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April 17-21, 2013

Regal Riverside Plaza Stadium 16 3535 Riverside Plaza Drive Riverside, California


11th Annual Riverside International Film FestivAL April 17-21, 2013
Locations Film screenings and other events (except Gala) will be held at the Regal Riverside Plaza Stadium 16 3535 Riverside Plaza Drive Riverside, CA 92506 Riverside Plaza Ticket information Tickets are available online at or at the theater entrance during festival hours. Events Annual Gala Friday, April 19, 6 pm UCR Culver Center for the Arts 3834 Main Street Riverside, CA 92501 Actor Kevin Sorbo will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acting. RIFF 2013 Award Ceremony Sunday, April 21, 6 pm Mazz Restaurant 3555 Riverside Plaza Drive Riverside, CA 92506 best of riff 2013 Sunday, April 21, 2:30-5:30 pm Sunday, April 21,12-1:30 p.m.


Student Film Workshops

commercials, concert stage background animation, and collaborative gallery exhibitions. Presented by Will Kim, Associate Professor of Art at Riverside City College and a Los Angelesbased artist. Lighting in Motion Pictures. We will cover various aspects of lighting in motion picture films including its importance, the effect of three-point lighting, the use of shadows, and the practical features of lighting. We will delve further into detail about the internet as a medium of display, the different types of lighting used and its purposes, the direction of lighting, and even the lightbulbs themselves. Presented by Jack E. McLean, Professor of Film at Riverside City College.

Free film workshops geared toward high school and college students interested in learning more about filmmaking techniques. Moving Cameras: Dollies, Tracks, and Steadicams. Well talk about expressive uses of the moving camera, looking at several notable examples and talking about when, where, and how to move the camera in order to achieve optimum visual effect. Presented by James Morrison, Professor of Film and Literature at Claremont McKenna College. Painting in Motion. Learn how to use watercolor animation as a main tool to visualize and animate for various projects including personal work, feature films, independent short films,

Lifetime Achievement Award

Kevin Sorbo will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Acting at the RIFF Annual Gala. Sorbo is a world-renowned actor best known for his iconic lead roles as Hercules in the TV series Hercules, the Legendary Journeys (1993-1999) and as Captain Dylan Hunt in the series Andromeda (2000-2005). The Hercules series was originally designed as a five-episode miniseries, but was transformed into a weekly TV show that became the most watched series in the world, airing in 176 countries. He will also be in attendance for the screening of his film, Abels Field, at the festival on Thursday evening.

Opening Night at RIFF: Film Premieres Wednesday, April 17

8 pm Exposing the Human Face of Immigration: El Doctor RIFF is proud to present the world premiere of El Doctor. This drama short set in a contemporary Arizona suburb follows an undocumented day laborer, the family that hires him, and the storm of fear that unleashes. El Doctor sheds light on the dayto-day experiences and interactions of people across the entire country, exposing the human face of immigration issues. This extraordinary film is a reflection of the social constructs that can divide and distract us from whats truly important in life: finding the humanity that unifies us rather than the circumstances that divide us. Q&A: Jude Roth (writer, actress and executive producer), Luis Deveze (lead actor) , Reena Dutt (producer) and other cast and crew members. 6:30 pm Cal Arts Experimental Shorts Collage This program includes a block of student submissions from the California Institute of the Arts, a prestigious fine arts university founded by Walt Disney and whose alumni include the likes of Tim Burton, Pete Docter, and John Lasseter. This collection of short films includes the bold, new sensory adaptations of abstract existentialism, raw observational footage, and experimental artistry. These students and their work exemplify the visions and directions of an wup-and-coming generation of filmmakers as well as the effects and possibilities of contemporary media developments and venues. Filmmakers will be available for a Q&A session afterwards.

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Welcome to the 11th Riverside International Film Festival (RIFF). It is always a pleasure and honor to receive each and every film submission, and recognize the immense amount of work, creativity and dedication to complete each film. Many filmmakers will be here to present their work. I encourage you to come and interact with the directors, actors and producers. We have a wonderful selection of features, shorts and documentaries showing at two screens at Regal Cinemas at the Riverside Plaza from April 17th to April 21st. There will be five intensive days of film screenings from around the world and Hollywood with workshops, and panel discussions. It is a great pleasure to have Kevin Sorbo come to Riverside to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Champagne Gala, downtown, on April 19th at the Culver Center of the Arts. See you at the movies! Best wishes, Harki Dhillon MD, Founder and President RIFF

