton, D.C.’s his­toric Chi­na­town has seen many changes over the last decades, chal­leng­ing the last re­main­ing im­mi­grant res­i­dents. The first film to doc­u­ment the im­pact of ur­ban devel­op­ment from the per­spec­tive of the un­der­rep­re­sented lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Q&A with film­maker

In­ter­mis­sion (15 min­utes)

Bet­ter than Bagh­dad (Doc­u­men­tary Short; 3 min­utes)

Reid Hilde­brand, Di­rec­tor — A Pales­tinian teenage refugee named Ma­jed re­calls the ter­ri­ble yet in­spir­ing event that oc­curred in the refugee camp in the Iraqi desert where he lived with his fam­ily for five years.

Raven (Doc­u­men­tary Short; 5 min­utes)

Jakob Groner, Liam Hub­bard, and Oliver Schwartz, Direc­tors - A Char­lottesvill­e poet dis­cusses his art.

Adrian’s Story (Doc­u­men­tary Short; 3 min­utes)

Han­nah Ay­ers and Lance War­ren, Direc­tors - Adrian is a bar­ber-in-train­ing. Today, af­ter years of in­car­cer­a­tion, he is bravely, slowly mov­ing for­ward while giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity.

The Rift (Short; 13 min­utes)

Her­nan S. Zuleta, Di­rec­tor — When one of them is di­ag­nosed with a life-threat­en­ing con­di­tion, two par­ents with the abil­ity to switch bod­ies must de­cide who lives and who dies.

Point­less Pen­cil (Short;

10 min­utes)

Beecher Re­un­ing, Di­rec­tor — A low-level worker turns the tables on a con­de­scend­ing su­pe­rior at an ex­ec­u­tive sem­i­nar.

Good­bye to Muffy (Short; 12 min­utes)

Marc A. Hutchins, Di­rec­tor — Fol­low­ing the death of the fam­ily cat, Mom and Dad learn that a pet's death is any­thing but a sim­ple jour­ney to the grave.

• 4:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.

SATUR­DAY MATI­NEE #3

The Vision Within

(Doc­u­men­tary; 38 min­utes)

Michael O. Sny­der, Di­rec­tor — A group of col­lege stu­dents travel deep into the heart of the Ama­zon rain­for­est to meet an an­cient ‘dream cul­ture’ liv­ing today in much the same way that they have lived for thou­sands of years.

Q&A with film­maker

Leroy’s Lob­ster Shack

(Short; 11 min­utes)

Sean Mer­cado, Di­rec­tor — A 20-year-old recluse suf­fers delu­sions of work­ing at a non-ex­is­tent lob­ster shack.

The Greater Evil (Short; 6 min­utes)

Wil­liam R Coughlan, Di­rec­tor — Lilith De­laney has snagged a plum as­sign­ment with the cam­paign team of Vic­tor Balch, a brash but pop­u­lar can­di­date for the pres­i­dency. Lilith grad­u­ally falls un­der the can­di­date’s spell un­til she catches a glimpse of his hor­rific true na­ture.

Apos­tasy (Short; 12 min­utes)

H. Paul Moon, Di­rec­tor — Pro­jected into our world of epi­demic gun vi­o­lence, “Apos­tasy” is a film about shak­ing free from con­flict, and de­stroy­ing one­self – to em­brace apos­tasy, and find peace.

Per­pet­ual (Mu­sic Video; 4 min­utes)

Tyler Ray John­son, Di­rec­tor — Two artists’ jour­ney to find the per­son of their dreams.

Sins of the Fa­ther

(Mu­sic Video; 3 min­utes)

Carl T. Rogers, Di­rec­tor — Of­fi­cial mu­sic video for Emmy-nom­i­nated hip-hop artist T.O.N.E-z’s song “Sins of the Fa­ther.”

Ter­rance (Short; 19 min­utes)

Justin Gar­cia, Di­rec­tor — A live-ac­tion film fol­low­ing the bud­ding re­la­tion­ship of a shy woman who goes on a blind date dressed as “Ter­rance” the tiger.

• 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

SATUR­DAY NIGHT FEA­TURE

El­e­men­tal (Short; 11 min­utes)

Eric Hurt, Di­rec­tor — A 10-year-old whiz kid re­ceives ad­vice from a blind neigh­bor when it comes to mat­ters of the heart.

**SNEAK PRE­VIEW**

Mac­beth Un­hinged

(Fea­ture; 87 min­utes)

An­gus Mac­fadyen, Di­rec­tor — A mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the Bard’s tragedy, set in the claus­tro­pho­bic con­fines of a stretch limou­sine which prowls the streets of a con­tem­po­rary land­scape.

Q&A to fol­low

Sun­day, April 10

• 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. SUN­DAY MORN­ING AT THE MOVIES

Where Are You, Bobby Brown­ing? (Fea­ture; 101 min­utes)

Marc A. Hutchins, Di­rec­tor — A ro­man­tic com­edy about a young woman who re­al­izes that she picked the wrong guy in high school and trav­els back to her small town to make things right.

Q&A with film­maker

• 12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

SUN­DAY MATI­NEE

Sin­gu­lar­ity (Short; 9 min­utes)

Eric Hurt, Di­rec­tor — A boy tries to make sense of life and death through frac­tured mem­o­ries and con­ver­sa­tions with his fa­ther.

House of Stronzo (Doc­u­men­tary Short; 6 min­utes)

Matthew White, Di­rec­tor — “House of Stronzo” chron­i­cles the quest of Rap­pa­han­nock County res­i­dent, Pete Ce­cere, one of the pre­em­i­nent col­lec­tors of folk and out­sider art in North Amer­ica, to find per­ma­nent homes for the more than 5,000 pieces of orig­i­nal art.

The An­thro­pol­o­gist (Doc­u­men­tary Fea­ture; 60 min­utes)

Seth Kramer and Daniel A. Miller, Direc­tors — The par­al­lel sto­ries of two women are re­vealed from their daugh­ters’ per­spec­tives: Mar­garet Mead, who pop­u­lar­ized cul­tural an­thro­pol­ogy in Amer­ica; and Susie Crate, an en­vi­ron­men­tal an­thro­pol­o­gist cur­rently study­ing the im­pact of cli­mate change.

Q&A with film­maker and col­lec­tor, Pete Ce­cere

• 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Young Film­mak­ers of Rap­pa­han­nock County

(Stu­dent shorts; 60 min­utes)

Stephanie Slewka, Pro­ducer — A se­lec­tion of short films by Rap­pa­han­nock County stu­dent film­mak­ers.

IN SPER­RYVILLE: The Film Festival at Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton presents: “The Rangers: A Shadow Ris­ing,” Thurs­day, April 7, at Pen Druid Brew­ing, 7 River Lane, in Sper­ryville. The fes­tiv­i­ties be­gin at 6:30 p.m. The Rangers is an epic fan­tasy film and mem­bers...

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