Schedule

July 16, 2015 Thursday

7:30 PM

The Toby (IMA)
3h

Sleeping With Other People

Leslye Headland | 1h 35m | USA | English | Special Presentation
From executive producer Will Farrell and director Leslye Headland comes a raunchy tale of love and sex in the modern age SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE, the follow-up to last year's breakout success Bachelorette. After losing their virginity to each other over a wild one-night stand in college, Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) freak out and go their separate ways. Randomly crossing paths years later, they realize their debaucherous night has had drastic effects on their respective sex lives: Jake is now a scheming womanizer (which sometimes leads to him being pushed into oncoming traffic) while Lainey is forever stuck on the wrong guy (as long as the sex is good). Though they fight to keep their burning desire for one another at bay, Lainey and Jake realize that their explosive chemistry just might be both the cause of and answer to all their problems, if only they could stop sleeping with other people.
Opening Night Film SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE and Party

Stick around for our Opening Night After-party in an incredible (and secret) venue at the IMA. Trust us, you’re going to love it! Our opening night screening and after-party are generously sponsored by our friends at Just Pop In! and IFC Films.

July 17, 2015 Friday

11:00 AM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 22m

Love is a Battlefield

Messy lives, tricky hearts, and learning how to heal.

Films in this Program
The Anniversary
Henry Chaisson | 8m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Sad Dad
Sean Lewis, Kaitlyn Busbee | 20m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Letmunat Ima (The Way Things Are)
Guy Nemesh | 28m | Israel | Hebrew (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
הביקור (The Visit)
Inbar Horesh | 27m | Israel | Hebrew (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

11:15 AM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 30m

Buschow

Rosa Friedrich | 1h 30m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
BUSCHOW is the story about a relationship. It's an ideal relationship, that's shit. Two people in their mid-twenties are on vacation in a summer cottage in the woods. They don't understand each other's feelings, so they try to speak, about models of loving, about themselves, about love. Yet their different languages don't really allow them to meet, it's only through play that they can come together. Garden, house, and forest are the playground for their fairytale.

1:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 36m

Crocodile Gennadiy

Steve Hoover | 1h 36m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Features
Gennadiy calls himself 'Pastor Crocodile.' He's know throughout Ukraine for his years working to rehabilitate drug addicted kids. But he's also a vigilante who uses any force necessary to carry out his moral vision. Gennadiy believes he has made Mariupol a better place, but now, the violence in Ukraine threatens everything.

1:15 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 45m

O Primeiro Verão (The First Summer)

Adriano Mendes | 1h 45m | Portugal | Portuguese (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
Isabel and Miguel meet during a driving lesson. They start hanging out and end up spending the summer together. In Autumn, he travels to visit his family, while she stays and takes care of his dog. When he returns their love for each other will be tested.

3:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
2h 10m

Ladygrey

Alain Choquart | 2h 10m | Belgium | English, French, Southern Sotho (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
A few days in the lives of several characters from different horizons happening to live in the small town of Ladygrey at the foot of the Drakensberg, South Africa. Nature through its physical splendor, and History, through its dark and happier moments, are the bonds uniting them.

3:30 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 38m

The Strongest Man

Kenny Riches | 1h 38m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
Beef thinks he's the strongest man in the world. But when his precious golden BMX bike is stolen, he must battle demons and find his spirit animal to recover it.

5:30 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 8m

Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck

Olympia Stone | 1h 8m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Features
Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck:An intimate portrait of the most accomplished American artist you've never heard of, working in a genre all his own

5:45 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 32m

Desperately Seeking Laughs

Sit in the dark and don't be afraid to laugh out loud.

Films in this Program
Open 24 Hours
Henry Chaisson | 7m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
The Answers
Michael Goode | 8m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
You Have A Problem
Lena Tsodykovskaya | 9m | USA | Russian (English Subtitles) | American Spectrum Shorts
This Dynamic Opportunity
Matt Mays | 9m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Bär (Bear)
Pascal Flörks | 9m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Followers
Tim Marshall | 12m | GB | English | World Cinema Shorts
The Gift
Stu Weiner | 16m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Oh Lucy!
Atsuko Hirayanagi | 22m | Japan | Japanese, English (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

7:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 28m

Tangerine

Sean Baker | 1h 28m | USA | English | Special Presentation
It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, “Generation Kill”) hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. Director Sean Baker's prior films (STARLET, PRINCE OF BROADWAY) brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. TANGERINE follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., TANGERINE defies expectation at every turn.

7:30 PM

IMAX (Indiana State Museum)
1h 30m

Somewhere In The Middle

Lanre Olabisi | 1h 30m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
Four lovers collide into each others' lives as one marriage morphs into several intertwining affairs. SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE was born out of a year long improvisational process in which the actors and director mutually crafted an ensemble drama. Structured like a jigsaw puzzle, no character fully grasps their current dilemma as interwoven stories are retold from varying viewpoints.