Harki Dhillon, MD Founder and President RIFF

The 2013 Riverside International Film Festival serves as a forum for showcasing the films created by experienced cinematographers as well as up-and-coming filmmakers. As such, we have received many submissions from local, national and international filmmakers seeking a forum to tell their stories. These films all deserve consideration, though it is my goal as the director of programming to focus on those movies that combine great cinematography and excellent storytelling to produce a unique and enchanting journey that not only transports the viewer to the filmmakers world, but also brings that world into the observers space and consciousness. We invite you to be a part of this experience; to view these films that not only share a filmmakers vision but at the same time are able to manifest a multitalented community that makes the creation of these movies possible: sound, light, music, script, editing and more. As happens with the creation of a movie, our film festival is also made with our audience in mind and is made possible because of a community-wide effort. We would like to thank all of those that have collaborated with us in order to produce this festival and would like to welcome you all. Dr. Maria C. Martinez, Programming Director

Dr. Maria C. Martinez Programming Director

RIFF BOARD MEMBERS Harki Dhillon, President Maria Martinez, Programming Director Kishori Reddy, Vice President Susan Dawood, Treasurer Gary Hunt, Secretary Mark Roberson, Chairman, Advisory Board James Buchholz, Board Member ADVISORY BOARD John Mukhergee Vincent Hau, MD

Diana Myers Hyatt, Online/Print Design & Communications Coordinator Melissa Munoz, Operations Assistant & Withoutabox Coordinator Deetpa Dhillon, Events Coordinator Leslie Roberson, Film Reviewer Avni Peatankar, Co-Treasurer Interns Isabel Skilton, General assistant, Schedule Elizabeth Lee, Film Reviewer & Writer Trey Connet, Film Reviewer Katie Grober, Film Reviewer Giovanni Argueda, Assistant, film projections Catherine, Assistant, film projections Pooja Reddy, Film Reviewer, Assistant, film projections Lauren Kelley, Usher Carolyn Islam, Usher

Volunteers Valerie Hampton, Usher Douglas Mazzacua, Interpreter Cinthia Singh, Interpreter Hillary Lundberg, Gala Lauren Henderson, Gala Bani & Avica Dhillon Hannah & Emma Hyatt Claire & Sandra Carbonelle Rochelle Welsh, Gala Annie Fleming, Gala Megan Kelly, Gala A special thanks to Dr. David Maciel, Consultant, Mexican Films Martin Rafael Martinez, Collaborator, Sonoran Films Nina Mier, Collaborator, Sonoran Films Bud Tedesco, Consultant, Student Workshops Melissa Croteau, Collaborator, Tournee Films RIFF POSTER DESIGN: Noor Khodr 11TH ANNUAL RIVERSIDE FILM FESTIVAL

USA, 2012, 97 minutes Saturday, April 20 5 p.m. Regal 5


A lifelong womanizer gets a taste of his own medicine. Timothy Bonner, played by Tom Sizemore, is devoted primarily to golf, secondarily to sex, and finally to drinking. In the end he discovers cheating hurts and he finds what he really wantslove. Director and cast are expected to attend. Directed by Ron Jackson Feature Comedy


USA, 2012, 86 minutes Wednesday, April 17 4:45 p.m. Regal 5

Swiss endurance athlete Serge Roethelis thirst for adventure and desire to raise money and awareness for children suffering across the globe propelled him to run a distance equal to the earths circumference. Accompanied by his equally adventurous wife Nicole, who drove a motorcycle with their supplies and pup tent in tow, they planned and executed the journey of alifetime. Film director is expected to attend screening. Directed by John Davies Documentary


families. Director is expected to attend. Directed by Pedro Ultreras Documentary

USA, 2012, 104 minutes Thursday, April 18 7 p.m. Regal 6

Abels Field

USA, 2012, 4 minutes Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. Regal 5 CalArts

Anticipating Departure

India, 2012, 130 minutes Thursday, April 18 1 p.m. Regal 5 Saturday, April 20 7:15 p.m. Regal 5 INDIAN FILMS, DRAMA RELATIONSHIPS


Sameer Mahajan (Prasad Oak) and his wife Sonali (Nisha Parulekar) adopt a child, Sachin, who is diagnosed with HIV. After society bans the family, Sachin tries to prove himself by entering a singing contest. Directed by Prakash Jadhav Feature Drama

Mexico, 2012, 90 minutes Saturday, April 20 2 p.m. Regal 5 SONORAN FILMS


Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) has been put under enormous pressure to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. When he fights back, hes singled out for punishment and assigned to an afterschool work detail under the supervision of a reserved groundskeeper, Abel (Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. Actor Kevin Sorbo is expected to attend. Directed by Gordie Haakstad Feature Drama

