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SLY IN SPA CITY: Sly Stone, leader of Sly and the Family Stone, who's been largely reclusive over the last 20 years, is scheduled to attend the world premiere of "Coming Back For More."
  • SLY IN SPA CITY: Sly Stone, leader of Sly and the Family Stone, who's been largely reclusive over the last 20 years, is scheduled to attend the world premiere of "Coming Back For More."

FRIDAY, OCT. 16

 

6 p.m. Opening reception. Malco lobby.

7 p.m. “Coming Back for More” (64 min.) — The search for the reclusive musician Sly Stone. Theater 2.

7:30 p.m. “Coming Back for More” (64 min.) — The search for the reclusive musician Sly Stone. Theater 1.

9 p.m. The Nace Brothers. Maxine's Pub.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 17

 

10 a.m. “Throw It Down” (88 min.) — A look into the competitive world of elite drum corps. Theater 1.

10 a.m. Workshop: Guerilla Lighting. With Guy Galloway.

10:05 a.m. “The Commoners” (13 min.) — In 1890, one man collected every bird ever mentioned by Shakespeare and released them into Central Park. “American Crisis, American Shame” (29 min.) — A look at Gulf Coastal erosion. “A Place to Land” (30 min.) — A look at exotic parrots in captivity. Theater 2.

11:40 a.m. “Ingredients: Who's Your Farmer?” (66 min.) — Explores local food movements. Theater 2.

11:55 a.m. “Unconquered: Allan Houser and the Legacy of One Apache Family” (33 min.) — Portrait of Native American family. “Pleasant Journey and Good Eats Along the Way” (29 min.) — Painter John Baeder chronicles American diners. Theater 1.

1 p.m. Workshop: Production Audio. With Joe Dull.

1:15 p.m. “Tapped” (79 min.) — A look at the big business of bottled water. Theater 2.

1:25 p.m. “Summer Sun Winter Moon” (56 min.) — The story of the creation of a symphony inspired by Lewis and Clark. Theater 1.

2:50 p.m. “Ghost Bird” (75 min.) — The mystery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Q&A with director. Theater 1.

3 p.m. “Building 173: 1 building, 7 stories, 3 generations (52 min.) — A look at life in one apartment in Shanghai over three generations. Theater 2.

4:15 p.m. “My Beijing Birthday” (52 min.) — A study of young Bejingers, none of whom have siblings. Q&A with director. Theater 2.

4:30 p.m. “From Busto to Robusto” (30 min.) — A former McDonald's employee makes millions on online poker before suffering from a mental breakdown. “I Am a Man: From Memphis, a Lesson in Life” (27 min.) — Portrait of sanitation worker. Theater 1.

5:35 p.m. “Me My Father and the Hurricane” (60 min.) — The story of the inventor of the electric washboard. Theater 2.

5:55 p.m. “Seven Signs” (52 min.) — A survey of the eccentric South. Q&A with director. Theater 1.

7:05 p.m. Music and media panel. With Bill Solleder, Leo Thomas, J.D. Wilkes and others.

7:15 p.m. “Warrior Champions” (80 min.) — Severely injured American soldiers battle to compete in Paralympic Games. Q&A with directors. Theater 1.

7:45 p.m. “72 Musicians” (72 min.) — Musical meditations on art, booze, class, failure and more. Q&A with director. Theater 2.

9 p.m. “Official Rejection” (108 min.) — The trials of making an independent film. Theater 1.

9:15 p.m. “The Last Freak Show” (24 min.) — Portrait of a musician born without arms or legs. “Rock Under the Red Flag” (25 min.) — Profile of a NYC rock band on tour in the Chinese underground music scene. “The Best Act on the Isle” (32 min.) — The bizarre world of two North American musicians. Theater 2.

10 p.m. The Architects with Ume. Maxine's Pub.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 18

 

10 a.m. “The Boot Cake” (74 min.) — A small village in India considers Charlie Chaplin a saint and prepares to throw him a birthday party. Theater 1.

