Ashland Independent Film Festival: Features Lineup

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1. 500 Years (2017)

105 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a President, 500 YEARS tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala's recent history through the actions and ... See full summary »

Director: Pamela Yates

Votes: 62

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2. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Thomas Sung, Hwei Lin Sung, Cyrus Vance Jr., Matt Taibbi

Votes: 2,677 | Gross: $0.10M

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3. Buzz One Four (2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Crashed planes, lost nuclear bombs, and an Air Force cover-up: a filmmaker unpacks the secret history of how his grandfather nearly blew-up the eastern seaboard.

Director: Matt McCormick

Votes: 88

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4. City of Joy (2016)

74 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

This film follows the first class of students at a remarkable leadership center in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region often referred to as "the worst place in the world to ... See full summary »

Director: Madeleine Gavin | Stars: Christine Schuler-Deschryver, Denis Mukwege Mukengere, Eve Ensler, Jane Mukunilwa

Votes: 438

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5. The Rolling Stones: Cocksucker Blues (1972)

93 min | Documentary, Music

Follow the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour and their first return to the States since the tragedy at Altamont.

Director: Robert Frank | Stars: Truman Capote, Dick Cavett, Marshall Chess, Chris Collins

Votes: 772

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6. Dolores (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, History

81 Metascore

In the 1950's, a working-class wife and mother of eleven children helps to establish a farmer's union, which later develops into a platform for feminism and gender equality.

Director: Peter Bratt | Stars: Dolores Huerta, Martin Luther King, Luis Valdez, Ricardo S. Chavez

Votes: 299 | Gross: $0.56M

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7. Acts and Intermissions (2017)

56 min | Documentary

A new experimental documentary feature utilizing the life of Emma Goldman to explore the resurgence of protest in the 21st century. The work is hybrid and prismatic, including contemporary ... See full summary »

Director: Abigail Child | Star: Bekah Mulberg

Votes: 10

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8. Earth Seasoned...#GapYear (2017)

75 min | Documentary

Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Dyslexia, and short-term memory problems, Tori finds her greatest teacher in nature, spending a "gap year" living semi-primitively with four other young women in the Oregon Cascade Mountains.

Director: Molly Kreuzman | Stars: Jeanette Aslanian, Mike Davis, Tori Davis, Joe Kreuzman

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9. The Freedom to Marry (2016)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Over the last four decades, the concept of same-sex couples marrying went from a 'preposterous notion' to the national law. The Freedom to Marry movement is now known as one of the most ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Rosenstein | Stars: Evan Wolfson, Mary Bonauto, April DeBoer, Noel Freeman

Votes: 102 | Gross: $0.01M

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10. The Groove Is Not Trivial (2016)

60 min | Documentary

Master Scottish musician Alasdair Fraser follows his fiddle into unexpected territory and finds himself helping people around the world engage with their own musical traditions, cultures and, ultimately, themselves.

Director: Tommie Dell Smith | Star: Alasdair Fraser

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11. Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show (2017)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

East Meets West in this live stand-up comedy, sketch, and rock n' roll/spoken word concert film focused on Asian American themes - immigration, bowl cuts, personal identity, math nerds, ... See full summary »

Director: Carrie Preston | Stars: Lyris Hung, Kate Rigg

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12. Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2015)

94 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

Harold and Lillian eloped to Hollywood in 1947, where they became the film industry's secret weapons. Nobody talked about them, but everybody wanted them. Theirs is the greatest story never told-until now.

Director: Daniel Raim | Stars: Lillian Michelson, Harold Michelson, Bill Krohn, Stuart Cornfeld

Votes: 782

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13. I Am Another You (2017)

80 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

Eating garbage, dodging police, and hitching rides with strangers, award-winning Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang shares the streets with a young drifter named Dylan who left a comfortable home... See full summary »

Director: Nanfu Wang | Stars: Dylan, Nanfu Wang

Votes: 445

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14. Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

The trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, and raised important questions about how big money can silence media. This film is an ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: A.J. Daulerio, Hulk Hogan, Charles Harder, David Folkenflik

Votes: 3,705

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15. Quest (II) (2017)

104 min | Documentary, Family, Music

88 Metascore

A husband and wife live in an impoverished neighborhood in north Philadelphia while they raise their daughter and run a recording studio in their basement.

Director: Jonathan Olshefski | Stars: Christopher Rainey, Christine'a Rainey, P.J. Rainey, William Withers

Votes: 299 | Gross: $0.05M

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16. The Royal Road (2015)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, History

65 Metascore

A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on ... See full summary »

Director: Jenni Olson | Stars: Tony Kushner, Jenni Olson

Votes: 115

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17. Sacred (2016)

87 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

Møre than 40 filmmakers travelled the globe to witness religious celebrations and interview people from all sorts of background.

Director: Thomas Lennon

Votes: 56

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18. Seasons (2015)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to the lush green forests, when the ice retreated, and the cycle of seasons was established. SEASONS is the awe-inspiring tale of the long shared history that binds humankind and nature.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud

Votes: 1,519 | Gross: $0.12M

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19. Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

67 Metascore

A look at the cinematic art of the film musical score, and the artists who create them.

Director: Matt Schrader | Stars: Marco Beltrami, Jon Burlingame, Leonard Maltin, Bill Field

Votes: 4,021 | Gross: $0.10M

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20. Spettacolo (2017)

TV-PG | 91 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues - they turned their lives into a play. "Spettacolo" is a portrait of this 50-... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen | Stars: Andrea Cresti, Chiara Del Ciondolo, Gianna Fiore, Gianpiero Giglioni

Votes: 156 | Gross: $0.03M

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21. This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (2017)

91 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

Are there limits to your love for your family? One family's acceptance is tested when a champion diver, destined for the Olympics, announces they're transitioning from male to female and ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Cory Binney, Scott Fisher, August Getty, Frankie Grande

Votes: 297

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22. Unrest (I) (2017)

98 min | Documentary, Drama, History

80 Metascore

When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.

