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Thursday, August 19
 

4:00pm EDT

Fulldome - XX-Treme Art Immersive: Tudo Desconexo / Sarava / Double
Fulldome Shorts Block: XX-Treme Art Immersive

Title: Tudo Desconexo
Creator: Sarah Alvim
Run Time: 4:50
Country of Origin: Germany
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The phenomenological human -as the opposite of the rationally constructed world of form, color, and light- develops its speech in a poem written in symbols and three languages while trying to be none. The stage will no longer be muted as words attempt to disconnect from literature, deconstructing all form and reaching to be perceived as an unpredictable event, sometimes meaningful, sometimes not.

Title: Saravá
Creator: Pedro Rodolpho Ramos
Run Time: 15:36
Country of Origin: Brazil/Germany
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Saravá is an audiovisual composition about how empathic gestures can rise from cultural syncretism. Created with electroacoustic music and visual music animation, Saravá has language as an object of artistic research. The composition explores the meaning of comprehension through linguistic and psychoanalysis, and the voice, different spoken languages, and field recordings are its main sound objects. It is visually composed with algorithmically created digital arts.

Title: Double
Creator: Masashige Iida Butoh, Kazuko Mogami, Keiun Kim
Run Time: 44:00
Country of Origin: Japan
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The fulldome film, double, features a Butoh dance performance with a ball-jointed doll. When we look at a doll, we usually understand what it is through layers of social, contextual, and sentimental illusions, rather than purely seeing the doll itself. To acknowledge such a pure state of things—which we often dismiss—the German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) introduced the concept of the ‘thing-in-itself’ (‘Ding an sich’ in German), while noting that the latter is potentially unfathomable. In the filmed performance, the Butoh dancer attempts to reveal her body itself (i.e., the ‘body-in-itself’, to borrow Kant’s words) through cultivating her sensibilities. By re-interpreting the ball-jointed doll through the Butoh dance, I would like to disrupt our shared perception of dolls. That is a re-manifestation of the doll—through which, I believe, we gain an alternative perspective towards the world.

Thursday August 19, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Museum of Arts & Sciences 4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210

8:00pm EDT

Special Screening: Best Summer Ever (Free Outdoor Screening!)
Title: BEST SUMMER EVER
Director: Michael Parks Randa and Lauren Smitelli
Run Time: 72:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language, Drug References
Synopsis: Sage and Anthony have had the “Best Summer Ever” after falling in love at a dance camp in Vermont. Not expecting to see each other again until the following summer, Sage, by a twist of fate, arrives unexpectedly at the same high school as Anthony. Now faced with the drama of high school cliques, an evil cheerleader, and the illegal secret that keeps Sage's family on the move, they are forced to reevaluate their relationship as Tony struggles to be both the high school football star and the dancer he’s always wanted to be.

This fresh and exhilarating take on the beloved teen musical genre featuring eight original songs and a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities. BEST SUMMER EVER was created in partnership with Zeno Mountain Farm an organization that champions lifelong friendship and opportunity for people with disabilities and other marginalized communities. The film premiered at SXSW 2021 and was ranked number 6 on USA Today’s top ten films to not miss from SXSW21.

Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXZGvturIAo




Thursday August 19, 2021 8:00pm - 10:30pm EDT
Mill Hill Community Ats Center 213 Clinton Street Macon, Georgia 31204
 
Friday, August 20
 

10:45am EDT

Georgia Made Documentary: Trafficked / Clean Slate
Georgia Made

Title: TRAFFICKED
Director: Doug Stroup
Run Time: 10:17
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: “My name is Anna Davis… and this is my story”. At the young age of 13, Anna Davis was enticed on social media by a trafficker using a fake profile. She was drawn into his web, kidnapped and trafficked. She lived a nightmare that she “could not wake up from” until she was rescued. She is now on the witness stand in a court of law, where she tells her story in hopes that there is enough evidence to convict her trafficker and sentence him to jail.

Title: CLEAN SLATE
Director: Jared Callahan
Run Time: 95:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language, Drug Use
Synopsis: Executive produced by Alex Lehmann (Paddleton, Blue Jay), CLEAN SLATE follows two friends in a drug recovery program in the American South struggling to come to terms with their addiction and mental illness by making a short film about the pain they’ve caused their families.

For more information, visit the CLEAN SLATE website.

Friday August 20, 2021 10:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201

11:30am EDT

Fulldome - Family Fun Block: Beautiful Baby Tilapia / Magic Globe A Story of Seasons
Fulldome Shorts Block: Family Fun Block

Title: Beautiful Baby Tilapia
Creator: Asya Dyro, Nyamalango primary school students
Run Time: 4:34
Country of Origin: Belarus, Tanzania
Ratings: None
Synopsis: This story is about a small fish swimming in a big river in search of her family. In a simple and metaphoric way, the story tells about environmental problems. All the illustrations for the movie were made entirely by kids!

Title: Magic Globe A Story of Seasons
Creator,: Creative Planet Maciej Ligowski (Producer, Director), Zuzanna Ligowska (Writer), Maciej Rasała (Art Director)
Run Time: 25:37
Country of Origin: Poland
Ratings: None
Synopsis: On vacation at her grandpa’s, a little girl Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery. Edek, Mia’s eccentric uncle, tricks the girl into using the tool’s secret powers to change the world’s seasons. She quickly realizes the consequences of what they are going to do, but Edek doesn’t want to let the plan go.

Friday August 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Museum of Arts & Sciences 4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210

11:30am EDT

The Future of Film - Student Shorts Block
The Future of Film - Student Shorts Block

Title: THE WINNER
Director: Caroline Locke
Run Time: 2:46
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A short film about a Florida man who wins a scratch-off lottery ticket at his local convenience store. After encountering a needy family, he must make a pivotal decision.