10:05 a.m. “Parkour in America” (14 min.) — Glimpse at the extreme sport also known as free-running. “From Ray Winder to Dickey-Stephens” (38 min.) — Student film on the transition of the Arkansas Travelers from Little Rock to North Little Rock. “The Greatest Coach Ever!” (26 min.) — Portrait of longtime University of Arkansas track and field coach John McDonnell. Theater 2.

11:40 a.m. “Warrior Champions” (80 min.) — Severely injured American soldiers battle to compete in Paralympic Games. Q&A with directors. Theater 1.

11:50 a.m. “Out of Left Field” (55 min.) — A look at life for Chinese baseball prospects in Arizona. Theater 2.

1 p.m. Workshop: Approaches to Documentary Filmmaking. With Huixia Lu.

1-4 p.m. Art exhibit and filmmakers' reception — With Bill Daniel and Buzz Blurr. Catered by Central Park Fusion. Chuck Dodson's Gallery.

1:10 p.m. “Striking Metal/Tira Bakai” (25 min.) — The story of a family's pledge to God. “And What Remains” (10 min.) — A personal essay on what defines a father. “When I'm Not Alone” (20 min.) — Portrait of a woman raised as a male. “First and Loveliss” (16 min.) — Semi-retired Tennessee school teachers travel to 117 countries together. “Out There” (13 min.) —Portrait of eccentric gay couple from North Little Rock. Theater 2.

1:25 p.m. “Silent Storytellers” (56 min.) — Preserving cemeteries in Arkansas. Theater 1.

2:45 p.m. “No Sana Hoy” (9 min.) — A filmmaker travels to Cuba. “Miya of Quiet Strength” (57 min.) — Story of a survivor in a shooting at the University of Iowa. Theater 1.

3 p.m. “Dumas: Small Town, High Tech” (10 min.) — A student film on the impact of broadband. “A Soldier in Skirts” (10 min.) — Student film tells the story of the WAAC through the eyes of Bald Knob woman. “Gators in Captivity” (10 min.) — A student film on the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo in Hot Springs. “Twin Groves” (16 min.) — The story of an Arkansas town founded by freed slaves. “Crater People” (25 min.) — A glimpse into the lives of those who dig for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park. Theater 2.

4:20 p.m. “Looking for Roots, Finding Flowers” (73 min.) — A filmmaker returns to Romania after a long exile. Theater 1.

4:40 p.m. “Avant Docs: Bill Brown” (70 min.) — Retrospective of vagabond filmmaker explores the relationship between people and the places where they live. Q&A with director. Theater 2.

6 p.m. “Without a Home” (74 min.) — Profiles of six homeless individuals in LA. Theater 1.

6:15 p.m. “Who Is Bozo Texino?” (60 min.) — Survey of legendary boxcar artists. Q&A with director. Theater 2.

7:40 p.m. “Seven Signs” (52 min.) — A survey of the eccentric South. Q&A with director. Theater 2.

7:45 p.m. “Girls on the Wall” (62 min.) — Teen-age prisoners stage a musical based on their lives. Theater 1.

9 p.m. “RiP: A Remix Manifesto” (90 min.) — Explores the concept of copyright in the modern era. Theater 2.

9:15 p.m. “The Narcotic Farm” (55 min.) — A history of what was once the epicenter for drug treatment and research. Theater 1.

9:30 p.m. J.D. Wilkes. Brau Haus.

 

MONDAY, OCT. 19

 

10 a.m. “Building 173: 1 building, 7 stories, 3 generations” (52 min.) — A look at life in one apartment in Shanghai over three generations. Theater 1.

10:05 a.m. “The Narcotic Farm” (55 min.) — A history of what was once the epicenter for drug treatment and research. Theater 2.

11:15 a.m. “My Beijing Birthday” (52 min.) — A study of young Bejingers, none of whom have siblings. Theater 1.

11:25 a.m. “Tapped” (79 min.) — A look at the big business of bottled water. Theater 2.

