A Beautiful Waste, Student-Documentary - 5:21 - Jon Kasbe
Most people don't spend their Saturday nights in New York's sewers. Steve Duncan isn't most people.
Amongst Friends, Narrative - 16:10 - Ron Fallica
Is a story about a group of childhood friends who get together after three years to reconnect. As the night progresses, a chaotic turn of events leads to the revelation of truth about their past. Will forgiveness be the key that allows them to unlock each other from their guilt in order to reignite their brotherhood?
Artifacts, Narrative - 14:55 - Joseph Keller
Photographer Clayton Ardubon leads a life of indulgence comprised of women and success. But no amount of either can satisfy the hole at the center of his life. That is, until Marion, an ex-lover from his youth, appears unexpectedly at a showing. Fueled by an insatiable curiosity and memories from his past, Clayton tracks down Marion.
Beastie, Student-Animation - 0:54 - Jordan Miron
A short experiment in rotoscopy about a boy and a crustacean.
Best Friends, Narrative - 7:00 - Elizabeth Gibson
Best Friends is a comedy about the kind of star crossed love that sometimes transcends all souls. It was originally entered in the Secret City Film Festival's Seven Day Shootout with the required elements of romance, a flame, a focus rack, and the line "It was magnificent."
Bill Fick: Controlling the Monster, Documentary - 4:23 - Frith Gowan
Durham-based artist Bill Fick is known for his prints of grotesque monsters and demons. What kind of person would create art like this and why?
Bloody Sundae, Student-Narrative - 3:38 - Matthew Krieg
A short film that deals with envy, betrayal, death... and ICE CREAM!
Coma Home, Student-Narrative - 7:00 - Adam Perry
A man who has been in a coma for 18 years suddenly wakes up. While in the coma, the man has been dreaming a different life for himself, where he is young and in love. Abruptly he wakes up to find himself old and bedridden, with a wife who has been waiting patiently by his side. Both he and his wife struggle to cope with the new situation.
Drowned Out, Music Video - 4:55 - Crystal Bright
A writing spider fills the screen, scrawling in its web the name of any who disturb it. Three young girls skip up and taunt the spider, sealing their fate. Meanwhile, Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands perform in a zany boutique filled with strange creations and artistic oddities.
Forward Together, Not One Step Back, Documentary - 15:20 - Bruce Orenstein
Documents the efforts of Democracy NC, the NAACP, and other voting rights organizations to stop the state legislature from eliminating early voting and passing a voter ID bill. These measures would have made access to the polls more difficult for students, minorities, and the elderly.
Giving Way, Student-Documentary - 2:56 - Spencer Bakalar
In the shadow of the Olympic Mountains, an undercurrent of change has been rising for several decades. Now the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe is celebrating the long-awaited release of the river they call home.
Infinite, Student-Animation - 2:11 - Dwayne Martin
In our world we pride ourselves on who we are and what we want to become. Often times creating our identities through the things we see around us. However, not everyone is in the right place to be able to find their identity.
Intersect Episode IV, Narrative - 7:37 - Piper Kessler
Claire, a present day clairvoyant, comes to the rescue of Deanna, an 80's telepath. The one thing is, Claire already knows Deanna. Will Deanna recognize Claire? Their paths may not have intersected in the correct space and time and the man bent on killing Deanna might just succeed.
Johnny Awful, Narrative - 10:44 - Nathan Rosenquist
Johnny Awful is a short film about rock and roll, lies, death, burning bridges, hoaxes, manipulation, and the fleeting nature of fame. It's a comedy. The film taps into the world of unsigned bands, the mythology of dead rock stars, and the problems that come with an entitlement mentality.
Just a Word - Love = Love, Documentary - 4:16 - Mimi Schiffman
"You know, everybody says it’s just a word, but there’s more to it. There’s a feeling of belonging," said Jeff Enochs of Charlotte, N.C. "I wanted my state to recognize that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together." Watch Jeff and his partner of six years Brian Helms travel to Washington, D.C., the closest place they can legally marry.
