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Monday, March 30
 

5:00pm MST

Best Screenplay-WIldlike
WildLike
Directed by: Frank Hall Green
Run Time: 98 minutes

Cast: Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Teddy Kyle Smith, Nolan Gerard Funk, Ann Dowd, Diane Farr, Joshua Leonard

Synopsis:  Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Although her uncle seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship turns and Mackenzie is forced to run. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie only winds up deeper in the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker, Bartlett, an unlikely father figure with scars of his own. Together, they cross the wilderness and discover sanctuary in the last frontier.

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Monday March 30, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10pm MST

Best Documentary: Angel of Nanjing
Angel of Nanjing
Directed by: Jordan Horowitz and Frank Ferendo
Run Time: 67 minutes

Synopsis:  The Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing is one of the most famous bridges in China. It is also the most popular place in the world to commit suicide. For the past 11 years, Chen Si has been patrolling this bridge, looking to provide aid for those who've gone there to end their lives. Incredibly, he has saved over 300 people since he began - nearly one every two weeks.


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Monday March 30, 2015 9:10pm - 10:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Tuesday, March 31
 

5:10pm MST

Best Director-Listening
LISTENING

Directed by: Khalil Sullins
Run Time: 98 minutes

Cast: Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr, Amber Marie Bollinger, Christine Haeberman, Steve Hanks, Mykayla Sohn, Arn Chorn Pond, John Merry

Synopsis:  David and Ryan are trying to harness the power of the human mind... and failing. They’re both broke and struggle to support their families, but spend all of their time in a  garage-lab full of stolen equipment, hoping that inventing telepathy will solve all their problems. After they meet Jordan, a smart and seductive new classmate, they make a breakthrough that changes everything. But the bleeding-edge technology opens a Pandora’s box of new dangers, as the team discovers that when they open their minds, there is nowhere to hide their thoughts. Secrets and betrayals boil to the surface, and the technology falls into the wrong hands. David, Ryan, and Jordan suddenly find themselves working for an underground government agency with treacherous plans to implement their technology globally. With no one left to trust, David is forced against his friends in a life-or-death battle over not only the privacy of the human mind, but the future of free will itself.



Tuesday March 31, 2015 5:10pm - 6:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

9:10pm MST

Festival Choice- The House on Pine Street
The House on Pine Street
Directed by: Aaron Keeling and Austin Keeling
Run Time: 113 minutes

Cast: Emily Goss,Taylor Bottles,Cathy Barnett,Jim Korinke,Natalie Pellegrini,Tisha Swarte-Entwistle

Synopsis: Seven months pregnant, Jennifer Branagan (Emily Goss) reluctantly returns to her hometown in Kansas after an unexpected mental breakdown. Coping with her fears of motherhood, a strained relationship with her husband, Luke (Taylor Bottles), and the overbearing presence of her own mother, Meredith (Cathy Barnett), Jennifer struggles to regain control of her life. But when strange things start happening in their new rental home, Jennifer begins to fear that it may be haunted. Alone in her convictions, Jennifer is forced to question her sanity as she attempts to find out what, if anything, is plaguing the house.

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Tuesday March 31, 2015 9:10pm - 10:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Wednesday, April 1
 

5:00pm MST

World Cinema Audience Award - Glories of Tango

Glories of Tango (Argentina)
Directed by: Hernan Findling, Oliver Kolker
Run Time: 2:00

Cast: Hector Alterio, Gaston Pauls, Luciano Caceres, Antonella Costa , Dalma Maradona, Luis Ziembrowski, Rodrigo Pedreira, Emilio Disi, Oliver Kolker, Silvina Valz, Esteban Bortnik, Carlos Copello, Mariano Frumboli, Juana Sepulveda

Synopsis: Fermin Tundera (Hector Alterio) is an 85 year-old patient at a typical "third-world" public hospital being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. It has been decades since Fermin was committed to the institution yet his condition has not improved. Ezequiel Kaufman (Gaston Pauls) is a 33 year-old psychiatrist who comes on the scene to treat the difficult patient and discovers that he is only able to communicate by using the cryptic lyrics of Tango, a peculiar characteristic indeed.
We witness a wonderful doctor / patient relationship develop as we are periodically taken back in time to Fermin's younger years as one of the most popular tango dancers in 1940s Buenos Aires. In an effort to better understand his patient, the young ambitious doctor finds himself immersed in the tango world. Not only does Ezequiel find passion in this beautiful dance but also finds love when he meets Fermin's beautiful granddaughter, Eva (Antonella Costa), herself a popular tango dancer.
Fermin's condition steadily improves as we ultimately learn the reason for his peculiar illness.

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Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

Audience Award: Far from Home

Far From Home 
Directed by: Galen Knowles
Run Time: 74 minutes

Cast: Philip Hessler

Synopsis: What do snowboarding, medical school, and Uganda have in common? The answer is Brolin Mawejje. A mere 21 years old, Brolin has endured more hardship than most individuals will in a lifetime. Far From Home is an independent documentary that retraces the journey of Brolin Mawejje, from his childhood in Uganda, to his struggles in America, while documenting his road to the Olympics and medical school. Brolin's story holds the power to change lives as it is an embodiment of what so many of us strive to find, our true potential.



Wednesday April 1, 2015 5:10pm - 6:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
 
Thursday, April 2
 

5:00pm MST

Best World Cinema Feature: In Silence

In Silence (Slovakia)
Run Time: 1:30
Directed by: Zdenek Jirasky

Cast: Judit Bardos, Jan Gallovic, Jan Ctvrtnik, Kristina Svarinska, Ladislav Hrusovsky, Dana Kosicka, Valeria Staskova

Synopsis: An emotionally impressive, aesthetically satisfying meditation, the nightmare of Nazi rule in Slovakia. In Silence is stylized docudrama drawing on the lives of real Jewish musicians in Czechoslovakia and Germany who were persecuted during the Holocaust. In Silence depicts the contrast between happy, joyful life and the suffering and humiliation in the concentration camps where music was the only instrument that helped people to survive or alleviate the fear of impending death.

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Thursday April 2, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 4 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

5:10pm MST

Best Picture - Wildlike
WildLike
Directed by: Frank Hall Green
Run Time: 98 minutes

Cast: Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Teddy Kyle Smith, Nolan Gerard Funk, Ann Dowd, Diane Farr, Joshua Leonard

Synopsis:  Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Although her uncle seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship turns and Mackenzie is forced to run. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie only winds up deeper in the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker, Bartlett, an unlikely father figure with scars of his own. Together, they cross the wilderness and discover sanctuary in the last frontier.


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Thursday April 2, 2015 5:10pm - 6:40pm MST
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre 6 7000 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054