2350 Last Call: The Neo Story

Eric Richter46mUSAEnglish Documentary Features
Opened in 1979 as Chicago's first alternative dance club, Neo reigned for 36 years as a sanctuary for misfits, weirdos, and outcasts and ground zero for an explosion of fashion and music trends.
Also in this Program
The 39th
Laura Fallsgraff31mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts

306 Hollywood

Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin1h 36mUSAEnglish Documentary Features
306 Hollywood is a magical realist documentary of two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house.

48 Hour Film Project - Group A

What kind of film could you create if you were given 48 hours, a character, a prop, and a single line of dialogue? Find out tonight as we screen films from this year’s 48 Hour Film Project. 5 After 5 Productions - Fractured Blue September Films - The Cakeicide Buffoonery Films - Snap Fair Creek Films - Us and Them Introverse Productions - A Hazy Tune Manmauji Films - Record Breaker Midlife Crisis - WTF Mutant Geek Videos - God is a Dude Short Bus Talking Pictures - The Lady’s Bro Swag Chef Chef - Handy Andy #2 T2 Productions - Kraxos Team Dharma - Infectus The Randoms - Brushing it Off The Tribe - Social Bonding Why April? - Association for Sheep Safety

48 Hour Film Project - Group B

What kind of film could you create if you were given 48 hours, a character, a prop, and a single line of dialogue? Immediately following our 48 Hour Film Project screenings we’ll award this year’s winners. 5 After 5 Productions - Fractured Blue September Films - The Cakeicide Buffoonery Films - Snap Fair Creek Films - Us and Them Introverse Productions - A Hazy Tune Manmauji Films - Record Breaker Midlife Crisis - WTF Mutant Geek Videos - God is a Dude Short Bus Talking Pictures - The Lady’s Bro Swag Chef Chef - Handy Andy #2 T2 Productions - Kraxos Team Dharma - Infectus The Randoms - Brushing it Off The Tribe - Social Bonding Why April? - Association for Sheep Safety

At The Drive-in

Alexander Monelli1h 19mUSAEnglish Documentary Features
Unable to purchase a $50,000 digital projector, a group of quirky film fanatics in rural Pennsylvania fight to keep a dying drive-in alive by showing old 35mm film prints and working entirely for free

Audience Award Winners

Our audience favorite short and feature!

In this Program
帰ろうYO! (Let's Go Home!)
Takuya Matsumoto39mJapanJapanese (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
Pieced Together
Julianne Donofrio53mUSAEnglish Documentary Features


We will be screening films all day long. Check back after Awards Night for a full schedule!


We will be screening films all day long. Check back after Awards Night for a full schedule!

Best of 48 Hour Film Project

The Tribe - Social Bonding - Best Use of Prop Introverse Productions - A Hazy Tune - Best Use of Line of Dialogue Why April? - Association for Sheep Safety - Best Actor (individual), Best Costumes, Best Use of Character Team Midlife Crisis - WTF - Third Place Overall, Best Writing, Best Acting (ensemble) Buffoonery Films - Snap - Second Place Overall, Best Directing Team Dharma - Infectus - First Place Overall, Audience Award, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design, Best Special Effects

Best of American Spectrum

The winners of American Spectrum Lens Short and Feature juried awards.

In this Program
Nacido de Nuevo (Born Again)
Evan Kaufmann15mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
In the Wake of Ire
Brian Maurer1h 35mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Features

Best of Documentary

This is our juried award winning short and feature in the Documentary category.

In this Program
Girl-Hearted (Mädchenseele)
Anne Scheschonk37mGermanyGerman (English Subtitles)Documentary Shorts
Mark Twain's Journey to Jerusalem: Dreamland
A.D. Oppenheim1h 14mUSAEnglish Documentary Features

Best of Hoosier Lens

The winners of Best Hoosier Lens Short and Feature juried awards.

In this Program
New Neighbors
E.G. Bailey10mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Signature Move
Jennifer Reeder1h 20mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Features
Little Warriors
Sam Mirpoorian24mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts

Best of World Cinema

The winners of Best World Cinema Short and Feature juried awards.