A documentation of gestural movements while waiting in a transitional public space. The film is also a commentary on surveillance, and raises the question of what is public and private space. Directed by Javier Rosales Student Experimental Short
France, 2011, 100 minutes Thursday, April 18 1:30 p.m. Regal 6 Tournee French Films

The Artist

The greatest tragedy in the history of Mexico marked the lives of 49 families who lost their children in a fire in the ABC nursery, and of an entire nation. In the wake of the tragedy, the parents of the victims seek to rebuild their lives while demanding justice. The search for happiness joins the fight to bring justice to those responsible in a case riddled with corruption, negligence, and abuse of power that involves influential politicians and wealthy Mexican

USA, 2013, 10 minutes Wednesday, April 17 5:30 p.m. Regal 6 Saturday, April 20 12 noon Regal 5 Comedy Shorts, Funny Shorts & Love


A young man hires a dating service that employs a cute dog as a chick magnet in order to get guys dates. Directed by David Dibble Short Comedy/Romance

A delightful homage to silent-era Hollywood, Michel Hazanaviciuss mostly silent film opens in 1927, when preening matinee idol George Valentin is still the top draw at Kinograph Studios. George acts as a mentor to Peppy Miller, a chorus girl with big ambitions. The Artist tracks both Peppys ascent (through amusing montage) and Georges decline as he refuses to acknowledge synchronized sound as more than a passing fad. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius Feature Drama

USA, 2013, 2 minutes Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. Regal 5 CalArts

Astro, not

Flowers bloom like unknown creatures


country blues

before the helmets of astronauts, astronauts, astro-nots: for fictitious views are tangled in the knowns and unknowns of this planet. Directed by Karissa Hahn Student Experimental Short

USA, 2013, 2 minutes Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. Regal 5 CalArts

The Bike Bandit

A character formed from an exaggeration of how drivers perceive bike riders on the street as lawbreakers who dont belong. Capturing the ritual before a ride for protection from both the elements and the dangers on the road. Above all, this film was inspired by the fun of riding a fixedgear bicycle. Directed by Rafael Hernandez Student Experimental Short

USA, 2013, 8 minutes Wednesday, April 17 5:30 p.m. Regal 6 Comedy Shorts

Box of Hearts

The story of Cody, a single father, and his ten-year-old daughter, Jenny. Every morning, Cody makes an elaborate bento box for her while enjoying conversation with his surprisingly mature daughter. One morning during breakfast, Jenny makes the observation that she thinks her father is in love. Realizing it is impossible to evade the question from his smart young daughter, he reveals the truth about his office crush, Lindsey. Being out of the dating scene for a while now, he struggles to initiate the conversation. Later that day, his idealization of Lindsey is shattered when he witnesses a very human side of her in the office kitchen. Directed by Richard Wong Short Comedy/Drama

In a search to find his closest and only friend, his dog Peter, high school student Rusty slowly realizes his intense isolation and lack of any social interactions with anyone other than his pet. After Peter disappears one morning, Rusty frantically searches the streets where he runs into a young girl, Iris, who has been kicked out of her house. She joins Rusty in his search for Peter, and more importantly, companionship. Directed by Cole Nelson Student Drama

spending years in a Southeast Asia refugee camp. Directed by Michael Tacca Student Drama
France, 2010, 70 minutes Friday, April 19 3 p.m. Regal 6 Animation, Tournee French Films

A Cat in Paris (Une Vie de Chat)

USA, 2013, 10 minutes Sunday, April 21 2 p.m. Regal 5 High School Films

A Boy and His Dog

Canada, 2012, 25 minutes Friday, April 19 3:30 p.m. Regal 5 Sunday, April 21 2 p.m. Regal 5 Teenage Gay AND Lesbian Themes, HighSchool Films

The Brother

Mark Saddler left home when he was 18, dreaming of being a success in the city. Wanting a fresh start, he became estranged from his family. Now he is forced to return home when he learns of his brothers death. Mark has to deal with the loose ends he left behind, beginning with facing his father and an old high school flame. Directed by Michael Stevantoni Student Drama

Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnols exhilarating hand-drawn animated film tells the story of a cat with not nine but two lives. During the day, kitty Dino lives with Zoe, a mute little girl, and at night, Dino becomes the accomplice of Nico, a good-hearted burglar. Dino and Nico the cat and the cat burglarjoin forces to save Zoe after she falls into the hands of the gangster who murdered her father. Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol Feature Animation

USA, 2011, 5 minutes Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. Regal 5 CalArts