12:35 a.m. “Songs of the Tundra” (24 min.) — A study of the Even people on the frontier of Russia. “Muslims in Love” (25 min.) — Muslim Americans navigate culture, faith and modernity. “Team Taliban” (11 min.) — A glimpse into the world of independent wrestling. Theater 1.

1 p.m. Workshop: Research and Interview Techniques. With Donna Lampkin Stephens.

1:10 p.m. “Houston — We Have a Problem” (84 min.) — Portraits of Texas oil wildcatters. Theater 2.

1:55 p.m. “Leave No Soldier” (49 min.) — Looks into the activism of two generations of US war veterans. “Seniors for Peace” (26 min.) — Anti-war demonstrations. Theater 1.

3 p.m. “Tibet: Murder in the Storm” (52 min.) — An account of a shocking murder. Theater 2.

3 p.m. Workshop: Touring and DIY distribution. With Bill Brown and Bill Daniel.

3:35 p.m. “Voices from the Inside” (65 min.) — Voices from Israel's peace movement. Q&A with director. Theater 1.

4:20 p.m. “About Face” (80 min.) — A woman searches for her mentally distraught mother, who nearly murdered her 24 years earlier. Theater 2.

5:05 p.m. “Battle of Willis” (52 min.) — A man's efforts to prove that he owns the only portrait of Shakespeare down from life. Theater 1.

6:05 p.m. “Que Vive Mexico!” (80 min.) — A special screening of a Sergei Eisenstein classic. Theater 2.

6:25 p.m. “Lionel” (83 min.) — The portrait of an Australian aboriginal boxer. Theater 1.

7:45 p.m. “Fossil Light” (11 min.) — A meditation on climate change. “Minot, North Dakota” (18 min.) — Portrait of a community living above 150 nuclear missiles. “O'er the Land” (52 min.) — A meditation on the state of “elevated threat.” Theater 2.

8:15 p.m. “The Spam Job” (12 min.) — A prolonged practical joke. “Point of View” (42 min.) — A profile of a vaunted commercial director. Theater 1.

9:30 p.m. “The Cheating” (15 min.) — A man offers another money to assassinate a woman who swindled him. “Images from a Diary of Waiting” (23 min.) — A glimpse into the lives of guards on the border of Austria and Hungary. “Lovely Andrea” (30 min.) — The search for a Japanese bondage photo. Theater 2.

9:35 p.m. “Out of Left Field” (55 min.) — A look at life for Chinese baseball prospects in Arizona. Theater 1.

11 p.m. “Time Machine” with Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat. Maxine's Pub. Special live performance from filmmaker Brown.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 20

 

10 a.m. “Houston — We Have a Problem” (84 min.) — Portraits of Texas oil wildcatters. Theater 1.

10:05 a.m. “Voices from the Inside” (65 min.) — Voices from inside Israel's peace movement. Theater 2.

11:35 a.m. “In Circles” (14 min.) — Student film about California's treatment of sex offenders who have been released from prison. “Standard Deviation” (39 min.) — The story of a young physicist charged as an eco-terrorist. “70x7: The Forgiveness Equation” (36 min.) — Uncommon stories about revenge, retribution and forgiveness. Theater 2.

11:50 a.m. “Yoo-Hoo Miss Goldberg” (93 min.) — The story of the star and creator of the first family sitcom. Theater 1.

1 p.m. Workshop: Fair Use and Copyright. With John Gale.

1:30 p.m. “Battle for Xingu” (11 min.)  — Looks at the prospect for a hydroelectric dam on the Xingu River in Brazil. “Making the Crocked Straight” (30 min.) — A Long Island doctor devotes his life to the sick and poor in Ethiopia. “Baht” (27 min.) — Story of young girl abducted into sex trades of Thailand and Cambodia. Theater 2.

1:50 p.m. “You Don't Know Jack” (60 min.) — The story of an American entrepreneur. Theater 1.

