Nashville Film Festival Announces Features in Competition
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Nashville, TN — Offering a glimpse into the season ahead of independent film, culture and the celebration of the human spirit, Nashville Film Festival (April 14-23) announced 58 films selected for competition out of over 1,200 submissions. Of the films selected eight are making their US, North American or World Premieres. An additional 28 films are screening for the first time in the Southeastern United States.


Bridgestone Narrative Competition


Before the Sun Explodes/USA (Director: Debra Eisenstadt)
Ken Cooper was a successful comedian in the 1990’s, but his single-guy jokes are irrelevant twenty years later. Now he’s an anxiety ridden, stay-at-home dad, clinging to a TV show dream that his breadwinner wife doesn’t believe in. Tonight could be a big break for Ken- a final shot at selling his pitch. But after an epic fight with his wife, Ken’s no longer welcome home. Cast: Bill Dawes, Sarah Butler, Christine Woods, Michael Rivkin, Amir Arison, Keri Safran, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Max Morgen, Jasper Morgen, Kristin Slaysman. Southeast US Premiere

collective:unconscious/USA (Directors: Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, Lauren Wolkstein)
Five of independent film’s most adventurous filmmakers join forces to adapt each other’s dreams for the screen. Cast: Frank Mosley, Will Blomker, Lily Baldwin, Tonya Pinkins, Daniel Ryan, Ryan Cassata. Tennessee Premiere

Demimonde/Hungary (Director: Attila Szász)
The story of three women – a famous prostitute, her housekeeper and their new maid – living in 1910 Budapest. Their passionate, bizarre and complex relationship leads to one thing: murder. Cast: Patrícia Kovács, Dorka Gryllus, Laura Döbrösi, János Kulka. Southeast US Premiere

Fireworkers/USA (Director: Christina Bennett Lind)
After the secret illness and sudden suicide of a childhood friend, six 30-somethings are summoned to her childhood home and are faced with her incomplete bucket-list and dying request that they each cross off one item. As the friends struggle to resolve her last wishes, they confront the truth of their friendships, their pasts, and themselves. Cast: Christina Bennett Lind, Heather Lind, Gene Gallerano, Michael Izquierdo, Drew Denny, Jeff Barry. World Premiere

Five Nights in Maine/USA (Director: Maris Curran)
A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter’s death. Cast: David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest, Rosie Perez, Teyonah Parris, Hani Furstenberg, Bill Raymond. Tennessee Premiere

Free in Deed/USA (Director: Jake Mahaffy)
One man’s attempts to perform a miracle when a single mother brings her young boy to church for healing, this lonely Pentecostal minister is forced to confront the seemingly incurable illness of the child… and his own demons as well. Cast: David Harewood, Edwina Findley, RaJay Chandler, Kathy Smith. Southeast US Premiere

The Great & the Small/USA (Director: Dusty Bias)
A young man gets roped into a heist, has a detective closing in on him, and tries to win back the heart of his girlfriend before it all falls apart. Cast: Nick Fink, Ritchie Coster, Melanie Lynskey, Louisa Krause, Ann Dowd. Southeast US Premiere

Hunky Dory/USA (Director: Michael Curtis Johnson)
After his ex-girlfriend disappears, Sidney, a glam rock dilettante, is forced to look after his 11-year-old son full-time. His ‘cool dad’ facade quickly falls apart and his life goes into full tailspin as he struggles to let go of his rock-and-roll lifestyle. Cast: Tomas Pais, Edouard Holdener, Nora Rothman, Chad Borden, Peter Van Norden, Chad Hartigan. Tennessee Premiere

I Promise You Anarchy/Mexico (Director: Julio Hernández Cordón)
Two teenage lovers in Mexico City become embroiled in the city’s illegal, narco-run blood trade. Cast: Diego Calva, Eduardo Eliseo Martínez, Shvasti Calderón, Milkman , Martha Claudia Moreno, Gabriel Casanova, Sarah Minter. Tennessee Premiere