Title: SMELL THE TREES
Director: Breyionna Flowers
Run Time: 14:40
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: While social distancing during a pandemic, Jakayla reluctantly embraces her ill sister’s request to create a list of ways to find joy during sorrow.

Title: BINGE BUDDIES
Director: Hollis Rosenkranz
Run Time: 4:22
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: When a pizza is mistakenly delivered to her house, Laura, quarantining alone, makes an unlikely friend.

Title: FOURTH OF JULY
Director: Major Dorfman
Run Time: 11:28
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A young mother struggles to parent her two rambunctious boys over the course of one hot, summer day.

Title: TOOMSBORO
Director: Liam Tangum
Run Time: 14:44
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: Two brothers in a small Georgia town find a large sum of money in a crashed car and have different ideas about what to do with it.

Title: FORGIVE ME, FATHER
Director: Jona Schlosser
Run Time: 14:44
Country of Origin: Germany
Ratings: Violence
Synopsis: The short film FORGIVE ME, FATHER takes the viewer back to the year 1966. Germany is divided. Not far from East Berlin, 10-year-old Thomas grows up with his grandmother. It soon becomes clear that there is nothing normal about his family. As a small boy, he has to witness his mother being committed to a psychiatric institution for unknown reasons. This event haunts the boy up to his present. Plagued by a strong longing for his father, who emigrated to West Germany even before the construction of the German Wall, he plans his escape, which radically changes not only his life but also that of the border guard Johannes Bauer. Through his inner conflict between morality and conviction, the framework of his world view begins to collapse. Tossed back and forth between the extremes, the viewer becomes witness to a true story that makes one think.

Title: NASHVILLE'S SHADOW
Director: J. Austin Duke
Run Time: 13:26
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The real life super hero, Shadow Patriot, serves the people of Nashville in an unconventional way.

Title: ISLAND VISION
Director: Max Ramming
Run Time: 19:30
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Saving a pristine island to share with others, Sandy West created a hospitable and sustainable community of interdisciplinary artists, scientists and authors with the hope that an idea would be generated to advance the human condition, much like Archimedes’ fulcrum.

Friday August 20, 2021 11:30am - 1:15pm EDT
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

1:00pm EDT

Narrative Shorts: Here for the Twist Block
Narrative Shorts Block - Here for the Twist

Title: SPRING CLEANING
Director: Joe Boothe
Run Time: 08:45
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Violence, Language
Synopsis: When a disenchanted, passed up middle age salesman is caught cheating by his wife, he’s forced to face his skeletons in the closet to win her back. Will there be a happily ever after or is she fighting demons of her own?

Title: THE PUNISHMENT
Director: Chris Sexton Fletcher
Run Time:12:00
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Ratings: Language,Violence
Synopsis: A grief-stricken father hunts down the boy responsible for the events which led to his son’s murder but finds himself unable to escape the consequences of his own violent actions.

Title: SHE HAD IT COMING
Director: Gedde Watanabe
Run Time: 9:20
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: Vivian Dean is dead. She was killed at a baby shower... Went down a flight of stairs. And now she is hellbent on finding out who did it.

Title: EXIT PACKAGE
Director: John Gray
Run Time:13:08
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: A black comedy, quarantine era murder mystery - a ZOOM meeting for a corrupt investment company goes horribly wrong. Made completely through ZOOM, with all of the actors working from home.

Title: THE CHEST
Director: Charles Elmore
Run Time: 15:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Jessica, a put-upon real estate agent is forced to work alongside Blake, her merciless and cruel superior, in selling a large estate to The Steves, a pair of potential buyers. When a tragic accident befalls the pitiless Blake resulting in his untimely (but maybe deserved?) demise, Jessica seizes the opportunity to make the sale on her own by hiding Blake's body. It’s the perfect crime with one small problem, Jessica’s phone won’t stop ringing. Even worse, it’s Blake. Suspenseful hilarity ensues as Jessica attempts to close the sale before anyone finds out, but secrets rarely go uncovered for long.

Title: SMILEY DEATH FACE
Director: Andrew Patrick Torrez
Run Time: 07:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Violence
Synopsis: A young girl stumbles into a text message conversation with an anonymous person that communicates entirely in Emojis.

Title: MENNONITE AT A GUN SHOW
Director: Derek Evans
Run Time: 10:50
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A man at a bar can't remember a joke.

Title: DIVERTIMENTO
Director: Keyvan Sheikhalishahi
Run Time: 30:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Violence
Synopsis: Jonas Olsen (Kellan Lutz), a chess player haunted by a tragic past, is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, Divertimento

Friday August 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201

1:45pm EDT

Music Shorts: Sergi & Irina / Call Me Back: The Uncommon Wisdom of Yvette Slosch
Music Shorts Block

Title: SERGI & IRINA
Director: Miquel Verd & Àlex Tejedor
Run Time: 24:00
Country of Origin: Spain
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Raixa, June 21st 1939. Sergi, the heir of the mansion falls in love with Irina, the mansion overseer's niece, during the summer solstice party. Second World War previous circumstances force them to separate, but that night they arrange to meet next year, at the same place, at the same time. Will they keep their promise?

Title: CALL ME BACK - THE UNCOMMON WISDOM OF YVETTE SLOSCH
Director: Aaron Weinstein
Run Time: 19:51
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Infamous New York City talent agent, Yvette Slosch (LINDA LAVIN), is determined to make a star out of her newest client, jazz violinist, Aaron Weinstein (HIMSELF). She refuses to let Aaron's lack of name recognition, jazz's dwindling fan base, or the 2020 global pandemic get in her way. As the pandemic rages, Yvette's schemes to keep Aaron's career afloat become increasingly convoluted, testing her abilities as an agent and her friendship with Aaron.