8:00 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 34m

Morphine Journey of Dreams

Mark Shuman | 1h 34m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Features
In 'Morphine: Journey of Dreams,' the story of the iconic genre-busting 1990s 'Low Rock' band Morphine is told by its surviving members and the coterie around them, sans narration, and made palpable through saxophonist Dana Colley's tour journals. Rare live performances from throughout the group's career woven into the tale display why the trio's unique and mesmeric sound continues to resonate with its fans and music lovers worldwide following the death of its singer, songwriter and two-string bassist Mark Sandman onstage at an Italian music festival in 1999. It's an artfully-delivered document of this peerless musical act's compelling career and life together and their resonant musical creativity that doesn't just get behind but rather inside the music and the soul of of the band.

9:30 PM

IMAX (Indiana State Museum)
1h 40m

Chrysalis

John Klein | 1h 40m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Features
Set decades after a bio-terrorist attack unleashes a virus upon the world, transforming much of humanity into vicious creatures and laying waste to civilization, Chrysalis follows Josh and Penelope, two survivors who have banded together in the hope of rescuing others and rebuilding civilization.

July 18, 2015 Saturday

10:00 AM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 30m

Shaun the Sheep

Mark Burton | 1h 30m | GB | English | World Cinema Features
When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

11:00 AM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 50m

Forever Into Space

Greg W. Locke | 1h 50m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
Set in modern day New York City, we follow a group of millennials as they attempt - with little success - to make a life in an unforgiving, ever-changing city.

11:30 AM

Multi-Purpose Room (IMA)
1h

12:15 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 33m

Almost There

Dan Rybicky | 1h 33m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Features
Kartemquin Films' ALMOST THERE is a coming-of-(old)-age story about Peter Anton, an elderly 'outsider' artist living in at-risk conditions whose world changes (and maybe not all for the better) when he's discovered by two filmmakers. Shot over eight years, ALMOST THERE documents Anton's first major art exhibition and how the controversy it generates forces him to leave his childhood home. By highlighting the people in Anton's community compelled to help this hilarious and heartbreaking character survive, ALMOST THERE explores the intersections of social norms, elder care, and artistic expression.

1:15 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 29m

Animation Nation

Get animated with this collection of colorful shorts.

Films in this Program
Serenity
Jack Dunphy | 5m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Day 40
Sol Friedman | 5m | Canada | English | World Cinema Shorts
Palm Rot
Ryan Gillis | 8m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Indigo
Amanda Strong | 10m | Canada | English | World Cinema Shorts
Tik Tak (Tick Tock)
Zeynep Koçak | 10m | Turkey | Turkish (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
World of Tomorrow
Don Hertzfeldt | 17m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Claire & The Keys
John Ludwick | 20m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit
Jeffrey Morris | 14m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts

1:30 PM

Multi-Purpose Room (IMA)
1h 4m

Family Friendly Shorts

Films in this Program
Claire & The Keys
John Ludwick | 20m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
That Bites!: a Documentary About Food Allergies Made by a 12 year old Boy
Jack Graydon Yonover | 44m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts

2:15 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 14m

Love Me Anyway

Ryan Balas | 1h 14m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
Love Me Anyway is a sun soaked drama about a filmmaker in love with a surfer, and a young wife exploring the greener grass of an extramarital affair with another woman.

3:30 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
53m

Nirwana

Simon Dolensky | 53m | Bangladesh | Bengali (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
Din and his family live in a small village several hours from the port city of Chittagong away. To feed his family, he and his close friend Amin head off to search around the city for work. After a long and disappointing day at work they stroll around the darker parts of the city. Looking for a place to sleep. When they decide to sleep in an empty cargo container, they committing a serious mistake which take them farther away from home as they had ever dreamed of. The next morning the doors of the container are closed and they are on a journey into an uncertain future.

4:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 33m

Peanut Gallery

Molly Gandour | 1h 33m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Features
Sixteen years after her sister's death from cancer, filmmaker Molly Gandour wants answers from her parents.

5:00 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 28m

Hoosier Reels

Shorts that were grown, filmed, dreamed, or situated here.

Films in this Program
Sweet Talk
Nell Teare | 11m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
What's Eating Dad?
Michael Goldburg | 11m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
The Thin Brothers Visit Room 213
Matthew Levandoski | 17m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Dog Bowl
Gordy Hoffman, Julie Gribble | 20m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
동심 (One-Minded)
Forest Ian Etsler, Sebastien Simon | 21m | South Korea | Korean | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Unspeakable
Darren Dean | 8m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts

6:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 30m

Unexpected

Kris Swanberg | 1h 30m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
When Samantha Abbott begins her final semester teaching science at a Chicago high school, she faces some unexpected news: She’s pregnant. Soon after, Samantha learns that one of her favorite students, Jasmine, has landed in a similar situation. “Unexpected” follows the two women as they embark on an unlikely friendship.