In this Program
Das Mädchen im Schnee (The Girl in the Snow)
Dennis Ledergerber7mSwitzerlandGerman World Cinema Shorts
Uma Vida Sublime (A Sublime Life)
Luis Diogo1h 45mPortugalPortuguese World Cinema Features

Between Waves

Joe Herbert1h 45mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Features
When a best-selling author has a midlife crisis, he returns to his coastal hometown and embarks on a wild adventure in a desperate attempt to reclaim his youth.

Bi Txirula (Two Flutes)

Iñigo Garcia Agirrezabalaga1h 24mSpainBasque (English Subtitles)World Cinema Features
Two men walk. They run away. They cross varied landscapes like migratory birds looking for a warmer place, a better place. “Bi txirula” is a travel. A travel where the characters reflect on the life and the chance of a better world while they manage to survive.

Captain Black

Jeffrey Johnson1h 26mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Features
An average restaurant manager develops an interest in a comic character, then finds himself in a relationship that maybe shouldn't have happened.

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win

Christopher Gruse1h 24mUSAEnglish Documentary Features
A city-sanctioned, police-run decoy unit and a radical Marxist attorney clash in post-insurrection Detroit in a struggle to restore civil order after 22 African Americans are senselessly murdered.


Adrian Stewart1h 46mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Features
When asked to direct the biopic of his actress girlfriend who committed suicide, filmmaker Haskell Edwards becomes obsessed with the lifelike robot created to mimic her.

Film School Africa

Nathan Pfaff1h 39mUSAEnglish Documentary Features
A Hollywood casting director leaves her lucrative career behind in order to teach filmmaking, and art therapy, to youth in an impoverished community in South Africa.

Filmmaker Panel

Want the opportunity to meet actors and filmmakers and learn about their craft first-hand? On Saturday, April 28, join us for an engaging panel discussion at 5:00PM at the Deboest L.H. at Newfields.

Finding Hygge

Rocky Walls1h 30mUSAEnglish Documentary Features
A documentary exploring Denmark's secret to happiness.

Fremde Tochter (Strange Daughter)

Stephan Lacant1h 46mGermanyGerman, Arabic (English Subtitles)World Cinema Features
A couple destined to be together stuck between worlds, traditions, religion, contradictions and prejudices.


Joseph Dondanville1h 16mUSAEnglish Documentary Features
Two high school basketball games … one headline grabbing brawl … a memorable reunion amongst rivals 50 years later … GameChangers!

Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story

James Lester1h 25mUSAEnglish Documentary Features
“Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story” reveals the sexy sub-culture of neo-burlesque in New York City, exploring what it means to be an artist, an entertainer, and a woman in the toughest city on Earth.

In the Wake of Ire

Brian Maurer1h 35mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Features
A father reunites with his daughter 20 years after an accident left her with no memory of her father. But he could never forget her face. They grow dangerously close as his past life returns with her.

Maybe Baby!

Julia Becker1h 19mGermanyGerman (English Subtitles)World Cinema Features
Marie is in her mid-thirties and has been with Sascha for a very long time, sometimes she does not even know for how long exactly.

Pieced Together

Julianne Donofrio53mUSAEnglish Documentary Features
How quilt square trails changed the American landscape and saved Donna Sue Groves' life after job loss and breast cancer.
Also in this Program
Chris Fransic: Shoes
Virginia Lee Hunter15mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts


Julie Cohen, Betsy West1h 37mUSAEnglish Special Presentation
A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Javier Reyna1h 39mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Features
In a place full of rumors, misery and pot, when life knocks you down, you roll one up.


Coralie Fargeat1h 48mUSAEnglish Special Presentation
Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting.

Santa Inocencia

Meritxell Campos Olivé1h 6mGermanyItalian (English Subtitles)World Cinema Features
In the frame of a small Italian village, eight characters atone themselves through the structure of the station drama.

Scary Stories

Cody Meirick1h 22mUSAEnglish Documentary Features
The Scary Stories books have become a symbol for an entire genre: children’s horror. They are also among the most banned books of the last 30 years. Find out the true story behind Scary Stories.

Shorts 10: Matters Of The Heart

The hard truth about dating and relationships.

