YESfest 2014 Films Announced!

Hello Film Lovers!

If you have not already marked your calendars – now is the time! We are just over a month away from The Columbus Indiana YES Film Festival – November 1 and 2!

Seventeen amazing films have been selected from hundreds of entries! Are you dying to know what you get to see that weekend??? Read on!

(drumroll please…)

NARRATIVE FEATURES

 

Cas & Dylan

Directed by Jason Priestley

Richard Dreyfuss creates another unforgettable character in this delightful buddy movie with Canadian star Tatiana Maslany.

 

The Cameraman

Directed by Rob Underhill

A wannabee movie-maker’s documentary turns into a real life horror story.

 

The Carrington Event

Directed by Rob Underhill

A massive solar flare leaves the power out, phones dead, water pipes dry. An epic fight for survival has begun.

 

 Empire of Dirt

Directed by Peter Stebbings

Lovely, fun and poignant story of three generations of Canadian First Nations women who struggle to deal with the demons of their past.

 

NARRATIVE SHORTS

 

Picture Show

Directed by J. Michael Hicks & Robyn Rebecca Young

In a small southern town, an elderly couple, confined to their home for years, venture out to the old theater where they once “courted” years ago.

 

More Than Two Hours

Directed by Ali Asgari

It’s 3 AM. A boy and a girl are wandering in a city in Iran, looking for a hospital to cure the girl. But it is much more difficult than they thought.

 

Dandelion Dreams

Directed by Johnathan Gorman

A young ad man’s life starts to unravel when he is forced to work with a new account, and he begins to question what it means to “fit in.”

 

The Square of the Cube

Directed by Kirsten Cavendish

A math teacher, haunted by his second-place finish in a Rubik’s Cube contest 30 years ago, seeks out the boy who beat him, for a rematch.

 

Garbo

Directed by Venetia Taylor

Bill and Barbara aren’t growing old gracefully, but they’re too drunk to care.

 

Distant Thunder

Directed by Venetia Taylor

Pam and Richard are divorced. Richard has a new life, but there’s something strange on the horizon.

 

Love at First Sight

Directed by Mark Playne

A silent film about a lonely young man’s increasingly creative attempts to attract the attention of the girl of his dreams.

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

 

Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine

Directed by Connie Field

An African-American gospel youth choir travels to Palestine to sing in a Palestinian play about Martin Luther King Jr. in this stunning film.

 

Brave New World

Directed by Cecilia Peck

Miss Israel Linor Abargil was crowned Miss World in 1998. What nobody knew at the time was that she had been stabbed and raped in Milan just six weeks before.

 

Bronx Obama

Directed by Ryan Murdock

An jobless Puerto Rican father from the Bronx shaved off his goatee, and looking back at him in the mirror was the President of the United States.

 

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

Directed by Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker

Caroll Spinney has been inside the Big Bird costume for 45 years. He is 80 and has no intention of stopping. How could he? He’s Big Bird.

 

Outcasts: Surviving the Culture of Rejection

Directed by Stephen Newton

One in 107 American adults are incarcerated, and one in 34 are under court supervision, costing state governments $50 billion a year. Why?

 

To Be Takei

Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot

When he played Sulu on the Starship Enterprise, George Takei was in the closet. Later he boldly journeyed out into a life of human rights activism.

 

Wrenched

Directed by ML Lincoln

Edward Abbey – known especially for the bestseller The Monkey Wrench Gang – never let up in his pledge to protect the wilderness.

 

SEE? You DON’T want to miss out on these great films! More details on each film coming soon. For now – mark your calendar and check us out on Facebook as we are adding information there also!

SEE YOU SOON AT THE MOVIES!

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