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2017 High Falls Film Festival

Films

  1. 20 Weeks

    Leena Pendharker / USA / Narrative Feature Film / 90 mins
    ​20 Weeks​ is a romantic drama about a couple who finds out that their baby may have a serious health​issue at their 20-week scan. As they're faced with tough decisions about their pregnancy, they recount their relationship and love for one another.
    20 Weeks

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Sunday, November 5, 2017 12:00 pm


  2. Bean – with Q & A

    Emilie Bunnell / USA / 2017 / Documentary Feature Film / 66 mins
    A casual right swipe on Tinder forever changes the lives of two young women who undergo a potentially life-saving transplant surgery. BEAN is an emotional medical journey that tests the belief that love truly can conquer all. 

    Precedes: Friday Night After Party

    Bean – with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Friday, November 3, 2017 8:30 pm

    Precedes:
    Friday Night After Party

    Victoire Belgian Bistro
    Friday, November 3, 2017 8:30 pm No cover/cash bar.


  3. Blood Road

    Nicholas Schrunk / USA / 2017 / Documentary Feature Film / 96 mins
    Blood Road follows the journey of ultra endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 arduous miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their Goal: to reach the newly discovered crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier. Along the way, both women push their bodies to the limit while learning more about each other’s culture, the historic ‘Blood Road’ they’re pedaling, how the Vietnam War shaped each of their lives in different ways, and, ultimately, discovering more about themselves.
    Blood Road

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 2:30 pm


  4. D-Love

    Elena Beuca / USA / 2016 / Narrative Feature Film / 97 mins
    A couple with longstanding marital issues lands at LAX after a getaway in Europe. For a few years now, Stefania has been working a job she detests and Dan hasn't worked at all. Their palpable strain is only made worse when a Danish vagabond asks for a ride to the busiest freeway in Los Angeles. Stefania doesn’t want to have anything to do with the wanderer, but her husband Dan, much to his wife's horror, offers to bring this total stranger to their home. How will this affect the couple? The director invites you on a three day journey, seen through Stefania’s eyes, to view and discover that desired change doesn’t always come in the package that we want or expect.
    D-Love with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Sunday, November 5, 2017 6:00 pm


  5. The Divine Order – Opening Film

    Petra Volpe / Switzerland / 2017 / Narrative Feature Film / 96 mins
    Set in Switzerland in 1971, where despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. When an unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora Leuenberger is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town’s suffragette movement.

    Preceded by: Susan B. Anthony “Failure Is Impossible” Award Ceremony

    Precedes: Opening Night Party at Arbor Loft

    The Divine Order – Opening Night Film

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 7:00 pm

    Preceded By:
    Susan B. Anthony Award Ceremony

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 5:30 pm

    Precedes:
    Opening Night Party

    Arbor Loft
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:00 pm


  6. Inheritance

    Laura E. Davis and Jessica Kaye / Belize, USA / 2017 / 75 mins
    A woman learns her estranged father has died and returns with her brother and new lover to her childhood home of Belize, where she must face her dark past while fighting for intimacy in the present. Some secrets can never stay buried...
    Inheritance

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Friday, November 3, 2017 9:00 pm


  7. It’s Criminal – with Director Q & A

    Signe Taylor / USA / 2017 / Documentary Feature Film / 77 mins
    It's Criminal: A Tale of Prison and Privilege is a powerful critique of the economic and social inequities that divide the United States. Featuring incarcerated woman working with Dartmouth College students, the film shows that empathy is a powerful force in bridging the divide.
    It’s Criminal – with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 5:00 pm


  8. The Last Animals – with Q & A

    Kate Brooks / USA / 2017 / Documentary Feature Film / 91 mins
    The Last Animals is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to all lengths to save the planet's last animals. The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction. From Africa's front lines to behind the scenes of Asian markets to the United States, the film takes an intense look at the global response to this slaughter and the desperate measures to genetically rescue the Northern White rhinos who are on the edge of extinction.

    Precedes: Friday Night After Party

    The Last Animals – with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Friday, November 3, 2017 6:30 pm

    Precedes:
    Friday Night After Party

    Victoire Belgian Bistro
    Friday, November 3, 2017 8:30 pm No cover/cash bar.


  9. The Light of the Moon

    Jessica M. Thompson / USA / 2017 / Narrative Feature Film / 94 mins
    Bonnie, a young and successful Latina architect, is sexually assaulted while walking home from an evening out with friends in Brooklyn. At first, she attempts to keep the assault a secret from her long-term boyfriend Matt, but the truth quickly emerges. Bonnie emphatically denies the impact of what has just happened to her. She fights to regain normalcy and control of her life, but returning to her old life is more complicated than expected.
    The Light of the Moon

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Sunday, November 5, 2017 7:30 pm


  10. No Place for a Rebel

    Maartje Wegdam and Ariadne Asimakopoulos / Netherlands / Documentary Feature Film / 76 mins
    Opono Opondo grew up to become a war commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army of Joseph Kony. Sixteen years after his abduction by the rebels, Opono must fight for acceptance back home, in a place where he doesn’t know the codes and conventions and where the neighbors fear him. The film shows Opono’s fight for his future, while struggling to come to terms with his past and to reconcile with his family.
    No Place For A Rebel

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Sunday, November 5, 2017 4:15 pm