Awards Weekend Celebration ~ Pasadena, CA
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Awards Weekend Celebration ~ Pasadena, CA

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Awards Weekend Celebration

Hosted by the L.A. Branch of the Anthroposophical Society of America

Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 at 8:00 PM
Shorts Program A: "You. Me. We."
Six shorts explore two questions: What tears us apart? What brings us together?
Films Showing: Mare Nostrum, What Tears Us Apart, Artalde, White Face, Light Sight, The Sugaring Off

SATURDAY, APRIL 7 at 3:00 PM
Program: Best of Wandering Reel Curator's Choice
Films Showing: Charlie, Love The Sinner, Anna & Urban Cowboys

SATURDAY, APRIL 7 at 7:00 PM
AWARDS SCREENING FINALE

Presentation & Screening of Audience & Jury Award Winners
Films Showing: Bende Sira, Laps, Mare Nostrum, Mother's Day, The Tables, White Face
Reception at 7:00 pm, Screening at 8:00 pm
Refreshments provided by: TBA

All programs followed by Q&A with festival founders Michael Harrington & Matthew Temple.

Tickets: $10 suggested donation per screening or $25 for all three programs.

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HI Los Angeles Santa Monica Hostel ~ Santa Monica, CA
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

HI Los Angeles Santa Monica Hostel ~ Santa Monica, CA

HI Los Angeles Santa Monica Hostel Presents
An Evening of Award Winning Short Films
~Best of the 3rd Annual Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival~

Film Line Up: Big City, Fantassut, Water Warriors, Lazercism, Light Sight & Zela Trovke,

Tickets: $10 Suggested Donation

Please visit www.wanderingreel.org to learn more!

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HI Marin Headlands Hostel ~ Sausalito, CA
Mar
31
7:30 PM19:30

HI Marin Headlands Hostel ~ Sausalito, CA

HI Marin Headlands Hostel Presents
An Evening of Award Winning Short Films
~The 3rd Annual Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival~

Film Line Up:
Curator's Choice
"Water Warriors"
Directed by Michael Premo
The story of a community's fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry.
Country: Canada/United States
Documentary ~ 22 minutes

"Light Sight"
Seyed M. Tabatabaei
An imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way.
Country: Iran
Animation ~ 7:34 minutes

"Mother's Day"
Directed by Elizabeth Lo
Over 850,000 children in California have a parent in prison, nearly one in ten of the state's children. Once a year on Mother's Day, a charity buses children to remote prisons to visit their mothers.
Country: United States
Documentary ~ 8:15 minutes

And More TBA!

Tickets: $10 Suggested Donation

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Summerfield Waldorf Senior Project ~ Miracle Plum
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Summerfield Waldorf Senior Project ~ Miracle Plum

Summerfield Waldorf Senior Project Presents
An Afternoon With Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival
To Benefit for Face To Face

SHORTS PROGRAM D: LEFT BEHIND, NOT FORGOTTEN
Love from loss. Hope from separation. Wisdom from tragedy.

Films Showing:
"Urban Cowboys"
Can a horse save a life? In Clondalkin (Dublin) there is a lot of problems and not a lot of prospects. Young people face the path of crime, but some of them manage to escape into an unusual hobby.
Documentary ~ 29 minutes

"Mother's Day"
Over 850,000 children in California have a parent in prison, nearly one in ten of the state's children. Once a year on Mother's Day, a charity buses children to remote prisons to visit their mothers.
Documentary ~ 8 minutes

"An Other"
From one dose to another. The unpretentious and humanistic portrait of a man subject to his dependence.
Documentary ~ 16 minutes

"Fantassut" (Rain on the Borders)
11,000 refugees have been stranded for months in the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek/Macedonian border. This short documentary is a glimpse of their lives in a forgotten twilight zone, as they wait for the European borders to open.

"Love the Sinner"
A personal documentary exploring the connection between Christianity and homophobia in the wake of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
Documentary ~ 16 minutes

Screening followed by Q&A with festival director, Michael Harrington + drinks, raffles and more!

Tickets: $10 - $20 sliding scale
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3363560
Proceeds will help benefit, Face to Face*, an HIV/AIDS foundation.

Notes:
Suggested audience 14+, due to an emotionally heavy programming and harsh language.