In this Program
The Wedding Song
Thia Schuessler and Rex New14mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Zac Cooper14mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
James Lewis11mGBEnglish World Cinema Shorts
She's Marrying Steve
Erika Kramer23mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
All the Tired Horses
Sebastian Mayr24mAustriaGerman (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts

Shorts 11: Soul Searchers

Self-discovery can lead to startling breakthroughs.

In this Program
Ivan Sainz-Pardo19mSpainSpanish (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
Buried Sky
Nathália Tereza25mBrazilPortuguese (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
Cautionary Tales
Christopher & Luke Barrett & Taylor9mGBEnglish World Cinema Shorts
Writer's Block
Alex Mendez Giner9mUSA(none) World Cinema Shorts
Rhapsody in Blueberry
Gaelle Denis4mFranceEnglish World Cinema Shorts
Koe (Voice)
Takeshi KUSHIDA10mJapanWithout Language World Cinema Shorts
Markus Stoll13mBoliviaDeutsch World Cinema Shorts

Shorts 12: The Birds And The Bees

Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

In this Program
The Babysitter
Molly Gandour10mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Funky Lola
Julio Mas Alcaraz17mSpainSpanish (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
Famille À Vendre (Family For Sale)
Sebastien Petretti15mBelgiumFrench (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
Sexpert Franzen
Kaitlyn Busbee18mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Ronald Short12mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Rakan Mayasi15mPakistanArabic World Cinema Shorts

Shorts 13: The Good Fight

Battles with our enemies, battles with ourselves.

In this Program
Outside: Peace, Inside: War
Katja Berls29mGermanyGerman Documentary Shorts
William Martin
Richard Jordan15mSpainSpanish World Cinema Shorts
Arrested (Again)
Dan Goldes5mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
Rifles & Rosary Beads
Joshua Britt23mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
Left Hand
Skyler Lawson16mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts

Shorts 14: Weirded Out

Strange people, strange situations and the things we do to escape.

In this Program
Joao Macul4mCanadaOTHER World Cinema Shorts
Ölümlü (Mortal)
Omer Deniz8mTurkeyTurkish World Cinema Shorts
帰ろうYO! (Let's Go Home!)
Takuya Matsumoto39mJapanJapanese (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
Child of the Sky
Phillip Montgomery16mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Varun Raman18mGBEnglish World Cinema Shorts

Shorts 15: Midnighters

Scary, strange, and surreal shorts!

In this Program
Maxwell Nalevansky7mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Zombie Bites Werewolf
Charlie Anderson10mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Claire & Bruno : une histoire d'amour et de viande crue (Claire & Bruno : a story of love and fresh meat)
Lionel Delebarre24mFranceFrench World Cinema Shorts
What Metal Girls Are Into
Laurel Vail16mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Nicole Lehrman24mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Carmelo Zucco6mCanadaEnglish World Cinema Shorts
Eyes Everywhere
Daniel Bernhardt5mAustriaEnglish, German (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
The Order of the Orchid
Alex Italics7mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts

Shorts 1: Animation Nation

Showcasing the amazing craft of these imaginative storytellers.

In this Program
Paddleball Hole
Keith Cantrell3mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Christopher Dobbs11mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Leaves of Fall
Marc Wiskemann3mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Aharonit Elior6mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Arjan Brentjes5mNetherlandsEnglish World Cinema Shorts
Nikita Diakur12mGermany(none) World Cinema Shorts
All The World Is A Stage
Hannes Rall2mSingaporeEnglish World Cinema Shorts
Daniella & Uli Koffler & Seis15mGermanyEnglish, Hebrew, German (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon
Tomer Eshed4mGermanyEnglish World Cinema Shorts
Little Fiel
Irina Patkanian16mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
Katharina Potratz7mGermany(none) World Cinema Shorts
Agent Bird
Ethan Yazel3mUSAEnglish World Cinema Shorts

Shorts 2: Car Crazy

Stories unfolding in and around cars.

In this Program
Klem (Stuck)
Mathijs Geijskes10mNetherlandsDutch World Cinema Shorts
Hella Shitty Racing Team
Ramin Talaie5mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
The N.A.P.
9mItaly(none) World Cinema Shorts
Luke Tierney13mAustraliaEnglish World Cinema Shorts
Ayer o Anteayer (Yesterday or the Day Before)
Hugo Sanz10mSpainSpanish World Cinema Shorts
José Esteban Pavlovich Salido14mUSASpanish, French (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
Troc Mort (Funeral Games)
Martin Darondeau15mFranceFrench World Cinema Shorts
J.R. Poli10mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts

Shorts 3: Crime and Punishment

Testing boundaries and flirting with the long arm of the law.