7:00 PM

Multi-Purpose Room (IMA)
1h

Filmmaker Mixer

Kickstarter backers get to mingle with the filmmakers they helped bring to the 2015 Indy Film Fest.

8:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
3h

Mistress America

Noah Baumbach | 1h 26m | USA | English | Special Presentation
In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.

July 19, 2015 Sunday

10:00 AM

The Toby (IMA)
1h

Brewer's Brunch

Love films? Love beer? You won’t want to miss this event. Join us for an exclusive brunch before the Sunday screening of Blood, Sweat, and Beer. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal from Duos, meet brewers and hang out with the filmmakers behind this one-of-a-kind craft beer documentary before a screening of the film. Tickets for this event are $35 and will go quickly. Stop by the box office to scoop them up!

11:00 AM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 21m

The Long Goodbye

Endings are never easy, but they're interesting to watch.

Films in this Program
Sonnet 134
Edward Shieh | 3m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Tumble Dry Low
Jefferson Stein | 7m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Βόλτα (Volta)
Stella Kyriakopoulos | 12m | Greece | Greek (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Primavera (Spring)
Tania Claudia Castillo | 16m | Mexico | Spanish (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Big World
Stephen Cervantes | 17m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Giap’s Last Day At The Ironing Board Factory
Tony Nguyen | 26m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts

11:30 AM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 11m

Blood, Sweat, and Beer

Chip Hiden | 1h 11m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Features
A documentary exploring the explosive growth of the craft beer industry and the struggles of two start-up breweries.

1:15 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 28m

Ruthless Pursuits

Curiosities, passions, and the ruthless pursuits that define us.

Films in this Program
A Stone's Pace
Tucker Gragg | 9m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Zero Recognition
Ben Lewis | 10m | Canada | English | World Cinema Shorts
Hardbat
Zack Schamberg | 13m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
The Bad Boy of Bowling
Bryan Storkel | 18m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Resurrection of a Barn
Freddi Stevens-Jacobi | 23m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Saturday
Mike Forshaw | 15m | GB | English | World Cinema Shorts

1:30 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 25m

Funny Bunny

Alison Bagnall | 1h 25m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
Funny Bunny is a serious comedy about a hapless anti-childhood obesity crusader and a maternally neglected trustfunder who bond as they vie for the heart of a troubled animal activist

3:30 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 30m

One Day in April

Thomas Miller | 1h 30m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Features
'One Day in April' follows four teams of college cyclists as they prepare for the Indiana University Little 500, a grueling bicycle race held each year in Bloomington, Ind. 'One Day in April' tells the story behind the race - how the riders spend months and sometimes years preparing themselves mentally and physically for one race and one shot at glory.

3:45 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
57m

Ada

Mirjam Orthen | 57m | Germany | English | World Cinema Features
Istanbul. A longing young woman visits the man she has left behind in the city that keeps the secret of her life. The delicate reapproach is disturbed by his unconventional friend who shows unique skills of winning her over. While she embarks on a passionate love affair she suddenly finds herself confronted with the themes she's been trying to break free from all her life.

5:30 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 26m

10% My Child

Uri Bar-on | 1h 26m | Israel | Hebrew | World Cinema Features
Franny is 7 years old. Franny's mother's new boyfriend is 26 year old Nico.To be with Franny's Mom, Nico has to win Franny's heart. Nico is trying to be a film maker but couldn't even finish his graduation film. The first time they meet, Franny finds Nico in her mother's bed. From that moment on, Nico and Franny need to find a way to get along, love and hate each other. Mostly they do all three in the same frame.

5:30 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 37m

Forced Perspective

Nick Cavalier | 1h 37m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Features
'Forced Perspective' is an intimate portrait of iconic Cleveland artist Derek Hess by filmmaker Nick Cavalier. The film is a journey through Derek's struggle with alcoholism and bipolar and how these demons effect the artwork, presenting a voyeur into Derek's personal life, revealing his process and philosophy. This film showcases the evolution of a celebrated artist, his effect on music and culture while highlighting the link between creativity and mental illness.

7:30 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 12m

A Space Program

Van Neistat | 1h 12m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
The artist Tom Sachs and his team of bricoleurs build a handmade space program and send two female astronauts to Mars.

7:45 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 20m

Portrait of an Artist

Zoom in and hang out with some unique characters.

Films in this Program
Your Catfish Friend: Philip Campbell
Kurt Nettleton | 18m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano
Joshua Seftel | 27m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Abandoned Goods
Edward Lawrenson, Pia Borg | 36m | GB | English | Matter of Fact Shorts

July 20, 2015 Monday

11:00 AM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 33m

Libido Lessons

Tales of getting lost in lust.

