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2018 San Diego Intl Film Festival

Oct 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm to Oct 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm
San Diego Intl Film Festival
Event Schedule / Activities

List Calendar
Oct 10, 2018
6:00 pm
Opening Night Film Premiere & After Party
This is where it all starts! Be part of the scene at our Opening Night Film Premiere at the beautiful Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. Join us for a night of celebrating film while mingling with celebrities, industry professionals & filmmakers.
VENUE
Balboa Theatre
 
CATEGORY
Event

 
AT CAPACITY
Oct 11, 2018
3:00 pm
Internal Combustion
These filmmakers take us on a journey inside the hearts and minds of everyday people. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (93 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Short

3:00 pm
The Drummer and the Keeper
Gabriel is the drummer of an up and coming rock band forced into therapy where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a teen diagnosed with Asperger's. Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.  (100 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Foreign
Indie

5:00 pm
Degenerates
A screenwriter recruits a group of eccentric characters to go and find a missing teenage girl, with the intention of turning the search into a true story script. Q&A with filmmakers after screening.  (107 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Drama
Feature
Foreign

5:00 pm
The Butterfly Tree
Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son Fin with her zest for life. When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, it reopens old wounds over the death of Fin's mother.  (102 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Drama
Feature
Foreign

5:30 pm
Illusion
Is it real or is it fake? Or just a crafty construction of fantasy...a rabbit-out-of-a-hat. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (90 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Short
Thriller

5:30 pm
Night of the Stars Tribute
This extraordinary evening celebrates the imagination, passion and vision influencing cinematic excellence today and yesterday.
VENUE
Pendry San Diego
 
CATEGORY
Event

5:30 pm
Night of the Stars Tribute - Patron Only Seating
Chairman's Section - Patron Only Seating
VENUE
Pendry San Diego
 
CATEGORY
Award Show
Event

7:30 pm
Under the Eiffel Tower
Stuart is a having a mid-life crisis. Desperate for something more in life, he tags along on his best friend's family vacation to Paris - then proposes to his friend's 24-year-old daughter, Rosalind, while standing under the Eiffel Tower.  (91 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Feature
Indie

8:00 pm
The Interpreters
Local interpreters were key to the U.S. war effort, but now many face danger in their countries because of their affiliation. This is the story of how they are rebuilding their lives.  (115 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Documentary
Military

8:00 pm
Wild Nights with Emily
Molly Shannon plays Emily Dickinson in the dramatic comedy "Wild Nights With Emily." This film explores her vivacious, irreverent side that was covered up — notably Emily’s lifelong romance with another woman (Susan Ziegler).  (105 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Drama
Feature
Indie
LGBT

Oct 12, 2018
11:00 am
Social Impact Panel
From social justice, to local empowerment to refugees, to global crises, hear from the filmmakers that are telling the stories of our interconnected world.  (90 minutes)
VENUE
Pendry San Diego
 
CATEGORY
Panel

11:00 am
Tiger
Tiger is inspired by the true story of Pardeep Singh Nagra, a practicing Sikh man who was banned from the sport of boxing due to his religious beliefs. Q&A with filmmaker after screening.  (105 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Action
Drama
Feature

1:00 pm
Unstoppable Women Panel
How women are making their unique mark in the entertainment and media industry.  (90 minutes)
VENUE
Pendry San Diego
 
CATEGORY
Panel

2:00 pm
Stella's Last Weekend
Oliver is a Brooklyn high school senior who is madly in love with Violet, a fellow classmate who is the girl of his dreams. Oliver’s older brother, Jack, made a real connection with the same girl several months earlier. Let the sibling rivalry begin!  (106 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Drama
Feature
Indie

2:00 pm
The Samuel Project
With dreams of becoming an artist, a teen (Ryan Ochoa) makes his grandfather, Samuel (Hal Linden), the subject of an animated art project for school. Q&A with filmmaker after screening.  (98 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
San Diego Local

2:30 pm
Animation Filmmaking
Experience the best in narrative and experimental animation, these fresh talents will amaze you. Q&A WITH FILMMAKERS FOLLOWING SCREENING  (81 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Animation
Short