Friday August 20, 2021 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

2:00pm EDT

Fulldome - EDU-tainment: Indora / Making Magic 3D A Visual Effects Story
Fulldome Shorts Block: EDU-Tainment

Title: INDORA
Creators: Direction: Sara Melissa Gallego, Production: The Forest Experimental, Music: Sebastian Villada, Photographers: Juan Camilo Botero Correa and David Gómez Henao
Run Time: 7:34
Country of Origin: Colombia
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Colombia is one of the wealthiest countries in biodiversity but suffers from its natural resources due to mining and deforestation. INDORA is an audiovisual short for Digital Dome; this video art piece questions the loss of ecosystems and calls to protect this territory, live in balance, and be in harmony with the organic network that sustains everything.

Title: MAKING MAGIC 3D - A VISUAL EFFECTS STORY
Creator: Visualiseringscenter C
Run Time: 30:00
Country of Origin: Sweden
Ratings: None
Synopsis: In the magical world of visual effects, anything can happen. Making Magic is the story of how visual effects are created for film and computer games – and how they are affected by the laws of nature that govern the real world. Join Peter Stormare on a breathtaking fulldome journey and discover how effects are created – from equations to explosions.

Friday August 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Museum of Arts & Sciences 4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210

3:00pm EDT

Documentary: Finding Tyler / Barefoot - The Mark Baumer Story
Title: FINDING TYLER
Director: Chris Brannan, Diana Reichenbach
Run Time: 20:00
Country of Origin: France, United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: In August of 2003, Tyler Johnson was a prized scholar in theoretical physics. Months later he was homeless on the island of Corsica, a fugitive wanted by the FBI. For six years Tyler sent letters to his family, each containing cryptic clues about his condition. Then the letters stopped arriving. His final letter was found at his last known whereabouts: a remote mountain refuge near Corsica's highest peaks. Alongside that unsent letter was a journal outlining his years living on the run. Using that journal—Tyler’s own words—and interviews with those who knew him best, Finding Tyler explores the core struggle of life as a fugitive.

Title: BAREFOOT: THE MARK BAUMER STORY
Director: Julie Sokolow
Run Time: 86:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: BAREFOOT is a portrait of Mark Baumer, a writer and activist who walked barefoot for over 100 days to protest climate change. In a voice The New Yorker praised as “reminiscent of Andy Kaufman”, Baumer narrates his walk in self-recorded videos, sharing his offbeat take on life and how we all can make a difference.

Friday August 20, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

3:15pm EDT

Narrative Feature: Bone Cage
Title: BONE CAGE
Director: Taylor Olson
Run Time: 89:00
Country of Origin: Canada
Ratings: Language, Adult Situations, Violence
Synopsis: Jamie works operating a wood processor, clear-cutting for pulp. At the end of each shift, he walks through the destruction he has created looking for injured animals, and rescues those he can. Jamie's desire to break free from this world is thwarted by the very environment and circumstance he's trying to escape.


Friday August 20, 2021 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201

5:00pm EDT

Documentary: Short Stories Block
Documentary - Short Stories

Title: SNOWY
Director: Kaitlyn Schwalje , Alexander Lewis
Run Time: 12:11
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Every November, co-Directors Alex Wolf Lewis and Kaitlyn Schwalje eat Thanksgiving dinner at Alex's Aunt and Uncle’s house just outside of Philadelphia. And every November, they marvel at the fact that the family’s 4-inch-long pet turtle, Snowy, is still alive. Snowy has lived an isolated life in the family basement for the past 10+ years with minimal sunlight and no companionship other than that of his primary caretaker, Uncle Larry. In an effort to improve Snowy's life we ask: Is Snowy happy? And is Snowy even capable of experiencing happiness? This short documentary is both an investigation into animal happiness and an intervention to improve one turtle’s life.

Title: LLAVES (KEYS)
Director: Mayra A. Flores, Nicholas Manting Brewer
Run Time: 03:23
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A young mother, whose family is separated by ICE, shares her story in this short animated documentary. As President Biden changes immigration policies, the film serves a requiem for families torn apart by America's immigration crackdown.

Title: A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION
Director: Ben Proudfoot, Kris Bowers
Run Time: 13:33
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family's lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Title: MELTDOWN IN DIXIE
Director: Emily Harrold
Run Time: 39:47
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: In the wake of the 2015 Charleston Massacre, a battle erupts in Orangeburg, SC between the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and an ice cream shop owner forced to fly the Confederate flag in his parking lot. In doing so, this film explores the broader role of Confederate symbolism in the 21st century and the lingering racial oppression which these symbols help maintain.

Friday August 20, 2021 5:00pm - 6:15pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201

5:00pm EDT

Documentary: Macon Hometown Heroes / Final Words of WWII
Documentary Block

Title: MACON HOMETOWN HERO
Director: Ronald Parker
Run Time: 25:01
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: This film is about a Macon Military African American Hero Who was the First African American Female Colonel.

Title: FINAL WORDS OF WORLD WAR II
Director: Kevin McAfee
Run Time: 61:00
Country of Origin: Italy, United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The U.S. 88th Infantry Division, along with the 313th Combat Engineers, battled their way up Italy to push back the Nazis and Mussolini and re-take Europe for the Allies!

This unbelievable feature-length documentary chronicles some of the last remaining survivors of WWII, including Fred Camp. Hear from the men who were there when they liberated Rome and from the family members who supported them during wartime and long after. Military experts and historians provide valuable insight into the moments that changed momentum and helped win World War II.

Hear how Fred fell in love during the Italian campaign, got blown up and nearly buried alive. He married that beautiful young war bride, Rossana Ferretti, in spite of the language and cultural barriers. Would he survive the war to live out the American dream with the love of his life or pay the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom?

To learn more, visit THE FINAL WORDS OF WORLD WAR II website.

Friday August 20, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

7:00pm EDT

Special Screening: Fulldome Immersive Showcase
FULLDOME IMMSERSIVE SHOWCASE

Experience this collection of immersive short fulldome films at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. This special Immersive Showcase features the most innovative artistic content from around the world. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore museum exhibits and galleries after hours. The short film block will be screened twice with the first seating at 7:30pm and the second seating at 8:30pm.

