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  • American Fable

    BUY TICKETS When 11-year-old Gitty discovers that her beloved father is hiding a wealthy man in her family's silo in order to save their struggling farm, she is forced to choose between saving the man's life or protecting her family from the consequences of their actions. 96 minutes

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  • Church of Felons

    BUY TICKETS The captivating true story of addiction, loss, and redemption. 4 multi-offense felons attempt to dig out from rock bottom after a life of addiction and crime, which in heavy-handed Polk County Wisconsin is a long shot. 87 minutes

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  • Divided We Fall

    BUY TICKETS In the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites staged one of the largest sustained protests in US history, with tens of thousands of people from around Wisconsin converging in the capital to oppose newly elected governor Scott Walker’s “budget repair bill.” DIVIDED WE FALL explores the internal challenges of a rapidly developing and diverse social movement; where activists shared common goals, but often had conflicting ideas about how to get there. 99 minutes

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  • Little Boxes

    Buy Tickets It's the summer before 6th grade, and Clark is the new-in-town biracial kid in a sea of white. Discovering that to be cool he needs to act 'more black,' he fumbles to meet expectations, while his urban intellectual parents Mack and Gina also strive to adjust to small-town living. Equipped for the many inherent challenges of New York, the tight-knit family are ill prepared for the drastically different set of obstacles that their new community presents, and soon find themselves struggling to understand themselves and each other in this new suburban context.

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  • Little Men

    BUY TICKTETS Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father and Tony's mother threatens to become contentious. 85 minutes

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  • Nuts!

    BUY TICKETS The mostly true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire with his goat-testicle impotence cure and a million-watt radio station. 79 minutes Sponsored by Wantoot Gallery

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  • Raising Bertie

    BUY TICKETS In an intimate six-year portrait set in rural North Carolina, three African American boys grow into adulthood, exploring complex relationships between generational poverty, educational inequity, and race. 105 minutes

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  • The Barkley Marathons

    BUY TICKETS In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of physical and mental endurance in this documentary that contemplates the value of pain. 89 minutes

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  • The Driftless Area

    Buy Tickets Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), a bartender with unyielding optimism, returns to his tiny hometown after his parents' death. When he falls for the enigmatic Stella (Zooey Deschanel), Pierre is unknowingly pulled into a cat-and-mouse game that involves a duffel bag full of cash, a haphazard yet determined criminal (John Hawkes), and a mystery that will determine all of their fates. With Alia Shawkat, Frank Langella, Aubrey Plaza, and Ciarán Hinds. Zachary Sluser's film, based on the novel by Tom Drury, is a contemporary fable about the ways we struggle to control time and fate in a possibly predetermined universe. 95 minutes

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  • The Seeker

    BUY TICKETS Set to the music of Midwest indie rock sensation Cloud Cult, a daughter's idyllic life is turned upside-down by immense tragedy. As she grows older, her cynicism and apathy towards her new reality is challenged by a reminder from the past that sets her on a pilgrimage that will define her. 60 minutes

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  • The Smart Studios Story

    Buy Tickets Drawing on in-depth-interviews with musicians and producers, never-before-seen archival footage and a ripping-hot soundtrack, American Noise: The Smart Studios Story tells the story of the pivotal Midwest link to the global rise of Alternative Rock in the 1990’s and the unassuming Madison Wisconsin recording studio at its center. The post-70’s explosion of independent music in America has many traceable roots, each with a compelling story. This is one of the most significant stories has never been told until now. 90 minutes

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  • Unbroken Glass

    BUY TICKETS After losing his parents at the age of six, Kartemqin filmmaker Dinesh Sabu travels to India, Louisiana, California, and New Mexico, piecing together the story of his mother's schizophrenia and how his family dealt with it in an age and culture where mental illness was often misunderstood, scorned and taboo. 57 minutes

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  • American Storytellers

    Robert Wolf has traveled across the country, holding writing workshops and collecting stories from Americans of all walks of life, with the hope that by sharing our stories, we can underline our common humanity. 11 minutes SCREENING WITH CHURCH OF FELONS

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  • Dollface

    Exploring the mysterious and infatuating challenges of marriage, Dot and Max find their relationship faced with the curse of ultimate incompatibility. 17 minutes SCREENING WITH THE SEEKER

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  • Grill Dog

    Two young brothers run away from their family vacation resort in search of a ‘titty waterfall,’ but when they accidentally maim someone’s pet dog, they have to confront life, death and their own sibling rivalry. Also, there are dick jokes. 17 minutes SCREENING WITH LITTLE MEN

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  • I Don't Like Here

    Eli is a transgender young man growing up in Iran, seeking his true nature regardless of constant disagreements with his father. 20 minutes SCREENING WITH UNBROKEN GLASS

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  • Snapdragons

    Alex, a biotech engineer, designs a machine to help people in crisis situations. When she attempts to use it in her everyday life, her actions take her into emotionally hazardous territory. 10 minutes SCREENING WITH FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT FEATURE