Raffle Tickets: Sold at event = 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. 

Doors: Open at 1pm. The films will begin screening at 2 pm. After the discussion there will be time to socialize and snack before the raffle winners will be announced. 

Parking Tip: Metered parking is located directly under the 101 Freeway. Park there and walk across the parking lot to Miracle Plums back door entrance. Look for the small black shingled building flanked by newer construction. 

*Since 1987, Face to Face has provided essential HIV prevention and education services to combat the spread of HIV and practical services to those living with HIV/AIDS.

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Dance Palace ~ Point Reyes, CA
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Dance Palace ~ Point Reyes, CA

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival Presents
A Special Curation of Award Winning Short Films
~Best of the 3rd Annual Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival~

Film Line Up:
"Charlie"
Four decades after hijacking a plane to Cuba to avoid charges of killing a state trooper, a former black power militant reflects on his past in a letter to his nine-year-old Cuban son.
Documentary ~ 13 minutes

"Fantassut/Rain on the Borders"
11,000 refugees have been stranded for months in the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek/Macedonian border. This short documentary is a glimpse of their lives in a forgotten twilight zone, as they wait for the European borders to open.
Documentary ~ 15 minutes

"Laps"
On a routine morning, a woman on a crowded New York City subway is sexually assaulted in plain sight.
Narrative ~ 6 minutes

"Anna"
It's a hot summer's day, and for the first time in years Anna, the sewing workshop worker, unexpectedly finds herself alone, without her son. She sets out for a free night, roaming the streets of her small desert town, looking for a man who can touch her, even just for one brief moment.
Narrative ~ 24 minutes

"The Sugaring Off"
Bernard is an austere man whose sold occupation is to care for his beloved Line, who is very ill. Their son organizes a sugaring off party that forces Bernard to reconnect with the exhilaration of spring.
Narrative ~ 14:57 minutes

And More TBA!

Tickets: $10 suggested donation

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HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

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HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel Presents
3rd Annual Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival

SHORTS PROGRAM B: IN BETWEEN US
Description: The bonds that connect us often come in unexpected forms.

Film Lineup: 
"The Tables"
Directed by Jon Bunning
A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they've brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.
Documentary ~ 16 minutes

"Big City"
Directed by Jordan Bond and Lachlan Ryan
A short film about making a friend on the ride home.
Narrative ~ 9 minutes

"Anna"
Directed by Or Sinai
It's a hot summer's day, and for the first time in years Anna, the sewing workshop worker, unexpectedly finds herself alone, without her son. She sets out for a free night, roaming the streets of her small desert town, looking for a man who can touch her, even just for one brief moment.
Narrative ~ 24 minutes

"Bende Sira" (It's My Turn)
Directed by Ismet Ergun
A declaration of love to cinema, a play between kids in an urban surrounding.
Narrative ~ 10 minutes

"Zela Trovke" (Cutting Grass)
Directed by Asier Altuna
Moritats are old folk songs about crimes and are typical of Central Europe. Zela Trovke is a moritat from Slovakia which the Holland Baroque Society has recovered to include in its Barbaric Beauty program. Maite Larburu, the orchestra’s violinist, unveils the song’s hidden secrets.
Documentary ~ 13 minutes

Screening followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Tickets: $10 Suggested Donation (non hostel guests, please register in advance)

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HI San Francisco City Center Hostel ~ San Francisco, CA
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

HI San Francisco City Center Hostel ~ San Francisco, CA

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HI San Francisco City Center Hostel Presents
3rd Annual Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival

SHORTS PROGRAM A: YOU. ME. WE.
Description: What tears us apart? What brings us together?

Film Lineup: 
"Mare Nostrum"
On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian father makes a decision that puts his daughter's life at risk.

"What Tears Us Apart"
In a luxurious Parisian apartment, after a long separation, an encounter.

"Artalde"
A shepherd, lost in the city, searches for his flock.

"White Face"
The story of New York actor Charles Rodgers, a man who hates his Black skin and all the hardship that comes with it. Feeling trapped by his race, Charles believes he has found the solution to his problems - change his appearance to embody "Whiteness".

"Light Sight"
An imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way.