Title: Black Mantis: The Build
Creator: Visual design : 4Pi Productions (GBR), Sound design : Deri Roberts (GBR)
Run Time: 4:54
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The Build is part of the immersive audiovisual show Black Mantis, a collaboration between musician Deri Roberts and creative studio 4Pi Productions. Sound sculpture, electronica, and jazz evoke an ever-changing visual world, taking audiences on a journey from the microscopic to the celestial.

Title: New World
Creator,: created by: Natalia Oliwiak, music: Marta Gospodarek
Run Time: 11:00
Country of Origin: Polska
Ratings: None
Synopsis: New World - a sensory movie being sort of an urban/natural diptych juxtaposing two worlds: a modern metropolis and painterly landscapes. The show demonstrates the hazards of overstimulation people are subjected to while living in the center of the cities, as well as of subconscious longing for remaining in touch with nature.

Title: Babel
Creator,: Roman Gomes
Run Time: 4:07
Country of Origin: Argentina
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Babel is an animated short film that, through the surreal and symbolic, explores the technological communication devices and the isolation that they generate in people.

Title: Totalidad (Wholeness)
Creators: Director: John Melo Arreglos sonoros: Iván Agreda - John Melo, Programación y código: Nina Mesías Diseño, 3D: Ricardo Vargas Asesoría: Hache Tésis citada: Tesis Del pensamiento a la piedra y de la piedra al pensamiento. Piedras con dibujos en el valle de Sibundoy
Ana lucía Flórez Páez
Run Time:
Country of Origin: Colombia
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Wholeness is an audio and video experimental project, which relates art, technology and ancient knowledge. It asks about the Being and the Whole using evocations of surreal landscapes. Its concept was developed through interpretations of geometric patterns inside Pre-Columbian graphical practices, and my experiences with entheogens, (Yagé), in rituals with some people of knowledge who belong to the indigenous community kamëntša, Sibundoy (Putumayo, Colombia).

Title: Terra TV
Creator,: Marek Slipek
Run Time: 4:48
Country of Origin: Germany
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Between epic lightness, buzzing control monitors and nightmarish apocalypse terra tv
tells of the arrival of a species alien to us, whose signals and signs we cannot decipher. Much is implied without showing or telling in detail. The viewer is given the opportunity to complete the visuals hints with his or her own imagination. The story takes place – similar to a comic – between the panels.

Title: Suprematism
Creator,: Sergey Prokofyev, Studio Schwitalla
Run Time: 6:00
Country of Origin: Germany
Ratings: None
Synopsis: "The last futuristic exhibition of paintings 0.10” “Zero-ten” was an art exhibition which took place in Petrograd within the period between December 19, 1915 and January 17, 1916. The exhibition featured 36 works by Kazimir Malevich and his associates. Suprematism was presented as a new direction. This short-length film is the architectural and visual experiment in the creation of the spatial compositions based on the suprematic paintings from the exhibition “0,10”.

Stay late and experience a special encore screening of the festival's extreme, artistic fulldome block!

ENCORE SCREENING - FULLDOME SHORTS BLOCK: XX-TREME ART IMMERSIVE

Title: Tudo Desconexo
Creator: Sarah Alvim
Run Time: 4:50
Country of Origin: Germany
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The phenomenological human -as the opposite of the rationally constructed world of form, color, and light- develops its speech in a poem written in symbols and three languages while trying to be none. The stage will no longer be muted as words attempt to disconnect from literature, deconstructing all form and reaching to be perceived as an unpredictable event, sometimes meaningful, sometimes not.

Title: Saravá
Creator: Pedro Rodolpho Ramos
Run Time: 15:36
Country of Origin: Brazil/Germany
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Saravá is an audiovisual composition about how empathic gestures can rise from cultural syncretism. Created with electroacoustic music and visual music animation, Saravá has language as an object of artistic research. The composition explores the meaning of comprehension through linguistic and psychoanalysis, and the voice, different spoken languages, and field recordings are its main sound objects. It is visually composed with algorithmically created digital arts.

Title: Double
Creator: Masashige Iida Butoh, Kazuko Mogami, Keiun Kim
Run Time: 44:00
Country of Origin: Japan
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The fulldome film, double, features a Butoh dance performance with a ball-jointed doll. When we look at a doll, we usually understand what it is through layers of social, contextual, and sentimental illusions, rather than purely seeing the doll itself. To acknowledge such a pure state of things—which we often dismiss—the German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) introduced the concept of the ‘thing-in-itself’ (‘Ding an sich’ in German), while noting that the latter is potentially unfathomable. In the filmed performance, the Butoh dancer attempts to reveal her body itself (i.e., the ‘body-in-itself’, to borrow Kant’s words) through cultivating her sensibilities. By re-interpreting the ball-jointed doll through the Butoh dance, I would like to disrupt our shared perception of dolls. That is a re-manifestation of the doll—through which, I believe, we gain an alternative perspective towards the world.


Friday August 20, 2021 7:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Museum of Arts & Sciences 4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210
 
Saturday, August 21
 

10:30am EDT

LGBTQ Narrative Shorts Block
LGBTQ SHORTS BLOCK

Title: THE BEAUTY PRESIDENT
Director: Whitney Skaugeis
Run Time: 09:56
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: “If a bad actor can be president, why not a good drag queen?” In 1992, Joan Jett Blakk made a historic bid for the White House as one of the first openly queer write-in candidates. Today, Terence Smith, the man behind the persona, reflects back on his place in gay rights history at the height of the AIDS crisis.

