The Charlotte Film Festival is coordinated by CHARLOTTE CINEMA ARTS, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Charlotte, NC

Friday, September 27th

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Carry My Heart to the Yellow River

Taking her hospitalized friend's place on a bike tour to the Yellow River, a high school graduate travels to faraway Gannan and races the clock to share pictures of the journey.

Screening

Date

Time

5:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 1

Alexis Van Hurkman

Directed by:  

Narrative/China/2019/21 min

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Dre

A young man's attempt to rob a local grocery store, results in the birth of an unusual friendship.

Screening

Date

Time

5:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 1

Victor Okoye

Directed by:  

Narrative/Nigeria/2019/13 min

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Hope

Based on a true story.When a widow with mental illness attempts suicide, she survives only to find herself homeless and unable to reconnect with her son.After a year of living in a shelter with no hope of overcoming her situation, she has a chance encounter that changes her life.

Screening

Date

Time

5:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 1

Katie Damien

Directed by:  

Narrative/USA/2018/15 min

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My Grandson, Charlotte

A transgender teen and his immigrant granddad; a Sapeur from the Congo, bond over their shared understanding of the importance of identity and of always being true to one's self.

Screening

Date

Time

5:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 1

Tyler Pierreson

Directed by:  

Narrative/United Kingdom/2019/14 min

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Refuge

Logline: A Jewish American woman and an Ethiopian refugee reconcile Austria's past with its present.Brief Synopsis: After her recent move to Vienna, Rachel is overcome by the inherited trauma of her family's Holocaust past when her life intersects with a homeless Syrian refugee family. With the philosophical guidance of a former Ethiopian refugee, she learns that true healing can begin with a single act of compassion.

Screening

Date

Time

5:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 1

Sara Logan Hofstein

Directed by:  

Narrative/Austria/2019/19 min

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Rehearsal

A film crew for an upcoming feature film pushes the boundaries of consent during a courtesy rehearsal for its female lead.

Screening

Date

Time

5:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 1

Courtney Hope Therond

Directed by:  

Narrative/USA/2018/9 min

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What If Black Boys Were Butterflies?

While other boys can enjoy a childhood of freedoms, for many reasons, Black boyhood is a brief, complicated existence. What If Black Boys Were Butterflies, is a non-linear experimental short film displaying what Black Boyhood is and what it ultimately could be.

Screening

Date

Time

5:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 1

DaeQuan Collier

Directed by:  

Narrative/USA/2019/4 min

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Trumphobia: what both sides fear

Donald J. Trump’s fervent supporters and scared opponents were affected by Trump's rhetoric and the media's interpretation, increasing a dangerous political division. Now, It's time for them to stop and listen to each other or push harder until they crash America's democracy. "Trumphobia: what both sides fear" is a feature-length documentary that shines a light on the political division in the United States during the Donald Trump era. Through carefully selected footage of political debates, marches, and protests across multiple states and compelling on-screen interviews with U.S. politicians, college professors, hate crime victims, and Trump supporters and opponents, the film provides a balanced assessment of the political tension in America, categorizing Trump’s controversial rhetoric and the media’s often unbalanced mischaracterization of the facts as its root cause while compelling viewers to unite the country through empathy and compassion for those with disparate political opinions.

Screening

Date

Time

5:15 PM

9/27/2019

Documentary Feature

Carolina Sosa

Directed by:  

Documentary/USA/2019/70 min

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Among Mountain Crags

A young woman flees her oppressive small town with a handsome stranger, but as they travel deeper into the untamed beauty of the Appalachian mountains, her hope for a new future begins to unravel.

Screening

Date

Time

7:10 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Feature

Kyle Frederick

Directed by:  

Narrative/USA/2019/70 min

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Stuffed

An inside look into the world of taxidermy and the passionate artists from all over the world who work on the animals.

Screening

Date

Time

7:25 PM

9/27/2019

Special Presentation

Erin Derham

Directed by:  

Documentary/USA|Canada/2019/84 min

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America

Frederik's attempts at creating the safest place possible, where he is protected by his lovely walls in a room filled with guns. A story of uNRAveling.

Screening

Date

Time

9:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 5

George ve Ganaeaard, Horia Cucuta

Directed by:  

Short, Dark Comedy/Romania|USA/2019/2 min

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Big Mouth Billy Bass

A woman is visited by a talking fish toy from the future with a warning of her impending doom.

Screening

Date

Time

9:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 5

Chris Dean

Directed by:  

Narrative/USA/2018/11 min

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Department 666

A recently deceased man discovers that the afterlife isn't quite what he was expecting.

Screening

Date

Time

9:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 5

Adam York

Directed by:  

Narrative/USA/2019/10 min

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Our Troll

A dinner goes awry when a Troll with an agenda of his own arrives.

Screening

Date

Time

9:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 5

D.J. Walker

Directed by:  

Narrative/USA/2019/12 min

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Random Knowledge

The final round at a pub trivia game puts the random knowledge of six oddly-matched teammates to the test. ...but knowing is only half the battle.

Screening

Date

Time

9:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 5

Michael Charron

Directed by:  

Narrative/USA/2018/17 min

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Sanguine Addiction

Detective Frank Sullivan losses his sense of reality while on the hunt for a serial killer in the early 1970s.

Screening

Date

Time

9:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 5

Paul Streiner

Directed by:  

Narrative/USA/2019/31 min

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The Playground at Night

Mr. Gomez is a preschool teacher who just wants to clean up the playground and go home. But something sinister is very opposed to that idea.

Screening

Date

Time

9:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 5

Jonathan Pickett

Directed by:  

Narrative/USA/2018/6 min

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The Procedure 2

A man is forced to endure another strange experiment.

Screening

Date

Time

9:00 PM

9/27/2019

Narrative Shorts Block 5

Calvin Lee Reeder

Directed by:  

Narrative/USA/2019/3 min

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First Love

A young boxer and a call girl get caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.

Screening

Date

Time

9:20 PM

9/27/2019

Special Presentation

Takashi Miike

Directed by:  

Crime, Action, Romance/Japan/2019/108 min