"The Sugaring Off"
Bernard is an austere man whose sold occupation is to care for his beloved Line, who is very ill. Their son organizes a sugaring off party that forces Bernard to reconnect with the exhilaration of spring.

Screening followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Tickets: $10 Suggested Donation (non-hostel guests, please register in advance)

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Camphill Communities California
Mar
27
to Mar 28

Camphill Communities California

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Camphill Communities California Presents
An Evening of Award Winning Short Films
~Best of the 3rd Annual Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival~

Film Line Up: 
"Light Sight"
Directed by Seyed M. Tabatabaei
Synopsis: An imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way.
Country: Iran
Animation ~ 7:34 minutes

"The Tables"
Directed by Jon Bunning
Synopsis: A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they've brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.
Country: United States
Documentary ~ 15 minutes

"The Fifth Season"
Directed by Shadi Habib Allah
Ziad Khadash, a graduate of the refugee camp Jalazone, is a Palestinian writer who teaches creative writing at an elementary school in Ramallah. He teaches his pupils about freedom, to rebel against their education system and to defy the rules of the school. More than anything- he wants to bring them to this sea, the big sea.
Country: Palestine/Israel
Documentary ~ 15 minutes

"Bende Sira/It's My Turn"
Directed by Ismet Ergün
Synopsis: A declaration of love to cinema, a play between kids in an urban surrounding.
Country: Germany/Turkey
Narrative ~ 10 minutes

And More TBA!

Tickets: $10 Suggested Donation at the door
Open to the public. Free for Camphill Members.

Screening will be held at:
Paloma Hall
4096 Fairway Drive Soquel, CA 95073

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The Lab ~ Carmel, CA
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Lab ~ Carmel, CA

The lab Presents
An Evening with Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival

SHORTS PROGRAM B: IN BETWEEN US
Description: The bonds that connect us often come in unexpected forms.

Film Lineup: 
"The Tables"
Directed by Jon Bunning
A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they've brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.
Documentary ~ 16 minutes

"Big City"
Directed by Jordan Bond and Lachlan Ryan
A short film about making a friend on the ride home.
Narrative ~ 9 minutes

"Anna"
Directed by Or Sinai
It's a hot summer's day, and for the first time in years Anna, the sewing workshop worker, unexpectedly finds herself alone, without her son. She sets out for a free night, roaming the streets of her small desert town, looking for a man who can touch her, even just for one brief moment.
Narrative ~ 24 minutes

"Bende Sira" (It's My Turn)
Directed by Ismet Ergun
A declaration of love to cinema, a play between kids in an urban surrounding.
Narrative ~ 10 minutes

"Zela Trovke" (Cutting Grass)
Directed by Asier Altuna
Moritats are old folk songs about crimes and are typical of Central Europe. Zela Trovke is a moritat from Slovakia which the Holland Baroque Society has recovered to include in its Barbaric Beauty program. Maite Larburu, the orchestra’s violinist, unveils the song’s hidden secrets.
Documentary ~ 13 minutes

Screening followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Tickets: $10 suggested donation (limited seating)

For more information on the festival and films please visitwww.wanderingreel.org

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Henry Miller Library ~ Big Sur, CA
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Henry Miller Library ~ Big Sur, CA

The Henry Miller Memorial Library Presents
An Evening of Award Winning Short Films

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival
SHORTS PROGRAM A: YOU. ME. WE.
Description: What tears us apart? What brings us together?

Film Lineup: 
"Mare Nostrum"
On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian father makes a decision that puts his daughter's life at risk.

"What Tears Us Apart"
In a luxurious Parisian apartment, after a long separation, an encounter.

"Artalde"
A shepherd, lost in the city, searches for his flock.

"White Face"
The story of New York actor Charles Rodgers, a man who hates his Black skin and all the hardship that comes with it. Feeling trapped by his race, Charles believes he has found the solution to his problems - change his appearance to embody "Whiteness".

"Light Sight"
An imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way.

"The Sugaring Off"
Bernard is an austere man whose sold occupation is to care for his beloved Line, who is very ill. Their son organizes a sugaring off party that forces Bernard to reconnect with the exhilaration of spring.