Title: LAST SUMMER WITH UNCLE IRA
Director: Gary Jaffe, Katie Ennis
Run Time: 12:36
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Summer, 1991. Before he leaves for his last year at summer camp, closeted teenager Daniel is nudged by his mother Rachel to share a moment and a glass of lemonade with his Uncle Ira, who is dying of complications from HIV/AIDS. Ira wants to talk about their shared identity together before time runs out, but Daniel may not be ready to take that step. Starring Emmy-nominee Wayne Wilcox ("Gilmore Girls," "Only Children"), Igby Rigney ("Blue Bloods") and Tony Award-winner Stephanie J. Block ("Rise," "Madam Secretary.")A government official faces a tough decision after two FBI agents question him about his sexuality.

Title: THE SOUND OF SILENCE
Director: Tracy Nganare Gotoas
Run Time: 12:26
Country of Origin: France
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: During his birthday, Andrea has an announcement to make to his family.

Title: IDDA
Director: Salvatore Sclafani
Run Time: 14:00
Country of Origin: Italy
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A month before her wedding, Lucia and her fiancé travel to southern Italy to set the last details for the event. After reconnecting with her cousin in her childhood home tough, she will start to question her life choices in sight of new unexpected temptations.

Title: THE LAST GIFT
Director: Alex Preston
Run Time: 06:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: When Jamie brings a special gift to his ex-boyfriend’s college graduation, he learns that loving someone also means letting them go.

Title: LAVENDER BOY
Director: Donavan Edwards
Run Time: 09:45
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Adult Situations
Synopsis: A government official faces a tough decision after two FBI agents question him about his sexuality.

Title: GOD'S DAUGHTER DANCES
Director: Sungbin BYUN
Run Time: 24:53
Country of Origin: Korea
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A transgender female dancer, Shin-mi, gets a call from the Military Manpower Administration, to attend for the Military Service Examination. Shin-mi, with everything in readiness, takes her steps to the Military Manpower Administration.

Saturday August 21, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201

11:30am EDT

Fulldome - Family Fun Block: Beautiful Baby Tilapia / Magic Globe A Story of Seasons
Fulldome Shorts Block: Family Fun Block

Title: Beautiful Baby Tilapia
Creator: Asya Dyro, Nyamalango primary school students
Run Time: 4:34
Country of Origin: Belarus, Tanzania
Ratings: None
Synopsis: This story is about a small fish swimming in a big river in search of her family. In a simple and metaphoric way, the story tells about environmental problems. All the illustrations for the movie were made entirely by kids!

Title: Magic Globe A Story of Seasons
Creator,: Creative Planet Maciej Ligowski (Producer, Director), Zuzanna Ligowska (Writer), Maciej Rasała (Art Director)
Run Time: 25:37
Country of Origin: Poland
Ratings: None
Synopsis: On vacation at her grandpa’s, a little girl Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery. Edek, Mia’s eccentric uncle, tricks the girl into using the tool’s secret powers to change the world’s seasons. She quickly realizes the consequences of what they are going to do, but Edek doesn’t want to let the plan go.

Saturday August 21, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Museum of Arts & Sciences 4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210

12:15pm EDT

Georgia Made Documentary: Sapelo
Georgia Made: SAPELO
Director: Nick Brandestini
Run Time: 91:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: Sapelo is a documentary that journeys within a unique American island to tell the story of its matriarchal griot, Cornelia Walker Bailey, and her adopted sons coming of age in the last remaining enclave of the Saltwater Geechee people.

For more information visit the SAPELO website.


Saturday August 21, 2021 12:15pm - 1:45pm EDT
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

12:30pm EDT

Workshop: The Role of Music in Film
2021 Macon Film Festival Workshop - The Role of Music in Film

Have you ever wondered any of the following:

  • How does music impact my film?
  • What is it like to be a musician performing in a film?
  • What are the best ways for me as a filmmaker to work with composers and performers to score my film?
  • What’s it like to win a Grammy for a movie soundtrack?
  • What do I need to know about music licensing?

Steve Moretti is an award-wining performers and producers, and co-founder of Macon Pops, an innovative pops orchestra in Macon. Moretti, a drummer/percussionist/producer is a two-time Grammy® Award nominee and winner of two Telly Awards. He has an extensive recording career, playing on more than 30 nationally-released recordings and playing live in Clint Eastwood’s 2014 film, “Jersey Boys.” Moretti frequently performs with symphonies around the world and he produces music for television specials and for recordings of artists ranging from opera to hip-hop.


Saturday August 21, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Theatre Macon 438 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

12:30pm EDT

Narrative Feature: Electric Jesus
Title: ELECTRIC JESUS
Director: Chris White
Run Time: 107:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: It's the summer of 1986. Erik (Andrew Eakle) is the shy, quiet type—but far more passionate than most teenagers when it comes to God and rock-n-roll. His dream comes true when he is asked to run sound for his favorite band, 316—a Christian hair metal band made up of older kids from his church.

After a blistering performance at a church camp talent show, 316 is introduced to a flashy Christian Rock promoter with a plan. Glad-handing, Lord-loving Skip Wick (Brian Baumgartner) wants to take the band on the road—promising the boys a jam-packed summer of paid Christian rock gigs and a shot at making a real record in Nashville. But most importantly, Skip’s offer represents the ultimate chance to “make Jesus famous.”
Complications arise when a woebegone pastor’s (Judd Nelson) daughter, 16 year-old Sarah (Shannon Hutchinson), stows herself away in the band's RV after a church performance in Alabama. Once discovered, Skip must keep recalcitrant Sarah along for the next couple of weeks on the road—which turns out to be plenty of time for the talented girl to emerge as the band’s muse, head-turning opening act, and Erik’s first love.

ELECTRIC JESUS is a wistful coming-of-age music-comedy reminiscent of THE COMMITMENTS, THAT THING YOU DO, and SING STREET—a rock-and-roll movie about a band that never quite makes it. While the screen band’s music is a weird mash-up of 80’s hair metal and Sunday school, ELECTRIC JESUS wears its heart on its sleeve, ala THE BREAKFAST CLUB, LADY BIRD, and ALMOST FAMOUS.