Films in this Program
Prends-moi (Take Me)
Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, André Turpin | 11m | Canada | French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Limbo
Fangso Liu | 15m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
24/7
Jeanette Wagner | 15m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Hole
Martin Edralin | 15m | Canada | English | World Cinema Shorts
Tom in America
Flavio Alves | 17m | Brazil | English (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Ameisenpakt (Ants Pact)
Benjamin Martins | 20m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

12:15 PM

The Toby (IMA)
53m

Nirwana

Simon Dolensky | 53m | Bangladesh | Bengali (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
Din and his family live in a small village several hours from the port city of Chittagong away. To feed his family, he and his close friend Amin head off to search around the city for work. After a long and disappointing day at work they stroll around the darker parts of the city. Looking for a place to sleep. When they decide to sleep in an empty cargo container, they committing a serious mistake which take them farther away from home as they had ever dreamed of. The next morning the doors of the container are closed and they are on a journey into an uncertain future.

1:45 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 14m

Love Me Anyway

Ryan Balas | 1h 14m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
Love Me Anyway is a sun soaked drama about a filmmaker in love with a surfer, and a young wife exploring the greener grass of an extramarital affair with another woman.

1:45 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 20m

Songs She Wrote About People She Knows

Kris Elgstrand | 1h 20m | Canada | English | World Cinema Features
Carol discovers how to lose friends and alienate people when she starts singing songs she wrote about people she knows.

3:30 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 33m

For Grace

Mark Helenowski & Kevin Pang | 1h 33m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Features
Curtis Duffy, one of the country's most renowned chefs, is building his dream restaurant at the worst time of his personal life. Already the recipient of two coveted stars from the Michelin Guide, Duffy has ambitions for his Chicago restaurant Grace to become the best in the country. But his laser focus on his cooking career cost Duffy his marriage and two young daughters. 'For Grace' follows the building of Grace from concrete box to its opening night. It's a story about food, family, balance and sacrifice. It also revisits Duffy's turbulent childhood -- How a teacher recognized talent in a troubled teenager, how an unimaginable family tragedy made Duffy seek refuge in the kitchen, and how cooking ultimately exacted a price.

4:00 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 27m

Strangers in a Strange Land

Different people, trying to do things differently.

Films in this Program
Discipline
Christophe M. Saber | 12m | Switzerland | French, German, Arabic, Italian (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Geschützter Raum (Safe Space)
Zora Rux | 13m | Germany | French, English, German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
La contre-allée (Back Alley)
Cécile Ducrocq | 29m | France | French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
A Promised Rose Garden
Lisa Violetta Gaß | 33m | Germany | Vietnamese (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

5:30 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 4m

Bintou

Simone Catharina Gaul | 1h 4m | Germany | French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
Bintou is from Burkina Faso and loves to lead a modern lifestyle. She dreams of becoming a famous dressmaker.

6:30 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 50m

Forever Into Space

Greg W. Locke | 1h 50m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
Set in modern day New York City, we follow a group of millennials as they attempt - with little success - to make a life in an unforgiving, ever-changing city.

7:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 34m

Night Owls

Charles Hood | 1h 34m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
After workaholic Kevin has a drunken one night stand with the beautiful train-wreck Madeline, he's horrified to discover she's actually his boss' jilted mistress. When she takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin has to keep her awake...and over the course of the night they begin to fall for each other.

9:00 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 26m

Ills & Pills

Finding meaningful stories in the final moments of a life.

Films in this Program
Nicotine
Jon Ryan Sugimoto | 9m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Goran
Roberto Santaguida | 11m | Serbia | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Let Be
Matt Boatright-Simon | 16m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Que La Nuit Soit Douce
Frédéric Recrosio | 6m | Switzerland | French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
That Bites!: a Documentary About Food Allergies Made by a 12 year old Boy
Jack Graydon Yonover | 44m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts

9:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 25m

The Goob

Guy Myhill | 1h 25m | GB | English | World Cinema Features
THE GOOB combines dirty roar of stock car thunder with the visceral vision of a teenage boy's first love.

July 21, 2015 Tuesday

11:00 AM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 18m

The Doc Block

The doc is in, and ready to see you now.

Films in this Program
Making it in America
Joris Debeij | 9m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Elgin Park
Danny Yourd | 10m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Spearhunter
Adam Roffman, Luke Poling | 14m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Anatomy Of 'Anatomy'
David C Jones | 45m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts

11:30 AM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 4m

Bintou

Simone Catharina Gaul | 1h 4m | Germany | French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
Bintou is from Burkina Faso and loves to lead a modern lifestyle. She dreams of becoming a famous dressmaker.

1:15 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 30m

Somewhere In The Middle

Lanre Olabisi | 1h 30m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
Four lovers collide into each others' lives as one marriage morphs into several intertwining affairs. SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE was born out of a year long improvisational process in which the actors and director mutually crafted an ensemble drama. Structured like a jigsaw puzzle, no character fully grasps their current dilemma as interwoven stories are retold from varying viewpoints.