The Chase

USA, 2013, 20 minutes Sunday, April 21 3:10 p.m. Regal 5 College Films
the bike bandit

Burmese Refugee

San Aung, a refugee from Burma, struggles with his new life in America after

Chris Webb is a performing artist (actor/ poet) from Chicago. After watching how his live show captured his audience, the filmmaker felt compelled to document his performance in a more intimate fashion. In the spirit of CalArts, this collaboration turned into a film that takes you through a story in his poetry. Directed by Rafael Hernandez Short Performing Arts

USA, 2013, 90 minutes Thursday, April 18 7:15 p.m. Regal 5 11TH ANNUAL RIVERSIDE FILM FESTIVAL

This short film tells the story of an undocumented day laborer in Arizona, the family that hires him, and the storm of fear that ensues. Cast and crew will be in attendance for premiere.

Chasing Beauty

A candid look at the beauty industry and the people that drive it. Behind the glossy covers of Vogue and Glamour lie the rarely talked about, uncensored stories of what models endure and sacrifice to become a top model. This documentary features interviews with supermodels, photographers, agents, designers, plastic surgeons, makeup artists, and psychologists to ask the question: what is beauty and is it worth the cost? Followed by Q&A with director and models from the film. Directed by Brent Huff Documentary

Directed by Heather de Michele Short Drama

Mexico, 2011, 90 minutes Saturday, April 20 5:15 p.m. Regal 6 IMCINE (Mexican Institute of Cinematography)

Drought (Cuates de Australia)

day, Mara, an energetic teenager, crosses her path, making her change her expectations. Together, they become involved in an affair based on Maras admiration for Alejandras intelligence and experience. At first everything goes smoothly. However, Alejandras personality and her romantic requirements become increasingly demanding, to the point where it is impossible to be around her. Directed by Ral Fuentes Feature Drama

USA, 2013, 3 minutes Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. Regal 5 CalArts

Country Blues

Country Blues is a visual interpretation of an old American folk song. A man, with his last dying breath, recites the word of Dock Boggs. Directed by Christopher Hahn Student Experimental Short

In this award-winning documentary, residents from the ejido (communal land) Los Cuates de Australia in Northeast Mexico perform an annual, massive exodus to look for water during drought. During this time, men, women, elders, and children wait for the first drops of water to return to their landsa metaphor for a small town hiding from death. Directed by Everardo Gonzalez Documentary

USA, 2013, 9 minutes Sunday, April 21 2 p.m. Regal 5 High School Films

The Farm

A wanderer stumbles across an abandoned farm and discovers he is not alone. Directed by Malone Lumarda Student Drama
USA, 2013, 13 minutes Thursday, April 18 5:15 p.m. Regal 5 Saturday, April 20 3:15 p.m. Regal 6 Drama Shorts

The Favorite

Mexico, 2012, 16 minutes Saturday, April 20 2 p.m. Regal 5 Sonoran Films

The Cry of Charal /El Llanto del Charal

Mexico, 2012, 100 minutes Friday, April 19, 8 p.m. Regal 5 IMCINE (Mexican Institute of Cinematography)

Everybodys Got Somebody But Me (Todo el Mundo Tiene a Alguien Menos Yo)

According to legend, when a dog howls, it is because he is seeing death. Driven by the love of his waning dog, the child Ramiro dares death in a world where he has nothing to lose. Director is expected to attend. Directed by Daniel Guillen Short Suspense

Alejandra is a successful executive who is tired of her daily routine and her emotional relationships that havent worked out. One

Katherine, a very quiet girl, just wants her mothers attention and acknowledgment. However, Katherines mother cares more about her dog than she does her daughter. And so, Katherine grows more and more resentful of the innocent dog. Directed by Lyvia A. Martinez Student Drama

USA, 2011, 3 minutes Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. Regal 5 CalArts

Detour Ahead

Video describing the commuting process experienced in Los Angeles County. The film seeks to create a complete alternate atmosphere in which travel between time and space become tangible ideas that no longer hold any importance. Directed by Alex Woods Student Experimental Short

USA, 2012, 12 minutes Wednesday, April 17 8 p.m. Regal 5 Saturday, April 20 3:15 p.m. Regal 6 Drama Shorts

El Doctor

World PremierE

everybodys got somebodyBUT ME


religious scholars, neuroscientists, taxidermists, and others, Furever studies the bonds that form between humans and animals, both psychological and physiological. Directed by Amy Finkel Documentary
USA, 2012, 22 minutes Wednesday, April 17 5:30 p.m. Regal 6 Comedy Shorts