It Had to Be You/USA (Director: Sasha Gordon)
Sonia is a quirky, neurotic jingle writer who has always dreamt of a big and exciting life. Surprised by a sudden proposal and subsequent ultimatum from her easy-going boyfriend, Chris, Sonia has three days to decide whether she’ll join the ranks of her married friends or take a leap and pursue her fantasies. A whimsical romantic comedy that’s raunchy and yet gentle, It Had To Be You explores the choices women face today while satirizing cultural expectations of gender and romance. Cast: Cristin Milioti, Dan Soder, Halley Feiffer, Mark Gessner, Kate Simses, Kyle Mooney. Tennessee Premiere

The Lure/Poland (Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska)
Two mermaid sisters swim out of the sea into a Warsaw nightclub in what could be the 80’s. They are wild beautiful sexy and hungry for life. While becoming stars practically overnight, one of them falls in love with a handsome young bass player. This will question their sister bonds to the limit and will have them make often cruel and bloody choices. Cast: Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszanska, Jakub Gierszal, Kinga Preis, Andrzej Konopka, Zygmunt Malanowicz. Southeast US Premiere

Magallanes/Peru, Argentina, Chile (Director: Salvador del Solar)
Magallanes is the story of two people chained to each other by the terrible secret they share; a man and a woman whose only chance of freeing themselves from the overwhelming weight of their past depends on their courage to face it and their willingness to forgive. Cast: Magaly Solier, Damián Alcázar, Federico Luppi, Christian Meier, Bruno Odar, Tatiana Astengo. Tennessee Premiere

Neptune/USA (Director: Derek Kimball)
Affected by a classmate’s sudden disappearance, an orphan girl, raised in a church on a small island off the coast of Maine, falls into an obsessive mania on her way to discovering herself. Cast: Jane Ackermann, Tony Reilly, William McDonough III, Christine Louise Marshall, Dylan Chestnutt. Tennessee Premiere

Song of Songs/Ukraine (Director: Eva Neymann)
Set in Ukrainian Shetland in the early 20th century, Song of Songs is the story of a love torn between tradition and modernity. Cast: Milena Tsibulskaya, Yevheniy Kogan, Arina Postolova-Tihipko, Karen Badalov, Vitalina Bibliv. Southeast US Premiere

Documentary Competition

Accidental Courtesy: Daryl David, Race & America/USA (Director: Matt Ornstein)
Daryl Davis has an unusual hobby. As a musician he plays with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but in his spare time he likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan. Cast: Daryl Davis, Frank Ancona, Jeff Schoep, Kwame Rose, JC Faulk, Mark Potok. Tennessee Premiere

The Bad Kids/USA (Directors: Keith Fulton, Lou Pepe)
An observational documentary that chronicles one extraordinary principal’s mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system has deemed lost causes. Cast: Lee Bridges, Jennifer Coffield, Joey McGee, Vonda Viland. Tennessee Premiere

The Bandit/USA (Director: Jesse Moss)
A film about 70’s superstar Burt Reynolds, his best friend, roommate and stunt-double Hal Needham, and the making of their unlikely smash-hit Smokey & The Bandit. Cast: Burt Reynolds, Hal Needham. Southeast US Premiere

Chicken People/USA (Director: Nicole Lucas Haimes)
In a high-stakes world where a single broken feather can mean a shattered dream, Chicken People follows the trials and tribulations of those who breed exotic birds in the world of competitive poultry. Cast: Brian Caraker, Brian Knox, Shari McCollough. Southeast US Premiere

A Good American/Austria (Director: Friedrich Moser)
A Good American is the story of former Technical director of NSA, Bill Binney, and a program called ThinThread – that was scrapped just three week prior to 9/11. Cast: William Binney, Thomas Drake, Edward Loomis. Tennessee Premiere

Holy Hell/USA (Director: Will Allen)
Filmmaker Will Allen documented over 20 years of his life inside a secretive spiritualist community in Southern California…and his way out. Tennessee Premiere