Screening followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Tickets: $10 suggested donation (limited seating)

Doors at 7:30pm, Films at 8:00pm

For more information on the festival and films please visit www.wanderingreel.org

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HI Sacramento Hostel ~ Sacramento, CA
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

HI Sacramento Hostel ~ Sacramento, CA

HI Sacramento Hostel Presents
An Evening of Award Winning Short Films
~Best of the 3rd Annual Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival~

Film Line Up:
"Love the Sinner"
A personal documentary exploring the connection between Christianity and homophobia in the wake of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
Documentary ~ 16:30 minutes

"Lazercism"
A riff on “racial glaucoma,” a disease affecting white people that prevents them from seeing the contributions of people of color.
Narrative ~ 5:20 minutes

"Big City:
A short film about making a friend on the ride home.
Narrative ~ 9 minutes

"Mare Nostrum"
On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian father makes a decision that puts his daughter's life at risk.
Narrative ~ 13:24 minutes

And more to be announced!

Tickets: $10 Suggested Donation at the door

Please visit www.wanderingreel.org to learn more!

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Benefit Screening, Right 2 Dream Too ~ Portland, OR
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Benefit Screening, Right 2 Dream Too ~ Portland, OR

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Village Coalition Presents

A Special Benefit Screening For

Right 2 Dream Too

An Evening of Movies, Music & Food

Films Showing

"Home Land"

Documentary ~ 8 minutes

The story of America's housing crisis told through one woman: Desiree Rose. Portland is combating houselessness in its own innovative way, through building tiny house villages. Learn how some of the more than one million Americans who are without proper housing don't consider themselves "homeless."

"The Tables"

Documentary ~ 15 minutes

A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they've brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.

"Big City"

Narrative ~ 9 minutes

A short film about making a friend on the ride home.

"Bende Sira"

Narrative ~ 10 minutes

A declaration of love to cinema; a play between kids in an urban setting.

+

Special Musical Performance by Christina Osborn

Schedule:

  • Doors open at 5:00 P.M.
  • Live music: 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
  • Films start at 7:00 P.M.

Serving popcorn, beer & cider, food and more! Beer from Widmer Brewing & Gigantic Brewing.

Tickets (click here to purchase):

  • $15.00 Admission and Popcorn Only
  • $20.00 Admission/Popcorn/Soda/Beer/Cider
  • $25.00 Admission/Tamales/Soda/Beer/Cider
  • $45.00 Admission/Sponsorship/Tamales/Soda/Beer/Cider

***$3 off each ticket if purchased in advance!***

All proceeds go to building infrastructure needs for the R2DTOO village, located in the Lloyd district.

To learn more about Village Coalition, please click here.

To learn more about Right 2 Dream Too, click here.

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Barnstormers Theatre ~ Grants Pass, OR
Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

Barnstormers Theatre ~ Grants Pass, OR

PROGRAM A: YOU. ME. WE.

Description: What tears us apart? What brings us together?

Films Showing: Mare Nostrum, What Tears Us Apart, Artalde, White Face, Light Sight, The Sugaring Off

Screening followed by Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Tickets: $10 (click to purchase)

Serving: Popcorn, Snacks & Drinks!

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The Rec ~ Fort Jones, CA
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Rec ~ Fort Jones, CA

Scott Valley Film Coalition Presents

PROGRAM B: IN BETWEEN US

Description: The bonds that connect us often come in unexpected forms.

Films Showing: Big City - Anna - Bende Sira - Zela Trovke + a special showing of Urban Cowboys

Screening followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Tickets: $7

Serving: Popcorn, drinks and snacks!

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Thumbnail Theater ~ Snohomish, WA
Nov
11
7:30 PM19:30

Thumbnail Theater ~ Snohomish, WA

PROGRAM: CURATOR'S CHOICE

Description: A hodgepodge of films from each of our regular programs as chosen by the Wandering Reel curator and friends at the Thumbnail Theater.

Films Showing: The Tables, Big City, Fantassut, Artalde, Light Sight & The Fifth Season

Screening followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Tickets: $10

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MAPS ~ Redmond, WA
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

MAPS ~ Redmond, WA

Many Cultures, One Community Presents

PROGRAM: CURATOR'S CHOICE

Description: A customized selection of inspiring films from each of our regular programs.

