2015 Festival
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2015 Festival Schedule

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Thursday, April 9th

Friday, April 10th

  • Lansing Public Media Center

    Wildlike

    *MICHIGAN PREMIERE* Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. She longs for her struggling, absent mother, but as her mom’s phone calls become less frequent and her uncle’s care is not what it seems, she must flee. Her only thoughts are to escape her uncle’s grasp and contact her mother somehow, but as she plunges deeper into the Alaskan interior she is suddenly helplessly alone.

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    Knapp’s Centre

    Welcome to Unity

    *DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE* Welcome to Unity is a light-hearted, comedy driven documentary that embarks on a journey of friendship, learning, understanding, and tolerance. As a group of people become a global family, they beat the odds in transcending cultural boundaries and moving past stereotypes. Welcome to Unity illuminates the integrity of the human spirit, proving that no matter how at odds the world may seem, there is always hope in finding “unity.”

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  • Jeremy Ellis

    The Loft

    Jeremy Ellis w/ John Beltran & DJ Ruckus

    *FREE SHOW!* Jeremy Ellis blows minds with insane live show videos, soulful productions, and even some lessons in live electronic music performance.

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    Mac’s Bar

    River City Extension w/ Cold Fronts & Ellis

    We are a band from New Jersey and though this bio desperately needs a publicist, here it goes: We started in 2007. A lot of people came and left. Here we are with our third full-length record. It is called Deliverance. If you want to know what we sound like come hear us live. We tour a lot.

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  • Knapp’s Centre

    Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

    *MICHIGAN PREMIERE* In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she’s mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it – and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she’s seen in the movies.

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    Lansing Public Media Center

    Friday Night Shorts

    A curated compilation of short films. Selections include The Stomach, Wedding Dress, Tobacco Burn, Save, Witnesses, and Moths

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  • Lansing Public Media Center

    An Honest Liar

    *MICHIGAN PREMIERE* Renowned magician James 'The Amazing' Randi has been wowing audiences with his jaw-dropping illusions, escapes and sleight of hand for over 50 years. When he began seeing his cherished art form co-opted by all manner of con artists, he made it his mission to expose the simple tricks charlatans have borrowed from magicians to swindle the masses. This entertaining film chronicles Randi's best debunkings of faith healers, fortune tellers and psychics.

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  • Knapp’s Centre

    Hard to Get

    *U.S. PREMIERE* When SKIETS, an enigmatic, beautiful stranger walks into small rural township tavern and demands a beer, TK, a charming local lothario sets out to seduce her in order to prove his prowess to the locals.

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Saturday, April 11th

Sunday, April 12th

  • Lansing Public Media Center

    Fortnight Film & Game Contest :: Screening & Awards

    Tickets for the Fortnight Film & Game Contest :: Screening & Awards are available here. “Fortnight” derives from the Old English fēowertyne niht, meaning fourteen nights. CCFF is proud to…

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    Knapp’s Centre

    Sunday Afternoon Shorts

    A curated compilation of short films. Selections include No ID, Johnny's Speakeasy, The Listing Agent, Catcher, Love Positive, Simorgh, Requiem for a Robot, Lothar

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  • Lansing Public Media Center

    An Honest Liar (Encore Presentation)

    Renowned magician James 'The Amazing' Randi has been wowing audiences with his jaw-dropping illusions, escapes and sleight of hand for over 50 years. When he began seeing his cherished art form co-opted by all manner of con artists, he made it his mission to expose the simple tricks charlatans have borrowed from magicians to swindle the masses. This entertaining film chronicles Randi's best debunkings of faith healers, fortune tellers and psychics.

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    Knapp’s Centre

    The Hunting Ground

    From the makers of "The Invisible War" comes a startling expose of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Weaving together verite footage and first person testimonies, the film follows the lives of several undergraduate assault survivors as they attempt to pursue - despite incredible push back, harassment and traumatic aftermath - both their education and justice.

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  • Lansing Public Media Center

    Listening

    *DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE, MICHIGAN PREMIERE* David and Ryan are trying to harness the power of the human mind... and failing. They’re both broke and struggle to support their families, but spend all of their time in a garage-lab full of stolen equipment, hoping that inventing telepathy will solve all their problems. After they meet Jordan, a smart and seductive new classmate, they make a breakthrough that changes everything.

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  • Knapp’s Centre

    Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Encore Presentation)

    In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she’s mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it – and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she’s seen in the movies.

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    Lansing Public Media Center

    Crescendo! The Power of Music

    *MICHIGAN PREMIERE* Since its inception in 1976, El Sistema, Venezuela’s phenomenal youth orchestra program, has brought social transformation to several million disadvantaged children in that country. In addition to producing world class musicians like conductor Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema is now a rapidly expanding global movement, changing countless young lives worldwide.

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  • The Loft

    mewithoutYou w/ Small Parks and Jahshua Smith & the Race Card

    Whimsically morbid as an Edward Gorey alphabet, simultaneously self-abnegating and -aggrandizing, defying simplistic musical or intellectual categorization, mewithoutYou’s new collection of songs is the fabulously vivid outgrowth of an ongoing religious and irreverent eclecticism.

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  • Celebration Cinema

    Results

    *MICHIGAN PREMIERE* Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny's well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat. Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.

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