Director: Jennifer Brea | Stars: Jennifer Brea, Omar Wasow, Jessica l e Taylor, Samuel Bearman

Votes: 2,523 | Gross: $0.04M

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23. The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017)

91 min | Documentary

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN celebrates one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to re-claim their lives.

Directors: Jennifer M. Kroot, Bill Weber | Stars: Armistead Maupin, Laura Linney, Ian McKellen, Richard Thieriot

Votes: 545

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24. What Lies Upstream (2017)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Mystery

80 Metascore

In this scandalous political thriller, an investigation into a chemical spill spirals into an indictment of the entire system meant to protect drinking water, revealing cover-ups at the highest levels of government.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Erin Brockovich-Ellis, Marc Edwards, Rahul Gupta, Mona Hanna-Attisha

Votes: 668

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25. When the Mountains Tremble (1983)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

A documentary on the war between the Guatemalan military and the Mayan population, with firsthand accounts by Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu.

Directors: Newton Thomas Sigel, Pamela Yates | Stars: Rigoberta Menchú, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 152

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26. Whose Streets? (2017)

R | 102 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

An unflinching look at how the police killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

Directors: Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis | Stars: Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown Sr., David Whitt, Montague Simmons

Votes: 1,239 | Gross: $0.18M

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27. Cortez (2017)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After a canceled tour, flailing musician Jesse Lirette seeks out an old flame in a small town in New Mexico. When an arrogant attempt at inserting himself into her family fails, he must confront the mistakes of his past on his own.

Director: Cheryl Nichols | Stars: Arron Shiver, Cheryl Nichols, Drago Sumonja, Judith Ivey

Votes: 35

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28. For Now (2017)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

Four twenty-somethings take a road trip through California to not find themselves.

Directors: Hannah Barlow, Kane Senes | Stars: Hannah Barlow, Kane Senes, Katherine Du Bois, Connor Barlow

Votes: 35

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29. Hermia & Helena (2016)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

Hermia & Helena is a film of dead ends and new beginnings, navigating different hemispheres and languages with amorous detours, where the written words of Shakespeare clash with the entanglements of modern, digital life.

Director: Matías Piñeiro | Stars: Agustina Muñoz, María Villar, Mati Diop, Keith Poulson

Votes: 426 | Gross: $0.04M

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30. The Hero (I) (2017)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Western

61 Metascore

An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.

Director: Brett Haley | Stars: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman

Votes: 8,292 | Gross: $4.08M

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31. Howards End (1992)

PG | 142 min | Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 29,321 | Gross: $25.97M

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32. In the Radiant City (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

A man who testified against his brother returns to his rural Kentucky hometown twenty years later to face his fractured family.

Director: Rachel Lambert | Stars: Michael Abbott Jr., Marin Ireland, Madisen Beaty, Celia Weston

Votes: 178

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33. My First Kiss and the People Involved (2016)

81 min | Drama, Mystery

Sam's silent world confounds the fellow residents of her group home. When her only friend goes missing Sam sets out to find her, uncovering a tale of violence that shatters her fragile reality.

Director: Luigi Campi | Stars: Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Robert Beitzel, Liza Thorn, Josh Caras

Votes: 20

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34. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 16,796 | Gross: $3.13M

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35. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

R | 120 min | Drama, Western

93 Metascore

A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, William Devane

Votes: 22,410 | Gross: $8.20M

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36. The Missing Sun (2017)

79 min | Drama

After a solar flare powers down her remote community, Alma discovers her husband Terry comatose. Suspecting he is having an out-of-body affair with an ex-lover, Alma attempts to bring him ... See full summary »

Director: Brennan Vance | Stars: Gera Pobuda, Sally Wingert, Peter McLarnan, Lawrence Sutin

Votes: 17

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37. Pushing Dead (2016)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

When a struggling writer, HIV positive for 20+ years, accidentally deposits a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. In this new era of sort-of ... See full summary »

Director: Tom E. Brown | Stars: James Roday Rodriguez, Robin Weigert, Danny Glover, Khandi Alexander

Votes: 317

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38. Rosalinda (2011)

43 min | Short

After a breakup, a Shakespearean actress alternates between rehearsing and daydreaming as she starts to slowly embody her character, transforming into the object of desire of other cast members.

Director: Matías Piñeiro | Stars: Luciana Acuña, Alberto Ajaka, Ana Cambre, Denise Groesman

Votes: 62

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39. Strange Weather (2016)

R | 92 min | Drama

57 Metascore

in an effort to deal with the grief over the death of her son, a Georgia mother travels the back roads of the deep south to settle a score. A story of grief and forgiveness, of looking inward to find a way to move forward.

Director: Katherine Dieckmann | Stars: Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon, Kim Coates, Choppy Guillotte

Votes: 1,224

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40. Tombstone-Rashomon (2017)

83 min | Western

The Tombstone story told in the style of the Japanese classic Rashomon where we see history from several perspectives including that of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Kate, Ike Clanton, Colonel Hafford and Johnny Behan

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Adam Newberry, Jesse Lee Pacheco, Christine Doidge, Eric Schumacher

Votes: 114

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41. Viola (2012)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

82 Metascore

A group of actresses performing in a production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" get caught up in a web of romantic intrigue and revelation.

Director: Matías Piñeiro | Stars: María Villar, Alessio Rigo de Righi, Agustina Muñoz, Elisa Carricajo

Votes: 500

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