In this Program
Night Call
18mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
It's Just a Gun
Brian Robau15mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Pétage (Breakdown)
Greg Tudela10mFranceFrench World Cinema Shorts
For Luck
TL Westgate8mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Die Couch (The Couch)
Joe Paul Kienast15mGermanyGerman (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
Passion Gap
Matt & Jason Portman & Donald20mSouth AfricaEnglish World Cinema Shorts
Christophe M. Saber15mSwitzerlandFrench World Cinema Shorts

Shorts 4: Death and Dying

Exploring the unknown when it comes to passing on.

In this Program
Asia LeMasters16mUSAEnglish World Cinema Shorts
Bears Fonté11mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Chris King4mUSAEnglish World Cinema Shorts
Jonatan Schwenk10mGermany(no dialog) World Cinema Shorts
Reconstructing Reality
Alice Wong12mNetherlandsEnglish Documentary Shorts
De Dode Spreekt (The Dead Man Speaks)
Marcos Mereles3mNetherlandsDutch World Cinema Shorts
Deaf Bill
John Wykes14mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
Bang Bang Baby
Alexander Rodgers5mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Christophe M. Saber9mSwitzerlandFrench World Cinema Shorts

Shorts 5: A Family Affair

They shape us and challenge us — they’re family.

In this Program
Silvia Dans Les Vagues (Silvia in the Waves)
Giovana Olmos13mCanadaFrench (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
Head Above Water
Eric Shahinian10mUSAEnglish World Cinema Shorts
Hunter Gatherer
Ashley Grace14mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Christian Monnier25mFranceFrench World Cinema Shorts
Omar Al Dakheel15mUSAArabic, English American Spectrum Shorts

Shorts 6: Journey On

Refugees, immigrants and the journeys that shape a lifetime.

In this Program
Rebuilding in Miniature
Veena Rao8mTurkeyArabic Documentary Shorts
Angst (Fear)
Daniel Andrew Wunderer27mItalyEnglish, German (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
Wir Sind Wieder Da (We're Back Again)
Shirel Peleg8mGermanyGerman, Hebrew (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
Swimming In Gold
Thomas Pagliaro13mGermanyFarsi (English Subtitles)Documentary Shorts
Someone Good Will Find You
Leelila Strogov9mUSAEnglish World Cinema Shorts
Nacido de Nuevo (Born Again)
Evan Kaufmann15mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
New Year
Lauren Bensted11mGBEnglish World Cinema Shorts

Shorts 7: The Life of Kids

Seeing the world through their eyes is... eye-opening.

In this Program
Iron Hands
Johnson Cheng11mUSAChinese (Mandarin) (English Subtitles)American Spectrum Shorts
Daniel Bydlowski28mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Irhad Mutic4mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
I See: A Poem by Raki
Elizabeth Myer2mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
Mark Kerins & Elliot Mayén12mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Hay Algo En La Oscuridad (Something in the Darkness)
Fran Casanova14mSpainSpanish World Cinema Shorts
Milk and Cookies
Patrick Mulvey & Andrew Scott Ramsay8mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
6th Graders School Roy Moore's Attorney
Samuel Frazier, Jr.4mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts

Shorts 8: Mix-n-Match

A little something for everyone.

In this Program
Dale Enochs | Set in Stone
Brandon Walsh3mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
Amy Kirchner | Quiet of Mind
Brandon Walsh3mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
A Name That I Admire
Sam Smartt6mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
Rendered Small
Louis Cherry, Marsha Gordon16mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
The Garage
Steve Summers11mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
Shilpi Shikha Agrawal21mUSAHindi World Cinema Shorts
Benjamin Fingerhut3mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Little Bang's New Eye
Lara Damiani15mAustraliaVietnamese (English Subtitles)Documentary Shorts
A Drowning Man
Mahdi Fleifel15mDenmarkArabic, Modern Greek (English Subtitles)World Cinema Shorts
Anthony Schubert5mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts

Shorts 9: Movie Madness

A peek inside the world of movies, movie theaters and acting.

