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Friday, April 6
 

12:30pm PDT

Tribal Justice
In Tribal Justice, we meet two powerful California Indian judges, Yurok Judge Abby Abinanti and Quechan Judge Claudette White, as they forge innovative justice systems in order to keep their people out of prison, prevent children from being taken from their communities, and stop the school-to-prison pipeline that plagues their young people. Their justice is personal, dedicated, harking back to age-old traditions to help tribal members live in the modern world. Vérité footage of these judges’ lives and work form the backbone of the documentary, while the heart of the film follows several cases in and out of their courtrooms. Taos Proctor faces life in prison when we meet him in Abby’s court. Judge Claudette White invokes the Indian Child Welfare Act to reunite a nine-year-old boy with his family. Meanwhile her teenage nephew faces felony charges for breaking into cars. Tribal Justice shows these judges restoring rather than punishing offenders, modeling restorative justice in action.

87m/2017

Director: Anne Makepeace
Writer: Anne Makepeace
Producer: Anne Makepeace, Ruth Cowan
Starring: Abby Abinanti and Claudette White, Chief Judges in their respective tribes



Friday April 6, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
CinéBistro at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

1:30pm PDT

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


Friday April 6, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
GMC Theater at Blue Starlite Cinema 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657, USA

3:30pm PDT

Love Wins & To a More Perfect Union: US v. Windsor + Q&A
Love Wins
Two 80-plus year old women fell in love and raised a family in suburban New Jersey during a time when doing so was strictly taboo. All this in spite of a husband, italian-catholic guilt and the law. Now, after being together, living in the closet for 45 years, they got married and are now proud, flag-waving members of a social movement that has changed the course of the history of marriage.

27m/2016/CO Premiere

Director: Robin Camp
Writer: Robin Kampf
Producer: Robin Kampf
Starring: Jan Moore and Emily Sonnessa

Filmmakers in attendance



To a More Perfect Union: US v. Windsor

U.S. v Windsor is a feature-length documentary that tells a story of love, marriage, and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely heroes -- octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice. Upon the death of her spouse, Edie was forced to pay a huge estate tax bill because the government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples– and Edie’s spouse, Thea Spyer, was a woman. Deeply offended by this lack of recognition of her more than forty-year relationship with the love of her life, Edie decided to sue the United States government – and won. Windsor and Kaplan’s legal and personal journeys are told in their own words as well as through interviews with members of their legal team, movement activists, legal analysts, well-known supporters, and their opponents. Beyond the story of this pivotal case in the marriage equality movement, the film also tells the story of our journey as a people, as a culture, and as citizens with the promise of equal rights.

63m/2017

Director: Donna Zaccaro
Producer: Paula Heredia


Friday April 6, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
CinéBistro at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

6:15pm PDT

My Tourette’s + Q&A
What happens when a young, successful motivational speaker, who educates using his severe Tourette's Syndrome as a catalyst, finds that he's able to free himself from the condition almost completely? When Marc Elliot attended a human potential program in New York City, he did not expect the transformation that ensued. Follow his story, and the journey of others who have since replicated his results in a profound examination of determination, will, and the power of the human mind.

75m/2017/CO Premiere

Director: Alessandro Molatore
Producer: Clare Bronfman, Alessandro Molatore, Marc Elliot
Starring: Marc Elliot, Isabella Constantino, Alex Hall, Nick Letter, Carysa Long

Filmmakers in attendance


Friday April 6, 2018 6:15pm - 7:45pm PDT
CinéBistro at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

9:00pm PDT

Documentary Shorts + Q&A
The Faces of PHACS
Three American young adults born with HIV share their experiences growing up HIV positive, their goals for the future, and their hopes for the future of HIV research.

The Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) is the only nationwide research network focused on studying the health of children and young adults in the U.S. born with or exposed to HIV and advancing care recommendations for millions of children growing up affected by HIV around the world.

17m/2017/World Premiere

Director: Claire Berman, Megan Reznick, Staffan Hildebrand
Writer: Claire Berman, Megan Reznick
Producer: Claire Berman, Megan Reznick
Starring: Andrew, Dominique, and "Maria"
Filmmakers in attendance

De Colores
Aura has cleaned the houses of other people for 30 years. But soon she will become the owner of many apartments. De Colores follows Aura Taibel, a woman who came to the U.S. to work as a housekeeper, a sweet lamb, quiet and unassuming to some; but soon emerged as a sharp business woman, a fierce tiger.