3:05 p.m. “Agent Orange” (56 min.) —Thirty years after the Vietnam War, the effects of dioxin linger. Theater 2.

3:15 p.m. “Vincent: A Life in Color” (96 min.) — A portrait of a Chicago eccentric. Theater 1.

4:25 p.m. “Finding Face” (68 min.) — The story of a victimized former music star in Cambodia. Theater 2.

5:15 p.m. “Forgetting Dad” (84 min.) — A 45-year-old man suffers total amnesia after a seemingly harmless car accident. Theater 1.

5:55 p.m. “HomeGrown” (51 min.) — A portrait of a family in Pasadena that lives off the grid. Theater 2.

7:05 p.m. “Crude” (104 min.) — Inside story into largest oil-related environmental lawsuit in the world. Theater 1.

7:10 p.m. “Hard Coal” (83 min.) — A look into the lives of the last of the coal miners in Pennsylvania. Theater 2.

9 p.m. Filmmakers' gathering. Blue Moon Gallery.

9:15 p.m. “No Cross, No Crown” (54 min.) — A look at New Orleans' music culture post-Katrina. Theater 1.

9:20 p.m. “World of Witchcraft” (53 min.) —The Central Africa Republic imprisons hundreds every year for practicing witchcraft. Theater 2.

10:30 p.m. Jazz. Ray Lynn Theatre.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21

 

10 a.m. “Why Don't We Ride Zebras?” (11 min.) — The story of the zebra. “From Burger It Came” (6 min.) — An animated short about 1980s fears. “In Search of Colors” (8 min.) — Animated narrative about home for people with developmental disabilities. “Astronaut Pam: Countdown to Commander” (40 min.) — Inside Space Shuttle Discovery with Cmdr. Pam Melroy and crew. Theater 1.

10:05 a.m. “The Boot Cake” (74 min.) — A small village in India considers Charlie Chaplin a saint and prepares to throw him a birthday party. Theater 2.

11:40 a.m. “HomeGrown” (51 min.) — A portrait of a family in Pasadena that lives off the grid. Theater 1.

11:45 a.m. “Vincent: A Life in Color” (96 min.) — A portrait of a Chicago eccentric. Theater 2.

1 p.m. “Forgetting Dad” (84 min.) — A 45-year-old man suffers total amnesia after a seemingly harmless car accident. Theater 1.

1 p.m. Workshop: Producing the Documentary. With Ben Meade.

1:45 p.m. “No Cross, No Crown” (54 min.) — A look at New Orleans' music culture post-Katrina. Theater 2.

2:50 p.m. “Tibet: Murder in the Storm” (52 min.) — An account of a shocking murder. Theater 1.

3:20 p.m. “Member of a Club” (70 min.) — A glimpse into New Orleans' black aristocracy. Theater 2. 

4:10 p.m. “World of Witchcraft” (53 min.) — The Central Africa Republic imprisons hundreds every year for practicing witchcraft. Theater 1.

4:55 p.m. “Nature of Existence” (94 min.) — Interviews with spiritual leaders, scientists and more. Theater 2.

5:30 p.m. “Arresting Ana” (25 min.) — Profiles efforts to criminalize the pro-anorexia movement in France. “More than Skin Deep” (57 min.) — The story of skin cancer in America. Theater 1.

6:55 p.m. “The Way We Get By” (85 min.) — Senior citizens greet returning American soldiers at airports. Q&A with directors. Theater 2.

7 p.m. Filmmakers' reception. Maxine's Pub.

7:20 p.m. “House of Numbers” (87 min.) — A confrontation of the conventional wisdom surrounding AIDS. Theater 1.

8:45 p.m. “Straightlaced: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up” (77 min.) — How peer pressures surrounding gender affect American teens. Theater 2.

9:05 p.m. “The Lonely” (60 min.) — A making-of doc on Harmony Korine's “Mister Lonely.” Theater 1.

12 a.m. “Mister Lonely.” Maxine's Pub.

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