For more information, visit the ELECTRIC JESUS website.


Saturday August 21, 2021 12:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201

2:00pm EDT

Fulldome - EDU-tainment: Indora / Making Magic 3D A Visual Effects Story
Fulldome Shorts Block: EDU-Tainment

Title: INDORA
Creators: Direction: Sara Melissa Gallego, Production: The Forest Experimental, Music: Sebastian Villada, Photographers: Juan Camilo Botero Correa and David Gómez Henao
Run Time: 7:34
Country of Origin: Colombia
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Colombia is one of the wealthiest countries in biodiversity but suffers from its natural resources due to mining and deforestation. INDORA is an audiovisual short for Digital Dome; this video art piece questions the loss of ecosystems and calls to protect this territory, live in balance, and be in harmony with the organic network that sustains everything.

Title: MAKING MAGIC 3D - A VISUAL EFFECTS STORY
Creator: Visualiseringscenter C
Run Time: 30:00
Country of Origin: Sweden
Ratings: None
Synopsis: In the magical world of visual effects, anything can happen. Making Magic is the story of how visual effects are created for film and computer games – and how they are affected by the laws of nature that govern the real world. Join Peter Stormare on a breathtaking fulldome journey and discover how effects are created – from equations to explosions.

Saturday August 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Museum of Arts & Sciences 4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210

2:15pm EDT

Georgia Made: Narrative Shorts Block
Georgia Made - Narrative Shorts Block 

Title: DIVORCE STORY
Director: Alex Parkinson
Run Time: 3:50
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: In the midst of a bitter argument, Glen and Sarah discover what drove them apart -- and what will keep them together.

Title: PERCHANCE TO DREAM
Director: Megan Hayes
Run Time: 13:51
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Helen has settled into middle age, her job, her boyfriend, and her insomnia… until she meets Larry, her local barista and fellow insomniac, and sparks a friendship that fills the wee hours of the night with F. Scott Fitzgerald, ducks, and zero ZZZZs.

Title: LAUNDRY DAY
Director: Olamma Oparah
Run Time: 04:25
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: When mother and daughter are at odds, a visitor from their past intervenes to remind them to clean their dirty laundry.

Title: DISTURBANCE
Director: Ryan Blount
Run Time: 05:41
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A young police officer discovers a dark secret at a seemingly ordinary suburban home.

Title: BROTHERS BLOOD
Director: Chris Stanford
Run Time: 23:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: After 5 years in prison, Shawn returns home intent on cleansing the bad blood between him and his family. Brothers Blood explores the depths of betrayal and the fight to make a better life for the ones you love.

Title: ARMISTICE
Director: Lee Bailey
Run Time: 16:31
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: In late 1944, an American paratrooper attempts to find his line near the Belgian-German border. His unique, precarious situation forces him to make unthinkable moral decisions. The ripple effects from those decisions have immediate and life long ramifications.

Title: COMPLICATED
Director: James Faucett
Run Time: 07:20
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: "Complicated" is a lighthearted comedy in which a talent agent named Joe tries to convince the agency's top actor, a girl named Riley, to renew her contract. Along the way he discovers that beneath Riley’s impossible initial demands is an even more problematic one: that he get back together with her mother.

Title: STANDING OVATION
Director: Chase Gutzmore
Run Time: 19:47
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Charles Henderson has been cast as the lead in a play about slavery written and directed by acclaimed director Kurt Santiago. Charles is talented and determined, but Kurt is willing to do whatever it takes to get the best performance out of his actors to ensure his reputation, even if that means sinking into the dark abyss of an actors mind to pull out the truest of emotions and pain required for this soulful character.

Saturday August 21, 2021 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

2:45pm EDT

Georgia Made Narrative Feature: Landlocked
Title: LANDLOCKED
Director: Timothy Hall
Run Time: 83:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings:  Language
Synopsis: A man reunites with his estranged, transgender father as they journey to scatter his late mother's ashes off the Georgia coast. "Landlocked" marks the feature film debut of transgender actress, Delia Kropp, in the lead role of Briana.


Saturday August 21, 2021 2:45pm - 4:15pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201

4:00pm EDT

Fulldome - Art Immersive: The Build / New World / Babel / Totalidad / Terra TV / Suprematism
Fulldome Shorts Block: Art Immersive Block

Title: Black Mantis: The Build
Creator: Visual design : 4Pi Productions (GBR), Sound design : Deri Roberts (GBR)
Run Time: 4:54
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The Build is part of the immersive audiovisual show Black Mantis, a collaboration between musician Deri Roberts and creative studio 4Pi Productions. Sound sculpture, electronica, and jazz evoke an ever-changing visual world, taking audiences on a journey from the microscopic to the celestial.

Title: New World
Creator,: created by: Natalia Oliwiak, music: Marta Gospodarek
Run Time: 11:00
Country of Origin: Polska
Ratings: None
Synopsis: New World - a sensory movie being sort of an urban/natural diptych juxtaposing two worlds: a modern metropolis and painterly landscapes. The show demonstrates the hazards of overstimulation people are subjected to while living in the center of the cities, as well as of subconscious longing for remaining in touch with nature.

Title: Babel
Creator,: Roman Gomes
Run Time: 4:07
Country of Origin: Argentina
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Babel is an animated short film that, through the surreal and symbolic, explores the technological communication devices and the isolation that they generate in people.

Title: Totalidad (Wholeness)
Creators: Director: John Melo Arreglos sonoros: Iván Agreda - John Melo, Programación y código: Nina Mesías Diseño, 3D: Ricardo Vargas Asesoría: Hache Tésis citada: Tesis Del pensamiento a la piedra y de la piedra al pensamiento. Piedras con dibujos en el valle de Sibundoy
Ana lucía Flórez Páez
Run Time:
Country of Origin: Colombia
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Wholeness is an audio and video experimental project, which relates art, technology and ancient knowledge. It asks about the Being and the Whole using evocations of surreal landscapes. Its concept was developed through interpretations of geometric patterns inside Pre-Columbian graphical practices, and my experiences with entheogens, (Yagé), in rituals with some people of knowledge who belong to the indigenous community kamëntša, Sibundoy (Putumayo, Colombia).