Guest House

le havre

Lance Wesley lost his job and fianc on the same day. Depressed and downtrodden, he moves back into his parents guesthouse where he spent his youth. As he fights constantly with his frustrated father, relics from his past pay him a visit. Will his past propel him forward? Directed by Aaron Wolf Short Comedy/Drama Explores the mechanical acts of eating, showing four different people in a grid style. Directed by Margaret Pratt Student Experimental Short
USA, 2013, 22 minutes Sunday, April 21 3:10 p.m. Regal 5 College Films CalArts

USA, 2007, 34 minutes Friday, April 19, 4:30 p.m. Regal 6 Animation Block


This animated film is inspired by Edwin A. Abbotts classic novel, Flatland. Set in a world of only two dimensions that is inhabited by sentient geometrical shapes, the story follows Arthur Square and his ever-curious granddaughter Hex. When a mysterious visitor arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex must come to terms with the truth of the third dimension, risking dire consequences from the evil Circles that have ruled Flatland for a thousand years. Directed by Jeffery Travis Short Animation

Mexico, 2012, 25 minutes Saturday, April 20 2 p.m. Regal 5 Sonoran Films

The Imaginary and Its Tunnel (ElImaginario y Su Tnel)


After not getting a foreman job, a smalltown carpenter faces the new boss in a bowling match that teaches him the importance of family. Directed by Zachary Mehrbach Student Drama
USA, 2013, 80 minutes Saturday, April 20 1:30 p.m. Regal 6

Between the imagination and reality of the people of Ures, ancient capital of the State of Sonora (Northwest Mexico), an imaginary configuration takes form and shapes meanings through various stories and legends about the existence of ancient tunnels that cross and connect the main buildings in town. Finding an entry to them might allow these people to find their own story. Director is expected to attend. Directed by Javier Quiones Snchez Short Documentary

USA, 2012, 36 minutes Friday, April 19, 4:30 p.m. Regal 6 Animation

Flatland 2: Sphereland


The creators of Flatland return for another adventure, based on Abbots Flatland and Dionys Burgers Sphereland. Set on the eve of Flatlands first mission into their outer space, the story presents the intriguing mysteries of triangles with angle sums greater than 180 degrees and flipping into dimensions that are literally out of this world. Full of action, humor, and lessons, Sphereland will delight and educate audiences of all ages. Directed by Jeffery Travis Short Animation

Furever explores the dimensions of grief people experience over the loss of a pet. With interviews from grieving pet owners, veterinarians, psychologists, sociologists,

USA, 2013, 7 minutes Sunday, April 21 2 p.m. Regal 5 High School Films


A short documentary about one young mans journey through life being defined and labeled by society as ADD, Aspergers,

USA, 2013, 1 minute Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. Regal 5

Forbidden Territory


ADHD, and multiple other terms. This documentary shares how these labels have affected his life, how he has overcome the challenges, and how he is now becoming a productive citizen. Directed by Sterling Hampton Student Documentary Short 11TH ANNUAL RIVERSIDE FILM FESTIVAL

oh my friend

France and Finland, 2011, 93 minutes Wednesday, April 17 2 p.m. Regal 6 Tournee French Films

Le Havre

In this warmhearted portrait of the French harbor city that gives the film its name, fate throws young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (Andr Wilms), a well-spoken bohemian who works as a shoeshiner. With innate optimism and the unwavering support of his community, Marcel stands up to officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville and Marcel Carn, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight. Directed by Aki Kaurismki Feature Drama

USA, 2012, 3 minutes Sunday, April 21 3:10 p.m. Regal 5 College Films

The Little Princess

USA, 2012, 26 minutes Wednesday, April 17 5:30 p.m. Regal 6 Saturday, April 20 12 noon Regal 5 Comedy Shorts, Funny Shorts & Love

Leos Love

The Little Princess is a short animated film about dealing with the illness and loss of a loved one, and conveys a message of hope after immense loss. The film is done in cutout animation and digital compositing, set in a storybook style. Directed by Crystal Franklin Student Animation

A romantic comedy in the style of Woody Allen that follows Leo, a struggling writer doomed to write advertising jingles, as he meets and falls head-over-heels in love with Max, the girl of his dreams. Max is everything that Leo could want: beautiful and smart, with a particular fondness for late 19th-century French poetry; and as an actress whose biggest role is portraying a dancing, chocolate-sprinkled doughnut in a local commercial, she is very much a kindred spirit. The only problem? Leo is engaged to Rachel, a bipolar spitfire with a penchant for violence through kitchen utensils. Directed by Alan Weischedel. Short Comedy/Romance