1:30 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 29m

Animation Nation

Get animated with this collection of colorful shorts.

Films in this Program
Serenity
Jack Dunphy | 5m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Day 40
Sol Friedman | 5m | Canada | English | World Cinema Shorts
Palm Rot
Ryan Gillis | 8m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Indigo
Amanda Strong | 10m | Canada | English | World Cinema Shorts
Tik Tak (Tick Tock)
Zeynep Koçak | 10m | Turkey | Turkish (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
World of Tomorrow
Don Hertzfeldt | 17m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Claire & The Keys
John Ludwick | 20m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit
Jeffrey Morris | 14m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts

3:15 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 34m

Morphine Journey of Dreams

Mark Shuman | 1h 34m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Features
In 'Morphine: Journey of Dreams,' the story of the iconic genre-busting 1990s 'Low Rock' band Morphine is told by its surviving members and the coterie around them, sans narration, and made palpable through saxophonist Dana Colley's tour journals. Rare live performances from throughout the group's career woven into the tale display why the trio's unique and mesmeric sound continues to resonate with its fans and music lovers worldwide following the death of its singer, songwriter and two-string bassist Mark Sandman onstage at an Italian music festival in 1999. It's an artfully-delivered document of this peerless musical act's compelling career and life together and their resonant musical creativity that doesn't just get behind but rather inside the music and the soul of of the band.

4:00 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 22m

Love is a Battlefield

Messy lives, tricky hearts, and learning how to heal.

Films in this Program
The Anniversary
Henry Chaisson | 8m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Sad Dad
Sean Lewis, Kaitlyn Busbee | 20m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Letmunat Ima (The Way Things Are)
Guy Nemesh | 28m | Israel | Hebrew (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
הביקור (The Visit)
Inbar Horesh | 27m | Israel | Hebrew (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

5:15 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 11m

Blood, Sweat, and Beer

Chip Hiden | 1h 11m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Features
A documentary exploring the explosive growth of the craft beer industry and the struggles of two start-up breweries.

6:30 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 34m

War Torn

Shorts from the trenches of life's battlefields.

Films in this Program
Clayfist
Skyler Lawson | 20m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
Matthew VanDyke | 15m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Bad Blood
Rialda Zukic | 25m | USA | English | World Cinema Shorts
Oceanus: Act One
Jeffrey Morris | 34m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts

7:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 36m

Chorus

François Delisle | 1h 36m | Canada | French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
A separate couple meet again after ten years when we found the body of their missing son. During their forced reunion, they both handle the death of their child in their own way. Amid the guilt of losing a loved one, they haltingly move toward affirmation of life, acceptance of death and even the possibility of reconciliation. Chorus is a love story that emerges from mourning and leads to two survivors clinging to each other as if to heal the deepest cut of all.

9:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 35m

Dirty Beautiful

Tim Bartell | 1h 35m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
A lonely artist brings a young, drifter woman back to his tiny apartment to live with him. Between his obsessive tendencies and her non-stop drinking, something strange happens. They start to care for each other.

9:00 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 15m

Looking for Treble

Get lost in the swell of the song.

Films in this Program
Devil May Care
Volker Heymann | 3m | Germany | English | World Cinema Shorts
Silence Behind The Sound
Robert Windisch | 28m | Germany | English | World Cinema Shorts
Spent A Year There One Knite
Stu Gilbert | 44m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts

July 22, 2015 Wednesday

11:00 AM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 20m

Portrait of an Artist

Zoom in and hang out with some unique characters.

Films in this Program
Your Catfish Friend: Philip Campbell
Kurt Nettleton | 18m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano
Joshua Seftel | 27m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Abandoned Goods
Edward Lawrenson, Pia Borg | 36m | GB | English | Matter of Fact Shorts

11:30 AM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 45m

O Primeiro Verão (The First Summer)

Adriano Mendes | 1h 45m | Portugal | Portuguese (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
Isabel and Miguel meet during a driving lesson. They start hanging out and end up spending the summer together. In Autumn, he travels to visit his family, while she stays and takes care of his dog. When he returns their love for each other will be tested.

1:30 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 26m

Ills & Pills

Finding meaningful stories in the final moments of a life.

Films in this Program
Nicotine
Jon Ryan Sugimoto | 9m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Goran
Roberto Santaguida | 11m | Serbia | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Let Be
Matt Boatright-Simon | 16m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Que La Nuit Soit Douce
Frédéric Recrosio | 6m | Switzerland | French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
That Bites!: a Documentary About Food Allergies Made by a 12 year old Boy
Jack Graydon Yonover | 44m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts

1:45 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 8m

Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck

Olympia Stone | 1h 8m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Features
Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck:An intimate portrait of the most accomplished American artist you've never heard of, working in a genre all his own

3:15 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 30m

Buschow

Rosa Friedrich | 1h 30m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
BUSCHOW is the story about a relationship. It's an ideal relationship, that's shit. Two people in their mid-twenties are on vacation in a summer cottage in the woods. They don't understand each other's feelings, so they try to speak, about models of loving, about themselves, about love. Yet their different languages don't really allow them to meet, it's only through play that they can come together. Garden, house, and forest are the playground for their fairytale.