Hooligan Sparrow/USA (Director: Nanfu Wang)
Traversing southern China, a group of activists led by Ye Haiyan (AKA Hooligan Sparrow) protest a scandalous incident where a school principal and a government official allegedly raped six school girls. Sparrow becomes an enemy of the state, but detentions, interrogations, and evictions can’t stop her protest from going viral. Tennessee Premiere

Learning to See/USA (Director: Jake Oelman)
In the early 1990’s, Robert Oelman left his career in psychology and moved to the Amazon, where he takes striking, photographic images of undiscovered insects. Cast: Robert Oelman, Christian Lopez. Southeast US Premiere

Mother’s Wish/Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal (Director: Joonas Berghäll)
Ten stories seen and told by women from different parts of the world, connected by the theme of motherhood. US Premiere

Oriented/United Kingdom, Israel (Director: Jake Witzenfeld)
The lives of three Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual identity in Tel-Aviv during the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2014. Cast: Khader Abu Seif, Fadi Daeem, Naeem Jiryes. Tennessee Premiere

SEED: The Untold Story/USA (Directors: Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz)
SEED: The Untold Story investigates the dramatic story of seeds, the basis of life on earth. As many irreplaceable seeds are nearing extinction, high-tech industrial seed companies control the majority of the world’s remaining seeds. SEED unveils a David and Goliath battle for the freedom of our most treasured resource. Tennessee Premiere

The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry/USA (Director: Laura Dunn)
A cinematic portrait of farmer and writer Wendell Berry. Through his eyes, we see both the changing landscapes of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture and the redemptive beauty in taking the unworn path. Cast: Wendell Berry, Tanya Berry, Mary Berry. Southeast US Premiere

Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon/USA (Director: Todd Bieber)
Del Close was never a household name, but any comedy enthusiast is aware of his impact. From Bill Murray to Chris Farley to Amy Poehler, many of the most famous comedians consider him their mentor. Fifteen years after Del Close’s death, thousands of Improv students, comedy fans, actors, and successful comedians gather to celebrate the most important person in modern comedy that no one knows. Cast: Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Del Close, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts. Tennessee Premiere

To the Moon and Back/USA (Director: Susan Morgan Cooper)
Geopolitical games deny children loving homes as hundreds of U.S. parents are forced to betray their commitments to their children and are left in limbo, unable to realize their dream of becoming a family. Cast: Miles Harrison, Bill Browder, Gene Weingarten, Jessica Long, Janette Fennell. Southeast US Premiere

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru/USA (Director: Joe Berlinger)
The renowned life and business strategist and best-selling author, Tony Robbins, captured in a revelatory cinéma vérité film that goes behind the scenes of his mega once-a-year seminar, “Date With Destiny,” to give an insider look at how one man can affect millions. Granted unprecedented access, this film is an emotional tour de force, pulling back the curtain on this life-altering and controversial event, the zealous participants and the man himself. Cast: Tony Robbins. Tennessee Premiere

When Two Worlds Collide/Peru (Directors: Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel)
The hazardous journey of an Amazonian leader confronting rules of the globalization game created by developed countries in order to protect corporate interests. With the rainforest in jeopardy, this apocalyptic story presents two colliding visions that shape the climate future of our world. Tennessee Premiere

New Directors Competition

The 4th/USA (Director: Andre Hyland)
It’s the 4th of July in LA and Jamie, a down on his luck illustrator who’s behind on rent, tries to throw a cookout while his over-bearing roommate Derek is out of town. When Jamie decides to borrow Derek’s bike without asking for a quick trip to the liquor store to grab lighter fluid, his entire day and life quickly begin to go up in smoke. Cast: Andre Hyland, Johnny Pemberton, Eliza Coupe, Anna Lee Lawson, Paul Oyen, Matty Cardarople. Tennessee Premiere

Banana/Italy (Director: Andrea Jublin)
A naïve young soccer fan with a misshapen foot puts everything on the line to win the love of a girl. Cast: Marco Todisco, Beatrice Modica, Anna Bonaiuto, Giorgio Colangeli, Camilla Filippi, Gianfelice Imparato, Giselda Volodi. Southeast US Premiere