2:30 pm
Are You Glad I'm Here
A millennial American girl befriends a Lebanese housewife and disrupts her ordered life; one night they become accidental partners-in-crime.  (90 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Foreign

2:30 pm
Soufra
Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp. Q&A with filmmaker after screening.  (78 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Documentary
Social Impact

4:00 pm
Rust Creek
When a detour on the way to a job interview takes Sawyer through the frozen Appalachian Mountains, a series of calamities lands her in a life-or-death struggle. Q&A with filmmakers after screening.  (173 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Thriller

4:00 pm
The Drummer and the Keeper
Gabriel is the drummer of an up and coming rock band forced into therapy where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a teen diagnosed with Asperger's. Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.  (99 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Foreign
Indie

4:30 pm
Illusion
Is it real or is it fake? Or just a crafty construction of fantasy...a rabbit-out-of-a-hat. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (90 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Short
Thriller

4:30 pm
STROOP: Journey Into The Rhino Horn War
Two first-time filmmakers stop their lives to find out why rhinos are being killed for their horns. Q&A with filmmakers after screening.  (110 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Animals
Documentary
Social Impact

4:30 pm
The Hate U Give
Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.  (135 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Gala Premiere

5:00 pm
Blue
Blue is a feature documentary film charting the drastic decline in the health of our oceans. With more than half of all marine life lost and the expansion of the industrialization of the seas.  (81 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Documentary
Environmental

5:00 pm
Electric Love
Four couples traverse the modern dating scene in Los Angeles utilizing popular dating apps. Electric Love is a fast-paced look into the exciting world of new love and enduring relationships. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.  (134 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Feature
Indie

5:30 pm
For Shorts and Giggles
From unexpected comedy to laugh out loud situations these shorts will keep you guessing. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (87 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Short

6:30 pm
Everybody Knows
Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister's wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.  (137 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Foreign
Gala Premiere
Thriller

7:00 pm
Under the Eiffel Tower
Stuart is a having a mid-life crisis. Desperate for something more in life, he tags along on his best friend's family vacation to Paris - then proposes to his friend's 24-year-old daughter, Rosalind, while standing under the Eiffel Tower.  (91 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Feature
Indie

7:00 pm
When World's Collide
Sometimes by choice or by accident, the least likely person comes to the rescue or saves the day. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (85 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Short

7:30 pm
Prospect
A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote moon on the hunt for elusive riches. But there are others roving the moon's toxic forest and the job quickly devolves into a desperate fight to escape.  (93 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Sci-Fi
Thriller

7:30 pm
Seau
Long before Junior Seau hung up his NFL spikes for good, he was a legend. Seau had the adoration of millions, the admiration of his peers, the love of a beautiful family, and a sense of purpose beyond the playing field, yet at 43, he shot himself.  (87 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Documentary
Sports

7:30 pm
Widows
Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.  (133 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Action
Drama
Feature
Gala Premiere
Thriller

8:00 pm
Global Consciousness
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible — Maya Angelou Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (93 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Short
Social Impact

8:00 pm
Little Woods
A modern Western that tells the story of two sisters, Ollie and Deb, who are driven to work outside the law to better their lives.  (110 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature

9:00 pm
Festival Night Out - Friday Party
Music Box 1337 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101  (180 minutes)
VENUE
Music Box
 
CATEGORY
Event

Oct 13, 2018
10:00 am
48 Hour Film Fest
The 48 Hour Film Fest is a wild event in which filmmakers make a movie - write, shoot, and edit - in just 48 hours. A genre is drawn from a hat, they are given a prop, character, and a line to use in their short. Q&A with filmmakers after screening.  (85 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Short

10:30 am
Are You Glad I'm Here
A millennial American girl befriends a Lebanese housewife and disrupts her ordered life; one night they become accidental partners-in-crime.  (90 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Foreign

10:30 am
Business Side of the Business Panel
From production to distribution the filmmaking industry is complex and multifaceted, Our panel of experts will help you understand how to navigate the business side of film.  (90 minutes)
VENUE
Pendry San Diego
 
CATEGORY
Panel

11:00 am
Stranger In A Strange Land
These bold shorts defy expectations, ignore boundaries and illustrate the limitlessness of our imaginations. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (85 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Short

