2013 Films: A
A Man of the World (USA, 18min)
Directed by: John Fingal O'Donnell
Written by: Stuart Matranga
Anna Lodej, Denise Jaxon, Edward Asner, Michael Perri
A young man about to ship off to Vietnam, visits his father to discover how he survived the holocaust in order to find the hope necessary to survive his own.
A Measure of The Sin (USA, 1hr 16min)
Directed by: Jeff Wedding
Written by: Jeff Wedding
Allyce Wix, Cody Cheyenne, Dale Rainey, Katie Groshong, Starina Johnson, Stephen Jackson
Every childhood is normal...to the child who lives it. For Meredith that means an enchanted seclusion that is shattered when she is deprived of her mother. Desperate and alone, Meredith must join a household with other women and their children, a sinister man who controls every facet of her existence, and a vicious bear that only she can see. As life in this world becomes increasingly strange and frightening, Meredith realizes that she must flee, even though she fears she has not learned enough to survive on her own.
Directed by: Sophia Kruz
Written by: Anna Prushinskaya
Audra McDonald, Brad Ziffer, Brett Hyberger, Dale Reeves, Daniel Belnavis, David Gates, David Kennedy, Denise Fleener, Ernestine Ruben, Eric Storhok, Frank Ascione, Gilberto Gil, Ines Storhok, Jerry Blackstone, Jim Lankford, Joanne Navarre, John W. Reed, Joshua Bell, Kenneth Fischer, Mark Clague, Mary Sue Coleman, Melissa Golliday, Michael Kondziolka, Michael Quinn, Olivia Hernandez, Pamela Lewis, Phyllis Herzig, Richard Lesueur, Sara Billmann, Stephen Schram, Steve Van Beckum, Susan Fisher, Susan Jones Williams, Valery Gergiev, Wadad Abed, Willis Patterson, Zack Taylor
Hill Auditorium, a building incredible not only due to its rich history and remarkable acoustics but also due to its function as a cultural incubator for the arts community in southeastern Michigan, has united a diverse community of music enthusiasts for 100 years. Through concert recordings, news articles, and anecdotal interviews, this documentary will provide historical context for UMS performances in Hill Auditorium while highlighting the evolving community function of the venue.
Adam (USA, 27min)
Directed by: Augustin Doublet
Written by: Augustin Doublet
Aisha Reid, Alfredo Guenzani, Anna-Nora Bernstein, Annabel Graham, Marcus Grant, Natasha Murrey, Nicholas Pelzer, Princy Thomas, Rich Meiman, Sam Quartin, Stefanie Clouse, Vivian Huerra
When Coco, a young borderline model pickpockets Adam a streetwise kid from Bushwick, while he performs a three-card Monte scam, she triggers an odd and charming journey in Brooklyn.
After Life (USA, 5 min)
Directed by: P.J. Bracco
Written by: P.J. Bracco
Camryn Monteforte, Nadia Serantes
Young woman suffering from the untimely loss of her lover, tries to meet him half way to the after life.
The Playwright Celtic Pub
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Alice Diz (Brazil, 1hr 16min)
Directed by: Beto Roa
Written by: Beto Roa
Daniel is a lonely young man who, through the Internet, gets involved with Alice, an unknown woman. Even without ever seeing her, he falls in love obsessively. They talk every day on Messenger, and even when he's not on the computer, Daniel feels connected to her.
However, his life collapses when he discovers Alice's secret. The revelation of a surprising fact makes Daniel get in desperation. A series of events starts to unravel, leading the characters into unknown paths.
American Veterans: Discarded and Forgotten (USA, 2hr 15min)
Directed by: Richard Polonetsky
Gary Null PhD explores the truth about Gulf War Syndrome, a horrific condition affecting thousands of soldiers and their families and the disturbing secrets that the government is hiding from the public. You'll hear the truth from doctors, scientists, military analysts and the veterans who are still suffering from the effects of their tours of duty while the government denies any accountability for this illness. Dr. Null also reveals the epidemic of homelessness affecting our American veterans today. Shockingly, thousands of veterans are mired in poverty, suffering with physical and psychological illnesses and are living on the streets and in the woods throughout America. See the tragic story of these men and women and the few dedicated people who are committed to helping them.
An American Terror (USA, 1hr 25min)
Directed by: Haylar Garcia
Written by: Haylar Garcia
Brian Thompson, Graham Emmons, Joe Ablanalp, Louise MacDonald, Taylor Hulett
Josh wakes each day to a series of Hells. Between uncaring parents and bullying at school he has little to live for. After a brutal event and ensuing humiliation of an on line video, Josh and his friends decide to take revenge by staging a massacre at the homecoming dance. Searching for weapons, they find a man who perpetuates a far more murderous darkness than even their plot might suggest. Trapped in his lair, and finding a kidnapped girl from the opposite clique, the boys learn a lot about each others character and their own. Even if Josh can rescue the captive cheerleader, he must still lead them both out in time to stop his friend from completing the pact to massacre their school.
Awakened (USA, 107 minutes)
Directed by: Joycelyn Engle, Arno Malone (Co-Directors)
Written by: Joycelyn Engle & Christopher Capwell
JULIANNE MICHELLE as Samantha, STEVEN BAUER as Lucas, EDWARD FURLONG as Thomas, JOHN SAVAGE as Jack, SALLY KIRKLAND as Harriet, STELIO SAVANTE as Benny
Samantha Winston (Julianne Michelle), a 22 year old woman, returns to her home town after 14 years in search of answers to her mother’s untimely death. She is convinced that her father, Jack Winston (John Savage), murdered her mother. In a quest for vengeance, Samantha uncovers an evil and devastating truth.