India, 2012, 30 minutes Saturday, April 20 12 noon Regal 5 Funny Shorts and Love


an extortion from the Chinese mafia and a wedding invitation from the only girlfriend he ever had, 30 years ago. Tired of his problems and in hopes of seeing his old friends again, Marcos decides to drive across the country to attend the wedding. However, little did he know that Fernando, an 18-year-old delivery guy with opposite tastes and personality, would travel with him. Together, they attempt to get to the wedding on time . . . and not kill each other along the way. Directed by Gabriel Guzmn Feature Comedy

Its all about love. Chris is an intelligent, humorous, clever East Indian PhD student who very much loves his mother and motherland. He meets a beautiful, rich, stunning, funny, gorgeous American woman named Melinda. Directed by Sunil Narkar Short Drama

USA, 2012, 9 minutes Wednesday, April 17 5:30 p.m. Regal 6 Saturday, April 20 12 noon Regal 5 Comedy Shorts, Funny Shorts & Love

Manfred and the Waiting Room

In a doctors waiting room, a frantic Manfred is thrown into a truly bizarre power struggle with a mysterious sociopath. Directed by Joel Breitman Short Comedy
Mexico, 2012, 81 minutes Friday, April 19 1:30 p.m. Regal 5 Saturday, April 20 12 noon Regal 6 IMCINE (Mexican Institute of Cinematography)

Mexico, 2012, 90 minutes Saturday, April 20 7:30 p.m. Regal 6 IMCINE (Mexican Institute of Cinematography)

Made in China (Hecho en China)

The Mayor (El Alcalde)

For his 50th birthday, Marcos, an obsessive and frustrated writer, receives only

In Mexico, the murder of municipal mayors is a common practice in the fight to



control territories by the drug cartels. This documentary tells the story of Mauricio, who presents himself as a polemical mayor who takes justice into his own hands in the wealthiest and safest municipality in Latin America. The Mayor analyzes the complex plot woven between the exercise of power and modern politics immersed on a stage plagued by violence, strong economic interests and a blunt discrediting of the political class. Directed by Emiliano Altuna Documentary

France, 2012, 120 minutes Wednesday, April 17 7:30 p.m. Regal 6 Tournee French Films

Of Gods and Men (Des Dieux et des Hommes)

USA, 2012, 21 minutes Thursday, April 18 5:15 p.m. Regal 5 Saturday, April 20 3:15 p.m. Regal 6 Drama Shorts


USA, 2012, 22 minutes Sunday, April 21 3:10 p.m. Regal 5 College Films


A sublime tale of faith and doubt based on a real incident, this film chronicles the story of eight French Trappist monks living in an impoverished Algerian village. When faced with threats of violence from fundamentalist terrorists and the Algerian military, the monks must decide whether to seek safety or risk their lives and stay with the local villagers who have come to trust them and rely on their aid. Directed by Xavier Beauvios Feature Drama

A struggling expectant mother seeks the help of a Taoist medium to change her fortunes, only to find herself caught in his sinister, fraudulent machinations. Directed by Sean Shao Chi Yap Student Drama
USA, 2012, 1 minute Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. Regal 5 CalArts

India, 2011, 150 minutes Friday, April 19 8:30 p.m. Regal 6 Indian Films

Oh My Friend

Ojal is the story of a mother, Olga, and her daughter, Ana, struggling to come to terms with each other. Spanning twenty years and two countries, Olga attempts to reconcile her dream of becoming a singer with the wants and needs of her young daughter. Ana struggles to find her passion while living in the shadow of her mothers unrealized dream. As both women toil to make their dreams come true, will they ever be able to see each other for who they really are? Directed by Ryan Velasquez Student Drama

Un Monde de Femmes

Chandu and Siri are childhood friends. Their friendship remains intact even as they grow up. Will they be able to stay just friends? Directed by Venu Sriram Feature Drama

USA, 2012, 4 minutes Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. Regal 5 CalArts

The Painting

A quick peek into a world dominated by a female carnivorous species. Directed by Penda Diakite Student Experimental Short
USA, 2012, 13 minutes Thursday, April 18 1 p.m. Regal 5 Drama Relationships

As the only artist in the family, the filmmaker has always been interested in her familys viewpoint of art. After selecting a painting broadly recognized in the art community, she asked family members for their opinion. Directed by Catherine Rockhold Student Short