Films Showing: The Tables, Big City, Light Sight, Mare Nostrum & The Fifth Season

Screening followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Tickets: $5 - $10 (suggested donation)

For more information on MCOC, please click here.

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Nomad Playhouse ~ Boulder, CO
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Nomad Playhouse ~ Boulder, CO

THE NOMAD PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS

A weekend with Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival. Includes four unique programs of award winning short films from around the world. Screenings begin at 4:30pm and 7:00pm on both Saturday, November 4th & Sunday, November 5th.

Festival Schedule:
Saturday, November 4th at 4:30pm
Program C: "Justice Bends"
Martin Luther King Jr said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." But does it really?
Films: Water Warriors - Charlie - Minerita - Lazercism - Laps - The Fifth Season

Saturday, November 4th at 7:00pm
Program A: You. Me. We.
What tears us apart? What brings us Together?
Films showing: Mare Nostrum - What Tears Us Apart - Artalde - White Face - Light Sight - The Sugaring Off

Sunday, November 5th at 4:30pm
Program D: Left Behind, Not Forgotten
Love from loss. Hope from separation. Wisdom from tragedy.
Films: Urban Cowboys - Mother's Day - An Other - Fantassut - Love the Sinner

Sunday, November 5th at 7:00pm
Program B: In Between Us
The bonds that connect us often come in unexpected forms.
Films: The Tables - Big City - Anna - Bende Sira - Zela Trovke

All screenings followed by Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Tickets:
Single Screening: $7/Students, $10/Adults
Full Festival Pass: $25/Students, $32/Adults

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5th Avenue Cinema ~ Portland, OR
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

5th Avenue Cinema ~ Portland, OR

PROGRAM C: JUSTICE BENDS

Description: Martin Luther King Jr said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." But does it really?

Films Showing: Water Warriors, Charlie, Lazercism, Minerita, Laps, The 5th Season

Screening followed by Q&A with festival director, and Portland resident, Michael Harrington.

Tickets: $5 student/$10 regular (suggested donation, click to purchase)

 

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Dinner at Citizen ~ Portland, OR
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner at Citizen ~ Portland, OR

Media Institute For Social Change Presents

Dinner at Citizen: An Evening With Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival

Festival Director, Michael Harrington will preview films from this year's WRTFF lineup and lead a discussion on the role of film festivals in building community and supporting socially impactful filmmaking.

Beer provided by Coalition Brewing. Wine from Winderlea Vineyard & Winery.

Dinner provided by Laughing Plant

Tickets: $25 (click to purchase)

For more information on Citizen and the Media Institute for Social Change, please visit:

www.mediamakingchange.org

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Sou'Wester Lodge Airstream Poetry Festival ~ Seaview, WA
Oct
21
8:30 PM20:30

Sou'Wester Lodge Airstream Poetry Festival ~ Seaview, WA

Mother Foucault's Bookshop

Third Annual Airstream Poetry Festival Presents

A Special Pop-Up of Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival

Program: Curator's Choice

A custom selection of inspiring short films from each of our regular programs.
Films Showing: "Artalde," "White Face," "Lazercism," "Laps," and more TBA.

Screening followed by Q&A with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Free Showing. Donations accepted at the door. All are welcomed, even if you're not attending the poetry festival.

Location: Sou'Wester Lodge Pavilion
 

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City Lights Cinema ~ Florence, OR
Oct
15
2:30 PM14:30

City Lights Cinema ~ Florence, OR

PROGRAM B: IN BETWEEN US

Description: The bonds that connect us often come in unexpected forms.

Films Showing: The Tables, Big City, Anna, Bende Sira, Zela Trovke

Screening followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Tickets: $9.50 Regular/ $8.50 Senior/Student/Military/ $7.50 Kids 12 and Under/$6.50 City Lights Members (click here to purchase)

Serving: Popcorn, drinks and snacks!

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Congregational Church ~ Lincoln City, OR
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Congregational Church ~ Lincoln City, OR

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PROGRAM D: LEFT BEHIND, NOT FORGOTTEN

Description: Love from loss. Hope from separation. Wisdom from tragedy.

Films Showing: Urban Cowboys, Mother's Day, An Other, Fantassut, Love the Sinner

Screening followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Free event (donations accepted at the door). All are welcomed.

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