Series 16 | 8:30-10:30 pm
The Bat and the Agave
River of Raptors
A Love Song for the Desert
INDICIT - Marine Litter Impact on Sea Turtles
*Panel discussion with Tiffany Deater, Eréndira Hernández, Pablo Garcia Saldana and Kasmir Wolf
Panel discussion with Hector Salgado and Diana Soto on Monday, October 21st.
Producer: Hector SalgadoDime Cositas FilmsCountry: Kenya | World Premiere
This documentary talk about the Maasai community and a 13 year old boy, who is the inventor of Lion Lights. Richard Turere has changed the communities to conserve and preserve the wildlife and landscape. Narrated from the point of view from a safari driver, hooking you up instantly to the best and unique moments of the people of Africa. The new generation of young people in Kenya play a big role in the present to conserve and protect nature.
Producer & Director: Colin SytsmaWood Grain MediaCountry: USA |World Premiere
After a sting operation in Bangkok for two trafficked Orangutans leave those accountable with no consequence, Daniel stiles, a detective in the illegal wildlife trade, thinks of new ways to combat illegal great ape trafficking.
Series 19 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Realm of Robber
*Panel discussion with multi Emmy Award winning Producer, David Hamlinand Katie Frohardt, Executive Director of Wild Earth Allies
Panel discussion with Jocelyn Stokes, Aaron Sandhu** Special guest; author, wildlife conservationistJane Alexander; Tony Award winner and two-time Emmy Award winner.
Producer/Director" Jocelyn StokesCountry: Malaysia | World Premiere
When an orphaned sun bear cub is rescued from illegal captivity she must learn how to survive in the wild before she can finally be set free. Filmed on the island of Borneo, in a rainforest older than the Amazon, this short documentary follows the journey of a rescued sun bear called Natalie
Conservation is brought to life as we experience the journey of rehabilitation and release. This film leads us to realize that just as we need the rainforests, these rainforests need sun bears; so what threatens sun bears also threatens us.
As we examine our own life choices in regard to consumerism and career paths, we discover we all have a role to play in reducing these threats and keeping sun bears alive, wild and free.
Series 27 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Red Ape, Surviving Orangutan
Friends of Split Oak
Not a Pet
Pangolins: Scale of the Trade
*Panel discussion with Producers Andrea Waljiand Vince Marucci**Special guests from World Animal Protection
Also another Q&A with Executive Producers Cheryl Polote-Williamson, Russell Williamson, Dretona Maddox, Laurie Evans and Toni Ellis on Saturday (9/21) after the 12:30pm show.
Rose, a disengaged, stuck-in-a-rut nurse, makes her daily stop at the convenience store after work and accidentally kidnaps Sylvie, a 9-year old runaway from the nearby ICE Detention Center. The two women take risks and change each other’s lives and perspectives in just a few short hours on the Fourth of July.
Getting over an ex can be tough. But getting over an ex who's intent on staying friends, and who appears to have had no trouble getting over you can be downright brutal. That's the situation 29-year-old comedian Zadie (Sasheer Zamata) finds herself in—still hung up on her old boyfriend Bradford (Tone Bell) and still using him as fodder in her stand-up act, even though he's now dating the very different Margo (DeWanda Wise).When Zadie agrees to travel with the couple to her mother's (Kym Whitley) bed and breakfast for a weekend getaway, disaster seems like it could be imminent. But instead, especially after the arrival of handsome solo traveler Aubrey (Y'lan Noel), it begins to feel like maybe third-wheeling it was the best idea Zadie ever had. Writer and director Stella Meghie (Jean Of The Joneses; Everything, Everything) has crafted a warm, wry third feature that not only deftly weaves together comedy and romance in an intimate setting, but that also provides a glorious showcase for its former Saturday Night Live star lead.—Alison Willmore
Action legends Bruce Willis (DIE HARD) and Michael Chiklis ("The Shield") light up this edge-of-your-seat thriller. Crime boss Rex (Willis) hires Frank (Chiklis) and his crew to steal a priceless jewel stash — but the job goes wrong when someone tips off the cops. After Frank suffers a blow to the head, he wakes up to find the jewels gone and no memory of his attacker. Now, Frank must confront his team members one by one to find the traitor — before Rex covers his tracks by having Frank murdered.