Our happiness is made significant by what we have overcome in order to be happy. This short distills the terror of a womans life, moment after moment, from the pain of past memories. Through abusive relationships, addiction, and violent episodes, Nora emerges, scarred but not defeated. This is ultimately a film about hope, about moments of love and beauty that outweigh the pain, and about how life is a constant balance between light and darkness. Directed by Michael Peer Short Drama


USA, 2013, 4 minutes Sunday, April 21 2 p.m. Regal 5 High School Films

Notes of Hers

A man discovers a song written by his late wife. Created, directed, written, shot and edited entirely by teens. Directed by Blake Michael Student Comedy/Drama



USA, 2011, 19 minutes Thursday, April 18 5:15 p.m. Regal 5 Saturday, April 20 3:15 p.m. Regal 6 Drama Shorts 11TH ANNUAL RIVERSIDE FILM FESTIVAL


A Perfect Day

USA, 2013, 102 minutes Wednesday, April 17 2:45 p.m. Regal 5

Risky Business: A Look Inside Americas Adult Film Industry

A teenager on the morning of his going Columbine is confronted by an unlikely stranger, the only person who can stop him. Its a timely and powerful short film about two seemingly ordinary strangers existing in the heart of perfect suburbia, fated to meet at a life-changing moment, both confronting the demons we all share. The film is a tale of angst, of irony, and ultimately of hope. It is an edgy and fastpaced thriller, beautifully shot and told, with large implications and strong social value. Directed by Adam Rubin Short Drama

This documentary examines the social, psycho logical and economic impacts of performing in adult films. The documentary also examines proposed regulations that would address current industry issues, including workplace health and safety, such as mandatory STD testing and condom use and job discrimination once performers decide to leave the industry to pursue conventional employment. Directed by David Mech Documentary

Is life governed by kismet, or can we change our life path? The film is a story of second chances. Barney is married unhappily. He lost the love of his life around six years agoshe was murdered. Through the magic contained within a clock he inherited, and with the help of an old Indian shopkeeper, Barney finds himself back in time, with the opportunity to save her . . . but life isnt always as easy as that. Directed by Hardeep Giani Student Drama

United Kingdom, 2013, 38 minutes Thursday, April 18 1 p.m. Regal 5 Drama Relationships

Rose, Mary and Time

India, 2012, 120 minutes Sunday, April 21 12 noon Regal 6 Indian Films


Rushi is an arrogant medical student but wins the hearts of his fellow students and teachers by his kindness. Pooja and Rushis friendship starts and they fall in love. Rushi gives medical aid to Karthik, a seven-year-old boy in an emergency, and is reprimanded for treating a child without proper knowledge. Rushi learns that Karthik needs a heart transplant. Meanwhile, Rushi suffers a brain tumor and wants to donate his heart to Karthik, forcing him into a legal struggle and battle to save Karthik. Directed by Raj Madiraj Feature Drama

USA, 2013, 96 minutes Friday, April 19 3:30 p.m. Regal 5 Teenage Gay and Lesbian Themes

Scary Normal

Chelsea just wants to be a typical teenager, but her stepdads life making lowbudget indie horror films surrounds her with an array of wild characters that leave her embarrassed and frustrated. When she meets Danielle, a fiery young lesbian who has been rejected by her own family, they form a bond that allows Chelsea to reevaluate her desire for a life that is nothing more than ordinary and come to appreciate her wacky family. Directed by Jennifer Bechtel Feature Comedy

USA, 2010, 2 minutes Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. Regal 5 CalArts

Sex and Violence

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This film explores the themes of sex and violence in our society, juxtaposing traditional images that turn the familiar into the unfamiliar, producing a series of uncanny representations. Directed by Sarah Fox Student Experimental Short



funeral, believing he may still be alive, somewhere. As Ruth enters a downward mental spiral, the memory of her best friend becomes a solid piece of her. Through her love of writing, she is able to save herself and become self-dependent. Directed by Hannah Hyatt and Sandra Carbonelle Student Drama Short
a tinted story

Guatemala, 2012, 89 minutes Wednesday, April 17 1 p.m. Regal 5

Shift of the Ages

Commissioned on behalf of the Maya nation, the Shift of the Ages is the first official discourse to the world from the Mayan Council of Elders, intended to dispel misconceptions and replace them with the positive story about this incredible period of time for humanity. Shift of the Ages is a dramatic documentary film that reveals the story of the Mayan culture and its sophisticated prophecies of time, as told for the first time by the Grand Elder of the Mayan people. Director is expected to attend. Directed by Stephen Michael Copeland Documentary

USA, 2012, 14 minutes Thursday, April 18 5:15 p.m. Regal 5 Saturday, April 20 3:15 p.m. Regal 6 Drama Shorts