17m/2017/CO Premiere


Director: Luz Marina Zamora
Producer: Luz Marina Zamora
Starring: Aura Taibel
Filmmakers in attendance


Dragtivists
Dragtivists is a short documentary about the intersection of activism and drag performance. The movie follows Rayfield Lawrence and Caithe Alexander, two college students in Lawrence, KS whose activism and drag personas intersect in order to rise in revolution.


7m/2017/CO Premiere


Director: Savannah Rodgers (director), Alex Robinson (co-director)
Writer: Savannah Rodgers
Producer: Savannah Rodgers, Madison D. Lacy
Starring: Rayfield Lawrence, Caithe Alexander
Filmmakers in attendance


Top Row
At Napa High School, in California, a teacher named Travis Rogers has created A place for freshman boys where they are free to be themselves.
The film follows Travis and the progress and development of these 14-15 year old freshman boys in choir class, from January to the March 20th 2017 Spring Choir Competition. Imagine 70 boys in one class- most whom have never sung a note in their lives, some who don't really know how to sing, or, think singing is for sissies. Watch as they find community and comradery, and a safe place on campus where everyone is accepted, and in the process become seasoned choral performers. Watch as they compete like athletes on the playing field of chorus risers to take top row, while discovering a love for singing and joy in music.


18m/2017


Director: Karin Argoud
Producer: Karin Argoud
Starring: Travis Rogers and the Napa High Freshman Men’s Choir


Friday April 6, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Theater 2 at Blue Starlite Cinema 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657, USA
 
Saturday, April 7
 

12:45pm PDT

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)


Saturday April 7, 2018 12:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
CinéBistro at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

2:00pm PDT

Bill Coors: The Will to Live + Q&A
Bill Coors is known for being a titan of the brewing industry but what is less known is the heroic personal journey he undertook to discover a holistic answer to treat the depression and anxiety that had plagued his family for generations. Bill's journey is told parallel to several young internet influencers - although 100 years divides them - their stories are eerily similar as is their fierce 'Will to Live.

93m/2017/US Premiere

Director: Kerry David
Writer: Bill Coors, Kerry David, Margo Hamilton
Producer: Producer: Kerry David Executive Producers: Bill Coors, Scott Coors
Starring: Bill Coors, Kieran Goodwin, Candice Jones, Scott Coors, Margo Hamilton, Amy Lee, GraceAnne Parks, Joey Kidney, Dr Scott Shannon, Dr Amit Sood, Quran Squire

Filmmakers in attendance


Saturday April 7, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
GMC Theater at Blue Starlite Cinema 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657, USA

4:00pm PDT

Documentary Shorts + Q&A
The Faces of PHACS
Three American young adults born with HIV share their experiences growing up HIV positive, their goals for the future, and their hopes for the future of HIV research.

The Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) is the only nationwide research network focused on studying the health of children and young adults in the U.S. born with or exposed to HIV and advancing care recommendations for millions of children growing up affected by HIV around the world.

17m/2017/World Premiere

Director: Claire Berman, Megan Reznick, Staffan Hildebrand
Writer: Claire Berman, Megan Reznick
Producer: Claire Berman, Megan Reznick
Starring: Andrew, Dominique, and "Maria"
Filmmakers in attendance

De Colores
Aura has cleaned the houses of other people for 30 years. But soon she will become the owner of many apartments. De Colores follows Aura Taibel, a woman who came to the U.S. to work as a housekeeper, a sweet lamb, quiet and unassuming to some; but soon emerged as a sharp business woman, a fierce tiger.


17m/2017/CO Premiere


Director: Luz Marina Zamora
Producer: Luz Marina Zamora
Starring: Aura Taibel
Filmmakers in attendance


Dragtivists
Dragtivists is a short documentary about the intersection of activism and drag performance. The movie follows Rayfield Lawrence and Caithe Alexander, two college students in Lawrence, KS whose activism and drag personas intersect in order to rise in revolution.


7m/2017/CO Premiere


Director: Savannah Rodgers (director), Alex Robinson (co-director)
Writer: Savannah Rodgers
Producer: Savannah Rodgers, Madison D. Lacy
Starring: Rayfield Lawrence, Caithe Alexander
Filmmakers in attendance


Top Row
At Napa High School, in California, a teacher named Travis Rogers has created A place for freshman boys where they are free to be themselves.
The film follows Travis and the progress and development of these 14-15 year old freshman boys in choir class, from January to the March 20th 2017 Spring Choir Competition. Imagine 70 boys in one class- most whom have never sung a note in their lives, some who don't really know how to sing, or, think singing is for sissies. Watch as they find community and comradery, and a safe place on campus where everyone is accepted, and in the process become seasoned choral performers. Watch as they compete like athletes on the playing field of chorus risers to take top row, while discovering a love for singing and joy in music.


