Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Schedule, part two 

A guide to the films, workshops and parties this year has to offer.

Thursday 10/21

10 a.m. "A Different Path" (95 min.) — A group of individuals grapple with living in an automobile-dominated society by opting for foot, bike and boat travel. Theater 2.

10:05 a.m. "Woodruff" (30 min.) — An elementary school takes a stand against gang rivalries while improving academic performance. "The Crisis Mr. Faubus Made" (30 min.) — A look at the Arkansas Gazette's role in the 1957 desegregation crisis at Central High. Theater 1.

11:30 a.m. "No Pity" (19 min.) — An expose of pity-based fund-raising often used in autism campaigns. "Crazy Diamond" (11 min.) — The biography of a man living a full life in spite of his cerebral palsy. "Chiefland" (8 min.) — A man returns to the bull-riding arena in spite of a life-changing accident. "Nico's Challenge" (14 min.) — A 13-year-old boy, born with one leg, climbs Mount Kilimanjaro. Theater 1.

11:50 a.m. "Queen of the Sun" (83 min.) — An unusual, dramatic look at the beekeepers and the potential consequences of a global bee crisis. Theater 2.

12:55 p.m. "Truth or Consequences" (10 min.) — A young couple leaves New York City for rural New Mexico, bracing themselves for a coming collapse. "Simple Questions" (35 min.) — What began as a fourth-grade project has since grown into a major watershed restoration movement. "The Leftovers" (28 min.) — Two "dumpster divers" journey along the Australian coast, eating nothing but thrown away food. Theater 1.

1:50 p.m. "Bu Sahide" (22 min.) — A look at vacation culture in Turkey, where families often relocate on the coast for entire summers. "Liemba" (52 min.) — Life aboard an African transport ship. Theater 2.

2:35 p.m. "There Once Was an Island" (80 min.) — A Pacific Islander community deals with the effects of climate change. Theater 1.

3 p.m. Workshop: fair use and copyright. At 823 Central Ave.

3:30 p.m. "The Sheriff" (14 min.) — An elderly African-American man with albinism focuses on his spirituality. "Torch" (23 min.) — In Birmingham, Ala., an odd, 56-foot-tall statue marks every traffic death by changing colors of its torch. "Snake Fever" (13 min.) — A look a snake hunters in rural Oklahoma. "Fire in the Mountains" (22 min.) — An independent wrestling organization in Appalachian Kentucky typifies the struggles of modern rural life. Theater 2.

4:20 p.m. "Zud. Cold Symphony" (30 min.) — Modern-day Mongolian herders keep the tradition alive, withstanding average -40 Celsius temperatures. "Return to Virunga" (47 min.) — Small forces of forest rangers protect the endangered mountain gorillas native to the Congo in the midst of the country's civil war. Theater 1.

5 p.m. Screening/discussion: documentary filmmaking in Africa. At 823 Central Ave.

5:10 p.m. "Eleanore & the Timekeeper" (76 min.) — A 91-year-old mother has to move her developmentally disabled 64-year-old son into a nursing home after living together for decades. Theater 2.

6 p.m. "Lil Poison" (58 min.) — The world's youngest professional video gamer deals with the stress of big money gaming and his parents' divorce. Theater 1.

6:50 p.m. "Echotone" (90 min.) — A look at the vibrant music community in Austin, Texas. Theater 2.

7 p.m. Filmmaker's reception at Taylor's Contemporanea Fine Arts.

7:25 p.m. "God Willing" (72 min.) — An examination of religious "intentional communities" or cults. Theater 1.

8:45 p.m. "Biker Fox" (89 min.) — The story of Frank P. DeLarzelere III, aka Biker Fox, Tulsa motivational bicyclist, nature conservationist and all around weirdo. Theater 2.

9:05 p.m. "Mezzanotte Obscura" (24 min.) — A look into artistic and critical questions that have arisen out of the nude images captured by Thomas Mezanotte. "Oliviero Toscani" (44 min.) — An Italian photographer uses shocking imagery to sell clothing in the '90s, making him a pioneer of anti-advertising. Theater 1.



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