4:00 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 34m

Night Owls

Charles Hood | 1h 34m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
After workaholic Kevin has a drunken one night stand with the beautiful train-wreck Madeline, he's horrified to discover she's actually his boss' jilted mistress. When she takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin has to keep her awake...and over the course of the night they begin to fall for each other.

5:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 33m

Almost There

Dan Rybicky | 1h 33m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Features
Kartemquin Films' ALMOST THERE is a coming-of-(old)-age story about Peter Anton, an elderly 'outsider' artist living in at-risk conditions whose world changes (and maybe not all for the better) when he's discovered by two filmmakers. Shot over eight years, ALMOST THERE documents Anton's first major art exhibition and how the controversy it generates forces him to leave his childhood home. By highlighting the people in Anton's community compelled to help this hilarious and heartbreaking character survive, ALMOST THERE explores the intersections of social norms, elder care, and artistic expression.

6:30 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 21m

The Long Goodbye

Endings are never easy, but they're interesting to watch.

Films in this Program
Sonnet 134
Edward Shieh | 3m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Tumble Dry Low
Jefferson Stein | 7m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Βόλτα (Volta)
Stella Kyriakopoulos | 12m | Greece | Greek (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Primavera (Spring)
Tania Claudia Castillo | 16m | Mexico | Spanish (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Big World
Stephen Cervantes | 17m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Giap’s Last Day At The Ironing Board Factory
Tony Nguyen | 26m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts

7:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 38m

The Strongest Man

Kenny Riches | 1h 38m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
Beef thinks he's the strongest man in the world. But when his precious golden BMX bike is stolen, he must battle demons and find his spirit animal to recover it.

9:00 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 32m

Crime & Punishment

Stories about difficult times, doin' time, and breaking free.

Films in this Program
Stop
Reinaldo Marcus Green | 9m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Broken Badge
Justin Liberman | 12m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
The Dean's List
Denis Hennelly | 15m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Good Right
Anita Blumer | 16m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
First Degree
Roger Weisberg | 25m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Object
Paulina Skibińska | 15m | Poland | no dialog (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

9:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 35m

Spomenik Majklu Dzeksonu (Monument to Michael Jackson)

Darko Lungulov | 1h 35m | Croatia | Serbian (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
In a dying town in Serbia daydreamer Marko is on the verge of divorce from the love of his life, Ljubinka. When an old communist-era monument is removed from the Main Square, he comes up with the idea to build a monument to Michael Jackson in order to save his town and seduce his wife again. But the town's mayor has his own plans.

July 23, 2015 Thursday

11:00 AM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 27m

Strangers in a Strange Land

Different people, trying to do things differently.

Films in this Program
Discipline
Christophe M. Saber | 12m | Switzerland | French, German, Arabic, Italian (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Geschützter Raum (Safe Space)
Zora Rux | 13m | Germany | French, English, German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
La contre-allée (Back Alley)
Cécile Ducrocq | 29m | France | French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
A Promised Rose Garden
Lisa Violetta Gaß | 33m | Germany | Vietnamese (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

11:45 AM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 25m

The Goob

Guy Myhill | 1h 25m | GB | English | World Cinema Features
THE GOOB combines dirty roar of stock car thunder with the visceral vision of a teenage boy's first love.

1:30 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 36m

Chorus

François Delisle | 1h 36m | Canada | French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
A separate couple meet again after ten years when we found the body of their missing son. During their forced reunion, they both handle the death of their child in their own way. Amid the guilt of losing a loved one, they haltingly move toward affirmation of life, acceptance of death and even the possibility of reconciliation. Chorus is a love story that emerges from mourning and leads to two survivors clinging to each other as if to heal the deepest cut of all.

2:15 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 40m

Chrysalis

John Klein | 1h 40m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Features
Set decades after a bio-terrorist attack unleashes a virus upon the world, transforming much of humanity into vicious creatures and laying waste to civilization, Chrysalis follows Josh and Penelope, two survivors who have banded together in the hope of rescuing others and rebuilding civilization.

4:00 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 15m

Looking for Treble

Get lost in the swell of the song.