11:30 am
When Lambs Become Lions
In a Kenyan town bordering wildlife conservation land, two men try to hold onto their increasingly fragile status quo. A small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade.  (96 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Animals
Documentary

11:30 am
Wild Nights with Emily
Molly Shannon plays Emily Dickinson in the dramatic comedy "Wild Nights With Emily." This film explores her vivacious, irreverent side that was covered up — notably Emily’s lifelong romance with another woman (Susan Ziegler).  (105 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Drama
Feature
Indie
LGBT

12:00 pm
Golden Genes
Annette van Trigt followed leading breeders of Grand Prix horses around for 3 years. What is their secret? How do they do it? Big Star from North Holland, bred by Cees Klaver, went on to win Olympic gold in 2016...
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Animals
Documentary
Equestrian

12:00 pm
Internal Combustion
These filmmakers take us on a journey inside the hearts and minds of everyday people. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (93 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Short

12:30 pm
An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn
Lulu Danger is an ex-café employee just laid off by her boss and husband, Shane. During her newfound downtime, she catches a commercial for a magician who dresses in head-to-toe plaid and says little. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.  (83 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Feature

12:30 pm
Dodging Bullets
This award-winning film is the first to chronicle the impact of historical trauma on the lives of Native peoples today, giving voice to their stories of survival and resilience in the face of multigenerational trauma.Q&A w/ filmmakers after screening  (103 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Documentary
Native American

12:30 pm
The Mark of War
The director’s guiding interest in this film was to create a reflective, psychological portrait, rather than a historical or political treatment of the Vietnam War or war more generally. Q&A with the filmmakers after screening  (75 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Documentary
Military

12:30 pm
Twisted Humor
Where funny and irony meet up and go to the dark side. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (87 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Short

1:30 pm
The San Diego Scene
Local craft filmmaking at it’s best. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (70 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
San Diego Local
Short

2:00 pm
One Last Night
On their first date, Alex and Zoe venture out to see a movie at a local theater. The film ends and the two become engaged in a heated discussion and do not notice the theater closing, leaving them locked in. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.  (89 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Feature
Indie

2:00 pm
Talking to the Air: The Horses of the Last Forbidden Kingdom
In an ancient forbidden Kingdom in the Himalaya, magnificent horsemen and their horses face almost certain demise. Q&A with filmmaker after screening  (63 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Animals
Documentary
Equestrian

2:00 pm
Tiger
Tiger is inspired by the true story of Pardeep Singh Nagra, a practicing Sikh man who was banned from the sport of boxing due to his religious beliefs. Q&A with filmmaker after screening.  (103 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Action
Drama
Feature

2:30 pm
Indie Stories
Sweet? Light hearted? Complicated? Fun? Heart-wrenching? These films deliver it all. Q&A with the filmmakers after screening  (86 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Indie
Short

2:30 pm
The Push
Grant Korgan rose up to become the first spinal cord injured athlete to attempt to ski to the South Pole using only his arms.The Push chronicles Grant's journey in choosing positivity through adversity. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.  (94 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Action
Documentary

2:45 pm
Indian Horse
Indian Horse follows the life of Canadian First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of the 1970s. Q&A with filmmakers after screening.  (106 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Native American

3:00 pm
Mary Janes: The Women of Weed
Women are changing the face of today’s fastest growing industry - cannabis. Join filmmaker Windy Borman as she discovers how they’re also changing the world. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.  (90 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Cannabis
Documentary

3:00 pm
When World's Collide
Sometimes by choice or by accident, the least likely person comes to the rescue or saves the day. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (85 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Short

4:00 pm
Rust Creek
When a detour on the way to a job interview takes Sawyer through the frozen Appalachian Mountains, a series of calamities lands her in a life-or-death struggle. Q&A with filmmakers after screening.  (109 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Thriller

4:00 pm
Simple Wedding
Nousha is her parents only hope for a real Persian wedding. Under this pressure, she meets Alex Talbot—a bisexual artist, activist and DJ living in an old warehouse. Their relationship progresses quickly, leading to a wedding that is all but simple.  (93 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Feature
RomCom

4:30 pm
Degenerates
A screenwriter recruits a group of eccentric characters to go and find a missing teenage girl, with the intention of turning the search into a true story script. Q&A with filmmakers after screening.  (105 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Drama
Feature
Foreign