The Elk/France (Director: Etienne Labroue)
A bizarre creature with an elk head sitting on a human body, covered in a long raincoat visits a little, isolated town on the edge of a forest. Cast: Aurélia Petit, Olivier Broche, Délia Espinat-Dief, François Morel, Arsène Mosca, Bernard Montiel. Southeast US Premiere

The Fits/USA (Director: Anna Rose Holmer)
While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits. Cast: Royalty Hightower, Makyla Burnam, Lauren Gibson, Alexis Neblett, Da’Sean Minor, Inayah Rodgers. Tennessee Premiere

To Keep the Light/USA (Director: Erica Fae)
Maine, 1876. Tending the lighthouse on a remote island for her ailing husband, a woman confronts secrets buried in deep waters and navigates a hostile, new world. Cast: Erica Fae, Meagan Fay, Gabe Fazio, David Patrick Kelly, Wass Stevens. Tennessee Premiere

Spa Night/USA (Director: Andrew Ahn)
A closeted Korean-American teenager takes a job at a Korean spa to help his struggling family, only to discover an underground world of gay sex at the spa that both scares and excites him. Cast: Joe Seo, Haerry Kim, Youn Ho Cho, Tae Song, Ho Young Chung, Linda Han. Tennessee Premiere

Tamago/Japan (Director: Koji Hirano)
In a small harbor town at the Southernmost end of Honshu Island of Japan, a highschool girl, Sora, lives alone with her father, Taichi. Sora deals with the pain of being abandoned by her mother. Being a teenager, Sora finds difficulty expressing her gratitude against her father. Sora slowly learns to face her own life choices and starts to dissolve the conflicting emotions. Sora takes a step toward her dream, inspiring others to find their own answers. Cast: Mayu Tsuyuzume, Akihiko Yamashita, Hinato Tezuka, Shono Tezuka, Yuriko Shimamura, Michael Hazama. Southeast US Premiere

Transpecos/USA (Director: Greg Kwedar)
The contents of one car changes the lives of three border patrol agents at a remote desert outpost, taking them on a harrowing journey into the world of the border that could cost them all their lives. Cast: Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna, Clifton Collins, Jr.. Southeast US Premiere

The Violators/United Kingdom (Director: Helen Walsh)
When Shelly meets Rachel, two dysfunctional girls from radically opposed backgrounds set off on a collision course that will leave one of them shattered, the other re-born. Set in the forsaken wastelands of Cheshire’s little-seen urban over spill in North-West England, The Violators charts a teenage girl’s path from battle-hardened cynicism to the hope of a better life. Cast: Lauren McQueen, Brogan Ellis, Stephen Lord, Liam Ainsworth, Derek Barr, Callum King Chadwick. Southeast US Premiere

Music Films/Music City Competition

Artist & Repertoire/United Kingdom (Director: Matthew Jones)
A pulsating documentary charting the extraordinary life and career of underground DJ icon, music producer and global trip hop mogul, James Lavelle. Cast: James Lavelle, DJ Shadow, Joshua Homme, Grandmaster Flash, Ian Brown, Gilles Peterson. Southeast US Premiere

Colin Hay – Waiting for My Real Life/USA (Directors: Nate Gowtham, Aaron Faulls)
Colin Hay – Waiting For My Real Life tells the inspiring story of Colin Hay, acclaimed singer-songwriter and former Men At Work frontman. At once universal and wholly singular, the film asks what happens when the spotlight fades and the fame goes away. From the dizzying heights of multiplatinum rock-stardom to the staggering lows of artistic obscurity and addiction, the film traces Colin’s long, slow climb back to relevance and resonance. Cast: Colin Hay, Mick Fleetwood, Sia Furler, Zach Braff, Guy Pearce, Serj Tankian. Southeast US Premiere