Films in this Program
Devil May Care
Volker Heymann | 3m | Germany | English | World Cinema Shorts
Silence Behind The Sound
Robert Windisch | 28m | Germany | English | World Cinema Shorts
Spent A Year There One Knite
Stu Gilbert | 44m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts

4:45 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 26m

10% My Child

Uri Bar-on | 1h 26m | Israel | Hebrew | World Cinema Features
Franny is 7 years old. Franny's mother's new boyfriend is 26 year old Nico.To be with Franny's Mom, Nico has to win Franny's heart. Nico is trying to be a film maker but couldn't even finish his graduation film. The first time they meet, Franny finds Nico in her mother's bed. From that moment on, Nico and Franny need to find a way to get along, love and hate each other. Mostly they do all three in the same frame.

6:30 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 33m

Libido Lessons

Tales of getting lost in lust.

Films in this Program
Prends-moi (Take Me)
Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, André Turpin | 11m | Canada | French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Limbo
Fangso Liu | 15m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
24/7
Jeanette Wagner | 15m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Hole
Martin Edralin | 15m | Canada | English | World Cinema Shorts
Tom in America
Flavio Alves | 17m | Brazil | English (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Ameisenpakt (Ants Pact)
Benjamin Martins | 20m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

7:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 33m

For Grace

Mark Helenowski & Kevin Pang | 1h 33m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Features
Curtis Duffy, one of the country's most renowned chefs, is building his dream restaurant at the worst time of his personal life. Already the recipient of two coveted stars from the Michelin Guide, Duffy has ambitions for his Chicago restaurant Grace to become the best in the country. But his laser focus on his cooking career cost Duffy his marriage and two young daughters. 'For Grace' follows the building of Grace from concrete box to its opening night. It's a story about food, family, balance and sacrifice. It also revisits Duffy's turbulent childhood -- How a teacher recognized talent in a troubled teenager, how an unimaginable family tragedy made Duffy seek refuge in the kitchen, and how cooking ultimately exacted a price.

9:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 25m

Funny Bunny

Alison Bagnall | 1h 25m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
Funny Bunny is a serious comedy about a hapless anti-childhood obesity crusader and a maternally neglected trustfunder who bond as they vie for the heart of a troubled animal activist

9:00 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 28m

Hoosier Reels

Shorts that were grown, filmed, dreamed, or situated here.

Films in this Program
Sweet Talk
Nell Teare | 11m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
What's Eating Dad?
Michael Goldburg | 11m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
The Thin Brothers Visit Room 213
Matthew Levandoski | 17m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Dog Bowl
Gordy Hoffman, Julie Gribble | 20m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
동심 (One-Minded)
Forest Ian Etsler, Sebastien Simon | 21m | South Korea | Korean | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Unspeakable
Darren Dean | 8m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts

July 24, 2015 Friday

11:00 AM

The Toby (IMA)
2h 10m

Ladygrey

Alain Choquart | 2h 10m | Belgium | English, French, Southern Sotho (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
A few days in the lives of several characters from different horizons happening to live in the small town of Ladygrey at the foot of the Drakensberg, South Africa. Nature through its physical splendor, and History, through its dark and happier moments, are the bonds uniting them.

11:00 AM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 28m

Ruthless Pursuits

Curiosities, passions, and the ruthless pursuits that define us.

Films in this Program
A Stone's Pace
Tucker Gragg | 9m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Zero Recognition
Ben Lewis | 10m | Canada | English | World Cinema Shorts
Hardbat
Zack Schamberg | 13m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
The Bad Boy of Bowling
Bryan Storkel | 18m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Resurrection of a Barn
Freddi Stevens-Jacobi | 23m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Saturday
Mike Forshaw | 15m | GB | English | World Cinema Shorts

1:30 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 20m

Songs She Wrote About People She Knows

Kris Elgstrand | 1h 20m | Canada | English | World Cinema Features
Carol discovers how to lose friends and alienate people when she starts singing songs she wrote about people she knows.

1:30 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 37m

Forced Perspective

Nick Cavalier | 1h 37m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Features
'Forced Perspective' is an intimate portrait of iconic Cleveland artist Derek Hess by filmmaker Nick Cavalier. The film is a journey through Derek's struggle with alcoholism and bipolar and how these demons effect the artwork, presenting a voyeur into Derek's personal life, revealing his process and philosophy. This film showcases the evolution of a celebrated artist, his effect on music and culture while highlighting the link between creativity and mental illness.

3:30 PM

The Toby (IMA)
57m

Ada

Mirjam Orthen | 57m | Germany | English | World Cinema Features
Istanbul. A longing young woman visits the man she has left behind in the city that keeps the secret of her life. The delicate reapproach is disturbed by his unconventional friend who shows unique skills of winning her over. While she embarks on a passionate love affair she suddenly finds herself confronted with the themes she's been trying to break free from all her life.

4:00 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 30m

One Day in April

Thomas Miller | 1h 30m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Features
'One Day in April' follows four teams of college cyclists as they prepare for the Indiana University Little 500, a grueling bicycle race held each year in Bloomington, Ind. 'One Day in April' tells the story behind the race - how the riders spend months and sometimes years preparing themselves mentally and physically for one race and one shot at glory.

