2020 Films: B
Back From The Brink (United States, 29:50)
Directed by: Dustin Jones, Emma Pettinga
Cast: Dustin Jones, Emma Pettinga
Marine Corps veteran and filmmaker Dustin Jones sets out to understand the suicide epidemic among veterans through the lens of his former comrade, Bill Kirner. Bill’s marriage and life are threatened by PTSD. After intensive treatment, he and his wife Ashley are starting over and sharing their story with Dustin.
Badria (United States, 1:30:07)
Directed by: Rodin Hamidi, Shoja Azari
Written by: Shoja Azari, Rodin Hamidi
Badria is a bright 16 year-old-girl, who lives in an impoverished small town in Morocco. She works in the only cyber cafe in town and has become not only literate about computers and the Internet, but also an avid fan of Cinema. Her dream is to become a filmmaker, however, her parents have already decided on her prearranged marriage and the date is set. With much ingenuity, Badria manages to gather her travel expenses to go to a movie set in the city of Casablanca for the first time in her life.
Bajo la palmera (Under the palm tree) (Spain, 20:00)
Directed by: Pau Bacardit
Written by: Pau Bacardit
Cast: Borja Espinosa, Silvia Casanova
Carlos, a journalist from the magazine 'El caso', travels to a town on the coast of Almería looking for the real protagonists who inspired the work of Lorca 'Bodas de Sangre'. After his arrival in town, the coldness of the protagonists towards the event will make him question the distorting power of fiction.
Believables (United States, 15:00)
Directed by: Joe Lombard
Cast: Makenna, Tiffany, Joe
Intense film on rape told by the victims in a very direct, raw fashion that makes their terrible story even harsher.
Benefit of Billy Hipkins (United States, 17:30)
Directed by: George Fairfield
Written by: George Fairfield
This documentary follows Billy Hipkins on his journey to discover what happened to Jennie Gourley, one of the actresses on stage the night President Lincoln was assassinated. Along the way he finds more than he ever thought possible, including himself.
Best Chance U (United States, 18:49)
Directed by: Elizabeth Jenny
Written by: Elizabeth Jenny
An inside look at the Ivy League football experience of black players at Dartmouth College.
Black Hole (Ukraine, 07:44)
Directed by: Nicholas Ovcharov
Written by: Nicholas Ovcharov
Cast: Valeriy Latko, Hordii Denysenko, Illia Kozlov, Danil Nikiforov, Nadia Boldonova , Masha Sabadash, Nicholas Ovcharov
An astrophysics professor leads a lecture about a black hole that absorbs everything around it. He doesn’t know yet that he will also be enveloped by this black hole. Because each of us is born to interact with each other, mutually absorb each other for the sake of our common development.
BOY EATS GIRL: A Zombie Love Story (United States, 07:10)
Directed by: Sarah Gurfield
Written by: Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin
Cast: Brandon W. Jones, Alexandra Ryan, Annie Abrams
A short romantic comedy about two zombies who meet-cute while fighting over a dead woman’s intestines. Their brains have died...but not their hearts.
Brave Little Army (Canada, 05:54)
Directed by: Michelle D'Alessandro Hatt
Written by: Michelle D'Alessandro Hatt
Cast: Lyla Elliott, Rosali Annikie, Amanda Cheung, Faith Vanderwerf, Samuel Matukas, Steve Kasan
The bold new girl at school inspires three classmates to follow her down a blissful path of self-realization, where they stumble upon a dark truth that forever galvanizes their friendship. Made with an all-female crew.
Brotherly Love (United States, 03:46)
Directed by: Kristen Ballard, Katie Johantgen
Written by: Katie Johantgen
Cast: Katie Johantgen, Marshall Stratton, Jay Jurden, McKylin Rowe, Laura Thomas
When Drinkle tries to join the Beta Theta Iota Fraternity, his high expectations of loving, brotherly relationships are put to the test.
Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings (United States, 11:25)
Directed by: Cady McClain
Written by: Katherine Belendez, Madison Gates, Aneles Maxwell-Carter, Jacqueline Romero-Herrara
Cast: Katherine Belendez, Madison Gates, Aneles Maxwell-Carter, Jalynn Synder, Reggie Gaskins
An artful look at the trials and triumphs of four girls in the foster system.
Butterfly (United States, 23:41)
Directed by: Bonnie Foster
Written by: Bonnie Foster
Cast: Micah Fitzgerald, Jade Lorna Sullivan, Ryan Manuel
A fashion model leaves her life for the desert...and meets a mysterious stranger who finally brings the change she's been looking for.