A Fat Wreck/USA (Director: Shaun Colón)
A Fat Wreck tells the story of Fat Mike (of the legendary punk band NOFX) and his ex-wife Erin Kelly-Burkett, spanning the birth, growth, struggles and survival of their Fat Wreck Chords music label. Puppets, rock and roll, sex dungeons, occasionally involuntary drug use and an inspiring story about surviving the collapse of the music industry while maintaining a chosen family and their Fat Wreck Chords music label. Cast: “Fat Mike” Burkett, Erin Kelly-Burkett, Chris Shiflett, Laura Jane Grace, Jay Bentley, Ryan Greene. Southeast US Premiere

Honky Tonk Heaven/USA (Directors: Brenda Greene Mitchell, Sam Wainwright Douglas)
The Broken Spoke has hosted country greats like George Strait, Willie Nelson, Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills, George Jones and Roy Acuff. A profile of “the last of the true Texas dance halls” and the tenacious family keeping it alive amid rapid urban growth. Cast: James White, Annetta White, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dale Watson, Alvin Crow. Southeast US Premiere

SHU-DE!/USA (Director: Michael Faulkner)
“Shu-De!” means “Let’s go!” in Tuvan.  Beatboxer from Baltimore, Shodekeh, has spent his life mastering new sounds. When he is invited to a music festival and throat singing competition half way around the world in Kyzyl, Tuva in Siberian Russia in honor of the legendary Tuvan throat singer, Kongar-ool Ondar, he sets out on a musical journey that bridges cultures by building on the one instrument they have in common – the human body.  Featuring performances by Kongar-ol Ondar, Shodekeh, Alash Ensemble, the Tuvan National Orchestra and others. World Premiere

Sidemen: Long Road to Glory/USA (Director: Scott Rosenbaum)
Sidemen: Long Road To Glory is an intimate look at the lives and legacies of three legendary bluesmen; piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf sidemen. The film captures some of the last interviews and final live performances, before their deaths in 2011. The historic live shows are accompanied by performances and personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary musicians inspired including; Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, Robby Krieger, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa and Johnny Winter. Cast: Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Bonamassa, Gregg Allman. Southeast US Premiere

A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story/USA (Director: Keith Maitland)
From Willie Nelson to Wilco, Ray Charles to Radiohead, A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story offers the ultimate backstage pass to 40 years of incredible music from the longest-running music show in television history. Cast: Willie Nelson, Beck, Alabama Shakes, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, The Avett Brothers, Radiohead, Sturgill Simpson. Southeast US Premiere

Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows/USA (Director: Rob Hatch-Miller)
Soul singer Syl Johnson struggled for decades before leaving the music business in the 1980s to open a Chicago fried-fish chain. Since then, he’s become one of the most-sampled artists in hip-hop. Cast:Syl Johnson, RZA, Prince Paul, Peanut Butter Wolf, Jazzy Jay, Jonathan Lethem. Nashville Premiere

What Would Beethoven Do?/USA (Director: Jonathan Keijser)
This documentary captures the rise of an exciting revolution happening from within the classical arts world. Three innovative individuals are breaking the stereotypes and bringing classical music to a 21st century audience. At its core, it’s about why we create art and why we should care about art in our society. Cast: Benjamin Zander, Eric Whitacre, Britlin Losee, Dinuk Wijeratne. Southeast US Premiere

Tennessee First Competition

The Dust Storm/USA (Directors: Ryan Lacen, Anthony Baldino)
Brennan was a stranger in Nashville, a broken musician currently working for a soul sucking corporation. Everything changes when he finds himself reunited with Nora, the girl who crushed his heart a decade prior. Now for one weekend, a romance will be reborn and tested all while encompassing, the intoxicating world of the city’s music scene. Cast: Colin O’Donoghue, Kristen Gutoskie, Chris Carmack, Jim O’Heir, JT Hodges, Valerie Jane Parker. Southeast US Premiere

Josephine/USA (Director: Rory Feek)
Near the end of the Civil war, a desperate young farmer’s wife enlists in the army, posing as a man. She battles the enemy, the men of her unit and her own identity in a quest to find her missing husband. Cast: Alice Coulthard, Boris McGiver, Jessejames Locorriere, Linds Edwards. World Premiere

