(USA, 2018, 84 mins)
Director: Jordan Albertsen
Boom tells the untold story of one of rock 'n' roll's wildest and most influential bands, The Sonics. For the first time ever, all five original members of the band tell the true story of how it all went down, beginning to end. 'Boom' takes a deep dive, exploring how a relatively unknown band from the Pacific Northwest became a worldwide phenomenon 50-years after their heyday, and in doing so, shaped music for decades to come (whether it was apparent at the time or not). Featuring interviews with homegrown heroes and breakthrough artists alike, Pearl Jam, The Sex Pistols, Heart, Mudhoney, and many, many more. sonicsfilm.com
I Can. I Do.
(USA, 2018, 21 mins)
Director: Matt Rath
Producer: Jacob Snyder
Fighting the global water crisis is more than bringing clean water to those in need. When clean water flows, that is just the beginning. The stories you are about to see capture the spirit of life in service, and the passion for healthy community.
The Company You Keep
(USA, 2018, 8 mins)
Director: Adrian Liang
Producers: Adrian Liang, Mark Anderson, Ben Wolan
In 1984, a man shoots four black teenagers on a crowded New York City subway train, claiming that he was being robbed. The shooting ignited a nationwide debate on crime and a citizen's right to self defense. One of those teenagers talks for the first time about what happened that day.
OUT on the Streets
(USA, 2018, 17 mins)
Director/Producer: John Haley
When your family rejects you, where do you sleep? How do you survive? For the estimated 40% of homeless youth in America who identify as LGBTQ, embracing their true identity often meant that they must also struggle to live on the streets. Jason and Luis, two young gay men in Chicago, face this reality head-on in their personal journeys to self-acceptance.
It's Now Or Never: a Race to Save Colonel Parker's Complex
(USA, 2018, 8 mins)
Director: Austin Daniel Blasingame
Producer: Brian Oxley
Editor Will Berry in attendance
Madison, Tennessee -- a historic music landmark is lost to developers until a curious man sees the need to preserve its artifacts.
(USA, 2018, 10 mins)
Director/Producer: Dina Rudick
A young, idealistic Huntington’s Disease researcher comes face-to-face with three generations of a family devastated by the fatal, incurable disease she studies. For the scientist, the stakes of her research become real. For a patient at the center of the story who is watching her mother sicken, fearing her own demise, and afraid for her two kids, it’s a mother’s plea - and a race against time.
A Song Can't Burn
(UK, 2018, 12 mins)
Director: Roscoe Neil
Producer: Martin Ball
Since 1992 professor and musician Nigel Osborne has developed techniques to use music as therapy for children suffering the effects of trauma. These methods are now being inducted into a programme for Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon.
B/REAL: Second to None
(USA, 2018, 14 mins)
Director: Rachel Roderman
Producers: Rachel Roderman, David Gardner
His brother died a national hero—a symbol of America's gun-violence epidemic. After a lonely confrontation with his mental health, Zack Dobson is a forgotten survivor no more, making moves on and off the football field.