France, 2008, 102 minutes Thursday, April 18 4:30 p.m. Regal 6 Tournee French Films

Summer Hours (LHeure dt)

The divergent paths of three forty-something siblings collide when their mother, heiress to her uncles exceptional 19th century art collection, dies suddenly. Left to come to terms with themselves and their differences, Adrienne (Juliette Binoche), a successful New York designer, Frdric (Charles Berling), an economist and university professor in Paris, and Jrmie (Jrmie Renier), a dynamic businessman in China, confront the end of childhood, their shared memories, background and unique vision of the future. Directed by Olivier Assayas Feature Drama

Towing is a film about a female veterans struggle to make the adjustment to civilian life. One fateful night, her experiences in the war come back to challenge her as shes yet again forced to face meaningless death. Towing explores themes of gender, race and class with a feminine perspective on the emotional effects of war. Directed by Wenhwa Tsao Student Drama

USA, 2012, 10 minutes Thursday, April 18 5:15 p.m. Regal 5 Saturday, April 20 3:15 p.m. Regal 6 Drama Shorts

Worlds We Created

The story of a boy who walks the line between imagination and reality, and the day he realizes he may not be able to do so forever. Directed by Nicholas Santos Short Drama
USA, 2013, 20 minutes Thursday, April 18 1 p.m. Regal 5 Drama Relationships

USA, 2013, 3 minutes Wednesday, April 17 6:30 p.m. Regal 5 CalArts

Where Was I Supposed to Be?


This film tells a story of an interaction with space/time. It takes place within my installation Where was I supposed to be again? Directed by Lorie Wheeler Student Experimental Short

The story of Zane, the only white kid growing up in a ghetto neighborhood who against all the pressure around him, struggles to choose the most righteous path for his own life instead of falling into the pit of crime. Lead actor is expected to attend. Directed by Len Chi Student Drama

Australia, 2012, 7 minutes Wednesday, April 17 5:30 p.m. Regal 6 Saturday, April 20 12 noon Regal 5 Comedy Shorts, Funny Shorts & Love

The Things My Father Never Taught Me

Melvin gives dating advice to his threeyear-old son. He teaches him to dress well, act with confidence and spend time with the right crowd. The results are disastrous. And then Melvin meets Mary, an attractive single mother, and his womanizing skills are put to the test. Directed by Burleigh Smith Short Comedy/Romance

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USA, 2013, 18 minutes Sunday, April 21 2 p.m. Regal 5 High School Films

A Tinted Story

A young girl, Ruth, distances herself from the world around her after her best friend goes missing. She refuses to attend his




time 12 noon 1 pm 2 pm 3 pm 4 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7 pm 8 pm 9 pm
Shift of the Ages (89 min) 1 pm Risky Business (102 min) 2:45 pm 25,000 Love Story (86 min) 4:45 pm CalArts 6:30 pm El Doctor World Premiere 8 pm


thursday, April 18 Regal 5 Regal 6

wednesday, April 17 Regal 5 Regal 6

Le Havre (120 min) 2 pm

Drama Relationships 1 pm

The Artist (100 min) 1:30 pm

Comedy Shorts 5:30 pm Of Gods and Men (122 min) 7:30 pm

Drama Shorts 5:15 pm

Summer Hours (102 min) 4:30 pm

Chasing Beauty (90 min) 7:15 pm

Abels Field (104 min) 7 pm

Friday, April 19 time 12 noon 1 pm 2 pm 3 pm 4 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7 pm 8 pm 9 pm

Teenage Gay & Lesbian Themes 3:30 pm The Mayor (80 min) 1:30 pm CBU Student Films 1 pm A Cat in Paris (70 min) 3 pm Flatland & Flatland 2 4:30 pm

saturday, April 20 Regal 5

Funny Shorts & Love 12 noon

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The Mayor (81 min) 12 noon Furever (80 min) 1:30 pm

Sonoran Films 2 pm 5 Hour Friends (97 min) 5 pm

Drama Shorts 3:15 pm Drought (90 min) 5:15 pm Made in China (91 min) 7:30 pm

Gala at the Culver Center 6 pm Everybodys Got Somebody But Me (100 min) 8 pm Oh My Friend (150 min) 8:30 pm Aamhi Chamaktetaare (121 min) 7:15 pm

sunday, April 21 time 12 noon 1 pm 2 pm 3 pm 4 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7 pm 8 pm 9 pm

Award Ceremony 6 pm College Films 3:10 pm

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Student Film Workshops 12 noon High School Films 2 pm

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Rushi (120 min) 12 noon

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