Mom Jovi/USA (Director: Rachel Lambert)
A group of middle-aged women from around the world use Skype and Facebook to build lasting friendships centered around a mutual love for rock band Bon Jovi. World Premiere

The Polar Bear Club/USA (Director: Brett Price)
A group of elderly men jump into a frozen lake in Minnesota every week to feel alive. The freezing water and painful cold brings each man a renewed feeling of youth and adventure, a feeling they wouldn’t give up for anything. After one of the group dies during the outing, the group’s faith in what they are doing is shattered. All the men are suddenly confronted with the reality of their own mortality and the realization that the hardest choices have yet to come. Cast: W. Scott Parker III, Bernie Ask, William Studer, Ed Pilkington, John Edel, Evan Cable. Tennessee Premiere

Soul/USA (Director: James King)
Chase, an artist, grieving from the murder of his lover Alexis, descends down a path of vengeance. Guided by visions of his lost love, he must find her killers before losing his grip on sanity. Cast: Casey Fuller, CJ Perry, Megan Murphy, Justin Miles, Dave Ogle, Gary Willis. World Premiere

What’s the Matter with Gerald?/USA (Director: Matt Riddlehoover)
A thirty-something trust fund baby is referred to an eccentric healer – much to the chagrin of his very practical partner. Cast: Jacob York, Kathy Cash, Jonathan Everett, Angel Luis, Daniel Chioco, Claudia Church. World Premiere

Graveyard Shift Competition

Baskin/Turkey, USA (Director: Can Evrenol)
A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. Cast: Muharrem Bayrak, Mehmet Akif Budak, Fadik Bülbül, Derin Cankaya. Tennessee Premiere

Be My Cat: A Film for Anne/Romania (Director: Adrian Tofei)
A young man in Romania goes to shocking extremes to convince Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway to play in his film. Cast: Adrian Tofei, Sonia Teodoriu, Florentina Hariton, Alexandra Stroe. North American Premiere

A Beginner’s Guide To Snuff/USA (Director: Mitchell Altieri)
A pitch black comedy thriller in the vein of early Coen Brothers films. Cast: Joey Kern, Luke Edwards, Bree Williamson, Perry Ojeda, Brad Greenquist. Southeast US Premiere

Curtain/USA (Director: Jaron Henrie-McCrea)
A burnt-out nurse moves into a new apartment in search of a simpler life. But when her shower curtains begin to disappear through a strange portal, she discovers there’s no such thing as simple in this world, or any other. Cast: Danni Smith, Tim Lueke, Martin Monahan, Gregory Konow, Rick Zahn, Preston Lawrence. Tennessee Premiere

Inside Scarlett/USA (Director: Carter Mays)
Scarlett, a neglected agoraphobic girl, suddenly finds herself pregnant with no recollection of how. Spiraling into a complete mental breakdown, she becomes convinced her toy stuffed animal “Chicken” is the father. Is it? A non-linear psychological puzzle unravels as Scarlett pieces together the reality of her traumatic situation… and gives birth. Cast: Isabelle Gardo, Kevin Flood, Billy Helmstetler, Natasha Leone, Arielle Raycene, Joe Lallement. Tennessee Premiere

The Lure/Poland (Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska)
The Lure is the first selection to compete in both Graveyard Shift Competition and the Bridgestone Narrative Competition. Cast: Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszanska, Jakub Gierszal, Kinga Preis, Andrzej Konopka, Zygmunt Malanowicz. Southeast US Premiere

Maskoun/Lebanon (Directors: Sharif Abdunnur, Krystle Houiess)
With real footage of actual paranormal sightings, interviews, newsreels and actual celebrities all merge into this suspenseful feature film. The film is about two young directors who come back from the US to shoot a documentary film about paranormal activity in Lebanon. After several small sightings the visions become stronger and the mystery turns into a hellish nightmare. Directed as a cross between documentary and fiction with inserts from news and interviews the film is a violent suspenseful thriller and the first of its kind. Cast: Leila Ben Khalifa, Wissam Hanna, Sharif Abdunnur, Krystle Houiess. Southeast US Premiere


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