Alaska Far Away: The New Deal Pioneers of the Matanuska Colony by Paul Hill & Joan Juster
In the midst of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal gave 202 destitute Midwestern farm families a chance to start over -- in Alaska. Awarded the Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
ALL ALONG by Robert Masciantonio
Richard is a working family-man whose daydreams of being a rock star, professional wrestler, and ladies man are dominating his day-to-day mundane reality. Can a mysterious woman help him unlock the mysteries of his midlife crisis?
American Feud by Simone Fary and Richard Hall
America is allegedly split between red and blue states, rural and city values, Christians and secularists, and Conservatives and Liberals. But what do Conservatism and Liberalism really mean today?
The Anti-Global Warming League by Russ Brandon
Warm weather in January has got some kids' hopes of a snow day at an all time low. They band together like super-heroes and try to attack global warming on their own. When their efforts aren't enough they reach out to the adults. Working together they all find that even when you get what you want, it might not come out how you want.
At Home in Utopia by Michal Goldman & Ellen Brodsky A home of one's own is the American dream. But what happens when the dreamers are immigrants, factory workers, and Communists? A look back at a unique experiment to build a cooperative apartment house in New York which would cross the barriers of race, religion, convention, and sometimes even common sense.
August by Jay Gammill
Seventeen-year-old August feels he has to change his looks in order to fit in, ultimately deciding to undergo surgery to change his face to become the 'perfect image' of a high-school teenager.
Beyond the Call by Adrian Belic
Ed Artis, James Laws and Walt Ratterman are three middle-aged men whose idea of adventure is taking desperately needed food and medicine into the world's most forbidding yet beautiful places on Earth, the front lines of war.
The Big Q by Matthew Pecca A comedy of errors about finding the perfect way to propose marriage.
BLAST! by Paul Devlin
The human side of scientific pursuit comes to life as we follow an international team of astrophysicists on a risky adventure from the Arctic to the Antarctic to launch a revolutionary new telescope on a NASA high-altitude balloon in an effort to discover the origins of our Universe.
Blood of Jesus by Spencer Williams, jr.
A morality tale about a woman who must choose between a virtuous rural life or the temptations of the city. A classic African-American film from the early 1940s, the film was written and directed by Spencer Williams, Jr. who is perhaps best known as Andy in television's Amos & Andy Show. The screening is free and will be followed by a discussion with Kent Moore, recently retired Head of the Media Collection for Prince George's County Memorial Libraries. This event is co-sponsored by the Greenbelt Association for Visual Arts (GAVA) and the Prince George's County Library System.
Boyds Negro School: Historic Lives by Ric Wagner
In early 20th Century small-town America, hope and pride resided in the one-room school. This is the story of one such school in the town of Boyds, Maryland.
Building Bridges by Andrew Flynn Soltys
The challenges faced by immigrant children struggling to learn English is given a face by the story of Ben, an elementary school student at Barnard Elementary School in Washington DC.
Camp Woz: The Admirable Lunacy of Philanthropy by Jarrad Kritzstein Ten emotionally and behaviorally-challenged kids participate in the inaugural Dream Camp, a unique camping experience focused on community sensibility, creativity, independence, and computer technology.
Cantata in C major by Ronnie Cramer
Six-hundred-five film clips are assembled and used to create a piece of electronic music.
Canvas by Joseph Greco Co-Presented with the Prince George's County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
This debut feature from director Joseph Greco is the semi-autobiographical tale of a 10-year-old Florida boy, Chris (Devon Gearhart), who returns from a summer in Alaska to find his mentally ill mother (Marcia Gay Harden) hearing voices in the walls again and Dad (Joe Pantoliano) up to his neck in debts and distress. The beautiful photography wrings plenty of salt air and sunshine from the small-town Florida locale and there's a sweetener of a soundtrack with acoustic guitars and sad girl vocalists.
D'entre les morts by Alain Basso
When Roger meets Pauline, she inspires him to create a remake of his favorite film, VERTIGO. But all that glitters is not gold.
Dream Girl by Michael Vincent
A psychedelic dreamscape follows a woman from a bookstore on the crowded city streets to the tranquility of the beach.
FRONTRUNNER by Virginia Williams
In Afghanistan's first democratic election ever, a woman defies tradition and runs for President of Afghanistan.
Fury for Sound by Shelley Wine "A protest against clearcutting of the rainforest of British Columbia leads a group of dedicated women to the largest civil disobedience action in Canadian history."
Pre-Festival Event: Monday, October 20 at 7 pm at the New Deal Cafe
This event is co-sponsored with The Reel and Meal at the New Deal, which is a monthly film series that explores vital environmental and social issues. There is no charge for admission. Food may be purchased at the event.
Gatastrofe en el Hotel del Gallo by Enrique Vargas Celis
Managed by a young man just beginning his new job position, the Hotel del Gallo will be the site for all mayhem to come, as two bell boys go through hilarious situations.
God's Weekend by Quinn Wilson
A humorous juxtaposition of the mundane and the divine, as the most-worshipped supernatural being reflects on his daily life.
Heaven On Earth by Bruce Weaver
How can communities living in the foothills of the Himalayas provide a glimpse into the global potential of permaculture?
How to Cross a Border by Tim Parsa
A well-heeled American expatriate in Mexico City crosses paths with a Mexican horse groomer intent on entering the U.S. to work, despite his lack of a visa. What are the lines that separate countries, cultures, and individuals and why do some people choose to cross them?
Hungry by Trent
A man wakes up one day and searches his house for food, but finds nothing but bare cupboards. He uses the spare change around the house to go buy lunch, but runs into people who seem to be more hungry than him and ends up with nothing. Or does he?
In the Panyard by Keli Ross-Ma'u
The filmmaker, a music student from the U.S., gets an insider's experience of playing the steel pan in Trinidad and discovers a community bond in the process.
Kicking a Can by Matt Mashburn
In a place teaming with motion, but devoid of humanity, a city comes to life and with it a man who takes his place in the concrete jungle. Amid his daily errands, a tin can catches his eye and takes him on a journey away from order.
The Meaning of Tea by Scott Chamberlin-Hoyt
In a era dominated by corporate mass-marketing and fast food, we take a journey around the world to learn more about the tradition, culture, and human connections made possible by tea.
Memory Sticks by Kristin Holodak
If technology could help you remember everything is there anything you'd be willing to forget?
Most látszom, most nem látszom "Now You See Me, Now You Don't" by Attila Szasz
It seemed like an ordinary day. Dad is experimenting in the lab, Mom is at home cooking, while their son is playing. But this day Dad brings something home from the lab. And the next morning the son becomes invisible.