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Sylvio

It’s the story of a small town gorilla, Sylvio, who is stuck in his job at a debt collection agency. Deep down he just wants to express himself with his hand puppet, Herbert Herpels, and his experimental puppet show that highlights the quiet moments of life. He accidentally joins a local TV program and a […]

L.A. Times

Annette might be judgmental, critical, and a total perfectionist—but only of the most charming variety. When she suddenly perceives that her relationship with her boyfriend, Elliot, is inferior to all the happy coupledom she sees among her friends, she decides they need to break up. Launched into the LA dating scene, where film industry jobs, […]

Open Five

A blend of reality and fiction, “Open Five” follows the story of Jake, a struggling musician and his sidekick, Kentucker, a maker of “poor” films and what happens when two girls (Lucy and Rose) venture down to Memphis for a long weekend.

Sun Don’t Shine

“Sun Don’t Shine” is a subtly cryptic story driven by the powerful performances of its lead actors and its eerily poetic setting. The film follows Crystal (Kate Lyn Sheil) and her boyfriend Leo (Kentucker Audley) on a tense and mysterious road trip through the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of central Florida. As the couple travels up the Gulf Coast the disturbing details of their excursion gradually begin to emerge, revealing Crystal’s sinister past and the couple’s troubling future. [Synopsis Courtesy of SXSW]

V/H/S

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

The Romance of Loneliness

Amanda, a young woman from a traditional Southern family, has no idea what to make of her life and is determined to avoid finding out. At her cousin’s Cristina’s renegade wedding to her longtime girlfriend at a Mississippi hill country farmhouse, she finds out she has nowhere left to hide. An edgy jugband from up the road, an existentialist half-sister (Margot), a larger-than-life grandmother (Mina), a jump-roping photographer, and a farmer with a mysterious past as a musical anti- legend in Memphis, Tennessee are part of what makes THE ROMANCE an unusually vivid and candid approach to the story of one young woman’s refusal to go with the flow in today’s mid-south.

Bad Fever

A humorless loner attempts to win the admiration of a drifter with his debut performance at the local comedy club.

Marriage Material

Emily and Andrew, a young couple living in Memphis, agree to babysit their friend’s 6-month-old for a day. The experience causes them to examine their own relationship and their feelings about marriage and children.

Come Down Molly

New mother Molly is overcome with the need to run away. Feeling abandoned by her husband and unable to connect with her infant son, she takes up an invitation from her old high school group of guy friends to go on a weekend trip to the mountains. Without the pressure of daily responsibilities and with the help of psychoactive mushrooms, Molly comes out of her shell and is ready to accept the beauty and love that can be found in nature. When Molly’s “trip” turns into a dark out-of-body experience she is forced to choose between the person she was and the person she’s become. [Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival]