Built by Zidell presents a success story of entrepreneurship and ethics in industry, detailing three generations of a manufacturing business (culminating in the construction of massive barges), the application of environmental science to remediate a major industrial site, and a commitment to the future of real estate development in Portland, Oregon.
USA, 64min Thursday 13th - Covellite Theatre - 1:00pm
DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana--a front line in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide--to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impact of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.
USA 99min Wednesday 12th - Covellite Theatre - 8:00pm
The Ecology of Jazz is a black and white feature experimental documentary that embraces slow cinema and breathes new life into the simple pleasure of deep listening while poetically exploring the art of nature and the nature of art.
MT, USA 81min Saturday 15th - Thornton Building Ballroom - 1:00pm
The 1990s, alt rock band, Luxury is skyrocketing toward national fame, until a life-threatening tour bus wreck shakes each band member to his core. Today, Luxury is led by three orthodox priests, and they're still rocking.
USA 100min Saturday 15th - Thornton Building Ballroom - 6:30pm
From a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, an 8-year-old girl named
Evlin characterizes the resilience of her hometown of Kobane against ISIS
militants. In the midst of the tragic war in Syria, Evlin's story provides hope.
USA 84min Thursday 13th - Thornton Building Ballroom - 12:15pm
dir by Melody Gilbert
Silicone Soul explores the emotional connection some people have to their synthetic companions and what that means for the future of human relationships. Ultimately, this is a film about love, loneliness, secrets and, perhaps, acceptance. Who are we to judge who…or what…people choose to love?
USA 71min Friday 14th - Thornton Building Ballroom - 6:30pm
Will Work for Views: the Low Fi Life of Weird Paul
dir by Eric Michael Schrader and Joseph Litzinger
“Weird” Paul Petroskey is a Pittsburgh native inspired by artist like Wesley Willis, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Dr. Demento. In 1984, Paul's family bought its first video camera and he began vlogging at a time when the Internet didn't exist proclaiming himself as the Original Vlogger. 30 years later (in the age of overnight YouTube sensations), Will Work for Views showcases the strange and fascinating world of “Weird Paul” as he fulfills his lifelong passion to earn a living through creating his art. Over 2000 videos, 750 songs, 42 records and 11 cameras - Paul is still working for views.
USA, 80min Thursday 13th - Covellite Theatre - 9:15pm