Life Reflected, Student-Documentary - 2:31 - Jon Kasbe
From the moment we're born to the moment we die, water powers life. Life Reflected explores how our most critical resource goes far beyond traditional power. More than fossil fuels, commerce or industry, water powers life.
Love = Love, Documentary - 2:50 - Mimi Schiffman
Twelve-year-old Isak Atkins-Pearcy loves Legos, doughnuts, and fighting for what he believes in. “I think in a world where everything is right you, could love anyone you wanted to.” He fought alongside his parents and with his junior high Gay Straight Alliance to defeat North Carolina's Amendment One.
Lucidity, Animation - 2:26 - Jaime Andrews
A girl wakes with an uncontrollable urge to find something. She goes through several changes in what we are intended to feel as a life span or great length of time, a literal life line attached and dragging behind her the whole time.
One of These Things is Not Like the Others, Narrative - 8:19 - Adam Wilson
Josh, a NY grad student, surprises his southern conservative family at Thanksgiving when he brings home his African-American boyfriend.
Rebuild, Narrative - 7: 40 - Devin Forbes
A young girl chases after the chance to save her family.
Safe Haven, Narrative - 13: 53 - Chris Hugo
In a world where everything is falling apart, one family is fighting to stay together. The nation has succumbed to a rapidly spreading infection that affects the brain and central nervous system, leaving the infected in a zombie-like state.
So Now Look, Documentary - 10: 37 - Brian Southwell
Tells the dramatic true story of a blind a capella group that sings in Philadelphia's train stations. Down on their luck, they nonetheless lift up the spirits of morning commuters with their moving musical improvisations.
SPOKED, Narrative - 8: 58 - Andrew Martin
A modern day drama about how one’s childhood can change the future. In this story, decisions give opportunities, even the bad ones, and people from our past can have a deeper hold on our heart than we ever imagined. SPOKED is the story of Billy, a middle-aged man with no direction in life.
The Deer, Student-Narrative - 8: 49 - Adam Perry
A young, inexperienced hunter finds himself questioning his ability to shoot living creatures after his encounter with an unusual man in the woods who claims to be a deer.
The Hindenburglar, Narrative - 5: 35 - Alan Lebetkin
The residents of a Depression-era city come face to face with the criminal mastermind The Hindenburglar.
The Legend of the Buried Bomb of Faro, Student-Documentary - 8: 22 - Adrienne Ostberg
On January 24, 1961, a B-52 carrying two nuclear weapons crashed in Faro, NC. One bomb landed safely in a tree, while the other broke apart when it hit the earth. A portion of that bomb is still there today.
The Mothers, Documentary - 9: 59 - Leanora Minai
Each month in Durham, North Carolina, a little-known group meets in a reserved room at the public library to share stories of loss and survival.
The Po' Boy, Documentary - 2: 19 - Patrick Mustain
This video documents how make and enjoy a delicious Cajun sandwich.
The Social Group, Student-Documentary - 18: 33 - Jean Rheem
First formed in 2002, Linda's autism social group has been meeting every Friday evening for the past 10 years. While the film celebrates their decade long friendship, it also brings into light the looming inevitability of having to grow up.
The Thing, Narrative - 15: 00 - Rhys Ernst
A woman, a transgender man, and their cat travel towards a mysterious roadside attraction known as "The Thing."
The Weaver, Narrative - 6: 40 - Kieran Moreira
A silent observer collects and catalogs the sounds of his city using old cassette tapes. However, the nature in which he reconstructs the tapes is much more wondrous.
We Will Prevail, Student-Documentary - 4: 44 - Madeline Carlin
A short documentary completed by an Elon University student about the relationship between Winston-Salem couple, Frank Benedetti and Gary Trowbridge.The film was completed during the spring of this year both before and after the passing of Amendment One.
When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl, Narrative - 11: 37 - Jim Haverkamp
Not your typical History Channel biography, When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl tells the startling, unuttered truth about America's good gray poet. Starting out as an ordinary nine year old girl, Walt is soon catapulted into the world with her senses ablaze.
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The Carrboro Film Festival is sponsored by the Town of Carrboro.