5:00 pm
Global Consciousness
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible — Maya Angelou Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (88 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Short
Social Impact

5:00 pm
The Butterfly Tree
Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son Fin with her zest for life. When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, it reopens old wounds over the death of Fin's mother.  (102 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Drama
Feature
Foreign

5:00 pm
The Favourite
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.  (125 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Gala Premiere

5:30 pm
For Shorts and Giggles
From unexpected comedy to laugh out loud situations these shorts will keep you guessing. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (87 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Short

5:30 pm
STROOP: Journey Into The Rhino Horn War
Two first-time filmmakers stop their lives to find out why rhinos are being killed for their horns. Q&A with filmmakers after screening.  (125 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Animals
Documentary
Social Impact

5:30 pm
Transecting Borneo
Most people see oil platforms as industrial blights in our ocean, and yet marine conservation scientists Amber and Emily are diving beneath the surface and revealing a remarkable story.  (99 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Documentary
Environmental
Social Impact

7:00 pm
BlacKkKlansman
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. FREE SCREENING!  (136 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Feature

7:00 pm
Wildlife
A boy witnesses his parents' marriage falling apart after his mother finds another man.  (109 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Gala Premiere

7:30 pm
I May Regret
An older woman suffering from dementia is convinced that her young live-in nurse is out to kill her and take her life's fortune. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.  (90 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Mystery

7:30 pm
Susu
Two Chinese students find themselves in the midst of a chilling gothic tale after they take a weekend job transcribing the archives of a famous Chinese opera star, Susu. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (91 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Feature
Foreign
Thriller

7:30 pm
The Drummer and the Keeper
Gabriel is the drummer of an up and coming rock band forced into therapy where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a teen diagnosed with Asperger's. Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.  (99 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Foreign
Indie

7:30 pm
Vox Lux
Vox Lux begins in 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe ...  (110 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Musical

8:00 pm
Astral
University student Alex Harmann (Frank Dillane) faces the consequences of astral projection when he uses it to reconnect with his dead mother. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.  (90 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Thriller

8:00 pm
Eternal Winter
Christmas 1944. Soviet soldiers invade Hungary and drag every young woman with German origins away from a small village and transport them to a Soviet labour camp where they are forced to work in the coal mines under inhuman conditions.  (115 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Foreign

8:00 pm
My Name Is Batlir, Not "Butler"
Hello, my name is Batlır, not Butler. I’m not actually overweight, I just have some excess in a certain area. It is told in Anatolia that, the baby looks like whatever the mother craves for while she is pregnant. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (95 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Feature
Foreign

9:00 pm
Filmmaker Award Show & Party
Celebrate with Filmmakers from around the world as we present the Jury Awards for the competition films at the Filmmaker Awards Show and Party. (120 minutes)
VENUE
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
 
CATEGORY
Award Show
Event

Oct 14, 2018
11:00 am
Culinary Cinema 11:00 AM
The ingredients include a welcome champagne cocktail and a cuisine themed movie, followed by renowned San Diego Chefs offering their culinary renditions for your enjoyment. For best results add a large dose of good friends to this exclusive event!  (150 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Event

11:00 am
Student Filmmaking
Student films from San Diego and around the world highlight topics and issues on everyone’s mind. Q&A with the filmmakers after screening  (92 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Short
Student

11:00 am
When Lambs Become Lions
In a Kenyan town bordering wildlife conservation land, two men try to hold onto their increasingly fragile status quo. A small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade.  (96 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Animals
Documentary

11:30 am
Indie Stories
Sweet? Light hearted? Complicated? Fun? Heart-wrenching? These films deliver it all. Q&A with the filmmakers after screening  (85 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Indie
Short

11:30 am
One Last Night
On their first date, Alex and Zoe venture out to see a movie at a local theater. The film ends and the two become engaged in a heated discussion and do not notice the theater closing, leaving them locked in. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.  (89 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Feature
Indie

