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Sunday, April 8

1:00pm PDT

Audience Award Winner: Surviving Home + Q&A
Surviving Home is an intimate documentary that follows four generations of veterans over an eight year period as they rebuild their lives after war. Through perseverance, humor, inner reflection, strength and the determination to help others, they overcome many challenges, yet they cannot foresee each bend in the road that lies ahead. Interwoven with veterans' voices from across the United States, their unique paths of healing and discovery shed light on long-term burdens of war and reveal the miraculous power of the human spirit.

85m/2017/CO Premiere

Director: Jillian Moul, Matthew Moul
Writer: Jillian Moul, Matthew Moul
Producer: Jillian Moul, Matthew Moul, Frederick Marx, Kirk Moul, Lydia Moul

Filmmakers in attendance (including Army veteran Bobby Henline, Iraq war veteran Tracey Cooper-Harris)

Sunday April 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
CinéBistro at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

2:00pm PDT

Best Student Film: Night Call & Best Documentary: Strike a Rock
Night Call
When, on a routine patrol, a Black female cop living in and patrolling Inglewood gets called to a disturbance she is forced to make an unprecedented life altering decision.
Director: Amanda Renee Knox
Writer: Joseph Sousa
Producer: Miriam Anwari,Phabillia Afflack-Borja
Starring: Marlyne Barrett, Rachael Holmes, Delaney Williams, Matthieu Jean-Pierre

Strike a Rock
Strike A Rock follows two South African activists who take on the infamous platinum mining company.
87m/2017/CO Premiere
Director:Aliki Saragas
Producer: Anita Khanna, Liani Maasdorp

Sunday April 8, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
GMC Theater at Blue Starlite Cinema 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657, USA

4:30pm PDT

Best Short Film: In Wonderland & Best Narrative Feature: Mary Goes Round
In Wonderland
In Wonderland is the story of a life together.
10m/2017/World Premiere
Director: Christopher Haydon
Writer: Iona Firouzabadi
Producer: Daisy Cooper
Starring: Louise Brealey, Arthur Darvill

Mary Goes Round
Mary (Aya Cash, You’re the Worst) is a substance abuse counselor who gets a DUI and retreats to her hometown of Niagara Falls to face her broken relationship with her family and get sober.
Director: Molly McGlynn
Writer: Molly McGlynn
Producer: Matt Code
Starring: Aya Cash, Sara Waisglass, John Ralston, Melanie Nicholls-Kings

Sunday April 8, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
GMC Theater at Blue Starlite Cinema 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657, USA