Wednesday, April 7, 2010

ICDOCS Film Lineup

All films will be screened at The Bijou (in the IMU) unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, April 15th
5:00pm - Judge's Screening

Clips from Letters From the Other Side and Where Soldiers Come From - Heather Courtney

 Documentary filmmaker and guest judge Heather Courtney will be screening clips from her film Letters From the Other Side as well as her upcoming film Where Soldiers Come From this Thursday (4/15) at 5:00 PM in the Bijou Theater at the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival. Courtney spent eight years working for various refugee and immigrant rights organizations in suburban Virginia, Washington, DC, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. She received her MFA in film production from The University of Texas at Austin.

Letters From the Other Side chronicles the daily struggle of four women left behind in post-NAFTA Mexico and includes video letters carried across the Mexican border by Courtney herself. Letters tells a side of the immigration story rarely seen in the media or national debates.

Where Soldiers Come From tells the story of two childhood friends and their journey from small-town teenagers, to soldiers in a war zone, to 22-year-old veterans. Enticed by college tuition, the friends sign up for the National Guard and continue living civilian lives until they are deployed to Afghanistan two years later. The film is scheduled to air on PBS after its October 2010 completion.

There will be a Q&A session with Heather following the screening. Free admission and open to the public!

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Presenting Mr. Lincoln - John Richard (8 mins)
A Year in the Life - Atom Burke (24 mins)
Focused: Peter Phelan Surgeon - Ryan Reeve & Cole Quamme (12 mins)
Time in the Minors - Tony Okun (60 mins)


Friday, April 16th
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Settling In - Lisa Danker (6 mins)
What Else Would I Do? - Owen Wade & Joel Bouwers (11 mins)
Lucy's Terrace - Caryn Cline (4 mins)
Self Portrait of Others - Ariana Hamidi (27 mins)
Lost in the Flood - Douglas Katelus (11 mins)
Abstract Threat - Jesse Damazo (1 min)
Genetic Reclamation Area - Charles Chadwick (6 mins)
Intrusion - Evan Moore (4 mins)
Nobody Wants to be Afraid - Alex Moeller (10 mins)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Introducing the Stumptown Shooters - Margaret Stratton (27 mins)
This Kind of Town - Marcy Saude (5 mins)
Giri Chit - Simon Tarr (14 mins)
Yue Opera - Jun Liang Dai (28 mins)
The Bay Swimmers - Jesse Damazo (4 mins)
Surface Kinetic - David Ellsworth (14 mins)
Aliki - Richard Wiebe (5 mins)
The Linn St. Kids - Jamie Amy Ann (17 mins)
Saturday, April 17th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
A Harlem Mother - Ivana Todorovic (13 mins)
Iowa Mixtape - Paul Lovelace & Jessica Wolfson (14 mins)
UI Breakers - Joe Clarke (6 mins)
Fledgling - Tony Gault & Elizabeth Henry (7 mins)
For Memories' Sake - Ashley Maynor (30 mins)
Today is Sunday - Adam Muri-Rosenthal (21 mins)
A Short, Timeless Film - Joe Bookman (13 mins)

7:00pm - Judge's Screening (Feature)
at Adler Journalism Building, Rm. 105
Youth Knows No Pain - Mitch McCabe (88 mins)

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and guest judge Mitch McCabe will be screening her latest film, Youth Knows No Pain, Saturday (4/17) at 7:00 PM in room 105 Adler Journalism Building at the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival. Told from the perspective of a plastic surgeon's daughter, the film chronicles the rise of the Anti-Aging Industry and the obsession with youth and beauty in today's society.

McCabe's films have won Student Academy Awards and screened at numerous festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. Youth Knows No Pain was made with HBO Documentary Films.

There will be a Q&A session with McCabe following the screening. Free admission and open to the public!


*all screenings are free and open to the public.


IC Docs' opening night party is planned for 9:00pm at the Sanctuary Pub Thursday 4/15. Please join us to meet the judges, filmmakers and talk about the day's screenings!

The closing reception will be held at The Leaf Kitchen at 8:30pm immediately following Mitch McCabe's Judge's screening. Come for free snacks and enjoy Leaf's new selection of wine, sake and beer. Festival winners will be announced!