12:00 pm
Culinary Cinema 12:00pm
The ingredients include a welcome champagne cocktail and a cuisine themed movie, followed by renowned San Diego Chefs offering their culinary renditions for your enjoyment. For best results add a large dose of good friends to this exclusive event!  (180 minutes)
12:00 pm
Golden Genes
Annette van Trigt followed leading breeders of Grand Prix horses around for 3 years. What is their secret? How do they do it? Big Star from North Holland, bred by Cees Klaver, went on to win Olympic gold in 2016...
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Animals
Documentary
Equestrian

1:30 pm
California's Forgotten Children
The film recounts true stories of girls and boys who were commercially sexually exploited in California and are now survivors and courageous leaders fighting for the rights of victims worldwide. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.  (98 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Documentary
Social Impact

1:30 pm
Electric Love
Four couples traverse the modern dating scene in Los Angeles utilizing popular dating apps. Electric Love is a fast-paced look into the exciting world of new love and enduring relationships. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.  (83 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Feature
Indie

1:30 pm
Talking to the Air: The Horses of the Last Forbidden Kingdom
In an ancient forbidden Kingdom in the Himalaya, magnificent horsemen and their horses face almost certain demise. Q&A with filmmaker after screening  (63 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Animals
Documentary
Equestrian

2:00 pm
Little Woods
A modern Western that tells the story of two sisters, Ollie and Deb, who are driven to work outside the law to better their lives.  (110 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature

2:00 pm
Stranger In A Strange Land
These bold shorts defy expectations, ignore boundaries and illustrate the limitlessness of our imaginations. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (85 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Short

2:15 pm
I May Regret
An older woman suffering from dementia is convinced that her young live-in nurse is out to kill her and take her life's fortune. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.  (105 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Mystery

2:30 pm
My Name Is Batlir, Not "Butler"
Hello, my name is Batlır, not Butler. I’m not actually overweight, I just have some excess in a certain area. It is told in Anatolia that, the baby looks like whatever the mother craves for while she is pregnant. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (95 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Feature
Foreign

4:00 pm
Simple Wedding
Nousha is her parents only hope for a real Persian wedding. Under this pressure, she meets Alex Talbot—a bisexual artist, activist and DJ living in an old warehouse. Their relationship progresses quickly, leading to a wedding that is all but simple.  (93 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Feature
RomCom

4:00 pm
The Push
Grant Korgan rose up to become the first spinal cord injured athlete to attempt to ski to the South Pole using only his arms.The Push chronicles Grant's journey in choosing positivity through adversity. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.  (94 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Action
Documentary

4:30 pm
Boy Erased
The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.  (119 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Gala Premiere
LGBT

 
AT CAPACITY
4:30 pm
Eternal Winter
Christmas 1944. Soviet soldiers invade Hungary and drag every young woman with German origins away from a small village and transport them to a Soviet labour camp where they are forced to work in the coal mines under inhuman conditions.  (110 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Foreign

4:30 pm
Twisted Humor
Where funny and irony meet up and go to the dark side. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (87 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Comedy
Short

5:00 pm
Blue
Blue is a feature documentary film charting the drastic decline in the health of our oceans. With more than half of all marine life lost and the expansion of the industrialization of the seas.  (81 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Documentary
Environmental

5:00 pm
Documentary Winner
  (105 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Documentary

6:30 pm
Indian Horse
Indian Horse follows the life of Canadian First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of the 1970s. Q&A with filmmakers after screening.  (106 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Native American

7:00 pm
Best Foreign Winner
  (120 minutes)
7:00 pm
Susu
Two Chinese students find themselves in the midst of a chilling gothic tale after they take a weekend job transcribing the archives of a famous Chinese opera star, Susu. Q&A with filmmakers after screening  (91 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Feature
Foreign
Thriller

7:30 pm
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Feature

7:30 pm
Astral
University student Alex Harmann (Frank Dillane) faces the consequences of astral projection when he uses it to reconnect with his dead mother. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.  (90 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Drama
Feature
Thriller

7:30 pm
Feature Winner
  (105 minutes)
VENUE
Regal Theater - UA Horton
 
CATEGORY
Feature

7:30 pm
The Interpreters
Local interpreters were key to the U.S. war effort, but now many face danger in their countries because of their affiliation. This is the story of how they are rebuilding their lives.  (115 minutes)
VENUE
ArcLight Cinemas/UTC
 
CATEGORY
Documentary
Military

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