SATURDAY June 8

2019 CAPE FEAR

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE

Documentary Feature

June 8th – 1 pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center (120 S. 2nd Street)

IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE

directed by Gregg Jamback

Walking past Jacquetta Thomas’ lifeless, brutally beaten body in September of 1991 changed Greg Taylor’s life, and North Carolina’s criminal justice system, forever. For seventeen years, Greg and his family fought to undo his wrongful conviction. It would take the creation of a unique, independent state agency and the revelation the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation misrepresented the truth in their scientific reporting, to set Taylor free.

Also Screening:

 

WARBONNET

directed by John Harrington

When the eldest son of a descendant of the last Chief of an Oregon tribe learns the whereabouts of warbonnets stolen after his father’s death, he undertakes an 8,200+ mile odyssey to a reservation in Canada, along with two of his brothers, to recover the stolen warbonnets.

AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAY  Foreign and Domestic Shorts

June 8th – 3 pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center (120 S. 2nd Street)

DOSED

directed by Zachary Leipert

A young man who is just out of rehab returns home as he copes with the loss of a best friend who has recently overdosed. He heads to a house-party to reconnect with friends but instead faces his worst demons.

MAMA BEAR

directed by Matt Cohen

When an accident leaves her dying son with 24 hours to get a new liver, a seemingly average soccer mom must reveal her hidden past and hunt down the only matching donor — her ex-husband — the world’s worst criminal.

LALO’S HOUSE

directed by Kelley Kali

Inspired by true events. After being taken from their home in Jacmel, Haiti, two young sisters must escape a child sex trafficking ring, disguised as a Catholic orphanage.

ANACRONTE

directed by Raúl Koler and Emiliano Sette

Anacronte and the Sorcerers of Evil, without any emotion and fulfilling their destiny, they put to test humanity’s happiness in a struggle that, in short, has each of us as winners and losers.

LITTLE GHOST GIRL

directed by Adriane Little

This film was inspired by Karen McCadden’s poem “Little Ghost Girl” as read by McCadden for the video. The video translates the brief and lyrical exchanges between loss and that which haunts us. 

THE MATCH

directed by Pia Andell

It is not easy to compete.  Two middle-aged women go head to head on a tennis court. (English subtitles)

THE BOY WHO CRIED

directed by Eric Patterson

Despite the cold, the boy walked into the woods. Perhaps he had heard a sound, but no one could ask, as the boy could not be found.

JOSS

directed by Gilles Graveleau

In search of social existence, Joss uses social networks to stage amazing selfies with celebrities cut out of cardboard.  (English subtitles)

THE VOICEMAIL

directed by Kyle Solomon

A missed call. A tired heart. Another earth-shattering day of being Black in America. 

WORKING ACTORS DISCUSSION PANEL

June 8th – 3:30 pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center (120 S. 2nd Street)

Regional actors discuss the state of the industry and answer your questions.

AUDREY ELIZABETH JONES

The Big Question

Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell

JOSHUA SHIPMAN

A Family Betrayal

Lovers Lane

Drowning

IRENE SANTIAGO

High School Musical

Iron Man 3

Secrets and Lies

DON KING

Shots Fired

Under The Dome

Arthur Newman

JENIQUE BENNETT

The Hunger Games

Losing My Soul

Intimate Apparel

GABE WOOD

Mindhunter

Stomping Ground

One Tree Hill

ALL THE CRITICS LOVE U

COMEDY SHORTS

June 8th – 5 pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center (120 S. 2nd Street)

LUCKY LUKE

directed by Rodney Smith

Warren returns to Folly Beach after being away from several years to hang out with his old beach bum pal Roger who still lives there. They reminisce about the old days and how the local legend ‘Lucky’ Luke got his nickname.

SAC DE MERDE

directed by Arielle Haller-Silverstone

Based on a true story, this is the tale of an irrationally optimistic New Yorker who thinks her luck has changed when she spends the night with the man of her dreams. But he might just be full of shit. Literally.

THE DRONE

directed by Wojciech Lorenc

The Drone tells a story of DJ – a small quadcopter who is simply trying to fit in.  Written by BAFTA Nominee John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan, Hitchcock, Carnivale, and many more).

J CITY HEIGHTS

directed by Kyle John Blake and Kenyon Hoag

Blake and his roommate Bear are constantly struggling to pay rent, but after finding $50,000 on the body of a dead bum they think they are set. Unfortunately, Blake accidentally spends all their money on Bitcoin.  As they scramble to get their money back, they discover a mysterious Bitcoin underworld that goes deeper than they could have ever imagined.

BRISTLED

directed by Scott Farrell

After countless blind dates that have gone poorly, Bernard swears that his next date will be “the one.” But could her flaw be too much for him to overcome?  A hand-drawn comedic short film that deals the way we perceive others as well as ourselves.

THE HIGH WIRE

directed by Kristy Hasen

The painfully funny misadventures of a sex-crazed, love-shy, middle-aged Innocent as she tumbles off Tinder and onto a former Mormon. Part Olympic gymnast, part accident waiting to happen, the small-but-mighty Kristy takes a giant leap towards love.

THE BIG QUESTION

directed by Estes Tarver

A coming of age comedy that follows the journey of 6th grader Emma as she embarks on a mission to understand the greatest mystery of life: the ‘BIRDS AND THE BEES’. Emma seeks clarity from some unusually interesting characters with many obstacles along the way.

ABIGAIL FALLS  FEATURE FILM

June 8th – 6 pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center (120 S. 2nd Street)

ABIGAIL FALLS

directed by Erica Dunton

Just out of college, Abbey navigates a relationship with her troubled friend Jude who has recently been diagnosed Bi-Polar. Friends forever – or at least until the day when they both meet the enigmatic Henry. Set against the cityscape of New York and the rural mountains of North Carolina and shot on an iPhone, the film offers a modern commentary on falling in love through the youthful gaze of the camera that we all carry around in our pockets.

Also Screening:

 

THE TATTOOED HEART

directed by Sheldon Wong Schwartz

A creative writing instructor (Jennifer Morrison, “Once Upon a Time”) at a juvenile detention center finds common ground with a troubled student (Madison Wolfe, “I Kill Giants”) yet quickly finds herself in great danger when she decides to help her.  (Short Film – 9 minutes)

WILMINGTON FILM AWARDS

June 8th – 9 pm – Hannah Block Community Arts Center (120 S. 2nd Street)

 

Come celebrate the best films of the festival and end the weekend with a bang.