FEATURE FILMS

BLACK, WHITE, AND THE US

Director: Loki Mulholland
 75 min

Sunday April 28, 2019  Time: 1:30pm

GEORGIA COLLEGE ARTS & SCIENCES AUDITORIUM

“Black, White & US” explores racism in America like it has never been seen before through the lives of four white families in Utah who adopt African American children and overcome their own inherent biases to become advocates. From the award-winning filmmaker of "An Ordinary Hero" and "The Uncomfortable Truth", Loki Mulholland reveals the challenges faced by the parents, children and our society while exposing the darker side of those adoption agencies who profit from it. Is there a way to fix our country’s racial divide? These transracial adoptive families just might provide the answer.

BLACKBEAR

Director: J.M. Berrios
94 min

Sunday April 28, 2019  Time: 7pm

GEORGIA COLLEGE ARTS & SCIENCES AUDITORIUM

Cast: Scott Pryor, Darrin Henson, Eric Roberts, Kevin Sizemore

After Staff Sergeant Codey “Bear” Blackbear (Scott Pryor) and his best friend and fellow sniper, Cowboy (Darrin Henson), escape home from an ISIS interrogation, Cowboy’s only chance for survival is an unaffordable experimental treatment program. Back on the streets, Bear finds himself alone, aimless and with a new heroin addiction, courtesy of ISIS. Years after leaving the mixed martial arts world, Bear’s motivation to help Cowboy survive leads him back to his old gym. He enlists the help of his coach (Eric Roberts) to train him for a high-dollar fight in “The Basement”, an underground fight ring. In the end, Bear goes into his last mission truly living up to the Marine’s motto, Semper Fidelis; always faithful.

Director: Heather E. Connell

FORGET US NOT

70 min

Date: Thursday April 25, 2019  Time: 12pm

GEORGIA COLLEGE ARTS & SCIENCES AUDITORIUM

Cast: Ron Perlman

Forget Us Not is a moving, in depth look at the persecution and subsequent death of the 5 million non Jewish victims of the WWII Holocaust and the lives of those who survived. Through stories of survivors and historical footage, these lesser known voices are brought to life. From the Roma and Sinti people who were also targeted for complete annihilation to the thousands of Catholic priests who were killed for speaking out, Forget Us Not strives to educate and give tribute to those who were killed for their religion, ethnicity, political views, sexual orientation and physical handicaps.

Director: David Bellarosa

HERE WE ARE

 108 min

Date: Friday April 26, 2019  Time: 6:30pm

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Cast: Alex Dobrenko, Olivia Grace Applegate, Russell Harvard, Chase Joliet, Jonathan Horstmann, Amanda Hays, Sam Stinson, Cameron Fuller

Andy Moretti, a young writer and talented underachiever, is looking to get away, to strike out on his own and see what else his life and this great country has to offer him. Especially after his sign language interpreter girlfriend Haley leaves him for a hotshot Deaf guy. "I left home so I didn't become a townie there, I'm not trying to become one here...no offense." But with a broken down RV and a growing debt to his landlord older brother Ben, the Gordon Gecko of Craigslist wheeling and dealing, hitting the road seems impossible. Until he hears of a way to make some long money fast at a pharmaceutical testing facility as a human lab rat. And so Andy takes the only opportunity he sees he has and checks in, submitting himself to a week and a half in a research facility, taking experimental drugs and having his blood constantly taken from him. There, among even more lovable losers, he finds Misty, a mysterious human being with whom he actually has a true connection. However, both he and Misty's pasts and personal fears threaten to wreck a good thing before it even begins. If Andy can survive the testing and maintain a cool head despite his intense feelings for Misty, he may have just found the co-pilot on the road of life he's been looking for all along.

LUKE & JO

91 min
Director: Joshua Overbay

GEORGIA COLLEGE ARTS & SCIENCES AUDITORIUM

Date: Wednesday April 24, 2019  Time: 8:00 PM

Cast: Erik Odom, Andie Morgenlander

Against his wife’s wishes, a troubled screenwriter hops on a plane for Hollywood to make one last-ditch attempt at selling his latest script. When a heavy-drinking, melancholic singer nearly plows him down with her car late one night, the two form a deep emotional bond that alters them both in unanticipated ways. Improvised dialogue and intimate, naturalistic camerawork lend a heart-wrenching authenticity to this bleak and beautiful character study.

On Va Continuer!

The Lost Bayou Ramblers Rockumentary

Director: Bruno Doria
 53 min

Date: Friday April 26, 2019  Time: 2pm

GEORGIA COLLEGE ARTS & SCIENCES AUDITORIUM

Cast: Lost Bayou Ramblers

Grammy-winning Louisiana band Lost Bayou Ramblers push the boundaries of Cajun music and breathe new life into the Louisiana French language through their genre-bending music. On the recording journey of their latest album, 'Kalenda', the Ramblers let us explore the modern Cajun lifestyle, and discover that this “dying” language may not be so dead after all.

THIS WORLD ALONE

Director: Jordan Noel
90min

Date: Thursday April 25, 2019  Time: 8:00pm

GEORGIA COLLEGE ARTS & SCIENCES AUDITORIUM

Cast: Belle Adams, Lau'rie Roach, Carrie Walrond Hood, Sophie Edwards, Brandon O'Dell

A post-apocalyptic drama following a young woman named Sam (Belle Adams) attempting to survive in a world without technology or power while being raised by her two mother-figures. Willow (Sophie Edwards) believes in a world of compassion and empathy whereas Connie (Carrie Walrond Hood) believes in an “only the strong survive,” mentality. Those warring philosophies are put to the test when Sam journeys out to the nearest community in an attempt to prove her independence.

WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS

Sunday April 28, 2019  Time: 3:30pm

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Directors: Sean Bloomfield & Cimela Kidonakis
103 min

Cast: Dick McMahon, Eric Newcombe, James Bloomfield

Fr. Rene Robert devoted his life to helping the less fortunate in and around the tight-knit community of St. Augustine, Florida. But, in 2016, he was kidnapped and murdered by 28-year-old Steven Murray—an ex-felon he had been trying to help. Just as prosecutors began seeking a death sentence for Murray, Fr. Rene’s friends discovered a document he had signed 20 years earlier which stated, in part, “Should I die as a result of a violent crime, I request that the person responsible for my killing not be subject to the death penalty, no matter how heinous their crime.” Although prosecutors dismissed the document as having no legal standing, the discovery ignited a grassroots movement led by residents of St. Augustine who wanted the courts to accept Fr. Rene’s wishes and spare his killer's life.