18m/2017


Director: Karin Argoud
Producer: Karin Argoud
Starring: Travis Rogers and the Napa High Freshman Men’s Choir


Saturday April 7, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Theater 2 at Blue Starlite Cinema 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657, USA

6:00pm PDT

Love Wins & To a More Perfect Union: US v. Windsor
Love Wins
Two 80-plus year old women fell in love and raised a family in suburban New Jersey during a time when doing so was strictly taboo. All this in spite of a husband, italian-catholic guilt and the law. Now, after being together, living in the closet for 45 years, they got married and are now proud, flag-waving members of a social movement that has changed the course of the history of marriage.

27m/2016/CO Premiere

Director: Robin Camp
Writer: Robin Kampf
Producer: Robin Kampf
Starring: Jan Moore and Emily Sonnessa

Filmmakers in attendance


To a More Perfect Union: US v. Windsor

U.S. v Windsor is a feature-length documentary that tells a story of love, marriage, and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely heroes -- octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice. Upon the death of her spouse, Edie was forced to pay a huge estate tax bill because the government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples– and Edie’s spouse, Thea Spyer, was a woman. Deeply offended by this lack of recognition of her more than forty-year relationship with the love of her life, Edie decided to sue the United States government – and won. Windsor and Kaplan’s legal and personal journeys are told in their own words as well as through interviews with members of their legal team, movement activists, legal analysts, well-known supporters, and their opponents. Beyond the story of this pivotal case in the marriage equality movement, the film also tells the story of our journey as a people, as a culture, and as citizens with the promise of equal rights.

63m/2017

Director: Donna Zaccaro
Producer: Paula Heredia


Saturday April 7, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Theater 2 at Blue Starlite Cinema 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657, USA

6:30pm PDT

My Tourette’s
What happens when a young, successful motivational speaker, who educates using his severe Tourette's Syndrome as a catalyst, finds that he's able to free himself from the condition almost completely? When Marc Elliot attended a human potential program in New York City, he did not expect the transformation that ensued. Follow his story, and the journey of others who have since replicated his results in a profound examination of determination, will, and the power of the human mind.

75m/2017/CO Premiere

Director: Alessandro Molatore
Producer: Clare Bronfman, Alessandro Molatore, Marc Elliot
Starring: Marc Elliot, Isabella Constantino, Alex Hall, Nick Letter, Carysa Long

Filmmakers in attendance


Saturday April 7, 2018 6:30pm - 7:45pm PDT
CinéBistro at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA
 
Sunday, April 8
 

1:30pm PDT

Tribal Justice
In Tribal Justice, we meet two powerful California Indian judges, Yurok Judge Abby Abinanti and Quechan Judge Claudette White, as they forge innovative justice systems in order to keep their people out of prison, prevent children from being taken from their communities, and stop the school-to-prison pipeline that plagues their young people. Their justice is personal, dedicated, harking back to age-old traditions to help tribal members live in the modern world. Vérité footage of these judges’ lives and work form the backbone of the documentary, while the heart of the film follows several cases in and out of their courtrooms. Taos Proctor faces life in prison when we meet him in Abby’s court. Judge Claudette White invokes the Indian Child Welfare Act to reunite a nine-year-old boy with his family. Meanwhile her teenage nephew faces felony charges for breaking into cars. Tribal Justice shows these judges restoring rather than punishing offenders, modeling restorative justice in action.

87m/2017

Director: Anne Makepeace
Writer: Anne Makepeace
Producer: Anne Makepeace, Ruth Cowan
Starring: Abby Abinanti and Claudette White, Chief Judges in their respective tribes



Sunday April 8, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Theater 2 at Blue Starlite Cinema 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657, USA

6:30pm PDT

Bill Coors: The Will to Live
Bill Coors is known for being a titan of the brewing industry but what is less known is the heroic personal journey he undertook to discover a holistic answer to treat the depression and anxiety that had plagued his family for generations. Bill's journey is told parallel to several young internet influencers - although 100 years divides them - their stories are eerily similar as is their fierce 'Will to Live.

93m/2017/US Premiere

Director: Kerry David
Writer: Bill Coors, Kerry David, Margo Hamilton
Producer: Producer: Kerry David Executive Producers: Bill Coors, Scott Coors
Starring: Bill Coors, Kieran Goodwin, Candice Jones, Scott Coors, Margo Hamilton, Amy Lee, GraceAnne Parks, Joey Kidney, Dr Scott Shannon, Dr Amit Sood, Quran Squire

Filmmakers in attendance


Sunday April 8, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
CinéBistro at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA