Boy Wonder : boywonderthemovie.com
A gritty, graphic novel–style tale of a teenager who becomes a vigilante after his mother’s murder.
Breaking and Entering : breakingandenteringdoc.com
A documentary about people obsessed with breaking Guinness World Records, including a stationary bike rider, a juggling jogger and a man who catches grapes in his mouth.
The City Dark : thecitydark.com
A stunningly photographed documentary about the disappearance of the night sky in urban areas, to be screened outside the Hardacre Theater (weather permitting). From the co-creator of the highly regarded "King Corn."
Married in Spandex : marriedinspandex.com
A documentary about a young lesbian couple who travel from Philadelphia to Ames, Iowa, to get married—by a lady rapper in spandex.
My Heart Is an Idiot : IMDB page
A "romantic documentary" about one man’s search for love, featuring appearances (and romantic advice) by politician Newt Gingrich, actress Zooey Deschanel and NPR’s Ira Glass.
Norman Mailer: The American : normanmailertheamerican.com
An up-close look at the controversial, Pulitzer Prize–winning author, filmmaker and social critic.
A young girl sees her life as a blank canvas ready to be painted.
Deux Petits Bateaux
A dancing fish/people extravaganza with music by Chicago band Mar Caribe.
The Dungeon Master : strongbrothersmagicshow.com
Shane and his friends want to recapture their youth with a game of Dungeons and Dragons. Then someone shows up in a cape. Co-directed by Rider Strong of "Boy Meets World" fame.
Fanning the Fire : fanningthefire.com
A vibrant documentary short that features a young Texas teen who followed his dreams from being a fan of bluegrass music to opening for some of the greatest entertainers in the business – in less than three years.
Fatakra : sohammehta.com/tag/fatakra/
Naveen left India to chase his dreams in America. Three years and a recession later, his wife and son reluctantly join him.
Flowers for a Funeral
A suicidal woman gets schooled in matters of living and dying.
The Gift of the Magi
Based on O. Henry’s story, the story of Jim, an apprentice magician, and Della, his wife, on Christmas day. Della is proud of her beautiful and long hair but cuts it off and sells it in order to buy him a present.
GoldenBox : goldenboxmovie.com
Two videogame-obsessed twentysomethings must steal a suspicious golden package from a shipping facility before one of them moves out of the country.
The Magic Man : themagicmanfilm.com
A film in the style of silent cinema about a vaudeville magician who turns to the dark arts. To be shown in 3-D.
After losing his girlfriend, Daniel struggles through each day, holding onto the simple moments that used to bring him joy. At his breaking point, his love comes back to guide him through the five stages of grief and hopefully to a better life.
One Family in Gaza : donkeysaddle.org/index.php/one-family-in-gaza
Palestinians in Gaza are often depicted as terrorists or helpless victims. The Awajah family challenges both portrayals. Through one family’s story, the larger tragedy of Gaza is exposed, and the courage and resilience of its people shine through.
The Quiet Life : jayclay.net
In this stop-motion animated tale, Jay Clay has ceased his wanderings and built a home for himself and Blue, his faithful animal companion. He encounters two visitors amid the mayhem, and his life is forever changed.
Red Princess Blues : redprincessblues.com
In this twisted modern day fairy tale, a young teenage girl is lured into an after-hours carnival tent by a sleazy rock ‘n roll carney. The star of the new knife show must rescue her.
Red Rider’s Lament
A tragicomic animated Western employing plastic cowboys and construction paper sets to explore the enactment of masculinity in the Old West.
The Renter : therenter.net
A young boy is dropped off at an elderly woman’s home for the day. Her house sits amongst an unsettling atmosphere. This daycare is a harsh and confusing world for the boy, who learns caring can be shown in unexpected ways.
The Secret Friend : thesecretfriendmovie.com
An elderly widow receives regular, silent phone calls from a stranger—first with annoyance, then with giddy anticipation.
Spare Change : IMDB page
A light-hearted, urban fable about a homeless man’s attempt to connect to the busy world around him.
A strong and opinionated 10-year-old lives with her mother and siblings in a neglected Bedouin village in the Negev. A surprise visit from her father forces her to confront the conservative norms of the family tribe and the fact that she is no longer daddy’s little girl.