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  • Stateless: Syrian Refugees in Detroit

    Fleeing the violent Syrian Crisis, refugees resettle in Detroit where they face pushback from the locals of their new community. 14 minutes SCREENING WITH DIVIDED WE FALL

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  • Franz to Locke 2

    Franz is surprised to find that her friend Locke hasn’t gone to the seashore over the school holidays, but is secretly camping out on the roof of her building, allowing time for the two friends to spend together. 14 minutes

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  • Herb & I

    After the end of another violent relationship, a girl discovers that she feels emotionally attached to an electric fan. 13 minutes

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  • I Hate The Color Red

    A comedy about a sister and a brother who having inherited a video store from their parents, struggle to keep it a viable business. 19 minutes

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  • Illusions

    Inspired by short story 'Goats Eyes' by Max Frei, two characters find themselves in limbo - to get out, they need to win a simple game with only one rule: the next level is just a step down. 6 minutes

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  • Monster

    A girl walks home at night and has to come face-to-face with the monsters lurking in the darkness. 5 minutes

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  • No.16, Da An Road

    With a sketchbook in hand, a young girl copes with her longings and loneliness through imagination. 7 minutes

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  • Optics for Love

    An industrial worker in St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks purpose while escaping his past. 6 minutes

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  • Rougarou

    When 11-year-old Sabine’s grieving widower father breaks his lenten vow to stop drinking, he evokes the wrath of a mythical Bayou monster. Together, father and daughter must defeat all the monsters in their lives, in order to survive as a family. 15 minutes

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  • The Outcast

    After escaping a war-torn country, a young woman is left alone when her husband is denied entry to the United States. Surrounded by an alien culture, she must learn to quickly adapt to a foreign country as she experiences what it’s really like to be an outcast. 16 minutes

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  • Tree

    Unusual circumstances occur when a man attempts to cut down a tree. 2 minutes

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  • 3 Days

    Debauchery and happenstance conspire to manifest an accidental hero trapped in a history doomed to repeat itself. 10 minutes

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  • Discontinuity

    Long-distance lovers are reunited and must face the disconnect that occurs between people. The result is funny, eerie, and full of cats. 15 minutes

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  • Don Circles the Drain

    Fired from his job in radio, Don turns to access television to jump-start his career. Little does he know what awaits him. 9 minutes

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  • Full Circle

    When a dedicated priest in a Polish-American parish is faced with having to clean out the home of a deceased elderly woman, an old photograph of a dead child raises questions. Chilling occurrences prod him to uncover an unexpected answer. 19 minutes

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  • Lonely Baloney

    Julia is a single and lonely woman in a small city. Her best friend, Becca is moving away. Becca's girlfriend refuses to house her dog, Frank, so now Julia has to live with him. 16 minutes

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  • Operation Wolf Patrol: Wisconsin Wildlife Issues

    Rod Coronado, leader of the controversial group "Wolf Patrol" endeavors to raise awareness about wolf and bear poaching in Northern WI, but faces pushback due to the state’s new "Hunter Harassment" law. 9 minutes

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  • Parting

    One year after her twin sister's death, 11-year-old Mai receives a fortune cookie that contains a meaningful message. 23 minutes

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  • “ChaChaCha” - Oh My Love

    While his body has deteriorated, an old man in a nursing home stays young in his mind. Maybe it's the drugs that keep him flying high. Or, maybe it is music that makes him return to his youth. 3 minutes

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  • Bacon & God's Wrath

    A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time. 9 minutes

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  • Cuddling With Strangers

    Professional cuddling services that provide non-sexual snuggle sessions to customers have been opening up around the world. Both cuddle practitioners and clients alike speak to the wide variety of physical and emotional benefits that these services provide. Non-sexual touch has been proven to lower stress and anxiety, improve communication, and generally increase happiness. But do these services really alleviate loneliness—or are they a Band-Aid on an open wound? “Cuddling with Strangers” follows several cuddle practitioners as they attempt to cure the world of loneliness and are met with mixed results—both personally and professionally. 17 minutes.

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  • Dulce Dolor

    A psychoanalytical drama about a Piñata who escapes her destruction from a birthday party and discovers, after falling in love, that she enjoys being beaten. 13 minutes

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  • Jackpot

    A 14 year old gay boy in 1994 sets off on a quest to retrieve a stash of discarded gay porn and bring it home before anyone finds out. When he runs into trouble with bullies, he has to rely on the help of a mysterious stranger. 10 minutes.

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  • None of That

    A museum guard is on night patrol when he finds that someone has been censoring the museum’s nude artwork. 4 minutes.

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  • Youth

    A tragicomic love story about a couple who — after fifty years of marriage — decide to undergo the procedure: transplanting their minds, souls, and personalities into bodies decades younger. 17 minutes

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