In this Program
15mFranceEnglish World Cinema Shorts
The Dollhouse
Kyra Gardner8mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
Gabriel de Urioste8mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts
Das Mädchen im Schnee (The Girl in the Snow)
Dennis Ledergerber7mSwitzerlandGerman World Cinema Shorts
Admit One: The Story of the Goshen Theater
Riley Mills30mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
Great Choice
Robin Comisar8mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Shorts


Aaron Wertheimer1h 11mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Features
In search of transcendence through stone skipping, a mysterious drifter arrives in a quiet lakeside town. Facing resistance from unimpressed locals, he is forced to consider the merits of his quest.

Skynd Deg Sakte (Hurry Slowly)

Anders Emblem1h 10mNorwayNorwegian (English Subtitles)World Cinema Features
A warm and meditative slice-of-life about Fiona and her brother Tom on the western coast of Norway.

Summer of 84

François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell1h 45mUSAEnglish Special Presentation
When a neighborhood conspiracy theorist suspects his neighbor might be a serial killer, he and his friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.

Weather permitting this will be an outdoor screening so bring a camping chair!

The Long Dumb Road

Hannah Fidell1h 30mUSAEnglish Special Presentation
Two guys serendipitously meet at a time when they both find themselves at personal crossroads and decide to embark on an unplanned road trip across the American Southwest.


Chezhiyan Ramalingam1h 40mIndiaTamil World Cinema Features
The story of a couple with a child. The owner of their accommodation too greedy for a higher rent, dishes out the door. They have only thirty days to find new housing with their middle-class income.


Jason Reitman1h 36mUSAEnglish Special Presentation
Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.
TULLY Opening Night Film + Party

Join us for our opening night film TULLY followed by our after party!

The Eight

Dan T. Hall43mUSAEnglish Documentary Features
Follow three late-model car drivers as they run 'The Eight' a fast paced daredevil competition that pits drivers and machines against the treacherous figure eight.
Also in this Program
Hella Shitty Racing Team
Ramin Talaie5mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts
The Garage
Steve Summers11mUSAEnglish Documentary Shorts

The Ranger

Jenn Wexler1h 17mUSAEnglish Special Presentation
Teen punks, on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods, come up against the local authority - an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.

The World Before Your Feet

Jeremy Workman1h 36mUSAEnglish Documentary Features
For over six years, and for reasons he can't explain, Matt Green, 37, has been walking every street in New York City – a journey of more than 8,000 miles.

Three Identical Strangers

Tim Wardle1h 36mUSAEnglish Special Presentation
New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives - and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.

Todas As Razōes Para Esquecer (All the Reasons to Forget)

Pedro Coutinho1h 29mBrazilPortuguese (English Subtitles)World Cinema Features
After having broken up a long-term relationship, Antônio has no doubts he will quickly get over Sofia, his ex-girlfriend, but nothing is as simple as it seems, actually, it never is...

Uma Vida Sublime (A Sublime Life)

Luis Diogo1h 45mPortugalPortuguese World Cinema Features
Dr. Ivan has found two radical cures for unhappiness: the diagnosis of fake terminal cancers and the temporary elimination of some of the 5 senses. But will the therapies result or do they have unforeseeable side effects?

Virginia Minnesota

Daniel Stine1h 37mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Features
Two young women, torn apart by a childhood tragedy, unexpectedly reunite and embark on an illuminating 24-hour journey, where they unlock memories of long forgotten innocence and what it means to truly believe.

When We Grow Up

Zorinah Juan1h 37mUSAEnglish American Spectrum Features
When We Grow Up is about a close-knit, albeit sometimes contentious, family brought together by an unconventional emergency that forces them to confront each other's secrets, flaws, and inner children.


Ky Nam Le Duc1h 37mCanadaFrench (English Subtitles)World Cinema Features
Ged is a janitor at Polytechnique university in Montreal where he works at night. He meets Audrey, a student who struggles to finish her PhD. René, Ged’s anarchist brother, also reappears in his life, bringing a theory concerning their father who died years ago.