A Picture of You
Jen and Kyle, estranged siblings, travel from New York City to the rural Pennsylvania home of their recently deceased mother. While packing up her things, they make a discovery that turns their world upside-down.
We are thrilled to have award winning Portland-based Sisbro Studios on board again this year to screen one of their high quality nature films for kids. Their creations are known for being clever, funny and lovely. This year BendFilm presents multi award winning film Stranger in the Woods. Journey deep into the winter woods and meet two snowdrifts, Pierre (who speaks with a bad French accent) and his friend Janine (a singer at heart). Together, Pierre and Janine will introduce you to their forest friends and reminisce about the time when a friendly stranger came to visit. Watch as live video blends with award-winning photography from the children's book Stranger in the Woods, by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, to tell the magical tale of animals reacting to a snowman who appears after a winter storm.
Bending Steel follows Chris Schoeck, an endearing yet unassuming man, as he trains to become a professional oldetime strongman. While preparing to perform amazing and unique feats of strength publicly, Chris also struggles to overcome crippling fears and inhibitions. For the first time in his life, he is compelled to confront social awkwardness, unsupportive parents, and an overwhelming fear of failure. What unfolds is one man's remarkable journey to find his place in the world.
A married mother of two, unexpectedly pregnant with her third child, answers the phone to hear a voice from her distant past, reconnecting with the central, though neglected, emotional anchor in her life. Against the backdrop of various subjects - his narrow escape from a fishing vessel, drug use, parenting and poaching - their conversation tests the strength of a deep yet betrayed, love.
Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly consumes genetically engineered food on a daily basis. The risks and effects to our health and the environment are largely unknown. Yet more and more studies are being conducted around the world, which provide even more reason for concern. We are the oblivious guinea pigs for the wide-scale experimentation of modern biotechnology. GMO OMG tells the story of a father's discovery of GMOs and the effect they might have on his three young children, the future of food, and the environment as a whole.
Hank and Asha
In this charming romantic comedy, an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker begin an unconventional correspondence through video letters - two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world. When their relationship deepens, they must decide whether or not to meet face to face. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, Hank and Asha is a film about identity, longing, and the irresistible appeal of entertaining life's what-ifs.
A “putzel” is a “little putz” and for Walter Himmelstein, being known by that nickname doesn’t bode well for an exciting life amongst the go-getters of New York City. But that’s okay with young Walter — he’s a homebody, content to remain within the familiar confines of his mundane life on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, seeing in his Uncle Sid’s smoked-fish emporium a comfortable future among the salmon. Until, that is, his married uncle takes up with the vivacious Sally, throwing Walter’s succession plans into disarray…
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