Title: Terra TV
Creator,: Marek Slipek
Run Time: 4:48
Country of Origin: Germany
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Between epic lightness, buzzing control monitors and nightmarish apocalypse terra tv
tells of the arrival of a species alien to us, whose signals and signs we cannot decipher. Much is implied without showing or telling in detail. The viewer is given the opportunity to complete the visuals hints with his or her own imagination. The story takes place – similar to a comic – between the panels.

Title: Suprematism
Creator,: Sergey Prokofyev, Studio Schwitalla
Run Time: 6:00
Country of Origin: Germany
Ratings: None
Synopsis: "The last futuristic exhibition of paintings 0.10” “Zero-ten” was an art exhibition which took place in Petrograd within the period between December 19, 1915 and January 17, 1916. The exhibition featured 36 works by Kazimir Malevich and his associates. Suprematism was presented as a new direction. This short-length film is the architectural and visual experiment in the creation of the spatial compositions based on the suprematic paintings from the exhibition “0,10”.

Saturday August 21, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Museum of Arts & Sciences 4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210

4:15pm EDT

Narrative Shorts - Relationships Block
Narrative Shorts - Relationships Block

Title: THE RIBBON
Director: Polla-Ilariya Kozino
Run Time: 4:25
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A young girl suddenly finds herself in a beautiful imaginary world. As she explores this enchanting place, the long ribbon of her dress gets caught, holding her back. As she pulls on the ribbon to break free, a completely unexpected journey begins.

Title: JASMINE
Director: Nikolai Metin
Run Time: 9:46
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: In a not so distant future, a family struggles to prevent tragedy; for the second time over...

Title: BJ'S MOBILE GIFT SHOP
Director: Jason Park
Run Time: 16:08
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language
Synopsis: A young Korean-American hustler runs throughout the city of Chicago making sales out of his "mobile gift shop".

Title: HAVANA
Director: Faith Strongheart
Run Time: 12:23
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Adult Situations
Synopsis: Cuba, 1970’s. Antonio, an immigration officer by day, sells exit visas illegally by night at exorbitant prices. Antonio’s secrets go beyond his secret job, though: he is also hiding his homosexuality, which comes to light when his lover, Jian, comes in looking for an exit visa for himself.

Title: MEN CRYING
Director: Cate Smierciak
Run Time: 8:30
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Adult Situations, Language
Synopsis: A one night stand-off.

Title: GOOD MORNING! THIS IS LANA...
Director: Sergio M Vaccaro
Run Time: 17:02
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: The truth behind a cheery wake-up caller's life in the 1970s South begins unraveling with each call she makes.

Title: THE ICE CREAM STOP
Director: Raul Perez
Run Time: 26:26
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: When the American Dream meets tragedy, the course of many lives changes forever.

Saturday August 21, 2021 4:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

4:45pm EDT

Georgia Made Narrative Documentary: Saving Juliette
Title: SAVING JULIETTE
Director: Evey Wilson Wetherbee
Run Time: 40:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None

Synopsis: The high cancer rates became town folklore in Juliette, Ga. Neighbors saw homes demolished, wells filled with concrete, and padlocks with the power company logo on the property gates. The 40-minute investigative documentary Saving Juliette follows residents soon after they’ve learned that their drinking water is contaminated by a leaking coal ash pond at the local power plant - the largest coal-fired power plant in the US. The residents around the plant don’t have access to city or county water lines. They’ve relied on water from their wells for decades.

This film takes viewers into intimate moments in people's kitchens and heated community meetings in Churches, as residents share their own health issues and fears around the polluted water.
“Saving Juliette” is a story of what happens when people galvanize their community, question their political leanings, and work to hold their representatives accountable, all in an effort to answer a question asked in the film by Juliette resident Gloria Hammond: “Will it ever be good water again?”


Saturday August 21, 2021 4:45pm - 5:30pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201

7:45pm EDT

Special Screening: First Date
Title: FIRST DATE
Director: Manuel Crosby & Darren Knapp
Run Time: 103:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language, Drug References, Violence
Synopsis: Shy high schooler Mike finally summons the courage to ask out his badass neighbor Kelsey, only to realize he’s missing a key element for a successful date - the car. Panicked and low on cash, he’s conned into buying a beat up ‘65 Chrysler. Mike's plan to win over Kelsey soon turns into a surreal misadventure when they are inexplicably targeted by a pair of cops, a criminal gang, and a vengeful cat lady. A night fueled by desire, bullets, and burning rubber makes any other first date seem like a walk in the park. In this perfectly executed throwback thrill ride, directing duo Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp deftly weave together elements of dark comedy, teen romance, shoot 'em up action and classic coming-of-age story, creating a truly entertaining ride that never misses a beat. This refreshing mix of tones, coupled with a break-out performance from Tyson Brown as Mike, make FIRST DATE a truly outstanding first feature

Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmASbwysSQI

Saturday August 21, 2021 7:45pm - 10:00pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201
 
Sunday, August 22
 

10:30am EDT

Documentary: Fearless
Title: FEARLESS
Director: Wojciech Lorenc
Run Time: 89:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: An intimate portrait of a boxing gym in a small town of Conroe, Texas. The film is constructed as an allegory for the challenges faced by people of color and immigrants in the US.


Sunday August 22, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201

11:00am EDT

Macon Shorts - Narrative: Rectified / James / Low Heat
Macon Shorts Block - Narrative

Title: RECTIFIED
Director: Chris Hall
Run Time: 9:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language, Violence
Synopsis: Childhood friends are reunited to hash out the details of a deal gone bad. Before the situation is resolved, their past actions must be rectified.

