The Wolves are no ordinary biker club as revealed in this gorgeously shot, surprisingly intimate portrait of trauma and survival. Still struggling from the aftermath of the Bosnian War, they organize charity for their small mountain town and defend the threatened herd of wild horses they first met on the frontline. It’s out there, with the horses, they confront their past and reclaim that territory as a space for healing.
Bosnia, 91min Mountain View Music Hall - SAT 6:30PM
CHARGED chronicles the life-changing journey of chef and outdoorsman Eduardo Garcia after
being shocked by 2400 volts of electricity in a freak accident while hiking in the remote back
country of Montana. Eduardo lost his hand, ribs, muscle mass, and nearly his life, but more
important than what he lost is what he found. Through sheer resilience, his former partner,
Jennifer Jane, nursed Eduardo back to health and he learned to embrace his past, his family,
and his future. A survival and love story unlike any other, CHARGED tells Eduardo’s
remarkable journey from getting up off the forest floor to becoming the man he is today.
Robbie Knievel, 52 and the owner of 20 world records and 350 jumps worldwide, life is uncovered through his personal pursuit of sobriety and the need of continuing his father's legacy by jumping once again.
USA, 112min 86min Mountain View Music Hall - WED 8:45PM
dir by Alessio Summerfield
The Coster brothers are some of the fastest game developers in St. Louis, but they have spent the last two years working on only one game: Crashlands.
Crashlands is Sam Coster's dream game, and it has been helping him battle cancer as he struggles with Stage 4B Lymphoma.
D'Inked is a documentary about the development of laser tattoo
removal technology and how it has changed the culture of tattoos.
The film follows a man named Jacob on his 5-year journey through
the process of removing a full-color half sleeve tattoo. The film also features interviews with several prominent figures in
the tattoo and laser removal communities discussing the
technological, physical and ethical realities of removing what has
always been considered a definition of permanent.
FACING THE STORM is the epic account of our tempestuous relationship with the iconic symbol of wild America. The American bison once dominated the plains of North America, numbering in the tens of millions. Native Plains Indians shared a sacred relationship with the species that went far beyond survival and sustenance. Then, in the nineteenth century, they were nearly eradicated from the continent, and an entire Plains culture was forever changed.
Exploring one of the most controversial and provocative positions in the history of sport, ICE GUARDIANS journeys into the lives of those who perform what is undoubtedly the toughest job within the National Hockey League today: the Enforcer. Very few understand this position and fewer yet appreciate what is involved in becoming one. ICE GUARDIANS steps beyond the hype and heads directly to the source of the debate... the players themselves. Through their eyes, tough exteriors are shed to reveal the humanity behind a role that struggles to maintain its existence.
In the heart of Antigua, Guatemala, a humble park plays an international intersection as
tourists stroll through the center of the centuries old town. Beneath the shade of trees, day
in and out, indigenous children shine shoes, sell ice creams and trinkets while dodging the
patrol of local police attempting to shut them down.
Synchronised swimming is for girls. It’s for girls who can run a 400-metre sprint while holding their breath, and smiling. Perfect is a feature documentary that dives beyond the sequins and mascara to follow a team of elite athletes who will do whatever it takes to make it to the Olympics. They’ll suffer concussions, black eyes, dislocated knees and endure incessant repetitions, self-denial and sacrifice all on their quest for perfection. When the glitter and make-up is removed, this is a story of high-level, performance athletes who are perfectly imperfect.
With stories and impressions from the alienation zone, Roadside Radiation (at) portrays different fates of its past and present residents and researches in this way the complex human consequences of Chernobyl catastrophe: a place of collective loss but also of individual survival.
Preceded by "Tsvetayeva and Mayakovskogo (Streets)" dir by Polya Moshenska 26min
Mountain View Music Hall - SAT 3:15PM
The typical living blocks – Troyeshchyna in Kyiv. The neighborhood’s biggest pulsing arteries,
Tsvetayeva and Mayakovsky Streets, were constructed almost simultaneously several years
before the Soviet Union collapse. The combination of archival footage and today’s shootings
brings up the almost 100 years of history – from right after the revolution, in 1918, when
Mayakovsky starts to make films, until the modern day, when a person is capable of almost
anything, even looking over the horizon. Or in the intersection on the two streets there is a
story of the masses whose poet Mayakovsky was; the masses who ousted Tsvetayeva from
their concrete towers. In any case, it a magic of the closest things that the pedestrians wouldn’t
pay attention to.
Precedes Roadside Radiation dir by Moritz Schulz 55min
Mountain View Music Hall - SAT 3:15PM
TRIGGER: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence shares the story of how gun violence impacts individuals and communities and examines the 'ripple effect' that one shooting has on a survivor, a family, a community and a society.
The Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers flow west from rugged and wild country at the headwaters of the Continental Divide. These same waters are some of the most polluted in America. This paradox manifests itself at the rivers’ confluence in western Montana at the edge of wilderness and civilization. A place of stunning beauty, but where decades of extractive industry comes up headlong against the Milltown Dam, which holds back tons of toxic sediment. Where extractive industries once dominated, the landscapes new moniker is change. A dam is slated for removal, a historic timber mill is closed down and dismantled, and major housing development goes up in its place. This is the the New West—a place where change is the rule, and the future is anything but certain.
Spencer Reece, an award winning American poet and Episcopal priest, comes to live and teach poetry at Our Little Roses, the only girls’ orphanage in Honduras, for one year. The poems that emerge reveal wisdom far beyond the authors’ years. The girls’ poetry, and their reflections on the process of writing it, operates both as the emotional spine of the movie and an inspiration for its mosaic structure.
Twelve Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World
WORTH THE WAIT
dir by Dick Maney
From the copper mines in Butte, Montana to the smelters in Anaconda and all along 110 miles of the upper Clark Fork River, this is the story of the 30 year cleanup of one of the largest Superfund Sites in the United States. Even though the work continues to this day, three decades and a billion dollars after the cleanup began, most of the area has been safe again after being impacted by 150 years of mining and smelting of The Richest Hill on Earth.