5:00 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 12m

A Space Program

Van Neistat | 1h 12m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
The artist Tom Sachs and his team of bricoleurs build a handmade space program and send two female astronauts to Mars.

6:30 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 18m

The Doc Block

The doc is in, and ready to see you now.

Films in this Program
Making it in America
Joris Debeij | 9m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Elgin Park
Danny Yourd | 10m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Spearhunter
Adam Roffman, Luke Poling | 14m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Anatomy Of 'Anatomy'
David C Jones | 45m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts

6:45 PM

The Toby (IMA)
1h 36m

Crocodile Gennadiy

Steve Hoover | 1h 36m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Features
Gennadiy calls himself 'Pastor Crocodile.' He's know throughout Ukraine for his years working to rehabilitate drug addicted kids. But he's also a vigilante who uses any force necessary to carry out his moral vision. Gennadiy believes he has made Mariupol a better place, but now, the violence in Ukraine threatens everything.

7:30 PM

IMAX (Indiana State Museum)
1h 35m

Dirty Beautiful

Tim Bartell | 1h 35m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
A lonely artist brings a young, drifter woman back to his tiny apartment to live with him. Between his obsessive tendencies and her non-stop drinking, something strange happens. They start to care for each other.

9:00 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 34m

War Torn

Shorts from the trenches of life's battlefields.

Films in this Program
Clayfist
Skyler Lawson | 20m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
Matthew VanDyke | 15m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Bad Blood
Rialda Zukic | 25m | USA | English | World Cinema Shorts
Oceanus: Act One
Jeffrey Morris | 34m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts

9:30 PM

IMAX (Indiana State Museum)
1h 35m

Spomenik Majklu Dzeksonu (Monument to Michael Jackson)

Darko Lungulov | 1h 35m | Croatia | Serbian (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
In a dying town in Serbia daydreamer Marko is on the verge of divorce from the love of his life, Ljubinka. When an old communist-era monument is removed from the Main Square, he comes up with the idea to build a monument to Michael Jackson in order to save his town and seduce his wife again. But the town's mayor has his own plans.

July 25, 2015 Saturday

11:00 AM

The Toby (IMA)
2h 30m

Best of World Cinema

Our award winners for best World Cinema short and feature.

Films in this Program
Chorus
François Delisle | 1h 36m | Canada | French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
Bär (Bear)
Pascal Flörks | 9m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

11:45 AM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 32m

Crime & Punishment

Stories about difficult times, doin' time, and breaking free.

Films in this Program
Stop
Reinaldo Marcus Green | 9m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Broken Badge
Justin Liberman | 12m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
The Dean's List
Denis Hennelly | 15m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Good Right
Anita Blumer | 16m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
First Degree
Roger Weisberg | 25m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts
Object
Paulina Skibińska | 15m | Poland | no dialog (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

1:45 PM

The Toby (IMA)
2h 30m

Best of American Spectrum

Our award winners for best American Spectrum short and feature.

Films in this Program
Night Owls
Charles Hood | 1h 34m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
The Answers
Michael Goode | 8m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts

2:15 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 33m

Peanut Gallery

Molly Gandour | 1h 33m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Features
Sixteen years after her sister's death from cancer, filmmaker Molly Gandour wants answers from her parents.

4:30 PM

The Toby (IMA)
2h 30m

Best of Matter of Fact

Our award winners for best Matter of Fact short and feature will be announced at our awards ceremony Saturday, July 18.

Films in this Program
For Grace
Mark Helenowski & Kevin Pang | 1h 33m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Features
Elgin Park
Danny Yourd | 10m | USA | English | Matter of Fact Shorts

4:30 PM

DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)
1h 32m

Desperately Seeking Laughs

Sit in the dark and don't be afraid to laugh out loud.

Films in this Program
Open 24 Hours
Henry Chaisson | 7m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
The Answers
Michael Goode | 8m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
You Have A Problem
Lena Tsodykovskaya | 9m | USA | Russian (English Subtitles) | American Spectrum Shorts
This Dynamic Opportunity
Matt Mays | 9m | USA | English | Hoosier Lens Shorts
Bär (Bear)
Pascal Flörks | 9m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Followers
Tim Marshall | 12m | GB | English | World Cinema Shorts
The Gift
Stu Weiner | 16m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Oh Lucy!
Atsuko Hirayanagi | 22m | Japan | Japanese, English (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

7:30 PM

The Toby (IMA)
3h

Wildlike

Frank Hall Green | 1h 38m | USA | English | Special Presentation
Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Although Uncle seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship turns and Mackenzie is forced to run. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie only winds up deeper in the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker, Bartlett, an unlikely father figure with scars of his own. Together, they cross the wilderness and discover sanctuary in the last frontier.