Title: JAMES
Director: Tim Bulena
Run Time: 30:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language, Violence
Synopsis: After serial killer Darwin killed Detective James' mother and fiance', James quit the force. Detective Greg Banks tries to recruit James back, to help solve a cold case that is tied to the serial killer Darwin. What started out as a cat and mouse game will finally come to an end. Will James get revenge or will he meet his fate?

Title: LOW HEAT
Director: John Carroll DeShazier
Run Time: 48:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language, Violence
Synopsis: The foul mouth quick quipping Jamal becomes involved with two greedy drug dealers in a drug deal that’s gone completely off track. Jamal becomes captured alongside an unlikely ally. The city’s crime boss finds out about the botched drug deal and wants all of them dead. Narrowly escaping the clutches of the crime boss, Jamal is then betrayed. Entangled by deceit and vengeance, Jamal has to choose between life and death.

Sunday August 22, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

12:30pm EDT

Documentary: Larry Flynt for President
Title: LARRY FLYNT FOR PRESIDENT
Director: Nadia Szold
Run Time: 90:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language, Violence, Nudity, Adult Situations
Synopsis: This is the untold story of one of America's most notorious outcasts who in 1983 challenged Ronald Reagan for the presidency. In a campaign to expose political corruption and hypocrisy, Larry Flynt criss-crossed the country in his gold plated wheelchair taking his platform from the highest courts to the lowest prisons. Was he for real? Or was he bluffing? Was it parody? Or was it prophecy? "Larry Flynt for President" sets out to discover the limits of parody and the nature of satire in a country that celebrates freedom of speech yet punishes those who dissent too loudly.


Sunday August 22, 2021 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201

1:00pm EDT

Documentary: The Passing On
Title: THE PASSING ON
Director: Nathan Clarke
Run Time: 70:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Strong Language
Synopsis: Three professions ushered Black former slaves from poverty to the American dream: preacher, teacher, and undertaker. Today, renowned embalmer James Bryant puts his faith in a new generation to continue this vanishing legacy. He’s met with resistance from his young intern, Clarence Pierre, who himself is conflicted about his commitment due to the judgment he feels from the Black community as a queer, Christian man.

For more information visit THE PASSING ON website.


Sunday August 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

2:30pm EDT

Narrative Feature: Thorp
Title: THORP
Director: Dennis Donovan
Run Time: 107:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: After fleeing Earth in the 80s, an alien returns to his childhood home to find his best friend.


Sunday August 22, 2021 2:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201

3:00pm EDT

Macon Shorts - Documentary: Red, Blue Rose / Searchers - Sweet Springs Sanitarium
Macon Shorts Block - Documentary

Title: Red' Blue Rose
Director: Eric Mayle
Run Time: 21:12
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: RBR is a short documentary about one man's journey from the darkest depths of addiction to a life of sobriety and helping others in active addiction. Red shares his incredible story with great vulnerability, depth, and humor.

Title: SEARCHERS - SWEET SPRINGS SANITARIUM
Director: Bobby McCullough
Run Time: 31:42
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: A group of paranormal investigators travel into the mountains of West Virginia to decide if the human mind and paranormal occurrences are connected.

Sunday August 22, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

4:30pm EDT

Narrative Feature: Last Night in Rozzie
Title: LAST NIGHT IN ROZZIE
Director: Sean Gannet
Run Time: 80:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language, Violence
Synopsis: When a New York lawyer returns to his Boston hometown to reunite his dying friend with his young son, he is forced to finally confront a childhood trauma.

For more information visit THE LAST NIGHT IN ROZZIE website.


Sunday August 22, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

4:45pm EDT

Music Documentary: This Time / Tonton Manu
Title: THIS TIME
Director: Lanessa Miller, Ahren Buchheister Music Director
Run Time: 04:10
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: None
Synopsis: This Time imagines a successful touring headliner on the road who has made up her mind to be done with the pretty boys and the fashionable guys who’ve let her down, and This Time to find a man she can count on to love her more than himself.

Title: TONTON MANU
Director: Patrick Puzenat & Thierry Dechilly
Run Time: 90:00
Country of Origin: France
Ratings: None
Synopsis: Composer, musician, journalist, an ambassador of the Francophone world, honoured and distinguished around the world; Manu Dibango has remained himself wherever he may find himself. Manu Dibango is a man in a hurry who knows how to take his time. The film is in his image, giving way to long musical tracks, rehearsals, concerts, improvisations, moments of sharing with fellow artists in music, moments of grace where the unique voice of his swinging saxophone flies, swings, sways, exults or murmurs like a confidence.

For more information visit the TONTON MANU website.


Sunday August 22, 2021 4:45pm - 6:15pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201

7:30pm EDT

Special Screening: ONE OF THESE DAYS
Title: ONE OF THESE DAYS
Director: Bastian Günther
Run Time: 120:00
Country of Origin: United States
Ratings: Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Synopsis: In a small southern town in the US, twenty down-on-their-luck folks compete to win a brand new pick-up truck, a prize that might finally tip the scales of life in their favor. The annual 'Hands On' contest puts the vehicle literally within their reach – the winning contestant is the last one standing with their hands held firmly on the truck. Armed only with their dreams and determination, the participants forgo basic human needs to stand around the pickup truck for days to beat out their competitors. All for the benefit of an enthusiastic audience and the glare of the local media who turn up each year for the car dealership's popular publicity stunt. As the blisteringly hot days and long nights of struggle, exhaustion, mind games, hilarity, loss of control and insanity add up, only one winner can drive away with the truck. Each contestant has their own reasons for joining the contest, and as the hours tick by, their humanity is laid bare. Who will hold on and win – and at what cost?

Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLni-gxzAnQ


Sunday August 22, 2021 7:30pm - 9:45pm EDT
Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201